Kevin Maher Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

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
4/5 94%

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 44%

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 No Score Yet

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 95%

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 79%

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 80%

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 44%

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 95%

Gimme Danger (2016)

"Gimme Danger is a gross act of fandom masquerading as a musical documentary." ‐Times (UK)
Posted Nov 17, 2016
3/5 87%

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 20%

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 86%

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 20%

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 83%

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 60%

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 90%

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 80%

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 (2016)

"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 No Score Yet

Theo and Hugo (Théo et Hugo dans le même bateau) (2016)

"The lead actors, Geoffrey Couët (as Theo) and François Nambot (Hugo), deliver performances of subtlety and range." ‐Times (UK)
Posted Oct 10, 2016
2/5 87%

Don't Breathe (2016)

"I never feel totally comfortable watching a movie in which the heroine is punched repeatedly in the face, in wide shot, by a muscle-bound psychopath until she blacks out." ‐Times (UK)
Posted Oct 10, 2016
1/5 25%

Ben-Hur (2016)

"What's wrong with the new Ben-Hur? How long have you got? This is a textbook case, step by agonising step, of how not to make a big-budget blockbuster." ‐Times (UK)
Posted Oct 10, 2016
2/5 No Score Yet

The Brother (2016)

"[The film is] immersed in stultifying cliché and ear-poundingly awful dialogue." ‐Times (UK)
Posted Oct 10, 2016
2/5 No Score Yet

The Land of the Enlightened (2016)

"Made over seven years, The Land of the Enlightened is an earnest, if woolly headed, docudrama from the Belgian photographer Pieter-Jan De Pue." ‐Times (UK)
Posted Oct 10, 2016
0/5 0%

ChickLit (2016)

"ChickLit will possibly be remembered as the moment when the low-budget Britcom genre hit bottom." ‐Times (UK)
Posted Oct 10, 2016
2/5 59%

War Dogs (2016)

"Utterly specious." ‐Times (UK)
Posted Oct 10, 2016
4/5 75%

Gary Numan: Android in La La Land (2016)

"A sweetly compelling music documentary." ‐Times (UK)
Posted Oct 10, 2016
1/5 7%

Cell (2016)

"A deeply silly horror movie." ‐Times (UK)
Posted Oct 10, 2016
3/5 No Score Yet

Clean Hands (Schone Handen) (2016)

"An efficient if unsurprising Dutch drama." ‐Times (UK)
Posted Oct 10, 2016
4/5 95%

Tickled (2016)

"Tickled is an unexpectedly engrossing documentary that's built around the hitherto unexplored (on film anyway) world of "competitive endurance tickling"." ‐Times (UK)
Posted Oct 10, 2016
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