Amon Warmann

Amon Warmann
Amon Warmann's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer® when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Empire Magazine Little White Lies CineVue HeyUGuys

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
4/5 92% Sylvie's Love (2020) Combining beautiful aesthetics with winning performances from Thompson and Asomugha, Sylvie's Love is the rare Black period drama that tells a sweet and satisfying love story without revolving around the racial adversity of the era. - Empire Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 23, 2020
4/5 98% Ma Rainey's Black Bottom (2020) Boseman and Davis deliver superb performances in this timeless meditation on Black art, and those who would exploit it. - Empire Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2020
2/5 35% The New Mutants (2020) Despite a game cast, The New Mutants' horror elements aren't very scary and as a superhero movie it fails to truly excite. A disappointing finale to Fox's X-Men franchise. - Empire Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2020
B+ 70% Tenet (2020) It's peak Nolan, in a good way, and even if some characters are not as fleshed out, his cast convincingly sells the impact of what's happening at any given moment. - Geeks of Color EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2020
4/5 95% Black Is King (2020) The film it's born out of may be forgettable, but this is quite the opposite. - Empire Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2020
2/5 63% Sonic the Hedgehog (2020) An on-form Jim Carrey can't stop Sonic's live-action debut from feeling like a missed opportunity. If the teased sequels do materialise, here's hoping the storytelling levels up. - Empire Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2020
3/5 21% The Grudge (2020) A generic but competent reboot-quel enlivened by good performances across the board and some stylish direction. No grudges need be held here, but maybe it's time to put this franchise to bed. - Empire Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2020
2/5 36% 6 Underground (2019) If you like your Bayhem pure and unfiltered, this one's for you. Others need not apply. - Empire Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2019
3/5 92% Blue Story (2020) The musical interludes in which Rapman narrates significant plot points offer a welcome change of pace, but the subject matter at play here is a little too common to truly stand out from the pack. - Empire Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2019
2/5 73% Harriet (2019) Erivo's impressive central performance is frequently undercut by an all-too-conventional approach. Hopefully in a few years Tubman can get the definitive biopic she deserves. Sadly, this isn't it. - Empire Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2019
2/5 56% Farming (2019) Though the central performance is impressively raw Farming's uncompromising bleakness drowns out the fascinating story, making it a far tougher watch than it needs to be. - Empire Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2019
4/5 98% The Last Tree (2020) We can count on Adewunmi to reveal Femi's inner turmoil. It's a raw, emotionally resonant performance. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2019
2/5 69% Horrible Histories: The Movie - Rotten Romans (2019) Horrible Histories never escapes the sense of feeling more like a feature-length TV special than a movie. - Empire Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2019
2/5 30% Red Joan (2019) Despite strong performances from Cookson and Dench, this potentially exciting espionage tale is dreary and forgettable. - Empire Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2019
4/5 76% Godzilla (2014) A hugely entertaining blockbuster that starts strongly before roaring towards its finale. The 'King of the Monsters' has returned -- and it looks like he's here to stay. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2019
4/5 73% Neighbors (2014) The vast majority of gags hit their mark in spectacular laugh-out-loud fashion. There's a really nice balance of the gross-out, verbal, and slapstick comedy varieties, too. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2019
2/5 28% Pompeii (2014) Occasionally entertaining in its silliness, Pompeii just about avoids total disaster, but even the volcanic spectacle underwhelms in this largely joyless blockbuster. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2019
1/5 17% Plastic (2014) The core foursome are also grossly underwritten and any injection of energy isn't sustained for long enough to raise the pulse. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2019
3/5 54% Cuban Fury (2014) Though it's nothing we haven't seen in many a dance film before it, spirited performances help make Cuban Fury an amiable rom-com, and proves that Frost can carry a film on his lonesome. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2019
2/5 22% That Awkward Moment (2014) Neither particularly insightful or very funny, even with solid performances from its cast, That Awkward Moment feels like a wasted opportunity. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2019
3/5 53% Out of the Furnace (2013) There are flashes of what might have been, but for all its interesting characters and moments of brilliance, the film is never gripping nor, as it turns out, all that thrilling. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2019
3/5 54% Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014) It seems an insecure secret agent does not a good action movie make, and before long Ryan is essentially executing all the Bond-like manoeuvres inherent in many an action film that has come before it. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2019
3/5 31% Grudge Match (2013) Too unfocused to be memorable but not so boring as to be considered a complete waste, Grudge Match is far from the essential sports flicks its actors have starred in, but it's watchable nonetheless. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2019
4/5 90% Frozen (2013) It's Bell's infectious performance as Anna that's easily the standout here though, the actress instilling the young princess with a tender core that makes her easy to root for. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2019
2/5 50% Black Nativity (2013) Even though the principal (and poignant) message of forgiveness eventually wins through, the melodrama endured to get there is a high price to pay. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2019
2/5 17% Saving Santa (2013) Much like a Christmas present you quickly get bored with, Joosen and Seelman festive folly will quickly fade from memory. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2019
3/5 71% The Best Man Holiday (2013) Lee's narrative does a good job of balancing weighty drama with comedic moments. Most importantly, the various quandaries Harper and co find themselves in feel real, relevant and grounded. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2019
2/5 32% Emperor (2013) The solid performances fail to elevate the tedious storytelling. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2019
3/5 51% Thanks For Sharing (2013) Despite its plot contrivances, a good balance of weightiness and cute moments make Thanks for Sharing a robust if unmemorable watch. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2019
2/5 44% Cold Comes The Night (2014) The film's quality of the acting is not matched by more adventurous material. Without its two lead stars, Cold Comes the Night would be little more than a glorified DTV also-ran. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2019
4/5 81% 42 (2013) In his most challenging role to date, Boseman's Robinson is suitably charismatic and earnest, giving us a human portrayal of an icon that's easy to get behind. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2019
3/5 51% White House Down (2013) While the film's numerous background characters have undoubtedly been lifted from the Hollywood stockpile, Emmerich deserves credit for imbuing many of them with a dash of personality. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2019
4/5 84% The Way Way Back (2013) Both a funny and endearing addition to the coming-of-age genre, and Faxon and Rash's tale is well worth seeking out as this year's summer comes to a close. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2019
4/5 65% Elysium (2013) Blomkamp hasn't disappointed. Once again weaving an original narrative with impressive visuals, Elysium proves to be a fine sophomore effort. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2019
2/5 25% Planes (2013) Much of the animation looks very ordinary and at times cheap, with the dull scenery another missed opportunity in a film chocked full of them. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2019
3/5 71% The Wolverine (2013) Jackman is as perfect for Wolverine as he was when he first played the character 13 years ago... He's a commanding presence throughout and, as you might expect, is the film's engine. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 25, 2019
3/5 57% Snitch (2013) Upon closer inspection, Waugh's film has a lot more substance than flash, and the solid performances elevate the material beyond standard genre fodder. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 25, 2019
2/5 20% The Hangover Part III (2013) [While] it's a slightly better entry than its predecessor, the third (and final?) instalment still lacks the spark of the original. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 25, 2019
3/5 70% Fast & Furious 6 (2013) Offering more of the high-octane action that the series is famous for, Lin's Fast & Furious 6 is easily the most ridiculous blockbuster of 2013 thus far; and also one of the most watchable. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 25, 2019
3/5 53% Promised Land (2013) Promised Land is a good film that was on the cusp of being great. Regrettably, the unwillingness to dig deeper into its important issues ends up lessening the film's impact. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 25, 2019
4/5 63% Broken (2013) Filled with devastating drama, but also capable of many endearing moments, Norris' Broken is an affecting British indie which gets the most out of its story thanks to the talented ensemble and an excellent lead performance. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2019
3/5 65% Unfinished Song (2013) The uplifting story and impressive lead performances make it easily recommendable for more mature audiences. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2019
1/5 14% A Good Day To Die Hard (2013) A Good Day to Die Hard's grossest sin is that at no point does it feel like a Die Hard movie. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2019
2/5 45% Bullet to the Head (2013) Will appeal to certain audiences, and those hoping for silly fun in the vein of throwaway one-liners and axe-fight showdowns will not be disappointed. For others, Stallone's latest is best viewed on smaller screens, if at all. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2019
2/5 41% Midnight's Children (2013) There is undoubtedly a compelling story to be found within Midnight's Children... but the lack of focus means that it feels more like a vignette than the main narrative it perhaps should have been. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2019
3/5 49% The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 (2012) This is a solid, entertaining conclusion that fans of the series will love and others can endure. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2019
3/5 78% Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted (2012) The animation is largely excellent -- particularly in the circus sequences -- and the colorful, vibrant visuals look especially impressive in 3D. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2019
3/5 47% Pusher (2012) Whether Pusher has done enough to distinguish itself from Refn's original is up for debate but, thanks in no small part to an excellent central performance from Coyle, it makes for a decent British crime thriller. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2019
4/5 100% Everything or Nothing (2012) Serves as the perfect appetiser before the next adventure of Her Majesty's most loyal agent. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2019
4/5 75% The Intouchables (2012) The culture clash shtick is nothing new, but seldom has it been this funny, and Philippe and Driss' opposing perspectives on music, opera and art produce many a laugh-out-loud moment. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2019