Alan Corr

Alan Corr
Alan Corr's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): RTÉ (Ireland)
Publications: RTÉ (Ireland)

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
4/5 83% True History of the Kelly Gang (2020) Forget Mick Jagger in that hokey seventies Aussie western and Heath Ledger's slightly mannered go at the part back in 2003. This is the true movie of the Kelly Gang. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2020
4/5 90% Dark Waters (2019) The director and his leading man have turned a dry legal battle into a gripping yarn that exposes the full extent of corporate power, without sacrificing tension and with some superb acting in a fine drama about justice finally being served. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2020
3/5 48% Greed (2020) Greed is an entertaining broadside at the inner ugliness of the rich and beautiful, which, in the end, bites off more than it can chew. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2020
4/5 82% Queen & Slim (2019) Call it a date movie but one that embraces black history, birthright, family, and protest - wrapped up with all the energy and tension of a neat little thriller. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2020
0.5/5 20% Cats (2019) First off, full disclosure -- I am not a cat person. Second off -- after watching this frankly mortifying film adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Cats, I'm not altogether sure I am a movie person anymore either. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2019
3.5/5 52% Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) This is a Star Wars movie about redemption, learning to let go, identity and coming home. Fan boys and girls will love it. The naysayers should sit back and just enjoy the pure spectacle of it all. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2019
3.5/5 94% Honey Boy (2019) LaBeouf wrote the screenplay and - making her feature debut - director Alma Har'el combines gritty verité with surreal scenes on movie sets and sly observations on the vacuity of fame. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2019
2.5/5 63% The Last Right (2019) This Christmas road trip comedy of errors from first time director Aoife Crehan loses its way. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2019
4/5 73% Shooting the Mafia (2019) Director Kim Longinotto and Westport-based producer Niamh Fagan's film is unflinching and it crackles with anger but it also finds great reservoirs of humanity among these deeply personal stories of loss and pain. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2019
3/5 42% A Dog Called Money (2020) It is somewhat of a state of the world address filtered through Harvey's abstract music and she keeps her distance and, indeed, a certain mystique throughout. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2019
5/5 95% Marriage Story (2019) With a superb cast and zinger of a script, writer-director Noah Baumbach wrings real heartache and humour from his latest relationship movie. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2019
3/5 79% Get Santa (2014) There's a great performance from Jim Broadbent as a bumbling but wise Santa and the fun cast play it for laughs and warm, mushy moments. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2019
3/5 93% The Last Black Man in San Francisco (2019) It's a noble story consumed with important issues of identity, memory and the need to belong and as a portrait of a city and its people but the glacial pace may leave some viewers longing for more of a connection. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2019
3.5/5 94% Western Stars (2019) Given that being a proper rock star is all about acting, Bruce Springsteen hams it up something rotten in this beautifully-constructed monument to myth-making by director and long-time Boss collaborator Thom Zimny. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2019
3.5/5 91% El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie (2019) The two-hour El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie is very good and while it doesn't besmirch the reputation of the original series, it does leave a lingering sense of disappointment that they even bothered. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2019
2/5 24% The Goldfinch (2019) It's all cool surfaces without any underlying grit. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2019
4/5 76% Hotel Mumbai (2019) Superbly directed and edited, this is a shockingly realistic depiction of true life events that makes for uncomfortable viewing. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2019
3/5 84% Downton Abbey (2019) So here it is, then! Julian Fellowes' long-awaited Downton Abbey movie and it will not disappoint fans of the lifestyles of the fantastically rich and the fantastically well-bred. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2019
3.5/5 78% Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019) Genuinely spooky and shiver inducing, this is far more than just a welcome respite from the formulaic Blumhouse horror hegemony. Something tells me we haven't seen the last of this lot. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2019
2/5 83% Crawl (2019) This toothless alligator versus humans flick needs some Gatorade. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2019
2/5 67% Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019) It's not without a few laughs and there are some well executed ding dongs, but at this stage an oil change and a NCT might be in order for the Fast and Furious franchise. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2019
3/5 69% Horrible Histories: The Movie - Rotten Romans (2019) Good educational fun. Not quite a high V, more of a thumbs up from Hibernia. We give it III out of V. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2019
4/5 63% Yesterday (2019) [W]hile Yesterday starts out trying to obey the internal logic of alternate universe/time paradoxes stories, it gives up and just goes along for the whole surreal ride. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2019
3/5 60% The Secret Life of Pets 2 (2019) Anyone who has spent listless hours scrolling through YouTube clips of cats and dogs doing funny stuff may find some laughs from this brisk sequel to the 2016 animated hit. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 23, 2019
4/5 89% Rocketman (2019) Egerton delivers the songs without lapsing into parody and the tragicomic tone really does capture the absurdity and sheer artistry of one of the most impressive pop performers of all time. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 22, 2019
3/4 50% Tolkien (2019) Tolkien, at least, provides welcome relief after the recent glut of film hagiographies of esteemed English writers. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 1, 2019
3/5 75% The Dig (2018) It has the look and feel of a western but The Dig might have worked better as a ghost story and in many ways, it is. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2019
4/5 58% Pet Sematary (2019) It ratchets up the tension with great skill but it's the human story of death, grief and desperation that really lingers in this excellent adaptation. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2019
3/5 90% Shazam! (2019) Even the most jaded superhero fan (hands up) will find something to like here. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2019
3/5 87% What They Had (2018) Blythe Danner is the heart and soul of this slightly ponderous movie about a family in crisis - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2019
4/5 93% Fighting with My Family (2019) Florence Pugh deserves the championship belt. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2019
4/5 87% A Private War (2018) Pike acts as if her life depends on it with an unflinching portrait of gradual physical and mental decline. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2019
4/5 72% All Is True (2019) If 1998's thoroughly enjoyable and Oscar-winning Shakespeare in Love captured the man in the first bloom of genius then Branagh's beautifully made and melancholic love letter is a fitting salute to the Bard as he slips off his mortal coil. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2019
2/5 61% Alita: Battle Angel (2019) Cameron's megalomania is all over Alita, from the total reliance on CGI, to the clunky dialogue, to the clichéd characters. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2019
3/5 79% Mary Poppins Returns (2018) Not quite Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious, but a very good show. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2018
4/5 91% Bumblebee (2018) Who woulda thunk it? A Transformers movie with heart and soul. And great music. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2018
4/5 97% Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) Unlike so many superhero movies, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse looks and feels like the viewer is actually stepping into a moving comic book. It embraces the variation on a theme with style and wit. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2018
2/5 No Score Yet The Belly of the Whale (2018) This is an unorthodox buddy movie populated by the forgotten people on the frayed edges of Irish society but for all its realism, Bushe's film ends up disappointingly unrealistic. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2018
2/5 26% Mortal Engines (2018) Mortal Engines is eye-popping stuff but Rivers never seems fully in command of the cast or the sheer tottering scale of the endeavour. The wheels come off very early. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2018
4/5 88% Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018) It's a neat satire of the World Wide Web that manages to communicate its message, look amazing, and have a lot of fun without getting lost in the constant babble and frontal cortex frying saturation of the online world. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2018
5/5 100% They Shall Not Grow Old (2019) As a technical feat They Shall Not Grow Old bears comparison with Jackson's LOTRs films but it is the human story that will stay with you. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2018
2.5/5 66% Peterloo (2019) It is beautifully shot and the costume department have a real eye for detail... but despite the sheer drama of these historical events and their relevance to today's fractured world, Peterloo fails to ignite real passion and anger. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2018
3/5 60% Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) Not quite guaranteed to blow your mind. However, it does have emotional heft and that extended Live Aid scene is worth it alone. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2018
4/5 99% Selma (2014) David Oyelowo is magnetic in his quiet, still performance and for those unfamiliar with these events, DuVernay's film is quite an education - it's also one historical drama with a very contemporary and real message. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2018
4/5 86% The Wife (2018) Glenn Close is a simmering Vesuvius of contained rage in this elegant comedy drama about deceit, pride and calculated loyalty. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2018
3/5 37% Johnny English Strikes Again (2018) It's all good knockabout fun. Put it this way - it's better than Quantum of Solace. Oh, and someone please give Thompson her own movie as a tantrum-throwing PM. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2018
2/5 No Score Yet John Paul II in Ireland: A Plea for Peace (2018) Whatever about Pope John Paul II's impact on the Peace Process, just like Pope Francis' recent visit to Ireland, what this curious documentary does prove - without a doubt - is that we have changed a lot since 1979. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2018
2/5 26% The Nun (2018) The Conjuring franchise should end here - with a wimple and not a bang. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2018
3.5/5 87% Upgrade (2018) A smart and funny cyberpunk gem. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2018
4/5 96% BlacKkKlansman (2018) Most of all though, with its abrupt shifts of tone and mood, BlacKkKlansman is also very, very funny. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2018