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Giles Hardie

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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 86%

The White Ribbon (Das weisse Band) (2009)

"Far from enjoyable escapism, The White Ribbon is nonetheless utterly compelling and quite beautiful in its unsettling presentation of this prosaic evil." ‐Sydney Morning Herald
Posted May 6, 2010
4/5 54%

I Love You Too (2009)

"I Love You Too is a truly Australian rom-com, treating mating and mateship with equal measures of reverence and ridicule." ‐Sydney Morning Herald
Posted May 6, 2010
3.5/5 82%

Triangle (2009)

"Triangle is lots of violent fun for those who like... violent fun." ‐Sydney Morning Herald
Posted Apr 29, 2010
4.5/5 72%

Iron Man 2 (2010)

"Iron Man 2 is the Tony Stark of films - utterly aware of just how awesome it is, and yet charming and funny enough to get away with it." ‐Sydney Morning Herald
Posted Apr 29, 2010
3.5/5 85%

Beneath Hill 60 (2010)

"Beneath Hill 60 for a while feels almost embarrassed to be a big war flick, but once it finds its nerve, it genuinely excels." ‐Sydney Morning Herald
Posted Apr 22, 2010
4/5 56%

Accidents Happen (2010)

"This take-no-prisoners family flick is not your average suburban trip." ‐Sydney Morning Herald
Posted Apr 22, 2010
3/5 63%

Hot Tub Time Machine (2010)

"Hot Tub Time Machine, like an actual hot tub, is kind of fun to muck around in, but far less exciting after an hour and a half." ‐Sydney Morning Herald
Posted Apr 22, 2010
2/5 52%

Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky (2010)

"Coco and Igor manages to drag this sorry, unseemly yet hardly earth shattering affair into a two hour snore fest that barely leaves Coco's house and will leave you wishing you hadn't left yours." ‐Sydney Morning Herald
Posted Apr 22, 2010
3/5 17%

When in Rome (2010)

"It manages to be reasonably fun, kind of funny and just a little charming, and will be fine to watch with your Disney rom-com loving kids on DVD." ‐Sydney Morning Herald
Posted Apr 22, 2010
3.5/5 28%

Clash of the Titans (2010)

"Demi-God flick is demi-good" ‐Sydney Morning Herald
Posted Apr 18, 2010
4.5/5 74%

Micmacs (Micmacs à tire-larigot) (2010)

"Jean-Pierre Jeunet creates a circus like caper film that barely pauses for breath." ‐Sydney Morning Herald
Posted Apr 18, 2010
2/5 20%

The Last Song (2010)

"'Clunky, one paced and mostly off key' not only describes Hemsworth's intentionally bad singing in The Last Song but also the film." ‐Sydney Morning Herald
Posted Apr 18, 2010
1/5 48%

The Book of Eli (2010)

"The Book of Eli opens with Denzel Washington's Eli murdering a cat, but by the end it's the film that has really screwed the pooch." ‐Sydney Morning Herald
Posted Apr 18, 2010
4/5 67%

Date Night (2010)

"Like a great date, Date Night has lots to laugh at, lots to look at, and ends with a climax that leaves everyone smiling." ‐Sydney Morning Herald
Posted Apr 18, 2010
5/5 76%

Kick-Ass (2010)

"Kick-Ass is ultra-funny, ultra-silly and ultra-geeky, but what Kick-Ass mostly is, is monumentally cool - this is the film the kids will be swearing about." ‐Sydney Morning Herald
Posted Apr 18, 2010
3/5 66%

The Blind Side (2009)

"The Blind Side is a big budget, well crafted and finely honed... movie of the week."
Posted Feb 24, 2010
4.5/5 85%

A Single Man (2009)

"A Single man is beautiful to look at, exquisitely told and possessed of a rare casual-paced charm that most other film makers take a career to evolve."
Posted Feb 24, 2010
4.5/5 98%

The Hurt Locker (2009)

"Succeeds where so many others have failed, by crafting a compelling Iraq war film."
Posted Feb 17, 2010
2.5/5 37%

From Paris with Love (2010)

"This feels like a middling 80s action film supposedly amped up by being set in Paris, but instead dumbed down by daft story telling."
Posted Feb 17, 2010
4/5 68%

Shutter Island (2010)

"A gripping, suspenseful mystery whose plot doesn't so much twist, as writhe as the viewer attempts to grasp it... compelling and captivating, a revitalised gothic mystery that is both terrific and thrilling to the last."
Posted Feb 17, 2010
4.5/5 91%

Crazy Heart (2009)

"Jeff Bridges as Bad Blake truly embodies the phrase Oscar worthy performance... Crazy Heart is great and wonderfully worth seeing, but Jeff Bridges performance in it, is not to be missed."
Posted Feb 17, 2010
3.5/5 56%

Edge of Darkness (2010)

"Though Ray Winstone does his best to elevate this story, in the end Edge of Darkness is a fairly basic Mel beats up the bad guys flick"
Posted Feb 14, 2010
4/5 67%

Daybreakers (2010)

"Daybreakers is a perfect panacea to audiences averse to the tweeny romanticisation of the undead by Twilight and its ilk."
Posted Feb 14, 2010
4/5 91%

Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire (2009)

"Precious is a triumph of the soul, a triumph of a film and a heart-warming story that will touch all but the toughest cynics."
Posted Feb 14, 2010
3/5 49%

Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief (2010)

""It is a bit hard to see quite where Percy Jackson and the Lightening Thief's market lies. Too adult for juveniles, too juvenile for adults."
Posted Feb 14, 2010
4.5/5 97%

A Prophet (Un prophete) (2010)

"With a rich vein of brains, brawn and twists to constantly turn this film and its audience on their heads, Une Prophet is a truly compelling journey into the criminal world, that may well prove to be the Godfather of its generation."
Posted Feb 14, 2010
3.5/5 18%

Valentine's Day (2010)

"Valentine's Day the film, is exactly what you think it is. You can't complain if you see it, because, you were warned. By the title, by the trailer and by the genre."
Posted Feb 14, 2010
4/5 34%

The Wolfman (2010)

"To say there is nothing new about The Wolfman is to miss the fact that this is its charm."
Posted Feb 14, 2010
3.5/5 38%

Nine (2009)

"The lasting impression of Rob Marshall's musical Nine is almost... but not quite."
Posted Jan 31, 2010
4.5/5 94%

In the Loop (2009)

"Prepare yourself for an hour and a half of political farce made only funnier by the fact that these ludicrous actions and explanations all feel so terrifyingly plausible."
Posted Jan 30, 2010
3.5/5 76%

Invictus (2009)

"With Invictus, Eastwood gets his message across in much the same way as the South African special forces -- he beats us over the head with it."
Posted Jan 30, 2010
3/5 18%

The Tooth Fairy (2010)

"The feeling upon walking out of Tooth Fairy closely resembles the notion one often has upon leaving the dentist -- that wasn't nearly as bad as expected."
Posted Jan 30, 2010
4/5 57%

Bran Nue Dae (2010)

"If you dare to like happy films, this Bran Nue Dae is just for you."
Posted Jan 30, 2010
4.5/5 91%

Up in the Air (2009)

"Up In The Air is not only a funny, satirical delight as well as a beautifully crafted thoughtful observation on society, but it is also refreshingly different, and a film that prompts a second viewing even as you enjoy the first ride."
Posted Jan 30, 2010
4/5 25%

Law Abiding Citizen (2009)

"For large portions of Law Abiding Citizen we're not sure who is going to be the winner here, nor who we want to be, and though it won't make for much of a date flick, as far as intelligent action flicks go, it gets two big burly thumbs up."
Posted Jan 30, 2010
4.5/5 75%

The Road (2009)

"Avoiding all the pit falls of the bleak genre, The Road is captivating and in the end inspiring, and though not a film for everyone, a great film for any who enjoy thoughtful, artful cinema."
Posted Jan 30, 2010
3.5/5 84%

The Princess and the Frog (2009)

"Disney are back doing hand drawn animation, and despite a slightly stuttering start to shake off the cobwebs, they're still doing it very well."
Posted Jan 11, 2010
4.5/5 92%

Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)

"With one creative genius adapting the work of another, the result is a mesmeric, visual feast, a host of adorable eccentric characters and a truly wonderful, kid friendly, caper."
Posted Jan 11, 2010
4/5 57%

It's Complicated (2009)

"A refined, balanced and eminently funny film, featuring three sublime performances from its incredibly talented leads."
Posted Jan 11, 2010
5/5 83%

Avatar (2009)

"From the music to the muse, this is clearly a James Cameron flick, clearly a masterpiece, and clearly marks a revolution in blockbusters, for if you only see one film in a 3-D cinema this year, make it Avatar."
Posted Dec 23, 2009
2/5 81%

Broken Embraces (2009)

"When film makers start making films about film makers, you begin to worry that they've run out of inspiration."
Posted Dec 23, 2009
4/5 94%

Les beaux gosses (The French Kissers) (2009)

"Those who feel subtitles inherently mean a dull night at the cinema, would be well advised to try French Kissers or as it should be known France 90210."
Posted Dec 23, 2009
4/5 70%

Sherlock Holmes (2009)

"This Sherlock Holmes combines dark arts and action, wit and tongue-in-cheek mirth, to feel like a great film adaptation of a comic book version of Holmes."
Posted Dec 23, 2009
3/5 5%

Old Dogs (2009)

"Those expecting new tricks or even vaguely inventive laughs from Old Dogs or its two waning stars should heed the obvious cliche."
Posted Dec 23, 2009
3.5/6 31%

The Lovely Bones (2009)

"Peter Jackson has successfully filmed hobbits in middle earth and aliens in South Africa, but struggles to combine the visuals of a teenage girl in limbo with the ordeals of a family in hell."
Posted Dec 23, 2009
3.5/5 83%

Bright Star (2009)

"Oh Bright Star, wouldst thou were a great film... but thou art not. Thou art good but bitsy."
Posted Dec 23, 2009
3/5 12%

Did You Hear About the Morgans? (2009)

"With less edge than soup, Did You Hear About the Morgans? is a proud, plain, rom com."
Posted Dec 23, 2009
3/5 21%

Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel (2009)

"A surprising array of stars play the helium voiced sextet, safe in the knowledge that noone is going to be offended by this charming chipmunk squeakquel."
Posted Dec 23, 2009
5/5 80%

Nowhere Boy (2010)

"Setting a cracking pace, Nowhere Boy is a joyful journey into the power of personality, the finding of friends and the start of an amazing life, and to top it off, is one of the best films of the year to boot."
Posted Dec 23, 2009
3.5/5 57%

9 (2009)

"Gorgeously animated, beautifully executed and incredibly imaginative, Shane Acker's 9 manages to nonetheless feel a little bit like something you've seen before."
Posted Dec 9, 2009
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