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Paul Whitington

Paul Whitington
Paul Whitington's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Irish Independent

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/5 97% The Salesman (Forushande) (2017) While The Salesman is not quite as good as [Farhadi's] other Oscar-winner, A Separation, it's a very strong piece of work.‐ Irish Independent
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2017
4/5 79% Personal Shopper (2017) For the most part it's a beautifully made, mournful meditation on life and death, with a nervy sub-plot involving a stalker and lots of amusing asides. And Stewart is luminous throughout.‐ Irish Independent
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2017
4/5 70% Beauty and the Beast (2017) The chemistry between Watson and Stevens is more crucial to Beauty and the Beast's success, and there are no problems in that department.‐ Irish Independent
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2017
5/5 99% Get Out (2017) Jordan Peele's Get Out is so clever you could write a thesis on it the length of War and Peace.‐ Irish Independent
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2017
3/5 89% Loving (2016) Worthiness, then, is not in short supply in Loving, and the solid performances of Negga and Joel Edgerton put a human face on some very ugly legislation.‐ Irish Independent
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2017
3/5 42% Gold (2017) Atmospheric, but rather glibly directed, Gold is fun but sometimes feels like a feature-length episode of Dallas.‐ Irish Independent
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2017
4/5 92% Toni Erdmann (2016) At two hours and 43 minutes, Toni Erdmann may test the patience of some, but it's a wise, insightful, boldly eccentric and, at times, hilarious film that raises all sorts of interesting questions.‐ Irish Independent
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2017
1/5 33% Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (2017) This is badly directed stuff: frenetic editing makes the innumerable fight scenes incomprehensible, and gratuitous sadism underpins a sorry exercise.‐ Irish Independent
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2017
3/5 82% Denial (2016) Jackson tells his story well, but there were times when I found myself wondering if I should be enjoying myself quite so much given Denial's subject matter.‐ Irish Independent
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2017
3/5 73% Sing (2016) While no masterpiece, Sing is a good deal of fun: Matthew McConaughey heads up a fine voice cast, and some of the singing is wonderful.‐ Irish Independent
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2017
4/5 76% T2 Trainspotting (2017) Boyle's visual storytelling is fluent and imaginative, and the performances are excellent.‐ Irish Independent
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2017
87% Hacksaw Ridge (2016) The nightmarish battle scenes on Okinawa are masterfully handled, and include some of the most sickeningly violent sequences I've ever had to endure.‐ Irish Independent
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2017
5/5 93% La La Land (2016) Chazelle pulls it off magnificently, helped by the fearless commitment of his two leads.‐ Irish Independent
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2017
5/5 96% Manchester by the Sea (2016) Manchester by the Sea is wistful, elegiac, and the sights and sounds of an Atlantic fishing town are beautifully captured by the muted cinematography of Jody Lee Lipes. But there are moments of high drama, even comedy.‐ Irish Independent
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2017
3/5 34% Live By Night (2017) The early scenes have a certain gritty intensity, but once Coughlin heads south the film loses focus, and Affleck is cast adrift as the only three-dimensional character.‐ Irish Independent
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2017
2/5 17% Underworld: Blood Wars (2017) [Beckinsale] deserves better, and looks like she knows it.‐ Irish Independent
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2017
2/5 17% Assassin's Creed (2016) The actors, however, are not at fault here, the story is -- or rather the lack of one.‐ Irish Independent
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2017
4/5 87% A Monster Calls (2017) Weaver is very good as Conor's severe and brittle grandmother and Felicity Jones, who's dominating the multiplexes at the moment in the latest Star Wars vehicle, delivers a very different kind of performance here.‐ Irish Independent
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2017
4/5 85% Silence (2017) Driver is superb in a supporting role and disappears too quickly, while Neeson is as intense as I've ever seen him playing an older and wiser Jesuit who's arrived at a silent accommodation with his faith.‐ Irish Independent
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2017
3/5 100% Crash and Burn (2016) An engaging Irish documentary about the all-too-brief Formula One career of Drogheda driver Tommy Byrne.‐ Irish Independent
Read More | Posted Dec 29, 2016
2/5 12% Collateral Beauty (2016) Someday, someone will have to explain to me how Collateral Beauty ever got made.‐ Irish Independent
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2016
2/5 40% Why Him? (2016) Franco's pretty good at comedy and has fun playing the obnoxious but decent Laird. Though the cast in general do their best, it's all in the service of a flabby, aimless script.‐ Irish Independent
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2016
3/5 92% The Eagle Huntress (2016) The footage used in Otto Bell's film is breathtaking, but unfortunately it's accompanied by an overbearing soundtrack and commentary that cheapen Aisholpan's achievements.‐ Irish Independent
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2016
3/5 31% Passengers (2016) Passengers is entertaining enough, lovely to look at and there are some ingenious touches.‐ Irish Independent
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2016
4/5 85% Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) Ben Mendelsohn is satisfyingly nasty as the film's principal villain, and while I'd like to have seen a little more of Mads Mikkelsen, an ensemble cast of proper actors gives the film authenticity, and grit.‐ Irish Independent
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2016
3/5 10% The Forest (2016) The Forest plunders the J-horror vocabulary to muster what jumps it can, and is pretty nice to look at. But only the really good horror films know how to end on a high note, and this isn't one of them.‐ Irish Independent
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2016
3/5 No Score Yet The Truth Commissioner (2016) [A] solid and efficient thriller.‐ Irish Independent
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2016
3/5 94% King Jack (2016) It's an elegiac, dreamy little film, and catches perfectly the passing madness of the teenage state.‐ Irish Independent
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2016
2/5 55% Hotel Transylvania 2 (2015) A lazy and derivative sequel to the modestly successful 2012 children's animation.‐ Irish Independent
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2016
2/5 27% Pan (2015) Frenetic, muddled and hopelessly encumbered with meaningless special effects, Pan is chaotic, a bit of a mess.‐ Irish Independent
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2016
3/5 71% Crimson Peak (2015) Crimson Peak is a lot of fun for the most part, knowingly camp and nicely photographed, but the CGI effects become too dominant late on, as Mr del Toro lashes on the guignol.‐ Irish Independent
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2016
4/5 89% The Lobster (2016) A delightfully bleak satire set in a dystopian present.‐ Irish Independent
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2016
4/5 59% The Program (2016) The Program is a drama, not a documentary, which allows it to flesh out the bones of this story into something approaching a minor Shakespearean tragedy.‐ Irish Independent
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2016
2/5 38% Secret in Their Eyes (2015) All the glamour and intrigue of that original film is gone, and Secret in their Eyes proves that throwing movie stars at a story is not always the best way to tell it.‐ Irish Independent
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2016
4/5 52% Triple 9 (2016) Somehow, it all works, and Winlset almost makes us believe that Lady Macbeth has been reborn east of the Volga.‐ Irish Independent
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2016
3/5 86% Hail, Caesar! (2016) Hail, Caesar! should be a lot of fun, but is essentially a collection of nicely written scenes held together by nothing.‐ Irish Independent
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2016
3/5 95% Moana (2016) Dwayne Johnson does a wonderful job of voicing the conceited Maui, and if the storyline is not entirely satisfying, I could watch those gently undulating animated oceans forever.‐ Irish Independent
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2016
4/5 95% The Edge of Seventeen (2016) Nadine is by turns endearing and infuriating, and while Edge of Seventeen ends a little too neatly, it's a lovely comedy that really captures the wild unpredictability and melodrama of the teenage state.‐ Irish Independent
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2016
3/5 71% Bleed For This (2016) Despite this rather limited emotional arc, Ben Younger's film sings at times: the boxing scenes are excellent, and Hinds and a virtually unrecognisable Eckhart do much to beef things up dramatically.‐ Irish Independent
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2016
4/5 85% Sully (2016) It's perfectly paced and looks magnificent, with a scale and grandeur that perfectly fits the subject. The landing itself is superbly realised, and made me glad I won't be flying anywhere any time soon.‐ Irish Independent
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2016
3/5 95% Gimme Danger (2016) A sometimes impassioned but oddly meandering documentary, it tells the stories of the hugely influential 60s group through the recollections of Iggy Pop and fellow band members Ron and Scott Asheton. But as usual, Iggy's the main event.‐ Irish Independent
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2016
4/5 82% Indignation (2016) The film overall is atmospheric, involving, well acted and beautifully written, and Tracy Letts is wonderful as the infuriatingly reasonable Dean.‐ Irish Independent
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2016
3/5 93% The Innocents (Les innocentes) (2016) Anne Fontaine does a fine job overall of telling a story in which faith is pitted against moral pragmatism, and ordinary human decency.‐ Irish Independent
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2016
4/5 90% The Imitation Game (2014) The Imitation Game is a polished and efficient drama, and looks great on a comparatively modest budget of 15 million, especially the loving reconstruction of Alan's beautiful machine.‐ Irish Independent
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2016
3/5 26% Captive (2015) A thriller of sorts that starts reasonably well before drifting to an aimless halt.‐ Irish Independent
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2016
3/5 70% Miss You Already (2015) Miss You Already is commendably brave in its unsweetened depiction of cancer, and in fact this is probably the most honest depiction of the disease I can remember seeing in a cinema.‐ Irish Independent
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2016
3/5 100% Older Than Ireland (2016) Alex Fegan's documentary Older Than Ireland pursues a simple but very effective premise - interviewing Irish men and women who, at 100-plus, are older than the state itself.‐ Irish Independent
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2016
3/5 93% Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation (2015) Rogue Nation's secret weapon is Anglo/Swedish actress Rebecca Ferguson, who has more star quality than any Bond girl I've ever seen and reminded me at times of a young Romy Schneider.‐ Irish Independent
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2016
3/5 73% Nocturnal Animals (2016) It's impressive... but also arid, and superficial, a film composed of brilliant moments that lacks unity and is too concerned with itself to truly come to life.‐ Irish Independent
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2016
3/5 77% A Street Cat Named Bob (2016) It's a very sweet film, dominated inevitably by the cat, whom I believe is played by Bob himself.‐ Irish Independent
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2016