Adrian Hennigan

Adrian Hennigan
Tomatometer-approved critic
Publications: BBC.com, Popcorn, Haaretz

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
91% Fyre (2019) Overall, the Netflix documentary is far stronger on the behind-the-scenes details. - Haaretz EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2019
77% Fyre Fraud (2019) The Hulu doc works harder to paint a bigger picture -- such as how McFarland was able to access large amounts of money to fund his schemes. However, its patronizing depiction of millennials may well alienate many of them. - Haaretz EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2019
2/5 62% Bird Box (2018) It wants to be A Disquieting Place - but fails. - Haaretz EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2018
5/5 96% Roma (2018) A film that deserves to be seen by anyone who cares about cinema. - Haaretz EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2018
2/5 82% The Angel (2018) The film can only scratch the surface of this amazing story, and by doing so actually makes it seem much less remarkable than it really is. - Haaretz EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2018
4/5 91% The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018) Serves as a perfect smorgasbord of their work: Gross yet laugh-out-loud violence, memorable characters, and storylines that are never far from taking a turn for the macabre. - Haaretz EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2018
3/5 80% 22 July (2018) Leaves you a little disconcerted by its almost feel-good message that democracy can defeat fascism if only the youth of the world make their voices heard. - Haaretz EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2018
No Score Yet Bill Maher: Live from Oklahoma (2018) While there was little new for a "Real Time" devotee like myself to feast upon, there were still pockets of genius. - Haaretz EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2018
100% Hannah Gadsby: Nanette (2018) The laughs are a distant memory by the time the curtain falls, and you are left with an incredibly powerful message: This is my truth, tell me yours. - Haaretz EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2018
32% Fahrenheit 451 (2018) I would advise you to set fire to your watching device before subjecting yourself to this omnishambles. - Haaretz EDIT
Read More | Posted May 22, 2018
60% Jungle (2017) Radcliffe's portrayal of Yossi Ghinsberg in 'Jungle' is worthy of celebration for breaking the [Israeli] stereotype in Western movies. - Haaretz EDIT
Read More | Posted May 16, 2018
87% Annihilation (2018) [Garland] has made a film that lingers in the mind, despite its flaws. I'll happily make a repeat visit to the Shimmer, looking for more answers. - Haaretz EDIT
Read More | Posted May 16, 2018
4/5 34% Imagine Me & You (2006) A witty and immensely enjoyable British romantic comedy. - BBC.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2006
4/5 85% The Road To Guantanamo (2006) This is a damning indictment of both Guantánamo Bay and the US government's insistence on detaining prisoners there without trial. - BBC.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 6, 2006
4/5 79% Pierrepoint: The Last Hangman (2007) In the wrong hands this could have been capital punishment, but as a low key drama about one man's unique approach to life and other people's deaths, it's actually just, er, capital. - BBC.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 6, 2006
5/5 72% Glastonbury (2007) A magical documentary recounting the 35 tumultuous years of the Glastonbury Music Festival, this is an exhilarating experience. - BBC.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 6, 2006
5/5 89% Tristram Shandy: A Cock & Bull Story (2005) ... one of the funniest British movies in years. - BBC.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2006
4/5 56% Keeping Mum (2006) Apart from the witty script, the secret to its success lies in its offbeat casting. - BBC.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 7, 2006
3/5 68% Mrs. Henderson Presents (2006) It's impossible not to warm to the movie, which combines a quirky showbiz tale with stiff upper lips in war-torn London. - BBC.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2005
4/5 15% Stoned (2005) Here's one rock pic that won't fade away. - BBC.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2005
4/5 57% Kinky Boots (2006) Don't miss it. - BBC.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2005
3/5 76% It's All Gone Pete Tong (2004) Eventually wins you over with its warmth and offbeat sensibility. - BBC.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 31, 2005
4/5 92% Vera Drake (2004) Aside from the performances, which are uniformly excellent, the greatest strength of Mike Leigh's drama is its non-judgmental stance on abortion. - BBC.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2005
4/5 71% Napoleon Dynamite (2004) Revels in its own kookiness and is the most engaging teen movie to emerge from the States for many a year. - BBC.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2004
5/5 87% Look at Me (2005) A wonderfully witty and observant comedy-drama. - BBC.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2004
5/5 83% The Motorcycle Diaries (2004) It provides a tender and memorable insight into one of the 20th century's most iconic figures. - BBC.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2004
3/5 64% Stage Beauty (2004) An enjoyably bawdy romantic comedy that's more theatrical than an Elton John party, and only slightly less camp. - BBC.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2004
4/5 87% Bad Education (2004) Almodóvar is in imperious form ... and it's a joy to witness the superbly staged scenes here. - BBC.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 1, 2004
2/5 72% Something's Gotta Give (2003) As monotonous and predictable as a pacemaker. - BBC.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2004
5/5 75% Big Fish (2003) Feelgood without being overly sentimental; romantic without being cloying; moving without being mawkish. - BBC.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2003
3/5 82% Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002) The special effects here will have you reclining in your seat, admiring the spectacle. Unfortunately, the film's pedestrian pacing won't get you on the edge of it. - BBC.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 11, 2002
4/5 81% Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001) Harry Potter makes a satisfactory, albeit unspectacular, celluloid debut. - BBC.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2001
43% Evolution (2001) The funniest summer blockbuster since Men In Black. - Popcorn EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2001