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Giles Hardie

Giles Hardie
Giles Hardie's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Sydney Morning Herald,,

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/5 38% Secret in Their Eyes (2015) It should have been a TV series. ‐
Posted Nov 19, 2015
3/5 73% Blinky Bill The Movie (2016) A nice film - with all the positives and few negatives that entails. ‐
Posted Sep 24, 2015
2/5 16% Pixels (2015) It's not as bad as you've heard. ‐
Posted Sep 10, 2015
2/5 64% Ricki And The Flash (2015) Promises a Meryl Streep Masterpiece but delivers a 2 star cover act instead. ‐
Posted Aug 27, 2015
5/5 78% Holding The Man (2015) It is beautiful. It is tragic. And it is an absolute must-see. ‐
Posted Aug 27, 2015
4/5 91% Last Cab To Darwin (2016) A truly wonderful ride, start to finish. ‐
Posted Aug 27, 2015
4/5 93% Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation (2015) The film that leaves you wanting more. Not five minutes more. Five films more. ‐
Posted Jul 30, 2015
5/5 88% Mr. Holmes (2015) Mr. Holmes is not simply brilliant, for it is not simple. It is complex, multi-layered and probing. But it is brilliant and also entertaining. ‐
Posted Jul 23, 2015
4/5 56% Paper Towns (2015) Does absolutely nothing new in a refreshingly fun way. ‐
Posted Jul 16, 2015
2/5 46% Ted 2 (2015) Tragically, like some 1980s straight-to-video sequel, this has all the concept but none of the charm of the original. ‐
Posted Jun 25, 2015
3/5 56% Minions (2015) far more kids-only than either of those featuring Gru. ‐
Posted Jun 18, 2015
3/5 32% Entourage (2015) It's bonkers. It's fun. And it's all for the fans. ‐
Posted Jun 4, 2015
4/5 75% A Royal Night Out (2015) Funny, fascinating and entirely heart-warming. Spoil your Mum. Spoil yourself. ‐
Posted May 14, 2015
5/5 83% Cinderella (2015) Delivers EXACTLY what it promises. Perfectly. Beautifully. Magically. ‐
Posted Mar 26, 2015
4/5 65% That Sugar Film (2015) A great documentary, a great night out, and a great eye-opener. You'll never look at an ingredients list the same way again... ‐
Posted Mar 5, 2015
3/5 13% Seventh Son (2015) Seventh Son has all the requisite parts: witch hunters, witches, a naive apprentice, dragons, simple townsfolk and, err, guys with axes for arms. ‐
Posted Mar 5, 2015
2/5 11% Unfinished Business (2015) A lazy film that contains more than a few lazy laughs but will ultimately only amuse those thrilled by boobs staring at breasts... ‐
Posted Mar 5, 2015
4/5 96% The Lunchbox (2014) The perfect date film, guaranteed. ‐
Posted Oct 16, 2014
4/5 91% Locke (2014) This is pure storytelling and acting and it is magnificent, compelling and wonderful. ‐
Posted Oct 16, 2014
2/5 7% Mrs. Brown's Boys D'Movie (2014) O'Carroll's yellow-face portrayal of Mr Wang is eerily reminiscent of Mickey Rooney's Yunioshi in Breakfast at Tiffany's, more than half a century ago. ‐
Posted Jul 24, 2014
2.5/5 71% Pacific Rim (2013) In essence, Pacific Rim features a series of Godzilla monsters battle an ever dwindling number of Transformers, layered over the plot from Independence Day, only dumber. ‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Posted Dec 30, 2013
86% Star Trek Into Darkness (2013) A brilliant, bromantic blockbuster. ‐ The Age (Australia)
Posted May 10, 2013
3.5/5 34% Battleship (2012) There is just no way this should work. And yet, we have an adrenalin-packed winner. ‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Posted Apr 12, 2012
1/5 4% Abduction (2011) Sooner or later Taylor Lautner is going to have to stop excelling despite the limitations his films put upon him. For now, he'll have to make do with surviving one of the year's worst films. ‐
Posted Sep 21, 2011
2/5 39% Johnny English Reborn (2011) Rowan Atkinson has just slapped a new coat of paint on the old, simple and somewhat tired James Bond clown-car. ‐
Posted Sep 14, 2011
4/5 82% Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011) This is a genuine evolution in digital film making, matched by a razor sharp script that delivers an apetastic action blockbuster. ‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Posted Aug 3, 2011
4/5 86% X-Men: First Class (2011) This is the origins film every fan of the X-Men comics or films wanted and the perfect tonic for those disillusioned by the recent instalments. ‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Posted Jun 1, 2011
3.5/5 33% The Hangover Part II (2011) Those who enjoyed The Hangover for its gross out insanity will appreciate this film, and it is possessed of a stronger ending than its predecessor, however anyone looking for novelty or a fresh take will be disappointed. ‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Posted May 26, 2011
4/5 77% Thor (2011) A magnificent space romp that will thrill even the most cynical viewer, and a fantastic and fantastical reason to make the trip to the cinema. ‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Posted Apr 21, 2011
3.5/5 59% Scream 4 (2011) The meta-nature of this film's constant self analysis makes it impossible to suspend disbelief, but Craven relies on this, harvesting laughs and gasps in equal measure. ‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Posted Apr 14, 2011
3.5/5 64% Justin Bieber: Never Say Never (2011) If you are at all curious about Justin Bieber the phenomenon, Never Say Never is a fascinating, eye opening and eerily emotive film. ‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Posted Apr 6, 2011
4/5 23% Sucker Punch (2011) There is so much front to this that traditional depths of character development and motivation are sidelined, but this is intentional, allowing the audience to immerse in the layers of dreams and later piece together what actually happened. ‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Posted Apr 6, 2011
1/5 0% A Heartbeat Away (2010) For those unfortunate enough to be locked in a room with this film, look out for Isabel Lucas' eyewatering recreation of the famous dance scene from Flashdance, for anyone else, take heart in staying away from A Heartbeat Away. ‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Posted Mar 23, 2011
3.5/5 35% Battle: Los Angeles (2011) It is a well executed one-violent-trick pony, designed for the 12 year old boy the movie studios hope is still playing with toy soldier figurines inside us all. ‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Posted Mar 17, 2011
5/5 62% Griff the Invisible (2011) Imagination, Intelligence, Imagination, Romance, Imagination, Super Powers, Imagination, Comedy. If you like any of those things in your cinema, with extra imagination... you'll love Griff The Invisible. ‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Posted Mar 17, 2011
4.5/5 96% True Grit (2010) Steinfeld more than holds her own in this high callibre company, shining in her role, as the Coen's shift the focus of the film on to her character to mirror the original novel's style. ‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Posted Jan 28, 2011
4/5 51% Tron Legacy (2010) This is a film though that MUST be seen in a 3D cinema to be appreciated, with genuinely mind blowing visual effects, music and sound that immerse the audience in the Grid and whisk you away on a digitally delightful journey. ‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Posted Dec 9, 2010
2/5 49% The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (2010) Voyage of the Dawn Treader has all the magic of a toy boat in a bathtub -- it doesn't look real, feel real or provide much excitement except for the very young. ‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Posted Dec 2, 2010
4/5 78% Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1 (2010) This isn't a great movie viewed in isolation but it is near on the perfect adaptation of the prelude to this beloved story's conclusion. ‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Posted Nov 16, 2010
1/5 67% South Solitary (2010) South Solitary is perfect for those who prize art for its own sake and a perfect example of why the rest of Australia is afraid of Australian films. ‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Posted Aug 8, 2010
3/5 50% Second Hand Wedding (2008) Second Hand Wedding delivers a days-of-yore quirky comedy from across the Tasman that dares to be simply fun and entertaining. ‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Posted Aug 8, 2010
4/5 68% The Runaways (2010) Dakota Fanning's pre-teen innocent appearance contributes greatly to the captivating nature of her metamorphosis into rock diva in The Runaways. ‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Posted Aug 8, 2010
2.5/5 85% Skin (2009) While it's important we never forget the horrendous evils of humanities past, Skin is sadly one social studies class too many. ‐
Posted Aug 8, 2010
4/5 75% The Waiting City (2010) The Waiting City is a beautifully crafted bitter-sweet exploration of a functional but near-broken relationship exposed by this perpetually functional but near-broken city. ‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Posted Aug 8, 2010
4/5 85% Me and Orson Welles (2009) Christian McKay delivers a stand out performance in two of the best escapist hours you'll experience this year. ‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Posted Aug 8, 2010
4/5 75% Greenberg (2010) Far from the usual slapstick laced with smarts comedy, Greenberg is Ben Stiller's Punch Drunk Love. ‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Posted Aug 8, 2010
2.5/5 52% Knight & Day (2010) Cruise's curious meta-thriller wears thin long before Knight-fall ‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Posted Aug 8, 2010
3/5 11% Killers (2010) Neither action nor romance, Killers will please all those who see it for Kutcher, disappoint those in search of a story. ‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Posted Aug 8, 2010
2/5 46% Step Up 3 (2010) By adding 3D, Step Up 3 has morphed from a film into that creepy guy who dances at you in clubs. ‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Posted Aug 8, 2010
5/5 86% Inception (2010) Intelligent and imaginative Inception is eye bending and mind bending in equal measures. ‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Posted Aug 8, 2010