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Brian Henry Martin

Brian Henry Martin
Brian Henry Martin's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): UTV

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
6/10 48%

The Great Gatsby (2013)

"DiCaprio certainly looks the part, a sharp dressed man with a sunny face and a shady past. He shimmers on screen with an orange glow. Where he falls short is in the dark glamour of Gatsby, when his American dream turns into a nightmare." ‐UTV
Posted May 17, 2013
3/10 79%

Iron Man 3 (2013)

"Are you sick of superheroes? No, of course you are not, cinema audiences are lapping up any caped crusader movies. But I am, especially when Tony Stark is an angst ridden shambles suffering from performance anxiety. What's so super about that?" ‐UTV
Posted May 16, 2013
7/10 80%

The Place Beyond The Pines (2013)

"Not since Steve McQueen has any man looked cooler on a motorbike. Men admire him, women adore him, Ryan Gosling proves again, he is the most dynamic film star working in cinema today." ‐UTV
Posted Apr 26, 2013
5/10 68%

Trance (2013)

"For fans of Danny Boyle, Trance is a dreamy disappointment but you can't help thinking that during the making of this film his mind was transfixed somewhere else in East London." ‐UTV
Posted Mar 28, 2013
7/10 52%

Jack the Giant Slayer (2013)

"Once upon a time Hollywood was not interested in fairy tales. But just like comic books, they have proved to be the perfect big screen adventures for the 3D generation and bumper box office. Time to wake these sleeping giant stories." ‐UTV
Posted Mar 21, 2013
2/10 28%

Broken City (2013)

"Acting drunk looks easy but its certainly not. So when Wahlberg hits the bottle, we are treated to what must be the most laughable screen lush in cinema history." ‐UTV
Posted Mar 7, 2013
7/10 86%

Arbitrage (2012)

"He's been An Officer And A Gentleman, An American Gigolo and Mr Pretty Woman, now Richard Gere is back in a smart and stylish thriller, Arbitrage." ‐UTV
Posted Feb 28, 2013
6/10 63%

Anna Karenina (2012)

"There have been countless film and tv versions of Russian author Leo Tolstoy's classic high society love story. But none have been captured so beautifully and boldly as this Anna Karenina." ‐UTV
Posted Feb 21, 2013
4/10 62%

Hitchcock (2012)

"Hitchcock once said "Drama is life with the dull parts left out", ironic then that this Hitchcock movie is a stuffy succession of extremely dull scenes." ‐UTV
Posted Feb 7, 2013
8/10 92%

Zero Dark Thirty (2013)

"Following on from the great acclaim of The Hurt Locker, Bigalow's shaky cam and tough talking characters once again take us to the dark side of modern warfare." ‐UTV
Posted Jan 31, 2013
3/10 90%

Lincoln (2012)

"Spielberg's plodding camera endlessly tracks and circles Day-Lewis in complete reverence, while veteran composer John Williams delivers yet another repetitive Jurassic Extra-Terrestrial score." ‐UTV
Posted Jan 24, 2013
8/10 69%

Les Misérables (2012)

"Hugh Jackman is sensational as zero to hero Valjean. Few can sing, dance and act like him. Here, he combines all three to glorious effect. And perhaps his most underrated quality is his greatest, Jackman is just so darn likeable." ‐UTV
Posted Jan 17, 2013
10/10 82%

De rouille et d'os (Rust and Bone) (2012)

"From one of the best directors in the world comes a powerful love story that will bust your knuckles and break your heart. Jacques Audiard, who previously delivered the mighty prison drama, A Prophet, brings his tough love to a sad romance." ‐UTV
Posted Dec 29, 2012
7/10 64%

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)

"Watching The Hobbit was an unexpected endurance test. Younger children will not last the pace, but plucky ten year olds with a couple of well timed toilet breaks will lap this up. " ‐UTV
Posted Dec 13, 2012
7/10 82%

Seven Psychopaths (2012)

"Christopher Walken has starred in over one hundred movies and whether he is playing a deer hunter or a dog-napper, has there ever been a better scene stealer?" ‐UTV
Posted Dec 6, 2012
9/10 93%

Amour (2012)

"Amour broke my heart and lifted my soul. This is a unique film about the death of love, not a doomed romance but the inevitable end to a lifelong passionate relationship. " ‐UTV
Posted Nov 29, 2012
9/10 86%

The Master (2012)

"For me, it is a masterpiece, a visually stunning explosion of pure cinema, emotionally charged with a penetrating psychological punch. If you are bored by this film, to paraphrase the great Samuel Johnson, then you are bored with life. " ‐UTV
Posted Nov 22, 2012
6/10 49%

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 (2012)

" So why does Hollywood forget the female audience when we need more heroines like Katniss Everdeen and Bella Swan? Is it simply that boys like the cinema more than girls? Well, Twilight blew the cobwebs off that movie myth. " ‐UTV
Posted Nov 15, 2012
9/10 96%

Argo (2012)

"The shaggy and bearded Ben Affleck, barely recognisable from his former self, gives a great lead performance. Understated, intense and steely-eyed, Affleck has the screen presence of legendary actor/director Clint Eastwood. " ‐UTV
Posted Nov 8, 2012
8/10 94%

Good Vibrations (2012)

"Good Vibrations is the big screen life story of the legendary Terri Hooley, Belfast's godfather of punk and the owner of the city's most famous record shop." ‐UTV
Posted Oct 25, 2012
8/10 93%

Skyfall (2012)

"So what do contemporary cinema audiences really want from 007? Is it The Bond Identity or The Dark Bond Rises?" ‐UTV
Posted Oct 25, 2012
1/10 24%

Paranormal Activity 4 (2012)

"The most disturbing thing about this scary movie is how this phantom nonsense ever got made. I was so terrified by the dreadful filmmaking, that never mind being scared silly, by the end of this monster mess I was dumb struck." ‐UTV
Posted Oct 18, 2012
5/10 57%

Sparkle (2012)

"it is impossible not to think of the singers real life rise and fall. Whitney Houston's face does not disguise the descent. You can see the tracks of her tears. She looks a lot older than her 48 years." ‐UTV
Posted Oct 15, 2012
3/10 21%

Taken 2 (2012)

"Taken 2, taken to where? Taken to the cleaners? In the original movie, Bryan Mills had 96 hours to save his daughter, in the sequel it seems like they have spent 96 minutes on the script." ‐UTV
Posted Oct 4, 2012
6/10 64%

The Campaign (2012)

"Wisecrack after wisecrack is delivered with that skilled quick fire timing of his much loved character Ron Burgundy. This may be no surprise as he is currently re-heating the hot seat of San Diego's favourite newscaster." ‐UTV
Posted Sep 27, 2012
3/10 58%

Now Is Good (2012)

"I'm sorry to say, that despite Dakota Fanning's powerful dying performance, Now Is Good - is not a good movie. Unfortunately, it looks like a 90's daytime soap and pulls at the heart strings like Michael Bolton's mullet. " ‐UTV
Posted Sep 21, 2012
7/10 67%

Lawless (2012)

" However, the most disturbing sight in the whole movie is Guy Pearce's greasy middle parting. His Charlie Rakes is a prancing psychopath; perhaps the most disturbing since the child-catcher in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang." ‐UTV
Posted Sep 13, 2012
2/10 30%

Total Recall (2012)

"Beckinsale is laughable as the kick ass vengeful wife with clipped Brit accent, high-heeled boots and flouncy hair. Not since War Horse has a mane of hair swished as much on screen." ‐UTV
Posted Aug 30, 2012
7/10 55%

Top Gun (1986)

"Watching Top Gun again twenty five years after its release is still a dazzling and dizzying experience. You are not so much on the edge of your seat as flung around it as the on-screen action endlessly spins and soars. " ‐UTV
Posted Aug 23, 2012
3/10 56%

The Bourne Legacy (2012)

"Why oh why would you spoil the brilliance of a perfect film trilogy with a Bourne inferior? The Bourne Legacy is a fourth big screen adventure for the super spy but sadly one without a plot, a point and most incredibly Jason Bourne. " ‐UTV
Posted Aug 16, 2012
8/10 72%

Grabbers (2013)

"Topping the list of great movie drunks is the rubbered Ruth Bradley whose legless performance as teetotal Garda Nolan, getting drunk as a skunk, is paralytic perfection. " ‐UTV
Posted Aug 9, 2012
6/10 67%

Ted (2012)

"Underneath the fur-ious comedy of Ted is the standard skeleton of a traditional rom-com complete with a conservative ending. Ted does not really work as a fully rounded film but feels more like three episodes of a sitcom strung together. " ‐UTV
Posted Aug 2, 2012
8/10 83%

Chariots of Fire (1981)

"Is it possible to run in slow motion and not hear Vangelis? This is the signature of all great films, a classic scene forever imprinted in your imagination." ‐UTV
Posted Jul 26, 2012
7/10 87%

The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

"The almighty muzzle on Bane's face mutes his menace and muffles his dialogue. Instead of having the threatening presence of Hannibal Lector and the vocal terror of Darth Vadar, Bane is a big hulking gimp whose many mutterings are mainly incomprehensible" ‐UTV
Posted Jul 19, 2012
7/10 80%

Magic Mike (2012)

"But after a raunchy ad campaign will director Steven Soderbergh's strip show prove to be an entertaining expose or a disappointing cover-up? " ‐UTV
Posted Jul 12, 2012
8/10 72%

The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)

"What is amazing about this Spider-Man is the central performance of young Brit actor Andrew Garfield. His Spider-Man is a high school skater boy with a twisted vulnerability." ‐UTV
Posted Jul 5, 2012
8/10 No Score Yet

Dreaming The Quiet Man (2011)

"Since its release in 1952, John Ford's film has divided opinion in Ireland. For some it is a heart-felt romantic classic for others it is dewey-eyed Hollywood hokum." ‐UTV
Posted Jun 28, 2012
9/10 97%

Jaws (1975)

" Before we see anything, our ears are chilled by composer John Williams' menacing two note soundtrack which then builds into that unforgettable frenzy as the unseen shark savages its first victim." ‐UTV
Posted Jun 21, 2012
6/10 41%

Rock of Ages (2012)

"Rock Of Ages begins in full throttle with the stirring Guns N' Roses anthem 'Paradise City'. It takes a moment or two to work out that the screeching vocal is not Axel Rose's but in fact Tom Cruise!" ‐UTV
Posted Jun 14, 2012
4/10 85%

The Raid: Redemption (2012)

"Film critics across the world have been raving about The Raid but are they raving mad? It may be visually dazzling but ultimately is more like a bloodthirsty video game than a great movie." ‐UTV
Posted May 24, 2012
6/10 57%

The Dictator (2012)

"Not for the faint-hearted, political correctness has once again been abandoned by the British comedian for wanton buffoonery and slapstick satire." ‐UTV
Posted May 17, 2012
2/10 37%

Dark Shadows (2012)

" Eight movies together later and that razor sharp Depp / Burton relationship now feels less like scissorhands and more like spoonfingers." ‐UTV
Posted May 10, 2012
2/10 20%

The Lucky One (2012)

"Zac Efron is Tom Cruise-lite. Beyond the blue eyes and man-scaped stubble, you are left with an actor who simply pauses on screen when he is not speaking. " ‐UTV
Posted May 3, 2012
5/10 57%

Albert Nobbs (2012)

" It is a million miles away from the frizzy haired bunny-boiling vixen of Fatal Attraction but every bit as disturbing." ‐UTV
Posted Apr 26, 2012
2/10 5%

The Cold Light of Day (2012)

"Bruce Willis was once our favourite wisecracking action hero. Now his movie career seems to be heading from Planet Hollywood to the dark side of Moonlighting. " ‐UTV
Posted Apr 19, 2012
5/10 34%

Battleship (2012)

"This is one of the loudest films I have ever sat through in the cinema. My eardrums were pounding from crashing metal and thrashing rockets, all scored with a pounding heavy rock soundtrack." ‐UTV
Posted Apr 12, 2012
2/10 25%

Act of Valor (2012)

"Directors Waugh and McCoy have obviously been to the Tony Scott school of sunset cinematography. Every other frame of this dawning drama has helicopters, surfboards, speedboats and submarines emblazoned with sparkling twilight." ‐UTV
Posted Apr 5, 2012
9/10 100%

A Night to Remember (1958)

"Forget about Kate and Leo in 3D, the best Titanic movie, like the ship itself, is Belfast built by a legendary Irish filmmaker." ‐UTV
Posted Mar 29, 2012
0/10 6%

The Devil Inside (2012)

"And in a wretched attempt to make this contrivance 'real', they resort to endless shaking of the camera. (You would love to shake them!) The only possession I was looking for in this devilish drivel was the possession of any kind of filmmaking talent." ‐UTV
Posted Mar 22, 2012
6/10 66%

We Bought a Zoo (2011)

"I always look forward to watching director Cameron Crowe's films or should I say listen to his superior soundtracks. For this former Rolling Stone journalist, music and movies were simply born to run. " ‐UTV
Posted Mar 15, 2012
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