Martin Roberts

Martin Roberts

Agrees with the Tomatometer 79% of the time.

Martin Roberts's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Fan The Fire

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/5 96% It Follows (2015) "Mitchell and his cast really make it work, and the soundtrack coats the whole thing in a sort of beautiful dread " ‐ Fan The Fire
Posted Apr 9, 2015
3/5 56% Focus (2015) "It's nice to see Will Smith having fun in a role again, and Margot Robbie makes for a good partner in crime. " ‐ Fan The Fire
Posted Apr 9, 2015
2/5 25% Jupiter Ascending (2015) "I hope this noble failure doesn't see the Wachowskis deprived of future funding, because ambitious failure is at least worth talking about. " ‐ Fan The Fire
Posted Apr 9, 2015
3/5 74% Kingsman: The Secret Service (2015) "The leads are good, and there's enough zip in the script, and Vaughan's direction, to hold the interest. " ‐ Fan The Fire
Posted Apr 9, 2015
4/5 90% Wild (2014) "An engaging, emotionally resonant piece of filmmaking. " ‐ Fan The Fire
Posted Apr 9, 2015
4/5 73% American Sniper (2015) "American Sniper depicts events that saw Kyle revered as a hero among his military colleagues, but the film, and Cooper's performance, challenge what that word may mean. " ‐ Fan The Fire
Posted Apr 9, 2015
4/5 79% The Theory of Everything (2014) "A very convincing and affecting portrayal of an important figure in modern science. " ‐ Fan The Fire
Posted Apr 9, 2015
3/5 61% The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014) "Jackson bows out of Middle Earth on a relative high, and fleetingly reminds us how great he once was in this world. " ‐ Fan The Fire
Posted Apr 9, 2015
4/5 78% The Grandmaster (2013) "The narrative structure is a little shaky at times, and it perhaps inhabits too many genres to be fully successful in any of them, but my goodness it's compelling. " ‐ Fan The Fire
Posted Apr 9, 2015
3/5 29% Get Hard (2015) "The laughs are down to Ferrell and Hart, who hold the thing together. " ‐ Fan The Fire
Posted Apr 9, 2015
4/5 72% Interstellar (2014) "The film is confident enough to take us on a thrilling adventure witho ut resorting to huge action sequences, in which the spectacle is delivered on an intergalactic scale, but from a very human point of view. " ‐ Fan The Fire
Posted Nov 7, 2014
3/5 63% Kvinden i buret (The Keeper of Lost Causes) "Another compelling Nordic mystery to unravel. " ‐ Fan The Fire
Posted Nov 7, 2014
4/5 86% Kraftidioten (In Order of Disappearance) "It's lazy to call parts of the script 'Tarantino-esque' but I'm doing it anyway, and I mean that in a positive sense. " ‐ Fan The Fire
Posted Nov 7, 2014
3/5 No Score Yet Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials (2015) "Wes Ball does a good job of establishing his world and making the maze an imposing place to spend time. " ‐ Fan The Fire
Posted Nov 7, 2014
2/5 21% Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014) "It has hints of heart, and one or two good sequences, but a rent-a-baddie villainy, a poor storyline and paper thin characters leave it floundering in generic action territory. " ‐ Fan The Fire
Posted Nov 7, 2014
3/5 41% This Is Where I Leave You (2014) "There are moments when it's far too sugary for its own good, and the script can't quite find the right amount of laughs or tears, but for all that it still made me smile. " ‐ Fan The Fire
Posted Nov 7, 2014
3/5 66% The Railway Man (2014) "Although the film itself is not exceptional, it tells an important story with a well-articulated message, and for that reason merits attention. " ‐ Fan The Fire
Posted Nov 7, 2014
4/5 77% The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) "A terrific watch, and bound to be one of the funniest films of the year, but perhaps a tad indulgent and lacking the emotional resonance that could've escalated it to truly unmissable status. " ‐ Fan The Fire
Posted Nov 7, 2014
4/5 92% The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) "The Grand Budapest Hotel is funny and offbeat, zips along at a pleasing pace, and in M. Gustave has a truly memorable leading character. " ‐ Fan The Fire
Posted Nov 7, 2014
3/5 78% The Machine (2014) "The film is ambitious visually, in spite of its small budget, and while not all of the effects come off, it's hard to hold that against an indie production like this. " ‐ Fan The Fire
Posted Nov 7, 2014
4/5 89% Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) "With Chris Evans charismatic as ever in the lead, and a good supporting cast, The Winter Soldier is a welcome addition to Marvel's ever-expanding canon. " ‐ Fan The Fire
Posted Nov 7, 2014
4/5 97% We Are the Best! (2014) "We Are The Best! is a delightful film about the friendship between its three young protagonists, set to an amusing and convincing punk music backdrop. I spent half the running time with a grin on my face. " ‐ Fan The Fire
Posted Nov 7, 2014
3/5 91% Locke (2014) "The film makes quite a lot out of not very much, and features a strong performance from Tom Hardy, whose versatility continues to impress - and for that it's worth checking out. " ‐ Fan The Fire
Posted Nov 7, 2014
3/5 68% Magic Magic (2013) "It's refreshing to see something with a dramatic heart beating beneath its discomfiting exterior. " ‐ Fan The Fire
Posted Nov 7, 2014
4/5 96% Blue Ruin (2014) "We understand that Dwight's mission of revenge is juvenile and indefensible, but Blair manages to make us root for him nonetheless. " ‐ Fan The Fire
Posted Nov 7, 2014
3/5 36% Touchy Feely (2013) "There is strong character work in here, one or two genuinely touching moments, and some good laughs too. " ‐ Fan The Fire
Posted Nov 7, 2014
3/5 74% Godzilla (2014) "It might just drop your jaw once or twice, but to really establish the giant lizard as the star of a new franchise, this needed to be a more memorable outing. " ‐ Fan The Fire
Posted Nov 7, 2014
3/5 54% Fading Gigolo (2014) "Turturro and Allen make for a good double act in some strong scenes, but the film as a whole feels light, without too much real substance. " ‐ Fan The Fire
Posted Nov 7, 2014
2/5 33% A Million Ways to Die in the West (2014) "There are moments of wit in the script, and one or two strong scenes, but the film feels oddly directionless for much of its runtime. " ‐ Fan The Fire
Posted Nov 7, 2014
4/5 85% 22 Jump Street (2014) "If there's a funnier comedy this year, it'll have to be something quite special. " ‐ Fan The Fire
Posted Nov 7, 2014
3/5 66% Lucy (2014) "It would be a stretch to call it smart, but 'Lucy' isn't stupid either, and Besson is sensible enough to allow the film to sprint with its idea until starts to get tired, and then stop. " ‐ Fan The Fire
Posted Nov 7, 2014
4/5 91% Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) "There are obvious touchstones here in Star Wars and Indiana Jones, but Gunn allows his influences to inform rather than define the film. " ‐ Fan The Fire
Posted Sep 30, 2014
4/5 84% Upstream Color (2013) "It's evocative, but beneath the stylised direction and the mesmerising soundtrack, perhaps a little cold, like a concept album without a fully formed idea to drive it. " ‐ Fan The Fire
Posted Jan 2, 2014
3/5 30% Kick-Ass 2 (2013) "The new ensemble is underused, but the central duo of Kick-Ass and Hit Girl are still likable, even if Hit Girl runs away with the film. " ‐ Fan The Fire
Posted Jan 2, 2014
4/5 83% From Up On Poppy Hill (2013) "If this Ghibli creation is smaller in scale than many of the company's films, it certainly doesn't lack for heart or soul. I was swept away in it. " ‐ Fan The Fire
Posted Jan 2, 2014
3/5 50% The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty (2013) "This flight of fancy doesn't quite offer the feel good lift it seems to be aiming for, perhaps because its structure dictates that Walter spends too much time alone, but that's not to criticise Stiller's film too harshly. " ‐ Fan The Fire
Posted Jan 2, 2014
5/5 91% Blue Is The Warmest Color (2013) "Adèle and Emma have stayed with me since I left the cinema. Blue is the Warmest Colour is one of the year's best. " ‐ Fan The Fire
Posted Jan 2, 2014
3/5 89% Frozen (2013) "Disney's animation renaissance continues apace. " ‐ Fan The Fire
Posted Jan 2, 2014
4/5 80% Don Jon (2013) "The messages of the film are stark and genuine, much more so than one might expect having seen the promotional material. " ‐ Fan The Fire
Posted Jan 2, 2014
4/5 97% Gravity (2013) "If Cuarón's long-gestating thriller is perhaps not quite the masterpiece we were hoping for, it is still a thrilling and visually striking work. " ‐ Fan The Fire
Posted Jan 2, 2014
3/5 65% Thor: The Dark World (2013) "Thankfully, Taylor and his cast create enough laughs and just enough thrilling set pieces to save the project from being crushed under the weight of its own dreary backstory. " ‐ Fan The Fire
Posted Jan 2, 2014
3/5 70% Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 (2013) "The film is missing the originality and jokes that Phil Lord and Chris Miller brought to the first one, but it has one killer trick up its sleeve in the shape of the foodimals. " ‐ Fan The Fire
Posted Jan 2, 2014
3/5 62% Evil Dead (2013) "Alvarez does show some directorial flair but this is not as frightening as it would like to believe it is, nor as interesting. " ‐ Fan The Fire
Posted Jun 12, 2013
3/5 54% Oblivion (2013) "That it can't match the classics it takes as inspiration shouldn't be used to condemn it too harshly. " ‐ Fan The Fire
Posted Jun 12, 2013
4/5 80% The Place Beyond The Pines (2013) "While it feels frustratingly disjointed, The Place Beyond The Pines also possesses moments of real power. " ‐ Fan The Fire
Posted Jun 12, 2013
3/5 63% Byzantium (2013) "There's good work in here but the climax sadly lacks the emotive punch it's looking for. " ‐ Fan The Fire
Posted Jun 12, 2013
4/5 87% Star Trek Into Darkness (2013) "There's really very little to complain about in this warp-speed sequel. " ‐ Fan The Fire
Posted Jun 12, 2013
4/5 79% Iron Man 3 (2013) "The best entry in the franchise so far. " ‐ Fan The Fire
Posted Apr 30, 2013
4/5 93% Zero Dark Thirty (2013) "Bigelow tells the story very well, very efficiently, but doesn't really say much about it, which is ironic given the response to the film in some quarters. " ‐ Fan The Fire
Posted Mar 17, 2013
3/5 65% Mama (2013) "In the end the clichés and overly repetitive plot structure can't derail what is a well-played, well-shot horror flick. " ‐ Fan The Fire
Posted Mar 17, 2013
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