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Steve Newall

Steve Newall

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Steve Newall's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Flicks.co.nz

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/5 88% The Big Short (2015) "Successfully conveys appropriate levels of mania, panic and hilarity while maintaining a moral standpoint missing from other Wall Street tales. " ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Posted Jan 14, 2016
5/5 92% Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015) "It's amalgam of old and new, a thrill ride that satisfies in its own right as well as in assuaging the fears of fans. " ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Posted Dec 17, 2015
3/5 64% Spectre (2015) "Extended flat periods, and the sense of deja vu pervading its weaker moments. " ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Posted Nov 12, 2015
1/5 8% Rock the Kasbah (2015) "For a film to render [Murray's] presence grating is a rare thing indeed, but that's what ends up happening here... " ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Posted Oct 29, 2015
4/5 91% 99 Homes (2015) "Serves up the scariest, most watchable film about real estate since Beetlejuice. " ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Posted Oct 29, 2015
2/5 65% The Dressmaker "Its throwback elements offer more in the way of irritating limitations than timelessness. " ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Posted Oct 29, 2015
3/5 69% Crimson Peak (2015) "[Indulges] the senses with its gore, set design and costuming, and drawing on the skills of its cast... " ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Posted Oct 15, 2015
3/5 26% Pan (2015) "By taking chances... even Pan's failures help to distinguish it from typical Hollywood kids cash-in fare. " ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Posted Oct 1, 2015
4/5 92% The Martian (2015) "Gravity is the obvious comparison, but The Martian is more predicament problem-solving than thrill-ride... " ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Posted Sep 30, 2015
3/5 72% Everest (2015) "[A] somewhat puzzling, if ever-watchable, experience. " ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Posted Sep 17, 2015
3/5 48% Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials (2015) "A better sequel than expected, even if its mid-series stakes never truly seem serious. " ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Posted Sep 10, 2015
2/5 76% People Places Things (2015) "Clement is better-suited as a foil to Conchord-like absurdity, where it works as a droll counterweight. " ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Posted Sep 10, 2015
2/5 41% We Are Your Friends (2015) "Like most of the musical culture it idolises, it is sub-par. " ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Posted Aug 27, 2015
4/5 85% Trainwreck (2015) "This is Schumer's film though, a star-making turn that carves out a distinct niche from her contemporaries, male or female. " ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Posted Aug 12, 2015
3/5 80% Ant-Man (2015) "This is the most straight-forward and fun Marvel movie for ages. " ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Posted Jul 16, 2015
4/5 75% Kingsman: The Secret Service (2015) "The most fun I've had at a movie for a while. " ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Posted Jul 13, 2015
3/5 59% The Emperor's New Clothes (2015) "The pairing of Brand and Winterbottom also improves on Michael Moore-esque public stunts, since Brand is equally whip-smart, but eminently more likeable... " ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Posted Jul 2, 2015
3/5 25% Terminator Genisys (2015) "Yes, there are a few too many gags about his advancing years, but [Arnie's] return to being the Terminator is a welcome sight. " ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Posted Jul 2, 2015
4/5 90% Love & Mercy (2015) "[Paul] Dano is utterly fantastic, disappearing into the role... " ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Posted Jun 25, 2015
3/5 71% Jurassic World (2015) "An inessential sequel that's viscerally, if not emotionally or intellectually, stimulating. " ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Posted Jun 10, 2015
5/5 97% Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) "A modern action classic that's not beholden to contemporary or past stylistic trends... " ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Posted May 13, 2015
4/5 74% Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) "A welcome return of the Avengers amusing team dynamic and essentially asking "what more could you want?" " ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Posted Apr 21, 2015
3/5 81% Furious 7 (2015) "You're left wondering if there is such a thing as too much. " ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Posted Apr 1, 2015
2/5 29% Get Hard (2015) "Leaves a gap that should be filled with gags. " ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Posted Mar 26, 2015
3/5 31% Chappie (2015) "The robot Chappie is brought to life awesomely by actor Sharlto Copley and the boffins at WETA, and much of your tolerance for the film will hinge on whether you find Die Antwoord endearing or not. " ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Posted Mar 12, 2015
2/5 57% Focus (2015) "Fails to ensnare its audience thanks to fatiguingly frequent "ah, bet you didn't see that coming" narrative twists. " ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Posted Mar 10, 2015
2/5 26% Jupiter Ascending (2015) "Never predictable in when it will stun the senses or bore you into submission. " ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Posted Feb 19, 2015
5/5 98% Citizenfour (2014) "One of its many interesting facets is how unlike the unpredictable doco model it turns out to be while still proving utterly engrossing from start to finish. " ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Posted Feb 12, 2015
4/5 98% Jodorowsky's Dune (2014) "Somehow more inspiring than disappointing, this account of Alejandro Jodorowsky's doomed effort to bring Dune to the big screen still manages to be a testament to artistic insanity and tenacity. " ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Posted Jan 4, 2015
4/5 60% The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014) "A fitting send off - with the right number of endings to boot. " ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Posted Dec 2, 2014
3/5 65% The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (2014) "Katniss has little to do but react to the actions of others, though she does get to blow stuff up with her bow and enjoy a literal save the cat moment. " ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Posted Nov 20, 2014
1/5 18% Serena (2015) "How could reteaming Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper go wrong? In a word - Serena. " ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Posted Nov 6, 2014
5/5 71% Interstellar (2014) "Never has a nearly-three-hour blockbuster enthralled me in the way that Interstellar did. " ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Posted Nov 5, 2014
4/5 69% The Dead Lands (2015) "Offers proof that a well-crafted, fight-filled revenge story is the type of pic least reliant on the English language to impress, which this does in spades. " ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Posted Nov 2, 2014
4/5 77% Fury (2014) "A superior war film that doesn't shirk from sudden, shocking violence but still doesn't overplay its hand when it comes to man's inhumanity to man. " ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Posted Oct 22, 2014
3/5 47% The Judge (2014) "Pleasingly, the two Roberts (Downey Jr. and Duvall) who top the cast list and square off as father and son bring their acting A games... " ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Posted Oct 16, 2014
4/5 88% Gone Girl (2014) "This superior thriller arrives at a time when Hollywood mostly seems to have forgotten how to make 'em. " ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Posted Oct 16, 2014
3/5 84% Predestination (2015) "Predestination is more a movie to be regarded than swept up in. " ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Posted Oct 16, 2014
5/5 92% The Cabin in the Woods (2012) "A great one-off idea brilliantly executed. " ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Posted Oct 6, 2014
2/5 69% The Inbetweeners Movie 2 "The leap from TV to feature film comes with risks, and again they're not negotiated entirely successfully. " ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Posted Aug 28, 2014
5/5 98% Boyhood (2014) "Linklater casts a spell that defies you to not be moved, and captures the incredible complexity, richness and emotion of every one of our unique lives in the process. " ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Posted Aug 28, 2014
2/5 66% Lucy (2014) "Makes The Fifth Element look like 2001 by comparison. " ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Posted Aug 21, 2014
4/5 91% Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) "An exciting thrill-ride that strikes a brilliant balance between jaw-dropping space scenes, anarchic wit and bountiful belly laughs. " ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Posted Aug 7, 2014
3/5 65% The French Minister (2014) "If you're not looking for something that puts politics to the sword, but merely uses it to provide a backdrop for some gently prodding humour,The French Minister will provide a chuckle or two. " ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Posted Jul 17, 2014
4/5 90% Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes (2014) "One of the best big budget films of the year. " ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Posted Jul 10, 2014
4/5 85% 22 Jump Street (2014) "Lord and Miller continue to mine a similar vein of absurdist gags, boosting the laughs-per-minute ratio of its predecessor. " ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Posted Jun 12, 2014
4/5 74% Godzilla (2014) "Avoids exposing the harsh truth that watching CGI creatures beat each other up has limited entertainment value. " ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Posted May 15, 2014
3/5 36% The Quiet Ones (2014) "We're here for the scares and chills, and on this front the film does enough in building atmosphere and providing the requisite frights to prove watchable. " ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Posted May 7, 2014
3/5 78% Muppets Most Wanted (2014) "Sight gags, slapstick and puns abound as you'd expect, with James Bobin again keeping the Muppets moving at a brisk pace, at least most of the time. " ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Posted Apr 10, 2014
4/5 92% The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) "It's satisfying to see this level of craftsmanship applied to a film that is often so silly it's a pure delight to watch. " ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Posted Apr 10, 2014
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