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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
2.5/5 70% Christopher Robin (2018) It might well get under the skin of a few Mums and - especially - Dads. But the nippers sitting next to them are more likely to be crying with boredom than ennui.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2018
4/5 83% A Simple Favor (2018) I don't know what tone Darcey Bell's source novel strikes, but Jessica Sharzer's adaptation plays like a meta parody and perfect send up of Gone Girl, Girl on the Train and all their imitators.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2018
4/5 92% Searching (2018) Searching, beneath the conceit of the staging, is a nicely assembled and very acceptably twisty mystery yarn.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2018
2/5 34% The Predator (2018) The Predator is a lesson in exactly how to trash the memory of a risible, but loveable original.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2018
2.5/5 28% The Nun (2018) The Nun, like most of its predecessors is an efficient, unambitious and crowd-pleasing movie.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2018
4.5/5 100% McKellen: Playing the Part (2017) McKellen: Playing the Part is a celebration of a life particularly well-lived. McKellen emerges as a clear-eyed, impish, utterly professional and pragmatic optimist.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2018
1/5 No Score Yet The Flip Side (2018) This procession of sub-soap opera plotting would be tedious, even if it were competently written and directed. Which it truly isn't.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2018
3.5/5 23% Mile 22 (2018) Mile 22 is an over-stated and predictable film. But as a showcase for some serviceable camerawork, bravura editing and occasionally brilliantly inventive fight choreography, it ticks the boxes.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2018
2.5/5 93% Crazy Rich Asians (2018) At one juncture, someone actually intones "this is like The Bachelor: Singapore", which struck me as a telling moment of self-awareness in a film that far too often relies on empty spectacle and cliché for effect.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2018
4/5 68% On Chesil Beach (2018) In the leads, Saoirse Ronan and Billy Howle are pretty much perfect, getting through McEwan's savagely petty dialogue, while communicating more with stance and gesture than was ever on the page.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2018
1/5 7% Slender Man (2018) One day in an office somewhere near Hollywood: "Hey, I've got an idea, let's rip off the plot of The Ring, but with a scary dude in a forest instead of that kid in the well!"‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2018
3.5/5 22% The Happytime Murders (2018) On a Friday night, after a few jars with a like-minded crowd it might just be terrific.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2018
4.5/5 100% Leave No Trace (2018) Leave No Trace is an absolute gem.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2018
5/5 95% Zama (2018) ama is a unique, mischievous and gorgeously clever piece of work, almost worth the nine-year wait between director Lucrecia Martel's last film - The Headless Woman - and this.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2018
2/5 46% The Meg (2018) The Meg nearly gets there. But it's too slow, too talkative and far too seemingly concerned with being a "good" film, when it should have been embracing all the glorious possibilities of being a great bad one.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2018
0/5 53% Book Club (2018) But once in a while I think it's only proper to admit defeat. And this time I know I'm beaten. If you want to see Book Club then fair play to you. Apparently you may well enjoy it. I truly have no idea why.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2018
4.5/5 95% BlacKkKlansman (2018) Lee has the nerve and the knowledge to bring laughter to this thorny and often revolting true story. And he proves from the opening moments that he still knows how to make our laughter curl up and die in our throats.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2018
4/5 No Score Yet Celia (2018) [Director Amanda] Millar's film is timely, clear-eyed and necessary.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2018
3.5/5 49% The Spy Who Dumped Me (2018) There's not many films I see in a year that wouldn't be improved with McKinnon in them.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2018
4.5/5 No Score Yet Stray (2018) Stray is a quiet and internalised film that will demand your attention and compassion to really appreciate. A resolution - of sorts - when it arrives, is conveyed in a single, wordless shot.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2018
4/5 No Score Yet Merata: How Mum Decolonised the Screen (2018) [Director Merata Mita ] deserves more than most to have her story and her work remembered, re-evaluated and celebrated. Her own son has achieved all that.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2018
4.5/5 85% The Wife (2018) I don't think I've relished a portrait of a marriage in delayed implosion quite so much since Andrew Haigh's 45 Years. Bravo.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2018
4/5 97% Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018) Regardless of whether you've been keeping notes on exactly who is doing what to who, by the time Fallout hits its straps - in a lengthy and stunningly choreographed motorbike chase through central Paris - you'll be too engrossed to really care.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2018
2.5/5 25% Overboard (2018) Listen, I wasn't aware of any online petitions demanding a remake Overboard.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2018
2/5 38% Occupation (2018) Some gallah has restaged Independence Day in rural Australia.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2018
3.5/5 51% Equalizer 2 (2018) I read just now that this is the first sequel to any of his own films that Washington has agreed to star in. Having seen it, I'm not surprised.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2018
4/5 80% Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018) Sequels either coast to the finish line knowing they'll make a buck anyway, or work hard to justify their existence at all. I reckon Here We Go Again is one of the latter. Bravo.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2018
5/5 No Score Yet Māui's Hook (2018) Paora Joseph has made a film that shows us tragedy from the inside out.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2018
3.5/5 46% Skyscraper (2018) It is a scandal that there is no Oscar or Bafta or Golden Globe for Best Dumb Fun.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2018
4/5 72% Double Lover (L'amant double) (2018) And from that promising but slightly tired opening stanza, Double Lover quickly descends into a psychodrama of such committed dementedness I found myself liking it a great deal more than I probably should have.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2018
4/5 88% Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018) It's a refreshingly loose and daffy approach to the genre that Marvel seem to have a lock on.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2018
4.5/5 94% Incredibles 2 (2018) It's totally been worth the wait.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2018
3.5/5 63% Sicario: Day of the Soldado (2018) Sicario: Day of the Soldado is a good film in its genre, but it never transcends that genre in the way the original did.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2018
2.5/5 72% Adrift (2018) Not helping at all is the dialogue Woodley and Claflin have to wade through in their interminable courtship.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2018
4/5 81% C'est la vie (Le sens de la fête) (2017) C'est La Vie! starts a little tentatively... But once the film hits its straps - which it definitely does - C'est La Vie! becomes a likeable, witty and occasionally downright poignant and insightful little gem.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2018
3/5 36% The Leisure Seeker (2018) Come for Mirren and Sutherland's performances and you won't be disappointed, but don't expect to be impressed by much else.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2018
2.5/5 49% Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) All I really took from Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is proof - again - that all the money, on-screen talent and CGI wizardry in Hollywood doesn't add up to a hill of beans without a decent story to tell and a reason to exist.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2018
3.5/5 55% Tag (2018) Tag really isn't a film with much on its mind except to entertain you. And at that it mostly succeeds.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2018
4/5 68% Ocean's 8 (2018) Eight succeeds on its own terms, with enough beats in common with its blokeish forebears to be a part of the family, but enough freshness in its kaupapa to feel new, independent and very welcome.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2018
3.5/5 89% Hereditary (2018) Hereditary is not "this generation's The Exorcist"... But Hereditary is still a good time, and it delivers exactly your money's worth of jumps and lunacy.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2018
3/5 70% Kodachrome (2018) The only thing really holding the slightly clapped-out premise together is a mesmerising shift from the apparently infallible Ed Harris.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted May 29, 2018
3.5/5 71% Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) Solo: A Star Wars Story delivers exactly what it promises. It is a very competent and, at times, riotously enjoyable film. If that is all you want your Star Wars to be, then you'll go home happy enough.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted May 24, 2018
2/5 55% The Bookshop (2018) The Bookshop ends up as a fine advertisement for its namesake. Buy the book and stay home.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted May 17, 2018
5/5 100% Number One (Numéro une) (2017) The genius of Tonie Marshall's (Venus Beauty Institute) writing and direction is that this topical and nettlesome material still yields a deft, funny and - above all - entertaining movie.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted May 16, 2018
3.5/5 82% Deadpool 2 (2018) It's good enough, with only a whiff of seen-it-before around the edges.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted May 16, 2018
4.5/5 No Score Yet Swagger of Thieves (2017) The title is savagely appropriate.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted May 9, 2018
4.5/5 81% Chappaquiddick (2018) Chappaquiddick doesn't have the flourish or poetry of Pablo Larraín's Jackie, but there is a clear-eyed rigour and commitment within this film that makes it all too easy to forget this is still a work of imagination and supposition.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted May 9, 2018
4/5 57% Crooked House (2017) I'd say this is exactly the way Christie deserves to be done. Among all the expected humour, frocks and settings there is some grit and resolve about this film.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted May 9, 2018
4.5/5 90% Isle of Dogs (2018) Anderson resurrects the stop-motion animation technique of Fantastic Mr Fox and tells his tale with an amazing - truly breathtakingly beautiful - range of sets and tableaux.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted May 3, 2018
4/5 88% The Breaker Upperers (2018) I think The Breaker Upperers is the funniest and most likeable film I've seen this year. Go see it.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted May 1, 2018