Grant Lauchlan Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

Grant Lauchlan

Grant Lauchlan
Grant Lauchlan's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Daily Record (UK)

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
5/5 86%

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009)

"An engrossing, well-directed and superbly acted mystery that could be the thriller of the year." ‐Daily Record (UK)
Posted Apr 2, 2010
2/5 13%

The Bounty Hunter (2010)

"The Bounty Hunter is the rom-com equivalent of magnolia paint. Bland, bland, bland." ‐Daily Record (UK)
Posted Apr 2, 2010
4/5 75%

Nanny McPhee Returns (2010)

"A delightfully old fashioned and utterly charming movie that all the family will enjoy." ‐Daily Record (UK)
Posted Apr 2, 2010
5/5 76%

Kick-Ass (2010)

"Complex, blackly funny, even ironic, this over-the-top slice of comic book mayhem is as entertaining as it is inventive - twisted and great fun." ‐Daily Record (UK)
Posted Apr 2, 2010
2/5 22%

Case 39 (2010)

"Daft, throwaway tosh that doesn't even qualify as a guilty pleasure." ‐Daily Record (UK)
Posted Mar 5, 2010
2/5 19%

Legion (2010)

"At the end of the day - or should that be end of days - it boils down to nothing more than a glorified apocalyptic zombie movie." ‐Daily Record (UK)
Posted Mar 5, 2010
3/5 52%

Alice in Wonderland (2010)

"After the first 45 minutes, the film becomes as tedious as Johnny Depp's accent." ‐Daily Record (UK)
Posted Mar 5, 2010
2/5 21%

Leap Year (2010)

"Leap Year is a sappy road movie that clearly signposts every tiny pothole in the path to true love. And it promotes a stereotypical image of rural Ireland which would make Father Ted and his flock roll their eyes in disbelief and shout, "Begorrah!"" ‐Daily Record (UK)
Posted Feb 26, 2010
4/5 98%

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)

"One of the most charming, entertaining and colourful musicals of the 1950s." ‐Daily Record (UK)
Posted Feb 26, 2010

Everybody's Fine (2009)

"De Niro steals the show with a subtle, charismatic and moving performance." ‐Daily Record (UK)
Posted Feb 26, 2010
3/5 28%

Extraordinary Measures (2010)

"Science and research is rarely sexy on film so the necessary drama and conflict to drive the plot come from a volatile working relationship between Fraser's and Ford's characters." ‐Daily Record (UK)
Posted Feb 26, 2010
5/5 74%

Micmacs (Micmacs à tire-larigot) (2010)

"The most inventive and entertaining piece of cinema I've seen in years... [a] riotously inventive and hilarious movie that is a constant delight from start to finish." ‐Daily Record (UK)
Posted Feb 26, 2010
4/5 71%

The Last Station (2010)

"A thespian tour de force if ever I saw one." ‐Daily Record (UK)
Posted Feb 19, 2010
3/5 91%

Crazy Heart (2009)

"The narrative does succumb to formula, but Bridges and a terrific cast keep it fresh." ‐Daily Record (UK)
Posted Feb 19, 2010
3/5 66%

Solomon Kane (2012)

"Dark and brooding, and fairly Lord of the Rings-esque in a smaller budget kind of way. Purefoy deftly handles the action like any A-lister leading man can. Great fun." ‐Daily Record (UK)
Posted Feb 19, 2010
1/5 31%

The Lovely Bones (2009)

"Although Ronan and Tucci offer up beautifully nuanced performances, it's still not enough to stop The Lovely Bones from floundering about. Unfocused and often gaudy its most certainly not as lovely as it wants to be." ‐Daily Record (UK)
Posted Feb 19, 2010
2/5 34%

The Wolfman (2010)

"Nothing to howl home about - practically a lesson in pointless film-making." ‐Daily Record (UK)
Posted Feb 16, 2010
4/5 49%

Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief (2010)

"The technical wizardry is spectacular and the story is taut, pacy and consistently inventive." ‐Daily Record (UK)
Posted Feb 16, 2010
3/5 65%

Youth in Revolt (2010)

"Never quite as clever, quirky or funny as it thinks it is." ‐Daily Record (UK)
Posted Feb 5, 2010
3/5 49%

Astro Boy (AstroBoy) (2009)

"Although boasting some nifty set pieces despite its lacklustre and cheap-looking computer-generated animation - can't touch the brilliance and storytelling skills of the films that Disney/Pixar and Dreamworks are turning out these days." ‐Daily Record (UK)
Posted Feb 5, 2010
3/5 76%

Invictus (2009)

"An enjoyable slice of solid entertainment that falls short of being a movie of greatness." ‐Daily Record (UK)
Posted Feb 5, 2010
4/5 84%

The Princess and the Frog (2009)

"This film will charm little princesses everywhere and is a vibrant addition to the Disney catalogue." ‐Daily Record (UK)
Posted Feb 5, 2010
5/5 91%

Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire (2009)

"It's not a movie you'll enjoy, but one where you'll definitely "appreciate the experience". It's an honest, raw, worthy movie and probably my favourite of the year." ‐Daily Record (UK)
Posted Feb 2, 2010
3/5 62%

Adoration (2008)

"A stylish, muddled but oddly interesting movie/moral debate, this is ultimately a reflection (I think) on post-9/11 hysteria." ‐Daily Record (UK)
Posted Feb 2, 2010
3/5 56%

Edge of Darkness (2010)

"Despite the sometime derivative trappings of the modern thriller, he delivers an intense slice of solid entertainment - although he never quite captures the trust-nobody paranoia of the original series." ‐Daily Record (UK)
Posted Feb 2, 2010
3/5 26%

Ninja Assassin (2009)

"There are some stand out moments of stylized action. Shame it lacks self awareness. Excess is its downfall and the improbable and wildly over the top action grows wearisome and dull. Quite often, less really is more." ‐Daily Record (UK)
Posted Jan 22, 2010
5/5 100%

Toy Story 2 (1999)

"Anyone who ever told you that a sequel couldn't be as good as the original needs to see this." ‐Daily Record (UK)
Posted Jan 22, 2010

The Boys Are Back (2009)

"A pleasant, touching and ultimately uplifting family drama." ‐Daily Record (UK)
Posted Jan 22, 2010
3/5 63%

Brothers (2009)

"It won't change your life but Brothers is still a sombre, thoughtprovoking movie and worth a look if all that you're after is a slice of well acted, serious, character driven drama." ‐Daily Record (UK)
Posted Jan 22, 2010
2/5 7%

All About Steve (2009)

"From the outset the film swings from one lame gag to another and the usually spot-on Bullock fails to find her groove." ‐Daily Record (UK)
Posted Jan 15, 2010
4/5 91%

Up in the Air (2009)

"As well as making a hugely entertaining and funny film, writer and director Jason Reitman gives us plenty to ponder and taps into timeless themes that will hit a resonant chord with most." ‐Daily Record (UK)
Posted Jan 15, 2010
2/5 11%

The Stepfather (2009)

"Forgettable but watchable pap - in a leave-your-brain-at-home sort of way." ‐Daily Record (UK)
Posted Dec 11, 2009
3/5 64%

Carriers (2009)

"It is bleak, gloomy, emotional and a surprisingly good little movie which has been unjustly languishing on a shelf at Paramount" ‐Daily Record (UK)
Posted Dec 11, 2009
2/5 73%

Where the Wild Things Are (2009)

"Where The Wild Things Are is a big disappointment. It's visually striking and technically perfect but its melancholy tone and dreariness will leave kids bored to tears." ‐Daily Record (UK)
Posted Dec 11, 2009
2/5 21%

Planet 51 (2009)

"With nods to Spielberg, Stanley Kubrick and a host of sci-fi B-movies, the film's pop-culture references are there but predictable rather than inspired. A bit like the whole movie." ‐Daily Record (UK)
Posted Dec 4, 2009
4/5 85%

Me and Orson Welles (2009)

"A sheer delight from start to finish." ‐Daily Record (UK)
Posted Dec 4, 2009
4/5 45%

The Box (2009)

"With excellent period detail, it's a high-concept premise deftly handled by the director and beautifully played by Diaz and Marsden who turns out to be a bit of an acting revelation." ‐Daily Record (UK)
Posted Dec 4, 2009
2/5 25%

Law Abiding Citizen (2009)

"The film tries in earnest to be profound. It's a forgettable vigilante fantasy movie, not a film that's going to have an impact on policy. And frankly, we don't care." ‐Daily Record (UK)
Posted Nov 27, 2009
4/5 79%

The Informant! (2009)

"The Informant! leaves the viewer guessing - but thoroughly entertained. Damon showcases a career-best performance in a film that's funny in a non-laugh-out-loud sort of way." ‐Daily Record (UK)
Posted Nov 20, 2009
3/5 52%

The Men Who Stare at Goats (2009)

"A sincere enough, well-played, pleasant distraction." ‐Daily Record (UK)
Posted Nov 6, 2009
2/5 43%

Jennifer's Body (2009)

"It's not the worst scary movie of the year. In fact, there are some flashes of what could have been a really cool horror film. But Juno scribe Diablo Cody's script is inconsistent in tone, crude instead of edgy and generally dull instead of hip and cool." ‐Daily Record (UK)
Posted Nov 6, 2009
4/5 92%

Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)

"A cunning contender for one of the year's best animated movies." ‐Daily Record (UK)
Posted Oct 23, 2009
5/5 100%

Toy Story (1995)

"If you haven't seen it for a while, you may have forgotten just how fantastic the snappy dialogue, visual gags and genuinely heartfelt story is." ‐Daily Record (UK)
Posted Oct 4, 2009
2/5 9%

My Life in Ruins (2009)

"I suspect unless it's seen for a grannies' night out, you'll likely think it really is a load of Poupi Kakas." ‐Daily Record (UK)
Posted Oct 4, 2009
3/5 28%

Pandorum (2009)

"Oddly for something that's far from original or brilliant, it does make for an absorbing watch." ‐Daily Record (UK)
Posted Oct 4, 2009
3/5 58%

The Invention of Lying (2009)

"It's not perfect and, although there are a few dips in the flow, it's still a punchy little comedy that's mostly funny and charming." ‐Daily Record (UK)
Posted Oct 4, 2009
3/5 56%

The Soloist (2009)

"The film doesn't just shout 'vote for me' it screams it so loudly and desperately it practically drowns out Robert Downey Jnr's decent performance and the film's saving grace." ‐Daily Record (UK)
Posted Sep 25, 2009
2/5 28%

Gamer (2009)

"The best that can be said about Gamer is "straight to DVD". It's a mind-numbing dud of a movie that in reality is nothing more than a big budget computer game splashed across the silver screen with an all star cast." ‐Daily Record (UK)
Posted Sep 18, 2009
3/5 75%

Julie & Julia (2009)

"Ultimately, two different stories in the one movie format works only to a point. Julia's story sizzles while Julie's merely simmers. It's still satisfying stuff, but I doubt you'll return for second helpings." ‐Daily Record (UK)
Posted Sep 11, 2009
4/5 86%

500 Days of Summer (2009)

"Just when you thought Hollywood had run out of original ideas for quality rom-coms comes this slice of witty, smart loveliness." ‐Daily Record (UK)
Posted Sep 4, 2009
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