Rod Yates

Agrees with the Tomatometer 60% of the time.

Publications:
Empire Magazine Australasia
Total Reviews:
15

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Showing 1 - 15 of 15
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
4/5 88% Mad Bastards " The Australian film renaissance continues in style." — Empire Magazine Australasia
Posted Jul 12, 2011
4/5 71% Red (2010) " They're not too old for this shit." — Empire Magazine Australasia
Posted Dec 7, 2010
3/5 86% The Special Relationship (2010) " Quality, but ultimately forgettable." — Empire Magazine Australasia
Posted Aug 2, 2010
4/5 57% Bran Nue Dae (2010) " A refreshing entry into the recent canon of Australian films, Bran Nue Dae recalls the innocent, playful tone of classics such as Muriel's Wedding and The Castle and, as such, deserves to be the summer smash of 2010." — Empire Magazine Australasia
Posted Jan 11, 2010
4/5 71% The Boys Are Back (2009) " Scott Hicks's return to the big-screen -- and Australia, courtesy of the film's South Australian setting -- is a wonderfully moving meditation on life, death and familial bonds that triumphs in its understated approach." — Empire Magazine Australasia
Posted Nov 8, 2009
4/5 86% 500 Days of Summer (2009) " Heartbreak is rarely enjoyable, but in this case, it's very easy company -- as are Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Zooey Deschanel." — Empire Magazine Australasia
Posted Sep 13, 2009
3/5 56% The Soloist (2009) " Somewhere in here, there is a simple, powerful story. If only Wright and Grant had been able to find it." — Empire Magazine Australasia
Posted Sep 1, 2009
3/5 55% Orphan (2009) " Preventing Orphan from surpassing its "solid" status is the predictability of much of its plot. You'll be able to guess Esther's next move well before she makes it, and some of her sinister shenanigans suffer from being too outlandish." — Empire Magazine Australasia
Posted Aug 10, 2009
3/5 83% Beautiful Kate (2009) " Beautiful Kate is in many ways a beautiful film. It's just a difficult one to truly enjoy." — Empire Magazine Australasia
Posted Aug 5, 2009
3/5 68% Brüno (2009) " For sheer shock value - and that's really why people go and see a film like this - Bruno delivers. It's clear, however, that the formula is wearing thin, and Baron Cohen need dig deeper into his bag of tricks for his next outing." — Empire Magazine Australasia
Posted Jul 6, 2009
3/5 72% Sunshine Cleaning (2009) " Occasionally it struggles to walk the line between black comedy and bleak dysfunction. Ultimately, though, this is a fresh and refreshing outing with a surprising amount of heart." — Empire Magazine Australasia
Posted Jun 10, 2009
3/5 38% X-Men Origins - Wolverine (2009) " Though failing to live up to the standard set by the first two X-Men films, there's enough here to sustain fans' faith in the concept of the origins franchise." — Empire Magazine Australasia
Posted Apr 28, 2009
4/5 83% Tropic Thunder (2008) " Finally, a comedy that has more laughs than the ones in its trailer." — Empire Magazine Australasia
Posted Aug 18, 2008
4/5 35% Vantage Point (2008) " Vantage Point is a tense and imaginative thriller that reels you in the longer it goes along, only to lose focus in the last 15 minutes. This final reel misstep is a shame, but it's not enough to ruin all the good work that's come before it." — Empire Magazine Australasia
Posted Mar 20, 2008
3/5 57% Noise (2007) " Interesting and distinctly Australian take on the cop thriller. Cowell and Saville are on their way." — Empire Magazine Australasia
Posted Mar 19, 2008
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