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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
93% 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.‐ Daily Telegraph (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 76% 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
1.5/5 35% Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (2017) It's relentless, monotonous and just not much fun.‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2017
5/5 96% Manchester by the Sea (2016) Miraculously, this lengthy, achingly sad story is very entertaining and leaves you wanting more. An undercurrent of dry humour makes its way into even the most tragic of sequences.‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2017
3/5 75% Split (2017) Split seems at first like a venture into torture porn, but evolves into a more philosophical thriller exploring the extent to which the human mind can affect the physical world.‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2017
3/5 43% Gold (2017) McConaughey thrives on parts that allow him to portray pumped-up American aspiration and it's more of the same in Gold, a movie inspired by one of the biggest frauds in mining history.‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2017
3.5/5 81% Patriots Day (2017) Nailbiting and poignant.‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2017
3.5/5 82% Perfect Strangers (Perfetti sconosciuti) (2016) Movies set in one location can sometimes drag, but this one never does, thanks to strong characters, amusing twists and sharp dialogue.‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2017
1/5 32% Monster Trucks (2017) The spectacle of a loveable leviathan pounding down the motorway inside a rust bucket -- the ultimate hybrid vehicle -- is one of the silliest things put on screen in a long time.‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2017
1/5 43% xXx: Return of Xander Cage (2017) It's a movie of trying-to-be-cool moments strung together to no purpose.‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2017
3.5/5 85% Lion (2016) The director, Garth Davis, gets strong performances from his cast -- a heart-to-heart scene between Patel and Kidman looks set to earn them both Oscar nominations.‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2017
3/5 58% Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life (2016) Given the current discussions in this country on how our school system is failing our kids, the movie's plea for creativity over tests will have surprising resonance for parents too.‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2017
4.5/5 98% Moonlight (2016) In shot after shot the movie puts you vividly in its hero's headspace -- to stunning effect.‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2017
3/5 34% Live By Night (2017) The movie has punchy dialogue and is ravishing to look at, with production design that borrows from great movies set in the same milieu including The Godfather Part II and Elmer Gantry.‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2017
4/5 89% Jackie (2016) Immensely powerful.‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2017
2.5/5 34% Railroad Tigers (2017) The movie is fatally glib in tone.‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2017
4/5 64% Sword Master (2016) It's a great big, colourful, campy extravaganza in which often fake-looking CGI backgrounds don't detract from the enjoyment.‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2017
3/5 41% Office Christmas Party (2016) The celebration that goes too far is a movie comedy staple, but there's something a bit disturbing about Office Christmas Party's vision of corporate America self-immolating at the end of one terrible year.‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2017
2.5/5 13% Collateral Beauty (2016) It's not a complete disaster. If you're up for a good cry and don't mind a bit of simplistic lecturing on how to cope with loss in this big, bad, old world, then you could do worse.‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2017
4.5/5 88% Gone Girl (2014) A new film by David Fincher is always an event... and he's done a slick job with this clever, unsettling story, helped along by an eerie music score from Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross.‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2016
51% Risen (2016) The filmmakers don't try to explain what actually occurred in the tomb, which serves the investigation style narrative well.‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2016
91% Birdman (2014) The fluid filmmaking on show mirrors the movie's dance of ideas.‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2016
4.5/5 94% Carol (2015) Haynes has forged a drama that's wonderfully intimate and subtle while generating considerable emotional power.‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2016
76% Goosebumps (2015) Jack Black gives one of his more enjoyable performances playing the writer as a Frankenstein figure -- the creator of creatures that he can't control.‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2016
1/5 9% Point Break (2015) Point Break? More like Point Miss.‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2016
4/5 78% Holding The Man (2015) This very sad film hits home with the force of a rebuke.‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Read More | Posted Jan 6, 2016
2.5/5 16% Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip (2015) The Road Chip hardly qualifies as great cinema. And really, no adult goes to these films because they want to. But it is a perfectly serviceable accompaniment to a choc top and bag of popcorn.‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2016
3/5 60% Joy (2015) While the director's favourite leading lady, Jennifer Lawrence, gives the lead character everything she has, and that's plenty, the world inhabited by the ironically-named Joy remains strangely flat.‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2016
3/5 33% Entourage (2015) The dialogue is funny and the film moves quickly between its various storylines, wisely realising that none of the main characters has much capacity for engagement or development. That's with the possible exception of Piven's Ari.‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Read More | Posted Dec 30, 2015
3/5 63% The Water Diviner (2015) A well-meaning, worthy and, at times, moving ode to Gallipoli.‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2015
3/5 79% Infinitely Polar Bear (2015) The performances are fine, and it's no mean feat to derive warm-hearted laughs from mental illness.‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2015
3/5 61% Run All Night (2015) It's the kind of film where he'll gun somebody down and then look sad and soulful, as if he might be write a poem about it.‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2015
3/5 83% Cinderella (2015) A very tame live-action retelling of a story everybody already knows.‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2015
3/5 29% The Longest Ride (2015) Its theme of cherishing love when it comes your way couldn't be blunter, but on the whole this is one of the better Sparks movies, with even a neat twist in the tale to reward those who last the distance.‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2015
3.5/5 66% Pitch Perfect 2 (2015) A movie that's crazy fun, and every bit as good as the first one.‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2015
3/5 61% The Intern (2015) It's the job of movies to fulfill wishes, and the desire for an understanding parental figure is as basic as the desire to feel needed and useful in one's old age. ‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2015
4/5 65% Ricki And The Flash (2015) It's an acerbically funny, rousing little tale about rock's dangerous allure and redemptive power.‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2015
16% Pixels (2015) If you're old enough to remember the likes of Frogger and Q-Bert, you're probably too old for the film's generally puerile humour. ‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2015
4/5 94% Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief (2015) The film grips utterly for its two hours and sets forth nothing less than a polemic on the dangers of religious extremism.‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2015
3.5/5 90% The Nightingale (Ye Ying - Le promeneur d'oiseau) (2015) Well acted and beautifully photographed, the movie offers a window into both modern urban and traditional Chinese life.‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2015
2.5/5 57% Paper Towns (2015) Margo's departure leaves us in the company of characters who are way less interesting than her, and the answer to her mystery, when it comes, hardly seems worth the wait.‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2015
2.5/5 43% Madame Bovary (2015) Wasikowska's muted performance doesn't make much of an impression here and neither do the two men playing her lovers.‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2015
3/5 46% Ted 2 (2015) Ted 2 works best when it hews closely to Family Guy's rhythms of fast dialogue and cutaways to quick, self-contained skits.‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2015
4/5 91% Love & Mercy (2015) Like the sounds and voices that plagued Wilson, Love and Mercy is a musical biopic that gets in your head.‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2015
4/5 92% Women He's Undressed (2016) With a wealth of clips from Golden Age films, Orry-Kelly's talent speaks for itself, and interviews with the likes of Angela Lansbury and Jane Fonda offer first-hand accounts of this member of the Hollywood gumleaf mafia.‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2015
3.5/5 72% 13 Minutes (Elser) (2017) The narrative keeps up the intrigue, with Elser's eventual fate being not quite as clear-cut as you might expect.‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2015
3.5/5 No Score Yet Unity (2015) To be fair, a lot of what Monson says makes good sense. Yes, we would all be healthier, and the world more sustainable, if we did give up meat. Yes, animals should be treated with dignity. ‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2015
3.5/5 19% Aloha (2015) There's real romantic chemistry here. Cooper is that rare star that can balance a charmer's lightness and wit with vulnerability and sincerity.‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2015