Rebecca Barry

Rebecca Barry

Agrees with the Tomatometer 68% of the time.

Publications:
Flicks.co.nz , New Zealand Herald
Total Reviews:
60

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
3/5 61% Million Dollar Arm (2014) " As far as sports movies go, like Hamm, it's immensely likeable." — Flicks.co.nz
Posted Jun 22, 2014
3/5 19% Transcendence (2014) " A relatively entertaining way to upload your consciousness for 119 minutes." — Flicks.co.nz
Posted Apr 30, 2014
4/5 85% Spinning Plates (2013) " Spinning Plates has three moving personal stories, and that's what makes it memorable." — Flicks.co.nz
Posted Mar 6, 2014
4/5 —— Dallas " Worth seeing for the impressive performances alone." — Flicks.co.nz
Posted Feb 20, 2014
4/5 79% Saving Mr. Banks (2013) " It's a welcome surprise to find that Saving Mr. Banks is smart enough not to overdose on the sweet stuff." — Flicks.co.nz
Posted Feb 9, 2014
5/5 91% The Great Beauty (2013) " A spectacular film, as messy, strange and funny as a dream, with hedonistic party scenes to rival The Great Gatsby." — Flicks.co.nz
Posted Jan 31, 2014
3/5 64% August: Osage County (2013) " [Meryl Streep's] performance teeters between the brilliant and the OTT." — Flicks.co.nz
Posted Jan 9, 2014
3/5 68% One Chance (2014) " One Chance has, for the most part, more wit than sentimentality. Formulaic but moving." — Flicks.co.nz
Posted Nov 14, 2013
3/5 30% Austenland (2013) " Austenland is bound to become the guilty pleasure of the spring." — Flicks.co.nz
Posted Oct 17, 2013
4/5 60% Mr. Pip (2014) " Hugh Laurie as the children's teacher Mr Watts is both hauntingly sad and inspiring, and the captivating Xzannjah as Matilda is a natural." — Flicks.co.nz
Posted Oct 3, 2013
3/5 —— Romeo and Juliet: A Love Song " Purists might complain that the light-hearted treatment trashes the text but for the most part it's fun and proves that Shakespeare's story really is timeless." — Flicks.co.nz
Posted Sep 12, 2013
3/5 42% Red 2 (2013) " Silly but unapologetic entertainment." — Flicks.co.nz
Posted Aug 29, 2013
4/5 84% Much Ado About Nothing (2013) " Has a wit and style you won't find in his kick-ass work for Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Firefly or The Avengers." — Flicks.co.nz
Posted Aug 22, 2013
4/5 85% The Way Way Back (2013) " A pretty safe bet for a fun time no matter your age - a bit like a day at a water park, really." — Flicks.co.nz
Posted Aug 15, 2013
3/5 18% Twice Born (2013) " Twice Born regains itself as a compelling and gripping story, several poignant surprises leading to a stunning resolution." — Flicks.co.nz
Posted Jul 11, 2013
2/5 64% Unfinished Song (2013) " This is one film that's equal parts moving and grating." — Flicks.co.nz
Posted May 9, 2013
4/5 93% First Position (2012) " The joy of watching lies in the purity of the dancer's passion." — Flicks.co.nz
Posted Apr 25, 2013
3/5 79% Quartet (2013) " This breezy, whimsical dramedy is a well-executed exploration of a simple idea - that even stars aren't immune to deteriorating memories, failing co-ordination and irritability." — Flicks.co.nz
Posted Dec 20, 2012
3/5 68% Wuthering Heights (2012) " Your enjoyment of the film will depend on your appreciation of the troubling and brutal nature of the source material." — Flicks.co.nz
Posted Dec 2, 2012
4/5 58% I, Anna " You could say it's a film that would play just as comfortably on television. But the clever writing, understated performances and slick editing more than make up for it." — Flicks.co.nz
Posted Nov 29, 2012
4/5 88% Crossfire Hurricane " Hammers home [the Stones'] amazing, timeless appeal." — Flicks.co.nz
Posted Nov 29, 2012
4/5 94% Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has To Travel (2012) " What makes this such a joy to watch is not just the timeline of fashion highlights, but Vreeland's unique perspective on life." — Flicks.co.nz
Posted Nov 15, 2012
3/5 49% The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 (2012) " Bigger, better and bloodier than its predecessors..." — Flicks.co.nz
Posted Nov 14, 2012
3/5 43% On the Road (2012) " Salles has done the book justice by creating a film about what it means to be young and hungry for life." — Flicks.co.nz
Posted Sep 13, 2012
3/5 94% I Wish (2012) " I Wish is epic in duration, yet humble. So your affection for the film will rely on your patience..." — Flicks.co.nz
Posted Aug 8, 2012
2/5 43% Late Bloomers (2012) " Late Bloomers has its moments but mostly feels like an uncomfortable romp into old age." — Flicks.co.nz
Posted Jul 19, 2012
4/5 79% The Deep Blue Sea (2012) " ...will sort the lovers from the cynics in a heartbeat." — Flicks.co.nz
Posted Jun 12, 2012
3/5 65% Trishna (2012) " The result is a film that is intoxicating, emotional and exhausting." — Flicks.co.nz
Posted May 24, 2012
3/5 67% Salmon Fishing in the Yemen (2012) " ...thanks to Simon Beaufoy's fantastically witty script, Salmon Fishing is a fun and often unpredictable ride." — Flicks.co.nz
Posted May 17, 2012
4/5 97% The Kid with a Bike (2012) " A moving, sweet and at times harrowing tale..." — Flicks.co.nz
Posted May 10, 2012
2/5 66% The Women on the 6th Floor (2011) " What is an occasionally charming upstairs/downstairs comedy is overshadowed by one unintentionally creepy relationship." — Flicks.co.nz
Posted Apr 10, 2012
4/5 78% The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2012) " Will leave you grinning for days." — Flicks.co.nz
Posted Apr 4, 2012
3/5 85% Romantics Anonymous (2011) " The script is witty, the chemistry just right, and the overall effect so sweet it's a little like eating too much chocolate." — Flicks.co.nz
Posted Feb 16, 2012
3/5 26% This Means War (2012) " A sexy crowd-pleaser for both genders." — Flicks.co.nz
Posted Feb 16, 2012
3/5 —— Eating Out: The Open Weekend (2012) " Weekend is a film that feels like real life - sometimes dull, sometimes funny, and bittersweet." — Flicks.co.nz
Posted Feb 9, 2012
4/5 73% Like Crazy (2011) " Managing to keep melodrama at a distance, it's nonetheless impossible not to get swept up in the relationship." — Flicks.co.nz
Posted Feb 9, 2012
4/5 89% The Descendants (2011) " It's rare for a director to strike the right chord with every film but Alexander Payne has managed it." — Flicks.co.nz
Posted Jan 30, 2012
4/5 82% Dolphin Tale (2011) " It's an earnest, sweet film that relies on the extraordinary true story of Winter, the rescued dolphin, and little on manipulative Hollywood tricks." — Flicks.co.nz
Posted Jan 5, 2012
2/5 81% Red Dog (2012) " A film with as much substance as a very long beer ad." — Flicks.co.nz
Posted Dec 7, 2011
4/5 84% Beginners (2011) " Like his irreverent film Thumbsucker, Mills tackles dark territory but never strays too far into melancholy." — Flicks.co.nz
Posted Dec 7, 2011
3/5 71% Footloose (2011) " Ren now dances with his iPod, the black kids krump in the carpark and the grown-ups worry about the recession. And that's about where the updating ends." — Flicks.co.nz
Posted Oct 6, 2011
4/5 76% The Help (2011) " It's a feel-good, revenge-seeking satire, the kind that makes you want to shout 'go girl!' from the cinema aisle." — Flicks.co.nz
Posted Sep 14, 2011
3/5 78% Crazy, Stupid, Love. (2011) " ...combines the adolescent humiliation of American Pie and the middle-aged angst of The 40 Year-Old Virgin." — Flicks.co.nz
Posted Sep 14, 2011
5/5 99% Bill Cunningham New York (2011) " A heart-warming insight into one man's extraordinary life, a window to the fabulous veneer of the Big Apple and a must-see for anyone interested in the creative process." — Flicks.co.nz
Posted Jul 4, 2011
4/5 69% Heartbreaker (L'Arnacoeur) (2010) " This is fun, frothy screwball stuff that won't demand much more cerebral participation than reading the subtitles. But, like Duris, it should charm your pants off." — Flicks.co.nz
Posted May 16, 2011
3/5 60% Water for Elephants (2011) " It's a fast-paced adventure tale like they used to make 'em, a slice of old-fashioned Hollywood that traverses tragedy, romance and exotic travel." — Flicks.co.nz
Posted May 16, 2011
3/5 49% Love and Other Drugs (2010) " It isn't bashful at all, incorporating plenty of sex and humour; you'll feel like you're sleeping with them too." — Flicks.co.nz
Posted Jan 11, 2011
3/5 54% The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest (2010) " Semi-satisfying, if you can keep up." — Flicks.co.nz
Posted Jan 11, 2011
3/5 72% Somewhere (2010) " It's not hard to imagine Coppola as Cleo, the little girl growing up in her father's lavish world, seemingly unaffected, and the preternaturally mature Fanning is a stand-out in the role." — Flicks.co.nz
Posted Dec 13, 2010
2/5 71% Red (2010) " The film's two romances are implausible, the dialogue is drawn out with geriatric pauses and the constant funk soundtrack does little to make sense of a plot more disjointed than Brian Cox's knees." — Flicks.co.nz
Posted Oct 28, 2010
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