Dominic Corry Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

Dominic Corry

Dominic Corry
Dominic Corry's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): New Zealand Herald, Flicks.co.nz

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2/5 48% The Meg (2018) The Meg can't decide if it wants to be silly or serious, and never really succeeds as either. Self-awareness is all well and good in a giant shark movie, but not when it undercuts the tension.‐ New Zealand Herald
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2018
3.5/5 45% The Spy Who Dumped Me (2018) Perhaps a touch too long, this film nevertheless proves its worth with a surfeit of charm and a highly appealing cast.‐ New Zealand Herald
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2018
4/5 73% Ready Player One (2018) Not a lot of attention is paid to the troubling implications of living your life in a make-believe space, but the adventure moves fast enough to prevent the viewer from worrying too much about it.‐ New Zealand Herald
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2018
2.5/5 26% Overboard (2018) Overboard got me to invest in its central pairing, and benefits from a Latin flavour that goes beyond Derbez, but the overall experience is ultimately pretty forgettable.‐ New Zealand Herald
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2018
4/5 88% Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018) Unquestionably the most light-hearted franchise from the House of Marvel, that quality is in full swing in this consistently laugh-out-loud funny sci-fi adventure.‐ New Zealand Herald
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2018
5/5 93% Incredibles 2 (2018) This is the most bountiful visual feast seen yet in a year full of bountiful big-screen feasts. But once again, it's the character interaction that really makes this work. All superhero movies should be this thoughtful.‐ New Zealand Herald
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2018
3.5/5 51% Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) It's an entertaining romp with plenty of interesting ideas, but little in the way of genuine tension.‐ New Zealand Herald
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2018
2.5/5 64% Manhunt (2017) The Hitchcockian set-up quickly gives way to a series of set-pieces that evoke the spirit of Woo - balletic gun play, motorbike action and of course fluttering doves - without delivering the stirring emotions that are supposed to come with them.‐ New Zealand Herald
Read More | Posted May 31, 2018
3/5 84% Cargo (2018) It can't entirely shake the familiarity of what is being explored, but there's more than enough storytelling ingenuity on display to warrant your attention.‐ New Zealand Herald
Read More | Posted May 24, 2018
4/5 71% Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) There's no denying that Solo: A Star Wars Story is, for the most part, an absolute blast.‐ New Zealand Herald
Read More | Posted May 23, 2018
3/5 83% Avengers: Infinity War (2018) A culmination without being a finale, Avengers: Infinity War is an impressive achievement in blockbuster movie-making. But there's no denying that, expectation-wise, the MCU is starting to look a little bit like a victim of its own success.‐ New Zealand Herald
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2018
3/5 49% Tomb Raider (2018) There are worse ways to spend two hours.‐ New Zealand Herald
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2018
3/5 32% Pitch Perfect 3 (2017) For all its frivolity, fans should be more than satisfied with this final run around the track. ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2018
3/5 56% The Greatest Showman (2017) There is fun to be had here. As long as you do your best not to think about it too hard.‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2018
4/5 85% Wonder (2017) Any cynicism about Wonder's intentions is easily squashed by its emotionally forthright execution. You're guaranteed to leave the theatre with a strong belief in the power of kindness.‐ New Zealand Herald
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2017
2.5/5 19% Daddy's Home 2 (2017) This all plays out like it was designed for 9-year-olds, who'll likely eat it up.‐ New Zealand Herald
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2017
2.5/5 40% Justice League (2017) Ultimately, what in theory could've been the superhero epic to end all superhero epics ends up having all the impact of an average episode of a live-action Justice League TV show.‐ New Zealand Herald
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2017
4/5 80% The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017) Highly recommended but be advised: from the opening shot, this is a extremely distressing watch.‐ New Zealand Herald
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2017
4/5 85% Ingrid Goes West (2017) The subject matter becomes a vehicle for salient observations about social ambition, the version of ourselves we choose to present to others, and the nature of friendship.‐ New Zealand Herald
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2017
2.5/5 35% Jigsaw (2017) A missed opportunity for sure.‐ New Zealand Herald
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2017
4/5 81% Brigsby Bear (2017) This is a heartfelt and colourful antidote to popcorn-cinema fatigue.‐ New Zealand Herald
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2017
3.5/5 33% Home Again (2017) Undemanding yet not unrewarding, Home Again is an entertaining diversion that is clear about its intentions and easily fulfils them.‐ New Zealand Herald
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2017
5/5 100% Waru (2017) Although perhaps a tough-sell on paper, Waru stands a sturdy testament to the way film can generate resonant art from difficult subject matter. All New Zealanders should see it.‐ New Zealand Herald
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2017
4/5 91% Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) Star Wars fans old and new are guaranteed to have an absolute blast.‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2017
4/5 91% A Ghost Story (2017) A beautiful film with a cosmic power that creeps up on you, A Ghost Story is one of the most interesting American films of the year.‐ New Zealand Herald
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2017
4/5 85% Battle of the Sexes (2017) A breezy, funny film about serious subject matter, Battle of the Sexes benefits from some winning lead performances and the admirably light touch...‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2017
1/5 8% The Emoji Movie (2017) Although this is clearly attempting to emulate The Lego Movie with its knowing tone, it's remains a nakedly hollow exercise all throughout. Less fun than a break-up text.‐ New Zealand Herald
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2017
3/5 85% It (2017) Even if this new It's ambitions to be Stand By Me with horror aren't ever quite properly fulfilled, it stands as a valiant pursuit of that ideal.‐ New Zealand Herald
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2017
3/5 80% An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power (2017) It's not the most dazzling documentary, but the urgency of the issue is well-illustrated, and the power is placed firmly in the hands of the audience by the end.‐ New Zealand Herald
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2017
2.5/5 16% The Dark Tower (2017) There's a surfeit of Stephen King references that are fun to identify, and more than one impactful set-piece, but it's clear that the mythic qualities of this story have been lost in the journey to the big screen.‐ New Zealand Herald
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2017
2/5 49% Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017) I would usually be more than ready to endorse a film that presented little more than a surfeit of eye-popping visuals, but liking a movie shouldn't require this much effort.‐ New Zealand Herald
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2017
3.5/5 77% Atomic Blonde (2017) It may be little too concerned with dishing out twist after predictable twist, plot-wise, but that ultimately doesn't really matter when a film looks and feels this cool.‐ New Zealand Herald
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2017
5/5 92% Dunkirk (2017) Christopher Nolan affirms his status as contemporary cinema's boldest blockbuster director with this intensely immersive and relentlessly stirring chronicle of the famous World War II evacuation.‐ New Zealand Herald
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2017
2/5 15% The Mummy (2017) Diverting by only the lowest of standards, this film is saved from one-star indignity by mere virtue of its production value. But make no mistake -- this is a bad movie.‐ New Zealand Herald
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2017
4/5 92% Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) A thoughtful, nimble argument for a more character-focused superhero movie, Spider-Man: Homecoming demonstrates what can be gained when the fate of the planet isn't at stake.‐ New Zealand Herald
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2017
3/5 59% Despicable Me 3 (2017) The proceedings are also buoyed by such franchise mainstays as the endearing sweetness of Gru's relationship with his three adopted daughters and the mildly European aesthetic that helps distinguish these films from their peers.‐ New Zealand Herald
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2017
2/5 16% Transformers: The Last Knight (2017) Although diverting in the moment, the spatial geography of the epic action is poorly sustained, which undercuts the tension, and once again makes you wonder how something so big can feel so small.‐ New Zealand Herald
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2017
4/5 92% Wonder Woman (2017) Wonder Woman is a great movie by any measure, but it's at its best when it embraces and embodies the universe-defying potential inside the heart of every little girl.‐ New Zealand Herald
Read More | Posted Jun 2, 2017
4/5 89% John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017) Although perhaps not for all audiences, John Wick: Chapter 2 is everything an action fan could wish for.‐ New Zealand Herald
Read More | Posted May 18, 2017
3/5 30% King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017) If nothing else, this is a heck of a lot more entertaining than the staid 2004 King Arthur film starring Clive Owen.‐ New Zealand Herald
Read More | Posted May 18, 2017
2/5 36% Snatched (2017) At it's best is more reminiscent of forgotten '80s comedies like Club Paradise (1986) or Hot Pursuit (1987).‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted May 18, 2017
4/5 99% Get Out (2017) Get out and see this rip-snorting thrill-fest and ensure more mid-sized horrors get a cinematic run in Kiwi theatres.‐ New Zealand Herald
Read More | Posted May 4, 2017
3/5 57% Rules Don't Apply (2016) The nostalgia on display, as fun as it often is, somewhat overshadows the storytelling. ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2017
3/5 49% Going in Style (2017) Michael, Morgan and Alan roll out more than enough of the old magic to keep the proceedings enjoyable.‐ New Zealand Herald
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2017
2/5 53% The Boss Baby (2017) Very young audience members should enjoy the surfeit of fart and bum jokes, but unless you're a seriously clucky grown-up, guardians will struggle to find much to carry them through.‐ New Zealand Herald
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2017
3.5/5 90% The Lego Batman Movie (2017) Although the end result may feel a touch inconsequential, there's a huge amount of fun to be found in this sunny, nimble and witty film.‐ New Zealand Herald
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2017
4/5 75% Kong: Skull Island (2017) Movies about giant monsters don't live or die on "larger points" and Kong: Skull Island remains a consistently entertaining hoot throughout.‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2017
2/5 7% Rings (2017) A lot more enjoyable than the 2005 sequel, but never comes close to scaling the heights of Verbinski's film.‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2017
2/5 21% Underworld: Blood Wars (2017) It's perfunctory, competent, but lacking in dazzle or flair. For franchise completists only.‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2016
3/5 70% Café Society (2016) The audience for this film already knows who it is. It won't convert anyone not already committed to the cause...‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2016