Ruth Hessey Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

Ruth Hessey

Ruth Hessey
Ruth Hessey's reviews (from any publication) always count toward the Tomatometer because this critic is a Tomatometer-approved critic.

Movie Reviews Only

Showing 1 - 36 of 36
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
28%

The Twilight Saga: New Moon (2009)

"What a bloated, self-important, crashing bore!" ‐MovieTime, ABC Radio National
Posted Nov 19, 2009
71%

The Boys Are Back (2009)

"As the film grapples with the tension between the ideals of parenthood and the realities, the script fumbles some key moments." ‐MovieTime, ABC Radio National
Posted Nov 12, 2009
22%

Case 39 (2010)

"This is a nasty and morally repulsive film." ‐MovieTime, ABC Radio National
Posted Nov 5, 2009
75%

Capitalism: A Love Story (2009)

"Moore is always visually playful and subversive, and even when dealing with such serious and depressing topics entertaining; but he's also game enough to examine America's mythology of prosperity." ‐MovieTime, ABC Radio National
Posted Nov 5, 2009
79%

A Summer In Genoa (2009)

"A delightful sojourn for one indie filmmaker and his cast and crew in a fascinating old Italian town." ‐MovieTime, ABC Radio National
Posted Nov 1, 2009
49%

Whatever Works (2009)

"All rather mellow and predictable." ‐MovieTime, ABC Radio National
Posted Oct 15, 2009
89%

Moon (2009)

"An eccentric sci-fi which cleverly deconstructs the mythology of the Star Treks and Star Wars which have colonised the future of our imaginations with their glamour, self-importance and operatic sound tracks." ‐MovieTime, ABC Radio National
Posted Oct 8, 2009
76%

Julie & Julia (2009)

"Ebullient, witty, and wonderfully warm-hearted Julie & Julia is a celebration of how to live life to the full." ‐MovieTime, ABC Radio National
Posted Oct 8, 2009
66%

Che: Part One (The Argentine) (2009)

"Soderbergh has made two almost perfect war films, more like the Rings Trilogy than The Green Berets." ‐MovieTime, ABC Radio National
Posted Oct 1, 2009
90%

Stone Bros (2009)

"Stone Brothers indulges in a spectacular willingness to take the piss that's both a strength and a weakness." ‐MovieTime, ABC Radio National
Posted Sep 24, 2009
25%

Fame (2009)

"Brim[s] with enough confidence and promise to carry you through the predictable narrative." ‐MovieTime, ABC Radio National
Posted Sep 24, 2009
98%

Anvil! The Story of Anvil (2009)

"While it's undoubtedly comical and touching, a pall of middle-aged gloom hovers over the antics of Canada's longest surviving death metal band." ‐MovieTime, ABC Radio National
Posted Sep 11, 2009
85%

Blessed (2009)

"Some fine talent manages to rise above flimsy scenarios in this multi-thread expose of low-rent Melbourne mothering and its bitter legacy. Surely the whole truth would call for some rays of light in these shabby lives?" ‐MovieTime, ABC Radio National
Posted Sep 11, 2009
58%

Charlie & Boots (2009)

"As to the humour, the script by Dean Murphy and Stewart Faichney is alarmingly slow, paunchy, dated, and sexist." ‐MovieTime, ABC Radio National
Posted Sep 3, 2009
92%

Ponyo (2009)

"Children will love this. It's classic Miyazaki." ‐MovieTime, ABC Radio National
Posted Aug 27, 2009
73%

The Age of Stupid (2009)

"So tightly constructed and dynamic you leave the cinema energised rather than terrified and depressed." ‐MovieTime, ABC Radio National
Posted Aug 21, 2009
83%

The September Issue (2009)

"The real Anna Wintour, the perennial editor/dominatrix of American Vogue, is much more fascinating than Meryl Streep's version." ‐MovieTime, ABC Radio National
Posted Aug 21, 2009
94%

The Cove (2009)

"In effect, by looking at nature The Cove shows us what it means to be human." ‐MovieTime, ABC Radio National
Posted Aug 21, 2009
50%

The Fox & the Child (2007)

"There's plenty of scope for sentimental tears, but I hope most children will go away with something punchier - a longing to observe the natural world in this much detail, and a new respect for the difference between owning something, and loving it." ‐MovieTime, ABC Radio National
Posted Jul 10, 2009
92%

Every Little Step (2009)

"I was thrilled and moved by Every Little Step, despite the abundance of bad dancing pouring out of reality television these days, because it's about the real thing, and offers marvellous insights into of the process of creating a Broadway hit." ‐MovieTime, ABC Radio National
Posted Jul 2, 2009
63%

Coco Before Chanel (2009)

"Coco Avant Chanel is a dull, superficial portrait of a brilliant woman." ‐MovieTime, ABC Radio National
Posted Jun 28, 2009
19%

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009)

"I saw Revenge of the Fallen at Imax, which is probably why I managed to stay awake in what for me was the world's most boring movie." ‐MovieTime, ABC Radio National
Posted Jun 26, 2009
48%

Twilight (2008)

"I succumbed to the palpable chemistry between the leads, and remembered my own girlish fantasies with something of a head-spinning rush." ‐MovieTime, ABC Radio National
Posted Dec 12, 2008
65%

High School Musical 3: Senior Year (2008)

"So sweet you'll leave the cinema with diabetes." ‐MovieTime, ABC Radio National
Posted Dec 5, 2008
11%

Big Stan (2009)

"I wasted two valuable hours of my life on Big Stan -- don't make the same mistake." ‐MovieTime, ABC Radio National
Posted Dec 1, 2008
30%

Youth Without Youth (2007)

"Youth Without Youth smacks of vanity project from the first poetic moments to the last, and whose vanity lays a stronger claim to the big screen than Francis Ford Coppola's?" ‐MovieTime, ABC Radio National
Posted Nov 21, 2008
69%

American Teen (2008)

"My only gripe is that the relentless pressure to be a winner in American culture is exhausting to watch." ‐MovieTime, ABC Radio National
Posted Nov 21, 2008
45%

Sex Drive (2008)

"Why in the world is this essentially sweet tale of two super shy teenagers who fall in love dressed up in utterly profane fancy dress?" ‐MovieTime, ABC Radio National
Posted Nov 14, 2008
61%

Newcastle (2008)

"Overall, [Castle] has captured what I remember of the fantasy of the classic Newcastle adolescence -- all day at the beach, string bikinis and juicy blond teenagers." ‐MovieTime, ABC Radio National
Posted Nov 7, 2008
50%

Dying Breed (2009)

"It's a textbook gorefest. Give it a miss if you don't like blood." ‐MovieTime, ABC Radio National
Posted Nov 7, 2008
64%

Traitor (2008)

"Let's just say this is a well paced thriller with a strong cast -- it's good to see Guy Pearce on screen -- but the terrorist threat which obsessed the recent Bush administration has been dwarfed by a couple of things..." ‐MovieTime, ABC Radio National
Posted Nov 7, 2008
6%

Babylon A.D. (2008)

"With his face like a squashed doughnut, and physique like the tyres of a huge truck, Diesel just doesn't inhabit the same planet as Rampling or even Kassovitz himself." ‐MovieTime, ABC Radio National
Posted Oct 3, 2008
41%

Beverly Hills Chihuahua (2008)

"A welcome surprise." ‐MovieTime, ABC Radio National
Posted Oct 3, 2008
42%

The House Bunny (2008)

"It takes sexism to a new low, and it manages to attack women in the last place on earth where they continue to outperform men -- in universities." ‐MovieTime, ABC Radio National
Posted Sep 26, 2008
26%

Eagle Eye (2008)

"It's a tad long, and it doesn't always add up, but the action sequences are pretty visceral and genuinely exciting." ‐MovieTime, ABC Radio National
Posted Sep 26, 2008
5/6 94%

The Dark Knight (2008)

"There is an exquisite order in the chaos, a fascist formality and video game surrealism that resists the forces of disintegration with a sort of superhuman determination." Time Out Sydney
Posted Jul 17, 2008
Showing 1 - 36 of 36