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
4/5 94% Us (2019) Nyong'o makes Us her own in such a way that it feels like it would have been a lesser film without her. She's way too good at this kind of stuff not to do more of it. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2019
4.5/5 71% The White Crow (2019) The White Crow is the rarest of birds - a biopic that's over too quickly. Make sure to save this dance for yourself. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2019
3.5/5 73% Triple Frontier (2019) They make quite the team - the newest member should be you. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2019
4/5 87% The Hole in the Ground (2019) The Hole in the Ground shows just how far creepy cinema has come 'round these parts, and has more than enough to justify a sequel. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2019
2/5 68% Happy Death Day 2U (2019) Throughout Rothe gives it a right go, despite being stuck in a movie that is never certain of what it's trying to be, or when it's going to end. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2019
5/5 95% If Beale Street Could Talk (2019) The central performances from newcomer Layne (what a way to start a big screen career!) and Homecoming star James are brilliant, and there's unforgettable support from veterans Regina King and Colman Domingo as Tish's parents. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2019
5/5 81% Boy Erased (2018) As the tension builds and the screen-directed exhortations for Jared to start running intensify, Edgerton masterfully teases out the ties that bind to explain why we're not seeing a clean pair of heels. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2019
4/5 78% Green Book (2018) What's not up for debate is that the magic of screen chemistry is once again showcased as Ali and Mortensen bring out the best in each other and their respective characters. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2019
4/5 66% Vice (2018) Opposite Bale, there's brilliant support from Amy Adams, who channels Lady Macbeth in her portrayal of Cheney's wife, Lynne. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2019
4/5 73% Destroyer (2018) The supporting characters needed more work, with Toby Kebbell a particularly underused villain, but when Destroyer is on the rampage it's as brutally effective as it is exciting. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2019
4/5 63% Mary Queen of Scots (2018) Even if you don't know your neighbours' history, it's clear from the get-go that things won't end well. Full credit, then, to Rourke for keeping the tension up when the die is already cast. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2019
4/5 68% Beautiful Boy (2018) As a study in the heartbreaks of parenting, Beautiful Boy brings to mind the old saying that the best days you'll ever have are the ones when your children are playing at your feet. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2019
2/5 37% Glass (2019) The end result is a confused film where, unlike previous instalments, there's no emotional connection to the central characters, and the biggest shock is how slow the clock is ticking. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2019
5/5 93% Stan & Ollie (2019) Coogan and Reilly have pulled off something truly remarkable here, exceeding even the wildest of expectations, with the spell only broken when you see their names come up on the closing credits. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2019
4.5/5 93% The Favourite (2018) Reuniting with his Lobster stars Olivia Colman and Rachel Weisz, and getting Emma Stone in on the act, director Yorgos Lanthimos runs riot in the 18th century with this period romp. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2019
5/5 96% Roma (2018) Aparicio had never acted before taking on the role and that raw talent makes her mastery of character all the more remarkable - if ever a film proved that the camera can read minds it's Roma. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2018
4/5 92% The Old Man & the Gun (2018) If this really is the end, Robert Redford has truly gone out with a bang. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2018
2.5/5 40% The Girl in the Spider's Web (2018) While Foy proves she's a steely-eyed Salander, this bitty and breakneck adaptation of the David Lagercrantz bestseller isn't one for the books. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2018
4/5 66% Suspiria (2018) Always bonkers, often brilliant and best seen in good company. Hopefully you'll still be talking afterwards. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2018
4/5 87% Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero (2018) While Logan Lerman, Gérard Depardieu and Helena Bonham Carter are the A-listers lending their voices, their co-star steals the show -- saying so much, without saying anything. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2018
4/5 81% Overlord (2018) Hitting that B-movie trifecta of savagery, set-pieces and snarkiness, Overlord overcomes a bit of hokey CGI at the start and a flatpack French village, and turns into a life-affirming, lock-and-load treat. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2018
4.5/5 89% A Star Is Born (2018) This is the best work Cooper has done as an actor since The Silver Linings Playbook, and his directorial debut suggests the brightest of futures behind the lens. As for Gaga, well, she steals the show. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2018
2/5 28% Night School (2018) When it comes to chemistry, Hart and Haddish have more together than a Salter Science set under the Christmas tree back in the day. But Night School turns out to be a lesson in the razor-sharp delivery of blunt material. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2018
4/5 78% Black '47 (2018) Like Feeney, this story takes no prisoners, with the narrative pitching two desperate men against each other for nothing more than another day's survival amidst all the devastation. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2018
3/5 53% Yardie (2019) From Ameen's central performance as Dennis, to Irishman John Conroy's cinematography (guess who was on the 'B' camera?), the on-point period detail and must-have soundtrack, Elba gets a lot of things right in Yardie. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2018
4.5/5 88% I, Dolours (2018) This is, by some distance, the most disturbing film of the year. It is also one of the best. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2018
2.5/5 49% The Spy Who Dumped Me (2018) You can hold off beating a path to The Spy Who Dumped Me as it's no McKinnon must-see - but she's still the best of the fun in this ho-hum action caper. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2018
4/5 46% The Meg (2018) Director Jon Turteltaub... has done the popcorn industry a serious service with this carnivorous charmer. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2018
4/5 88% Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018) There are times in the cinema when you realise you're in complete agreement with that old Spinal Tap pearl of wisdom - the one about being jealous of yourself. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2018
3/5 36% Patrick (2019) The search for the canine Chris Pratt is over, and he looks just as good in a waistcoat. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2018
3.5/5 70% Adrift (2018) A good film - whatever the weather. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2018
4.5/5 63% Sicario: Day of the Soldado (2018) There's a viciousness and wretched real world relevance here that you just don't get in [the] genre. It feels like - either through choice or circumstance - everyone is digging someone's grave, while also shoveling their own. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2018
1/5 32% Super Troopers 2 (2018) There won't be a worse film between now and December 31 - cop on and go see something else. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2018
4/5 68% On Chesil Beach (2018) Despite the matrimonial mismatch, Howell's chemistry with Ronan makes them a great couple and McEwan - adapting his own work - has done a fine job of bringing his characters from page to screen. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 23, 2018
3/5 24% 7 Days in Entebbe (2018) There is plenty to admire, but Entebbe ultimately doesn't deserve the must-see accolade. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 16, 2018
2/5 27% Breaking In (2018) Billy Burke has the dark screen charisma for a good villain, but the mind games between his character and Union's won't get pulses racing like, say, Don't Breathe, Panic Room or - going all the way back - Wait Until Dark. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 15, 2018
4/5 85% Tully (2018) Things stall on occasion, but a treat is always just minutes away. If there's any good in this world, dragged-along viewing companions will resort to rarely displayed gratitude. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 9, 2018
4/5 93% Beast (2018) Beast is like the rollercoaster it shares its name with. Buckle up. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2018
4/5 70% The Delinquent Season (2018) If this film reminds us of anything, it's not to let go lightly. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2018
3/5 81% The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (2018) The late Victoria Wood joked that a sure sign of growing old was seeing Scholl Sandals on display and thinking they looked nice. The movie equivalent is Guernsey - Sunday evening comfort telly on the big screen. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2018
4/5 67% The Cured (2018) As much about forgiveness as fear, [David] Freyne doesn't neglect the kitchen sink drama dynamic in the lost souls triangle of his three central characters. His film is all the better for that - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2018
4/5 91% Love, Simon (2018) Wisely, [Greg] Berlanti leaves A-listers Jennifer Garner and Josh Duhamel in the background for most of the film and allows his young cast to carry the film in style - even though the ending is all a little too neatly wrapped. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2018
5/5 100% Michael Inside (2017) [Frank] Berry directs with the eye of a documentary maker but could show plenty of others a thing or two about keeping the tension in a drama from start to finish. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2018
5/5 95% A Quiet Place (2018) When you can show your hand in a prologue and still subject your audience to a hind quarters-clenching hour-and-a-half you've really got the goods. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2018
4/5 79% Dark River (2018) [Clio] Barnard is a director who deserves her place on your watch list; it would be cinema's loss if she didn't reunite with her Dark River stars in the future - they bring out the best in each other during the worst of times. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2018
5/5 72% Ready Player One (2018) A magic carpet ride whose trailer (deliberately?) doesn't do it justice, Ready Player One is Steven Spielberg having the most fun in decades as the curator-in-chief of all our yesterdays. And it's contagious. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2018
4/5 94% Aurore (I Got Life!) (2017) I Got Life is a delightful little gem of a movie and [Agnès] Jaoui as Aurora plays a stormer, equal parts vulnerability and chutzpah. Tres charmante. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2018
2.5/5 44% Pacific Rim Uprising (2018) The ending is good fun, but there's too much messing around beforehand with a whodunit, the military industrial complex and shoehorning new faces into the plot. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2018
4/5 38% Mary Magdalene (2018) With the story told more through the eyes than the dialogue; barren-yet-beautiful locations and the late Jóhann Jóhannsson's score, there's a dreaminess here that's all too rare an experience in modern cinema. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2018
4/5 89% You Were Never Really Here (2018) The excellent film that you never want to see again - to that harrowing honour roll we now add You Were Never Really Here. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2018