Henry Barnes

Henry Barnes

Agrees with the Tomatometer 81% of the time.

Henry Barnes's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Guardian, Little White Lies

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2/5 41% No Escape (2015) "The odd plus point - Wilson's surprisingly strong action chops, Lake Bell's solid performance as a terrified mom - are spoiled by the archaic tone. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Aug 28, 2015
4/5 49% Manglehorn (2015) "Its depths hide a strange, satisfying meditation on regret, nostalgia and remorse. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Aug 6, 2015
2/5 9% Fantastic Four (2015) "A dawdling indie drama, gussied up in superhero garb. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Aug 5, 2015
3/5 93% Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation (2015) "A sequel that is slick with silliness, but peppered with enough wit and peril to sustain the franchise's momentum. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Jul 24, 2015
1/5 No Score Yet All Work All Play: The Pursuit Of Esports Glory Live (2015) "All Work All Play makes for a dull, corporate documentary. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Jul 16, 2015
30% Kick-Ass 2 (2013) "The tone's too rough to be funny. Kick-Ass 2 suffers from being a little too real. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Jul 7, 2015
2/5 26% Terminator Genisys (2015) "Salvation was boring, but Genisys makes you sad. Risk-averse Hollywood has made a crash-test dummy of a once great franchise, simply throwing everything at it to see what it stands. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Jun 30, 2015
3/5 93% The Wrecking Crew (2015) "Tedesco nails the point: that the beauty of pop music lies not with the prancing pop starlets, but in the hands of the average-looking, insanely talented artists behind the scenes. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Jun 25, 2015
3/5 77% Station To Station (2015) "The artists' blathering about the creative process and the nature of existence gets monotonous. It's the ordinary folk that keep the film on-track. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Jun 25, 2015
3/5 No Score Yet A Perfect Day "Inconsistency is A Perfect Day's biggest problem. The script is scalpel sharp in some places, flabby as the well-blocker in others. " ‐ Guardian
Posted May 25, 2015
3/5 91% Heaven Adores You (2015) "Rossi's film will purr for Smith devotees, but is exasperatingly incurious about anything but the majesty of the man and his music. " ‐ Guardian
Posted May 7, 2015
4/5 41% Young Ones (2014) "There hasn't been as convincing a sci-fi dustbowl story since the original Mad Max. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Apr 30, 2015
1/5 No Score Yet Drake: Homecoming (2015) "For fans of rap superstar Drake - and of bad editing, sloppy continuity and squandered opportunity. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Mar 12, 2015
3/5 100% The Circle (2014) "The early days of gay rights are lovingly, clunkily presented in director Stefan Haupt's docudrama about Swiss gay magazine the Circle. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Dec 11, 2014
3/5 95% Manakamana (2014) "We're basically gawking at a commute. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Dec 11, 2014
3/5 65% The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (2014) "The special effects are limp and the script a little creaky, although somehow it still manages to thrill. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Nov 10, 2014
4/5 67% Algorithms (2014) "Shot - a little obviously - in black and white, Ian McDonald's film is otherwise a winning documentary that develops into a story as intense and focused as his subjects. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Nov 6, 2014
3/5 77% Beyond Clueless (2014) "Lyne knows and loves his source material -- despite, if not because of its flaws. His passion for the genre is evident and his theories are presented with a rigour that pays the films the respect he feels they deserve. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Oct 28, 2014
3/5 72% Interstellar (2014) "Not every film need address the possibility of human extinction with the gung-ho silliness of Armageddon, but at least that was a space adventure. This is a science report. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Oct 27, 2014
3/5 100% Nas: Time Is Illmatic (2014) "Flirts with glamorising the rags-to-rap-to-riches story, but in doing so stays true to its subject. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Oct 23, 2014
3/5 75% Good Kill (2015) "There is, of course, no such thing as a "good kill". Andrew Niccol's drama will remind you of that, repeatedly. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Sep 12, 2014
4/5 39% Tusk (2014) "It's as self-referential as any of the exuberant director's duds, but it's refreshingly self-deprecating too. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Sep 11, 2014
2/5 No Score Yet Shelter "It becomes a Connelly showcase: overwrought and mildly unbelievable. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Sep 10, 2014
4/5 90% Wild (2014) "The premise sounds corny, but VallĂ©e, in collaboration with screenwriter Nick Hornby, gives the film its energy by pulling the narrative apart. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Sep 9, 2014
3/5 90% Love & Mercy (2015) "A warm, neat tribute to the Beach Boys mastermind. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Sep 8, 2014
4/5 95% Nightcrawler (2014) "Gyllenhaal's performance is so dedicated, and Gilroy's world so determinedly realised that it forces its way to originality. " ‐ Observer [UK]
Posted Sep 7, 2014
3/5 31% Men, Women & Children (2014) "A flawed Jason Reitman film. Its scope is too big, his ambitions too high. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Sep 7, 2014
2/5 35% Before I Go to Sleep (2014) "Joffe stretches for Polanski or Hitchcock, but his suspense is undercooked and his plot flails when it should twist. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Sep 4, 2014
2/5 58% Finding Fela! (2014) "Kuti made politics to dance to, and music that made you think. The slick presentation of Gibney's film successfully gets that appeal across, but the method feels compromised. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Sep 4, 2014
4/5 96% Red Army (2015) "Red Army is executive produced by Werner Herzog and Polsky borrows some his impishness. He makes sport of the old guard's rebuffs. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Sep 2, 2014
2/5 71% Dinosaur 13 (2014) "This is a bare-bones documentary, lacking in roar. " ‐ Observer [UK]
Posted Aug 17, 2014
1/5 36% Hector And The Search For Happiness (2014) "Hector keeps uncovering the exotic secrets of the developing world. His book bloats with cornball truisms. " ‐ Observer [UK]
Posted Aug 17, 2014
3/5 74% The Congress (2014) "Folman uses the live action half of his film to champion real acting over motion capture; it's almost fitting that The Congress loses our interest as soon as it drifts into the ethereal. " ‐ Observer [UK]
Posted Aug 17, 2014
4/5 89% The Notorious Mr. Bout "Gerber and Pozdorovkin introduce a garrulous, intelligent man who had transported arms for years and was eventually undone by a post-9/11 crackdown. " ‐ Observer [UK]
Posted Aug 17, 2014
3/5 82% Bad Turn Worse (2014) "The Hawkins brothers have style to spare, though they can't decide whether they've nabbed it from Richard Linklater or Sam Peckinpah. " ‐ Observer [UK]
Posted Aug 17, 2014
2/5 84% Pulp: a Film About Life, Death & Supermarkets (2014) "Their music denigrated the people as much as it celebrated them. Habicht leaves the city in love with a surface-level reading of Cocker's take on it. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Jun 5, 2014
1/5 23% The Other Woman (2014) "Hollywood 1 - 0 Bechdel. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Apr 24, 2014
4/5 92% Frank (2014) "The film plays with our assumptions about the mythology of the pop star. Gleeson's character is constantly looking for his inspiration, but he's never quite on the right wavelength. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Mar 11, 2014
5/5 92% The Possibilities Are Endless "There's a disjointed beauty in this visualisation of a man struggling to recollect the facts of his life; a lot of power in the fight to rebuild the link between brain and location. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Mar 10, 2014
4/5 73% Neighbors (2014) "In its current state, Neighbors is filthy, nasty and a bit too sloppy. But it'll scrub up lovely. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Mar 10, 2014
3/5 84% Predestination (2015) "It's free-ranged, grass-fed bull, but wow, can it move fast. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Mar 10, 2014
2/5 55% White Bird in a Blizzard (2014) "A colourful, but turgid coming-of-age story masquerading as a thriller. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Jan 23, 2014
3/5 79% The Raid 2 (2014) "The Raid 2 flails for too long, but it does, eventually, make contact. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Jan 23, 2014
2/5 36% Song One (2015) "Writer-director Kate Barker-Froyland's debut feature is a mournful number, held back by an uncertain performance by Flynn and an alienating reverence for the restorative power of middling indie-folk. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Jan 22, 2014
3/5 75% Happy Christmas (2014) "Short and slight, but undeniably charming. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Jan 21, 2014
4/5 94% Whiplash (2014) "It's rare to see a film about music that professes its love for the music and its characters equally. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Jan 17, 2014
3/5 75% La religieuse (The Nun) "This is dark but comedic, with plenty of frills beneath the habit. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Oct 31, 2013
2/5 62% Love, Marilyn (2012) "Monroe's writing is beautifully succinct, but the cast deliver it with such mannered intensity that it comes across like the worst of Monroe's performances ... " ‐ Guardian
Posted Oct 17, 2013
4/5 66% Jimi: All Is by My Side (2014) "An unpredictable film, a difficult approximation of a biopic. But it delivers a Jimi Hendrix experience somehow the richer for sidelining the man and subverting his music. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Sep 11, 2013
3/5 83% Belle (2014) "Amma Asante's second feature tells Dido's extraordinary story in handsome, if formulaic, style. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Sep 11, 2013
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