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Sinead Brennan

Sinead Brennan
Sinead Brennan's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): RTÉ (Ireland)

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
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)
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2018
3/5 67% 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)
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)
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)
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2018
2/5 30% Wonder Wheel (2017) There is nothing wonderful here, apart from Kate Winslet. ‐ RTÉ (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2018
3/5 47% 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)
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)
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2018
2.5/5 71% The Mercy (2017) 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)
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2018
5/5 92% 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)
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2018
2.5/5 19% 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)
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)
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2017
2.5/5 8% The Snowman (2017) There have been more exciting episodes of procedurals like Criminal Minds. ‐ RTÉ (Ireland)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2017
3.5/5 87% 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)
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)
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)
Read More | Posted May 10, 2017
3/5 57% 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)
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2017
2/5 44% 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)
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2017
2.5/5 53% 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)
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)
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2017
2/5 26% Fist Fight (2017) One to miss.‐ RTÉ (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2017
4/5 94% 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)
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)
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2017
4.5/5 86% Hacksaw Ridge (2016) A taut, emotional, must-see.‐ RTÉ (Ireland)
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)
Read More | Posted Nov 23, 2016
3/5 74% 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)
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2016
2.5/5 20% 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)
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)
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2016
2.5/5 58% 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)
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)
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2016
4/5 83% Captain Fantastic (2016) While the cast is excellent overall, it is Mortensen that steals the show. As we approach awards season it seems only right that his name be in the mix.‐ RTÉ (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2016
2/5 37% Morgan (2016) When you find yourself focused more on the fact that Mara's character never ditches her high heels, even when running around a forest, it's a bad sign.‐ RTÉ (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2016
82% Viva (2016) Viva certainly tugs on the heart strings but the slightly excessive running time detracts from the magic just a little bit, but it is definitely a film that should be seen.‐ RTÉ (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2016
2/5 88% Pete's Dragon (2016) Great kids' films will always have something there for the adults but there is no appeal here. Children may get lost in a sense of wonder at the incredibly cute Elliott, but there are better films out there that would be worth picking up instead.‐ RTÉ (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2016
3/5 27% Suicide Squad (2016) Suicide Squad is jam-packed with action, star power and mayhem, but a little restraint would've gone a long way.‐ RTÉ (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2016
3/5 63% Truth (2015) Truth has an air of a film that thinks it's important. The story is fascinating but it would have been better served to portray it as what it actually is - a cautionary tale about quickie journalism and acting before you have solid proof.‐ RTÉ (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2016
1/5 13% Ride Along 2 (2016) There are only so many bad things you can say about a film that left you genuinely bored and watching the clock, but there really isn't a redeeming feature and all I can say is, you'd be better off giving this one a miss.‐ RTÉ (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2016
3.5/5 57% Money Monster (2016) It's not perfect but it's definitely a must-see.‐ RTÉ (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2016
1/5 8% Rock the Kasbah (2015) The biggest shock in a film that utilised every stereotype and cliché in the book is that The Clash's Rock The Kasbah doesn't feature. It could only have improved things.‐ RTÉ (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2016
4/5 60% Concussion (2015) The story is just so extraordinary that you can't help but be drawn in, and it is the kind of film you should see at least once.‐ RTÉ (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2016
3/5 70% The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (2015) iI's an enjoyable enough watch and if you've been with the series from the beginning you should go and see it to finish things off. But speaking as a fan of The Hunger Games, I don't see myself choosing to sit through it again any time soon.‐ RTÉ (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2016
4/5 96% Son of Saul (2015) Of the countless films about World War II, Son of Saul is a truly unique piece of cinema that shows the horror of the Holocaust with restraint and control.‐ RTÉ (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2016
3/5 83% Midnight Special (2016) The first hour is compelling and had the second half lived up to it, sci-fi fans would feel as though they had struck gold.‐ RTÉ (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2016
3/5 29% Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016) Sacha Baron Cohen absolutely steals the show and a cameo appearance from Irish actor Andrew Scott is another definite highlight.‐ RTÉ (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2016
3.5/5 60% Sisters (2015) Sisters really had me laughing out loud and it would be perfect for a girly cinema trip, but there's enough material there for the lads to be laughing along as well.‐ RTÉ (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2016