Emily Breen

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

T-Meter Title | Year
3/5 57% The Prom (2020) Flashy, excessive and ostentatiously showy, The Prom lacks the self awareness and nuance needed for any emotional points to hit home. Populated by big names and bigger egos this relentlessly upbeat film may be hollow but you'll be too dazzled to notice. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2020
3/5 35% The Sunlit Night (2019) It's a beautifully made film, with an engaging central exploration of identity. The second half does overload the film however, and some of the grace of the central journey becomes lost. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2020
3/5 78% A Christmas Gift from Bob (2020) A sweet slice of festive, feel-good entertainment. Despite some narrative meandering and seasonal indulgence this is a fine return to the big screen for Bob. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2020
2/5 47% Spell (2020) Despite a decent cast and an immersive atmosphere, the wayward uneven tone cannot breathe any life into this horror by numbers. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2020
4/5 61% A Babysitter's Guide to Monster Hunting (2020) A beloved book brought to vivid life with an engaging cast, a smart script and imagination a mile wide. Perfect family viewing for Halloween. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2020
4/5 87% Get Duked! (2020) A fun premise, a great cast and just the right level of eccentricity and originality make this a must-see. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2020
3/5 56% Dreambuilders (2020) A charming and engaging animation, though it won't win points for originality. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2020
3/5 70% 7500 (2020) Did we really need another plot by numbers film about terrorists? Does 7500 have anything new to say? No. And, regretfully, no - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2020
4/5 94% Calm with Horses (The Shadow of Violence) (2020) Calm With Horses is spare, savage and beautiful with much to admire. The flimsy story may be a tale as old as time but its tellers make it well worth yours. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2020
4/5 48% My Spy (2020) It is unabashedly straightforward, even predictable, and you won't mind at all. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2020
5/5 62% The Call of the Wild (2020) Jack London's beloved and enduring tug of war between loyalty to man and the pursuit of the primal plays out against an exquisite backdrop with the poignant company of John Powell's score. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2020
2/5 21% Like a Boss (2020) The leads are too old to make whacky life choices cute or realistic and 'I Feel Pretty' already did the "be your true self, yay friends, yay make-up!" schtick back in 2018. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2020
4/5 63% Sonic the Hedgehog (2020) Entertaining and action-packed, anyone in need of some very silly reasons to smile should speed to cinemas this half-term. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2020
4/5 88% Plus One (2019) Deft, daft and wildly endearing. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2020
3/5 60% Ophelia (2019) Redeemed by its conclusion, Ophelia is a lopsided but well-intentioned movie which lost its way when it lost focus on its source material's original audience. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2019
2/5 45% After the Wedding (2019) By the time THE tearjerking moment creaks around we refused to cry from sheer spite. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2019
97% Dolemite Is My Name (2019) The film thrusts some sharp jabs about class, privilege and cultural appropriation into our tickled ribs, lest we forget that Rudy's moviemaking adventures came about through necessity at a time which was anything but funny for those who lived through it. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2019
3/5 44% The Addams Family (2019) Anyone hoping the reanimated Adammses would tango straight to your heart like Raul Julia will be disappointed. For a less critically discerning audience, of 10 years old and under, The Addams Family may just become your new best fiends this Halloween. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2019
2/5 27% UglyDolls (2019) While the design is visually striking there's nothing beyond the paper-thin, by-the-numbers nature of UglyDolls. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2019
5/5 85% Dora and the Lost City of Gold (2019) Upbeat, witty and unexpectedly moving, it is an absolute must-see this summer. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2019
2/5 18% Playmobil: The Movie (2019) Spurning its potential with a narrative of missed opportunities, Playmobil: the Movie underwhelms at almost every turn. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2019
4/5 42% Vita & Virginia (2019) The film is a joy. A deep study of power and poise, and the long, lingering afterglow of a life-changing friendship. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2019
5/5 47% 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 60% 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 51% 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 72% 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 62% 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 79% 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 80% 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 56% 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 46% 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 58% 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 35% 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 35% 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 64% 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 59% 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 19% 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
67% 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