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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)

Movie Reviews Only

Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
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 67% 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 89% 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 87% 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 63% 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 94% 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 71% 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 55% 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 88% 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% 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 83% 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 79% 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 75% 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 93% 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 40% 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 84% 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 73% 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
4/5 84% The Square (2017) Though it goes on a bit and loses its way in places, this funny and occasionally disturbing satire of the art world is a deserving winner.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2018
3/5 62% Peter Rabbit (2018) Gleeson is gifted at physical comedy and when the script stops trying too hard it works.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2018
2/5 No Score Yet Damo & Ivor: The Movie (2018) Although it might sound similar to The Young Offenders, it isn't. What you see is what you get, no hidden depths or pathos.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2018
4/5 42% Mary Magdalene (2018) The story is familiar but the take thought-provoking and quietly revolutionary in its depiction of the manipulation of records.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2018
3/5 70% Finding Your Feet (2018) The characters are very cliched and it's all rather hackneyed. But that is most likely nit-picking to a lot of people and fair enough, so for many there will be great enjoyment from a sweet, innocuous and well-intentioned film.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2018
4/5 97% Black Panther (2018) I confess to superhero fatigue but this diversity fest is refreshing -- it takes on race and gender, it's quite serious, both in terms of politics and lack of humour, but it is well made by director Ryan Coogler, [and] has lots of action and heart.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Feb 18, 2018
4/5 92% The Shape of Water (2017) A beautiful homage to cinema, its moral is far from subtle, but Sally Hawkins's wonderful performance raises it from cute oddity to emotional journey.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Feb 18, 2018
4/5 94% Glory (2017) Shot with wonderful attention to detail, from the hands of the watch to the weight of a wrench, Glory is atmospheric and well acted and an awful sense of horrible inevitability leads to a surprising ending.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2018
5/5 97% Coco (2017) It requires a lot of exposition but it's well done and once complete, this gloriously animated, musically lovely and supremely Mexican visual feast flies along.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2018
5/5 87% The Post (2018) It's also a pertinent reminder of the power journalism once had in holding governments to account. And it's a great old yarn.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2018
4/5 73% Hostiles (2018) Inevitably brutal, it is strongest on the perils of dehumanisation.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2018
3/5 76% Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017) It's not strictly a kids' film, but from perhaps age six it is one that children, teens and adults will enjoy. It's great fun and nowhere near as annoying as a cast including Jack Black and Kevin Hart should be.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2017
3/5 56% The Greatest Showman (2017) As a musical The Greatest Showman works. It's not quite up to Baz Luhrmann level but is definitely of that ilk, it looks good, the costumes and sets are colourful and dreamy and the performers give it socks... However, as a biopic it works less well.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2017
4/5 100% The Prince of Nothingwood (2017) Kronlund's chain-smoking presence in the doc works well, her genuine anxiety over safety in the still violent country contrasting with Salim's very visible disregard for caution.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2017
3/5 71% Ferdinand (2017) Although it is unlikely to enter into the realm of animation classics, Ferdinand is sweet and well-intentioned.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2017
4/5 91% Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) The Last Jedi is good, in parts very good but not as good as The Force Awakens. It's too long but not tedious, it's often funny and full of action.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2017
4/5 86% Better Watch Out (2017) An interesting take on the home invasion model it's well acted, tongue in cheek, often funny and although not terrifying provides a few jumps and more than the average number of surprises.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2017
4/5 81% Brigsby Bear (2017) It's funny, sweet and a tiny bit odd.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2017
4/5 91% The Disaster Artist (2017) Although the humour is Marmite, the story is good.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2017
4/5 92% Stronger (2017) Gyllenhaal is great but the film's richness is in Erin, a well-written character given great life by Maslany.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2017
4/5 85% Wonder (2017) [Jason] Tremblay was wonderful in Room and he is again here, [Julia] Roberts is suitably fierce, [Owen] Wilson keeps it low key.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2017
4/5 80% The Man Who Invented Christmas (2017) It's simple, nice and very enjoyable.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2017