Stella Papamichael Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

Stella Papamichael

Stella Papamichael
Stella Papamichael's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): BBC.com, Film4, Sky Movies, Digital Spy, Radio Times

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/5 25% Kill Your Friends (2016) A lean, mean spoof on the music industry for those who believe The X Factor marks the decline of western civilisation.‐ Digital Spy
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2015
4/5 89% Mississippi Grind (2015) Winding, tense and unpredictable right up to the last spin of the roulette wheel.‐ Digital Spy
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2015
2/5 16% The Last Witch Hunter (2015) Imagine a parallel universe where Harry Potter got pumped up on steroids and you'll have an idea of what to expect from The Last Witch Hunter.‐ Digital Spy
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2015
2/5 59% The Program (2016) Frears only circles around the real Lance Armstrong, watching him as he builds his legend and countering that with an enigma.‐ Digital Spy
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2015
2/5 59% The Program (2016) Armstrong may have been obsessed with crafting his own myth, but Frears only offers us a shadow of the man.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2015
3/5 91% The Martian (2015) In a sense everything is a little too entertaining to ring true.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2015
3/5 61% The Intern (2015) While it never quite thrills, you soon settle into the relaxed rapport and easy rhythms of a decent comedy - albeit one that is distinctly beige, and almost instantly forgettable.‐ Digital Spy
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2015
3/5 92% 99 Homes (2015) Not so much entertaining as it is enraging, 99 Homes gets in your face with the injustices suffered by countless hardworking people in the global financial crisis.‐ Digital Spy
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2015
2/5 73% Everest (2015) This is a survival story marked by passivity, where those involved must simply bow down to the power of nature and hope for the best.‐ Digital Spy
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2015
2/5 73% Everest (2015) Based on tragic events from 1996, this story of survival on the world's highest mountain feels surprisingly small.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2015
3/5 47% Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials (2015) With so many high-octane thrills, fans will be left breathless ahead of the final leg of the journey, The Death Cure, due out in 2017.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2015
3/5 61% Legend (2015) This doesn't feel like the Krays' definitive story, more a seductive tribute to how they cornered their place in London's history.‐ Digital Spy
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2015
3/5 64% Ricki And The Flash (2015) Ricki is fun to be around, but like the memory of watching this, she's not the kind that sticks around.‐ Digital Spy
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2015
4/5 82% Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015) It's rib-ticklingly funny, full of witty exchanges and neat visual flourishes by director Alfonso Gomez-Rejon.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2015
4/5 97% Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) Mad Max creator George Miller brings the futuristic franchise thundering back to life, a lot less lean but just as mean, more than three decades after Mel Gibson donned the leathers.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2015
4/5 97% 45 Years (2015) Haigh brings unbearable tension to almost every shot, even briefly riffing on haunted house film conventions as a door slowly and symbolically swings shut behind Kate.‐ Digital Spy
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2015
2/5 52% Gemma Bovery (2015) Only men of a certain age are likely to get a rise out of this.‐ Digital Spy
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2015
4/5 85% Trainwreck (2015) ... a heartfelt, consistently funny film that deftly sidesteps its potential cliches at every turn.‐ Digital Spy
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2015
3/5 67% The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (2015) James Bond may have cornered the market in '60s-inpsired spy flicks, but director Guy Ritchie's The Man from UNCLE offers a fizzy antidote to 007's deep psychological probing of late.‐ Digital Spy
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2015
2/5 7% Hot Pursuit (2015) Overworked yet underdeveloped; watching this movie is like watching a dog chasing its tail and just about as funny.‐ Digital Spy
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2015
3/5 60% Southpaw (2015) Fuqua tends to amplify the melodrama - with music and lingering close-ups - and especially towards the end, but the film never quite socks you in the gut the way it should.‐ Digital Spy
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2015
3/5 46% Ted 2 (2015) Even though it isn't as lean and mean as the first film, Ted 2 is still a bagful of naughty fun.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2015
2/5 91% Love & Mercy (2015) Aside from the lightbulb moments that produced hits like 'God Only Knows' and 'Good Vibrations', the film lacks real dynamism.‐ Digital Spy
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2015
3/5 46% Ted 2 (2015) Not all the gags are inspired and the excessive swearing can feel like a substitute for actual jokes, but even if this isn't solid comedy gold, it's still much funnier than a lot of other fluff.‐ Digital Spy
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2015
2/5 64% Magic Mike XXL (2015) The initial banter between the lads - some of which is actually quite endearing and funny - eventually gives way to cheesy scenes designed to titillate rather than tickle the funny bone.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2015
2/5 40% She's Funny That Way (2015) Viewers are more likely to find this funny in the sense of strange.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2015
2/5 40% She's Funny That Way (2015) Too many voices create a chaos in front as well as behind the camera without the requisite comedic payoff.‐ Digital Spy
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2015
3/5 93% Slow West (2015) Substance doesn't quite match up to the high style of this ethereal western, but Michael Fassbender lends weight as the gruff gunslinger who rides along with the kid...‐ Digital Spy
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2015
3/5 88% Mr. Holmes (2015) Sherlock fans may also be frustrated by the lack of a traditional, forensic investigation, but as the study of a troubled psyche - with Holmes only knowing for sure that the end is near - it is quietly compelling.‐ Digital Spy
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2015
4/5 94% Spy (2015) This is McCarthy's show. She carries the film with huge charm, razor-sharp comic instincts and surprising chop-socky skills.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2015
3/5 78% Danny Collins (2015) Collins keeps his sense of humour, and Pacino even outshines his razzle-dazzle zoot suits.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted May 28, 2015
4/5 81% Man Up (2015) Bell is funny to the bone, but she also has that rare combination of intelligence, grit and vulnerability which keeps the film from being overly fluffy.‐ Digital Spy
Read More | Posted May 28, 2015
3/5 78% Danny Collins (2015) Al Pacino gets his groove back as ageing rock star Danny Collins in a lively comedy-drama that draws from his own star aura and sends it up, too.‐ Digital Spy
Read More | Posted May 27, 2015
4/5 50% Tomorrowland (2015) When all is said and done, this movie may not change the world, but it demands courage from those who might have the necessary spark to do so. That, in itself, is a great endeavour.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted May 20, 2015
4/5 86% Top Five (2014) Rock is quite inventive, jumping back and forth, in and out of conversations, to create a stream of consciousness feel without tying the story in knots.‐ Digital Spy
Read More | Posted May 7, 2015
2/5 75% A Royal Night Out (2015) There are pale shades of '80s yuppie comedies, too, like Something Wild and After Hours, but those films deliver their kicks from seeing stiff collars come completely undone. Throughout, Lilibet is just too decorous.‐ Digital Spy
Read More | Posted May 6, 2015
4/5 66% Pitch Perfect 2 (2015) Just as it was in the first film, the sequel is all about the shamelessly wicked one-note gags, delivered hard and fast between countless kooky renditions of songs you haven't heard for ages.‐ Digital Spy
Read More | Posted May 4, 2015
3/5 32% Elsa & Fred (2014) Shirley MacLaine and Christopher Plummer rise above the patronising cuteness imposed by co-writer/director Michael Radford (Il Postino) in this tale of a late-blossoming love affair.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2015
4/5 88% The Good Lie (2014) You cannot fail to be moved by this story of young Sudanese refugees - and not just to tears either.‐ Digital Spy
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2015
2/5 45% A Little Chaos (2015) It's the stuff of Sunday night TV drama, for winding down with tea and cake. Very civilised.‐ Digital Spy
Read More | Posted Apr 15, 2015
3/5 54% Woman in Gold (2015) It's an intriguing David vs Goliath battle and Mirren positively glows with indignation.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2015
3/5 75% Good Kill (2015) Hawke gives a complex, sensitive portrayal and if Niccol sometimes flounders in externalising that inner conflict, it doesn't detract from the intensity.‐ Digital Spy
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2015
3/5 63% The Water Diviner (2015) [Crowe] has taken some easy shortcuts, but his future in directing looks bright as the Anatolian sunrise.‐ Digital Spy
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2015
3/5 29% Get Hard (2015) Will Ferrell is looking at ten years in the slammer in a comedy that delivers a hard slap in the face to political correctness.‐ Digital Spy
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2015
4/5 73% The Voices (2015) The unusual mix of laughs, lunacy and a touch of melancholy ensures The Voices will stick in your head.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2015
2/5 17% The Gunman (2015) With this effort, Penn is way off the mark.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2015
4/5 73% The Voices (2015) Reynolds has never been more charming or spine-chilling - often simultaneously - in what is a genuinely multifaceted tragicomic performance.‐ Digital Spy
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2015
4/5 50% A Second Chance (En chance til) (2015) Bier gives Waldau room to work rather than fall back on the usual tricks of melodrama (a swelling string section and extreme close-ups) and he carries the film scene-by-scene.‐ Digital Spy
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2015
2/5 57% White Bird in a Blizzard (2014) Araki has a habit of slowly fading from one scene to the next, perhaps in an effort to create a brooding atmosphere, but it's just plain soporific and the occasional bit of dry comedy offers scant relief.‐ Digital Spy
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2015
3/5 78% Kill the Messenger (2014) In his best performance since The Hurt Locker, Jeremy Renner fires on all cylinders as Webb, a man searching for truth, and perhaps glory.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2015