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Richard James Havis

Richard James Havis
Richard James Havis's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Film Journal International, Hollywood Reporter, South China Morning Post

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
1.5/5 14% Blumhouse's Truth or Dare (2018) [The film's] hastily concocted conclusion ... will leave audiences feeling ripped off, rendering pointless what had been an averagely enjoyable watch.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2018
2/5 19% Midnight Sun (2018) Midnight Sun is ... hokey, never missing the chance to tug at the heartstrings with a mawkish tune, a tearful hug, or a scene of selfless kindness.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2018
3.5/5 58% Hotel Artemis (2018) Hotel Artemis is certainly unusual, and it is impossible to work out how it's going to end. That's one thing to praise about the film in this era of identikit mainstream cinema.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2018
4/5 67% Ocean's 8 (2018) The brief is simple: cast a team of A-list actresses and let them have the fun that is usually reserved for men. As breezy entertainment, Ocean's 8 works deliciously.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2018
2/5 40% Anon (2018) A tepid crime movie that uses technology and graphics merely to add a bit of zest.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Jun 10, 2018
3.5/5 83% Blockers (2018) While it doesn't shy away from being crude, the film manages to be touching, observant, socially relevant, and downright hilarious.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Jun 10, 2018
2/5 13% First Kill (2017) The only interesting thing about First Kill is that Bruce Willis plays a bad cop.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted May 18, 2018
2/5 20% Submergence (2018) Looking like a work-for-hire, the adaptation of J.M. Ledgard's romantic novel Submergence doesn't manage to touch or excite.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted May 18, 2018
3/5 77% In the Fade (Aus dem Nichts) (2017) In the Fade ... works well as a courtroom drama about the legal difficulties of bringing some guilty bombers to justice.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted May 2, 2018
4/5 No Score Yet Dries (2017) Documentaries about fashion designers have become ubiquitous, but this film about Belgian designer Dries Van Noten is a cut above the rest.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2018
2.5/5 38% The Strangers: Prey At Night (2018) It's difficult to tell if The Strangers: Prey at Night is a tongue-in-cheek homage to the slasher "video nasties" of the 1980s, or just badly made.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Apr 22, 2018
4/5 88% Secret Superstar (2017) Underneath the commercial sheen is a tough story about domestic abuse and female empowerment that dares to go deeper than most sweet and sunny Indian dramas.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2018
3/5 63% Peter Rabbit (2018) Young children will find enough to enjoy in this tale of rabbits, which themselves look like animated plushy toys.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2018
3/5 28% Sherlock Gnomes (2018) Although this tale of detection is too straightforward to interest adults, the animated story about ornamental gnomes is solid enough to intrigue children.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2018
3/5 76% Lu Over the Wall (Yoake tsugeru Rû no uta) (2018) Much more conventional than his far-out Night Is Short, Walk on Girl, Masaaki Yuasa's Lu Over the Wall still shows a highly individual approach to anime.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2018
4/5 90% The Night Is Short, Walk On Girl (2018) The whole thing is a postmodern trip, with animation styles varying greatly to fit the mood: bright pop art colours, dark Rembrandt tones and everything in between.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2018
3.5/5 70% Buena Vista Social Club: Adios (2017) Fans of both Wenders' movie and of Cuban music ... will find it expands their knowledge and love of son, Cuba's unique sound.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2018
3/5 41% Den of Thieves (2018) Hardcore action fans might find enough to satiate their desire for tricky gunplay and explosive violence in this gritty heist thriller, but the story has too many holes to appeal to anyone else.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2018
3/5 64% Goodbye Christopher Robin (2017) Goodbye Christopher Robin is an emotionally brutal film which allows no quarter to its unloving and unlovable characters.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2018
2.5/5 83% Game Night (2018) The decision to mix in some brutal shootings with the expected sexual innuendos and flatulent humour results in an uneven mix which is only vaguely satisfying.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2018
2/5 73% Berlin Syndrome (2017) It's a shame that stories about women who are abducted, sexually abused and beaten up are still considered suitable for mainstream entertainment.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2018
1/5 0% Slumber (2017) Even the worst contemporary horrors tend to be slick affairs, but Slumber manages to be so bad it's borderline entertaining.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2018
4/5 77% Last Flag Flying (2017) The many contradictory, and purposefully muddled, points of view provide a very human perspective, which ensures that the film is more provocative than its downbeat nature suggests.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2018
3/5 71% Ferdinand (2017) Some hyper-energetic characters manage to inject some pizazz, and the action scenes are frantic enough to hold the attention of viewers of all ages.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2018
3.5/5 30% Wonder Wheel (2017) A typical Allen ensemble piece, Wonder Wheel is nevertheless driven by a Blanche DuBois-like performance by Winslet.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2018
4/5 77% All the Money in the World (2017) Plummer puts in a terrific performance as the mean and mendacious billionaire J. Paul Getty, and it's now difficult to imagine anyone else essaying the role with such aplomb.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2018
2.5/5 33% Home Again (2017) Meyers-Shyer's debut is less of a tribute to her mum's work than a Xerox copy of it.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2018
4.5/5 89% I, Tonya (2018) The best US indie film of 2017.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2018
1/5 26% Unlocked (2017) Below par on every front, even for a potboiler, it merrily chugs along from one cliché to the next, piling unbelievable scenes on top of each other.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2018
2/5 29% Suburbicon (2017) George Clooney reworked the script for this version, and he has ironed out all the eccentricity and dark humour that characterises the Coens' work.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2018
3/5 69% Beyond Skyline (2017) An old-school science-fiction B-movie complete with men in monster suits, Beyond Skyline will delight fans of genre films while leaving others bewildered.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2018
3.5/5 92% Stronger (2017) The film works because the characters act like real people rather than movie ciphers.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2017
4.5/5 97% Coco (2017) Such a film stands or falls on the quality of the music, and Coco delivers on that. The original songs are very good indeed, and the animated concerts are stupendous fun.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Dec 25, 2017
3/5 47% My Little Pony: The Movie (2017) The filmmakers have tried hard to subvert the toys' outdated notions of femininity by turning the film into a celebration of girl power and female empowerment, and the idea works well.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2017
3/5 80% S is for Stanley (2017) Kubrick fans will find his stories of interest, and others will find D'Alessandro's nostalgic remembrances touching.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2017
3.5/5 63% The Foreigner (2017) Jackie Chan finally gets to play a dramatic character that suits his advancing years.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2017
0.5/5 19% Daddy's Home 2 (2017) A strong contender for the worst Hollywood film of the year, Daddy's Home 2 is clumsy, dumb and unsavoury.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Nov 28, 2017
4/5 94% Gook (2017) Stark and incisive, with many moments of levity, Gook offers a rare look at impoverished Americans trying to get on with their lives in impossible circumstances.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2017
3.5/5 71% Happy Death Day (2017) Happy Death Day is disposable cinema at its best.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2017
1.5/5 8% The Snowman (2017) Even Fassbender's typically intense and well-schooled performance can't elevate this muddled mess from the mundane.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2017
4/5 85% Battle of the Sexes (2017) An unusually smart film, Battle of the Sexes mixes humour with social observation, and makes its point in a more entertaining way than most message films would.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2017
2/5 5% Flatliners (2017) This is a dull watch made less exciting by the low budget: the bulk of it appears to have been shot in a basement, and the needed special effects are almost non-existent.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2017
3.5/5 95% Gimme Danger (2016) Gimme Danger is an upbeat affair which benefits from some stylistic touches from Jarmusch.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2017
3.5/5 63% Before I Fall (2017) The plot locks together perfectly, leaving no loose ends, and teenagers might not be the only ones sobbing by the film's end.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2017
3.5/5 100% Close Knit (Karera ga honki de amu toki wa) (2017) A delicate, heart-warming film which touches on serious topics like discrimination and ignorance, without finding the need to raise the stakes with unnecessary scenes of conflict.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2017
1/5 0% Stratton (2018) Dreadful acting and ropy action sequences will likely doom this thriller to well-deserved obscurity.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2017
3/5 66% Victoria & Abdul (2017) In spite of the film's penchant to gloss over the evils of colonial times, a masterful, deeply inward-looking performance by Judi Dench ... makes it an enjoyable watch.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2017
2/5 16% Wish Upon (2017) Wish Upon may serve as a good introduction to horror movies for 13-year-old girls, but it will be a dull watch for anyone else.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2017
4/5 91% Suburra (2015) Suburra is a big picture that never loses track of the small details, and these bring the characters, and the realistic action sequences, to life.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2017
2.5/5 59% What Happened to Monday (2017) A run-of-the-mill action film ... Still, there is some fun to be had from watching a spirited set of performances by Noomi Rapace.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2017