Phelim O'Neill

Phelim O'Neill

Agrees with the Tomatometer 74% of the time.

Phelim O'Neill's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Guardian

Movie Reviews Only

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/5 49%

The Losers (2010)

"Only the strangely coy approach to violence (deaths are nearly all offscreen), leaves an odd aftertaste, but not enough to taint the big dumb fun." ‐ Guardian
Posted May 28, 2010
4/5 78%

Sukai Kurora (The Sky Crawlers) (2008)

"If you're prepared to meet the film halfway, you'll find it an engaging, spectacular and thought- provoking experience." ‐ Guardian
Posted Apr 23, 2010
2/5 88%

La Danse -- Le Ballet de l'Opera de Paris (2009)

"It is interesting up to a point, unfortunately it's a point that is reached long before the lengthy running time is even halfway over." ‐ Guardian
Posted Apr 23, 2010
2/5 29%

Dear John (2010)

"Their romance fizzles out in their letters to each other, and the plot gets lost in the post." ‐ Guardian
Posted Apr 16, 2010
3/5 66%

Solomon Kane (2012)

"There's plenty that's good here: a serious tone, steady pacing, muddy and bloody scenery and a convincing turn by Purefoy in his own west country accent. But Kane is an ill fit into the origins tale template; it's a story with few surprises." ‐ Guardian
Posted Feb 18, 2010
3/5 57%

My Bloody Valentine 3-D (2009)

"The 3D makes for a reasonably fun horror ride; it's a dull waste of time otherwise." ‐ Guardian
Posted Jan 15, 2009
4/5 73%

The Children (2008)

"The fundamentally disturbing and creepy aspects about such random and unpredictable child-centric mayhem are always present, no matter how ludicrously intense and darkly humorous things get." ‐ Guardian
Posted Dec 4, 2008
2/5 72%

The Midnight Meat Train (2008)

"Japanese director Ryuhei Kitamura, who kicked off his career with 2000's impressive micro-budget zombie flick Versus, delivers plenty of stylish visuals and an admirably unrestrained attitude to gore." ‐ Guardian
Posted Oct 30, 2008
3/5 54%

The Foot Fist Way (2006)

"Shot on video, more vérité than mockumentary in style, Foot Fist shames bigger-budgeted fare with its gags-to-bucks ratio." ‐ Guardian
Posted Sep 25, 2008
3/5 87%

The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (2007)

"The characters are entirely credible and likable, the simply drawn figures highly effective against the lush background artwork. Time travel has rarely seemed so joyous." ‐ Guardian
Posted Sep 18, 2008
1/5 13%

First Sunday (2008)

"With his movie debut, Talbert plays to his established audience, the redemption message riding roughshod over everything, even such trifling concerns as character consistency and continuity." ‐ Guardian
Posted Mar 28, 2008
3/5 79%

Black Water (2008)

"While the when-animals-attack genre has been a staple of direct-to-retail movies for decades now, this tries for a more realistic approach than the usual rubber or CGI reptile's buffet." ‐ Guardian
Posted Feb 22, 2008
1/5 4%

Code Name: The Cleaner (2007)

"If you like comedies but hate going to the trouble of actually laughing, then this might just be the movie you've been waiting for." ‐ Guardian
Posted Dec 7, 2007

Hitman (2007)

"This film is like watching the actual game played by someone with slow reactions. That's not much of a spectator sport." ‐ Guardian
Posted Nov 29, 2007
2/5 24%

Shrooms (2008)

"There are some fleetingly beautiful scenic shots and the odd atmospheric moment, but scissorhands editing destroys any suspense as it attempts to hide a very obvious plot twist; this is as boring as listening to anyone's drug story." ‐ Guardian
Posted Nov 23, 2007
2/5 60%

Death at a Funeral (2007)

"Scientists believe that black holes can slow down the progress of time. A similar effect can be felt by viewers of this damp squib of a farce as it grinds on from one lame set-up to the next." ‐ Guardian
Posted Nov 2, 2007
3/5 50%

No Smoking (2007)

"If and when Bollywood does deliver a crossover hit, it's likely this film-maker will be behind it." ‐ Guardian
Posted Oct 25, 2007
2/5 22%

Resident Evil: Extinction (2007)

"While it doesn't present anything that is in any way original, it's fast and fun enough not to outstay its welcome." ‐ Guardian
Posted Oct 11, 2007
1/5 9%

Bratz: The Movie (2007)

"It's all rather flat and inept." ‐ Guardian
Posted Aug 17, 2007
4/5 89%

Wild Style (2013)

"Nothing else comes close to capturing the atmosphere of the early days of hip-hop and spraycan art, of the burned-out and derelict Bronx." ‐ Guardian
Posted Aug 10, 2007
3/5 40%

Gandhi, My Father (2007)

"There's nothing here to seriously damage Gandhi Sr's reputation; if anything, he is made more human." ‐ Guardian
Posted Aug 3, 2007
1/5 23%

Evan Almighty (2007)

"Avoid like the Ten Plagues." ‐ Guardian
Posted Aug 3, 2007
3/5 44%

Hostel Part II (2007)

"Everything, save the bloody third act, is handled in a rudimentary fashion." ‐ Guardian
Posted Jun 28, 2007
1/5 21%

The Hitcher (2007)

"Tense, brooding, scary -- there are plenty of words to describe 1986's superior B-movie The Hitcher. None, however, apply to this remake." ‐ Guardian
Posted Jun 15, 2007
2/5 38%

Magicians (2007)

"O'Connor's direction has absolutely zero visual flair, making the performers' transition from television to film rather pointless." ‐ Guardian
Posted Jun 15, 2007
3/5 66%

Black Snake Moan (2007)

"Jackson's elegant performance gives the frequently tough to swallow story some credence." ‐ Guardian
Posted Jun 15, 2007
3/5 69%

The Wild Blue Yonder (2005)

"This is just further proof that Herzog can make a film about anything, and indeed, from anything." ‐ Guardian
Posted Jun 14, 2007
1/5 0%

The All Together (2007)

"Utterly pointless." ‐ Guardian
Posted May 10, 2007
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