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

T-Meter Title | Year
4/5 96% The Human Factor (2020) It feels as if, at this delicate time, we need to pay special heed to the lessons of other conflicts. - Sunday Independent (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2021
3/5 61% Rare Beasts (2021) There are some clever, funny observations about womanhood, romance and feminism -this is a film with brains, but not enough heart. - Sunday Independent (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2021
4/5 98% Drunk Bus (2021) The film is full of laughs and exactly what it sets out to be. - Sunday Independent (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2021
3/5 92% Sequin in a Blue Room (2019) Sequin in a Blue Room is sexually thrilling, without any sense of judgment. Leach, a newcomer, is wonderful and there is such an energy and lightness to the film that it works really well. - Sunday Independent (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 28, 2021
4/5 58% To Olivia (2021) A film about grief inevitably touches some people deeply, but this is more about the psychology of loss than the feeling of it. - Sunday Independent (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2021
3/5 80% The Old Guard (2020) It's good fun and a mediocre film but the ending lays the ground for a sequel. - Sunday Independent (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2020
3/5 82% To the Stars (2020) Some of it is a little unsubtly done, the odd cake is overegged, but overall, the film has a light touch and the characters are easy to care about. - Sunday Independent (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2020
3/5 No Score Yet Come on Eileen (2012) Some of it is predictable, some of it funny, some of it sad, but its heart is in the right place and it touches on many of things that addicts, especially female ones, and their families don't often see on screen. - Sunday Independent (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2020
4/5 92% The Assistant (2020) The Assistant is a slow and observational movie - so it won't be everyone's cup of tea. But seeing an abusive work environment on screen could prove both triggering and cathartic for many people. - Sunday Independent (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2020
3/5 69% We Summon the Darkness (2020) That is where it loses its momentum a bit, and the satire element is not mined nearly enough. But the cast are great and it is good, silly fun. - Sunday Independent (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2020
2/5 50% 2nd Date Sex (2019) The intention is good - awkward sexual encounters and normal bodies make a great change from the usual romcom fare - but this is a missed opportunity. - Sunday Independent (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2020
3/5 45% Sergio (2020) As an overview it works, but it perhaps tries to be too many things. - Sunday Independent (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2020
3/5 68% Storm Boy (2019) The story has been updated with an environmental element, it is about 20 minutes too long and there's no real drama, but children who love animal films should especially enjoy it. - Sunday Independent (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2020
4/5 81% Tigertail (2020) It is understated and it will work best for people who feel an affinity with the sentiments that lie within. - Sunday Independent (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2020
3/5 22% Iron Mask (2019) [I]t's good, half-dubbed family fun. - Sunday Independent (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2020
3/5 71% Danger Close (2019) It offers more to genre enthusiasts but is a good watch. - Sunday Independent (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2020
3/5 65% Lady and the Tramp (2019) From cute rambunctious puppy to comedy dogs with one-liners and some mild peril, director Charlie Bean has kept this pure Disney, and it's sweet and nice and kids should be charmed. - Sunday Independent (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2020
3/5 92% Togo (2019) The back-and-forth storytelling might confuse kids initially - but it's a cute dog film with a good story, and it looks stunning. - Sunday Independent (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 1, 2020
3/5 72% Vivarium (2020) While I cannot say I enjoyed it per se, it has many merits. And in a time where we have no choice but to re-evaluate so many aspects of what we accept as normal and how and why we live as we do, it feels remarkably relevant. - Sunday Independent (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 1, 2020
3/5 75% The Photograph (2020) It's not bad but unfortunately neither is it very involving. - Sunday Independent (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2020
4/5 80% True History of the Kelly Gang (2020) An interesting watch. - Sunday Independent (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2020
4/5 97% Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am (2019) The film is a bit too long but if you have read the books it will make you want to reread them, and if you haven't you will want to. - Sunday Independent (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2020
3/5 77% Military Wives (2020) The movie is content just to celebrate the women and their singing, to gloss over the deep stuff and focus on forbearance and stiff upper lips in a light-hearted way. - Sunday Independent (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2020
4/5 91% The Invisible Man (2020) The baddie's super strength, and clicky Predator noise, distracted me a bit at one point but overall this is a successful addition to the Invisible Man family. - Sunday Independent (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2020
3/5 37% Downhill (2020) There are good ideas in the film - but they tend to blur the main one which makes it feel messy. More dramedy than comedy it will be more enjoyable to those who haven't seen Force Majeure. - Sunday Independent (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2020
4/5 98% Portrait of a Lady on Fire (Portrait de la jeune fille en feu) (2020) It is a film about womanhood, sisterhood, love, marriage and being seen and heard. And it is wonderful. - Sunday Independent (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2020
3/5 86% Color Out of Space (2020) There are messages about the environment, the media and there are lots of laughs, it is quite genre-defying in ways. - Sunday Independent (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2020
3/5 76% Bad Boys for Life (2020) It's silly, violent and exactly what it intends to be - great fun. - Sunday Independent (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2020
4/5 81% A Hidden Life (2019) The film is beautifully shot, acted and directed, and you come out with a moral dilemma. But it's three hours long and a lot is unsaid. Which is why you have to be in the mood for a Terrence Malick movie. - Sunday Independent (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2020
4/5 84% Waves (2019) It's emotional and it lingers and the performances are spot on. If only for discussion purposes it would make a great secondary school outing. - Sunday Independent (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2020
4/5 68% Bombshell (2019) Lots to think about so, but it is also very entertaining and the performances top notch. - Sunday Independent (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2020
4/5 85% Just Mercy (2020) It's a film that knows what it wants to be. To all but the fussiest palate it's a satisfying watch. - Sunday Independent (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2020
3/5 35% Seberg (2020) Stewart gives another great performance but the otherwise good film feels a little thin due to the lack of sub-plot. - Sunday Independent (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2020
4/5 91% Uncut Gems (2019) It's a loud, sweary, stressful watch and it is really very good. - Sunday Independent (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2020
4/5 92% Beanpole (Dylda) (2020) The facts are stark but delivered quietly, the horror is left to speak for itself and the film creates an extraordinarily powerful emotional punch of a society brutalised, traumatised and inured at the same time. - Sunday Independent (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2019
4/5 36% 6 Underground (2019) Not a film for people who like their movies meaningful or to have detailed characters and plot, it is a bonanza for fans of massive action films with wisecracking characters, explosions, chases and guns. - Sunday Independent (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2019
3/5 71% Jumanji: The Next Level (2019) The film is based on the characters, dialogue and action rather than plot and the odd vaguely risque reference should delight children without horrifying parents. - Sunday Independent (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2019
4/5 97% Knives Out (2019) Silly and fun. - Sunday Independent (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2019
4/5 73% Harriet (2019) It's very effective. - Sunday Independent (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2019
5/5 88% La Belle Époque (2020) It's a very complete, satisfying and enjoyable film with beautifully observed and written roles brought to extra life by some wonderful performances. - Sunday Independent (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2019
4/5 78% Frozen II (2019) The original was always going to be a hard act to follow, and although it doesn't quite reach the heights, this sequel should give fans, old and new, a lot of joy. - Sunday Independent (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2019
5/5 90% Luce (2019) It's really very rich and incredibly well delivered. It's a good story anyway, but if you like films to make you think, try not to miss this. - Sunday Independent (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 11, 2019
4/5 86% Meeting Gorbachev (2019) It's fascinating and moving. - Sunday Independent (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 11, 2019
5/5 88% Sorry We Missed You (2020) It is not then for anyone looking for a fun night out - but it is a beautifully crafted and acted indictment of how modern economic practice is destroying people. - Sunday Independent (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2019
4/5 No Score Yet The Curious Works of Roger Doyle (2018) Lally's documentary is a triumphant homage to a musical genius and it's nice to see and learn about an artist who surely deserves wider acclaim. - Sunday Independent (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2019
2/5 52% Black and Blue (2019) It's action-packed but relies too much on contrived jump frights to create suspense; there are also odd holes in the story, like why the young man was murdered and er, couldn't she upload the file to YouTube? - Sunday Independent (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2019
3/5 70% Terminator: Dark Fate (2019) Deadpool director Tim Miller takes over the reins and delivers non-stop thumping, chases, explosions, a fair few F words and all round action bedlam. - Sunday Independent (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2019
4/5 92% The Last Black Man in San Francisco (2019) Poignant, funny and beautifully shot, it is a film about belonging, friendship, the sense of self - and, to a certain extent, about capitalism. The leads are wonderful in this film that lingers. - Sunday Independent (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2019
3/5 51% Tolkien (2019) It's main flaw to me is that it doesn't know exactly what to focus on and the pacing is odd, some parts are told slowly, others too fast. However, especially regarding the decimation of war, it works, and as a life story it is interesting. - Sunday Independent (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 7, 2019
5/5 99% Eighth Grade (2018) Sweet, poignant, funny, beautifully observed and delivered, this little gem is a potential classic and I loved it. - Sunday Independent (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 1, 2019