Shaun Munro

Shaun Munro

Agrees with the Tomatometer 83% of the time.

Shaun Munro's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Film School Rejects, What Culture

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

Showing 51 - 100 of 546
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
D 73% The German Doctor (2014) "An ominous premise gains little traction by way of Puenzo's plodding approach. " ‐ Film School Rejects
Posted May 25, 2013
B No Score Yet Sarah préfère la course (Sarah Would Rather Run) "A heartfelt, understated and sublimely-acted drama about late-blossoming sexuality. " ‐ Film School Rejects
Posted May 25, 2013
D 64% Bastards (2013) "An ill-organized revenge tale that unfolds in needlessly incoherent fashion, and despite a rather salacious, sexy premise, fails to get the pulse racing. " ‐ Film School Rejects
Posted May 25, 2013
B 91% The Great Beauty (2013) "Sorrentino's direction is as crisp as it has ever been, telling one of his more relatable tales. " ‐ Film School Rejects
Posted May 25, 2013
D- 41% As I Lay Dying (2013) "It is not so much that Franco has butchered Faulkner's novel as he has inflicted a garish blight upon the art of cinema. " ‐ Film School Rejects
Posted May 25, 2013
B+ 95% Behind the Candelabra (2013) "If this really is the end of the road for Soderbergh, then what a class act to finish on. " ‐ Film School Rejects
Posted May 25, 2013
C 57% Un château en Italie (A Castle in Italy) "Bruni Tedeschi's performance is the gemstone of the piece, elevating it considerably. " ‐ Film School Rejects
Posted May 25, 2013
D- 44% Blind Detective (Man Tam) "A daring if totally misguided hybrid of two very different films that may suffice for the director's fans, though will likely be remembered as a sloppy curio farce above all else. " ‐ Film School Rejects
Posted May 25, 2013
C 54% Blood Ties (2014) "The busload-full of skilled actors Canet has brought with him damn-near ensures a compelling sit, even if the film's ponderous pacing and resulting length do detract somewhat from its finer qualities. " ‐ Film School Rejects
Posted May 21, 2013
B- 44% Wara no tate (Shield of Straw) "An absurd yet entertaining thriller that dispenses with the preciousness of the Cannes Film Festival's In Competition banner. " ‐ Film School Rejects
Posted May 21, 2013
D No Score Yet Monsoon Shootout "It amounts to little more than a fecklessly bloodless gimmick thriller. " ‐ Film School Rejects
Posted May 21, 2013
D No Score Yet Bends "This slight, deliberate tale of strained families keeps the audience at a distance, making it a curiously uninvolving sit that rarely engages on even the most basic level. " ‐ Film School Rejects
Posted May 21, 2013
D- No Score Yet Bite The Dust "The movie equivalent of a noisy, hyperactive child screaming in your face. " ‐ Film School Rejects
Posted May 21, 2013
B+ 86% Borgman (2014) "Damn-near destined to endure as a cult classic and high-point of contemporary Dutch cinema. " ‐ Film School Rejects
Posted May 21, 2013
B+ 85% Seduced And Abandoned "A rousing documentary that will affirm your love for both cinema and life. " ‐ Film School Rejects
Posted May 21, 2013
B- 96% Grand Central "Grand Central wipes away the cobwebs of trite Hollywood romance to deliver something truly difficult to shake. " ‐ Film School Rejects
Posted May 21, 2013
C 52% Jimmy P. (2014) "A shakily uneven return for the director, entrenched in the more laborious, bone-dry methodology of its famous case study rather than probing the complex emotional state of the titular character. " ‐ Film School Rejects
Posted May 21, 2013
D 79% Stop The Pounding Heart (2014) "Though his latest film plunges deep into the heart of southern American parochialism, Minervini has crucially forgotten to engage us on an emotional level. " ‐ Film School Rejects
Posted May 21, 2013
B+ 87% Like Father, Like Son (2014) "Hirokazu directs a difficult scenario with sensitivity, but also plenty of mirth, emotional warmth and dramatic aplomb. " ‐ Film School Rejects
Posted May 19, 2013
D- 93% A Touch of Sin (2013) "A dispiriting uphill climb destined to disappear into obscurity once its day at the Croisette is done. " ‐ Film School Rejects
Posted May 19, 2013
B- 94% Inside Llewyn Davis (2013) "While it might be their most slight and unfocused effort in almost ten years, given their corpus of work therein, it's difficult to feel too short-changed about that. " ‐ Film School Rejects
Posted May 19, 2013
B 93% The Past (2013) "Farhadi ably acquits himself with a somewhat overlong but largely absorbing depiction of family turmoil. " ‐ Film School Rejects
Posted May 19, 2013
C 93% Stranger by the Lake (2014) "Hitchcockian in the most lurid sense of the word. " ‐ Film School Rejects
Posted May 19, 2013
B+ 94% Fruitvale Station (2013) "An exceptional dramatic feature propelled by strong performances across the board. " ‐ Film School Rejects
Posted May 19, 2013
B 73% Young & Beautiful (Jeune Et Jolie) (2014) "Fans of the director craving another toothed, bracing effort will find themselves very much at home here. " ‐ Film School Rejects
Posted May 19, 2013
A- 100% Miele (2014) "A virtuoso masterpiece from a director who has instantly made herself one to watch. " ‐ Film School Rejects
Posted May 19, 2013
D+ 60% The Bling Ring (2013) "The problem with The Bling Ring is that it is very nearly as vapid as the people that it depicts. " ‐ Film School Rejects
Posted May 19, 2013
B- 61% Heli (2014) "Heli is a combination of neo-realism and visceral brutality, absolutely unforgiving in the depths it dares audiences to plunge. " ‐ Film School Rejects
Posted May 19, 2013
D 48% The Great Gatsby (2013) "This is another Baz Luhrmann film that fails to engage either the heart or the mind. " ‐ Film School Rejects
Posted May 19, 2013
3.5/5 69% Fast & Furious 6 (2013) "This just might be the only instance in cinema franchise history where the heavy implication of a sixth sequel actually seems appealing. " ‐ What Culture
Posted May 13, 2013
3.5/5 87% Star Trek Into Darkness (2013) "A perfectly functional sequel that nevertheless falls rather short of 2009′s water-tight reboot. " ‐ What Culture
Posted May 5, 2013
1.5/5 27% 21 And Over (2013) "Boozed-up students might enjoy it, but it's just going to make anyone over the age of 21 feel really old. " ‐ What Culture
Posted May 2, 2013
3/5 50% A.C.O.D. (2013) "Disappointingly opts for broad humour over genuine drama in its second half, but anyone who has been through a similar situation will find it undeniably resonant. " ‐ What Culture
Posted May 1, 2013
4/5 83% Sleepwalk With Me (2012) "A riotous breakthrough for Mike Birbiglia, whose humanist comedy says a lot about modern relationships that many of us won't be prepared to admit. " ‐ What Culture
Posted May 1, 2013
1.5/5 36% The Truth About Emanuel (2014) "The irony is that in playing its silly premise dead straight, the film becomes a goldmine of unintentional hilarity. " ‐ What Culture
Posted Apr 30, 2013
2/5 48% I'm So Excited! (2013) "It ultimately amounts to little more than a 90-minute-long gay joke that loses its charm after just a few. " ‐ What Culture
Posted Apr 29, 2013
3.5/5 54% The Look of Love (2013) "Steve Coogan delivers a knock-out performance that renders the central figure in all of his complexity - at once admirable, deplorable and pitiable. " ‐ What Culture
Posted Apr 25, 2013
4/5 92% In a World... (2013) "Serves as an uproarious coming out party for writer-director-lead Lake Bell, and you'll never watch a movie trailer the same way again. " ‐ What Culture
Posted Apr 25, 2013
3.5/5 No Score Yet History Of The Eagles: Part 1 (2014) "An efficient talking heads doc that celebrates the band without deigning to hagiography. " ‐ What Culture
Posted Apr 25, 2013
4/5 93% Metro Manila (2014) "This immaculately composed heist flick-cum-morality play just might bring Hollywood knocking on Sean Ellis' door. " ‐ What Culture
Posted Apr 24, 2013
2/5 59% Running From Crazy (2013) "Though undeniably well-intentioned, Barbara Kopple's documentary doesn't seem particularly concerned with asking - or trying to answer - the big questions surrounding familial suicide trends. " ‐ What Culture
Posted Apr 24, 2013
4/5 71% Blood Brother (2013) "Uncompromising and enormously life-affirming, this is sure to be one of the year's must-see documentaries. " ‐ What Culture
Posted Apr 24, 2013
3.5/5 96% Muscle Shoals (2013) "A sumptuously assembled, exhaustively comprehensive film about music that changed lives. " ‐ What Culture
Posted Apr 23, 2013
3/5 79% Iron Man 3 (2013) "Go for the thrilling action and hilarious Shane Black one-liners. As for a compelling story and entertaining villains? Not so much. " ‐ What Culture
Posted Apr 23, 2013
1.5/5 36% Touchy Feely (2013) "Save for a star turn from veteran character actor Josh Pais, Lynn Shelton's latest is pretty much dead on arrival. " ‐ What Culture
Posted Apr 23, 2013
4/5 100% God Loves Uganda (2013) "The most infuriating and sinister documentary in recent memory. " ‐ What Culture
Posted Apr 23, 2013
3.5/5 75% The Kings of Summer (2013) "This tonally buoyant coming-of-age film works as both an off-kilter comedy and a potent drama. " ‐ What Culture
Posted Apr 22, 2013
2.5/5 81% The Moo Man "Though not without its stirring moments, this documentary takes far too long to make what is admittedly a pretty important point about British agricultrure. " ‐ What Culture
Posted Apr 22, 2013
3.5/5 84% Upstream Color (2013) "Shane Carruth continues to grow as a filmmaker even as he remains keen to puzzle and perhaps frustrate. Upstream Color is, above all else, an unforgettable experience. " ‐ What Culture
Posted Apr 22, 2013
2/5 54% Oblivion (2013) "Oblivion is one of the best-looking bad films ever made. " ‐ What Culture
Posted Apr 10, 2013
4.5/5 80% The Place Beyond The Pines (2013) "Go in knowing as little as possible and prepare to be blown away by Derek Cianfrance's American crime drama masterpiece. " ‐ What Culture
Posted Apr 9, 2013
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