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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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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/5 54% The Odyssey (L'odyssée) (2016) Much like great explorer himself, this film is not without its flaws, but it remains a masterclass in storytelling for Salle, balancing a whole myriad of themes in an exquisite manner.‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2017
2/5 16% The Dark Tower (2017) There is room for serious, dour blockbusters of this nature, and the narrative here is hardly befitting of being a vehicle for comedy - but this title is distinctly humourless, and suffers as a result.‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2017
2/5 11% The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature (2017) While preaching a positive message, it's been presented in an all too formulaic manner, as a film that abides, albeit affectionately, to the tropes and beats of the genre in a jarring fashion.‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2017
3/5 67% Annabelle: Creation (2017) Things go bump in the night, they don't beep. It's taking the tropes of the genre back to these basics which allows for such engaging cinema to transpire.‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2017
4/5 75% Atomic Blonde (2017) Leitch imbues a stylistic fervour in Atomic Blonde; a picture illuminated by its indelible neon glow, portraying the city of Berlin in an affectionate, striking light - and yet the film never compromises on its commitment to brutality.‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2017
2/5 51% Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017) It's a film that very much works on a surface level - stylistic, vibrant and vivacious from a visual perspective, but when digging deeper there's really little substance.‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2017
3/5 69% The Wall (2017) The Wall is one of those pictures that doesn't have an awful lot wrong with it, it just seems to be lacking in any real sense of purpose, or tangible point.‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2017
5/5 93% Dunkirk (2017) Dunkirk is just a masterclass in the art of storytelling, with a variety of different characters, in different places, fighting their own different battles, all intertwined as we progress, without any sense of contrivance.‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2017
3/5 63% Tommy's Honour (2017) There's a muted, powerfully dramatic core to this piece, as a film that thrives as much in the sub-text as it does so in the dialogue, with tradition the beating heart.‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2017
4/5 88% It Comes At Night (2017) It Comes at Night is a masterclass in suspense building, it's a film all about the notion of trust, and is so intense, and uncompromising with it.‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2017
4/5 92% Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) Spidey is finally able to bounce off other familiar faces, and the results are nothing short of a triumph.‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2017
3/5 82% Risk (2017) With so much covered in the final quarter of an hour, it's hard, in spite of the film's shortcomings, not to want a follow-up.‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2017
3/5 98% Kedi (2017) We profile and explore Istanbul, it's culture, heritage and its people - all through the eyes of one of its most curious inhabitants; the cat.‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2017
2/5 16% All Eyez on Me (2017) But to have an incredible story, and a superb soundtrack to boot, does not automatically give the film a free pass, as those two things were already in place. It's more about how you tell the story - and it's here the film suffers.‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2017
1/5 22% The Book of Henry (2017) The Book of Henry is almost beguiling in its awfulness, it's compelling. This is not a bad film because nothing happens, it's a bad film because too many things do.‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2017
3/5 73% Souvenir (2016) The film could well be a rather average one had it not been for the nuance provided by the irrepressible Huppert.‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2017
3/5 44% Hampstead (2017) Hampstead has its charming moments, certainly, but ultimately frustrates as it abides so stringently to the tropes of the genre at hand.‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2017
3/5 76% Ballerina (2016) As we progress the unwavering enthusiasm of the lead role becomes somewhat infectious, and as she grows on us, in turn so does the movie.‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2017
3/5 62% Slack Bay (Ma loute) (2017) The absurd, off-the-wall approach serves this tale well, and allows Dumont much licence to do whatever he pleases.‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2017
3/5 45% Rock Dog (2017) Rock Dog is an easy to indulge in production that is somewhat formulaic, but comforting in its execution.‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2017
3/5 48% Churchill (2017) Taking one brief moment in the leader's time as Prime Minister to use as a catalyst to explore his entire reign; using this day as a window into this man's life, learning of his personality, his passion and his stubbornness.‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2017
3/5 14% Frost (2017) Though the tediously long opening act spends much time allowing the viewer to get to know the two protagonists, it's quite remarkable really that by the time we reach the closing credits, we don't feel as though we know them at all.‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2017
4/5 100% A Fantastic Woman (Una mujer fantástica) (2017) Though emotionally charged & dramatic in its execution, Lelio takes creative risks, making for a film that while steeped in realism, has surrealist twists along the way & several visually striking sequences that provide a slight, if enchanting touch.‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2017
2/5 86% Polina (Polina, danser sa vie) (2017) A film that is too predictable in parts, never quite subverting expectations.‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted Jun 10, 2017
5/5 95% God's Own Country (2017) A striking debut that should mark the beginning on an immensely triumphant career behind the camera for Lee. Visually, narratively, emotionally - this film succeeds on every level, and does so in such an uncompromising way.‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted Jun 10, 2017
1/5 21% The Shack (2017) To approach spirituality on screen and maintain a sense of enchantment is a hurdle many a filmmaker have fallen over - and it's one that Stuart Hazeldine has struggled with.‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2017
3/5 89% Norman (Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer) (2017) Though this title is profound in parts, and even moving too - you always anticipate the Curb Your Enthusiasm soundtrack to kick in every time Norman gets himself into a spot of bother.‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2017
3/5 31% From the Land of the Moon (Mal de pierres) (2017) An intense, profound and intimate character study that takes a candid exploration into the fragile mind of our protagonist.‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2017
2/5 16% The Mummy (2017) Kurtzman struggles to achieve a balance between capturing the essence and flavour of the original movies, while presenting a unique, standalone feature.‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2017
4/5 76% My Cousin Rachel (2017) This complex, candid character study makes for compelling viewing, with staggeringly impressive character development that brings out two powerhouse performances from the lead stars Sam Claflin and Rachel Weisz.‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2017
4/5 96% After the Storm (Umi yori mo mada fukaku) (2017) Tonally there's so much to appreciate about this production, offering a heightened take on reality without compromising once on the authenticity.‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted May 31, 2017
4/5 92% Wonder Woman (2017) Gadot turns in a terrific display as the titular protagonist, carrying an infectious sense of optimism and wide-eyed wonderment, while ensuring it never once cheapens her sheer power and ability to fight.‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted May 29, 2017
3/5 45% The Hippopotamus (2017) Brought to the silver screen by director John Jencks, the flavour and indelible, idiosyncratic tone of the author is imbued in this faithful adaptation.‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted May 26, 2017
2/5 11% Spark: A Space Tail (2017) Abides affectionately by all the tropes of the genre at hand in a way that is endearingly familiar, which kids are likely to resonate with - but that doesn't allude to success.‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted May 25, 2017
3/5 91% The Other Side of Hope (Toivon tuolla puolen) (2017) Amidst the laughs, of which there are many, comes a profound, pertinent tale surrounding the Syrian refugee crisis.‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted May 25, 2017
2/5 35% Snatched (2017) Naturally, when dealing with Schumer - a comic performer who is inherently funny, there are many laughs to be had. The bad news is, many of the jokes misfire, with the balance regrettably tipping in the latter's favour.‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted May 17, 2017
2/5 40% Whisky Galore (2017) While having such an uncynical feature has its benefits, the sheer blissful optimism that emanates does prove detrimental too, for Whisky Galore! is lacking any real conflict, which takes some doing considering the wartime setting.‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted May 17, 2017
4/5 80% Colossal (2017) Tonally spot-on, gloriously self-aware and deliciously playful, and yet all the while taking itself just seriously enough to be perceived on more dramatic terms.‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted May 16, 2017
2/5 28% King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017) The dialogue feels forced, and the blending of this laddish, free-flowing conversation seems at odds with the grandiose fantasy elements, resulting in a film that, for the most part, is just really bloody silly.‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted May 15, 2017
4/5 90% Frantz (2017) Where previous offerings such as In the House and The New Girlfriend thrived in their light and witty tendencies, Frantz represents a far more solemn, dramatic affair, highlighting the director's noteworthy range.‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted May 8, 2017
4/5 75% Miss Sloane (2016) Though patently thriving in its cinematic tropes, overstated and over-embellished for dramatic effect, the film is grounded persistently by its narrative and core themes, as we linger studiously over an incredibly relevant debate and discussion.‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted May 8, 2017
3/5 71% Alien: Covenant (2017) A self-contained science fiction blockbuster that thrives in its simplistic premise.‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted May 6, 2017
2/5 21% Sleepless (2017) Fast paced, certainly, but not actually going in any palpable direction.‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted May 4, 2017
2/5 24% Unlocked (2017) There is a good film to be made about the current socio-political climate, this just isn't it.‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted May 4, 2017
4/5 76% Suntan (2017) The director walks that line between comedy and pathos remarkably well, managing to inject comedy into a tale otherwise dark in nature - but it works as it's never overt.‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2017
3/5 88% Lady Macbeth (2017) The performance from Pugh allows for this to remain an absorbing endeavour, and she's been gifted with a multi-faceted character to get her teeth into, so nuanced and intriguing.‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2017
5/5 82% Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) It's a true masterclass in storytelling, and Gunn's screenplay is tantamount to this, particularly impressive in how we understand and care for this myriad of characters - not always an easy task where ensemble features of this nature are concerned.‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2017
2/5 26% Unforgettable (2017) An overtly melodramatic, televisual endeavour that harks back to classic b-movie thrillers of the 90s.‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2017
2/5 60% The Zookeeper's Wife (2017) In spite of the incessant Nazi presence, and the fact our protagonists are hiding several Jews in their home, the film somehow comes devoid of suspense, which should be the film's most prominent theme, and yet isn't nearly as prevalent enough.‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2017
4/5 100% The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki (Hymyilevä mies) (2017) A heightened take on reality, revelling in the idiosyncrasies and absurdities of every day life, and yet while doing so never detracts from the realism of the piece, as we become so caught up in this fledging relationship.‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2017