Francesca Rudkin Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

Francesca Rudkin

Francesca Rudkin
Francesca Rudkin's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): New Zealand Herald

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3.5/5 No Score Yet No Ordinary Sheila (2017) The tenacity with which [Sheila's] explored her many passions and interests, generous spirit and lovely sense of humour, will leave you inspired, uplifted and probably moved.‐ New Zealand Herald
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2017
2.5/5 41% The Mountain Between Us (2017) The Mountain Between Us goes out of its way to feed us information, such as how bodies quickly adjust to temperature, and that humans can go three weeks without food, but it's just too hard to believe the premise. ‐ New Zealand Herald
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2017
3.5/5 77% Final Portrait (2018) Tucci presents an engaging overview of the artist, undoubtedly one that will inspire viewers to continue their own exploration of a fascinating character.‐ New Zealand Herald
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2017
3.5/5 65% Victoria & Abdul (2017) This is more a film about Victoria than Abdul, but their relationship has a timely message about acceptance and understanding between different cultures. Very pleasant indeed.‐ New Zealand Herald
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2017
4/5 79% Ruby Sparks (2012) Ruby Sparks is a snazzy and thought-provoking debut.‐ New Zealand Herald
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2017
3.5/5 62% Jack Reacher (2012) [Jack Reacher] is slick and superbly shot.‐ New Zealand Herald
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2017
4/5 80% The Place Beyond The Pines (2013) The Place Beyond the Pines is a film about actions and consequences; it's also a film about fatherhood, fate and second chances.‐ New Zealand Herald
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2017
3/5 31% Man on a Ledge (2012) Man on a Ledge certainly has its moments and if you don't take it seriously it's good B-grade fun, but considering the calibre of cast and its novel idea, it doesn't live up to its potential.‐ New Zealand Herald
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2017
3/5 64% La délicatesse (Delicacy) (2012) Though Delicacy has some moments of great sadness and genuine sweetness, it offers few surprises. It delivers the familiar whimsical tone of French romantic comedy and the considerable charm of its leading lady. ‐ New Zealand Herald
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2017
4/5 73% The Amazing Spider-Man (2012) As far as new beginnings go, this is a pretty good start. The Amazing Spider-Man injects some new life into the superhero story.‐ New Zealand Herald
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2017
3.5/5 85% La princesse de Montpensier (The Princess of Montpensier) (2011) The Princess of Montpensier is pleasant viewing that asks little of its audience.‐ New Zealand Herald
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2017
3/5 57% Hysteria (2012) Hysteria isn't hysterical, but it's a light-hearted romp that will create its own buzz.‐ New Zealand Herald
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2017
4/5 No Score Yet How to Meet Girls From a Distance (2012) How to Meet Girls From A Distance is a great example of what can be achieved when talent meets opportunity.‐ New Zealand Herald
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2017
4/5 67% Ted (2012) Ted is, at heart, a relatively simple and predictable romantic comedy/buddy movie but it's much more than the extended single-gag it could so easily have been.‐ New Zealand Herald
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2017
3/5 38% Ice Age: Continental Drift (2012) [Ice Age 4] is fun, whacky and snappy entertainment from a madcap cast of characters that's not too scary (even in 3D) for the littlies to enjoy, and with just enough funny lines to keep their parents entertained.‐ New Zealand Herald
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2017
4/5 89% A Royal Affair (2012) Sex, power and politics drive Danish film-maker Nikolaj Arcel's intelligent and soundly crafted historical drama.‐ New Zealand Herald
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2017
3.5/5 80% Magic Mike (2012) Magic Mike might not have a lot to say about its characters or the male stripping industry, but the flashing bottoms, pelvic thrusts and toned six-packs that Soderbergh does deliver sure are a lot of fun.‐ New Zealand Herald
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2017
3/5 49% Hit & Run (2012) Those with a passion for cars - in particular anyone fond of American classics - will enjoy this endless car chase, but the rest of us will wonder where the witty romance went.‐ New Zealand Herald
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2017
2.5/5 17% Parental Guidance (2012) There is nothing profound here, but if Artie being called "Farty" by a pre-schooler takes your fancy, then you'll have a laugh.‐ New Zealand Herald
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2017
3.5/5 91% The Sapphires (2013) The Sapphires is hard to resist.‐ New Zealand Herald
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2017
2.5/5 55% Hunky Dory (2013) The musical performances lack the energy and gloss of shows like Glee, but what you see here is more like what you'd experience at an average high school musical.‐ New Zealand Herald
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2017
3.5/5 79% The Grey (2012) The Grey isn't just about hunted men, although this does provide plenty of relentless tension throughout the film, but about the will to live. ‐ New Zealand Herald
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2017
4/5 92% Marvel's The Avengers (2012) [The Avengers] is fast-paced, funny, thrilling and well-crafted.‐ New Zealand Herald
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2017
3/5 66% Starbuck (2013) [Starbuck] is a quirky little charmer.‐ New Zealand Herald
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2017
76% StreetDance 3D (2013) 3D fatigue may mean the dancing doesn't look quite as striking as it did first time around, but if you're going to this film for its impressive moves you won't be disappointed.‐ New Zealand Herald
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2017
2/5 15% A Few Best Men (2012) A low brow version of The Hangover and Bridesmaids, this crude comedy is filled with one-dimensional characters, a pretty lame set-up and humour that is only occasionally ridiculous enough to make you laugh rather than cower.‐ New Zealand Herald
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2017
4/5 93% Still Mine (2013) [Still mine] moves you to tears with a genuine and touching story of love, devotion and determination.‐ New Zealand Herald
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2017
3/5 100% Wunderkinder (2011) Regardless of your age, you need to pay attention to the characters during the scene setting of this chilling Holocaust story. ‐ New Zealand Herald
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2017
3/5 65% The Campaign (2012) At 85 minutes this might be one of the shortest election campaigns around, but with a cast that's on-fire and the humour inappropriate and irreverent, it's surely one of the funniest.‐ New Zealand Herald
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2017
4/5 83% Your Sister's Sister (2012) The story unfolds subtly and without apparent effort, but it's the humour that provides the warmth and, combined with fabulous and endearing performances, makes this a joy.‐ New Zealand Herald
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2017
2.5/5 40% Mental (2013) This outrageously irreverent Aussie comedy is an extraordinary film - hilarious one moment and grating the next. Unfortunately, only some of the risks pay off here.‐ New Zealand Herald
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2017
1.5/5 28% Bel Ami (2012) Bel Ami could have been well-dressed, saucy escapism but as far as costume dramas go, it's big on costumes and woefully short on drama.‐ New Zealand Herald
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2017
3/5 75% Hope Springs (2012) So as long as you're aware watching Hope Springs is a little like being in therapy yourself and having the occasional laugh, you'll find this film rewarding.‐ New Zealand Herald
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2017
2.5/5 17% The Watch (2012) The Watch isn't consistently funny enough to stop you noticing you've seen it all before.‐ New Zealand Herald
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2017
3/5 32% Gangster Squad (2013) Gangster Squad is a stylish, tension-filled watch but, for all its brutal violence and determined men, it lacks the depth of character to make it truly memorable.‐ New Zealand Herald
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2017
3.5/5 86% Electrick Children (2013) [Electrick Children] leaves you with the feeling you've seen something that could have been something quite special - but which settles for pretty good.‐ New Zealand Herald
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2017
3/5 72% The Croods (2013) [The Croods] is an interesting mix of a clever (if familiar) idea, genuinely funny moments, great animation and slapstick humour, often featuring actual sticks.‐ New Zealand Herald
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2017
3/5 9% The Host (2013) The Host wraps up cleanly but it's clear from the ending that, all going well, there will be a second instalment.‐ New Zealand Herald
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2017
3/5 31% The Vow (2012) The Vow plays out as a rather predictable and earnest drama.‐ New Zealand Herald
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2017
3/5 85% Romantics Anonymous (2011) Romantics Anonymous is a feel-good charmer, aided by little touches such as a retro soundtrack and slightly unexpected song and dance routines. ‐ New Zealand Herald
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2017
2.5/5 46% Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close (2012) [Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close] sways between being emotionally manipulative and genuinely moving. ‐ New Zealand Herald
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2017
4/5 83% My Week with Marilyn (2011) [My Week with Marilyn] is a delightful and entertaining movie.‐ New Zealand Herald
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2017
2.5/5 17% 1st Night (2013) First Night feels like a missed opportunity. ‐ New Zealand Herald
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2017
3/5 51% Contraband (2012) [Contraband] moves along nicely, assisted by the inclusion of real bad guys, nasty enough to provide a decent level of jeopardy and the easy, cheeky camaraderie between Wahlberg and his gang.‐ New Zealand Herald
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2017
3.5/5 46% The Book Thief (2013) The Book Thief manages to capture the horror of war and the tension of life in the Hubermann household, and there are moments that will shock those not familiar with the story.‐ New Zealand Herald
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2017
3/5 24% Walking With Dinosaurs (2013) Littlies will be enchanted by these visually impressive talking dinos.‐ New Zealand Herald
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2017
3/5 74% Big Miracle (2012) Big Miracle has all the important elements required to deliver a heartfelt family drama.‐ New Zealand Herald
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2017
3/5 72% Lee Daniels' The Butler (2013) Daniels does a good job of portraying the period in a warm, moving and righteous manner. ‐ New Zealand Herald
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2017
3/5 68% About Time (2013) [About Time] has all the right cues to make you laugh, and cry. Unfortunately, it will also have you glancing at your watch wondering when time will be up.‐ New Zealand Herald
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2017
2/5 8% Diana (2013) It's just a shame a film about such a complex woman has been reduced to something only vaguely interesting.‐ New Zealand Herald
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2017