Garry McConnachie

Garry McConnachie

Agrees with the Tomatometer 80% of the time.

Garry McConnachie's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Sunday Mail [UK], Daily Record (UK)

Movie Reviews Only

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/5 95%

The Jungle Book (2016)

"A beautifully-told coming of age tale with sublime visuals, aided by some of the best 3D seen since Gravity and Avatar." ‐ Daily Record (UK)
Posted Sep 2, 2016
4/5 96%

Spotlight (2015)

"There are only a handful of great films based around newspapers and their investigation of real events... Now, thanks to Tom McCarthy's stunning Spotlight, we have one more." ‐ Daily Record (UK)
Posted May 27, 2016
3/5 27%

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)

"Batman v Superman is a lunking, clumsy, beautiful and thrilling behemoth of a film. The faults are there for all to see. But so are the good points." ‐ Daily Record (UK)
Posted Apr 1, 2016
2/5 30%

Mojave (2016)

"Isaac's efforts can't help Mojave from becoming a bit of a mess and, ultimately, a little dull." ‐ Daily Record (UK)
Posted Mar 25, 2016
5/5 84%

Midnight Special (2016)

"Jeff Nichols' has made a name for himself thanks to the brilliance of Take Shelter and Mud. His latest effort is Americana meets sci-fi and it's no understatement to say this is sublime storytelling." ‐ Daily Record (UK)
Posted Mar 18, 2016
3/5 No Score Yet

Among the Living (Aux yeux des vivants) (2014)

"While the end product isn't perfect, it's a fun and unsettling ride." ‐ Daily Record (UK)
Posted Mar 10, 2016
5/5 74%

Baskin (2016)

"Visually, Baskin is like a twisted sibling of Fulci and Argento by way of Cronenberg and Winding Refn." ‐ Daily Record (UK)
Posted Mar 7, 2016
4/5 53%

Demolition (2016)

"Gyllenhaal mixes humour and falling apart incredibly well." ‐ Daily Record (UK)
Posted Feb 26, 2016
4/5 91%

Green Room (2016)

"This is masterful film-making and Green Room doesn't pull any punches. In fact, it'll grab you by the throat and refuse to let go until the credits roll." ‐ Daily Record (UK)
Posted Feb 26, 2016
4/5 84%

Deadpool (2016)

"Thankfully, amid the sweaty mayhem there's a particularly sweet love story. Baccarin takes the role of Vanessa and clearly has a ball early doors as she matches Reynolds stride for stride." ‐ Daily Record (UK)
Posted Feb 12, 2016
4/5 84%

The Walk (2015)

"This is a fun and exciting execution of an inspiring story. It's beautiful. It's pure Zemeckis." ‐ Daily Record (UK)
Posted Feb 5, 2016
2/5 7%

Martyrs (2016)

"The two leads do their best with what they're given but in the end it all falls incredibly flat." ‐ Daily Record (UK)
Posted Feb 4, 2016
4/5 97%

Sherpa (2015)

"Sherpa is an absorbing, compelling and eye-opening piece of work that sheds new light on a struggle we rarely witness on the daunting Mount Everest." ‐ Daily Record (UK)
Posted Feb 4, 2016

The Vatican Tapes (2015)

"It may be nothing new, bar a few moments of in-your-face ridiculousness, but The Vatican Tapes is a pretty decent addition to the ever-growing list of exorcism films." ‐ Daily Record (UK)
Posted Dec 7, 2015
3/5 25%

The Stranger (2015)

"While it's in no way perfect, there's enough going on to keep you guessing where it's headed." ‐ Daily Record (UK)
Posted Dec 7, 2015
4/5 93%

The Gift (2015)

"The Gift may initially feel like it's something we've all seen before, but it builds to a tremendous crescendo. This is a dark and twisted gem of a thriller with a gut-punch of an ending." ‐ Daily Record (UK)
Posted Dec 4, 2015
3/5 79%

Tales of Halloween (2015)

"Tales of Halloween... brings together a smorgasbord of horror directors, writers and actors to concoct something that's devilishly fun." ‐ Daily Record (UK)
Posted Oct 16, 2015
2/5 14%

The Lazarus Effect (2015)

"Nothing fresh is brought to the screen and the stars end up treading water with well-worn cliches." ‐ Daily Record (UK)
Posted Oct 16, 2015
3/5 39%

V/H/S: Viral (2014)

"As a collective, there's great, good and average to be had here. It's always a risk run with these anthologies, but the audience is there for them and Viral is a good addition to the series." ‐ Daily Record (UK)
Posted Oct 16, 2015
3/5 70%

Howl (2015)

"There's still much to admire and enjoy." ‐ Daily Record (UK)
Posted Sep 15, 2015
4/5 85%

Sun Choke (2016)

"A wonderfully-twisted blend of psycho-drama, suspense and body horror." ‐ Daily Record (UK)
Posted Sep 11, 2015
4/5 89%

Turbo Kid (2015)

"From the brilliant synth-led soundtrack, courtesy of Le Matos, to the practical blood and gore effects, it's a nostalgia trip that revels in its many, many influences." ‐ Daily Record (UK)
Posted Sep 4, 2015
4/5 71%

Jurassic World (2015)

"It's a thrilling summer blockbuster and should be a roaring success at the box office to boot." ‐ Daily Record (UK)
Posted Jun 12, 2015

Results (2015)

"Much like Computer Chess, Results is a study of people and how they interact despite their best efforts to largely remain alone." ‐ Daily Record (UK)
Posted May 29, 2015
3/5 48%

San Andreas (2015)

"This is a film that's pure scale and spectacle, and in that regard it does exactly what it says on the tin." ‐ Daily Record (UK)
Posted May 27, 2015
3/5 31%

Poltergeist (2015)

"While Poltergeist may not reinvent the wheel it's a fairly enjoyable 90 minutes at the cinema." ‐ Daily Record (UK)
Posted May 21, 2015
3/5 75%

Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)

"Whedon wastes no time teaming them up for a blistering opening sequence that is thrilling. Unfortunately that segment is a high point in a film that swiftly becomes an exercise in ever-diminishing returns bar a few moments." ‐ Daily Record (UK)
Posted Apr 23, 2015
5/5 81%

Glassland (2016)

"A tough, but ultimately incredibly-satisfying watch." ‐ Daily Record (UK)
Posted Apr 17, 2015
4/5 30%

Lost River (2015)

"De Caestecker is the real star of this show, with an effortless performance full of heart." ‐ Daily Record (UK)
Posted Apr 10, 2015
4/5 92%

The Treatment (De Behandeling) (2014)

"The subject matter could have been exploitative or cheapened in the wrong hands. But Herbots deftly weaves an intricate, if somewhat baggy, tale." ‐ Daily Record (UK)
Posted Mar 12, 2015
5/5 89%

White God (2015)

"White God isn't for everyone. But it is an unflinching, extraordinary piece of film-making." ‐ Daily Record (UK)
Posted Feb 27, 2015
5/5 90%

Spring (2015)

"This is a romantic horror with sci-fi inflections and it's a stunning example of the power of cinema." ‐ Daily Record (UK)
Posted Feb 27, 2015
5/5 96%

12 Years a Slave (2013)

"Filled with astonishing, gut-wrenching performances, it brings Northup's stunning story to life in a deeply-affecting way." ‐ Daily Record (UK)
Posted Jan 13, 2015

Big Hero 6 (2014)

"Big Hero 6 is one of the best animated features to hit the big screen in some time. Forget Frozen. In fact, just Let It Go completely. This is a stunning triumph." ‐ Daily Record (UK)
Posted Jan 9, 2015
4/5 83%

In Fear (2014)

"Sometimes the most effective horror films come with the simplest premise and this is certainly the case with Jeremy Lovering's In Fear." ‐ Daily Record (UK)
Posted Jan 5, 2015
4/5 99%

Starred Up (2014)

"Gritty British prison dramas are hardly something new but every so often one crops up that grabs you by the throat and doesn't let go." ‐ Daily Record (UK)
Posted Jan 2, 2015
4/5 No Score Yet

The House Of Him (2014)

"Despite the incredibly meagre budget, Florence lets his writing and the performances of Anna (Louise Stewart) and Him (Richard Rankin) carry the film. And boy does it pay off in spades." ‐ Daily Record (UK)
Posted Nov 7, 2014
4/5 31%

Extraterrestrial (2014)

"Minihan's direction is assured and slick and it's nice to see some oldschool aliens rock up on screen." ‐ Daily Record (UK)
Posted Oct 24, 2014
2/5 No Score Yet

Evil Feed (2013)

"Purporting to be a horror film that foregoes scares of any kind for blood-drenched gore and puerile comedy, it's the reason why so many feel that the horror genre is on a slippery slope." ‐ Daily Record (UK)
Posted Aug 28, 2014
4/5 No Score Yet

Armistice (2014)

"With a tight running time and no fat to trim, The Captive is a thought-provoking tale of the horrors soldiers must deal with played out as a creature feature of sorts." ‐ Daily Record (UK)
Posted Aug 28, 2014
4/5 75%

Starry Eyes (2014)

"A razor-sharp shot across the bows of Tinseltown." ‐ Daily Record (UK)
Posted Aug 28, 2014
4/5 88%

Coherence (2014)

"The cast all play an integral part in us going along with the science of the story and there's a real sense of disorientation as the group dynamic is put under stress and begins to fracture." ‐ Daily Record (UK)
Posted Aug 28, 2014
4/5 50%

Mark of the Witch (Another) (2016)

"While Another is rough around the edges it's an extremely stylish and bizarre entry in the demonic possession sub-genre of horror." ‐ Daily Record (UK)
Posted Aug 15, 2014
3/5 84%

Witching and Bitching (2014)

"There's something admirable about a film-maker who throws caution to the wind and just runs with an idea. Even one that turns out to be utterly ridiculous." ‐ Daily Record (UK)
Posted Jun 9, 2014
5/5 83%

Prince Avalanche (2013)

"This is a hauntingly beautiful story of two men discovering themselves -- and their place in the world -- when they are at their loneliest and is worth the money just to witness the joyous drunken scene." ‐ Daily Record (UK)
Posted Feb 7, 2014
5/5 99%

Short Term 12 (2013)

"Short Term 12 is the kind of cinematic rollercoaster that will make your heart swell one moment and leave you in tears the next. It's simply unmissable." ‐ Daily Record (UK)
Posted Feb 7, 2014
5/5 64%

Filth (2014)

"JAMES McAVOY gives a career-best performance in this jaw-dropping adaptation." ‐ Daily Record (UK)
Posted Sep 28, 2013
4/5 71%

I Declare War (2013)

"A razor-sharp portrayal of the cruel - and sometimes brutal - nature of growing up." ‐ Daily Record (UK)
Posted Jul 30, 2013
5/5 41%

Only God Forgives (2013)

"A nightmarish and minimalist work of art that will be admired, loved & loathed in equal measure" ‐ Daily Record (UK)
Posted Jul 30, 2013
3/5 67%

World War Z (2013)

"Despite speculation predicting an on-screen disaster, this is a rather thrilling and fun big-budget zombie film let down by the re-shot finale." ‐ Daily Record (UK)
Posted Jul 18, 2013
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