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Alan Corr

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

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
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)
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)
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2018
3/5 38% 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)
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)
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)
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2018
3.5/5 86% Upgrade (2018) A smart and funny cyberpunk gem. ‐ RTÉ (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2018
4/5 95% BlacKkKlansman (2018) Most of all though, with its abrupt shifts of tone and mood, BlacKkKlansman is also very, very funny.‐ RTÉ (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2018
3/5 69% The Children Act (2018) It somehow manages to be both elegant and stuffily ponderous. Catharsis never really arrives.‐ RTÉ (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2018
3/5 80% Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018) MMHWGA is brilliantly breathless and bonkers, and it elevates pure silliness to an art form. ‐ RTÉ (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2018
4/5 94% Incredibles 2 (2018) This baby has a whole range of superpowers, one of which is stealing Incredibles 2 from the adult cast.‐ RTÉ (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2018
3/5 46% 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)
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)
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2018
2.5/5 17% 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)
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2018
1.5/5 53% 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)
Read More | Posted May 30, 2018
2/5 39% Anon (2018) Owen doesn't so much chew the scenery as have a staring match with it.‐ RTÉ (Ireland)
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)
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2018
1/5 41% 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)
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2018
3.5/5 83% 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)
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)
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2018
3/5 23% 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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2017
1.5/5 70% 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)
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)
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)
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2017
5/5 91% A Ghost Story (2017) Brilliantly shot and sound tracked mostly by sombre cello music, this is an aching and muted 92 minutes.‐ RTÉ (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2017
3/5 71% 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)
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)
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)
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)
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2017
4/5 81% Risk (2017) Just like its subject, this is a jarring, non-linear and chaotic documentary.‐ RTÉ (Ireland)
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)
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)
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2017
3/5 29% Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017) The whole endeavour skips along at a rate of knots -- however, like too many of its predecessors, Salazar's Revenge runs aground in an overlong and patience-sapping final forty minutes.‐ RTÉ (Ireland)
Read More | Posted May 24, 2017
2.5/5 49% Going in Style (2017) Going in Style is good-natured, spirited, and heart warming but may leave you wanting a bigger pay-off.‐ RTÉ (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2017
2.5/5 38% Smurfs: The Lost Village (2017) It's serviceable and bland.‐ RTÉ (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2017
3/5 68% Life (2017) No more than a extended episode of the Twilight Zone from 1962, Life does have a nasty punch line in store and for that alone, it is smarter than your average sci-fi thriller.‐ RTÉ (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2017
3/5 56% Trespass Against Us (2017) Caught between tradition, suspicion and the reality of modern life, Trespass Against Us makes its point about the shackles and constraints of freedom very well.‐ RTÉ (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2017
2/5 85% Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) It is a brave attempt at making a new kind of Star Wars movie but seems all too eager to express its fealty to the source material without thinking up any ideas of its own.‐ RTÉ (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2016
4/5 71% Bleed For This (2016) It's a bruiser alright and whether you're already familiar with this remarkable sporting fable turned fact or not, Bleed For This delivers a real knockout emotional blow.‐ RTÉ (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2016
3.5/5 92% I Am Not a Serial Killer (2016) A weird little morsel with a lingering aftertaste.‐ RTÉ (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2016
3.5/5 84% A United Kingdom (2017) Worthiness doesn't get in the way of a great yarn and Asante, who shot the movie in the original locations where these events took place, tells the story with a well-judged mix of humour, giddy love, and painful reality.‐ RTÉ (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2016
3/5 59% Allied (2016) Allied is entertaining in places. With a bit more grime on the lens and a less hammy male lead, it could have been a very worthy war movie.‐ RTÉ (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Nov 23, 2016
3/5 94% Gimme Danger (2016) The Stooges story has been told before and you can still hear the mighty roar of bug-eyed defiance on their three key albums but Jarmusch reckons it's time to revisit this tale of drugs, burn-out, more drugs, and peanut butter all over again.‐ RTÉ (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2016
2/5 82% Ouija: Origin of Evil (2016) A sappy subplot involving teenage daughter Paulina and her prom date is just a cliché too far in a movie that makes rather too much of its references to The Exorcist, Poltergeist and Carrie.‐ RTÉ (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2016