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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 53% Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017) It may stumble but never entirely loses its footing. ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2017
3/5 35% American Assassin (2017) Considering how generic this slice of vaguely xenophobic counter-terror wish-fulfillment is, it comes as a surprise how bloody American Assassin turns out to be. ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2017
4/5 85% It (2017) 'It' quickly proves unafraid of inflicting gore on innocent kids and boasts a freaking terrifying Pennywise thanks to Bill Skarsgård...‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2017
1/5 16% The Dark Tower (2017) Reduced to a generic cartoon team-up mystic dimension-hopping action movie that barely functions...‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2017
2/5 50% Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017) Disappointingly, Valerian falls into the trap of constantly trying to dazzle with CGI spectacle, the bombardment of information quickly becoming a mind-numbing chore to look at in 3D. ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2017
4/5 98% The Big Sick (2017) A refreshingly entertaining film with a hell of a lot of heart.‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2017
5/5 93% Dunkirk (2017) From the get-go Dunkirk is a relentlessly tense affair...‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2017
3/5 77% McLaren (2016) McLaren stands as more a celebration than sombre eulogy ... and should hold differing types of appeal to various generations. ‐ New Zealand Herald
Read More | Posted Jun 2, 2017
4/5 80% Colossal (2017) Audiences would be missing out on something really special here if they overlook the emotional punch Colossal packs out...‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2017
3/5 44% Ghost in the Shell (2017) Only has surface-level entertainment to offer. It's some surface to behold though...‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2017
4/5 79% T2 Trainspotting (2017) Veering from the outrageous, hilarious, moments you'd expect to genuine bouts of melancholy, T2 is a bloody good film in its own right. ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2017
3/5 80% Patriots Day (2017) Berg shows respect for the Tsarnaevs' victims, while demonstrating his knack for the chaos of urban carnage and combat.‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2017
2/5 35% Live By Night (2017) Overlong, overly familiar in places and achingly, misguidedly, earnest in others...‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2017
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
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2016
2/5 40% Office Christmas Party (2016) You'd be correct to go into this film with low expectations. They'll eventually be met...‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2016
4/5 52% The Accountant (2016) Violent fun, punctuated by laugh out loud moments and unexpectedly strong drama. ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2016
3/5 87% My Scientology Movie (2017) You'll be beside yourself with a mix of laughter and incredulity.‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2016
4/5 87% 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
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2016
3/5 96% 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2016
3/5 57% 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2016
4/5 74% 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2016
2/5 35% 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
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2016
2/5 37% Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows (2016) So (barely) pubescent.‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2016
2/5 23% Zoolander 2 (2016) The results are mixed, and that's being charitable.‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2015
3/5 64% Spectre (2015) Extended flat periods, and the sense of deja vu pervading its weaker moments.‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2015
2/5 54% The Dressmaker (2016) Its throwback elements offer more in the way of irritating limitations than timelessness.‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2015
4/5 91% The Martian (2015) Gravity is the obvious comparison, but The Martian is more predicament problem-solving than thrill-ride...‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2015
3/5 72% Everest (2015) [A] somewhat puzzling, if ever-watchable, experience.‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2015
3/5 47% Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials (2015) A better sequel than expected, even if its mid-series stakes never truly seem serious.‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2015