Alice Tynan

Alice Tynan

Agrees with the Tomatometer 83% of the time.

Alice Tynan's reviews (from any publication) always count toward the Tomatometer because this critic is a Tomatometer-approved critic.

Movie Reviews Only

Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review

No Strings Attached (2011)

"No Strings Attached has absolutely no designs above its station...inoffensive, mildly amusing and instantly forgettable." ‐ Concrete Playground
Posted Feb 7, 2011

127 Hours (2010)

"127 Hours is immersive cinema in the most gut wrenching sense." ‐ Concrete Playground
Posted Feb 7, 2011

The Next Three Days (2010)

"A good story well told: solid, meticulously crafted, with that similar, slightly old-fashioned feeling you got from watching a film like Salt." ‐ Concrete Playground
Posted Feb 2, 2011

Sanctum (2011)

"If you can get past the cringingly clunky opening act, then the thrills and spills of Sanctum make for well crafted popcorn entertainment." ‐ Concrete Playground
Posted Jan 30, 2011

Tamara Drewe (2010)

"Spirited, sexy and stacked with laughs - both light and delightfully dark - Tamara Drewe is a must-see modern day period comedy, with smarts. " ‐ Concrete Playground
Posted Jan 30, 2011

True Grit (2010)

"Reviewing a Coen Brothers film is usually an exercise in inventively arranging superlatives, and True Grit definitely doesn't break from the mould." ‐ Concrete Playground
Posted Jan 24, 2011

The Fighter (2010)

"In many ways, the film is akin to its lead actor Wahlberg: solid, committed and with just enough spark to ward off the blandness. " ‐ Concrete Playground
Posted Jan 23, 2011

Catfish (2010)

"The true, almost nightmarish beauty of Catfish is the all too crystal clear mirror it holds up to its audience." ‐ Concrete Playground
Posted Jan 23, 2011

Another Year (2010)

"Leigh has weaved together [a] patchwork of personalities and masterfully crafted Another Year into one of 2011's cinematic gems." ‐ Concrete Playground
Posted Jan 17, 2011

Black Swan (2010)

"Aronofsky brings glorious new meaning to the term 'melodrama' as he refashions the tragic tale of the Swan princess into a sexy, haunting and sublimely over the top cinematic romp." ‐ Concrete Playground
Posted Jan 16, 2011

The King's Speech (2010)

"Forget the Ashes, this is the history making Australia vs. England match you need to be watching come Boxing Day." ‐ The Vine
Posted Dec 23, 2010

Somewhere (2010)

"For all its restraint, slice-of-life naturalism and superb soundtrack, Somewhere is a film and a mood that you can sink into like a deep, comfy sofa. " ‐ Concrete Playground
Posted Dec 20, 2010

Little Fockers (2010)

"It's just more of the same Meet The Parents shenanigans with an afterthought of a Christmas scene plonked on the end." ‐ Concrete Playground
Posted Dec 20, 2010

Tron Legacy (2010)

"Go and see this film on the big screen. End of line." ‐ Concrete Playground
Posted Dec 13, 2010

Love and Other Drugs (2010)

"If this film was a drug, you might ask for your money back, but you could just as easily find yourself riding high on the placebo effect." ‐ Concrete Playground
Posted Dec 13, 2010

Blue Valentine (2010)

"Wretched and beautiful, devastating and passionate, Blue Valentine evokes every inch of its title's dichotomy." ‐ Concrete Playground
Posted Dec 6, 2010

Red Hill (2010)

"Red Hill might be a bit of a mixed bag, but as a striking introduction to Patrick Hughes and a big screen Ryan Kwanten, it's certainly an exciting new frontier for Australian cinema." ‐ Concrete Playground
Posted Nov 28, 2010

Lebanon (Levanon) (2010)

"An unforgettable piece of cinema; a haunting experience that doubles as the document that - 24 years on - finally laid the filmmaker's ghosts to rest." ‐ Concrete Playground
Posted Nov 28, 2010

Copacabana (2010)

"Fun, affirming and supremely joyful, Copacabana is a superb reminder that life is about the journey, not the destination." ‐ Concrete Playground
Posted Nov 21, 2010

Fair Game (2010)

"Entirely believable and deeply affecting, [Watts and Penn's] onscreen partnership wrings every drop of conviction out of Jez and John-Henry Butterworth's slightly overwritten screenplay. " ‐ Concrete Playground
Posted Nov 21, 2010

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1 (2010)

"146 minutes of minutely, magnificently detailed, precisely paced, decidedly dark fare - and the fans wouldn't have it any other way." ‐ Concrete Playground
Posted Nov 17, 2010

The Messenger (2009)

"A beautifully rendered and necessarily painful window onto an overlooked reality." ‐ Concrete Playground
Posted Nov 8, 2010

Wild Target (2010)

"In Anglicising director Pierre Salvadori's 1993 French original, Lynn and screenwriter Lucinda Coxon have created a rich, colourful and intricately mannered comedy, brought to life with wonderfully wry performances across the board. " ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Nov 8, 2010

Winter's Bone (2010)

"As Ree, 20-year-old Lawrence is an absolute revelation; her performance easily ranks amongst this year's best. " ‐ Concrete Playground
Posted Nov 6, 2010

GasLand (2010)

"Wielding a banjo and a lyrical sensibility, Fox transforms his documentary into more than a provocative call to arms; this is documentary as poetry." ‐ Concrete Playground
Posted Nov 6, 2010

Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life (2011)

"An impressionistic rendering, a decadent celebration and a downright sexy account of a supremely talented musician, and his ugly mug." ‐ Concrete Playground
Posted Oct 31, 2010

The Social Network (2010)

"In a superlative example of art-imitating-life, there was definite alchemy at work on the set of The Social Network...nothing short of a masterpiece." ‐ Concrete Playground
Posted Oct 25, 2010

La Danse -- Le Ballet de l'Opera de Paris (2009)

"Yes it's long, but like the seven ballet productions it follows, La Danse prizes meticulous, exhaustive and downright entrancing precision...Indeed, La Danse is a film that makes you profoundly grateful documentaries exist. " ‐ Concrete Playground
Posted Oct 25, 2010

The Town (2010)

"An electric heist film played out with an impressive ensemble cast, and grounded in a believably earnest sense of place, Affleck proves Gone Baby Gone was no beginner's luck." ‐ Concrete Playground
Posted Oct 19, 2010

Let Me In (2010)

"On its own, the American adaptation is rather remarkable. It's an incredibly tense, artfully constructed and beautifully acted portrait of loneliness, nascent love and manipulation." ‐ Concrete Playground
Posted Oct 11, 2010

Sagan (2008)

"It is with a sense of mere interested detachment that you learn about Sagan’s lovelorn, reckless existence." ‐ Concrete Playground
Posted Oct 5, 2010

The Girl Who Played with Fire (Flickan som lekte med elden) (2010)

"Fans of the book will probably revel in the film's attention to detail, but for the rest it will feel like a lot of unnecessary filler." ‐ Concrete Playground
Posted Sep 21, 2010

I'm Still Here (2010)

"A staggering work of near-transcendent genius - as explosive a filmmaking debut as (an alleged) celebrity meltdown" ‐ Concrete Playground
Posted Sep 13, 2010

The Disappearance of Alice Creed (2010)

"J Blakeson's feature debut is as spectacularly suspenseful as it is deceptively simple" ‐ Concrete Playground
Posted Sep 9, 2010

Please Give (2010)

"Holofcener takes pretty much everything you're not supposed to talk about at a dinner party and spins it into a ruefully awkward, bone-dry comedy." ‐ Concrete Playground
Posted Sep 9, 2010

Going the Distance (2010)

"May not exactly rock the conventions of the rom-com, but it is a refreshingly vibrant addition to the genre" ‐ Concrete Playground
Posted Sep 2, 2010

The Kids Are All Right (2010)

"A near masterpiece; part sex-comedy, part radiant and wry portrait of contemporary relationships. " ‐ Concrete Playground
Posted Aug 31, 2010

The Father of My Children (Le pere de mes enfants) (2010)

"Fresh-faced performances and tender writing makes for a family who jumps straight off the screen and into your heart. " ‐ Concrete Playground
Posted Aug 23, 2010

Four Lions (2010)

"An appealing mix of witticisms, pitch-black social commentary and dimwit farce." ‐ Concrete Playground
Posted Aug 18, 2010

The Nothing Men (2008)

"The Nothing Men asks its audience to accept a key coincidence, but in doing so writer-director Mark Fitzpatrick seeks to plumb the darkness of desperate men's souls. " ‐ Concrete Playground
Posted Aug 16, 2010

Cairo Time (2010)

"With echoes of the classic Roman Holiday, Cairo Time is a must see for armchair travelers and lovers of romantic dramas alike." ‐ Concrete Playground
Posted Aug 9, 2010

The Ghost Writer (2010)

"A stylish and capable thriller, but one that somehow ends up being disappointingly less than the sum of its parts. " ‐ Concrete Playground
Posted Aug 8, 2010

Greenberg (2010)

"Roger Greenberg is not the kind of guy you want to wind up next to at a dinner party." ‐ Concrete Playground
Posted Jul 27, 2010

South Solitary (2010)

"What lurks behind the whirling winds and the stoic characters is a warm-hearted film that also happens to be as pretty as a picture" ‐ Concrete Playground
Posted Jul 27, 2010

Creation (2010)

"Like the best of breeds, Creation is somewhat of a mixed bag. " ‐ The Vine
Posted Jul 12, 2010

Exit Through The Gift Shop (2010)

"Exit Through the Gift Shop is a film that needs to be seen to be disbelieved." ‐ Concrete Playground
Posted Jun 21, 2010

Toy Story 3 (2010)

"The Pixar team are true masters of their craft. Their stellar cinematic efforts do indeed go to infinity and beyond" ‐ Concrete Playground
Posted Jun 21, 2010

Mother and Child (2010)

"A powerful parable that uses the most primal of bonds to uncover the aching abyss of regret and the fundamental human need for connection." ‐ Concrete Playground
Posted Jun 16, 2010

Mademoiselle Chambon (2010)

"Poignant without wallowing in angst, Mademoiselle Chambon is a master class in subtly and restraint, in a beautifully drawn portrait of love and liability." ‐ Concrete Playground
Posted Jun 8, 2010

Sex and the City 2 (2010)

"Any emotional intelligence or investment made in the television series is crushed into dust under a signature Louboutin sole, and then cast into the 'Arabian' desert along with any shred of the actresses' dignity. " ‐ The Vine
Posted Jun 2, 2010