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
3.5/5 95% Little Women (2019) A worthy adaptation and an ideal film for this time of year. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 24, 2019
3.5/5 71% Jumanji: The Next Level (2019) Jumanji: The Next Level does what it says on the tin by upping the ante while keeping the charm and humour from 2017's reboot. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2019
2.5/5 62% Motherless Brooklyn (2019) Motherless Brooklyn has all the elements to make a great crime drama, but it meanders its way into the meh. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2019
5/5 96% The Irishman (2019) If you're as strong as the sum of your parts, The Irishman is a diamond-clad instant classic. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2019
2.5/5 77% Doctor Sleep (2019) You won't want to play with it forever, and with the inflated run time, it might feel as though you are. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2019
3/5 26% Countdown (2019) You won't be counting down to the end credits; it paces itself well, doesn't overstay its welcome and gets the job done. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2019
4/5 69% Joker (2019) You might not put on a happy face for a while after the credits roll, but it is so worth the weird dreams that will likely follow. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2019
2.5/5 63% It Chapter Two (2019) It's too long, too repetitive, and just too much. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2019
2/5 39% Angel Has Fallen (2019) It's not a good film, it's not a thrill-ride and it's not memorable, but it is watchable in that last resort, leave-your- brain-at-the-door, background noise kind of way. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2019
4.5/5 97% Toy Story 4 (2019) There was arguably no need to make a fourth Toy Story film, but this outing is undeniably funny and heartfelt and will give you all the warm and fuzzies that only Toy Story can. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2019
3/5 57% Aladdin (2019) The wonder of Aladdin is impressively realised and though it lacks some of the magic, there is plenty to sit back and soak in, with laughs and singalongs guaranteed. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 22, 2019
3/5 69% Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019) Detective Pikachu is very much a kids' film but there are enough in-jokes for older Pokémon fans and one-liners for parents that it's a bit of fun for all the family. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 10, 2019
3/5 18% Assassin's Creed (2016) Had the narrative only lived up to the quality of the stunts we'd be on to something great. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2019
5/5 94% Avengers: Endgame (2019) I laughed, cried, gasped and felt the hairs on my arm stand up as I marvelled at how brilliantly a 22-film arc was brought to a close with Avengers: Endgame. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2019
2.5/5 86% Out of Innocence (2016) In terms of importance, the film ranks highly. This is a story that should be known, told and discussed. The execution however, doesn't hit the same mark and it feels quite drawn out. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 15, 2019
2/5 34% Wonder Park (2019) Wonder Park is visually vibrant and engaging, but the lack of tact and subtlety in dealing with the big issues is a major downfall. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2019
1/5 39% The Dirt (2019) It's the definition of a vanity project. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2019
3/5 43% What Men Want (2019) What Men Want is predictable and uneven, but the genuinely big laughs - of which there are quite a few - keep it flowing. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2019
3.5/5 78% Everybody Knows (Todos lo saben) (2019) Everybody Knows is a superbly acted, twisted tale of deception, loyalty and the ties that bind, but a bloated run-time detracts from the drama. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2019
4/5 85% 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 50% 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 85% 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 59% 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 66% 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 92% 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 16% 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 62% 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 89% 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 31% Wonder Wheel (2017) There is nothing wonderful here, apart from Kate Winslet. - RTÉ (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2018
3/5 45% 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 90% 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 21% 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 52% 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 86% 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 91% 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 94% 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