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Colin Newton
Colin Newton's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Courier Mail (Australia), Sunday Mail (Australia)

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review

Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (2010)

"Overstays its welcome at 133 minutes. All four lead actors play their parts admirably, but the story lacks the zing of the original." Sunday Mail (Australia)
Posted Sep 21, 2010

Going the Distance (2010)

"I'm surprised Barrymore and Long signed up for this gig. Perhaps the chance to work opposite each other was too irresistible. Either that, or the million-dollar pay cheques." Sunday Mail (Australia)
Posted Aug 30, 2010

Salt (2010)

"Salt is rather like a Tom Cruise film -- think Mission: Impossible or Minority Report." Sunday Mail (Australia)
Posted Aug 16, 2010

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010)

"Writer-director Edgar Wright has created a pop art feel to his latest work and it is sure to polarise viewers. I liked the effect. I loved the film." Sunday Mail (Australia)
Posted Aug 16, 2010

Animal Kingdom (2010)

"The characters are compelling, the actors perfectly cast. The screenplay is fairly slow but it never loses your attention." Sunday Mail (Australia)
Posted Jun 2, 2010

StreetDance 3D (2013)

"It's just what you'd expect from this kind of film. And, if you're impressionable like me, you'll walk out of the cinema with a spring in your step and groove to your gait." Sunday Mail (Australia)
Posted May 25, 2010

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (2010)

"If you enjoyed Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, another video game made into a blockbuster, then you'll probably enjoy this epic action-adventure. Similar kind of shtick." Sunday Mail (Australia)
Posted May 25, 2010

Iron Man 2 (2010)

"At times it is hard to decipher what's what and who's who, and the storyline does venture into boring town, but the explosive action and comic relief make it watchable." Sunday Mail (Australia)
Posted May 6, 2010

Kick-Ass (2010)

"Based on the comic of the same name, Kick Ass combines elements of superhero films, dark comedies and strong action flicks, and it does them extremely well." Sunday Mail (Australia)
Posted Apr 14, 2010
3/5 52%

The Men Who Stare at Goats (2009)

"The film meanders in a nonsensical way and never reaches a satisfactory conclusion. It's got a Coen Brothers edge to it and will leave many viewers scratching their heads." Courier Mail (Australia)
Posted Mar 2, 2010
3/5 52%

Alice in Wonderland (2010)

"Wasikowska is a standout in the title role. And, as to be expected, Depp thrives as the Mad Hatter." Sunday Mail (Australia)
Posted Mar 2, 2010
2.5/5 85%

A Single Man (2009)

"Firth is the standout. While it's no surprise his performance has earned him a Best Actor Oscar nod, the film itself is not nearly as powerful as it should have been." Courier Mail (Australia)
Posted Feb 23, 2010
3.5/5 66%

The Blind Side (2009)

"The film is also up for an Oscar but will surely fall into the "it's an honour just to be nominated" category. Still, it's an enjoyable film and arguably Bullock's best." Courier Mail (Australia)
Posted Feb 23, 2010
4/5 91%

Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire (2009)

"I felt ill at ease every time Precious arrived home and I can only imagine how those unfortunate souls really living this life must feel. It's heartbreaking stuff." Sunday Mail (Australia)
Posted Feb 1, 2010
4/5 76%

Invictus (2009)

"Quirks of accents aside, Invictus is an uplifting film. Its African-inspired soundtrack is spot on, too. So, go ahead -- it'll make your day." Sunday Mail (Australia)
Posted Jan 17, 2010
4/5 57%

Bran Nue Dae (2010)

"Bran Nue Dae, much like the Bible, wraps up with a good many revelations, and offers the viewer a fun, upbeat and feel-good movie-going experience. Hallelujah!" Sunday Mail (Australia)
Posted Jan 13, 2010
2.5/5 81%

Broken Embraces (2009)

"Broken Embraces is Almodovar on autopilot." Sunday Mail (Australia)
Posted Dec 14, 2009
3/5 57%

9 (2009)

"Visually impressive, symbolic and mostly entertaining." Sunday Mail (Australia)
Posted Dec 7, 2009
3.5/5 39%

2012 (2009)

"This movie is a disaster. At least it would be if it didn't fall into the "so bad it's good" category." Sunday Mail (Australia)
Posted Nov 8, 2009
3/5 75%

Capitalism: A Love Story (2009)

"As usual, Moore is a man who wants answers, which makes for a good documentary. It is a fascinating, albeit terribly lopsided, insight." Sunday Mail (Australia)
Posted Nov 5, 2009
3/5 64%

The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (2009)

"The script could have done with a little more work and the story loses its way more than once, but the weird and wonderful world Gilliam and Ledger have created is worth a peek." Sunday Mail (Australia)
Posted Oct 25, 2009
3.5/5 81%

Okuribito (Departures) (2009)

"Departures is a great film and, yes, you're going to need your reading glasses -- this one is subtitled." Sunday Mail (Australia)
Posted Oct 11, 2009
2.5/5 80%

Van Diemen's Land (2009)

"The film is at times tasteless and unpalatable but the screenplay, based on four confessions Pearce gave after his capture, has a certain level of interest to it." Courier Mail (Australia)
Posted Sep 22, 2009
3/5 56%

The Soloist (2009)

"Robert Downey Jr. and Jamie Foxx are highly convincing. Problem is, the film lets them down. It is not as powerful or moving as it could -- and should -- have been." Courier Mail (Australia)
Posted Aug 30, 2009
3/5 51%

The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 (2009)

"Ultimately, this is not a great train-robbery film -- but hey, in the whole scheme of things, it's not a bad one, either." Courier Mail (Australia)
Posted Aug 23, 2009
2.5/5 64%

Adam (2009)

"Adam, which premiered at this year's Sundance Film Festival, holds your attention, but the film is slow-going at times and lacks a knockout punch." Courier Mail (Australia)
Posted Aug 19, 2009
3/5 85%

Tyson (2009)

"This doco goes a little way to portraying Tyson as more human than animal. Iron Mike even sheds a few tears." Courier Mail (Australia)
Posted Aug 2, 2009
2.5/5 63%

London mon amour (Mes amis, mes amours) (2008)

"While My Friends, My Loves is not a masterpiece, it sticks to the romantic comedy genre with a French twist." Courier Mail (Australia)
Posted Jul 14, 2009
3/5 68%

Bruno (2009)

"You should know by now whether Bruno is your kind of movie. I had high hopes, but confess to leaving the cinema somewhat disappointed." Courier Mail (Australia)
Posted Jul 6, 2009
3.5/5 45%

Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (Ice Age 3) (2009)

"The 3D effects are not over-done, nor do they detract from the film. They are actually quite enjoyable." Courier Mail (Australia)
Posted Jun 28, 2009
4/5 19%

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009)

"It would be great to say there is "more than meets the eye", but that is not the case. It's just a near-perfect replica of the first film." Courier Mail (Australia)
Posted Jun 24, 2009
2.5/5 72%

Sunshine Cleaning (2009)

"Although the film isn't brilliant, the script has its moments and includes some memorable dialogue: "How'd she die?" "It was a do-it-yourself kinda thing."" Courier Mail (Australia)
Posted Jun 10, 2009
3.5/5 84%

I Love You, Man (2009)

"It's great for men, excellent for women and perfect for a metrosexual man-date." Courier Mail (Australia)
Posted Jun 1, 2009
3/5 65%

Is Anybody There? (2009)

"Caine and Milner go together like peas in a pod. Or, better yet, like bangers and mash. They're an odd couple, but they face life as one and it's a rewarding journey." Courier Mail (Australia)
Posted Jun 1, 2009
3/5 96%

WALL-E (2008)

"It's a credit to the animators that they were able to create believable emotions in these beeping hunks of computer-generated metal." Sunday Mail (Australia)
Posted Sep 17, 2008
2.5/5 39%

Speed Racer (2008)

"No doubt the Wachowski brothers were aiming for a surreal atmosphere, and they hit their mark, but it too often felt less an edge-of-your-seat movie experience and more a pretty cool new computer game." Sunday Mail (Australia)
Posted Jun 12, 2008
4/5 77%

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008)

"The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull lives up to its hype and offers plenty of classic Indy moments." Sunday Mail (Australia)
Posted Jun 7, 2008
3.5/5 67%

The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (2008)

"Prince Caspian is rife with Christian metaphors and mythology. Well, they're there if you choose to see them." Sunday Mail (Australia)
Posted Jun 7, 2008
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