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

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
96% The Irishman (2019) Amid furious online debate over his comments about superhero movies, legendary director Martin Scorsese releases a movie so effortless in its genius that it should grant him carte blanche to say anything he wants about cinema. - New Zealand Herald EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2019
4/5 97% Knives Out (2019) This is a must-see for anyone who likes good movies, but it's a massive treat for those who believe a whodunnit should prominently feature wool cardigans. - New Zealand Herald EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2019
77% Doctor Sleep (2019) Although this does enough on its own to warrant interest, it will also satisfy those hankering to return to the Overlook Hotel. - New Zealand Herald EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2019
4/5 71% Terminator: Dark Fate (2019) [Mackenzie] Davis is frankly phenomenal as a character who can physically compete with a Terminator, and she elevates the whole enterprise considerably. - New Zealand Herald EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2019
79% Jojo Rabbit (2019) An existing affection for Waititi's specific brand of humour will help audiences embrace this film, but the bold optimism of his worldview comes through in any context. - New Zealand Herald EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2019
4/5 83% Judy (2019) [T]he tragedy that plagued Garland's cruelly short life, the enormity of her talent and the devotion of her fans all leave a lasting impression in a film that clearly seeks to honour its subject. - New Zealand Herald EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2019
2/5 40% Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019) Young ones will no doubt be swept away by the big-budget fairy tale basics on display here but most viewers will probably leave the theatre wondering why the film exists at all. - New Zealand Herald EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2019
3.5/5 88% Hustlers (2019) It's a treat to see a true movie star assert herself so emphatically. - New Zealand Herald EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2019
3/5 78% Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019) The 1968 setting lends some mild political heft to the proceedings - one of the main characters is a draft-dodger - but the film works best when it's simply trying to freak you out. - New Zealand Herald EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2019
5/5 85% Once Upon a Time In Hollywood (2019) There are moments in the film that gave me serious pause, even when factoring in their implied justification. But I cannot deny that, overall, I was utterly swept up into Tarantino's Hollywood. And it was a glorious place to be. - New Zealand Herald EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2019
3/5 91% Support the Girls (2018) The always excellent Regina Hall stars as den mother to a group of waitresses in this low-key, slice-of-life comedy. - New Zealand Herald EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2019
3/5 42% Stuber (2019) At the end of the day, any contemporary addition to the buddy action comedy genre is a welcome one. - New Zealand Herald EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2019
4/5 97% Toy Story 4 (2019) Woody the cowboy, and to a lesser extent, Buzz the space ranger, return for a new entry in Pixar's flagship franchise that doesn't fail the high standards set by its predecessors. - New Zealand Herald EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2019
4/5 90% John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum (2019) It's a more brutal and violent affair than the often elegant Chapter 2, but that doesn't feel accidental, and the set pieces are nothing less than transcendent. - New Zealand Herald EDIT
Read More | Posted May 16, 2019
3/5 71% All Is True (2019) The hefty talent on display doesn't overwhelm Branagh's clear desire to tell a grounded, human story informed both by how its subject sees himself, and in the context of his loved ones. - New Zealand Herald EDIT
Read More | Posted May 9, 2019
4/5 81% Long Shot (2019) Seth Rogen and Charlize Theron prove a winning pair in this gut-busting comedy with a surprising amount of political content... There is tangible, highly cinematic chemistry between the actors. - New Zealand Herald EDIT
Read More | Posted May 2, 2019
3/5 85% The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part (2019) Even though the sequel has plenty of new characters and meta-fun, the irreverent tone simply doesn't feel as special. - New Zealand Herald EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2019
4/5 89% Missing Link (2019) Mr Link, as the sasquatch comes to be known, is a hugely appealing comic creation... He's the physical embodiment of the film's big-hearted attitude. - New Zealand Herald EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 22, 2019
3.5/5 93% Us (2019) Jordan Peele returns with this eagerly anticipated follow-up. The superlative entertainment value proves that his first film wasn't a fluke, but Us is definitely much more of a head-scratcher than Get Out. - New Zealand Herald EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2019
3/5 96% Thunder Road (2018) Although often funny, there's an honesty to Cummings' emoting that induces empathy for the character. It's an empathy that carries the film throughout its sparse plot. - New Zealand Herald EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2019
3.5/5 90% Paddleton (2019) The story being told may not sound especially exciting on paper, but the chemistry between Duplass and Romano ensures the film is never less than engaging throughout. - New Zealand Herald EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2019
4/5 92% High Flying Bird (2019) Holland is fantastic in the lead, and there are engaging supporting performances from Sonja Sohn and the great Bill Duke. Keep an eye out for Kiwi actress Michelle Ang in a blink-and-you'll-miss-it role. - New Zealand Herald EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2019
4/5 78% Captain Marvel (2019) Nicely balancing the Earth-bound elements with epic cosmic action, Captain Marvel is yet another winner from the house of M. - New Zealand Herald EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2019
4/5 61% Alita: Battle Angel (2019) The closest thing to a live-action anime ever made, Alita: Batttle Angel is a dazzling assertion of cinematic ambition. - New Zealand Herald EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2019
3/5 70% The Mule (2018) Although there's a spare, basic quality to The Mule, it remains undeniably watchable throughout and generates some degree of tension. Clint has cinema in his veins, and it shows here. - New Zealand Herald EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2019
4.5/5 99% Eighth Grade (2018) For all Burnham's skill in making the artfully-composed film, it's Fisher who really carries all the humour and heart, delivering a stunning performance that serves as a painfully relatable avatar for everybody watching. - New Zealand Herald EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2019
4/5 63% Bird Box (2018) Bullock's in no-way-dimmed movie-star chops ably carry the film -- she's front and centre of pretty much every scene. There's a lot of talent in the supporting cast as well. - New Zealand Herald EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2018
3.5/5 88% Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018) The visualisation of the internet is dazzling to look at, but its conception emphasises reference over wit. Luckily the stellar character comedy more than makes up for this. - New Zealand Herald EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2018
3/5 64% The Christmas Chronicles (2018) Although it doesn't break any significant new ground, it's winsome enough to entertain the young 'uns. - New Zealand Herald EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2018
3.5/5 82% Fahrenheit 11/9 (2018) It's entertaining and emotionally captivating, if never really surprising. - New Zealand Herald EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2018
4/5 93% Sorry to Bother You (2018) With this startling and hilarious film, rapper-turned-film-maker Boots Riley brings back a kind of satirical edge that has been sorely missing from American cinema. - New Zealand Herald EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2018
4/5 91% Widows (2018) There are many moments when Widows spills over into melodrama, but it remains wholly captivating throughout and is ably carried forward by a stunning cast doing spectacular work. - New Zealand Herald EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2018
4/5 66% Suspiria (2018) Guadagnino must be applauded for the sheer ambition he displays here -- this is a gloriously nuts film, and there aren't enough of those on this scale. - New Zealand Herald EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2018
3/5 79% Halloween (2018) A horror film examining the residual trauma that being the protagonist of a horror film might provoke is definitely appealing and Curtis expresses that trauma with a strong conviction that demonstrates her deep understanding of the character. - New Zealand Herald EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2018
4.5/5 90% A Star Is Born (2018) Crucially, the film never feels inauthentic and the songs remain both organically integrated and highly memorable. Rarely has a film's story benefited so much from its musical elements. - New Zealand Herald EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2018
5/5 87% First Man (2018) Chazelle has created an instant classic with First Man, intimate and epic in equal measure, a stirring and inspirational ode to one of humanity's greatest achievements. It will linger with you long after the credits roll. - New Zealand Herald EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2018
3/5 75% Bad Times at the El Royale (2018) A strong cast helps this Tarantino-esque thriller patch over its more disappointing qualities. - New Zealand Herald EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2018
3/5 85% A Simple Favor (2018) Anna Kendrick and Blake Lively combine well in this stylish comedy-thriller. It remains captivating enough despite never entirely cohering. - New Zealand Herald EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2018
4/5 91% Crazy Rich Asians (2018) An effervescent breath of fresh cinematic air, this ridiculously entertaining film succeeds as an instant cultural touchstone and a reaffirmation of the joy of romantic comedies. - New Zealand Herald EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2018
3.5/5 23% Mile 22 (2018) Mile 22 is an impressively bad-ass, hard-edged action movie, effective enough to justify its brazenly fascistic world view. - New Zealand Herald EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2018
2/5 7% Slender Man (2018) A strong sense of boredom-inducing familiarity permeates Slender Man despite its best efforts to texture the central characters' friendships and infuse relevance via a clumsy emphasis on social media and cellphone culture. - New Zealand Herald EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2018
2/5 46% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2018
3.5/5 49% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2018
4/5 72% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2018
2.5/5 24% 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 EDIT
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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2018
5/5 94% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2018
3.5/5 48% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2018
2.5/5 68% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted May 31, 2018
3/5 88% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted May 24, 2018