Shaun Munro Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

Shaun Munro

Shaun Munro
Shaun Munro's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Film School Rejects, What Culture

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2/5 25% Breaking In (2018) Bless Gabrielle Union for the thoroughly undeserved commitment she lends to this fundamentally naff yet mildly efficient home invasion thriller.‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted May 12, 2018
2/5 28% Sherlock Gnomes (2018) Its algorithm-programmed "delights" make the original seem positively soulful and effervescent by comparison.‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted May 12, 2018
2.5/5 22% Terminal (2018) Messy and navel-gazingly ostentatious, but fitfully entertaining thanks largely to a scene-stealing, against-type performance from Simon Pegg.‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted May 7, 2018
1.5/5 No Score Yet Duck Duck Goose (2018) Your kids, nephews, nieces and proximate littl'uns - whatever their relation - deserve so much better than this, to say nothing of yourself.‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Mar 31, 2018
2.5/5 9% Game Over, Man! (2018) There's just enough inspired insanity here to please Workaholics die-hards, even if fans of actual Die Hard might be left a touch underwhelmed.‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2018
3.5/5 82% Ghost Stories (2018) Andy Nyman and The League of Gentlemen co-creator Jeremy Dyson adapt their hit 2010 West End horror play to the big screen with plenty of panache, in this familiar yet passionately wrought anthology romp.‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2018
3/5 14% Dear Dictator (2018) A fun, breezy 90-minute sit starring actors who certainly aren't looking down on the material as they so easily could have.‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2018
2/5 20% The Outsider (2018) As part of your subscription dues, it won't seem quite so painful a sit, but even then, do you really have 120 minutes of your life to devote to such mild, uninteresting filmmaking?‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2018
2.5/5 15% Mute (2018) What could've been a dark and emotional whodunnit instead feels viscerally clipped and not particularly worthy of the clear effort that's been made building this beautiful world.‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2018
3/5 100% Watu Wote (All of Us) (2017) Certainly a story well worth telling, especially in the current political climate of grotesque intolerance.‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2018
4.5/5 100% The Silent Child (2017) Beautifully shot and scored though it is, it's the strength of the writing and Shelton's deeply compassionate performance that really makes this one soar.‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2018
4/5 100% The Eleven O'Clock (2016) It's a delightfully absurd premise that revels in witty wordplay and is girded at all times by two brilliantly confounding performances.‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2018
3.5/5 100% My Nephew Emmett (2017) A devastating dramatisation of the hours leading up to the 1955 lynching of black Mississippi teenager Emmett Till.‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2018
4/5 91% DeKalb Elementary (2017) Ultimately, you'll probably be left feeling for everyone involved, even the shooter himself, with basic humanity and decency prevailing above all else.‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2018
3/5 91% Revolting Rhymes (2016) Dahl's rhymes are undeniably infectious and some of the subversive moments do prove intermittently hilarious, but overall it's just fine, really.‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2018
4/5 100% Negative Space (2018) It crystalises beautifully with an unexpected final rug-pull that's at once deliciously macabre and tenderly affecting.‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2018
3.5/5 78% Lou (2017) Pixar's latest entry into this field is far from one of their best, but it still boasts enough of their customary charm, inventiveness and visual majesty to satisfy.‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2018
4.5/5 100% Garden Party (2017) It sustains its entirely wordless 7-minute run-time with terrific physical comedy, eye-popping visuals and a final reveal that's nothing if not stunningly provocative in the current political climate.‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2018
3/5 80% Dear Basketball (2017) Even with its potent John Williams score, Dear Basketball ultimately doesn't amount to too much substantial.‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2018
4/5 97% Black Panther (2018) At once a landmark for the representation of black bodies on the big screen at a premium price point and a terrifically crafted entertainment in its own right, director Ryan Coogler ably delivers on the enormous expectations laid before him.‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2018
2.5/5 16% The Cloverfield Paradox (2018) If you can settle for well-acted, glossy, fitfully riotous junk food with some questionable lapses in logic, The Cloverfield Paradox does the job well enough.‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2018
3.5/5 61% A Futile and Stupid Gesture (2017) A celebration of comedy and creativity, and especially the singular brand of both that Kenney's publication became renowned for.‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2018
1.5/5 13% The Open House (2018) This virtually tension-free, depressingly bland horror flick is tough to recommend to anyone but the most undemanding horror fans looking for something gentle to stream on a hungover Sunday afternoon.‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2018
3.5/5 59% The Polka King (2017) Black hasn't been better in quite some time, and there's even a cracking supporting cast in the bargain.‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2018
3.5/5 82% Brad's Status (2017) It doesn't reinvent the wheel, but if you're a fan of Stiller's dramatic work or have a kid heading off to Uni soon, you probably shouldn't miss it.‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2018
3/5 83% The Villainess (Ak-Nyeo) (2017) The Villainess will do the job for those who like their violence harsh and unforgiving.‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2018
2/5 31% Leatherface (2017) While devoted TCM fans will swallow down Leatherface out of loyalty, there's little here suggesting the radical reinvention of the series one might've had distant hopes for.‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2018
1/5 8% The Emoji Movie (2017) As I exited my screening, one young lady excitedly shouted, 'It was even better than Inside Out!'.‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2018
4.5/5 93% War for the Planet of the Apes (2017) This is that rare film capable of holding even the most boisterous and fidgety of audiences in stunned silence, all the more impressive when it's while a room full of CGI apes are communicating via sign language. That is cinema.‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2018
3.5/5 92% Wonder Woman (2017) While the future of the DCEU still remains very much in doubt, at least most will agree that the first major female-led superhero movie in years is a rousing success.‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2018
2/5 18% Baywatch (2017) Try as it might to emulate the formula of Phil Lord and Chris Miller's ultra-successful big-screen 21 Jump Street reboot franchise, the decidedly less-canny Baywatch lands with a shrug of indifference, despite the solid efforts of a well-matched cast.‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2018
2.5/5 30% Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017) Serves as a marginal improvement over the last two movies, in large part thanks to an appealing new female lead, but the end result still feels as much exhausting as it is entertaining. ‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2018
3/5 30% King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017) Those craving a faithful rendition of the Arthurian legend should absolutely look elsewhere, but as a stylishly over-the-top, banter-filled romp...it's one of the year's most unexpectedly decent blockbusters to date.‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2018
3.5/5 66% The Fate of the Furious (2017) The Fate of the Furious sees the franchise in fighting form at an inconceivable number eight, even if its haul isn't quite as bountiful as in recent years.‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2018
3.5/5 41% Aftermath (2017) Aftermath shows Arnold Schwarzenegger making interesting use of the VOD medium, all while many of his action comrades are busy using it to dump their latest lame-brained shoot 'em ups.‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2018
3/5 44% Ghost in the Shell (2017) No, it's not the disaster fans may have been expecting...and in fact often a very good film, steeped in a ludicrously high production quality and bevy of talented performers, even if hardly anyone will be deeming it superior to the original.‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2018
2/5 26% Don't Knock Twice (2017) The ever-likeable Katee Sackhoff strands herself in a well-made but trite Candyman knock-off that desperately strives to franchise itself out, but leans back on moldy haunted house tropes for the majority.‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2018
1.5/5 17% Man Down (2016) It's difficult to recommend this poorly-wrought war drama to anyone with 90 minutes to spare and literally anything else to do.‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2018
2.5/5 38% Smurfs: The Lost Village (2017) All things considered, Smurfs: The Lost Village isn't the staggeringly self-aware scrapper you might've held out for, but honestly, how many actually expected that?‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2018
3.5/5 68% Life (2017) Life is a solidly entertaining creature feature, if lacking the innovation more discerning sci-fi fans might be searching for.‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2018
3/5 44% Saban's Power Rangers (2017) This wholly imperfect romp proves unexpectedly entertaining thanks to a surprising devotion to character development and, yes, a colourful explosion of Transformers-esque, city-leveling mayhem.‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2018
3.5/5 70% Beauty and the Beast (2017) Beauty and the Beast hits all the key notes you'd expect while fixing a few of the original's less-logical affectations that wouldn't fly so well in a modern live-action movie.‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2018
3/5 75% Kong: Skull Island (2017) At once passably entertaining and undeniably disappointing, the latest attempt to re-imagine King Kong...misses almost as much as it hits, but propelled by the titular beast's sheer mythic power, it just barely scrapes a pass regardless.‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2018
4/5 87% Burning Sands (2017) This troubling drama earmarks McMurray as an intriguing talent to watch as he prods a prevalent American social issue that absolutely cannot (and should not) be ignored.‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2018
2/5 10% I.T. (2016) It's good for a few unintended chuckles and might do something for the hardcore Brosnan acolytes, but largely it's just the same old hat techno-thriller cliches in a shiny new wrapper.‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2018
4/5 99% Get Out (2017) If you like to be scared, if you like to laugh, and if you like to learn a thing or two at the movies, this absolutely cannot be missed.‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2018
2.5/5 26% Fist Fight (2017) Fist Fight won't hurt the careers of anyone involved, but you'll rightly expect it to swing much harder, and ultimately it ends up settling for being just barely passable.‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2018
4.5/5 93% Logan (2017) Logan gamely bats away most of the genre's perceived narrative mold and "fatigue", jettisoning a previously de-clawed, 12A-rated Wolverine in favour of a full-fat, crimson-soaked final outing for the iconic mutant.‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2018
4/5 88% Rush (2013) Decisively earns the commendation of "sweaty palm movie of the year."‐ What Culture
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2013
2/5 57% Riddick (2013) Riddick lacks the soulless, mechanised groan of the previous film, but even stripping away the excess, this disappointing jaunt has very little meat on its bones.‐ What Culture
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2013