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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
B No Score Yet Sarah préfère la course (Sarah Would Rather Run) (2013) A heartfelt, understated and sublimely-acted drama about late-blossoming sexuality.‐ Film School Rejects
Read More | Posted May 25, 2013
D 67% Bastards (2013) An ill-organized revenge tale that unfolds in needlessly incoherent fashion, and despite a rather salacious, sexy premise, fails to get the pulse racing.‐ Film School Rejects
Read More | Posted May 25, 2013
B 91% The Great Beauty (2013) Sorrentino's direction is as crisp as it has ever been, telling one of his more relatable tales.‐ Film School Rejects
Read More | Posted May 25, 2013
D- 41% As I Lay Dying (2013) It is not so much that Franco has butchered Faulkner's novel as he has inflicted a garish blight upon the art of cinema.‐ Film School Rejects
Read More | Posted May 25, 2013
B+ 95% Behind the Candelabra (2013) If this really is the end of the road for Soderbergh, then what a class act to finish on.‐ Film School Rejects
Read More | Posted May 25, 2013
C 57% Un château en Italie (A Castle in Italy) (2013) Bruni Tedeschi's performance is the gemstone of the piece, elevating it considerably.‐ Film School Rejects
Read More | Posted May 25, 2013
D- 44% Blind Detective (Man Tam) (2013) A daring if totally misguided hybrid of two very different films that may suffice for the director's fans, though will likely be remembered as a sloppy curio farce above all else.‐ Film School Rejects
Read More | Posted May 25, 2013
C 53% Blood Ties (2014) The busload-full of skilled actors Canet has brought with him damn-near ensures a compelling sit, even if the film's ponderous pacing and resulting length do detract somewhat from its finer qualities.‐ Film School Rejects
Read More | Posted May 21, 2013
B- 44% Wara no tate (Shield of Straw) (2013) An absurd yet entertaining thriller that dispenses with the preciousness of the Cannes Film Festival's In Competition banner.‐ Film School Rejects
Read More | Posted May 21, 2013
D 60% Monsoon Shootout (2013) It amounts to little more than a fecklessly bloodless gimmick thriller.‐ Film School Rejects
Read More | Posted May 21, 2013
D No Score Yet Bends (2013) This slight, deliberate tale of strained families keeps the audience at a distance, making it a curiously uninvolving sit that rarely engages on even the most basic level.‐ Film School Rejects
Read More | Posted May 21, 2013
D- No Score Yet Bite The Dust (2013) The movie equivalent of a noisy, hyperactive child screaming in your face.‐ Film School Rejects
Read More | Posted May 21, 2013
B+ 86% Borgman (2014) Damn-near destined to endure as a cult classic and high-point of contemporary Dutch cinema.‐ Film School Rejects
Read More | Posted May 21, 2013
B+ 85% Seduced And Abandoned (2013) A rousing documentary that will affirm your love for both cinema and life.‐ Film School Rejects
Read More | Posted May 21, 2013
B- 92% Grand Central (2014) Grand Central wipes away the cobwebs of trite Hollywood romance to deliver something truly difficult to shake.‐ Film School Rejects
Read More | Posted May 21, 2013
C 52% Jimmy P. (2014) A shakily uneven return for the director, entrenched in the more laborious, bone-dry methodology of its famous case study rather than probing the complex emotional state of the titular character.‐ Film School Rejects
Read More | Posted May 21, 2013
D 80% Stop The Pounding Heart (2014) Though his latest film plunges deep into the heart of southern American parochialism, Minervini has crucially forgotten to engage us on an emotional level.‐ Film School Rejects
Read More | Posted May 21, 2013
B+ 87% Like Father, Like Son (2014) Hirokazu directs a difficult scenario with sensitivity, but also plenty of mirth, emotional warmth and dramatic aplomb.‐ Film School Rejects
Read More | Posted May 19, 2013
D- 93% A Touch of Sin (2013) A dispiriting uphill climb destined to disappear into obscurity once its day at the Croisette is done.‐ Film School Rejects
Read More | Posted May 19, 2013
B- 93% Inside Llewyn Davis (2013) While it might be their most slight and unfocused effort in almost ten years, given their corpus of work therein, it's difficult to feel too short-changed about that.‐ Film School Rejects
Read More | Posted May 19, 2013
B 93% Le passé (The Past) (2013) Farhadi ably acquits himself with a somewhat overlong but largely absorbing depiction of family turmoil.‐ Film School Rejects
Read More | Posted May 19, 2013
C 93% Stranger by the Lake (2014) Hitchcockian in the most lurid sense of the word.‐ Film School Rejects
Read More | Posted May 19, 2013
B+ 94% Fruitvale Station (2013) An exceptional dramatic feature propelled by strong performances across the board.‐ Film School Rejects
Read More | Posted May 19, 2013
B 73% Young & Beautiful (Jeune Et Jolie) (2014) Fans of the director craving another toothed, bracing effort will find themselves very much at home here.‐ Film School Rejects
Read More | Posted May 19, 2013
A- 100% Miele (2014) A virtuoso masterpiece from a director who has instantly made herself one to watch.‐ Film School Rejects
Read More | Posted May 19, 2013
D+ 60% The Bling Ring (2013) The problem with The Bling Ring is that it is very nearly as vapid as the people that it depicts.‐ Film School Rejects
Read More | Posted May 19, 2013
B- 61% Heli (2014) Heli is a combination of neo-realism and visceral brutality, absolutely unforgiving in the depths it dares audiences to plunge.‐ Film School Rejects
Read More | Posted May 19, 2013
D 49% The Great Gatsby (2013) This is another Baz Luhrmann film that fails to engage either the heart or the mind.‐ Film School Rejects
Read More | Posted May 19, 2013
3.5/5 69% Fast & Furious 6 (2013) This just might be the only instance in cinema franchise history where the heavy implication of a sixth sequel actually seems appealing.‐ What Culture
Read More | Posted May 13, 2013
3.5/5 86% Star Trek Into Darkness (2013) A perfectly functional sequel that nevertheless falls rather short of 2009′s water-tight reboot.‐ What Culture
Read More | Posted May 5, 2013
1.5/5 25% 21 And Over (2013) Boozed-up students might enjoy it, but it's just going to make anyone over the age of 21 feel really old.‐ What Culture
Read More | Posted May 2, 2013
3/5 50% A.C.O.D. (2013) Disappointingly opts for broad humour over genuine drama in its second half, but anyone who has been through a similar situation will find it undeniably resonant.‐ What Culture
Read More | Posted May 1, 2013
4/5 84% Sleepwalk With Me (2012) A riotous breakthrough for Mike Birbiglia, whose humanist comedy says a lot about modern relationships that many of us won't be prepared to admit.‐ What Culture
Read More | Posted May 1, 2013
1.5/5 36% The Truth About Emanuel (2014) The irony is that in playing its silly premise dead straight, the film becomes a goldmine of unintentional hilarity.‐ What Culture
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2013
2/5 48% I'm So Excited! (2013) It ultimately amounts to little more than a 90-minute-long gay joke that loses its charm after just a few.‐ What Culture
Read More | Posted Apr 29, 2013
3.5/5 54% The Look of Love (2013) Steve Coogan delivers a knock-out performance that renders the central figure in all of his complexity - at once admirable, deplorable and pitiable.‐ What Culture
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2013
4/5 92% In a World... (2013) Serves as an uproarious coming out party for writer-director-lead Lake Bell, and you'll never watch a movie trailer the same way again.‐ What Culture
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2013
3.5/5 No Score Yet History Of The Eagles: Part 1 (2013) An efficient talking heads doc that celebrates the band without deigning to hagiography.‐ What Culture
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2013
4/5 94% Metro Manila (2014) This immaculately composed heist flick-cum-morality play just might bring Hollywood knocking on Sean Ellis' door.‐ What Culture
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2013
2/5 59% Running From Crazy (2013) Though undeniably well-intentioned, Barbara Kopple's documentary doesn't seem particularly concerned with asking - or trying to answer - the big questions surrounding familial suicide trends.‐ What Culture
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2013
4/5 72% Blood Brother (2013) Uncompromising and enormously life-affirming, this is sure to be one of the year's must-see documentaries. ‐ What Culture
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2013
3.5/5 96% Muscle Shoals (2013) A sumptuously assembled, exhaustively comprehensive film about music that changed lives.‐ What Culture
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2013
3/5 80% Iron Man 3 (2013) Go for the thrilling action and hilarious Shane Black one-liners. As for a compelling story and entertaining villains? Not so much.‐ What Culture
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2013
1.5/5 36% Touchy Feely (2013) Save for a star turn from veteran character actor Josh Pais, Lynn Shelton's latest is pretty much dead on arrival.‐ What Culture
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2013
4/5 100% God Loves Uganda (2013) The most infuriating and sinister documentary in recent memory. ‐ What Culture
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2013
3.5/5 76% The Kings of Summer (2013) This tonally buoyant coming-of-age film works as both an off-kilter comedy and a potent drama.‐ What Culture
Read More | Posted Apr 22, 2013
2.5/5 81% The Moo Man (2013) Though not without its stirring moments, this documentary takes far too long to make what is admittedly a pretty important point about British agricultrure.‐ What Culture
Read More | Posted Apr 22, 2013
3.5/5 86% Upstream Color (2013) Shane Carruth continues to grow as a filmmaker even as he remains keen to puzzle and perhaps frustrate. Upstream Color is, above all else, an unforgettable experience.‐ What Culture
Read More | Posted Apr 22, 2013
2/5 52% Oblivion (2013) Oblivion is one of the best-looking bad films ever made.‐ What Culture
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2013
4.5/5 80% The Place Beyond The Pines (2013) Go in knowing as little as possible and prepare to be blown away by Derek Cianfrance's American crime drama masterpiece.‐ What Culture
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2013