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Don Groves

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
3.5/5 91% Caesar Must Die (2013) Shakespeare's tragedy gains extra piquancy in a Roman prison. ‐ sbs.com.au
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2012
4/5 89% My Brother The Devil (2013) Original drama portrays siblings caught between traditional values and a life of crime.‐ sbs.com.au
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2012
3.5/5 No Score Yet Jai Bhim Comrade (2011) A scathing expose of India's forgotten people.‐ sbs.com.au
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2012
4/5 89% A Royal Affair (2012) Sumptuous costume drama illuminates a dark chapter in Denmark's history.‐ sbs.com.au
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2012
4/5 90% Safety Not Guaranteed (2012) Quirky sci-fi comedy wears its heart on its sleeve as it plays tricks with time.‐ sbs.com.au
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2012
3/5 53% Empire of Silver (2011) Unwieldy Chinese melodrama shows money can't buy love.‐ sbs.com.au
Read More | Posted May 24, 2012
4/5 No Score Yet This American Life Live! You Can't Do That On The Radio (2012) Recorded live, this variety show is a hoot, tinged with insights and pathos.‐ sbs.com.au
Read More | Posted May 24, 2012
2.5/5 63% The Woman in the Fifth (2012) A pretentious, muddled drama that teases and mystifies. ‐ sbs.com.au
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2012
3.5/5 82% The Way (2011) Estevez and Sheen combine in a touching father-son tale of grief and reconciliation. ‐ sbs.com.au
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2012
2.5/5 20% The Lucky One (2012) The luck runs out for novelist Sparks in dreary, soulless adaptation. ‐ sbs.com.au
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2012
3.5/5 No Score Yet Wunderkinder (2011) Musically-gifted children are at the heart of moving Holocaust drama. ‐ sbs.com.au
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2012
4/5 No Score Yet Kaddisch für einen Freund (2015) A moving tale of reconciliation and forgiveness amidst an ancient conflict. ‐ sbs.com.au
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2012
3.5/5 No Score Yet Kinshasa Symphony (2010) Doco shows how music can offer a respite from a harsh daily existence in poverty-stricken Congo. ‐ sbs.com.au
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2012
2.5/5 67% Salmon Fishing in the Yemen (2012) Talented actors are swimming upstream in clunky melodrama. ‐ sbs.com.au
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2012
2.5/5 79% The Deep Blue Sea (2012) An oddly muted, inert tale of adultery and unrequited passion in post-war London. ‐ sbs.com.au
Read More | Posted Apr 1, 2012
4/5 84% The Hunger Games (2012) Jennifer Lawrence commands the screen in smart, thrilling, dystopian sci-fi adventure. ‐ sbs.com.au
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2012
3/5 78% The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2012) British retirees rediscover a lust for life in uneven Indian-set dramedy. ‐ sbs.com.au
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2012
3.5/5 No Score Yet Malaki: Scent of an Angel (2011) A harrowing account of Lebanese women who mourn missing fathers, husbands, sons and daughters. ‐ sbs.com.au
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2012
4/5 88% Margin Call (2011) Taut Wall Street drama takes an inside look at financial and human meltdown. ‐ sbs.com.au
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2012
3.5/5 100% The Boy Mir: Ten Years in Afghanistan (2011) An intimate portrait of a poor boy's progress towards manhood in a troubled country. ‐ sbs.com.au
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2012
2.5/5 88% Africa United (2010) An earnest, treacly tale of youthful trio's long trek through Africa. ‐ sbs.com.au
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2012
3/5 90% The Well-Digger's Daughter (2012) Auteuil shines in bucolic French melodrama about filial love and forgiveness. ‐ sbs.com.au
Read More | Posted Feb 29, 2012
2.5/5 42% My Piece of the Pie (2011) An odious Master of the Universe learns some humanity from his maid. ‐ sbs.com.au
Read More | Posted Feb 29, 2012
2.5/5 No Score Yet Sione's 2: Unfinished Business (2012) Shallow Kiwi comedy focuses on four lads who can't grow up. ‐ sbs.com.au
Read More | Posted Feb 29, 2012
2.5/5 No Score Yet Fasle Baranhaye Mousemi (Rainy Seasons) (2010) Timid tale of disaffected youth a missed chance to lift the lid on Iran. ‐ sbs.com.au
Read More | Posted Feb 29, 2012
1.5 43% Late Bloomers (2012) Getting old ain't fun in this dreary comedy drama. ‐ sbs.com.au
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2012
3/5 43% J. Edgar (2011) Clint Eastwood misses the target, again, with laboured, sombre drama. ‐ sbs.com.au
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2012
3/5 100% Jucy (2011) Aussie womantic comedy tackles serious issues with style and humour. ‐ sbs.com.au
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2012
2.5/5 95% The Secret World of Arrietty (2012) Japanese animated tale is a small-scale offering. ‐ sbs.com.au
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2012
4.5/5 94% Hugo (2011) Scorsese's exuberant, magical odyssey transports audiences to the dawn of cinema. ‐ sbs.com.au
Read More | Posted Jan 7, 2012
4.5/5 76% War Horse (2011) The maestro Spielberg returns to the battlefield with an epic, emotional adventure‐ sbs.com.au
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2011
3/5 66% We Bought a Zoo (2011) Captive humans and exotic animals are an odd mix in mushy melodrama. ‐ sbs.com.au
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2011
2.5/5 No Score Yet Birthday (1980) A slow-simmering Aussie drama about yearning for love and spiritual truth.‐ sbs.com.au
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2011
1.5/5 29% Machine Gun Preacher (2011) Butler misfires as a man of God and violence. ‐ sbs.com.au
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2011
2.5/5 24% Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 (2011) After all that foreplay, the new Twilight saga is a limp anti-climax. ‐ sbs.com.au
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2011
3/5 60% The First Grader (2011) A pass mark, just, for preachy African melodrama.‐ sbs.com.au
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2011
4/5 100% Life In Movement (2011) A haunting portrait of a brilliant, troubled artist.‐ sbs.com.au
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2011
2/5 No Score Yet Tin Tan (2011) A fawning, uncritical look at a Mexican master comic. ‐ sbs.com.au
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2011
2.5/5 79% Las Acacias (2012) Argentinean road trip movie takes a very slow lane‐ sbs.com.au
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2011
3/5 81% Beauty (Skoonheid) (2011) A confronting tale of an angry, repressed white male in modern South Africa‐ sbs.com.au
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2011
3.5/5 No Score Yet Fastest (2011) Thrills, spills and chills in MotoGP documentary.‐ sbs.com.au
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2011
4/5 83% The Tall Man (2011) Doco raises troubling questions about Palm Island death-in-custody. ‐ sbs.com.au
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2011
3.5/5 46% Anonymous (2011) Emmerich takes on the Bard, as you like it! ‐ sbs.com.au
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2011
1/5 No Score Yet To Eteron Imisy (Other Half) (2011) Crass relationships comedy is sorely lacking in wit. ‐ sbs.com.au
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2011
2.5/5 No Score Yet I ypografi (The Signature) (2011) Dying for love and art in Greek melodrama. ‐ sbs.com.au
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2011
2.5/5 29% The Cup (2012) Tale of a Melbourne Cup triumph is reduced to a corny horse opera‐ sbs.com.au
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2011
2.5/5 No Score Yet Abacus and Sword (2011) Japanese bookkeeper's saga doesn't amount to much.‐ sbs.com.au
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2011
2.5/5 No Score Yet The Lady Shogun and Her Men (Ôoku) (2010) Gender-reversal melodrama in feudal Japan lacks passion and conviction‐ sbs.com.au
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2011
2.5/5 70% The Hunter (2012) Thriller's coherence gets lost in the Tasmanian wilderness. ‐ sbs.com.au
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2011
1.5/5 4% Abduction (2011) Bourne leaves no legacy for Singelton's asinine thriller.‐ sbs.com.au
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2011