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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 86% Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018) Ant-Man and the Wasp is an intelligent, funny, fast-paced Marvel movie, ideal for school-holiday viewing.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2018
3/5 60% Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation (2018) This third movie perhaps does not zing quite as much as its predecessors but it's still a lot of fun for young and old.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2018
3.5/5 93% Incredibles 2 (2018) The Incredibles 2, like the original, is a first-rate animated movie.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2018
3/5 17% Show Dogs (2018) There are lots of comic moments at this dog show. Part of the humour is the precise reflection of canine behaviour.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2018
2.5/5 64% Sicario: Day of the Soldado (2018) The missing part, though, is Emily Blunt as the by-the-book FBI agent roped into working with the black ops. Her presence invested the original with a psychological depth its successor lacks.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2018
3/5 51% Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) As it happens, the best performances in this movie come from the most serious fakes, the animatronic and CGI dinos. It is in them that we have emotional investment. ‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2018
3.5/5 66% Ideal Home (2018) Coogan and Rudd are believable as a gay couple... It's the relationship between the two men that taps some emotional depths.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2018
3.5/5 67% Ocean's 8 (2018) This movie doesn't have the non-stop pace or the irrepressible wit of its predecessors but it's a fun two hours. There are laugh-out-loud moments and clever plot twists.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2018
3.5/5 37% Gauguin: Voyage to Tahiti (2018) The other highlights come from France and, of all places, Ballarat. The first is the sumptuous cinematography by Pierre Cottereau. The best scene shows Gauguin riding alone in the lush landscape.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2018
3/5 55% LBJ (2017) While the shooting of JFK is the dark shadow of this movie, what unfolds on screen is less about the 35th president than the man who replaced him.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2018
4/5 82% Deadpool 2 (2018) I loved this movie, I think it's funnier and more intelligent than its predecessor, but I know it's not for everyone.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted May 25, 2018
3.5/5 71% Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) This is a solid addition to the Star Wars series, with enough action to keep younger viewers in their seats. It doesn't add a lot to the story, but neither does it diminish it.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted May 25, 2018
4/5 86% Midnight Oil 1984 (2018) An Australian music documentary that deserves a place on the world stage.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted May 11, 2018
2/5 14% Blumhouse's Truth or Dare (2018) [Truth or Dare] swings between the predictable and the ridiculous.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2018
3.5/5 32% I Feel Pretty (2018) This is first and foremost a comedy, but it is one with moments of real emotional connection.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2018
3.5/5 52% Rampage (2018) It's animal magnetism from go to whoa. And I love it that the croc is (a) the maddest and baddest of the three rogues and (b) female.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2018
4/5 95% A Quiet Place (2018) This movie is brilliant on several levels, including as an exploration of how hard, how unnatural, it is for humans to be unheard.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2018
2/5 83% Blockers (2018) Once we move to the parents pursuing their children from prom spot to after-prom spots, it becomes not just less funny but hard to watch at times. ‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2018
3/5 83% The Divine Order (Die göttliche Ordnung) (2017) This is a serious film, but it has humour and tenderness too.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2018
2/5 49% Tomb Raider (2018) Alicia Vikander is Croft this time and she is by far the best thing in the movie...But the final third of the movie is more like a predictable video game. We could have used more backstory.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2018
2/5 18% Death Wish (2018) This version lacks the occasional brilliant flashes of the first.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2018
98% Jane (2017) This is documentary as beguiling storytelling. ‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2018
3.5/5 54% 12 Strong (2018) This is an intense, serious war film.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2018
3.5/5 78% Kangaroo (2018) The filmmakers talk to people on both sides of the argument, and people who are in-between. Everyone gets a fair say.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2018
3.5/5 30% The BBQ (2018) There is more character development in this movie than in some I could name that have received multiple Oscar nominations. It made me laugh a lot, too.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2018
3.5/5 47% Red Sparrow (2018) This is a cleverly scripted, well-acted and in its way timely movie, but not one for the squeamish.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2018
2/5 32% Insidious: The Last Key (2018) Overall this is a predictable horror movie that relies on jump scares rather than mental darkness. Insidious may have run its course.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2018
3.5/5 83% Game Night (2018) The clever American comic thriller Game Night is a bit like a matryoshka doll. There are stories within stories and, just when it looks like the final doll has been revealed, there is another twist to keep the game going.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2018
4/5 70% Finding Your Feet (2018) It's about real adults living ordinary, important and sometimes difficult lives. Finding Your Feet is rightly billed as comedy-drama; yet, although it's full of rib-tickling dialogue, it's the drama that cuts deep.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2018
3.5/5 41% Den of Thieves (2018) Butler and Schreiber deliver commanding performances. They are men who could explode at any moment, at work or at home. That nonstop ticking beneath their calm exteriors fills the film with a gripping tension.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2018
2/5 13% Fifty Shades Freed (2018) This finale is the weakest of the three. The two stars look like they are going through the motions a bit. The script is trite.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2018
3.5/5 97% Black Panther (2018) Even if you are not a fan of superhero movies you may find the issues explored thought provoking. It is also action packed, well acted, dazzlingly shot by English cinematographer Rachel Morrison and... full of humour and self-aware wisecracks.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2018
2/5 41% Maze Runner: The Death Cure (2018) It is seriously let down by an inability to put up the words The End. The final 40 minutes constitute the most drawn-out ending I have seen, almost unwatchable.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2018
4/5 76% Swinging Safari (2018) This is a movie that had an immediate effect on me and my co-viewer. We talked about it for hours. It's still on my mind.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2018
86% Mary and The Witch's Flower (2018) The story is full of surprises and twists. It's also a sound reminder that this world includes some things that can never be harnessed.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2018
57% The Commuter (2018) Michael is ahead of this viewer when it comes to working out which passenger is the target, which is how it should be. Some of the action is heart-racing. ‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2018
3.5/5 76% Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017) Beneath the action-packed game is another story, one about kids learning to come to terms with who they are and to value the differences in others. So there is educational value in this holiday film. ‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Jan 5, 2018
3/5 97% Coco (2017) While the animation is Pixar perfect, I don't think the story grips the viewer.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Jan 5, 2018
4/5 56% The Greatest Showman (2017) As I've noted, a lot of capital-N names helped make this film. But the director, the bloke who wore a beanie to the red carpet premiere in Sydney, deserves our admiration. He is the showman who, like Barnum, has his name above the door.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Dec 29, 2017
3/5 71% Ferdinand (2017) Cena is excellent as a kind and gentle big boy who doesn't know his own strength.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2017
3.5/5 100% Paddington 2 (2018) A wonderful film for the young and the young-at-heart.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2017
3.5/5 98% In This Corner of the World (Kono sekai no katasumi ni) (2017) This is not an animated movie for young children. There will be loads of those in the next few weeks as the school holidays kick in. But In This Corner of the World is remarkable.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2017
3.5/5 91% Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) Star Wars: The Last Jedi is a spirited continuation - sometimes spectacular, often humorous - of the never-ending space saga.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2017
2/5 63% Shot Caller (2017) As the plot develops it does lose momentum a bit and at times verges on cliche. ‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2017
3/5 78% Sweet Virginia (2017) [Sweet Virginia] is a high-quality physical and psychological thriller.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2017
3/5 32% The Secret Scripture (2017) This is a honourable film that has hits and misses. Watch it for the performances, particularly Redgrave's. Its most telling line is this: Bravery in the face of the enemy‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2017
3.5/5 80% The Man Who Invented Christmas (2017) The Man Who Invented Christmas, however, is a festive treat, in no small part because it's not about Christmas. It's about one of the most famous authors we know and how he overcame the writer's block equivalent of Santa being stuck in the chimney.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2017
4/5 98% Lucky (2017) This is a movie I will see again soon.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2017
3/5 40% Justice League (2017) The action is exciting at times but the outcomes are predictable. Indeed, this often has the feel of a set-up movie, one made to kick off a series.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2017
2.5/5 59% Jungle (2017) This is a solid movie about man versus nature. ‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2017