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Clarence Tsui

Clarence Tsui

Agrees with the Tomatometer 70% of the time.

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
No Score Yet Call of Heroes "Sergio Leone's specter looms large over Call of Heroes, a film oozing nihilist violence on par with the bloodiest scenes in any of those spaghetti Westerns that have long informed Hong Kong's wuxia cinema. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Aug 17, 2016
No Score Yet The Dork, the Girl and the Douchebag (Kuzu to busu to gesu) "The film's stylized violence and misanthropy is certainly an acquired taste of sorts, but it's nevertheless an audacious effort that punches very much above its indie weight. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jul 27, 2016
100% Golden Kingdom (2016) "Golden Kingdom's theological backbone is fleshed out by a warm and endearing portrayal of its characters' childhood innocence. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jun 13, 2016
No Score Yet Ms J Contemplates Her Choice "While not exactly a full-fledged success, Ms J signals a promising, cinematic storyteller in the wings, perhaps pondering over his next move. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted May 25, 2016
50% Bombay Velvet (2015) "Too melodramatic to be a j'accuse about the dodgy origins of modern-day Indian prosperity, too explicitly preachy to be a gangster-and-moll romance and too stylistically incoherent to be a piece of guilty-pleasure entertainment. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Apr 19, 2016
No Score Yet The Bodyguard "Hong Kong action-comedy auteur Sammo Hung has instead relinquished the controls of his first directorial effort in nearly two decades to a screenplay drenched with cliched mobsters, maudlin melodrama and a plot with red herrings aplenty. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Apr 8, 2016
No Score Yet The Roots Remain "The Roots Remain is a mesmerizing documentary boasting immense intellectual depth and emotional heft. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Feb 29, 2016
No Score Yet Trap (Taklub) "Just as it doesn't offer a finale promising government-backed salvation for all... Taklub provides no soothing closure for any of its characters. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Feb 23, 2016
81% Love at First Fight (2015) "Love at First Fight is overflowing with relentlessly acerbic humor that shapes the way the film's two young protagonists contend with not just each other, but also with the uncertainties of the world they're emerging into as adults. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Dec 31, 2015
100% Mula sa kung ano ang noon (From What Is Before) "While not exactly a full-fledged magnum opus, From What Is Before hints at a new direction combining an unhurried visual pace and a more dramatic, forceful approach in tackling history and politics. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Dec 7, 2015
71% Heneral Luna (2015) "Heneral Luna is a sturdy, stirring if perhaps sometimes simplistic historical epic about bravery and treachery in a country at war. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Oct 27, 2015
No Score Yet A Tale of Three Cities (San cheng ji) "More affected than affecting, A Tale of Three Cities offers neither the best nor the worst of times; instead, it's a surprisingly middling if mildly entertaining affair conjured out of one extraordinary real story. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Oct 23, 2015
52% Tokyo Tribe (2015) "The novelty factor fades midway through, and not even the bizarre sight of a (computer-generated) tank rolling down the streets and bombing buildings could really sustain or amplify the flagging energy of it all. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Oct 16, 2015
100% How to Win at Checkers (Every Time) "How To Win At Checkers (Every Time) signals the arrival of a talented and observant artist making killer moves in coaxing the best out of his material and his actors. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Oct 9, 2015
88% Office (Hua li shang ban zu) (2015) "Office is undermined by a simplistic screenplay lacking the nuances and frisson one expects of a cutting-edge satire of a capitalist world propelled by graft and greed. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Sep 16, 2015
35% Dragon Blade (Tian jiang xiong shi) (2015) "[Chan's] acrobatic action sequences remain eye-catching as ever " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Sep 1, 2015
90% Dohee-ya (A Girl at My Door) "While Jung's efforts to avoid sensationalism and employ multiple threads are very admirable, the result is a mild-mannered piece short of a sufficiently substantial exposition of its plethora of characters and the problem they face. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Aug 25, 2015
80% Qissa: The Ghost Is A Lonely Traveller "Early promise of a poised and substantial piece gets undermined by a final, inexplicable leap into the paranormal -- an odd denouement for a narrative centered on the very real and corporeal issue of gender-based violence. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted May 18, 2015
50% Mahi va gorbeh (Fish & Cat) "Mokri's eye for dashing aesthetics also renders his film bloated and drifting off-tangent. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Feb 7, 2015
60% Futatsume no mado (Still the Water) "Enigmatic, exotic, erotic: three adjectives commonly bandied about in discussion about Naomi Kawase's films. Not for her latest outing, though. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jan 9, 2015
11% Taken 3 (2015) "Besson's team has signed off the trilogy with a whimper rather than the kind of unfettered bang delivered by the first two films. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Dec 31, 2014
91% The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness (2014) "A riveting, revealing and reinvigorating piece about cinema as an ego-driven art and a collective endeavor. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Nov 24, 2014
18% Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014) "The bloat of this latest entry -- at 165 minutes, the longest of the lot -- suggests that Michael Bay and his team are struggling to rejuvenate the whole premise. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jun 23, 2014
95% Snowpiercer (2014) "Snowpiercer is still an intellectually and artistically superior vehicle to many of the end-of-days futuristic action thrillers out there. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jun 13, 2014
71% Man of Tai Chi (2013) "An adequate and ambitious effort from a first-time director who could have enhanced his on-screen philosophical arguments with a bit more depth and done with a touch less of the admittedly riveting man-to-man melee. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Sep 14, 2013
78% Moebius (2014) "What undermines Moebius is how Kim has let high concepts and philosophical subtexts run amok without anchoring them to a substantial narrative. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Sep 8, 2013
78% The Grandmaster (2013) "A scintillating mix of explosive action choreography and suppressed emotions, but it could have used more work on consistency in tone and character development. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Aug 19, 2013
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