Graeme Tuckett Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

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
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 53% The Bookshop (2017) 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 79% 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 56% 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 89% 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
4/5 100% 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
4/5 77% Last Flag Flying (2017) The result is an unusual and idiosyncratic film that impressed me deeply.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2018
4.5/5 83% Avengers: Infinity War (2018) Love or loathe the genre, when I see a film this ambitious actually hitting its targets AND managing to stay human and accessible, I can't help but be extraordinarily impressed.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2018
4.5/5 99% Faces Places (Visages, villages) (2017) It's a true story. And it's a little beauty too.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2018
4.5/5 95% Sweet Country (2018) Make no mistake, Sweet Country is a film with fury in its soul, but the execution (no pun) is beautiful, moving, engrossing, measured and surprisingly funny at times.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2018
4/5 39% A Wrinkle in Time (2018) It's a smart, funny, spectacular and deftly done film.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2018
4.5/5 95% A Quiet Place (2018) A Quiet Place is essentially a monster-in-the-house yarn. But the simplicity and originality of the set up is fabulous.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2018
4/5 91% Walking Out (2017) The characters, not the predicaments, are the heart and soul of the film.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2018
3.5/5 83% Blockers (2018) The way director Kay Cannon (who wrote for 30 Rock and Pitch Perfect) tells this oldest and most seemingly flogged-out of tropes, it is the parents who are confused, needy and ignorant.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2018
4.5/5 73% Ready Player One (2018) Ready Player One will have you hooting if you did grow up in the 1980's or '90's. And if you didn't, it might make you wish you did.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2018
3.5/5 62% Peter Rabbit (2018) Peter Rabbit walks a very fine line between desecration and veneration of the source. It sure ain't your nana's Potter. But neither is it done without wit, intelligence and respect.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2018
3.5/5 43% Pacific Rim Uprising (2018) A sequel to an unexpectedly great film is a near impossible act to pull off. Pacific Rim: Uprising is neither a terrible disappointment nor a thundering triumph. It's an adequate second act with enough flourish and wit...‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2018
4/5 42% Mary Magdalene (2018) Mary Magdalene is an overdue retelling of the story, one that restores Mary of Magdala to her acknowledged place and more.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2018
2.5/5 49% Tomb Raider (2018) While Vikander may bring it physically, she totally lacks the chemistry of a lasting matinee idol. She never makes us laugh. And for a film called Tomb Raider that really is missing the point.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2018
4/5 96% The Death of Stalin (2018) ... apart from Iannucci's own In The Loop, there's not much in recent English language cinema to even compare it to. Very recommended.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2018
4/5 74% The Mercy (2017) As Crowhurst, Colin Firth - possibly the most reliable actor who has ever walked the earth - turns in a great shift.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2018
2.5/5 32% Insidious: The Last Key (2018) ... bravo Insidious, and - hopefully - goodbye.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2018
3.5/5 No Score Yet Kobi (2017) The end result is a pleasant, possibly exhaustive and often quite engrossing portrait of an artist and family man at work and at home.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2018
4.5/5 94% A Fantastic Woman (Una mujer fantástica) (2018) A Fantastic Woman rests on the shoulders of Daniela Vega's performance as Marina. Vega smoulders, seethes, and occasionally implodes. It's a piece of work of astonishing, internalised power.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2018
2.5/5 47% Red Sparrow (2018) ... at 140 minutes, Red Sparrow is way more of a slog than it should have been, there is also so much plot crammed into the running time it suggests that the novel the film is based on could have yielded a decent TV series...‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2018
2/5 14% Winchester (2018) The script is an episodic and disjointed mess that never generates any tension or dread, so the only scares are of the very fleeting something-jumps-out-of-the-shadows kind. We've seen it all done before, better and far more inventively.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2018
3.5/5 82% Game Night (2018) It's a dense, clever, good natured and occasionally truly funny film. Bravo.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2018
2.5/5 69% Eric Clapton: A Life in 12 Bars (2017) It's a great yarn. I just wish it was also a great film.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2018
4/5 97% Black Panther (2018) Black Panther comes to life with a real brio and glee...‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2018
4.5/5 99% Lady Bird (2017) Lady Bird is a gem. File this one next to Juno, Edge of Seventeen, and The Way Way Back, and not too far away from your favourite John Hughes movie.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2018
1.5/5 13% Fifty Shades Freed (2018) Add it all up, and Fifty Shades Freed was pretty much doomed to be exactly the highly glossed, deeply tedious and incontrovertibly lousy pile of old rubbish that it is.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2018
3.5/5 No Score Yet Broken (2018) Broken is a likable piece of work. There is plenty here to suggest that [director Tarry] Mortlock and his team have got other, more-ambitious projects than this ahead of them.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2018
5/5 91% Phantom Thread (2018) Phantom Thread is a literate, engrossing and undeniably powerful film.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2018
4/5 71% Padmaavat (2018) It is by turns daft, jaw-droppingly epic and often just plain lovable.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2018
2.5/5 0% The Music of Silence (2018) The Music of Silence is a fascinating story, given a by-the-numbers telling.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2018
2.5/5 51% Downsizing (2017) The idea is wonderful, but it feels as though Payne doesn't quite know what to do with it once his characters are in place.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2018
2.5/5 42% Maze Runner: The Death Cure (2018) The Death Cure is probably about as well-done as it was ever going to be allowed to be.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2018
5/5 92% The Shape of Water (2017) Del Toro's absolute love for his craft and this story comes cascading out of every frame.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2018
3.5/5 85% Darkest Hour (2017) ... Darkest Hour is a mostly entertaining, enthralling and at times very moving film.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2018
4/5 87% The Post (2018) The Post is a timely, extraordinarily well-made and probably quite necessary film.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2018
4/5 78% All the Money in the World (2017) Scott is an old master at choreographing tumult and confusion. He's on his game here, never stronger than when he is flinging dozens of extras and vehicles across the screen in the many scenes of conflict between the paparazzi and the Gettys.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Jan 4, 2018
3.5/5 32% Pitch Perfect 3 (2017) Director Trish Sie (she made that fantastic OK Go music video with the band dancing on treadmills) keeps the film bubbling along with the usual mix of deceptive smarts and sheer exuberance.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2017
1.5/5 56% The Greatest Showman (2017) ... barely a film at all.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2017
4.5/5 100% Paddington 2 (2018) This film is a little ripper that put a smile on my face that - hours after the screening - is showing no signs of fading.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2017
4.5/5 97% Coco (2017) Coco is lush, vibrant, teeming with life and altogether delightful. And because of the authenticity and respect the film makers have shown to their story and its people, this film just bursts with joy. Bravo.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2017
4.5/5 96% The Florida Project (2017) The Florida Project is a fantastic piece of writing, a showcase for a couple of breakout performances... and a film we will be hearing a lot more about as award season gets into swing.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2017
4/5 97% Menashe (2017) These are the films we celebrate.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2017