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Don Groves
Don Groves's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Film Journal International, sbs.com.au

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
63%

The Water Diviner (2015)

"Russell Crowe's directing debut is an entertaining albeit flawed drama-adventure set in the aftermath of one of the most infamous battles of World War I." Film Journal International
Posted Apr 20, 2015
63%

Son of a Gun (2015)

"A talented cast is squandered in this derivative, far-fetched Australian crime action- thriller which misfired on home soil." Film Journal International
Posted Jan 22, 2015
84%

Predestination (2015)

"Intelligent and thought-provoking, [Predestination] works effectively on most levels despite numerous and occasionally confusing leaps in logic and eras, " Film Journal International
Posted Jan 7, 2015
81%

Tracks (2014)

"Ably supported by Adam Driver, Mia Wasikowska commands the screen in John Curran's superbly photographed drama based on a true story." Film Journal International
Posted Sep 18, 2014
67%

The Railway Man (2014)

"The result is an old-fashioned war film with echoes of The Bridge on the River Kwai, melded with a stirring story of truth, reconciliation and healing. Only a hardhearted cynic would be unmoved." Film Journal International
Posted Apr 7, 2014
96%

The Rocket (2014)

"...an immaculately crafted, visually stunning and affecting rite-of-passage drama" Film Journal International
Posted Jan 3, 2014
32%

Drift (2013)

"The surfing sequences are impressively filmed, but on dry land the unexciting narrative plods along to a predictable conclusion. " Film Journal International
Posted Aug 1, 2013
83%

100 Bloody Acres (2013)

"Brothers Colin and Cameron Cairnes carry it off with a good deal of energy and style, providing just enough blood and guts to satisfy horror fans, leavened with a large dollop of black humor..." Film Journal International
Posted Jun 27, 2013
4/5 70%

Wish You Were Here (2013)

"Joel Edgerton's emergence as a bona-fide international star should give this smart, slick Australian-produced thriller a reasonably high profile and potentially attract a bigger audience than Oz fare usually attracts in the US" Film Journal International
Posted Jun 5, 2013
3/5 No Score Yet

Saving General Yang (2013)

"Bloody tale of honour, revenge and sacrifice intermittently hits the target" ‐sbs.com.au
Posted Apr 2, 2013
2/5 68%

Trance (2013)

"Kinetic thriller about hypnosis is irritatingly befuddling, not mesmerising" ‐sbs.com.au
Posted Mar 21, 2013
2.5/5 64%

Great Expectations (2013)

"Remaking a literary and cinema classic can be a Dickens of a job. " ‐sbs.com.au
Posted Mar 7, 2013
2.5/5 35%

Knocked for Six (Save Your Legs) (2014)

"Tame Aussie bromantic comedy pushes no boundaries." ‐sbs.com.au
Posted Feb 27, 2013
2.5/5 71%

The Loneliest Planet (2012)

"An elliptical, often baffling relationships drama about trust and reconciliation" ‐sbs.com.au
Posted Feb 26, 2013
2/5 0%

Blinder (2013)

"Australian footy-themed melodrama fumbles, kicks few goals. " ‐sbs.com.au
Posted Feb 20, 2013
3.5/5 No Score Yet

Bienvenue parmi nous (Welcome Abroad) (2012)

"Two lost, wounded souls repair their lives in affecting dramedy" ‐sbs.com.au
Posted Feb 18, 2013
2.5/5 63%

Anna Karenina (2012)

"Passion overwhelmed by heavily stylised theatrics." ‐sbs.com.au
Posted Feb 1, 2013
3/5 81%

The Impossible (2012)

"South East Asian tsunami survival saga is a test of endurance" ‐sbs.com.au
Posted Jan 22, 2013
4.5/5 92%

Zero Dark Thirty (2013)

"Crackerjack thriller brilliantly chronicles the 10-year countdown to capturing bin Laden. " ‐sbs.com.au
Posted Jan 22, 2013
4/5 71%

Liberal Arts (2012)

"Learning life's lessons is a bittersweet experience in Josh Radnor's appealing film" ‐sbs.com.au
Posted Dec 5, 2012
3.5/5 74%

Love Is All You Need (2013)

"An appealing comic romance for and about folks of a certain age." ‐sbs.com.au
Posted Dec 3, 2012
3.5/5 36%

Back to 1942 (2012)

"Chinese epic illuminates a dark chapter in its WWII history" ‐sbs.com.au
Posted Nov 19, 2012
4/5 No Score Yet

Sons of Norway (2011)

"Funny, heart-warming and original tale of turbulent adolescence in 1970s Oslo." ‐sbs.com.au
Posted Nov 15, 2012
4/5 No Score Yet

All The Way Through The Evening (2012)

"Moving, eloquent docu on the lives and music of AIDS victims." ‐sbs.com.au
Posted Nov 14, 2012
1.5/5 No Score Yet

Muirhouse (2012)

"Aussie ghost movie scares away audiences" ‐sbs.com.au
Posted Nov 9, 2012
3/5 No Score Yet

When A Wolf Falls In Love With A Sheep (2012)

"Taiwanese tale of loss and love rises above convention." ‐sbs.com.au
Posted Nov 8, 2012
3.5/5 93%

Skyfall (2012)

"The new Bond thrills but falls short of greatness." ‐sbs.com.au
Posted Nov 8, 2012
2/5 No Score Yet

Kathmandu Lullaby (Katmandú, Un Espejo En El Cielo) (2011)

"One women's gruelling, ponderous journey through Nepal." ‐sbs.com.au
Posted Nov 1, 2012
3/5 No Score Yet

The First Fagin (2012)

"The life and crimes of a maligned man." ‐sbs.com.au
Posted Oct 22, 2012
1.5/5 No Score Yet

Bangkok Revenge (2012)

"Thai martial arts thriller miskicks from go to whoa." ‐sbs.com.au
Posted Oct 16, 2012
2/5 24%

The Words (2012)

"Melodrama built on a shallow, contrived literary device. " ‐sbs.com.au
Posted Oct 8, 2012
3.5/5 94%

I Wish (2012)

"A tender tale of wishing for a miracle to hal a fractured family." ‐sbs.com.au
Posted Oct 4, 2012
3/5 86%

Arbitrage (2012)

"A muddled tale of a corporate high-flying huckster brought low." ‐sbs.com.au
Posted Sep 25, 2012
4/5 94%

Io sono Li (Shun Li and the Poet) (2013)

"Lyrical, moving saga of a fragile friendship amid cultural alienation and prejudice" ‐sbs.com.au
Posted Sep 17, 2012
3.5/5 77%

Warriors of the Rainbow: Seediq Bale (2012)

"Bruising, brutal tale of rebellion in early 20th Century Taiwan suffers from overkill. " ‐sbs.com.au
Posted Sep 5, 2012
4/5 No Score Yet

White Tiger (2012)

"Russian drama offers an enthralling metaphysical view of war. " ‐sbs.com.au
Posted Aug 28, 2012
3.5/5 No Score Yet

Dom (Home) (2012)

"Intense drama is a window to old and new Russia " ‐sbs.com.au
Posted Aug 27, 2012
3.5/5 55%

Seeking a Friend for the End of the World (2012)

"Heart and humour in the countdown to Armageddon." ‐sbs.com.au
Posted Aug 23, 2012
2.5/5 No Score Yet

My Australia (Moja Australia) (2011)

"Life on a kibbutz is hard work for viewers in torpid Israeli drama." ‐sbs.com.au
Posted Aug 14, 2012
2/5 64%

The Campaign (2012)

"Crude political satire is absurd and light on for laughs. " ‐sbs.com.au
Posted Aug 9, 2012
1.5/5 No Score Yet

Bad Karma (2011)

"Australian revenge thriller is a terrible dud" ‐sbs.com.au
Posted Aug 7, 2012
3/5 No Score Yet

10Terrorists (2012)

"Low-budget black comedy skewers reality TV and the quest for fame. " ‐sbs.com.au
Posted Aug 3, 2012
3/5 67%

Girlfriend Boyfriend (2012)

"Taiwanese drama offers a romantic triangle with a novel twist." ‐sbs.com.au
Posted Jul 31, 2012
4/5 89%

Bernie (2012)

"Odd duck comedy/drama casts Jack Black in a surprisingly new light." ‐sbs.com.au
Posted Jul 26, 2012
3.5/5 44%

The Door (2012)

"Mirren and Gedeck shine but stirring Hungarian drama has its faults. " ‐sbs.com.au
Posted Jul 8, 2012
4/5 96%

Wrinkles (2014)

"Animated tale about the travails of the elderly has heart and humour." ‐sbs.com.au
Posted Jul 2, 2012
4/5 No Score Yet

Un cuento chino (Chinese Take-Out) (2011)

"A touching,beguiling tale of two lost souls in Argentina." ‐sbs.com.au
Posted Jun 27, 2012
4/5 83%

I Am Eleven (2014)

"Superb Australian doco views the world through innocent eyes. " ‐sbs.com.au
Posted Jun 20, 2012
3/5 92%

O Som ao Redor (Neighbouring Sounds) (2012)

"Brazilian drama about class, privilege and crime blurs its vision. " ‐sbs.com.au
Posted Jun 17, 2012
2/5 69%

Wuthering Heights (2012)

"Bleak adaptation of Brontë classic lacks passion and power. " ‐sbs.com.au
Posted Jun 17, 2012
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