Manori Ravindran

Manori Ravindran

Agrees with the Tomatometer 77% of the time.

Manori Ravindran's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): National Post

Movie Reviews Only

Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/4 45%

Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse (2015)

"It's the best public relations boost Scouting has had since it ended its ban on gay leaders, not to mention a pretty decent zombie film." ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Oct 29, 2015
2/4 16%

The Last Witch Hunter (2015)

"Seemingly at every juncture, the finality so necessary to up the stakes of this story is quickly snatched away in order to tease a sequel or two, leaving you wondering what the point of this supernatural exercise was in the first place." ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Oct 22, 2015
2.5/4 56%

Paper Towns (2015)

"Fans expecting more than a routine coming-of-age story had better prepare for a paper movie." ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Jul 23, 2015
2.5/4 65%

That Sugar Film (2015)

"[Gameau] does have an undeniable way of grabbing your attention, and it's a lack of that that seems to be half the problem when it comes to our sugar-packed diet." ‐ National Post
Posted Jul 9, 2015
3/4 71%

Uncertain Terms (2015)

"Partnered with a naturalistic style that takes every advantage of its verdant backdrop, Uncertain Terms is a near-perfect ode to summer and its ephemeral pleasures." ‐ National Post
Posted Jul 2, 2015
2.5/4 34%

Max (2015)

"Yakin doesn't condescend to his audience, and infuses his plot with a surprisingly ambitious and revealing commentary about the experience of war." ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Jun 26, 2015
3/4 64%

Hungry Hearts (2015)

"A robust thriller with a questionable, although intriguing, commentary on motherhood and mental illness." ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Jun 4, 2015
3/4 91%

Frank (2014)

"Strong performances from Gleeson and Fassbender -- both deviating from their respective rom-coms and Oscar-baiting dramas -- give us a quirky film about the maddening pursuit of fame." ‐ National Post
Posted Aug 15, 2014
3/4 93%

Ai Weiwei: The Fake Case (2014)

"In The Fake Case, Danish filmmaker Andreas Johnsen connects with Chinese artist Ai Weiwei after his 81-day solitary confinement for subversion of state power, and deftly portrays a man untrammeled by his opponents." ‐ National Post
Posted May 15, 2014
3/4 85%

Spinning Plates (2013)

"Rather than venerating the business of food, this documentary expertly points out that it is, indeed, a business and sometimes lives and livelihoods are at stake." ‐ National Post
Posted Dec 6, 2013
3/4 No Score Yet

Everyday Is Like Sunday (2013)

"There's an honesty and whip smart humour to the micro-budget Everyday Is Like Sunday that separates it from similar fare, and Moondi and Sloane have expertly distilled the disillusioned charm shrouding Toronto youth into snappy dialogue. " ‐ National Post
Posted Aug 16, 2013
3/4 89%

Informant (2013)

"While Meltzer's documentary is an interesting character study, this misguided informant is never quite as compelling as you'd hope." ‐ National Post
Posted Aug 9, 2013
3/4 96%

The Deep (2013)

"It's an unexpected but provocative direction by Kormákur, who's placed himself in exactly the right elements to make this masterful film." ‐ National Post
Posted Aug 9, 2013
2/4 13%

The Smurfs 2 (2013)

"Sometimes, you've got to smurf with the changes, even if that means tolerating brutal puns, arbitrary 3-D and an unforgivable lack of double entendres." ‐ National Post
Posted Aug 1, 2013
3/4 96%

The Act Of Killing (2013)

"As filming continues, the quiet brilliance behind the assignment comes to light." ‐ National Post
Posted Jul 18, 2013
2.5/4 80%

The Place Beyond The Pines (2013)

"Somehow, perhaps to the credit of the disarming Gosling and even Cooper, who perfectly delivers the hero-cop-turned-pariah, Cianfrance keeps us absorbed through three very intimate and heart-rending character studies." ‐ National Post
Posted Apr 18, 2013
2/5 83%

From Up On Poppy Hill (2013)

"The studio's stunning textures and vibrant details still give Poppy Hill that ethereal quality sure to mollify nostalgic Ghibli fans, but its strengths are fastidiously undone by a predictable and underwhelming plot." ‐ National Post
Posted Mar 28, 2013
2.5/5 80%

Ginger & Rosa (2013)

"Though Potter's metaphor of global catastrophe mirroring a personal crisis is heavy-handed, a rich cast of characters, which includes Annette Bening and Oliver Platt as doting family friends, provides some balance." ‐ National Post
Posted Mar 28, 2013