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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 80% Alpha (2018) Parental difference of opinion is put to the test throughout. And there's a significant twist at the end that takes this 20,000-year-old story smack into the #MeToo moment.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
3.5/5 31% Venom (2018) The movie becomes about Eddie and Venom coming to an arrangement. There is a lot of humour, including a sly riff on the Batman movies from Marvel rival DC Comics.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
39% Johnny English Strikes Again (2018) This movie is a bit like an old dressing gown, or smoking jacket to honour the genre. The more I settled into it, the more I appreciated its old-fashioned comforts.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2018
3.5/5 72% Christopher Robin (2018) A charming imagining of the adult life of the boy from the Hundred Acre Wood.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2018
3.5/5 67% The House with a Clock in Its Walls (2018) Blanchett is good to watch as the dignified witch.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2018
3.5/5 100% McQueen (2018) This is a visually powerful, emotionally draining documentary.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2018
4/5 85% A Simple Favor (2018) The biggest favours come from the stars, Anna Kendrick and Blake Lively, who deliver two of the best lead actress performances I've seen in a while.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2018
4/5 100% Working Class Boy (2018) Because this is a movie about a rock star, not a book, we need a performance. Well, every song Barnes does for this film is worth the price of entry. ‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2018
3/5 100% Wayne (2018) I'm not into motorbikes, yet this documentary revved along in my mind in the days after I saw it.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2018
3.5/5 92% Crazy Rich Asians (2018) This is a glossy, energetic romance-drama-comedy that continues the process of putting Asia in a new light.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2018
2.5/5 No Score Yet The Flip Side (2018) [It] some good ideas but falls short of pulling them together.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2018
3/5 25% Mile 22 (2018) You get the intimidating impression Roland, who served in Iraq, knows what he's writing about.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2018
4/5 49% The Spy Who Dumped Me (2018) A funny, intelligent, self-aware action-comedy that also touches, lightly but intelligently, on the conversation of the moment: the need to give women the credit they are due. I hope there is a sequel.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2018
3.5/5 97% Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018) What McQuarrie and Cruise do well, with minimal dialogue needed, is make it clear that IMF agent Ethan Hunt has become more vulnerable.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2018
1.5/5 80% Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018) I suppose one of its themes is that we all get older. That's true enough, but I don't need to be alerted to it by the SOS of Brosnan speaking through a song and walking through a dance.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2018
3.5/5 88% Whitney (2018) The Whitney Houston that Macdonald presents is a musician, an actress, a bullied child, a woman, an African-American, a daughter, a mother, a wife, and an addict. It's a sad song.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2018
2.5/5 46% Skyscraper (2018) ...clunky script, pedestrian dialogue and plotline overreach. I'm a fan of Johnson's, but this movie doesn't quite rise to his talents.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2018
3.5/5 51% Equalizer 2 (2018) This is a thought-provoking thriller.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2018
3.5/5 88% 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 59% 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 94% 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 63% 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 48% 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 68% 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 38% 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 57% 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 70% 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 88% 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 34% 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 53% 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 51% 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 17% 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 53% 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 40% 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 12% 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