Don Groves

Don Groves

Agrees with the Tomatometer 74% of the time.

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
66% 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
98% The Rocket (2014) "...an immaculately crafted, visually stunning and affecting rite-of-passage drama " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Jan 3, 2014
28% 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
82% 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 72% 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) "Tame Aussie bromantic comedy pushes no boundaries. " ‐ sbs.com.au
Posted Feb 27, 2013
2.5/5 70% 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 "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) "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 93% 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 70% 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 "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 "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 (2013) "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 "Taiwanese tale of loss and love rises above convention. " ‐ sbs.com.au
Posted Nov 8, 2012
3.5/5 92% 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 (KatmandĂș, Un Espejo En El Cielo) "One women's gruelling, ponderous journey through Nepal. " ‐ sbs.com.au
Posted Nov 1, 2012
3/5 No Score Yet The First Fagin "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 22% 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 87% Arbitrage (2012) "A muddled tale of a corporate high-flying huckster brought low. " ‐ sbs.com.au
Posted Sep 25, 2012
4/5 94% 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 (2014) "Russian drama offers an enthralling metaphysical view of war. " ‐ sbs.com.au
Posted Aug 28, 2012
3.5/5 No Score Yet Dom (Home) "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) "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 (2012) "Australian revenge thriller is a terrible dud " ‐ sbs.com.au
Posted Aug 7, 2012
3/5 No Score Yet 10Terrorists "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 90% 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 "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) "A touching,beguiling tale of two lost souls in Argentina. " ‐ sbs.com.au
Posted Jun 27, 2012
4/5 81% 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 68% Wuthering Heights (2012) "Bleak adaptation of BrontĂ« classic lacks passion and power. " ‐ sbs.com.au
Posted Jun 17, 2012
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