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Nick Dent

Nick Dent
Nick Dent's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Time Out Sydney, Sunday Mail (Australia), Daily Telegraph (Australia)

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3.5/5 32% Wonder Wheel (2017) [Woody Allen's] new movie is one of his better efforts of late, despite being one of the darkest.‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2017
3/5 52% Jungle (2017) Radcliffe throws himself wholeheartedly into the physical demands of this role and the result is a harrowing journey from which it's hard to glean much optimism. The boy might live, but what will be left of him? ‐ Time Out Sydney
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2017
2/5 64% Cut Snake (2015) Its title suggests a hint of madness: instead, it's utterly conventional and lacking in fangs.‐ Time Out Sydney
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2017
4/5 32% Adore (2013) Christopher Hampton's pared-back screenplay and Christophe Beaucarne's ravishing lensmanship locate the action in a reality that is only a blink away from the simmering landscape of the unconscious.‐ Time Out Sydney
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2017
3/5 38% Ice Age: Continental Drift (2012) This is the low-temperature family romp that Happy Feet 2 should have been.‐ Time Out Sydney
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2017
3/5 81% Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011) Rupert Wyatt delivers on the giddy pleasures - climbing, leaping, swinging, plus the irresistable high of an upward-rushing learning curve.‐ Time Out Sydney
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2017
3/5 65% August: Osage County (2013) Still, as a story of dysfunctionality begetting dyfunctionality, it packs a blackly funny punch, and Streep's performance is a thing to behold: a venomous arachnid at the centre of a web of familial cruelty.‐ Time Out Sydney
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2017
4/5 94% Charlie's Country (2015) There are laughs here as well as moments of devastation, thankfully, and genuine joy.‐ Time Out Sydney
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2017
4/5 67% The Railway Man (2014) This is an effective story of war, peace, forgiveness and revenge.‐ Time Out Sydney
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2017
4/5 87% Submarine (2011) [Submarine] is a wry coming-of-age comedy.‐ Time Out Sydney
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2017
3/5 100% The Curse Of The Gothic Symphony (2011) Ultimately the film is a testament to moxie of the arts scene in the Sunshine State. ‐ Time Out Sydney
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2017
2/5 17% Parental Guidance (2012) It's about how grandparents are important even though they say weird things and make bad jokes and try to get you excited about boring things, like baseball.‐ Time Out Sydney
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2017
4/5 40% Mental (2013) There are unusual rewards for viewers willing to climb ev'ry mountain with this deranged guide.‐ Time Out Sydney
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2017
3/5 75% Jasper Jones (2016) Devotees of the novel will find this a faithful rendering. ‐ Time Out Sydney
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2017
2/5 34% Battleship (2012) Battleship is logic-free Michael Bay-style fodder where nothing's at stake and even the jingoism is hard to take seriously. Everyone loses.‐ Time Out Sydney
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2017
4/5 49% The Great Gatsby (2013) [Gatsby] is a canonical tale given a fresh spin. ‐ Time Out Sydney
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2017
4/5 82% Chinese Take-Away (Un Cuento Chino) (2011) This sweet little tragicomedy about life's absurdities plays out as a buddy movie in which two damaged men from opposite sides of the world find unexpected common ground.‐ Time Out Sydney
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2017
4/5 80% Mr. Peabody & Sherman (2014) Parents will smirk at the cameos from King Tut, Agamemnon and Marie Antoinette, while kids will be kept spellbound and accidentally learn a few useful facts too.‐ Time Out Sydney
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2017
4/5 94% The Infinite Man (2014) Rather than sci-fi head trips, the movie is about the self-defeating nature of jealousy in relationships, with Sullivan's facility for deadpan, screwball dialogue making it an unexpected delight.‐ Time Out Sydney
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2017
4/5 84% Predestination (2015) This is cerebral sci-fi with a strong emotional undertow, largely thanks to Snook, who gives a heart-tugging performance as the gender-addled person of mystery.‐ Time Out Sydney
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2017
3/5 27% Backtrack (2016) Schlock it may be, and sticklers will complain about plot holes, but there's no denying the mood of dread conjured up here, nor the strength of the performances.‐ Time Out Sydney
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2017
3/5 66% That Sugar Film (2015) The documentary will certainly appeal to kids with its colour, movement, clarity and humour. Adults, meanwhile, will take pause at the knowledge that the food industry has exploited our hard-wired love for sweet things to sell us unhealthy products.‐ Time Out Sydney
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2017
3/5 63% The Five-Year Engagement (2012) At more than the two hours, The Five-Year Engagement outstays its welcome like a drunken, microphone-hogging best man.‐ Time Out Sydney
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2017
4/5 89% Hounds of Love (2017) Subtexts aside, Hounds of Love is also an expert exercise in suspense, taut as the wire of a Hills Hoist.‐ Time Out Sydney
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2017
3/5 No Score Yet Herutâ sukerutâ (Helter Skelter) (2012) Themes of the transience of fame and its corrosive effects on the soul are as clear as mud, but Ninagawa can't help fetishising her star's doll-like beauty.‐ Time Out Sydney
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2017
3/5 60% Ruben Guthrie (2015) It's all a bit low stakes,‐ Time Out Sydney
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2017
4/5 79% Holding The Man (2015) Here's a true story, honestly told, that will see audiences genuinely moved.‐ Time Out Sydney
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2017
4/5 100% Wide Open Sky (2015) It's the sight of kids having their horizons expanded that uplifts the most.‐ Time Out Sydney
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2017
4/5 61% The Little Death (2015) This debut feature deftly weaves together a host of surreal scenarios into a consistently funny and surprising package, as performed by a top-notch cast that includes stage luminaries Kate Mulvany and Damon Herriman.‐ Time Out Sydney
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2017
4/5 88% Not Suitable for Children (2012) You'll laugh all the way to the sperm bank.‐ Time Out Sydney
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2017
4/5 49% Wolf Creek 2 (2014) The tension is non-stop and the dialogue, fiendishly good.‐ Time Out Sydney
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2017
4/5 88% 52 Tuesdays (2015) [Fifty-Two Tuesdays] is the rare Australian film that actually has something to say.‐ Time Out Sydney
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2017
4/5 82% David Stratton: A Cinematic Life (2017) The best scenes reteam him with Margaret Pomeranz, as they recount highlights from their 28-year on-screen partnership. Their easy chemistry is a reminder of what we've lost.‐ Time Out Sydney
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2017
3/5 82% These Final Hours (2015) These Final Hours sets up a simple redemption tale and convincingly stages mass panic on the sunny streets of Perth.‐ Time Out Sydney
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2017
1/5 15% A Few Less Men (2016) Watching this gives new meaning the phrase 'cultural cringe'.‐ Time Out Sydney
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2017
4/5 92% Women He's Undressed (2016) Flamboyantly gay, the man who became Bette Davis's favourite costume designer emerges as a flawed, workaholic visionary, an Australian movie great.‐ Time Out Sydney
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2017
3/5 78% Pawno (2015) As a portrait of contemporary Australia, it's an antidote to just about everything else out there.‐ Time Out Sydney
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2017
3/5 73% Berlin Syndrome (2017) [Berlin] promises an unforgettable journey, but delivers only a slideshow.‐ Time Out Sydney
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2017
4/5 88% Wind River (2017) Sheridan's ear for fatalistic dialogue is bang on.‐ Time Out Sydney
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2017
4/5 88% Ali's Wedding (2017) Ali's Wedding by contrast gets its big laughs from authentic insights into the complexity and contradictions inherent in Islamic communities, with a wisdom about human nature that hits a universal sweet spot.‐ Time Out Sydney
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2017
4/5 47% Looking for Grace (2015) Brooks' screenplay is wryly funny about human behaviour, keenly observing the awkward ways anxious people rub up against each other. ‐ Time Out Sydney
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2017
4/5 83% That's Not Me (2017) Foulcher, meanwhile, conveys low self-esteem with the comedic flair of a Kristin Wiig.‐ Time Out Sydney
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2017
3/5 84% The Trip to Spain (2017) There is spectacular scenery and architecture to admire and footage of some of the world's best restaurants (tip: don't watch this movie hungry), but the main drawcard is as always the celebrity impressions.‐ Sunday Mail (Australia)
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2017
4.5/5 98% The Big Sick (2017) Nanjiani is a wonderful screen presence, combining George Clooney good looks with a kind of soft-spoken gormlessness.‐ Sunday Mail (Australia)
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2017
4/5 88% Wind River (2017) Sheridan makes an impressive directorial debut helming one of his own scripts. Wind River is a contemporary crime story with the flavour of a classic western, taking place in the snowy wastes of an Indian Reservation in Wyoming in winter.‐ Sunday Mail (Australia)
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2017
2.5/5 76% Atomic Blonde (2017) Here's a tip: skip the movie, buy the soundtrack.‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2017
92% Dunkirk (2017) Call it a victory on all fronts.‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2017
90% A Ghost Story (2017) Lowery never loses control of the tone of his film, which leaves a profound sense of the fleetingness of life that you'll find hard to shake.‐ Sunday Mail (Australia)
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2017
3.5/5 93% War for the Planet of the Apes (2017) Full marks to the filmmakers, though, for bringing the ape cast to life with incredible verisimilitude. Whether it's down to Serkis or a room full of animators, there are vast wells of humanity in Caesar's performance.‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2017
3/5 73% Ballerina (2016) Ballet is all about making the body achieve amazing feats seemingly effortlessly, and the animation replicates that with often sublime effect.‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2017