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
5/5 100% 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 47% 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 84% 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 54% 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 14% 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 54% 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 47% 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 82% 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 74% 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 95% 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 48% 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 89% 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 72% 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 54% 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 37% 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 16% 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 45% 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 83% 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 22% 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 82% 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
4/5 84% Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) The motley crew of intergalactic protectors are back in this eye-popping and wildly entertaining space opera that turns the banter dial up a notch. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2017
3.5/5 91% Elle (2016) Elle is a wildly unpredictable thriller that dances between being an unflinchingly absurd, sadistically sensationalised and exploitative satire. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2017
3/5 80% Patriots Day (2017) The subject matter could have easily been mishandled but it is un-waveringly respectful to the victims and the heroes of that fateful day. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2017
4.5/5 93% Hidden Figures (2017) Hidden Figures completes its mission by landing a deeply touching and buoyant story that shoots for the stars. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2017
4.5/5 89% 20th Century Women (2017) Bening beautifully captures the internal devastation of a well-meaning mother who isn't ready to let go of her son and ultimately loses sight of her own worth. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2017
4/5 91% La La Land (2016) La La Land is an ode to those who are brave enough to dream big and for that reason alone it deserves a standing ovation. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2017
5/5 86% Sully (2016) Sully is a beautifully captured tale of bravery, human spirit and is a poignant reflection on how one man can restore some of your faith in humanity. It's exactly the kind of movie America needs right now. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 23, 2016