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)

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
15/20 57% Brightburn (2019) ... manages to keep the tension high and really delivers on the squirmy gore when needed. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 22, 2019
16/20 No Score Yet Use Me (2019) Blurring the line between fantasy and reality in ways both subtle and overt, it manages to keep you guessing right up until the end. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 16, 2019
16/20 89% John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum (2019) Combined with a spare script containing minimal dialogue, the film is a beautifully choreographed bullet ballet of shattered glass and broken bones. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 15, 2019
18/20 95% Avengers: Endgame (2019) ...a delicious platter of delights designed specifically for the fans, that only very occasionally begins to feel like fan service. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2019
9/20 30% The Curse of La Llorona (2019) ...at least Annabelle was bad enough to cause a few unintentional chuckles, whereas mirth of any kind is in short supply here; as is tension, atmosphere or any compelling reason to keep watching. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 14, 2019
11/20 16% Hellboy (2019) ... a few good gore gags and a monster or two can't disguise the dearth of imagination on display here.... - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2019
15/20 88% The Hole in the Ground (2019) ...an effective, lowkey bit of allegorical horror with solid performances and a third act that crackles with surreal menace and effective tension. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 8, 2019
15/20 90% Shazam! (2019) ...anybody suffering from superhero fatigue, but for the rest of us it's an engaging, heartfelt ode to the slightly jerky teenager inside us all and our often untapped potential to do the right thing. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 1, 2019
17/20 94% Us (2019) Frequently tense, often funny, occasionally profoundly bizarre and ultimately a bit mystifying, it's a truly original genre film that is unafraid to embrace big ideas and epic weirdness. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2019
14/20 57% Pet Sematary (2019) ...introduces some surprises but ultimately feels like a series of effective scenes in search of an overarching theme - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2019
16/20 78% Captain Marvel (2019) ...hopeful, colourful, space opera-ry comic book escapism, with a pumping '90s soundtrack and, perhaps most importantly, an awesome ginger cat called Goose. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2019
17/20 73% Destroyer (2018) ...a solid, emotionally resonant film that will have you seeing a frequently overlooked actress in a new, grim light. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2019
17/20 84% The Night Eats the World (La nuit a dévoré le monde) (2018) ...plays out like a French indie I Am Legend, with lashings of 28 Days Later-style fast paced action and surprising moments of existential rumination. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2019
10/20 69% Happy Death Day 2U (2019) ....a whole lot of noisy nothing. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2019
16/20 60% Alita: Battle Angel (2019) ...enjoyable from start to finish and exciting and wide-eyed in a way that should liven even the most jaded and black-hearted audience member. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2019
15/20 74% Lords of Chaos (2019) ...pretty bloody entertaining... - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2019
12/20 49% Escape Room (2019) ...the biggest puzzle of Escape Room is why they didn't spend a little more developing such a promising idea. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2019
15/20 69% The Mule (2018) ...part old man wish-fulfillment fantasy and part amiable cinematic victory lap. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2019
12/20 38% Glass (2019) ...well made, well acted, gorgeously shot film that is worth a look, but for audience members invested in these stories, in these characters, it may prove a somewhat sluggish and deflating experience. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2019
15/20 71% Piercing (2019) ...a quirky, sometimes nasty, two-hander. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2019
15/20 27% Mortal Engines (2018) ...imaginative fun and escapist adventure. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2018
14/20 57% The House That Jack Built (2018) It can happily sit among the ranks of extreme cinema like Cannibal Holocaust, Salo and A Serbian Film as movies very few people will be able to sit all the way through, much less enjoy. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2018
17/20 97% Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) a two hour-long explosion of joy and colour, brimming with laughter and heart... - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 28, 2018
13/20 77% Anna and the Apocalypse (2018) ...a zom com that attempts to gnaw on something a little different. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2018
16/20 81% Overlord (2018) ... a cracking yarn that meshes the war and horror genres and comes up with an absolute belter of a flick. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2018
9/20 37% Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018) ...sort of fun at the start, kinda agreeable at the end, but will suck your whimsy dry for most of its runtime. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2018
8/20 40% The Girl in the Spider's Web (2018) ...relentlessly mediocre... - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2018
14/20 66% Suspiria (2018) ...a gorgeously shot art film with striking imagery and solid performances... - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2018
15/20 75% Bad Times at the El Royale (2018) The performances are superb, the direction sublime, and the soundtrack to kill for. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
16/20 79% Halloween (2018) ...breathes new life into a much-abused franchise. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2018
5/20 29% Venom (2018) ...a couple of moderately entertaining moments aside the flick is a dud, making bafflingly poor decisions at almost every turn. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2018
26% The Nun (2018) Some striking images aside, there's little to thrill or engage here... - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2018
22% Mile 22 (2018) ...wince-inducing in the extreme... - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2018
3.5/20 23% The Happytime Murders (2018) ...like being shot in the face with an icy cold blast of humour-retardant chemicals. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2018
9.5/20 49% Superfly (2018) ...super average... - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2018
90% The Breaker Upperers (2018) ...a film that's absolutely worth dating, but is unlikely to be "the one". - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2018
89% Hereditary (2018) ...an easy film to recommend to adventurous genre lovers. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2018
16/20 83% Deadpool 2 (2018) ...a joyous, violent, profane and occasionally quite sweet cinema experience worthy of the original. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 15, 2018
34% Super Troopers 2 (2018) ...basically a thin premise to provide context for the chaps of Broken Lizard to indulge in lengthy, often very funny, sketches... - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2018
15% Blumhouse's Truth or Dare (2018) ...an overlong, uneven, occasionally unintentionally funny, weirdly toothless horror flick... - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2018
52% Tomb Raider (2018) ...while it never becomes eye-rollingly awful, it rarely attains a level much higher than mildly interesting. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2018
91% Phantom Thread (2018) ...a sumptuous, elegant, exquisite creation of the finest quality, stitched together by a master of the craft. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2018
13/20 35% Jigsaw (2017) Despite containing elements of sequel, prequel and reboot, Jigsaw feels very much like business as usual. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2017
72% Happy Death Day (2017) Ultimately Happy Death Day isn't quite the film it could have been. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2017
4% Flatliners (2017) ...the kind of film you'll forget even exists in five years so why not cut out the middleman and just forget it now? - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2017
52% Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017) ...manages to be sporadically engaging but is too bloated and unwieldy to hit the mark like its predecessor. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2017
85% It (2017) ...a big, ballsy, crowd-pleasing monster movie with wonderful characters, creative scares and a sense of style... - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2017
10.50/20 53% 47 Meters Down (2017) It's tense, edge-of-your-seat stuff... for a while. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2017
16% The Dark Tower (2017) The Dark Tower is a bad film, certainly, but even worse it's a profoundly ordinary one. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2017
100% Terminator 2: Judgment Day 3D (2017) Terminator 2: Judgement Day was a great film when it was released 26 years ago and remains a great film today. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2017