Stella Papamichael

Stella Papamichael

Agrees with the Tomatometer 76% of the time.

Stella Papamichael's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): BBC.com, Digital Spy, Film4, Radio Times, Sky Movies

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/5 58% Southpaw (2015) "Fuqua tends to amplify the melodrama - with music and lingering close-ups - and especially towards the end, but the film never quite socks you in the gut the way it should. " ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Jul 24, 2015
3/5 46% Ted 2 (2015) "Even though it isn't as lean and mean as the first film, Ted 2 is still a bagful of naughty fun. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Jul 9, 2015
2/5 90% Love & Mercy (2015) "Aside from the lightbulb moments that produced hits like 'God Only Knows' and 'Good Vibrations', the film lacks real dynamism. " ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Jul 9, 2015
3/5 46% Ted 2 (2015) "Not all the gags are inspired and the excessive swearing can feel like a substitute for actual jokes, but even if this isn't solid comedy gold, it's still much funnier than a lot of other fluff. " ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Jul 7, 2015
2/5 64% Magic Mike XXL (2015) "The initial banter between the lads - some of which is actually quite endearing and funny - eventually gives way to cheesy scenes designed to titillate rather than tickle the funny bone. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Jul 2, 2015
2/5 36% She's Funny That Way (2015) "Viewers are more likely to find this funny in the sense of strange. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Jun 25, 2015
2/5 36% She's Funny That Way (2015) "Too many voices create a chaos in front as well as behind the camera without the requisite comedic payoff. " ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Jun 25, 2015
3/5 91% Slow West (2015) "Substance doesn't quite match up to the high style of this ethereal western, but Michael Fassbender lends weight as the gruff gunslinger who rides along with the kid... " ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Jun 24, 2015
3/5 87% Mr. Holmes (2015) "Sherlock fans may also be frustrated by the lack of a traditional, forensic investigation, but as the study of a troubled psyche - with Holmes only knowing for sure that the end is near - it is quietly compelling. " ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Jun 15, 2015
4/5 95% Spy (2015) "This is McCarthy's show. She carries the film with huge charm, razor-sharp comic instincts and surprising chop-socky skills. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Jun 4, 2015
3/5 78% Danny Collins (2015) "Collins keeps his sense of humour, and Pacino even outshines his razzle-dazzle zoot suits. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted May 28, 2015
4/5 81% Man Up "Bell is funny to the bone, but she also has that rare combination of intelligence, grit and vulnerability which keeps the film from being overly fluffy. " ‐ Digital Spy
Posted May 28, 2015
3/5 78% Danny Collins (2015) "Al Pacino gets his groove back as ageing rock star Danny Collins in a lively comedy-drama that draws from his own star aura and sends it up, too. " ‐ Digital Spy
Posted May 27, 2015
4/5 50% Tomorrowland (2015) "When all is said and done, this movie may not change the world, but it demands courage from those who might have the necessary spark to do so. That, in itself, is a great endeavour. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted May 20, 2015
4/5 86% Top Five (2014) "Rock is quite inventive, jumping back and forth, in and out of conversations, to create a stream of consciousness feel without tying the story in knots. " ‐ Digital Spy
Posted May 7, 2015
2/5 81% A Royal Night Out "There are pale shades of '80s yuppie comedies, too, like Something Wild and After Hours, but those films deliver their kicks from seeing stiff collars come completely undone. Throughout, Lilibet is just too decorous. " ‐ Digital Spy
Posted May 6, 2015
4/5 65% Pitch Perfect 2 (2015) "Just as it was in the first film, the sequel is all about the shamelessly wicked one-note gags, delivered hard and fast between countless kooky renditions of songs you haven't heard for ages. " ‐ Digital Spy
Posted May 4, 2015
3/5 30% Elsa & Fred (2014) "Shirley MacLaine and Christopher Plummer rise above the patronising cuteness imposed by co-writer/director Michael Radford (Il Postino) in this tale of a late-blossoming love affair. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Apr 30, 2015
4/5 88% The Good Lie (2014) "You cannot fail to be moved by this story of young Sudanese refugees - and not just to tears either. " ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Apr 21, 2015
2/5 40% A Little Chaos (2015) "It's the stuff of Sunday night TV drama, for winding down with tea and cake. Very civilised. " ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Apr 15, 2015
3/5 53% Woman in Gold (2015) "It's an intriguing David vs Goliath battle and Mirren positively glows with indignation. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Apr 9, 2015
3/5 76% Good Kill (2015) "Hawke gives a complex, sensitive portrayal and if Niccol sometimes flounders in externalising that inner conflict, it doesn't detract from the intensity. " ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Apr 6, 2015
3/5 63% The Water Diviner (2015) "[Crowe] has taken some easy shortcuts, but his future in directing looks bright as the Anatolian sunrise. " ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Apr 2, 2015
3/5 29% Get Hard (2015) "Will Ferrell is looking at ten years in the slammer in a comedy that delivers a hard slap in the face to political correctness. " ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Mar 26, 2015
4/5 71% The Voices (2015) "The unusual mix of laughs, lunacy and a touch of melancholy ensures The Voices will stick in your head. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Mar 19, 2015
2/5 17% The Gunman (2015) "With this effort, Penn is way off the mark. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Mar 19, 2015
4/5 71% The Voices (2015) "Reynolds has never been more charming or spine-chilling - often simultaneously - in what is a genuinely multifaceted tragicomic performance. " ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Mar 19, 2015
4/5 45% En chance til "Bier gives Waldau room to work rather than fall back on the usual tricks of melodrama (a swelling string section and extreme close-ups) and he carries the film scene-by-scene. " ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Mar 17, 2015
2/5 55% White Bird in a Blizzard (2014) "Araki has a habit of slowly fading from one scene to the next, perhaps in an effort to create a brooding atmosphere, but it's just plain soporific and the occasional bit of dry comedy offers scant relief. " ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Mar 6, 2015
3/5 77% Kill the Messenger (2014) "In his best performance since The Hurt Locker, Jeremy Renner fires on all cylinders as Webb, a man searching for truth, and perhaps glory. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Mar 5, 2015
3/5 89% Still Alice (2015) "...a performance beautifully coloured with varying shades of emotion that also makes clever use of [Moore's] porcelain looks to evoke the vulnerability of the eponymous Alice. " ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Mar 5, 2015
3/5 77% Kill the Messenger (2014) "Had Cuesta dug a bit deeper around these characters, he might have struck gold. As it is, Kill the Messenger is worth writing home about. " ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Mar 4, 2015
2/5 56% Focus (2015) "Like many a grifter, this crime caper is all style and no substance. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Feb 26, 2015
3/5 62% The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2015) "This is pure wish fulfilment for retirees, an over-the-rainbow, Monsoon Wedding fantasy to break the monotony of trips to the Co-op, endless cups of tea and Countdown in the afternoon. " ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Feb 25, 2015
2/5 56% Focus (2015) "Few films are more annoying than a con caper that has nothing up its sleeve except cool, designer style and Focus falls squarely into that category. " ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Feb 25, 2015
2/5 49% Cake (2015) "Essentially a saccharine confection of clichés, full of bits that are hard to swallow. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Feb 20, 2015
5/5 97% The Artist (2011) "The overall effect is magical. If the technology allowed, we would shout it from the rooftops: you must see this film! " ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Feb 17, 2015
2/5 49% Cake (2015) "Aniston plays her part with no frills, but she can't help but be dragged down by the surrounding artifice. For one thing, no-one in the real world could possibly have so many grey cardigans. " ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Feb 17, 2015
2/5 34% Blackhat (2015) "If you think a film about computer hackers furiously tapping their keyboards sounds a bit dull, Blackhat proves you right. " ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Feb 16, 2015
4/5 99% Selma (2015) "[David Oyelowo] gives a huge, heartfelt performance (iniquitously ignored by the Academy) and he seems mindful, too, that the story is bigger than one man. " ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Feb 2, 2015
2/5 12% Mortdecai (2015) "Johnny Depp is in danger of being upstaged by his own moustache in this knockabout crime caper. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Jan 22, 2015
2/5 46% The Gambler (2014) "Wahlberg can deliver a soliloquy on life as a game of chance with rat-a-tat rhythm, but he walks and talks like he's too cool for school, never properly conveying the deep well of angst that he keeps banging on about. " ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Jan 22, 2015
2/5 12% Mortdecai (2015) "Mortdecai, the film, is neither satire nor spoof, instead getting caught uncomfortably in a place where the butt of the joke is difficult to pinpoint. " ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Jan 22, 2015
4/5 90% Wild (2014) "Vallée avoids clumsiness in exploring that internal landscape and Witherspoon, too, gives a delicate, sensitive and gutsy performance... " ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Jan 16, 2015
3/5 73% American Sniper (2015) "More than an action film, this is a melodrama that demonstrates rather than examines the psychological burden of having to decide who lives and who dies. " ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Jan 12, 2015
5/5 88% Foxcatcher (2014) "To avert your eyes is impossible. This is a film that creeps up on you, pins you down and will not let go. " ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Jan 5, 2015
4/5 51% Unbroken (2014) "Angelina Jolie takes a conventional but confident approach to directing the amazing life story of Louis Zamperini. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Dec 26, 2014
3/5 27% Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014) "In a world still being torn apart by religious conflict, the film does have a resonance beyond the grand visual sweep that Scott can always be relied upon to deliver. " ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Dec 23, 2014
2/5 27% Annie (2014) "Wallis is the only one among the cast to bring some real energy to the screen... " ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Dec 21, 2014
1/5 29% Dumb and Dumber To (2014) "Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels were loveable idiots when they first played Lloyd and Harry in 1994, but now they're older, none the wiser and needlessly abrasive, which takes the fun out of their stupid antics. " ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Dec 20, 2014
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