Garry McConnachie Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

Garry McConnachie

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

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
71% Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) In the end, Solo is a planet-hopping action romp that hits the ground running and rarely hits the breaks. And it comes with a scene almost as good as Rogue One's Darth Vader moment.‐ Daily Record (UK)
Read More | Posted May 24, 2018
82% Deadpool 2 (2018) Deadpool 2 barely pauses for breath, which is admirable given the additional cast members. It's a bigger, brasher, swearier older brother to the first film.‐ Daily Record (UK)
Read More | Posted May 16, 2018
73% Ready Player One (2018) So buckle up, take a deep breath and enjoy the ride. It's sensational.‐ Daily Record (UK)
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2018
87% Annihilation (2018) This is a film that, while gorgeous on a surface level, becomes something far more impressive as the layers are peeled away.‐ Daily Record (UK)
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2018
15% Mute (2018) Mute feels like Jones's most personal film to date. It's ambitious, it's flawed but it's beautiful.‐ Daily Record (UK)
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2018
42% Maze Runner: The Death Cure (2018) We might have reached the end of the maze but what a way to go. Ball has crafted a rip-roaring, action-packed finale and it's going to be exciting to see where he takes us next.‐ Daily Record (UK)
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2018
71% The Ritual (2017) The core cast all play a part in making the viewer care. There's panic, terror, confusion and even the odd dry joke to bring some levity to the tension. Everyone (bar Dom) is likeable to various degrees.‐ Daily Record (UK)
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2018
26% Bright (2017) In the end, it all feels like a polished waste of an opportunity. ‐ Daily Record (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2017
85% It (2017) An outstanding adaptation of Stephen King's novel, It is a creepy and unnerving coming-of-age-tale that brings a true monster to life.‐ Daily Record (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2017
No Score Yet Ruin Me (2017) While it might not reinvent the wheel for slasher movies, it's a decent effort anchored by a great central performance.‐ Daily Record (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2017
91% Still/Born (2018) Ultimately, this is an insidious and deeply unsettling focus on real issues with a supernatural twist.‐ Daily Record (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2017
82% Mayhem (2017) It's as funny as it is relentless and is sure to be a crowd-pleaser.‐ Daily Record (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2017
86% Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie (Captain Underpants) (2017) See it, laugh at it, love it. And take your best friend -- they'll appreciate it.‐ Daily Record (UK)
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2017
55% 47 Meters Down (2017) The most frustrating thing is, there's the bones of a decent film here.‐ Daily Record (UK)
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2017
80% Patriots Day (2017) Equal parts heartbreaking, tense and thrilling.‐ Daily Record (UK)
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2017
86% Hacksaw Ridge (2016) This is a film that more than matches some of the best war films. It's a movie about strength of character, belief and faith and Gibson has delivered another cracker.‐ Daily Record (UK)
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2017
85% The Transfiguration (2017) It might be too dry for some, but for horror fans with patience and a love of the slow-burn will find plenty to chew on.‐ Daily Record (UK)
Read More | Posted May 10, 2017
75% The Void (2017) It's a nightmarish descent into insanity that's as depraved as it is entertaining.‐ Daily Record (UK)
Read More | Posted May 10, 2017
83% Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2 is a candy-coated cinematic shot of sugar. It'll provide a short [high but] is ultimately unfulfilling.‐ Daily Record (UK)
Read More | Posted May 10, 2017
68% Free Fire (2017) A riotous delight.‐ Daily Record (UK)
Read More | Posted May 10, 2017
3/5 74% Headshot (2017) It might not be in the same league as The Raid or John Wick, but it makes a decent fist of it.‐ Daily Record (UK)
Read More | Posted May 10, 2017
4/5 41% A Cure For Wellness (2017) It won't be everyone but this is a fairytale meeting grand guignol for the multiplex crowd.‐ Daily Record (UK)
Read More | Posted May 10, 2017
84% Silence (2017) This is exquisite film-making from a master film-maker.‐ Daily Record (UK)
Read More | Posted May 10, 2017
99% Get Out (2017) Get Out is confident and assured and in director Peele, the 21st century has found a new voice in horror.‐ Daily Record (UK)
Read More | Posted May 10, 2017
3/5 80% Eddie The Eagle (2016) Egerton is a likeable hero -- as he was in Kingsman -- and the movie can easily claim a respectable third place on the podium.‐ Daily Record (UK)
Read More | Posted May 10, 2017
2/5 17% The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016) No amount of spectacle can disguise the movie's lack of substance.‐ Daily Record (UK)
Read More | Posted May 10, 2017
5/5 94% Arrival (2016) Arrival is bold, emotionally-resonant and poignant. It's science fiction at its most beautiful with a finale that will simultaneously make your heart swell and break.‐ Daily Record (UK)
Read More | Posted May 10, 2017
98% I Am Not Your Negro (2017) It's a vitally-important piece of film-making that will move you, provoke you and educate you. ‐ Daily Record (UK)
Read More | Posted May 10, 2017
91% Raw (2017) Whether Raw will be welcomed by mainstream horror fans is still unknown, but Ducournau has crafted something that beautiful yet brutal and in main star Marillier a performance that's as elegant as it is vicious.‐ Daily Record (UK)
Read More | Posted May 10, 2017
67% Alien: Covenant (2017) The latest iteration of the alien -- which comes in a few forms here -- is a triumph. Much like the film itself.‐ Daily Record (UK)
Read More | Posted May 10, 2017
4/5 80% Personal Shopper (2017) Assayas has torn up the rule book in crafting Personal Shopper and audiences willing to show patience with plot strands that seem unnecessary will find something richly rewarding.‐ Daily Record (UK)
Read More | Posted May 10, 2017
4/5 91% Elle (2016) Were it not for Huppert's wonderfully measured performance, Elle could have spiralled into the realms of stomach-turning offensiveness.‐ Daily Record (UK)
Read More | Posted May 10, 2017
3/5 60% Dark Night (2017) This isn't a film for everyone. It's incredibly dry. Almost mundane, at times... But these normal people find themselves in almost dreamlike surroundings thanks to Helene Louvart's beautiful cinematography.‐ Daily Record (UK)
Read More | Posted May 10, 2017
90% Hounds of Love (2017) Australia has given us some impressive horror films over the years. More recently, The Loved Ones and Snowtown have made a real impact on the genre. Now, Ben Young's hard-hitting Hounds of Love can be added to the list.‐ Daily Record (UK)
Read More | Posted May 10, 2017
5/5 92% La La Land (2016) It's a wonderful throwback to the golden era of musicals with a 21st century sheen.‐ Daily Record (UK)
Read More | Posted May 10, 2017
64% Detour (2017) The masterstroke for Detour is in the casting. These young, incredibly talented actors are electrifying.‐ Daily Record (UK)
Read More | Posted May 10, 2017
4/5 79% T2 Trainspotting (2017) While T2 may never become as iconic a film for those who lived through the first outing, it's definitely got the ability to become a firm-favourite for them... and a younger generation.‐ Daily Record (UK)
Read More | Posted May 10, 2017
2/5 35% Blair Witch (2016) What follows is the usual "creepy" sounds from the darkness, those infamous hanging stick figures and some interesting ideas that are never fully realised.‐ Daily Record (UK)
Read More | Posted May 10, 2017
58% It Stains the Sands Red (2017) Allen is incredible as she displays layers and emotions we don't normally expect from characters who tend to simply be fodder for the walking dead.‐ Daily Record (UK)
Read More | Posted May 10, 2017
4/5 86% Goodnight Mommy (Ich seh, Ich seh) (2015) Goodnight Mommy is brilliantly unnerving from the outset with a final act that's a twisted little treat.‐ Daily Record (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2016
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)
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2016
4/5 97% 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)
Read More | 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)
Read More | Posted Apr 1, 2016
2/5 31% Mojave (2016) Isaac's efforts can't help Mojave from becoming a bit of a mess and, ultimately, a little dull.‐ Daily Record (UK)
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2016
5/5 83% 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)
Read More | 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)
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2016
5/5 77% Baskin (2016) Visually, Baskin is like a twisted sibling of Fulci and Argento by way of Cronenberg and Winding Refn.‐ Daily Record (UK)
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2016
4/5 52% Demolition (2016) Gyllenhaal mixes humour and falling apart incredibly well.‐ Daily Record (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2016
4/5 90% 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)
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2016
4/5 83% 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)
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2016