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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
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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Jan 7, 2015
82% 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2014
96% The Rocket (2014) ...an immaculately crafted, visually stunning and affecting rite-of-passage drama‐ Film Journal International
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2013
2/5 68% Trance (2013) Kinetic thriller about hypnosis is irritatingly befuddling, not mesmerising‐ sbs.com.au
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2013
2/5 0% Blinder (2013) Australian footy-themed melodrama fumbles, kicks few goals. ‐ sbs.com.au
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Feb 18, 2013
2.5/5 63% Anna Karenina (2012) Passion overwhelmed by heavily stylised theatrics.‐ sbs.com.au
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2013
3/5 81% The Impossible (2012) South East Asian tsunami survival saga is a test of endurance‐ sbs.com.au
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2012
1.5/5 No Score Yet Muirhouse (2012) Aussie ghost movie scares away audiences‐ sbs.com.au
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2012
3.5/5 93% Skyfall (2012) The new Bond thrills but falls short of greatness.‐ sbs.com.au
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2012
3/5 No Score Yet The First Fagin (2012) The life and crimes of a maligned man.‐ sbs.com.au
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2012
2/5 24% The Words (2012) Melodrama built on a shallow, contrived literary device. ‐ sbs.com.au
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2012
3/5 87% Arbitrage (2012) A muddled tale of a corporate high-flying huckster brought low.‐ sbs.com.au
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2012
4/5 No Score Yet White Tiger (2012) Russian drama offers an enthralling metaphysical view of war. ‐ sbs.com.au
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2012
2/5 64% The Campaign (2012) Crude political satire is absurd and light on for laughs. ‐ sbs.com.au
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2012
1.5/5 No Score Yet Bad Karma (2011) Australian revenge thriller is a terrible dud‐ sbs.com.au
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2012
3/5 67% Girlfriend Boyfriend (2012) Taiwanese drama offers a romantic triangle with a novel twist.‐ sbs.com.au
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2012
4/5 89% Bernie (2012) Odd duck comedy/drama casts Jack Black in a surprisingly new light.‐ sbs.com.au
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2012
4/5 96% Wrinkles (2014) Animated tale about the travails of the elderly has heart and humour.‐ sbs.com.au
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2012
4/5 83% I Am Eleven (2014) Superb Australian doco views the world through innocent eyes. ‐ sbs.com.au
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Jun 17, 2012
2/5 69% Wuthering Heights (2012) Bleak adaptation of Brontë classic lacks passion and power. ‐ sbs.com.au
Read More | Posted Jun 17, 2012