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 67% Torn Curtain (1966) Much of the film is stunning.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2017
4/5 91% A Ghost Story (2017) A genuinely gorgeous and quietly upsetting fantasy drama.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2017
4/5 96% Step (2017) Step is a superlative entrant into the particular modern genre of film-making known as: "Tear-jerking and life-affirming documentary..."‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2017
2/5 95% Tom of Finland (2017) This should be arresting. It should be gripping, complicated, provocative and difficult.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2017
4/5 68% Annabelle: Creation (2017) The fourth, and strongest, film in the Conjuring franchise, Annabelle: Creation is an exercise in pitch-perfect, nerve-jangling, modern horror film-making.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2017
1/5 84% Godzilla Resurgence (Shin Godzilla) (2016) Bonkers in all the wrong ways.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2017
1/5 11% The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature (2017) Derivative, head-wrecking, synapse-splitting tedium.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2017
4/5 75% Atomic Blonde (2017) What Theron sells superbly, as she did in Mad Max: Fury Road in 2015, is, simply, ferocity.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2017
5/5 89% Land of Mine (Under Sandet) (2017) Denmark's so-called biggest war crime forms the historical backdrop of this nerve-jangling bomb-disposal drama‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2017
4/5 93% Icarus (2017) A trivial Super Size Me-style premise (take performance-enhancing drugs on camera and see if they work!) becomes something far deeper in this thrilling anti-doping documentary from Bryan Fogel.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2017
3/5 64% England Is Mine (2017) You don't have to possess an obsessive knowledge of the early life, musical influences and chart hits of the Mancunian pop icon Morrissey to appreciate England is Mine. But it helps.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2017
4/5 93% Prick Up Your Ears (1987) A perfect storm of talent collides to create one of cinema's great doomed love dramas.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2017
2/5 87% Maudie (2017) A difficult and highly mannered performance from Sally Hawkins coupled with a repugnant and profoundly unappealing character played by Ethan Hawke sink this curious, and curiously saccharine, biopic.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2017
1/5 51% Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017) [It has] a lethargic, lurching narrative that bounces between trailer-ready effects set pieces, and then scrambles, in a truly desperate final act, for something resembling meaning, depth and emotional connection.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2017
4/5 90% Hounds of Love (2017) Expertly made, and a must for horror film aficionados, Hounds of Love is a chance for everyone else to enjoy an utterly punishing night at the cinema, with acute stomach tension and mild stress-induced nausea.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2017
5/5 93% Howards End (1992) The high watermark of Merchant Ivory film-making.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2017
2/5 69% The Wall (2017) Sometimes you're watching a movie and you know that it's not working, but you're clinging to it. You're pleading with it. You're willing it to get better. And then it does something so stupid and downright inept that you just give up.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2017
4/5 98% The Big Sick (2017) The film is a hoot. It's a hit. It's a smash.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2017
4/5 84% Detroit (2017) It ranks as one of the most bleak, most harrowing, and harrowingly significant, movies about US racial dynamics to have emerged from the studio system.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2017
2/5 93% Dunkirk (2017) What it is, essentially, is 106 clamorous minutes of big-screen bombast that's so concerned with its own spectacle and scale that it neglects to deliver the most crucial element -- drama.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2017
1/5 47% Ryan's Daughter (1970) A weary Madame Bovary rehash set in rural Ireland.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2017
4/5 84% The Death of Louis XIV (La mort de Louis XIV) (2017) One of the most lugubrious movie premises of recent years -- watch King Louis XIV, the Sun King, die slowly, in one dark room, over nearly two hours of screen time -- is here transformed into startling and fresh entertainment.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2017
4/5 89% David Lynch: The Art Life (2017) Typically dreamlike, and occasionally unnerving, this biographical documentary is a must for David Lynch completists, and a fascinating curio for everyone else.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2017
2/5 79% The Beguiled (2017) A slightly sleazy Clint Eastwood vehicle from 1971, also called The Beguiled, gets an arthouse remake from Sofia Coppola for no discernible reason.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2017
2/5 68% Cars 3 (2017) A movie that aims to reach the hearts and minds of its pre-teen target demographic with a tale about the perils of retirement.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2017
1/5 43% Song to Song (2017) At best, the Malick method is a cinematic sacrament. At worst, it's a moronic, cringeworthy perfume commercial. Malick's new film, Song to Song, is his worst yet. An absolute shocker.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2017
2/5 47% The Human Surge (El auge del humano) (2017) There are two bravura shots in The Human Surge... Otherwise, well, it's tough going.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2017
3/5 92% Abacus: Small Enough to Jail (2017) A sweet and sometimes moving, if ultimately minor, film about a hopelessly inadequate fraud case from 2012.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2017
4/5 83% The Midwife (Sage femme) (2017) In probably her best screen role since the 2010 comedy Potiche, Catherine Deneuve delivers a masterclass in characterisation in The Midwife.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2017
4/5 92% Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) Deviously original ...‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2017
2/5 61% Despicable Me 3 (2017) 90 minutes of mostly uninspired vapidity that appears to be ticking the correct Despicable boxes.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2017
1/5 16% All Eyez on Me (2017) How they managed to make a movie about a guy who went from poverty to fame to prison to fame again, before being shot five times and surviving, and then being shot four times and dying, into something as compelling as a tax return is anyone's guess.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2017
4/5 90% A Man Called Ove (En man som heter Ove) (2016) The mellowing of a grumpy widower isn't exactly a new idea in filmed drama, but thanks to a bleak yet morbidly funny tone and some clever narrative shenanigans, the Swedish box-office hit A Man Called Ove wholly reinvigorates the concept.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2017
3/5 73% Souvenir (2016) A cutesy paper-thin premise is given genuine gravitas by the French screen heavyweight Isabelle Huppert.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2017
2/5 42% Hampstead (2017) A wildly simplistic "autumnal romance."‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2017
2/5 15% Transformers: The Last Knight (2017) This film just doesn't stop moving. The camera swirls around every shoot-out, every fight, every conversation. Nothing is still. Everyone shouts. The tone is hysterical and everyone is angry.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2017
3/5 100% A Good Day to Die, Hoka Hey (2016) The British war photographer Jason P Howe is the tricky central subject of this grimly compelling documentary.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2017
2/5 70% Gifted (2017) Here it is. The future of mainstream Hollywood cinema. A place where not only do comic book blockbusters and superhero movies dominate the children's film category, but they inevitably bleed into, and infect, "grown-up" cinema too.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2017
2/5 62% Slack Bay (Ma loute) (2017) It features Juliette Binoche and Fabrice Luchini giving deliberately hysterical and bonkers performances as posh people in a small coastal town in early 20th-century France who are being tormented by local fishermen-turned-cannibals. Wacky, eh?‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2017
2/5 88% Whitney: Can I Be Me (2017) An occasionally compelling portrait of Whitney Houston that asks, or teases, myriad questions about the singer's precipitous rise and tragic fall, but clearly doesn't have the footage or the interview subjects to answer them.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2017
2/5 89% Norman (Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer) (2017) I've had enough of Gere's breathtaking golden years tour de force performances. Because they're starting to look like screen-chewing.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2017
2/5 21% The Shack (2017) Touchy-feely New Age therapy runs headlong into evangelical Christianity in The Shack.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2017
1/5 89% Destiny (Der müde Tod) (1924) It's a grim dirge masquerading as a moralistic fable.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2017
2/5 No Score Yet My Name Is Lenny (2017) The hunky Australian actor Josh Helman is woefully miscast in a paper-thin and blood-spattered biopic of the bare-knuckle fighter and East End demigod Lenny McLean.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2017
4/5 76% My Cousin Rachel (2017) A casting masterstroke at the heart of My Cousin Rachel has transformed a wearisome idea into a gothic thriller with dreamy Hitchcockian undertones and regular emotional wallops.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2017
2/5 45% The Hippopotamus (2017) A towering, at times monumentally good central performance from the character actor Roger Allam stands at the heart of The Hippopotamus, but it is entirely alone.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jun 2, 2017
4/5 96% After the Storm (Umi yori mo mada fukaku) (2017) The miracle of Abe's performance, and indeed of Koreeda's direction, is that, despite everything, you don't actually loathe Ryota as a character. You pity him.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jun 2, 2017
4/5 100% My Life as a Zucchini (Ma vie de courgette) (2017) Somewhere in the mysterious space between the script and the animation, My Life as a Courgette boasts moments of (yes, whisper it) essential human truth that will leave you floored.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2017
2/5 91% The Other Side of Hope (Toivon tuolla puolen) (2017) A movie about the important subject of Syrian refugees that subsumes every idea, theme and argument under Kaurismäki's penchant for expressionless actors who smoke a lot and stare into camera while not saying much at all.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted May 26, 2017
4/5 84% I Am Not Madame Bovary (2016) A film that luxuriates, through that beguiling round frame, in breathtaking, never-seen-before screen imagery.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted May 26, 2017