Sam Bathe

Sam Bathe

Agrees with the Tomatometer 70% of the time.

Sam Bathe'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
3/5 65% The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (2014) "It feels like Lionsgate are killing time rather than driving forward, so hopefully the long-term success of the franchise isn't harmed by a short-term money grab. " ‐ Fan The Fire
Posted Apr 9, 2015
2/5 50% Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb (2014) "The feeling upon the closing credits is one of relief; with the plot nicely tied up, hopefully Shawn Levy gets the hint and finally moves on to try new things with his career. " ‐ Fan The Fire
Posted Apr 9, 2015
3/5 81% Furious 7 (2015) "The action and chase sequences are visceral and triumphant but Furious 7 is undone by a misogynistic streak that runs all the way through the movie and director James Wan's relentless objectification of its female characters. " ‐ Fan The Fire
Posted Apr 6, 2015
1/5 35% Horrible Bosses 2 (2014) "The film is persistently misogynistic and degrading towards women, racist at times, and Jennifer Aniston's character fantasying about two 14-year-old boys having sex is completely inappropriate. " ‐ Fan The Fire
Posted Nov 20, 2014
4/5 95% 20,000 Days on Earth (2014) "Co-directors Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard have put together an enigmatic piece. " ‐ Fan The Fire
Posted Nov 7, 2014
4/5 88% Gone Girl (2014) "Gone Girl is a dark and intelligent thriller that plays to Fincher's magnetising style, the two really are a match made in heaven. " ‐ Fan The Fire
Posted Nov 7, 2014
3/5 23% That Awkward Moment (2014) "From the outside That Awkward Moment looks like a typical, throwaway comedy but it has heart and an indie spirit that turn it into something altogether different, something that deserves to be seen. " ‐ Fan The Fire
Posted Nov 7, 2014
4/5 86% Chef (2014) "Chef is a funny and exciting road trip movie and, while not downgrading the success he's had with his two Iron Man films, is Favreau's best film for years. " ‐ Fan The Fire
Posted Nov 7, 2014
3/5 68% All The Wilderness (2015) "The opening ad closing 20 minutes prove difficult but what comes in between is exciting and unexpected, symbolising the excitement and difficulty of discovering who you are. " ‐ Fan The Fire
Posted Nov 7, 2014
4/5 85% The Mule (2014) "Sharply written with some great dialogue and a magnificent and captivating performance from lead Angus Sampson. " ‐ Fan The Fire
Posted Nov 7, 2014
3/5 44% Premature (2014) "It's a bizarre and surprisingly clever concept that really makes the most of it for a lot of laughs. " ‐ Fan The Fire
Posted Nov 7, 2014
1/5 38% Open Windows (2014) "With the film feeling so remarkably slapdash, it is a big step down Vigalondo's previous work, and a hugely disappointing English language debut. " ‐ Fan The Fire
Posted Nov 7, 2014
1/5 67% Fort Tilden (2015) "There are some similarities to the perpetual failings of the characters in Frances Ha, and this movie equally fails to charm. " ‐ Fan The Fire
Posted Nov 7, 2014
3/5 54% Pioneer (2014) "Though the stellar acting talent do much to bring this amazing true story to life, Pioneer struggles to ever leave you on the edge of your seat. " ‐ Fan The Fire
Posted Nov 7, 2014
4/5 100% Next Goal Wins (2014) "Next Goal Wins is a classic underdog story, but it is entirely original. " ‐ Fan The Fire
Posted Nov 7, 2014
4/5 91% X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014) "It seems like all the summ er blockbusters this year are coming in spring, but Days of Future Past will surely hold up as one of the year's best. " ‐ Fan The Fire
Posted Nov 7, 2014
5/5 98% Boyhood (2014) "A one-off masterpiece, the likes of which has never been done before, and will never be done again. " ‐ Fan The Fire
Posted Nov 7, 2014
2/5 56% The Purge: Anarchy (2014) "The film has lost its soul, its life sapped by the filmmaker's arduous style, and its a great disappointment because there are definitely still legs in the central idea. " ‐ Fan The Fire
Posted Nov 7, 2014
2/5 74% Welcome To New York (2015) "As Ferrera runs out of reported events to hang his story on, he spirals out of control into a dull and obvious climax. " ‐ Fan The Fire
Posted Nov 7, 2014
4/5 29% Before I Disappear (2014) "Before I Disappear shows a lot of promise for the cast and actor/writer/director Christensen. " ‐ Fan The Fire
Posted Oct 24, 2014
1/5 29% Machete Kills (2013) "Guns and explosions aren't that exciting when the plot hasn't sucked you in, and lacking the imaginative, spunky spirit of the original, Machete Kills just feels so much more laboured. " ‐ Fan The Fire
Posted Jan 2, 2014
4/5 79% Ain't Them Bodies Saints (2013) "An honest tale of love and desperation from a couple making ends meet, Ain't Them Bodies Saints might just have been Lowery's audition for the big leagues. And he nailed it. " ‐ Fan The Fire
Posted Jan 2, 2014
1/5 46% Last Vegas (2013) "I will concede that there were 3 scenes which pulled something between a chortle and a guffaw from me, but by that time they came along, my face had already set into such a stony grimace that smiling genuinely hurt. " ‐ Fan The Fire
Posted Jan 2, 2014
3/5 75% Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013) "It would have been nice to have seen more of the rest of the cast, particularly the other members of the news team, but Ferrell does a great job of carrying what ends up being a fairly lengthy main narrative. " ‐ Fan The Fire
Posted Jan 2, 2014
4/5 73% Young & Beautiful (Jeune Et Jolie) (2014) "An engaging and well executed turn from the accomplished Ozon. " ‐ Fan The Fire
Posted Jan 2, 2014
2/5 49% Parkland (2013) "Ultimately Parkland is not thought-provoking, inspiring or even brave enough to be offensive, but it does raise some interesting scenarios and is full of some very solid acting. " ‐ Fan The Fire
Posted Jan 2, 2014
3/5 No Score Yet Family (2006) "It rattles along at a slick pace and the final sequence is everything you could want from a closing crescendo. " ‐ Fan The Fire
Posted Jan 2, 2014
2/5 35% The Counselor (2013) "You get the feeling that there's an extremely interesting story unfolding, but we're constantly on the periphery and there's not nearly enough substance to sink your teeth into. " ‐ Fan The Fire
Posted Jan 2, 2014
4/5 59% Dom Hemingway (2014) "There are moments of laugh out loud comedy mixed in with grim scenes of graphic violence, all punctuated by some of the most fantastically sweary tirades you're likely to hear this year. " ‐ Fan The Fire
Posted Jan 2, 2014
2/5 83% Prince Avalanche (2013) "Prince Avalanche is a slow burn and it does grow on you over time, but despite the central pair sharing undoubted chemistry, the movie's dialogue isn't as riveting as it needed to be and it inevitably feels a little flat. " ‐ Fan The Fire
Posted Jan 2, 2014
4/5 74% Love Is All You Need (2013) "Even if it's flawed by a few obvious clich├ęs, Love Is All You Need still comes highly recommended. " ‐ Fan The Fire
Posted Jun 12, 2013
3/5 66% Spring Breakers (2013) "If you can look beyond Harmony Korine's misogynistic, uncomfortably leering view of the women in his film, there is some stuff to enjoy, though the film is held back by an unfortunate lack of substance. " ‐ Fan The Fire
Posted Jun 12, 2013
5/5 68% Trance (2013) "A complex, breakneck and stirring modern thriller, superb in both execution and conceptual ideas even if it is a little over-indulgent. " ‐ Fan The Fire
Posted Jun 12, 2013
3/5 52% Jack the Giant Slayer (2013) "Jack The Giant Slayer is an entertaining family adventure, with moments of tension and humour in equal measure. " ‐ Fan The Fire
Posted Jun 12, 2013
2/5 19% Identity Thief (2013) "The natural charisma of the two leads is about the only thing that saves Identity Thief; it's a very generic, very lazy Hollywood comedy. " ‐ Fan The Fire
Posted Jun 12, 2013
2/5 36% The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (2013) "Hot properties John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein (Horrible Bosses) penned the script, and while it's another effort which lacks depth and real emotional involvement, they're certainly proving themselves as dependable, if not exceptional, talents. " ‐ Fan The Fire
Posted Jun 12, 2013
2/5 50% Welcome to the Punch (2013) "Welcome To The Punch should feel a little grander, like it's on a bigger scale to match the wide-ranging plot. " ‐ Fan The Fire
Posted Jun 12, 2013
3/5 66% The Iceman (2013) "The Iceman is dark and gritty but there's not enough excitement or tension to really pull you in. " ‐ Fan The Fire
Posted Jun 12, 2013
4/5 40% Diaz: Don't Clean Up This Blood "Brutal, shocking and powerful in all the right ways, Diaz: Don't Clean Up This Blood is a visceral flood, pushing the limits to get across the extreme nature of the police brutality. " ‐ Fan The Fire
Posted Jun 12, 2013
2/5 19% The Hangover Part III (2013) "There was barely enough depth to these characters to pull us through the first 100 minutes, now five hours later they've become thoroughly boring. " ‐ Fan The Fire
Posted Jun 12, 2013
3/5 69% Fast & Furious 6 (2013) "A satisfying next step in a series which brings out the little boy and his Hot Wheels cars in all of us. " ‐ Fan The Fire
Posted Jun 12, 2013
5/5 75% The Kings of Summer (2013) "The Kings Of Summer is a brilliant, endearing and engaging coming of age comedy, not only the funniest film of the year, but also the best film of the year to date. " ‐ Fan The Fire
Posted Jun 12, 2013
3/5 50% A.C.O.D. (2013) "Writer/director Stu Zicherman's last work in Hollywood was co-writing Jennifer Garner superhero movie Elektra, so A.C.O.D. is quite at least a big step in the right direction, but I hope there's a little more craft and a little more bite on the next film. " ‐ Fan The Fire
Posted Jun 12, 2013
3/5 95% A Hijacking (2013) "In his almost documentary style of filmmaking, Lindholm has achieved an impressive sense of realism and you can certainly see why the film has attracted a lot of attention on the festival circuit. " ‐ Fan The Fire
Posted Jun 12, 2013
2/5 7% Fire With Fire (2012) "If action B-movies are your thing then this is just about worth searching out. " ‐ Fan The Fire
Posted Mar 17, 2013
0/5 15% Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters (2013) "Dangerously ignorant and inaccurate on the subject of diabetes, Hansel and Gretel should be disregarded at all costs, and the filmmakers really ashamed they put something so irresponsible on the big screen. " ‐ Fan The Fire
Posted Mar 13, 2013
3/5 44% Hotel Transylvania (2012) "Kids will enjoy Hotel Transylvania, and it won't bore the socks off adults too. " ‐ Fan The Fire
Posted Jan 20, 2013
3/5 79% Ruby Sparks (2012) "The hit and miss nature of Ruby Sparks is a surprise given it's from the same duo that brought us Little Miss Sunshine. " ‐ Fan The Fire
Posted Jan 20, 2013
1/5 87% Frankenweenie (2012) "Actively frustrating and a tedious experience to endure. " ‐ Fan The Fire
Posted Jan 20, 2013
3/5 24% Paranormal Activity 4 (2012) "A lack of originality does hold the film back, but with decent work behind the camera and a breakneck finale, Paranormal Activity 4 is still a solid watch if you've an evening spare, or horror film night coming up. " ‐ Fan The Fire
Posted Jan 20, 2013
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