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
2/5 No Score Yet Together (2018) ["Together"] is burdened by an overliteral screenplay, some howling supporting turns and an unfortunate corporate-video aesthetic.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2018
5/5 91% The Piano (1993) The film is a masterclass in dramatic structure and rolls through Campion's meticulous screenplay beats with effortless elan, right up to the axe-wielding climax. Almost the perfect film. ‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2018
4/5 87% A Ciambra (2018) The wildly impressive amateur cast and novice Italian-American director Jonas Carpignano...have done their jobs and created an impossibly gripping fiction.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2018
1/5 32% Super Troopers 2 (2018) Cue the relentless and grimly xenophobic French-accent jokes, the wearisome genital jokes and sometimes both at once.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2018
2/5 66% Ocean's 8 (2018) It is dutiful and workmanlike and too often alarmingly uninterested in the eponymous eight women around which it is built.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2018
3/5 62% The Boy Downstairs (2018) It's a sweetly observed drama, often wryly amusing, that captures an unremarkable modern couple in the midst of painfully authentic romantic negotiations. ‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2018
4/5 100% McQueen (2018) It's a disconcerting experience, and a tough watch, but, in many ways, essential. ‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2018
4/5 59% Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) Its a...pleasing surprise, that a relatively low-profile Spanish director, JA Bayona...has brought this branded corpse back from the dead with a furiously entertaining jab of creative adrenaline.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2018
5/5 92% Pandora's Box (1929) It's lightning in a bottle - remarkable, and endlessly fascinating. ‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2018
2/5 No Score Yet Concealed (2017) An ounce of credibility would've been nice. But alas, this ambitious, if ultimately foolhardy, attempt to relocate the iconic "missing-persons noir" to the mean streets of suburban Sydney never once feels like anything other than kitschy "let's pretend". ‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2018
2/5 89% That Summer (2018) Essential for Grey Gardens completists, but equally very niche. ‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2018
3/5 60% The Bromley Boys (2018) It's very light and all a bit TV, with a seemingly interminable second act. Yet the characters are so affectionately drawn and so sweetly played that you forgive the conspicuous lapses. ‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2018
1/5 53% Book Club (2018) Yes, we desperately, as an audience, need this film. Just not, well, this one. Because it's rubbish.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2018
1/5 15% The Little Vampire 3D (2017) The movie-making prowess of the UK, Denmark, Germany and the Netherlands have combined for this, a flaccid cartoon Euro-pudding that, if nothing else, will ensure that the brains trust at Pixar sleeps soundly at night...‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted May 25, 2018
4/5 95% Zama (2018) It's impeccably done...‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted May 24, 2018
1/5 17% Show Dogs (2018) A half-term "treat" featuring an undercover canine cop called Max (voiced by Ludacris) who has to infiltrate a glamorous Vegas-set dog show to foil a gang of international animal smugglers, it's also tacky, crass, crude and, well, mean.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted May 24, 2018
3/5 63% Edie (2017) A committed performance from the redoubtable stage and screen veteran Sheila Hancock drives the final third of this wilderness drama into sublime places.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted May 24, 2018
4/5 72% Ibiza (2018) It's ridiculously predictable, but also funny and deftly played.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted May 24, 2018
5/5 100% The Gunfighter (1950) It's expertly assembled classic western fodder, and the template for every elegiac "retired killer" movie to come - from Clint Eastwood's Unforgiven to Hugh Jackman in Logan.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted May 24, 2018
3/5 46% Allure (2018) Teeters on the brink of pretension, but is rescued by an incendiary turn from the always interesting Evan Rachel Wood.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted May 17, 2018
4/5 100% Montparnasse Bienvenue (Jeune femme) (2017) Two mesmerising portraits for the price of one.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted May 17, 2018
1/5 76% The Image Book (Le livre d'image) (2018) It's not really "about" anything (that's soooooo bourgeois! "About"? I mean, really!).‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted May 17, 2018
4/5 29% Girls of the Sun (Les filles du soleil) (2018) Hugely accomplished and highly entertaining cinema. [Husson] tells the tale of an all-female unit of anti-Isis fighters via the language of Hollywood blockbusters.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted May 17, 2018
4/5 95% Filmworker (2018) Naturally, excuses are made here, mostly by 69-year-old Vitali himself... but it's difficult not see this film as anything other than a gripping portrait of the worst excesses of an industry that continues to support, and nurture, megalomania.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted May 17, 2018
4/5 85% Cargo (2018) Cargo is proof, if it were needed, that Freeman can carry his own movies.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted May 17, 2018
2/5 71% Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) To say that Solo: A Star Wars Story is devoid of ideas is an understatement.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted May 16, 2018
4/5 89% Pope Francis - A Man of His Word (2018) Pope Francis: A Man of His Word frequently feels like a crucial document of our time and essential non-fiction film-making.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted May 14, 2018
4/5 100% Arctic (2018) Mikkelsen takes commanding centre stage in a guilty-pleasure survival drama with global ambitions.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted May 11, 2018
5 stars 100% Cold War (Zimna wojna) (2018) Demonstrates a significant leap in storytelling prowess together with an unerring ability to convey the most revealing character traits with the tiniest of details.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted May 11, 2018
1/5 46% How to Talk to Girls at Parties (2018) At best you could argue that the film is the most literal embodiment of the gutsy, amateur DIY punk ethos.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted May 11, 2018
4/5 100% Wildlife (2018) What marks Dano out as one to watch, is an ending that's quiet, apt, unshowy and yet also exquisitely sad.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted May 10, 2018
2/5 81% Mansfield 66/67 (2017) The low-rent assemblage of onscreen "experts" doesn't exactly help either.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted May 10, 2018
2/5 64% The Cured (2018) Struggles to move beyond genre clichés.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted May 10, 2018
1/5 92% Revenge (2018) It all becomes very silly and very panto... The claims for feminist credibility feel very last-ditch indeed. ‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted May 10, 2018
2/5 48% Everybody Knows (Todos lo saben) (2018) Instead, we get a film that lurches listlessly here and there, dipping into sub-par Agatha Christie for a chunk, then opting for some hugely overdone Spanish soap opera dynamics...‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted May 10, 2018
4/5 100% New Town Utopia (2018) Consistently fascinating, timely and only slightly repetitive, this comprehensive documentary about postwar town planning unfolds like a warning from history.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted May 4, 2018
5/5 92% Lean on Pete (2018) Haigh's new film has the substance and emotional heft to be considered a masterpiece.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted May 4, 2018
4/5 50% Ocean's 11 (1960) The intrigue is in the details that initially passed you by. The men, for instance, are all army veterans. They address each other by rank and their booze-fuelled camaraderie seems to be an expression of their status.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted May 4, 2018
2/5 33% I Feel Pretty (2018) An interesting comedy premise, about the superficiality of contemporary metropolitan life, is turned on its head by some shaky plotting and even shakier directorial choices.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted May 3, 2018
0/5 39% The Strangers: Prey At Night (2018) No tension, no drama, no interest, no scares, no emotional involvement and no motive. No chance.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted May 3, 2018
1/5 29% Modern Life Is Rubbish (2018) It's like a strange and enervating cross between High Fidelity and One Day where everyone on screen makes you want to thump yourself in the face.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted May 3, 2018
5/5 87% Tully (2018) A film that's full of surprises, the greatest being how it understands, absorbs and expresses the mind-dulling, soul-stirring ecstasy of parenting.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted May 3, 2018
0/5 22% The Week Of (2018) Laughter-free, joke-free and entertainment-free abomination.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2018
4/5 88% The Wound (Inxeba) (2017) A flawless exploration of male identity [...] featuring some standout performances.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2018
3/5 100% The Deminer (2017) This horrifically intense documentary about a Kurdish mine-clearing expert, Colonel Fakhir Berwari, unfolds as the real-world answer to The Hurt Locker.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2018
5/5 100% The Old Dark House (1932) A titter-inducing drawing-room farce (but deliberately so).‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2018
4/5 94% Beast (2018) It ought to be a beast, but it works - this is an astonishingly assured debut feature.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2018
4/5 83% Avengers: Infinity War (2018) It should never have been this good.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2018
3/5 85% Let the Sunshine In (Un beau soleil intérieur) (2018) A typically vivacious turn from Juliette Binoche compensates for a premise that becomes increasingly shaky during the progress of this French existentialist rom-com (yep, there is such a thing) from the director Claire Denis (Beau Travail).‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2018
1/5 79% The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (2018) The pity is that the film is directed by Mike Newell, who made one of the greatest romantic movies, Four Weddings and a Funeral.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2018