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 Review
4/5 89% 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 76% All Is True (2018) 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 60% 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 78% Mary Poppins Returns (2018) Not quite Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious, but a very good show. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2018
4/5 93% 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 27% 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 99% 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 63% 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 61% 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 (2015) 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 85% 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 36% 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
3/5 72% The Children Act (2018) It somehow manages to be both elegant and stuffily ponderous. Catharsis never really arrives. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2018
3/5 81% Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018) MMHWGA is brilliantly breathless and bonkers, and it elevates pure silliness to an art form. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2018
4/5 93% Incredibles 2 (2018) This baby has a whole range of superpowers, one of which is stealing Incredibles 2 from the adult cast. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2018
3/5 45% Marrowbone (2018) The ending may leave you feeling cheated but this is a classy slow burn of a movie that subverts the genre with a slow twist of the knife. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2018
3/5 71% Kissing Candice (2017) It's enigmatic, transgressive and full of maverick visual flair but Kissing Candice may leave you looking for answers. Possibly McArdle's intention all along. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2018
2.5/5 16% Show Dogs (2018) Throw in a philosophical Komondor who's had far too many Scooby snacks, and a trio of klutzy pigeons who idolise Max as a lone crime fighter, and Show Dogs is not without its charm. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2018
1.5/5 54% Book Club (2018) The debate about decent roles for actresses of a certain age in Hollywood is likely to come to a juddering halt with the release of this gobsmacking half-witted "grey pound" rom com. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 30, 2018
2/5 38% Anon (2018) Owen doesn't so much chew the scenery as have a staring match with it. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 16, 2018
4/5 100% Making the Grade (2017) [Ken Wardrop] delivers a gentle and funny feelgood film about Ireland's piano students and teachers. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2018
1/5 42% A Wrinkle in Time (2018) With a script that sounds like it was cadged from Desiderata and some very dud FX, it looks like a mesh-up of prog rock album covers and a My Little Pony cartoon. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2018
3.5/5 84% Game Night (2018) Even as Game Night piles on the absurdity and really tries your patience with outlandish twists and turns, it never loses pace or fails to keep pranging your funny bone. Worth a roll of the dice. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2018
5/5 99% Lady Bird (2017) Saoirse Ronan turns in her best performance yet in this delightful feel good drama with some very sharp edges. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2018
3/5 24% The 15:17 to Paris (2018) The imminently likeable and gentlemanly [Spencer] Stone is the leader here and he has real screen presence. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2018
2/5 43% Maze Runner: The Death Cure (2018) Fans of the dystopian franchise will find a satisfying conclusion to the whole endeavour but [Dylan] O'Brien as determined rebel leader Thomas is as wooden as ever and Kaya Scodelario, as turncoat rebel Teresa, nearly overdoes him in that regard. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2018
4/5 91% The Disaster Artist (2017) The Disaster Artist will remind of The Producers in places but there is another great movie that it also brings to mind - in Hollywood terms, it is the equivalent of This is Spinal Tap. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2017
3/5 28% Suburbicon (2017) Maybe Clooney and the Coens are trying to make a point about how white privilege blocks out the rights and needs of an embattled part of society. Either way, it's perplexing stuff in an entertaining film that ends up trying a little too hard. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 27, 2017
3/5 97% Mudbound (2017) Mudbound finds its pace as a tale of forbidden friendships amid the inhuman social hierarchy of the Jim Crow south, it builds inexorably to a far too believable climax. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2017
3/5 No Score Yet Property of the State (2016) Property of The State does a very good job of telling a terrible human story against a backdrop of institutional incompetence and fear. It is a very Irish tragedy. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2017
4/5 50% Conor McGregor: Notorious (2017) With its slow motion, close-quarters capture of those viscerally violent fights, Notorious makes Raging Bull look like The Champ. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2017
4/5 87% Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami (2018) You'll be transfixed from the opening shot. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2017
1.5/5 71% Happy Death Day (2017) Unlike the guilty pleasure Final Destination franchise, the recurring death scenes don't even have the decency to be entertainingly ingenious. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2017
5/5 87% Blade Runner 2049 (2017) ... a superb action thriller, and a saddening parable about human existence and identity. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2017
3/5 65% Victoria & Abdul (2017) This is a light, enjoyable account of an episode that once again reveals the silliness of the whole royal façade. And who knew that Queen Victoria set the trend for Britain's love of curry? - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2017
5/5 90% A Ghost Story (2017) Brilliantly shot and sound tracked mostly by sombre cello music, this is an aching and muted 92 minutes. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2017
3/5 70% Annabelle: Creation (2017) Careful to follow all the clichés and conventions of the Conjuring franchise, Annabelle Creation ends up overlong and bum-numbingly repetitive. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2017
3.5/5 89% Maudie (2017) Sally Hawkins gives the performance of her life in this touching portrait of Canadian artist Maud Lewis. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2017
4/5 52% England Is Mine (2017) The sense of time and place is very well handled and large parts of the film were shot around Morrissey and Gill's native Stretford. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2017
3/5 No Score Yet Revolutions (2016) While McGann's doc is made with all the quick cuts and action of a decent once around the rink, as an involving story Revolutions runs out of track too soon and may well have been a far better 40-minute TV documentary. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2017
4/5 80% Risk (2017) Just like its subject, this is a jarring, non-linear and chaotic documentary. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2017
3.5/5 89% Norman (Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer) (2017) Norman is quietly excellent. It's also another example of how Gere is going through a brilliant third act in his long and distinguished career. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2017
2.5/5 15% The Mummy (2017) The only time that The Mummy does resemble that Boris Karloff original is in the way the plot staggers about in a multi-genre pile-up that perhaps seems over anxious to cover too many bases in one sweeping epic. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2017