Dana Schwartz Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

Dana Schwartz

Dana Schwartz

Agrees with the Tomatometer 82% of the time.

Dana Schwartz's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Entertainment Weekly, New York Observer

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
C+ 0% Krystal (2018) "Krystal feels like the result of an elaborate blunder wherein three different scripts were accidentally shuffled together and then - presumably through a series of hijinks - the director accidentally shot it all straight through. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Apr 13, 2018
B+ 72% Final Portrait (2018) "A patient, un-presuming 90 minutes that never undertakes being more than the sum of its parts - more baguette than glossy, sugar-crowned croquembouche. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Mar 23, 2018
B- 24% Here and Now: Season 1 (TV, 2018) "Alan Ball has an impeccable track record for writing unconventional families, and the performances are as excellent as you'd expect from the level of talent involved, but Here and Now suffers from a self-seriousness that's hard not to laugh at. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Feb 2, 2018
B 61% A.P. Bio: Season 1 (TV, 2018) "A.P. Bio is buoyed by Howerton's natural charisma and the delightful supporting cast. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Feb 1, 2018
A- 87% American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace (TV, 2018) "There we have it: a pilot that sets all the pieces in motion and promises many more hours of fashion, intrigue, and stylistically splattered blood. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Jan 18, 2018
A- 97% Black Lightning: Season 1 (TV, 2018) "Black Lightning has found a way to make the typical superhero origin story, already depicted endlessly on television shows and in movies (and reboots of movies) fresh: by bypassing it altogether. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Jan 16, 2018
A- 92% grown-ish: Season 1 (TV, 2018) "As its name implies, grown-ish isn't entirely there yet, but it's well on its way. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Jan 3, 2018
83% A Christmas Prince (2017) "By those metrics, A Christmas Prince is an instant classic. It's a Netflix original movie, but it feels like a violation of nature that it somehow isn't from Lifetime or the Hallmark Channel. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Dec 27, 2017
60% Christmas Inheritance (2017) "Unlike A Christmas Prince, my favorite movie of 2017, it seems to have a self-satisfied earnestness that makes you want to sit it down and go, "Hey Christmas Inheritance. What exactly do you think you're doing here?" " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Dec 27, 2017
100% The Handmaid's Tale: Season 1 Episode 2 "The moment plays equally devastating and funny, but that's why I love the show's use of humor and music: if you don't have a gallows humor you don't have anything. " ‐ New York Observer
Posted Nov 4, 2017
C- 24% Valor: Season 1 (TV, 2017-2018) "Every line of dialogue might have been cut and pasted directly from another similar show, like newspaper letters in a ransom note. The characters are no more than the sums of their clich├ęs. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Oct 16, 2017
A- 83% The Mayor: Season 1 (TV, 2017-2018) "Producers Jeremy Bronson (Speechless) and Hamilton alum Daveed Diggs have done the impossible: created an entirely un-cynical political parody. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Oct 16, 2017
B+ 95% Crazy Ex-Girlfriend: Season 3 (TV, 2017-2018) "Her hair might have changed, but this is still everyone's favorite crazy ex-girlfriend. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Oct 16, 2017
A- 87% Riverdale: Season 2 (TV, 2017-2018) "[K.J.] Apa is at his best here - expressive and a little bit frantic in a way that makes him more endearing than he ever had been in season 1. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Oct 12, 2017
95% Game of Thrones: Season 7 (TV, 2017) "Unfortunately, the seventh season finale once again sacrifices real stakes for what the showrunners imagine will satisfying the viewers. " ‐ Marie Claire
Posted Oct 11, 2017
92% Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) "But Marvel is a big studio investing lots of money; and so the film is safe, as palatable for as many people as possible, and gives us two women of color love interests that we can celebrate as small steps forward. " ‐ Marie Claire
Posted Oct 3, 2017
16% Transformers: The Last Knight (2017) "Transformers: The Last Knight is pretty much crap, but not even good, fun, entertaining crap. It commits the cardinal sin of a popcorn action movie: it's boring. " ‐ Marie Claire
Posted Oct 3, 2017
92% Wonder Woman (2017) "The brilliance of Wonder Woman isn't just getting to see a female superhero in action: It's getting to see that female superhero be "feminine." " ‐ Marie Claire
Posted Oct 3, 2017
49% Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017) "I mean, it isn't good. But I can imagine it becoming something of a cult-classic, celebrated for its expansive world, campy acting, and spectacular CGI. " ‐ Marie Claire
Posted Oct 3, 2017
A- 76% Young Sheldon: Season 1 (TV, 2017-2018) "It's that focus on family, with Sheldon as an oddity and an outsider but still loved, that makes Young Sheldon sweeter than The Big Bang Theory. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Sep 25, 2017
97% BoJack Horseman: Season 4 (TV, 2017) "Even if you already binged BoJack Horseman, it's definitely worth binging again. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Sep 18, 2017
100% The Handmaid's Tale: Season 1 Episode 1 "The brilliance of The Handmaid's Tale in part emerges from a quality it shares with the book: it never over-explains, or preaches. " ‐ New York Observer
Posted Sep 13, 2017
74% Great News: Season 1 (TV, 2017) "It's just an enjoyable show. I've forgotten how nice that can be. This is just a good sitcom, with a likable cast and funny lines. In 2017, we deserve it. " ‐ New York Observer
Posted May 2, 2017
33% Girlboss: Season 1 (TV, 2017) "If Girlboss hadn't been based on the memoir and business guide from Nasty Gal founder Sophia Amoruso, it might have been a better TV show. " ‐ New York Observer
Posted Apr 24, 2017
80% 13 Reasons Why: Season 1 (TV, 2017) "13 Reasons Why, which follows the fallout after a student's suicide and then unravels the web that led her there, is an ambitious and uniquely sympathetic deep dive into the challenges of being in high school. " ‐ New York Observer
Posted Apr 5, 2017
100% Imposters: Season 1 (TV, 2017) "Perhaps what surprised me the most was just how sharp the writing is. Especially once Uma Thurman shows up in a reoccurring role, even an overanalyzing television cynic like me couldn't help but just enjoy the ride. " ‐ New York Observer
Posted Mar 27, 2017
91% Feud: Bette and Joan (TV, 2017) "Only two episodes have aired and Feud is already my favorite of Ryan Murphy's television panoply. " ‐ New York Observer
Posted Mar 14, 2017
50% Sherlock: Season 4 Episode 1 "The performances were stellar and the fan-servicey moments (Sherlock talking to a baby, not knowing Greg's name, etc) were still fun. " ‐ New York Observer
Posted Feb 14, 2017
87% Sherlock: Season 4 Episode 2 "Sherlock is back in fine form with a Moffat-penned episode that gives us plenty of mystery and a genuinely scary villain. " ‐ New York Observer
Posted Feb 14, 2017
57% Sherlock: Season 4 Episode 3 "This finale represents a fitting end to the foundation of the show that had been there all along, even if we the fans had put up new moldings and installed new floors. " ‐ New York Observer
Posted Feb 14, 2017
90% The Magicians: Season 2 (TV, 2017) "I'm having a lot of fun watching The Magicians. " ‐ New York Observer
Posted Jan 26, 2017
94% A Series of Unfortunate Events: Season 1 (TV, 2017) "Although the Baudelaire children are not villains, in its own way, this show has some similarities to that film, handling the mix between pure genre and down-to-earth coming of age story with incredible adeptness. " ‐ New York Observer
Posted Jan 17, 2017
73% The Librarians: Season 1 (TV, 2014-2015) "Syfy manages to pull off an entire Narnia-like world without bringing you out of it, due in part to some great editing and an appropriate amount of pop culture lampshading. " ‐ New York Observer
Posted Jan 4, 2017
76% The OA: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "It is a swing and a miss on a colossal level, but oh, what a swing. " ‐ New York Observer
Posted Dec 22, 2016
71% Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "Dirk Gently is gorgeous, ambitious, pre-meditated chaos, a firework shot into a crowded room, or a child drawing with lipstick on the good wallpaper, grounded only by subtle performances by Elijah Wood, and Samuel Barnett as the titular detective. " ‐ New York Observer
Posted Oct 24, 2016
17% Crisis in Six Scenes: Miniseries (TV, 2016) "Woody Allen setting a new show in the sixties feels a little desperate, like he's trying to physically yank back his glory days. " ‐ New York Observer
Posted Oct 4, 2016
95% Orange Is the New Black: Season 4 (TV, 2016) "Season Four of OITNB is a glorious return to form: a pitch-perfect mix of comedy and drama astonishing in just how real it all feels. " ‐ New York Observer
Posted Jun 20, 2016
70% The Magicians: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "The television show, anxious and impatient, rushes through the bullet points of the book's plot and forgoes the emotional complexity that made the books more unique than just the Potter imitation they seem at first blush. " ‐ New York Observer
Posted Dec 21, 2015
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