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 91% Heal the Living (RĂ©parer les vivants) (2017) This is a superlative French entry into the organ transplant movie sub-genre (Seven Pounds, 21 Grams, John Q, Dirty Pretty Things). In this case, however, the beauty resides in what the film doesn't do, rather than what it should.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2017
2/5 80% A Moving Image (2017) This impassioned docudrama makes the unfortunate mistake of confusing artistic ambition with intellectual incoherence.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2017
1/5 48% The Promise (2017) A catastrophically earnest drama.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2017
4/5 89% The Student ((M)uchenik) (2017) Traditional high school antics take a Russian existentialist pummelling in The Student, a compelling and unnerving satire from writer-director Kirill Serebrennikov.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2017
1/5 27% Fist Fight (2017) It's notable only for the deeply shabby way it treats Mad Men's Christina Hendricks and for its extremely odd penchant for child-abuse jokes.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2017
2/5 57% Trespass Against Us (2017) This hit-and-miss crime drama never quite finds its feet, despite an intriguing West Country setting, some attempts at social commentary and two meaty roles for Ireland's finest thesps, Brendan Gleeson and Michael Fassbender.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2017
5/5 92% Logan (2017) Finally, 17 years since it all began, we get the payoff.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2017
1/5 41% A Cure For Wellness (2017) One can only imagine that, given that there's little gore or sex, the restricted entry level is designed to protect younger viewers from the deeply upsetting feelings of frustration and irritation that emerge once it becomes clear that nothing is working.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2017
1/5 4% Arsenal (2017) Nicolas Cage delivers one of his all too frequent cringe-making, extra-screamy, dial-a-psycho performances in this ultra-violent Southern noir.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2017
3/5 44% Sweet Dreams (Fai bei sogni) (2016) This could have been so good.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2017
2/5 10% Bitter Harvest (2017) Ambitious if ultimately misfiring.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2017
3/5 92% Lost in France (2016) A sweet and inspiring soft-focus documentary about the 1990s indie music scene in Glasgow.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2017
5/5 98% Moonlight (2016) From the start Moonlight announces itself as something different entirely.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2017
1/5 20% Love of My Life (2017) This is a baffling, breathtakingly inept rom-com that plays like a horrifying cross-fertilisation of Richard Curtis comedies with Robin Askwith sex films.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2017
1/5 91% John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017) It is such a hoot, watching him shoot everyone in the nightclub. He shoots them in the face, under the chin, through the temple. Blam! Blam! Blam! Screams! Gore! Death!‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2017
3/5 93% LoveTrue (2016) Most of it is mesmerising to look at and Har'el clearly has the eye of an artist and owes a debt to the dreamy narrative style of Terrence Malick. It's just unfortunate that the film has so little to say.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2017
2/5 17% The Space Between Us (2017) It manages, nonetheless, to shrink all narrative possibilities down into a bitty best-of compilation that's notable only for some horrendously bad science and a career-low performance from Gary Oldman.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2017
3/5 90% The Lego Batman Movie (2017) It is, ironically, easily the best Batman movie since Tim Burton's masterful 1992 sequel Batman Returns.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2017
2/5 42% Gold (2017) A film with serious acting, a true-story premise and nothing by way of charm, intrigue, dramatic tension, sympathetic characters or basic narrative momentum.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2017
0/5 33% Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (2017) This one, Resident Evil: The Final Chapter, ties up all the narrative loose ends, although we were never in Maltese Falcon territory‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2017
3/5 73% Sing (2016) It's good fun.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2017
2/5 83% Denial (2016) It's a shame, then, that the film's thematic relevance should outstrip its dramatic urgency.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2017
2/5 87% Hacksaw Ridge (2016) A rousing tale of Pacific War heroism that has more in common with jingoistic Wayne staples such as Sands of Iwo Jima or The Green Berets than anything in the 21st century, this is wearily formulaic film-making.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2017
4/5 86% Lion (2016) A deeply empathetic performance from Dev Patel and an unflinching view of child poverty on the streets of Calcutta provide a winning edge to Lion.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2017
2/5 34% 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)
Read More | 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)
Read More | 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)
Read More | 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)
Read More | 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)
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2016
2/5 22% 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)
Read More | 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)
Read More | 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)
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2016
3/5 91% Uncle Howard (2016) An earnest documentary portrait of the film-maker Howard Brookner.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2016
2/5 71% The Wedding Plan (2017) 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)
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2016
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)
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2016
3/5 100% The Black Hen (Kalo Pothi) (2015) A tough-love drama with shades of Bicycle Thieves.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2016
2/5 41% 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)
Read More | 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)
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2016
2/5 88% 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)
Read More | 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)
Read More | 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)
Read More | 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)
Read More | 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)
Read More | 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)
Read More | 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)
Read More | 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)
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2016
2/5 46% 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)
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2016
4/5 82% Indignation (2016) Finally, a Philip Roth adaptation that works.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | 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)
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2016
3/5 84% The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble (2016) Earnest and occasionally engrossing.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2016