Sinead Brennan

Sinead Brennan
Sinead Brennan'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 Review
4/5 86% The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part (2019) This new dynamic plays out with less subtlety than in the first film, but it will tug at your heart strings and have you laughing out loud - and what more could you want? - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2019
2/5 48% Escape Room (2019) If you're looking for a version of Saw suitable for a younger audience, you've come to the right place. But, has anyone ever wanted that? - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2019
2.5/5 45% Second Act (2018) Cheesy, sentimental and overstuffed, but mildly enjoyable in the guilty pleasure way JLo films tend to be. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2019
3.5/5 86% Monsters and Men (2018) Washington gives a stand-out performance and is magnetic on screen, and the film would have been stronger to focus more on his story. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2019
3/5 59% The Front Runner (2018) It's unusual to see Jackman in an unlikable role, and at times he's excellent as the politician, but there's something missing from his performance, and the film throughout, that stops it from ever becoming more than just watchable. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2019
73% Assassination Nation (2018) It's by no means a must-see, but it is definitely worth the watch. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2018
3/5 58% The Grinch (2018) The film feels very much aimed at a very young audience and it will delight that demographic, but older viewers may be less solidly drawn in. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2018
3.5/5 76% Smallfoot (2018) With laugh-out-loud moments and cracking songs, Smallfoot is great fun. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2018
3/5 75% Bad Times at the El Royale (2018) A strong opening, some great scenes and a stylish feel will keep you hooked, but it doesn't ever become the cinematic classic - or Tarantino film - it seems to want very much to be. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2018
4/5 91% Mandy (2018) Mandy sure is something. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2018
2/5 67% The House with a Clock in Its Walls (2018) It has all the appearances of being a family Halloween dream, but director Eli Roth fails to keep The House with a Clock in Its Walls ticking over. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2018
3.5/5 91% Searching (2018) Searching never opts for the traditional scene set-up, and, impressively, never feels too gimmicky. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2018
2/5 18% The Darkest Minds (2018) The Darkest Minds is here in all its painfully derivative glory, with little originality or spark and a cast that just aren't given the goods to work with. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2018
3.5/5 91% Teen Titans Go! To the Movies (2018) Lego Movie-esque in its sensibilities, Teen Titans Go! To the Movies is a breath of fresh air and an absolute delight. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2018
3/5 60% Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation (2018) The franchise still bubbles with enough colour and silliness to stay afloat for this seaside outing. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2018
4/5 88% Whitney (2018) The documentary is stunning and is excellently edited; cleverly crafted montages of news reports intercut with footage of Whitney provide social context and background in a gripping way while also highlighting her insane talent. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2018
3/5 69% Ocean's 8 (2018) Trying to accommodate eight big characters is no mean feat, and character development does suffer as a result, but as an ensemble they gel really well together and there is never a dull moment. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2018
3.5/5 83% Blockers (2018) While the grown-up cast are a hit, the younger stars often steal the show completely. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2018
2.5/5 80% Unsane (2018) Unsane begins as a compelling psychological thriller before descending into pantomime drama, at times brilliant but overall lacking. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2018
2/5 30% Wonder Wheel (2017) There is nothing wonderful here, apart from Kate Winslet. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2018
3/5 46% Red Sparrow (2018) The twists and turns will keep you guessing and the action and fight scenes will impress; it's not a bad film by any means, but it's not memorable either. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2018
3.5/5 97% Black Panther (2018) It may be named Black Panther, but the film is very much an ensemble piece with enough action and social commentary to carve out a place as one of Marvel's better standalone offerings. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2018
2.5/5 74% The Mercy (2018) Despite solid performances from Firth and Rachel Weisz I found it hard to actually care about the characters and become invested in their story. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2018
5/5 91% Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017) Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri will make you feel deeply, laugh loudly and think hard, often in the space of one scene. It is a triumph and sees writer and director Martin McDonagh at his absolute best. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2018
2.5/5 20% Daddy's Home 2 (2017) Despite its flaws, Daddy's Home 2 is extremely watchable and family friendly, with the holiday setting sure to awaken your festive side, but it won't deliver a Christmas movie miracle. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2017
2.5/5 87% Professor Marston & The Wonder Women (2017) The Moulton Martsen's were pioneers in every aspect of their lives, but there is a TV movie feel about proceedings that doesn't do them justice, as watchable as it is. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2017
2.5/5 7% The Snowman (2017) There have been more exciting episodes of procedurals like Criminal Minds. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2017
3/5 53% Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017) Flaws aside, there is still fun to be had, but it will leave you wondering when the sequel mill will finally slow down. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2017
4/5 85% It (2017) The costume and effects departments play an absolute blinder, but it's [Bill] Skarsgard's manic energy and presence that brings a level of unease and intensity to proceedings that is just incredible. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2017
3.5/5 90% Girls Trip (2017) There is a severe shortage of comedies being made that can actually illicit an audible laugh and Girls Trip is here to make up for it. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2017
3.5/5 93% War for the Planet of the Apes (2017) Following on from Dawn and Rise, War for the Planet of the Apes is a great end to a series known for its blend of action, heart and social commentary. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2017
3/5 59% Despicable Me 3 (2017) Gru and his minions are back and while the dark magic of the first film isn't matched, there is still fuel in the tank and enough joyful mayhem to keep you entertained. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2017
1/5 66% Slack Bay (Ma loute) (2017) A film that possesses the ability to make time feel as though it is standing still, and fails to raise a single laugh. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2017
3.5/5 86% Whitney: Can I Be Me (2017) At no point do you feel like you really get to know Whitney Houston as more than an extremely talented, driven but troubled artist. You do, however, begin to understand just where it all went wrong for her. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2017
3.5/5 76% Miss Sloane (2016) The script is never as slick as that of The West Wing but the noble quest and fast-paced dialogue are reminiscent of it, with the cunning and darkness of House of Cards. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 10, 2017
3/5 66% Alien: Covenant (2017) If you lower your expectations slightly and just take in the sheer spectacle of it all you won't be disappointed. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 10, 2017
3/5 55% Rules Don't Apply (2016) In its best moments, it has all the charisma and eccentricity of a Coen Brothers film, but it never quite gets to that point of genius, and the potential for laugh-out-loud comedy is often missed. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2017
2/5 43% Ghost in the Shell (2017) With echoes of The Matrix, RoboCop and Total Recall, Ghost in the Shell feels that bit too familiar and the narrative never keeps pace with the action and special effects. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2017
2.5/5 52% The Boss Baby (2017) An animated film about puppies, babies and sibling rivalry, with the genius comic timing of Alec Baldwin -- on paper it sounds like a sure thing, but it's never as good as the sum of its parts. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2017
4.5/5 80% Personal Shopper (2017) Personal Shopper's title may sell it as something vacuous but it is a beguiling and intriguing psychological thriller, brilliantly executed by the winning partnership of director Olivier Assayas and star Kristen Stewart. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2017
2/5 25% Fist Fight (2017) One to miss. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2017
4/5 92% Fences (2016) There's a universality to the Maxson's story that is sure to resonate with audiences everywhere and I found myself moved to tears more than once. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2017
4/5 90% The Lego Batman Movie (2017) The film was clearly built by people who love Batman (and LEGO obviously); the world is so richly filled with nods to his beginnings, his many iterations and the plots of some of his most memorable adventures. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2017
4.5/5 86% Hacksaw Ridge (2016) A taut, emotional, must-see. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2017
2/5 23% Bad Santa 2 (2016) Ho Ho No. Bad Santa 2 is an unnecessary follow-up to the 2003 cult classic. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 23, 2016
3/5 75% Trolls (2016) A vibrant, candy-coloured world full of cutesy-but-strong characters that embody happiness and secrete a zest for life, it's the kind of film young children should be exposed to. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2016
2.5/5 18% Keeping Up With The Joneses (2016) You can't beat a good action comedy, but Keeping Up With The Joneses fails to bring the laughter and is just about passable on the adrenaline front. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2016
2/5 No Score Yet The Flag (2016) The Flag shows that a good idea can only take you so far, and a better idea would be to consider seeing a different film this weekend. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2016
2.5/5 60% War on Everyone (2017) It's never actually as funny as it thinks it is, or as smart as it wants you to believe. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2016
3/5 45% The Girl on the Train (2016) While I enjoyed The Girl on the Train, it didn't fully reach its potential. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2016