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 74% 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 86% Lu Over the Wall (Yoake tsugeru Rû no uta) (2017) 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 89% 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 91% 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 89% 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 84% Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami (2017) 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 71% 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
4/5 100% 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 53% 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 93% Prick Up Your Ears (1987) Saucy, smart, deliciously snarky.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2017
3/5 50% 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 9% 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
4/5 89% Hounds of Love (2017) A ferocious debut, charged with depth and dread. Set alongside Snowtown as a must-watch you can barely watch.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2017
4/5 93% Logan Lucky (2017) Soderbergh executes his cine-comeback with élan, aided by winning A-team work from Tatum, Driver and Craig.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2017
3/5 86% Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie (Captain Underpants) (2017) If the story is strictly one-ply thin, the pre-tween perspective is upheld with infectious exuberance.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2017
2/5 50% A Change in the Weather (2017) It's bold, yet the emphases on reality and acting divisions, plus midlife torpor, get old fast.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2017
3/5 18% All Eyez on Me (2017) Plotting stutters through incidents and walk-ons, and although the climax hits hard, the sketchy build-up clouds fresh insight. Boom strains to pack a lot in: in doing so, he stretches his key beats thin.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2017
2/5 15% Transformers: The Last Knight (2017) Even by Bay's incoherent standards, it's one deadening pile-up.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2017
4/5 87% Whitney: Can I Be Me (2017) Fame eats its own: Broomfield deepens an archetypal tale with the aches of human loss and talent wasted.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2017
3/5 73% Berlin Syndrome (2017) Shortland has things to say about toxic relationships, but the ties to bind her themes need tightening.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2017
4/5 92% Wonder Woman (2017) The DCEU's game gets raised. Gadot is a godsend, Pine charms, and Jenkins delivers old-school thrills with heart and conviction.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted May 30, 2017
4/5 95% The Red Turtle (La tortue rouge) (2017) Dudok de Wit and Ghibli have birthed a pan-continental marvel: a fable-cum-fantasy of a life adrift, aching with tender beauty and awed by nature's extremes.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted May 23, 2017
3/5 30% Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017) Little wonder the plot wobbles like Sparrow negotiating a crumbling rooftop, but its transparent purpose helps keep the footing fleet.‐ The List
Read More | Posted May 22, 2017
4/5 50% Spaceship (2016) The plot gets shaggy, but there's heart and punk-art style in the mix, all synced to a suitably dazed 'n' confused dream-pop soundtrack.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted May 15, 2017
4/5 100% Jawbone (2017) Gives the boxing pic a vigorous workout. Harris commits himself fully, both emotionally and physically.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted May 8, 2017
3/5 73% Suntan (2017) Papadimitropoulos makes fine work of the almost-poignant, then painful mix of midlife meltdown and cringe-comedy, but his horror-show climax saddles Suntan with a more generic outlook.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2017
4/5 100% Bunch of Kunst (2017) Iggy Pop's droll cameo and the Mods' affable humour make a thrillingly unlikely success story more appealing still.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2017
5/5 83% Mulholland Drive (2001) Alluring and unnerving, Lynch's horror-show reminds us how much cinema misses him. Watts is electric, too.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2017
4/5 90% A Dark Song (2017) With the scares stealthy, Gavin's parable draws power from the heart's shadows: the climax may alienate some, but its audacity is earned.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2017
2/5 37% Smurfs: The Lost Village (2017) That lost village isn't the only thing that goes astray in the ungainly return of Belgian artist Peyo's little blue critters.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2017
4/5 80% Personal Shopper (2017) A genre-blender imbued with style and substance. Magnetic and elusive, Stewart matches her director.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2017
4/5 91% A Silent Voice (Koe no katachi) (2017) A Silent Voice makes beautiful, affecting work of teenage emotional turmoil.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2017
3/5 67% The Chamber (2016) Aiming straight for mounting dread, Parker gets the job done aggressively. Chances of him resurfacing with bigger projects look solid.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2017
4/5 92% Lost in France (2016) Taken as a hearty blast of indie-rock nostalgia, Lost in France is a joy. But its industry-wise ruminations speak no less loudly to today, and to a sense of what music may have lost.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2017
3/5 83% The Founder (2017) Keaton sells the crap out of Kroc's filet-o-fishy business, but sauce overrides substance: it needed tougher meat.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2017
4/5 94% Prevenge (2017) Horror's maternity ward births a treat. The story's sketchy, but satire's alive and the ending's a scream.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2017
4/5 90% Loving (2016) Sensitively directed and subtly acted, this modestly radical romance is a soft-spoken beauty.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2017
4/5 86% Hacksaw Ridge (2016) A godsend as Gibson's peaceable pilgrim, Garfield imbues Doss' gangly mannerisms and corn-fed dialogue with a winning mix of Gump-speak sweetness and self-certainty.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2017
4/5 91% Suburra (2015) Sollima interweaves gangsters, pimps, junkies and scary dogs with pungent echoes of venal Ancient Rome.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2017
2/5 22% Ma ma (2016) You'd call it offensive if the faux-deep dialogue and karaoke-singing gynaecologists were not merely ludicrous.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2017
3/5 40% Down By Love (Éperdument) (2016) Writer/director Pierre Godeau proves hotter on context than character. The result's non-judgemental but emotionally parched.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2017
4/5 100% The Hard Stop (2015) Amponsah's lines of inquiry could be sharper, but he successfully humanises the people behind the headlines.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2017
4/5 100% Only Yesterday (2016) This rare gem is ripe for rediscovery.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2017
4/5 100% Versus: The Life and Films of Ken Loach (2016) The director's early days are thoroughly detailed here; if his later career is rushed over, an impressive trawl of talking heads (Gabriel Byrne, Cillian Murphy) keeps thing lively.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2017