Rob Carnevale

Rob Carnevale
Tomatometer-approved critic

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
3.5/5 79% Captain Marvel (2019) Captain Marvel is another winning entry into the MCU, with Larson emerging as a highly appealing kick-ass heroine with brains to match her brawn. - Indie London EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2019
2/5 19% Serenity (2019) A head-scratcher not for the right reasons, Knight's film is a story of two halves that intrigues for long periods before dropping in a twist that not only undermines a lot of what has come before, but throws what follows into the realms of the absurd. - Indie London EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2019
3/5 70% Cold Pursuit (2019) Cold Pursuit is an average thriller that would otherwise have been a solid performer for Neeson, the go-to guy for this kind of thing. - Indie London EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2019
4/5 91% How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019) Visually rich and emotionally compelling, this offers up a fittingly poignant finale to a genuinely beloved film (and TV) series. - Indie London EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2019
4/5 78% Green Book (2018) Ali presents Shirley as a fierce pioneer, whose bravery and humanity is easy to admire. - Indie London EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2019
4/5 66% Vice (2018) [A] no holds barred take down anchored by a mesmerising central performance from Christian Bale. - Indie London EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2019
4/5 73% Destroyer (2018) Director Karyn Kusama imbues the film with a gritty reality that makes for a frequently tough watch. - Indie London EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2019
4/5 93% Stan & Ollie (2019) Jon S Baird's affectionate tribute to the genius of Laurel & Hardy is as heart-warming as it is tear-jerking - and a film that successfully ensures their legend will live on. - Indie London EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2019
2.5/5 13% Life Itself (2018) Dan Fogelman's Life Itself masquerades as a film that dares to tackle the unpredictable nature of life in a mature, honest way. - Indie London EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 6, 2019
3.5/5 79% Mary Poppins Returns (2018) It's a flight of musical fantasy that's tailor-made for bringing families together and losing themselves in the moment. - Indie London EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2019
4/5 93% Bumblebee (2018) It's a Transformers movie to enjoy and even care about... and one capable of turning around this franchise's fortunes for the better. - Indie London EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2018
5/5 97% Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) It's edgy, it's colourful, it's playful and it's alive with invention. It's often breath-taking to look at. - Indie London EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2018
4/5 92% The Old Man & the Gun (2018) The Old Man & The Gun offers a fond farewell to Redford that captivates thanks to another virtuoso performance from its charismatic veteran. - Indie London EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2018
4/5 88% Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018) Ralph Breaks The Internet still rates as a triumphant return for a beloved set of characters that will charm, exhilarate and wildly entertain on its own terms. - Indie London EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2018
5/5 91% Widows (2018) A muscular thriller of the highest order that lacks none of the social awareness or political heft of past McQueen presentations. - Indie London EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2018
5/5 89% A Star Is Born (2018) Bradley Cooper makes a stunning directorial debut with A Star Is Born, an emotionally devastating rollercoaster of a journey that exhilarates as much as it devastates. - Indie London EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2018
4/5 22% Mile 22 (2018) Peter Berg's fourth collaboration with actor Mark Wahlberg is arguably one of the most pumped up, aggressive action films you're likely to see in a long time. - Indie London EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2018
3/5 32% The Predator (2018) The result, while enjoyable enough, also feels like a missed opportunity, especially given that its come from a veteran of the franchise. - Indie London EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2018
3/5 51% Equalizer 2 (2018) The Equalizer 2 is a guilty pleasure - a by-the-numbers sequel given extra impetus by the presence of one of Hollywood's finest leading men. - Indie London EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2018
4/5 82% Beirut (2018) Jon Hamm delivers a powerhouse performance in this intelligent and taut thriller, Beirut. - Indie London EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2018
4/5 88% Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018) Ant-Man & The Wasp, the studio's first release post-Thanos clicking those fingers, is a breezy, heart-warming romp that plants its tongue firmly in its cheek. - Indie London EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2018
4.5/5 97% Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018) That being said, Fallout really delivers where it matters most: in spectacle. The action sequences genuinely do astound, by virtue of their chutzpah, magnitude and ability to exhilarate. - Indie London EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2018
4/5 94% Incredibles 2 (2018) A follow-up that may not surpass the achievements of its illustrious predecessor, but which still manages to deliver a classic in its own right. You'll have a blast. - Indie London EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 15, 2018
4.5/5 63% Sicario: Day of the Soldado (2018) It may be missing half the creative team behind the original Sicario but this equally gripping follow-up maintains the quality of its predecessor as well as the brutal efficiency. - Indie London EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2018
4/5 48% Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) Fallen Kingdom is a viciously entertaining treat - one that embodies the values that have helped sustain this franchise to five films and counting... - Indie London EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2018
3/5 70% Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) Solo is fun, flawed and ultimately forgettable. It's an amiable popcorn adventure... and sometimes that's all you need. - Indie London EDIT
Read More | Posted May 25, 2018
4/5 83% Deadpool 2 (2018) As Deadpool himself might say, it's a superhero film that exists to be bad for all the right reasons. So why not just go with the flow? - Indie London EDIT
Read More | Posted May 18, 2018
4/5 85% Tully (2018) Tully is a continually engrossing examination of parenting in the modern era. - Indie London EDIT
Read More | Posted May 8, 2018
4.5/5 85% Avengers: Infinity War (2018) It's a rollercoaster ride that leaves you breathless, invested and eventually panting for more. Marvel's Cinematic Universe really is something to savour and hold up as special. - Indie London EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2018
3/5 44% Pacific Rim Uprising (2018) Pacific Rim: Uprising is a film that's fully aware of its limitations but one that's happy to work within the confines of them and even utilise them to its strengths. As a result, it's a much more enjoyable ride than anyone might dared to have hoped. - Indie London EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2018
3/5 72% Ready Player One (2018) For all of its many flaws, Ready Player One is hugely entertaining without ever coming close to the masterpiece status of Spielberg's earliest and genre-defining work. - Indie London EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2018
2.5/5 38% Gringo (2018) While there are moments that impress and amuse, Gringo never quite manages to sustain its momentum. - Indie London EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2018
4/5 97% Black Panther (2018) It is a landmark moment in blockbuster cinema that couldn't be more timely or more confident in its ability to be so. - Indie London EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2018
4/5 93% Journey's End (2018) It is a moving, thought-provoking piece of work that genuinely impresses. - Indie London EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2018
4/5 81% Early Man (2018) It adheres to a classic British sense of humour, traditional values and warm-hearted storytelling. And yet, simultaneously, it's alive with invention. - Indie London EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2018
5/5 97% Coco (2017) Coco is a magical journey that is as uplifting as it is -- at times -- heart-breaking. - Indie London EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2018
4/5 88% The Post (2018) The Post is a smart, astute piece of cinema that entertains in spades while still having plenty to say on a political, social and journalistic level. It is a film worthy of the heavyweight talent it has attracted. - Indie London EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2018
3/5 57% The Commuter (2018) A trashy, enjoyable B-movie that succeeds in spite of its own absurdity. - Indie London EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2018
5/5 90% Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017) Such is the power of McDonagh's screenplay, that you'll feel as though you've been taken on a journey that's as profound and moving as it is -- at times -- shocking and thought-provoking. - Indie London EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2018
4/5 82% Molly's Game (2018) Molly's Game functions as both a scintillating character study and a fascinating expose. It's well worth booking a seat at this table. - Indie London EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 4, 2018
2/5 30% Pitch Perfect 3 (2017) The film feels like a flimsy attempt to get The Bellas back together. It's bereft of good ideas and tone deaf in terms of decent dialogue. - Indie London EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2017
4/5 91% Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) Johnson has delivered the goods: a film that isn't afraid to be ambitious, that delights and dazzles in equal measure, while providing a worthwhile emotional investment. It is a crowd-pleaser that will be wholeheartedly embraced by fans. - Indie London EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2017
3.5/5 72% Ferdinand (2017) Ferdinand is a family-friendly heart-warmer that wins you over in spite of its flaws. - Indie London EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2017
4/5 85% Battle of the Sexes (2017) Battle of the Sexes shows how those seeds of change were sewn. As such, it's game, set and match to female empowerment that deserves to be a smash hit with audiences. - Indie London EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2017
4/5 28% Suburbicon (2017) Suburbicon is a dark delight -- a film that keeps you guessing, as well as appalled and amused. And the less you know going in, the better. - Indie London EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2017
1.5/5 40% Justice League (2017) As with the lamentable Suicide Squad, Justice League opts for action over substance, forgoing any depth and dropping in only token attempts at humour. It's essentially one long third act, which is as deafening as it is dull. - Indie London EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2017
5/5 100% Paddington 2 (2018) By turns charming and hilarious, Paddington 2 is that rare sequel that actually betters the original in almost every way. - Indie London EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2017
4/5 92% Thor: Ragnarok (2017) Shot through with self-deprecating wit, slapstick (and knockabout) humour and all kinds of eccentric characters and elements, Thor: Ragnarok feels fresh, exciting and hugely entertaining. - Indie London EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2017
4/5 100% Earth: One Amazing Day (2017) Earth: One Amazing Day is designed to astonish and astound. It's packed with fascinating anecdotes, facts and figures. - Indie London EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2017
5/5 87% Blade Runner 2049 (2017) Could Villeneuve match, let alone surpass, that original? Well, the answer is a resounding yes. ... Blade Runner 2049 is visually stunning, emotionally stimulating and -- at times -- emotionally devastating. - Indie London EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2017