Fionnuala Halligan

Fionnuala Halligan

Agrees with the Tomatometer 75% of the time.

Fionnuala Halligan's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Screen International

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
No Score Yet King Jack "A graceful, small-scale film set in working-class Hudson Valley, New York over the course of an aimless summer break. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Jun 19, 2015
77% Minions (2015) "A crazy, spirited, if simplistic fusion of off-beat adult humour blended with the sensibility of an anarchic toddler. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Jun 18, 2015
50% The Ardor (2015) "In its favour, El Arbor looks bewitching, the banks of the Parana River shrouded in mist and vegetation. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Jun 8, 2015
87% London Road "Dazzling, if niche, entertainment. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Jun 8, 2015
88% Alleluia (2015) "Belgian director Fabrice Du Welz makes an arresting return to the screen with Alleluia, a trippy, offbeat serial killer film propelled by a savagely good Lola Duenas. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Jun 1, 2015
33% Poltergeist (2015) "If there's a case to be made for "re-imagining" classic cinema, Poltergeist isn't part of it. " ‐ Screen International
Posted May 19, 2015
87% Sicario (2015) "Confronting the war on drugs in a way which is cinematic, but far from superficial, Sicario - cartel slang for 'hitman' - is very dark, but it's also exciting. " ‐ Screen International
Posted May 19, 2015
100% Amy (2015) "It's uneasy viewing - a cautionary tale. " ‐ Screen International
Posted May 16, 2015
80% A Royal Night Out "A knockabout fantasy with a perfect, if palpably preposterous, pedigree for box office success. " ‐ Screen International
Posted May 5, 2015
48% Spike Island (2015) "[Director Whitecross has an] uncanny visual ability with music sequences as the film joyously skips through a pitch-perfect Madchester soundtrack. " ‐ Screen International
Posted May 4, 2015
65% Pitch Perfect 2 (2015) "As with Pitch Perfect, the actresses - Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson and Banks herself, joined this time by Hailee Steinfeld - are the film's real charm, alongside those show-stopper a capella sequences, choreographed again by Aakomon Jones. " ‐ Screen International
Posted May 4, 2015
48% Ride (2015) "Ride is at its best and most authentic in its final chapter and an inconclusive resolution, but not so sure-footed in how it gets there. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Apr 27, 2015
No Score Yet The Ecstasy of Wilko Johnson "The Ecstasy of Wilko Johnson may ultimately be viewed as a smaller stepping stone on [Temple's] journey as a director, but it's a precious one nonetheless. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Apr 25, 2015
No Score Yet Brand: A Second Coming "An intriguing personal take on a man who turns out to be endlessly intriguing, no matter what you think of his antics. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Apr 25, 2015
48% Live From New York! (2015) "Saturday Night Live is almost too much for one documentary: every topic director Bao Nguyen bounces off seems to merit its own show ... " ‐ Screen International
Posted Apr 17, 2015
20% Kidnapping Mr. Heineken (2015) "Kidnapping Freddy Heineken is notable only for an appearance by Sir Anthony Hopkins as the titular brewer-turned-prisoner. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Apr 2, 2015
85% Far From the Madding Crowd (2015) "Boasts fine performances and pristine technical credits, but fails to make a deep connection as it jolts awkwardly towards a sweet finale. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Apr 2, 2015
81% Furious 7 (2015) "Screeching incomprehensibly from one stunt-filled set piece to the next, Fast And Furious 7 is an exuberantly high-octane ride across a ridiculously elaborate plot. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Mar 31, 2015
17% The Gunman (2015) "Leisurely, unfocused, and a little too indulgent of its star. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Mar 6, 2015
40% Two Men in Town (2015) "While this puzzling remake can sometimes shudder tonally, Forest Whitaker plays smooth and true throughout. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Mar 3, 2015
78% These Final Hours (2015) "A standout performance from 12-year-old Angourie Rice grounds the bizarre events whenever she's onscreen. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Mar 3, 2015
81% Testament Of Youth (2015) "Just as the BBC TV series introduced a new generation to Vera Brittain in 1979, so should this film -- her spirit shines through it. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Mar 3, 2015
69% The Salvation (2015) "Mads Mikkelson has the face for the frontier and just the right level of internalised, righteous rage to keep The Salvation on a rusty-knife-edge throughout. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Feb 25, 2015
96% Wild Tales (2015) "Its tales of the unexpected have twists and turns, but they're always innovative, and the music choices are unexpectedly left-field and pulpishly entertaining. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Jan 16, 2015
74% Beloved Sisters (2015) "An in-depth and extensive exploration of an unconventional love affair in a highly conventional society. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Jan 7, 2015
74% TinkerBell and the Legend of the NeverBeast (2015) "Tinker Bell And The Legend Of The Neverbeast is competently executed without being technically groundbreaking. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Dec 15, 2014
92% Frost/Nixon (2008) "The magnificently-flawed former US president Richard Milhous Nixon, as embodied by Frank Langella, is a magnetic presence in Ron Howard's adaptation of Peter Morgan's stageplay. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Oct 28, 2014
42% Effie Gray (2015) "Dakota Fanning's almost hypnotically-blank performance eventually becomes a dulling drag on Effie Gray ... " ‐ Screen International
Posted Oct 8, 2014
54% On Any Sunday, The Next Chapter (2014) "If you could make a hagiography of a machine ... this is it, and the lack of critical discernment will make this an awkward proposition for general audiences. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Sep 24, 2014
82% The Two Faces of January (2014) "A taut, elegant adaptation of the lesser-known 1964 Patricia Highsmith novel. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Sep 22, 2014
No Score Yet Falafel (2007) "It's funny and energetic, dispensing insights without preaching them. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Jul 9, 2014
89% Clouds of Sils Maria (2015) "If there was ever a reminder needed of Juliette Binoche's great and enduring talent, Assayas delivers it here. " ‐ Screen International
Posted May 23, 2014
27% The Search "It can't help but feel slightly hubristic - and a sad waste of an opportunity for all involved. " ‐ Screen International
Posted May 21, 2014
56% Futatsume no mado (Still the Water) "Kawase delivers a striking meditation on what are clearly deeply personal themes ... " ‐ Screen International
Posted May 20, 2014
81% Queen and Country (2015) "Queen And Country is a fitting, intimate curtain call on a long and a hugely dynamic and influential film career. " ‐ Screen International
Posted May 20, 2014
96% It Follows (2015) "Plays the teen horror conventions skillfully - and attractively ... " ‐ Screen International
Posted May 18, 2014
74% Welcome To New York (2015) "Ferrara has done more than the feed the curiosity-seekers: he has drawn an incredibly committed performance from Gerard Depardieu as Mr Devereaux, a man ravaged by his own carnal desires. " ‐ Screen International
Posted May 18, 2014
9% Grace Of Monaco "A minor royal Euro-pudding which lands awkwardly in sub-Roman Holiday territory amidst a product placement blitz of diamonds and up-dos, chandeliers and yachts, soft-focus close-ups and bleachy Riviera hues. " ‐ Screen International
Posted May 14, 2014
48% Postman Pat: The Movie (2014) "Basic, slightly garish computer animation. " ‐ Screen International
Posted May 14, 2014
46% That Demon Within (Mo Jing) (2014) "A dark twisted trip through one Hong Kong cop's explosive meltdown. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Feb 28, 2014
93% Stranger by the Lake (2014) "Stranger By The Lake is by turns a commentary on risk-taking, sex, death and the gay community wrapped up in an art-house thriller with comic notes. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Jan 21, 2014
91% Nebraska (2013) "A wry, somewhat downbeat comedy in the vein of The Straight Story, Nebraska sees Alexander Payne return to the road trip in this affecting story of a taciturn old man with advancing dementia. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Nov 11, 2013
8% Diana (2013) "Watts does give a very brave performance that should not be under-estimated given the poverty of the dialogue and the pressure of the part. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Sep 6, 2013
69% El artista y la modelo (The Artist and the Model) (2013) "The film is never anything less than a pleasure to watch. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Aug 2, 2013
93% Our Children (2013) "Our Children isn't simply a story of a mother with post-natal depression. It's much more oblique, and, like any family, complicated than that. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Jul 31, 2013
96% The Lunchbox (2014) "A wistful, elegant love story played out across the streets of Mumbai, The Lunchbox is an unexpectedly aromatic charmer from first-time film-maker Ritesh Batra. " ‐ Screen International
Posted May 23, 2013
20% The Last Days On Mars (2013) "As the characters amiably shuffle their way through rote zombification, what's missing is a sense of peril on the way to the film's intriguing finale. " ‐ Screen International
Posted May 23, 2013
64% Bastards (2013) "At turns perversely frustrating and completely engaging, Bastards' composed aesthetic, intense performances and electronic score from Tindersticks is surprisingly seductive, given its subject matter. " ‐ Screen International
Posted May 23, 2013
54% Blood Ties (2014) "Blood Ties is too sprawling, its fractured narrative cut far too many ways for the film to succeed. " ‐ Screen International
Posted May 20, 2013
92% Gimme The Loot (2013) "Led by his two charismatic young lead actors, Adam Leon's Gimme the Loot is an almost compulsively endearing film about two tough-talking teenagers in the Bronx. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Mar 15, 2013
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