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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
4/5 100% It's Not Yet Dark (2017) Narrated by Colin Farrell, It's Not Yet Dark tells his and his wife Ruth's remarkable story as well as it could be told.‐ Irish Independent
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4/5 91% The Party (2017) Shot in black and white and full of pithy moments, Potter's film purrs like a Rolls Royce engine and ends with a wonderful joke.‐ Irish Independent
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2017
2/5 73% The Ritual (2017) The more we discover about the threat that faces them, the more risible this derivative horror yarn becomes.‐ Irish Independent
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2017
2/5 53% The Lego Ninjago Movie (2017) There are more misses than hits in The Ninjago Movie.‐ Irish Independent
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2017
2/5 10% The Snowman (2017) This frosty Jo Nesbo murder mystery fails to live up to its early promise.‐ Irish Independent
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2017
3/5 38% Brimstone (2017) Well made but prone to recycling genre cliches, Brimstone is needlessly nasty, and Koolhoven misses no opportunity to decorate his sets with viscera.‐ Irish Independent
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2017
3/5 100% Daphne (2017) There's nothing neat about Mackie Burns' film: like Daphne herself, it's messy and squalid, compellingly real.‐ Irish Independent
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2017
2/5 31% Home Again (2017) veryone, even the dithering ex-husband, is infuriatingly lovable, and while Home Again has its comic moments, its characters are overwhelmed by the saccharine fumes of Meyers-Shyer's screenplay.‐ Irish Independent
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2017
3/5 61% Goodbye Christopher Robin (2017) Simon Curtis's film is bland to look at, handsomely but antiseptically photographed. But the story - a good one - is decently told... ‐ Irish Independent
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2017
3/5 No Score Yet Maze (2017) Stephen Burke's story is competently told and the escape itself is nicely handled. ‐ Irish Independent
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2017
2/5 31% The Jungle Bunch (Les as de la jungle) (2017) While younger viewers may be moderately amused, this will not go down in the annals of great cartoons.‐ Irish Independent
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2017
4/5 82% The Villainess (Ak-Nyeo) (2017) Blood flies and bones crack with merry gusto in The Villainess, which is strong stuff and not for the squeamish.‐ Irish Independent
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2017
2/5 68% Victoria & Abdul (2017) Victoria And Abdul offers a shamelessly saccharine version of British imperial history and seems to imply that the Raj was a bumbling, genial regime rather than a rapacious foreign occupation.‐ Irish Independent
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2017
3/5 69% mother! (2017) [Jennifer] Lawrence is brilliant and suffers soulfully like a latter-day Joan of Arc. ‐ Irish Independent
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2017
3/5 85% It (2017) It's partly a horror film, of course, but also a surprisingly funny and touching coming-of-age story that reminds one of 80s classics like Stand By Me (another King adaptation) and The Goonies.‐ Irish Independent
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2017
3/5 76% The Limehouse Golem (2017) [There are] interesting bit[s] of Limehouse Golem, but the murder case itself is dull stuff. ‐ Irish Independent
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2017
3/5 77% Una (2017) This tense and occasionally interesting drama never quite manages to escape its theatrical origins, but [Ben] Mendelsohn and [Rooney] Mara bring the story to life.‐ Irish Independent
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2017
3/5 83% Patti Cake$ (2017) Though you'd never know it from her broad New Jersey drawl, Danielle Macdonald is an Australian actress, and may be something of a find.‐ Irish Independent
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2017
5/5 98% God's Own Country (2017) Francis Lee has a background in TV acting, and had only directed a couple of shorts and a documentary prior to this. Let's hope he gets to make more feature films, because God's Own Country is pretty special.‐ Irish Independent
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2017
3/5 87% American Made (2017) A film that's high on charm but perilously low on historical overview, or morality. I ended up liking old Barry, but really, was I supposed to?‐ Irish Independent
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2017
3/5 93% Logan Lucky (2017) What could go wrong? Rather a lot and the most enjoyable parts of. Soderbergh's smartly written film involve the negotiations and shared worries of the amateurish but thoroughly lovable gang.‐ Irish Independent
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2017
3/5 100% Quest (2017) Quest meanders somewhat, but is compelling in parts and gives a fascinating insight into the shocking iniquities of a deeply divided nation.‐ Irish Independent
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2017
4/5 76% Final Portrait (2017) It's a very enjoyable drama, by turns hilarious and touching, and Rush gives a rich portrait of a dedicated craftsman who truly suffered for his art.‐ Irish Independent
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2017
3/5 45% Everything, Everything (2017) Everything, Everything looks and sounds like a lot of these disease-of-the-week teen dramas... But it's slickly made, has a couple of decent twists, and Amandla Stenberg is a likeable young actress.‐ Irish Independent
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2017
2/5 38% The Hitman's Bodyguard (2017) In a different movie, Reynolds and Jackson might have made a winning team, but here their foul-mouthed joshing seems forced and Jackson, perhaps smelling a rat, sails wildly over the top.‐ Irish Independent
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2017
2/5 15% The Dark Tower (2017) In an era where two-hour films are the norm, Dark Tower's 95-minute length is suspicious and suggests radical post-production cuts. Whatever went on, the results are not edifying.‐ Irish Independent
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2017
4/5 76% Atomic Blonde (2017) As an action film, it's irreproachable -- just don't expect it to mean anything.‐ Irish Independent
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2017
3/5 69% Annabelle: Creation (2017) The scares are nicely handled early on and director David F Sandberg breathes new life into hoary horror tropes. But the movie loses puff after an hour when it decides to show us the monster.‐ Irish Independent
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2017
2/5 10% The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature (2017) All of that might sound stupid: it is.‐ Irish Independent
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2017
5/5 91% A Ghost Story (2017) This will infuriate some viewers, but the director is making a point, about time, how quickly it passes, and how casually and mindlessly we squander it.‐ Irish Independent
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2017
4/5 51% England Is Mine (2017) I can't help feeling this well made, sensitive and funny drama has arrived a decade or two too late to interest a wide audience.‐ Irish Independent
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2017
4/5 88% Maudie (2017) Sally Hawkins is wonderful as the fragile but irrepressible Maudie, and Ethan Hawke is, if anything, even better as a man terrified of caring.‐ Irish Independent
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2017
1/5 10% The Emoji Movie (2017) This is a charmless and ham-fisted production whose cynical attempt to connect with the young is surely destined to fail.‐ Irish Independent
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2017
2/5 49% Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017) Valerian is like watching a cartoon on a drunken ferry trip.‐ Irish Independent
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2017
5/5 98% The Big Sick (2017) The originality here, though, is in the cultural detail, and the earthy likeability of the two leads.‐ Irish Independent
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2017
3/5 53% 47 Meters Down (2017) It's a simple idea, but an effective one, and Mr Roberts strings it out for 85 minutes with some clever twists and turns.‐ Irish Independent
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2017
2/5 89% Girls Trip (2017) The longer it goes on, the louder and shriller Girls Trip becomes.‐ Irish Independent
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2017
5/5 100% The Farthest (2017) Emer Reynolds' magnificent account of the creation of Voyager I, a Nasa space probe launched in 1977 with the noble aim of introducing ourselves to extraterrestrials.‐ Irish Independent
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2017
4/5 99% City of Ghosts (2017) [A] compelling documentary.‐ Irish Independent
Read More | Posted Jul 21, 2017
4/5 87% Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie (Captain Underpants) (2017) If ever we needed an antidote to the mythologising pomposity of superhero movies, it's now. Enter Captain Underpants, a lovable and winningly irreverent animation inspired by the children's novels of Dav Pilkey.‐ Irish Independent
Read More | Posted Jul 21, 2017
5/5 92% Dunkirk (2017) This is real cinema: spare, terse, expertly edited. I saw it in 70mm, and so should you if you can. But mostly, you should just go see it -- it's a masterpiece.‐ Irish Independent
Read More | Posted Jul 21, 2017
4/5 69% Pilgrimage (2017) It's a tense, atmospheric, cleverly crafted period thriller.‐ Irish Independent
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2017
3/5 68% Cars 3 (2017) There's a nice twist involving a female car called Cruz, and the animation in the racing sequences is very good.‐ Irish Independent
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2017
3/5 60% Despicable Me 3 (2017) This gag-laden kids' animation is bright, breezy and doesn't hang about.‐ Irish Independent
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2017
4/5 78% The Beguiled (2017) Kirsten Dunst, Elle Fanning and Angourie Rice play young, frustrated women whose various foibles are skilfully revealed during Coppola's elegant, well-acted and wickedly funny drama.‐ Irish Independent
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2017
4/5 90% A Man Called Ove (En man som heter Ove) (2016) A sprawling Swedish drama that plunges back and forth in time, Hannes Holm's A Man Called Ove can be distilled to one simple message -- don't judge a book by its cover.‐ Irish Independent
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2017
3/5 93% Baby Driver (2017) In Edgar Wright's glibly stylish drama, bank raids and getaways are carefully choreographed in time to the music. This is mildly interesting at first, but fails to disguise the fact that this is a bog-standard genre picture.‐ Irish Independent
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2017
3/5 81% Risk (2017) An interesting if rather unfocused documentary by Laura Poitras.‐ Irish Independent
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2017
2/5 33% Halal Daddy (2017) Halal Daddy is a well-meaning but ham-fisted attempt to refract the complexities of multicultural Ireland.‐ Irish Independent
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2017
4/5 93% War for the Planet of the Apes (2017) The film's visuals are splendid, epic, and remind you of a David Lean film.‐ Irish Independent
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2017