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
2.5/5 47% 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 86% 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 88% 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 77% 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 31% 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 54% 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
1.5/5 33% The Secret Scripture (2017) ... all the window dressing in the world isn't enough to hide the fact that this misbegotten load of old tosh really doesn't add up to a coherent or credible yarn. Avoid.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2017
4/5 91% The Disaster Artist (2017) The Disaster Artist is a truly, profoundly funny film. But it is also something more. There's a poignancy here and an insight into the necessary self-delusion that it takes to even imagine becoming a successful actor or film-maker. ‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2017
4/5 85% Wonder (2017) Wonder is the very definition of a disease-of-the-week weepie. But it is put together and performed with enough conviction, craft, restraint and intelligence to get it over the line in style.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Nov 27, 2017
4/5 64% Goodbye Christopher Robin (2017) Goodbye Christopher Robin is a well-mounted, mostly well-told and very likeable film.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2017
1.5/5 19% Daddy's Home 2 (2017) With the cast in place, Daddy's Home 2 embarks on a disconnected series of sketches and situations that could only be described as a plot by someone who's never looked up the word "plot" in a dictionary. ‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2017
2.5/5 40% Justice League (2017) ... "superficially attractive but utterly redundant" is a pretty good description of the entire film.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2017
4/5 86% Human Traces (2017) This is a smart, entertaining, thoughtful and mischievous film with something on its mind and the confidence and know-how to say it. Bravo.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2017
2/5 57% Murder On The Orient Express (2017) ... if you ask me, this Murder is a smug, clumsy and mis-managed ride to nowhere.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2017
4/5 85% Ingrid Goes West (2017) Ingrid Goes West is by turns funny, alarming, disturbing, poignant and - occasionally - a bit too obvious. But it is a necessary and mostly very entertaining film, arriving at exactly the right time.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2017
4/5 85% Blade of the Immortal (Mugen no jûnin) (2017) If you like your violence cartoonish, your action expertly choreographed, your fight scenes to be old-fashioned limb-chopping orgies of blood and gore... I reckon you'll come out of Blade of the Immortal more than happy. I did‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2017
3.5/5 83% Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) Guardians of the Galaxy 2 is obviously a hell of a good time. ‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2017
3.5/5 No Score Yet Let Me Go (2017) Flaws, contrivances and occasional mis-steps aside, Let Me Go, in its best moments, is a very, very good film indeed.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2017
4/5 84% Detroit (2017) Detroit isn't perfect. But you will never forget, or regret, that you have seen it. Bravo.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2017
4.5/5 92% Thor: Ragnarok (2017) It adds up to a dense, extraordinarily funny and more-or-less non-stop great time.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2017
4.5/5 80% Brigsby Bear (2017) This is a sweet, full-hearted, resolutely crowd-pleasing and utterly likeable film.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2017
1.5/5 13% Geostorm (2017) ... tone-deaf, witless, oddly unspectacular and utterly disposable.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2017
5/5 100% Waru (2017) This film is beautiful, bold, gorgeously well made and utterly essential to any understanding or appreciation of New Zealand film-making and this country as it exists today.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2017
3.5/5 43% Another Mother's Son (2017) ... a modest, timely and mostly admirable film that tells an astonishing story of heroism, as though that heroism was nothing special.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2017
3.5/5 71% Happy Death Day (2017) If you're prepared to take your brain off the hook, then I reckon this film ticks a lot of boxes as an enjoyably daft way to spend a couple of hours.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2017
3.5/5 87% Blade Runner 2049 (2017) Blade Runner 2049 really does look the part. The film is lovingly detailed, astonishingly lit and scored and designed in a way that manages to be both meticulous and pleasantly sparse.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2017
3.5/5 54% The Lego Ninjago Movie (2017) If you're in charge of anyone who liked the other two Lego movies, then you can take them to The Lego Ninjago Movie confident enough they'll be happy with this one too.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2017
4/5 86% Battle of the Sexes (2017) Battle of the Sexes does many things wonderfully well. It tells a complex story with clarity, brevity and wit. It establishes a couple of superbly well-written and played characters.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2017
1.5/5 5% Flatliners (2017) I guess we can give Flatliners at least one star for knowing the cliches of scriptwriting.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2017
2.5/5 9% The Emoji Movie (2017) The Emoji Movie certainly ain't getting a positive review from me. But it never made me actually angry... ‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2017
4/5 51% Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017) On a drizzling weekday morning in a near-empty cinema, it was a whole pile of fun. On a Friday night, with a crowd-whooping and laughing around you, it'll be even better.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2017
5/5 98% I Am Not Your Negro (2017) I Am Not Your Negro emerges as a ferociously well-argued, blazingly intelligent, wondrously layered and utterly watchable piece of work.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2017
4/5 66% 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 34% 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 99% 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 40% 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 90% 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 79% 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 87% 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 69% 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 77% 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 49% 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 46% 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