Sarah Ward

Sarah Ward

Agrees with the Tomatometer 91% of the time.

Sarah Ward's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Concrete Playground, FILMINK (Australia), Screen International, Trespass

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
93% Holding The Man "Neil Armfield shows delicacy and depth in adapting Timothy Conigrave's best-selling, award-winning memoir for the screen. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Aug 21, 2015
86% The Daughter "[The Daughter] succeeds in conveying intimacy and conjuring tension courtesy of strong performances. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Aug 20, 2015
100% Sherpa "When nature unexpectedly intervenes, however, Sherpa swiftly proves as grippingly human and political as it does visually spectacular. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Aug 17, 2015
72% 1,000 Times Good Night (2014) "Alas, following on from such a striking and tense opening was always going to be difficult. The focus swiftly shifts to an account of disturbed domesticity, and so does the A Thousand Times Good Night's effectiveness and interest. " ‐ Concrete Playground
Posted Aug 7, 2015
43% Madame Bovary (2015) "Perhaps what this version demonstrates is that Flaubert's text can make for a perfectly cinematic effort, but continues to attract the unfilmable label when features miss the spark so crucial to its story. " ‐ Trespass
Posted Jul 16, 2015
85% Last Cab To Darwin "Sims balances sentiment, wry comedy and debate as he immerses audiences in a sensitive story. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Jun 9, 2015
52% Gemma Bovery (2015) "The latest fashioning of the almost 160-year-old narrative is lighthearted, as befitting its comic take on the tragic story, but also light on depth. " ‐ Trespass
Posted Jun 4, 2015
31% Poltergeist (2015) "Rockwell, DeWitt and Adams will hopefully find the forthcoming, unrelated Digging for Fire a better showcase for their on-screen presence, but here... they add personality otherwise lacking to a generic paranormal effort. " ‐ Trespass
Posted May 28, 2015
72% Trash (2015) "Though it endeavours to speak of a specific time, place and set of social issues, Trash is best seen as a fairytale unravelling in life-like, modern-day surroundings. " ‐ Trespass
Posted May 22, 2015
56% Infini (2015) "Audiences acquainted with everything from Aliens to The Thing, Event Horizon to Sunshine, and even The Invasion of the Body Snatchers and Prometheus, will find few surprises in Infini's depths beyond its unwavering genre devotion. " ‐ Trespass
Posted May 14, 2015
67% Pitch Perfect 2 (2015) "It seemed natural that 2012′s Pitch Perfect would eventually receive a follow-up, but it seemed less likely that it would come out as dreary and uninspired as this one. " ‐ Trespass
Posted May 13, 2015
31% The Longest Ride (2015) "[The cast members] help make the inherently flavourless content that follows the initial meet-cute easier to consume -- though never to swallow whole. " ‐ Trespass
Posted Apr 16, 2015
45% Home (2015) "Home cunningly attempts to achieve that always-expected animated feat of being everything to everyone, but what it really proves -- with more authenticity than the content itself can muster -- is just how infrequently that can be done. " ‐ Trespass
Posted Mar 25, 2015
30% Chappie (2015) "This mash-up makes for a curious movie, one both beholden to its many sources of inspiration, and uncertain of how to use them to pave its way forward. " ‐ Trespass
Posted Mar 19, 2015
60% Run All Night (2015) "If any of his movies was ever to reflect [Neeson's] current career trajectory of fine performances in average fare, it's this one. " ‐ Trespass
Posted Mar 19, 2015
75% Lucky Them (2014) "Griffiths helms the feature with low-key fondness and a lived-in atmosphere, the camera caressing the Seattle spaces the story calls home, and lingering lovingly over the more rural places Ellie and Charlie venture to. " ‐ Trespass
Posted Mar 12, 2015
25% Manny Lewis "The incessant talk that continues from start to finish might just be the movie's strongpoint -- and given how clumsy and contrived it is, that's saying something. " ‐ Trespass
Posted Mar 12, 2015
25% Fifty Shades of Grey (2015) "What emerges in Fifty Shades of Grey is perhaps the best finished product that could rise from the depths of a compromised starting point. " ‐ Trespass
Posted Feb 19, 2015
82% Me, Myself and Mum "Funny, thoughtful and bubbling over with feeling, the feature shines brightest and rings truest when its driving force is at his best -- which, thankfully, is most of its brief running time. " ‐ Trespass
Posted Feb 12, 2015
90% Wild (2014) "As it traverses familiar territory and covers a distance that The Proclaimers would be proud of, it does so with sufficient grace and gusto. " ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Feb 2, 2015
88% Still Alice (2015) "Still Alice will be remembered for Moore's efforts, with her performance one that audiences won't forget. " ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Feb 2, 2015
80% The Fault In Our Stars (2014) "The Fault in Our Stars presents itself as a cooler, calmer, more considered kids-with-cancer film, but remains content with going through the melodramatic motions. " ‐ Trespass
Posted Jan 6, 2015
91% Locke (2014) "The feature's greatest achievement may stem from eliciting interest from its story, style and structure; however, it is its lead that sears its exploration of the inescapable inexplicably into memory. " ‐ Concrete Playground
Posted Jan 5, 2015
92% Pride (2014) "With heart and hope, the film becomes a feel-good triumph of statement and sentiment, equally entertaining, affecting and important. " ‐ Concrete Playground
Posted Jan 5, 2015
29% Dumb and Dumber To (2014) "The only thing that impresses in Dumb And Dumber To is that it does manage to exceed even the most modest expectations of its inanity. " ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Jan 5, 2015
89% Big Hero 6 (2014) "Parts of the narrative are unavoidably clunky, but the film has humour and heart. " ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Jan 5, 2015
96% Ida (2014) "Within austere frames overflowing with soft black and white visuals, imagery is everything, and the film shows more than it says. " ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Jan 5, 2015
98% Jodorowsky's Dune (2014) "Jodorowsky's Dune may be indulgent, slightly made and steeped in idolatry in its ode to the imagination, but as wild stories unravel, it swiftly becomes apparent that no other approach would have been possible. " ‐ Concrete Playground
Posted Jan 4, 2015
98% Mr. Turner (2014) "As Mr Turner finds the humanity within the harshness of a life of winding down and of an extraordinary talent housed within a complex man, Leigh and his collaborators on-screen and off turn the corresponding account into its own masterly work. " ‐ Concrete Playground
Posted Jan 2, 2015
98% Boyhood (2014) "Linklater took a risk on an ambitious way to relate an oft-told tale, and in his newcomer lead and career-best turns from Arquette and Hawke, he succeeds. " ‐ Concrete Playground
Posted Jan 2, 2015
74% The Congress (2014) "Crucial to Folman's vision of the material is Wright's star turn, and the baggage that she brings. " ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Dec 4, 2014
95% Particle Fever (2014) "An adventure, a celebration, and a snapshot of investigation at its most essential and enthralling, Particle Fever is both intelligent and accessible. " ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Nov 26, 2014
80% The One I Love (2014) "Come for the energetically shot quirkiness, stay for the astute observations and performances that make The One I Love a crafty, clever, modern romance. " ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Nov 26, 2014
77% Jimmy's Hall (2015) "Excellent acting all around ensures that emotions run hot, but this is Loach at his most earnest and elegant. " ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Nov 26, 2014
89% Winter Sleep (2014) "As a former photographer, Ceylan also offers textured, snow-capped imagery to accompany his precise, perceptive probing of interior truths and external lies. " ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Nov 13, 2014
78% The Young And Prodigious T.S. Spivet (2015) "As seen in Delicatessen and Amelie, all things whimsical comprise Jeunet's gambit, placing The Young And Prodigious T.S. Spivet firmly in his comfort zone. " ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Oct 31, 2014
63% For No Good Reason (2014) "Despite intending to expand upon Steadman's output and impact, the documentary boils the importance of his oeuvre down to the obvious. " ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Oct 30, 2014
100% Living Is Easy With Eyes Closed (2014) "The central performances overcome the conventional material to offer relatable characters on a universal quest, with the always excellent Camara a perfect guide through pleasant territory. " ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Oct 23, 2014
86% The Conjuring (2013) "The Conjuring simply takes a standard story comprised of the usual components, and with warmth and commitment makes them not just palatable, but successful. " ‐ Trespass
Posted Oct 14, 2014
88% Advanced Style (2014) "Witty one-liners flow freely from the film's subjects, in keeping with the celebratory spirit of the documentary. " ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Oct 10, 2014
89% Siddharth (2014) "A stirring central performance caps a modest yet moving slice of a life fictionalised in its details but real in its sorrow. " ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Oct 9, 2014
89% Obvious Child (2014) "Obvious Child succeeds as a concise comedy unafraid of quarter-life malaise, an affecting debut from an emerging talent, and a star vehicle for Jenny Slate. " ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Oct 2, 2014
94% In Bloom (2014) "Teen life in In Bloom is tense, terse, gritty, and galvanising, but for its characters, heartbreakingly, there is no other alternative. " ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Sep 25, 2014
87% The Skeleton Twins (2014) "Wiig and Hader are the stars of the show, as well as winning components of a wry look at life. Their rapport is a delight, and the rest of the film is darkly authentic and deliciously funny. " ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Sep 25, 2014
88% The Immigrant (2014) "Unsurprisingly, Marion Cotillard is key as the recipient of the film's many misfortunes, displaying both tenacity and fragility to cultivate audience investment in Ewa's choices. " ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Sep 18, 2014
93% The Infinite Man "Few films are as fun, funny, insightful, or astute with a familiar concept, as The Infinite Man pleasingly creates a new future for time travel flicks. " ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Sep 18, 2014
95% 20,000 Days on Earth (2014) "The man, the myth, and the music could only have been captured in this way, in a revealing, thrilling doco-dramatisation hybrid that's part portrait, part peering into the artistic abyss. " ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Aug 21, 2014
No Score Yet Aussie Rules The World "That the well-meaning film is an advertisement more than an investigation can't be overcome. " ‐ Trespass
Posted Aug 1, 2014
100% All This Mayhem "Rare is the feat that both as well as All This Mayhem achieves, however: transcending whatever level of care or lack thereof the viewer has for the central activity to elicit a deep, destroying investment in the events dissected and figures immortalised. " ‐ Trespass
Posted Aug 1, 2014
60% Hercules (2014) "It's that sense of the economical and not-too-serious that flows from Johnson once more - think fun, not grim, bucking the current trend towards self-importance. " ‐ Trespass
Posted Jul 24, 2014
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