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Aine O'Connor

Aine O'Connor
Aine O'Connor's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Sunday Independent (Ireland)

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/5 60% White Boy Rick (2018) It is a bit long and the pacing is off in places but the characters are realistic and the performances really good.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2018
4/5 72% Assassination Nation (2018) There is an awful lot going on, it doesn't all work, but overall this is something that doesn't just have great style, it has real substance. ‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2018
5/5 99% Shoplifters (Manbiki kazoku) (2018) It's deceptively simple, sweet, often funny, thought-provoking, moving but never mawkish and really accessible.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2018
5/5 100% The Camino Voyage (2018) This is the story of an adventure based in Irish traditions and told largely as Gaeilge and it's a pleasure and privilege to get to see people who just do things.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2018
2/5 40% The Girl in the Spider's Web (2018) It is reductive of the source material, has some bonkers segues and all those interesting characters and dynamics have been either over simplified or crushed with cliche.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2018
2/5 34% The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (2018) It's a huge, CGI-heavy spectacle which wants to be so much but ends up diluting itself terribly. ‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2018
4/5 100% Black Mother (2018) Although there is no real formal structure, it all coalesces to give a remarkable sense of complex culture. ‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2018
3/5 65% Peterloo (2019) A lot of the detail is interesting, but there is too much for a film and it takes too long to get to the main action. ‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2018
4/5 91% Widows (2018) Although it felt bitty and disjointed at times it did keep coming back, thanks to some great characters, wonderful acting and some great plot work.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2018
4/5 76% Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot (2018) It will especially ring bells for addicts and their families, but it is an all-round enjoyable watch.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2018
4/5 97% The Hate U Give (2018) The cast is great, but Stenberg really shines. And Tupac's tattoo feels more relevant than ever.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2018
4/5 100% Katie (2018) [Katie] is shy, but honest, and Whitaker's skill and respect for his subject make this a great watch.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2018
4/5 62% Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) Rami Malek shines as the frontman, giving a portrayal of an, ahem, mercurial lead singer, giving light to a fairly straightforward story.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2018
4/5 100% The Lonely Battle of Thomas Reid (2017) Through Reid, radio extracts and re-enactments the documentary paints a good picture of the life he is defending, of the foes he fought and how. And it raises issues about values that need to be discussed now more than ever.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2018
4/5 79% Halloween (2018) It is clever, funny and enjoyable, and Curtis is great living her personal Armageddon.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2018
5/5 88% First Man (2018) Josh Singer's screenplay doesn't hit you over the head with feels but instead it lingers.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2018
3/5 29% Venom (2018) It's a lot of fun, once you're over the weirdness of Tom Hardy in a big franchise movie. ‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2018
2/5 34% Johnny English Strikes Again (2018) Thin on plot, not too long, no bad language and with enough silly jokes and visual gags to keep the average medium-age child amused... I just don't think it was intended as such. ‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2018
5/5 No Score Yet The Meeting (2018) It is unique, remarkable, harrowing, moving and incredibly powerful, a must-see for anyone who has ever suffered violence or abuse, or who knows anyone who has. It is a difficult watch, but it is ultimately healing and uplifting.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2018
2/5 No Score Yet John Paul II in Ireland: A Plea for Peace (2018) Talking heads, including Dana and Ronan Mullen, do suggest a certain slant, however input from Seamus Mallon and historians Tim Pat Coogan and Diarmaid Ferriter gives it more depth. ‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Sep 24, 2018
3/5 67% The House with a Clock in Its Walls (2018) Although perhaps unlikely to become a classic passed on from generation to generation, there is a lot to like in this enjoyable, fun adventure. ‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Sep 24, 2018
4/5 88% A Mother Brings Her Son to Be Shot (2017) It is not an uplifting watch - but it is an interesting study of what happens when the past remains unprocessed. ‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2018
3/5 33% The Predator (2018) It is a ridiculous, self-aware and entertaining film with mostly dudes, a high body count, lots of swearing and surprisingly bad CGI. And, somewhat incongruously, Alfie Allen doing a pretty good Dublin accent.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2018
3/5 29% King of Thieves (2019) Overall, it is certainly watchable and entertaining at times, just a bit plodding.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2018
4/5 92% Crazy Rich Asians (2018) It is the sweet and funny journey with its issues around wealth and family honour versus personal happiness and to an extent, nationality after immigration, that give the film a certain newness. ‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2018
4/5 88% Under the Wire (2018) This doc gives real insight into the woman, her motivation, the mission and the murder she wanted to expose.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2018
4/5 88% American Animals (2018) Technically it's almost show-offy which...does perhaps make the film a little soulless on occasion, but overall it makes for an original and entertaining tale. ‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2018
3/5 49% The Spy Who Dumped Me (2018) Overall the film is grand, the cast and writing are competent - what will make the difference for an audience between the odd chuckle and real laughter will be in how funny they find McKinnon.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Aug 20, 2018
4/5 100% The Eyes of Orson Welles (2018) Mark Cousins's film is a kind of love letter, told through one of Welles's lesser-known but enormous talents; his artwork.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Aug 20, 2018
3/5 72% Christopher Robin (2018) It's not bad, but it is a bit odd and I can't see it thoroughly satisfying any audience, bar those now-adult Pooh fans in their own gloomy forests.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Aug 20, 2018
4/5 100% The Image You Missed (2018) Manages to be both personal and to offer a broader perspective. ‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2018
3/5 57% Unfriended: Dark Web (2018) There are some bits of daftness... but it's a good idea and, although not terrifying, it keeps your brain engaged. ‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2018
3/5 17% The Darkest Minds (2018) There is some violence but younger teens should enjoy it. However, it doesn't feel like it will spawn a frenzied following.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2018
3/5 46% The Meg (2018) It scares me when Jason Statham smiles, and he does quite a lot of it in this slightly tongue-in-cheek underwater monster adventure. It's big, ridiculous and good fun.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2018
4/5 93% Sicilian Ghost Story (2018) Told in half-light, with the symbolism of forests and animals and Luna's apple-proffering scary mother, the story-telling is not straightforward, it requires audience submission, but the pay-off is great.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2018
3/5 96% The Big Bad Fox and Other Tales (Le grand méchant renard et autres contes) (2018) It does move at a great pace, not least because of the animation. ‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2018
4/5 100% Apostasy (2017) It avoids melodrama at all costs and thus highlights the issues around what it takes to be an ardent follower of any faith, something which proves extra fascinating to non-believers.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2018
5/5 100% Summer 1993 (Estiu 1993) (2018) Emotional without ever being mawkish it is atmospheric, you can feel the still heat, and brilliantly directed and acted.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2018
5/5 97% Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018) Christopher McQuarrie once again delivers a platinum action blockbuster, with huge energy and momentum throughout and a fabulous third act.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2018
4/5 81% Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018) Technically better than the first film, it's light, camp, musical fun with, hanky alert, a final scene that packs a surprisingly emotional punch. Stay for the finale.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2018
2/5 31% Patrick (2018) It's a lazy film with simplistic problems and pat solutions. ‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2018
2/5 31% Super Troopers 2 (2018) Everyone seems to have a great time - and though it isn't unwatchable, it simply doesn't take off as a comedy.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2018
5/5 99% McQueen (2018) Ian Bonhote and Peter Ettedgui...have managed to show the emotion behind fashion.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2018
3/5 68% Ocean's 8 (2018) For something so full of stars and whose plot is all about jewels, Ocean's 8 does lack a little sparkle.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2018
4/5 89% Studio 54 (2018) The result is a fittingly fab story.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2018
4/5 100% All the Wild Horses (2017) It's a visually striking film, and although footage was shot over several years the feel is of one race and one set of participants.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2018
4/5 81% That Summer (2018) [That Summer] serves as a kind of prequel to Grey Gardens and, while niche market, it is fascinating as a portrait of the two women, and as a snapshot of a time and a side of American royalty.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2018
3/5 53% Book Club (2018) It is occasionally saucy but it's not smutty-and whilst it won't change your life, it is fun.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2018
4/5 86% My Friend Dahmer (2017) [Marc Meyers'] choice to cast Disney star Ross Lynch as Dahmer is inspired and Lynch really conveys isolation and creepiness.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2018
3/5 71% Edie (2017) The film works better in its second half and, although predictable, is enjoyable.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted May 29, 2018