Kaleem Aftab

Kaleem Aftab

Agrees with the Tomatometer 76% of the time.

Kaleem Aftab's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Independent, The List

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/5 95% Spy (2015) "Spy offers plenty of laughs along the way, thanks to McCarthy, but it's disappointingly slapdash and déjà vu. " ‐ The National
Posted Jun 5, 2015
A 97% Amy (2015) "Whether [Kapadia] has or hasn't captured the true essence of the singer may require further debate, but what's beyond question is that "Amy" is an extraordinary, powerful work. " ‐ indieWIRE
Posted May 28, 2015
5/5 100% Dheepan "Dheepan is a radical and astonishing film that turns conventional thinking about immigrants on its head, and takes a faceless immigrant coming from a war barely covered in the media and turns him into a Travis Bickle-type anti-hero. " ‐ Independent
Posted May 28, 2015
3/5 56% Love "Noé delivers, although the sex scenes aren't as hard core as one might expect. " ‐ Independent
Posted May 28, 2015
5/5 98% Inside Out (2015) "Pixar's most ambitious, imaginative and adult film takes a look at the emotions that control our wellbeing. " ‐ Independent
Posted May 20, 2015
3/5 78% Don 2 (2011) "This is the movie that proves Hindi cinema is finally mastering the sequel. " ‐ The National
Posted May 12, 2015
4/5 100% Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara (2011) "[A] hugely enjoyable and amusing romp. " ‐ The National
Posted May 11, 2015
A- 65% Reality (2015) "The beauty of Dupieux's latest -- which some viewers may find grating -- is that it's guaranteed to leave audiences scratching their heads over which events are fact or fiction. There are no simple answers. " ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Apr 27, 2015
4/5 93% No Country for Old Men (2007) "The Coens imbue this simple tale with their trademark quirkiness and wry humour. " ‐ The List
Posted Feb 22, 2015
2/5 25% Fifty Shades of Grey (2015) "To her credit, Taylor-Johnson proves that graphic images are not needed and this is the first mainstream Hollywood film that successfully shows female pleasure in bondage scenes. Unfortunately, we have to wade through an awful lot that is trite. " ‐ Independent
Posted Feb 11, 2015
2/5 40% A Little Chaos (2015) "It takes some doing to waste the talents of two of Europe's finest actors. " ‐ Independent
Posted Sep 19, 2014
4/5 37% The Face Of An Angel (2015) "Nonetheless the film is carried by a sense of mystery, sex and the unanswered questions of the case. " ‐ Independent
Posted Sep 12, 2014
4/5 29% The Sound And The Fury "This, Franco's most ambitious project, is his best film by far. " ‐ Independent
Posted Sep 12, 2014
3/5 77% Rosewater (2014) "Unfortunately for Stewart, the problem with movies is that while the story is unimpeachable, films are judged on the quality of the direction and entertainment value -- and in both these departments he falls short. " ‐ Independent
Posted Sep 12, 2014
5/5 89% The Imitation Game (2014) "Benedict Cumberbatch is odds-on to be nominated for an Oscar (at the very least) for his brilliant turn as Alan Turing. " ‐ Independent
Posted Sep 12, 2014
4/5 76% The Invisible Woman (2013) "An unlikely Dickensian romance, but Ralph Fiennes shines in the limelight. " ‐ Independent
Posted Sep 13, 2013
2/5 37% The Fifth Estate (2013) "Cumberbatch as the awkward Australian Assange performs a masterclass in mimicry. It's a shame, then, that the performance is let down by some clumsy storytelling that trots out all the usual clichés. " ‐ Independent
Posted Sep 13, 2013
1/5 85% Under the Skin (2014) "There are echoes of the end of 2001: A Space Odyssey in this and in the observational alien tale The Man Who Fell To Earth. The comparisons do Glazer no favours. " ‐ Independent
Posted Sep 8, 2013
82% Sharknado (2013) "What the film does have is some fantastically cheesy lines combined with some humorous social commentary. " ‐ Independent
Posted Jul 26, 2013
4/5 60% The Bling Ring (2013) "Director Sofia Coppola delivers a wily critique of celebrity culture in The Bling Ring as she dresses up the true story of Los Angeles teenagers robbing their Hollywood idols' homes. " ‐ Independent
Posted Jul 8, 2013
3/5 64% Great Expectations (2013) "A surprisingly worthwhile addition to the Dickens celebrations and one that lives up to expectations. " ‐ Independent
Posted Nov 27, 2012
5/5 93% Amour (2012) "It's a universal tale that is at times touching and horrifying and always powerful. " ‐ Independent
Posted May 25, 2012
2/5 43% On the Road (2012) "Salles never overcomes the problem that so influential has the book been that the depictions which once seemed radical are now cliché. " ‐ Independent
Posted May 25, 2012
2/5 36% Restless (2011) "It feels like a series of scenes rather than a cohesive whole. " ‐ Independent
Posted Sep 17, 2011
3/5 29% Twixt (2013) Independent
Posted Sep 16, 2011
3/5 95% Moneyball (2011) "Given that Steven Zaillian and Aaron Sorkin are two of the best screenwriters in Hollywood today, it's no surprise that there is some great dialogue. " ‐ Independent
Posted Sep 16, 2011
2/5 38% Oscar and the Lady in Pink Independent
Posted Sep 16, 2011
2/5 30% Sarah Palin: You Betcha! (2011) "Broomfield struggles to keep his footing on Wasilla's icy roads -- a good metaphor for the film, which skates on thin ice as a journalistic endeavour. " ‐ Independent
Posted Sep 16, 2011
3/5 68% Wuthering Heights (2012) "A defiantly art-house adaptation of the Emily Brontë classic that is from the school of Robert Bresson rather than Merchant Ivory. " ‐ Independent
Posted Sep 9, 2011
4/5 96% Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2 (2011) "So the wait was worth it. The eighth film of the seven-book series sees Harry Potter finally waving a wand in anger at his nemesis Lord Voldemort, and is not a disappointment. " ‐ Independent
Posted Jul 14, 2011
5/5 93% Drive (2011) "Without doubt the most stylish film in years, Drive plays like the best episodes of Miami Vice. " ‐ Independent
Posted May 27, 2011
2/5 17% Restless (2009) Independent
Posted May 20, 2011
3/5 76% We Need to Talk About Kevin (2012) "It's testament to the Ratcatcher director that there is still much to admire here. " ‐ Independent
Posted May 13, 2011
2/5 81% Michael Jackson's This Is It (2009) "The last song we're shown Jackson singing is "Man in the Mirror"; it's a shame the filmmakers did not take a cue from its lyrics to put together an uncompromising assessment of Jackson, rather than delivering another attempt to perpetuate the myth. " ‐ Independent
Posted Oct 30, 2009
3/5 47% Taking Woodstock (2009) "Alas, the fun does not last. Once the concert starts and Elliot has his inevitable LSD trip and introduction to free love, the film drops the comedy for a needless coming-of-age denouement. " ‐ Independent
Posted May 16, 2009
4/5 91% Fish Tank (2010) "Fish Tank is a kitchen sink drama with themes of alienation and sexual repression explored by a picaresque female protagonist. " ‐ Independent
Posted May 15, 2009
3/5 98% Up (2009) "Like the outfit's previous film, WALL-E, Up is superb in setting up characters and a world that hankers over memories of yesteryear, but once the adventure moves into its obligatory action denouement, it enters a world of stereotypes that disappoints. " ‐ Independent
Posted May 14, 2009
78% Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008) "The first new chapter in the Indiana Jones saga for 20 years starts with a bang before the director Steven Spielberg's penchant for schmaltz and the supernatural leaves a permanent scar on the franchise. " ‐ Independent
Posted May 18, 2008
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