Anthony Morris

Anthony Morris

Agrees with the Tomatometer 78% of the time.

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

Movie Reviews Only

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/5 85%

Godzilla Resurgence (Shin Godzilla) (2016)

"As a giant monster movie this is gripping viewing from start to finish." ‐
Posted Oct 14, 2016
3.5/5 83%

Deepwater Horizon (2016)

"There's no denying seeing the rig explode and burn is thrilling. The human-level drama is a bit less impressive." ‐
Posted Oct 7, 2016
3.5/5 64%

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." ‐
Posted Sep 29, 2016
4/5 91%

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." ‐
Posted Sep 22, 2016
4/5 36%

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]." ‐
Posted Sep 22, 2016
2.5/5 14%

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," ‐
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." ‐
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." ‐
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." ‐
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." ‐
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." ‐
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." ‐
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." ‐
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." ‐
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." ‐
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." ‐
Posted Dec 17, 2015
3.5/5 58%

The Program (2016)

"It's in the performances that this film equals the energy of the cycling scenes." ‐
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." ‐
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." ‐
Posted Sep 2, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

John Wick (2014)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Chef (2014)

"Like all good food porn, the story here is wafer-thin at best." ‐ The Vine
Posted May 7, 2014

The Other Woman (2014)

"You might start to get the feeling that this whole thing wasn't so much scripted as fished out of the lint filter of a busted washing machine. " ‐ The Vine
Posted May 2, 2014

Transcendence (2014)

"Transcendence is a film where, when the world's first ever human brain upload doesn't work, the people responsible fix it by turning the computer off and on again." ‐ The Vine
Posted May 2, 2014

The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)

"This is about as fun as movie-going gets. Fans of Anderson's work should love it; those who've disliked the artifice and nostalgia of his earlier films will find those elements put to more entertaining use here." ‐ The Vine
Posted Apr 9, 2014

The LEGO Movie (2014)

"It's fast, smart, really funny, full of great action and contains a song, 'Everything is Awesome', with the single catchiest hook in the history of songwriting. Seriously, in this movie at least, everything really is awesome." ‐ The Vine
Posted Apr 4, 2014
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