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Graeme Tuckett

Graeme Tuckett
Graeme Tuckett's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Stuff.co.nz

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/5 68% Victoria & Abdul (2017) ... Victoria and Abdul turns out to be a far fuller, edgier film than the marketing ever really hinted at.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2017
3.5/5 35% American Assassin (2017) ... American Assassin delivers just what it says it will.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2017
2.5/5 85% It (2017) While It contains a number of effective set-pieces and scares (although not nearly as many as last month's Annabelle: Creation managed in a shorter running time), it really doesn't hang together as a narrative.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2017
4.5/5 98% God's Own Country (2017) God's Own Country is a very old fashioned love story brought kicking into the 21st century by director/writer Francis Lee's boldness and sheer honesty.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2017
2.5/5 38% The Hitman's Bodyguard (2017) ... when The Hitman's Bodyguard does work, it works well enough.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2017
4/5 89% Girls Trip (2017) Girls Trip is everything you want out of an R16 buddy-reunion movie. It is truly funny, touching when it needs to be, relentlessly filthy and gleefully puerile at times. But it is also something more.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2017
4/5 78% An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power (2017) Yes, I loved this film. But these are partisan times. My fervent hope is that you will go and see it before you pick a side. And perhaps that when you vote this year you might spare a thought for the future of this planet we all share.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2017
4/5 88% American Made (2017) American Made sees Cruise, for the first time in what feels like years, cast exactly as the character he was born to play; an untrustworthy larrikin who, almost despite ourselves, we just can't help but like.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2017
2/5 16% The Dark Tower (2017) There is probably a pretty good film to be made from Stephen King's series The Dark Tower. What I saw is not that film.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2017
3.5/5 68% Annabelle: Creation (2017) As a compendium of scenes that very nearly add up to a horror movie, Annabelle: Creation is pretty much a masterclass cut into five minute episodes.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2017
2/5 75% Atomic Blonde (2017) The Atomic Blonde that Leitch delivers is a mostly moribund, disjointed, often incomprehensible and vaguely pervy mess. Pity.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2017
4/5 50% Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017) Luc Besson is at his best when he lets his imagination off the leash and makes a film for the sheer pleasure of putting on a show. And Valerian gives him every opportunity to go bat-poo mad with the digital crayons.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2017
1/5 45% Paris Can Wait (Bonjour Anne) (2017) This is a smug, pointless, cloth-eared, vanity project of a film.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2017
5/5 93% Dunkirk (2017) Nolan again continues his proud tradition of eschewing computer-generated shots in favour of actual ships, planes and men. The result is a film that will look authentic, bloody, honest and real for as long there are people to watch it.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2017
2/5 93% Baby Driver (2017) I walked into Baby Driver wanting, maybe even expecting, to see a film that -- like everything else Wright has made -- would be the stuff of a future cult. What I got was a film that was trying way too hard to be cool.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2017
4.5/5 92% Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) Spiderman:Homecoming is a throwback to a superhero age Avengers storylines can't access alone anymore. At stake are friends and neighbourhoods, not entire galaxies.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2017
4/4 90% Gallipoli (1981) Gallipoli remains one of the better World War I dramas yet made, well worth revisiting.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2017
4/5 100% Chocolat (2016) Chocolat is a film that travels from raucous to heartbreaking and back again more than once. It is an engaging, entertaining, angering and mostly very admirable couple of hours.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2017
2.5/5 68% Cars 3 (2017) Cars 3 does just enough, late in the day, to be considered an adequate sequel to Cars. And that ending might even pave the way for a Cars 4 I wouldn't mind seeing too much at all.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2017
4.5/5 93% Logan (2017) How Marvel and Fox can ever top this I don't know. But there's going to be some great nights at the multiplex in the next couple of years watching them try.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2017
3.5/5 15% Transformers: The Last Knight (2017) Somehow, maybe because my standards fall even faster than my expectations, The Last Knight actually kind of delivers.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2017
3.5/5 48% Churchill (2017) Wonderful production design, sound and camerawork, a couple of terrific support roles, and -- especially -- those two always excellent leads, are nearly enough to let you overlook everything that is completely wrong about this film.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2017
4.5/5 91% The Olive Tree (El olivo) (2016) It is a deceptively well written film, with sly humour and well-earned pathos breaking out all over the show.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2017
2/5 16% The Mummy (2017) It's a film that finds room for some truly excellent set-pieces, costume design, digital effects and sets, but just can't get one scene to engage with the next. ‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2017
4/5 92% Wonder Woman (2017) Wonder Woman is a great yarn, done very well. ‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Jun 2, 2017
2/5 29% Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017) Dead Men Tell No Tales, coming in at a mere 129 minutes, is the shortest of the five films, but it feels like a very long slog from titles to credits.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted May 25, 2017
4/5 66% The Fate of the Furious (2017) Stupid is not as easy as it looks. And just because the audience for stupid is reliable and vast, that doesn't mean we can't tell good stupid from bad.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2017
2.5/5 44% Ghost in the Shell (2017) All the stunning frames and gorgeous layers of soundtrack in the world aren't going to conceal that director Rupert Sanders really hasn't got much to offer except a bunch of updated ideas nicked from the Ridley Scott playbook.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2017
1.5/5 40% Office Christmas Party (2016) Office Christmas Party is a waste of your time and mine.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Dec 30, 2016
4/5 87% Dancer (2016) If you're a fan of dance and dance filmed, this Dancer will leave you very happy.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Dec 30, 2016
3.5/5 97% Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016) Wilderpeople emerges as a hugely likeable but not always coherent yarn.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Dec 29, 2016
4/5 96% It Follows (2015) If you've enjoyed The Conjuring and The Babadook then get yourself down to It Follows‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2016
4.5/5 84% Deepwater Horizon (2016) Peter Berg's film of the disaster -- teaming up again with his Lone Survivor leading man Mark Wahlberg -- is a more than solid and exceptionally technically proficient tour-de-force of fact-based film-making.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2016
3.5/5 78% The Shallows (2016) This is essentially Blake Lively wearing not much at all versus a special effect. But, it's smartly done, with just enough twists and turns in the tale.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2016
2/5 25% Ben-Hur (2016) Nothing but a technical exercise in complete pointlessness. I've seen far worse films, but I haven't seen a film that deserved to fail quite as badly as this in years.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2016
4.5/5 100% A Flickering Truth (2015) A tough, intelligent, ambitious and wholly unique film.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2016
3/5 57% Bad Moms (2016) For a handful of truly inspired moments - the hoodie scene is genius - this is an oddly likeable and enjoyable film. ‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2016
4/5 No Score Yet Notes to Eternity (2016) Notes To Eternity is a serious-minded and deceptively even-handed piece of film-making.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2016
2.5/5 59% War Dogs (2016) It's Lord Of War replayed as a stoner frat-boy comedy.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2016
4.5/5 87% Pete's Dragon (2016) Elliot is a simply brilliant creation.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2016
4/5 84% Star Trek Beyond (2016) I hope, I truly do, that Star Trek Beyond marks a return to a real golden age of big-screen cinema, with Star Wars and now Star Trek now both seemingly back on track and delivering exactly what we hope for.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2016
4/5 73% Ghostbusters (2016) Some of you are going to love it. And some of you are going to hate it. Me, I'm happy I chose the former.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2016
5/5 90% Captain America: Civil War (2016) The Captain America series are the most consistent and satisfying films that Marvel have made. And Civil War is the best one yet.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted May 4, 2016
2.5/5 27% Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) There are brilliant set pieces, adequate performances and acceptably whizzy bits of camera work. But there are also long, pointless and interminable scenes where the story should be being told, but in reality -- nothing of interest is happening.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2016
4/5 90% 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016) 10 Cloverfield Lane is no masterpiece, but it achieves exactly what it set out to do with a bit of flair, a few real laughs and a couple of perfectly weighted scares. I walked out happy to have seen it. You probably will too.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2016