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Philippa Hawker

Philippa Hawker

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Philippa Hawker's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Sydney Morning Herald, The Age (Australia)

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/5 96% Room (2015) "Room is a powerful imagining of an extraordinary situation, but it's also a poignant evocation of the ordinary, everyday intensity and complexity of the bond between mother and child. " ‐ The Age (Australia)
Posted Feb 3, 2016
3/5 74% Goosebumps (2015) "As the monsters are set free, and special effects mayhem starts to pile up, Goosebumps becomes an undifferentiated thrill ride, a slightly exhausting roll call that includes deadly garden gnomes, a teen werewolf, a giant mantis and a lot of slime. " ‐ The Age (Australia)
Posted Jan 22, 2016
4.5/5 100% Cemetery of Splendor (2016) "It is characteristically slow and measured, combining a profound sense of melancholy with a light touch, blurring the boundaries between waking and sleeping, dream and memory, past and present in the most relaxed, quotidian way. " ‐ The Age (Australia)
Posted Jan 22, 2016
3/5 17% The 5th Wave (2016) "There are some clunky or abruptly compressed revelations, and Evan's flashback story is dispatched far too quickly. Yet the situation that develops... is an intriguing one. " ‐ The Age (Australia)
Posted Jan 20, 2016
2.5/5 9% Point Break (2015) "Point Break soon becomes a mixture of spectacle and discomfort, with striking scenery, eye-catching stunts and awkward performances. " ‐ The Age (Australia)
Posted Jan 1, 2016
2.5/5 20% Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip (2015) "There are a few cameos... there's product placement galore, a few bearable gags, a few songs and not much else. It's exactly what an Alvin and the Chipmunks movie aims to deliver, in other words. " ‐ The Age (Australia)
Posted Dec 23, 2015
3/5 73% Suffragette (2015) "It's a graceful, serious-minded period piece that never quite comes to life, although it tells its story clearly and is at pains to place a sympathetic figure at its centre. " ‐ The Age (Australia)
Posted Dec 22, 2015
2.5/5 31% Daddy's Home (2015) "An oddly limited film. " ‐ The Age (Australia)
Posted Dec 22, 2015
3/5 91% The End Of The Tour (2015) "Despite the depiction of rivalry and discomfort, its tone is not harsh; there's something restrained and carefully poignant about the film and the rueful reverence it displays for its central figure. " ‐ The Age (Australia)
Posted Dec 9, 2015
2/5 20% Love the Coopers (2015) "One Last Christmas. It's like One Last Job in a heist movie -- an enterprise embarked on with the best of intentions, but bound to go badly. " ‐ The Age (Australia)
Posted Dec 1, 2015
3/5 94% Creed (2015) "Creed moves the Rocky franchise into the present and gives it a future; Coogler makes the story his own, even as he pays respect to what has gone before. " ‐ The Age (Australia)
Posted Dec 1, 2015
2.5/5 79% Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005) "It soon becomes obvious that there is no avoiding the burden of predictability: there is nothing, essentially, in the film's story that we don't know already. " ‐ The Age (Australia)
Posted Nov 16, 2015
4/5 No Score Yet Putuparri And The Rainmakers "Nicole Ma's rich, engrossing and rewarding documentary gives us a sense of time that operates on many levels. " ‐ The Age (Australia)
Posted Nov 9, 2015
3/5 70% 5 to 7 (2015) "The fairytale aura is nourished by outdated yet timeless notions of Frenchness and Americanness, grand romantic fantasies in themselves. " ‐ The Age (Australia)
Posted Nov 5, 2015
3/5 47% Freeheld (2015) "There is an important and moving story at its heart, and strong central performances from Moore, Page and Shannon, but they're undermined, in the final stages, by a strange kind of rote efficiency in the way it is told. " ‐ The Age (Australia)
Posted Nov 4, 2015
3.5/5 100% Only The Dead (2015) "There are occasions when more information or sustained introspection feels necessary, but there also times when images speak for themselves. " ‐ The Age (Australia)
Posted Oct 30, 2015
4/5 88% A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence (2015) "[A] singular, engrossing collection of vignettes with a cumulative, disconcerting power. " ‐ The Age (Australia)
Posted Oct 29, 2015
2/5 16% The Last Witch Hunter (2015) "The Last Witch Hunter starts off with traces of sly humour, but gradually collapses into a unwieldy combination of special effects confrontations and ponderous exposition. " ‐ The Age (Australia)
Posted Oct 28, 2015
2.5/5 29% Burnt (2015) "Alongside Cooper, director John Wells has gathered a strong ensemble cast, but they're given little to work with. " ‐ The Age (Australia)
Posted Oct 21, 2015
2.5/5 63% UNindian "Director Anupam Sharma presides over a film bristling with supporting characters and plotlines of varying success: a melodramatic subplot involving Meera's former husband feels way out of place and references to sponsors are decidedly unsubtle. " ‐ The Age (Australia)
Posted Oct 16, 2015
2.5/5 62% Legend (2015) "The movie never really gives Hardy enough to work with. " ‐ The Age (Australia)
Posted Oct 16, 2015
2.5/5 45% En chance til "The way the twists occur tends to undermine what could be a more interesting, resonant story about the darker aspects of family, parenthood, grief and power. " ‐ The Age (Australia)
Posted Sep 30, 2015
3/5 71% London Road "[A] curious, awkward, intriguing work. " ‐ The Age (Australia)
Posted Sep 30, 2015
2.5/5 26% Pan (2015) "Pan simply turns into a 3D thrill ride, with a lot of falling through space and flying pirate ships lurching here and there, for no obvious reason. " ‐ The Age (Australia)
Posted Sep 30, 2015
3/5 72% Everest (2015) "Kormakur creates a convincing sense of the physical environment, the intensity of the experience, the sound and physical impact of extreme weather. He can't do much to convey, however, the mystery and essence of what draws people to this endeavour. " ‐ The Age (Australia)
Posted Sep 16, 2015
3/5 80% Office (Hua li shang ban zu) (2015) "It's handsome, elegantly executed, a little muffled; only Tang, as the lonely accountant, and Chan, as the frantic hustler, give the story some emotional intensity and weight. " ‐ The Age (Australia)
Posted Sep 16, 2015
4/5 93% The Duke Of Burgundy (2015) "It's a visually rich, tactile film with two beautifully observed, subtle performances at its centre. " ‐ The Age (Australia)
Posted Sep 11, 2015
2/5 17% Pixels (2015) "Dinklage and Gad bring an energy to their performances that Sandler conspicuously lacks. However, it's hardly enough. Saving the world is one thing; saving the film is a bigger challenge. " ‐ The Age (Australia)
Posted Sep 10, 2015
3/5 83% Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015) "It's a tricky mixture of charm and contrivance, with appealing performances, ambition and surprising limitations. " ‐ The Age (Australia)
Posted Sep 3, 2015
2.5/5 46% A Walk In The Woods (2015) "The to and fro of dialogue between the men never goes very far, and we don't really get a sense of the natural world that the pair experience. " ‐ The Age (Australia)
Posted Sep 2, 2015
2/5 40% Stalkher "Dspite its appearance of narrative twists and turns, the film ends up very much where it started, with its provocations untested, its unpleasantness reinforced. " ‐ The Age (Australia)
Posted Aug 28, 2015
3.5/5 94% Best Of Enemies (2015) "A smart, engrossing documentary about a political and media moment in the United States in the 1960s; a moment whose resonance is topical and whose reverberations have been enduring. " ‐ The Age (Australia)
Posted Aug 27, 2015
3/5 64% Ricki And The Flash (2015) "Likeable and surprisingly low-key. " ‐ The Age (Australia)
Posted Aug 26, 2015
3.5/5 96% Girlhood (2015) "In her previous features, Water Lilies and Tomboy, Sciamma focused on young characters in states of transition and discovery. Girlhood follows a trajectory of transformation, something that Toure achieves with effortless fluidity. " ‐ The Age (Australia)
Posted Aug 19, 2015
2.5/5 67% The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (2015) "Despite the fact that it seems to have been designed for a sequel, it's hard to summon up any enthusiasm for the prospect. The characters don't seem to, after all. " ‐ The Age (Australia)
Posted Aug 19, 2015
3.5/5 86% The Blue Room (2014) "A cool tale of sex and deception; a brief, tightly wound story whose contours only gradually become clear. " ‐ The Age (Australia)
Posted Aug 6, 2015
3.5/5 94% The Farewell Party (2015) "Israeli filmmakers Tal Granit​ and Sharon Maymon​ tackle matters of life and death with a bracing mixture of seriousness, sentiment and sharp black comedy. " ‐ The Age (Australia)
Posted Aug 6, 2015
3.5/5 62% Magic Mike XXL (2015) "It's a reinforcement of some elements of the first film, but also a departure in ways that make it more thoughtful than its predecessor without ever undermining its commitment to entertain. " ‐ The Age (Australia)
Posted Jul 16, 2015
3.5/5 80% Ant-Man (2015) "This new feature takes issues of absurdity and scale to heart in many ways; it is modest as well as ambitious, and its title character is played by Paul Rudd, the most appealingly self-deprecating of actors. " ‐ The Age (Australia)
Posted Jul 16, 2015
4/5 93% The Bourne Ultimatum (2007) "t's full of tension, but it's also disturbing on another level: it's hard not to be reminded of recent events. " ‐ The Age (Australia)
Posted Jun 23, 2015
3.5/5 85% Tangerines (2015) "The film is a character study, a chamber piece with incursions, a morality play with a thoughtful sense of its own boundaries. " ‐ The Age (Australia)
Posted Jun 18, 2015
3/5 88% Walking The Camino: Six Ways To Santiago (2014) "It's not hard to see the appeal of the Camino, in its simplicity and potential -- even if Smith's film can depict only aspects of the experience, and isn't able to explore its after-effects. " ‐ The Age (Australia)
Posted Jun 12, 2015
3.5/5 71% Jurassic World (2015) "A smart, vivid action movie that understands the pitfalls and pleasures of the prehistoric fantasy. " ‐ The Age (Australia)
Posted Jun 10, 2015
3/5 38% The Face Of An Angel (2015) "The Face Of An Angel, although it presents a sceptical look at the operations of the media, turns out to be about a different questions of perception and representation. " ‐ The Age (Australia)
Posted Jun 5, 2015
2.5/5 32% Entourage (2015) "There are traces of what made the TV series entertaining, but not enough to sustain a movie. " ‐ The Age (Australia)
Posted Jun 2, 2015
3.5/5 93% Spy (2015) "The car chases might wear out their welcome, but the plot twists are neat, and the physical comedy robust and intense. " ‐ The Age (Australia)
Posted May 20, 2015
3.5/5 89% When Marnie Was There (2015) "Like many Ghibli films, its central characters are female, its story a mixture of the quotidian and the remarkable. " ‐ The Age (Australia)
Posted May 14, 2015
3/5 91% Chakde! India (2007) "The plot contains no surprises, but the matches are deftly shot and the film is a buoyant expression of girl power. " ‐ The Age (Australia)
Posted May 4, 2015
3/5 100% Banksy Does New York (2014) "The talking heads can't tell us much, but Moukarbel makes deft use of crowd-sourced footage to convey the wildly different ways New Yorkers engaged with the works. " ‐ The Age (Australia)
Posted Apr 23, 2015
2.5/5 54% The Age of Adaline (2015) "It floats, like Lively herself, in a kind of timeless bubble. " ‐ The Age (Australia)
Posted Apr 16, 2015
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