Kate Muir

Kate Muir

Agrees with the Tomatometer 83% of the time.

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/5 49% Stonehearst Asylum (2014) " Stonehearst Asylum is a richly bonkers piece of Victoriana. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Apr 23, 2015
5/5 81% The Falling " Atmospheric, insightful and darkly funny. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Apr 23, 2015
4/5 78% Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) " Avengers: Age of Ultron delivers the usual superhero suspects in a slick, if overlong, adventure that bungee jumps between banter and action. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Apr 21, 2015
3/5 70% The Salvation (2015) " The Salvation is of that rare genre: the Danish western, starring the always-magnificent Mads Mikkelsen as Jon, a Nordic settler in the (extremely) Wild West of America in 1871. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Apr 16, 2015
3/5 89% Glassland " While there are some powerful emotional moments, the sense of despair is enervating. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Apr 16, 2015
4/5 100% Home from Home: Chronicle of a Vision (Die Andere Heimat) " Home from Home: Chronicle of a Vision is a daunting four hours long, but so immersive and exquisitely photographed that time shoots by in the manner of the best box set. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Apr 16, 2015
4/5 90% Cry of the City (1948) " In luscious blacks and whites, this film noir thriller takes place in Little Italy, New York, and is a precursor to the cinema of Scorsese, with a touch of Hitchcock in its affectionate embrace of man's dark side. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Apr 16, 2015
2/5 59% A Little Chaos (2015) " Will she bring in the botanical build on time and on budget? Will the head gardener give her the green thumbs up? Or will it end in a vale of mud and tears for our horticultural hotties? " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Apr 16, 2015
2/5 No Score Yet Rurouni Kenshin: The Legend Ends (Rurôni Kenshin: Densetsu no saigo-hen) " Rurouni Kenshin 3: The Legend Ends -- and that's a relief. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Apr 16, 2015
3/5 91% Jauja (2015) " When Inge elopes with a soldier, Dinesen searches across the unforgiving but beautifully shot landscape, in a sort of western that turns into a surreal exploration of his existential angst, then segues to his descendants in the present day. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Apr 9, 2015
3/5 50% Bypass " Another sensitive performance from George MacKay (last seen in Pride) gives Duane Hopkins's drama Bypass a solid emotional core. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Apr 9, 2015
1/5 14% Hot Tub Time Machine 2 (2015) " This is asphyxiate-on-your-own popcorn unfunny, exhaustingly stupid and a waste of twelve quid. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Apr 9, 2015
3/5 53% Woman in Gold (2015) " There is much to recommend in Woman in Gold. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Apr 9, 2015
2/5 31% Lost River (2015) " [Gosling] seems to have dug up some lurid offcuts from a Nicolas Winding Refn movie, and mashed then up with David Lynch and Edward Hopper. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Apr 9, 2015
4/5 98% About Elly (2015) " Rarely have layers of truth been so expertly peeled away than in About Elly, a drama from the Oscar-winning director of A Separation. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Apr 6, 2015
5/5 100% Blade Runner (The Final Cut) (2007) " "Blade Runner is a film set 40 years hence, made in the style of 40 years ago," Ridley Scott said of his celebrated science-fiction noir. Perhaps that other-worldly "retrofitted" look is why it seems ageless, despite being set in 2019. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Apr 3, 2015
4/5 71% The DUFF (2015) " The Duff is your typical high-school misfit comedy, elevated by a kooky, cranky and deeply sympathetic performance by Mae Whitman. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Apr 2, 2015
2/5 60% The Water Diviner (2015) " Russell Crowe's first effort as a director provides four movies for the price of one. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Apr 2, 2015
3/5 82% Furious 7 (2015) " "Cars don't fly!" is the recurring cry in Fast and Furious 7 and in scene after improbably hilarious heavy-metal crashing scene, this idea is disproved. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Apr 2, 2015
1/5 No Score Yet Hackney's Finest " The film-making is clunky, the voiceover from dealer Sirus (Nathanael Wiseman) is irksome and the gangster-police showdown is merely a showcase for some severed fingers and very large guns. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Apr 2, 2015
4/5 85% Cinderella (2015) " Darlings, just breathless with the news: Kenneth Branagh's Cinderella is a sumptuous, candy-coloured rush of romance, with added thespian backbone from Cate Blanchett as the evil stepmother. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Mar 27, 2015
2/5 58% Robot Overlords " Robot Overlords would be better as a children's television series than a cinema release, despite the presence of Ben Kingsley and Gillian Anderson. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Mar 27, 2015
4/5 100% Blind (2004) " Blind takes a fresh look at reality and fiction, through the unseeing eyes of Ingrid (an uncanny performance by Ellen Dorrit Petersen). " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Mar 27, 2015
3/5 45% En chance til " The film is shouldered by a powerful performance by Game of Thrones star Nikolaj Coster-Waldau. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Mar 24, 2015
5/5 83% Orlando (1992) " Tilda Swinton's performance as Orlando in this adaptation of Virginia Woolf's novel is luminous and thrilling, an omnisexual romp through 400 years of history. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Mar 20, 2015
4/5 91% Mommy (2015) " As outrageous as it is insightful, Mommy is a mother-and-son melodrama taken to operatic heights. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Mar 20, 2015
2/5 28% Wild Card (2015) " Bar. Big breasts. Bodyguard. Jason Statham! Cockney, mate. Vegas, innit? " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Mar 19, 2015
5/5 70% Far From the Madding Crowd (1967) " Quality oozes from every pore, with John Schlesinger's direction complemented by Frederic Raphael's sharp script and a cast that includes Julie Christie, Alan Bates, Peter Finch and a dastardly Terence Stamp. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Mar 12, 2015
2/5 72% Suite Française " When Hollywood adapts great literature into a movie, it is best not to expect too much, and merely feel thankful that anything has been salvaged. But the treatment that has befallen Suite Française seems particularly harsh. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Mar 12, 2015
2/5 79% Life of Riley (2014) " I found it unbearably boring and mannered. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Mar 6, 2015
5/5 75% Daisies (2012) " As subversive as it is hilarious. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Mar 6, 2015
4/5 82% Difret " The film focuses on the moving and complex relationship between Hirut (Tizita Hagere) and her lawyer Meaza Ashenafi (Meron Getnet) as they battle a death sentence and prejudice against women. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Mar 6, 2015
4/5 89% Still Alice (2015) " While Moore has deserved an Academy Award for years... the surprise is Stewart, who has left the twilight zone and burst forth as a creature of brutal honesty on screen. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Mar 6, 2015
4/5 100% Dreamcatcher (2015) " Director Kim Longinotto somehow inveigles her camera into the lives of prostitutes, abused teenagers and drug addicts on the streets of Chicago, and elicits confessions and revelations that leave you gasping. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Mar 5, 2015
1/5 11% Unfinished Business (2015) " If only I could have left Unfinished Business unfinished... Five minutes would have been enough with this dull, dated tosh, so flaccid were the jokes. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Mar 5, 2015
5/5 93% The Deer Hunter (1978) " The movie won five Oscars and, if anything, improves with age. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Mar 2, 2015
4/5 88% The Tales of Hoffmann (1951) " It's a work of hysterical excess and flamboyant extravagance and it feels unlike pretty much anything else you will ever see in a cinema. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Feb 27, 2015
5/5 91% White God (2015) " White God is perhaps the greatest dog movie made without CGI. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Feb 27, 2015
3/5 95% Catch Me Daddy " [A] promising debut from the British directors Daniel and Matthew Wolfe. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Feb 27, 2015
2/5 62% The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2015) " If The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel was the cinematic equivalent of a comforting chicken tikka masala ready meal, then its sequel has been left in the freezer too long and reheated to lukewarm. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Feb 26, 2015
4/5 95% An American in Paris (1951) " One of the great MGM musicals. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Feb 22, 2015
5/5 84% Chariots of Fire (1981) " From the opening scene of pale young men racing barefoot along the beach, full of hope and elation, backed by Vangelis's now famous anthem, the film is utterly compelling. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Feb 21, 2015
5/5 98% The Artist (2011) " Sometimes cinema should just be pure, unadulterated joy, and The Artist is precisely that, in every wordless frame. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Feb 17, 2015
2/5 25% Fifty Shades of Grey (2015) " Think World of Interiors meets The Little Book of Bondage, and you may get the picture, which starts out hilarious, becomes ludicrous and finally dubious. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Feb 11, 2015
4/5 91% Amour Fou (2015) " Jessica Hausner's Amour Fou frames German Romanticism from a female perspective, gently poking fun at the true story of the selfish, pompous poet Heinrich von Kleist and his suicide pact with Henriette Vogel in 1811. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Feb 5, 2015
3/5 63% Still Life (2015) " I was intrigued by the prospect of the always-compelling Eddie Marsan playing a dull south London council funeral administrator in Still Life. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Feb 5, 2015
5/5 99% Selma (2015) " In Selma, British actor David Oyelowo subtly transmogrifies himself into Martin Luther King Jr, displaying intelligent self-doubt, not flash political pomp. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Feb 5, 2015
3/5 88% The Turning " The Turning is a collection of nine short films based on Tim Winton's stories, some of which are more satisfying than others but in all they give a sense of Australian landscape and life at the edges. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Feb 5, 2015
3/5 63% Son of a Gun (2015) " Son of a Gun is an entertaining heist thriller starring Ewan McGregor that takes the well-trodden territory of the prison break and the criminal afterlife and sets it in the gold mines, beach resorts and skanky motels of Australia. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Jan 29, 2015
4/5 72% Inherent Vice (2015) " Paul Thomas Anderson's Inherent Vice provides a rush of pure hallucinogenic pleasure, but its logic is mighty hard to follow. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Jan 29, 2015
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