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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
3/5 47% My Little Pony: The Movie (2017) The filmmakers have tried hard to subvert the toys' outdated notions of femininity by turning the film into a celebration of girl power and female empowerment, and the idea works well.‐ South China Morning Post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 62% 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 18% 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 93% 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 86% 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 65% 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 17% 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 62% 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
3.5/5 68% mother! (2017) Lawrence is terrific, expertly essaying a role which must appear realistic, even if the setting is phantasmagoric.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2017
3/5 54% The Lego Ninjago Movie (2017) The animators seem undaunted by the script's shortcomings and their work is often spectacular.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2017
3.5/5 98% The Big Sick (2017) This multicultural romance succeeds because the filmmakers have avoided the cultural clichés that usually dog the genre.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Sep 24, 2017
2.5/5 64% I Am Michael (2017) Director Justin Kelly clearly presents the facts of the story, but the necessary psychological content is lacking.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2017
4/5 75% Manifesto (2017) In an era when important discussions take place in 140 characters, Manifesto serves as a reminder that back in the 20th century, it was de rigueur to present a solid argument in a debate.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2017
2.5/5 78% The Beguiled (2017) Although it has lashings of antebellum atmosphere, Sofia Coppola's remake of the 1971 Don Siegel/Clint Eastwood American civil war drama lacks the malicious bite it needs.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2017
2/5 16% The Dark Tower (2017) A bizarre amalgamation of science fiction, magic, monsters and cowboys, The Dark Tower ... fails to get its disparate elements to work together, and often looks ridiculous in the attempt.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2017
1/5 33% The Only Living Boy in New York (2017) The Only Living Boy is an odd story in that it's about the very society that it claims to reject.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2017
4/5 89% Lady Macbeth (2017) This startling debut feature by British director William Oldroyd is a beautiful examination of passion, cruelty, manipulation, and downright nastiness.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2017
1/5 9% The Emoji Movie (2017) A disastrous, shameless attempt to cash in on the ubiquity of the icons that populate our text messages.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2017
2/5 54% 47 Meters Down (2017) This low-budget shark attack film reminds one of the straight-to-video B-movies of the 1980s.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2017
3/5 72% Our Kind of Traitor (2016) The confluence of dirty Russian money and politics is pertinent in light of the Trump scandal, and makes for the best part of the film.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2017
1/5 45% Rough Night (2017) A film in which the girls go at it hell for leather while the boys wimp out at a wine tasting seems like a winner on paper, but the result here is just plain dumb.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2017
3.5/5 68% Cars 3 (2017) The racing scenes are played surprisingly straight, and are thrilling examples of animated sports.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2017
3.5/5 77% Elvis & Nixon (2016) Elvis fans, and those interested in American kitsch, will love Elvis & Nixon.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2017
3/5 70% Bleed For This (2016) Solid in all creative departments, and downplaying melodrama and big moments for an even-handed realism, it's an accomplished piece of filmmaking.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2017
1.5/5 16% The Circle (2017) The plot has a surprising amount of holes for a release of this size.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted May 15, 2017
2/5 48% Going in Style (2017) Although it intends to show old folks in a positive light, most of the jokes revolve around them looking stupid at worst, and creaky at best.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2017
1.5/5 20% The Shack (2017) The Christian God is rarely shown figuratively in movies, and The Shack is a good example of why not.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2017
2/5 37% Smurfs: The Lost Village (2017) While kids may enjoy it, adults who have no interest in the finer points of animation technique may find it very difficult to sit through.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2017
3/5 51% The Boss Baby (2017) Children won't know why their parents are laughing half the time, but everyone will find something to enjoy.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2017
1.5/5 23% The Bye Bye Man (2017) The Bye Bye Man doesn't offer more than a few banging doors to startle viewers, and that's hardly enough.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2017
2.5/5 83% The Founder (2017) Kroc is a nasty piece of work, but the film's squeaky clean approach often makes him seem like an all-American hero.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2017
4/5 96% Hitchcock/Truffaut (2015) Cineastes will love Hitchcock/Truffaut, and film students shouldn't miss it.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2017
3/5 80% Patriots Day (2017) Peter Berg's direction is never mawkish, and provides many moments of unexpected sensitivity.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2017
2.5/5 7% Rings (2017) The delivery is perfunctory at best, and viewers who don't already know the story might not be able to figure out what's happening.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2017
3/5 85% Lion (2016) Those expecting the usual exoticised version of India will be surprised by the brutal, neo-realist way it's portrayed.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2017
3.5/5 88% Jackie (2016) Politics is given a back seat, and that's what makes Jackie interesting - it unspools as a deep character study of its subject rather than a history lesson.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2017
2/5 31% Monster Trucks (2017) Somewhere at Paramount Animation, some bright spark must have noticed that boys like trucks and monsters.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2017
4/5 92% Hidden Figures (2017) By skillfully avoiding polemical statements and scenes of high drama, ... the film sends a powerful message about the evils of racism.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2017
4/5 96% Moana (2016) Disney's take on the oceanic myths of the Pacific Islands could go on to become an animated classic.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2017
4/5 82% Glassland (2016) Glassland has a minimalist purity to it, and Barrett avoids manipulation and lets the images and characters speak for themselves.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2017
3.5/5 94% Arrival (2016) An unusually delicate tale about how to cope with an alien arrival on Earth.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2017