Alistair Ryder Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

Alistair Ryder

Alistair Ryder
Alistair Ryder's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Film Inquiry

Movie Reviews Only

Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
37% I Love You, Daddy (2017) Thematically tone deaf, stylistically inert and largely boring, I Love You, Daddy would be an awful film regardless of the news currently surrounding the writer/director.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2017
82% You Were Never Really Here (2017) It's the rare film that, after the overwhelming first viewing experience, doesn't feel like hyperbole to call a genre redefining masterpiece.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2017
98% The Shape of Water (2017) The Shape of Water is del Toro's finest film since Pan's Labyrinth, and certainly the best film he has ever made in the English language. ‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2017
71% Small Town Crime (2017) Small Town Crime is so overly familiar, that I found myself forgetting it mere moments after exiting the auditorium.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2017
93% The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) (2017) The Meyerowitz Stories may feel like business as usual for Baumbach, but it's a quietly evolutionary step in his filmography.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2017
92% A Fantastic Woman (Una mujer fantástica) (2018) In A Fantastic Woman, the substance outweighs the style, as this is an empathetic, wonderful and highly significant cinematic achievement.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2017
97% The Death of Stalin (2017) In a rather weak year for big screen comedy, The Death of Stalin can easily stake a claim as the year's funniest film.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2017
74% Last Flag Flying (2017) Last Flag Flying is a forgettable effort from a filmmaker capable of far greater things.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2017
98% Call Me by Your Name (2017) This is exquisite filmmaking, from an aesthetically accomplished director who you can feel falling in love with these characters as much as the audience are.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2017
92% Brawl in Cell Block 99 (2017) Brawl in Cell Block 99 is a gloriously inventive and deliriously dark thriller that's definitely not for the faint of heart.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2017
100% Foxtrot (2018) Foxtrot is a unclassifiable blend of black comedy, surrealism and socio-political drama that proves to be equal parts unflinching and unforgettable. ‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2017
92% Bad Genius (2017) Bad Genius is a gloriously preposterous work that is one of the most unique (and certainly one of the most enjoyable) heist movies in recent memory.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2017
87% Blade Runner 2049 (2017) In the hands of a director at the top of his game, Blade Runner 2049 is a blockbuster with brains, heart and an abundance of style, that will certainly reward repeat viewings.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2017
No Score Yet This Is Our Land (Chez nous) (2017) This Is Our Land is essential viewing for its damning critiques, even if it is too thematically overblown.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2017
No Score Yet Pickups (2017) With nothing new to say on celebrity and most distressingly, nothing remotely funny whatsoever, Pickups feels at least twice as long as its running time.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2017
90% Lean on Pete (2017) In Lean on Pete, characters are first and foremost, leading to an finished product that is a knockout emotional triumph.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2017
66% The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (2015) The Man From U.N.C.L.E. is thrilling in a way few action movies are, and certainly far more thrilling than anything Ritchie has directed up until this point.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2017
82% Mistress America (2015) Mistress America doesn't fully succeed with what it sets out to do - renewing a tired comedy sub-genre for a new and more cynical generation. ‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2017
82% Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015) As well as being one of the most sickeningly overrated films of the year, Me and Earl and the Dying Girl is one of the worst.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2017
97% 45 Years (2015) 45 Years is unquestionably well-written and well-acted, to such a high degree that is literally impossible to argue otherwise.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2017
89% Mr. Holmes (2015) Mr. Holmes isn't another fast-paced adaptation of the character that pop-culture has become used to recently, but a quiet character piece that is radical in its introduction of a revisionist history for the character. ‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2017
82% Ant-Man (2015) As the closing piece of Marvel's hit-and-miss phase two, Ant-Man bodes well for the future of the MCU. ‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2017
91% Love & Mercy (2015) Love & Mercy isn't a groundbreaking movie, but it doesn't need to be. ‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2017
95% Amy (2015) Amy is an impressive piece of work, largely due to the editing, which manages to make even the most mundane bits of archive footage utterly compelling and emotionally captivating. ‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2017
92% The Gift (2015) Instead of being a generic horror or psychological thriller, The Gift is a superior drama with a plethora of thrilling moments. ‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2017
89% Mommy (2015) The fact that this unusual film not only works, but is one of the best of the year, is conclusive proof that Xavier Dolan has joined the top tier of directors.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2017
60% Southpaw (2015) It is a boxing movie that fails to pull any punches - less Southpaw, more South Poor. ‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2017
78% Big Game (2015) A bad movie is still a bad movie, no matter how enjoyable; Big Game is merely the best a bad movie can be.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2017
50% Tomorrowland (2015) Tomorrowland is far from the worst blockbuster I've ever seen, which is the only thing I can really say in its favour. ‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2017
74% The Voices (2015) Despite committed performances, The Voices can never transcend the inherent problems in its screenplay. ‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2017
96% The Look of Silence (2015) The Look Of Silence's harrowing nature means it is one of the best films I'll never watch again‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2017
100% Summer 1993 (Estiu 1993) (2017) Simón deserves all the plaudits for directing her young lead actress in a brilliantly naturalistic performance, which feels genuinely perceptive.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2017
92% Loveless (Nelyubov) (2017) Loveless is undeniably worth seeing for its performances, but the apparent insight into corruption in Russia feels lacking, with the storyline too cold to get truly invested in.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2017
No Score Yet Jailbreak (2017) You wouldn't get this kind of madness in a Hollywood action film, but its unimaginative fight scenes are more typical of Western filmmaking than the stylish madness of the East.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2017
80% Ava (2017) Even when handled with care, the sexualised portrayal of Ava feels exploitative, detracting from alls that makes Ava such a refreshing take on a female coming of age story.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2017
76% The Tiger Hunter (2017) The jokes may unanimously fall flat, and The Tiger Hunter may offer no new insight into the immigrant experience, but it has a feel good, positive nature that redeems itself somewhat.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2017
99% God's Own Country (2017) God's Own Country makes a few forgivable missteps in an otherwise brilliantly assured debut from Francis Lee.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2017
40% Death Note (2017) Death Note has plenty of faults, but watched with the brain firmly in the "off" position, it becomes easy to enjoy.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2017
93% Gook (2017) With appropriately fiery performances from the entire ensemble, Gook is irresistible - equal parts harrowing and hilarious, not to mention thoroughly moving throughout.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2017
89% The Other Side of Hope (Toivon tuolla puolen) (2017) Arguably the most crowd pleasing, least pessimistic of Kaurismäki's works, The Other Side of Hope neglects to explore the refugee crisis that gives it a contemporary relevance.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2017
92% Dunkirk (2017) Nolan has revitalised his approach to filmmaking, and the results are nothing less than awe inspiring.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2017
87% Whitney: Can I Be Me (2017) Whitney: Can I Be Me is the best kind of music documentary.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2017
90% A Ghost Story (2017) At its heart, A Ghost Story is a universally relatable story about grief on an intimate scale, transplanted onto a more epic canvas than you would have ever imagined possible.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2017
93% Baby Driver (2017) Baby Driver is an indelible cinematic sugar rush and is further proof that Edgar Wright is the true saviour of popcorn cinema.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2017
93% The Levelling (2017) Although The Levelling is a familiar story of grief, it is told with an emotional incisiveness by a brand new talent that helps make it feel fresh.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted May 30, 2017
67% Bad Rap (2016) Bad Rap takes an argument that deserves to be had in pop culture, then frustratingly refuses to explore it in the depth it deserves. ‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted May 22, 2017
85% Far From the Madding Crowd (2015) Far From the Madding Crowd feels like a missed opportunity more than anything else, as instead of playing to the strengths of both author and director [...] it coasts on playing to the conventions of the same old stale period dramas.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted May 11, 2017
93% The Duke Of Burgundy (2015) The Duke of Burgundy is that rare thing that almost every movie promises, yet fails to deliver: it is something that you've never seen before. ‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted May 11, 2017
93% Force Majeure (2014) Its use of long-takes and other social realist filmmaking techniques mean it often plays too close to the bone, leaving you feeling uncomfortable more frequently than in fits of laughter.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted May 11, 2017
99% Shaun the Sheep Movie (2015) The Shaun the Sheep movie won't change the world, but it should act as a wake up call for any animator who sees it - to stop pandering to your audiences and concentrate on entertaining them. ‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted May 11, 2017