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Padraic McKiernan

Padraic McKiernan
Padraic McKiernan's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Sunday Independent (Ireland)

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
23% Dracula Untold (2014) It's not going to change your life but Dracula fans will surely find it delivers decent fang, sorry bang for your buck.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2016
31% Love, Rosie (2015) If you can treat the experience as an extended bubble-bath and remember the whole affair is to depth and substance what Boyzone were to Bob Dylan, you won't go far wrong.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2016
77% Fury (2014) [Pitt] delivers an Oscar-worthy performance in the central role and while attempts to mix the populist and the profound don't always work, it remains a captivating piece.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2016
42% This Is Where I Leave You (2014) I wouldn't say I hated it but my dislike knew no bounds.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2016
96% Manuscripts Don't Burn (2014) A searing indictment of the current regime in Iran, this daring and brave piece deserves as wide an audience as possible. ‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted May 31, 2016
90% Wild (2014) Witherspoon is, dare I say it, foot-perfect in the central role while the exceptional cinematography effortlessly reflects the epic beauty of the American wilderness.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2016
89% A Most Violent Year (2015) Though possibly lacking a little bang bang for your buck, A Most Violent Year represents an absorbing, thoughtful and successful attempt to subvert the usual grisly gangster-chic stereotypes.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2016
72% American Sniper (2015) Cooper excels in the central role while Eastwood succeeds in the difficult task of delivering a war movie that focuses more on the personal sacrifice made by soldiers than it does on politics. It's all the better for it.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2016
67% Laggies (2014) Plot implausibilities and Knightley's comedic deficiencies, however, ensure that proceedings never move much beyond the passable.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2016
71% Interstellar (2014) Interstellar needs to be seen on the biggest screen you can get your eyes on for maximum impact.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2016
96% 12 Years a Slave (2013) 12 Years a Slave? It feels much longer.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2016
92% Birdman (2014) Like all great art, it's a journey into the heart of psychological darkness that sheds a luminous light.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2015
74% The Congress (2014) The psychedelic second section derails the finished product somewhat but it's never less than absorbing. Cult classics have evolved from less.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2014
97% Boyhood (2014) Clocking in at close to three hours, Boyhood overstays its welcome a little; but strong performances, an evocative soundtrack together with the director's flair for off-the-cuff profundity ensure that fans of quality movie-making won't be disappointed.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2014
24% Tammy (2014) The good news about this enjoyable piece is that they do manage to raise a few laughs. McCarthy's knockabout schtick is bound to get old at some stage, but it hasn't happened yet, while Sarandon isn't found wanting in the comic smarts department. ‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2014
92% How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014) Written and directed with admirable verve by Dean DeBlois, How to Train Your Dragon ticks all the important boxes required of top quality family-friendly animation.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2014
90% Live Die Repeat: Edge of Tomorrow (2014) This Doug Liman directed feature is a cut above the usual in terms of cerebral content, but it's still difficult to imagine it appearing on Mensa must-see lists any day soon.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Jun 2, 2014
54% Fading Gigolo (2014) There is the odd laugh but they're too few and far between to dispel the slightly creepy sense that, thematically, we're getting a middle-aged male fantasy take on what women want.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted May 30, 2014
14% Blended (2014) Blended? Blanded more like.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted May 30, 2014
93% A Touch of Sin (2013) Though ultra-violent at times, those in the market for quality arthouse fare are guaranteed to be enthralled.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted May 23, 2014
82% The Two Faces of January (2014) Impeccable production values and pitch perfect performances ensure engagement levels remain high. These positives, however, don't fully compensate for a spectacle that lurches uncomfortably close to melodrama towards the conclusion.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted May 16, 2014
28% Pompeii (2014) The lava is the only thing that flows in this misfiring affair.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted May 9, 2014
89% Run & Jump (2014) Understated performances from a standout cast combine with a nuanced script to deliver an experience that is enduringly heartwarming.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted May 9, 2014
17% Plastic (2014) The story depicted here is remarkable but uneven production values and a couple of dodgy American accents spoil it.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted May 9, 2014
93% An Episode in the Life of an Iron Picker (2013) Gritty fly-on-the-wall footage of family life with his wife Senada and their two young children accentuates the sense of an existence that is barely sustainable.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted May 2, 2014
96% Blue Ruin (2014) Strong suspense levels help maintain good momentum and Blair anchors proceedings admirably. The conclusion is a tad contrived, but there are enough twists and turns along the way to ensure that genre fans will be suitably thrilled.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted May 2, 2014
97% We Are the Best! (2014) Performances from the central players are uniformly remarkable and help distract from a slightly disjointed, episodic structure. Content is fairly lightweight and the movie runs out of road towards the conclusion, but it is fun while it lasts.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Apr 22, 2014
92% The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) Anderson's customary lavish production values render the spectacle a visual treat while a quality script maintains decent momentum.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2014
49% RoboCop (2014) It's far from memorable but the cast acquit themselves with aplomb while impressive action sequences will give excitable types plenty of bang bang for their buck.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2014
67% Bastards (2013) It could be that genre fans or French cinema enthusiasts may be engaged, but the murky visuals and non-linear nature of the narrative left me cold.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2014
15% Endless Love (2014) If you're a stranger to Mills and Boon or movies like The Notebook, it can be said, with a decent degree of probability, that Endless Love will require endless patience. But it's not without its positives.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2014