Julie Rigg

Julie Rigg

Agrees with the Tomatometer 77% of the time.

Julie Rigg's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): MovieTime, ABC Radio National

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Showing 101 - 150 of 184
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
100% Balibo (2009) "Balibo is a strong film, and Connolly's best to date. Despite the plaudits of many of my fellow critics, it's not a perfect film...but it's a bloody good one. " ‐ MovieTime, ABC Radio National
Posted Aug 14, 2009
97% 35 Rhums (35 Shots of Rum) (2008) "All families do face life changes: children grow up, parents grow old, desire waxes and wanes. I've rarely seen a film which captures the joy and sadness so well. " ‐ MovieTime, ABC Radio National
Posted Aug 7, 2009
83% Beautiful Kate (2009) "Beautiful Kate is the best thing by far opening this week, and a memorable feature debut from Rachel Ward. " ‐ MovieTime, ABC Radio National
Posted Aug 7, 2009
76% Bronson (2009) "I...found this repulsive; and the endless brutality of Bronson's so-called art became numbing and tedious. " ‐ MovieTime, ABC Radio National
Posted Aug 7, 2009
93% Lake Mungo (2009) "It's actually very nicely done, using untrained actors and the documentary form disconcertingly well to destabilise audience expectations at a number of points. Is there a ghost story? Why is the family so rattled? What's happening? " ‐ MovieTime, ABC Radio National
Posted Jul 31, 2009
68% Public Enemies (2009) "I'd say this is Mann's best film since The Insiders. Or maybe even The Last of the Mohicans. Now there's glory. " ‐ MovieTime, ABC Radio National
Posted Jul 31, 2009
44% The Limits of Control (2009) "I was carried along, delighted with the sound and imagery, and happy to play Jarmusch's mind games. If cinema is like that for you -- sound and image first, story second -- then this film could pleasure you as well. " ‐ MovieTime, ABC Radio National
Posted Jul 24, 2009
50% Chéri (2009) "The challenge here is to make a film in which the protagonists frequently say one thing and feel another. It's a film which has to work on two levels, and it does. " ‐ MovieTime, ABC Radio National
Posted Jul 24, 2009
67% The Escapist (2008) "The two narrative tracks only really come together at the end, and meanwhile we have to work a bit too hard to keep track of it all. " ‐ MovieTime, ABC Radio National
Posted Jul 17, 2009
84% Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009) "To me, director David Yates in his second outing with the franchise has let style (and maybe some of the technical problems of directing in a hybrid of 35mm and IMAX 3D) swamp storytelling. " ‐ MovieTime, ABC Radio National
Posted Jul 17, 2009
45% Fragments (2008) "But if it's not up there with The Boys, Winged Creatures is still a film which can make you think about the ongoing consequences of America's gun culture. " ‐ MovieTime, ABC Radio National
Posted Jul 10, 2009
68% Brüno (2009) "You have to give Baron Cohen's publicists five stars, though the film itself falls short of that. " ‐ MovieTime, ABC Radio National
Posted Jul 10, 2009
45% Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (Ice Age 3) (2009) "Look it won't do much for your children's ideas of natural history, but it's fun. It's proving quite a durable animated series. " ‐ MovieTime, ABC Radio National
Posted Jul 2, 2009
93% Last Ride (2012) "Don't miss Last Ride. It will take you places we haven't been for some time in Australian cinema. " ‐ MovieTime, ABC Radio National
Posted Jul 2, 2009
100% Noodle (2007) "It has warmth and real insight. " ‐ MovieTime, ABC Radio National
Posted Jun 19, 2009
82% Disgrace (2008) "It's hard to believe this film is Jessica Haines's first screen role. As Lucy, the South African actress proves herself more than equal to Malkovich. " ‐ MovieTime, ABC Radio National
Posted Jun 19, 2009
77% Un Baiser s'il vous plaît (Shall We Kiss?) (2009) "The film goes badly awry, I think. There is something coy and miscalculated about it all. Mouret is quite talented as an actor, but maybe it's time he found another writer. " ‐ MovieTime, ABC Radio National
Posted Jun 12, 2009
72% Sunshine Cleaning (2009) "The payoff in this film is nowhere near as schmaltzy as in Little Miss Sunshine, for which I'm grateful. It's not great drama, but it's bittersweet, and diverting. " ‐ MovieTime, ABC Radio National
Posted Jun 11, 2009
65% Is Anybody There? (2009) "Strings together a series of sitcom situations, goes for easy laughs, and wastes some very fine actors as other residents in the home. " ‐ MovieTime, ABC Radio National
Posted Jun 5, 2009
82% Two Lovers (2008) "It's a fascinating character study, and draws on Phoenix's strength as an actor: playing tormented, brooding characters. " ‐ MovieTime, ABC Radio National
Posted Jun 5, 2009
84% State of Play (2009) "The film held me a fair way in, because it's well paced and the actors are competent. But finally, the plot took one or two big twists too far. " ‐ MovieTime, ABC Radio National
Posted May 29, 2009
92% My Year Without Sex (2009) "[Watt] is a a filmmaker to treasure. " ‐ MovieTime, ABC Radio National
Posted May 29, 2009
51% What Just Happened? (2008) "It's not Bowfinger but it's well worth the ticket. " ‐ MovieTime, ABC Radio National
Posted May 22, 2009
79% Caos Calmo (Quiet Chaos) (2009) "Quiet Chaos has strength and insight about the experiences that cause us to change direction in life. " ‐ MovieTime, ABC Radio National
Posted May 22, 2009
92% Gomorrah (Gomorra) (2008) "Could Gomorrah and Il Divo signal the return of Italian political cinema? Here's hoping. " ‐ MovieTime, ABC Radio National
Posted May 14, 2009
51% Observe and Report (2009) "The hideous thing is that the film is modelling behaviour for young men who might still think it's all hilarious. " ‐ MovieTime, ABC Radio National
Posted May 14, 2009
68% Synecdoche, New York (2008) "The odd thing about this film is that it's more fun to think about than to actually watch. But you know what? Having thought about it, I actually want to go and see it again. " ‐ MovieTime, ABC Radio National
Posted May 8, 2009
85% Der Baader Meinhof Komplex (The Baader Meinhof Complex) (2008) "It has that German virtue of clarity, but not much depth of analysis. It certainly doesn't romanticise the terrorists. " ‐ MovieTime, ABC Radio National
Posted May 1, 2009
57% Defiance (2009) "It's handsome looking, performances are strong and it really is fascinating to see this overlooked story. " ‐ MovieTime, ABC Radio National
Posted May 1, 2009
94% Samson and Delilah (2010) "There is a profound statement about love in this film -- a commitment to caring which goes way beyond the pleasure principle. " ‐ MovieTime, ABC Radio National
Posted May 1, 2009
63% Faubourg 36 (Paris 36) (2009) "It's a complete confection -- handsome, sentimental. In the end, it works as entertainment. " ‐ MovieTime, ABC Radio National
Posted May 1, 2009
63% The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas) (2008) "Much of the film depends on our ability to suspend disbelief and see the world as Bruno sees it. It has a finale designed to shock. " ‐ MovieTime, ABC Radio National
Posted Apr 24, 2009
96% Tulpan (2009) "I have learned to be suspicious of films which seem to romanticise nomadic life, but this one doesn't. It's a winner. " ‐ MovieTime, ABC Radio National
Posted Apr 24, 2009
28% Fast & Furious (2009) "The latest film is extremely noisy, features some fine stunt driving, particularly in its opening sequence, but it's dramatically a bit of a dribbler. I'm still trying to figure out the relationship between the opening of the film and the ending. " ‐ MovieTime, ABC Radio National
Posted Apr 17, 2009
50% Camino (2008) "Not a film to recommend unless you have a particular interest in church politics. But an interesting one to talk about. " ‐ MovieTime, ABC Radio National
Posted Apr 17, 2009
75% Elegy (2008) "A film which stays and stays. " ‐ MovieTime, ABC Radio National
Posted Apr 10, 2009
33% Good (2008) "It's not up there with The Conformist, or even The Reader, but it's well worth your time. " ‐ MovieTime, ABC Radio National
Posted Apr 10, 2009
95% Mary and Max (2009) "Mary and Max is completely unlike anything Australian film has produced till now, and should be celebrated. " ‐ MovieTime, ABC Radio National
Posted Apr 10, 2009
83% JCVD (Van Dammage) (2008) "Mechri allows the verbally challenged action star dignity and, with this, the film works. Maybe next time he could bring Jean-Claude and Mickey Rourke together. Now that would be a movie. " ‐ MovieTime, ABC Radio National
Posted Apr 3, 2009
63% A Pain in the Ass (L'emmerdeur) (2008) "I never saw the original, I can only dimly remember the Billy Wilder version but hey, it works well enough to deliver quite a few laughs. " ‐ MovieTime, ABC Radio National
Posted Apr 3, 2009
93% L'Heure d'été (Summer Hours) (2009) "Summer Hours is a delicate, provocative film, and for those of us thinking about what we leave the next generation, a timely one. " ‐ MovieTime, ABC Radio National
Posted Apr 3, 2009
33% Knowing (2009) "Proyas has once again taken an interesting piece of science fiction and turned it into an action movie, in which potentially interesting ideas get short shrift. " ‐ MovieTime, ABC Radio National
Posted Mar 27, 2009
48% Bottle Shock (2008) "Predictable in its moves, it's engaging enough, though it has nowhere near the characterisation, say, of Paul Giamatti and Thomas Hayden Church in Sideways. " ‐ MovieTime, ABC Radio National
Posted Mar 27, 2009
85% Wendy and Lucy (2008) "For thoughtful filmgoers, this is a very timely and affecting study of what happens as one by one social props are stripped away and ties are broken. " ‐ MovieTime, ABC Radio National
Posted Mar 27, 2009
94% Of Time and the City (2009) "Terence Davies may be a single-subject filmmaker, with that subject his own life, much as some writers write different versions of the same story. It doesn't matter. It's in the rich and detailed texture of the telling that his art lies. " ‐ MovieTime, ABC Radio National
Posted Mar 20, 2009
33% Paul Blart: Mall Cop (2009) "I found myself really quite enjoying this film, partly for its cheerful guying of mall culture. The heroine, Amy, works on a hair extension stand called Unbeweavable. " ‐ MovieTime, ABC Radio National
Posted Mar 20, 2009
64% Duplicity (2009) "The script has so many twists and double-crosses, flashbacks and re-interpretations of events that frankly I just gave up, and followed the action. Which wasn't quite enough to hold me. A pity. " ‐ MovieTime, ABC Radio National
Posted Mar 20, 2009
100% Two Fists, One Heart (2009) "It's a familiar tale, but the performances are strong, particularly that of Fantastichini, and it's directed with real confidence by Shawn Seet. The film delivers. " ‐ MovieTime, ABC Radio National
Posted Mar 20, 2009
59% Love the Beast (2009) "Slight but engaging. " ‐ MovieTime, ABC Radio National
Posted Mar 13, 2009
25% Confessions of a Shopaholic (2009) "Fisher is a good physical comedian, but gee, could anyone be this dumb? " ‐ MovieTime, ABC Radio National
Posted Mar 13, 2009
65% Watchmen (2009) "There is so much aesthetic pleasure in this film that I was shocked to find how much I was sucked in to its bleak world view. It's almost three hours long, and I needed a good long walk afterwards to clear my head. " ‐ MovieTime, ABC Radio National
Posted Mar 6, 2009
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