Sarah McIntyre

Sarah McIntyre
Sarah McIntyre's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): RTÉ (Ireland)
Publications: RTÉ (Ireland)

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
5/5 89% Wild Rose (2019) It's rare a movie as singularly uplifting as Wild Rose comes along. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2019
3.5/5 89% Missing Link (2019) The charming, earnest and dizzyingly ambitious stop-motion animation Missing Link is a beautifully captured tale of friendship, identity and empathy. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 8, 2019
4.5/5 78% Captain Marvel (2019) Brie Larson steps into Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel's boots for the first time and it's a blast to see the Room Oscar-winner transform into a superhero in this solidly entertaining, if regrettably conventional, origins story. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2019
3.5/5 25% The Aftermath (2019) The Aftermath is a tasteful exploration of trauma and grief and how they can tear relationships apart. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2019
3/5 69% Cold Pursuit (2019) Depending on your perspective, you might find the proceedings delightfully bonkers or hellishly violent. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2019
3.5/5 83% Cellar Door (2018) Cellar Door is a uniquely challenging but ultimately rewarding cinematic experience that is worth your attention span. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2019
3/5 70% The Mule (2018) It is particularly poignant when exploring a man's remorse at how he has lived his life and his attempts to right his wrongs, which seems to be a very personal subject to the filmmaker. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2019
2/5 65% Aquaman (2018) Director James Wan (Insidious, The Conjuring, Saw) has brought a very particular vision to the project and it's undoubtedly a brazenly idiosyncratic take on a superhero movie. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2018
5/5 100% Rosie (2018) The acting across the board is flawless, lending an unshakable feeling of realism to the film. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
3/5 29% Venom (2018) However, despite it's many flaws, the overarching impression of Venom is positive. It's undeniably a lot of fun and is at its best when it leans in to its offbeat sense of humour. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2018
2/5 22% Mile 22 (2018) It's the kind of movie that could have been a guilty pleasure but ends up being just not very good. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2018
2/5 24% Luis and The Aliens (2018) A strangely flat, uninspired animated comedy. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2018
3/5 57% Hotel Artemis (2018) Visually it's a treat, with particular glee to be found in the slick, technologically advanced medical equipment and fully fleshed out world of the hotel. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2018
4.5/5 93% First Reformed (2018) First Reformed is not for the faint hearted, but this raw, blistering, bleak and uncompromising drama raises important questions about faith and morality. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2018
4/5 100% Leave No Trace (2018) While the meandering pace, which doesn't create any sense of urgency, may be a bit slow for some viewers, this is a richly drawn and rewarding film that stays with you. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2018
4.5/5 76% In the Fade (Aus dem Nichts) (2017) In the Fade is a moving, almost flawless - the bombers and defence lawyer are thinly drawn... - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2018
4.5/5 100% Citizen Lane (2018) It's a format that could have come across as jarring on screen, but O'Sullivan has expertly assembled the jigsaw puzzle of Lane's life and achievements without missing a piece. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 17, 2018
4/5 83% Deadpool 2 (2018) It's not often a sequel surpasses its predecessor, but Deadpool 2 improves on the original in pretty much every way; packing in funnier jokes, better characters, and even some genuinely touching moments. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 17, 2018
3.5/5 70% Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) Although the action can feel at times curiously low-stakes, Solo: A Star Wars Story is an all-round diverting foray into a galaxy, far, far away which doesn't take itself too seriously. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 15, 2018
2.25/5 39% Gringo (2018) An impressively strong cast can't save this convoluted, tonally uneven action-comedy from descending into mindless chaos. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2018
3.5/5 49% Downsizing (2017) Despite the bloated running time and the sometimes unnerving tonal jumps, Downsizing is an ambitious, frequently funny, intricately detailed movie that is, for the most part, entertaining and thought provoking. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2018
4/5 97% Coco (2017) Pixar's latest offering Coco is a breath of fresh air in the animated movie universe. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2018
4/5 30% Pitch Perfect 3 (2017) It may all sound exceedingly absurd, and it is, but Pitch Perfect 3 zips along for a snappy hour-and-a-half and rarely falters. Rebel Wilson is on buoyant form and her pithy gags are as fresh as ever. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2017
3/5 76% Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017) There are plenty of genuine lols, thrilling action sequences, including one truly excellent fight scene with Dwayne Johnson who was made to play a video game character, and even some truly touching moments. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2017
4/5 80% The Man Who Invented Christmas (2017) As excellent as the supporting cast are, this is Dan Stevens' film, and he portrays Dickens as a restless ball of creative energy, toing and froing around London with wildly eccentric charm. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2017
2.5/5 63% Goodbye Christopher Robin (2017) While it looks enchanting, with a lush soundtrack to match, Goodbye Christopher Robin ultimately fails to get under the skin of these characters. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2017
42% The Hitman's Bodyguard (2017) Not even the considerable combined talents of Samuel L. Jackson and Ryan Reynolds can save this uninspired crime caper that harks back to old-school buddy action comedies, but with none of the charm. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2017
3.5/5 45% Everything, Everything (2017) The irresistible chemistry between the two leads will have many audience members reminiscing about, or yearning for, their first love. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2017
5/5 92% Dunkirk (2017) Christopher Nolan's relentlessly tense historical epic Dunkirk is a war movie like no other, a gripping, edge-of-your-seat thriller than doesn't give you a moment to catch your breath. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2017
4/5 79% The Beguiled (2017) Sofia Coppola's gorgeously filmed, stiflingly atmospheric reimagining of the American Civil War-era drama The Beguiled is fascinating, intoxicating and darkly amusing, with a subtle undercurrent of menace. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2017
3/5 43% Halal Daddy (2017) A slight plot doesn't hinder Conor McDermottroe's feelgood culture clash comedy which delivers heart and sincerity in spades. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2017
1.5/5 20% The Shack (2017) Based on William Paul Young's best-selling 2007 novel, this endlessly earnest but ultimately unconvincing film serves up plenty of cheese with little depth. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2017
2/5 18% Baywatch (2017) Baywatch, the big-screen reboot of the hugely popular 90s TV show, dials up the raunch-factor with piles of gross-out jokes and lingering shots of impeccably honed limbs, but still remains peculiarly limp and lifeless. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 24, 2017
1.5/5 31% King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017) Guy Ritchie's reimagining of the King Arthur legend manages to be both action-packed and yet utterly mind-numbing, with a two-hour running time that feels endless. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 17, 2017
3/5 75% Kong: Skull Island (2017) Do we really need another Kong movie is probably the question you're asking yourself right now, but for a big-screen reboot, Jordan Vogt Roberts has managed to do the impossible -- make it seem fresh and relevant to today. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2017
5/5 98% Moonlight (2016) Equal parts poignant and heartening, this is a unique and uniquely told story that deserves to be seen. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2017
2/5 43% Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk (2016) Oscar-winning director Ang Lee's latest film aims to shine a light on the hypocrisy faced by returning war veterans in America, but it falters in tone and emotional impact. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2017
4/5 85% Lion (2016) A carefully grafted and artfully conceived big-screen adaptation of a truly astonishing story which is both a tearjerker and a crowd-pleaser, without being a sell-out. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2017
5/5 96% Manchester by the Sea (2016) Manchester by the Sea manages to do the seemingly impossible. It is a deeply moving study of coping with abject grief, yet it is not profoundly grim. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2017
3.5/5 83% Silence (2017) Despite any reservations about the central message, Silence is undeniably a lushly-realised and beautifully acted piece of work which is sure to resonate with many. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 4, 2017
3/5 14% Collateral Beauty (2016) At any other time of year Collateral Beauty's appeal would be lost, but in the midst of the holiday season, its guilty pleasure viewing if you want to laugh, cry and generally feel. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 23, 2016
2/5 39% Why Him? (2016) Why him? More like Why Me? - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2016
3/5 77% A Street Cat Named Bob (2016) Making a film about the redemptive relationship between one man and his cat was never going to be easy, but this heart-warming tale hits some purrfectly poignant notes (sorry). - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2016
4/5 93% Queen of Katwe (2016) Queen of Katwe is notable not only for being an utterly gripping story about playing chess, which can be decidedly uncinematic; but also for being joyfully uplifting, without ever feeling forced. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2016
2.5/5 23% Inferno (2016) Inferno is a relatively diverting, well-shot piece of work that manages to keep interest levels high for the two-hour running time. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2016
3/5 65% Storks (2016) It may not ever scale the heights of the brilliant Lego Movie, but Storks is a better-than-average family comedy that has enough to keep kids and adults entertained. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2016
3.5/5 60% War Dogs (2016) Phillips has injected War Dogs with plenty of suspense and hilarity to keep you interested, and you can't help but root for these plucky little fish trying to navigate a murky ocean. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2016
2.5/5 10% The Forest (2016) The eminently watchable Natalie Dormer is front and centre in the new psychological horror from first-time director Jason Zada, but you can't help but think that the actress deserved better. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2016
5/5 94% Carol (2015) Carol is a sensuous, enchanting piece of work which vividly and realistically recreates the 1950s in American in a new way -- never seeming twee or idealised. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2016
2.5/5 56% The Dressmaker (2016) The Dressmaker is a visual feast -- contrasting a dreary rural Australian town with outrageous couture costumes -- but it's let down by an inflated running time and confused tone. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2016