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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
4/5 100%

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 91%

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 84%

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 92%

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 63%

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 98%

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 48%

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 8%

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 59%

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
3/5 32%

Chappie (2015)

"The robot Chappie is brought to life awesomely by actor Sharlto Copley and the boffins at WETA, and much of your tolerance for the film will hinge on whether you find Die Antwoord endearing or not." ‐Flicks.co.nz
Posted Mar 12, 2015
2/5 56%

Focus (2015)

"Fails to ensnare its audience thanks to fatiguingly frequent "ah, bet you didn't see that coming" narrative twists." ‐Flicks.co.nz
Posted Mar 10, 2015
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