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

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T-Meter Title | Year Review
8/10 65% 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 94% 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 47% 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 80% 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 87% 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 42% 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
7/10 No Score Yet The Snarling (2016) The Snarling is shamelessly derivative but gets away with it because it's made by people who are clearly having a good time and relishing some halfway decent comedy material. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2018
10/10 87% First Man (2018) First Man is a towering, breath-taking cinematic achievement. Miss it at your peril. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2018
8/10 93% Tarantula (1955) Tarantula is no-nonsense, no-frills stuff. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2018
3/10 26% The Nun (2018) There's really nothing here to frighten even the most timid of horses and seasoned genre fans will be rolling their eyes in despair at The Nun's lack of originality and ambition. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2018
7/10 No Score Yet Boar (2017) Boar is a pleasantly unpretentious creature feature blessed with a decent workmanlike script, agreeable performances and a swine of a monster and a significant turnaround for a director whose previous film was an entirely different kind of bore. Oink. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2018
7/10 17% Patient Zero (2018) Patient Zero clearly belongs nowhere near a big screen but it's eighty minutes of watchable home entertainment that's not likely to feel like a complete waste of time. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2018
7/10 100% The Domestics (2018) The Domestics doesn't really take us anywhere we haven't gone before, but Nelson tells his lean and blunt story with some style. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 20, 2018
2/10 No Score Yet The Jurassic Dead (2017) Welcome to The Jurassic Dead; watch it at your peril and you'll wish you'd never been born. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2018
5/10 89% Hereditary (2018) Hereditary speaks with the language of lowbrow horror when it's been setting itself up as something a little classier and a lot more original. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2018
3/10 No Score Yet The Lost Viking (2018) If you really can't get enough of raging, pillaging Norsemen and tepid fight scenes, The Lost Viking will probably be your cup of mead. Anyone else might want to turn their longship in another direction and seek out something a bit more entertaining. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2018
9/10 75% The Quiet Earth (1985) It's refreshingly free of the Hollywood gloss which has bedevilled recent entries into the genre; it's gritty, almost matter-of-fact and rooted four-square in a believable and uncomfortable world brilliantly realised. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2018
7/10 80% The Jurassic Games (2018) There's a lot going on in The Jurassic Games and by and large, it's breezy highly watchable stuff. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted May 11, 2018
10/10 85% Avengers: Infinity War (2018) Infinity War is, in short, an astonishing and impossible achievement. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2018
8/10 No Score Yet I Was a 'Doctor Who' Monster (1996) Interesting are the other individual interviews bundled into the package. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2018
1/10 No Score Yet Blood Harvest (1982) The IMDb entry for this mess of a movie describes Blood Harvest with a perfunctory "In a small town, people are being murdered by having their throats cut" which probably tells you all you need to know - possibly more - about this shoddy train-wreck. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2018
9/10 88% Annihilation (2018) Annihilation is almost certainly a film which will demand and reward repeated viewings. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2018
4/10 19% The Cloverfield Paradox (2018) The Cloverfield Paradox, despite a strong opening and a satisfactorily-downbeat ending, has little of real interest going on for the bulk of its running time. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2018
8/10 No Score Yet The Earth Dies Screaming (1964) Running for little over an hour, The Earth Dies Screaming moves at a fair old clip and it certainly doesn't hang about. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2018
2/10 No Score Yet Le Streghe (The Witches) (1967) The Witches (or Le Streghe) is a terrible, pointless film even making allowances for the crazy, random excesses of the psychedelic 1960s and truly appalling dubbing on the English language version. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2018
4/10 25% Bright (2017) The world we're being asked to engage with is never completely believable and the buddy movie clichés and heavy handed social commentary become uneasy bedfellows in a schizophrenic, undisciplined movie that eventually deteriorates. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 29, 2017
7/10 80% A Brilliant Monster (2018) A Brilliant Monster is a cut above many creaky low-budget under-the-radar indies. It's confident and genuinely cinematic despite its apparent lack of visual ambition and it's shot through with jet black humour. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2017
8/10 67% Beyond Skyline (2017) Beyond Skyline, beyond belief, is beyond good. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2017
7/10 87% It Comes At Night (2017) It Comes at Night demands that its audience's work with it and the end result, whilst not always entirely satisfactory, is never less than compelling and highly watchable. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2017
10/10 92% Dunkirk (2017) Dunkirk sees Christopher Nolan really coming of age as a director. It's his masterpiece at last and it's destined to become regarded as a very important film indeed. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2017
8/10 54% 47 Meters Down (2017) 47 Metres Down is great fun -- despite a slightly dodgy twist ending clunkily telegraphed halfway through the film -- and Moore and Holt carry the drama well. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 21, 2017
1/10 No Score Yet Tsunambee (2015) Terrible performances abound, the incidental music rarely fits in with what's happening on-screen and even a 'shock' ending is utterly unable to redeem a film which has been so inept and, most unforgivably, bloody boring for so long. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2017
9/10 67% Life (2017) Life is unapologetically derivative - you'll enjoy ticking off all the boxes and spotting all the similarities to other genre favourites ("That bit's pure Quatermass!", "There's The Thing!") and yet it's still an edge-of-the-seat thrill ride. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2017
9/10 93% Hidden Figures (2017) Hidden Figures is a rich and uplifting experience. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2017
9/10 86% Hacksaw Ridge (2016) There's no doubt that this is confident, striking, film-making and if it merely serves as the final step in Gibson's rehabilitation and allows him to forge ahead with his new career as a director of true vision and power. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2017
7/10 71% Swiss Army Man (2016) Swiss Army Man isn't easily-digestible viewing but sometimes film needs to remind us that it's an art form as well as an entertainment platform. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2016
9/10 86% The Girl With All the Gifts (2017) Brittle and brutal and yet shot through with a knowing vein of black humour, TGWATG is a gripping and intelligent thriller. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2016
5/10 12% Cell (2016) Somewhere along the way, around that sixty-minute mark, the wheel comes off an already-wobbly wagon. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2016
9/10 78% The Shallows (2016) The Shallows is effectively a one-hander and Blake Lively handles the heavy lifting required to make us care about Nancy and believe in her plight with effortless aplomb. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2016
9/10 82% Tale of Tales (Il racconto dei racconti) (2016) A treat for the eyes, the heart and possibly even the soul. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2016
6/10 70% Kill Command (2016) You won't give a mechanical monkey's uncle what happens to any of the generic grunts... but there's still some fun to be had in the well-executed action sequences and superbly-realised killer robots. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2016
9/10 83% Midnight Special (2016) Midnight Special really is very special indeed. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2016
10/10 91% Captain America: Civil War (2016) It's a magnificent action film, it's a wonderful character piece, it's big, brash, bursting with confidence and brio; it's Marvel firing on all cylinders just when, by rights, we might be expecting the law of diminishing returns to set in. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2016
9/10 90% 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016) A wonderful and welcome surprise, a visit to 10 Cloverfield Lane is highly recommended. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2016
4/10 30% The Boy (2016) This is one Boy, which doesn't really need to be seen or heard. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2016
6/10 10% The Forest (2016) Although the movie's hardly destined to figure on anyone's 'top ten horror movies' list, it's guaranteed to provide a few thrills and spills for the ninety-odd minutes you spend in its company in the multiplex. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2016
8/10 37% The Other Side of the Door (2016) The Other Side of the Door throws a lot of mud at the wall and most of it sticks, thanks to a powerful performance by former Walking Dead star Callies. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2016