Laura Delaney

Laura Delaney
Laura Delaney's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer® when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): RTÉ (Ireland)
Publications: RTÉ (Ireland)

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
5/5 93% Saint Maud (2020) Rose Glass' ambiguous masterpiece will leave you stocking up on rosary beads and bathing in Holy water. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2020
2/5 48% Scoob! (2020) The Mystery Inc. gang and their beloved talking Great Dane are given the CGI treatment in a reboot of Hanna-Barbera's classic cartoon that's more ruff than fetch. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2020
4/5 91% The Invisible Man (2020) Moss delivers a soul-shattering performance that springs from defensive to vulnerable, from furious to terrified, without being nauseating. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2020
1.5/5 21% Like a Boss (2020) Like a Boss has all of the trappings for success but what is delivered to audiences is nothing but a collection of knock-off goods. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2020
3/5 65% The Man Who Killed Don Quixote (2019) Terry Gilliam's long-plagued dream project finally hits the big screen after a 25-year wait, but his ambitious tale feels like it's passed its sell by date. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2020
3.5/5 85% Just Mercy (2020) Just Mercy won't enlighten viewers with groundbreaking insights, but its an inspiring reminder of a deeply flawed and socially unbalanced legal system, while teaching us a powerful lesson about the value of life. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2020
3/5 68% Bombshell (2019) Bombshell fails to dig deep enough to create an explosive piece of cinema, but it ticks along just enough to make an impact. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2020
5/5 93% Ordinary Love (2020) Armed with an incandescent screenplay and unforgettable performances, Ordinary Love is affecting in its own quiet way, as it showcases a deeply moving portrait of a marriage tested under strain after a cancer diagnosis. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2019
2.5/5 46% Last Christmas (2019) Last Christmas isn't quite a careless whisper but by the time you get to the bonkers twist (you have been warned), you'll need to get someone to wake you up before you go-go. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2019
4.5/5 83% Ad Astra (2019) The ambitious script reaches far beyond most Hollywood sci-fi movies, striking a balance between a harrowing otherworldly discovery, and a beautifully complex narrative weighing up how much our parents shape our destiny. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2019
3/5 73% The Angry Birds Movie 2 (2019) Kids will no doubt find the birds' amusing hijinks to be im-peck-ably funny. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2019
3.5/5 56% Ma (2019) Ma doesn't reinvent the wheel when it comes to teen slasher flicks but it derives a decent amount of mileage out of its revenge-horror premise. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 30, 2019
2/5 13% The Hustle (2019) Chris Addison's directorial debut is a gratingly vapid and clunky misfire of seen-it-before set-ups that never settles on whether it's a parody or a homage. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 10, 2019
4/5 81% Long Shot (2019) Jonathan Levine's raunchy political satire is a giddy symphony of outrageously wicked gags and scabrous laughs. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 1, 2019
2/5 52% Five Feet Apart (2019) A nauseatingly shallow look at a life-shortening genetic disorder and never rises above being a banal teen drama.v - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 8, 2019
2.5/5 46% Dumbo (2019) Tim Burton's live action take on Disney's 1941 animated classic struggles to get off the ground. In fact, it struggles to find the elephant in the room. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 1, 2019
3.5/5 81% Ben is Back (2018) Ben is Back injects a good deal of heart, but the half-baked script becomes all style and no substance. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2019
3/5 72% On the Basis of Sex (2019) On the Basis of Sex has buckets of appeal but when it comes to underselling the great RBG's legacy, the movie is guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2019
3/5 93% RBG (2018) On the Basis of Sex has buckets of appeal but when it comes to underselling the great RBG's legacy, the movie is guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2019
4/5 89% The Kid Who Would Be King (2019) The Kid Who Would Be King is a timely release that will empower kids to make their own Round Table. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2019
4/5 90% How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019) How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World is a smartly dispensed gift for your little one's imagination - and for the child in all of us. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2019
4/5 79% Halloween (2018) Halloween is the perfect companion piece to John Carpenter's 1978 classic, with a boundary-pushing script offering fans something truly cutting. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2018
3.5/5 47% Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween (2018) Goosebumps 2 is far from being a Halloween classic, but it's the perfect tween brew. Adults may need a brew of a different kind once the movie is over. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2018
3.5/5 83% Puzzle (2018) Puzzle is an unvarnished and humane look at the missing pieces in one woman's life, built around Kelly Macdonald's exceptional central performance. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2018
4.5/5 88% American Animals (2018) A pure bonkers masterpiece. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2018
3/5 82% Pope Francis - A Man of His Word (2018) Francis emerges as a charming, gracious figure but after a while, his words all start to blend together. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2018
3/5 73% The Apparition (L'apparition) (2018) The Apparition is a fantastic piece of craftsmanship, benefiting from excellent performances, but instead of standing on the alter as a powerful examination of religion and faith, it becomes a humdrum whodunnit hiding among the pews. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2018
3/5 56% The First Purge (2018) The First Purge gives viewers food for thought on modern-day politics, but the deliciously disturbing mayhem will leave you hungry for more scares. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2018
3.5/5 67% Dublin Oldschool (2018) On a purely visceral level, Dublin Oldschool is easily the most intoxicating movie out there right now, but as a drama, it isn't as effective. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2018
5/5 95% The Breadwinner (2017) The Breadwinner has all of the right ingredients to be examined in depth by schools in Ireland, and hopefully, one day, by every child around the world. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 23, 2018
3/5 27% Sherlock Gnomes (2018) While the movie shines at times - it's colourful, beautifully animated and sufficiently fun -the meandering subplots and sporadically funny, pun-fueled dialogue means the mystery quickly wears thin. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 16, 2018
3/5 38% The Leisure Seeker (2018) Director Paolo Virzì struggles to tackle the thorny issue of aging with ease. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2018
1/5 15% Blumhouse's Truth or Dare (2018) Truth: The latest outing from horror masters Blumhouse is devoid of style, scares and suspense. We dare you not to be bored to death. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2018
3/5 51% Rampage (2018) Rampage's recycled plot prevents the action flick from skipping to the next level but its jaw-dropping giant monster sequences press all of the right buttons. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2018
3/5 47% The Hurricane Heist (2018) Yes, it's a tidal wave of cheesy dialogue, overcooked special effects, preposterous plots, and cardboard cut-out villains, but it's a breeze to watch. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2018
2/5 68% Wonderstruck (2017) It tries to be an intellectual puzzle, but ends up being a self-indulgent humdrum mystery, that forgets to connect the dots. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2018
3.5/5 85% Ghost Stories (2018) Ghost Stories offers a thought-provoking and disorientating series of unsettling ideas that delivers more goosebumps than gasps. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2018
1/5 21% Midnight Sun (2018) Midnight Sun is an overwrought and contrived weepy teen dramedy that becomes cumbersome and cliché-ridden within the first ten minutes. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2018
1/5 8% Walk Like a Panther (2018) Walk Like a Panther is The Full Monty meets pro wrestling, but this time with leotards, '80s bangers, and a script that's not hot stuff. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2018
5/5 92% The Shape of Water (2017) Guillermo del Toro's wildly imaginative adult fairytale is an opulently entertaining monster fable that is spectacularly stylised and perversely enchanting. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2018
4/5 91% Phantom Thread (2018) Daniel Day Lewis' swan song is a wonderfully delirious and bewitching masterpiece. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2018
3.5/5 81% Molly's Game (2018) Aaron Sorkin's directorial debut delivers more flushes than flops, but the mind-boggling true story was always going to draw the right cards. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2018
2/5 86% Ingrid Goes West (2017) Don't worry about having FOMO - there's not much worth seeing here. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2017
2/5 16% Geostorm (2017) Instead of trying to raise the movie barometer, Geostorm becomes a generic by-the-numbers calamity that mirrors many of the clichés from Roland Emmerich's disaster flicks - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2017
5/5 95% It's Not Yet Dark (2017) The prose, which is movingly narrated by Colin Farrell, is remarkably powerful and explores the reality of living with a debilitating disease with both candour and hope. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2017
2.5/5 47% Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017) At over two hours, Valerian will initially have you feeling starry-eyed but it won't be long until you are left spaced out. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2017
3.5/5 69% Cars 3 (2017) Cars 2 clocked up penalty points from critics after 2011's poorly received outing. Luckily, Pixar's third chapter in the franchise has just enough fuel to stay in the race. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2017
2/5 18% Diary Of A Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul (2017) Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul will be numbing for adults to sit through. Perhaps a straight-to-YouTube release would have been a win-win situation for you and your little one. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 24, 2017
2/5 36% Snatched (2017) The endless parade of lazy and arbitrary plot twists and madcap escapades quickly wears thin. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 18, 2017
2/5 51% The Promise (2017) A missed opportunity. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2017