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Kate Stables

Agrees with the Tomatometer 71% of the time.

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2/5 49% Cake (2015) "The drugs don't work - but thankfully Aniston does - in this slight but sly portrait of pain-meds hell, which wallows in self-pity when it should be grabbing our sympathy. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Feb 16, 2015
4/5 51% Unbroken (2014) "Jolie's polished memorial to Zamperini's astonishing wartime valour sees O'Connell on star-making form. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Dec 4, 2014
3/5 35% Horrible Bosses 2 (2014) "Less wild, and a bit less winning than last time, this breezy kidnap caper still manages to take care of business. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Nov 25, 2014
3/5 70% They Came Together (2014) "Adorable, acidly funny and absurd in equal measures, this bouncy, gag-packed romcom spoof ain't quite as funny as it thinks. But when Paul meets Amy, they'll have you at 'Hello'... " ‐ Total Film
Posted Sep 1, 2014
3/5 90% Obvious Child (2014) "Fizzing with neurosis and nervous gags, Jenny Slate's winning odd-couple romance with a gawky Jake Lacy carries the movie over the odd comic misfire. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Aug 25, 2014
4/5 66% Lucy (2014) "Besson is at his balls-out bonkers best in this genre-scrambling, mind-expanding exhilarator. Find it on the biggest screen available and just say 'Yes'... " ‐ Total Film
Posted Aug 22, 2014
2/5 23% Tammy (2014) "Even Melissa McCarthy's exuberant comic capers can't get this road-trip clunker out of first gear. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Jul 6, 2014
3/5 86% Chef (2014) "Chef isn't in Swingers' league, but it's a funny, charming and personal film. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Jun 23, 2014
3/5 75% Chinese Puzzle (2014) "It's Duris' engaging breakneck performance, bolstered by energetic turns from Kelly Reilly, Cecile de France and Audrey Tatou, that keeps the motor running. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Jun 20, 2014
1/5 9% Grace Of Monaco "More high camp than High Society, Dahan's hilariously ham-fisted biopic seeks high-stakes operatic thrills, but provides shrill melodramatic spills. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Jun 2, 2014
4/5 No Score Yet Tirez La Langue, Mademoiselle "Echoes of Eric Rohmer are pleasing rather than irksome, but Ropert has developed a quirky style that's very much her own. " ‐ Total Film
Posted May 26, 2014
3/5 48% Rio 2 (2014) "The swooping 3D musical numbers pop with colour - but it's hard to see where this feathered-family franchise could fly next. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Apr 2, 2014
99% 20 Feet From Stardom (2013) "Consciously avoiding a Dreamgirls vibe that suggests their failure was a showbiz tragedy, Neville lets his subjects unabashedly strut their stuff. " ‐ Sight and Sound
Posted Mar 28, 2014
3/5 44% Yves Saint Laurent (2014) "Hardcore fashionistas will doubtless flock to drool over the endless catwalk shows, packed with genuine YSL archive pieces. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Mar 17, 2014
3/5 78% Muppets Most Wanted (2014) "Smartly spoofy rather than sweetly nostalgic, this distractingly star-studded jaunt is fast and funny, but short on emotional punch. But a good time awaits for kids and long-time Muppet-lovers. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Mar 14, 2014
4/5 59% Nymphomaniac: Volume II (2014) "With explicit sex and penetrating philosophy, this erotic odyssey requires close attention and an open mind. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Feb 17, 2014
4/5 75% Nymphomaniac: Volume I (2014) "With explicit sex and penetrating philosophy, this erotic odyssey requires close attention and an open mind. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Feb 17, 2014
3/5 79% Mr. Peabody & Sherman (2014) "Despite top-notch visuals and versatile voice-work from Ty Burrell's doting doggy dad and Alison Janney's monstrous social worker, it lacks the Up-style warmth to be best in show. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Feb 9, 2014
4/5 92% Moonstruck (1987) "This charming comedy show [Cher] at her warm and supple best. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Feb 7, 2014
93% American Hustle (2013) "Like the Abscam con, the film is a convincing confection, so well played that we don't care if it's the real deal or not. " ‐ Sight and Sound
Posted Feb 6, 2014
4/5 58% Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2013) "Ambitious in its span and powerful in its recreation of tumultuous times, this is a skilful dramatisation and a worthy celebration. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Dec 31, 2013
2/5 49% Scatter My Ashes At Bergdorf's (2013) "Once-upon-a-time tales about Elizabeth Taylor ordering 200 pairs of mink earmuffs, or Yoko Ono's Christmas Eve $400,000 furs-splurge, can't compensate for a lacklustre storyline about the famously intricate Chrimbo shop windows. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Dec 2, 2013
2/5 49% Parkland (2013) "Despite some affecting moments, the lumbering Parkland feels more like a well-researched magazine feature than an involving drama. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Nov 4, 2013
4/5 57% Walesa "Undeniably hard-going for non-history buffs, but well worth the sweat. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Oct 28, 2013
1/5 8% Diana (2013) "A tasteless, breathless Hello-tastic romance that plays fast and loose with the facts. Any more creepily reverential, and it would be curtseying. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Sep 13, 2013
3/5 92% In a World... (2013) "Witty, wry, and just a little bit scattershot, this good-natured satire takes on cinema's last taboo with small-screen plotting, but big-screen gusto. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Sep 9, 2013
3/5 49% Thanks For Sharing (2013) "What keeps the show on the road are the three male lead performances, which are commendably stripped-down and honest. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Sep 9, 2013
3/5 79% Any Day Now (2012) "The actors excel, particularly Levya, whose turn will knock you sideways. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Sep 2, 2013
95% A Hijacking (2013) "As well as the film's almost documentary realism (it's required viewing for shipping personnel), here the brief but telling extras show off Lindholm's dedication to accuracy. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Aug 22, 2013
3/5 54% Lovelace (2013) "Seyfried and Sarsgaard excel in a biopic that focuses on the hard times rather than the hardcore, and leaves you feeling that there's a lot more to say. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Aug 12, 2013
5/5 88% When Harry Met Sally (1989) "What knocks it out of the park is the combination of Ephron's insights and Reiner's matchless comic chops. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Jul 30, 2013
3/5 96% The Deep (2013) "It's all a pretty obvious metaphor for the icy plunge that the Icelandic economy took recently, but is none the worse for it. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Jul 16, 2013
3/5 60% The Bling Ring (2013) "A sly true-crime drama. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Jul 8, 2013
3/5 55% The Company You Keep (2013) "Well-crafted, wellintentioned and well, just a tad dull, Redford's radical-chic-road-trip will appeal to the Senior Railcard crowd. " ‐ Total Film
Posted May 17, 2013
3/5 82% Something in the Air (2013) "A pitch-perfect period setting can't compensate for the presence of the lithe but terminally listless leads. " ‐ Total Film
Posted May 15, 2013
3/5 81% De jueves a domingo (Thursday Till Sunday) "The images of North Chile's lunar landscapes sing - if you can stand the mercilessly long takes. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Mar 22, 2013
4/5 90% Lincoln (2012) "Steven Spielberg's masterly, high-minded recreation of Abraham Lincoln's long-shot battle to get the 13th amendment outlawing slavery through a hostile Congress. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Jan 15, 2013
3/5 65% Great Expectations (2013) "Its glossy looks, first-rate playing and famous pedigree will be cat-nip to book-groupies. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Oct 22, 2012
2/5 0% The Knot (2012) "Nothing if not predictable. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Sep 28, 2012
4/5 86% Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012) "An ambitious love letter to a Louisiana way of life that's being literally washed away. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Sep 28, 2012
3/5 60% El Bulli: Cooking In Progress (2011) "Legendary chef Ferran Adrià's philosophising about pushing new food frontiers is fascinating, but barely glimpsed, so keen is the film on recording the appliance of science to innocent ingredients. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Jul 16, 2012
3/5 83% Cloclo "Dardenne brothers favourite Jérémie Renier is uncannily good as the tightly wound star, as well as a dead ringer for him. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Jun 21, 2012
19% Lay the Favorite (2012) "Frears seems to be in something of a slump, and his giddy, surface-skimming adaptation of Beth Raymer's memoir about her trajectory from stripper to bookie isn't reversing the trend. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Jun 13, 2012
3/5 82% Fast Girls (2013) "Noel Clarke, who co-scripted and co-stars, doesn't get any Kidulthood-style grit going, though Crichlow's gutsy performance has you rooting for her. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Jun 13, 2012
5/5 93% The Apartment (1960) "No one does the pitchblack flipside of funny like Wilder, and 1960's The Apartment is the darkest he ever made. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Jun 13, 2012
3/5 65% All In Good Time "Its stagey mix of East Is East-style father/ son conflict and bouncy bedroom farce is endearing, though a tad stereotyped. " ‐ Total Film
Posted May 10, 2012
71% Carnage (2011) "The characters' all-round unpleasantness, and the film's merciless mirth-making with their failings, keeps things buoyantly, bleakly funny. " ‐ Sight and Sound
Posted Feb 7, 2012
3/5 46% Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close (2012) "Moving, if heavy-handed, it's an emotional walkabout with real heart. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Jan 23, 2012
68% Wuthering Heights (2012) "Andrea Arnold's stark, defiantly naturalistic new version succeeds brilliantly in injecting the shock of the new into this well-thumbed English classic. " ‐ Sight and Sound
Posted Nov 15, 2011
77% The Debt (2011) "The result is a sturdy, often suspenseful piece, but one that delivers less than it promises. " ‐ Sight and Sound
Posted Oct 4, 2011
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