Deborah Cornelious

Deborah Cornelious
Deborah Cornelious's reviews do not count toward the Tomatometer. This is not a Tomatometer-approved critic, and this critic's reviews are not published on a Tomatometer-approved publication.
Publications: The Hindu

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
78% Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) (2020) The film entirely relies on flash, style and suave action, but Margot Robbie's mesmerizing act as Harley Quinn makes this an entertaining watch... - The Hindu EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2020
85% Once Upon a Time In Hollywood (2019) Quentin Tarantino's nostalgic cinema trip might be long-winded but comes together in a heady climax. - The Hindu EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2019
No Score Yet Jabariya Jodi (2019) Painfully preachy, without an ounce of unpredictability. - The Hindu EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2019
65% Annabelle Comes Home (2019) Unfortunately, this is a major miss in The Conjuring universe. But in typical Hollywood fashion, this won't slow the franchise down: there are already two more films to look forward to. - The Hindu EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2019
57% Aladdin (2019) Since Disney is determined to continue on the live-action remake warpath, we can only hope they'll do a better job with the upcoming The Lion King. - The Hindu EDIT
Read More | Posted May 31, 2019
69% Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019) Despite its weak story, Pokémon Detective Pikachu entertains with great visuals and a hilarious protagonist. - The Hindu EDIT
Read More | Posted May 10, 2019
94% Avengers: Endgame (2019) The series may be over but the Avengers' magic will live on. - The Hindu EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2019
29% The Curse of La Llorona (2019) ...tragically predictable and boring. - The Hindu EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 22, 2019
90% Shazam! (2019) It paves the way for a future franchise that will be just as enjoyable, if not more, as the rest of the DC offering. Just fix the CGI first, please. - The Hindu EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2019
47% Dumbo (2019) Where Dumbo unravels at the seams is its very poorly constructed narrative. - The Hindu EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2019
44% The Girl on the Train (2016) With its striking cinematography and apt soundtrack, the film manages to transport the cold from New York on-screen into your bones. - The Hindu EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2019
37% Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016) Never Go Back falls short of being a cohesive effort: the action is never exciting enough, the characters are not three-dimensional and even the forced drama doesn't elicit any empathy from the audience. - The Hindu EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2019
89% Doctor Strange (2016) Doctor Strange is a subverted superhero film with plenty to look and laugh at. - The Hindu EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2019
74% Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016) Its shortcomings notwithstanding, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is thoroughly enigmatic and essential to be experienced on the big screen. - The Hindu EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2019
3/5 96% Moana (2016) In Moana, a formula continues - of striving to be gender neutral - but it's one that successfully entertains and delights. - The Hindu EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2019
1/5 18% Assassin's Creed (2016) The premise of the film is pretty much the same as the game. Its execution however, lacks the finesse, intrigue and excitement the series is renowned for. - The Hindu EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2019
60% Allied (2016) In the end, Allied is a huge waste of anyone's time. - The Hindu EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2019
4/5 91% La La Land (2016) Go watch La La Land because as clichéd as it sounds, there's something in it for everyone. - The Hindu EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2019
3/5 37% Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (2017) The only requisite for The Final Chapter is to sit back and watch the gore and action unfold accompanied by equally aggressive music. - The Hindu EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2019
36% The Great Wall (2017) In the end, The Great Wall takes itself too seriously, forgetting that its monsters are bad CGI-rendered frogs. - The Hindu EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2019
16% The Space Between Us (2017) An attempt at capturing the thrill of young love has gone yawningly awry. - The Hindu EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2019
19% The Bye Bye Man (2017) How a film as ridiculous as The Bye Bye Man saw the light of day is beyond this writer. - The Hindu EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2019
89% John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017) John Wick Chapter 2 is as entertaining as its previous instalment, albeit with more dead bodies and if it was possible, bloodier massacres. - The Hindu EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2019
98% Moonlight (2016) Moonlight is a visually stunning film made with restrained finesse and hidden themes you'll find only if you look hard enough. If you don't catch it, you'll regret missing out on one of the best films of the year. - The Hindu EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2019
80% Patriots Day (2017) ...you'll end up leaving Patriot's Day feeling buoyant after seeing how the city of Boston reacted to the bombings. - The Hindu EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2019
87% Jackie (2016) The haunting statement encapsulates the former First Lady's struggle with isolation and bereavement. - The Hindu EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2019
71% Beauty and the Beast (2017) Even if you haven't seen the animated original, the 2017 remake will leave you reminiscing about childhood. That nostalgia and buoyant feeling is alone worth watching Beauty and the Beast. - The Hindu EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2019
75% Kong: Skull Island (2017) Kong Skull Island is a visual treat for the most part. - The Hindu EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2019
63% The Zookeeper's Wife (2017) With its 126-minute run time, The Zookeeper's Wife is long, sometimes unnecessarily so. A Holocaust film can be more than a tear-jerker, but this one doesn't even try to do anything else. - The Hindu EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2019
48% Going in Style (2017) A slick bank heist film with a fun star cast [that] fails miserably all the way. - The Hindu EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2019
81% Colossal (2017) The multi-genre film is more than all its weird parts. - The Hindu EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2019
35% A Dog's Purpose (2017) Indeed, we will tear up when Bailey dies (again and again), we will squeal at his return as a puppy, we will also scowl and hate humans when they deserve it. But we will not be tricked into liking a film simply because of these additions. - The Hindu EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2019
67% Life (2017) Life is entirely buoyed by its ability to instil fear in an audience, something it does exceedingly well. - The Hindu EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2019
16% The Mummy (2017) The Mummy is your usual action(less) caper where everything, including the antagonist, revolves around the male lead. And it has a plot that is as loose as the sands of the desert where the film was shot. - The Hindu EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2019
93% Wonder Woman (2017) ...a wholesome good-versus-evil film that's surely bound for success. - The Hindu EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2019
66% Alien: Covenant (2017) With Covenant we have yet another strong female lead keeping with the series' legacy. - The Hindu EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2019
70% Cars 3 (2017) For what it's worth, parents accompanying their kids won't be bored. It's an adequate family friendly film bound to resonate with its audience. - The Hindu EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2019
98% The Big Sick (2017) It's a staid premise no doubt: boy meets girl but something obviously stands in the way of their true love. But the film's genuinely funny humour moors its journey, transporting it through familiar terrain. - The Hindu EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2019
94% War for the Planet of the Apes (2017) The film successfully delivers nuanced ape characters, without ever feeling artificial. - The Hindu EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2019
92% Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) Homecoming takes its own sweet time for the fun to kick in. Don't be discouraged though, for when the film arrives, it packs as many punches as you'd expect it to. - The Hindu EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2019
93% Dunkirk (2017) An aural, and most importantly, an incredibly heartfelt masterpiece. - The Hindu EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2019
75% Berlin Syndrome (2017) Shortland's film is anti-climactic, burning at a painfully slow pace and never fully coming to a boil. - The Hindu EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2019
47% Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017) The grand space adventure is tediously long and cannot engage with its viewers. - The Hindu EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2019
79% Atomic Blonde (2017) To her credit, throughout the entire labyrinthine affair, Theron is suave, slick and smooth, punching her way into our hearts. - The Hindu EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2019
16% The Dark Tower (2017) This is neither an effective adaptation nor a sequel. - The Hindu EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2019
43% The Hitman's Bodyguard (2017) Reynolds and Jackson may be the lure of The Hitman's Bodyguard but everything else about it will be a deterrent. - The Hindu EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2019
71% Annabelle: Creation (2017) In The Conjuring universe, Annabelle: Creation is the weakest link riding on the success of its previous films. It certainly answers the demon doll's origin story, but it does so with unnecessary froth. - The Hindu EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2019
92% Logan Lucky (2017) Logan Lucky is not a film that keeps you on the edge of your seat. Rather, watch it reclined and relaxed, it's a heist film with a heart. - The Hindu EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2019
87% Blade Runner 2049 (2017) It's unlikely that Blade Runner 2049 will reach the cult status Scott's original film developed, though Villeneuve's effort is a labour of love that certainly deserves its due. - The Hindu EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2019
86% American Made (2017) American Made might not give you an in-depth portrayal of Seal's life, but Cruise's performance certainly ignites curiosity about what went down during that time. - The Hindu EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2019