Martin Roberts

Martin Roberts

Agrees with the Tomatometer 79% of the time.

Martin Roberts's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Fan The Fire

Movie Reviews Only

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/5 92%

In Pursuit of Silence (2016)

"Patrick Shen's documentary In Pursuit of Silence is a captivating investigation into what silence really is, and why humans might seek it out, or even require it." ‐ Fan The Fire
Posted Oct 20, 2016
3/5 40%

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016)

"There's enough in here to recommend a viewing if you're after a relatively old-fashioned thriller; it just won't stick with you for too long." ‐ Fan The Fire
Posted Oct 20, 2016
4/5 98%

Under The Shadow (2016)

"[Under The Shadow] takes many of the standard tropes of haunted-house cinema and makes a good fist of refreshing them with to its good performances, strong sense of place, and understated political commentary." ‐ Fan The Fire
Posted Sep 29, 2016
4/5 98%

Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016)

"It's hard to imagine anybody not being won over by this charming adventure, which I'm already looking forward to watching again." ‐ Fan The Fire
Posted Sep 16, 2016
4/5 91%

Green Room (2016)

"Green Room is a memorable thriller, and I can't wait to see what Saulnier does next." ‐ Fan The Fire
Posted Sep 16, 2016
3/5 60%

War Dogs (2016)

"I did find the film to have more depth than I thought it was going to, and more political bite, all gravitating around Hill's memorable antihero." ‐ Fan The Fire
Posted Aug 25, 2016
3/5 88%

Cosmos (2016)

"There are ideas aplenty in Cosmos, many of which are compelling, but there is a lack of insight or resolution to most of it that feels frustrating." ‐ Fan The Fire
Posted Aug 15, 2016
3/5 76%

Wiener-Dog (2016)

"It's a blackly comic drama dealing with the issue of futility, with a cynical edge that Solondz fans will be familiar with." ‐ Fan The Fire
Posted Aug 9, 2016
3/5 84%

Star Trek Beyond (2016)

"The crew has been well cast, and although this may not be their most memorable adventure, it's still a cut above your average action blockbuster." ‐ Fan The Fire
Posted Jul 22, 2016
4/5 100%

The Hard Stop (2015)

"It' s a film that reminds us about the inequality that persists in our country; about the racial tensions that shamefully still hold sway; and how community can provide hope and comfort." ‐ Fan The Fire
Posted Jul 13, 2016
4/5 86%

Maggie's Plan (2016)

"The triumph of Miller's film comes from the meeting of a great cast with a sensitive, clever script that treats them all with remarkable even-handedness." ‐ Fan The Fire
Posted Jul 7, 2016
4/5 54%

The Neon Demon (2016)

"Like Drive, this is a film whose powerful visual style and hypnotic soundtrack help build the narrative up to a point which it might not otherwise have reached. " ‐ Fan The Fire
Posted Jul 6, 2016
3/5 82%

Tale of Tales (Il racconto dei racconti) (2016)

"Where the stories are united, though, is in their strangeness and arresting visuals. In that sense, the film certainly has an identity of its own, and those in search of a fairytale oddity will find much to enjoy in Tale of Tales." ‐ Fan The Fire
Posted Jun 15, 2016
3/5 28%

Warcraft (2016)

"Jones holds all the parts together, just about, and the things that work are strong enough to leave an impression." ‐ Fan The Fire
Posted May 31, 2016
3/5 30%

Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016)

"There are contrivances in the story and some of the performances still hover on the annoying side, but this sequel is surprisingly a better effort than its predecessor, with some fun action and inventive visuals to enjoy." ‐ Fan The Fire
Posted May 26, 2016
2/5 48%

X-Men: Apocalypse (2016)

"X-Men Apocalypse has a lot of stuff in it, but those elements don't add up to much. Its loose structure, hit-and-miss action sequences and underused characters mean it struggles to hold the attention consistently." ‐ Fan The Fire
Posted May 17, 2016
5/5 97%

Sing Street (2016)

"I liked Sing Street pretty much from the word go and only went on to like it more from that point onwards." ‐ Fan The Fire
Posted May 11, 2016
4/5 90%

Captain America: Civil War (2016)

"In the 2016 battle for superhero supremacy, Marvel has unquestionably delivered the knock-out blow." ‐ Fan The Fire
Posted Apr 26, 2016
3/5 40%

Jane Got a Gun (2016)

"A lean and gritty western." ‐ Fan The Fire
Posted Apr 20, 2016
3/5 17%

The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016)

"I was enjoying myself enough by that point to ignore the cracks in the narrative and just go with it." ‐ Fan The Fire
Posted Apr 5, 2016
4/5 98%

Zootopia (2016)

"The voice cast are all on enjoyable form, and the storyline, once it kicks into gear, is not simply a vehicle for the message of the film, but an enjoyable caper in its own right, full of motion and invention." ‐ Fan The Fire
Posted Mar 23, 2016
4/5 91%

The Witch (2016)

"It's a well played, pleasingly sinister film. Not outright scary for most of its runtime, and not perhaps what many fans of mainstream horror will be expecting, but it has the power to disturb." ‐ Fan The Fire
Posted Mar 8, 2016
3/5 72%

The Salvation (2015)

"There's little to really complain about, save a couple of instances of iffy scripting, but the overall sense of familiarity leaves the whole thing feeling not much more than efficiently done." ‐ Fan The Fire
Posted Feb 26, 2016
3/5 82%

The Overnight (2015)

"Brice's film adopts an unusual angle through which to look at adult relationships, and benefits from that, as well as a cast on good form." ‐ Fan The Fire
Posted Feb 26, 2016
4/5 93%

Slow West (2015)

"This quirky, confident Western belies the fact it is the director's first feature, and marks him out as one to watch." ‐ Fan The Fire
Posted Feb 26, 2016
3/5 71%

Jurassic World (2015)

"If its primary function is ultimately to remind all the oldies how brilliant Jurassic Park was, and simultaneously to inspire a new generation of kids to go and check it out, then that's surely a good thing." ‐ Fan The Fire
Posted Feb 26, 2016
4/5 94%

Spy (2015)

"McCarthy is terrific as Susan Cooper, but Feig also deserves great credit: his whip-smart script and confident direction lend the whole picture a sense of energy and whimsical charm." ‐ Fan The Fire
Posted Feb 26, 2016
3/5 83%

Results (2015)

"Results is not without nice touches, and will raise a sm ile more than a few times. Guy Pearce's slightly off-kilter performance as philosophy-driven Trevor is worth a look." ‐ Fan The Fire
Posted Feb 26, 2016
3/5 81%

Man Up (2015)

"It's all very gener ic and predictable, but not in an entirely bad way. Man Up has its charms and it'll raise a smile, perhaps even a chuckle or two, if you're looking for a no-frills romcom." ‐ Fan The Fire
Posted Feb 26, 2016
3/5 50%

Tomorrowland (2015)

"It's a modestly successful, pure-hearted family blockbuster. The story doesn't really match its ideals in the end, but it's a fun enough ride while you're on it." ‐ Fan The Fire
Posted Feb 26, 2016
3/5 64%

The Man Who Saved the World (2015)

"The Man Who Saved the World remains an interesting and unique telling of an important story." ‐ Fan The Fire
Posted Feb 26, 2016
3/5 62%

MI-5 (Spooks: The Greater Good) (2015)

"Ultimately, it's Firth's film, and he ensures it's never less than thoroughly watchable." ‐ Fan The Fire
Posted Feb 26, 2016
4/5 75%

Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)

"It's to his great credit that the film feels like a Joss Whedon film. In other words, it has a character of its own, and after 11 films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, that's something to enjoy and appreciate." ‐ Fan The Fire
Posted Feb 26, 2016
3/5 81%

Ant-Man (2015)

"So Ant-Man is an admirable but flawed attempt to expand the Marvel canon. The script is far from Marvel's best and, considering the film aims to be light hearted, lacks the laughs that bolster so many of these films." ‐ Fan The Fire
Posted Feb 26, 2016
3/5 62%

The Intern (2015)

"The Intern doesn't have a huge amount to say about the issues it touches on; it's generally happy to let its two charismatic leads simply hang out together. It's a li ttle cutesy at times, and overlong), but it's not without its charms." ‐ Fan The Fire
Posted Feb 25, 2016
4/5 97%

45 Years (2015)

"The film builds quietly to its powerful conclusion, subtly play ing with our expectations. There are one or two moments where the script is a little too forthright, but this is well-acted double-header directed with poise and confidence by Haigh." ‐ Fan The Fire
Posted Feb 25, 2016
2/5 26%

Vacation (2015)

"This road trip isn't as bad as you might have heard, but it's not a journey I can honestly recommend taking." ‐ Fan The Fire
Posted Feb 25, 2016
4/5 67%

The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (2015)

"The Man Fr om U.N.C.L.E. is pulpy and fluffy, but knows it is, and never sacrifices its joie de vivre. I'd like to see this cast together again - it'd probably be a lot of fun." ‐ Fan The Fire
Posted Feb 25, 2016
2/5 16%

Pixels (2015)

"There are one or two funny jokes in here but they mostly serve to remind us (as does a brief cameo from Dan Akroyd) that there are funnier films we could be watching." ‐ Fan The Fire
Posted Feb 25, 2016
2/5 9%

Fantastic Four (2015)

"It's a real shame that a likable ensemble has been squandered in this reboot. It feels like these four leads could've been fantastic, but in reality they're a pretty unremarkable bunch." ‐ Fan The Fire
Posted Feb 25, 2016
4/5 93%

The Diary Of A Teenage Girl (2015)

"The Diary of a Teenage Girl is surely destined to become a tentpole coming-of-age movie and, I imagine, a significant vehicle for the careers of everyone involved." ‐ Fan The Fire
Posted Feb 25, 2016
3/5 58%

Maggie (2015)

"The film doesn't really stray from its primary register of gently dispensed despair (occasionally drifting close to cheese), but its single-mindedness is a strength, too." ‐ Fan The Fire
Posted Feb 25, 2016
1/5 7%

Hot Pursuit (2015)

"You won't laugh much, and you're unlikely to remember it." ‐ Fan The Fire
Posted Feb 24, 2016
5/5 94%

Carol (2015)

"Carol is a n excellent film, full of warmth and romance." ‐ Fan The Fire
Posted Feb 24, 2016
3/5 91%

Hector (2015)

"The film is not interested in doing much beyond telling a fairly simple story, but it tells that story well enough." ‐ Fan The Fire
Posted Feb 24, 2016
4/5 92%

Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015)

"It's thrilling, fantastical and feels like Star Wars." ‐ Fan The Fire
Posted Feb 24, 2016
4/5 88%

The Big Short (2015)

"It'll make you angry, but in a good way." ‐ Fan The Fire
Posted Feb 24, 2016
2/5 44%

The 33 (2015)

"The film is forgettable, but the story it tells us is a touching one, and worth remembering." ‐ Fan The Fire
Posted Feb 24, 2016
5/5 73%

Youth (2015)

"Does Sorrentino attempt to tackle too much in this film? Possibly, though I would rather see a director experimenting with too many ideas than scraping the barrel with too few. Youth is a rich and rewarding experience." ‐ Fan The Fire
Posted Feb 24, 2016
1/5 51%

13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers Of Benghazi (2016)

"Michael Bay may well have intended to make a film that simply celebrates the heroism of the US soldiers it depicts, and to an extent he has done that, but 13 Hours is a testing experience, bereft of depth or intelligence." ‐ Fan The Fire
Posted Feb 24, 2016
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