Paddy Kehoe

Paddy Kehoe
Paddy Kehoe's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): RTÉ (Ireland)
Publications: RTÉ (Ireland)

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
3.5/5 80% Loro (2019) The mood has darkened irrevocably and the closing scenes of devastation at L'Aquila seem to point up something much bigger than Berlusconi, something sinister at the heart of Italian statehood. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2019
2.5/5 57% Greta (2019) Director Neil Jordan has a stab at psychodrama in his new film, Greta, which is saved - and only just - by the presence of French veteran, Isabelle Huppert. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2019
2/5 39% Don't Go (2018) A puzzling finish, as dream over-hangs reality. Must have been something in the whiskey. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 15, 2019
4/5 91% Last Breath (2018) Ultimately, the film is a stirring tribute to a band of unpretentiously likable, yet highly skilled individuals, bonded together in their own ways, and looking out for each other whatever the danger. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2019
3.5/5 No Score Yet The Limit Of (2017) Sharper, snappier editing and less of that deliberate ponderousness in the dialogue and direction would have helped achieve a more supple rhythm but this is a mere caveat. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2019
2.5/5 89% Happy as Lazzaro (Lazzaro felice) (2018) The film begins with real promise but fizzles in its second act into a foggy portentousness. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2019
4/5 No Score Yet The Man Who Wanted to Fly (2019) The Man Who Wanted To Fly is a thoughtful, unassuming film about one man's ambition to take to the skies. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2019
5/5 100% Minding the Gap (2018) Tender and perceptive, and a balanced picture of extraordinary lives, Minding the Gap is unmissable for anyone interested in this neglected corner of America, a million miles from Trump Tower. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2019
2.5/5 96% Border (Gräns) (2018) Border is strange, disturbing and brave in its own way, but not everyone will be willing to accept its nervy, visceral terror. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2019
4.5/5 90% Sauvage / Wild (2019) Sauvage features a mesmerising performance from Félix Maritaud as the 22-year old rent boy Léo who is looking for love and security of a kind behind that tough, insouciant exterior. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2019
5/5 94% Foxtrot (2018) Maoz's masterful, intelligent feature shows how war can challenge a decent family unit, while hollow rhetoric destroys its spirit. A salutary film that eschews gimmickry or empty sloganeering, Foxtrot deserves to be seen. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2019
5/5 89% Capernaum (Capharnaüm) (2018) Magnificent but harrowing. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2019
5/5 94% Burning (Beoning) (2018) Burning is a sophisticated, deliciously opaque thriller, wrought through gifted cinematography, depicting the Korean countryside with a sense of atmosphere and, in one memorable scene, capturing a spectacular sunset. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2019
3.5/5 99% Free Solo (2018) Because we are fed little tidbits of biography, we look for clues therein as to how such a risky pursuit could so engulf this wide-eyed enigma. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2018
5/5 94% The Wild Pear Tree (Ahlat agaci) (2019) In its absorbing to and fro of mood and dialogue, The Wild Pear Tree brilliantly conjures the moments when people at odds with each other can suddenly connect. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2018
2.5/5 84% Disobedience (2018) The emotional anguish authentically expressed in Disobedience is captivating, but the film fades out unsatisfactorily, playing on sententious heroics by way of an implausible ending that can't make up its mind. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2018
4/5 99% Shoplifters (Manbiki kazoku) (2018) Shoplifters is an absorbing, masterful film that opens out like a Japanese fan into a coda of sociological commentary that will leave you pondering about the ethics of families and their brands of dysfunction, veiled and visible alike, - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2018
4/5 64% Good Favour (2017) You will certainly leave the cinema musing and reflecting about what you have just seen. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2018
3/5 33% The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (2018) The Nutcracker and the Four Realms is a colourful and fast-moving fantasy. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2018
4/5 94% Wildlife (2018) Develops some of that restlessness reminiscent of the tormented Blanche DuBois in Tennessee Williams' classic play, A Streetcar Named Desire. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2018
2/5 83% Juliet, Naked (2018) Juliet, Naked tries hard but the movie flounders between the streams of lame comedy and the springs of affection. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2018
4/5 100% Black Mother (2019) Black Mother is a beguiling, poetic meditation on a group of Jamaicans and their lives of poverty and hardship, though there are lots of smiles. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2018
3.5/5 100% The Lonely Battle of Thomas Reid (2017) The Lonely Battle of Thomas Reid - one man who simply wants to stay in his house and in his fields - is in sum a fascinating portrait of a determined son of the land. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2018
3/5 77% Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot (2018) The always charismatic Phoenix inhabits the challenging role of Callahan with seeming ease and magnetic allure. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2018
5/5 79% Utøya: July 22 (Utøya 22. Juli) (2018) Watching this disturbing, compelling film, one feels the cast have been driven by director Poppe to evoke the atmosphere of that day as though their lives depended on it. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2018
4/5 97% 1945 (2017) Marvellously directed and acted, 1945 shows how those who practice deception for their own ends are likely to pay the price and in ways they may not foresee. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2018
4/5 No Score Yet The Silver Branch (2017) The Silver Branch is an absorbing, brilliant film that should be honoured everywhere prizes are given, for delving delicately and drinking deep at the well of one man's story, one family's joy and heartbreak. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2018
4/5 97% Columbus (2017) Columbus is in sum a compelling indie slice of life that does not try to manipulate you with cellos or violins, but rather employs plenty of that valuable thing, silence - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2018
3.5/5 97% Lucky (2017) Harry Dean Stanton's swansong as an actor is a wryly affectionate exercise that has some arresting moments but teeters towards sentimentality because of some dud notes in the screenplay. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2018
1.5/5 34% King of Thieves (2019) The film is trading cheaply and knowingly on former glories when it should be concentrating on a story which in truth does not have much comic value in the first place. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2018
5/5 97% The Rider (2018) Young Jandreau gives a towering performance, broody, watchful, charismatic. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2018
3.5/5 87% The Miseducation of Cameron Post (2018) A reflective work, which is worth seeing for its treatment of delicate themes. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2018
2/5 69% The Seagull (2018) In sum, not so bad, but somehow fails to scale the heights. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2018
4/5 No Score Yet Elvis: '68 Comeback Special (2018) The camera only loves the man himself, perhaps a measure of his stardom, or otherwise that was what the Colonel wanted. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2018
3.5/5 84% Under the Tree (Undir trénu) (2018) Director Sigurðsson turns the screws as far as he can in this blackly absurdist tour de force, with a mostly smart and original screenplay. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2018
4/5 100% The Image You Missed (2018) Avoiding the mawkish and sentimental, The Image You Missed is a highly-skilled work of art, with a reflective, uncompromising approach to biography. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2018
2/5 14% Damascus Cover (2018) Jonathan Rhys Meyers deserves a better script and so does everybody else. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2018
5/5 93% Sicilian Ghost Story (2018) While there are hallucinatory elements which are integral to the story, there is at the same time a curiously rugged cinematic artistry about the film which is in Italian with English subtitles. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2018
4/5 71% Edie (2017) Edie leaves these charming possibilities lingering and trembles with a poignant sense of mystery and loss. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2018
4/5 95% A Cambodian Spring (2018) Illuminating and absorbing... - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 2, 2018
4/5 91% Lean on Pete (2018) A respectful treatment, and a brilliant performance from Charlie Plummer, but in truth the novel is so good that it's a hard act to follow. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 2, 2018
3/5 55% Unless (2016) Alan Gilsenan's adaptation of Carol Shields' final novel Unless has the delicate touch and the humanity that characterise his documentaries. Yet somehow one is left wanting more. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2018
2.5/5 85% The Square (2017) Ultimately, the philosophy at play is just too shallow and simplistic. Best viewed under the categories 'addictive sensationalism' or 'sophisticated, accelerated soap.' - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2018
4/5 96% Sweet Country (2018) A film which celebrates the mysterious, harsh landscape and those shimmering horizons of the Northern Territories in what is, aside from taut drama, a work of visionary cinematography. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2018
4.5/5 93% A Fantastic Woman (Una mujer fantástica) (2018) There is lots of frenetic movement, in cars or buses, and a hedonistic nightclub scene which turns into a captivatingly stylish dance routine. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2018
4/5 93% Journey's End (2018) This haunting, sensitive film is another reminder of the futility of war, rendered small-scale and close-up in this instance but with big implications. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2018
3/5 84% The Final Year (2018) Chris Barker has done the best with his material, and he has managed to show the dying days of an administration, warts and all at best. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2018
5/5 69% Eric Clapton: A Life in 12 Bars (2017) Eric Clapton would became one of the world's greatest blues guitarists. Yet all the success in the world could not take away profound personal insecurity and an inability to trust for much of his life as this masterful film carefully documents. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2018
4.5/5 80% Brad's Status (2017) Ben Stiller inhabits the role of a hard-pressed, somewhat neurotic dad with brilliant fidelity in the engrossing Brad's Status. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2018
5/5 84% Song of Granite (2017) A work of genius. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2017