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Liam Maguren

Liam Maguren
Liam Maguren's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Flicks.co.nz

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2/5 17% Assassin's Creed (2016) It's only a few quick cuts and a camera shake shy from being Taken 3. ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Posted Jan 12, 2017
3/5 75% Trolls (2016) A repeating joke with James Corden's troll never hits while the auto-tuned T-Pain troll is always - ALWAYS - funny. ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Posted Dec 1, 2016
4/5 97% Your Name (Kimi No Na Wa.) (2016) Shinkai unfolds this carefully-plotted origami of a story in a way that's mightily impressive and immensely satisfying to watch. ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Posted Dec 1, 2016
3/5 81% The Founder (2017) Michael Keaton slides into the role of Kroc like a greasy weasel, wriggling through the world of business with a slimy smile and a sober slur. ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Posted Nov 22, 2016
4/5 73% Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016) Redmayne makes for a tender, unique, heart-warming hero who can sometimes seem more Time Lord than wizard (complete with Tardis-like luggage). ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Posted Nov 17, 2016
5/5 92% I, Daniel Blake (2016) The common person's masterpiece. ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Posted Oct 27, 2016
3/5 74% The Secret Life of Pets (2016) What The Secret Life of Pets lacks in story, it makes up for in character. ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Posted Sep 15, 2016
4/5 85% Sully (2016) The soul of the film resides in Hanks' flawlessly tuned performance. ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Posted Sep 8, 2016
2/5 25% Ben-Hur (2016) I've got to give credit to this new version for being entertaining in parts, even though it still can't justify its own existence. ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Posted Aug 25, 2016
4/5 97% Kubo and the Two Strings (2016) This film throws every synonym for 'beautiful' in a blender and makes a new dictionary. ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Posted Aug 18, 2016
3/5 52% Demolition (2016) Prevents an entertainingly intriguing character study from being engrossingly fascinating. ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Posted Jul 21, 2016
2/5 15% Ice Age: Collision Course (2016) Doesn't really know - or, perhaps, care - what was gold and what needed to be cut. ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Posted Jul 7, 2016
4/5 94% Finding Dory (2016) Does it reach the emotional heights of its original? No. Is it funnier? Surprisingly, yes. ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Posted Jun 23, 2016
2/5 48% X-Men: Apocalypse (2016) If you're just in it to see mutants scrap it out, Dragon Ball Z-style, you'll probably leave satisfied. That won't stop Deadpool 2 from drawing stuff on this film's forehead. ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Posted May 19, 2016
4/5 95% Tickled (2016) It's funny, it's compelling, and - as Farrier loquaciously states - "it's actually f--king creepy as f--k." ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Posted May 19, 2016
4/5 90% Captain America: Civil War (2016) As overwhelming as all this seems, the story stays incredibly focused on what defines Steve Rogers... ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Posted May 5, 2016
3/5 61% The Man Who Knew Infinity (2016) Appropriately by-the-numbers, for the true story probably doesn't lend itself to Oscar-worthy grandeur. ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Posted May 5, 2016
3/5 No Score Yet 25 April (2015) Coming from the figurative mouths of actual ANZACs grants 25 April a fresh, harrowing, intimate perspective. ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Posted Apr 28, 2016
3/5 87% Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016) We're treated to less of the same, and while that is disappointing, it doesn't deny this trilogy from being one of the best franchises to come out of DreamWorks Animation Studios. ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Posted Mar 23, 2016
4/5 98% Zootopia (2016) Threatens to blow away Shane Black's The Nice Guys for Best Buddy-Cop Film of 2016. ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Posted Mar 17, 2016
2/5 37% The Brothers Grimsby (2016) I've got to give Grimsby props for making me think: "Wow, they went THERE..." ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Posted Mar 10, 2016
2/5 16% The 5th Wave (2016) Unfortunately, the only outstanding thing the film's got is Chloë Moretz. ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Posted Jan 13, 2016
2/5 76% The Good Dinosaur (2015) You'll get a greater sense of father-son bonding in Sanjay's Super Team, the seven-minute short that plays before the feature. ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Posted Dec 17, 2015
5/5 84% Victoria (2015) One hell of a filmmaking feat that serves a purpose and pays off tremendously. ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Posted Dec 10, 2015
4/5 87% The Peanuts Movie (2015) Proves how timelessly entertaining Schulz's vision of childhood was. ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Posted Dec 10, 2015
4/5 88% Experimenter (2015) A smart biopic, a great history lesson, and an ode to critical thinking. ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Posted Nov 26, 2015
3/5 55% Hotel Transylvania 2 (2015) Still better than most Sandler-written movies. ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Posted Nov 26, 2015
3/5 59% The Program (2016) Wiggles back-n-forth between 'Oscar contender' and 'dramatised teleprompter'. ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Posted Nov 26, 2015
3/5 84% The Walk (2015) If you're not wearing those plastic glasses, there's no strong reason to see this. ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Posted Oct 21, 2015
4/5 82% Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015) When that laughter loosens you up, that's when the film goes for the gut punch. ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Posted Sep 3, 2015
4/5 No Score Yet Ever the Land (2015) Ever the Land captures and pieces together natural discussions from the Tūhoe people in their element. ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Posted Sep 1, 2015
4/5 91% Sunshine Superman (2015) It will dropkick you right in the vertigo. ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Posted Aug 27, 2015
1/5 9% Fantastic Four (2015) This is a bad movie. ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Posted Aug 5, 2015
4/5 44% Irrational Man (2015) It's a fantastic character shift that needs a lot of convincing - especially for what transpires - and Phoenix delivers. (But let's face it; we knew he would.) ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Posted Jul 16, 2015
2/5 76% Alex of Venice (2015) Passable at best, but doesn't quite have enough charm or humour to flavour the storytelling tofu. ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Posted Jun 25, 2015
5/5 98% Inside Out (2015) Pixar aren't afraid to take its audience to darker territories either, and when they do, a simple story about moving house becomes an achingly moving farewell to childhood. ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Posted Jun 18, 2015
3/5 19% Aloha (2015) A disposably smooth ride, but you'll need to forgive the misjudged cultural-political military plot (an order that may prove too tall for some). ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Posted Jun 4, 2015
4/5 88% Tangerines (2015) Uses its small scale to say something big. ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Posted Jun 4, 2015
2/5 52% Gemma Bovery (2015) A frustrating experience in hindsight. ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Posted May 28, 2015
4/5 93% Slow West (2015) One of the most thoughtful, witty, satisfying Westerns of the last decade. ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Posted Apr 30, 2015
2/5 29% The Longest Ride (2015) Feels like The Notebook crashed into The Best of Me." ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Posted Apr 9, 2015
4/5 80% The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water (2015) An animated Monty Python movie you can take the whole family to. ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Posted Apr 1, 2015
3/5 82% The Book of Life (2014) Death feels like the best birthday party ever in this Guillermo del Toro production... ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Posted Apr 1, 2015
2/5 47% Home (2015) Home does very little to be interesting or original. ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Posted Mar 19, 2015
2/5 20% Kidnapping Mr. Heineken (2015) The movie itself isn't an embarrassment, but it's not worth the price of a ticket. ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Posted Mar 12, 2015
4/5 95% The Salt of the Earth (2015) A voyage into the surreal that stays in the mind, the heart and the throat for many weeks to come. ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Posted Mar 12, 2015
1/5 11% Taken 3 (2015) It's how I'd imagine an over-caffeinated Tony Scott would shoot a Transformer-less Transformers film. ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Posted Jan 8, 2015
3/5 90% The Imitation Game (2014) Even though its construction feels (*cough*) formulaic and (*ahem*) by-the-numbers, it's all in service of making Alan Turing's legend known -- as well as the tragically unjust actions taken upon him years afterwards. ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Posted Jan 4, 2015
4/5 95% Snowpiercer (2014) I enjoyed every bonkers, goofy, cartoonish, creative moment of Snowpiercer. ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Posted Jan 2, 2015
4/5 89% Big Hero 6 (2014) This isn't a simple superhero story; this is a story about grief, disguised in a superhero costume. ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Posted Dec 18, 2014