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Aaron Yap

Aaron Yap
Aaron Yap'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
3/5 68% The Journey (2017) [A] likeably droll, if all-too-pat and unchallenging, film...‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2017
2/5 73% The Sense Of An Ending (2017) Attempts to seize profundity from all the timeline-leaping are laboured and heavy-handed, marked by some clunky spots of doddering-seniors-in-the-21st century-style humour.‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted May 18, 2017
4/5 89% John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017) It's a more audacious, visually adventurous effort, matching expertly choreographed knife-to-the-balls Wickian ultraviolence with strikingly Baroque, even hallucinatory, mise-en-scène.‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted May 18, 2017
2/5 30% A Dog's Purpose (2017) Sometimes too much is too much, and this exercise in pupper schmaltz has definitely hit my ceiling.‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted May 4, 2017
3/5 No Score Yet Winter at Westbeth (2017) It's difficult to deny the emotional pull of their unyielding quest...‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2017
4/5 91% Raw (2017) It's viscous, and vicious, a twisted, oddly poignant collision of midnight-movie yucks and coming-of-age turmoil. ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2017
3/5 66% The Fate of the Furious (2017) Converts New York traffic into the demolition derby equivalent of World War Z...‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2017
5/5 99% Get Out (2017) Smart, accessible, pin-sharp, and also a more authentic, disturbing genre-tweaking pic about slavery and the antebellum South than Django Unchained. ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2017
4/5 97% Aquarius (2016) Sonia Braga is so good as widowed music critic Dona Clora - like Isabelle-Huppert-level so-good...‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2017
3/5 75% Split (2017) It's too weird and entertainingly trashy to write off.‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2017
5/5 81% Sunset Song (2016) For sheer rapturous beauty, Terence Davies's Sunset Song might be the film to top this year. ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2016
2/5 23% Bad Santa 2 (2016) Only offensive in its mediocrity.‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Nov 24, 2016
2/5 74% Nocturnal Animals (2016) [Hews] closer to the embarrassing pastiche of Atom Egoyan's Where the Truth Lies than the exquisite smoke-and-mirrors of Brian De Palma's Femme Fatale.‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2016
3/5 70% Operation Avalanche (2016) Better as a tribute to the lost art of analog filmmaking and practical effects than a paranoid espionage thriller...‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2016
4/5 97% Hell or High Water (2016) One of the year's most pleasant surprises.‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2016
4/5 83% Ouija: Origin of Evil (2016) Witty, inventively rigged scares, alongside the cast's solid performances, raise this one above the average cash-grab.‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2016
2/5 19% Inferno (2016) Where the previous films fell on the right side of enjoyable airport paperback junkiness, Inferno is mostly just junk.‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2016
3/5 96% Hitchcock/Truffaut (2015) Engaging, though not terribly revealing...‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2016
3/5 63% The Magnificent Seven (2016) An agreeable remake, not bad for an Antoine Fuqua flick, if ultimately an unmemorable movie.‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2016
3/5 65% Nerve (2016) The film moves briskly enough that we rarely have a second to unpack the less-than-airtight logic of the game itself. ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2016
4/5 77% The Shallows (2016) I'm calling it: the most epic showdown this year isn't between grunting titanic superheroes with petty beefs to work out, but Gossip Girl alum Blake Lively and a great white shark.‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2016
3/5 72% Remember (2016) Christopher Plummer gives a towering, affecting, prestige-level performance that sharpens the material around him...‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2016
3/5 58% Me Before You (2016) If you want to see a bumblebee-stocking-wearing Khaleesi chip away at the prickly exterior of a rich, handsome, wheelchair-bound former banker, here's your movie.‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2016
4/5 79% Where to Invade Next (2016) The utopia Moore has painted is a valuable crystal-ball glimpse into a brighter future.‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted May 19, 2016
3/5 46% The Take (Bastille Day) (2016) A serviceable-enough vehicle for Elba, but now he's more than proven his action chops, let's put him in the next Mad Max or something.‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted May 12, 2016
5/5 98% Phoenix (2015) Spellbinding cinema... a small marvel of lean construction, with stark, uncluttered images that haunt you long after.‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Apr 14, 2016
4/5 83% Far from Men (2015) A mostly absorbing trek, bolstered by the ominous, enveloping sweep of Guillaume Deffontaines's cinematography and Warren Ellis and Nick Cave's sparse, starkly haunting score.‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2015
4/5 95% How To Change The World (2015) An inspiring, affecting odyssey about flower children transforming into a "seagoing gang of ecological bikers".‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2015
3/5 89% Veteran (2015) An entertaining, if overlong, and not particularly distinguished cop flick...‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2015
3/5 61% Legend (2015) Legend might appeal to undiscriminating crime fans who aren't familiar with the Krays; others may want something a little punchier...‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Sep 24, 2015
4/5 80% Assassination (2015) As far as glossy blockbuster craft goes, Assassination is a top-notch package.‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2015
2/5 67% The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (2015) Feels like a tossed-off piece of work, an instantly forgettable time-killer that's destined to become this decade's The Mod Squad remake.‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2015
4/5 95% Finding Vivian Maier (2014) Driven by a genuinely consuming curiosity, taking delight in excavating hitherto unavailable information about a creative enigma whom, perhaps, would rather remain that way.‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2014
1/5 23% Dracula Untold (2014) Evans lacks the lasting charismatic presence for this kind of role, but works hard to ground every silly moment he's given with turbulent gravity.‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2014
3/5 72% Beloved Sisters (2015) More speculative period fiction than fact, albeit a marginally diverting one.‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2014
2/5 59% The Equalizer (2014) A thunderously over-scored Man on Fire Redux that leaves a bad taste in the mouth.‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2014
2/5 21% Into The Storm (2014) The genre's chief annoyance of characters who can't seem to let go of cameras in life-threatening situations hasn't got any less aggravating.‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2014
3/5 80% Rising From Ashes (2013) We're invited to bask in the achievements of Team Rwanda, but it's difficult to when confronted with the lingering intrigue surrounding Boyer's story.‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2014
3/5 83% The Two Faces of January (2014) Long-time screenwriter Hossein Amini (Drive) displays a degree of airy, old-fashioned elegance in his first directorial outing.‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2014
4/5 96% Ida (2014) A quiet, sparsely plotted film that grows in memory.‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted May 22, 2014
3/5 83% On My Way (2014) Never less than watchable, but bar Deneuve's presence, the film rarely coalesces dramatically.‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted May 7, 2014
4/5 76% Canopy (2014) Canopy succeeds on its own modest, limited terms.‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2014
4/5 87% 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.‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Apr 16, 2014
3/5 27% Pompeii (2014) A totally cheesy hybrid of sword-and-sandal adventure and disaster hokum.‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2014
4/5 88% Hannah Arendt (2013) A crisply measured character study with plenty of intriguing ideas, elevated by a terrific, finely calibrated performance by Sukowa.‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2014
4/5 80% Generation Iron (2013) Suffers from a reality TV-ish veneer in its decided lack of depth.‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2014
5/5 94% Inside Llewyn Davis (2013) A beautiful, unassuming, rewarding ache of a movie.‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2014
4/5 91% Nebraska (2013) Low-key, wistful, and disarmingly droll...‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2014
5/5 99% Gloria (2014) Shows up Hollywood's inability to create realistic, compelling roles for middle-aged women.‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2013
4/5 100% Valley Of Saints (2015) Syeed has achieved a beguiling, effortless blend of fact and fiction, populating the film mostly with non-professional actors and giving it the appearance of unscripted drama.‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2013