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Terry Staunton

Terry Staunton
Terry Staunton's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Radio Times

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/5 85% Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) An almighty triumph, the best-constructed and most fun Star Wars flick since The Empire Strikes Back. The force is truly strong with this one. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Dec 14, 2016
3/5 42% Mr. Right (2016) Kendrick is a passable heroine doing her best with an underwritten role, so it's left to Rockwell's easy manner and raffish charm to shoulder the heavy lifting. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Dec 1, 2016
3/5 82% Indignation (2016) An unassuming, low-key film that tells it story with an elegant and steady hand. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Nov 17, 2016
2/5 67% The Darkest Universe (2016) Sharpe's curiously detached portrayal is deceptively full of depth, suggesting his strengths may lie in acting, rather than writing or direction. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Nov 3, 2016
4/5 77% A Street Cat Named Bob (2016) The man-and-moggy partnership provides a warm backdrop to a solid, responsible and never preachy chronicle of homelessness, addiction and recovery - the script by Tim John and Maria Nation neither condemns nor condones. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Nov 3, 2016
3/5 31% Kick-Ass 2 (2013) Arguably, too much time is also spent reiterating the cheesy mantra of there being "a hero in all of us", but the violent set pieces and edgy humour remain the same. Plus Jim Carrey as another would-be vigilante gives the pot a pleasing stir. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Jul 7, 2015
3/5 80% Get On Up (2014) A sanitised version of events that focuses on fame rather than notoriety. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Nov 21, 2014
3/5 65% The Riot Club (Posh) (2015) The ensemble cast works well together, with special mention going to Douglas Booth as the charismatic centre of the club, but the escalating destructiveness threatens to become too sensationalist ... ‐ Radio Times
Posted Sep 19, 2014
3/5 25% As Above, So Below (2014) It's a perfectly serviceable addition to the "found footage" genre of chillers from director/ co-writer John Erick Dowdle ... ‐ Radio Times
Posted Aug 29, 2014
3/5 21% Into The Storm (2014) Director Steven Quale ramps up the tension with jaw-dropping CGI effects taking the viewer to the heart of Mother Nature at her most extreme. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Aug 22, 2014
3/5 24% Devil's Knot (2014) Devil's Knot feels incomplete, the script ending long before the subsequent appeals and revelations that continued to grab headlines. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Jun 13, 2014
3/5 80% 112 Weddings (2013) This revealing documentary attempts to put marriage under a microscope by catching up with couples several years after they exchanged vows. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Jun 13, 2014
3/5 51% Trouble with the Curve (2012) The baseball motifs here serve a more corny story and predictable plot. ‐ Radio Times
Posted May 12, 2014
3/5 20% The Last Days On Mars (2013) Solid but derivative space horror ... ‐ Radio Times
Posted Apr 11, 2014
3/5 76% Noah (2014) It's an impressive spectacle - the ark itself is built to scale - but occasionally unsure of whether to be epic or relevant. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Apr 4, 2014
2/5 81% The Bachelor's Weekend (2014) This broad, box-ticking comedy delivers all you might expect from a tale of high jinks on a bachelor weekend. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Mar 13, 2014
3/5 60% Non-Stop (2014) The premise is intriguing, and director Jaume Collet-Sella delivers intermittent claustrophobic thrills, although he struggles to sustain momentum. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Feb 28, 2014
3/5 41% Oldboy (2013) Lee follows the plot of the original film almost to the letter, replicating many of its bloody, violent set pieces and the oppressive feel of Doucett's cell, but he never quite delivers the same levels of atmosphere or menace. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Dec 6, 2013
3/5 42% Homefront (2013) Statham displays a tender side rarely seen in his previous action work, and Franco adds another memorably sleazy maverick to his CV. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Dec 6, 2013
4/5 90% Coraline (2009) Coraline's dangerous predicament, coupled with the eye-popping set design, makes for a sinister and menacing universe that provides excitement and thrills, but may be a little too intense for younger viewers used to more sanitised fare. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Nov 22, 2013
4/5 94% Milius (2013) An engrossing film that will encourage viewers to revisit many of the movies on which he left his mark. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Nov 1, 2013
4/5 37% The Fifth Estate (2013) Cumberbatch gives a towering, compelling performance as Assange ... ‐ Radio Times
Posted Oct 18, 2013
4/5 86% The Great Hip Hop Hoax (2013) The film doesn't quite hit the mark as a hard-nosed exposé of a shallow, trend-led business, but it does work as a winsome study of the fickle nature of fame. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Sep 6, 2013
4/5 78% Monsters University (2013) The loose and familiar interplay between Crystal and Goodman drives the film and gives it endless charm, with Mirren a glorious addition to the cast ... ‐ Radio Times
Posted Jul 12, 2013
4/5 73% Despicable Me 2 (2013) The retro-futuristic designs and inventive gadgets add further texture to a spectacular romp brimming with laughs. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Jun 28, 2013
3/5 57% Blackbird (2013) This well-paced chase thriller stars Eric Bana and Olivia Wilde as sibling crooks on the run from a botched casino heist. ‐ Radio Times
Posted May 16, 2013
2/5 16% Stolen (2012) The hammy criminal leads chew the scenery, with only Huston delivering a remotely convincing performance. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Mar 29, 2013
3/5 68% Trance (2013) McAvoy plays the inside man out of his depth with a neat blend of mischief and wide-eyed innocence, although it's Cassel's ruthless kingpin who makes the strongest impression. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Mar 29, 2013
3/5 30% Reincarnated (2013) The film strikes an impressive balance between serious concerns and several hilarious episodes - usually involving Snoop and his entourage enthusiastically partaking of Jamaica's bountiful crops of marijuana. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Mar 22, 2013
3/5 38% The Guilt Trip (2012) It never quite delivers juggernaut-sized laughs, but the sharp-tongued sparring between the two leads pops and fizzes throughout, with Streisand in particular showing she's still an intuitive and naturalistic comedian. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Mar 8, 2013
3/5 45% Cirque Du Soleil: Worlds Away (2012) It's all beautifully choreographed, the performers are remarkable and the set design is wonderful, but even in 3D, writer/director Andrew Adamson's film lacks the exhilarating thrill of seeing the shows live. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Feb 1, 2013
3/5 62% Jack Reacher (2012) A workmanlike caper that makes for an underwhelming start to a potential franchise. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Dec 27, 2012
3/5 64% Hit So Hard (2012) When the film does (eventually) focus on Schemel herself, it provides a fascinating insight into the pressures of the music business and a cautionary tale of life in the fast lane. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Nov 22, 2012
4/5 17% The Watch (2012) Schaffer piles on the jokes and set pieces to keep things moving. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Aug 26, 2012
4/5 75% Katy Perry: Part of Me (2012) Perry herself, while clearly driven and ambitious, comes across as hugely likeable and witty - the consummate professional whose personal life is in a tailspin. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Jul 5, 2012
2/5 41% Rock of Ages (2012) Overall the film teeters, close to collapse, on its stacked heels. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Jun 14, 2012
4/5 79% Ill Manors (2012) Rapper Ben Drew, otherwise known as Plan B, turns writer/director for this shocking and gritty urban drama that focuses on the criminal underclass in east London. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Jun 7, 2012
3/5 41% Red Tails (2012) Executive producer George Lucas brings a healthy dose of his Star Wars magic to the CGI of the spectacular aerial sequences. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Jun 7, 2012
4/5 72% Prometheus (2012) The well-paced and perfectly structured plot are matched by solid performances and powerfully arresting visuals. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Jun 1, 2012
3/5 38% Lockout (2012) First-time directors James Mather and Stephen St Leger ... keep the tension at boiling point with a series of bloody but deftly staged shocks, which help to obscure the occasional incredulities of the plot. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Apr 19, 2012
2/5 11% Gone (2012) Despite Seyfried's suitably wide-eyed performance, director Heitor Dhalia holds too loose a grip on the suspense, driving the film into a succession of dramatic dead ends. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Apr 19, 2012
3/5 22% The Raven (2012) McTeigue's vision of Baltimore is vibrant and alluring, all gothic architecture and swirling fog, while Cusack is eminently watchable as the boozy, perpetually broke Poe... ‐ Radio Times
Posted Mar 8, 2012
3/5 53% Safe House (2012) Espinosa occasionally gets bogged down in the complexities of the plot, but is on more confident footing with a series of white-knuckle chase scenes and shoot-outs. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Feb 24, 2012
4/5 96% The Muppets (2011) Kermit the Frog rounds up the gang to save the Muppets' derelict old theatre from a ruthless tycoon in this laugh-out-loud return to the enduring TV characters' roots. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Feb 9, 2012
2/5 31% Intruders (2012) The film's sluggish plot is bogged down by clunky dialogue and a predictable and unsatisfying resolution. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Jan 26, 2012
2/5 No Score Yet Camp Hell (Camp Hope) (2010) With little in the way of shocks or surprises, writer/director George VanBuskirk fashions a lightweight drama that ponders religious fanaticism but never seems sure of its message. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Dec 1, 2011
4/5 94% Moneyball (2011) A wordy but well-paced and thrilling film, closer to co-writer Aaron Sorkin's The Social Network than previous baseball-themed big hitters Bull Durham or Field of Dreams. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Nov 27, 2011
3/5 27% Seeking Justice (2012) Donaldson maintains a lively pace, although the story doesn't bear too close an examination for fear of being engulfed by its own plot holes. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Nov 20, 2011
3/5 84% Contagion (2011) In an exemplary cast, Matt Damon stands out as Paltrow's seemingly immune husband, as does Elliott Gould in an understated cameo. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Oct 26, 2011
3/5 39% Johnny English Reborn (2011) Straight-faced support from Gillian Anderson and Dominic West as fellow MI7 operatives adds to the fun, but it's clearly Atkinson's show from start to finish. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Oct 13, 2011