George Byrne Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

George Byrne

George Byrne
George Byrne's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): The Herald (Ireland)

Movie Reviews Only

Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/5 99% Selma (2015) What Selma does particularly well is balance the ideological in-fighting within the Civil Rights movement.‐ The Herald (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2018
4/5 90% The Imitation Game (2014) The Imitation Game is a classic 'race against time' tale with the added intrigue of how the authorities would deign to use the information they had once Enigma had been cracked.‐ The Herald (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2016
4/5 97% It Follows (2015) Last year's brilliant The Babadook set a new bar for horror movies this decade and yet, six months later, that mark has been reached by It Follows.‐ The Herald (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2016
4/5 72% Penguins Of Madagascar (2014) Thoroughly enjoyable and unreservedly recommended.‐ The Herald (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2016
3/5 58% Hercules (2014) While the action sequences are decently staged, they would have been much better if I'd actually been able to see them, the film being shot in a gloomy murk which 3D does absolutely nothing to help.‐ The Herald (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2016
5/5 97% Boyhood (2014) Honestly, Boyhood is Richard Linklater's masterpiece and easily the best film of the year so far. Do not miss it.‐ The Herald (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2016
3/5 71% Interstellar (2014) Perhaps it would have been wiser to trim back on several of the ideas and present a more cohesive, not to mention coherent, story.‐ The Herald (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2016
3/5 59% The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014) It's too long, too dreary, unnecessarily convoluted and while a technical marvel it simply doesn't engage the emotions at all.‐ The Herald (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2016
3/5 63% Son of a Gun (2015) It's done extremely well and with a great deal of verve.‐ The Herald (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2015
80% Black Sea (2015) Law does a great job as the resourceful and relentless Robinson.‐ The Herald (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2014
2/5 16% Serena (2015) Something appears to have gone badly wrong with Suzanne Bier's adaptation of Ron Rash's acclaimed novel of love and corruption in the South Carolina of the late 1920s.‐ The Herald (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2014
2/5 31% Love, Rosie (2015) If you've seen the trailer for this adaptation of Cecelia Ahern's second novel then you probably needn't bother forking out for a ticket as they more or less signpost just how the story pans out.‐ The Herald (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2014
4/5 98% The Babadook (2014) What's been delivered here is a potent brew of psychological terror mixed with a genuinely spooky story, making The Babadook easily the best horror movie of recent years.‐ The Herald (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2014
2/5 66% Jimi: All Is by My Side (2014) Unfortunately, for all Benjamin's fine work All is By My Side is one long string of such cliches and counts as a major disappointment.‐ The Herald (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2014
2/5 48% The Judge (2014) A Robert Downey Jr vehicle which doesn't involve genius industrialists or Victorian detectives would certainly be welcome but, alas, The Judge fails to convince and drifts into sentimental schlock in the final third.‐ The Herald (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2014
1/5 22% Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014) An exercise in product-placement so blatant it makes the last Transformer outing seem subtle by comparison.‐ The Herald (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2014
2/5 70% Palo Alto (2014) Palo Alto is as fuzzy, scattered and aimless as its protagonists' lives.‐ The Herald (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2014
3/5 77% Northern Soul (2015) The music is fantastic (well, it'd have to be) and just about manages to cover up the film's many flaws.‐ The Herald (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2014
3/5 51% The Calling (2014) All in all, a solid if rather daft film.‐ The Herald (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2014
4/5 95% '71 (2015) '71 gives us just enough background detail and hints about the complexities of the conflict while still keeping an eye on what is essentially a 'behind enemy lines' story.‐ The Herald (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2014
2/5 67% Gold (2014) Worthy if ultimately disappointing.‐ The Herald (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2014
3/5 29% Annabelle (2014) Annabelle works reasonably well in the first half, building up a nice sense of impending dread. It borrows heavily from Rosemary's Baby before turning to a by-the-numbers litany of standard shock tactics.‐ The Herald (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2014
4/5 61% Maps to the Stars (2015) Hollywood, with all its surface chumminess and lingering, murderous hatreds, provides an ideal backdrop for Bruce Wagner's scabrous screenplay, and Cronenberg tackles the subject with an almost gleeful relish.‐ The Herald (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2014
3/5 73% What We Did on Our Holiday (2015) There's a lovely loose feel to What We Did on Our Holiday, partly down to the fact that while the adult characters have tightly scripted dialogue the child actors were allowed a good deal of leeway.‐ The Herald (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2014
4/5 82% Human Capital (2015) A wonderfully involving story of greed, privilege and betrayal.‐ The Herald (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2014
4/5 82% Noble (2015) A moving, dramatic, harrowing and funny story about a quite remarkable woman.‐ The Herald (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2014
3/5 68% The Hundred-Foot Journey (2014) Clearly aimed at the grey euro market, at least The Hundred-Foot Journey knows what it's about and goes about its business with honest efficiency.‐ The Herald (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2014
4/5 87% A Most Wanted Man (2014) On the evidence of A Most Wanted Man, one of [Hoffman's] final films, our loss is all the greater as he's simply magnificent in a gripping espionage thriller.‐ The Herald (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2014
1/5 17% Sex Tape (2014) Oh my, this is truly embarrassing.‐ The Herald (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2014
3/5 65% Million Dollar Arm (2014) A likeable and agreeable movie.‐ The Herald (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2014
3/5 91% Mystery Road (2013) Aaron Pendersen is thoroughly believable as the conflicted Jay and the blasted landscape is photographed so well you'll be sweating and swatting the flies away from your own face after 10 mins.‐ The Herald (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2014
2/5 35% If I Stay (2014) With arguably the most banal dialogue this side of a Nicholas Sparks movie, If I Stay wastes the considerable talents of Moretz in a calculated tear-jerker aimed squarely at young teenage girls.‐ The Herald (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2014
2/5 32% The Expendables 3 (2014) Dear God, this joke is wearing particularly thin.‐ The Herald (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2014
73% The German Doctor (2014) There's a wonderful sense of dread built up ‐ The Herald (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2014
3/5 91% Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) Where it does work is in the lightness of touch director James Gunn brings to proceedings.‐ The Herald (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2014
2/5 50% Earth to Echo (2014) As a whole it's a headache-inducing ordeal which might, hopefully, put an end to 'found footage' as a sub-genre.‐ The Herald (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2014
3/5 91% Norte, the End of History (2014) While the final hour or so of the film is depressing beyond belief, the middle section does grab attention, with Diaz creating some truly memorable moments amid the rambling narrative.‐ The Herald (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2014
4/5 90% Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes (2014) Dawn of the Planet of the Apes shows it is possible to have actual ideas and serious themes in a film which also manages to entertain in a truly spectacular fashion.‐ The Herald (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2014
2/5 75% Goltzius And The Pelican Company (2014) Naturally, the scenes all deal with sex and depravity, but the levels of pretension are laughable and the whole thing ends up looking like an old Pet Shop Boys video.‐ The Herald (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2014
1/5 7% Mrs. Brown's Boys D'Movie (2014) Mrs Brown's Boys D'Movie is relentlessly crude, utterly devoid of any cinematic qualities and, most crucially, completely unfunny.‐ The Herald (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2014
3/5 87% Chef (2014) Make sure you eat well beforehand or you'll be chewing your arm off halfway through this understated delight of a film, such is the way the joy of good food is represented.‐ The Herald (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2014
1/5 24% Tammy (2014) Tammy is a waste of a fine cast and a waste of everyone's time.‐ The Herald (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2014
2/5 49% Heaven Is for Real (2014) While the film makes decent use of the plains of Nebraska to give us a portrait of smalltown Red States America, there's a hectoring, insincere feel to this project that renders it practically unwatchable.‐ The Herald (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2014
2/5 No Score Yet The Food Guide to Love (2013) Whatever comedy is attempted in the script just isn't funny at all, and the dramatic aspects are ludicrous.‐ The Herald (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2014
5/5 73% Oculus (2014) Flanagan instead gradually ramps up the dread and in the process delivers one of the finest horrors of recent years.‐ The Herald (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2014
4/5 83% Belle (2014) The direction from Amma Assante is perfectly judged and impeccably paced and the result is a film which is very easy on the eye but has a lot to say for itself.‐ The Herald (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2014
11% Grace Of Monaco (2014) It's preposterous, but taken on its merits as a live-action fairytale (as we're reminded by the script several times) it could have been a lot worse.‐ The Herald (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2014