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Adam Fresco

Adam Fresco
Adam Fresco'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
2/5 67% The Mule (2018) Long-time Eastwood fans may enjoy the legend's craggy face and dry humour, but the subject matter deserves a better script...‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2019
3/5 88% The Kid Who Would Be King (2019) The Kid Who Would Be King is an enjoyable family romp that never takes itself too seriously, outside its core message of unity and how working together we can prevail over the dastardliest foes.‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2019
2/5 80% At Eternity's Gate (2018) Whilst close-ups of Dafoe's face, and wobbly point of view shots serve to convey inner struggle, if you go in unaware of the artist's life and work, it's tough to know what's going on, without knowing what's gone before.‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2018
3/5 60% Sink or Swim (Le grand bain) (2018) If you give in to its Gallic male-bonding charms, it swims more often than it sinks, thanks to a cracking cast, solid direction and cinematography, and lightly comedic touch. ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2018
3/5 83% Creed II (2018) Though it lacks the knockout blow of Ryan Coogler's first, unable to live up to the genuine surprise of a great series spin-off, it's still an entertaining contender. ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Nov 27, 2018
3/5 58% The Grinch (2018) Little ones will love it, but kids over eight and accompanying adults may be less forgiving of a short story stretched to snapping point for the big screen.‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2018
3/5 62% Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) This isn't a documentary, rather reality reimagined as a highly entertaining, bombastic fairy tale.‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2018
4/5 99% Selma (2015) Director Ava DuVernay retains a firm grasp throughout, balancing the epic and intimate, personal and political.‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2018
3/5 76% Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot (2018) Neither an easy title, nor an easy film, but its focus on self-acceptance as a route to recovery is well worth the effort.‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2018
1/5 No Score Yet Together (2018) Great message, shame about the messenger, because this is shot, directed, edited, scored and written in the flat, dull style of an infomercial. ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2018
3/5 76% Smallfoot (2018) Slapstick and silly gags abound, with a few movie geek nods to famous films here and there, in a bright, cheerful animation. ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Sep 24, 2018
3/5 100% McKellen: Playing the Part (2017) A captivating insight into the life and times of a much beloved stage and screen actor...‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2018
1/5 24% Luis and The Aliens (2018) It has the feel of a movie put together by a committee, determined to reach for mediocrity.‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2018
2/5 17% The Darkest Minds (2018) Caught somewhere between silly and serious, The Darkest Minds is a generic, late entry in the Young Adult sci-fi genre...‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2018
2/5 53% Book Club (2018) Were it not for a stellar cast, it could well be mistaken for a big-screen version of a cosy TV sit-com aimed at an older demographic. ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2018
3/5 81% Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018) Fanciful? Maybe. Corny? Absolutely. Escapist? Definitely. ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2018
2/5 81% C'est la vie (Le sens de la fête) (2017) Unfortunately, the manic mix-ups, tangled love-lives, slapstick shenanigans and myriad misunderstandings in C'est La Vie often fall flat.‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2018
2/5 36% The Leisure Seeker (2018) The film's shifting tones, swinging wildly from amusing to sad, upbeat to sentimental, may be intentional, but result in a bumpy ride. ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2018
2/5 54% The Bookshop (2018) Measured and thoughtful, yet emotionally unengaging...‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted May 22, 2018
3/5 100% Mercury 13 (2018) Whilst it breaks no new ground in terms of documentary film-making, the story and interviewees are strong enough to engage throughout.‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2018
2/5 42% A Wrinkle in Time (2018) As an undemanding, cheery children's movie it entertains, and the acting is fine all-round, but fans of the book risk disappointment on a grand scale.‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2018
3/5 81% Early Man (2018) It's a shame so many jokes don't land or feel like lazy puns, but there are plenty of great visual gags. ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2018
3/5 64% Peter Rabbit (2018) This isn't your grandparents' Beatrix Potter...‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2018
3/5 72% Ready Player One (2018) No drama or tension, but in terms of bold, brash, unashamed blockbusting popcorn munchers, Ready Player One entertains.‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2018
3/5 44% Pacific Rim Uprising (2018) We're here for the robot v monster mayhem, and that's where Uprising delivers in broad cartoon strokes of wholesale destruction.‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2018
3/5 69% Finding Your Feet (2018) Sure, it breezes by and there are smiles along the way, but the whole thing's about as novel as an old pair of socks worn every winter. ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2018
3/5 80% The Man Who Invented Christmas (2017) Fun family entertainment, far from humbug, but lacking the witty originality of the similarly themed Shakespeare In Love.‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Nov 28, 2017
5/5 91% Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017) That rarest of cinematic treats, an entertaining and stimulating movie, with a superb script, rich characters and a cracking cast.‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2017
3/5 63% Goodbye Christopher Robin (2017) This solidly acted and directed small-scale family relationship melodrama should have you shedding a tear, or three...‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2017
4/5 87% Only the Brave (2017) Think The Perfect Storm, only in a forest, and you're in the ballpark for a drama jettisoning macho posturing and Hollywood heroics for a respectful, low-key approach.‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2017
2/5 34% Home Again (2017) If you're an undemanding fan of lightweight romantic comedy-drama then it's harmless, vapid, instantly forgettable modern Hollywood fare. ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2017
1/5 8% The Emoji Movie (2017) 80-plus minutes of excruciating mental torture.‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2017
3/5 83% Patti Cake$ (2017) Think Rocky with rap, or 8 Mile with a smile...‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2017
4/5 86% American Made (2017) Cruise goes all in as Barry, and in having a ball delivers his best performance in years.‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2017
3/5 92% Logan Lucky (2017) Amusing and big-hearted, Soderbergh delivers an entertaining tale of honour among thieves. ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2017
3/5 45% The Dinner (2017) Slow-paced and thought-provoking, veering from boring, to overbearing, to fascinating and back again...‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2017
2/5 46% Paris Can Wait (Bonjour Anne) (2017) Here's a tale so old, archaeologists should carbon date the script. ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2017
1/5 19% Diary Of A Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul (2017) Dull, uninspired and, in my 11-year-old's words "way-way off the books" on which it's based.‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2017
3/5 64% This Beautiful Fantastic (2017) Slow but sweet, clichéd but charming, if whimsy's your thing you'll dig this offbeat, comedic, family-friendly, flight of fancy...‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2017
3/5 72% Viceroy's House (2017) Intellectually engaging, yet emotionally detached, Viceroy's House is a fascinating tale that needs telling and looks great.‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted May 11, 2017
2/5 17% CHIPS (2017) Fans of the TV show will likely find this portion of CHiPs about as far from the source as the Starsky & Hutch movie. ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2017
3/5 91% Irreplaceable (Médecin de campagne) (2016) It's a slow, thoughtful study in humanity, and the banality of the extraordinary in the everyday, let down by a third act that feels contrived. ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2017
3/5 32% Monster Trucks (2017) Dumb? Hell yeah. Fun for kids and pre-teens? Hell yeah, again.‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2017
3/5 No Score Yet Le Ride (2016) It would be nice to learn more of the original riders who inspired the challenge, but - as the title implies - it's an entertaining (if not hugely insightful) ride.‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2016
4/5 84% Julieta (2016) Warm, tender, mysterious, beautifully shot, scored and scripted...‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2016
3/5 61% The Light Between Oceans (2016) It never quite engages, perhaps due to a pace that plods, a running time of over two hours, and a mishandled third act.‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2016
3/5 77% The First Monday in May (2016) As thoughtful, funny and fascinating as the words Karl Lagerfeld utters on seeing an unwieldy dress: "When it's that beautiful - who cares if you can walk in it?"‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2016
3/5 82% Captain Fantastic (2016) Whilst it may not be fantastic, it sure is an entertaining journey, in the company of a compelling cast of kids, guided by a magnetic Mortensen. ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2016
3/5 82% The Rehearsal (2016) It may not be dazzling, but it is an engaging drama that deserves to be seen on the big screen.‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2016
4/5 95% Marguerite (2016) Beautifully performed and sumptuously shot, Marguerite is a dramatic delight - amusing, moving and, above all, entertaining.‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2016