Paul Farren

Paul Farren
Paul Farren's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer® when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Film Ireland Magazine
Publications: Film Ireland Magazine

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
78% Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) (2020) Margot has proven herself in the past as a reliable actor but her shallow, psychopathic Betty Boop grates very early in the proceedings. - Film Ireland Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2020
99% Parasite (Gisaengchung) (2019) Never let the audience off the hook, Hitchcock once said. Ho achieves this in spades and with more than one hook. - Film Ireland Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2020
64% The Man Who Killed Don Quixote (2019) Personally, for all its frustrating elements it is worthy viewing of anyone who consider themselves filmgoers. - Film Ireland Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2020
51% Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) The film is not without thrills and is definitely an amusing jaunt for the most part once you don't think too hard about who, what or why. - Film Ireland Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2019
80% Little Monsters (2019) It's not a dead loss, or should I say undead loss, and the Halloween season mood might make audiences a bit more forgiving. - Film Ireland Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2019
26% Gemini Man (2019) All of these foibles would be a lot easier to forgive if they weren't trying to hold together a dated, hackneyed script whose sell by date is long past. - Film Ireland Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2019
65% The Day Shall Come (2019) We understand the implication of the film's point of view but its manipulations along the way to get us there feel too contrived to have real emotional weight. - Film Ireland Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2019
98% Extra Ordinary (2020) A highly enjoyable romp for children of all ages, except for maybe the squeamish ones under ten. - Film Ireland Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2019
83% Crawl (2019) An acceptable date movie that has plenty of brain-dead thrills for its modest running time. - Film Ireland Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2019
91% Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) There are some clunky moments in there and some of the humour doesn't quite hit the mark, but it's easy to forgive, when the heart of the piece is so adeptly handled by the actors. - Film Ireland Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2019
100% The Cold Blue (2019) Cold Blue, rich with colour, spectacle and detail is an evocative reminder of a terrible time in world history, beautiful, tragic, mundane, terrifying and terribly human. - Film Ireland Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2019
97% Toy Story 4 (2019) Though the film seems like an unnecessary addition to the franchise (Toy Story 3 was also a hard act to follow) there is no doubting its ability to entertain. - Film Ireland Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2019
23% Dark Phoenix (2019) So many lost opportunities are apparent watching the hamster-wheel mentality unfold - Film Ireland Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2019
43% Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) Despite the bonkers premise and stilted human moments, Godzilla is a blast. - Film Ireland Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted May 31, 2019
94% Avengers: Endgame (2019) All the necessary heroes get the right amount of screen time and for every laugh there are other things happening to balance it all out. - Film Ireland Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted May 1, 2019
90% Shazam! (2019) It riffs mightily off Tom Hanks' Big - Big in spandex if you will, and has a giddy joy in its superpowered hero akin to that of the earlier Superman films. - Film Ireland Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 8, 2019
95% Gaza (2019) It successfully encapsulates the human response to living in this conflicted space, revealing both defiance and uncrushable human will alongside frustration and fear. - Film Ireland Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2019
78% Captain Marvel (2019) A fun but uneven ride. - Film Ireland Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2019
85% The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part (2019) It has that rare quality for a film of this kind; it has its Lego cake and eats it. - Film Ireland Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2019
62% Alita: Battle Angel (2019) The muddled, episodic structure and speechmaking dialogue does not help. - Film Ireland Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2019
93% Stan & Ollie (2019) Despite such dramatic license, it is hard to fault such a sincere love letter to the two great comedians. - Film Ireland Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2019
26% Mortal Engines (2018) If spectacle is what you are after, you will find plenty, even if it does go on a tad too long. - Film Ireland Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2018
94% War for the Planet of the Apes (2017) The effects are outstanding and the rendition of the ape heroes is still a joy to watch. - Film Ireland Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2017
92% Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) Holland's wonderful performance keeps everything grounded. - Film Ireland Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2017
44% Ghost in the Shell (2017) It serves as a passable bit of movie fare, that feels like it time travelled from the '90s and picked up some lavish special effects on the way, but never seems comfortable in its own shell. - Film Ireland Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2017
75% Kong: Skull Island (2017) Despite a slim story... the effects are enough to carry this yarn. When the monsters are in the ring it is great fun to watch and there are plenty of WWF monster bouts to keep a smile on the faces of those that care. - Film Ireland Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2017
76% Lights Out (2016) Likeable performances, good pacing and a requisite amount of scares help it along. - Film Ireland Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2016
43% The Angry Birds Movie (2016) The plot is rudimentary but the visuals are pleasing enough to get through some of the quieter patches. - Film Ireland Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted May 13, 2016
91% Captain America: Civil War (2016) CA:CV moves along at a brisk pace, the effects are fantastic and the superhero line-up is the best we have seen since Avengers Assemble. Bottom line, CA:CV is an entertaining film with some great action sequences. - Film Ireland Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted May 5, 2016