Anthony Morris Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

Anthony Morris

Anthony Morris
Anthony Morris's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Empire Magazine Australasia, sbs.com.au, The Vine

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4.5/5 97%

Your Name (Kimi No Na Wa.) (2016)

"Your Name is a cluster of films all intertwined -- teen comedy, rural drama, and that comet passing by overhead can't be good either -- and Shinkai's energetic style and vivid backgrounds make it a constant delight to watch." ‐sbs.com.au
Posted Nov 30, 2016
3/5 24%

Bad Santa 2 (2016)

"What every good Christmas movie needs is what this superficially entertaining sequel lacks: a soul." ‐sbs.com.au
Posted Nov 30, 2016
3/5 70%

Boys in the Trees (2016)

"Verso packs his film with memorable moments, but often they feel like they're simply stacked one atop the next without any dramatic drive or progression. But that's how being a teen feels like sometimes." ‐sbs.com.au
Posted Nov 21, 2016
3.5/5 74%

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016)

"It has its flaws, but it's a fun, fully-realised film that can stand firmly on its own." ‐sbs.com.au
Posted Nov 21, 2016
3.5/5 91%

Doctor Strange (2016)

"The big point of difference designed to distinguish this from other Marvel fare is the visuals." ‐sbs.com.au
Posted Nov 21, 2016
4/5 86%

Godzilla Resurgence (Shin Godzilla) (2016)

"As a giant monster movie this is gripping viewing from start to finish." ‐sbs.com.au
Posted Oct 14, 2016
3.5/5 84%

Deepwater Horizon (2016)

"There's no denying seeing the rig explode and burn is thrilling. The human-level drama is a bit less impressive." ‐sbs.com.au
Posted Oct 7, 2016
3.5/5 63%

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016)

"There's a warmth to the performances here that gives this a life beyond his usual collection of impressive imagery." ‐sbs.com.au
Posted Sep 29, 2016
4/5 90%

The Red Turtle (La tortue rouge) (2017)

"The island's gorgeous to look at, but that beauty hides a darker side - and that's just as true for The Red Turtle." ‐sbs.com.au
Posted Sep 22, 2016
4/5 35%

Blair Witch (2016)

"This might lack the raw lengthy unease of the original, but for the most part it sticks to what was creepy about [it]." ‐sbs.com.au
Posted Sep 22, 2016
2.5/5 13%

Spin Out (2016)

"Everyone here, even the big city interlopers, is basically decent and everyone's just out for some sensible, non-aggressive fun. Which would be fine if the end result stood out in any way," ‐sbs.com.au
Posted Sep 15, 2016
4/5 87%

Don't Breathe (2016)

"With Don't Breathe it's not just the characters on the screen who'll find themselves holding their breath." ‐sbs.com.au
Posted Sep 2, 2016
1.5/5 28%

Warcraft (2016)

"It's a vast mystical land of magic and wonder where everything feels like a tossed-off in-joke." ‐sbs.com.au
Posted Jun 16, 2016
4/5 90%

Captain America: Civil War (2016)

"No doubt this is the kind of high note Marvel would like to continue indefinitely across the franchise." ‐sbs.com.au
Posted Apr 28, 2016
4/5 84%

Midnight Special (2016)

"The big moments are effective, but like Nichols' earlier films, it's the quiet moments that linger; he's a director that excels when he digs down past genre thrills to unearth their buried humanity." ‐sbs.com.au
Posted Apr 21, 2016
3.5/5 27%

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)

"In spite of the garbled story the characters get plenty of strong moments that play to their core appeal." ‐sbs.com.au
Posted Mar 23, 2016
4.5/5 96%

Son of Saul (2015)

"The accrual of small details adds immeasurably to this film's nightmarish tone." ‐sbs.com.au
Posted Mar 3, 2016
4/5 96%

Spotlight (2015)

"With the story's result already known, much of the suspense comes from seeing the characters' slowly dawning realisation of just how big this story is; the matter-of-fact way the pieces of the puzzle come together." ‐sbs.com.au
Posted Feb 1, 2016
4/5 88%

The Big Short (2015)

"In this abstract world, the cast's strong performances provide vital slivers of humanity." ‐sbs.com.au
Posted Feb 1, 2016
3.5/5 73%

Youth (2015)

"Youth skilfully evokes the joy and melancholy of time as it passes, the yearning for new experience that drives us on even as our ability to seize it wanes." ‐sbs.com.au
Posted Dec 21, 2015
4/5 92%

Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015)

"The fun of The Force Awakens comes from visiting an old friend and finding that little has changed; the excitement is that great performances from all four new leads means it's a strong foundation for whatever comes next." ‐sbs.com.au
Posted Dec 17, 2015
3.5/5 59%

The Program (2016)

"It's in the performances that this film equals the energy of the cycling scenes." ‐sbs.com.au
Posted Dec 1, 2015
3/5 63%

Sleeping with Other People (2015)

"The strong chemistry between Brie and Sudeikis makes this feel more cohesive than it actually is, but without a consistent tone underlying the jokes, it's hard to know how to react." ‐sbs.com.au
Posted Oct 29, 2015
4/5 87%

Straight Outta Compton (2015)

"It's rare that a band made famous by controversy can stay relevant even a few years on. But more than two decades later, N.W.A.'s music still has the power to shock and startle." ‐sbs.com.au
Posted Sep 2, 2015
79%

Furious 7 (2015)

"If it turns out that this really is the last Fast & Furious film, it's a good note to go out on." The Vine
Posted Apr 2, 2015
28%

Insurgent (2015)

"Woodley's performance is strong enough to carry everything else here: maybe being Divergent is just another word for star power." The Vine
Posted Mar 18, 2015
13%

Seventh Son (2015)

"Seventh Son often feels like the kind of film that would work better with even less plot... if they'd simply outlined the story as "we got to stop that witch" and then just rattled through the action sequences as quickly as possible." The Vine
Posted Mar 6, 2015
46%

The Gambler (2014)

"But every single scene of this film features a man treating everyone around him like dirt while pissing their money up against a wall and acting like the world owes him a living. " The Vine
Posted Feb 17, 2015
91%

Birdman (2014)

"The Birdman/ Batman thing is a cool hook that ties in well with the public perception of Keaton's career." The Vine
Posted Jan 16, 2015
59%

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014)

"Every time the film cuts to Martin Freeman as Bilbo, the nominal central character now stuck on the sidelines with next to nothing to do, it's clear how wrong all this has gone. " The Vine
Posted Dec 20, 2014
32%

Men, Women & Children (2014)

"It's a comedy without laughs, a satire that takes two hours to make a two minute point; if you're reading this online, it's already too late." The Vine
Posted Nov 26, 2014
65%

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (2014)

"This is a movie best enjoyed on a scene-by-scene basis, because the overall story is really a bit of a mess." The Vine
Posted Nov 19, 2014
85%

John Wick (2014)

"It's awesome, watch it at your earliest possible opportunity. " The Vine
Posted Nov 5, 2014
88%

Gone Girl (2014)

"It's one of those rare films that actually gets more fun to watch the longer it goes on." The Vine
Posted Oct 1, 2014
44%

Wish I Was Here (2014)

"From a guy in his 20s this kind of sappy feel-good pap seemed at least kind of appropriate... From the same guy ten years later it just feels false." The Vine
Posted Sep 22, 2014
84%

Predestination (2015)

"[Sarah] Snook's performance makes this story more than just a collection of clockwork turns; her tenderness at the story's core makes Predestination into a real movie, and it in turn makes her a star." The Vine
Posted Sep 3, 2014
32%

The Expendables 3 (2014)

"This is slightly more of a disappointment than the previous instalments, largely because (Banderas aside) it never gives any of the cast anything to do. " The Vine
Posted Aug 14, 2014
87%

A Most Wanted Man (2014)

"Every glance and line of dialogue pushes the scene forward, every scene pushes the story forward, and if your attention wanders, there's a good chance the ending will just pass you by." The Vine
Posted Jul 30, 2014
91%

Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)

"If Guardians of the Galaxy is just the latest burger off the fast food conveyor belt, it's awfully hard to deny that it's an extremely tasty burger. " The Vine
Posted Jul 30, 2014
90%

Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes (2014)

"Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is a thrilling, compelling action spectacle that won't make you feel stupid for watching it. " The Vine
Posted Jul 8, 2014
18%

Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014)

"Presumably there's some kind of story going on here but director Michael Bay doesn't seem all that interested in it so why should you be? But more often things just happen because EXPLOSIONS! " The Vine
Posted Jun 27, 2014
84%

22 Jump Street (2014)

"It's the easy chemistry between Tatum - who gets funnier the dumber he acts, and here he's playing a character who can't remember what a library is called - and Hill that makes sure this is never less than entertaining." The Vine
Posted Jun 19, 2014
14%

Blended (2014)

"Blended is awful. It's the kind of awful film where it's hard to resist the temptation to just list all the awful things that happen in it and pass that off as a review. " The Vine
Posted Jun 19, 2014
91%

Live Die Repeat: Edge of Tomorrow (2014)

"Smarter and funnier about its central conceit that you might expect and with a pair of great performances, [its] only serious flaw is a final act that ditches all the science-fiction stuff for a murkily shot and relatively unimpressive conclusion." The Vine
Posted Jun 6, 2014
81%

The Fault In Our Stars (2014)

"Talking about performances or anything else traditionally associated with film is beside the point here, because the entire story is just a laundry list of scenes meant to make the audience bawl. " The Vine
Posted Jun 4, 2014
50%

Maleficent (2014)

"The good news is, once Maleficent goes full evil Jolie really lets loose, sweeping through the film as a force of nature. " The Vine
Posted May 30, 2014
85%

Under the Skin (2014)

"Being forced to engage with the material just to try and make sense of what we're seeing is part of what makes this so compelling. " The Vine
Posted May 30, 2014
74%

Godzilla (2014)

"Stunning, reverential and awe-inspiring in the best way, Godzilla hammers home the insignificance of individuals in the face of such forces." The Vine
Posted May 19, 2014
51%

The Zero Theorem (2014)

"The story he's [Terry Gilliam] telling is kind of muddled, drags on a lot of the time, and has an ending that fails to pull it all together. It's definitely something worth considering, but still; this is a theorem that doesn't quite add up." The Vine
Posted May 19, 2014
73%

Neighbors (2014)

"Actually, while the script is strong -- the episodic structure means everyone can improv away without derailing the overall plot, which is just about the two sides going nuts anyway -- it's the four lead performances that lift this up and over." The Vine
Posted May 12, 2014
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