Kate Muir

Kate Muir

Agrees with the Tomatometer 83% of the time.

Kate Muir's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Times [UK]

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
5/5 98% Inside Out (2015) "Tthe ordinary trauma of an 11-year-old girl coming to terms with a new life and school while losing all her old, comforting, childish certainties has become a glittering, bravura piece of cinema, a comedy both wise and tender. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Jul 23, 2015
4/5 58% The Legend of Barney Thomson "Carlyle himself stars as a dangerously unhinged barber in a less-than-salubrious salon and Emma Thompson plays his equally terrifying mother in a fake leopard coat. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Jul 23, 2015
4/5 84% Performance (1970) "With a pleasurably peculiar cast of James Fox, Mick Jagger and Anita Pallenberg, Performance is one of the weirdest slices of Seventies London around, combining gangster violence and ritual humiliation with decaying rock-star glamour. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Jul 23, 2015
4/5 97% Best Of Enemies (2015) "Best of Enemies tell the story behind the gripping and often howlingly funny Sixties television debates between two American intellectuals: William Buckley Jr. and Gore Vidal. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Jul 23, 2015
4/5 86% Inception (2010) "Inception is a grown-up thriller ride through the dreamscapes of the mind, with Leonardo DiCaprio in the lead. The movie is a sign that Hollywood retains some intellectual oomph. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Jul 20, 2015
2/5 66% Thor: The Dark World (2013) "When Marvel brought in Alan Taylor, the director of Game of Thrones, to invigorate the Thor franchise, many hoped for a breast-bearing, dwarf-battling, blood-spurting melodrama -- with capes and hammers. Sadly, it was not to be. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Jul 14, 2015
4/5 87% X-Men: First Class (2011) "In some glorious zone between Mad Men and Thunderbirds comes this X-Men prequel, as kinetic as it is character-driven, and full of ridiculous retro pleasures. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Jul 14, 2015
2/5 46% Ted 2 (2015) "If you liked the first Ted film, which launched Seth MacFarlane's potty-mouthed teddy, you may still find the second offensive, not because of its daft man-child humour, but its ill-judged attempt at comic racism. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Jul 9, 2015
4/5 100% Li'l Quinquin (2015) "P'tit Quinquin immerses you in the bucolic life of a French village near Boulogne, where a serial killer seems to be chopping up bodies. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Jul 9, 2015
3/5 82% 100 Bloody Acres (2013) "100 Bloody Acres is yet another cheap'n'cheerful Australian comedy-horror film, made with gusto by Colin and Cameron Cairnes. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Jul 9, 2015
4/5 79% Ant-Man (2015) "One of the few Marvel superheroes you'd happily take down the pub. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Jul 9, 2015
2/5 57% Futatsume no mado (Still the Water) "While the images chosen by the Japanese arthouse director Naomi Kawase are exquisite and arresting, the narrative is a dull, New Age meander. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Jul 2, 2015
4/5 97% Housebound (2014) "Housebound does ghosts in the walls with the same wacky panache as the recent Wyrmwood did Aussie zombies. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Jul 2, 2015
4/5 56% La Grande Bouffe (Blow-Out) (Blow Out) (1973) "[A] surreal and funny feast. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Jul 2, 2015
1/5 26% Terminator Genisys (2015) "As ill-conceived as it is ill-spelt, Terminator Genisys fires a rocket-propelled grenade into its own franchise. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Jul 2, 2015
4/5 90% Bridesmaids (2011) "The big, brash laughs are coupled with a smart insight into women's friendships. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Jun 30, 2015
2/5 28% The Ardor (2015) "The Burning attempts to take the spaghetti western into the Argentine rainforest. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Jun 18, 2015
3/5 7% Accidental Love (2015) "Accidental Love fields a top-level cast in a low-level comedy that combines the peculiar subjects of a nail in the brain, and pork-barrel Washington politics. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Jun 18, 2015
3/5 87% Mr. Holmes (2015) "Holmes has been exhumed once again, in a long, slightly dull, tasteful British-Sunday-afternoon adaptation. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Jun 18, 2015
2/5 No Score Yet Age Of Kill "Kemp tries to be butch, with his grey slicked-back hair and war-worn features, but somehow you expect him to pick up his bass guitar and break into True or Gold. The rest of the acting is exceptionally wooden. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Jun 12, 2015
5/5 97% The Look of Silence (2015) "The Look of Silence is a superbly crafted, earth-shattering documentary. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Jun 11, 2015
4/5 71% Jurassic World (2015) "Humongously enjoyable and gloriously predictable. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Jun 10, 2015
4/5 97% 1971 (2015) "1971 is a fascinating documentary that unearths the human story behind a burglary of the FBI offices in Media, Pennsylvania, when every secret file was stolen. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Jun 4, 2015
3/5 33% Shooting for Socrates "An amusing portrayal of Jackie Fullerton. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Jun 4, 2015
4/5 93% Bai ri yan huo (Black Coal, Thin Ice) "What's fascinating is not merely the plot, but the wonderfully shot background, red and green neon on a grey townscape. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Jun 4, 2015
4/5 83% How to Marry a Millionaire (1953) "In How to Marry a Millionaire, directed by John Negulesco, there is the triple delight of Marilyn Monroe, Betty Grable and Lauren Bacall in one movie -- and one apartment. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Jun 4, 2015
4/5 95% Spy (2015) "An action-comedy that takes the bankrupt Bond genre out for a fresh and subversive airing. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Jun 4, 2015
3/5 81% Queen and Country (2015) "Queen and Country is John Boorman's autobiographical sequel to the wonderful Hope and Glory and a rather softer affair. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Jun 4, 2015
4/5 94% Paths of Glory (1957) "Those who are used to 2001: A Space Odyssey or A Clockwork Orange will initially find this black-and-white First World War drama starring Kirk Douglas rather traditional, until its radical content is revealed. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Jun 2, 2015
3/5 94% In Bloom (2014) "The leads are played with freshness and mischief by Lika Babluani as Eka and Mariam Bokeria as Natia. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Jun 2, 2015
2/5 28% Pompeii (2014) "Pompeii 3D is a swords-and-sandals disaster epic that contains all the B-movie tropes you might hope for... The only element missing is a decent script. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Jun 2, 2015
5/5 92% Macbeth "From the opening scarlet-and-black titles, Shakespeare's play is more eviscerated than adapted, in a lean, mean and powerful piece of cinema. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted May 28, 2015
1/5 56% Love "By 3am, as the film trickled to a halt, most of us wished we had stayed in our own beds. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted May 28, 2015
3/5 81% Man Up "[Lake Bell] steals the show with her rubbery, expressive face, penchant for self-humiliation and believable English accent. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted May 28, 2015
4/5 74% The Connection (2015) "A gripping and stylish French thriller set among mafia mobsters in Marseilles. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted May 28, 2015
2/5 78% Danny Collins (2015) "He is is infinitely watchable, but Al Pacino's decision to star in the schmaltzfest of Danny Collins was a mistake. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted May 28, 2015
4/5 99% Timbuktu (2015) "Abderrahmane Sissako watches as traditional life, in harmony with a beautiful landscape, is destroyed by the invaders' rules and Sharia. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted May 28, 2015
5/5 97% Amy (2015) "Heartbreaking [and] deeply sympathetic. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted May 22, 2015
2/5 39% Irrational Man (2015) "As pretentious as it is absurd, the new movie relies on that tired Allen trope: intellectual older man falls in love with beautiful woman half his age, and farce ensues. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted May 22, 2015
2/5 50% The Man Who Saved the World "[An] unfortunate mix of documentary footage and reconstruction. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted May 14, 2015
3/5 89% Clouds of Sils Maria (2015) "[Olivier Assayas'] real genius is casting Kristen Stewart as Binoche's harried and bespectacled personal assistant, Valentine. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted May 14, 2015
2/5 81% A Royal Night Out "A Royal Night Out is a right royal mess, despite Buckingham Palace being staffed by some fine actors. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted May 14, 2015
4/5 98% Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) "In all, a terrific experience. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted May 12, 2015
3/5 74% Big Game (2015) "The action includes an amusing scene featuring a chest freezer and a helicopter. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted May 7, 2015
4/5 77% WYRMWOOD: Road Of The Dead (2015) "If you like your zombie movies ultra-violent, ironic and delivered in a power-shower of blood, then Wyrmwood: Road of the Dead will be right up your street. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted May 7, 2015
3/5 77% Rosewater (2014) "Straightforward and solid. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted May 7, 2015
4/5 98% Phoenix (2015) "Phoenix is full of ambiguity and intelligence. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted May 7, 2015
2/5 59% Spooks: The Greater Good "Spooks addicts will probably be satisfied, but those used to the ambition and mega-budgets of Bourne and Bond may feel shortchanged. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted May 7, 2015
2/5 61% Unfriended (2015) "In the cinema, the static setup, fuzzy, pixellating Skype faces, and the parps of incoming messages all become profoundly irritating. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Apr 30, 2015
3/5 20% Anti-Social "The film displays remarkable energy and fun, although the London gangster milieu and its "blud'n'bruv" slang is overused. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Apr 30, 2015
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