Stephen Carty

Stephen Carty

Agrees with the Tomatometer 78% of the time.

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2/5 49% Stonehearst Asylum (2014) " The tone is uneven and the various plot twists aren't as effective as they need to be, resulting in an underwhelming experience that fails to live up to its early promise. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Apr 23, 2015
4/5 70% The Salvation (2015) " The Salvation isn't just for those who love westerns ... it's a solid revenge thriller in its own right. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Apr 16, 2015
3/5 59% A Little Chaos (2015) " The film isn't nearly as stilted as the set-up might suggest. In fact, it's rather charming. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Apr 16, 2015
4/5 85% John Wick (2014) " Numerous fight sequences are staged with a great deal of skill and style in this lean, propulsive, action-packed revenge thriller. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Apr 9, 2015
4/5 85% While We're Young (2015) " Highly recommended for anyone feeling wistful about their youth. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Apr 2, 2015
3/5 55% White Bird in a Blizzard (2014) " The film is uneven, but it's fairly effective as a portrait of sexual awakenings during adolescence, even if there's nothing in it that you haven't seen before. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Mar 5, 2015
3/5 76% Hyena (2015) " The picture's main asset is Ferdinando, who delivers a strong lead performance as the strung-out narc whose world is crumbling around him. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Mar 5, 2015
3/5 63% Still Life (2015) " Sombre and understated to a fault, but it also contains several quietly affecting moments, most of which are complemented by a beautiful score by Rachel Portman. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Feb 5, 2015
4/5 81% Testament Of Youth (2015) " Testament Of Youth won't convert those who are fundamentally opposed to British period dramas, but it is beautifully shot and elevated by a striking lead performance. " ‐ Flix Capacitor
Posted Jan 16, 2015
3/5 81% The Fault In Our Stars (2014) " The Fault In Our Stars is unlikely to win over the cynics, but Woodley has a smile that lights up the screen, and you believe in her even when the film's plausibility is stretched. " ‐ Flix Capacitor
Posted Jan 6, 2015
3/5 43% The Face of Love (2014) " The story's plausibility is stretched in places, but it is held together by Bening and Harris, both of whom are wholly convincing at all times. " ‐ Flix Capacitor
Posted Dec 11, 2014
3/5 83% Mea Culpa (2014) " Fans of fast-paced action movies will find much to enjoy in this bruising thriller from promising French filmmaker Fred CavayĆ©. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Dec 4, 2014
4/5 97% Life Itself (2014) " As much about existence and the passage of time as it is cinema and criticism, this affectionate testament offers a reflective and surprisingly profound journey. Hopefully, the man himself would have given it the thumbs up. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Nov 13, 2014
4/5 87% The Skeleton Twins (2014) " The Skeleton Twins follows a fairly predictable trajectory, but it is littered with affecting moments and joyous sequences. " ‐ Flix Capacitor
Posted Nov 7, 2014
2/5 55% Set Fire To The Stars (2015) " Set Fire to the Stars benefits from crisp monochrome cinematography and two solid lead performances, but the end result feels somewhat flat, and it's difficult to see who the film will appeal to. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Nov 7, 2014
3/5 42% Night Train To Lisbon (2013) " An ageing academic embarks on a journey of self-discovery in this old-fashioned European thriller. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Oct 24, 2014
3/5 73% Palo Alto (2014) " This dreamy tale of wasted youth provides a familiar yet authentic portrait of the teenage experience. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Oct 17, 2014
3/5 84% Northern Soul " A Northern Saturday Night Fever? Oh, go on then. " ‐ The Skinny
Posted Oct 16, 2014
2/5 51% The Calling (2014) " The Calling isn't so much an awful film as a flat and unremarkable one ... " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Oct 10, 2014
2/5 45% Life After Beth (2014) " Life After Beth is one or two re-writes away from where it needs to be. " ‐ The Skinny
Posted Oct 2, 2014
3/5 54% Blood Ties (2014) " As much a family drama as a crime thriller, Blood Ties is character-driven, so sparing in terms of action, although the regular eruptions of violence pack a genuine punch. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Aug 15, 2014
5/5 97% Game of Thrones: Season 2 (TV, 2012) " The second season has more fantasy elements than the first, but otherwise it's largely more of the same. " ‐ Flix Capacitor
Posted Apr 8, 2014
3.5/5 78% Sons of Anarchy: Season 6 (TV, 2013) " The plot dictates that we see less of Ron Perlman than usual, and as you might expect his presence is missed. But Charlie Hunnam continues to anchor the show in impressive fashion, while CCH Pounder makes for a worthy opponent. " ‐ Flix Capacitor
Posted Mar 13, 2014
4.5/5 100% Breaking Bad: Season 5 (TV, 2012-2013) " Breaking Bad delivers a final season that is as gripping and rewarding as we've come to expect. It's the show that knocks. " ‐ Flix Capacitor
Posted Jan 16, 2014
3/5 52% Hello Ladies: Season 1 (TV, 2013-2014) " Fans of Merchant's usual schtick will find much to like, but this brand of cringe comedy has grown dated and predictable. Still, the lanky funnyman has terrific comic timing and delivery, and the show gets a pass. Just. " ‐ Flix Capacitor
Posted Jan 14, 2014
4/5 84% Homeland: Season 3 (TV, 2013) " There are one or two questionable developments along the way, but the second half of the season offers a surprising return to form. Plus, the performances and Saul's beard remain as compelling as ever. " ‐ Flix Capacitor
Posted Dec 27, 2013
4/5 69% The Newsroom: Season 2 (TV, 2013) " Finding its feet thanks to a compelling ongoing storyline, the second season of Aaron Sorkin's politically-charged HBO drama is an improvement over the first. " ‐ Flix Capacitor
Posted Nov 29, 2013
2.5/5 60% Dexter: Season 8 (TV, 2013) " One of the main problems with the final season of Dexter is that it rarely feels like a final season. " ‐ Flix Capacitor
Posted Nov 22, 2013
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