Wally Hammond

Wally Hammond

Agrees with the Tomatometer 84% of the time.

Biography:
Time Out film critic.
Publications:
Time Out , Time Out New York , Time Out Sydney
Total Reviews:
253

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

Showing 101 - 150 of 253
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
3/6 62% Kamikaze Girls (2004) " Older audiences may be required to get back in touch with their adolescent appetites for garish decor." — Time Out
Posted Jun 5, 2008
2/6 67% In Memory Of My Father (2006) " If you're a fan of jaundiced views of Hollywood or unedifying portraits of dysfunctional families, look no further." — Time Out
Posted Jun 5, 2008
2/6 20% Three and Out (2008) " Too gauche, too derivative and merely sporadically amusing." — Time Out
Posted Apr 25, 2008
3/6 38% Flashbacks of a Fool (2008) " An ambitious but disappointing, regret-filled psycho-drama." — Time Out
Posted Apr 18, 2008
4/6 82% In Bruges (2008) " Its mock-artistic thriller trappings notwithstanding, 'In Bruges' is basically a funny, tragicomic two-hander, with the casting of Farrell alongside Gleeson enabling a pleasing Irish inflection." — Time Out
Posted Apr 18, 2008
4/6 33% Ye yan (Legend of the Black Scorpion) (The Banquet) (2006) " This dazzlingly designed, mega-budget, period costumer offers further proof of Feng's increasing versatility, expansive vision and bravura technique." — Time Out
Posted Apr 11, 2008
5/6 52% Funny Games (2008) " It's not a reassuring vision but that's not the name of Haneke's particular game." — Time Out
Posted Apr 6, 2008
3/5 86% Beaufort (2008) " 'Beaufort' mounts an impressively credible 'expressionist' reconstruction of the futility and contradictions of war as experienced by these men. Its limitation comes from a fundamental failure of vision." — Time Out
Posted Mar 27, 2008
3/6 44% redacted (2007) " War was ever a Kubrick-ian hell-ride, futile, fundamentally unheroic and de-humanising, but now it's mocked by a mad multimedia accompaniment innocent of all real ethical, moral and humanitarian value." — Time Out
Posted Mar 14, 2008
100% The Killers (1946) " It's one of the great films of disenchantment." — Time Out
Posted Feb 7, 2008
2/6 57% L'Ennemi intime (Intimate Enemies) (2007) " Director Florent Emilio Siri ('The Nest', 'Hostage') shows ability in action sequences and group dynamics but his film never develops sufficiently to raise it much above the conventional." — Time Out
Posted Jan 24, 2008
4/6 86% Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007) " A thoughtful, sincere and moving film, buttressed by a fine, central performance by an actor at the top of his form." — Time Out
Posted Jan 24, 2008
3/6 82% Charlie Wilson's War (2007) " The performances are likeable and entertaining, while Nichols pumps the whole proceedings with a satisfyingly fluid, dramatic energy." — Time Out
Posted Jan 11, 2008
4/6 72% Lust, Caution (2007) " Its dark romanticism lingers in the mind." — Time Out
Posted Jan 4, 2008
2/6 30% Youth Without Youth (2007) " Even ace editor Walter Murch struggles to give coherence to the professor's fractured, episodic journey through darkening wartime exile in Geneva, to the brighter revelations of '50s India and the sun-kissed Mediterranean." — Time Out
Posted Dec 13, 2007
3/6 75% Hotel Harabati (De particulier a particulier) (2006) " An intriguing, ably shot and directed addition to the 'cinema of anxiety' ." — Time Out
Posted Dec 7, 2007
3/6 76% The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007) " Pitt, toying with his death-wish like some private joke, is eminently watchable in a role with little developmental arc; while Affleck, as his unwitting nemesis, takes his own mysterious integrity right to the grave."
Posted Nov 29, 2007
3/6 37% August Rush (2007) " This inspirational drama gets three stars for oddity value alone." — Time Out
Posted Nov 22, 2007
4/6 76% Tian bian yi duo yun (The Wayward Cloud) (2005) " The film's meandering, surrealist-kissed, early scenes dance nicely in time with his urban protagonist's disconnected, existential malaise." — Time Out
Posted Nov 14, 2007
3/6 53% Prete-moi ta main (I Do: How to Get Married and Stay Single) (2008) " A heavily contrived, undemanding and often funny mainstream Paris-set comedy-drama." — Time Out
Posted Nov 1, 2007
3/5 89% Eastern Promises (2007) " Slightly hesitant, slightly undercharacterised and gently compromising, hybrid: an oddly diplomatic, if often brutal, dip into the hellish demi-mondes lurking behind bouncer-guarded London doorways." — Time Out
Posted Oct 24, 2007
3/6 76% Stardust (2007) " You could call it a cousin of 'Time Bandits' or 'The Princess Bride', but it lacks the former's originality and the latter's heart." — Time Out
Posted Oct 19, 2007
4/6 89% California Dreamin' (Nesfarsit) (Endless) (2007) " Nemescu's promising young voice will be sorely missed, not only in Romanian cinema but also on the international scene." — Time Out
Posted Oct 11, 2007
3/6 88% Moj Nikifor (My Nikifor) (2004) " The performances are solid and small points are made about the plight of outsider art and human bonding but as a study in dying or elderly eccentricity, it's been eclipsed by recent works." — Time Out
Posted Sep 14, 2007
3/5 88% Reprise (2006) " It's a by-turns flip and searching cineaste's rites-of-passage drama -- both for the characters and the director -- that deals entertainingly with the rivalries, doubts, fears and sexual entanglements of its twentysomething milieu." — Time Out
Posted Sep 7, 2007
4/6 100% A Throw of Dice (1930) " A treat for Indian movie buffs and lovers of silent melodrama alike." — Time Out
Posted Aug 31, 2007
2/6 —— We Are All Christs " An ugly catalogue of personal and familiar abuse." — Time Out
Posted Aug 17, 2007
35% Imaginary Heroes (2005) Time Out New York
Posted Aug 16, 2007
40% Shwaas (Breath) (2004) Time Out New York
Posted Aug 16, 2007
36% Conspiracy of Silence (2004) Time Out New York
Posted Aug 16, 2007
61% Forty Shades of Blue (2005) Time Out New York
Posted Aug 16, 2007
43% Bob, Verushka & the Pursuit of Happiness Time Out New York
Posted Aug 16, 2007
67% Santa Smokes (2002) Time Out New York
Posted Aug 16, 2007
68% Before the Fall (Napola) (2004) Time Out New York
Posted Aug 16, 2007
48% Straight Jacket (2004) Time Out New York
Posted Aug 16, 2007
60% After Midnight (Dopo Mezzanotte) (2004) Time Out New York
Posted Aug 16, 2007
59% Go Further (2004) Time Out New York
Posted Aug 16, 2007
33% You I Love (Ya lyublyu tebya) (2004) Time Out New York
Posted Aug 16, 2007
14% Pokemon the First Movie - Mewtwo vs. Mew (1999) " The story is a humourless retread of a Bond-style world domination yarn with a Frankenstein theme." — Time Out
Posted Aug 16, 2007
2/5 71% Beowulf (2007) " The final, kinetic aerial battle scenes are eye-poppingly spectacular -- especially in the 3D IMAX-version under review -- but they come way too late to save the film." — Time Out
Posted Aug 4, 2007
100% I For India (2007) " A lovely and thoughtful film." — Time Out
Posted Aug 1, 2007
4/6 70% Molière (2007) " All in all, it's a breezy, jestful and enjoyable divertissement, in which Duris is given free rein to showcase his considerable versatility." — Time Out
Posted Jul 12, 2007
5/6 96% Ratatouille (2007) " A test for tiny tots, a mite nostalgic and as male-dominated as a modern kitchen it may be, but these are mere quibbles about this delightful addition to the Pixar pantheon." — Time Out
Posted Jun 28, 2007
77% The War on Democracy (2007) " A dynamic and emotionally effective diatribe against global capitalism's role in undermining popular second or third-world democracies" — Time Out
Posted Jun 15, 2007
94% Ne le Dis à Personne (Tell No One) (2006) " Christophe Offenstein's fluid camera tracks the action well enough, but any pretence to subtlety or sophistication seems lost in translation." — Time Out
Posted Jun 14, 2007
83% Taking Liberties (2007) " 'Taking Liberties' seems designed as a campaign aid and intended - in its careful exclusion of over-heated or passionate voices - as a putative appeal to slumbering Middle England." — Time Out
Posted Jun 8, 2007
100% Not Here to Be Loved (Je Ne Suis Pas La Pour Etre Aime) (2008) " A very impressive debut and one of the best French films of the year." — Time Out
Posted Jun 8, 2007
82% Days of Glory (Indigenes) (2007) " Bouchareb shows a real talent for action sequences." — Time Out
Posted Mar 29, 2007
70% Amazing Grace (2007) " Grufudd is fine, passionate and single-minded, though overly Romantic, and quietly upstaged by the extraordinary Benedict Cumberbatch." — Time Out
Posted Mar 23, 2007
4/5 64% The Go Master (Wu Qingyuan) (2006) " Impressively shot in 'Scope, it's a considerable achievement, possessed of a tranquil beauty and sagacity." — Time Out
Posted Mar 17, 2007
70% Eden (2006) " An over-filled smorgasbord of sweet intentions. The saving grace is a modicum of spiteful, deadpan humour at dumbkopf Xaver's expense." — Time Out
Posted Mar 14, 2007
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