Stefan Pape

Agrees with the Tomatometer 75% of the time.

Publications:
HeyUGuys
Total Reviews:
263

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/5 57% Ping Pong Summer (2014) " Downright absurd, but ineffably entertaining, and you simply have to take this for what it is, and get on board. " ‐ HeyUGuys
Posted Oct 21, 2014
3/5 92% Wild Tales (2015) " This dark comedy bears a resemblance to the likes of British sketch show The League of Gentleman, deranged, surreal and absolutely hilarious in parts. " ‐ HeyUGuys
Posted Oct 21, 2014
2/5 No Score Yet Thou Wast Mild and Lovely (2014) " There's a contrived inclination to be experimental and transcendent, and it backfires. " ‐ HeyUGuys
Posted Oct 21, 2014
4/5 No Score Yet Second Coming " An intimate, earnest and astute depiction of a family dynamic, picking up on all of the idiosyncrasies and nuances of a somewhat relatable household, full of repressed feelings. " ‐ HeyUGuys
Posted Oct 21, 2014
2/5 73% Jimi: All Is by My Side (2014) " The fact we don't hear a single Jimi Hendrix song throughout this production proves to be mightily detrimental to the overall piece, " ‐ HeyUGuys
Posted Oct 21, 2014
3/5 No Score Yet Love, Rosie " Cliched, predictable and unbearable in parts - but it never once loses sight of what it's trying to achieve, affectionately, and earnestly, adhering to the tropes of the romantic comedy genre. " ‐ HeyUGuys
Posted Oct 20, 2014
4/5 79% Fury (2014) " An unwavering, barbaric picture that depicts both the futility of war with the brutality of it, in a bold, intrepid manner. " ‐ HeyUGuys
Posted Oct 18, 2014
3/5 No Score Yet If You Don't, I Will (2014) " A playful yet ultimately profound feature, that is uncomfortably relatable at times. " ‐ HeyUGuys
Posted Oct 17, 2014
4/5 No Score Yet Song Of The Sea (2014) " This congenial animation may be somewhat unconventional, but children should respond to this nonetheless - and if not, parents most certainly will. " ‐ HeyUGuys
Posted Oct 17, 2014
3/5 50% The Keeping Room " Even Brit Marling wielding a shotgun, which is ineffably cool, is not quite enough to save this particular endeavour from feeling somewhat unfulfilling. " ‐ HeyUGuys
Posted Oct 17, 2014
1/5 86% Goodbye to Language 3D (2014) " Goodbye to Language can be oddly, ineffably mesmerising, though for those of us who appreciate the notion of storytelling will leave rather unfulfilled " ‐ HeyUGuys
Posted Oct 17, 2014
2/5 74% Rosewater (2014) " The tone shifts between being profound and affecting, to farcical and slapstick - and we lose sight of the severity of the issues at hand. " ‐ HeyUGuys
Posted Oct 17, 2014
2/5 67% The Falling " Illusory and farcical, and while evidently aware of this fact, playing up to it somewhat, Morley doesn't do so quite enough. " ‐ HeyUGuys
Posted Oct 14, 2014
2/5 33% Serena " Considering the two leading roles belong to a pair of actors who share such an inherent, palpable chemistry, it's not something we truly get a sense for this in this particular endeavour. " ‐ HeyUGuys
Posted Oct 14, 2014
4/5 81% Northern Soul " It's impossible not to get a sense for that vigour, that blissful vehemence that comes with discovering new music at such an impressionable age. " ‐ HeyUGuys
Posted Oct 14, 2014
2/5 No Score Yet Bypass " Hopkins inclination to be artistic and creative, while admirable, does little but ensure this production revels far more in the style, and not quite so much in the substance. " ‐ HeyUGuys
Posted Oct 13, 2014
3/5 No Score Yet MusaraƱas (Shrew's Nest) " Comes complete with a darkly comic undertone which makes for such enjoyable and unashamedly entertaining cinema. " ‐ HeyUGuys
Posted Oct 13, 2014
1/5 8% The Best Of Me (2014) " The most vexing, and detrimental aspect to this picture, is the laughable choice of casting for the younger Dawson Cole. " ‐ HeyUGuys
Posted Oct 13, 2014
4/5 No Score Yet X+Y " An intimate study of an outsider that is bound to move, compel and touch even the most hardened of punters. " ‐ HeyUGuys
Posted Oct 13, 2014
2/5 22% Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014) " Good fun this may be, but original? Absolutely cowabungingly not. " ‐ HeyUGuys
Posted Oct 13, 2014
3/5 63% Gold " There's a real warmth to this production, as Heery displays a real aptitude for combining a surrealistic wit, with compassion. " ‐ HeyUGuys
Posted Oct 10, 2014
4/5 67% WolfCop " For a film that seems to thrive in its low-rent, 1980s horror video stylings - even down to the excellent poster art - Wolfcop is surprisingly accomplished and doesn't go down the 'so-bad-it's-good' spoof route, " ‐ HeyUGuys
Posted Oct 10, 2014
2/5 31% Annabelle (2014) " This superfluous prequel is just as needless and unnecessary as it sounds, as what can only be described as a meagre counterpart to its originator. " ‐ HeyUGuys
Posted Oct 9, 2014
4/5 No Score Yet The Way He Looks (2014) " Presented with such amicability and sincerity, you feel inspired and giddy at the close of play. " ‐ HeyUGuys
Posted Oct 8, 2014
4/5 97% Dear White People (2014) " Justin Simien impresses with this debut - a social satire, exploring, debating and studying racial identity, and what it means to be black in contemporary America. " ‐ HeyUGuys
Posted Oct 8, 2014
5/5 87% The Imitation Game (2014) " To feel gripped, on edge and moved in such a short period of time is of real commendation to Tyldum, who takes his audience through the motions in this unforgettable piece. " ‐ HeyUGuys
Posted Oct 8, 2014
2/5 28% Men, Women & Children (2014) " Given this is an ensemble piece, we do struggle to get emotionally engaged or invested in any particular character and their predicament. " ‐ HeyUGuys
Posted Oct 7, 2014
3/5 74% Effie Gray " While admiring director Richard Laxton for this brooding, somewhat elusive piece, the audience are left to crave a defining, dramatic moment, or an impactful crescendo to illuminate this narrative. " ‐ HeyUGuys
Posted Oct 7, 2014
3/5 63% The Maze Runner (2014) " There remains a lot of potential in here for future productions, particularly given the credentials of the cast on board. " ‐ HeyUGuys
Posted Oct 7, 2014
2/5 60% Draft Day (2014) " A film that is exceedingly easy to enjoy, as perfect Saturday night, network TV fodder. Though as entertaining as it may be, the concept itself is flawed and without the substantiality to warrant a big screen release. " ‐ HeyUGuys
Posted Oct 3, 2014
4/5 No Score Yet 10.000 Km " A searingly realistic, and emotive piece that offers a wondrous study of relationships in the modern world. " ‐ HeyUGuys
Posted Oct 3, 2014
2/5 86% Queen and Country " With a wildly inconsistent tone, this makes for an emotionally disengaging film that is ultimately rather unfulfilling. " ‐ HeyUGuys
Posted Oct 3, 2014
3/5 83% Violette (2014) " Martin Provost ambitiously expands his tale across decades to give us a substantial look into a changing society through the eyes of one, influential protagonist. " ‐ HeyUGuys
Posted Oct 3, 2014
3/5 43% Luna " An engrossing story that, at times is undone by its inclination for stylistic preferences. " ‐ HeyUGuys
Posted Oct 3, 2014
3/5 23% Dracula Untold (2014) " Breathes new life into an otherwise tired stomping ground, taking this story back hundreds of years and delving into the unknown origin story of the innovator himself, Mr. Dracula. " ‐ HeyUGuys
Posted Oct 1, 2014
4/5 83% Human Capital (2015) " An inventively structured, compelling study of two families irrevocably brought together. A string of impressive performances and a unique approach to storytelling ensures this is a film worth catching. " ‐ HeyUGuys
Posted Sep 24, 2014
3/5 52% I Origins (2014) " A creative, visually gratifying experience - but requires a suspension of disbelief given the contrivance in the narrative. " ‐ HeyUGuys
Posted Sep 24, 2014
3/5 77% Honeymoon (2014) " Very simplistic, easy to indulge in fun, even if it is somewhat throwaway and forgettable. Thrives in the naturalistic approach, but suffers from an underwhelming closing act. " ‐ HeyUGuys
Posted Sep 24, 2014
2/5 62% The Equalizer (2014) " While affectionate in its conventionality, this film grows absurd and nonsensical, saved from being a complete disaster only by the engaging, charismatic Denzel Washington. " ‐ HeyUGuys
Posted Sep 24, 2014
3/5 100% Night Will Fall " Though undoubtedly an underwhelming documentary, this remains an important piece of cinema, as it documents a barbaric brutality we have a duty to explore and study. " ‐ HeyUGuys
Posted Sep 18, 2014
2/5 67% A Walk Among the Tombstones (2014) " This generic, hackneyed film noir - with a frustratingly inconsistent tone - means we may have to wait a while longer for a triumphant adaptation of Lawrence Block's popular literary creation Matthew Scudder. " ‐ HeyUGuys
Posted Sep 18, 2014
3/5 93% The Guest (2014) " You can't help but leave feeling a little underwhelmed, in spite of the fact you had enjoyed yourself for the vast majority of the feature. " ‐ HeyUGuys
Posted Sep 3, 2014
3/5 67% The Hundred-Foot Journey (2014) " Far more like a chicken korma, when in truth, you'd much rather have a lamb jalfrezi. " ‐ HeyUGuys
Posted Sep 3, 2014
3/5 77% Attila Marcel " Attila Marcel marks a more than worthy turn for this talented filmmaker. " ‐ HeyUGuys
Posted Sep 3, 2014
3/5 73% The German Doctor (2014) " The picture is beautifully shot and the serenity of the Argentine mountain landscape works as an effective contradiction to the deranged, demented narrative at hand. " ‐ HeyUGuys
Posted Aug 29, 2014
3/5 62% Underdogs (2015) " Undoubtedly accomplished enough to warrant such a wide release. " ‐ HeyUGuys
Posted Aug 29, 2014
3/5 53% Blood Ties (2014) " Everything is in place to have created a truly sensational piece of cinema, and yet you can't help feeling somewhat cold towards this film, despite the memorable, impactful finale. " ‐ HeyUGuys
Posted Aug 29, 2014
2/5 69% What If (2014) " With little risk taken, here is a film you've seen a million times before, and sadly, will see a million times again. " ‐ HeyUGuys
Posted Aug 29, 2014
4/5 66% Lucy (2014) " Lucy is just a film that takes an intriguing (albeit absurd) narrative, and builds a world around it that is easy to get lost within. " ‐ HeyUGuys
Posted Aug 29, 2014
2/5 20% Into The Storm (2014) " Once the dust settles after Into the Storm has ripped your cinema screen in two, it curiously leaves little evidence it was ever there. " ‐ HeyUGuys
Posted Aug 29, 2014
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