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Stephen Romei

Stephen Romei
Stephen Romei's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): The Australian

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2.5/5 78% T2 Trainspotting (2017) The characters do not have the brittle edge, the dangerous dynamism they did before. They're just not as interesting.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2017
2.5/5 35% The Great Wall (2017) Damon is solid as usual but it's an oddly impassive role, beyond fight scenes.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2017
2.5/5 46% Trespass Against Us (2017) This film has neither the humour nor the extreme violence of Snatch, but it is still catches the attention.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2017
3/5 8% Fifty Shades Darker (2017) Personally I think the three books and the two films to date are interesting in their way. They are not golden, but then they are not vanilla either.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2017
4/5 81% Patriots Day (2017) A great strength of this film is a focus on extended scenes, some quiet, some explosive, ones that remind me of the best recent television such as True Detective. ‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2017
3.5/5 88% The Coming War On China (2016) You may come out of it agreeing with him, disagreeing with him, or somewhere in between. But it's a live issue that could change the world, could end the world as we know it, and this dedicated journalist wants to make sure we know about it.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2017
3.5/5 80% Perfect Strangers (Perfetti sconosciuti) (2016) The acting is first-rate, as is the script. The melodramatic music is less so.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2017
3.5/5 81% Leap! (Ballerina) (2017) It's exciting, beautiful to watch and ends in a manner that leaves hope for just about everyone.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2017
3.5/5 58% Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life (2016) Middle School is a treat for kids before they head back to their own classrooms.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2017
2.5/5 33% Monster Trucks (2017) The secret to this movie is to accept it's all nonsense and enjoy the ride.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2017
3/5 No Score Yet The Menkoff Method (2016) The result is a film that is weird in a good way. It's engaging and funny and held together by fine performances.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2017
3/5 84% The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble (2016) As one musician says, a piece of music can't stop a bullet. But this engaging film is a vote for culture, a vote against xenophobia.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Jan 6, 2017
3/5 95% Gimme Danger (2016) Iggy is the star of the show. He comes across, still lean and long-haired and handsome (and almost fully clothed), as intelligent, caring -- and still vexed by what he sees as the corporate corruption of rock 'n' roll in the 70s.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Jan 6, 2017
3.5/5 95% Moana (2016) I have a soft spot for the gigantic, arrogant, avaricious crab named Tamatoa.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Jan 6, 2017
3.5/5 39% Why Him? (2016) This is modern, old-fashioned fun, and I hope Franco keeps making films such as this.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Dec 23, 2016
3/5 100% Red Dog: True Blue (2016) A final warning: if you don't have a dog, and you take kids to see it, you may come under a lot of pressure to acquire one.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Dec 23, 2016
85% Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) Rogue One does not extend the Star Wars story but there are times when it deepens it.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2016
3.5/5 97% Little Men (2016) There are no cliches here.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2016
3/5 41% Office Christmas Party (2016) As Christmas gifts go, a ticket to this movie sure beats a pair of socks.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2016
2.5/5 17% Underworld: Blood Wars (2017) That they are vampires and werewolves is almost secondary. Underworld: Blood Wars is fast-paced and fun at times, but it doesn't feel like a horror film to me.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2016
3.5/5 45% Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk (2016) Lee and screenwriter Jean-Christophe Castelli are faithful to Fountain's novel.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2016
0.5/5 23% Bad Santa 2 (2016) Bad Santa 2 is up there with the worst films I've seen in recent years.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2016
3.5/5 73% Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016) Overall this is an enjoyable opening to what promises to be another popular film series about a world that, while not quite ours, seems close to it.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2016
3.5/5 100% Like Crazy (La pazza gioia) (2016) The two lead actresses are superb and Virzi keeps the plot road real and clear of cliched speed humps.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2016
2.5/5 51% The Accountant (2016) Unfortunately this one runs out of steam and becomes more of a shoot now, ask questions later (or never) flick.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2016
3/5 79% American Honey (2016) For all its flaws, it's a strangely absorbing film.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2016
3.5/5 90% Doctor Strange (2016) Doctor Strange, the 14th film in the franchise based on Marvel comic books, is one of the funniest of recent times, lifted beyond the ordinary world, as befits the story, by a superb cast that includes Benedict Cumberbatch in the title role.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2016
3/5 75% Boys in the Trees (2016) This is a film that grows on me the more I think about it.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2016
3/5 37% Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016) Overall this is a slick action-adventure that has relevant reverberations from the American involvement in Afghanistan and Iraq, and touches on the complex nature of the war on terror.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2016
4/5 No Score Yet Poi-E (2016) This wonderful film is full of quietly funny moments.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2016
4/5 No Score Yet Chasing Great (2016) Even non-rugby fans will know how it ends but it's worth the nostalgic pain to keep watching until the final siren.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2016
3/5 83% Deepwater Horizon (2016) It's a fine reminder that the impossible disaster is only impossible until it happens, and when it does it inverts the world we think we control.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2016
3.5/5 75% Joe Cinque's Consolation (2016) Jerome Meyer and Maggie Naouri are terrific as Joe and Anu, heading a little-known cast that rises to grapple with this draining drama.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2016
3/5 81% Equity (2016) Unlike The Big Short, it's not so much the system that's busted here but the people, women and men. The ending is perfect, and all too true.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2016
3/5 94% Life, Animated (2016) This is an important documentary about a developmental disability that affects so many people.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2016
4/5 94% The Red Turtle (La tortue rouge) (2017) The Red Turtle is about the importance of life, big or small, and its interconnectedness. It's a beautiful and thoughtful film.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2016
3.5/5 91% The Confirmation (2016) Owen, with his hangdog handsomeness, brings a fragile sense of legitimacy to our hope that Walt is a good man. Lieberher is superb as his straight-talking and honest son. The scenes between the two are tender and sometimes funny.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2016
4/5 87% Pete's Dragon (2016) Like recent children's films such as BFG and The Jungle Book, this is another sweet reminder that strong stories and spirited characters are what make good films, and that childhood is something we all have forever.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2016
1.5/5 13% Spin Out (2016) Overall the characters are cliched, the story predictable and the jokes, for me at least, not funny.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2016
1.5/5 35% Blair Witch (2016) The reliance here is on jump scares rather than psychological horror and the result is less than spellbinding.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2016
2.5/5 76% Bridget Jones's Baby (2016) This third instalment is not as funny or as original as its predecessors -- and sorely misses Grant -- but it's an enjoyable enough entertainment for a Friday night at the cinema.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2016
2.5/5 74% The Secret Life of Pets (2016) It's co-directed by Chris Renaud, who co-directed the Despicable Me movies. It doesn't rise to that level, but it's still full of fun for young children.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2016
2.5/5 82% Girl Asleep (2016) Girl Asleep is one of those films where I advise anyone interested in seeing it to read a bit more about it. It doesn't quite work for me.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2016
3.5/5 89% The Queen of Ireland (2015) This is an engaging documentary about a significant moment in recent history, told via one of the larger-than-life people who helped make it happen.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2016
3/5 87% Don't Breathe (2016) This is not a gore-fest like Evil Dead. It's a tight film about people messed up by the ordinary world and what happens when they walk further down the wrong path -- and collide.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2016
3.5/5 61% David Brent: Life on the Road (2017) This is Gervais's film, unlike the ensemble effort of The Office. The result is more poignant than comic and I like it for that. ‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2016
3.5/5 47% Free State of Jones (2016) A gripping drama about a lesser known aspect of the civil war, with McConaughey as unknowable and absorbing as we have come to expect.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2016
2/5 83% Sausage Party (2016) You can see the obvious social-political jokes being made, but it's so juvenile.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2016
3/5 59% Bad Moms (2016) Bad Moms is an entertaining, girls-mainly comedy about the problems of parenting.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2016
2.5/5 26% Suicide Squad (2016) Overall, though, the final two-thirds of the film are less funny than should be the case. The villains versus villains confrontation is not well explained and the fight scenes are unspectacular.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2016