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
Publications: Stuff.co.nz

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
4/5 73% Destroyer (2018) Present in pretty much every frame of the film, Kidman is extraordinary. - Stuff.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2019
4/5 92% The Price of Everything (2018) This is a smart and absorbing film. Very recommended. - Stuff.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2019
4/5 79% Captain Marvel (2019) Any actor who can still project warmth, humour and believability through the storm of effects and the sheer predictability of superhero plotting deserves a lot of respect. - Stuff.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2019
4/5 62% A Dog's Way Home (2019) So welcome, A Dog's Way Home. You're a competent, big hearted and occasionally quite charming film. - Stuff.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2019
4/5 78% Everybody Knows (Todos lo saben) (2019) Everybody Knows is a terrific film, but not always the one the posters and the advertising are promising. - Stuff.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2019
2/5 48% Escape Room (2019) These films work a treat when they are nasty, brutish, short and utterly aware of their own stupidities. Escape Room, despite some impressive design and few decent visual flourishes, ticks none of the boxes. - Stuff.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2019
3.5/5 93% Stan & Ollie (2019) At its best, Stan and Ollie locates a lovely seam of pathos, dignity, wit and human decency that never quite slips into syrup and sentiment. - Stuff.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2019
4/5 68% Happy Death Day 2U (2019) If you loved Happy Death Day, then I reckon you will be pretty happy with this sequel. Enjoy. - Stuff.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2019
3.5/5 No Score Yet Hang Time (2019) Hang Time knows it is a competent and modestly well-written piece and it wears its confidence well. - Stuff.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2019
1.5/5 46% What Men Want (2019) What Men Want is an idea wasted and an opportunity rejected. - Stuff.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2019
2.5/5 59% The Front Runner (2018) The Front Runner is a film under the impression that it has a need to exist, but I'm not convinced it does. Not in this form and with this little insight and excavation anyway. - Stuff.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2019
4/5 73% On the Basis of Sex (2019) So I'm grateful that On the Basis of Sex did such a warm and likeable job of putting some flesh on the bones of the story. - Stuff.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2019
4/5 81% Ben is Back (2018) Ben is Back handles its material well, takes a few unexpected detours and subverts a couple of the cliches of the genre in a way that at least proves someone was actually thinking about this story, and not just reductively riffing on what has gone before. - Stuff.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2019
2/5 70% The Mule (2018) The Mule is a film in which every line of dialogue is either superfluous, groaningly contrived or merely expository. - Stuff.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2019
3.5/5 89% The Kid Who Would Be King (2019) As it is, The Kid Who Would Be King is a good-natured alternative to the noise and bombast of a Marvel or DC style superhero adventure. - Stuff.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2019
4.5/5 63% Mary Queen of Scots (2018) It can match any series of Game of Thrones for action, bloodshed and intrigue. - Stuff.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2019
4/5 100% Making the Grade (2017) Making The Grade is a little gem. - Stuff.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2019
4/5 82% Instant Family (2018) Instant Family hits the expected gags, but also finds a fine balance between the saccharine and the salty. - Stuff.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2019
5/5 92% Cold War (Zimna wojna) (2018) It is a lean and perfect gem. - Stuff.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2019
2.5/5 78% Green Book (2018) The greatest weakness of Green Book is that it insists on trying to find the humour in nearly every situation Shirly and Vallelonga encounter. - Stuff.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2019
5/5 93% The Favourite (2018) In the leads, Olivia Colman is magnificently unhinged and colossally bewildered as the good Queen. - Stuff.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2018
4/5 65% Aquaman (2018) Momoa is a hugely talented comic actor, and he brings a playfulness and enthusiasm to this film which keeps it bubbling along despite - or even as a response to - the tiredness and predictability of the plotting. - Stuff.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2018
4/5 66% Vice (2018) McKay is aided immeasurably by a raft of fantastic performances. - Stuff.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2018
4.5/5 97% Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse does many things very well, and some things absolutely superbly. - Stuff.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2018
2/5 10% Holmes and Watson (2018) It's just frustrating that Holmes and Watson has a handful of moments of genuine comic lunacy - a seconds-long Elephant Man cameo is inspired - but all they really do is highlight the laziness and lack of laughs in the rest of the film. - Stuff.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2018
5/5 79% At Eternity's Gate (2018) At Eternity's Gate, in its best moments, is an intoxicating experience. - Stuff.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2018
5/5 99% Free Solo (2018) Free Solo is a fantastic, unrepeatable film. - Stuff.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2018
3.5/5 78% Anna and the Apocalypse (2018) Just when you think you've seen all the Scottish zombie high-school musical comedies you'll ever need to... - Stuff.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2018
5/5 96% Roma (2018) The term "masterpiece" gets chucked around far too loosely, and I mostly try to avoid it. But once in a lucky blue moon, there really are no other words to do a film justice. - Stuff.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2018
4/5 No Score Yet In Zone (2018) If, like me, you believe that access to a great education system truly is the magic-bullet for almost all of society's ills, then you will love this. - Stuff.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2018
4/5 26% Mortal Engines (2018) Mortal Engines hits the screen running and never really lets up the pace. - Stuff.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2018
3.5/5 83% Ghost Stories (2018) It delivers its share of shivers and jumps with a restrained inventiveness I truly appreciated. - Stuff.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2018
3.5/5 84% Creed II (2018) New director Steven Caple Jr (Emmett Till) keeps the film at a simmer in between the bouts and his cast are uniformly terrific. - Stuff.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2018
3.5/5 15% Robin Hood (2018) Expecting not much, I walked home happy enough. - Stuff.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2018
4.5/5 91% Widows (2018) Widows is the marriage of Flynn's instinct for the twist and the strong female lead, with McQueen's flair for the frame and visual metaphor. It has produced one of the strongest films of 2018. - Stuff.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2018
5/5 93% Sorry to Bother You (2018) One-part dystopian satire, one-part Faustian-morality tale, but mostly a hard-edged comedy/horror set in a world so absurd, it might just be the truth. Hugely recommended. - Stuff.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2018
2.5/5 68% Beautiful Boy (2018) Beautiful Boy is an attractive and always-watchable film. But considering the ugliness of its subject matter, I'm not sure that's a recommendation. - Stuff.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2018
3.5/5 37% Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018) If you're a true fan, these are the moments you live for. For the rest of us, maybe getting there a bit quicker and with a few less diversions, would have been appreciated. - Stuff.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2018
2.5/5 40% The Girl in the Spider's Web (2018) This is the sort of film in which people run into a burnt-out building and then immediately find exactly the charred-but-legible news clipping they needed to move on to the next plot point. - Stuff.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2018
3.5/5 66% Suspiria (2018) This Suspiria is more of an homage and a companion piece to the original. - Stuff.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2018
3.5/5 81% Overlord (2018) It never quite reaches Re-Animator levels of greatness... But I laughed and hooted along with the rest of the crowd for pretty much the entire last hour. You probably will too. - Stuff.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2018
4/5 61% Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) But, the film works. And I reckon that's down - mostly - to the absolutely astonishing performance by Rami Malek as Mercury. - Stuff.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2018
3.5/5 75% Yellow is Forbidden (2018) Dress after dress of ludicrous artifice, but spectacular beauty. Finally, I felt like I got the point. - Stuff.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2018
5/5 90% Brimstone & Glory (2017) This is a dizzying, beautiful, awe-inspiring and deeply wonderful film. - Stuff.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2018
2/5 36% Hunter Killer (2018) Listen, no one is going to walk into Hunter Killer expecting Tarkovsky. - Stuff.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2018
4.5/5 91% Mandy (2018) We are invested in this place and these people, and though the film might reach levels of cinematic dementedness we haven't seen in a decade, it never descends into farce or cheap laughs. - Stuff.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2018
2.5/5 34% King of Thieves (2019) King of Thieves has a passable crack at being a watchable and entertaining film, but is also ultimately let down by some pedestrian pacing and being far too in love with the one idea it has: That old blokes working as villains is inherently hilarious. - Stuff.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2018
2.5/5 89% A Star Is Born (2018) But are we still supposed to celebrate a film that posits the male ego as too fragile to accept a woman who equals or surpasses him? Or that a woman's "authenticity" will only truly flower in response to a man's sacrifice? - Stuff.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2018
3.5/5 75% Bad Times at the El Royale (2018) Bad Times at the El Royale walks a very fine line between being derivative of and paying homage to several films I hold very dear. - Stuff.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
2.5/5 46% Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween (2018) It just doesn't make for a particularly engrossing 90 minutes for any grown ups who are dragged along to share the fun. - Stuff.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018