Kevin Harley

Kevin Harley

Agrees with the Tomatometer 87% of the time.

Kevin Harley's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Total Film

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
5/5 99% Finding Nemo (2003) "A spectacular comedy-adventure that's never less than totally immersive. Not quite the masterpiece that Toy Story was, but it's the closest Pixar have come since. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Jul 29, 2015
4/5 79% Ant-Man (2015) "Reed might lack the pop-art pizzazz and unruly ambition Wright might have provided (yes, that's a lot of "mights"...), but he nails the comedy/drama/action balance and slam-dunks the set-pieces. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Jul 8, 2015
4/5 90% Love & Mercy (2015) "Love & Mercy is a cine-song of sun-glazed innocence and bruised experience, surfing between excruciating suffering and extraordinary redemption. It makes you cry, but sort of in a good way. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Jul 6, 2015
4/5 97% Amy (2015) "With old-school detail, depth and research, Kapadia teases out the human from the headlines until her tragedy guts you. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Jun 29, 2015
2/5 50% San Andreas (2015) "Less a Rock-buster than a quake'n'bake reheat of post-Emmerich basics. The cast's likeable work falls right through the script holes. " ‐ Total Film
Posted May 27, 2015
4/5 87% A Fuller Life "There's much to celebrate, including Fuller's love for his family. "I wanted my girl to be proud of her daddy," he wrote. In return, she does him proud. " ‐ Total Film
Posted May 11, 2015
4/5 98% Kurt Cobain: Montage Of Heck (2015) "A galvanising portrait of a life: not deified, not vilified, but blazingly vivid. And, at 132 minutes, still over too soon. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Apr 6, 2015
3/5 78% The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water (2015) "What it delivers is what it promises: a battery of deliciously daft, fast-firing, self-mocking, flavour-rich gags, flung with such zest you don't mind if they're disposable. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Mar 24, 2015
4/5 100% Blind (2015) "Playful, unpredictable and occasionally pervy, Vogt's directorial debut is a perception-teasing provocation, made slippery with mischief but also accessible by its warm wit and winning lead. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Mar 24, 2015
3/5 71% The Voices (2015) "At least Reynolds looks like a man finding his way to take risks once more. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Mar 19, 2015
4/5 89% Still Alice (2015) "Moore gives a controlled portrait of emotional implosion ... " ‐ Total Film
Posted Mar 2, 2015
4/5 88% Catch Me Daddy (2015) "Blending the mythical resonances of The Searchers with lyricism and bristly realism, Wolfe's harrowing, haunting dispatch from Brit-cinema's undergrowth is strong meat: emphatic evidence of a bold talent's arrival. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Feb 23, 2015
4/5 89% Big Hero 6 (2014) "The sweet, witty main pairing focuses a potentially busy, derivative super-group tale. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Jan 26, 2015
4/5 75% Enemy (2014) "Jake Gyllenhaal gives not one magnetic, alert yet opaque performance here. He gives two. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Jan 1, 2015
4/5 80% The Theory of Everything (2014) "This is a poignant, probing, often cheekily playful portrait of an ordinary marriage of opposites sustained over decades in extraordinary circumstances. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Jan 1, 2015
4/5 65% The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (2014) "With measure and muscle, Lawrences Jennifer and Francis nail the job of selling the long, twisting road towards revolution. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Nov 10, 2014
4/5 94% The Case Against 8 (2014) "The music busts a gut straining for weepie affect, but you might shed a few yourself when the five-year battle reaches its jubilant, justified climax. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Nov 3, 2014
4/5 92% The Possibilities Are Endless "An honest, artful and empathetic account of resilience emerges, without resort to power-of-love clichés. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Nov 3, 2014
4/5 66% The Woman in Black (2012) "The balance between edge-of-vision shadows and DanRad's screen-centre face puts the care into scares. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Oct 27, 2014
4/5 98% The Overnighters (2014) "A boldly provocative tale of flawed humanity and hardship. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Oct 27, 2014
5/5 98% Aliens (1986) "A subtle, spooky movie with teeth becomes a subtlety-bashing war movie. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Oct 27, 2014
4/5 79% Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989) "It dodges the pitfalls of message-heavy teen movies and skirts the spite of the dumb-and-dumber era it arguably helped birth. Add two innately loveable leads and you can see it takes some smarts to sell something quite this daft. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Oct 22, 2014
4/5 100% Nas: Time Is Illmatic (2014) "A wide-reaching tale locks into focus: one about hope through music, told with style, feeling and economic punch. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Oct 22, 2014
4/5 74% Bjork: Biophilia Live (2014) "While ecology and evolution provide loose themes, Björk's impish glee ignites a fabulously off-piste affair. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Oct 17, 2014
3/5 98% The Loved Ones (2012) "The pacing is choppy but Byrne serves a thick, satisfying stew of savagery and surprise sympathy, generously flavoured by lashings of black humour. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Oct 14, 2014
4/5 72% Soul Boys Of The Western World (2015) "The salad days thrill; after the rush has gone, the comedown is surprisingly moving. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Sep 30, 2014
4/5 84% Violette (2014) "The focus on wordsmith over words is spectacularly well-served by Devos, whose volcanic expression of inner frustration will put you off writing forever. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Sep 30, 2014
4/5 95% 20,000 Days on Earth (2014) "Cave's wittily hard-boiled voiceover and on-stage potency complete the picture: a properly artful portrait of an artist in total command of his myth. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Sep 15, 2014
2/5 78% Ballet Boys "As a window on a world, Ballet Boys is solid. As dramatic exploration, it lacks attack. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Sep 8, 2014
4/5 88% A Most Wanted Man (2014) "An old-school spy thriller, Corbijn's taut le Carré riff does its genre proud. Hoffman commands every second. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Sep 8, 2014
2/5 59% The Grand Seduction (2014) "McKellar's take on class is a fib too far: low-grade laughs can't sweeten the sour message that any crap job will placate working folks. Think: Local Zero. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Aug 25, 2014
2/5 36% If I Stay (2014) "Where's an F-bomb when you need one? " ‐ Total Film
Posted Aug 25, 2014
2/5 62% Million Dollar Arm (2014) "Hamm and Bell keep this hooey light, but you can't lob a ball in here without hitting notes played better in Jerry Maguire and Slumdog Millionaire. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Aug 25, 2014
4/5 92% Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me (2013) "The downside of their cult stature is a shortfall of footage, but the music is uncannily gorgeous, well deployed and copious: for non-initiates, it'll be like finding lost treasure. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Aug 22, 2014
4/5 33% The Art Party! "Performance, satirical fantasy and a better class of banner mix under one message - that Gove's policies oppress kids' needs for self-exploration. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Aug 18, 2014
4/5 81% Lilting (2014) "It's the fully invested leads and graceful, poetic direction that give this study of emotional interiors its subtly heartbreaking power. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Aug 4, 2014
2/5 13% A Promise (2014) "Gabriel Yared's score works hard to rouse emotion but when the most exciting scene involves a rat, the erotic frisson clearly isn't happening. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Jul 28, 2014
3/5 82% Hide Your Smiling Faces (2014) "Providing the magnetic counter-balance for the plot's drift, Ryan Jones and Nathan Varnson give natural performances as small-town brothers rocked by a friend's death. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Jul 28, 2014
3/5 71% Thunder and the House of Magic (2014) "A romp that compensates for its fluffy simplicity with sweetness, generosity and 3D ingenuity. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Jul 23, 2014
4/5 86% The Lady From Shanghai (1948) "Welles' dazzling direction more than makes up for any lack of viewer understanding. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Jul 21, 2014
3/5 77% Who Is Dayani Cristal? (2014) "Bernal seems sincere but he's playing a role he can step out of, which distracts from Silver's deeper ambitions: to humanise and anatomise a heated political issue. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Jul 21, 2014
4/5 100% All This Mayhem "Martin turns a cautionary tale into rollercoaster material: with extraordinary home-video footage capturing the Pappas' rise and fall with an immediacy that leaves you stirred, shaken and moved. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Jul 21, 2014
4/5 No Score Yet Rock and Roll's Greatest Failure: Otway the Movie "While hardly searching, Barker's portrait is infectiously affectionate. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Jul 11, 2014
3/5 56% Love Me Till Monday "Between Maguire's winning lead and the lively portraits of workmates on the lash, there's a sitcom in the making here. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Jul 10, 2014
3/5 83% Begin Again (2014) "The gentle lightning of Once doesn't strike twice for Carney, but his latest music movie has charm beneath its slick surface - and Knightley and Ruffalo harmonise just fine. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Jul 10, 2014
4/5 89% The Golden Dream (La Jaula De Oro) "Quemada-Díez doesn't play soft, and the stinging climax really sticks with you. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Jun 23, 2014
4/5 91% Mistaken for Strangers (2014) "An affecting, hilarious portrait of chalk/cheese sibling love, with a sweet twist: Tom thinks he's a loser, but his film is a winning one-off. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Jun 23, 2014
3/5 100% Leave To Remain "Goodison's ace is his cast: when he just lets us watch them, their natural warmth provides all the conviction needed. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Jun 16, 2014
4/5 82% Camille Claudel, 1915 (2013) "What emerges is a demanding but hypnotic, probing portrait of an artist denied her art, by a director in total command of his. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Jun 16, 2014
4/5 84% Pulp: a Film About Life, Death & Supermarkets (2014) "An earthy, affecting and droll celebration of the unique alignment of influences that forged a great band - and the thrusting live footage rams Pulp's greatness home. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Jun 6, 2014
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