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Richard Kuipers

Richard Kuipers
Richard Kuipers's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Urban Cinefile, Variety

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
35% G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (2009) Playing more like a highlights reel from an established franchise than a movie intended to launch it, G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra interrupts its barrage of CGI action for only the barest minimum of anything resembling character development.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2009
90% Coraline (2009) A whimsical fantasy created in stop animation and set in alternate universes, Coraline is a visual treat certain to whisk every age into a magical wonderland.‐ Urban Cinefile
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2009
61% Love the Beast (2009) Bana packs plenty of visual grunt for revhead auds, but his misty-eyed narration and awkwardly staged probing of man-car love with an Oz TV psychologist veer close to vanity-project potholes.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2009
89% Son of a Lion (2007) A commendable addition to the growing number of films centered on children in post-9/11 Islamic societies.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2008
90% Unfinished Sky (2007) An affecting character study for mature viewers.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2008
91% Forbidden Lie$ (Forbidden Lies) (2007) Spends an entertaining first hour with the charismatic con artist but fails to quit while the going's good.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2008
59% Bra Boys (2008) Lengthy coverage of a murder trial involving Jai and Koby supplies the odd moment of meaningful reflection, but the overall impression is that of an unconvincing PR exercise.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2008
No Score Yet Legend of Naresuan: Declaration in Independence (2007) The second stanza in this gargantuan Thai trilogy is a much more entertaining, if still confusing, proposition for foreign observers than the first, King Naresuan.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2008
No Score Yet Puppy (2008) Puppy has many intriguing twists, but, unfortunately, they lead to plausibility potholes.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2008
50% CJ7 (2008) Heavy on CGI slapstick and light on meaningful emotional content.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2008
80% Build a Ship, Sail to Sadness (2008) This film-school grad project does rep an arresting debut for British-based German helmer Laurin Federlein.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2008
No Score Yet Modern Love (2006) Though occasionally too caught up with bold visuals and a complex audioscape, this mood piece has a suspenseful storyline and enough fleshed-out characters to maintain interest.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2007
100% Rogue (2008) A competent horror filmed in eye-catching Aussie outback locations.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2007
No Score Yet The Ferryman (2007) Plot and character rarely rise above functional, but the screenplay does have some intriguing psychosexual undercurrents, and [director Chris] Graham produces enough vigorous action to leave genre buffs satisfied, if not ecstatic.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2007
3.5/5 No Score Yet The Home Song Stories (2007) A finely chiseled drama about an unstable Chinese mother struggling to reconcile her desires with her children's needs in early '70s Australia, The Home Song Stories speaks bittersweet truths about life in the Chinese diaspora.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2007
No Score Yet The Jammed (2007) Centered on an ordinary young woman-turned-rescuer of victims, pic's integrity and committed performances should spark strong fest interest and generate discussion of a supremely ugly subject.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2007
38% Like Minds (Murderous Intent) (2006) Armed with more imagination than most thrillers with teen protags, Oz-U.K. co-prod Like Minds is an intriguing whodunit centered on two privileged British schoolboys with an unhealthy interest in the Knights Templar.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2007
63% Casting About (2007) The acting process is joyously celebrated in Casting About, a captivating documentary shot entirely in audition rooms during the search for three thesps for a feature film.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted May 8, 2007
98% Ten Canoes (2007) The first feature in an Australian Aboriginal language feels authentic to the core as it tells a cautionary tale set 1,000 years ago.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2007
56% Hula Girls (2007) Loaded with underdog heroics and bursting with youthful enthusiasm, Hula Girls may be utterly predictable but it sure is a lot of fun.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2006
48% Macbeth (2006) Oversupplied with particularly nasty bloodletting and underdone as an involving portrait of one of the Bard's mightiest and most psychologically intriguing tragic figures.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2006
No Score Yet Three Dollars (2006) This adaptation of Elliot Perlman's 1998 novel shifts uneasily at times around weighty themes, but its essential humanism still strikes chords.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2006
55% Journey into Buddhism: Vajra Sky Over Tibet (2006) [A]n illuminating meditation on that deepest of Buddhist philosophical concerns -- impermanence.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2006
90% Punk's Not Dead (2007) Pacy, broad-based overview of the punk rock scene from 1977 to present packages a who's who of luminaries and rare performance clips into a vibrant proof-of-life statement underpinned by keen analysis of sociopolitical issues.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2006
71% Kokoda (2007) Kokoda is long on the muddy-bloody details of jungle warfare and short on fleshed-out characters.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted May 6, 2006
75% Look Both Ways (2006) An imaginative, humorous and truthful contemplation of human reaction to the inexplicable.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted May 5, 2006
No Score Yet Jewboy (2005) A consistently involving character study.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2006
86% The Proposition (2005) Hillcoat and Cave have here found their most fertile ground yet for allegory-rich examinations of life and death in remote, pressure-cooker environments.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2005
59% Oyster Farmer (2005) A well-observed study of outsiders distinguished by precise performances from a well-cast ensemble.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2005
76% Mansfield Park (1999) Writer-director Patricia Rozema has made significant alterations to the original text and her instincts have worked superbly.‐ Urban Cinefile
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
47% The Perfect Storm (2000) There's just not quite enough before the showpiece to make it memorable as a whole.‐ Urban Cinefile
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000