Daniel Rutledge

Daniel Rutledge
Daniel Rutledge's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Flicks.co.nz
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movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year Review
2/5 26% Polar (2019) Polar is an ultraviolent action flick with graphic torture, plenty of nudity and even a fair amount of hard drug use thrown in for good measure. But it's not nearly as fun as all that sounds. - Flicks.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2019
2/5 77% Anna and the Apocalypse (2018) The whole movie would be a hell of a lot more enjoyable if more of the gags landed. - Flicks.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2018
5/5 98% Free Solo (2018) This is a documentary blessed with a giddy combination of nigh perfect elements. - Flicks.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2018
3/5 81% Fahrenheit 11/9 (2018) This is not the definitive account of the Trump era some may have hoped for, but it's nonetheless a powerful and moving film I recommend, despite its problems. - Flicks.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2018
4/5 89% You Were Never Really Here (2018) There's so much going for this film, it has such extraordinary craft on display. - Flicks.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2018
4/5 81% Overlord (2018) Overlord looks like it should be a derivative, direct-to-DVD stinker, but it pleasantly over-delivers as a charming B-grade triumph. - Flicks.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2018
3/5 63% Outlaw King (2018) It's pretty sweet for popcorn fodder. - Flicks.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2018
4/5 88% The Night Comes For Us (2018) An insane splatter action movie that's so over-the-top, it makes 2008's ultraviolent Rambo seem restrained. - Flicks.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2018
4/5 78% Apostle (2018) Evans avoids jump-scares in favour of sequences that are pure, full-bore dread, peppered throughout an increasingly unsettling slow-burn. - Flicks.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2018
2/5 29% Venom (2018) It only succeeds in being a supremely average film that mostly frustrates and baffles rather than thrills. - Flicks.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2018
2/5 22% The Happytime Murders (2018) You should definitely seek out Meet the Feebles or Team America: World Police instead. - Flicks.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2018
3/5 46% Skyscraper (2018) It's watered down in that way most modern blockbusters are, but it's still crazy enough to be nicely entertaining. - Flicks.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2018
4/5 87% Upgrade (2018) Delivers a hell of a lot of thrills as an R-rated romp that's refreshingly standalone, not trying to set up any sequels. - Flicks.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted May 30, 2018
1/5 24% The Week Of (2018) It's mostly just mind-numbingly dull, with the annoyingly unfunny comedy bits at least breaking the monotony. - Flicks.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 29, 2018
3/5 51% Rampage (2018) Rampage is just fine. - Flicks.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2018
3/5 83% Blockers (2018) For all Blockers gets wrong, it gets quite a lot right, too. - Flicks.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2018
2/5 17% The Outsider (2018) It's something we've seen done better, countless times before. - Flicks.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2018
4/5 17% Death Wish (2018) Morally indefensible, yet I can't deny how much I enjoyed it - Flicks.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2018
3/5 88% Better Watch Out (2017) This is an appropriately mean-spirited, reasonably original, horror movie that's lacking one major thing: gore. - Flicks.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2017
5/5 83% Detroit (2017) If you want to have a nice time out at the movies, this is not a good idea; but if you believe in the adage that not knowing about history's mistakes dooms us to repeating them, this is an absolute must-see. - Flicks.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2017
2/5 30% A Bad Moms Christmas (2017) Despite what the trailers and marketing suggest, there's very little boozing, dirty dancing or men stripping in this movie. - Flicks.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2017
4/5 92% Thor: Ragnarok (2017) This movie is just so much fun, it's a hilarious superhero romp and nigh impossible to watch without a grin on your face. - Flicks.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2017
4/5 69% mother! (2017) The sort of wildly original beast I wish we had in cinemas more often. - Flicks.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2017
3/5 41% The Hitman's Bodyguard (2017) Nobody is going to see a movie like this for an original plot and, to be honest, I wish there was more of this sort of thing being made. - Flicks.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2017
5/5 100% Terminator 2: Judgment Day 3D (2017) Rest assured, this is nothing like George Lucas digitally vomiting over his original trilogy; the changes are all excellent. - Flicks.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2017
1/5 15% Transformers: The Last Knight (2017) This is not the worst Transformers film. - Flicks.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2017
2/5 29% Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017) Occasionally mildly entertaining, but mostly a dreary chore. - Flicks.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted May 25, 2017
4/5 73% Headshot (2017) When Headshot is at its best, they couple stunning choreography and special effects with some highly impressive camerawork to brilliant effect... - Flicks.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2017
3/5 36% The Great Wall (2017) Visually, this fantasy film is both gorgeous and ugly. - Flicks.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2017
3/5 86% Hacksaw Ridge (2016) It ends up with a fairly confused message something like... pacifism is awesome, but violence is also awesome, but God is the most awesome. - Flicks.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2016
3/5 60% War Dogs (2016) Frustratingly teases a greatness it never quite achieves. - Flicks.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2016
1/5 36% Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates (2016) There's two types of humour; scripted scene-long set-ups, and the cast's adlib lines. Both suck with a truly punishing consistency. - Flicks.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2016
3/5 70% Central Intelligence (2016) The best thing about Central Intelligence is definitely the chemistry of its two leads. - Flicks.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2016
5/5 94% Our Little Sister (Umimachi Diary) (2016) A moving and achingly beautiful feast for the soul. - Flicks.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 2, 2016
4/5 83% Sweet Bean (An) (2016) Kawase employs a highly elegant style that is somehow both very documentary-like and very poetic. - Flicks.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2016
4/5 11% Dirty Grandpa (2016) Somehow, Dirty Grandpa is not just another crappy comedy. It's kind of a great comedy. - Flicks.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2016