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Allan Hunter

Allan Hunter
Allan Hunter's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): London Evening Standard, Screen International, Daily Express (UK), The List

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/5 100% Cameraperson (2016) What starts out as a personal memoir builds into a thoughtful, compelling examination of the sense of responsibility that is an intrinsic part of being a documentary filmmaker. ‐ The List
Posted Jan 23, 2017
4/5 86% Christine (2016) There is an edgy, uncomfortable quality to Christine that makes her difficult to be around but Hall incorporates all the conflicts and contradictions into a detailed, truly multilayered performance. ‐ The List
Posted Jan 23, 2017
No Score Yet Bad Day for the Cut (2017) An unusually soulful genre outing with an endearingly rumpled Nigel O'Neill as an ordinary man turned gun-totin' vigilante. ‐ Screen International
Posted Jan 23, 2017
No Score Yet Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World (2017) Irresistible for popular music lovers. ‐ Screen International
Posted Jan 23, 2017
No Score Yet Don't Swallow My Heart, Alligator Girl! (Não Devore Meu Coração) (2017) This is a well crafted and often stylish film but you suspect it could have had a greater impact with more room for the individual elements to breathe. ‐ Screen International
Posted Jan 21, 2017
No Score Yet Plastic China (2016) Captures a plaintive sense of the human casualties from unfettered global consumerism. ‐ Screen International
Posted Jan 20, 2017
No Score Yet Joshua: Teenager vs. Superpower (2017) There is a clarity and urgency to Piscatella's documentary that lends it the feel of a political thriller. ‐ Screen International
Posted Jan 20, 2017
No Score Yet The Wound (Inxeba) (2017) The initial promise of a South African Brokeback Mountain broadens into a measured consideration of class, race, self-loathing and self-assertion in a compact but pleasingly complex drama ... ‐ Screen International
Posted Jan 20, 2017
4/5 89% Jackie (2016) A fascinating film with a complex, moving performance from Natalie Portman, sounding strangely like Marilyn Monroe in places, and a sentimental belief in the enduring promise of Kennedy's brief, shining moment as president. ‐ Daily Express (UK)
Posted Jan 19, 2017
4/5 95% Ghost in the Shell (1996) A melancholic Japanese classic whose influence proved far-reaching. ‐ Daily Express (UK)
Posted Jan 19, 2017
5/5 96% GoodFellas (1990) This is Scorsese at the very height of his powers, orchestrating storytelling with a dynamic urgency and a bravura use of camera, music and outstanding performers. ‐ Daily Express (UK)
Posted Jan 19, 2017
2/5 42% xXx: Return of Xander Cage (2017) Another globetrotting, action-fuelled burst of mayhem where all the focus is on the locations and daredevil stunts and nobody seems to have given a passing thought to the plot. ‐ Daily Express (UK)
Posted Jan 19, 2017
4/5 76% Split (2017) It's hard to imagine that Split will be embraced by mental health professionals but it makes for a tense, heart-in-the-mouth cat-and-mouse thriller. ‐ Daily Express (UK)
Posted Jan 19, 2017
4/5 87% Lion (2016) Lion is a beguiling piece of storytelling. ‐ Daily Express (UK)
Posted Jan 19, 2017
5/5 96% Manchester by the Sea (2016) An immensely sad story but one that finds glimmers of hope in the darkest corners of human experience. ‐ Daily Express (UK)
Posted Jan 13, 2017
2/5 17% Underworld: Blood Wars (2017) Becomes an unrelenting, unremarkable special-effects bloodbath. ‐ Daily Express (UK)
Posted Jan 13, 2017
4/5 100% The Young Offenders (2016) The story itself is slight and runs out of steam long before the arrival of a nailgun-wielding drug dealer but the script sparkles and Murphy and Walley are stars in the making as small-time crooks and big-time charmers. ‐ Daily Express (UK)
Posted Jan 13, 2017
4/5 94% Irreplaceable (Médecin de campagne) (2016) You can probably guess that the film will result in the building of mutual respect between the two but along the way there is humour, warmth and an understanding that what really matters in patient care is the human touch. ‐ Daily Express (UK)
Posted Jan 13, 2017
2/5 34% Live By Night (2017) A film that has bitten off much more than it can chew. ‐ Daily Express (UK)
Posted Jan 13, 2017
5/5 93% La La Land (2016) Chazelle takes his cue from past masters of the musicals from Fred Astaire to Jacques Demy. He brings an infectious energy to a film that fizzes like vintage Champagne and has all the colour and sparkle of exploding fireworks. ‐ Daily Express (UK)
Posted Jan 13, 2017
3/5 94% Irreplaceable (Médecin de campagne) (2016) It is so carefully observed and acutely felt that it emerges as a tremendously engaging, old-fashioned drama. ‐ The List
Posted Jan 9, 2017
4/5 100% Crash and Burn (2016) The film gives a clear sense of Byrne's colourful personality and his ability to annoy the wrong people. ‐ Daily Express (UK)
Posted Dec 30, 2016
2/5 34% Monster Trucks (2017) One of the strangest and silliest films of 2016, and such a throwback to the live action Disney films of the 1970s you expect a young Kurt Russell or Herbie The Love Bug to join in. ‐ Daily Express (UK)
Posted Dec 30, 2016
4/5 86% A Monster Calls (2017) The special effects are impressive enough but what really matters are the performances. ‐ Daily Express (UK)
Posted Dec 30, 2016
4/5 83% Silence (2017) The film grows more intense as it unfolds, offering a punishing vision of the brutality suffered by those willing to defend their faith to the limits of their physical endurance. ‐ Daily Express (UK)
Posted Dec 30, 2016
4/5 No Score Yet Donnie Darko: 15th Anniversary (2016) Wildly imaginative, it remains one of those films that gets under your skin and stays there. ‐ Daily Express (UK)
Posted Dec 23, 2016
4/5 75% Reset (Relève: Histoire d'une création) (2017) A beautiful and compelling production recommended to all ballet fans. ‐ Daily Express (UK)
Posted Dec 23, 2016
2/5 25% Marauders (2016) Ropey dialogue and a loopy story undermine everyone's efforts to lend credibility to a far-fetched thriller. ‐ Daily Express (UK)
Posted Dec 23, 2016
2/5 12% Collateral Beauty (2016) A manipulative misfire of a film. ‐ Daily Express (UK)
Posted Dec 23, 2016
3/5 33% Operation Chromite (2016) With violent skirmishes and acts of self-sacrifice, actions speak louder than words in this simplistic but effective patriotic epic. ‐ Daily Express (UK)
Posted Dec 23, 2016
2/5 40% Why Him? (2016) Why us? ‐ Daily Express (UK)
Posted Dec 23, 2016
3/5 31% Passengers (2016) A surprisingly entertaining slice of unapologetic hokum. ‐ Daily Express (UK)
Posted Dec 23, 2016
3/5 88% Leap! (Ballerina) (2017) Any aspiring Darcey Bussell should appreciate the incessantly perky, animated feature Ballerina even if it is never as charming as it seems to think. ‐ Daily Express (UK)
Posted Dec 15, 2016
4/5 90% Uncle Howard (2016) It is a fond act of remembrance that also captures a poignant sense of a bohemian New York that now feels long ago and far away. ‐ Daily Express (UK)
Posted Dec 15, 2016
3/5 69% The Wedding Plan (2016) Noa Kooler's sincere performance as the exasperated Michal carries a film that drifts between farce and heartache to winning effect. ‐ Daily Express (UK)
Posted Dec 15, 2016
3/5 90% The Son of Joseph (Le fils de Joseph) (2017) The Son Of Joseph celebrates the complex relationships between fathers and sons and the healing emotional connections that grow in the most fractured of families. ‐ Daily Express (UK)
Posted Dec 15, 2016
4/5 93% The Eagle Huntress (2016) The Eagle Huntress tugs at the heartstrings but it is an undeniably beautiful, rousing true-life tale. ‐ Daily Express (UK)
Posted Dec 15, 2016
4/5 85% Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) Rogue One is technically a spin-off but it is a rip-roaring, do-or-die adventure yarn in the best tradition of the space-age saga. ‐ Daily Express (UK)
Posted Dec 15, 2016
3/5 90% The Son of Joseph (Le fils de Joseph) (2017) In the end, for all his theatricality and idiosyncrasy, Green manages to convince you that there is method in his madness. ‐ The List
Posted Dec 12, 2016
3/5 69% The Wedding Plan (2016) A plaintive, melancholy offering that has enough of a feel-good factor to tempt the incurably romantic. ‐ The List
Posted Dec 12, 2016
2/5 42% Office Christmas Party (2016) A very hit-and-miss affair that's more ho-hum than ho ho ho. ‐ Daily Express (UK)
Posted Dec 8, 2016
3/5 93% I Am Not a Serial Killer (2016) I Am Not A Serial Killer may have some gloopy, gory moments but rather than the full-on chiller you might expect, it is slow and brooding, gothic and decidedly odd. ‐ Daily Express (UK)
Posted Dec 8, 2016
3/5 72% The Birth of a Nation (2016) Sentimental in places, Birth Of A Nation seems a little too fond of sadistic violence and suffering and works too hard to establish Turner as a messiah figure. But it has some powerful, striking moments. ‐ Daily Express (UK)
Posted Dec 8, 2016
4/5 61% Snowden (2016) Ultimately, Snowden makes you understand why he felt that there was no choice but to risk everything and let the world know the truth. ‐ Daily Express (UK)
Posted Dec 8, 2016
4/5 93% Life, Animated (2016) Life, Animated tells an irresistible true story of a triumph against all the odds. ‐ Daily Express (UK)
Posted Dec 8, 2016
4/5 93% Life, Animated (2016) It is an irresistible human story of a triumph against all the odds. ‐ The List
Posted Dec 6, 2016
2/5 29% Molly Moon and the Incredible Book of Hypnotism (2015) Old-fashioned, slapstick fare ... ‐ Daily Express (UK)
Posted Dec 1, 2016
4/5 95% The Edge of Seventeen (2016) A really pleasant surprise of a film. ‐ Daily Express (UK)
Posted Dec 1, 2016
3/5 80% Chi-Raq (2015) Chi-Raq is a bawdy, angry cry from the heart that only works in fits and starts but there are times when it really hits the mark, especially when addressing the nightmare of drugs, guns and violence in inner-city America. ‐ Daily Express (UK)
Posted Dec 1, 2016
3/5 71% Bleed For This (2016) Despite the craft and committed performances, Bleed For This feels very conventional and never delivers a knockout blow. ‐ Daily Express (UK)
Posted Dec 1, 2016