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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
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 (2017)

"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 (2016)

"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 91%

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 (2015)

"[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) (2014)

"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 73%

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 84%

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 (2014)

"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
4/5 80%

Macbeth (2015)

"It's a rough, primitive kingdom that Kurzel has built but there are rules, dictated by kin and comradeship, and the Macbeths' violation of them is shown to be a genuinely tragic folie a deux. It's great Shakespeare." ‐Sydney Morning Herald
Posted Sep 30, 2015
2/5 76%

London Road (2016)

"London Road is an exotic beast arising out of an awkward menage a trois made up of theatre, music and dramatised documentary." ‐Sydney Morning Herald
Posted Sep 23, 2015
2.5/5 85%

Oddball and the Penguins (Oddball) (2015)

"Jacobson is so intent on its efforts to firm up Swampy's credentials as an impractical but inspired eccentric that he's in danger of turning him into a gormless irritant." ‐Sydney Morning Herald
Posted Sep 16, 2015
2/5 87%

Straight Outta Compton (2015)

"It's far from being a full and frank account." ‐Sydney Morning Herald
Posted Sep 3, 2015
3/5 44%

Irrational Man (2015)

"I know Allen feels compelled to work all the time, but I wish he'd stop for a while and give himself time to think." ‐Sydney Morning Herald
Posted Aug 19, 2015
4/5 91%

Last Cab To Darwin (2016)

"There's much to admire in all this -- right up to the poignantly underplayed ending." ‐Sydney Morning Herald
Posted Aug 12, 2015
3/5 No Score Yet

Unity (2015)

"The score, the voices and the tempo of Monson's editing induce a mesmerising effect." ‐Sydney Morning Herald
Posted Aug 12, 2015
4/5 83%

Genius Within: The Inner Life of Glenn Gould (2010)

"Evocative black-and-white footage covers every step of this phase of his career." ‐Sydney Morning Herald
Posted Aug 4, 2015
2/5 31%

Kick-Ass 2 (2013)

"It's a clever film but it's also a cynical and disorienting one." ‐Sydney Morning Herald
Posted Jul 7, 2015
4/5 83%

Eden (2015)

"Mia Hansen-Love's Eden is set at the throbbing heart of the Parisian techno music scene. But be brave. It resonates with much bigger themes than the need to meet a disco doorman's dress and deportment standards." ‐Sydney Morning Herald
Posted Jul 1, 2015
3/5 67%

Awake: The Life Of Yogananda (2014)

"After a while, all this serenity becomes soporific. It's one for the already enlightened." ‐Sydney Morning Herald
Posted Jul 1, 2015
4/5 85%

Far From the Madding Crowd (2015)

"It's a classy and seductive example of the art of the intimate epic." ‐Sydney Morning Herald
Posted Jun 25, 2015
3.5/5 59%

The Emperor's New Clothes (2015)

"Angry but affable is the style adopted by British comic Russell Brand for this extended rant against the sins of the rich and powerful." ‐Sydney Morning Herald
Posted Jun 18, 2015
2.5/5 53%

The Mafia Kills Only in Summer (La Mafia Uccide solo d'Estate) (2015)

"I suspect that it works best of you're an aficionado of recent Italian political history, its inside jokes and its incidental characters." ‐Sydney Morning Herald
Posted Jun 18, 2015
4.5/5 95%

Wild Tales (2015)

"While the stories themselves are about the joys of losing control, their creator knows exactly what can be achieved with crafty pacing, masterly editing and a precisely controlled balance between the matter-of-fact and the shamelessly hysterical." ‐Sydney Morning Herald
Posted May 20, 2015
3.5/5 94%

Spy (2015)

"The principal scene-stealer turns out to be Australia's Rose Byrne. She delivers a performance composed of a series of small comic gems produced with a minimum of fuss." ‐Sydney Morning Herald
Posted May 20, 2015
3/5 75%

A Royal Night Out (2015)

"It's all very jolly, in a determinedly in-period way." ‐Sydney Morning Herald
Posted May 12, 2015
4/5 89%

Clouds of Sils Maria (2015)

"Stewart is surprisingly good." ‐Sydney Morning Herald
Posted May 7, 2015
4/5 83%

Testament Of Youth (2015)

"This is a year awash with memories of World War I, but Vera and her story offer an angle unlikely to be found anywhere else." ‐Sydney Morning Herald
Posted Apr 30, 2015
3.5/5 46%

Boychoir (2015)

"Boychoir's formula is as old as The Ugly Duckling but Girard has revitalised it with a sublime score, a craftily mixed cast of new faces and big names, along with a setting that provides room for the occasional burst of originality." ‐Sydney Morning Herald
Posted Apr 23, 2015
2.5/5 55%

The Age of Adaline (2015)

"During its second half, in which we meet Harrison Ford and Kathy Baker, cast as Ellis' parents, it all turns to caramel and its absurdities can no longer be denied." ‐Sydney Morning Herald
Posted Apr 23, 2015
3/5 17%

The Gunman (2015)

"Part of the problem is the script's determination to drag some of Spain's most scenic spots into the action whether or not they suit the mood. " ‐Sydney Morning Herald
Posted Apr 16, 2015
3.5/5 86%

A Brilliant Young Mind (2015)

"It's a delicate and perceptive film." ‐Sydney Morning Herald
Posted Apr 9, 2015
3.5/5 89%

Mommy (2015)

"Dolan loves close-ups and he gives his actors every chance to demonstrate their talent for ringing the emotional changes in a single take." ‐Sydney Morning Herald
Posted Apr 9, 2015
3/5 20%

Kidnapping Mr. Heineken (2015)

"[The] performances are convincingly nervy." ‐Sydney Morning Herald
Posted Mar 13, 2015
3/5 76%

Lucky Them (2014)

"The plot executes an impressive twist at the end and Collette makes such a swashbuckler out of Ellie that you're inclined to indulge her in whatever she chooses to do." ‐Sydney Morning Herald
Posted Mar 12, 2015
1/5 35%

Project Almanac (2015)

"The 106 minutes between the opening scene and the end credits still feels like an eternity." ‐Sydney Morning Herald
Posted Mar 6, 2015
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