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 Review
4/5 90% 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 96% 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 88% American Animals (2018) A pure bonkers masterpiece. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2018
3/5 83% 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 71% 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 36% 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 52% 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 67% 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 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 No Score Yet 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 85% 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 15% 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 49% 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 19% 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 37% 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 49% 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 85% 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
3.5/5 89% Doctor Strange (2016) Doctor Strange isn't as Marvel-ous as fans would like but it sets up nicely for a promising sequel. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2016
3.5/5 65% Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016) While the ending falls resoundingly flat, Burton's latest outing is opulently entertaining, and provides decently enjoyable escapism. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2016
4/5 60% The Siege of Jadotville (2016) The Siege of Jadotville is a fitting tribute to the extraordinary courage and heroism shown by the 35th Battalion 'A' Company, and for that and many reasons beside, the movie deserves a salute. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2016
4.5/5 93% A Date for Mad Mary (2016) A Date for Mad Mary is an exquisitely written, delicately made and superbly acted gem that will only get better with age and reflection. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2016
4.5/5 88% The Big Short (2015) The Big Short is the best bet you'll make all year. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2016
3/5 47% How To Be Single (2016) How to Be Single doesn't succeed in its mission to add a new lease of life to the rom-com formula, but when taken with a pinch of salt (or tequila), it has just enough laughs to warrant a right swipe. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2016
2/5 19% Love the Coopers (2015) The ensemble give the scant material their all, and this may be Olivia Wilde's most impressive performance to date, but the contrived plot, forced sentimentality and painfully predictable climax overshadow their work. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2016
1/5 29% My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 (2016) Vardalos rehashes the same script from fourteen years ago with most of the action revolving around faded relationships and culture clashes. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2016
2/5 12% The Divergent Series: Allegiant (2016) If you thought the secret box and hidden message saga in the last Divergent movie was far-fetched then get ready for the latest outing in Veronica Roth's hit YA franchise to bamboozle you completely. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2016
4/5 87% The Peanuts Movie (2015) The Peanuts Movie is delightful from beginning to end and doesn't rely on baddies, silly sidekicks or lame toilet gags to distract your munchkins. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2016
4/5 84% Deadpool (2016) Deadpool is the kind of movie that will just get more marvellous each time it is viewed. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2016
2/5 57% The Neon Demon (2016) The last thirty minutes of the movie descend into utter chaos and confusion. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2016