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Donald Clarke

Donald Clarke
Donald Clarke's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Irish Times

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/5 36% The Great Wall (2017) We're going to build a wall. And we're going to make the giant killer lizards from beneath the earth pay for it.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2017
4/5 82% The Founder (2017) One of the many pleasures in John Lee Hancock's study of the man who made McDonald's an empire is its reminder that even the simplest ideas need to be invented.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2017
3/5 93% Fences (2016) Denzel swells with dangerous charisma. Viola works high emotion from every one of her many lines. They are so good they almost convince us we're watching a movie.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2017
5/5 98% Moonlight (2016) Cinema has been in and around this area time and time again, but Moonlight still feels abundantly fresh and endlessly imaginative.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2017
4/5 No Score Yet Meetings With Ivor (2017) Worth seeking out.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2017
4/5 94% Prevenge (2016) Lowe's focused performance and her grasp of comic macabre elevate Prevenge to the status of rough-hewn gem‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2017
2/5 45% Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk (2016) It's not odd like Attack of the 500-Foot Lobster. It's odd in fashions you wouldn't expect from one of our era's cleverest and most versatile filmmakers.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2017
1/5 9% Fifty Shades Darker (2017) Has there ever been a film in which the hero has so much sex without properly taking off his trousers? ‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2017
3/5 86% Hacksaw Ridge (2016) If they gave out awards for "most movie in a movie", then no other movie need turn up.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2017
3/5 82% Denial (2016) It could hardly seem more relevant than in this era of "alternative facts".‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2017
3/5 75% T2 Trainspotting (2017) The script is hopelessly light on narrative momentum‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2017
4/5 86% Lion (2016) If you don't blub at the end, you may wish to secede from the human species.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2017
5/5 89% Jackie (2016) Larraín has made an incomparable film on the process of moving queasily into uncertainty. ‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2017
2/5 34% Live By Night (2017) The film strives for Roman Polanski's Chinatown, but sadly ends up closer to Warren Beatty's Dick Tracy.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2017
4/5 93% La La Land (2016) La La Land ravishes from densely populated beginning to eye-moistening denouement. ‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2017
4/5 84% A Christmas Carol (1951) Watching most versions, the viewer is tempted to punch happy Scrooge. Here we yearn to share a sherry with the newly jolly rogue.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2017
2/5 18% Assassin's Creed (2016) One is left wracking brains as to why these talented people wasted so much time. It's not even the best videogame adaptation released in the past 12 months. Come back, Angry Birds. All is forgiven.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2017
3/5 93% In Pursuit of Silence (2016) A pleasant diversion.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2017
2/5 42% Office Christmas Party (2016) A big waste of much top-flight talent.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Dec 30, 2016
4/5 100% Crash and Burn (2016) A great yarn. A great education.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Dec 29, 2016
3/5 84% Silence (2017) A rigorous, sincere interrogation of a spiritual dilemma I couldn't care less about.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Dec 29, 2016
4/5 100% Things to Come (L'avenir) (2016) What a tonic this film is.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2016
4/5 98% Hell or High Water (2016) We will never get another Howard Hawks or Raoul Walsh, but, every now and then, we see a film that pays homage to their spirit.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2016
2/5 48% Almost Christmas (2016) You can't fault the film for its efficiency. Each of these idylls is threatened by a problem that will be solved within a reasonably tidy running time.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2016
4/5 90% Uncle Howard (2016) Aaron Brookner's lovely documentary starts out as one thing and then becomes several others.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2016
3/5 61% Allied (2016) Phew! They don't make them like this any more. Come to think of it, they never have made them quite like this. A most unfamiliar return to the familiar.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2016
4/5 95% Gimme Danger (2016) Without breaking many rules, Gimme Danger honours these admirable rule-breakers.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2016
2/5 39% Why Him? (2016) We do not predict a lifespan to compare with that of Meet the Parents.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2016
4/5 No Score Yet Moscow Never Sleeps Johnny O'Reilly, director of the excellent Russian drama The Weather Station, returns with a film that bows to none in its scope and ambition.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2016
1/5 12% Collateral Beauty (2016) Among the many unenviable achievements of this film is its ability to consistently live down to that unspeakable title.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Dec 23, 2016
2/5 31% Passengers (2016) The outer space setting is mere decoration for an insanely expensive variation on ancient rom-com templates.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2016
3/5 85% Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) The chaps are heroic. The villains are dastardly. All that's missing is Burton and "Broadsword calling Danny Boy".‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2016
3/5 61% Snowden (2016) Snowden does go on a journey. But it's more three stops on the Tube than a balloon flight around the world.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2016
3/5 95% Moana (2016) Moana lacks the zest we associate with Disney's greatest creations. ‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2016
3/5 46% Dog Eat Dog (2016) It's sort of terrible. It's sort of terrific. It's never boring.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2016
4/5 80% Chi-Raq (2015) A gorgeous, gorgeous thing that proves anger sometimes has the best tunes.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2016
2/5 50% Mum's List (2016) The film is an incoherent mess that may prove baffling to those unfamiliar with the source.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2016
4/5 73% Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016) David Yates's film proves to be more coherent and emotionally grounded than any of the Harry Potter episodes.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2016
5/5 94% Arrival (2016) The film develops an emotional undercurrent that becomes properly overwhelming in the final reel.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2016
2/5 51% The Accountant (2016) The dubious composition of Affleck's character leaves a foul taste in the mouth. ‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2016
3/5 76% A Street Cat Named Bob (2016) A film that only a complete rotter could hate.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2016
4/5 No Score Yet Further Beyond (2016) It's a small wonder the piece holds together so impressively. It's a larger wonder that it proves to be strangely moving.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2016
4/5 93% I, Daniel Blake (2016) His name is Ken Loach. He makes Ken Loach films. And this is his best in a generation. ‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2016
1/5 37% Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016) Wedge matchsticks in your eye sockets. Stock up on the strongest coffee. Cinema's most boring homeless person has just got off the bus for a second time.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2016
1/5 19% Inferno (2016) Inferno is the best Dan Brown film so far. It is also unforgivably dreadful from start to finish.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2016
2/5 No Score Yet The Flag (2016) The excellent cast just about make the creaky old farce tolerable. ‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2016
3/5 43% The Girl on the Train (2016) The characterisation is shallow, but it is stirring to experience a marquee thriller that concerns itself largely with female characters. ‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2016
3/5 83% Oasis: Supersonic (2016) It's a real shame Noel isn't encouraged to direct his wit at the more fecund, outer corners of the Oasis odyssey.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2016
3/5 63% The Magnificent Seven (2016) Without Washington the picture would wither into dust. With him on board it proves, well, perfectly adequate.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2016
2/5 10% Dare To Be Wild (2015) This is film in which, to confirm the Chelsea administrator's Englishness, the great Alex Macqueen is asked to do calisthenics to Rule Britannia.‐ Irish Times
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2016