Kevin Maher

Kevin Maher

Agrees with the Tomatometer 72% of the time.

Kevin Maher's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Little White Lies, Sight and Sound, Sunday Times (UK), Times [UK]

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2/5 59% Elser (13 Minutes) "13 Minutes is the German director Oliver Hirschbiegel's follow-up to his gob-smackingly execrable über-flop Diana, and as such the bar of expectation isn't very high. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Jul 16, 2015
1/5 79% Captain America: The First Avenger (2011) "The best bit in this year's umpteenth comic book blockbuster, Captain America: The First Avenger, is when Tommy Lee Jones eats some steak. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Jul 14, 2015
1/5 30% Kick-Ass 2 (2013) "Oh dear. Where to begin? How about everywhere? " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Jul 7, 2015
2/5 93% Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief (2015) "Alas, Alex Gibney's Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief is merely a competent and informative documentary, a snappy collation of everything you've already heard and read about L Ron Hubbard's dubious money-spinning, ahem, "religion". " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Jun 25, 2015
2/5 36% She's Funny That Way (2015) "[The film] puts far too much pressure on the relative newcomer Imogen Poots, who is forced to carry an entire movie with a Noooo Yaaawk accent that hasn't been heard since the heyday of Fran Drescher. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Jun 25, 2015
1/5 63% That Sugar Film (2015) "That Sugar Film is Super Size Me for nitwits. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Jun 25, 2015
4/5 No Score Yet Blood Cells (2015) "A haunting and masterly portrait of the bleeding edges of so-called Broken Britain. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Jun 25, 2015
5/5 95% The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog (1928) "Hitchcock's most underrated movie. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Jun 2, 2015
1/5 10% Return to Sender (2015) "It's queasy stuff. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted May 22, 2015
2/5 80% We Are Many "A competent film that replays the stitch-up of the 2003 Iraq invasion without ever adding to the debate. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted May 22, 2015
2/5 87% Moomins On The Riviera (Muumit Rivieralla) "They say that you either get the Moomins or you don't. I don't. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted May 22, 2015
2/5 No Score Yet Dino Time (2012) "Some rudimentary computer animation, a B-list voice cast and a surfeit of narrative ambition are the defining features of US-South Korean co-production Dino Time. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted May 21, 2015
5/5 96% GoodFellas (1990) "Definitive, sky-high Scorsese, and the one towards which all his subsequent films have been reaching, Goodfellas is, put bluntly, the best movie of the director's career. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted May 21, 2015
4/5 96% A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (2014) "A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night is a vampire film (No! Wait! Come back!) in genre only. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted May 21, 2015
1/5 50% Tomorrowland (2015) "Once upon a time there were these things called movies and they told stories. Then Hollywood made so much money from branding, licensing and merchandising that they stopped telling stories and just started chucking stuff at the screen. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted May 21, 2015
5/5 100% Kes (1969) "One of the nation's finest film-makers at an early peak. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Mar 16, 2015
1/5 34% Blackhat (2015) "It's not very good. Some of it, in fact, is downright awful. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Mar 9, 2015
5/5 100% Maidan (2014) "It's profoundly affecting, eerie and, at times, strangely beautiful. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Mar 9, 2015
1/5 27% The Wedding Ringer (2015) "It manages to offend on so many levels that it's genuinely remarkable. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Mar 9, 2015
2/5 34% Project Almanac (2015) "Enough already with the "found footage" movies. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Mar 9, 2015
93% No Country for Old Men (2007) "Just as the movie is beginning to conform to genre expectations (like The Treasure of the Sierra Madre meets Fargo), the Coens have the guts, and indeed the smarts, to pull it in an entirely different direction. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Feb 22, 2015
5/5 90% Live Die Repeat: Edge of Tomorrow (2014) "The smartest blockbuster of this summer season, or perhaps any summer season. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Jan 5, 2015
4/5 91% X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014) "Here's the thing about comic book heroes. Despite all the noble talk about metaphors, idealism, truth and justice, they're basically just bully-boy fantasies of limitless male aggression... The X-Men, however, have always aspired to something different. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Jan 2, 2015
4/5 86% Un Conte de Noël (A Christmas Tale) (2008) "Perfect off-season timing for a wickedly off-kilter movie about a French family Christmas in extremis. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Dec 10, 2014
3/5 86% Hellboy II: The Golden Army (Hellboy 2) (2008) "Hellboy II is one of those films that you want to love. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Dec 8, 2014
2/5 42% Horns (2014) "You never want to rip into actors. They're a sensitive bunch. They do a job that brutalises the soul at the best of times... And yet I really struggle with Daniel Radcliffe. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Dec 4, 2014
1/5 32% Extraterrestrial (2014) "There's nothing at all original, engaging, stimulating or thought-provoking (for all of these, see Invasion of the Body Snatchers) within its frames. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Dec 4, 2014
4/5 98% Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956) ""You fools! You're in danger! Can't you see? They're after you! They're after all of us!" It's one of the greatest lines in sci-fi movie history, from one of the greatest films, Invasion of the Body Snatchers. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Dec 4, 2014
1/5 7% Ouija (2014) "Ouija is a low grade, low impact, Final Destination-style horror rip-off. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Dec 4, 2014
4/5 89% Downhill "A sweetly maudlin directorial debut from James Rouse, it features winning turns from Richard Lumsden (as team leader Gordon), Karl Theobald (as best buddy about to drop a bombshell Keith) and Ned Dennehy (as drunken spice Julian). " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Jun 10, 2014
2/5 72% Carnage (2011) "A short and trifling thing. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Feb 3, 2012
1/5 51% The Iron Lady (2012) "Almost hysterically inadequate. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Jan 5, 2012
3/5 90% Bridesmaids (2011) "Really, bottom line: it's the best thing Apatow's put his name to in years. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Jun 23, 2011
3/5 91% The Fighter (2010) "Russell throws so much at the screen that there is little time to make your mind up. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Feb 3, 2011
1/5 17% Miral (2011) "Is this a joke? Or a film art 'happening'? " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Dec 2, 2010
5/5 98% The French Connection (1971) "It's hard to imagine it now, but there are only two types of cop movie: pre and post-The French Connection. That's how big it is. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Jul 7, 2010
4/5 78% StreetDance 3D (2013) "Like a full-length version of Britain's Got Talent -- but in the best possible way. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted May 21, 2010
1/5 83% The Ghost Writer (2010) "[Contains] a series of fundamentally dispiriting moments that are seemingly insulated from criticism by the Polanski brand. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Apr 21, 2010
1/5 14% Blind Revenge (2012) "A Closed Book is directed by Raoul Ruiz, a "revered member of the European avant-garde" who decided to tackle "the Anglo-Saxon tradition" - with execrable results. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Feb 19, 2010
2/5 72% La Mujer sin Cabeza (The Headless Woman) (2008) "The pacing is so leaden, and the direction so heavy-handed, that it's fundamentally hard to care. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Feb 19, 2010
4/5 94% The Unloved (2009) "The camera is held at kiddie height, the close-ups are all Lucy's, and the adult world is viewed with deep suspicion as a cold and unforgiving place. It's a tough watch, and justifiably uncompromising. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Feb 19, 2010
3/5 71% The Last Station (2010) "A comforting, Sunday-night costume drama, with some epic performances. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Feb 19, 2010
4/5 91% Crazy Heart (2009) "This turn from the perennially settled and contented Bridges is pure acting. It is the best performance of the past 12 months, and indeed possibly the next. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Feb 19, 2010
4/5 85% The Princess and the Frog (2009) "The closest yet that Disney's traditional 2-D animation has come to threatening the supremacy of the computer-generated Pixar-style tales. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Feb 2, 2010
3/5 91% Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire (2009) "Precious is a big-screen "misery memoir" that is so keen to trace the hellish pathology of familial abuse that it risks glorifying its own subject, or at least shooting it with horror-movie verve. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Feb 2, 2010
1/5 26% Ninja Assassin (2009) "Ninja Assassin is final proof that the once innovative Wachowski Brothers have indeed lost their creative mojo. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Jan 22, 2010
1/5 57% Burlesque Undressed "A startlingly sycophantic documentary about the art of stripping that is produced by its central subject. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Jan 22, 2010
2/5 40% Armored (2009) "A host of charismatic character actors, including Jean Reno, Laurence Fishburne and Matt Dillon, slum it about amiably in Armoured, a B-movie action thriller, before it all implodes in the final unbelievable act. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Jan 22, 2010
2/5 63% Brothers (2009) "Brothers is a movie of moments (some of which are fine indeed) that never quite coalesce into a credible or satisfying whole. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Jan 22, 2010
4/5 91% Up in the Air (2009) "A deliciously self-referential treat, and perhaps even [Clooney's] best movie yet. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Jan 15, 2010
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