Allan Hunter

Allan Hunter

Agrees with the Tomatometer 80% of the time.

Allan Hunter's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Daily Express, Screen International, The List, This is London

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
91% Slow West (2015) "It is totally captivating and utterly tragic and confirms John Maclean as a major new talent. " ‐ Daily Express
Posted Jun 28, 2015
5/5 93% The Bourne Ultimatum (2007) "The combination of Greengrass's muscular direction, Damon's soulful performance, a classy cast and some expert action make this a must-see movie. " ‐ Daily Express
Posted Jun 23, 2015
3/5 81% Queen and Country (2015) "It's a modest pleasure of a film that leaves you hoping it is not the last word from the octogenarian Boorman. " ‐ The List
Posted Jun 1, 2015
4/5 77% Danny Collins (2015) "Given some of Pacino's dubious choices in recent decades (Jack And Jill was the nadir), you assume he can appreciate elements of his own career in a story very loosely inspired by true events. " ‐ Daily Express
Posted May 30, 2015
100% Dheepan "Proceeds without flashy tricks or showy technique, offering the pleasures of captivating storytelling with an irresistible human pulse. " ‐ Screen International
Posted May 28, 2015
89% The Assassin "A contemplative, often ravishing-looking, immersion in the complex politics, power struggles and personalities of the Tang Dynasty as seen through the moral dilemmas facing an enigmatic trained assassin. " ‐ Screen International
Posted May 28, 2015
4/5 92% Macbeth "There are imperfections in this Macbeth but it has a raw, haunting power that is hard to deny. " ‐ The List
Posted May 25, 2015
4/5 99% Timbuktu (2015) "It is a film suffused with compassion as it celebrates the inner strength and quiet defiance of individuals at the mercy of a world where a shared humanity becomes the first casualty when intolerance and hatred take hold. " ‐ The List
Posted May 25, 2015
50% Tomorrowland (2015) "It is a Saturday morning matinee crossed with a Sunday service sermon but what really hits home is the thrill of the high-speed chases and the movie magic deployed to create a sense of awe and wonder. " ‐ Daily Express
Posted May 22, 2015
2/5 0% Sea of Trees "It is the tearjerker sentimentality that is hard to stomach, in what is far from Van Sant's finest hour. " ‐ The List
Posted May 18, 2015
2/5 78% Il racconto dei racconti (Tale of Tales) "It is enchanting in parts but falls far short of becoming their sum. " ‐ The List
Posted May 14, 2015
3/5 59% Spooks: The Greater Good "In the end it does not feel much different from an above-par television episode but then that is probably no bad thing and it does leave you wishing that British film-makers would make better use of an old reliable such as Peter Firth. " ‐ Daily Express
Posted May 8, 2015
2/5 20% Ooops! Noah is Gone... (Two by Two) (2015) "A European animated feature that brings elements of Ice Age and Finding Nemo to the tale of Noah and the ark. " ‐ Daily Express
Posted May 1, 2015
2/5 30% Elsa & Fred (2014) "It is fatally lacking in wit and conviction, often playing more like a television sitcom than something that deserves a place on the big screen. " ‐ Daily Express
Posted May 1, 2015
2/5 19% Monsters: Dark Continent (2015) "A glum, ear-splitting rehash of familiar elements from The Hurt Locker and Saving Private Ryan with the slippery aliens as a side dish rather than a great threat. " ‐ Daily Express
Posted May 1, 2015
3/5 63% Samba (2015) "Overlong and leisurely, Samba is still a charmer thanks to the performances of the two stars. " ‐ Daily Express
Posted May 1, 2015
3/5 41% Young Ones (2014) "An awkward, heady mixture of science-fiction, soap opera, western and Greek tragedy but the quality of the performances and the cinematography render it better than you might have feared. " ‐ Daily Express
Posted May 1, 2015
4/5 85% Far From the Madding Crowd (2015) "Lovers of period drama should not feel disappointed but it does lack some of the wild passion and intensity required truly to capture your heart. " ‐ Daily Express
Posted May 1, 2015
3/5 No Score Yet Space Pirate Captain Harlock (2015) "The spectacular visuals and fights are the real stars. " ‐ Daily Express
Posted Apr 24, 2015
4/5 74% Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) "Avengers: Age Of Ultron is smart, nimble and recognises that the one way to make yet more scenes of mass destruction involving is to give the story behind them a little heart. " ‐ Daily Express
Posted Apr 24, 2015
2/5 52% Stonehearst Asylum (2014) "A weary, half-hearted adaptation of a familiar Edgar Allan Poe short story that is largely devoid of chills or suspense. " ‐ Daily Express
Posted Apr 24, 2015
4/5 88% The Good Lie (2014) "The bond between Carrie and these "lost boys" makes for a sincere, simplistic and poignant tale. " ‐ Daily Express
Posted Apr 24, 2015
4/5 79% The Falling (2015) "Intriguing and unsettling, The Falling eventually sacrifices some of its grip with a more conventional explanation of events but is still striking with a dreamy score by Tracey Thorn. " ‐ Daily Express
Posted Apr 24, 2015
24% Child 44 (2015) "Offers a solid, serviceable adaptation of Tom Rob Arthur's bestselling novel, the first in a trilogy featuring the character of idealistic state security operative Leo Demidov. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Apr 15, 2015
3/5 100% Home from Home: Chronicle of a Vision (Die Andere Heimat) (2015) "Deeply embedded in a sense of local community and the familiar rhythms of the changing seasons, the grape harvest and annual festivals, Home from Home evokes the work of Thomas Hardy and the look of photographer Ansel Adams. " ‐ The List
Posted Apr 13, 2015
3/5 92% Jauja (2015) "It is undoubtedly beautiful, brooding and enigmatic, with Mortensen's grizzled presence holding the attention, but quite what it all means leaves you scratching your head in puzzlement. " ‐ Daily Express
Posted Apr 10, 2015
4/5 52% Woman in Gold (2015) "The film is forgivably simplistic and sentimental but also stirring when it reminds us once again of the countless injustices from the Nazi era that can never be made right or forgotten. " ‐ Daily Express
Posted Apr 10, 2015
4/5 76% Good Kill (2015) "Niccol draws us into the fine details of this hidden military world and airs some meaty arguments about the appliance of science to the act of killing. " ‐ Daily Express
Posted Apr 10, 2015
5/5 92% Force Majeure (2014) "Strikingly original and often extremely funny, Force Majeure is a refreshing change from our steady cinema diet of mindless thrillers and charmless comedies. " ‐ Daily Express
Posted Apr 10, 2015
2/5 29% Lost River (2015) "A pretentious burlesque of a film in which you are never entirely sure what Gosling is trying to say. " ‐ Daily Express
Posted Apr 10, 2015
2/5 50% Bypass "Stylish but heavy-handed. " ‐ Daily Express
Posted Apr 10, 2015
3/5 85% John Wick (2014) "A film where action speaks louder than words. " ‐ Daily Express
Posted Apr 10, 2015
4/5 71% Before the Winter Chill (2014) "You need to be patient with Before The Winter Chill. It is a gloomy, slow-burning film that adds insight and intrigue the way an artist brings texture and colour to a painting. " ‐ Daily Express
Posted Apr 7, 2015
2/5 29% Lost River (2015) "An often risibly pretentious film that seems relentlessly drawn to the incomprehensible. " ‐ The List
Posted Apr 6, 2015
2/5 72% The DUFF (2015) "A formulaic comedy where the actors appear to be a good 10 years older than the characters they are playing. " ‐ Daily Express
Posted Apr 3, 2015
4/5 73% Altman (2014) "A perfect introduction to a great American film-maker. " ‐ Daily Express
Posted Apr 3, 2015
2/5 20% Kidnapping Mr. Heineken (2015) "A film that offers a flat, low-key dramatisation of true events from more than 30 years ago. " ‐ Daily Express
Posted Apr 3, 2015
3/5 81% Furious 7 (2015) "It's not a magnificent seven but fans will certainly lap it up. " ‐ Daily Express
Posted Apr 3, 2015
4/5 100% The Dark Horse "A film all the more heartwarming because it is based in truth. " ‐ Daily Express
Posted Apr 3, 2015
3/5 62% The Water Diviner (2015) "Sometimes it works but more often it just feels corny and obvious. " ‐ Daily Express
Posted Apr 3, 2015
4/5 84% While We're Young (2015) "The film has its intellectual airs but it delivers witty one-liners, belly laughs and physical comedy. " ‐ Daily Express
Posted Apr 3, 2015
4/5 73% Altman (2014) "It's a warm and insightful profile of the man and his movies that inevitably leaves you wanting to revisit some of his classics, or watch them for the very first time. " ‐ The List
Posted Mar 30, 2015
4/5 100% The Dark Horse "Curtis gives the performance of his career as he gets to grips with the troubled mind and generous heart of charismatic, true-life speed chess champion Genesis 'Gen' Potini. " ‐ The List
Posted Mar 30, 2015
5/5 85% Cinderella (2015) "This is the film of a full-blown romantic who believes in true love, happy endings and the importance of an absolutely fabulous wardrobe. " ‐ Daily Express
Posted Mar 27, 2015
3/5 76% Suite Française "A handsome, thoroughly respectable adaptation of the novel by Irène Némirovsky that became a bestseller 60 years after her death in Auschwitz. " ‐ Daily Express
Posted Mar 13, 2015
89% Amour Fou (2015) "Inspired by the suicide of poet Heinrich von Kleist in 1811, Amour Fou... immerses the viewer in a long gone age. There is an attention to detail and manners that is quietly absorbing. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Mar 10, 2015
5/5 89% Still Alice (2015) "Co-directors Wash Westmoreland and Richard Glatzer keep the film simple and straightforward, cutting to the core of the matter without the need to tug at the heartstrings. " ‐ Daily Express
Posted Mar 6, 2015
3/5 31% Chappie (2015) "Chappie is an ambitious futuristic epic that struggles to balance its more philosophical elements with Blomkamp's cartoonish instinct to blow everything to smithereens. Not exactly subtle but still a watchable guilty pleasure. " ‐ Daily Express
Posted Mar 6, 2015
4/5 77% Kill the Messenger (2014) "An absorbing, briskly handled account of true events with strong work from Jeremy Renner as swashbuckling, self-righteous reporter Gary Webb. " ‐ Daily Express
Posted Mar 6, 2015
4/5 79% Life of Riley (2014) "There is such tender conviction in the performances and such easy assurance in the flowing camerawork and editing that you are obliged to concentrate even more fully on the substance rather than the style. " ‐ The List
Posted Mar 2, 2015
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