Emily Breen

Emily Breen
Emily Breen's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): HeyUGuys
Publications: HeyUGuys

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
5/5 48% Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween (2018) Subversive, yet always fun for all Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween is spooky with added "Ooo!" and is destined to become a family Halloween classic. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2019
4/5 59% The Grinch (2018) A full-hearted assault on cynicism - this is a wonderful Christmas film with personality and charm enough to light up the hearts of a thousand Grinches. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2019
2/5 34% Wonder Park (2019) A missed opportunity to say something relatable and profound about the perils and pleasures of growing up. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2019
1/5 52% Destination Wedding (2018) A missed opportunity. The two leads are anchored by a script which skirts so close to being informed and interesting, but ends up like an overheard conversation between two people who should definitely not be together. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2019
4/5 73% Christopher Robin (2018) An engrossing film for the children we were. It is melancholy, magical and might be a little too much for kids wanting a fun filled Winnie the Pooh adventure. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2019
5/5 91% Teen Titans Go! To the Movies (2018) A hugely enjoyable family film. A typhoon of primary colours, larger than life characters and some razor sharp self-knowing humour - TTGTTM is the film to see this summer. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2018
4/5 61% Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation (2018) This is the film where the world of Hotel Transylvania comes into its own, and makes for a moving and lovable monster mash. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2018
4/5 80% Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018) A delightful sequel, echoing the best of the original while adding in new harmonies perfectly. Plus - Cher! - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2018
2/5 10% Monster Family (2018) The fine cast is not matched by the material they're given. Tonally the film is erratic and the kid-friendly sideshow of fart gags and over the top slapstick will lose parents early on. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2018
3/5 81% Early Man (2018) Another fine Aardman film with the movie screen brimming with inventiveness and genius, but a pedestrian script and some underused voice talent temper the success of the film. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2018
4/5 55% The Greatest Showman (2017) Hugh Jackman proves he is worthy of the title The Greatest Showman, there are some missteps but it's a dazzling display well worth your time. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2017
2/5 48% My Little Pony: The Movie (2017) It just feels like a waste of a talented vocal cast and our nostalgic affection for the ponies themselves to seemingly assemble your film from a series of toy line ideas the marketing team scribbled on Post-Its. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2017
4/5 59% Despicable Me 3 (2017) A joyful third episode for Gru and his minions, which promises much for the future of the series. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2017
1/5 34% A Dog's Purpose (2017) A schmaltzy mash up of emotional manipulation and kitsch, as one tiny doggy soul wafts from host to host learning inane lessons about humankind and leaving a trail of corpses in its wake. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted May 5, 2017
3/5 36% The Great Wall (2017) As a collaboration between Hollywood and China, The Great Wall is groundbreaking. For fans of Zhang Yimou it is more familiar fare. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2017
1/5 11% Fifty Shades Darker (2017) Fifty Shades Darker just does not shine. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2017
3/5 65% Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016) Burton is a past master at illustrating tall tales and he has finally returned to form with this mesmerising and deliciously eccentric film. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2016
4/5 78% Bridget Jones's Baby (2016) Eschewing melodrama, and opting for herself as the focus of her attention and affection , Bridget Jones's Baby is far better than expectations would indicate. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2016
4/5 63% Brotherhood (2016) Cocky, good looking and extremely entertaining, Brotherhood is a fitting full stop for the 'Hood' Trilogy. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2016
2/5 27% Crazy About Tiffany's (2016) Light relief is provided by Jennifer Tilly and a pleasingly sarcastic stylist but neither can mask such flaws. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2016
4/5 17% The Wild Life (2016) Offers captivating thrills and non stop entertainment for an under 8 audience. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted May 16, 2016
3/5 18% The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016) Wonky pacing and an uneven tone bring down this solid fairytale. It is redeemed by stirring performances from Jessica Chastain and Emily Blunt. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2016
4/5 37% The Other Side of the Door (2016) The incorporation of Aghori rituals, Western ignorance/naïveté and Hindu reverence for the journey from life to death lend a refreshing twist to a potentially tired tale. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2016
2/5 15% Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip (2015) The final product quite amiable nonsense. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2016
3/5 48% Capture the Flag (2016) Capture the Flag sits comfortably at the classier end of children's fare for the start of 2016. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2016
5/5 95% National Gallery (2014) This is a love letter to the National Gallery which beguiles like a visual tone poem. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2015
4/5 68% The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (2014) Mockingjay Part 1 is a powerful, moving, penultimate chapter. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2014
66% The Girlfriend Experience (2009) The Girlfriend Experience stands out as one of my favourite films this year and one I unreservedly recommend. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2014
5/5 87% Gone Girl (2014) Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike deliver a masterclass in duplicity in their deft manipulation of the Dunnes' complex lives and rising resentments. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2014
4/5 35% The Giver (2014) A bold and astute coming-of-age story with an impressive leading turn by Brenton Thwaites. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2014
3/5 51% Magic in the Moonlight (2014) Like many of Woody Allen's lesser works, it still holds the power to enchant. This film might well be the perfect way to brighten a gloomy autumn day. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2014
4/5 78% Ballet Boys (2014) In place of high drama and high jumps we are offered love and tenderness. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2014
3/5 43% Planes: Fire And Rescue (2014) Disney have an opportunity to engage children with something profound and real if they continue to pursue hero stories like these. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2014
4/5 51% Earth to Echo (2014) Earth to Echo gently reminds us that sometimes it feels good to just feel good. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2014
3/5 56% The Purge: Anarchy (2014) Thanks to Brad Ricker and his team, an evocative '70s colour palette and fragments of cartoon brutality do wield a certain grindhouse picture charm. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 21, 2014
5/5 90% Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes (2014) Andy Serkis and Toby Kebbell deliver stand out performances that will ensure Dawn a place in movie history. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 1, 2014
4/5 54% Maleficent (2014) This bold approach commands rapt attention and allows an older audience deeper investment in the fantastical story, but very young viewers will need a bigger hand to hold. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted May 28, 2014
4/5 44% Khumba (2013) A sweet and engaging story about bravery with a wise 'mother knows best' caveat. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2014
3/5 44% Red 2 (2013) RED 2 is a gleeful, trashy romp of a thing - an '80s TV show for a 2013 audience. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2013
4/5 77% Out in the Dark (2013) An intimate and immersive drama. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2013
4/5 74% Despicable Me 2 (2013) Despicable Me 2 is a delightful box of 3D delights, with dastardly villains, deliciously vicious beasties AND a genuinely sweet love story. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2013