Stefan Pape

Stefan Pape
Stefan Pape's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): HeyUGuys
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Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
3/5 61% Ender's Game (2013) It struggles to stand out from the blockbuster field, too reverential to the genre at hand and seemingly unwilling to take any real risks. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2019
4/5 87% For Those In Peril (2014) For Those in Peril isn't afraid to take risks and is full of ingenuity, but at its core is an emotive piece about overcoming a death in the family. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2019
3/5 51% Thérèse (2013) Despite being a rigidly formulaic period drama, its French sensibilities and whimsical edge are apparent, ensuring a film that will no doubt intrigue and compel its target audience. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 25, 2019
2/5 54% The Company You Keep (2013) The supporting characters are quite insubstantial -- little more than cameo roles, cheapening the credentials of this cast somewhat, while resulting in a lack of emotional investment in the tale or the characters. The feature feels contrived, too. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 25, 2019
3/5 85% Wu xia (Dragon) (2012) This is no pastiche, and not as exemplary of the wuxia genre... Instead this feels as though Chan is doing something different, and isn't attempting to appeal to a US market quite so much, avoiding the patent conventions of the genre. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 25, 2019
3/5 88% Bernie (2012) There's something heartbreaking about this tale and its bizarre central protagonist, expertly portrayed by Black; it's just a shame that it's caught between so many layers of awkward quirkiness. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 25, 2019
4/5 95% L'ordre et la morale (Rebellion) (2008) An intelligent and slow-burning production, devised in such a way that the audience doesn't really take a side. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2019
3/5 94% Good Vibrations (2012) D'Sa and Leyburn's good-natured drama is a heartwarmer for sure, managing to capture the essence and spirit of a memorable moment in music history with the minimum of contrivance. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2019
3/5 48% Welcome to the Punch (2013) A cinematic love letter to contemporary London, truly capturing the enchanting nature of the capital at night. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2019
4/5 94% Sleep Tight (2012) A must-see psychological thriller. Balagueró has succeeded in constructing a hugely compelling narrative that has you completely transfixed from start to finish. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2019
2/5 17% Parental Guidance (2012) Parental Guidance is simply not very funny, which given its attempt to incorporate constant humour, poses quite the problem. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2019
4/5 82% Boxing Day (2012) [Director Bernard] Rose does a wonderful job in putting you in the protagonists' shoes, in what is a pensive, slow-burning production, as the audience are taken on this long and arduous trip. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2019
3/5 66% The Campaign (2012) These situations write themselves really, already amusing in real-life, let alone cinematically... It's harmless and undemanding fun. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2019
61% Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) While flawed, much like the band's music, this is a film that is very easy to sit back and enjoy, even if you can appreciate that, at times, it's not particularly very good. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2018
3/5 69% Ocean's 8 (2018) When treating this as a standalone movie (and it should be seen on such terms) there is plenty to appreciate. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2018
2/5 47% Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) The sheer absurdity is unappealing, as a film that is risible at best. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2018
4/5 70% Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) An unrelenting thrill-ride with little respite. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted May 17, 2018
2/5 52% Rampage (2018) There is always a place for vacuous, throwaway entertainment of this nature, but Johnson has outgrown endeavours of this mediocre quality. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2018
2/5 22% Midnight Sun (2018) The film just feels so overtly cinematic, and yet not necessarily in an endearing way. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2018
3/5 95% A Quiet Place (2018) By removing the sound, it makes it even more prominent, for when things go bump in the night, boy can we hear it. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2018
3/5 35% Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House (2017) Sadly the film's long-winded title is emblematic of a rather convoluted endeavour, albeit entertaining. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2018
4/5 72% Ready Player One (2018) It's a tale gloriously steeped in nostalgia, and marks an ambitious undertaking for Spielberg, but it simply couldn't have been left in more reliable hands. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2018
3/5 84% Game Night (2018) Game Night succeeds where so many other films of this nature suffer: it's funny. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2018
4/5 55% Yardie (2019) He may be in the infancy of his directing career, but in Yardie Idris Elba has shown much promise. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2018
3/5 80% Unsane (2018) It's been shot on an iPhone, and it looks like it's been shot on an iPhone - and that, sadly, isn't a compliment. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2018
3/5 69% Damsel (2018) Mia Wasikowska and Robert Pattinson are seemingly having a lot of fun on this project, and in turn, so are we. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2018
3/5 24% 7 Days in Entebbe (2018) Given the narrative here, 7 Days in Entebbe should be more suspenseful than it is, lacking in that same degree of intensity that came with Argo, as the film, much like the hijacker's endeavour, does get somewhat tedious the longer it goes on. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2018
4/5 89% I, Tonya (2018) A film that offers so much more than just 'the incident'. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2018
4/5 99% Lady Bird (2017) Gerwig may well have just directed a film better than any one she's starred in - and her back catalogue is hardly poor. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2018
4/5 97% Black Panther (2018) An ineffably adventurous, vibrant and compelling production. It's a blockbuster that is saying something, and believe me Marvel, we're listening. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2018
4/5 75% The Mercy (2018) A truly compelling character study of this one man, with an emotional impact that is sure to linger long after the final credits roll. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2018
4/5 52% Roman J. Israel, Esq. (2017) The film survives off the back of a remarkable lead display by Washington, who brings such a muted stillness to the role at hand, and so much nuance. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2018
3/5 43% Maze Runner: The Death Cure (2018) Released at a time when as a society we seem more inclined to be building walls as opposed to breaking them down, this injects a greater deal of profundity to a narrative that gives the power to the disenfranchised. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2018
4/5 88% The Post (2018) Naturally, and unsurprisingly, Hanks and Streep are at the very top of their game, and the film benefits greatly as a result.. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2018
3/5 76% Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017) A film that is playful in its approach, and commits solely to the notion of fun and entertainment. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2017
4/5 79% All the Money in the World (2017) A quite remarkable story being told by one of the industry's most reliable, and resourceful storytellers. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2017
2/5 66% Shot Caller (2017) While the set-up is great, it's the pay-off that lets this title down, growing somewhat convoluted as we progress, and moving too far away from the endearing simplicity that helped to set the scene. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2017
3/5 79% The Man Who Invented Christmas (2017) While undoubtedly flawed, The Man Who Invited Christmas cannot be accused of being dour, it's an irreverent, festive endeavour that thrives in being over the top and unashamedly entertaining. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2017
3/5 88% Brakes (2016) While the resourceful nature of Grower is commendable, it's a film, much like the relationships it depicts, that lacks that something special. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 24, 2017
3/5 21% Daddy's Home 2 (2017) It's no doubt an entertaining premise, it's more the execution here that's in question. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2017
4/5 88% Heartstone (Hjartasteinn) (2017) A striking, indelible and profound debut for Gudmundsson. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2017
2/5 40% Justice League (2017) A film that feels so contrived, vying desperately to inject a sense of effervescence, and yet feels so forced and tedious when doing so. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2017
3/5 88% Only the Brave (2017) This Joseph Kosinski endeavour has been masterfully structured, as we seamlessly move between different, entwined character stories. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2017
3/5 59% Murder On The Orient Express (2017) A deliciously kitsch affair, and affectionately so - with perhaps the only criticism in that department being that it doesn't play up to its absurdity quite enough. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2017
4/5 84% The Final Year (2018) A poignant, profound feature, that has an overwhelming sense of futility prevalent throughout. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2017
3/5 40% Gauguin: Voyage to Tahiti (2018) A fascinating period in Gauguin's life to explore, and couple that with the remarkable lead performance by Cassel, and you're left with a biopic that's most definitely worth catching. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2017
3/5 88% Ladies (De plus belle) (2017) A sweet, uncynical endeavour that celebrates the person within. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2017
2/5 15% Geostorm (2017) It's exactly what you'd expect it to be - ridiculous, and enjoyable in its own way. The usual impressive set pieces can't save this sinking ship. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2017
3/5 80% Marshall (2017) Overtly cinematic, but given the fact so much takes in the courtroom - an area ingrained into the fabric of classic, cinematic storytelling, it gives the director a licence of sorts, and the approach becomes endearing, even if not entirely authentic. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2017
3/5 92% Nico, 1988 (2018) The unique narrative structure may deter some, but the performance by Dyrholm will have everybody on side. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2017