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

Movie Reviews Only

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/5 98%

Hell or High Water (2016)

"One of the year's most pleasant surprises." ‐Flicks.co.nz
Posted Oct 18, 2016
4/5 80%

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
Posted Oct 18, 2016
2/5 22%

Inferno (2016)

"Where the previous films fell on the right side of enjoyable airport paperback junkiness, Inferno is mostly just junk." ‐Flicks.co.nz
Posted Oct 13, 2016
3/5 95%

Hitchcock/Truffaut (2015)

"Engaging, though not terribly revealing..." ‐Flicks.co.nz
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
Posted Sep 29, 2016
3/5 64%

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
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
Posted Aug 18, 2016
3/5 71%

Remember (2016)

"Christopher Plummer gives a towering, affecting, prestige-level performance that sharpens the material around him..." ‐Flicks.co.nz
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
Posted Jun 23, 2016
4/5 78%

Where to Invade Next (2016)

"The utopia Moore has painted is a valuable crystal-ball glimpse into a brighter future." ‐Flicks.co.nz
Posted May 19, 2016
3/5 52%

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
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
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
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
Posted Oct 1, 2015
3/5 89%

Veteran (2015)

"An entertaining, if overlong, and not particularly distinguished cop flick..." ‐Flicks.co.nz
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
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
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
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
Posted Nov 6, 2014
1/5 22%

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
Posted Oct 16, 2014
3/5 74%

Beloved Sisters (2015)

"More speculative period fiction than fact, albeit a marginally diverting one." ‐Flicks.co.nz
Posted Oct 16, 2014
2/5 60%

The Equalizer (2014)

"A thunderously over-scored Man on Fire Redux that leaves a bad taste in the mouth." ‐Flicks.co.nz
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
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
Posted Jun 26, 2014
3/5 82%

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
Posted Jun 12, 2014
4/5 96%

Ida (2014)

"A quiet, sparsely plotted film that grows in memory." ‐Flicks.co.nz
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
Posted May 7, 2014
4/5 76%

Canopy (2014)

"Canopy succeeds on its own modest, limited terms." ‐Flicks.co.nz
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
Posted Apr 16, 2014
3/5 27%

Pompeii (2014)

"A totally cheesy hybrid of sword-and-sandal adventure and disaster hokum." ‐Flicks.co.nz
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
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
Posted Mar 16, 2014
5/5 94%

Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)

"A beautiful, unassuming, rewarding ache of a movie." ‐Flicks.co.nz
Posted Feb 20, 2014
4/5 91%

Nebraska (2013)

"Low-key, wistful, and disarmingly droll..." ‐Flicks.co.nz
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
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
Posted Nov 14, 2013
4/5 82%

Camille Claudel, 1915 (2013)

"Camille Claudel, 1915 is as ascetic and austere as anything [Bruno Dumont's] done, and definitely not for everyone." ‐Flicks.co.nz
Posted Oct 17, 2013
4/5 56%

The Best Offer (2014)

"The very things that make The Best Offer such a sublime delight are also the same things that would cripple its narrative if closely scrutinised." ‐Flicks.co.nz
Posted Sep 22, 2013
3/5 62%

L'écume des jours (Mood Indigo) (2014)

"As gorgeous as anything you'll see this year, but emotionally unengaging." ‐Flicks.co.nz
Posted Sep 22, 2013
4/5 89%

Rush (2013)

"Howard and writer Peter Morgan squeeze sufficient dramatic tension out of the opponents' wildly different temperaments, while acknowledging their shared sense of purpose and conviction." ‐Flicks.co.nz
Posted Sep 22, 2013
2/5 6%

Paranoia (2013)

"Answers the question nobody was asking: what if the director of Legally Blonde remade The Conversation?" ‐Flicks.co.nz
Posted Sep 5, 2013
4/5 63%

Byzantium (2013)

"Jordan's customarily stylish and elegant direction carries the film, and he's aided by the leads' outstanding performances..." ‐Flicks.co.nz
Posted Aug 15, 2013
4/5 75%

Errors Of The Human Body (2013)

"Benefits from a riveting lead performance by the piercing-eyed Michael Eklund, who brings a brooding, destructive impulsiveness to his geneticist Geoff Burton." ‐Flicks.co.nz
Posted Aug 15, 2013
2/5 64%

Private Peaceful (2014)

"A cliché-ridden, thoroughly forgettable, at times just plain dull affair, with broad characterisations and musty plot turns that would seem embarrassing even on TV - where it ideally belongs." ‐Flicks.co.nz
Posted Jul 18, 2013
4/5 93%

Still Mine (2013)

"A movingly-acted tale of undying devotion and encroaching mortality." ‐Flicks.co.nz
Posted Jun 20, 2013
3/5 76%

The Last Sentence (2014)

"It's a testament to Christensen's excellent work as Torgny that he's able to make such a difficult, inscrutable character so watchable throughout." ‐Flicks.co.nz
Posted Jun 13, 2013
3/5 69%

Fast & Furious 6 (2013)

"Not bad, with the action pitched at hysterically overblown levels." ‐Flicks.co.nz
Posted May 30, 2013
3/5 61%

Ha-shoter (Policeman) (2014)

"Lands a gut-punch once their paths intersect in the riveting climax." ‐Flicks.co.nz
Posted May 23, 2013
2/5 63%

Broken (2013)

"Amounts to a contrived, feel-bad suburban melodrama where a series of head-slapping misunderstandings lead to everyone being as miserable as possible." ‐Flicks.co.nz
Posted May 16, 2013
2/5 54%

The Company You Keep (2013)

"Dreadfully near-catatonic pace that never makes you feel like there's much at stake." ‐Flicks.co.nz
Posted May 2, 2013
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