S. Indra Sathiabalan

S. Indra Sathiabalan
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Publications: The Sun Daily (Malaysia)

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
89% John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum (2019) This movie may lack the brilliant premise of the first, but fans who can't get enough of Reeves will not be disappointed. - The Sun Daily (Malaysia) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 17, 2019
92% Fighting with My Family (2019) Whether it is about sibling love turned into rivalry, or trying to live up to expectations, the story is relatable and you don't have to be a WWE fan to understand it. - The Sun Daily (Malaysia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2019
89% Missing Link (2019) Though not as brilliant as Kubo and the Two Strings, this movie has enough memorable moments to make it a good watch. - The Sun Daily (Malaysia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 16, 2019
No Score Yet Edmond (2018) How it all comes together despite the mishaps along the way makes this a very enjoyable watch. - The Sun Daily (Malaysia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2019
83% Project Gutenberg (Mo Seung) (2018) It has a plot with lots of twists and a director who is able to keep you interested even when some aspects of the plot do not make much sense. - The Sun Daily (Malaysia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2019
60% Quo vado? (2016) Zalone is funny and essentially carries the film with his antics, opinions, and how his character does everything he can to remain in his job. - The Sun Daily (Malaysia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2019
79% Halloween (2018) The movie's pace is good and there are even a few homages to the first film. - The Sun Daily (Malaysia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2019
32% The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (2018) The sets are lavish, the colors are vibrant, and the ballet sequences are good. That's about it. - The Sun Daily (Malaysia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2019
61% Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) I love this movie. This is the kind of film you go with friends who love Queen's music as much as you do. - The Sun Daily (Malaysia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2019
79% Alpha (2018) Though the humans speak in a language that requires subtitles, the actors do manage to convey their emotions very well. Go in with no expectations, and enjoy this movie for what it is. - The Sun Daily (Malaysia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2019
92% Searching (2018) The director deserves praise for keeping us on the edge of our seats throughout the movie, and also for getting Cho and Messing (who are better known for comedic roles) to deliver what are probably their career-best performances. - The Sun Daily (Malaysia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2019
76% Smallfoot (2018) This is a fun film that the whole family can enjoy. - The Sun Daily (Malaysia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2019
29% Venom (2018) Despite having some great talents involved, the film lacks any sort of depth to make it memorable. - The Sun Daily (Malaysia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2019
81% Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018) This is one of those movies where you have to suspend belief for a while and just enjoy the ride. Some movies are just not meant to be taken seriously. - The Sun Daily (Malaysia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2019
7% Billionaire Boys Club (2018) While this version may actually be closer to the real-life incidents that took place, it is still a bit of a draggy affair. - The Sun Daily (Malaysia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2019
47% Skyscraper (2018) This is essentially a Die Hard wannabe flick that lacks depth, but attempts to get by using the global appeal of its leading man, Johnson. - The Sun Daily (Malaysia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2019
63% Sicario: Day of the Soldado (2018) The actors, especially Del Toro, really carry this film while director Stefano Sollima has delivered an engrossing drama. - The Sun Daily (Malaysia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2019
72% Christopher Robin (2018) The story is interesting, but the only warmth we can feel is between the loving nanny and her ward. - The Sun Daily (Malaysia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2019
52% Rampage (2018) Lots of things in the movie lack logic but the target audience is not really going to care. This is monster mayhem all the way. - The Sun Daily (Malaysia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2019
39% Gringo (2018) Oyelowo is well cast in his role as a man who gets tired of being kicked around, and the stuff he has to resort to in order to survive are not only funny, but also believable. - The Sun Daily (Malaysia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2019
85% Avengers: Infinity War (2018) If you are a fan of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, you will want to watch this movie with like-minded fans. - The Sun Daily (Malaysia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2019
90% Isle of Dogs (2018) Essentially, this is a fun tale with more than a few head-scratching moments. Still, if you don't look too deep or analyze it too closely, you will have a good time. - The Sun Daily (Malaysia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2019
48% Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) All in all, watch it if you like dinosaurs only. - The Sun Daily (Malaysia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2019
99% Lady Bird (2017) The only reason we can relate to it is because of Ronan and Metcalf's brilliant performances. - The Sun Daily (Malaysia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2019
33% Wonder Park (2019) Essentially, this is a sweet story about a child feeling anxious about a sick parent, and how she copes with the distressing situation by avoiding things that once made her happy. - The Sun Daily (Malaysia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2019
28% The Aftermath (2019) Despite its melodramatic premise, the story ended in a very realistic and satisfying manner, even though things were not neatly tied up. - The Sun Daily (Malaysia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2019
No Score Yet App War (2018) A refreshing story set in the world of app developers and how we sometimes need to look beyond our own egos. - The Sun Daily (Malaysia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2019
42% A Wrinkle in Time (2018) Too bad it does not live up to its hype. The story is average, the direction could be better and characters could have been fleshed out more. - The Sun Daily (Malaysia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2019
46% Red Sparrow (2018) Overall, watch it for Lawrence, who makes every effort to rise above the script. - The Sun Daily (Malaysia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2019
22% Midnight Sun (2018) There is great chemistry between the leads and that is what makes this film work on an emotional level. - The Sun Daily (Malaysia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2019
72% Ready Player One (2018) This is a highly-entertaining movie that pays homage to tech gurus as well as pop culture, and should appeal to a wide audience of film fans, not just gamers. - The Sun Daily (Malaysia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2019
8% Basmati Blues (2018) The movie is not only one of those stereotypical films about India, but also one of those 'white savior comes to rescue Third World village' type of films. - The Sun Daily (Malaysia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2019
95% A Quiet Place (2018) It is a horror movie, and it is also a family drama. More importantly, it is a good movie. - The Sun Daily (Malaysia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2019
67% Jailbreak (2017) For what it is worth, it is what it is and fans of this genre should be happy. - The Sun Daily (Malaysia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2019
78% Captain Marvel (2019) Nonetheless, I was prepared to enjoy Captain Marvel, the same way I enjoyed previous solo superhero films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.I am not going to say I was disappointed, but neither am I going to say I thoroughly enjoyed myself. - The Sun Daily (Malaysia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2019
88% Only the Brave (2017) You will be moved by this movie. The filmmakers didn't go overboard with the action scenes or the melodrama, as other films of this sort tend to do. - The Sun Daily (Malaysia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2019
52% 24 Hours to Live (2017) With high speed chases, explosions and one head-scratching scene where the local militia bring knives to a gun-fight, this movie will appeal to those who like non-stop action. - The Sun Daily (Malaysia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2019
100% Earth: One Amazing Day (2017) It may not be everyone's cup of tea but it is worth a watch. - The Sun Daily (Malaysia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2019
84% Game Night (2018) The movie's strongest point are the actors who rise above the average script and make you laugh at their antics throughout. - The Sun Daily (Malaysia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2019
14% Winchester (2018) This film is slightly above average. - The Sun Daily (Malaysia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2019
90% Stronger (2017) The story is inspirational, but predictable. It is the talented actors who carry it to another level with their outstanding performances. - The Sun Daily (Malaysia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2019
93% Thor: Ragnarok (2017) There is never a dull moment in this film, which has more comedic moments than drama - which is a far cry from the first two films. - The Sun Daily (Malaysia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2019
70% Cars 3 (2017) Sadly, it still lacks the heart of the first movie, which had an ending that left a lump in your throat. Nonetheless, it is still fun, and should please fans of the series. - The Sun Daily (Malaysia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2019
35% American Assassin (2017) On paper, this may seem like a run-off-the-mill spy thriller, but it is the subtle details in how Mitch handles a dangerous situation, and Stan's pragmatic (and somewhat cold) approach to their job, that makes this story stand out. - The Sun Daily (Malaysia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2019
52% Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017) This sequel to the Kingsman: The Secret Service (based on the comicbook series) veers in several directions, but the last half hour when things come together, more than makes up for the wait. - The Sun Daily (Malaysia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2019
93% Baby Driver (2017) Great acting all around, and a special applause for director Wright for combining action, music and drama into one great movie. - The Sun Daily (Malaysia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2019
15% The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature (2017) The story is predictable, but it is much better that the sleep-inducing first movie... But go watch it as a standalone film, and you will be fine. - The Sun Daily (Malaysia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2019
93% Wonder Woman (2017) Some aspects of the story are also a bit over the top, but then again, it is a superhero movie. Overall, go watch it. - The Sun Daily (Malaysia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2019
59% Despicable Me 3 (2017) The family element, which was the central theme of the first two, is not captured as well here. - The Sun Daily (Malaysia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2019
97% In This Corner of the World (Kono sekai no katasumi ni) (2017) The brilliance of this film is that it depicts a world where its people were far removed from the war that this country was actively a part of until they themselves are attacked. - The Sun Daily (Malaysia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2019