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Nick Dent

Nick Dent

Agrees with the Tomatometer 76% of the time.

Nick Dent's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Daily Telegraph (Australia), Sunday Mail (Australia), Time Out Sydney

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
52% Risen (2016) "The filmmakers don't try to explain what actually occurred in the tomb, which serves the investigation style narrative well. " ‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Posted Feb 26, 2016
91% Birdman (2014) "The fluid filmmaking on show mirrors the movie's dance of ideas. " ‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Posted Feb 16, 2016
4.5/5 94% Carol (2015) "Haynes has forged a drama that's wonderfully intimate and subtle while generating considerable emotional power. " ‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Posted Feb 12, 2016
77% Goosebumps (2015) "Jack Black gives one of his more enjoyable performances playing the writer as a Frankenstein figure -- the creator of creatures that he can't control. " ‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Posted Feb 12, 2016
1/5 9% Point Break (2015) "Point Break? More like Point Miss. " ‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Posted Feb 12, 2016
4/5 88% Holding The Man (2016) "This very sad film hits home with the force of a rebuke. " ‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Posted Jan 6, 2016
2.5/5 16% Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip (2015) "The Road Chip hardly qualifies as great cinema. And really, no adult goes to these films because they want to. But it is a perfectly serviceable accompaniment to a choc top and bag of popcorn. " ‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Posted Jan 2, 2016
3/5 61% Joy (2015) "While the director's favourite leading lady, Jennifer Lawrence, gives the lead character everything she has, and that's plenty, the world inhabited by the ironically-named Joy remains strangely flat. " ‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Posted Jan 1, 2016
3/5 33% Entourage (2015) "The dialogue is funny and the film moves quickly between its various storylines, wisely realising that none of the main characters has much capacity for engagement or development. That's with the possible exception of Piven's Ari. " ‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Posted Dec 30, 2015
3/5 63% The Water Diviner (2015) " A well-meaning, worthy and, at times, moving ode to Gallipoli. " ‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Posted Dec 21, 2015
3/5 79% Infinitely Polar Bear (2015) "The performances are fine, and it's no mean feat to derive warm-hearted laughs from mental illness. " ‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Posted Dec 21, 2015
3/5 61% Run All Night (2015) "It's the kind of film where he'll gun somebody down and then look sad and soulful, as if he might be write a poem about it. " ‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Posted Dec 21, 2015
3/5 84% Cinderella (2015) "A very tame live-action retelling of a story everybody already knows. " ‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Posted Dec 21, 2015
3/5 30% The Longest Ride (2015) "Its theme of cherishing love when it comes your way couldn't be blunter, but on the whole this is one of the better Sparks movies, with even a neat twist in the tale to reward those who last the distance. " ‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Posted Dec 21, 2015
3.5/5 66% Pitch Perfect 2 (2015) "A movie that's crazy fun, and every bit as good as the first one. " ‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Posted Dec 21, 2015
3/5 61% The Intern (2015) "It's the job of movies to fulfill wishes, and the desire for an understanding parental figure is as basic as the desire to feel needed and useful in one's old age. " ‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Posted Dec 21, 2015
4/5 64% Ricki And The Flash (2015) "It's an acerbically funny, rousing little tale about rock's dangerous allure and redemptive power. " ‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Posted Dec 21, 2015
17% Pixels (2015) "If you're old enough to remember the likes of Frogger and Q-Bert, you're probably too old for the film's generally puerile humour. " ‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Posted Dec 21, 2015
4/5 94% Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief (2015) "The film grips utterly for its two hours and sets forth nothing less than a polemic on the dangers of religious extremism. " ‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Posted Dec 21, 2015
3.5/5 90% The Nightingale (Ye Ying - Le promeneur d'oiseau) (2016) "Well acted and beautifully photographed, the movie offers a window into both modern urban and traditional Chinese life. " ‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Posted Dec 21, 2015
2.5/5 56% Paper Towns (2015) "Margo's departure leaves us in the company of characters who are way less interesting than her, and the answer to her mystery, when it comes, hardly seems worth the wait. " ‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Posted Dec 21, 2015
2.5/5 44% Madame Bovary (2015) "Wasikowska's muted performance doesn't make much of an impression here and neither do the two men playing her lovers. " ‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Posted Dec 21, 2015
3/5 46% Ted 2 (2015) "Ted 2 works best when it hews closely to Family Guy's rhythms of fast dialogue and cutaways to quick, self-contained skits. " ‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Posted Dec 21, 2015
4/5 91% Love & Mercy (2015) "Like the sounds and voices that plagued Wilson, Love and Mercy is a musical biopic that gets in your head. " ‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Posted Dec 21, 2015
4/5 100% Women He's Undressed "With a wealth of clips from Golden Age films, Orry-Kelly's talent speaks for itself, and interviews with the likes of Angela Lansbury and Jane Fonda offer first-hand accounts of this member of the Hollywood gumleaf mafia. " ‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Posted Dec 21, 2015
3.5/5 61% Elser (13 Minutes) "The narrative keeps up the intrigue, with Elser's eventual fate being not quite as clear-cut as you might expect. " ‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Posted Dec 21, 2015
3.5/5 No Score Yet Unity (2015) "To be fair, a lot of what Monson says makes good sense. Yes, we would all be healthier, and the world more sustainable, if we did give up meat. Yes, animals should be treated with dignity. " ‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Posted Dec 21, 2015
3.5/5 20% Aloha (2015) "There's real romantic chemistry here. Cooper is that rare star that can balance a charmer's lightness and wit with vulnerability and sincerity. " ‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Posted Dec 21, 2015
2.5/5 38% Strangerland (2015) "If only the malevolent spirit of the bush were a satisfactory explanation for the enigma being spun here. " ‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Posted Dec 21, 2015
3/5 76% The Good Dinosaur (2015) "While the coming-of-age narrative is familiar enough -- separated from his family a young dinosaur must rise to a series of challenges before he can claim his place in the natural order -- the parallel universe in which it is set is nicely realised. " ‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Posted Dec 16, 2015
1/5 15% The Gallows (2015) "High school theatrical productions can be groan inducing: this movie is as embarrassing as any of them. " ‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Posted Dec 14, 2015
3/5 81% Ant-Man (2015) "The best moments satirise the grand action sequences we've become accustomed to in these tentpoles. " ‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Posted Dec 14, 2015
49% San Andreas (2015) "How much you enjoy the movie depends on how much mass destruction you can deal with and how much cheese you can stomach. " ‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Posted Dec 14, 2015
61% Unfriended (2015) "The script by Nelson Greaves leaves the cast of teenage archetypes vague and underdeveloped, even for this kind of horror flick. " ‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Posted Dec 14, 2015
75% Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) "Whedon's strategy is to keep the action constant, the banter clever, and to switch between characters before we have time to think about anything too deeply. When it comes to engineering plot, he's a genius who could give Stark a run for his money. " ‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Posted Dec 11, 2015
85% Far From the Madding Crowd (2015) "It's a good bit of romantic escapism with lovely visuals. " ‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Posted Dec 8, 2015
95% Amy (2015) "The film pays tribute to a great performer, leaving little doubt that she possessed one of the great jazz voices of all time. " ‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Posted Dec 7, 2015
98% Paddington (2015) "Michael Bond's books about a young bear found by a family at London's Paddington station is now a live action family film for which the adjective "delightful'' could have been coined. " ‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Posted Dec 7, 2015
3/5 65% The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (2014) "Thank heavens, then, for Lawrence. Even though the storyline lacks conviction, she has the passionate intensity of the kind of leader you might just be willing to follow into one more film. " ‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Posted Nov 16, 2015
4/5 90% The Imitation Game (2014) "Dialogue is witty and performances are first-rate. While it's Cumberbatch's show, Knightley is very good as a woman thrilled at being able to put her intelligence to use. " ‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Posted Nov 9, 2015
3/5 47% Freeheld (2015) "Luckily, the film finds its feet to end up an undeniably affecting portrayal of a landmark civil rights battle. " ‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Posted Nov 5, 2015
3/5 63% The Dressmaker "While the movie comes on like a crowd pleaser, it leaves a highly acrid taste. " ‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Posted Nov 5, 2015
3/4 30% Burnt (2015) "Its best scene by far is its most uncomfortable: Jones throwing a Gordon Ramsay-worthy tanty and demanding that Helene apologise to a fish she has cooked badly. " ‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Posted Oct 29, 2015
2/5 26% Terminator Genisys (2015) "Apparently, this is the first of a new trilogy. One can only hope it improves. " ‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Posted Oct 23, 2015
3/5 85% Trainwreck (2015) "Trainwreck is not the disaster its name implies but inside Amy Schumer there must be a better movie than this. " ‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Posted Oct 23, 2015
4/5 70% Crimson Peak (2015) "This is not a subtle film. It's not even unpredictable. But it is an awful lot of ghoulish, melodramatic fun. " ‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Posted Oct 23, 2015
4/5 91% Bridge of Spies (2015) "It's not a movie about saving the world, even though the world needs saving, but rather the small, personal actions that can build bridges. " ‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Posted Oct 23, 2015
2/5 26% Jupiter Ascending (2015) "The effects are good. The film is well shot. But the performances are awful. " ‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Posted Oct 21, 2015
2.5/5 72% Jurassic World (2015) "It's a retread of Jurassic Park with extra corn and less suspense. " ‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Posted Oct 20, 2015
4/5 98% Inside Out (2015) "Inside Out is as helpful as a session of therapy, and a lot more fun. " ‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Posted Oct 20, 2015
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