Anthony O'Connor

Anthony O'Connor

Agrees with the Tomatometer 72% of the time.

Publications:
FILMINK (Australia) , Rotten Tomatoes
Total Reviews:
25

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Showing 1 - 25 of 25
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
39% Tusk (2014) " It's an agreeably insane plot, which is hilarious if you're high, but the problem is the premise doesn't even come close to sustaining a feature length story. " ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Oct 10, 2014
31% Annabelle (2014) " Annabelle is a cheap-looking spin-off that adds nothing of interest to The Conjuring and certainly isn't a good standalone story. " ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Oct 2, 2014
42% 300: Rise of an Empire (2014) " 300: Rise of an Empire is occasionally unintentionally funny. That said, it's also utterly mesmerising, visually gorgeous and totally compelling. " ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Mar 4, 2014
74% The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug (2013) " There's lots of action, but little consequence. There are lots of characters, but not much heart. There are fewer physical threats and more computer-generated creatures. It's excess without reason and can often feel oddly unengaging. " ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Dec 17, 2013
38% Insidious: Chapter 2 (2013) " Trashy and silly and occasionally unintentionally funny, it is nonetheless weirdly compelling. " ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Nov 5, 2013
86% The Conjuring (2013) " Boasting a stellar cast, a robust story and consistently energetic direction, The Conjuring is a true old fashioned ghost story, and a damn fine one at that. " ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Jul 15, 2013
78% Dredd (2012) " Dredd not only succeeds as a brilliantly accurate adaptation of the decades-old comic book character, it's also an absolutely blistering and exciting dystopian action movie. " ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Oct 21, 2012
24% Paranormal Activity 4 (2012) " Forgettable but well-executed, Paranormal Activity 4 gives you exactly what you'd expect and nothing more. " ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Oct 18, 2012
73% Prometheus (2012) " After delivering a brilliant first half, its ambition seems to exceed its execution, but despite becoming muddled, it remains a visually stunning and wild cinematic ride. " ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Jun 4, 2012
70% Men in Black III (2012) " It's not a sequel that needed to be made, but thanks to the charm of its leads and a tone that harks back to the wit and humour of the original, it's a pretty enjoyable trip. " ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted May 21, 2012
68% Paranormal Activity 3 (2011) " If you hated the first two or loathe found footage films in general this won't change your mind but PA3 is a solid, mostly entertaining supernatural thriller. " ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Oct 20, 2011
58% Red State (2011) " A somewhat return to form for director Kevin Smith, this flawed but strangely compelling indie flick is refreshingly unpredictable. " ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Oct 11, 2011
35% The Thing (2011) " A disappointing effort for fans of the original, this fails to find the balance between paying homage to its predecessor and carving out its own story. " ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Oct 11, 2011
61% Final Destination 5 (2011) " Final Destination 5 is moderately enjoyable splatter for those in an undemanding mood but never attains any real scares or resonant moments. " ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Sep 2, 2011
36% Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011) " Admittedly better than its predecessor, Michael Bay still hasn't learnt that impressive action sequences don't make up for woeful acting and no character development. " ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Jun 27, 2011
9% Saw 3D (2010) " What SAW VII doesn't have: a decent plot, characters you care about and an ounce of credulity. This is so over-the-top and convoluted it's goofy. " ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Oct 28, 2010
58% Paranormal Activity 2 (2010) " There's a difference between slow burn and no burn, and sadly Paranormal Activity 2 belongs in the latter camp. It simply isn't engaging or scary. The promise in the premise is never fulfilled and the ending is weak and poorly judged. What a pity. " ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Oct 21, 2010
83% Paranormal Activity (2009) " If you know what's coming, it might just kill the effect. That said, going in blind will almost guarantee a genuinely chilling horror movie experience that should be seen at the cinema. " ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Dec 1, 2009
90% Zombieland (2009) " Yes, it's charming, well shot and funny, but there are no real scares to be found. " ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Dec 1, 2009
29% The Final Destination (2009) " A tired imitation of the first film in the series, the 3-D offers little to improve this vacuous and unnecessary sequel. " ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Oct 13, 2009
22% Sorority Row (2009) " Not entirely unsuccessful remake of a '80s slasher flick, there are enough staples of the horror genre here to entertain and scare audiences. " ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Sep 8, 2009
90% District 9 (2009) " District 9 is a brave, intelligent and exciting film. Some of its story beats fall into the "unlikely" category, but the central idea, the design, and the acting are so strong that you'll likely go with it and have a damn good time doing so. " ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Aug 12, 2009
92% Drag Me to Hell (2009) " Drag Me To Hell is the most fun you'll have being scared for a long time. Nice to see you back, Sam. " ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Jul 24, 2009
19% Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009) " Bad storytelling is bad storytelling, no matter how many explosions, robots and hot chicks you have on screen. " ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Jun 23, 2009
92% Shaun of the Dead (2004) " Shaun Of The Dead is quite simply a film you should not miss. A deserved hit in the UK, this hopefully marks a return to form for British cinema. " ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Oct 31, 2004
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