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Hilary A White

Hilary A White
Hilary A White's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Sunday Independent (Ireland)

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/5 100% Daphne (2017) There is lots of sharp humour in Peter Mackie Burns's film but also a low-level ache that swells in volume with masterful subtlety.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2017
3/5 45% Everything, Everything (2017) Despite the low-hanging metaphors and cloying, prettified dreaminess of it all, this is accurately aimed at its young target market and should elicit the desired effect in them.‐ Irish Independent
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2017
3/5 38% The Hitman's Bodyguard (2017) This bloody-buddy comedy is an adequate vehicle for the combined star hit of Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L Jackson.‐ Irish Independent
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2017
3/5 69% Annabelle: Creation (2017) The cast and production values lift it out of trope-heavy inanity.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2017
4/5 88% Maudie (2017) Dubliner Aisling Walsh's biopic of Canadian folk artist Maud Lewis is a handsome, sensitive drama, laced with tragedy and discord. Hawkins and Hawke duet well in what are physically demanding lead roles.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2017
2/5 10% The Emoji Movie (2017) A cinema release perhaps without equal this year in terms of how shockingly dreadful it is.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2017
3/5 49% Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017) Spectacle, for sure, seems to be the word of the day and Valerian does deliver on that front.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2017
4/5 51% England Is Mine (2017) Wry, tasteful, unforced and with a tangible sense of the era, this is a portrait of a mercurial rock icon's formative years that, fittingly, ploughs its own furrow.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2017
4/5 98% The Big Sick (2017) Nanjiani and Kazan are joined by a darling supporting cast that includes Holly Hunter and Ray Romano. And yes, the ending will very much leave you with "all the feels", as the kids say today.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2017
5/5 100% The Farthest (2017) There is too much of sheer fascination to map out here but some strands are particularly astonishing.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2017
4/5 87% Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie (Captain Underpants) (2017) The spasmodic, overheated animation alone will probably be catnip to younger audiences but Captain Underpants... also displays some very subversive comedy writing that exudes a level of mischief that at times would make even Pixar blush.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2017
4/5 99% City of Ghosts (2017) Amid such horror, the quiet bravery in the face of this great modern evil is extraordinary. Even calling oneself a "journalist" beside such selfless heroism feels laughable.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2017
2/5 68% Cars 3 (2017) It's unlikely that this will be the only review to drop this pun, but the biggest feeling we are left with by this third Cars instalment is one of being down this road before.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2017
4/5 33% Halal Daddy (2017) The real bounty of Conor McDermottroe's film is its core cast -- all of whom beam with sparkle and vigour.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2017
4/5 60% Despicable Me 3 (2017) This suitably giddy addition maintains high standards of juvenile silliness while still providing the requisite cheeky winks for mums and dads too.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2017
3/5 89% It Comes At Night (2017) Edgerton, Drew Daniels's cinematography and Brian McOmber's score are leading lights in Trey Edward Shults's film. There is a slight sense of unfinished business about it all that leaves you wanting more, however, ‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2017
4/5 92% Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) These characters are Marvel's most tangibly human screen creations to date.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2017
3/5 16% The House (2017) Ferrell remains in the love-him-or-hate-him bracket but forms a sturdy double act beside the excellent Poehler.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2017
2/5 93% Baby Driver (2017) In a nutshell, there is not enough of a sense of vulnerability or struggle to Baby, meaning we don't really care that much what ultimately happens to him either way. This is a cardinal sin in the writing of any protagonist.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2017
3/5 44% Hampstead (2017) It's cloyingly cute and idyllic at times -- but worth it for the two heavyweights centre-stage.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2017
3/5 62% Slack Bay (Ma loute) (2017) The shenanigans oscillate from dark and distorted to joyously daft but they may prove too wilfully eccentric for some viewers. Others, however, may find delight in such gay abandon.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2017
1/5 15% Transformers: The Last Knight (2017) The movie equivalent of a bag of tangled-up Christmas lights -- all soul-destroying untidiness and faulty circuitry.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2017
3/5 71% Gifted (2017) When all is said and done, Gifted shows enough spirit to avoid all-out mawkishness.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2017
4/5 73% Ballerina (2016) [Ballerina] should prove utterly irresistible to the [Frozen] demographic, taking as it does the oft-trodden Cinderella template and sticking a Gallic tutu on proceedings.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2017
4/5 76% My Cousin Rachel (2017) Michell shoots with an eye for both pastoral beauty and musty, candlelit intrigue in a period thriller that keeps you guessing right up to the credits.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2017
5/5 98% My Life as a Zucchini (Ma vie de courgette) (2017) Hankies at the ready.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2017
1/5 20% The Shack (2017) Which way is the exit?‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2017
4/5 92% Wonder Woman (2017) Top action choreography, a fine cast and a side order of fish-out-of-water camp that director Patty Jenkins serves next to wartime derring-do and Diana's gritty grace is why it succeeds.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2017
3/5 14% Spark: A Space Tail (2017) For much younger viewers untroubled by such things, mild and fleeting sci-fi entertainment may just be found for them here.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted May 30, 2017
4/5 29% Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017) Kaya Scodelario and the wonderful Golshifteh Farahani also feature, as does some mighty CGI. A dead horse flogged, but flogged with gusto.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted May 30, 2017
2/5 19% Baywatch (2017) Once its ravishing veneer has worn off, you are left only with cheap special effects, limp writing and the absence of comedic inspiration. On the other hand, if tiny swimsuits and tinier intellects are your thing, look no further.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted May 30, 2017
2/5 28% King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017) Enjoy the CGI, but don't expect to give it another thought.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted May 18, 2017
2/5 22% Sleepless (2017) The over-arching flatness and lack of inspiration in its climax leave you feeling as if Odar and screenwriter Andrea Berloff are similarly unenthused.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted May 8, 2017
3/5 77% Without Name (2016) A bold new Irish talent has been unearthed.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted May 8, 2017
4/5 100% Harmonium (Fuchi ni tatsu) (2017) Harmonium sees Japanese writer-director Koji Fukada flex his Hitchcock muscle to rather brilliant effect for the delicious first 90 minutes.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted May 8, 2017
4/5 90% Heal the Living (RĂ©parer les vivants) (2017) A deeply moving but buoyant saga.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted May 1, 2017
2/5 82% Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) GOTG Vol.2 is very good at two things: laughing at its own perceived comic brilliance, and slo-mo sequences of characters walking forth to Fleetwood Mac or Cheap Trick.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted May 1, 2017
4/5 92% A Quiet Passion (2017) Although prone to melodrama, Davies's film is full of rat-tat-tat dialogue and softly spoken verse, while also dabbling in gender politics. Nixon devours the camera.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2017
3/5 48% Going in Style (2017) Only for those three leads it'd be a chore.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2017
4/5 98% I Am Not Your Negro (2017) The real punch delivered here is in the stealthy panning-back that Peck does to bring universality to the many individual composite parts of this deep and difficult issue.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2017
4/5 94% Neruda (2016) A magical quality takes hold as Larrain pushes his two excellent leads out into the beautiful ether.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2017
3/5 38% Smurfs: The Lost Village (2017) Moana writer Pamela Ribon gives the brand a spring clean while keeping its very young target audience in mind.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2017
5/5 95% Graduation (Bacalaureat) (2017) Cristian Mungiu returns with a seismic study of desperation, regret and morality that examines the more serious implications of local corruption. Titieni -- pretty much in every scene here -- is immense.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2017
4/5 52% The Boss Baby (2017) Some of the set-pieces and retro-animation interludes are filled with invention, verve and wit.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2017
4/5 44% Ghost in the Shell (2017) Ultimately, this is the Scar-Jo Show however, and she is as transfixing and potent as ever.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2017
5/5 97% Aquarius (2016) As Kleber Mendonca Filho's film unfolds itself over 140 minutes, its thematic reach widens spectacularly.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2017
2/5 15% CHIPS (2017) CHiPS is not quite as mean-spirited as War on Everyone but it sure will test your patience in other ways.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2017
4/5 67% Life (2017) Espinosa gets straight down to establishing characters, ship and stakes before unleashing taut, heart-stopping mayhem at the screen with the help of Irish cinematography genius Seamus McGarvey.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2017
4/5 91% The Olive Tree (El olivo) (2016) [A] charming but purposeful community drama that wears its heart on its sleeve while discussing broader themes.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2017
5/5 99% Get Out (2017) Don't be surprised if a knot sets up residence in your stomach as Peele toys with you.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2017