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.

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/5 95%

Sister (2012)

"The pair [Klein & Seydoux] artfully weaves the ties that bind, crafting something that is both fragile and tenuously hopeful." ‐ Limelight
Posted Nov 12, 2013
3.5/5 50%

Thanks For Sharing (2013)

"Blumberg and his cast lift the slogan-heavy vocabulary of group therapy above stultifying cliché, and instead craft an engaging portrait of support and companionship." ‐ Limelight
Posted Sep 18, 2013
3/5 27%

Jobs (2013)

"There is just about enough to entertain, but Stern's paint-by-numbers approach does little to celebrate Jobs' most famous injunction to "Think Different"." ‐ Limelight
Posted Aug 22, 2013
4/5 87%

What Maisie Knew (2013)

"Seen through the eyes of a six-year-old, this film about the spectre of divorce makes for haunting viewing indeed." ‐ Limelight
Posted Aug 18, 2013
4.5/5 85%

Upstream Color (2013)

"A visceral, mind-bending curio...a film that leeches into
 you like watercolour on canvas; the less you know about the 
story going in, the better." ‐ Limelight
Posted Aug 7, 2013
5/5 84%

Much Ado About Nothing (2013)

"Super-charged with giddy enthusiasm, Whedon's ensemble brings Shakespeare to life in a riot of boozy passion and slapstick giggles." ‐ Limelight
Posted Jul 12, 2013
4/5 98%

Before Midnight (2013)

"Hawk and Delpy know just how to get under your skin. Their onscreen alter egos fit like a glove, and witnessing their ageing, nagging, toying love is a true privilege." ‐ Limelight
Posted Jul 3, 2013

Epic (2013)

"Though the story may be slight, the film is stacked with brilliantly colourful characters, a fabulous voice cast and simply spectacular animation." ‐ The Vine
Posted Jun 27, 2013

Mud (2013)

"More than a mere tribute to Twain and Dickens: this has all the makings of a modern classic." ‐ The Vine
Posted Jun 13, 2013
4/5 92%

Farewell, My Queen (2012)

"It is the life of Versailles that Jacquot captures: all the petty politics, positioning and preening. And that is simply a glorious sight to see." ‐ Limelight
Posted Jun 6, 2013
4.5/5 87%

Tabu (2012)

"Every so often a film comes along that recharges your love of cinema. Miguel Gomes' Tabu is just that gem: a film of such artistry and daring that you'll be left dazzled by the possibilities of the medium." ‐ Limelight
Posted May 1, 2013

The Croods (2013)

"Dreamworks have done far more than simply dust off The Flintstones 2.0; The Croods may not yet be a household name, but with their personal brand of buffoonery and heart, you'll be wanting an introduction. " ‐ The Vine
Posted Mar 25, 2013

Side Effects (2013)

"A neat little noir, that comes with an added dose of social smack down as Soderbergh takes a swing at Big Pharma and the casual medicalisation of Western culture." ‐ The Vine
Posted Mar 5, 2013

Silver Linings Playbook (2012)

"Silver Linings Playbook puts the "fun" in "dysfunction." And sure, that sounds glib, but actually, it's a rather extraordinary achievement. Especially when you're skirting on the edges of sanity. " ‐ The Vine
Posted Jan 30, 2013

The Guilt Trip (2012)

"Some actors you'd pay to watch read the phonebook; turns out it's worth paying to see Streisand eat a steak. " ‐ The Vine
Posted Jan 23, 2013

Wreck-it Ralph (2012)

"Anyone who grew up within a controller cable length of a gaming console will need to see this film." ‐ The Vine
Posted Dec 24, 2012

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)

"Setting aside technological considerations, The Hobbit is nothing short of a joyous homecoming." ‐ The Vine
Posted Dec 3, 2012
4/5 93%

The Sessions (2012)

"An extraordinary account of sexual exploration and intimacy against the odds, The Sessions is a powerful achievement. " ‐ Limelight
Posted Nov 5, 2012

Savages (2012)

"This film goes about as deep and dark as a summer high. Sure there are flashes of mexploitation fun, but ultimately it's just way too mellow, man." ‐ The Vine
Posted Oct 21, 2012
4/5 69%

Wuthering Heights (2012)

"Through Arnold's eyes the story feels immediate and visceral." ‐ Limelight
Posted Oct 9, 2012
4.5 74%

Killing Them Softly (2012)

"It's dark, it's smart, and it's destined to become a classic piece of cinema." ‐ Limelight
Posted Oct 9, 2012
4.5 91%

The Sapphires (2013)

"Packed with laughs, toe-tapping songs and performances as sparkly as the costumes, Wayne Blair's musical is a sure-fire hit." ‐ Limelight
Posted Oct 2, 2012
4.5 94%

Lore (2013)

"An unforgettable journey into the heart of Germany's dark past." ‐ Limelight
Posted Sep 19, 2012
4/5 97%

Monsieur Lazhar (2012)

"Monsieur Lazhar is a film to cherish." ‐ Limelight
Posted Sep 6, 2012

Moonrise Kingdom (2012)

"Summer lovin' just got a whole more stylish thanks to Wes Anderson." ‐ The Vine
Posted Aug 5, 2012
5/5 99%

A Separation (2011)

"[A] flawless domestic portrait. " ‐ Limelight
Posted Aug 5, 2012
2.5/5 28%

Bel Ami (2012)

"This is the perfect film to cure someone of an obsession with "RPatz"." ‐ Limelight
Posted Aug 5, 2012
4/5 88%

Not Suitable for Children (2012)

"A heartily welcome sex comedy with a few sneaky surprises. " ‐ Limelight
Posted Aug 2, 2012

Magic Mike (2012)

"Magic Mike isn't going for heart like The Fully Monty; it's going for titillation, with a small side of post-GFC commentary if you care to look. " ‐ The Vine
Posted Jul 26, 2012

Get the Gringo (2012)

"Gibson embraces the crazy and turns Get the Gringo into some good ol pulpy fun." ‐ The Vine
Posted Jun 20, 2012
2/5 15%

Ecstasy (2012)

"Ecstasy proved itself to be resoundingly more soporific than serotonin enhancing. " ‐ The Vine
Posted Apr 24, 2012

A Dangerous Method (2011)

"A Dangerous Method is masterful filmmaking on all levels, but alas, it also leaves you dreaming that Fassbender and Mortensen will return to these roles in a more focused story on the fathers of psychoanalysis. " ‐ The Vine
Posted Apr 3, 2012
2.5/5 50%

The Rum Diary (2011)

"After all the promise of a perfect cocktail, The Rum Diary quickly becomes like being the only sober person at a party where everyone else is absolutely trashed." ‐ The Vine
Posted Mar 14, 2012

The Vow (2012)

"The film may be entirely unafraid of predictability, but it's sweet, shiny and well acted; essentially it delivers exactly what it says on the box." ‐ The Vine
Posted Feb 9, 2012

The Artist (2011)

"It's a deliriously, wondrously, unspeakably fabulous film. " ‐ The Vine
Posted Feb 5, 2012

The Ides of March (2011)

"As a portrait of power, hubris and the systematic corruption of integrity, The Ides of March makes for compelling viewing. It's well-crafted, wonderfully scored and solidly acted across the board." ‐ The Vine
Posted Nov 23, 2011

The Trip (2011)

"If the idea of going on a minibreak with Steve Coogan, Rob Brydon and Michael Winterbottom sounds like your cup of crazy, then run, don't walk, to see The Trip. " ‐ The Vine
Posted Jul 7, 2011

Oranges And Sunshine (2011)

"A film that very carefully and empathetically shines a light on this tragic chapter of British and Australian history." ‐ The Vine
Posted Jun 5, 2011

Water for Elephants (2011)

"With such good looks (that have little to do with RPatz), it's a crying shame that the story boils down to a rather beige love triangle." ‐ The Vine
Posted May 9, 2011

Griff the Invisible (2011)

"A simple and sweet romance disguised a crime-fighting superhero flick, Griff the Invisible is a film to fall in love with." ‐ Concrete Playground
Posted Mar 20, 2011

Biutiful (2010)

"Simultaneously intensely personal and profoundly universal, Biutiful shows there can be grace, and yes, even beauty in death. " ‐ The Vine
Posted Mar 17, 2011

Waiting for Superman (2010)

"Waiting for "Superman" is essential viewing. It's as simple as that...Most importantly, it is impossible not to be touched, nay, radicalised by this devastatingly inconvenient truth." ‐ Concrete Playground
Posted Mar 7, 2011

The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest (2010)

"Its seems as if the production has taken a bullet to the brain just like its heroine." ‐ Concrete Playground
Posted Mar 2, 2011

The Adjustment Bureau (2011)

"[An] atrociously trite conclusion threatens to ruin the entire film, but perhaps if we can just get a hold of the right Moleskine, we can make some adjustments, and it'll be like that ending never happened..." ‐ Concrete Playground
Posted Mar 2, 2011

Wasted on the Young (2010)

"Part romantic tragedy, part ruthless thriller, Wasted on the Young is an impressive but ultimately unsettling cinematic experience." ‐ Concrete Playground
Posted Mar 2, 2011

Rabbit Hole (2010)

"Exquisitely raw and painful, sure, but also richly humane and deeply cathartic, for David Lindsay-Abaire's Pulitzer and Tony award winning play is nothing short of a masterpiece." ‐ Concrete Playground
Posted Feb 21, 2011

The Way Back (2011)

"A beautifully hewn, honest and courageous film. It's Man Vs. Wild, for real. " ‐ Concrete Playground
Posted Feb 20, 2011

Ghosts of the Abyss (2003)

"Go and marvel at this spectacular piece of visual history; it's 60 minutes very well spent. " ‐ Concrete Playground
Posted Feb 20, 2011

Inside Job (2010)

"Likely to be one of the most shocking and edifying cinematic experiences of 2011." ‐ Concrete Playground
Posted Feb 20, 2011

Gnomeo and Juliet (2011)

"There is something unbelievably cool about tapping your toes to Tiny Dancer, Rocket Man, and Bennie And The Jets while adorable little gnomes cavort about and ultimately wreak havoc on screen. " ‐ Concrete Playground
Posted Feb 20, 2011
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