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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
4/5 98% Rams (Hrútar) (2016) "Rams is a gorgeous, tender and unexpectedly moving film about the most unlikely of subjects: sheep farming in the northern valleys of Iceland. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Feb 4, 2016
1/5 No Score Yet Taking Stock "There are supporting players, a regular toe-curling voiceover, non-stop musical lifts from Pulp Fiction and some breathtakingly slack direction from Maeve Murphy. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Feb 4, 2016
3/5 No Score Yet Miss Hokusai (Sarusuberi: Miss Hokusai) "Miss Hokusai is a high-profile Japanese anime that is completely (and refreshingly) devoid of fantastical creatures, floating castles and sharpshooting cyborgs. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Feb 4, 2016
1/5 9% Point Break (2015) "How did they get it so wrong? How could they remake the beloved 1990s action classic Point Break with such ineptitude and so little affection? " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Feb 4, 2016
4/5 96% Spotlight (2015) "This is the story of the Pulitzer prize-winning team of Boston Globe journalists who early in 2002 lifted the lid on a clerical abuse epidemic in the Boston archdiocese. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Feb 4, 2016
3/5 88% Innocence Of Memories "Part travelogue, part dream poem, part documentary, Innocence of Memories is certainly one of the most original movies you'll see this year. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Jan 28, 2016
2/5 25% Backtrack (2016) "Alas, you have seen it all before, and better. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Jan 28, 2016
1/5 55% 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers Of Benghazi (2016) "13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi is a movie for anyone who saw The Hurt Locker and thought, "You know what would make this really good? If they got six really muscley dudes with machineguns to come in and blow away all the Arabs." " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Jan 28, 2016
2/5 44% Lost in Karastan "A missed opportunity. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Jan 22, 2016
3/5 57% The Last Diamond (Le Dernier Diamant) "An efficient and punchy heist movie. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Jan 22, 2016
1/5 77% The Assassin (2015) "May just be the most tedious and enervating kung-fu movie ever conceived. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Jan 22, 2016
5/5 96% Room (2015) "A soul-stirring feel-good weepie. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Jan 15, 2016
1/5 13% Breakdown "Nutty, overblown, occasionally nasty and ultimately tedious. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Jan 15, 2016
5/5 94% A War (Krigen) (2016) "Propulsive action drama meets philosophical rumination " ‐ The Spectator
Posted Jan 8, 2016
2/5 No Score Yet To Be Frank: Sinatra at 100 "Earnest, if ultimately shaky. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Dec 10, 2015
2/5 29% Swung "Ewan Morrison's nuanced and thoughtful debut novel Swung is mostly de-fanged in this tentative, trepidatious, big-screen adaptation. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Dec 10, 2015
4/5 91% Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict (2015) "Intelligent and inventive, the director Lisa Immordino Vreeland refuses to be hamstrung by chronology and instead pulls Guggenheim's rich and bohemian life apart and into big, thematic chunks. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Dec 10, 2015
4/5 100% Ice and the Sky (La glace et le ciel) "Climate-change sceptics will have a tough time with Ice and the Sky. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Dec 10, 2015
4/5 60% Sisters (2015) "It's witty, painfully incisive, quietly emotional, brilliantly charismatic, female-centred fun. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Dec 10, 2015
2/5 No Score Yet The Honourable Rebel "It is hampered, unfortunately, by a drearily uninspired narrative structure (and then, and then, and then, and then), and by some giggle-inducingly stiff "dramatic" re-creations (the "car chase" with the Gestapo has to be seen to be believed). " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Dec 4, 2015
4/5 84% Urok (The Lesson) (2015) "The Lesson takes a simple, and hardly extravagant premise and somehow constructs, out of this initial set-up, a gripping, increasingly desperate, and often wildly intense narrative rollercoaster. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Dec 3, 2015
3/5 100% The Show of Shows "You want to love The Show of Shows, a wordless archive documentary... And certainly, for the first 30 minutes at least, the director Benedikt Erlingsson creates a beguiling and eerie atmosphere. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Dec 3, 2015
0/5 26% Victor Frankenstein (2015) "Worst film of the year? Possibly. Worst Frankenstein adaptation ever? Definitely (and considering that Aaron Eckhart's egregious 2014 action flop I, Frankenstein is also in the running, that's impressive). " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Dec 3, 2015
1/5 65% Krampus (2015) "The family members are outlined as mostly repellent characters. And so, when the evil Santa monster (hoofs, horns, chains, beard) eventually comes calling, we're positively cheering him on, begging him to finish them off. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Dec 3, 2015
3/5 91% Bridge of Spies (2015) "[A] solidly entertaining Cold War thriller. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Dec 1, 2015
2/5 77% The Good Dinosaur (2015) "The Good Dinosaur is the animation behemoth Pixar at its most formulaic and uninspired. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Dec 1, 2015
4/5 100% Radiator (2015) "A moving and often brutally effective disquisition on the ageing process, on senility and dementia, and how families are regularly wrenched apart by the same. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Dec 1, 2015
4/5 100% All About Them (A Trois, On Y Va) "All About Them is either a piece of male wish fulfilment or a reason, right now, to emigrate to France. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Dec 1, 2015
4/5 No Score Yet Star Men "Star Men is a quirky, sweet and deceptively moving documentary about four pioneering British astronomers. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Nov 20, 2015
4/5 65% The Dressmaker "To say that The Dressmaker is sui generis is almost an understatement. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Nov 19, 2015
1/5 27% Momentum (2015) "Momentum is a strange husk of an action movie, one that contains all the right beats of a Hollywood contender, including a preposterous closing-reel set-up for an entire franchise to come, without a single moment of dramatic intrigue or credibility. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Nov 19, 2015
4/5 94% Güeros (2015) "It plays like a dreamy, structurally fractured Richard Linklater homage to the French new wave. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Nov 19, 2015
1/5 42% Love (2015) "The arthouse provocateur Gaspar Noé is famous for brutalising his audiences... Now he's back, with Love 3D and this time he's done it solely with the power of boredom. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Nov 19, 2015
2/5 70% The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (2015) "For a lot of her screen time, in fact, Lawrence doesn't look troubled or pensive at all. Just bored. I know I was. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Nov 12, 2015
0/5 44% Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse (2015) "There's this one shot, almost seven seconds long... [that] is just a huge pair of breasts, up close, in slow-mo, bouncing "hilariously" on camera. I know -- breasts are so funny like that, aren't they? " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Nov 5, 2015
1/5 17% Ronaldo (2015) "A grossly uncritical slice of hagiography. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Nov 5, 2015
1/5 33% Kill Your Friends "It features a memorable tap-a-long soundtrack (Radiohead, Blur, Oasis, the Prodigy, etc) and a woefully miscast Nicholas Hoult. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Nov 5, 2015
2/5 90% Mississippi Grind (2015) "A flimsy road movie about two mismatched gamblers. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Oct 22, 2015
2/5 71% Brand: A Second Coming (2015) "Mostly I don't want my documentarians slobbering all over their subjects. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Oct 22, 2015
5/5 96% Listen To Me Marlon (2015) ""Listen to my voice," he says, in a soft adenoidal whisper. "Just let go," adds the Godfather star and Greatest American Screen Actor Who Ever Lived, before pausing dramatically, and topping it off with, "Let your mind drift." " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Oct 22, 2015
4/5 No Score Yet They Will Have to Kill Us First (2016) "It's a rare and inspiring thing, in contemporary culture, to witness artists in action who are willing to die for their art. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Oct 22, 2015
3/5 92% The Black Panthers: Vanguard Of The Revolution (2015) "It might have benefited from a more critical polemic (some of those Panther cats, I believe, weren't all good), but for an analysis of US racial dynamics as seen from the post #ICantBreathe era, it makes for sobering viewing. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Oct 22, 2015
1/5 No Score Yet Rough Cut "Rough Cut is an ill-constructed exercise in overextended ambitions. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Oct 16, 2015
4/5 86% SuperBob "[A] charmingly inventive mockumentary. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Oct 15, 2015
3/5 92% Censored Voices (2015) "Censored Voices is a competent, satisfying, if not exactly revelatory, Israeli documentary about the Six-Day War. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Oct 15, 2015
4/5 64% The Program (2016) "Lance Armstrong is a big fat liar. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Oct 15, 2015
1/5 7% Regression (2016) "Regression is a modestly budgeted investigative thriller that showcases ill-judged performances, poorly written characters and horrible direction. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Oct 8, 2015
4/5 76% Zarafa (2015) "Zarafa is a gorgeously delicate hand-drawn animation about the first giraffe to make the perilous journey from Africa to 19th-century Paris. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Oct 8, 2015
1/5 No Score Yet Leading Lady (2015) "The Irish-born actress Katie McGrath is in movie industry terms "so hot right now"... The less said about her new movie, however, the better. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Oct 8, 2015
2/5 73% The Nightmare (2015) "An interesting if ethically dubious documentary. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Oct 8, 2015
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