Pat Stacey

Pat Stacey
Pat Stacey's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer® when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): The Herald (Ireland) Irish Independent

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
4/5 100% Finding Jack Charlton (2020) This is a celebration of a unique football man who did a unique service to this country. Thanks for the memories, Jack. We'll take care of them for you. - Irish Independent EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 24, 2020
4/5 100% The Unbelievable Story of Carl Beech (2020) Unbelievable doesn't begin to describe this travesty and tragedy. - Irish Independent EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2020
96% Showbiz Kids (2020) A deceptively mundane title for a subtle, nuanced film. - Irish Independent EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2020
4/5 No Score Yet Abbeyfealegood (2019) A gem of a film, beautifully shot and brimming with humanity. Make an appointment. - Irish Independent EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2020
3/5 75% Steve McQueen: The Man & Le Mans (2015) The race sequences, shot with car-mounted cameras, are dazzling, but otherwise it's a bore. Mind you, the documentary's suggestion that McQueen stuck to safe fare like The Getaway and The Towering Inferno thereafter is wrong. - The Herald (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2020
1/5 60% I am Patrick (2020) I Am Patrick, written and directed by Jarrod Anderson, is just crushingly dull and lifeless. The aerial drone shots of the Irish landscape look great, but aerial drone shots of anywhere look great. - The Herald (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2020
100% The Windermere Children (2020) There's no bombast, no histrionics in the film. It's full of quietly devastating moments. - Irish Independent EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2020
No Score Yet In League With Gaddafi (2019) Kevin Brannigan's fabulous, funny documentary In League with Gaddafi told a strange story of mad dogs and Irishmen going out in the Libyan midday sun. - The Herald (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2019
4/5 85% Elizabeth is Missing (2019) What really matters here is [Glenda] Jackson. She's sensational, conveying the dreadful sadness, anger, confusion and fear of a woman who sees her memory, her very self, slipping uncontrollably from her grasp and sliding into the darkness. - The Herald (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2019
4/5 No Score Yet Children of the Troubles (2019) There were many more stories here we should never forget. Thanks to compassion of Joe Duffy and Freya McClements, we won't. - Irish Independent EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2019
3/5 91% El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie (2019) While it's great to be back in the company of Aaron Paul, I'm not so sure you'd be missing out on a lot if you skipped El Camino. Viewers who know Breaking Bad inside out can probably figure out Jesse's ultimate geographical destination. - The Herald (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2019
4/5 No Score Yet Churchill and the Movie Mogul (2019) The best history documentaries are often those that skip the big pages and mine the footnotes for material. John Fleet's excellent hour-long film struck gold with the overlooked relationship between [Winston] Churchill and Alexander Korda. - Irish Independent EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2019
3/5 86% Untouchable (2019) Untouchable is compelling but uneven and imperfect; a welcome first strike, but no more than that. - The Herald (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2019
2/5 No Score Yet Inside The Bruderhof (2019) It's a short documentary, running just 40 minutes. Alas, it's also short on rigour and bite. - The Herald (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2019
98% Deadwood: The Movie (2019) Ironically, for a series in which so many the characters were motivated by selfishness, ambition, greed or unadulterated wickedness, this was a surprisingly warm, almost sentimental finale. - The Herald (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2019
5/5 96% Springsteen on Broadway (2018) Stripping the songs back to their basics - only a voice and an instrument - lets the lyrics breathe, bringing out their beauty and aching poignancy. - The Herald (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2018
100% Manchester: The Night of the Bomb (2018) As a film-maker, Jamie Roberts has done an extraordinary job, weaving together the testimonies of bomb victims young and old into a powerful, harrowing hour that takes the viewer closer to the heart of carnage and tragedy than any documentary I've seen. - The Herald (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 25, 2018
No Score Yet Surviving Sandy Hook (2015) The feeling you took away at the end was one of common sense crushed by idiocy. - The Herald (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2017
68% A Very Murray Christmas (2015) Murray, who genuinely seems to fancy himself as a bit of a crooner, bludgeoning his way through a number of Christmas standards in a cracked, scratchy voice suggests he's taking his ego for a sleigh ride. - The Herald (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2017
86% Gosford Park (2001) This a marvellously entertaining confection, served up with a wonderfully light touch - The Herald (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2017
17% Queen of the Damned (2002) The result is a film that's as camp as Butlins but nowhere near as much fun and full of awful performances and silly dialogue - The Herald (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2017
42% K-PAX (2001) Who else but [Jeff] Bridges could invest a mouldering cliché like the world weary shrink who can solve everyone's problems but not his own with such depth and feeling? What a truly wonderful actor he is. - The Herald (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2017
24% Don't Say a Word (2001) Don't Say a Word is mediocre, shrink-wrapped Hollywood pap. - The Herald (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2017
68% Ali (2001) A flawed film, then, and a comparative disappointment. But because of Smith, the scrupulous recreation of the period and the general quality of the performances, I'll score Ali a narrow victory on points. - The Herald (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2017
80% The Royal Tenenbaums (2002) Suffused with warmth and colour, and making liberal and inventive use of flashbacks, captions, voiceover and even chapter headings to break up the story, The Royal Tenenbaums won't be to everybody's taste, but it is a blast of original, irreverent air. - The Herald (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2017