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 75% The Mauritanian (2021) The same tersely-enunciated pronouncements on what is right and wrong, the stern unflinching ability to sift through the lies people tell, will prove familiar. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 1, 2021
2/5 No Score Yet #Iamhere (#JeSuisLà) (2020) In truth, the film fizzles and sags a bit. What had the potential to be a smart comedy is only half-smart in the end. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2020
4/5 No Score Yet Looking for Gilles Caron (Histoire d'un Regard) (2019) Looking for Gilles Caron (Histoire d'un Regard) documents the life of French photographer Gilles Caron... through some of the startling, often moving 100,000 images which he took in the course of his work. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2020
4/5 93% Nocturnal (2019) Bleak and intense, Nocturnal is mildly creepy but curiously credible, upending the lazy cliche viz a viz irresponsible fathers who, it is believed, scarper and forget. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2020
5/5 94% A White, White Day (Hvítur, hvítur dagur) (2020) The slow-burning A White, White Day thrives on a barely-felt erotic charge before sexual jealousy eventually runs rampant behind the domestic veneer. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2020
3.5/5 92% My Rembrandt (2021) Oeke Hoogendijk, the film's director, has indeed made a bit of a 'thriller' about art, as the publicity dubs it, fair enough, she has. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2020
67% 100% Wolf (2020) There is hell of a lot of helter skelter and frantic movement to be done before such questions are resolved in this appealing moonage nightmare, which, yup, ends happily. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2020
4/5 100% Broken Law (2020) Gritty and engaging, this Cain & Abel motif for our times features fine performances all around. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2020
4/5 No Score Yet Lift (2016) Smart and hard-edged and set in centre-city Dublin, Lift elicits the expected black humour involved when six people get stuck in a lift on a Friday evening, as pub-time beckons. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 15, 2020
4/5 37% Downhill (2020) Downhill is an immensely satisfying cinema experience and a sequel - there certainly is scope for one - would be a most desirable thing. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2020
4/5 98% Portrait of a Lady on Fire (Portrait de la jeune fille en feu) (2020) Powerful and profoundly beautiful. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2020
4/5 62% The Call of the Wild (2020) The Call of the Wild is a warm and engaging treat for all the family. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2020
5/5 91% Jihad Jane (2019) This film about her life to date is an engrossing documentary which never loses a feel for the human texture behind the headlines. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2020
2/5 28% The Rhythm Section (2020) If the Bond folk are involved the 'money' box is ticked. Likewise, the 'exotic location' box is ticked, but you wouldn't miss much if you missed The Rhythm Section. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2020
2.5/5 98% Parasite (Gisaengchung) (2019) No doubt Asian capitalist interests are well-served in the end, there won't be rioting in the streets on the back of this one. A film is hardly effective satire if it doesn't point up a route to radical change. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2020
2.5/5 93% Long Day's Journey Into Night (Di qiu zui hou de ye wan) (2019) Long Day's Journey into Night is a risky film to launch anywhere, being slow in its exposition and resistant to easy interpretation. Approach with caution but, if in doubt, approach it anyway. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 31, 2019
4/5 35% Seberg (2020) Seberg is a must-see. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 31, 2019
4/5 96% Amanda (2018) Amanda has that pressing, anticipatory feel of a Michael Haneke movie, an air of slightly smug urban contentment about to be shattered. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 31, 2019
4/5 94% Transit (2019) [A] bold adaptation. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2019
4/5 97% The Kingmaker (2019) The film moves easily back and forth between the simpering, self-justificatory former first lady and the documented realities of what took place under her husband's iron rule. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2019
2/5 92% Beanpole (Dylda) (2020) There is no point obviously in trying to like Beanpole, it doesn't have a sticker attached that says 'like me,' you will either get its uncompromising delving into deep hurt or you won't. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2019
5/5 100% So Long, My Son (Di jiu tian chang) (2019) So Long, My Son, whose original title in Mandarin is Di Jiu Tian Chang, is an easily accessible, beautifully-wrought work of cinema whose universal human story of heartbreak and tragedy is spellbinding. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2019
4/5 91% The Biggest Little Farm (2019) The film is so companionable in John's unrelenting grin-and-bear-it voice-over, and so lovable with Molly's all-American positivity that, heck, you even want to know how they got Todd in the first place. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2019
.5/5 97% Knives Out (2019) Knives Out is a trite, pale comedy that tries to be as infantile as it can be within the bounds of adult entertainment. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2019
5/5 88% La Belle Époque (2020) Written and directed by Nicolas Bedos, La Belle Epoque is a dazzling tour de force for everyone who likes magnificent escapism. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2019
3/5 82% The Report (2019) The movie is solid and engaging enough, but it is not particularly exceptional and one might say the same about Spotlight. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2019
5/5 86% Meeting Gorbachev (2019) Alas, the sweets do not have sugar but they are at least chocolates. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2019
4/5 45% After the Wedding (2019) Williams inhabits the role with great skill and the film is almost worth seeing just for her master class in quietly-simmering anxiety. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2019
3.5/5 96% By the Grace of God (Grâce à Dieu) (2019) Sobering viewing. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2019
5/5 No Score Yet The Curious Works of Roger Doyle (2018) This magisterial tribute documentary is framed around the staging of Doyle's first opera, Heresy... - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2019
.5/5 70% Terminator: Dark Fate (2019) It's one of the most turgid, mind-numbing exercises in so-called cinematic craft that one could ever expect to witness and hear, very loudly indeed, way louder than the crunching of popcorn. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2019
4/5 No Score Yet Best Before Death (2019) So, in conclusion, a slightly fusty air of nineteenth century good works and leatherette prayer books meets a version of late English hippiedom and unshowy sharing. Unshowy, yes, even if that film-maker chap insists on recording it all. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2019
5/5 87% Non-Fiction (Doubles vies) (2019) Printed books versus e-books, love and infidelity behind the bookshelves, it's all rather topical in this charming, restrained comedy of manners featuring Juliette Binoche - and indeed everybody else - doing star turns in Oliver Assayas's engaging drama. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2019
3.5/5 94% Werewolf (Wilkolak) (2018) Here in Werewolf is an interesting Polish take on horror, an object lesson in how it might be done successfully. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2019
4/5 No Score Yet Losing Alaska (2018) It's an important film, underscoring the troubled realities of climate change and its widespread ramifications. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2019
4/5 40% The Laundromat (2019) The movie is, in sum, an enjoyable romp, the cinematic equivalent of a Radox bath after a hard day. Go for it. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2019
3.5/5 97% The Farewell (2019) Made with the necessary narrative and directorial guile to get the Oscars in its sights, and with dialogue in English and Mandarin Chinese, The Farewell presses all the right buttons and is a heart-warming tale about cultural dislocation. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2019
5/5 98% For Sama (2019) Waad Al-Khateab is undoubtedly one of the bravest, imaginative film-makers of our times with hopefully many more films to deliver. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2019
4/5 89% The Souvenir (2019) The Souvenir might be glibly written off as an art movie by viewers who cannot engage with what is ultimately a tragic adaggieto of self-destruction. Be patient with it, however, it's worth it. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2019
4/5 90% Never Grow Old (2019) Black as pitch, Never Grow Old is a convincing thriller set in in 1849 in an American settlement ruled over by a psychopathic thug, played with consummate, unadulterated evil by John Cusack. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2019
4/5 96% Pain and Glory (Dolor y gloria) (2019) Call it suspense then, but it's of a very sophisticated kind. Superb. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2019
4/5 52% The Sun Is Also a Star (2019) Sure, Tracy Oliver's screenplay is simplistic and gee-whizz-earnest but so what, Ry Russo-Young directs with admirable skill and sensitivity. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2019
5/5 96% Gaza (2019) Gaza is compelling because we hear of life there in the people's own words, we can judge the tone of the revelations and observations, look at the weary expressions. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2019
3.5/5 44% The Art of Racing in the Rain (2019) Look, The Art of Racing in the Rain is not Sergei Eisenstein or Jean Cocteau, but it serves its purpose as a meat-and-two-veg family story which does what it says on the tin with real expertise. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2019
1.5/5 53% Tell It to the Bees (2019) What might have been, in more capable hands, an indie gem is instead a melodramatic TV movie. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2019
5/5 100% The Cold Blue (2019) [A]n extraordinarily moving portrait of the American bomber pilots of the Second World War. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2019
2.5/5 77% Never Look Away (2019) Never Look Away runs to over three hours and is a reasonably engaging human story but it is overly-long and flawed by a certain degree of cinematic indulgence that makes it syrupy and fluffy when it should not be so. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2019
5/5 77% Halston (2019) Take a look at Bergdorf Goodman's website and see how Halston Heritage still informs in handbags, footwear, accessories. Nothing ever really dies. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2019
3.5/5 91% Gloria Bell (2019) Less taut and focused than the Spanish language original, Sebastián Lelio's own remake is nevertheless passably pleasant. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2019
4/5 98% Too Late to Die Young (Tarde para morir joven) (2019) It is a real virtue of the movie that one has to think this so often. You will only come to tentative theories about its raison d'être when you have finished viewing it. See it at the IFI. Recommended. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 22, 2019