Rebecca Barry Hill

Rebecca Barry Hill
Rebecca Barry Hill's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): New Zealand Herald Flicks.co.nz

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
4/5 83% Dior and I (2015) Whether or not you care about fashion, it's an absolute must-see. - Flicks.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2015
3/5 43% This Is Where I Leave You (2014) There are a few laugh-out-loud moments... enough to recommend it for its feelgood factor. - Flicks.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2014
3/5 64% Million Dollar Arm (2014) As far as sports movies go, like Hamm, it's immensely likeable. - Flicks.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2014
3/5 20% Transcendence (2014) A relatively entertaining way to upload your consciousness for 119 minutes. - Flicks.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2014
4/5 85% Spinning Plates (2013) Spinning Plates has three moving personal stories, and that's what makes it memorable. - Flicks.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2014
4/5 No Score Yet Dallas (2010) Worth seeing for the impressive performances alone. - Flicks.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2014
4/5 79% Saving Mr. Banks (2013) It's a welcome surprise to find that Saving Mr. Banks is smart enough not to overdose on the sweet stuff. - Flicks.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2014
5/5 91% The Great Beauty (2013) A spectacular film, as messy, strange and funny as a dream, with hedonistic party scenes to rival The Great Gatsby. - Flicks.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2014
3/5 65% August: Osage County (2013) [Meryl Streep's] performance teeters between the brilliant and the OTT. - Flicks.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2014
3/5 63% One Chance (2014) One Chance has, for the most part, more wit than sentimentality. Formulaic but moving. - Flicks.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2013
3/5 30% Austenland (2013) Austenland is bound to become the guilty pleasure of the spring. - Flicks.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2013
4/5 44% Mr. Pip (2014) Hugh Laurie as the children's teacher Mr Watts is both hauntingly sad and inspiring, and the captivating Xzannjah as Matilda is a natural. - Flicks.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2013
3/5 No Score Yet Romeo and Juliet: A Love Song (2013) Purists might complain that the light-hearted treatment trashes the text but for the most part it's fun and proves that Shakespeare's story really is timeless. - Flicks.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2013
3/5 44% Red 2 (2013) Silly but unapologetic entertainment. - Flicks.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2013
4/5 86% Much Ado About Nothing (2013) Has a wit and style you won't find in his kick-ass work for Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Firefly or The Avengers. - Flicks.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2013
4/5 84% The Way Way Back (2013) A pretty safe bet for a fun time no matter your age - a bit like a day at a water park, really. - Flicks.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2013
3/5 17% Twice Born (2013) Twice Born regains itself as a compelling and gripping story, several poignant surprises leading to a stunning resolution. - Flicks.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2013
2/5 65% Unfinished Song (2013) This is one film that's equal parts moving and grating. - Flicks.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted May 9, 2013
4/5 93% First Position (2012) The joy of watching lies in the purity of the dancer's passion. - Flicks.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2013
3/5 80% Quartet (2013) This breezy, whimsical dramedy is a well-executed exploration of a simple idea - that even stars aren't immune to deteriorating memories, failing co-ordination and irritability. - Flicks.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2012
3/5 68% Wuthering Heights (2012) Your enjoyment of the film will depend on your appreciation of the troubling and brutal nature of the source material. - Flicks.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2012
4/5 61% I, Anna (2012) You could say it's a film that would play just as comfortably on television. But the clever writing, understated performances and slick editing more than make up for it. - Flicks.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2012
4/5 89% Crossfire Hurricane (2012) Hammers home [the Stones'] amazing, timeless appeal. - Flicks.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2012
4/5 94% Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has To Travel (2012) What makes this such a joy to watch is not just the timeline of fashion highlights, but Vreeland's unique perspective on life. - Flicks.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2012
3/5 49% The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 (2012) Bigger, better and bloodier than its predecessors... - Flicks.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2012
3/5 44% On the Road (2012) Salles has done the book justice by creating a film about what it means to be young and hungry for life. - Flicks.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2012
3/5 93% I Wish (2012) I Wish is epic in duration, yet humble. So your affection for the film will rely on your patience... - Flicks.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2012
2/5 43% Late Bloomers (2012) Late Bloomers has its moments but mostly feels like an uncomfortable romp into old age. - Flicks.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2012
4/5 80% The Deep Blue Sea (2012) ...will sort the lovers from the cynics in a heartbeat. - Flicks.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2012
3/5 63% Trishna (2012) The result is a film that is intoxicating, emotional and exhausting. - Flicks.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted May 24, 2012
3/5 67% Salmon Fishing in the Yemen (2012) ...thanks to Simon Beaufoy's fantastically witty script, Salmon Fishing is a fun and often unpredictable ride. - Flicks.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted May 17, 2012
4/5 96% The Kid with a Bike (2012) A moving, sweet and at times harrowing tale... - Flicks.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted May 10, 2012
2/5 67% Les femmes du 6e étage (The Women on the 6th Floor) (2011) What is an occasionally charming upstairs/downstairs comedy is overshadowed by one unintentionally creepy relationship. - Flicks.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2012
4/5 79% The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2012) Will leave you grinning for days. - Flicks.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2012
3/5 86% Romantics Anonymous (2011) The script is witty, the chemistry just right, and the overall effect so sweet it's a little like eating too much chocolate. - Flicks.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2012
3/5 26% This Means War (2012) A sexy crowd-pleaser for both genders. - Flicks.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2012
3/5 No Score Yet Eating Out: The Open Weekend (2012) Weekend is a film that feels like real life - sometimes dull, sometimes funny, and bittersweet. - Flicks.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2012
4/5 71% Like Crazy (2011) Managing to keep melodrama at a distance, it's nonetheless impossible not to get swept up in the relationship. - Flicks.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2012
4/5 89% The Descendants (2011) It's rare for a director to strike the right chord with every film but Alexander Payne has managed it. - Flicks.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2012
4/5 81% Dolphin Tale (2011) It's an earnest, sweet film that relies on the extraordinary true story of Winter, the rescued dolphin, and little on manipulative Hollywood tricks. - Flicks.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 5, 2012
2/5 83% Red Dog (2011) A film with as much substance as a very long beer ad. - Flicks.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2011
4/5 85% Beginners (2011) Like his irreverent film Thumbsucker, Mills tackles dark territory but never strays too far into melancholy. - Flicks.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2011
3/5 68% Footloose (2011) Ren now dances with his iPod, the black kids krump in the carpark and the grown-ups worry about the recession. And that's about where the updating ends. - Flicks.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2011
4/5 75% The Help (2011) It's a feel-good, revenge-seeking satire, the kind that makes you want to shout 'go girl!' from the cinema aisle. - Flicks.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2011
3/5 78% Crazy, Stupid, Love. (2011) ...combines the adolescent humiliation of American Pie and the middle-aged angst of The 40 Year-Old Virgin. - Flicks.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2011
5/5 99% Bill Cunningham New York (2011) A heart-warming insight into one man's extraordinary life, a window to the fabulous veneer of the Big Apple and a must-see for anyone interested in the creative process. - Flicks.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 4, 2011
4/5 69% Heartbreaker (L'Arnacoeur) (2010) This is fun, frothy screwball stuff that won't demand much more cerebral participation than reading the subtitles. But, like Duris, it should charm your pants off. - Flicks.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted May 16, 2011
3/5 60% Water for Elephants (2011) It's a fast-paced adventure tale like they used to make 'em, a slice of old-fashioned Hollywood that traverses tragedy, romance and exotic travel. - Flicks.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted May 16, 2011
3/5 48% Love and Other Drugs (2010) It isn't bashful at all, incorporating plenty of sex and humour; you'll feel like you're sleeping with them too. - Flicks.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2011
3/5 54% The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest (2010) Semi-satisfying, if you can keep up. - Flicks.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2011