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Jenny McCartney

Jenny McCartney
Jenny McCartney's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Daily Telegraph (UK)

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/5 84% Mean Girls (2004) Fizzes with peculiarly feminine evil, of the kind that comes dripping through a pillowy smirk garnished with baby-pink lipgloss. ‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Posted Oct 3, 2016
3/5 87% The Dark Knight Rises (2012) I respected The Dark Knight Rises; I didn't quite love it. ‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Posted Aug 1, 2015
3/5 86% Inception (2010) Inception isn't a dud but nor is it a masterpiece. It's like a very ambitious, overlong potboiler: visually beautiful, ingenious in parts and dragging in others. ‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Posted Jul 20, 2015
1/5 31% Kick-Ass 2 (2013) Although the film has the cheap veneer of female empowerment that comes from having a girl assassin, it is rotten with misogyny. ‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Posted Jul 7, 2015
5/5 89% Le Week-End (2014) This is a beautifully executed, fearlessly truthful and droll film on the emotional politics of reinvention. ‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Posted Jan 6, 2015
4/5 80% 112 Weddings (2013) 112 Weddings is a bittersweet portrait of the state of modern marriage, as interpreted by a New York wedding photographer. ‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Posted Jun 13, 2014
3/5 44% Cold Comes The Night (2014) The real revelation is Alice Eve, who gives a strikingly direct and affecting portrait of a woman in a desperate situation. ‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Posted Jan 6, 2014
4/5 98% Blackfish (2013) Blackfish is a heartbreaking documentary, forensically constructed by Gabriella Cowperthwaite, about the extreme psychological distress of killer whales kept in captivity and used to entertain crowds at venues such as SeaWorld in Orlando. ‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Posted Jan 1, 2014
3/5 93% Frances Ha (2013) I found Frances Ha frequently irritating and even cringe-inducing in the moment, yet feel tenderer towards it in retrospect. It's about a specific time in life, when the sudden stampede to self-definition can make people seem cruel, crazy or resentful. ‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Posted Dec 11, 2013
96% Persepolis (2007) Persepolis is, in its way, a hymn to the enduring influence of family, particularly during a time in which the state is attempting to seize all hearts, minds and instincts for itself. ‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Posted Apr 12, 2013
3/5 91% The Sapphires (2013) The film might veer towards the predictably sentimental, but it has a fizzing energy that is hard either to deny or dislike. ‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Posted Jan 22, 2013
4/5 93% Skyfall (2012) This is Bond as interpreted by the British director Sam Mendes and shot by the renowned cinematographer Roger Deakins, and one of the first things that strike you is how sumptuous it looks. ‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Posted Nov 6, 2012
4/5 72% The Amazing Spider-Man (2012) The plot might be predictable, but this fluid film has free-ranging fun with the physicality of what it feels like to be a spider, especially when tied to the emotions of a teenager. ‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Posted Jul 5, 2012
4/5 94% Moonrise Kingdom (2012) The performances from Hayward and Gilman, as runaways, are at the heart of the film, and they manage to seem both innocent and powerful. ‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Posted Jun 8, 2012
2/5 22% What to Expect When You're Expecting (2012) Those who don't have children would find it rather agonising, while those who do might not wish to pay a babysitter for the pleasure of seeing a film about nappies and epidurals. ‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Posted Jun 8, 2012
1/5 57% The Dictator (2012) Both the laughter and the satire had crawled off and quietly died. ‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Posted Jun 1, 2012
3/5 65% 2 Days in New York (2012) As the cultural outrages and arguments escalate, I was increasingly grateful for the presence of Mingus, a necessary foil played by Rock as smart, sane, funny and at the end of his tether. ‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Posted Jun 1, 2012
3/5 75% Greenberg (2010) Gerwig has an unaffected screen presence that is oddly compelling: a kind of luminous ordinariness ‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Posted Jun 11, 2010
61% The Duchess (2008) There is, however, much to enjoy. The cinematography, settings and costumes are glorious. Knightley gives a nuanced and often very moving performance, although Georgiana's love affair with the politician Charles Grey (Dominic Cooper) is remarkably lacking ‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Posted Sep 5, 2008
85% Hellboy II: The Golden Army (Hellboy 2) (2008) As a result, the impression is one of richly ingenious chaos that, despite all the hellfires burning, left me just a little cold. ‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Posted Aug 22, 2008
77% Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day (2008) Despite its limitations, I found it impossible to dislike this frail little tale. ‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Posted Aug 15, 2008