Paul Mount

Paul Mount
Paul Mount's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer® when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Starburst
Publications: Starburst

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
3/5 No Score Yet The Haunted Hotel (2021) The Haunted Hotel is an interesting grab-bag of tales with - hardcore horror hounds apart - something to offer for everyone and it's far more consistently enjoyable and well-realised than we might have otherwise anticipated... - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2021
3/5 88% The Toll (2021) Balances the parochial nature of life out in the sticks with the extremes of its characters and its often-confusing narrative thanks to performances both lively and low-key with the wild, bleak locations adding to the film's sense of wilful dislocation. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2021
3/5 62% Jungle Cruise (2021) Jungle Cruise is harmless fun, kept afloat by the watchability factor of its three leads and a relentless, lively pace that means it's never boring and never a chore. But it's also not even remotely exceptional. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2021
3/5 83% Boys from County Hell (2020) Boys From County Hell maybe be only fitfully amusing and hampered a little by its low budget, but it's still thoroughly enjoyable even if it's ultimately more workmanlike and efficient than exceptional. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2021
2/5 54% Settlers (2021) Settlers may well appeal to those who prefer their science fiction a bit more grounded and thoughtful but the film's glacial pace and lack of momentum suck the life out of it. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2021
4/5 80% Blood Red Sky (2021) Blood Red Sky is a welcome blood-red treat, a proper horrific vampire story whose supernatural protagonists are more in line with the savage beasts of 30 Day of Night than the lovey-dovey saps of the Twilight saga. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2021
4/5 89% The Nest (2021) The Nest is an intriguing and unnerving film and also a slightly frustrating one - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2021
4/5 88% Till Death (2021) It's enlivened by a slick and taut script, inventive direction and, most importantly and most surprisingly, a gutsy turn from Fox. Enjoyable stuff. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2021
4/5 31% The Superdeep (2020) The Superdeep is a darkly brooding affairs delivering a unique and visceral experience even as it riffs on familiar themes and ideas. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2021
5/5 84% Nobody (2021) File this one alongside last year's Unhinged as a guilty pleasure you really shouldn't feel guilty about for one second. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2021
1/5 33% Scavenger (Carroña) (2020) Please... avoid at all costs and don't even let your curiosity get the better of you. Scavenger is truly appalling. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2021
2/5 43% FEAR (Forget Everything and Run) (2021) With little to really recommend it beyond its stark landscape locations and some decent acting that occasionally lifts a dreary script, we can't really recommend that you Forget Everything And Run. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted May 13, 2021
3/5 No Score Yet Portal (2019) Despite its faults and its wilful sense of vagueness, Portal is to be commended for at least trying to be a little more cerebral than many of its genre bedfellows and it occasionally delivers some richly-imaginative and startling imagery. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted May 13, 2021
1/5 21% Thunder Force (2021) Thunder Force is an absolute Thunder Farce - and not in any good way - and clearly has only been created to serve the minuscule talents of its leading lady. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 29, 2021
1/5 No Score Yet Triassic Hunt (2021) Irredeemably ghastly, Triassic Squad is film to avoid at any and all costs. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2021
3/5 36% Paradise Cove (2021) We've been here before, of course, in umpteen straight-to DVD/streaming movies and even though we can predict the story beats long before they actually arrive, Paradise Cove still manages to be mundanely engaging. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2021
3/5 73% School's Out Forever (2021) It's great to see Oliver Milburn's filmmaking finally stepping up a notch but there's very little of the sense of fragile humanity displayed in Harsh Light of Day in School's Out Forever. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 18, 2021
4/5 50% The Midnight Sky (2020) I's an absorbing, contemplative, beautifully-directed piece that asks its audience to stick with it as it builds towards a climax that's both hugely emotional and surprisingly uplifting. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2021
2/5 9% Songbird (2020) Songbird is a missed opportunity its own right as it isn't much good but its bigger problem is that it can't help leaving a sour taste because it's based on a situation that has caused genuine grief and despair to hundreds of thousands of people. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2021
1/5 No Score Yet Abominable (2020) Yeti is as threadbare as its titular monster's costume and even at under seventy minutes it quickly wears out its welcome. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2021
3/5 55% Skyfire (2021) It's all preposterous but delightfully thrilling. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2020
2/5 33% Death of Me (2020) Takes an intriguing and slightly disturbing initial premise and then proceeds to do nothing of interest with it. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2020
4/5 No Score Yet The Waiting (2021) It's another enjoyable and hugely accomplished feature from Rabbath who has worked wonders with a tiny budget and again we're left wondering what he'd be able to achieve on the sort of canvas a bigger budget could offer him. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2020
4/5 90% Vampires vs. The Bronx (2020) For all its vampiric snarling and slightly cheesy 1990s special effects there's no bloodletting at all in this nippy, sprightly little film that stars a great young cast of unknowns and plays gamely with all the familiar tropes of the vampire genre. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2020
4/5 71% Concrete Plans (2020) Concrete Plans is a rock solid Welsh winner. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2020
4/5 94% Love and Monsters (2020) Terrific fun, a creature feature bursting with heart and optimism and no end of superb special effects, delivering a joyously upbeat adventure story that reminds us in difficult times... there's always hope for a better and brighter tomorrow. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2020
4/5 48% Unhinged (2020) Crowe is a huge and unstoppable force of nature here. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2020
1/5 36% The New Mutants (2020) The New Mutants is a flat and pointless film we really need never concern ourselves with again. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2020
3/5 61% Project Power (2020) Disappointingly bland, Project Power will just about pass muster until we can get back into the cinema to see how the big boys do this sort of stuff with much more flair. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2020
6/10 44% Black Water: Abyss (2020) Black Water: Abyss is as good as it needs to be and no more. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2020
5/10 No Score Yet The Last Keepers (2013) Can be happily recommended for teenagers of a curious disposition. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2020
8/10 92% The Vast of Night (2020) A charming love letter to low-budget genre filmmaking, The Vast of Night puts character and plot above spectacle (although it doesn't skimp in delivering one key money shot). - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2020
6/10 80% Code 8 (2019) [It] isn't perfect... - it's a bit too relentlessly dour and humourless - but it does a remarkable job in bringing a believable alternative world to the screen on the sort of resources that would barely pay for the credit sequence in an X-Men movie - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted May 6, 2020
6/10 67% Sometimes They Come Back (1991) Sometimes They Come Back is a harmless way to spend ninety minutes but it's really only for the determined King completist. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2020
5/10 33% The Intruder (2019) The Intruder, from its hokey title to its predictable denouement, is the very definition of cookie-cutter modern thriller moviemaking, passing the time but you really wouldn't want it in your house. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2019
7/10 No Score Yet Atomic Apocalypse (Black Flowers) (2018) Black Flowers delivers some impressive visuals - the cinematography is quite cinematic in places, giving the film a real sense of scale. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2019
9/10 97% Toy Story 4 (2019) Toy Story 4 is a delight... and that alone is more than we could have reasonably expected of it and more than enough reason for it to exist at all. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2019
7/10 71% The Wandering Earth (2019) The Wandering Earth really is quite preposterous, but it's crazily colourful, impressively propulsive and, in the end, embarrassingly enjoyable. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted May 20, 2019
4/10 No Score Yet Catskill Park (2018) Catskill Park does, however, have a little bit more to offer than many of its pitilessly poor predecessors, thanks to some decent production values which offer up a few interesting visuals. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 8, 2019
3/10 No Score Yet Shed of the Dead (2019) Shed of the Dead is quite epically bad and yet it's hard not to find something to enjoy in its endearing clueless tackiness. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2019
5/5 No Score Yet Soldier of War (2018) Ultimately a sloppy structure and terrible pacing conspire to scupper Soldier of War; the film fizzles out when it should be building to a big, dramatic climax and whilst there are a few bits of gore and blood-letting, it all seems a bit tame. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2019
8/10 61% Velvet Buzzsaw (2019) A quirky, angular little movie and yet it packs a curious punch despite its self-evident failings. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2019
9/10 93% The Favourite (2018) The Favourite deserves all the acclaim and plaudits it's been showered with and more and it's a delight to see Lanthimos keeping his quirkier tendencies at bay and crafting a sly, joyous, gloriously elegant comedy/drama of manners. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 7, 2019
6/10 47% Curvature (2018) A decent, if slightly frustrating, experience but worth your time if you like stories about time. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2018
7/10 45% Dr. Who and the Daleks (1965) It's colourful, kiddie-friendly stuff, of course, but the Daleks - taller, chunkier and, obviously, more colourful than those previously seen on TV - have never looked better - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2018
3/10 No Score Yet Jurassic Galaxy (2018) You'll find it hard to care, but as the film runs to just seventy-five minutes you probably won't resent the time spent finding out, even if Jurassic Galaxy is really more of a Jurassic travesty. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 27, 2018
7/10 80% Intensive Care (2018) A brisk, action-packed Tarantino-esque thriller that packs more of a punch than many of its low-budget, low ambition bedfellows. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2018
8/10 67% Daleks - Invasion Earth 2150 A.D. (1966) Simple and largely unsophisticated it may be, but Daleks - Invasion Earth: 21050 AD, like its predecessor, deserves its place in the limelight again. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2018
10/10 88% Cargo (2018) It's a movie about humanity, humility and determination when all is truly lost. It's a tragic road movie with a wonderfully optimistic finale which will uplift you even as it tears you apart. Wonderful. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2018
5/10 38% Slaughterhouse Rulez (2018) The jokes are lame, laboured and signposted or just not funny, and the meat of the story -- the creatures emerging from the sinkhole -- takes far too long to arrive to finally kick the film out of its torpor. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2018