Kate Muir

Kate Muir

Agrees with the Tomatometer 80% of the time.

Publications:
Times [UK]
Total Reviews:
95

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
2/5 20% Delight " The problem is that most of the high drama takes place secondhand on grainy war video and the domestic story is rather flat." — Times [UK]
Posted Aug 8, 2014
2/5 79% Welcome To New York " Watching Gérard Depardieu's mostly naked performance in Welcome to New York is like being trapped beneath a vast, flabby Lucian Freud painting for two hours." — Times [UK]
Posted Aug 8, 2014
1/5 76% Moebius (2014) " Moebius gains full marks in the "hard-to-stomach" category for bonkers Korean auteur Kim Ki Duk." — Times [UK]
Posted Aug 8, 2014
4/5 72% The German Doctor (2014) " [An] atmospheric thriller." — Times [UK]
Posted Aug 8, 2014
4/5 95% Finding Vivian Maier (2014) " Finding Vivian Maier is one of those fascinating documentaries that unearths an unknown artist and in a slow reveal creates a tantalising and ambiguous picture of the "missing" person." — Times [UK]
Posted Jul 17, 2014
2/5 57% Here & Now (Here and Now) " The simplistic Here and Now explores that teenage rite-of-passage perennial, where a cool, streetwise city kid is sent to the country and finds that the yokels are not quite as awful as expected." — Times [UK]
Posted Jul 7, 2014
4/5 92% The Return To Homs (2014) " Return to Homs is a shocking, visceral documentary made among young Syrian fighters under siege from President Assad's snipers in the devastated city of Homs." — Times [UK]
Posted Jul 7, 2014
4/5 99% A Hard Day's Night (1964) " It's pure joy as I Should Have Known Better, And I Love Her and Tell Me Why pour out over footage of thousands of screaming, weeping schoolgirls with bouffant hair and miniskirts pursuing John, Paul, George and Ringo." — Times [UK]
Posted Jul 7, 2014
3/5 78% Seve " Seve is for dedicated golf fans only, but there is some charm to this drama-documentary on the rise of Severiano Ballesteros from Spanish farmer's boy to world-class golfer." — Times [UK]
Posted Jul 7, 2014
1/5 26% Walking on Sunshine " I am delighted to say that in the cheerily crass Walking on Sunshine we have a strong contender for the worst British movie of 2014." — Times [UK]
Posted Jul 7, 2014
4/5 89% The Golden Dream (La Jaula De Oro) " An assured and moving debut by director Diego Quemada-Díez." — Times [UK]
Posted Jul 7, 2014
2/5 58% Keeping Rosy " Maxine Peake is a caricature of a childless, sharp-suited London career woman in Keeping Rosy." — Times [UK]
Posted Jul 7, 2014
3/5 88% Chef (2014) " Chef is a foodie-gasm of a film, directed by and starring Jon Favreau as a designer cook past his sell-by date, who goes on a road trip from Miami to Los Angeles to find his soul -- and soul food." — Times [UK]
Posted Jul 7, 2014
4/5 75% Bicycling with Moliere (2014) " Bicycling with Molière is a droll, intellectual delight, and probably one for Francophiles who have at least a vague knowledge of Molière's play The Misanthrope." — Times [UK]
Posted Jul 7, 2014
2/5 24% Tammy (2014) " McCarthy's latest vehicle, Tammy, misfires." — Times [UK]
Posted Jul 6, 2014
4/5 100% Spring in a Small Town (Xiao cheng zhi chun) (2007) " Full of subtle erotic tension, the 1948 drama focuses close up on Yuwen (Wei Wei), a frustrated, exquisitely beautiful housewife whose husband Liyan (Shi Yu) is invalided by tuberculosis and the traumatic effects of the Sino-Japanese war." — Times [UK]
Posted Jun 20, 2014
1/5 10% Grace Of Monaco " Not so much a turkey as a dodo, Grace of Monaco never takes flight and extinction is probably the best course for it." — Times [UK]
Posted Jun 16, 2014
4/5 95% Mary and Max (2009) " This clay animation feels as if it was written by the early Woody Allen. Actually the genius behind it is Adam Elliot, who wrote, designed and directed this eccentric, wryly funny story." — Times [UK]
Posted Jun 16, 2014
5/5 86% Exhibition (2014) " The importance of Location, Location, Location in the British psyche cannot be overemphasised. Joanna Hogg's brilliantly austere and intimate portrait of a marriage recognises this." — Times [UK]
Posted Jun 16, 2014
5/5 95% Sanma no aji (An Autumn Afternoon) (The Widower) (1964) " An Autumn Afternoon by the great Japanese director Yasujiro Ozu is as exquisite and delicate as his other works, but has the added poignancy of being his last film." — Times [UK]
Posted May 20, 2014
3/5 53% The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014) " This new release is business as usual - more comic comfort blanket than novelty surprise." — Times [UK]
Posted Apr 22, 2014
4/5 99% The Missing Picture (2014) " The tale, which would be unwatchable in unexpurgated reality, is told instead with carved clay figurines, doll's house-sized stage sets and archive footage of Pol Pot's bloody and brutal takeover in 1975." — Times [UK]
Posted Jan 16, 2014
4/5 98% Call Me Kuchu (2013) " Call Me Kuchu leaves you flabbergasted by its portrait of the persecution of gay men and lesbians in Uganda." — Times [UK]
Posted Dec 31, 2013
4/5 96% The Crash Reel (2013) " Jawdropping and jawbreaking stunts performed by professional snowboarders open Lucy Walker's latest documentary, but it is the aftermath of accidents that form the powerfully disturbing core of the film." — Times [UK]
Posted Dec 22, 2013
3/5 89% The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013) " The second instalment of The Hunger Games plays out in a bizarre zone where Simon Cowell meets Leni Riefenstahl." — Times [UK]
Posted Nov 12, 2013
5/5 97% 12 Years a Slave (2013) " With this powerful, almost classical drama, British director Steve McQueen has made the seminal film about slavery that Hollywood feared to tackle." — Times [UK]
Posted Oct 22, 2013
4/5 63% Filth (2014) " James McAvoy gives his best performance to date as a morally and physically decaying detective in this hallucinogenic adaptation of Irvine Welsh's novel." — Times [UK]
Posted Oct 10, 2013
1/5 8% Diana (2013) " Hirschbiegel shows no signs of a cinematic heart beating in his portrayal of the self-anointed "Queen of Hearts", and rarely goes beyond made-for-television territory." — Times [UK]
Posted Sep 30, 2013
4/5 97% Gravity (2013) " This is seat-chewingly tense, virtuoso cinema that explores and exploits space as never before, with 3-D so convincing the audience lurches and gasps as though on a fairground ride." — Times [UK]
Posted Aug 30, 2013
93% Our Children (2013) " The audience is held in a vise of claustrophobia, and every room seems full of tiny, screaming children." — Times [UK]
Posted Aug 2, 2013
3/5 96% The Deep (2013) " [An] eerie, sad, unflinching film." — Times [UK]
Posted Jul 16, 2013
3/5 68% World War Z (2013) " More an action blockbuster than a horror squelcher, it contains spectacular crowd scenes that have a Hieronymus Bosch quality, but the film lacks strong meat - of the emotional and bloody zombie-cannibal sort." — Times [UK]
Posted Jun 2, 2013
4/5 87% Star Trek Into Darkness (2013) " This latest Star Trek wavers entertainingly between the silly and the Shakespearean. After a shaky, old-school start, the comedy comes at warp speed. " — Times [UK]
Posted May 2, 2013
4/5 78% Iron Man 3 (2013) " In the annals of superhero movies, this is not the most thrilling, but it does contain two Downton Abbey jokes, and a stonking performance from Downey." — Times [UK]
Posted Apr 22, 2013
4/5 80% The Place Beyond The Pines (2013) " Like Cianfrance's Blue Valentine, which also starred Gosling, this film deepens with a second viewing, the repeats, coincidences and echoes in scenes creating almost a genetic memory of a previous life." — Times [UK]
Posted Apr 16, 2013
2/5 36% The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (2013) " The Incredible Burt Wonderstone makes the classic mistake of thinking a comedy about magicians will be magical." — Times [UK]
Posted Mar 20, 2013
3/5 70% The Spirit of '45 " The veteran director Ken Loach hoists the red flag with The Spirit of '45, a polemical documentary filled with hope and heroism, which takes a look at the resurrection of Britain after the war." — Times [UK]
Posted Mar 20, 2013
3/5 43% The Paperboy (2012) " The Paperboy is flawed, more deserving of a rubbernecking than a viewing. But it's hard to tear your eyes away." — Times [UK]
Posted Mar 20, 2013
4/5 68% Trance (2013) " A film that takes a psychedelic ride into the blackest pits of the subconscious." — Times [UK]
Posted Mar 20, 2013
3/5 69% Stoker (2013) " A strange hybrid, which dips into spurty horror and Lynchian parody, with added sexual awakening and shoe fetishism." — Times [UK]
Posted Mar 2, 2013
3/5 58% I, Anna " It's atmospherically photographed by Ben Smithard. But the plot is too thin for the big screen; it may have suited TV more." — Times [UK]
Posted Dec 12, 2012
4/5 64% The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012) " And we're back! Slam bang in Middle-earth as though the Lord of the Rings trilogy never went away, which it didn't." — Times [UK]
Posted Dec 10, 2012
3/5 70% Les Misérables (2012) " You cannot help but applaud Hooper for this brave attempt, which will probably please fans of Glee and Susan Boyle everywhere." — Times [UK]
Posted Dec 10, 2012
4/5 92% Silver Linings Playbook (2012) " This is a date movie that caters to the needs of both men and women: American football and comedy, ballroom dancing and romance. Silver Linings Playbook covers all those bases -- and rises above them too." — Times [UK]
Posted Nov 23, 2012
4/5 94% The House I Live In (2012) " One of the best documentaries out this year, and a must-see for Senate and Congress in America. " — Times [UK]
Posted Nov 23, 2012
2/5 49% The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 (2012) " Heads roll, sparks fly, wolves howl and the cinema audience collapses, weak with laughter." — Times [UK]
Posted Nov 14, 2012
3/5 43% On the Road (2012) " The notoriously "unfilmable" On the Road merely slides from hedonism into mild disillusionment." — Times [UK]
Posted Oct 12, 2012
4/5 87% Frankenweenie (2012) " Tim Burton is back on old-fashioned Stygian form with Frankenweenie. It's an animated children's film sufficiently dark and twisted to provide adult amusement too." — Times [UK]
Posted Oct 12, 2012
5/5 92% Skyfall (2012) " Skyfall is a resurrection, and will go down as one of 007's best. " — Times [UK]
Posted Oct 12, 2012
3/5 64% The Campaign (2012) " Perhaps one in ten of the jokes hits the mark; the rest are damp, childish squibs" — Times [UK]
Posted Sep 28, 2012
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