Hannah McGill

Hannah McGill

Agrees with the Tomatometer 75% of the time.

Publications:
The List
Total Reviews:
96
Location:
UK

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
3/5 21% The Wee Man " The script's struggle to flatter its unprepossessing vigilante protagonist (he's prone to coming out with poetic self-justifying speeches, too) is unconvincing, if not arguably irresponsible." — The List
Posted Dec 19, 2012
3/5 94% What Richard Did (2013) " A weighty mix of suspense, thriller and sombre social commentary ..." — The List
Posted Dec 5, 2012
4/5 89% You Will Be My Son (2013) " Might [be] a little by-the-book for some viewers, but the feelings have a persuasive, bloody rawness to them." — The List
Posted Dec 3, 2012
3/5 100% Cinema Komunisto " Plenty of diverting anecdotes and intriguing talking heads, but not much deep penetration into the events and issues depicted or their wider impact." — The List
Posted Nov 22, 2012
3/5 78% Aurora (2011) " It does reward close attention - and its final act comes very close to being worth one of cinema's more epic waits." — The List
Posted Nov 13, 2012
4/5 96% The Pool (2008) " It tells a tale so sweetly elemental and classic that it could pretty much have happened along at any point in storytelling history." — The List
Posted Nov 13, 2012
2/5 85% End of Watch (2012) " The film has a kinetic energy that will please its target audience; but it ultimately says nothing, and says it all too loud." — The List
Posted Nov 13, 2012
4/5 92% Silver Linings Playbook (2012) " It manages to positively bleed compassion while remaining light, sexy, dynamic and thought-provoking." — The List
Posted Nov 13, 2012
3/5 58% I, Anna " It's sweet that the clearly talented Southcombe went to such lengths to make his mum look good, but his film suffers slightly for his partiality." — The List
Posted Nov 5, 2012
4/5 80% Ginger & Rosa (2013) " The emotions feel bracingly real, due in no small part to the tone set by Fanning's committed performance." — The List
Posted Oct 8, 2012
4/5 82% De rouille et d'os (Rust and Bone) (2012) " It's perhaps less focused and perfect-feeling than Audiard's best work, but its oddness makes it more thought-provoking." — The List
Posted Oct 3, 2012
4/5 85% The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012) " Its romance regarding the significance of teen experience might not work on everyone, but its earnestness, wit and stirring music ought to leave few hearts wholly untouched." — The List
Posted Oct 3, 2012
2/5 64% The Campaign (2012) " Hits an occasional vein of funny, but for the most part it's inescapably half-assed, largely relying for laughs on Ferrell's familiar schtick of delivering filth in deadpan tones." — The List
Posted Sep 27, 2012
3/5 50% Pusher (2012) " Fans of the original will recognise this as a respectful cover version rather than an ambitious re-imagining, but it's got style and energy." — The List
Posted Sep 27, 2012
5/5 87% Frankenweenie (2012) " Visually it's so smart and inventive and downright beautiful that you want to stand up and cheer. Tim Burton's imagination? IT'S ALIVE!" — The List
Posted Sep 20, 2012
4/5 71% Husbands (1970) " Veers from the ridiculous to the sublime with little shilly-shallying in between." — The List
Posted Sep 18, 2012
3/5 70% Liberal Arts (2012) " A lot of fun to watch in its gentle way." — The List
Posted Sep 10, 2012
3/5 63% Anna Karenina (2012) " Fans of lush photography (the great Seamus McGarvey did the honours) and gorgeous, old-fashioned theatrical trickery will have a nice time." — The List
Posted Sep 5, 2012
4/5 100% About Elly (2009) " Farhadi constructs a taut story, as precariously balanced on luck and lies as that of a French farce, and then lets it spring holes before our eyes." — The List
Posted Sep 3, 2012
3/5 77% Samsara (2012) " Few films have ever gone so far to make you gasp, sometimes with shock, mostly with sheer aesthetic pleasure." — The List
Posted Aug 31, 2012
4/5 64% In Your Hands (Contre Toi) (2010) " With performers less compelling than Kristin Scott Thomas and Pio Marmaï, it could have turned out both drab and offensive - but their joint commitment to their flawed, edgy characters creates a fierce momentum." — The List
Posted Aug 15, 2012
3/5 46% The Sweeney (2013) " It won't rehabilitate Love in the eyes of his many detractors, but nor will it disappoint the devoted fanbase he has built." — The List
Posted Aug 14, 2012
4/5 95% The Imposter (2012) " Everything about this story is unconvincing, except for the fact that it - or some version of it - happened." — The List
Posted Aug 14, 2012
3/5 95% Ping Pong (2013) " Certainly the feelgood factor is in effect here; but the film doesn't really distinguish itself within the genre." — The List
Posted Aug 14, 2012
3/5 21% 360 (2012) " 360 has its successful elements and sequences." — The List
Posted Aug 1, 2012
4/5 89% Woman in a Dressing Gown (1957) " Hard and uncompromising, yet charged with sad fellow-feeling regarding the lies that we tell ourselves and the compromises we make, this is elegant, adult cinema with a fierce emotional punch." — The List
Posted Jul 17, 2012
4/5 80% Magic Mike (2012) " It finds its charm not so much in originality as in sly dialogue; cinematography as slinky and energetic as its dance routines; and two very effective lead turns." — The List
Posted Jul 12, 2012
4/5 83% Berberian Sound Studio (2013) " In just two films Strickland has established a striking, unusual voice; long may he continue to find opportunities to make this boundary-stretching, genre-fuddling work." — The List
Posted Jun 28, 2012
3/5 78% Brave (2012) " Story isn't Brave's strong suit - it relies too heavily on a rather random-feeling deus ex machina - but its gloss, confidence and sense of fun go a long way to compensate." — The List
Posted Jun 26, 2012
3/5 41% Lovely Molly (2012) " Lovely Molly leaves plenty to talk about, but it gives so little firm information that one wonders if there are really any coherent answers to be found." — The List
Posted Jun 25, 2012
4/5 —— 311 (Fukushima: Memories of the Lost Landscape) " It documents stoicism, survival, and the tenacity of hope and good humour in the face of abject loss and uncertainty." — The List
Posted Jun 22, 2012
4/5 —— The Life and Times of Paul the Psychic Octopus " There's lots here (not least in frequent animated sections) to charm, tickle and intrigue - plus a lot of surprising and enriching information about octopi, probability and the history of animal oracles." — The List
Posted Jun 22, 2012
3/5 73% Prometheus (2012) " Prometheus stirs the suspicion that the creators are no wiser than the audience about what all the scattergun clues and symbols actually add up to." — The List
Posted Jun 6, 2012
2/5 88% The Angels' Share (2013) " Something's gone wrong when a would-be cheerful comedy leaves you feeling as if a condescending finger has been wagged in your face." — The List
Posted May 23, 2012
4/5 79% La Mort en direct (Death Watch) (Death in Full View) (1980) " Its plot is a credibility stretch even in these days of de rigueur media paranoia, and its relentlessly murky, moody tone might raise the odd giggle, but Tavernier's long-neglected sci-fi curiosity is compelling nonetheless." — The List
Posted May 16, 2012
4/5 95% Sing Your Song (2012) " This timely and thorough account of the extraordinary life of Harry Belafonte finds so much in its subject that it almost suffers by an over-abundance of material." — The List
Posted May 16, 2012
4/5 88% The Turin Horse (2012) " This film takes work, but its effect, once you've opened yourself to it, is profound." — The List
Posted May 16, 2012
4/5 —— Lawrence Of Belgravia " Even if all it does is introduce a few more people to Felt, it's made the world a happier place." — The List
Posted May 10, 2012
3/5 92% Town Of Runners " The filmmakers achieve intimacy without condescension, and capture both heartrending hopefulness and sad self-delusion. An interesting if slightly limited corrective to sanctimonious Olympics hype." — The List
Posted Apr 23, 2012
3/5 68% Faust (2013) " A chaotic, unpredictable, human tale of physical struggle, mental noise and self-doubt, rather than a pious fable." — The List
Posted Apr 20, 2012
3/5 78% Jeff Who Lives at Home (2012) " A film that shares the main qualities of its hero: it's hard to dislike, but it doesn't get much done." — The List
Posted Apr 18, 2012
2/5 80% Goodbye First Love (2012) " This might just work as aversion therapy for people who think that they miss being young. (But even they would have to suffer through the intolerable retro-folk soundtrack)." — The List
Posted Apr 17, 2012
3/5 94% Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey (2011) " A revealing insight into the Henson universe, and a winning study of the hard work that goes into turning fake fur and plastic eyeballs into an international craze." — The List
Posted Apr 17, 2012
97% La Grande illusion (Grand Illusion) (2012) " The film makes its moral point about the futility of combat by emphasising the interconnectedness of all humanity via such shared experiences as hunger, desire and friendship. It's also a ripping yarn with a vein of charming and sometimes risqué humour." — The List
Posted Apr 4, 2012
3/5 78% Tiny Furniture (2010) " It's got bags of baggy charm, and some brilliantly observed scenes." — The List
Posted Mar 23, 2012
3/5 82% Corpo Celeste (2012) " The film makes neat if familiar associations between Catholic ritual and sexual identity, and between religion and civic corruption." — The List
Posted Mar 23, 2012
3/5 63% Delicacy (2012) " Despite this rather yucky premise, the film musters not inconsiderable charm - Tautou is not mis-sold as an irresistible love object, and Nathalie's workplace and family life are warmly and observantly drawn." — The List
Posted Mar 23, 2012
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