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Gavin Bond's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Sunday Times (Australia)

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
85% Me and Orson Welles (2009) Thanks to McKay's mesmerising performance, Me and Orson Welles also stands as a fitting tribute to the abundant talents of its larger-than-life title character, an icon of stage, radio and screen. ‐ Sunday Times (Australia)
Posted Jul 27, 2010
4/5 95% Animal Kingdom (2010) The sheer presence of the distinguished ensemble overrides the somewhat laboured screenplay and uneven pacing of this otherwise engrossing and foreboding Aussie gangster flick. ‐ Sunday Times (Australia)
Posted Jun 1, 2010
4/5 91% Fish Tank (2010) It's an absolute credit to her that she is able to evoke sympathy and empathy for such a prickly and volatile screen character. ‐ Sunday Times (Australia)
Posted May 25, 2010
64% Harry Brown (2010) Unlike most films of its dubious genre, Harry Brown avoids gratuitous gunplay and sensationalism and has a down-to-earth and fallible central character. ‐ Sunday Times (Australia)
Posted May 17, 2010
96% Food, Inc. (2009) This enlightening film takes aim at the US food industry by exposing the astounding and dubious means by which the source of our food is harvested and processed. ‐ Sunday Times (Australia)
Posted May 17, 2010
2/5 40% Letters to Juliet (2010) Well and truly geared to a female audience who are likely to savour the fanciful plot and neatly wrapped feel-good denouement. ‐ Sunday Times (Australia)
Posted May 10, 2010
3/4 56% Accidents Happen (2010) The main appeal of this modest and rambling slice of life is writer Brian CarbeeĆ¢(TM)s delicious dialogue, which provides Davis with a string of amusing and acidic verbal put-downs. ‐ Sunday Times (Australia)
Posted Apr 26, 2010
3.5/4 41% 44 Inch Chest (2010) This talky crime drama is a searing examination of masculinity and misogyny that is littered with rampant profanity and lashings of humour. ‐ Sunday Times (Australia)
Posted Apr 26, 2010
1/4 32% The Room (2003) This self-financed flick's shortcomings go way beyond the standard array of glaring continuity errors, dodgy sets and stagnant editing. ‐ Sunday Times (Australia)
Posted Apr 26, 2010
95% Mother (Madeo) (2010) Bong has delivered a sumptuously photographed drama, which is complemented by scenes of wry humour, a haunting soundtrack and several visually striking scenes that will stay with audiences long after the somewhat underwhelming conclusion. ‐ Sunday Times (Australia)
Posted Apr 19, 2010
2.5/5 67% Date Night (2010) This manic story of mistaken identity is a disappointing waste of its talented leads. ‐ Sunday Times (Australia)
Posted Apr 8, 2010
2.5/5 76% Kick-Ass (2010) This ribald romp, thanks to its unrelenting violence, ultimately outstays its welcome. ‐ Sunday Times (Australia)
Posted Apr 8, 2010
57% La Siciliana Ribelle (The Sicilian Girl) (2010) An enlightening factual and atmospheric account of large-scale corruption and individual courage. ‐ Sunday Times (Australia)
Posted Apr 8, 2010
63% Brothers (2009) Director Sheridan effectively contrasts the domestic character-driven drama set in suburban America with genuinely harrowing and authentic war sequences. ‐ Sunday Times (Australia)
Posted Mar 25, 2010
80% Max Manus: Man of War (2010) Directors Espen Sandberg and Joachim Ronning have not only crafted an enlightening biographical tale but a film, not unlike recent Oscar winner The Hurt Locker, that also conveys the addictive nature and ultimate futility of combat. ‐ Sunday Times (Australia)
Posted Mar 25, 2010
3/5 52% The Men Who Stare at Goats (2009) Despite this offbeat film's shortcomings, one can't help but admire director Grant Heslov and his influential pal Clooney in bringing to the screen yet another timely reminder of war's ludicrousness and ultimate futility. ‐ Sunday Times (Australia)
Posted Mar 2, 2010
3.5/5 85% A Single Man (2009) While Firth dominates proceedings, appearing in every frame, he is nearly upstaged by debutant director's Ford's stunning cinematography, art direction and attention to detail. ‐ Sunday Times (Australia)
Posted Feb 23, 2010
4/5 75% The Road (2009) This expertly crafted "road movie" does provide, thanks to the director's brave commitment to realism, a poetic and intentionally devastating emotional viewing experience. ‐ Sunday Times (Australia)
Posted Jan 26, 2010
4/5 94% In the Loop (2009) Viewers looking for an intelligent, hilarious and bitingly relevant look at the way governments work won't be disappointed. ‐ Sunday Times (Australia)
Posted Jan 17, 2010
3.5/5 81% Broken Embraces (2009) Pedro Almodovar delivers yet another visually rich and quirky viewing experience with the release of his 17th big screen feature. ‐ Sunday Times (Australia)
Posted Dec 13, 2009
3.5/5 83% Paranormal Activity (2009) One of the rare films that actually lives up to, and is deserving of, its considerable hype. ‐ Sunday Times (Australia)
Posted Nov 30, 2009
4/5 87% Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs (2009) This slick, computer-animated family flick, in eye-popping digital 3D, not only matches the visual excesses of Roland Emmerich's 2012, but is also much more successful in paying homage to the disaster genre through the use of humour and wit. ‐ Sunday Times (Australia)
Posted Nov 22, 2009
4.5/5 79% A Summer In Genoa (2009) Mainstream audiences may rue the lack of a dramatic arc or conventional plot, but this beautifully photographed and emotive tale proves to be achingly authentic and heartfelt without resorting to perfunctory flashbacks and soppy musical montages. ‐ Sunday Times (Australia)
Posted Nov 1, 2009
3.5/4 92% In Search of Beethoven (2009) Despite its excessive length, this reverential doco will enthuse fans, historians and even those, like yours truly, whose familiarity with Beethoven is limited to the opening strains of his 5th Symphony. ‐ Sunday Times (Australia)
Posted Oct 30, 2009
3.5/5 64% The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (2009) Those willing to ignore these indulgences are guaranteed to be swept away by the sublime visuals, energetic performances and Gilliam's own incredibly unbridled imagination. ‐ Sunday Times (Australia)
Posted Oct 27, 2009
4/5 66% Che: Part One (The Argentine) (2009) Ultimately, not only does this epic enlighten but one hopes it may help to rekindle some of the revolutionary spirit that seems to be sadly lacking in contemporary society. ‐ Sunday Times (Australia)
Posted Sep 28, 2009