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Henry Barnes

Henry Barnes
Henry Barnes's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Guardian, Little White Lies

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2/5 0% London Fields (2015) Novelistic, rich and awfully silly. ‐ Guardian
Posted Sep 14, 2016
2/5 71% Bleed For This (2016) It's a story of strength that crumples; a portrait of vitality that plays awfully flat. ‐ Guardian
Posted Sep 2, 2016
2/5 66% David Brent: Life on the Road (2017) There were braver things that Gervais could have done with the character. The bravest being leaving him where he was. ‐ Guardian
Posted Aug 10, 2016
3/5 86% Pete's Dragon (2016) The result is part ET, part Jungle Book, part Peanuts. It's sweet and soulful and Spielberg-ish, but with a bitter streak. ‐ Guardian
Posted Aug 1, 2016
3/5 63% The Killing$ of Tony Blair (2016) An entertaining ramble through well-publicised allegations and a slick run down the rap sheet for those who need a reminder of Tony's avarice. ‐ Guardian
Posted Jul 7, 2016
4/5 89% The World's End (2013) The World's End marks the third part of Pegg and Wright's self-described "Cornetto trilogy." It's an appropriate moniker. With this final film they've slowed down a bit, grown up a lot. And saved the richest bite until last. ‐ Guardian
Posted Jun 14, 2016
2/5 14% From the Land of the Moon (Mal de pierres) (2016) The film takes on Gabrielle's listlessness, slumps into an opiated fug. The malady is mysterious and not easily treatable. It just exhausts you. ‐ Guardian
Posted May 15, 2016
3/5 93% The Last Man On The Moon (2016) Craig's film deals with the fallout of the era - and how the returning heroes kept their feet on the ground - but he can't help but get swept up in the romance of the effort. ‐ Guardian
Posted Apr 7, 2016
2/5 6% Martyrs (2016) What's left after the gore is stripped away is a mildly bloody, meatless horror. ‐ Guardian
Posted Mar 31, 2016
1/5 7% Fifty Shades of Black (2016) A spoof of the franchise that started out as Twilight fan fiction offers up another barrel for Marlon Wayans to scrape. ‐ Guardian
Posted Mar 10, 2016
2/5 12% The Divergent Series: Allegiant (2016) Big but boring, expansive but cheap-looking, Allegiant spins in place, waiting for next year's Ascendent to come along and offer resolution. In all candour: you can do without it. ‐ Guardian
Posted Mar 10, 2016
2/5 51% Genius (2016) Red pencils at the ready. This one needs a going over. ‐ Guardian
Posted Feb 16, 2016
2/5 60% Shepherds and Butchers (2016) Shepherds and Butchers doesn't know which it is: the twisty legal drama that's going to herd us through the issue or the ferocious expose, laying out the quotidian grimness of systemic death. ‐ Guardian
Posted Feb 14, 2016
3/5 85% The Patriarch (Mahana) (2016) Mahana is a touch simplistic and very romantic. But it does what it does with skill. ‐ Guardian
Posted Feb 14, 2016
4/5 100% Things to Come (L'avenir) (2016) Things to Come is a smart, earnest undertaking: an exploration of the insecurity that can hit any of us, at any age, when we start to question the life we've built. ‐ Guardian
Posted Feb 14, 2016
2/5 60% War on Everyone (2017) There's fun to be had in the shtick, but the point? It's missing, presumed dead. ‐ Guardian
Posted Feb 12, 2016
2/5 89% Meru (2015) Likely to appeal to the extreme sports market and leave the rest of us stranded. ‐ Guardian
Posted Feb 11, 2016
3/5 No Score Yet Lee Scratch Perry's Vision of Paradise (2015) Be he space traveller, madman and/or fish, Perry (and the film) are certifiably original. ‐ Guardian
Posted Feb 4, 2016
4/5 96% We Come as Friends (2015) Sauper and his two-man crew fly over a land that's becoming as alien to its indigenous population as it was (and still is) to those who fancy exploiting it. ‐ Guardian
Posted Jan 28, 2016
4/5 97% Sherpa (2015) Smart, genuine, thoughtful film-making. ‐ Guardian
Posted Dec 17, 2015
3/5 91% Hector (2015) It's refreshing that not every film need be so desperate about homelessness, but Hector is social realism that often feels unrelated to reality. ‐ Guardian
Posted Dec 10, 2015
3/5 78% Future Shock! The Story of 2000AD (2014) Everything from the post-apocalyptic ballyhoo of Mad Max: Fury Road to the Fallout video game series owe its gleefully violent tone a debt. But 2000AD did it originally with bold, brutal style. ‐ Guardian
Posted Dec 3, 2015
3/5 88% Revenge of the Mekons (2014) "You can't stick to a manifesto," says founding member Jon Langford. "But there's definitely a thread." Passion, good humour and love are wrapped up in there. ‐ Guardian
Posted Nov 19, 2015
3/5 81% Sunset Song (2016) Deyn, in the best role of her burgeoning career, has the right mix of tenderness and tenacity to make Chris feel real in a world that often doesn't. ‐ Guardian
Posted Oct 15, 2015
1/5 42% Mr. Right (2016) Rockwell and Kendrick's selling points - stoner loucheness for him, peppy weirdness for her - are a strange mix with the screwball tone. ‐ Guardian
Posted Sep 19, 2015
2/5 10% Stonewall (2015) Emmerich, who put his own money into making the film, should be cheered for giving it a shot. Unfortunately the compromises he's made leave Stonewall feeling neutered. ‐ Guardian
Posted Sep 18, 2015
3/5 62% This Changes Everything (2015) It's sometimes boring, it makes assumptions about its audience. ‐ Guardian
Posted Sep 17, 2015
3/5 43% Forsaken (2016) Forsaken - absolutely inessential, but fun none the less - is the Hollywood cowboy experience unadulterated. ‐ Guardian
Posted Sep 17, 2015
3/5 92% The Martian (2015) Out from the blackness comes something we thought we might never see again: a decent Ridley Scott movie. ‐ Guardian
Posted Sep 11, 2015
3/5 78% Where to Invade Next (2016) As America crawls towards a new administration - another chance to sell hope as a cure-all - we need voices like Moore's to remind us that change takes work. ‐ Guardian
Posted Sep 11, 2015
2/5 43% American Ultra (2015) A mashup of Bourne and Clerks, fusing the worst of each into a galumphing stoner action comedy. ‐ Guardian
Posted Sep 3, 2015
2/5 45% No Escape (2015) The odd plus point - Wilson's surprisingly strong action chops, Lake Bell's solid performance as a terrified mom - are spoiled by the archaic tone. ‐ Guardian
Posted Aug 28, 2015
4/5 49% Manglehorn (2015) Its depths hide a strange, satisfying meditation on regret, nostalgia and remorse. ‐ Guardian
Posted Aug 6, 2015
2/5 9% Fantastic Four (2015) A dawdling indie drama, gussied up in superhero garb. ‐ Guardian
Posted Aug 5, 2015
3/5 93% Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation (2015) A sequel that is slick with silliness, but peppered with enough wit and peril to sustain the franchise's momentum. ‐ Guardian
Posted Jul 24, 2015
1/5 No Score Yet All Work All Play: The Pursuit Of Esports Glory (2015) All Work All Play makes for a dull, corporate documentary. ‐ Guardian
Posted Jul 16, 2015
31% Kick-Ass 2 (2013) The tone's too rough to be funny. Kick-Ass 2 suffers from being a little too real. ‐ Guardian
Posted Jul 7, 2015
2/5 25% Terminator Genisys (2015) Salvation was boring, but Genisys makes you sad. Risk-averse Hollywood has made a crash-test dummy of a once great franchise, simply throwing everything at it to see what it stands. ‐ Guardian
Posted Jun 30, 2015
3/5 94% The Wrecking Crew (2015) Tedesco nails the point: that the beauty of pop music lies not with the prancing pop starlets, but in the hands of the average-looking, insanely talented artists behind the scenes. ‐ Guardian
Posted Jun 25, 2015
3/5 79% Station To Station (2015) The artists' blathering about the creative process and the nature of existence gets monotonous. It's the ordinary folk that keep the film on-track. ‐ Guardian
Posted Jun 25, 2015
3/5 72% A Perfect Day (2016) Inconsistency is A Perfect Day's biggest problem. The script is scalpel sharp in some places, flabby as the well-blocker in others. ‐ Guardian
Posted May 25, 2015
3/5 92% Heaven Adores You (2015) Rossi's film will purr for Smith devotees, but is exasperatingly incurious about anything but the majesty of the man and his music. ‐ Guardian
Posted May 7, 2015
4/5 43% Young Ones (2014) There hasn't been as convincing a sci-fi dustbowl story since the original Mad Max. ‐ Guardian
Posted Apr 30, 2015
1/5 No Score Yet Drake: Homecoming (2015) For fans of rap superstar Drake - and of bad editing, sloppy continuity and squandered opportunity. ‐ Guardian
Posted Mar 12, 2015
3/5 100% The Circle (2014) The early days of gay rights are lovingly, clunkily presented in director Stefan Haupt's docudrama about Swiss gay magazine the Circle. ‐ Guardian
Posted Dec 11, 2014
3/5 96% Manakamana (2014) We're basically gawking at a commute. ‐ Guardian
Posted Dec 11, 2014
3/5 65% The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (2014) The special effects are limp and the script a little creaky, although somehow it still manages to thrill. ‐ Guardian
Posted Nov 10, 2014
4/5 67% Algorithms (2014) Shot - a little obviously - in black and white, Ian McDonald's film is otherwise a winning documentary that develops into a story as intense and focused as his subjects. ‐ Guardian
Posted Nov 6, 2014
3/5 77% Beyond Clueless (2014) Lyne knows and loves his source material -- despite, if not because of its flaws. His passion for the genre is evident and his theories are presented with a rigour that pays the films the respect he feels they deserve. ‐ Guardian
Posted Oct 28, 2014
3/5 71% Interstellar (2014) Not every film need address the possibility of human extinction with the gung-ho silliness of Armageddon, but at least that was a space adventure. This is a science report. ‐ Guardian
Posted Oct 27, 2014