Aaron Yap

Aaron Yap

Agrees with the Tomatometer 77% of the time.

Publications:
Flicks.co.nz
Total Reviews:
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
1/5 23% Dracula Untold (2014) " Evans lacks the lasting charismatic presence for this kind of role, but works hard to ground every silly moment he's given with turbulent gravity. " ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Posted Oct 16, 2014
3/5 No Score Yet Beloved Sisters (2014) " More speculative period fiction than fact, albeit a marginally diverting one. " ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Posted Oct 16, 2014
2/5 62% The Equalizer (2014) " A thunderously over-scored Man on Fire Redux that leaves a bad taste in the mouth. " ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Posted Oct 16, 2014
2/5 20% Into The Storm (2014) " The genre's chief annoyance of characters who can't seem to let go of cameras in life-threatening situations hasn't got any less aggravating. " ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Posted Sep 4, 2014
3/5 78% Rising From Ashes (2013) " We're invited to bask in the achievements of Team Rwanda, but it's difficult to when confronted with the lingering intrigue surrounding Boyer's story. " ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Posted Jun 26, 2014
3/5 81% The Two Faces of January (2014) " Long-time screenwriter Hossein Amini (Drive) displays a degree of airy, old-fashioned elegance in his first directorial outing. " ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Posted Jun 12, 2014
4/5 95% Ida (2014) " A quiet, sparsely plotted film that grows in memory. " ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Posted May 22, 2014
3/5 83% On My Way (2014) " Never less than watchable, but bar Deneuve's presence, the film rarely coalesces dramatically. " ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Posted May 7, 2014
4/5 74% Canopy (2014) " Canopy succeeds on its own modest, limited terms. " ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Posted Apr 30, 2014
4/5 87% Like Father, Like Son (2014) " Navigates the emotional minefield with subtle, unhurried direction, weighing up both sides of the equation without casting judgement or providing clear-cut answers. " ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Posted Apr 16, 2014
3/5 29% Pompeii (2014) " A totally cheesy hybrid of sword-and-sandal adventure and disaster hokum. " ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Posted Mar 20, 2014
4/5 88% Hannah Arendt (2013) " A crisply measured character study with plenty of intriguing ideas, elevated by a terrific, finely calibrated performance by Sukowa. " ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Posted Mar 16, 2014
4/5 80% Generation Iron (2013) " Suffers from a reality TV-ish veneer in its decided lack of depth. " ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Posted Mar 16, 2014
5/5 94% Inside Llewyn Davis (2013) " A beautiful, unassuming, rewarding ache of a movie. " ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Posted Feb 20, 2014
4/5 92% Nebraska (2013) " Low-key, wistful, and disarmingly droll... " ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Posted Jan 16, 2014
5/5 99% Gloria (2014) " Shows up Hollywood's inability to create realistic, compelling roles for middle-aged women. " ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Posted Dec 19, 2013
4/5 No Score Yet Valley Of Saints " Syeed has achieved a beguiling, effortless blend of fact and fiction, populating the film mostly with non-professional actors and giving it the appearance of unscripted drama. " ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Posted Nov 14, 2013
4/5 82% Camille Claudel, 1915 (2013) " Camille Claudel, 1915 is as ascetic and austere as anything [Bruno Dumont's] done, and definitely not for everyone. " ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Posted Oct 17, 2013
4/5 56% The Best Offer (2014) " The very things that make The Best Offer such a sublime delight are also the same things that would cripple its narrative if closely scrutinised. " ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Posted Sep 22, 2013
3/5 63% Mood Indigo (2014) " As gorgeous as anything you'll see this year, but emotionally unengaging. " ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Posted Sep 22, 2013
4/5 89% Rush (2013) " Howard and writer Peter Morgan squeeze sufficient dramatic tension out of the opponents' wildly different temperaments, while acknowledging their shared sense of purpose and conviction. " ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Posted Sep 22, 2013
2/5 5% Paranoia (2013) " Answers the question nobody was asking: what if the director of Legally Blonde remade The Conversation? " ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Posted Sep 5, 2013
4/5 63% Byzantium (2013) " Jordan's customarily stylish and elegant direction carries the film, and he's aided by the leads' outstanding performances... " ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Posted Aug 15, 2013
4/5 75% Errors Of The Human Body (2013) " Benefits from a riveting lead performance by the piercing-eyed Michael Eklund, who brings a brooding, destructive impulsiveness to his geneticist Geoff Burton. " ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Posted Aug 15, 2013
2/5 61% Private Peaceful (2014) " A cliché-ridden, thoroughly forgettable, at times just plain dull affair, with broad characterisations and musty plot turns that would seem embarrassing even on TV - where it ideally belongs. " ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Posted Jul 18, 2013
4/5 93% Still Mine (2013) " A movingly-acted tale of undying devotion and encroaching mortality. " ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Posted Jun 20, 2013
3/5 76% The Last Sentence (2014) " It's a testament to Christensen's excellent work as Torgny that he's able to make such a difficult, inscrutable character so watchable throughout. " ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Posted Jun 13, 2013
3/5 68% Fast & Furious 6 (2013) " Not bad, with the action pitched at hysterically overblown levels. " ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Posted May 30, 2013
3/5 69% Policeman (2014) " Lands a gut-punch once their paths intersect in the riveting climax. " ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Posted May 23, 2013
2/5 63% Broken (2013) " Amounts to a contrived, feel-bad suburban melodrama where a series of head-slapping misunderstandings lead to everyone being as miserable as possible. " ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Posted May 16, 2013
2/5 55% The Company You Keep (2013) " Dreadfully near-catatonic pace that never makes you feel like there's much at stake. " ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Posted May 2, 2013
4/5 93% Barbara (2012) " A low-key, tenuous romance characterised by its sparse, deliberately paced storytelling. " ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Posted Apr 9, 2013
4/5 No Score Yet The Red House " 'The Red House' pulls the viewer into a world where love and landscape collide in a constant state of flux, negotiation, and mystery. " ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Posted Mar 14, 2013
4/5 95% The Imposter (2012) " Few films in the past year have matched the narrative cunning of Bart Layton's captivating true-crime documentary... " ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Posted Jan 7, 2013
3/5 70% Celeste and Jesse Forever (2012) " Rashida Jones' first lead feature role is a likeable enough effort to step out from the tube... " ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Posted Jan 7, 2013
2/5 56% Hunky Dory (2013) " It's pleasant, forgettably feelgood and unabashedly hackneyed, doing everything you expect it to - nothing more, nothing less. " ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Posted Dec 2, 2012
2/5 86% Robot & Frank (2012) " May be one of the blandest, mushiest non-rom-com films of the year. " ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Posted Nov 15, 2012
2/5 86% Electrick Children (2013) " The film ultimately exposes itself as fluffy fantasy. " ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Posted Nov 8, 2012
3/5 91% Safety Not Guaranteed (2012) " Content to charm our pants off rather than set our imagination on fire. " ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Posted Oct 18, 2012
4/5 87% Frankenweenie (2012) " Burton has made a highly affectionate bit of ghoulishness. " ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Posted Oct 18, 2012
4/5 95% Searching for Sugar Man (2012) " A soulful, lip-tremblingly joyous movie that's one of the more affecting experiences I've had in a cinema this year. " ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Posted Oct 11, 2012
4/5 96% Argo (2012) " A film worthy of its incredible hook: engaging, thoughtful, completely gripping. " ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Posted Oct 11, 2012
3/5 45% Hotel Transylvania (2012) " A mildly diverting piece of Tim Burton-esque Gothic comedy, though it clearly suffers from being passed through too many hands. " ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Posted Sep 24, 2012
4/5 93% Looper (2012) " From the room-silencing blunderbuss bang of the first execution, Looper's pleasures are plenty. " ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Posted Sep 20, 2012
2/5 65% The Expendables 2 (2012) " Post-modern eye-winkery that lets its stars cringingly regurgitate classic action-movie quips. " ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Posted Aug 30, 2012
2/5 55% The Bourne Legacy (2012) " All could be forgiven if the action delivered, but it doesn't. " ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Posted Aug 15, 2012
3/5 78% Brave (2012) " Finds the studio back on steady, if not exactly earth-shattering ground. " ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Posted Jun 21, 2012
3/5 57% Safe (2012) " Has a distinctly old-school Steven Seagal-circa-Out for Justice vibe. " ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Posted Jun 21, 2012
2/5 67% Letters to Father Jacob (Postia pappi Jaakobille) (2010) " ...unfortunately the film doesn't leave an impression of narrative economy, more of deflating, inconsequential wispiness. " ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Posted Jun 12, 2012
2/5 57% The Dictator (2012) " ...combining Coming to America-like fish-out-of-water comedy with the tasteless anarchy of Team America: World Police... " ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Posted May 17, 2012
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