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Sandra Hall

Sandra Hall

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Sandra Hall's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Sydney Morning Herald, The Age (Australia)

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/5 96% Weiner (2016) "In the end, it's hard to tell if his downfall is due to blind egotism or suicidal optimism. " ‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Posted Jul 29, 2016
3/5 98% Embrace Of The Serpent (El Abrazo De La Serpiente) (2016) "Shot in luminous black-and-white in the Colombian Amazon, Embrace of the Serpent looks like a series of animated photographs torn from the colonial explorers' journals that inspired it. " ‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Posted Jul 29, 2016
3/5 99% Love & Friendship (2016) "Tone in Jane Austen is all-important, hinging on a delicate balance between the tender and the sardonic. Whit Stillman captures it perfectly in the trailer for Love & Friendship. In the film itself, the hinge creaks a bit. " ‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Posted Jul 28, 2016
3/5 56% Jason Bourne (2016) "There is something hypnotic in the film's total dedication to the idea of speed as an end in itself. " ‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Posted Jul 28, 2016
3/5 65% Swiss Army Man (2016) "It's ingenious stuff but it also becomes fairly tedious after a while. " ‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Posted Jul 11, 2016
3/5 84% Goldstone "The bad guys are such extreme political caricatures and the climax is so cack-handed that the structure can't hold. " ‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Posted Jul 7, 2016
3/5 36% The Legend of Tarzan (2016) "Bearing a slight resemblance to Lambert, Skarsgard makes a dashing, if earnest, Tarzan. " ‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Posted Jul 7, 2016
3/5 65% The Wait (L'attesa) (2016) "The consolation for having to sit silently urging him to get on with it lies in watching two fine actresses at work. " ‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Posted Jun 29, 2016
3/5 87% Everybody Wants Some!! (2016) "There's no storyline. The script just drifts from one vignette to the next as the boys cruise around, ogling girls, haunting the campus night spots and staging a party while their house does its best to remain standing under their assaults. " ‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Posted Jun 29, 2016
4/5 98% Mustang (2015) "Erguven is wisely determined to avoid any hint of melodrama. " ‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Posted Jun 17, 2016
4/5 71% A Perfect Day (2016) "[de Aranoa is] a director at home with the small things that can make a film great -- interested in what keeps people together when everything around them is being blown apart. It's a wonderful gift. " ‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Posted Jun 15, 2016
2/5 38% Mr. Right (2016) "While it's supposed to add up to a witty marriage between romance and anarchy, it's so light on moral implications that it's just tacky. " ‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Posted Jun 15, 2016
4/5 57% Money Monster (2016) "It may be Hollywood melodrama but it's top of the range, giving Clooney and Roberts every opportunity to demonstrate the value of star power. And it's refreshing to have a studio picture about anti-heroes rather than super-heroes. " ‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Posted Jun 9, 2016
2/5 30% Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016) "It's all a bit bloodless, with a serious shortage of laughs. " ‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Posted Jun 1, 2016
3/5 48% X-Men: Apocalypse (2016) "On the whole, the series keeps on improving. " ‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Posted May 25, 2016
4/5 91% The Nice Guys (2016) "The Nice Guys is very much in the Kiss Kiss Bang Bang vein - part thriller, part spoof. And Crowe and Gosling turn out to be very funny, embellishing their performances with some noteworthy '70s fashion items. " ‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Posted May 25, 2016
4/5 80% The First Monday in May (2016) "In the end, it all comes down to a collaboration between art, commerce and celebrity. " ‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Posted May 18, 2016
3/5 84% The Meddler (2016) "It is all very likeable, but maybe Scafaria was inhibited by the fact she found her inspiration in her own family, because blandness takes the edge off it. " ‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Posted May 18, 2016
3/5 68% Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (2016) "The film is neither serious enough nor seriously funny. The farce needs to be blacker. " ‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Posted May 12, 2016
4/5 63% The Man Who Knew Infinity (2016) "It's predictable but poignant. " ‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Posted May 4, 2016
3/5 92% Florence Foster Jenkins (2016) "It's fun. " ‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Posted May 4, 2016
4/5 61% A Month Of Sundays "[Director Saville has] given LaPaglia a role so good that it conjures up comparisons with his terrific work in Ray Lawrence's Lantana 15 years ago. " ‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Posted Apr 27, 2016
4/5 96% Marguerite (2016) "It's a tale of great sadness -- about somebody enchanted by a world she's forever barred from entering. " ‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Posted Apr 21, 2016
2/5 13% The Divergent Series: Allegiant (2016) "So there's one more to come. It can only improve on this one, which manages to seem cluttered and empty at the same time. " ‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Posted Apr 21, 2016
3/5 22% The Boss (2016) "The script was co-written by McCarthy herself in collaboration with Steve Mallory, a pal from her Groundlings days, and her husband, actor-writer Ben Falcone, who directed the film, but it fails to give her anything like the nourishment she needs. " ‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Posted Apr 14, 2016
4/5 81% Labyrinth Of Lies (2015) "It's a classic tale, told by director Giulio Ricciarelli with a fine eye for period detail and a welcome air of restraint. " ‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Posted Apr 7, 2016
2/5 95% Rams (Hrútar) (2016) "The shafts of humour don't shine nearly as brightly as they should. " ‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Posted Apr 6, 2016
3/5 27% Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) "Overblown and over-long as it is, the film sets up the series to come with a sure sense of its aficionados' wants and needs. It's the perfect launch pad. " ‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Posted Mar 30, 2016
4/5 95% Eye In The Sky (2016) "As the news travels, Hood keeps building up the tension in the streets surrounding the target. " ‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Posted Mar 23, 2016
2/5 26% London Has Fallen (2016) "It's spectacular -- and spectacularly nasty. " ‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Posted Mar 23, 2016
3/5 85% The Daughter "The climax, when it comes, bubbles up to the point of hysteria. The saving grace is some fine, impassioned work from Otto, who finally gets a chance to shine in a role that's underwritten in the earlier scenes. " ‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Posted Mar 16, 2016
4/5 No Score Yet The Will To Fly "The film climaxes at Sochi, where Lassila is in contention for the gold with two Chinese champions and a Belorussian... It's a grand finale to a revealing exploration of the very nature of the competitive spirit. " ‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Posted Mar 11, 2016
3/5 89% The Boy And The Beast (Bakemono No Ko) (2016) "The whole thing displays that combination of visual flair and wildly inventive storytelling that distinguishes Japanese animation from the rest of the field. " ‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Posted Mar 10, 2016
4/5 97% 45 Years (2015) "This story, which grows richer the more you think about it, is a rueful acknowledgment of the fact that few of us can. " ‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Posted Mar 4, 2016
3.5/5 61% Concussion (2015) "The script also knows how to pull back when sentimentality threatens. The film's salutary ending shows just how it's done. " ‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Posted Mar 4, 2016
3/5 92% The Lady In The Van (2015) "She's not easy to love and the film is slow-going and a little laboured in its attempts to shape her idiosyncrasies into a plot, but the gradual revelation of the reasons for her decline give Smith plenty of opportunities to soften her grouchiness. " ‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Posted Mar 4, 2016
1/5 12% The Choice (2016) "Hollywood has devised a uniquely gruelling rite of passage for its aspiring young stars. It's the Nicholas Sparks movie. " ‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Posted Feb 4, 2016
3/5 43% Looking for Grace "[Brooks] just wants you to feel for these people. And you do. " ‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Posted Feb 4, 2016
2/5 9% Point Break (2015) "The storyline is so nonsensical that everything around it becomes a waste of time and effort. " ‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Posted Jan 22, 2016
4/5 93% Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict (2015) "In putting together her documentary about Peggy Guggenheim, Lisa Immordino Vreeland​ displayed the tenacity of a truffle hound. " ‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Posted Jan 1, 2016
4/5 86% Gayby Baby (2016) "The insights tossed up by these startlingly articulate pre-teens prove yet again that the truth lies in the particular. " ‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Posted Jan 1, 2016
3/4 85% The Bélier Family (La famille Bélier) (2016) "As well as ensuring that the film avoids the cloying sweetness of Hollywood's seasonal offering, Love the Coopers, the Beliers' idiosyncrasies strike a gently subversive note. " ‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Posted Dec 16, 2015
4/5 72% He Named Me Malala (2015) "The easy intimacy of the family dynamic is the film's big revelation. " ‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Posted Nov 11, 2015
3/5 63% Sleeping with Other People (2015) "[Sudeikis is] fast and funny and Headland's willingness to tackle the unromantic aspects of the rom-com lends a sophistication you don't find in more anodyne examples. " ‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Posted Nov 4, 2015
3/5 48% Freeheld (2015) "Moore charts Hester's physical disintegration with brutal candour while, at the same time, conjuring up the indomitability of somebody determined to leave a worthwhile legacy -- to her partner and to other gay couples caught in the same bind. " ‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Posted Nov 4, 2015
4/5 90% The Lobster (2016) "There's a wealth of bleak comedy in all of this but, having carefully laid out his thesis, Lanthimos doesn't know where to take it or what he really thinks about it. " ‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Posted Oct 26, 2015
3/5 29% Burnt (2015) "There are many loving shots of small, colour co-ordinated helpings... And they're usually served up as part of a montage, a device that tends to be the first refuge of a director lumbered with a script lacking enough lines worth saying. " ‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Posted Oct 21, 2015
3/5 85% The Walk (2015) "His hallmark as a director is his passion for visual effects and his use of CGI and 3D is dazzling. " ‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Posted Oct 14, 2015
4/5 No Score Yet Simshar "It's a heartbreaking story that crystallises so many aspects of the refugee crisis without presuming to pass judgement on any of them. " ‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Posted Oct 7, 2015
3/5 62% The Intern (2015) "Starring in Nancy Meyers' comedy The Intern, is Robert De Niro, improbably cast as an avuncular retiree with a twinkling gaze, an affable -- if slightly twisted -- smile and an abundance of tact. " ‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Posted Oct 2, 2015
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