Kevin Harley

Kevin Harley
Kevin Harley's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer® when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Total Film Screen International The List

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
4/5 98% Minari (2020) Though the narrative focus drifts, the lovingly tended result is a gentle character piece with a flavour of its own, rich in empathy and unforced charm. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2021
4/5 96% Judas and the Black Messiah (2021) Shaka King's message from the past is a vital, heartbreaking film for now. Kaluuya, Stanfield and Fishback rise to its call beautifully. - Total Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2021
3/5 81% The Man With the Golden Arm (1955) Elmer Bernstein;s score maxes the tension and two killer set-pieces grip tight: Sinatra;s harrowing cold-turkey convulsions and his audition for a jazz-drumming gig after a three-day bender, a scene (Whip)lashed with jittery tension. - Total Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2020
5/5 95% Soul (2020) The film's disparate parts cohere beautifully in a bold take on life fulfilment that culminates in a finale as sweetly, softly poignant as Pixar's best. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2020
4/5 94% Bruce Springsteen's Letter to You (2020) Letter to You pays affecting, rousing testimony to the durable power of connections forged through song. Time well spent. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2020
5/5 95% Soul (2020) Deep, witty, and fast on its jazz-loving feet, it doesn't miss a beat. - Total Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2020
4/5 92% Body of Water (2020) With economical direction and nerve's-edge use of sound, Brydon lends her challenging material vital reserves of empathy and conviction. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2020
3/5 82% Bill & Ted Face the Music (2020) Even if Face The Music is good-natured rather than sharply witty, it mixes old riffs and fresh variations with a pacey, goofy and eager charm that's harder to resist than old flannel-wear. - Total Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2020
2/5 60% Project Power (2020) Joost and Schulman strain to nail the pace or tone that might balance the trio's narratives. Plotting expediencies mount; semi-comic and moody episodes clash. - Total Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2020
2/5 80% The Old Guard (2020) Netflix could use a knockout actioner. Sadly, The Old Guard isn't it. - Total Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2020
3/5 49% Four Kids and It (2020) A children's film that manages to be feelgood but never too cutesy. - The List EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2020
4/5 98% Vitalina Varela (2020) Though it may seem taxing, Vitalina Varela reveals controlled reserves of power and pictorial majesty over a stealthy two hours, rewarding your focus in slow, sure increments. - The List EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2020
4/5 91% The Invisible Man (2020) With steady character work banking our investment, Whannell tightens the screws to scare. - Total Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 25, 2020
3/5 63% Sonic the Hedgehog (2020) The fast-paced furball generates enough goodwill to stay ahead of expectations, outstripping various underachieving video-game movie competitors on his merry way. - The List EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2020
2/5 28% The Rhythm Section (2020) Blake Lively has been a suitably enlivening presence across a spread of genres. But even she can't do much to drag director Reed Morano's sluggish spy vehicle out of its doldrums. - The List EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2020
3/5 91% Show Me the Picture: The Story of Jim Marshall (2019) Whatever you make of the man, his exhilarating, of-its-moment work can't help but stir a few pangs of longing for bygone eras. - The List EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2020
5/5 91% Uncut Gems (2019) A time-bomb of foolish compulsion and childlike rage, Sandler maintains our attention and empathy even as his behaviour becomes increasingly moronic and morally impaired. - Total Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2020
3/5 71% Jumanji: The Next Level (2019) Dashes of seasonal sentiment complete the picture in an amiable, albeit unadventurous sequel; it's festive fun for anyone in need of the reassuringly familiar. - The List EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2019
3/5 52% Charlie's Angels (2019) When it does work, the leads and a string of sparky set-pieces provide saving graces. - Total Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2019
2/5 26% Countdown (2019) Lapses into silliness, expedient plotting and cliche finally scupper Countdown's wi-fright intentions. - The List EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2019
4/5 70% Terminator: Dark Fate (2019) Miller strains too hard to impress with his multi-stacked climactic set-pieces, but not before he's hammered a dented franchise back into brash, action-fit shape. - The List EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2019
3/5 38% Angel Has Fallen (2019) Engages only when a healthy awareness of its ridiculousness penetrates the macho self-regard and strenuous grimacing. Which isn't very often. - The List EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2019
3/5 77% Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019) There's plenty going on even when the plot gets choppy. - The List EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2019
2/5 73% The Angry Birds Movie 2 (2019) A cheerful but gaudy and relentless mess: barfed up without pace or purpose, it's sugar-binge children's cinema of a largely ungainly stripe. - The List EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2019
3/5 82% Sometimes Always Never (Triple Word Score) (2020) Hunter's poised compositions brim with playful invention, though both the script and images sometimes seem to strain to draw attention to their quirks. - The List EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 10, 2019
2/5 22% Dark Phoenix (2019) Despite mostly sparky cast-work, the Phoenix never quite rises as hoped in Kinberg's affectionate but often perfunctory X-Men send-off. - Total Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2019
3/5 42% Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) If the chemistry between Farmiga and Brown goes underused, opportunities for monster mayhem do not. - The List EDIT
Read More | Posted May 28, 2019
4/5 89% John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum (2019) If you thought Wick 2's turbo-powered takedowns could not be out-powered, think on: intermittent stumbles aside, Parabellum swiftly asserts itself as 2019's actioner to beat. - Total Film EDIT
Read More | Posted May 10, 2019
4/5 94% Avengers: Endgame (2019) Although it verges on fan-service and self-service, the film's central hour earns both because the balance of comedy, drama and action to playful invention and careful characterisation holds so sure. - The List EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2019
4/5 93% Us (2019) Peele doubles down on his genre love with a flawed but full-bore frightener, ripe for debate. Nyong'o is incendiary. - Total Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2019
4/5 61% Vox Lux (2018) Delivers a potent pop-arthouse provocation in millennial drag. And Portman? She's electric. - Total Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2019
3/5 82% Hannah (2018) Though too scrupulously enigmatic and reserved for its own good, it unfolds as a magnetic showcase for Rampling, whose powers of fine-tuned restraint and release sing out of every frame. - The List EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 25, 2019
4/5 78% Green Book (2018) Awards-bait or not, Green Book plays as a deftly disarming film about friendship and unity in divisive times: calculated, perhaps, but calculated from a kind, sincere place. - Total Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2019
3/5 37% Glass (2019) If you're looking for a nifty summation of Shyamalan's strengths and weaknesses, this cracked looking glass of a film has it all. - The List EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2019
4/5 90% The Raft (2019) A film rippling with insights into identity politics and humanity under pressure. - The List EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2019
2/5 26% Mortal Engines (2018) An imposing but unwieldy hodgepodge of fragments from other films, it lurches between gargantuan sets and set-pieces with little sense of grace or pace, let alone space for emotional engagement. - The List EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2018
4/5 91% Bumblebee (2018) Knight and Hodson have salvaged something agreeable from an otherwise badly dented series. - Total Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2018
4/5 88% Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018) What starts as a splatter-gun celebration of cyberspace spectacle becomes a savvy, sweet fable of friendship and online distraction, its in-jokes and emotional stakes interwoven with surprising subtlety. - The List EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2018
2/5 32% The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (2018) A random hodgepodge of underpowered set-pieces, all dressed up with nowhere to go but back to the well of unwitting saviour figures visiting gaudy fantasy worlds. - The List EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2018
4/5 90% Mirai (2018) Even if the influence of Ghibli captain Hayao Miyazaki is unmistakable, Hosoda's playful mix of intimate truths and expansive wonders shows a generosity of spirit and sweep that's all his own. - The List EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2018
3/5 52% An Evening with Beverly Luff Linn (2018) Plaza occupies Hosking's deadpan surreal world like she's born to it, though Clement banks the biggest laughs with his pathetic bids to impress: his monologue about childhood bowel movements and candy is a hapless delight. - The List EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2018
2/5 29% Venom (2018) Fleischer fails to get a grip here. Wobbling haphazardly between The Mask-style mischief and a more monstrous pitch, he winds up muzzling the film's potential as either an oddball curio or action movie. - The List EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2018
4/5 97% The Rider (2018) Even if Zhao overstates one or two metaphors, she captures Brady's inner struggle with mesmerising authenticity. - The List EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2018
2/5 24% The Nun (2018) The Nun lacks the confidence to let the location and mood speak, let alone whisper for themselves. - Total Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2018
2/5 72% Christopher Robin (2018) Tender, tactile intimacy soon slumps into a set-up more well-visited than Pooh's honey jar. - The List EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2018
3/5 46% Generation Wealth (2018) Despite Greenfield's gripping ambition, rich detail and careful structuring, a struggle for focus leads to awkward judgements and ill-placed autobiographical details, neither enough to pull her multiple story strands tight. - The List EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2018
2/5 56% Tag (2018) Renner's affectless front and Batman-lite skill-set hint at Tag's core problem: aiming to be grounded and ludicrous simultaneously is a losing strategy. - The List EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2018
4/5 84% Deadpool 2 (2018) As with the original, Deadpool 2 thrives on tone over narrative. - Total Film EDIT
Read More | Posted May 15, 2018
4/5 84% Deadpool 2 (2018) Filthy, ferocious and funny to a near-indecent degree, Deadpool 2 bests its predecessor by doubling down on the gleefully self-aware source comics' idea that anything worth doing is worth overdoing: excess and escalation are, essentially, in its DNA. - The List EDIT
Read More | Posted May 14, 2018
4/5 70% The Cured (2018) Over-ambitious perhaps, but Freyne's intensely executed 'infected' fable packs tension, resonance, and clout. - Total Film EDIT
Read More | Posted May 7, 2018