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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
3/5 76% The Eyes of My Mother (2016) A poised and meticulously controlled slice of American gothic that blends together a slew of influences from Hitchcock to Haneke via David Lynch and The Night of the Hunter.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2017
3/5 100% A Silent Voice (Koe no katachi) (2016) A Silent Voice is long and meandering by animation standards but touching in the way it addresses big issues.‐ Daily Express (UK)
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2017
4/5 97% Gleason (2016) Unflinching in its honesty it offers a moving testimonial to an inspirational figure.‐ Daily Express (UK)
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2017
3/5 90% The Olive Tree (El olivo) (2016) The search for the tree and what it has come to symbolise lies at the heart of this amusing and very human story of a family at war.‐ Daily Express (UK)
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2017
4/5 97% The Salesman (Forushande) (2017) The Salesman is an atmospheric, perfectly judged examination of paranoia, powerlessness and fractured relationships.‐ Daily Express (UK)
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2017
3/5 79% Personal Shopper (2017) Personal Shopper is stylishly executed and Stewart's edgy performance is admirable but the film never quite gels into a convincing whole.‐ Daily Express (UK)
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2017
4/5 71% Beauty and the Beast (2017) Any reservations are soon swept aside by a glittering, swirling, twirling production that proves they still make them like they did in the good old days.‐ Daily Express (UK)
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2017
4/5 97% The Salesman (Forushande) (2017) The Salesman is a slow-burner that grows more tense and involving with each breath.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2017
97% The Salesman (Forushande) (2017) Farhadi followers may find The Salesman something of a lesser achievement but there is still enough emotional content and precision-engineered moral quandaries to guarantee a solid arthouse response.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2017
4/5 82% George Best: All by Himself (2017) Gordon's emotional documentary pays tribute to the incredible gifts of Best in his prime but it doesn't flinch from the long downward spiral of his decline.‐ Daily Express (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2017
3/5 98% The Fits (2016) A slight but intense little film.‐ Daily Express (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2017
2/5 10% Bitter Harvest (2017) Simplistic, sloppy and mostly unconvincing.‐ Daily Express (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2017
3/5 41% Sweet Dreams (Fai bei sogni) (2016) Childhood trauma leaves scars that never fade in Sweet Dreams, a sentimental but sometimes poignant drama from veteran Italian director Marco Bellocchio.‐ Daily Express (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2017
2/5 40% A Cure For Wellness (2017) There are bags of atmosphere and style in A Cure For Wellness but not much of a story.‐ Daily Express (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2017
4/5 80% Patriots Day (2017) It may see the world in black and white, it may tug at the heartstrings a little enthusiastically at times but at its best Patriots Day is a taut, pulse-racing thriller that tries to take something positive from the darkest of times.‐ Daily Express (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2017
3/5 41% Sweet Dreams (Fai bei sogni) (2016) It is a beautifully photographed, often poignant film but one that never quite becomes the sum of its parts.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2017
2/5 90% John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017) I wasn't a fan of John Wick which gave Keanu Reeves a new lease of life as an inscrutable, invincible action man. John Wick: Chapter 2 is even more ridiculous.‐ Daily Express (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2017
3/5 35% The Great Wall (2017) Enjoyable nonsense.‐ Daily Express (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2017
3/5 83% The Founder (2017) It is a cautionary tale handled in a workmanlike fashion but Keaton is sharp and compelling as we watch the rebirth of a salesman.‐ Daily Express (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2017
5/5 97% Moonlight (2016) An intense, emotional film with tenderness in every frame.‐ Daily Express (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2017
4/5 93% Hidden Figures (2017) Hidden Figures is light on its feet, warm-hearted and determined to entertain as well as educate.‐ Daily Express (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2017
No Score Yet Devil's Freedom (2017) A gripping documentary filled with vivid eye-witness testimony from a country where violence is commonplace, corruption is endemic and life is so cheap that it can be terminated for as little as ten dollars.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2017
No Score Yet One Thousand Ropes (2016) One Thousand Ropes may be a little too enigmatic and guarded for some tastes but Tamasese does succeed in bringing all the aspects of the story together and conveying the notion that Maea is at a crossroads.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2017
5/5 99% Taxi Driver (1976) A remarkable, disturbing film with an unforgettable musical score from the great Bernard Herrmann.‐ Daily Express (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2017
3/5 46% Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk (2016) Well intentioned but underwhelming.‐ Daily Express (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2017
3/5 91% The Lego Batman Movie (2017) A hyperactive, helter-skelter comedy, it is often very silly and extremely funny. But it loses steam once the convoluted plot takes over and the relentless pace grows exhausting.‐ Daily Express (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2017
4/5 88% 20th Century Women (2017) A poignant reflection of life's joys and sorrows with a smartly written script from director Mike Mills and an understanding of the scary, wonderful things that happen to everyone as they grow up and older.‐ Daily Express (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2017
4/5 93% Fences (2016) Fences is filled with lengthy speeches that soar and glide like a bird in flight and there is a poetry in the everyday struggles of these ordinary lives.‐ Daily Express (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2017
69% Dayveon (2017) Abbasi fights against ... cliches with an atmospheric, immersive evocation of rural Arkansas and an emphasis on closely observed lives rather than narrative drive.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2017
3/5 42% Gold (2017) McConaughey's larger-than-life performance as hopeless dreamer Kenny Wells gives the film a clear focus as it sometimes struggles to encompass the sprawling complexity of a very tall tale.‐ Daily Express (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2017
4/5 89% Loving (2016) Both Joel Edgerton and Best Actress Oscar nominee Ruth Negga create convincing, deeply felt portraits of ordinary people swept away by extraordinary events.‐ Daily Express (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2017
4/5 92% Toni Erdmann (2016) A slow-burning joy of a film that delivers dark, outrageous laughs and some genuinely touching moments.‐ Daily Express (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2017
4/5 100% Tower (2016) Maitland's highly imaginative approach deftly pieces together a mosaic of archive footage, eyewitness testimony from key survivors and beautifully animated dramatic reconstructions.‐ Daily Express (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2017
2/5 33% Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (2017) None of it makes much sense but fans will no doubt appreciate the breathless pace and frenetic storytelling of another slapdash sequel.‐ Daily Express (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2017
4/5 99% Cameraperson (2016) A personal memoir that becomes a fascinating examination of the ethics and responsibilities of being a documentary film-maker.‐ Daily Express (UK)
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2017
4/5 88% Christine (2016) Hall really gets under the skin of the character, offering a complex portrait of a woman who seems to be constantly on the verge of a breakdown.‐ Daily Express (UK)
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2017
4/5 82% Denial (2016) Not the most cinematic of films but a very solid, satisfying drama.‐ Daily Express (UK)
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2017
4/5 73% Sing (2016) Big-hearted fun for all ages.‐ Daily Express (UK)
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2017
4/5 76% T2 Trainspotting (2017) T2 justifies its existence in John Hodge's world-weary screenplay, in the unwavering commitment of the central performances and in the desire to see this cast back together for one last encore.‐ Daily Express (UK)
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2017
4/5 99% 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
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2017
4/5 88% 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
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2017
100% 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
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2017
No Score Yet Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World (2017) Irresistible for popular music lovers.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2017
20% 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
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2017
No Score Yet Plastic China (2016) Captures a plaintive sense of the human casualties from unfettered global consumerism.‐ Screen International
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2017
83% 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
Read More | 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)
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2017
4/5 95% Ghost in the Shell (1996) A melancholic Japanese classic whose influence proved far-reaching.‐ Daily Express (UK)
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2017
5/5 97% 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)
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2017