Flicks.co.nz

Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 86%

Like Father, Like Son (2014)

"Navigates the emotional minefield with subtle, unhurried direction, weighing up both sides of the equation without casting judgement or providing clear-cut answers."

Posted Apr 16, 2014

Aaron Yap

2 32%

The Other Woman (2014)

"Never once elicits a genuine laugh or even the slightest amount of empowerment."

Posted Apr 16, 2014

Dominic Corry

3 76%

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014)

"Tries hard to justify its presence, but with far too much angst and not enough to invest in, it fails."

Posted Apr 16, 2014

Tony Stamp

4 87%

Only Lovers Left Alive (2014)

"Neither a romance, nor a horror, although it has glowing moments of both, it's a rich, witty mood piece you just have to sink into."

Posted Apr 16, 2014

Matt Glasby

5 79%

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."

Posted Apr 10, 2014

Steve Newall

6 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."

Posted Apr 10, 2014

Steve Newall

7 89%

Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)

"I was hoping for something special here."

Posted Apr 3, 2014

Dominic Corry

8 96%

The Lego Movie (2014)

"The giggle-inducing gags will infect humans of any age with their zany sense of humour."

Posted Apr 3, 2014

Liam Maguren

9 97%

The Selfish Giant (2013)

"There's nothing genteel - or veiled - about documentary-maker turned writer/director Clio Barnard's powerful portrait of austerity England."

Posted Apr 3, 2014

Matt Glasby

10 81%

Tracks (2014)

"While the dangers of the voyage are made abundantly clear, cinematographer Mandy Walker makes the staggering walk feel almost inviting."

Posted Apr 3, 2014

Liam Maguren

11 91%

The Great Beauty (2013)

"If it sounds a bit ponderous, well, maybe it is, but it's also smart, warm-hearted and sumptuously shot."

Posted Mar 27, 2014

Matt Glasby

12 77%

Noah (2014)

"There may be no faulting Aronofsky's ambition, but the finished product is another story altogether."

Posted Mar 27, 2014

Dominic Corry

13 78%

Mr. Peabody & Sherman (2014)

"What's more surprising is how much of the original's spirit DreamWorks is able to inject into a feature film that'll entertain young 'uns as well as potentially cynical parents."

Posted Mar 27, 2014

Liam Maguren

14 80%

The Raid 2 (2014)

"The result is a crime saga with the frequently jaw-dropping fight scenes you'd expect. "

Posted Mar 27, 2014

Steve Newall

15 22%

Romeo and Juliet (2013)

"Pretty but, ultimately, flat."

Posted Mar 27, 2014

Matt Glasby

16 10%

Vampire Academy (2014)

"I died a little bit inside."

Posted Mar 27, 2014

Dominic Corry

17 23%

Need For Speed (2014)

"The auto carnage lacks flair or creativity."

Posted Mar 27, 2014

Dominic Corry

18 ——

Les Gamins ()

"A breezy watch with a higher laugh rate that most comedies released in the cinemas these days."

Posted Mar 20, 2014

Dominic Corry

19 25%

Pompeii (2014)

"A totally cheesy hybrid of sword-and-sandal adventure and disaster hokum."

Posted Mar 20, 2014

Aaron Yap

20 53%

Cuban Fury (2014)

"More grounded than most high concept comedy."

Posted Mar 20, 2014

Steve Newall

21 89%

Hannah Arendt (2013)

"A crisply measured character study with plenty of intriguing ideas, elevated by a terrific, finely calibrated performance by Sukowa."

Posted Mar 16, 2014

Aaron Yap

22 80%

Generation Iron (2013)

"Suffers from a reality TV-ish veneer in its decided lack of depth."

Posted Mar 16, 2014

Aaron Yap

23 85%

Spinning Plates (2013)

"Spinning Plates has three moving personal stories, and that's what makes it memorable."

Posted Mar 6, 2014

Rebecca Barry

24 42%

300: Rise of an Empire (2014)

"The bold and bloody visual style remains reasonably compelling and the seafaring battle sequences mark the film apart from the original."

Posted Mar 6, 2014

Dominic Corry

25 95%

Stories We Tell (2013)

"The Polleys are so charming and down-to-earth, and their pain so tangible, it's an absolute heart-breaker."

Posted Mar 6, 2014

Matt Glasby

26 98%

The Rocket (2014)

"A first [feature] for both Mordaunt's filmography and the country's catalogue of internationally-released titles and it's difficult to imagine a debut being stronger."

Posted Mar 6, 2014

Liam Maguren

27 90%

Le Week-End (2014)

""I'm amazed at how mediocre I've turned out to be," says Broadbent, one of My Beautiful Laundrette writer Hanif Kureishi's many memorable lines."

Posted Feb 27, 2014

Matt Glasby

28 75%

Lone Survivor (2014)

"Lone Survivor is a proficiently-made film with plenty to enjoy, but truly embracing it is difficult outside of an American context."

Posted Feb 27, 2014

Dominic Corry

29 75%

Lone Survivor (2014)

"Lone Survivor is a proficiently-made film with plenty to enjoy, but truly embracing it is difficult outside of an American context."

Posted Feb 27, 2014

Paul Scantlebury

30 94%

Her (2014)

"For the first time with Her, the relationships Jonze brings to the big screen blossom into something bigger than the story and setting around them."

Posted Feb 27, 2014

Steve Newall

31 59%

Non-Stop (2014)

"This is Hitch-schlock of the highest order - and I say that as an endorsement."

Posted Feb 26, 2014

Liam Maguren

32 93%

All Is Lost (2013)

"We (and he) know he's screwed. The tension comes from establishing just how badly."

Posted Feb 20, 2014

Matt Glasby

33 ——

Dallas ()

"Worth seeing for the impressive performances alone."

Posted Feb 20, 2014

Rebecca Barry

34 95%

Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)

"A beautiful, unassuming, rewarding ache of a movie."

Posted Feb 20, 2014

Aaron Yap

35 4%

I, Frankenstein (2014)

"Ay-yi-yi, Frankenstein."

Posted Feb 13, 2014

Steve Newall

36 90%

Blue Is The Warmest Color (2013)

"Once you begin to feel its rhythms, the film's mastery is undeniable."

Posted Feb 13, 2014

Dominic Corry

37 22%

That Awkward Moment (2014)

"The boys' expletive R-rated banter furthers the genuineness to decent comedic effect, though often undermined by some misplaced farcical gags that hit-or-miss."

Posted Feb 13, 2014

Liam Maguren

38 79%

Saving Mr. Banks (2013)

"It's a welcome surprise to find that Saving Mr. Banks is smart enough not to overdose on the sweet stuff."

Posted Feb 9, 2014

Rebecca Barry

39 33%

Labor Day (2014)

"The film is saved by an excellent third act that ramps up the tension of the "kidnapping" scenario."

Posted Feb 9, 2014

Liam Maguren

40 49%

RoboCop (2014)

"Better than it almost has any real right to be, Josť Padilha's RoboCop reboot is an example to Hollywood as to how they should be done."

Posted Feb 9, 2014

Steve Newall

41 94%

The Past (2013)

"Farhadi is a master at unpicking human relationships, revealing that in the end everyone, and no one, is blameless."

Posted Feb 4, 2014

Frances Morton

42 91%

The Great Beauty (2013)

"A spectacular film, as messy, strange and funny as a dream, with hedonistic party scenes to rival The Great Gatsby."

Posted Jan 31, 2014

Rebecca Barry

43 97%

12 Years a Slave (2013)

"It may well be the greatest film ever made about slavery, but that says more about the movie world than the work itself."

Posted Jan 30, 2014

Matt Glasby

44 65%

The Railway Man (2014)

"For a film based on an extraordinarily touching true story, The Railway Man is distractingly stagey."

Posted Jan 30, 2014

Frances Morton

45 30%

Grudge Match (2013)

"Although it pretty much just revels in its own crapulence, I enjoyed Grudge Match."

Posted Jan 30, 2014

Dominic Corry

46 56%

Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014)

"Endears simply by being a solidly put together thriller."

Posted Jan 16, 2014

Tony Stamp

47 92%

Nebraska (2013)

"Low-key, wistful, and disarmingly droll..."

Posted Jan 16, 2014

Aaron Yap

48 77%

The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)

"Though brilliantly written (by Boardwalk Empire's Terence Winter), acted and directed, Wolf is dangerously overlong."

Posted Jan 9, 2014

Matt Glasby

49 64%

August: Osage County (2013)

"[Meryl Streep's] performance teeters between the brilliant and the OTT."

Posted Jan 9, 2014

Rebecca Barry

Find us on:                 
Help | About | Jobs | Critics Submission | Press | API | Licensing | Mobile