Harry Guerin

Harry Guerin
Harry Guerin's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer® when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): RTÉ (Ireland)
Publications: RTÉ (Ireland)

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
5/5 94% Nomadland (2021) The timing of its arrival in homes is ideal. As we take bigger steps out in the world again, writer-director Chloé Zhao's film manages to be poignant, questioning, and ultimately life-affirming. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 29, 2021
5/5 97% Sound of Metal (2020) Yes, Sound of Metal is a film about loss, but ultimately it's a celebration of the spirit. It never misses a beat - make sure you do the same. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 16, 2021
4.5/5 98% Minari (2020) A simple story, beautifully told - that's what you're getting with Minari. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2021
2.5/5 75% Godzilla vs. Kong (2021) The last half-hour, mind, is quality - even though Wingard doesn't do anything to make the ructions his own. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2021
4.5/5 96% Judas and the Black Messiah (2021) With its terrifying relevance in the present day, questions for viewers to ask themselves and determination to effect change, Judas and the Black Messiah is equally as strong as a biopic, thriller and political drama. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2021
4/5 92% The White Tiger (2020) There's still plenty to chew on, especially at the dinner table afterwards. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2021
4.5/5 75% Pieces of a Woman (2020) It is the cinematic embodiment of the wisdom that grief is a walk alone, and a form of madness. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2021
5/5 96% Soul (2020) If it's New Year joy you're after, then Soul should restore your sense of gratitude to overflowing. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 29, 2020
5/5 98% Ma Rainey's Black Bottom (2020) A tour de force by the late Chadwick Boseman in a music drama filled with great performances, Ma Rainey's... is whip-smart, fast-moving, profound and, at times, very funny. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2020
3.5/5 81% I'm Your Woman (2020) The desperate hours spent with Jean are not wasted ones. Great soundtrack too. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2020
4/5 55% The Prom (2020) Indeed, behind the jazz hands and japes, The Prom does a fine job at exploring the emotional toll and unfinished business of isolation. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2020
4/5 100% A Girl from Mogadishu (2019) Along with cinemas, writer-director Mary McGuckian's study of indefatigable spirit deserves to be shown wherever there are 15-year-olds in a classroom. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2020
5/5 100% Finding Jack Charlton (2020) This is a story as much about family and frailty as it is about football. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 23, 2020
5/5 92% The Life Ahead (2020) It will leave you hopeful and thankful for so much. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2020
3.5/5 92% Relic (2020) It's a slow burner that mixes scares and sadness, rattling around in the rooms of your mind long after the closing credits. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2020
4/5 91% Enola Holmes (2020) Throughout, Brown makes you wonder why you didn't see more female heroes onscreen as a kid, and inspires a new generation with her resilience and fourth wall-breaking humour. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2020
3.5/5 100% Rialto (2019) [A] superbly acted but terribly sad drama about identity, love and loss. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2020
2/5 58% Tesla (2020) The aim is admirable, the execution less so. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2020
4/5 No Score Yet The Man in the Hat (2020) It's quirky and touching, and if you want to travel but don't want to travel, then off-the-beaten-track France will do your heart good. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2020
5/5 88% Les Misérables (2020) Will you feel hopeful or mired in despair afterwards? That depends on how you view the ending - and what an ending. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2020
4/5 82% I'm Thinking of Ending Things (2020) Truly, an experience, Best watched with the lights off, in splendid isolation. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2020
3.5/5 56% Mortal (Torden) (2020) A nice surprise for genre fans that leaves you wondering what Øvredal could do if Marvel or DC came calling. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2020
2/5 48% Unhinged (2020) As Unhinged careens towards its inevitable conclusion there's the opportunity to wonder what [Crowe] could have made of this had he directed himself and credible co-star Pistorius - he did a good job on The Water Diviner. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2020
5/5 99% Saint Frances (2020) For all the talk about when we're going to see the big films, one of the best is already on our doorstep. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2020
3/5 47% Arkansas (2020) [T]his offbeat crime movie loses momentum and focus because the lengthy flashbacks take away from the here and now. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 21, 2020
3/5 44% Black Water: Abyss (2020) It's a pity the crocodile wasn't ready for his CGI close-up at the end, but third helpings would still be welcome. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 15, 2020
3/5 80% The Old Guard (2020) [A] Highlander meets Bourne action movie that leaves you wanting more. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 15, 2020
4/5 69% The Winter Lake (2021) Sheerin has a talent for tension and, indeed, had more to play around with in this set-up. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2020
4/5 83% The Way Back (2020) Ben Affleck has just given what could end up being the performance of his see-saw career. It's certainly the toughest watch. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2020
3/5 63% Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga (2020) Turns out Ferrell and Netflix's plan was to celebrate all that's best about Eurovision - underdog stories, WTF production values, Mid-Atlantic accents, people making 'party in the night', cool cameos and, of course, the songs. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2020
4.5/5 94% The Delivered (Fanny Lye Deliver'd) (2019) Digging for gold in the realm of cult cinema is the noblest of pastimes; the ground is full of it here and there's no need for a shovel. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2020
3.5/5 88% Plus One (2019) A salted caramel kind of comedy that offers some good advice for living, and loving. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2020
4/5 92% Da 5 Bloods (2020) [A]n epic examination of friend and foe, grace and greed that has taken on a greater urgency and symbolism following the death of George Floyd. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2020
3/5 8% Artemis Fowl (2020) Colfer's national treasure status now shines brighter, even though the pot of gold has proven to be elusive here. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2020
4/5 96% Dating Amber (2020) As a document of an already-bygone age Dating Amber will stand the test of time. In the here and now you'll feel 17 again - hopefully with the hindsight that Pulp were best. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2020
4/5 70% The High Note (2020) The High Note is guaranteed to take your mind off things - and have you making a beeline for your favourite albums afterwards. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 27, 2020
4/5 94% Calm with Horses (The Shadow of Violence) (2020) First-time director Nick Rowland proves more than capable of turning the screw in this adaptation of Colin Barrett's short story from his Young Skins collection. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2020
3/5 77% Military Wives (2020) The singing gets better as the film progresses, sweetness follows and although Military Wives doesn't have the stardust charm of The Full Monty, its heart is in exactly the same place. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2020
4/5 86% Color Out of Space (2020) Color Out of Space is gloriously old school, stomach-churning, rib-tickling and strangely poignant, with warnings about big business and dirty water thrown in amid the gunge. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2020
4/5 77% Richard Jewell (2019) Clint Eastwood has just made his strongest film since Gran Torino. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2020
5/5 90% The Lighthouse (2019) A towering triumph. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2020
5/5 89% 1917 (2020) Much has been made of Mendes' decision for the film to unfold as if it is one continuous shot, but that mastery of the medium never gets in the way of the human connection with two young men in a seemingly doomed situation. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2020
2/5 23% Playing with Fire (2019) [A]fter a promising start, Playing with Fire loses its way, with the story getting stuck in schmaltz and the life lessons checklist as rigidly enforced as any health and safety directive from helicopter parents. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 31, 2019
5/5 96% Booksmart (2019) Booksmart is as funny as both Superbad and genre cornerstone Dazed and Confused, but it has more heart than both. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2019
5/5 86% The Nightingale (2019) Your own understanding of strength and fragility is questioned throughout. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2019
4/5 72% The Aeronauts (2019) Up, up and more than okay. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2019
3.5/5 63% The Good Liar (2019) "It's deeper than you think," warns Mirren in one scene. Never a truer word spoken. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2019
2.5/5 45% The Addams Family (2019) A 'gateway movie' for younger viewers perhaps, but a double bill of ParaNorman and Frankenweenie would still have more to offer them - and you - 50 watches later. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2019
3/5 52% Black and Blue (2019) It's a showcase for Harris' acting smarts and set-piece clout, but Taylor could have made more of The Purge's Frank Grillo as her nemesis. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2019
3/5 69% Zombieland: Double Tap (2019) Harrelson and Eisenberg's banter and bickering remains a joy, but there was more fun to be had from the double act of Stone and Breslin - especially with new arrival Zoe Deutch in the mix as spin-off deserving scatterbrain Madison. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2019