Daniel Schindel

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For 100 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 20% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 76% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 7.3 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Daniel Schindel's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 56
Highest review score: 100 Kate Plays Christine
Lowest review score: 0 Southbound
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 36 out of 100
  2. Negative: 9 out of 100
100 movie reviews
    • tbd Metascore
    • 83 Daniel Schindel
    Bisbee ’17 collapses past and present into one another, and in doing so achieves a singularly strange and unsettling vision of apparently intractable American hatreds.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 91 Daniel Schindel
    It’s an energetic, frequently hilarious, always visually riveting ride.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Daniel Schindel
    Where it could do more to work inside its characters’ heads, it pulls back.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 42 Daniel Schindel
    Come Sunday makes an admirable effort to delve into religious conviction and changes in faith, but comes up feeling too normal and disconnected from those matters.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 83 Daniel Schindel
    Once again, Spike Lee has found an innovative theatrical production and brought it to blistering cinematic life.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Daniel Schindel
    The scenes of millions of things happening at once are skillfully made, to be sure, but they’re still visually busy to the point of numbness instead of energization. The action has verve but no soul.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 58 Daniel Schindel
    Pacific Rim Uprising is a mess, but when it gets to the business of robots beating up monsters (or sometimes other robots), it’s a blast.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 50 Daniel Schindel
    The film can easily coast on sentimentality and nostalgia for emotion, and does so frequently and unabashed. Which is frustrating, since there are glimpses of a more complex human being throughout the film, one who would have made for a much better subject.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 50 Daniel Schindel
    Over two shapeless hours, it walks through sequences that announce their emotional gravitas while only sporadically earning it.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 58 Daniel Schindel
    The 15:17 to Paris is a long stretch of boredom culminating in one jolt of interest.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Daniel Schindel
    Greenfield’s earlier documentaries, such as Thin and The Queen of Versailles, serve as better explorations of the topics this somewhat shapeless movie presents.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 25 Daniel Schindel
    Beirut has zero character as a setting, reduced to a generic backdrop of rubble and sand. It’s not a real place with a distinct culture in a time and political situation which any writer worth their salt could cull mountains of rich material from – it’s Scarymuslimabad, capital of Clicheistan.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 58 Daniel Schindel
    Taylor-Joy and Cooke have a weird, comedic dynamic that could have put them in the canon of cinematic duos if the movie had been braver in pushing their relationship to darker territory. Ultimately, Thoroughbreds is a lot of potential with an anticlimactic payoff.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 50 Daniel Schindel
    The more you interrogate the premises underlying The Post’s themes, the more they disintegrate. The daunting fact is that only mass movements truly change society for the better. But that’s a messy process with a lot of depressing history built in, and not ideal for narratives catering to prim liberal sensibilities.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 67 Daniel Schindel
    Mary and the Witch’s Flower is safe, containing no assertion of Ponoc as an artistic force beyond its overall technical accomplishment.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 91 Daniel Schindel
    Blade Runner 2049 marries its ideas to its narrative in a way that blockbusters too often fail to these days. More importantly, it puts these ideas to a poignant end, bringing its characters to tragic or bittersweet reckonings in a manner that would do any of the old sci-fi masters proud.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 67 Daniel Schindel
    Vivid and mordant, Thirst Street imperfectly defines its lead, but makes her journey distinct.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 37 Daniel Schindel
    The filmmakers behind Leap! seemingly can’t picture a children’s movie without a cavalcade of unnecessary action scenes and fart jokes—and not good fart jokes at that. The result is a movie allegedly about ballet with weirdly few scenes featuring actual dancing.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 72 Daniel Schindel
    Against the backdrop of a coming-of-age ritual, The Wound finds its greatest insights in contrasts between tradition and modernity.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 65 Daniel Schindel
    Despite these sharp moments, there’s a frustrating looseness to Lafosse’s narrative, feeling as though many of After Love’s scenes could be rearranged without changing the film’s flow. In turn, a slackness undercuts the tension the film is otherwise trying to build.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 42 Daniel Schindel
    This is electric material for a story, but Fogel just gets shocked instead of channeling it into something great.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 45 Daniel Schindel
    Despite the intriguing subject matter, this documentary can’t stay in the air.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 50 Daniel Schindel
    This film’s sense of action geography and tactics is atrocious.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 42 Daniel Schindel
    Watching The Book of Henry feels like being gaslit.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 50 Daniel Schindel
    White and Arteta have a solid foundation but seemingly no idea of where it could go.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Daniel Schindel
    Raising Bertie is a moving chronicle, and a potent treatise on institutional failings that knows to demonstrate said problems instead of merely preaching them.
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    • 58 Daniel Schindel
    I Love You Both perhaps would have been best imagined as a short, but it makes for a breezy watch.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 20 Daniel Schindel
    It’s difficult to think of a biopic that so thoroughly embarrasses its subject in the process of attempting to honor them the way Churchill does.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 67 Daniel Schindel
    With this raw animal rush, you can understand the appeal of the sport, and how one might deign to spend part of a fortune on vicariously experiencing it. But it also demonstrates the ultimate hollowness of extreme consumption.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 42 Daniel Schindel
    Like an extended episode of Black Mirror but without a dark sense of humor or bleak horror, The Circle wails about how technology is affecting society with little grace or flair.

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