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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 82% Darkest Hour (2017) Jowly, bald and portly, [Oldman] matches all the familiar physical characteristics of Churchill with an expert approximation of his vocal mannerisms from an alcohol-slurred splutter to the spellbinding rhetoric that inspired a nation at war.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2017
3/5 67% Downsizing (2017) A sentimental, meandering tale in which all the little fleeting pleasures don't quite constitute a satisfying whole.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2017
3/5 68% mother! (2017) A gruelling experience that heads off the rails and feels more like personal therapy for director Darren Aronofsky rather than a film for public consumption.‐ Daily Express (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2017
3/5 68% Victoria & Abdul (2017) Victoria & Abdul feels awfully like Mrs Brown 2 but Dench is just as good and you are hugely invested in the emotional wellbeing of the elderly monarch. She is the film's saviour.‐ Daily Express (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2017
4/5 84% The Villainess (Ak-Nyeo) (2017) Exhausting, edge-of-the-seat thrills.‐ Daily Express (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2017
3/5 55% The Case for Christ (2017) A film that is decent, sincere and surprisingly watchable.‐ Daily Express (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2017
4/5 92% Kills on Wheels (Tiszta szívvel) (2016) An engaging Hungarian film whose tough exterior conceals a warm heart.‐ Daily Express (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2017
4/5 100% My Journey Through French Cinema (Voyage À Travers Le Cinéma Français) (2017) A treasure trove of expertly chosen clips, rare interviews and behind-the-scenes footage mean the daunting three-hour running time leaves you wanting more.‐ Daily Express (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2017
3/5 42% Suburbicon (2017) The best laid plans go hysterically awry in Suburbicon, a gleeful skewering of America's dark heart from director George Clooney.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2017
3/5 69% Breathe (2017) An unashamed tearjerker that seems determined to ensure that even the stiffest upper lip will wobble. Cynics should consider themselves warned.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2017
87% First They Killed My Father (2017) We only see what Loung sees, feel what she experiences but through her ordeal there develops an emotional connection to a country undergoing some of its darkest hours.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2017
70% Hostiles (2017) Hostiles acknowledges that American history is steeped in blood and hatred but still searches for signs of hope arising from the ashes of countless atrocities.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2017
4/5 82% Battle of the Sexes (2017) Carell finds the outrageous and the sad within Riggs' personality but it is the warmth and force of Stone's highly convincing performance that wins game, set and film.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2017
No Score Yet I Kill Giants (2017) A sweetly imaginative, tenderly played coming of age drama.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2017
4/5 84% The Villainess (Ak-Nyeo) (2017) Filled with casual betrayals, divided loyalties and enough story to spawn a franchise, The Villainess roars along like a runaway train and is a brilliant showcase for Kim, who kicks sand in the face of any Hollywood bad girl.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2017
No Score Yet Mademoiselle Paradis (2017) An exquisitely crafted period drama telling the true story of blind musician Maria Theresia von Paradis and pioneering physician Dr Franz Mesmer.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2017
No Score Yet Journey's End (2018) A robust, sinewy production that honours the film's enduring themes and proves that it has stood the test of time.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2017
33% Mary Shelley (2017) An intelligent balance between romantic drama and literary biography that could hold a solid appeal for upscale arthouse audiences.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2017
55% The Upside (2018) The central odd-couple characters effectively utilise both the comic skills and dramatic abilities of Bryan Cranston and Kevin Hart, whose affectionate chemistry provides a large part of the film's appeal.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2017
86% What Will People Say? (Hva vil folk si) (2017) An assured piece of storytelling made all the more gripping by the knowledge that it is autobiographical.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2017
100% Lady Bird (2017) Exuding sunny optimism, sassy wit and sheer joie de vivre, Lady Bird could be the perfect antidote to these angst-ridden times.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2017
No Score Yet The Hungry (2017) As the casualties mount and the ironies increase, the story eventually tightens its grip ... as it lurches towards grand guignol and there is a positively Nymanesque tone to Benedict Taylor's score.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2017
44% Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House (2017) A solidly engrossing political drama, anchored by a commanding central performance from Liam Neeson.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2017
No Score Yet Youth (Fang Hua) (2017) This sweeping saga of a generation marked by political and social upheaval is told with a combination of virtuoso filmmaking and unrelenting schmaltz.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2017
4/5 100% The Work (2017) A gripping, fresh perspective on crime and punishment.‐ Daily Express (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2017
3/5 No Score Yet Primaire (2016) This warm-hearted French drama feels like a love letter to the teaching profession and its powerful influence on young lives.‐ Daily Express (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2017
3/5 80% The Lure (2016) [An] entertaining, low-key documentary.‐ Daily Express (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2017
4/5 84% In Syria (Insyriated) (2017) An intense, claustrophobic tale of the human costs of an impossible conflict.‐ Daily Express (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2017
1/5 42% Goon: Last of the Enforcers (2017) The few bright spots in this horribly violent sequel come from Liev Schreiber's return as grizzled veteran Ross Rhea. His warm, world-weary performance belongs in a much better film.‐ Daily Express (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2017
86% Wind River (2017) A tense, well-acted thriller that keeps you involved until the bitter end.‐ Daily Express (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2017
4/5 100% The Work (2017) An emotional journey that resonates well beyond this hidden corner of America.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2017
2/5 22% The Vault (2017) Pitched as a film where 'heist meets horror', The Vault is a muddled tale of two halves.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2017
3/5 76% The Limehouse Golem (2017) [A] small undercurrent of social commentary adds some extra spice to a juicy whodunit.‐ Daily Express (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2017
3/5 63% Back to Burgundy (Ce qui nous lie) (2017) The performances are engaging and the film is very likeable, especially as we witness the landscapes through the changing seasons of sun-dappled summer and snow-clad winter.‐ Daily Express (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2017
3/5 83% Patti Cake$ (2017) A low-budget American drama that is rough and ready at the start but blossoms into a life-affirming charmer.‐ Daily Express (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2017
3/5 47% Moon Dogs (2016) Random encounters, narrow escapes and some tough home truths drive a scrappy story that is delivered with considerable charm.‐ Daily Express (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2017
3/5 83% Una (2017) Rooney gives a forceful performance while Mendelsohn is creepily plausible as a man who seems both predatory and sincere in his feelings for the younger Una.‐ Daily Express (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2017
4/5 98% God's Own Country (2017) An outstanding debut feature.‐ Daily Express (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2017
1/5 0% Stratton (2017) This globetrotting spy yarn is desperately old hat and lacking in budget and energy.‐ Daily Express (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2017
2/5 75% Victoria (2016) Pleasant enough but winds up underwhelming.‐ Daily Express (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2017
2/5 46% Rough Night (2017) A lacklustre comedy in which a raucous hen party winds up with an inconvenient corpse.‐ Daily Express (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2017
4/5 88% American Made (2017) An entertaining if glib film, especially if you are a Cruise fan.‐ Daily Express (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2017
4/5 100% Hotel Salvation (2017) This modest, melancholy affair unfolds with wry humour and a warm heart as the demanding father and his resentful son find peace, love and understanding.‐ Daily Express (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2017
2/5 43% Bushwick (2017) Bautista is strong but others feel out of their depth.‐ Daily Express (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2017
2/5 93% Logan Lucky (2017) Expertly made but strangely uninvolving.‐ Daily Express (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2017
5/5 82% Detroit (2017) Detroit tells such a powerful, visceral tale that it demands to be seen and discussed.‐ Daily Express (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2017
4/5 78% Final Portrait (2017) It is entertaining and there is ultimately a poignancy in an artist addicted to perfectionism.‐ Daily Express (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2017
2/5 60% Dark Night (2017) A film that brings little insight to a troubling issue.‐ Daily Express (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2017
3/5 86% The Untamed (La región salvaje) (2017) There is a bracing originality to The Untamed, a surreal mixture of science fiction and sexually charged kitchen sink drama from cult Mexican director Amat Escalante.‐ Daily Express (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2017
3/5 56% The Odyssey (L'odyssée) (2016) The seas sparkle, the skies shimmer but the script refuses to shine as it soon becomes bogged down in family dramas and soap opera clichés.‐ Daily Express (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2017