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Kim Hughes

Kim Hughes
Kim Hughes's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Original Cin

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
88% Whitney (2018) Though not quite as affecting as other films in the canon, Macdonald's doc paints a coherent and far-reaching portrait of a superstar gone completely sideways.‐ Original Cin
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2018
52% Boundaries (2018) For a road-trip movie, Boundaries doesn't have much momentum, and while its many stars offer committed performances, it never rises much above meh.‐ Original Cin
Read More | Posted Jul 4, 2018
76% Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist (2018) Tucker's film offer few revelations about the iconoclastic designer but winningly showcases Westwood's alternately gorgeous and head-scratching designs from across the decades. ‐ Original Cin
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2018
67% Ocean's 8 (2018) The heist film may be a tough sell in the 21st century but what Ocean's 8 lacks in probability, it compensates for with crackle among the marquee cast.‐ Original Cin
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2018
94% First Reformed (2018) Ethan Hawke soars in writer/director Schrader's masterful (if very bleak) drama about trampled faith.‐ Original Cin
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2018
B 73% Adrift (2018) There are committed performances from the leads and some truly white-knuckle action sequences. In the minus column: a treacly romance and a plot device that begs credulity.‐ Original Cin
Read More | Posted May 31, 2018
B No Score Yet Another Kind of Wedding (2018) This is a likable bunch with palpable chemistry and that goes a long way.‐ Original Cin
Read More | Posted May 23, 2018
A 38% A Swingers Weekend (2018) It would have been easy for filmmaker Jon E. Cohen to reduce his characters to caricatures and play them for broad laughs. But he doesn't, instead focusing on the squirm-inducing inevitability of the scenario while spotlighting deeper truths.‐ Original Cin
Read More | Posted May 11, 2018
38% Life of the Party (2018) McCarthy is crazily watchable, as always, but this lame and predictable comedy is irredeemable on multiple fronts. ‐ Original Cin
Read More | Posted May 10, 2018
87% Tully (2018) Reuniting director Jason Reitman with writer Diablo Cody, Tully is perhaps the crowning achievement of the "motherhood sucks" movement started a decade ago by French author Corinne Maier.‐ Original Cin
Read More | Posted May 4, 2018
31% Super Troopers 2 (2018) Juvenile, puerile and exactly what you'd expect a super-low-budget B-movie sequel to a super-low-budget B-movie to be.‐ Original Cin
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2018
32% I Feel Pretty (2018) An interesting concept but one that feels rote while playing to the stereotypes it intends to subvert. ‐ Original Cin
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2018
83% Blockers (2018) The parental leads are seriously watchable and there's some great (if queasy) gags but the film delivers less than the sum of its considerable parts. ‐ Original Cin
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2018
47% The Miracle Season (2018) This winning YA drama tells its true story with lots of heart, committed performances, and dynamite footage of girls' volleyball in action.‐ Original Cin
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2018
B 46% Allure (2018) While it's impossible to recommend this blisteringly dark film across the board (I think you can tell if it fits your mood or taste), it does haunt, rendering it a psychological thriller that more than lives up to its billing. ‐ Original Cin
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2018
86% Mary Goes Round (2017) An absolute gem of a movie that hits the sweet spot between awkward and affecting without ever feeling contrived. ‐ Original Cin
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2018
80% Unsane (2018) Soderbergh's thriller may be going for something allegorical, but the absurdity of the plot stands in the way of a persuasive narrative.‐ Original Cin
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2018
89% Meditation Park (2017) A tender, achingly tangible story about a woman's latent self-discovery, Meditation Park is a gem propelled by Cheng Pei Pei whose wildly expressive face fires emotion straight to the heart. ‐ Original Cin
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2018
81% The Party (2018) Films this trenchant (and mercifully short) don't come along every day.‐ Original Cin
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2018
87% Annihilation (2018) Beautiful, intensely (and unabashedly) weird and, unusual for sci-fi, propelled by a female cast. ‐ Original Cin
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2018
B- 63% Every Day (2018) An earnest Freaky Friday... conveys its message of tolerance and inclusion with conviction, though it could benefit from a bit more teen drama - something that can rarely be said in the real world. ‐ Original Cin
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2018
80% Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool (2017) Annette Bening is reliably great opposite Jamie Bell who gives knocked knees genuine poise and gravitas thanks to the source material.‐ Original Cin
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2018
21% Forever My Girl (2018) Twee, yes, but Forever My Girl has plenty of heart and some solid performances. A journey not entirely without pleasure...‐ Original Cin
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2018
77% In the Fade (Aus dem Nichts) (2017) Director Akin's film is insanely heavy and completely free of the redemptive happy ending nonsense so common among Hollywood films. ‐ Original Cin
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2018
57% The Commuter (2018) Its ending is convoluted to the point of ridiculous yet Liam Neeson remains committed and indisputably watchable, a beacon amid a smouldering heap of twisted logic and garbled conclusions.‐ Original Cin
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2018
32% Pitch Perfect 3 (2017) The knock-kneed buoyancy of the ensemble performances ensures the box office-friendly franchise goes out on a (relatively) high note even if its girl power message feels clubbed to death.‐ Original Cin
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2017
92% The Shape of Water (2017) To see The Shape of Water is to be catapulted into a dream world of dancing raindrops and swirling colours that toggle between scary and cool. Smart money says you'll enjoy the sensation either way.‐ Original Cin
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2017
52% Roman J. Israel, Esq. (2017) Washington conjures a character clearly in crisis who is equally repulsive and sympathetic. But this really is a mess, a glorious, well-acted mess. Rubberneckers: your must-see has arrived.‐ Original Cin
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2017
97% Coco (2017) Coco is a lovely film, with fizzy songs sure to resonate with the small-fry and empowering messages about following dreams and helping friends. It's also explosively colourful, and beautifully rendered.‐ Original Cin
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2017
96% Mudbound (2017) Director Dee Reese uses the lengthy runtime to develop these characters, and we feel genuinely thunderstruck when calamity falls, as powerfully as a punch to the head.‐ Original Cin
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2017
40% Justice League (2017) The biggest sin a movie like this can commit is being boring. And bottom line: Justice League is seriously ho-hum, offering negligible thrills and some screamingly ridiculous plot twists.‐ Original Cin
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2017
57% Murder On The Orient Express (2017) Branagh's Murder on the Orient Express is beautiful but boring. Nothing in this latest iteration substantively stretches, expands or toys with the source material.‐ Original Cin
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2017
99% Lady Bird (2017) The film soars because it scans as real, each character someone who might very well live next door, struggling with everyday issues - family, sex, love, money, status, expectation, and disappointment.‐ Original Cin
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2017
29% A Bad Moms Christmas (2017) It's hard to overstate just how awful - really, truly, unabashedly dreadful - A Bad Moms Christmas is, or to exaggerate the many levels on which it disappoints.‐ Original Cin
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2017
66% Breathe (2017) Breathe wants to be liked. What it doesn't do is genuinely engage or surprise, offering neat conclusions and platitudes where a little grit would raise its game. ‐ Original Cin
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2017
87% Only the Brave (2017) Kosinski has us consider the firefighters as people - which may be a gamble for an action movie, but boy, are we sucked through the wringer when inevitable tragedy strikes.‐ Original Cin
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2017
92% The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) (2017) Multiple marquee cameos keep the sparkle quotient high, and the film is genuinely (sometimes squirmingly) funny. No stunning reveals, but filial strife has rarely been better acted.‐ Original Cin
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2017
35% Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House (2017) Though parts of the film drag, Neeson is terrific as Felt. That's saying something considering the character is as dispassionate and inscrutable as it's possible to be. But Neeson believably unpacks Felt's dignity and frustration.‐ Original Cin
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2017
87% Blade Runner 2049 (2017) Blade Runner 2049 is not only among the year's best films, but arguably one of the best sequels ever issued. Somewhere, Avatar's James Cameron is watching closely and scribbling notes. ‐ Original Cin
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2017
86% American Made (2017) It's nobody's idea of an action masterpiece. But American Made is a blast, leveraging star Tom Cruise's on-screen wattage and comedic sense while telling a heck of a story that again confirms truth is stranger than fiction.‐ Original Cin
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2017
82% Brad's Status (2017) Brad's Status has a ton of heart... the performances are strong. But nothing feels remotely new or novel. And White fails to leverage the dark humour you'd expect from a film with Jemaine Clement and Ben Stiller.‐ Original Cin
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2017
82% Patti Cake$ (2017) Danielle Macdonald does for the character of Patti what Gabourey Sidibe did for Precious: uses her non-Hollywood looks to conjure a character so believable we can practically smell her.‐ Original Cin
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2017
33% The Only Living Boy in New York (2017) The Only Living Boy In New York is pretty much dead to me.‐ Original Cin
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2017
66% Alien: Covenant (2017) Audiences come to Alien films for thrills, chills and stylized gore set in creepy off-world locales, not sharply nuanced performances from decorated thespians.‐ Original Cin
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2017
74% Beatriz at Dinner (2017) Beatriz at Dinner could have been funny and sharply drawn, building on Hayek's strong performance. Instead, it's a clunky morality play rendered in crayon.‐ Original Cin
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2017
76% My Cousin Rachel (2017) What makes [My Cousin Rachel] so engaging is that the audience never quite knows who it's cheering for. Turns out being off-balance is pretty darn exhilarating.‐ Original Cin
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2017
17% All Eyez on Me (2017) [All eyez on me] lacks a sense of depth, a deeper insight into what made Tupac Shakur tick.‐ Original Cin
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2017
30% Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017) It's exhilarating, every bit of it, until the once-great, now depressingly bad Depp steps into the frame, slowing the action with maddeningly predictable pratfalls and faux-drunken slurs.‐ Original Cin
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2017
78% The Beguiled (2017) The Beguiled is beguiling.‐ Original Cin
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2017
93% Baby Driver (2017) Baby Driver is a hoot. It's also ridiculous bordering on preposterous, but it's the giddiest you'll feel in the theatre all summer.‐ Original Cin
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2017