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,

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
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 51% 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 75% 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 93% 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 16% 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 61% 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 15% 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 28% 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 35% Snatched (2017) At it's best is more reminiscent of forgotten '80s comedies like Club Paradise (1986) or Hot Pursuit (1987).‐
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 55% Rules Don't Apply (2016) The nostalgia on display, as fun as it often is, somewhat overshadows the storytelling. ‐
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2017
3/5 46% 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 51% 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 76% 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.‐
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.‐
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2017
2/5 18% Underworld: Blood Wars (2017) It's perfunctory, competent, but lacking in dazzle or flair. For franchise completists only.‐
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...‐
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2016
3/5 84% Deepwater Horizon (2016) Isn't a life changer, but it's an effective true-life thriller with an authentic weightiness to what's on screen.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2016
3/5 64% Storks (2016) A far cry from the best the medium has to offer, but there are more proper laughs than usual here...‐
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2016
3/5 87% Don't Breathe (2016) A nasty little addition to the minor 2016 horror boom, Don't Breathe tops up its surfeit of straight-forward jump scares with an impressively disgusting third-act reveal.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2016
4/5 84% Star Trek Beyond (2016) Things simply gel in this film in a way we always hoped they would in this new Star Trek universe. ‐
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2016
3/5 76% Lights Out (2016) It delivers more than its fair share of jump scares and knows when to bail out.‐
Read More | Posted Jul 21, 2016
3/5 28% Warcraft (2016) If we can somehow separate the film from the expectations implied by the genre-defining LOTR the unique pleasures of Warcraft: The Beginning become a little easier to embrace.‐
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2016
2/5 57% Money Monster (2016) I was never bored watching Money Monster, but I couldn't shake the feeling that I was being talked down to.‐
Read More | Posted Jun 2, 2016
3/5 30% Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016) A more enjoyable and cohesive film than its ephemeral predecessor. Which isn't saying a huge amount, but still...‐
Read More | Posted May 26, 2016
5/5 92% The Nice Guys (2016) Makes concessions to nothing and nobody - it is about as pure an expression of the writer/director's sensibilities as you could ask for.‐
Read More | Posted May 26, 2016
3.5/5 84% The Walk (2015) Although the experience may be slightly less suspenseful for viewers of the earlier film, The Walk is worth seeing alone for its mounting of the climactic feat.‐ New Zealand Herald
Read More | Posted May 3, 2016
2/5 22% The Boss (2016) You'll have forgotten the whole thing by the time you reach the parking lot.‐
Read More | Posted Apr 14, 2016
2/5 12% The Divergent Series: Allegiant (2016) Suffers greatly for the over-familiarity of its generic YA dystopian aspirations.‐
Read More | Posted Apr 14, 2016
3/5 27% Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) An enjoyable watch.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2016
1/5 25% London Has Fallen (2016) Gives generic action movies a bad name.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2016
4/5 94% Room (2015) [Brie Larson's] phenomenal, and very much deserving of the Oscar, but Jacob Tremblay's performance as her son Jack is so stunning, he more or less asserts his own status as the film's actual protagonist. ‐
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2016
4/5 86% Steve Jobs (2015) All respect to Leo, but Fassbender deserves an award just for getting through the dialogue here alone.‐
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2016
4/5 64% The Finest Hours (2016) There is a weighty tactility and sense of scale in the split-oil tanker scenes that wasn't present in either The Perfect Storm or Titanic.‐
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2016
5/5 75% The Hateful Eight (2015) A leisurely, articulate and strangely funny descent into hell.‐
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2016
4/5 81% The Revenant (2015) Iñárritu dives deep into the savagery of the setting and characters, exploring the insanity from all angles while maintaining a remarkably steady directorial hand.‐
Read More | Posted Jan 6, 2016
3/5 91% Bridge of Spies (2015) Handsomely mounted (the muted '50s technicolour aesthetic is particularly appealing) and populated by subtle performances...‐
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2015
4/5 87% Straight Outta Compton (2015) It's impossible not to pump your fist.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2015
3/5 73% The Falling (2015) Often unnerving, and always interesting, but rarely as lyrical as the film seems to be aiming for.‐
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2015
4/5 50% Tomorrowland (2015) There is more than enough genuine wonder in Tomorrowland to justify your attention. Unless you're a cynical jerk.‐
Read More | Posted May 28, 2015
3/5 94% Spy (2015) I laughed at least three times.‐
Read More | Posted May 24, 2015
4/5 32% Poltergeist (2015) A hearty reminder of how much more effective a film like this can be when you actually care about the characters.‐
Read More | Posted May 24, 2015
3/5 56% The Age of Adaline (2015) Stay far away if romantic movies bother you. For everyone else, this very much delivers on its earnest intentions.‐
Read More | Posted Apr 16, 2015
3/5 29% Insurgent (2015) The first film was impossible to take seriously and that is still the case for the sequel. But it's less of a chore.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2015
4/5 63% The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2015) The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel was often referred to as 'The Avengers for pensioners'. Which I suppose would make this follow-up 'Age of Ultron for pensioners'.‐
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2015
3/5 65% A Walk Among the Tombstones (2014) A relatively old school private eye drama that maintains attention without leaving a lasting impression.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2014