Kevin Harley Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

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

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/5 35% 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
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2019
4/5 78% The Raft (2018) A film rippling with insights into identity politics and humanity under pressure.‐ The List
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
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2018
4/5 92% Bumblebee (2018) Knight and Hodson have salvaged something agreeable from an otherwise badly dented series.‐ Total Film
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
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2018
2/5 34% 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
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2018
4/5 92% 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
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2018
3/5 53% 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
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
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
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2018
2/5 26% The Nun (2018) The Nun lacks the confidence to let the location and mood speak, let alone whisper for themselves.‐ Total Film
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
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2018
3/5 45% 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
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2018
2/5 57% 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
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2018
4/5 83% Deadpool 2 (2018) As with the original, Deadpool 2 thrives on tone over narrative.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted May 15, 2018
4/5 83% 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
Read More | Posted May 14, 2018
4/5 67% The Cured (2018) Over-ambitious perhaps, but Freyne's intensely executed 'infected' fable packs tension, resonance, and clout.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted May 7, 2018
No Score Yet 51 Degrees North (2014) You learn a bit about asteroids from Grigorij Richters inventive DIY genre-spinner, but like bigger disaster-blasters its human drama lands with a thud.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted May 2, 2018
4/5 88% All American High Revisited (2014) As they look back in wistfulness, a tale of change, American excess and pre-internet teenage innocence becomes almost exotic: to them and to us.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted May 2, 2018
3/5 42% A Wrinkle in Time (2018) DuVernay tackles a difficult adaptation with heart. But her gaudier distractions could have used a bypass or two.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2018
3/5 51% Tomb Raider (2018) It's good enough to leave you contemplating something rare: the prospect of a video-game movie sequel you wouldn't mind seeing.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2018
2/5 10% Monster Family (2018) Good-looking but erratically plotted and unfunny, director Holger Tappe's adaptation of David Safier's book Happy Family lands with a thud more deadening than the footsteps of Frankenstein's Monster.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2018
4/5 90% The Nile Hilton Incident (2017) Haggard cops, hotel homicides, endless ciggies... Helmer Tarik Saleh makes 2011 Cairo noir-ish in a stylishly pungent, politically loaded procedural.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2018
5/5 94% A Fantastic Woman (Una mujer fantástica) (2018) Defiant, determined, Vega delivers a star-making performance in a drama of embattled grief, directed with heart.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2018
5/5 92% The Shape of Water (2017) Del Toro's Valentine to boundary-crossing love pours from the screen in ravishing torrents of feeling and style. And Hawkins is sublime.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2018
2/5 13% Winchester (2018) Themes of guns, guilt and grief mount, setting equally perfect conditions for a resonant mystery. Somehow, though, the Spierigs run low on ideas.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2018
5/5 92% Phantom Thread (2018) Anderson crafts another classic of obsession and strange love, played by dynamite leads: Day-Lewis retires in style, Krieps is revelatory.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2018
4/5 81% Early Man (2018) Viewed alongside animation's CGI-slickened evolution, it's the human touches applied to plasticine and pummelled actors that make Early Man so winning.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2018
3/5 69% Eric Clapton: A Life in 12 Bars (2017) The 'Layla' era is over-indulged while the stodgier later work rushed over, resulting in a portrait that's several bars short of the full riff.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2018
4/5 80% Brad's Status (2017) Tender and truthful in equal measure, this is a heartfelt cringe comedy with a bittersweet ache at its core, which might even merit a tear or two at the climax.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2018
3/5 49% Jupiter's Moon (Jupiter holdja) (2017) Is it a superhero riff, a religious allegory, a political parable?‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2018
4/5 78% All the Money in the World (2017) His actor issues resolved remarkably, Scott steers his ideas-rich, character-based thriller with brisk authority. Plummer and Williams bring their all.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2018
3/5 72% Ferdinand (2017) While only McDonald's junkies could fail to warm to Ferdinand himself, the story around him could have used more finesse.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2017
3/5 77% Lu Over the Wall (Yoake tsugeru Rû no uta) (2018) The end-stretch is overlong, but the Flash animation style pops with colour, the music is fun, and off-the-scale creature cuteness abounds.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2017
4/5 88% Better Watch Out (2017) A Christmas cult classic is born: and it's going straight to Santa's naughty list.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2017
5/5 100% The Big Heat (1953) Extremes of light/shade are tight-focused in ace turns from a malignant Lee Marvin and vivacious Gloria Grahame, while Lang's direction kicks hard: just like a shot of hot, black coffee.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Nov 24, 2017
4/5 90% Marjorie Prime (2017) Couching universal themes in achingly human specifics, Almereyda's adaptation of Jordan Harrison's Pulitzer Prize-nominated play locks in on four veteran leads to pinpoint every nuance.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2017
4/5 92% Thelma (2017) A meditation on repressed desire with deep secrets, Thelma throbs with hypnotic intensity: it burns slow, but its magnetism holds right up to the teasing climax.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2017
4/5 88% 78/52: Hitchcock's Shower Scene (2017) Does for Norman's place what Room 237 did for the Overlook: reopens old haunts for welcome re-investigation.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2017
2/5 No Score Yet Property of the State (2016) Director Kit Ryan plods through Brendan's story of abuse, but the narrative flails.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2017
3/5 87% Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami (2018) Shot over several years, the entertaining but meandering off-stage material seems too dazzled by Jones' mega-watt persona. The real action happens on stage, where Jones is a one-woman riot.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2017
4.5/5 92% Thor: Ragnarok (2017) You never have to wait more than five minutes for a joke or well-placed wisecrack. Anytime there's a danger of someone giving a cliched, worthy speech about power and responsibility there's a one liner delivered like a slap to the back of the head.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2017
3/5 72% The Ritual (2017) ... has the atmosphere, style and sturdy characterisation needed to tempt you along for the jaunt. But it doesn't have enough fresh scares or potent revelations to stick, much less soften the sense that we've been lost in trees like these before.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2017
4/5 No Score Yet Black Sabbath: The End Of The End (2017) Between Ozzy Osbourne's cracked clown persona and the bluff address of some genuinely moving material, the veterans present winningly earthy faces.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2017
4/5 86% The Road to Mandalay (2016) Taiwanese director Midi Z pins docu-style heft to a resonant character drama about Burmese migrants in Bangkok.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2017
4/5 50% On the Road (2016) The blistering live Wolf footage offers a thrilling snapshot of a ripping group's rocket-fired blast-off, uniting band and fans in tight, sweaty moshpit communion.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2017
5/5 100% Terminator 2: Judgment Day 3D (2017) A benchmark sequel withstands judgement. Cameron's spectacle and storytelling remain laser-sharp.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2017
4/5 94% Prick Up Your Ears (1987) Saucy, smart, deliciously snarky.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2017
3/5 52% England Is Mine (2017) Lowden and Findlay excel in their roles, but Mark Gill's Moz-movie needed more: both more music and more "people who are young and alive".‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2017
1/5 8% The Emoji Movie (2017) Unfunny and unengaging, The Emoji Movie combines product placement, ingratiating voice-work and barrel-scraping studio desperation, all while having the gall to peddle a 'be yourself' message.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2017