Iain McNally

Iain McNally
Iain McNally's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Starburst
Publications: Starburst

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
9/10 95% Snowpiercer (2014) While not quite the artistic masterpiece that fans of the post-apocalyptic have been hailing it, Snowpiercer is still a thrilling, intriguing, blackly humorous and sometimes horrifying ride through the best and worst that humanity has to offer. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted May 2, 2019
7/10 78% Captain Marvel (2019) By no means bad, Captain Marvel is still an enjoyable space-slash-superhero adventure, but Carol Danvers might have been better served by being introduced a little earlier in the release order. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2019
8/10 90% The Kid Who Would Be King (2019) With more than enough twists and surprises to keep adults engaged and a great message about standing up for yourself, The Kid Who Would Be King is a ridiculously good-natured tale for kids of all ages. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2019
7/10 38% Glass (2019) Glass isn't a superhero film as much as it's a sequel to the understated world of Unbreakable and a loving ode to the world of comic books. Approach it knowing that, and you'll most likely enjoy it. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2019
6/10 79% Mary Poppins Returns (2018) While Emily Blunt tries her best, the original sets far too high a standard for Mary Poppins Returns to hope to achieve. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2018
8/10 65% Aquaman (2018) Mercifully the scale is reduced to a more human size for the last action sequence which allows Momoa and Wilson to show off their posing and trident skills, which are considerable. The film is sure to be a rich source of desktop backgrounds. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2018
9/10 97% Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) Not just an incredibly confident, entertaining animated Spidey film, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is up there as one of the best, if not the best, Spider-Man film, period. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2018
7/10 81% Overlord (2018) Overlord is an enjoyable action film but falls just short of greatness. It's not quite the Castle Wolfenstein movie you've been waiting for. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2018
8/10 88% Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018) Half the living beings in the universe aren't at stake, just two lives. If you're ok with that after Infinity War, then this is the perfect superhero summer blockbuster palate cleanser. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2018
8/10 48% Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) Fallen Kingdom doesn't quite re-engineer the franchise, but it does move it along some interesting directions that open a new world of possibilities. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2018
6/10 44% Pacific Rim Uprising (2018) At best it can be seen as the set up for a new 'Young Adult' take on the franchise, which wouldn't be a bad thing. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2018
9/10 97% Black Panther (2018) Iron Man tries too hard and Captain America is far too earnest to be cool but Black Panther, both Chadwick Boseman's portrayal of the character and the film that surrounds him, is just effortlessly cool. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2018
7/10 66% Alien: Covenant (2017) Covenant is a tense, and sometimes delightfully gross, sci-fi thriller that has a great look, a solid cast, and for the most part addresses the mistakes of Prometheus. Somehow though, it doesn't quite add up to more than the sum of its parts. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted May 9, 2017
8/10 95% The Jungle Book (2016) The Jungle Book is one of those rare beasts; a loving update to an enduring tale that actually works. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2016
9/10 84% Deadpool (2016) The movie delivers... in bloody spades. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2016
7/10 26% Victor Frankenstein (2015) Most of the comedy seems intentional and primarily comes from McAvoy's manic performance as Frankenstein, frequently engaging in hyperactive rants, spittle flying from his mouth in a most entertaining fashion. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2015
8/10 76% The Good Dinosaur (2015) While it's still very enjoyable, it doesn't quite live up to the standard expected of Pixar, even if those expectations are completely unfair and unreasonable. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2015
8/10 67% The Visit (2015) The Visit is by no means a perfect horror film, but it does show that Shyamalan can still tell a scary story and tell it well. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2015
8/10 97% Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) Max himself and some of the villains may be thinly sketched, but Fury Road is definitely worth the cost of gasoline to go and see. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2015
8/10 67% The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (2015) This episode is one of the more enjoyable action experiences this summer. It's certainly the best dressed. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2015
8/10 9% Fantastic Four (2015) Whilst all the character building comes at the cost of a slightly rushed climax, there's a solid basis here for future movies, if audiences can get on board with a more toned down Fantastic Four. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2015
8/10 94% Spy (2015) Spy will nicely tide espionage fans over until Spectre and The Man from UNCLE arrive later in the year. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2015
8/10 72% Jurassic World (2015) Definitely worth the price of admission. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2015
8/10 56% Minions (2015) The Minions movie is almost complete nonsense, but it's good natured, enjoyable nonsense nonetheless. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2015
7/10 26% Terminator Genisys (2015) Schwarzenegger settles back into the role that made him famous like a well-worn biker jacket, and despite his age (and thanks to decent special effects) he manages to be fully engaged in the action, engaging multiple Terminators in epic battles. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2015
7/10 50% Tomorrowland (2015) Kids and teens should have a riot with the goofy robots, a neat small role by Key and Peele's Keegan-Michael Key and the fun action but adults expecting more will probably be slightly disappointed. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2015
8/10 89% A Most Violent Year (2015) The film has a very arresting style; Chandor has nailed a classy look for New York in 1981 whilst avoiding major landmarks and clichés, mostly staying to truck yards, offices back alleys and family homes. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2015
9/10 89% Big Hero 6 (2014) It might be too much to expect Big Hero 6 to have the staying power of Frozen without the support of that film's powerful soundtrack, but it's still a highly enjoyable adventure in its own right. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 5, 2015
7/10 90% Live Die Repeat: Edge of Tomorrow (2014) Edge of Tomorrow is a diverting enough, enjoyable, Tom Cruise war movie, but perhaps one that won't linger in the mind too long after the final credits have rolled. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 5, 2015
9/10 90% Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes (2014) Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is a master class in how to make an engaging prequel/sequel. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 4, 2015
10/10 95% The LEGO Movie (2014) Lord and Miller have achieved the seemingly impossible and assembled a genuinely funny, touching, inspirational and absolutely lunatic love letter to those tiny bricks, as well as to imagination and creativity in general. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2015
8/10 90% X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014) The action and effects are handled expertly and as with previous X-Men films and comics, there is speechifying, unlikely alliances, sudden betrayals and the dénouement will have fans of the original movies swooning. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2015
90% Frozen (2013) An enjoyable fairy tale romp with some clever plot twists thrown in and positive messages for young girls that subvert those usually provided by traditional Disney princesses. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2014
8/10 71% Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 (2013) CwaCoM2 definitely provides enough laughs to warrant a watch. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2013