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Kevin Maher

Kevin Maher
Kevin Maher's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Sunday Times (UK), Sight and Sound, Times (UK), Little White Lies

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2/5 33% Live By Night (2017) Flat when it should fizzle, formulaic when it should be diverting and plodding when it should flow, it is at best -- and it pains me to say it -- a masterclass in mediocrity. ‐ Times (UK)
Posted Jan 12, 2017
1/5 18% Underworld: Blood Wars (2017) Underworld: Blood Wars is the fifth instalment in the long-running B-movie vampire franchise that bizarrely, and appropriately enough, refuses to die. ‐ Times (UK)
Posted Jan 12, 2017
1/5 32% Monster Trucks (2017) Monster Trucks is a fist-pumping love-letter to oil-guzzling, engine-revving four-wheel drives. ‐ Times (UK)
Posted Dec 29, 2016
2/5 17% Assassin's Creed (2016) This is a mega-budget blockbuster that boasts one of the worst MacGuffins in the history of cinema. ‐ Times (UK)
Posted Dec 29, 2016
3/5 40% Why Him? (2016) Why Him? is a guffaw-inducing comedy from the Meet the Parents franchise writer John Hamburg, who brazenly cannibalises his own material with mostly pleasing results. ‐ Times (UK)
Posted Dec 22, 2016
2/5 25% Marauders (2016) Marauders suffers from an affliction that's increasingly rare, if not unique, in the annals of modern gritty cop thrillers -- it is all plot and no drama. ‐ Times (UK)
Posted Dec 22, 2016
2/5 31% Passengers (2016) To say that Passengers is a disappointment does not quite capture the lazy surface-gloss inanity that defines so much of it. ‐ Times (UK)
Posted Dec 22, 2016
4/5 67% Rats (2016) A horror movie in everything but name, Morgan Spurlock's Rats is a giddy, difficult, occasionally satirical, often stomach-churning thrill ride masquerading as a serious documentary. ‐ Times (UK)
Posted Dec 16, 2016
3/5 90% Uncle Howard (2016) An earnest documentary portrait of the film-maker Howard Brookner. ‐ Times (UK)
Posted Dec 15, 2016
2/5 69% The Wedding Plan (2016) It's oddly devoid of any political context (it could be set on Pluto) and demonstrates the stultifying effects, yet again, of the traditional rom-com formula. ‐ Times (UK)
Posted Dec 15, 2016
4/5 93% Life, Animated (2016) Life, Animated is a feel-good documentary about autism, Disney movies and the stranglehold childhood has on adults. ‐ Times (UK)
Posted Dec 8, 2016
3/5 100% The Black Hen (Kalo Pothi) (2015) A tough-love drama with shades of Bicycle Thieves. ‐ Times (UK)
Posted Dec 8, 2016
2/5 42% Office Christmas Party (2016) Office Christmas Party is yet another wacky entry into the increasingly tedious modern genre known as "big stupid party where crazy stuff happens movie". ‐ Times (UK)
Posted Dec 8, 2016
4/5 100% The Dreamed Ones (2016) The Dreamed Ones should come with a warning: for seasoned arthouse enthusiasts only. ‐ Times (UK)
Posted Dec 2, 2016
2/5 83% The Coming War On China (2016) Workmanlike film-making meets familiar Yank-bashing propaganda in John Pilger's new documentary The Coming War on China. ‐ Times (UK)
Posted Dec 2, 2016
2/5 67% Jet Trash (2016) Jet Trash is affable, mildly distracting, gap-year porn masquerading as a proper grown-up thriller. ‐ Times (UK)
Posted Dec 2, 2016
4/5 71% Bleed For This (2016) The worst thing about boxing films is the boxing... Bleed for This, thankfully, knows these pitfalls. ‐ Times (UK)
Posted Dec 2, 2016
5/5 96% Paterson (2016) It's a thrilling rumination on the mimetic aspects of poetry, the inexplicable drive towards creativity and the search for meaning in the most simple acts of human expression. ‐ Times (UK)
Posted Nov 29, 2016
4/5 94% Creepy (Kuripi: Itsuwari no rinjin) (2016) Creepy does as creepy says. This is an eerie and discomfiting thriller from the Japanese horror maestro Kiyoshi Kurosawa. ‐ Times (UK)
Posted Nov 29, 2016
3/5 81% Magnus (2016) Magnus is a sweet and mostly restrained documentary about the world chess champion and occasional clothing model Magnus Carlsen. ‐ Times (UK)
Posted Nov 29, 2016
3/5 83% I Am Bolt (2016) I Am Bolt teaches you nothing at all other than that he's a nice guy, and possibly the greatest track athlete of all time. ‐ Times (UK)
Posted Nov 29, 2016
0/5 23% Bad Santa 2 (2016) It takes everything that was fresh and assertive about the original and transforms it into vile, hateful overkill. ‐ Times (UK)
Posted Nov 29, 2016
2/5 43% Dog Eat Dog (2016) A crassly nihilistic crime movie that is brought to you by the veteran director Paul Schrader and the often dazzling lead actors Nicolas Cage and Willem Dafoe, Dog Eat Dog is a waste of their talents. ‐ Times (UK)
Posted Nov 17, 2016
4/5 82% Indignation (2016) Finally, a Philip Roth adaptation that works. ‐ Times (UK)
Posted Nov 17, 2016
1/5 94% Gimme Danger (2016) Gimme Danger is a gross act of fandom masquerading as a musical documentary. ‐ Times (UK)
Posted Nov 17, 2016
3/5 86% The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble (2016) Earnest and occasionally engrossing. ‐ Times (UK)
Posted Nov 17, 2016
4/5 85% Francofonia (2016) By turns baffling, disturbing, moving and provocative, Alexander Sokurov's dreamy documentary stimulates the heart and head, just as it tests the limits of descriptive analysis. ‐ Times (UK)
Posted Nov 10, 2016
2/5 23% American Pastoral (2016) Ewan McGregor's directorial debut doesn't do justice to Philip Roth's great book. ‐ Times (UK)
Posted Nov 10, 2016
1/5 59% The Light Between Oceans (2016) A grimly saccharine and interminably trite sea-sodden weepie. ‐ Times (UK)
Posted Nov 4, 2016
2/5 45% Rupture (2016) A slim and derivative exploitation horror. ‐ Times (UK)
Posted Nov 4, 2016
2/5 73% You've Been Trumped Too (2016) A disappointing and mostly flimsy sequel to Anthony Baxter's powerful 2011 documentary ‐ Times (UK)
Posted Nov 3, 2016
2/5 51% The Accountant (2016) The Accountant boasts an appealing central performance from the redoubtable Ben Affleck, but is elsewhere lumbered with sluggish pacing, a surfeit of narrative detail, implausible coincidences, [and] tension-deflating flashbacks. ‐ Times (UK)
Posted Nov 3, 2016
1/5 19% Keeping Up With The Joneses (2016) Even by mainstream studio comedy standards, Keeping Up with the Joneses is poor. It plays like it was conceived in a Hollywood pitch meeting and has zero connection to human reality. ‐ Times (UK)
Posted Oct 21, 2016
3/5 82% Ouija: Origin of Evil (2016) Ouija: Origin of Evil is so brilliant for so long then sadly implodes. ‐ Times (UK)
Posted Oct 21, 2016
2/5 87% Phantom Boy (2016) It has an interesting premise and seems to be about the dark subject of death and childhood, but then backs out nervously towards cops'n'robbers banality. ‐ Times (UK)
Posted Oct 21, 2016
4/5 92% I, Daniel Blake (2016) Packs a shockingly honest punch. ‐ Times (UK)
Posted Oct 20, 2016
4/5 19% Inferno (2016) A rare thing in cinema history -- the third part in a movie franchise that's actually better than the preceding instalments. ‐ Times (UK)
Posted Oct 13, 2016
1/5 81% Kate Plays Christine (2016) Hysterically pretentious. ‐ Times (UK)
Posted Oct 13, 2016
2/5 60% Black (2015) Underneath the street locations and locally cast actors, however, this is as slickly vapid and Hollywood (in the bad sense) as it gets. ‐ Times (UK)
Posted Oct 10, 2016
3/5 67% Brotherhood (2016) There are some beautiful moments in Noel Clarke's Brotherhood. ‐ Times (UK)
Posted Oct 10, 2016
2/5 67% The Neighbor (2016) The Neighbour is a serviceable B-movie thriller that's in the bizarre position of having nothing whatsoever to offer in terms of originality, performance, visual pleasure or storytelling verve. ‐ Times (UK)
Posted Oct 10, 2016
2/5 40% The 9th Life of Louis Drax (2016) The film promises a fabulous twist that never comes, and delivers instead some cutesy magical realist touches (lots of interior boy brain stuff) and a palpable lack of chemistry between Dornan and Gadon. ‐ Times (UK)
Posted Oct 10, 2016
40% Morgan (2016) An initially intriguing but ultimately flimsy sci-fi action thriller. ‐ Times (UK)
Posted Oct 10, 2016
3/5 91% Jim: The James Foley Story (2016) A deeply personal film that's often moving, Jim: The James Foley Story is a documentary that nonetheless falls short of greatness by virtue of the blind loyalty it demonstrates towards its subject. ‐ Times (UK)
Posted Oct 10, 2016
4/5 83% Sausage Party (2016) A movie so bizarre, so profane and so quietly virtuous that it works. ‐ Times (UK)
Posted Oct 10, 2016
2/5 83% Two Women (Mesyats v derevne) (2014) Two Women is an earnest, straight-faced adaptation of Ivan Turgenev's A Month in the Country that has a sexy and compelling performance stunt at its heart. ‐ Times (UK)
Posted Oct 10, 2016
4/5 69% The Infiltrator (2016) Holy Columbian marching powder, you'll be hard-pressed to find a more adrenaline-soaked, palpitation-inducing, stress-ride at the cinema. ‐ Times (UK)
Posted Oct 10, 2016
1/5 81% Equity (2016) Equity is a bizarre movie that manages the near-impossible feat of making a financial drama from an entirely female point of view without being in the slightest bit feminist. ‐ Times (UK)
Posted Oct 10, 2016
2/5 No Score Yet Anarchy! McLaren Westwood Gang (2013) An overlong, often plodding documentary about the 1970s evolution of punk (yep, again) that balances a clear enthusiasm for its subject with some genuinely awful creative decisions. ‐ Times (UK)
Posted Oct 10, 2016
3/5 86% Paris 05:59: Théo & Hugo (Théo et Hugo dans le même bateau) (2017) The lead actors, Geoffrey Couët (as Theo) and François Nambot (Hugo), deliver performances of subtlety and range. ‐ Times (UK)
Posted Oct 10, 2016