SMH Staff

SMH Staff
SMH Staff's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Sydney Morning Herald
Publications: Sydney Morning Herald

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
95% Der Blaue Engel (The Blue Angel) (1930) Emil Jannings portrays this role superbly... This surely is one of the finest examples of tragic acting yet furnished from the screen. - Sydney Morning Herald EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2019
97% The Big Sleep (1946) It is a fast-moving drama, knee-deep in corpses, as tough as they come. It is rather'difficult to keep track of who is murdering whom and why, but there is not time to worry about such details with so many bullets flying around. - Sydney Morning Herald EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2019
No Score Yet Double Harness (1933) Double Harness is a pleasant little picture, which does what it sets out to do smoothly and gracefully. - Sydney Morning Herald EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2019
No Score Yet Limehouse Blues (1934) The abiding memory of Limehouse Blues is of violence, unreality, and an exuberance of Americanism, which seems somewhat out of place in London's East End. - Sydney Morning Herald EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2019
33% In the Cut (2003) As in Portrait of a Lady, Campion demonstrates great faith in the fantasy sequence as a guide to the psyche, but this time the device seems simplistic . - Sydney Morning Herald EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 1, 2019
95% The Circus (1928) [Charles Chaplin] does not seem satisfied with the hearty laughs that used to greet him, but seeks to embroider his farce with touches of pathos that make one uncomfortable with their incongruity. - Sydney Morning Herald EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 1, 2019
99% Metropolis (1927) Often enough it is exciting in a broad, elemental way, just as an earthquake or a loud clap of thunder would be exciting; but when individual characters come on to the screen they rouse little Interest for their own sakes. - Sydney Morning Herald EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 1, 2019
42% Reign of Fire (2002) The characters are sketchy, the plot is full of logical holes and the story is all fight and flight. But despite its flaws, it is enjoyable if you like special effects, warriors and computer-generated dragons. - Sydney Morning Herald EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 31, 2019
No Score Yet Daughter of Shanghai (1937) [Daughter of Shanghai] provides plenty of thrills. - Sydney Morning Herald EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2019
No Score Yet Mister Wu (1927) Once the point has been passed where Mr. Wu discovers the intrigue Basil Gregory has been carrying on with his daughter the story becomes sluggish In movement and cumbered up with cheap sentimental outpourings. - Sydney Morning Herald EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2019
No Score Yet King of Chinatown (1939) As Dr Ling, Anna May Wong has little to do but act a mild role with dignity, plus some gentle humour. This she does, although the script makes her character a rather colourless personality. - Sydney Morning Herald EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2019
71% Chu Chin Chow (1934) The producers of the film, having a more malleable medium to work with, had an opportunity to out-glitter the stage production, but they have not done so. - Sydney Morning Herald EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2019
80% Java Head (1935) The producers wisely have subdued the melodramatic elements in the interests of historical atmosphere. One thinks of the players, also, not as being Mr. This or Miss That In a new role, but as being characters of the period. - Sydney Morning Herald EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2019