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
5/5 84% Dune (2021) There is no doubting the terrible beauty of Villeneuve's vision of Herbert's medieval future. Dune is an awesome triumph. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2021
2.5/5 30% The Addams Family 2 (2021) It's fast-moving, zippy fun but this Addams Family doesn't quite click, click. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2021
4/5 92% No Sudden Move (2020) Moody, broody and crackling with dialled up tension, it's a gripping old school crime thriller with a killer cast and a plot that will wrongfoot you at every turn. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2021
4/5 73% The Many Saints of Newark (2021) Gandolfini Jr is quietly mesmerising in the role. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2021
3/5 67% Respect (2021) It certainly hits a lot of right notes thanks to a stellar title performance from Jennifer Hudson. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2021
2/5 79% People Just Do Nothing: Big in Japan (2021) A fish out of water culture clash comedy that really can't stretch the limited appeal of the TV show into a movie. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2021
4/5 92% Another Round (Druk) (2020) Another Round is a bittersweet tale of midlife crisis and the seductive danger of booze. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2021
3/5 59% F9 (2021) This is one franchise that is unapologetic in its status as an octane-charged, high gloss soap opera with worse actors. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2021
4/5 83% Nobody (2021) Bob Odenkirk doesn't miss a beat in Ilya Naishuller fun, dumb and thoroughly daft vigilante thriller. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2021
2/5 88% Oxygen (2021) It all ends up feeling too much like waiting for 102 minutes on a customer service helpline. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 14, 2021
1/5 26% Wild Mountain Thyme (2020) What is beyond doubt is that watching this wonky donkey of a flick is like eating a five-day-old Irish stew. In the dark. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 29, 2021
4/5 90% Promising Young Woman (2020) Fennell breaks the rules until the very end. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 16, 2021
1.5/5 52% Yes Day (2021) It's got a neat premise and plenty of potential for laughs but the latest misfire from Netflix ends up as a foamy mess of cliché and cutesy tosh. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2021
2.5/5 88% News of the World (2020) By the standards of the modern western, News of The World just doesn't grab the headlines. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2021
4/5 92% The Capote Tapes (2021) This new documentary on the great American novelist is great fun. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2021
3/5 100% Phil Lynott: Songs for While I'm Away (2020) Aside from a few stylistic flourishes, Reynolds sticks rigidly to the tried and tested language of the rock doc and elects to let the music do the talking, using 31 songs from Phil and Lizzy's back catalogue. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 23, 2020
3/5 85% Borat: Subsequent Moviefilm (2020) You'll be glad Borat is back. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2020
5/5 95% David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet (2020) Attenborough's deeply personal and deeply moving plea is essential, nay, compulsory viewing. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2020
3.5/5 82% Bill & Ted Face the Music (2020) The lovable duo are back to face a major tribulation in a funny and charming sequel which has plenty of laughs and even a certain wisdom. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2020
3/5 79% The Broken Hearts Gallery (2020) Leave your cynicism behind your mask for this zesty rom com starring break-out Australian actress Geraldine Viswanathan. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2020
2.5/5 70% Tenet (2020) It's a high concept thriller which never fails to take itself with deadly seriousness but Tenet fails to live up to the intriguing set-up in the first act and doesn't quite convince the viewer of its internal logic... - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2020
3/5 75% The King of Staten Island (2020) It's the right parts of tender and funny. It's also pretty scattershot and uneven but this is Pete Davidson we're talking about here so that's just fine. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2020
5/5 91% What Richard Did (2013) The young, largely unknown cast are uniformly superb with Jack Reynor outstanding as Richard as he carries him from initial buoyant confidence into crisis and then, the final descent into self-flagellating acceptance. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2020
4/5 80% 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 89% 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 49% 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 83% 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 67% The Last Right (2021) 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 78% 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 50% 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 94% 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 92% 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 25% 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 77% 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 51% 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