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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
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 68% 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
4/5 100% 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 34% 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 33% The King of Thieves (2018) Overall, it is certainly watchable and entertaining at times, just a bit plodding.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2018
4/5 93% 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 85% 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 89% 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 71% 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 94% Sicilian Ghost Story (2017) 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
3/5 100% 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 80% 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 32% 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
5/5 100% 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 96% 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 83% 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 85% 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 70% Edie (2017) The film works better in its second half and, although predictable, is enjoyable.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted May 29, 2018
4/5 95% The Breadwinner (2017) While it highlights difficulties it also celebrates the power of children, girls, ingenuity and quiet strength. And stories. Not for very young kids, older children and adults will enjoy and appreciate it.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted May 29, 2018
5/5 100% Montparnasse Bienvenue (Jeune femme) (2017) An interesting and not always likable character, Paula makes a great lead. There's no clear timeline, just progress, and it's told well and with humour.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted May 21, 2018
3/5 70% Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) After a wobbly start it works fairly well...with enough for [Star Wars] geeks and non-geeks alike.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted May 21, 2018
3/5 25% 7 Days in Entebbe (2018) The story is interesting and still relevant so as a historical narrative it works fine, but as an engaging tale, less so.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted May 14, 2018
3/5 54% Godard Mon Amour (Le redoutable) (2018) It's irreverent about a filmmaker many admire, and interesting, but not very emotionally involving and unlikely to leave you Breathless.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted May 14, 2018
4/5 89% The Wound (Inxeba) (2017) It's a fascinating, well-acted look at a rarely explored ritual and the conflict between old and new beliefs and values.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2018
3/5 63% The Delinquent Season (2017) There is occasionally a staginess to the screenplay but the characters are real and familiar, the performances are full on, and it is engaging right the way through.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2018
4/5 84% Avengers: Infinity War (2018) It's non stop, great fun and doesn't feel too long.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2018
2/5 81% The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (2018) It feels twee and in places just doesn't add up.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2018
4/5 78% Never Steady, Never Still (2018) It's subtle and effective and the performances are understated but excellent.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2018
2/5 14% Blumhouse's Truth or Dare (2018) The film hits a lot of the genre standards but is in no way tongue-in- cheek and is not that scary, even by my lily-livered standards.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2018
4/5 95% Custody (Jusqu'à la garde) (2018) It's not a unique story but it is very well told and quintessentially modern European in style.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2018
3/5 95% Western (2018) None of the obvious story turns are taken which makes it interesting. It's too long but confident and interesting, albeit niche market.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2018
5/5 100% Michael Inside (2017) It's insightful and compassionate without ever being mawkish about people we perhaps all too easily choose to write off. ‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2018
2/5 43% Pacific Rim Uprising (2018) This film merrily tramples over the line between tongue-in-cheek use of genre trope and plain old cliche.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2018
2/5 42% A Wrinkle in Time (2018) The dialogue is like a series of speeches, it relies too heavily on songs, the visuals are overwhelming and the CGI weak. But this is unquestionably and unapologetically a children's film and they're not going to care about most of that.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2018
4/5 82% Journeyman (2017) Overall it's a moving and effective look at an all too often private pain. ‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2018
4/5 83% Blockers (2018) All the performances are really good and the mixed gender perspective of director Kay Cannon and writers Brian and Jim Kehoe really adds something for both teens and parents. ‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2018
4/5 72% Ready Player One (2018) It's a pop culture geek out, but also visually stunning and good fun even for non-gamers.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2018