Jeanmarie Tan

Jeanmarie Tan
Jeanmarie Tan's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer® when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): The New Paper (Singapore)

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
2.5/5 62% Those Who Wish Me Dead (2021) Those Who Wish Me Dead feels like a 90s-era straight-to-DVD genre film, with standard thrills and spills and questionable plotting. Throw in sub-par forest fire special effects, and this fizzles more than sizzles. - The New Paper (Singapore) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 14, 2021
38% Spiral: From the Book of Saw (2021) Maybe I am just numb to the whole shtick, but the so-called twist ending is not as clever as it thinks, and certainly pales in comparison with the classic jaw-dropper from the first Saw film. - The New Paper (Singapore) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 14, 2021
4/5 67% Wrath of Man (2021) It is Statham at his most menacing and also most pained, with no deadpan one-liners in sight. - The New Paper (Singapore) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 29, 2021
3/5 No Score Yet Seobok (2021) Gong and Park make a good match in this road trip movie and get to shine in emotional scenes as well as action sequences. - The New Paper (Singapore) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2021
4/5 96% Judas and the Black Messiah (2021) Perhaps what is most shocking and troubling about this powerful, tense dramatisation of historical events is that its themes of racial injustice, police brutality, oppression and revolution are even more relevant in 2021 than ever. - The New Paper (Singapore) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2021
3/5 74% The Mauritanian (2021) Thankfully, the movie is ably led by Rahim. - The New Paper (Singapore) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2021
4.5/5 98% The Father (2021) An invaluable road map into the mind of the disappearing person you once knew, it gives you the fuel to carry - and care - on. - The New Paper (Singapore) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2021
4.5/5 No Score Yet Hi, Mom (2021) Hi, Mom successfully balances the slapstick and the sentimental, with a plot twist that will break your heart and make you want to call or hug your mum after the screening. - The New Paper (Singapore) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2021
3.5/5 94% Nomadland (2021) It truly challenges us to take the road less travelled, literally and metaphorically, and sets us thinking about why others have chosen to do so. - The New Paper (Singapore) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2021
4/5 90% Promising Young Woman (2020) Promising Young Woman is a bold, genre-bending trip into the mind of a very broken individual, who embarks on a costly mission to settle old scores and right the wrongs from her past. - The New Paper (Singapore) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2021
2.5/5 22% Chaos Walking (2021) After 30 minutes of this contrivance, it gets so clamorous and tedious, you just wish thought balloons would pop up instead. - The New Paper (Singapore) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2021
3.5/5 98% Minari (2020) Slow-burning instead of hard-hitting, poignant rather than provocative, Minari stays with you in a completely different way. - The New Paper (Singapore) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2021
4/5 95% Raya and the Last Dragon (2021) The film is a lot of fun, yet its rich and heart-warming themes go pretty deep for a "kiddie flick". - The New Paper (Singapore) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2021
4/5 79% I Care a Lot (2021) It is a well-oiled grift, and the systemic corruption in this particular industry is compelling fodder in itself. - The New Paper (Singapore) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2021
3/5 8% Music (2020) Hudson goes to some emotionally raw and dark places, and really puts it out there in the song-and-dance department too. - The New Paper (Singapore) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2021
2.5/5 78% To All The Boys: Always And Forever (2021) Like the latest dilemma it depicts, the franchise feels as if it has run its course, and it's time to move on. - The New Paper (Singapore) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2021
3.5/5 57% Malcolm & Marie (2020) Being trapped in this echo chamber with such flawed title characters is at turns exhilarating and exhausting, but the powerful performances make you want to stay to the bitter end. - The New Paper (Singapore) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2021
3.5/5 88% News of the World (2020) Under the capable hands of writer-director Paul Greengrass, who reunites with his Captain Phillips leading man Hanks, the result is the cinematic equivalent of comfort food. - The New Paper (Singapore) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2021
2.5/5 45% The Little Things (2021) The plot "twist" lands with an underwhelming and frustrating thud, as you go from "who did it?" to "is that it?". - The New Paper (Singapore) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2021
3.5/5 92% The White Tiger (2020) Turning in his first lead performance that ranges from naive to bitter to ferocious, [Adarsh] Gourav empowers The White Tiger. - The New Paper (Singapore) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2021
4/5 No Score Yet The Promised Neverland (2020) This dark fantasy wields a shocking premise that poses provocative questions and provides edge-of-seat twists and thrills. - The New Paper (Singapore) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2021
3/5 75% Pieces of a Woman (2020) Pieces Of A Woman is uneven and all over the place... But Kirby delivers such an acting showcase, one can overlook the flaws of this poignant exploration of trauma and forgiveness. - The New Paper (Singapore) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2021
3.5/5 90% The Rescue (2020) Call it official propaganda, but at least it is executed with finesse. - The New Paper (Singapore) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 30, 2020
4/5 83% Shock Wave 2 (2020) You can go in cold to this unlinked sequel to 2017's Shock Wave, also written and directed by Herman Yau and starring Andy Lau but featuring a different storyline and new characters, and still be blown away by the Hong Kong actioner. - The New Paper (Singapore) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2020
3/5 95% Soul (2020) Soul aims to provide a feel-good balm on what it means to be alive and to cherish every moment. And there is indeed a sublime beauty, thoughtfulness and tenderness to Joe's journey towards self-fulfilment and all that jazz. - The New Paper (Singapore) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2020
2.5/5 50% The Midnight Sky (2020) The Midnight Sky may ruminate about the lost opportunities to connect with others, but the film, unfortunately, suffers the same fate. - The New Paper (Singapore) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2020
3/5 55% The Prom (2020) When Streep's character is faced with a critic's review of her latest production, she pleads with her manager not to tell her "unless it's a rave or a mixed positive". The Prom is more of the latter but still delivers a pretty good time. - The New Paper (Singapore) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2020
3/5 26% Hillbilly Elegy (2020) Nobody can dispute that the acting here is first-class. So even though Hillbilly Elegy is hardly poetry in motion, neither is it all downhill. - The New Paper (Singapore) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2020
2/5 28% The Rhythm Section (2020) Lively impresses in her best role to date, nailing both the emotional notes and action sequences. Pity that her deathly dull star vehicle fails to drive her towards the intended destination. - The New Paper (Singapore) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2020
3.5/5 77% The Croods: A New Age (2020) When it comes to the survival of the fittest amid Hollywood's factory of modern animated fare, A New Age is your natural selection for the festive season. - The New Paper (Singapore) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2020
80% Synchronic (2020) Sentimentalism and cliches take over, turning Synchronic into a downer that eventually suffers from the same side effects of lesser movies. - The New Paper (Singapore) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2020
3/5 No Score Yet My Missing Valentine (2020) A whimsical breath of fresh air. - The New Paper (Singapore) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 11, 2020
3/5 83% Freaky (2020) The laughs - cheap and otherwise - automatically keep coming with every fish-out-of- water scenario. - The New Paper (Singapore) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 11, 2020
3/5 81% Over the Moon (2020) On the plus side, Over The Moon's level of craft when it comes to the animation, visuals and production is, to borrow a term from Chang'e's lexicon, "spectacularia". - The New Paper (Singapore) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2020
2.5/5 48% The Witches (2020) This update just lacks the whimsy and soul of its predecessor. - The New Paper (Singapore) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2020
2.5/5 39% Rebecca (2020) By remaking source material that is about living in someone else's shadow, this uninspired romantic psychological thriller ironically falls short of filling those big shoes. - The New Paper (Singapore) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2020
3/5 86% On The Rocks (2020) Rashida Jones has always been criminally underrated, but in this, Coppola gives her a nice little vehicle. - The New Paper (Singapore) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2020
2.5/5 47% A Rainy Day in New York (2020) A Rainy Day In New York is a wisp of a film, so lightweight it almost flies away at times, and is yet another reminder that Allen's best work is long behind us. - The New Paper (Singapore) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2020
2/5 29% Vanguard (2020) Unfortunately, it also features some laughably bad CGI, a cringey storyline, cheesy dialogue and pro-China propaganda, with characters devoid of dimension and villains who are caricatures. - The New Paper (Singapore) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2020
3.5/5 78% Last Letter (2018) Last Letter's quaint premise belies the many layers waiting to be peeled away. - The New Paper (Singapore) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2020
3.5/5 91% Enola Holmes (2020) Our heroine is one for the ages, with modern values that resonate with this generation. - The New Paper (Singapore) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2020
2.5/5 44% Made in Italy (2020) It is a shame that watching Neeson and Richardson... bond is the only saving grace in an otherwise mawkish, cliched tale of grief, regret, healing and new beginnings. - The New Paper (Singapore) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2020
2.5/5 16% Ava (2020) [Ava] falls back on too many familiar genre cliches to truly set itself apart. - The New Paper (Singapore) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2020
3/5 62% The Secrets We Keep (2020) This taut, suspenseful drama reels you in from the get-go. - The New Paper (Singapore) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2020
4.5/5 72% Mulan (2020) Liu carries the film fearlessly - whether it's the quieter emotional moments or being badass on the battlefield. - The New Paper (Singapore) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2020
2.5/5 70% Tenet (2020) So yes, the whos, whats, whys, wheres, whens and hows will assault you non-stop until you give up and go with the flow. Unfortunately, there is nothing to feel. - The New Paper (Singapore) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2020
3.5/5 57% The Hunt (2020) Its secret weapon is the magnetic Gilpin (Glow, Nurse Jackie) who carries the show effortlessly. - The New Paper (Singapore) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2020
2.5/5 27% The Kissing Booth 2 (2020) I was a hardcore Twihard and this definitely has shades of Twilight - just with more overacting and less agency - but even I have limits when it comes to such cringey, shallow material. - The New Paper (Singapore) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2020
3/5 78% Greenland (2020) If you are looking for a sliver of hope - and mass entertainment - amid the gloom, Greenland makes enough of an impact. - The New Paper (Singapore) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2020
2.5/5 47% Scoob! (2020) Throw in a horrifically rendered Simon Cowell cameo - amid generally cheap-looking animation - and the movie becomes the stuff of nightmares. - The New Paper (Singapore) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2020