Doug Whelan

Doug Whelan
Doug Whelan's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Irish Independent
Publications: Irish Independent

movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/5 90% The Imitation Game (2014) The Imitation Game is a gripping and satisfying film which occupies dual genres, featuring a stunning performance from Cumberbatch. Another one to watch on Oscar night, for sure. - Irish Independent EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2016
4/5 71% Interstellar (2014) The result is a flawed but highly engaging experience that is as frustrating as it is astonishing. - Irish Independent EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2016
4/5 No Score Yet Out of Here (2013) This neat little film from director Donal Foreman captures modern Dublin with naturalistic, engaging performances from an unknown cast and a captivating visual style. - Irish Independent EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2016
4/5 80% Standby (2014) A sweet little movie that will have you rooting for the leads and stay with you once they've moved on. - Irish Independent EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2014
3/5 24% Dracula Untold (2014) Evans handles the dramatic scenes as well as he does the action later on, but ultimately this is a story nobody asked to be told. - Irish Independent EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2014
5/5 88% Gone Girl (2014) Clocking in at almost 150 minutes, there's a lot of story to tell here and the supporting cast all hand in strong performances. - Irish Independent EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2014
37% Hector And The Search For Happiness (2014) Pegg's easy charm and likability is put to good use, as are the supporting cast. - Irish Independent EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2014
4/5 66% The Rover (2014) The Rover is an impressively staged and remarkably acted drama; while it might not hit the same heights as Michôd's debut Animal Kingdom, it's another fine film out of Australia and one all involved can be proud of. - Irish Independent EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2014
42% Step Up: All In (2014) Dazzling choreography and colourful 3D visuals attempt to make up for a patchy script and some incredibly wooden acting from the cast of real-life professional dancers in this fifth instalment of the series. - Irish Independent EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2014
4/5 91% Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) By playing with sci-fi and comic book clichés and assembling a charismatic and likeable cast, Guardians of the Galaxy is a welcome return to form for Marvel. - Irish Independent EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2014
3/5 56% The Purge: Anarchy (2014) In the best tradition of sequels, writer-director James DeMonaco opts to escalate proceedings rather than repeat them. - Irish Independent EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2014
5/5 97% Boyhood (2014) The meandering nature of Boyhood may not be for everyone, but it's a unique and emotionally affecting film with a huge heart. - Irish Independent EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2014
18% Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014) [Bay's] skill is in proving that, in cinema, nothing is impossible in terms of spectacle. It's just that when it comes to coherent plot and compelling characters it falls short. - Irish Independent EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2014
4/5 52% Jersey Boys (2014) [Jersey Boys] has two things going for it that no other musical has before: the words Clint and Eastwood. - Irish Independent EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2014
90% Live Die Repeat: Edge of Tomorrow (2014) With Edge of Tomorrow, Tom Cruise proves he's still got the action and acting chops to carry a summer blockbuster, plus the eye for a quality role that's more than just guns-blazing, balls-out action. - Irish Independent EDIT
Read More | Posted May 30, 2014