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Paul Mount

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

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
9/10 68% 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
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2017
9/10 93% Hidden Figures (2017) Hidden Figures is a rich and uplifting experience. ‐ Starburst
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2017
9/10 87% 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
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2017
7/10 69% 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
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2016
9/10 84% 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
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2016
5/10 11% Cell (2016) Somewhere along the way, around that sixty-minute mark, the wheel comes off an already-wobbly wagon. ‐ Starburst
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2016
9/10 77% 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
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
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2016
6/10 67% 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
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2016
9/10 83% Midnight Special (2016) Midnight Special really is very special indeed.‐ Starburst
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2016
10/10 90% 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
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
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2016
4/10 27% The Boy (2016) This is one Boy, which doesn't really need to be seen or heard.‐ Starburst
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
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2016
8/10 39% 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
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2016
6/10 43% Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (2016) Frequently very funny and almost always absolutely tongue-in-cheek - but it looks like we'll have to wait a bit longer for the movie which really gets the balance right in presenting a combination of classic drama and high-concept fantasy.‐ Starburst
Read More | Posted Feb 25, 2016
6/10 16% The 5th Wave (2016) Moretz acquits herself well as the no-nonsense Cassie, forced to grow up quickly in terrible circumstances - but it never shifts out of first gear.‐ Starburst
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2016
9/10 94% Room (2015) A haunting, uncomfortable, occasionally voyeuristic movie, which ultimately serves as a life-affirming evocation of the durability and resilience of the human spirit. Brilliant.‐ Starburst
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2016
5/10 45% Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse (2015) Scouts Guide isn't good enough to qualify as a guilty pleasure but it gets an extra mark or two just for its zombie cats... that's something you don't see in The Walking Dead.‐ Starburst
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2015
4/10 13% Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension (2015) Although Ghost Dimension offers the series' fans some sort of closure it's all a bit limp and lame and can't offer up even the mildest of scares.‐ Starburst
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2015
2/10 16% The Last Witch Hunter (2015) This one's dead in the water.‐ Starburst
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2015
8/10 89% The Lobster (2016) The Lobster is a bit of everything. At times it's hilarious, especially in its first half-hour or so, sometimes it's deeply disturbing and occasionally thought-provoking.‐ Starburst
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2015
8/10 71% Crimson Peak (2015) A gorgeous, lavish Gothic thriller which is part Hammer horror, part classic Roger Corman and, in the end, absolutely Guillermo del Toro.‐ Starburst
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2015
10/10 92% The Martian (2015) The Martian is a breathtakingly bravura piece of film-making.‐ Starburst
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2015
4/10 8% Hitman: Agent 47 (2015) It's really more of a miss than a hit, man.‐ Starburst
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2015
6/10 43% American Ultra (2015) American Ultra isn't really able to live up to the potential of its principal conceit and whilst it hasn't found much favour at the Box Office we suspect it'll develop into a bit of a cult favourite.‐ Starburst
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2015
9/10 100% Containment (2015) Stark, brittle, disquieting and with an ending to rival The Mist for bleakness, Containment is British genre cinema to champion and one to shout about from the nearest rooftop.‐ Starburst
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2015
3/10 17% Pixels (2015) Pixels just isn't funny -- at all -- and it's forced to resort to simple knockabout humour, unsophisticated wordplay and childish slapstick.‐ Starburst
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2015
5/10 58% Insidious: Chapter 3 (2015) This is fairly generic, predictable stuff.‐ Starburst
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2015
9/10 58% Maggie (2015) Maggie is magnificent -- but in ways we might never have expected from a film toplined by the former Governor of California.‐ Starburst
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2015
9/10 93% Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation (2015) McQuarrie has created a clever, witty, exciting modern espionage thriller which not only pays its dues to the earlier titles in the series, but also tacitly acknowledges that Ethan himself is starting to get a little long in the tooth.‐ Starburst
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2015
1/10 16% The Gallows (2015) It's a shameful waste of time.‐ Starburst
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2015
9/10 81% Ant-Man (2015) Fast, fun-packed (but never frivolous) and riotously, raucously enjoyable.‐ Starburst
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2015
9/10 80% Captain America: The First Avenger (2011) Big and blousy, brash and loud and with a distinct twinkle in its star-spangled eye, it's the action movie to see if you really can't stomach any more wand-waving wizards and transforming robots.‐ Starburst
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2015
8/10 91% Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) Gunn keeps the action moving at a pace that's sometimes exhausting but amidst all the explosions and the crashing spaceships and exploding cityscapes there's usually room for a quick quip or laugh-out-loud gag.‐ Starburst
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2015
9/10 83% In Fear (2014) For the most part In Fear, largely improvised with the two leads only broadly aware of the general direction of the story, is a quiet triumph.‐ Starburst
Read More | Posted Jan 5, 2015
7/10 35% The Victim (2012) Despite its brief running time it could do with a little tightening up... but as an homage to a very particular style of filmmaking it's a quiet, commendable triumph.‐ Starburst
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2012