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Steve Newall

Steve Newall
Steve Newall's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Flicks.co.nz

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/5 85% Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) Sadly, that Felicity Jones isn't a standout as Rogue One's lead speaks to how more effort seems to have been spent on fan service than character development... ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Posted Dec 15, 2016
2/5 42% Office Christmas Party (2016) You'd be correct to go into this film with low expectations. They'll eventually be met... ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Posted Dec 8, 2016
4/5 88% I Am Thor (2015) Mostly feelgood tale that's an even more absurd Anvil: The Story of Anvil - but with muscles. And arguably even more compelling bandmates... ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Posted Nov 16, 2016
4/5 51% The Accountant (2016) Violent fun, punctuated by laugh out loud moments and unexpectedly strong drama. ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Posted Nov 3, 2016
4/5 90% Doctor Strange (2016) Doctor Strange boasts the most mind-bending visual effects I've ever seen... ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Posted Oct 27, 2016
4/5 83% Oasis: Supersonic (2016) A reminder of why [Oasis] got so much bloody attention in the first place. ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Posted Oct 13, 2016
3/5 93% My Scientology Movie (2017) You'll be beside yourself with a mix of laughter and incredulity. ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Posted Oct 13, 2016
4/5 98% The Babadook (2014) Jennifer Kent's debut is an assured chiller that successfully piles on the dread, thanks to great casting and the creepy-as-all-hell character of the title. ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Posted Oct 5, 2016
3/5 64% Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016) Yes, Hollywood seems to be searching for a new Harry Potter franchise... ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Posted Sep 29, 2016
4/5 86% Pete's Dragon (2016) A rare delight in how it respects the intelligence of its audience while still offering up lump-in-the-throat emotional beats in service of a welcomely straightforward story. ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Posted Sep 15, 2016
3/5 95% The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years (2016) Bolstered by news and home movie footage, you get a sense of how out-of-control the Beatles' touring life was... ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Posted Sep 15, 2016
4/5 100% Tunnel (Teoneol) (2016) Simultaneously smart and populist viewing, and a great example of the genre. ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Posted Sep 1, 2016
2/5 No Score Yet Chasing Great (2016) Can't rise above feeling like a current affairs profile piece with great production values and access. ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Posted Sep 1, 2016
3/5 59% Bad Moms (2016) Generally successful at earning audience laughs as it negotiates the terrain of being an averagely ok comedy you're likely to have forgotten before leaving the carpark. ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Posted Aug 25, 2016
4/5 56% Jason Bourne (2016) While Greengrass can't resist shaking the camera too much, he's staged some impressive, tense, set-pieces that demand to be seen on the big screen. ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Posted Jul 28, 2016
4/5 75% The BFG (2016) The BFG turns out a winner, blending Dahl's big imagination with a surprisingly simple tale at its core that'll defy you to not be won over. ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Posted Jul 7, 2016
4/5 98% Love & Friendship (2016) Stillman, Beckinsale, and Austen really share the honours here, though, in this witty, watchable, film. ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Posted Jul 7, 2016
2/5 36% The Legend of Tarzan (2016) Lacking in spectacle overall, light on adventure, and weakly written, it's hard to see how we're supposed to consider this legendary viewing. ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Posted Jun 30, 2016
2/5 38% Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows (2016) So (barely) pubescent. ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Posted Jun 2, 2016
3/5 62% Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising (2016) You're not likely to get drug jokes, slapstick, a dildo-loving toddler and positive gender attitudes in any other above-average comedy sequel... ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Posted May 12, 2016
3/5 80% Eddie The Eagle (2016) Audiences will enthuse, chests will swell, and critics will struggle to avoid phrases like crowd-pleasing and heart-warming. Oh, bother. ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Posted Apr 28, 2016
3/5 68% Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (2016) Content to wrap up in a politically-neutral and inoffensively tidy fashion that doesn't offend our intelligence. ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Posted Apr 21, 2016
3/5 97% Sherpa (2015) Sherpa has little desire in hammering any particular message home, beyond offering a window into a seldom-seen culture. ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Posted Apr 7, 2016
5/5 97% Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016) A hilarious, heartwarming tale that harnesses script, direction and performances and takes plenty of creative risks on its way to delivering movie magic. ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Posted Mar 31, 2016
2/5 47% How To Be Single (2016) Doesn't work as either something fresh, a modern womanifesto or laugh-filled effort. ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Posted Feb 16, 2016
2/5 23% Zoolander 2 (2016) The results are mixed, and that's being charitable. ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Posted Feb 11, 2016
4/5 88% The Big Short (2015) Successfully conveys appropriate levels of mania, panic and hilarity while maintaining a moral standpoint missing from other Wall Street tales. ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Posted Jan 14, 2016
5/5 92% Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015) It's amalgam of old and new, a thrill ride that satisfies in its own right as well as in assuaging the fears of fans. ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Posted Dec 17, 2015
3/5 65% Spectre (2015) Extended flat periods, and the sense of deja vu pervading its weaker moments. ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Posted Nov 12, 2015
1/5 9% Rock the Kasbah (2015) For a film to render [Murray's] presence grating is a rare thing indeed, but that's what ends up happening here... ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Posted Oct 29, 2015
4/5 92% 99 Homes (2015) Serves up the scariest, most watchable film about real estate since Beetlejuice. ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Posted Oct 29, 2015
2/5 53% The Dressmaker (2016) Its throwback elements offer more in the way of irritating limitations than timelessness. ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Posted Oct 29, 2015
3/5 71% Crimson Peak (2015) [Indulges] the senses with its gore, set design and costuming, and drawing on the skills of its cast... ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Posted Oct 15, 2015
3/5 27% Pan (2015) By taking chances... even Pan's failures help to distinguish it from typical Hollywood kids cash-in fare. ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Posted Oct 1, 2015
4/5 92% The Martian (2015) Gravity is the obvious comparison, but The Martian is more predicament problem-solving than thrill-ride... ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Posted Sep 30, 2015
3/5 73% Everest (2015) [A] somewhat puzzling, if ever-watchable, experience. ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Posted Sep 17, 2015
3/5 48% Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials (2015) A better sequel than expected, even if its mid-series stakes never truly seem serious. ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Posted Sep 10, 2015
2/5 77% People Places Things (2015) Clement is better-suited as a foil to Conchord-like absurdity, where it works as a droll counterweight. ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Posted Sep 10, 2015
2/5 40% We Are Your Friends (2015) Like most of the musical culture it idolises, it is sub-par. ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Posted Aug 27, 2015
4/5 85% Trainwreck (2015) This is Schumer's film though, a star-making turn that carves out a distinct niche from her contemporaries, male or female. ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Posted Aug 12, 2015
3/5 81% Ant-Man (2015) This is the most straight-forward and fun Marvel movie for ages. ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Posted Jul 16, 2015
4/5 74% Kingsman: The Secret Service (2015) The most fun I've had at a movie for a while. ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Posted Jul 13, 2015
3/5 57% The Emperor's New Clothes (2015) The pairing of Brand and Winterbottom also improves on Michael Moore-esque public stunts, since Brand is equally whip-smart, but eminently more likeable... ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Posted Jul 2, 2015
3/5 25% Terminator Genisys (2015) Yes, there are a few too many gags about his advancing years, but [Arnie's] return to being the Terminator is a welcome sight. ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Posted Jul 2, 2015
4/5 91% Love & Mercy (2015) [Paul] Dano is utterly fantastic, disappearing into the role... ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Posted Jun 25, 2015
3/5 71% Jurassic World (2015) An inessential sequel that's viscerally, if not emotionally or intellectually, stimulating. ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Posted Jun 10, 2015
5/5 97% Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) A modern action classic that's not beholden to contemporary or past stylistic trends... ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Posted May 13, 2015
4/5 75% Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) A welcome return of the Avengers amusing team dynamic and essentially asking "what more could you want?" ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Posted Apr 21, 2015
3/5 79% Furious 7 (2015) You're left wondering if there is such a thing as too much. ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Posted Apr 1, 2015
2/5 29% Get Hard (2015) Leaves a gap that should be filled with gags. ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Posted Mar 26, 2015