Tara Brady

Tara Brady

Agrees with the Tomatometer 79% of the time.

Publications:
Irish Times
Total Reviews:
154

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
4/5 44% Pioneer " Viewers who enjoyed such Scandi hits as A Hijacking and Baltasar Kormáku's The Deep will be pleased with this solid actioner from Insomnia director Erik Skjoldbjærg" — Irish Times
Posted Apr 11, 2014
3/5 48% L'étrange couleur des larmes de ton corps (The Strange Colour of Your Body's Tears) " Greatest Freudian Hits. Played maybe a little too loud. " — Irish Times
Posted Apr 11, 2014
5/5 99% 20 Feet From Stardom (2013) " This hugely enjoyable film puts Love and others up front and centre, where we feel they belong. " — Irish Times
Posted Mar 28, 2014
3/5 82% Salvo " It feels like a very challenging exercise carried off with much style but little real flair (the two things are not quite the same)." — Irish Times
Posted Mar 21, 2014
2/5 33% Labor Day (2014) " The story is ludicrous. The reveals are unintentionally hilarious and clumsily delivered. Even the production design is off." — Irish Times
Posted Mar 21, 2014
4/5 98% Starred Up (2014) " Two things allow Starred Up to stand apart from the pack: a rigorous attention to prison procedure and a stunning breakthrough performance from Jack O'Connell." — Irish Times
Posted Mar 21, 2014
2/5 23% Need For Speed (2014) " Nothing in Need for Speed makes a lick of sense: the geography is off, the story daft, the cliches plentiful." — Irish Times
Posted Mar 14, 2014
3/5 54% The Zero Theorem " With Gilliam, ramshackle is all part of the appeal." — Irish Times
Posted Mar 14, 2014
4/5 98% The Rocket (2014) " Try not to fall off the edge of your seat during the film's nail-biting final scenes. " — Irish Times
Posted Mar 14, 2014
2/5 38% A Long Way From Home " The dialogue and situations simply never feel authentic. The younger characters are poorly developed and hollow. " — Irish Times
Posted Mar 7, 2014
5/5 100% Wake in Fright (2012) " Forms a neatly symmetrical, perfectly Kafkaesque narrative. This way madness lies . . ." — Irish Times
Posted Mar 7, 2014
3/5 64% Bastards (2013) " Bastards is Denis' most eventful, impactful film in quite some time. But one couldn't warmly recommend it. " — Irish Times
Posted Feb 28, 2014
5/5 96% The Lego Movie (2014) " A thrilling, consistently funny, all-ages extravaganza, The Lego Movie is virtually critic proof, in that we can't find a darned thing wrong with it." — Irish Times
Posted Feb 28, 2014
4/5 95% Child's Pose (2014) " Calin Peter Netzer's terrific drama exemplifies many of the traits that have made the new wave of Romanian cinema so fecund. " — Irish Times
Posted Feb 28, 2014
3/5 48% Stalingrad (2014) " The set design and the effects are genuinely impressive, and even the least nuanced scenes are not without their mushy charms." — Irish Times
Posted Feb 28, 2014
3/5 60% Non-Stop (2014) " Neeson has, in his various action roles, done more than a little to overturn decades of patronising Hollywood depictions of the Irish as noble savages and leprechauns." — Irish Times
Posted Feb 28, 2014
4/5 95% Stranger by the Lake (2014) " Claire Mathon's brilliant cinematography finds an appositely sinister glare in the shimmering water and sunny skies." — Irish Times
Posted Feb 28, 2014
4/5 86% Only Lovers Left Alive (2014) " See it and try to think "vampire" in the future without conjuring Tom and Tilda. " — Irish Times
Posted Feb 28, 2014
4/5 76% The Invisible Woman (2013) " Dickensians will love it. Most everybody else will find is passes the time very agreeably." — Irish Times
Posted Feb 8, 2014
3/5 48% RoboCop (2014) " What's the "point" of a Robocop remake? If you're bothering to ask yourself such questions, you must find the modern world a frustrating place." — Irish Times
Posted Feb 8, 2014
3/5 52% Out of the Furnace (2013) " The film's brand of Americana is pretty, but very Hollywood: hard scrabble but not hard won." — Irish Times
Posted Jan 31, 2014
4/5 76% Lone Survivor (2014) " Lone Survivor does a magnificent job of making disorder intelligible. It's not a very nice film. But it is a splendidly effective one." — Irish Times
Posted Jan 31, 2014
3/5 22% That Awkward Moment (2014) " It's useful that the first-time film-maker remembered to write some decent dialogue and characters for the female speaking parts. " — Irish Times
Posted Jan 31, 2014
3/5 39% Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones (2014) " As spin-offs go, this is closer to Frasier than it is to Baywatch Nights. " — Irish Times
Posted Jan 3, 2014
3/5 58% Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2013) " Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom dutifully walks us through an extraordinary journey" — Irish Times
Posted Jan 3, 2014
2/5 13% 47 Ronin (2013) " We wanted characters that don't require a narrator to explain who they are. We wanted lofty pontification about bushido" — Irish Times
Posted Jan 1, 2014
100% Moon Man " There's a refreshing lack of snark to recommend Moon Man: this is a movie that has heart and imagination where most animations are happy to make do with a hippo in a tutu. " — Irish Times
Posted Jan 1, 2014
2/5 67% Moshi Monsters: The Movie " The tone and content are aimed squarely at the youngest end of the Moshi spectrum: there's little or nothing here for the tween army who use the stationary and schoolbags." — Irish Times
Posted Dec 21, 2013
2/5 42% Oldboy (2013) " The facsimile is pointless but dependable until Lee and his screenwriter add increasingly ludicrous embellishments." — Irish Times
Posted Dec 6, 2013
4/5 92% Nebraska (2013) " Though taken from an original script by Bob Nelson, the result could hardly be more characteristic of Payne if his name were watermarked into every frame." — Irish Times
Posted Dec 6, 2013
2/5 68% The Best Man Holiday (2013) " The Best Man Holiday pigs out on every plot at a slow, bloated Christmas pace. Watch out, movie punters. We're segueing into Part Three. " — Irish Times
Posted Nov 29, 2013
3/5 18% Free Birds (2013) " The film does boast an appealing buddy pairing in Wilson and Harrelson, a dash of conceptual originality, and some genuinely funny jokes." — Irish Times
Posted Nov 29, 2013
4/5 49% Parkland (2013) " The revelations are unshowy, the emotional clout is stealthy, and JFKologists can rest easy knowing that the project neither engages with nor contradicts their pet preoccupations." — Irish Times
Posted Nov 27, 2013
5/5 86% Computer Chess (2013) " Think vintage found footage meets wilfully anachronistic dot matrix art. And then think way, way outside the box." — Irish Times
Posted Nov 27, 2013
4/5 72% Lee Daniels' The Butler (2013) " Has all the bells and whistles one could want from a big, fat Oscar-baiting picture." — Irish Times
Posted Nov 15, 2013
4/5 83% Drinking Buddies (2013) " Workshopped, improvised and mostly shot in small spaces, Swanberg's intimate drama is teased out with killer, subtle performances. " — Irish Times
Posted Nov 1, 2013
3/5 65% Thor: The Dark World (2013) " This is very decent mid-ranking Marvel." — Irish Times
Posted Nov 1, 2013
3/5 67% Turbo (2013) " The animated races are fast and fun, the jokes are hip without being too snarky and the starry voice cast is super. " — Irish Times
Posted Oct 25, 2013
3/5 70% Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 (2013) " The original Cloudy didn't have the warmth of Despicable Me or the snark of Shrek. But it did have more humour than this new film. " — Irish Times
Posted Oct 25, 2013
3/5 96% Muscle Shoals (2013) " And lo, the musical miscegenation was good." — Irish Times
Posted Oct 25, 2013
4/5 97% The Selfish Giant (2013) " Allows hope and humour to mingle with the misery. Wilde's story and this peculiar tribute do, at least, have that much in common." — Irish Times
Posted Oct 25, 2013
4/5 96% The Crash Reel (2013) " With no miraculous recovery to fall back on, the story simply has nowhere to go. And that's precisely the point." — Irish Times
Posted Oct 11, 2013
3/5 37% The Fifth Estate (2013) " No whistles were blown during the making of this movie: what a shame. " — Irish Times
Posted Oct 11, 2013
4/5 90% The Pervert's Guide To Ideology (2013) " Pay proper attention and it becomes clear that, for all the oddness of his delivery, Zizek makes a great deal of sense." — Irish Times
Posted Oct 4, 2013
4/5 96% Sunshine on Leith " We'd say it was a Celtic Umbrellas of Cherbourg. But they didn't have headbutts or anything like as much fun in that film." — Irish Times
Posted Oct 4, 2013
3/5 82% Prisoners (2013) " Manages to fire the intellect and stimulate further researches into Arendt's work." — Irish Times
Posted Sep 27, 2013
4/5 89% Rush (2013) " A hugely amusing, relentlessly cheeky squabble between Teutonic Roundheadness and roast-beef Cavalier." — Irish Times
Posted Sep 15, 2013
3/5 94% Museum Hours (2013) " It sits uncomfortably as a weird in-between facsimile, as though we're being asked to study postcard reproductions of great artworks. " — Irish Times
Posted Sep 6, 2013
5/5 79% Ain't Them Bodies Saints (2013) " David Lowery's Sundance hit, which wears its Badlands rags unashamedly, plays as if dragged up from the muddy depths of folk memory." — Irish Times
Posted Sep 6, 2013
2/5 58% Riddick (2013) " Forbidding, sun-scorched, deadly. But enough about Vin Diesel's pectorals. Come back. We got more . . ." — Irish Times
Posted Sep 6, 2013
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