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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
3.5/5 31% Home Again (2017) That's the lasting impression this movie left on me: there are good people in the world; ordinary good people, not superheroes. ‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2017
2/5 43% The Mountain Between Us (2017) Winslet and Elba are easy actors to watch and the landscape shots are beautiful, but this movie is just silly.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2017
3.5/5 84% Tom of Finland (2017) We all think about which films we should see from the current crop. Tom of Finland is perhaps an unusual choice but it's one I'm pleased to have seen.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2017
1/5 51% Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017) The only redemption is seeing Elton John as Poppy's piano-bashing, singing, F-word-dropping hostage, but even he becomes tiresome before too long. If there's a Kingsman 3, I'll defect to Statesmen. At least they have whisky.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2017
2/5 5% Flatliners (2017) Flatliners, the remake, is a good example of how the gene pool doesn't necessarily become stronger with time.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2017
100% The Go-Betweens: Right Here (2017) This beautifully shot, thoughtful documentary has sent me to listen to the Go-Betweens and their contemporaries.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2017
4/5 98% I Am Not Your Negro (2017) This is a must-see movie.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2017
3.5/5 83% That's Not Me (2017) This is a clever, funny, perceptive movie that pokes its nose into the bizarre business of filmmaking, and the sometimes wacky world of sibling rivalry.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2017
3/5 No Score Yet Namatjira Project (2017) Full of nerves, laughs and love.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2017
3.5/5 84% It (2017) I liked It a lot. Its aftermath is so busy in my mind, that I'm tempted to award it four stars just for that. But based on what is on the screen I'll stick with 3 1/2. ‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2017
3/5 53% 47 Meters Down (2017) It's not a great film but, once the preliminary scenes on terra firma are over and we descend to a place we don't belong, it delivers an hour or so of sustained physical and psychological terror.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2017
3/5 15% The Dark Tower (2017) The path to Elba and McConaughey's inevitable showdown is slick and fun to watch.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2017
3.5/5 77% Killing Ground (2017) This horror-thriller set in a national park is one of the more brutal films I have seen. ‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2017
3.5/5 78% An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power (2017) Gore's new position is the subtitle to this film: today, he thinks, it's even more important to speak truth to power.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2017
3.5/5 49% Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017) Besson loves messing around with time and space.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2017
2.5/5 73% Kiki, Love to Love (Kiki, el amor se hace) (2016) While Kiki is an interesting movie the humour in the main didn't work for me.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2017
3.5/5 76% Atomic Blonde (2017) The fight scenes are gripping because they look real. It's not the stylistic biff and bash of a superhero film but up-close bareknuckled brawling.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2017
4/5 93% War for the Planet of the Apes (2017) This is an action adventure so viewers will expect a climactic confrontation between the two main characters, Caesar and The Colonel. It does come, but it is nothing like what we have come to expect from superhero films, and is outstanding as a result.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2017
5/5 92% Dunkirk (2017) A war film that is not a war film and yet will immediately enter the ranks of the best war films made so far.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Jul 21, 2017
3.5/5 92% Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) This is a charming, funny, coming-of-age story about a 15-year-old, Peter Parker, who has more power than he can handle and at the same time is frustrated that he can't show it off.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2017
3/5 9% The Black Prince (2017) If you don't know much about Singh (as I didn't), you can follow this like a historical thriller. It is a carefully made film, sometimes to the point of slowness in plot development and over-explanation in dialogue.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2017
2/5 16% The House (2017) I laughed a few times. But the up-close moments, the Ferrell and Poehler non-repartee and barely physical comedy, are embarrassing.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2017
4/5 100% Chicken People (2016) As Alfred Hitchcock understood, birds are from a different planet. This light-hearted, warm-hearted documentary shows them in all their glory.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2017
2.5/5 20% Diary Of A Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul (2017) All in all, it's harmless fun.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2017
3.5/5 60% Despicable Me 3 (2017) I have been a fan of Despicable Me from the outset and this third outing, directed by Pierre Coffin and Kyle Balda, doesn't let the side down.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2017
3/5 77% McLaren (2016) McLaren is a fine documentary made by Ballarat-born NZ filmmaker Roger Donaldson.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2017
3.5/5 87% Whitney: Can I Be Me (2017) I admit I didn't know much about Whitney Houston before seeing this documentary. I found it fascinating and unsettling.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2017
3/5 46% Rough Night (2017) By and large Aniello and the cast pull it off, with dramatic twists and amusing side stories.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2017
3.5/5 73% Ballerina (2016) It's exciting, beautiful to watch and ends in a manner that leaves hope for just about everyone.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2017
2.5/5 16% The Mummy (2017) The Mummy is a solid start to a new series.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2017
3/5 76% My Cousin Rachel (2017) Weisz is superb as a woman who wants to assert rights her gender did not yet have, such as control over money.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2017
3.5/5 19% Baywatch (2017) Baywatch is a rare movie in one sense: it starts with a good plan, to spoof the 1980s and 90s television series on which it is based, and sticks to it.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Jun 2, 2017
1.5/5 92% Wonder Woman (2017) It's disappointing because Wonder Woman deserves better.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Jun 2, 2017
3.5/5 75% The Sense Of An Ending (2017) This is a quiet film, but it will make a lot of noise inside your head, inside your heart.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted May 26, 2017
2.5/5 29% Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017) This amusing buccaneering adventure, fifth time to sea, isn't ready to walk the plank just yet.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted May 26, 2017
3/5 28% King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017) [Ritchie] brings his distinctive 21st-century touch to a time-honoured tale.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted May 19, 2017
3/5 100% Whiteley (2017) Whiteley's art was landmark, and remains important. The life the artist lived doesn't change that. When this documentary considers the art and the artist, and blends the two into one complex life, it is at its best.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted May 12, 2017
3.5/5 36% Snatched (2017) The result is several IQ points above the typical American comedy. The central dramatic scene involves no bad guys, just a mother and daughter. Hawn knocks it out of the park.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted May 12, 2017
3/5 66% Free Fire (2017) Free Fire offers up a lot to talk about in terms of filmmaking ideas and techniques, but whether it's an enjoyable movie in its own right is open to debate.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted May 5, 2017
3.5/5 31% A Dog's Purpose (2017) This film has drama, humour and pathos.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted May 5, 2017
3.5/5 94% The Innocents (Les innocentes) (2016) It builds to something quite remarkable.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2017
4/5 48% Going in Style (2017) Freeman and Arkin are spot on, but it is Caine who stands out.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2017
3.5/5 25% Table 19 (2017) This is the human message of this amusing film: everyone's life gets messy at times. It's important to cut others some slack, even when it's not deserved.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2017
4/5 100% Dance Academy: The Movie (2017) I liked the Emma Stone-Ryan Gosling song and dance romance-drama, but for me Dance Academy feels more real. It has something about it that is more dramatic, more emotional, more complex.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Apr 14, 2017
3.5/5 91% The Lego Batman Movie (2017) The result is an ideal movie for the school holidays, one that children of all ages will rock along with (Batman fancies his own singing) and adults will laugh at.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2017
3/5 44% Ghost in the Shell (2017) This is an exciting, fun, futuristic thriller that, like its main character, has a probing mind. It will make you think.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2017
3/5 52% The Boss Baby (2017) Amusing if overlong.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2017
3.5/5 42% A Cure For Wellness (2017) Verbinski's gothic psychological thriller is absorbing. It unfolds in a maze even Theseus would not escape. It will keep you guessing until the almost unbelievable ending.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2017
4/5 93% The Eagle Huntress (2016) Perhaps the director has fudged it a bit, but his intention was to make a beautiful film about one girl from a place and a culture we know little about. That he has done.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2017
2.5/5 71% Beauty and the Beast (2017) The songs are splendid and the camerawork is attractive but overall there's a lack of the tension that impels audiences to wonder what will happen next.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2017