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)

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
100% Here Comes Hell (2019) It's a loving homage to films gone by without ever feeling like a cheap and tacky parody. It wears its heart on its sleeve and makes for a wonderful celebration of the best of genre film-making. - Daily Record (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2019
88% Freaks (2019) When the action kicks in, you'll be on the edge of your seat right up to the thrilling finale. - Daily Record (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2019
No Score Yet Complicity (Kazenoki wa koto no youni) (2018) In a world where hatred and a "them and us" approach to life is bringing ugly traits into the open, Complicity tells us the world can be a beautiful place despite our differences. - Daily Record (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2019
87% The Sisters Brothers (2018) If you're sifting for cinematic gold, then you're sure to strike it luck with The Sisters Brothers. - Daily Record (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2019
96% Thunder Road (2018) It's the kind of life-affirming movie that's become a rarity as cinemas focus on saturation with big-budget borefests. - Daily Record (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2019
85% The Hole in the Ground (2019) An effective little horror gem. - Daily Record (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2019
86% The Vanishing (2019) A sparse script from Joe Bone and Celyn Jones helps bring the century's old tale to life, with the cast central keeping us guessing exactly where it'll take us. - Daily Record (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2019
83% Reborn (2018) While it doesn't reinvent the wheel, it's an entertaining little film with a terrific emotional core. - Daily Record (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2018
100% Peripheral (2018) Peripheral is a fascinating study of the impact technology can have on our lives and the power of ego when fame is the result of success. - Daily Record (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2018
72% Hold the Dark (2018) Hold the Dark is a confident, vicious and haunting piece of work from Saulnier, carried brilliantly by his cast. - Daily Record (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2018
82% What Keeps You Alive (2018) A blood-soaked, nerve-shredding psychological horror that cements [Colin Minihan] as one of the best genre filmmakers working today. - Daily Record (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2018
97% Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018) It's a rare beast for a Hollywood blockbuster to leave me speechless. Mission: Impossible - Fallout did exactly that. - Daily Record (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2018
89% Hereditary (2018) Aster is clearly a talent to keep an eye on, while Collette deserves some form of awards recognition. Family drama has rarely been so nightmarish. - Daily Record (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2018
70% 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) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 24, 2018
84% 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) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 16, 2018
72% Ready Player One (2018) So buckle up, take a deep breath and enjoy the ride. It's sensational. - Daily Record (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2018
88% 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) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2018
20% 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) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2018
43% 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) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2018
74% 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) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2018
28% Bright (2017) In the end, it all feels like a polished waste of an opportunity. - Daily Record (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2017
86% 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) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2017
82% Ruin Me (2018) While it might not reinvent the wheel for slasher movies, it's a decent effort anchored by a great central performance. - Daily Record (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2017
68% Still/Born (2018) Ultimately, this is an insidious and deeply unsettling focus on real issues with a supernatural twist. - Daily Record (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2017
85% Mayhem (2017) It's as funny as it is relentless and is sure to be a crowd-pleaser. - Daily Record (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2017
88% 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) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2017
54% 47 Meters Down (2017) The most frustrating thing is, there's the bones of a decent film here. - Daily Record (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2017
80% Patriots Day (2017) Equal parts heartbreaking, tense and thrilling. - Daily Record (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2017
85% 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) EDIT
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) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 10, 2017
78% The Void (2017) It's a nightmarish descent into insanity that's as depraved as it is entertaining. - Daily Record (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 10, 2017
84% 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) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 10, 2017
69% Free Fire (2017) A riotous delight. - Daily Record (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 10, 2017
3/5 72% 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) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 10, 2017
4/5 42% 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) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 10, 2017
83% Silence (2017) This is exquisite film-making from a master film-maker. - Daily Record (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 10, 2017
98% 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) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 10, 2017
3/5 82% 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) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 10, 2017
2/5 18% The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016) No amount of spectacle can disguise the movie's lack of substance. - Daily Record (UK) EDIT
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) EDIT
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) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 10, 2017
92% 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) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 10, 2017
66% 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) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 10, 2017
4/5 81% 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) EDIT
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) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 10, 2017
3/5 62% 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) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 10, 2017
88% 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) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 10, 2017
5/5 91% La La Land (2016) It's a wonderful throwback to the golden era of musicals with a 21st century sheen. - Daily Record (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 10, 2017
63% Detour (2017) The masterstroke for Detour is in the casting. These young, incredibly talented actors are electrifying. - Daily Record (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 10, 2017
4/5 81% 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) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 10, 2017