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Alastair McKay

Alastair McKay
Alastair McKay's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Scotsman, Uncut Magazine [UK]

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/10 69% The Darjeeling Limited (2007) The screenplay does have ambitions to say something about brotherhood and spirituality, but Anderson's sense of style is so strong that sincerity and emotion struggle to be heard.‐ Uncut Magazine [UK]
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2014
90% The Illusionist (L'illusionniste) (2010) Plot and character are slight, and the film has the manners of a silent picture. But this magical Edinburgh dream is a thing of beauty and some sadness.‐ Uncut Magazine [UK]
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2010
67% The Brothers Bloom (2009) The Brothers Bloom is inventive, but its relentless cleverness limits its emotional pull.‐ Uncut Magazine [UK]
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2010
83% The Ghost Writer (2010) It loses direction as Harris' rage is channelled through some clunky plot developments.‐ Uncut Magazine [UK]
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2010
75% Kick-Ass (2010) It is a film that is happy to mock audience expectations of a comic book adaptation, while also being faithful to the traditions of the genre.‐ Uncut Magazine [UK]
Read More | Posted Mar 31, 2010
4/5 91% Crazy Heart (2009) What makes the film is its attention to detail: the locations are a picture book of Americana; the music, overseen by T-Bone Burnett, is a precise re-creation of 1980s New Country.‐ Uncut Magazine [UK]
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2010
4/5 42% The Limits of Control (2009) Plot isn't in it. This is an essay in style, in which a great American director is transplanted to Southern Spain.‐ Uncut Magazine [UK]
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2009
4/5 91% Fish Tank (2010) There are moments of athletic grace, as Mia dances in an abandoned flat to her Discman; and a closing image, of a floating heart balloon, which does little to dispel the sense of emotional agoraphobia which has spooled out over the previous two hours.‐ Uncut Magazine [UK]
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2009
2/5 90% District 9 (2009) This film has the enervating quality of a wet Tuesday in the arcade.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2009
4/5 85% 500 Days of Summer (2009) Comparisons with Woody Allen are misplaced - the lines don't punch the way Woody's used to - but the cinematography does a good job of making unfashionable corners of Los Angeles look like Allen's Manhattan.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2009
3/5 85% Telstar (Telstar: The Joe Meek Story) (2009) Moran's film is not empty nostalgia. It is not The Boat That Rocked. It should be filed alongside Stephen Frears' Joe Orton biopic, Prick Up Your Ears, because its breezy exterior conceals a thoughtful consideration of a strange moment in British pop.‐ Uncut Magazine [UK]
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2009
3/5 87% Sounds Like Teen Spirit (2009) The children dominate the film, and their openness and enthusiasm overwhelm any latent cynicism.‐ Uncut Magazine [UK]
Read More | Posted May 8, 2009