Cath Clarke Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

Cath Clarke

Cath Clarke
Cath Clarke's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Guardian, Time Out

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/5 80% Distant Constellation (2017) It's a thoughtful, dream-like film, but, in the end, I'm not sure what Distant Constellation is saying about age or memory.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2018
3/5 82% Under the Tree (Undir trénu) (2018) Sigurðsson is no misanthrope and his humane message - that everyone is muddling along as best they can - makes all the feuding and bile easier to stomach.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2018
2/5 62% Dog Days (2018) It makes Marley and Me look like Citizen Kane, and is actually pretty creepy, in the way that only aggressively life affirming movies can be.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2018
3/5 100% El mar la mar (2018) The film's narcotic strangeness forces you to look again at a familiar headline story, treated unsensationally and sensitively - though at a patience-testing slow pace.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2018
1/5 No Score Yet Viking Destiny (Of Gods and Warriors) (2018) This fantastically wooden and dodgily acted British Viking fantasy appears to be the result of its creators binge-watching Games of Thrones, although the battle scenes here are about as thunderous as a sparrow's fart.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2018
2/5 13% Thomas & Friends: Big World! Big Adventures! The Movie (2018) The whole thing has a straight-to-DVD quality, or perhaps a TV episode padded out with a few limp songs.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2018
3/5 100% Mario (2018) At two hours, the film feels a little long, but this is a heartfelt and human drama with the texture of truth and characters to care about.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2018
2/5 21% Terminal (2018) Robbie's serviceable accent is one of the few things this deeply uninteresting take on hardboiled noir gets right.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jul 4, 2018
3/5 64% Sicario: Day of the Soldado (2018) Benicio del Toro is the Ernest Hemingway of screen badasses: the less he says the better he is. He does his most convincing work while looking like he's about to nod off. ‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2018
3/5 100% Maquia: When the Promised Flower Blooms (2018) The animation here is dazzling: wheat glows golden in the fields; a dog bounds with the bliss of being able to run free on a warm day. ‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2018
4.5 100% McQueen (2018) This intelligent, honest documentary explores McQueen's complex personality without getting tacky or tabloidy, or ignoring his dark side.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2018
2/5 60% The Bromley Boys (2018) The result misses the goal by 20 yards.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2018
3/5 93% This Is Congo (2018) A difficult, depressing watch.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted May 25, 2018
3/5 100% McKellen: Playing the Part (2017) The thrilling clips here of his big Shakespearean roles are worth the price of a ticket alone.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted May 25, 2018
2/5 44% Allure (2018) Despite its stellar performances, this feels like a psychological drama without much basis in actual human psychology.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted May 18, 2018
4/5 92% Revenge (2018) If you usually find the genre icky and exploitative, try this one-but only if you've got the stomach for an abattoir's worth of blood in a single movie.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted May 17, 2018
2/5 No Score Yet A Wizard's Tale (Here Comes the Grump) (2018) The movie is full of wackiness but contains only traces of comedy.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted May 11, 2018
3/5 No Score Yet The Poetess (2017) This competent and accessible documentary tells Hilal's inspiring story with a fresh interview alongside clips from Million's Poet and snippets of the global media coverage from the time.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted May 11, 2018
3/5 100% The Wild Boys (Les garçons sauvages) (2018) I was drawn into its hermetically sealed world of oddness - and Mandico pays attention to character to a degree that experimental film-makers often don't bother with.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted May 10, 2018
2/5 No Score Yet A Or B (2018) Despite some wildly implausible plot twists and a flashy high concept this Chinese thriller is a film to induce a gentle drooping of the eyelids.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted May 4, 2018
3/5 100% Scream for Me Sarajevo (2017) An interesting if minor footnote in the history of both the Bosnian war and heavy metal.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2018
3/5 90% Big Fish & Begonia (2018) While the movie's kaleidoscope of striking images and distinctive characters is spellbinding, it lacks psychological depth. And the question of what the hell is going on is never far from your mind.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2018
3/5 77% A Gentle Creature (2017) After two-and-a-half hours of punishing, brutal drama, you'll probably feel almost as battered as the poor heroine.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2018
3/5 100% Between Land and Sea (2016) The big draw here for fans is the phenomenal surfing footage, which captures the brutal beauty of the landscape and surfers gliding through waves so powerful they look as if they could snap a person in half.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2018
3/5 83% The Divine Order (Die göttliche Ordnung) (2017) [A] good-humoured comedy-drama ...‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2018
2/5 10% Monster Family (2018) The whole thing is exhausting, with too much slapstick, too few decent laughs and a care-y share-y message of family togetherness.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2018
3/5 100% Rey (2017) Rey is a weird and sometimes wonderful film, featuring moments of piercing, memorable strangeness ...‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jan 5, 2018
3/5 76% Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017) Mostly great fun, with Jack Black outrageously entertaining as a teenage girl. But we need to talk about Karen. As Ruby Roundhouse, Gillan is stuck in less clothes than one of Rihanna's backing dancers.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2017
3/5 82% Bingo: The King of the Mornings (Bingo - O rei das manhãs) (2017) If Martin Scorsese directed a film about a children's entertainer it might look something like Brazilian biopic 'Bingo'.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2017
4/5 97% Ethel & Ernest (2016) Butter a crumpet and snuggle down with this affectionate animation about illustrator Raymond Briggs's parents.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2017
2/5 45% The Dinner (2017) Not even a powerhouse cast can rescue this talky parable about how far parents will go to protect their kids.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2017
3/5 100% Dolores (2017) Using powerful archive material, the film chronicles Huerta's life and triumphs.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2017
3/5 94% Most Beautiful Island (2017) It's amazing what difference it makes when a female director is depicting disturbing scenes of women being tormented or victimised.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2017
1/5 No Score Yet #Starvecrow (2016) A naive and self-indulgent piece with very little going for it other than zeitgeist bragging rights.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Nov 23, 2017
4/5 98% Jane (2017) A portrait of the primatologist as a young woman.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Nov 23, 2017
3/5 No Score Yet A Caribbean Dream (2017) If you've had your fill of flitty-fluttery fairies, its forest sprites are a palate cleanser - constantly sloping off to carnival, which makes for more twerking than your average Shakespeare.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2017
3/5 No Score Yet Bill Viola: The Road to St Paul's (2017) He comes across here as a pleasant man, good-natured and modest for an art-world superstar, though with an unmistakable core of pure, blinkers-on drive.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2017
3/5 61% 6 Days (2017) Bell is terrific - a combination of cocky swagger and perfect focus ...‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2017
3/5 54% Conor McGregor: Notorious (2017) [Conor McGregor's] never less that watchable, but the film is disappointingly one-sided. ‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2017
3/5 89% Ferrari: Race to Immortality (2017) Director Daryl Goodrich has access to all the right people, and his footage is nicely chosen, but it's unlikely to convert non-petrolheads. ‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2017
2/5 35% Jigsaw (2017) A slick soulless horror flick just in time for Halloween, more trick than treat.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2017
3/5 No Score Yet Pickups (2017) Gillen's unpredictable, predator-like charisma and those hilarious who-do-you-think-you-are scenes make it a risk that pays off.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2017
3/5 100% I Remember You (Eg Man Big) (2017) It's entertaining enough, but certainly didn't have me reaching for a jumper.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2017
2/5 No Score Yet Access All Areas (2017) This Hollyoaks-ish caper is let down by false notes and suffers from monumental lapses in festival reality ...‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2017
3/5 83% Marshall (2017) [Boseman is] totally convincing as an energetic young man, blessed with fierce idealism and swaggering charisma.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2017
4/5 87% Boy (2012) It's a disarmingly lovely, big-hearted film, and hilarious in places.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2017
3/5 83% The Ballad Of Shirley Collins (2017) She is a brilliant documentary subject - plain-speaking, authentic, feisty and seemingly without ego.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2017
2/5 68% Bitch (2017) It's an interesting concept, but the characters are thin and nothing here feels insightful.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2017
3/5 100% Pecking Order (2017) [A] quirkily entertaining documentary about the world of competitive chicken breeding.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2017
4/5 92% The Road to Mandalay (2016) Compassionate and honestly told, it is a real empathy machine of a movie. And, of course, you can't watch it without thinking of the desperate plight of Burma's Rohingya Muslims.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2017