Glenn Dunks

Glenn Dunks

Agrees with the Tomatometer 76% of the time.

Glenn Dunks's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Concrete Playground, Glenn Dunks, Junkee, Onya Magazine, Quickflix, Trespass

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

Previous | Next
Showing 1 - 50 of 311
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
B+ 64% Magic Mike XXL (2015) "[If] what you want is playfulness, energy, goofy glee, and a complete and utter lack of pretentiousness then Magic Mike is a Trojan (Horse) full of fun. " ‐ Glenn Dunks
Posted Jul 10, 2015
B 97% Amy (2015) "Watch alongside Montage of Heck and just feel miserable about what the world missed out on but be thankful of what they left behind. " ‐ Glenn Dunks
Posted Jul 2, 2015
B- 71% Jurassic World (2015) "When the script isn't simply recreating famous scenes from the original with less engaging characters who speak a lot and yet say so very little, it's blindly ignoring plot holes and conjuring up half-baked ideas... " ‐ Glenn Dunks
Posted Jul 2, 2015
B+ 27% Terminator Genisys (2015) "What's different [to Jurassic World] is that this entry into the series has a desire to build its own future, its own timeline of events from amongst all the references and mythos and sly nods to the previous films. " ‐ Glenn Dunks
Posted Jul 2, 2015
B+ 35% Strangerland (2015) "I was deeply impressed by Strangerland and likely for many of the reasons that others have not. " ‐ Glenn Dunks
Posted Jun 15, 2015
B+ 15% 54 (1998) "[The Director's Cut] is out and proud, not at all shying away from the sexual aggression of Phillippe's character as he calmly removes his clothes for any gender. " ‐ Glenn Dunks
Posted Jun 15, 2015
C+ 33% Poltergeist (2015) "Instead of a reboot that takes advances in technology, the ever-expanding suburban sprawl or a clear audience desire for haunted houses, we're left with little more than a faded photocopy. " ‐ Glenn Dunks
Posted Jun 7, 2015
B+ 82% Partisan "This is a film of great restraint, one that chooses to take its time observing through the eyes of its young protagonist... " ‐ Glenn Dunks
Posted May 28, 2015
A 98% Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) "It turns out we do need another hero, and it comes in the guise of George Miller. " ‐ Glenn Dunks
Posted May 15, 2015
B+ 100% Shaun the Sheep (2015) "A fitting tribute to the zany worlds of Jacques Tati and his unspoken, bumbling Monsieur Hulot as well as the silent movie stars and comedies that came from the silent era onwards. " ‐ Glenn Dunks
Posted May 6, 2015
B+ 85% The Tribe (2015) "It's a tough film ... and one that makes its audience feel as lost in its characters' world as its characters might well be in ours. " ‐ Glenn Dunks
Posted May 6, 2015
A- 61% Hungry Hearts (2015) "It took ahold of my mind in such a way that I found myself constantly thinking about it long after the screening. I couldn't get its images out of my head, its twisted tale of unconventional horror making me feel uncomfortable long after the credits. " ‐ Glenn Dunks
Posted Apr 21, 2015
B- 74% Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) "Despite the overall enjoyment factor of the film, with this, its eleventh film, writer-director Joss Whedon seems intent on pushing some of Marvel Films' more tiresome elements to the extreme. " ‐ Glenn Dunks
Posted Apr 21, 2015
A- 87% The Skeleton Twins (2014) "The real surprise of the film is Hader, graduating from more juvenile cinematic entries ... and giving a beautifully crafted performance that allows his knack for voice and facial expressions to shine in the stronger material " ‐ Concrete Playground
Posted Apr 17, 2015
D+ 61% Maps to the Stars (2015) "One of the ugliest films of the year, Maps to the Stars finds no visual storytelling methods at all, which is especially disappointing given the director's trademark audaciously sexualised grotesquery would have been a perfect fit... " ‐ Concrete Playground
Posted Apr 17, 2015
B+ 96% It Follows (2015) "Last year it was The Babadook, but 2015's must-see horror film is this chic American indie. " ‐ Concrete Playground
Posted Apr 17, 2015
B 63% The Water Diviner (2015) "If [Crowe's] performance wasn't as strong as it is then The Water Diviner simply wouldn't work at all and it would be harder to forgive some of his less impressive directorial judgements. " ‐ Glenn Dunks
Posted Apr 17, 2015
A 90% Mommy (2015) "Recalling Andrea Arnold's similarly angst-ridden teen drama Fish Tank (2009), Mommy blazes across the screen thanks to Dolan's impeccable taste in pop music soundtracks and visual compositions. " ‐ Junkee
Posted Apr 10, 2015
C- 73% American Sniper (2015) "For all the talk of American Sniper's pro-war ideology, the most troubling aspect I felt was that the film doesn't appear to have an ideology at all. " ‐ Junkee
Posted Jan 23, 2015
C- 51% Unbroken (2014) "At least one can give the film points for consistency as this humdrum sentimentality certainly extends to the music with an appalling, pandering original credits song by Coldplay. " ‐ Glenn Dunks
Posted Dec 23, 2014
D+ 49% Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998) "Unless viewed through the prism of psychedelic habituates, it is unlikely audiences will find much to savour in Gilliam's picture. " ‐ Quickflix
Posted Nov 24, 2014
A+ 97% Jaws (1975) "With no superheroes or post-apocalyptic wastelands in sight, the skill behind Jaws becomes even more thrilling to watch unfold. ... Quite literally, Jaws is the original and the best. " ‐ Quickflix
Posted Nov 24, 2014
D- 54% Gemma Bovery (2015) "I hated almost every second of it. " ‐ Film Experience
Posted Nov 17, 2014
C+ 74% The Connection (2015) "[T]here's little in the French film to distinguish it from more superfluous genre flicks... " ‐ Film Experience
Posted Nov 17, 2014
C- 53% In the Name of My Daughter (2015) "Haenel and Deneuve, puffing on cigarettes at every turn, aren't given enough material to make their characters identifiable as human beings worth empathizing over; their bourgeois, petty squabbles over money increasingly difficult to care about. " ‐ Film Experience
Posted Nov 17, 2014
C+ 29% The Sound And The Fury "The Sound and the Fury is a step in the right direction for Franco the director, but it still doesn't quite suggest he's on the verge of something truly great. Yet, at least. " ‐ Film Experience
Posted Nov 17, 2014
B+ 88% Winter Sleep (2014) "Winter Sleep's rumination on ethics and human behavior are a hard ask to expect viewers to wade through. I, however, found it compelling and its themes important. " ‐ Film Experience
Posted Nov 17, 2014
C+ 81% Human Capital (2015) "[S]omewhat involving, but mostly contrived, drama... " ‐ Film Experience
Posted Nov 17, 2014
A 90% Mommy (2015) "Mommy is a film of big emotions and despite the use of the unconventional 1:1 format, Dolan has made a film that positively explodes off of the screen. Like each film in this Canadian wunderkind's filmography, this is a work of vital immediacy. " ‐ Film Experience
Posted Nov 17, 2014
B 36% Before I Go to Sleep (2014) "It's a figure-eight effect where the shifting sands of the story make our loyalties and our readings of the central mystery ebb and flow. It's a work of wonderful manipulation... " ‐ Glenn Dunks
Posted Oct 30, 2014
B+ 69% The Town That Dreaded Sundown (2014) "The Town that Dreaded Sundown is perhaps the first of its kind: it is both a sequel and a remake, and in both cases it improves upon its original. " ‐ Glenn Dunks
Posted Oct 20, 2014
B+ 73% Camp X-Ray (2014) "[The] film succeeds in following a grand tradition of cinema that doesn't necessarily expose the folly of war, yet rather the more specific folly of sending young, still red-in-the-cheek soldiers into a war zone. " ‐ Glenn Dunks
Posted Oct 20, 2014
C- 73% Inherent Vice (2015) "[D]oesn't necessarily make for a good way to spend almost three hours of your day. Inherent Vice is ultimately akin to listening to a stoner tell a long, complicated story while you're staying clean. " ‐ Junkee
Posted Oct 18, 2014
B+ 100% Stations of the Elevated (2014) "Kirchheimer appears more interested in the way the subway interacts with urban life, cutting through neighbourhoods like a scalpel through flesh and how people have taken to the individual subway cars as canvases to educate, provoke, and infuriate. " ‐ Glenn Dunks
Posted Oct 17, 2014
F 39% Tusk (2014) "Is Kevin Smith's Tusk the worst movie of the year? Yes. I mean, probably. ... none have made me quite as angrily resentful of a filmmaker as this one did. " ‐ Junkee
Posted Oct 13, 2014
B+ 100% Stray Dog (2015) "All of them are grabbing at the American dream, but Ronnie has been doing it for decades, hoping to stop the horrors of war from squandering the life he's been able to make for himself. " ‐ Film Experience
Posted Oct 8, 2014
B+ No Score Yet Ma'a al-Fidda (Silvered Water, Syria Self-Portrait) "[T]he way it presents a country at a terrible crossroads is fresh and unique " ‐ Film Experience
Posted Oct 6, 2014
A 86% Adieu au langage (Goodbye to Language) (2014) "This is an experimental film by its most pure definition. " ‐ Film Experience
Posted Sep 30, 2014
D+ 61% Maps to the Stars (2015) "Digital filmmaking has a lot to answer for - much of it good, but a lot of it bad. Its biggest crime, however, may be eradicating David Cronenberg of style. " ‐ Film Experience
Posted Sep 30, 2014
B- 86% Heaven Knows What (2015) "Despite its faults, the Safdie brothers ... have made an effective film that prizes form in a way many films of this kind do not. Not a great film, but one that excitingly suggests they have much stronger visions still to come. " ‐ Film Experience
Posted Sep 30, 2014
A 93% Jurassic Park (1993) "Spielberg was wise to not rely entirely on computer images, rather blending the new technology with old-fashioned practical designs and the result is a film that looks far better than any modern tentpole blockbuster. " ‐ Quickflix
Posted Sep 30, 2014
B 84% Pulp: a Film About Life, Death & Supermarkets (2014) "While director Habicht is perhaps too obsessed with 'Common People' (it is played over and over again), he manages to pull together a thoroughly entertaining musical journey that admirably does more with the medium than others of its kind. " ‐ Quickflix
Posted Sep 30, 2014
B- 81% Fahrenheit 451 (1966) "Truffaut's movie clearly suffered from a troubled shoot - Truffaut didn't actually know English - so his oddball take on the material succeeds in only fits and bursts. " ‐ Quickflix
Posted Sep 16, 2014
A- 74% Canopy (2014) "Canopy is a movie rich of its own world, an 80-minute work of filmmaking that rises above mere war or survival films and becomes something unique. " ‐ Glenn Dunks
Posted Sep 1, 2014
B- 61% Through a Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People (2014) "I just wish that, given it's a film about art, Through a Lens Darkly had taken a bit more of an artistic method to its message. " ‐ Glenn Dunks
Posted Aug 21, 2014
B No Score Yet Fell "Kasimir's film is poignant and beautifully constructed film that once upon a time may have been seen as what was right with the local industry rather than a telltale sign of, supposedly, what's wrong. " ‐ Glenn Dunks
Posted Aug 19, 2014
C+ 47% All Cheerleaders Die (2014) "[The directors have] way too much fun gruesomely dispatching the female characters who have suddenly lost all of the pluck, humour, and cheerleading spirit they spent the first hour attempting to instill in them. " ‐ Quickflix
Posted Aug 15, 2014
C 79% Sophie's Choice (1982) "And while Meryl Streep's performance is largely worthy of its laurels ... the film around it is much harder to forgive. Beyond Streep, Sophie's Choice is little more than a tediously assembled WWII drama of interminable length. " ‐ Quickflix
Posted Aug 15, 2014
D+ 94% The Dog (2014) "As he sits there regaling tales of his youth ... insulting everyone who ever gave him the time of day, and trying to eke fame and money out of an illegal act, I found him a deeply uncomfortable watch. " ‐ Film Experience
Posted Aug 8, 2014
F No Score Yet Abby in the Summer (Making the Rules) (2014) "Robin Thicke's debut as an actor in this year's Making the Rules is probably the least embarrassing thing to have happened to him lately. " ‐ Junkee
Posted Aug 4, 2014
Previous | Next
Showing 1 - 50 of 311