Deirdre Molumby

Deirdre Molumby
Tomatometer-approved critic
Biography:
Deirdre Molumby has been a movie reviewer and staff writer with the Irish entertainment outlet Entertainment.ie since July 2016. She is a contributor to the weekly movie review podcast The Filum Show and gives movie reviews on radio programmes Spin1038, Today FM, RTE 2FM and Sunshine 106.8, as well as TV programmes such as Ireland AM and Box Office. In the past, she has written for such outlets as Film Ireland and Scannain.

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
4.5/5 97% Rosie (2019) This is a valuable - nay, an indispensable - film about contemporary Ireland that demands to be seen by all. - entertainment.ie EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 15, 2019
100% Sarah Silverman: A Speck of Dust (2017) She divulges in her near-death experience, delivers some tough home truths, and lands genuine, big laughs. - entertainment.ie EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2019
3.5/5 74% Papi Chulo (2019) It is certainly unlike any other film you'll see this year but don't go into it expecting something uplifting. - entertainment.ie EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2019
91% Always Be My Maybe (2019) When Keanu Reeves comes in, Dear God. The comedy is just next level. - entertainment.ie EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2019
4.5/5 97% Booksmart (2019) It's got heart and it's f**king hilarious. Now how many comedies can you say that about? - entertainment.ie EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2019
2/5 59% The Secret Life of Pets 2 (2019) Kids and families will go see Secret Life of Pets 2 regardless of what reviews say, but there's genuinely no depth or endurance here. - entertainment.ie EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2019
82% Someone Great (2019) A beautiful tribute to the hilarity and healing power of female friendship. - entertainment.ie EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2019
4/5 90% Rocketman (2019) Even if it doesn't always quite hit the mark, and can get very cheesy, you come to admire its consistent, determined vision and boldness. - entertainment.ie EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2019
3/5 56% Aladdin (2019) You get the sense that either Guy Ritchie wasn't sure what he was doing or Disney execs insisted on the film being as bright and showy as possible to distract from its flaws. - entertainment.ie EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2019
3/5 14% The Hustle (2019) Fun for a movie night out with the girls. The costume design and lavishly decorated French locations are delicious while Anne Hathaway proves her comedic prowess yet again. - entertainment.ie EDIT
Read More | Posted May 13, 2019
67% Wine Country (2019) It's like watching your mom and her friends get drunk while you're sober. Good for them that they're letting loose and finding everything so funny. But you don't get it. - entertainment.ie EDIT
Read More | Posted May 13, 2019
26% The Silence (2019) Whether you're a horror fan who enjoys jump scares, gore, monsters, or a sharp social commentary, Netflix movie The Silence will satisfy none. - entertainment.ie EDIT
Read More | Posted May 13, 2019
4/5 91% The Kindergarten Teacher (2018) In arguably one of the best performances of her career, Gyllenhaal is the key to the emotional, increasingly disturbing nature of The Kindergarten Teacher. - entertainment.ie EDIT
Read More | Posted May 13, 2019
3/5 56% Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile (2019) If there's one positive thing to be said for Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile, it's the stellar performances from Zac Efron and Lily Collins. - entertainment.ie EDIT
Read More | Posted May 6, 2019
1.5/5 31% The Curse of La Llorona (2019) If you're looking for something scary (as you'd expect from, well, a horror), you won't find it here. - entertainment.ie EDIT
Read More | Posted May 6, 2019
3.5/5 51% Tolkien (2019) All in all, Tolkien makes for an enjoyable and interesting biopic which while not extraordinary, leaves you with a satisfying sense of comfort. - entertainment.ie EDIT
Read More | Posted May 6, 2019
5/5 99% Eighth Grade (2018) Now and again there comes a film that you relate to so readily that watching it is a deeply moving, wholesome experience. - entertainment.ie EDIT
Read More | Posted May 6, 2019
2.5/5 46% Little (2019) Marsai Martin's a natural comic and extremely charismatic; it's the script that lets her down. - entertainment.ie EDIT
Read More | Posted May 6, 2019
3.5/5 81% Mid90s (2018) The directorial debut of Jonah Hill isn't perfect, but it's solid and enjoyable. - entertainment.ie EDIT
Read More | Posted May 6, 2019
3/5 55% Five Feet Apart (2019) There are parts that are very Hallmark movie and schmaltzy. And yet you do end up being swept along with the emotions in it because the acting is so note-perfect. - entertainment.ie EDIT
Read More | Posted May 6, 2019
3/5 60% Greta (2019) Flawed as it is, Greta is generally entertaining and all too aware of how camp it is. - entertainment.ie EDIT
Read More | Posted May 6, 2019
3/5 91% How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019) This latest installment is particularly well-suited for families and younger audiences - children will get a greater sense of humour and wonder out of it than you will. - entertainment.ie EDIT
Read More | Posted May 6, 2019
2.5/5 44% What Men Want (2019) It's just not as funny, progressive or challenging as the concept - a gender swapped remake of the Mel Gibson starrer What Women Want - would have allowed it to be. - entertainment.ie EDIT
Read More | Posted May 6, 2019
3/5 89% The Kid Who Would Be King (2019) Kids are the target audience here - adults will likely become bored, particularly during Act 3. - entertainment.ie EDIT
Read More | Posted May 6, 2019
4/5 81% Instant Family (2018) Thanks to strong performances, an incisive script and smart direction, Instant Family is a sweet, touching and endearing movie. - entertainment.ie EDIT
Read More | Posted May 6, 2019
4/5 87% The Sisters Brothers (2018) Brilliantly acted, darkly funny, surprisingly touching. - entertainment.ie EDIT
Read More | Posted May 6, 2019
3.5/5 27% The Aftermath (2019) The classical Hollywood feel of The Aftermath is charming. - entertainment.ie EDIT
Read More | Posted May 6, 2019
2/5 61% Alita: Battle Angel (2019) One thinks of Ghost in the Shell, Robocop, Blade Runner or Ready Player One while watching it. Yet it fails to capture any of those films' sense of wonder. - entertainment.ie EDIT
Read More | Posted May 6, 2019
69% Isn't It Romantic (2019) Rebel Wilson is the funniest here she has been in years. - entertainment.ie EDIT
Read More | Posted May 6, 2019
3.5/5 37% Glass (2019) The term 'hot mess' readily applies to Glass, whereby as muddled and hard to pin down as it is, it's generally entertaining. - entertainment.ie EDIT
Read More | Posted May 6, 2019
5/5 90% A Star Is Born (2018) Heart-breaking but hopeful, this is the new definitive Hollywood story. - entertainment.ie EDIT
Read More | Posted May 6, 2019
3.5/5 98% Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018) As our lead and reject of the American dream, Melissa McCarthy is astounding. This is easily her best dramatic role to date. - entertainment.ie EDIT
Read More | Posted May 6, 2019
4/5 61% Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) It ends on a high note in every sense of the word, and by the end, you really don't want it to stop now. - entertainment.ie EDIT
Read More | Posted May 6, 2019
4/5 88% Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018) As far as sequels go, there is a lot to love, and its final word on the evolution of friendships will likely have older audiences crying even harder than the kids. - entertainment.ie EDIT
Read More | Posted May 6, 2019
3.5/5 79% Mary Poppins Returns (2018) From the opening number of 'Lovely London Sky', which is both lovely in nature and in name, Mary Poppins Returns basically ticks all the boxes for the needs of musical lovers. - entertainment.ie EDIT
Read More | Posted May 6, 2019
3.5/5 83% Deadpool 2 (2018) With an amusing soundtrack, good sense of fun and action, and zippy, zany comedic quality adapted from the first movie, audiences will leave the cinema exalted. - entertainment.ie EDIT
Read More | Posted May 6, 2019
88% Annihilation (2018) Through its ambience, which meticulously blends dread and wonder, Annihilation skillfully builds up to a super trippy, creepy, existentialist crescendo. - entertainment.ie EDIT
Read More | Posted May 6, 2019
5/5 86% Tully (2018) It's a movie that reminds us of the emotional and physical magnitude of what moms do. Rarely has motherhood been portrayed in such a courageous, unblinking way. - entertainment.ie EDIT
Read More | Posted May 6, 2019
3/5 69% Ocean's 8 (2018) Ocean's 8 can feel like it's trying a little too hard to be cool. For the most part though, it's fine. - entertainment.ie EDIT
Read More | Posted May 6, 2019
5/5 96% BlacKkKlansman (2018) Spike Lee infuses BlacKkKlansman with modernism and a pointed contemporary commentary that holds you long after its final documentary moments, and that epic panning shot. - entertainment.ie EDIT
Read More | Posted May 6, 2019
4/5 80% Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018) Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again is cheesy, predictable, completely lacking in any subtlety, and an absolute delight. - entertainment.ie EDIT
Read More | Posted May 6, 2019
4/5 91% Crazy Rich Asians (2018) It's fun, light-hearted, cute, and very funny. - entertainment.ie EDIT
Read More | Posted May 6, 2019
3.5/5 80% Unsane (2018) It makes for a good thriller, and even when it does verge into B-movie territory, it does so in a very self-aware way. - entertainment.ie EDIT
Read More | Posted May 6, 2019
3.5/5 46% Second Act (2018) There's something fun and sweet and innocent about it that you can't help but enjoy. - entertainment.ie EDIT
Read More | Posted May 6, 2019
2.5/5 37% Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018) It feels just like the second film in an over-extended film series. - entertainment.ie EDIT
Read More | Posted May 6, 2019
4.5/5 93% Sorry to Bother You (2018) Sorry to Bother You is unique, insane, and a riot from start to finish. - entertainment.ie EDIT
Read More | Posted May 6, 2019
3/5 42% A Wrinkle in Time (2018) You know those laser pointers that cats go nuts for? That's a bit what A Wrinkle in Time feels like. It's shiny, bright, harmless and facile. - entertainment.ie EDIT
Read More | Posted May 6, 2019
4/5 59% The Grinch (2018) The Grinch will leave you with a warm, fuzzy feeling that you just can't shake. - entertainment.ie EDIT
Read More | Posted May 6, 2019
3/5 51% Equalizer 2 (2018) One can't help but feel that The Equaliser 2 could have exploited the taxi driver set-up in a more intense manner akin to Collateral. - entertainment.ie EDIT
Read More | Posted May 4, 2019
4/5 93% Thor: Ragnarok (2017) Thor: Ragnarok works because it's something you haven't seen before, and that is down to one person - director Taika Waititi. - entertainment.ie EDIT
Read More | Posted May 4, 2019