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
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 79% 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 82% 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 73% 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 91% 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 88% 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 92% Fighting with My Family (2019) Florence Pugh deserves the championship belt. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2019
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 71% 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 92% 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 89% 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 65% 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 (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 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 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
3/5 73% 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 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) EDIT
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) EDIT
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) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2018
3/5 73% 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 85% 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 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) 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 27% 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