Sameen Amer

Sameen Amer
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T-Meter Title | Year
3/5 80% I Care a Lot (2021) Ultimately, while some of its plot points may not entirely work, I Care a Lot is still likely to hold your attention for its two hours running time and impress you with the acting skills of its wonderful cast. - The News International (Pakistan) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2021
3/5 88% The Dig (2021) Despite its shortcomings though, The Dig remains a touching drama. It is a well-shot and well-acted look into an intriguing account from history... - The News International (Pakistan) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2021
2/5 57% Malcolm & Marie (2020) The very uneven Malcolm & Marie is an ambitious swing and a miss. - The News International (Pakistan) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2021
3.5/5 98% Ma Rainey's Black Bottom (2020) Powerful performances bring a thematically resonant stage play to cinematic life. - The News International (Pakistan) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2021
2/5 50% The Midnight Sky (2020) Despite some impressive visuals and a compelling lead performance, The Midnight Sky stretches credulity and fails to make much of an emotional impact. - The News International (Pakistan) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2021
39% Rebecca (2020) What is meant to be a suspenseful yarn soon starts to feel more like dull, drawn-out melodrama. - The News International (Pakistan) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2020
1.5/5 44% Holidate (2020) Instead of doing something interesting and fresh, John Whitesell and his team have chosen to retread the same old eye-roll-worthy rom-com cliches that have plagued the laziest examples of the genre. - The News International (Pakistan) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2020
3.5/5 100% His House (2020) This is, for the most part, a well-crafted, well-shot, and well-acted project that takes you on an interesting, engaging journey, and delivers horrors both supernatural and - even more harrowingly - very real. - The News International (Pakistan) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2020
3.5/5 89% The Trial of the Chicago 7 (2020) A fascinating - albeit not entirely faithful - look at an interesting chapter from history. - The News International (Pakistan) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2020
2.5/5 53% Hubie Halloween (2020) While it certainly won't convert his detractors, if you do enjoy Sandler's work and are in the mood for a goofy Halloween comedy, then Hubie Halloween just might be worth a viewing. - The News International (Pakistan) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2020
2.5/5 48% The Babysitter: Killer Queen (2020) All in all, the campy gore-fest of The Babysitter: Killer Queen isn't going to impress you with the depth and dexterity of its filmmaking but it is likely to please fans of the original who just want another dose of silly horror comedy. - The News International (Pakistan) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2020
2.5/5 61% Project Power (2020) Project Power has plenty of visual flair but lacks emotional punch. - The News International (Pakistan) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2020
3.5/5 92% Da 5 Bloods (2020) Da 5 Bloods is a compelling war drama. - The News International (Pakistan) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2020
1/5 20% Fatal Affair (2020) Fatal Affair is as derivative as its title suggests. - The News International (Pakistan) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2020
63% Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga (2020) Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga is charming, feel-good fun... - The News International (Pakistan) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2020
0/5 33% The Wrong Missy (2020) The Wrong Missy is an irredeemable mess - The News International (Pakistan) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2020
25% Dangerous Lies (Windfall) (2020) Illogical and incoherent, Dangerous Lies comes off like a made-for-TV movie that aims to do little beyond waste one and a half hours of your life. - The News International (Pakistan) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2020
2/5 65% The Lovebirds (2020) The Lovebirds simply puts together a few generic building blocks and hopes its screwball comedy will keep the project afloat. - The News International (Pakistan) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2020
91% The Willoughbys (2020) All in all, The Willoughbys is an amusing, dark, colourful, fast-paced outing. - The News International (Pakistan) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 18, 2020
67% Extraction (2020) The movie loses points not just for its regressive outlook, but also for its underdeveloped plot, with a basic storyline so dull and predictable that it lacks excitement despite all the conflict. - The News International (Pakistan) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 11, 2020
2/5 43% Sergio (2020) It is ultimately disappointing to see such an inspiring real-life figure get such an uninspired epitaph. - The News International (Pakistan) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 4, 2020
1/5 20% Coffee & Kareem (2020) Movies like Coffee & Kareem just leave you wishing that Netflix would choose to invest in more interesting and inventive projects instead of wasting its assets and its subscribers' time on such dismal dullness. - The News International (Pakistan) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2020
3/5 73% Lost Girls (2020) It's a compelling story. The execution isn't as even or focused as you may wish, but this is clearly a passionate, well-intentioned look at a tragic tale featuring imperfect characters and a strong lead performance by Amy Ryan. - The News International (Pakistan) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2020
88% Onward (2020) But while it may not be the most inventive animated adventure and its emotional impact may not be as powerful as Pixar's finest projects, Onward is still a poignant tale with several moments of warmth that make the ride engaging. - The News International (Pakistan) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2020
37% Spenser Confidential (2020) There isn't anything particularly original about the project, nor is it terribly exciting. - The News International (Pakistan) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2020
91% The Invisible Man (2020) [A] horror thriller that is driven by a riveting performance by actress Elisabeth Moss. - The News International (Pakistan) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2020
64% All the Bright Places (2020) YA cliches converge in All the Bright Places, a tragic teen romance that tries very hard to tug at your heartstrings but fails to make much of an impact. - The News International (Pakistan) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2020
63% Sonic the Hedgehog (2020) The adventure that ensues may not be a cinematic masterpiece but it is still a whole lot of fun. - The News International (Pakistan) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2020
0/5 5% The Last Thing He Wanted (2020) The Last Thing He Wanted is a political thriller so incoherent, disjointed, convoluted, and boring that its very existence proves to be perplexing. - The News International (Pakistan) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2020
1/5 7% Fantasy Island (2020) Fantasy Island mostly just finds itself struggling with preposterous and convoluted set-ups before ultimately arriving at its nonsensical conclusion. - The News International (Pakistan) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2020
75% To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You (2020) The character's vapid dilemma leads to snooze-inducing drama. - The News International (Pakistan) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2020
2.5/5 78% Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) (2020) The various threads, however, don't come together as seamlessly as you'd hope; a better script and more focused direction would have significantly helped. - The News International (Pakistan) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2020
3.5/5 91% Uncut Gems (2019) Uncut Gems isn't exactly an enjoyable experience - it's stressful and hectic and anxiety-provoking. But, that doesn't take away from the fact that the Safdies have created a drama that is downright fascinating. - The News International (Pakistan) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 18, 2020
2.5/5 76% Spies in Disguise (2019) The film plays, in part, as a sort of James Bond knockoff - a conceit about as tired as can be - but it is neither sharp enough to be a satire nor exciting enough to work as an homage. - The News International (Pakistan) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2020
3/5 14% Dolittle (2020) But what could have been a charming kids' movie... quickly turns instead into a disjointed, chaotic mess. - The News International (Pakistan) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2020
4.5/5 89% 1917 (2020) The end result is poignant, affecting, and heart-breaking; a film that can stand shoulder to shoulder with the best war movies while serving as a timely reminder of the horrific loss and utter devastation left behind by conflict. - The News International (Pakistan) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2020
4.5/5 85% Once Upon a Time In Hollywood (2019) Still, this imperfect Hollywood fairy tale is largely enjoyable with many memorable elements and is ultimately essential viewing for movie fans. - The News International (Pakistan) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2020
2.5/5 62% The Informer (2020) It's a fairly intriguing plot with several interesting elements, but the storyline, unfortunately, gets more and more convoluted and implausible as the film goes along. - The News International (Pakistan) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2020
4/5 89% The Two Popes (2019) The Two Popes is a wonderful showcase of great acting (both the leads are phenomenal), brilliant casting, effective writing, and terrific cinematography. - The News International (Pakistan) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2020
2.5/5 51% Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) The Rise of Skywalker banks on franchise nostalgia for a finale designed to please fans while playing it safe and suffering, perhaps, as a consequence. - The News International (Pakistan) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 6, 2020
1/5 19% Cats (2019) What should be a delightfully quirky romp quickly turns into a nightmarish fever dream instead. The CGI descends to the depths of the uncanny valley. - The News International (Pakistan) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 6, 2020
37% 6 Underground (2019) Netflix's sorry attempt at building an action franchise goes very awry with a project that has absolutely no redeeming qualities. - The News International (Pakistan) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 30, 2019
2.5/5 71% Jumanji: The Next Level (2019) Overall, Jumanji: The Next Level comes off as mediocre at best and unnecessary at worst. - The News International (Pakistan) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 30, 2019
3.5/5 94% Marriage Story (2019) Heart-breaking and poignant. - The News International (Pakistan) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 23, 2019
3.5/5 95% The Irishman (2019) The movie definitely makes an impact with its affecting tale, acclaimed cast, and ambitious scope. - The News International (Pakistan) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 23, 2019
1.5/5 52% Charlie's Angels (2019) Charlie's Angels may offer the occasional moment of fun, but the film really doesn't warrant a trip to the cinema. - The News International (Pakistan) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2019
3.5/5 97% Knives Out (2019) The movie's fantastic cast keeps you riveted to the proceedings. - The News International (Pakistan) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2019
3.5/5 94% Klaus (2019) Sure you know where the story is going, but the journey is delightful nonetheless. - The News International (Pakistan) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2019
2.5/5 78% Frozen II (2019) The storyline overall feels forced and clunky. - The News International (Pakistan) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2019
2.5/5 71% The King (2019) Ultimately, The King possesses a few intriguing elements, but it just isn't as interesting or powerful as you'd expect. - The News International (Pakistan) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2019