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Anthony O'Connor

Anthony O'Connor
Anthony O'Connor's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): FILMINK (Australia)

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
8/20 17% Assassin's Creed (2016) ...an exercise in joyless frowning and desperately unconvincing drama. ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Dec 20, 2016
3/20 17% Underworld: Blood Wars (2017) ...you'd be better off staying home and doing literally anything else. ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Nov 28, 2016
16/20 85% The Autopsy of Jane Doe (2016) ...an effective and engaging mystery with some unexpected twists and turns... ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Nov 13, 2016
16/20 50% 31 (2016) It's bloody and noisy and super stylish... ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Oct 23, 2016
11/20 82% Ouija: Origin of Evil (2016) ...an exercise in pedestrian storytelling with minimal tension... ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Oct 18, 2016
15/20 77% Wiener-Dog (2016) ...an engaging, albeit slight, adventure that toys with the absurdity of mortality. ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Sep 15, 2016
13/20 36% Blair Witch (2016) ...yet another technically competent, above average but oddly unambitious rehash of a story we've seen many times before. ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Sep 13, 2016
14/20 66% Nerve (2016) ...a slight but clever little tech thriller... ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Aug 30, 2016
18/20 87% Don't Breathe (2016) ...a riveting, white-knuckle ride, and a cracking good time at the movies. ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Aug 30, 2016
16/20 78% The Shallows (2016) ...a compelling and tense popcorn movie... ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Aug 17, 2016
15/20 83% Sausage Party (2016) ...consistently funny, occasionally clever and undoubtedly unmissable if you're a baked potato. ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Aug 10, 2016
12/20 76% Lights Out (2016) ...rather pedestrian... ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Jul 20, 2016
18/20 69% Swiss Army Man (2016) ...charms and surprises in equal measure. ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Jul 5, 2016
7/20 31% Independence Day: Resurgence (2016) ...an ordinary sequel... ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Jun 21, 2016
15/20 80% The Conjuring 2 (2016) ...has stellar moments of horror... ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Jun 8, 2016
90% 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016) It's a pity that such an unexpectedly effective thriller is so profoundly undone by a tonally disparate denouement. ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Mar 9, 2016
85% Hail, Caesar! (2016) Charm goes a long way, but in terms of the Coens' overall oeuvre, Hail, Caesar! is endearing but inessential viewing. ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Feb 29, 2016
16% Gods Of Egypt (2016) Gods Of Egypt offers a frequently spectacular, light, and knowingly silly good time. ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Feb 24, 2016
84% Deadpool (2016) "Deadpool fans will be gratified to see their meta merc smirking, stabbing and snarking his way through his foes, stopping long enough to make a bunch of dick jokes, before it's back to the action." ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Feb 7, 2016
75% The Hateful Eight (2015) It certainly won't be a film for everyone, but for those who can handle the brutality and nihilism, there's a lot to love about The Hateful Eight. ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Jan 14, 2016
95% Creed (2015) Creed manages to rise above its well-worn premise and deliver a film that is at once stylish, engaging and ultimately moving. ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Dec 4, 2015
45% Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse (2015) Scouts Guide proves profoundly unsatisfying, a mishmash of tones and gags that you've seen done better, elsewhere, many times before. ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Nov 5, 2015
16% The Last Witch Hunter (2015) This is a $70 million movie with A-list stars who really should have known better and fails to deliver much more than the odd bit of interesting monster design and frequently unintentionally hilarious dialogue. ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Oct 29, 2015
13% Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension (2015) Ghost Dimension falls well short of the mark. ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Oct 22, 2015
71% Crimson Peak (2015) There's a massive hole in the roof of Crimson Peak's slowly sinking mansion, and the characters never seems to notice it... If you, like them, can ignore the similarly-sized holes in the movie's plot, you'll likely have a good time. ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Oct 15, 2015
64% The Visit (2015) An utterly enjoyable and oddly affecting experience that's not only Shyamalan's best film in years but also a cracking thriller in its own right. ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Sep 16, 2015
87% Straight Outta Compton (2015) It also, naturally, has an unforgettable soundtrack and so, ultimately, can be mostly forgiven for lacking the danger and unapologetic truth of the album it's named for. ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Sep 3, 2015
67% The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (2015) Against all odds The Man From U.N.C.L.E. is surprisingly enjoyable. ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Aug 13, 2015
93% Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation (2015) It can be your mission, if you choose to accept it, but there are many superior options for your entertainment dollar. ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Jul 30, 2015
31% Poltergeist (2015) The Poltergeist remake is dull and almost entirely devoid of scares. ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted May 20, 2015
93% Ex Machina (2015) One of the smartest, slickest and most intriguing sci-fi thrillers in recent memory, with a standout performances from Isaac and Vikander and confident, minimalist direction from Garland. ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted May 7, 2015
97% It Follows (2015) It Follows is well worth a look and if you go in not expecting the second coming of horror, you'll likely have a good time with this unique, slowburn supernatural fable. ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Apr 16, 2015
32% Chappie (2015) "Chappie, Blomkamp's third film, is a mess. However it's a fascinating, occasionally glorious one that feels, for better or worse, a grimier, more personal movie from the South African director." ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Mar 10, 2015
79% WYRMWOOD: Road Of The Dead (2015) Violent, fast-paced, frequently silly, occasionally hilarious and unapologetically Aussie, Wyrmwood is a cult film that hits far more than it misses. ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Jan 20, 2015
15/20 85% Under the Skin (2014) The good news is that Under The Skin does indeed break out of its own formula. The bad news is that it does so in a way that seems to delight in obfuscating its message, and is wilfully, gleefully impenetrable. ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Jan 5, 2015
59% The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014) Thankfully the ending packs a surprising amount of punch and the stakes are raised for an emotional conclusion. ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Dec 18, 2014
85% John Wick (2014) It's silly but fun, with just enough wry dialogue to let the audience know it's in on the joke and plenty of high octane action to keep the heart pumping. ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Oct 30, 2014
41% Tusk (2014) It's an agreeably insane plot, which is hilarious if you're high, but the problem is the premise doesn't even come close to sustaining a feature length story. ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Oct 10, 2014
29% Annabelle (2014) Annabelle is a cheap-looking spin-off that adds nothing of interest to The Conjuring and certainly isn't a good standalone story. ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Oct 2, 2014
43% 300: Rise of an Empire (2014) 300: Rise of an Empire is occasionally unintentionally funny. That said, it's also utterly mesmerising, visually gorgeous and totally compelling. ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Mar 4, 2014
74% The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013) There's lots of action, but little consequence. There are lots of characters, but not much heart. There are fewer physical threats and more computer-generated creatures. It's excess without reason and can often feel oddly unengaging. ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Dec 17, 2013
39% Insidious: Chapter 2 (2013) Trashy and silly and occasionally unintentionally funny, it is nonetheless weirdly compelling. ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Nov 5, 2013
86% The Conjuring (2013) Boasting a stellar cast, a robust story and consistently energetic direction, The Conjuring is a true old fashioned ghost story, and a damn fine one at that. ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Jul 15, 2013
78% Dredd (2012) Dredd not only succeeds as a brilliantly accurate adaptation of the decades-old comic book character, it's also an absolutely blistering and exciting dystopian action movie. ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Oct 21, 2012
24% Paranormal Activity 4 (2012) Forgettable but well-executed, Paranormal Activity 4 gives you exactly what you'd expect and nothing more. ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Oct 18, 2012
72% Prometheus (2012) After delivering a brilliant first half, its ambition seems to exceed its execution, but despite becoming muddled, it remains a visually stunning and wild cinematic ride. ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Jun 4, 2012
68% Men in Black III (2012) It's not a sequel that needed to be made, but thanks to the charm of its leads and a tone that harks back to the wit and humour of the original, it's a pretty enjoyable trip. ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted May 21, 2012
68% Paranormal Activity 3 (2011) If you hated the first two or loathe found footage films in general this won't change your mind but PA3 is a solid, mostly entertaining supernatural thriller. ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Oct 20, 2011
59% Red State (2011) A somewhat return to form for director Kevin Smith, this flawed but strangely compelling indie flick is refreshingly unpredictable. ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Oct 11, 2011
35% The Thing (2011) A disappointing effort for fans of the original, this fails to find the balance between paying homage to its predecessor and carving out its own story. ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Oct 11, 2011