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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 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 37% 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 67% 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 30% 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 46% 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 24% 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 90% 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 45% 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 92% 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
3/5 76% Kong: Skull Island (2017) It's the inclusion of historical references, and literary ones, that make this film engaging, despite its faults.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2017
2.5/5 74% Miss Sloane (2016) Miss Sloane raises important issues but loses focus.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2017
4/5 92% Logan (2017) Logan is a fine example of the superhero film where fantasy is tame and reality is wild.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2017
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 57% 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 9% 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 80% 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 82% 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 79% Leap! (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 32% 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 96% 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 40% 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 98% 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 18% 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 46% 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 83% Like Crazy (La pazza gioia) (2017) 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 52% 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 77% 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 84% 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