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Tara Brady

Tara Brady

Agrees with the Tomatometer 80% of the time.

Tara Brady's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Irish Times

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/5 85% The Walk (2015) "Robert Zemeckis latest piece of cinematic wizardry is not a good film - but it may be the greatest Imax film ever made. " ‐ Irish Times
Posted Feb 25, 2016
5/5 97% Red Army (2015) "There's a lesson here for fans of any contemporary sport and an absolutely thrilling tale, impeccably assembled besides. Sporting glory awaits, even for those viewers who couldn't tell a jockstrap from a jellybean. " ‐ Irish Times
Posted Feb 25, 2016
4/5 54% The Program (2016) "Foster is superbly and appositely hubristic in the central role. " ‐ Irish Times
Posted Feb 25, 2016
3/5 70% Crimson Peak (2015) "The set is spectacular, the cast is stellar, but Guillermo del Toro's haunted costume drama is short on drama - and scares. " ‐ Irish Times
Posted Feb 25, 2016
3/5 55% Hotel Transylvania 2 (2015) "Still, the material is a lot stronger than anything in the premise-squandering Pixels or lackluster Paul Blart sequel. " ‐ Irish Times
Posted Feb 25, 2016
4/5 92% Censored Voices (2015) "Censored Voices, which was executive produced by Super Size Me's Morgan Spurlock, is accessible and educative. " ‐ Irish Times
Posted Feb 23, 2016
5/5 No Score Yet The Queen of Ireland "Leaving aside its importance as a historical chronicle, The Queen of Ireland is a super movie, replete with tragedy, comedy, a plucky, unlikely heroine, and a sweeping dramatic arc. " ‐ Irish Times
Posted Feb 23, 2016
3/5 No Score Yet The Legend Of Longwood (2015) "Still, Richard Van Oosterhout's cinematography is handsome and the cast are likeable even when the script is overly burdened. One for junior hippophiles. " ‐ Irish Times
Posted Feb 23, 2016
3/5 16% The Last Witch Hunter (2015) "Picture Harry Potter for Emo kids. No wonder there's already a sequel in the works. Brood on, Vin. " ‐ Irish Times
Posted Feb 23, 2016
2/5 14% Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension (2015) "It's sad to see a series that started with such a bang go out with such a whimper. But it's better than wringing a seventh movie from this tired old formula. " ‐ Irish Times
Posted Feb 23, 2016
100% They Will Have to Kill Us First (2016) "Be fair warned: this film will make you want to hug your record collection, and add to it. " ‐ Irish Times
Posted Feb 23, 2016
2/5 44% Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse (2015) "Demerit badges all round. " ‐ Irish Times
Posted Feb 23, 2016
3/5 72% He Named Me Malala (2015) "Guggenheim's portrait of teenage Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai is remarkable in terms of access to its subject's life. " ‐ Irish Times
Posted Feb 23, 2016
3/5 43% A Christmas Star "Against all odds, the film, though not short on Yuletide schmaltz, is pretty good, and a huge improvement on such 'family fare' as the dread Nativity franchise. " ‐ Irish Times
Posted Feb 23, 2016
2/5 70% The Hallow (The Woods) (2015) "The Hallow promises to be an Irish mythological horror, replete with wee folk and banshees. Unhappily, it merely namechecks these entities and delivers nothing of the sort. " ‐ Irish Times
Posted Feb 23, 2016
3/5 18% Fathers And Daughters (2016) "No matter, as big, gloopy melodramas go, this is a perfectly good time-passer with lashings of actors and acting. " ‐ Irish Times
Posted Feb 23, 2016
4/5 100% Being AP "I don't know anything about horse racing... I did, nonetheless, enjoy every minute of Being AP, mostly because of the dry, dour wit of the film's subject and the good-natured eye-rolls provided by his wife, Chanelle. " ‐ Irish Times
Posted Feb 23, 2016
3/5 No Score Yet Hand Gestures (Il gesto delle mani) "Viewers with an appetite for the purer variants of slow cinema - think Two Years At Sea and Le Quattro Volte - will find plenty to savour in this patient Italian documentary. " ‐ Irish Times
Posted Feb 23, 2016
3/5 76% The Good Dinosaur (2015) "The Good Dinosaur is a much better film than Cars but the newer movie's propensity for sentimentality and Americana does indeed recall the earlier, unlovely Pixar adventure. " ‐ Irish Times
Posted Feb 23, 2016
2/4 19% Love the Coopers (2015) "It's a terrible waste of talent. Bah, humbug. " ‐ Irish Times
Posted Feb 23, 2016
5/5 No Score Yet The Lesson "Debt-related stress has seldom seemed so darned entertaining. " ‐ Irish Times
Posted Feb 23, 2016
3/5 65% Krampus (2015) "It's fun. Usually. With a super cast. But it's no Silent Night, Deadly Night 2. " ‐ Irish Times
Posted Feb 23, 2016
4/5 92% Grandma (2015) "Paul Weitz, the co-creator of American Pie, wrote the clever, consistently funny, surprisingly affecting script especially for Tomlin, who hearts back with one of the best performances of the year. " ‐ Irish Times
Posted Feb 23, 2016
3/5 59% Sisters (2015) "Even when Paula Pell's screenplay falters, the likeability of the central pairing is more than enough to carry the picture. " ‐ Irish Times
Posted Feb 23, 2016
4/5 95% The Forbidden Room (2015) "There's a strange comfort in knowing that Freud's fascinating topography of the mind will never be completely discredited while Maddin is making deliriously absurd movies. " ‐ Irish Times
Posted Feb 23, 2016
3/5 70% The Danish Girl (2015) "It's commendable that Hooper (The King's Speech) has brought Einar Wegener to a multiplex near you... But this restrained, elegant drama seems at odds with its pioneering subject. " ‐ Irish Times
Posted Feb 23, 2016
4/5 78% Bolshoi Babylon (2015) "It's not perhaps the handbags-and-hair-pulling exposé we were hoping for, but it looks splendid, and the contributors, including Russian Premier Dimitry Medvedev, are often as interesting for what they don't say as what they do. " ‐ Irish Times
Posted Feb 23, 2016
3/5 93% Last Hijack (2014) "Last Hijack is good on context and nicely presented. Sadly, it fails to convert Nura's biography into a coherent narrative and contains nothing that might be mistaken for a denouement. " ‐ Irish Times
Posted Feb 23, 2016
5/5 94% Creed (2015) "with Creed, the series really has returned to its roots... there's an earthiness and street quality that we haven't witnessed since the 1976 original. " ‐ Irish Times
Posted Feb 23, 2016
3/5 34% Our Brand is Crisis (2015) "Still, there are important lessons about political manipulation and there's fun to be had watching Bullock and Billy Bob seething at one another. " ‐ Irish Times
Posted Feb 23, 2016
2/5 17% The 5th Wave (2016) "Too often, characters feel the need to tell us exactly what they're doing and why. And then they take an awfully long time to get there. " ‐ Irish Times
Posted Feb 23, 2016
4/5 88% The Big Short (2015) "At first, the to-camera segments can be discombobulating, but over two hours, the film coalesces into a brilliantly accessible, scathing account of the financial crisis, and its continuing aftermath. " ‐ Irish Times
Posted Feb 23, 2016
2/5 48% Capture the Flag (2016) "This colourful animation tries a little too hard to get down with the kids. " ‐ Irish Times
Posted Feb 23, 2016
1/5 51% 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers Of Benghazi (2016) "Unsurprisingly, survivors of the incidents depicted have dismissed the film as utter nonsense. Even if this were not the case, the film-makers have some explaining to do to the military folks Bay presumably seeks to honour. " ‐ Irish Times
Posted Feb 23, 2016
2/5 9% Point Break (2015) "Relentless action cannot dispel the toxic levels of claptrap that stink up this po-faced, slow-witted remake. " ‐ Irish Times
Posted Feb 23, 2016
3/5 77% Goosebumps (2015) "The triumvirate of young actors are charming but, inevitably, it's Mr Black who steals the show with his patented, hilarious bellowing. Will today's creepypasta kids still enjoy such silly fireside supernaturalism? We do hope so. " ‐ Irish Times
Posted Feb 23, 2016
3/5 38% Strangerland (2015) "She is as invigorated by her missing daughter's sexuality as her husband is terrified. It's an interesting enough subtext, but foregrounded, it's not enough to carry the muddled movie that ensues. " ‐ Irish Times
Posted Feb 23, 2016
3/5 24% Zoolander 2 (2016) "Silly jokes and A-list cameos pass the time, but it's pretty much more of the same from Ben Stiller, Luke Wilson, Will Ferrell and the rest of the gang. " ‐ Irish Times
Posted Feb 23, 2016
5/5 97% Heart of a Dog (2015) "The deeply moving and strangely exhilarating Heart of a Dog is experimental artist Laurie Anderson's tribute to her late, beloved rat terrier, Lolabelle. " ‐ Irish Times
Posted Feb 23, 2016
4/5 67% Ville-Marie "Bellucci has seldom been better as she flexes every known acting muscle. " ‐ Irish Times
Posted Feb 23, 2016
3/5 47% Freeheld (2015) "Flat, and lacking the archly deadened attributes of Todd Haynes' Carol, a quartet of World's Greatest Actors work hard to animate a timid movie. " ‐ Irish Times
Posted Feb 23, 2016
4/5 100% Demon "Marcin Wrona's Demon is spooky fun that unexpectedly mines the same collective guilt that powered Pawel Pawlikowski's brilliant historical drama Ida. " ‐ Irish Times
Posted Feb 23, 2016
4/5 89% Bone Tomahawk (2015) "Ultraviolence aside, there's plenty to admire about this innovative genre-bender. " ‐ Irish Times
Posted Feb 23, 2016
3/5 63% The Finest Hours (2016) "The incident on which Craig Gillespie's film is based may have marked the titular finest hour for the historical personages depicted, but everyone involved in this production will make more thrilling pictures than this one. " ‐ Irish Times
Posted Feb 23, 2016
4/5 60% Black "Black is energetic, visceral and savagely topical. " ‐ Irish Times
Posted Feb 23, 2016
5/5 80% Evolution "If you like your sci-fi cerebral and your mind blown - ahoy there, fans of Jonathan Glazer's similarly eerie Under the Skin... - then this nightmarish masterpiece will be the highlight of the entire festival programme. " ‐ Irish Times
Posted Feb 23, 2016
5/5 97% Mustang (2015) "Deniz Gamze Ergüven's brilliant, affecting Academy Award-nominated drama, loosely based on her own upbringing, initially resembles The Virgin Suicides only to swerve into nail-biting thriller terrain. " ‐ Irish Times
Posted Feb 23, 2016
3/5 85% Oddball and the Penguins (Oddball) "The penguins are cute, but the big fluffy sheepdog steals the show in this delightful Aussie drama. " ‐ Irish Times
Posted Feb 23, 2016
2/5 16% Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip (2015) "Normally dependable comic actors are wasted in roles. " ‐ Irish Times
Posted Feb 23, 2016
4/5 95% The Survivalist "This is Stephen Fingleton's first feature: we can't wait to see where he goes from here. " ‐ Irish Times
Posted Feb 14, 2016
2/5 33% Dad's Army (2016) "Who do you think you are kidding, fake Dad's Army? " ‐ Irish Times
Posted Feb 8, 2016
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