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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 58% Murder On The Orient Express (2017) Characterisations aside, this is a gloriously sumptuous visual feast, with cinematographer Haris Zambarloukos serving up a real chocolate box of a movie unencumbered by too many soft centres.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2017
3/5 76% Borg vs McEnroe (Borg McEnroe) (2017) The real drama was played out over four hours on Saturday 5 July 1980; this is merely a slight, if solidly entertaining, belated overture.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2017
2/5 60% Dark Night (2017) Its attempts at social commentary are far too opaque and stuttering to hold the viewer's interest.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2017
4/5 39% The Hitman's Bodyguard (2017) Bad guys and authority figures are painted in predictably broad brush strokes, but Tom O'Connor's script is laugh-out-loud hilarious when it comes to the two leads' sparring.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2017
4/5 95% Step (2017) A film that will have you dabbing away tears and screaming with joy, and leave you hungry to watch it all over again.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2017
4/5 67% Cars 3 (2017) A welcome return to the winners' podium.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2017
2/5 93% War for the Planet of the Apes (2017) This is not the film to breathe fresh life into the franchise; it's a dark and dreary chapter with far too many eggs in its pudding.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2017
2/5 93% Baby Driver (2017) The disjointed plot of this fast and spurious jaunt frustrates at every corner taken in fifth gear.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2017
4/5 60% Despicable Me 3 (2017) All in all, it's despicable glee from start to finish.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2017
3/5 46% Rock Dog (2017) Not exactly the most ground-breaking story you'll ever see, but it's hard not to warm to a muso-friendly yarn with a character called Fleetwood Yak.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2017
3/5 40% Nails (2017) Sinister goings-on in a run-down Irish hospital deliver the scares in this solid if unsurprising horror.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2017
4/5 87% Whitney: Can I Be Me (2017) The singer comes across as hugely likeable and extraordinarily funny, but insecurities rooted in childhood constantly lead to bad choices, catalogued without sensationalist gimmicks by a film-maker renowned for level-headed journalistic storytelling.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2017
3/5 48% Wilson (2017) What gives Wilson a slight edge is the zippy interplay between Harrelson and Laura Dern as his estranged wife, a comedic rhythm that helps paper over the occasional cracks in the script.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2017
3/5 53% Dough (2016) The steady stream of laughs perfectly undercuts the serious message of religious tolerance and allows director John Goldschmidt to corral his seasoned cast to keep it light and avoid things getting too preachy‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2017
4/5 80% Colossal (2017) The concept of our inner demons manifesting themselves as real-life monsters could be a metaphor too far for some, but it results in an audacious and, in its own way, profound movie full of surprises.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted May 18, 2017
3/5 68% Alien: Covenant (2017) There are lots of scares but a lack of a meaty script.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted May 11, 2017
2/5 25% Unlocked (2017) There's nothing much to shout about in a pedestrian yarn that resembles a slightly above average episode of small-screen fare like Spooks.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted May 4, 2017
2/5 33% A Dog's Purpose (2017) Were it played for bigger laughs, with successive Baileys getting into all manner of scrapes, it may have made a decent comedy, rather than a baffling existential weepie that ultimately ends up chasing its own tail.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted May 4, 2017
1/5 25% Unforgettable (2017) The only unforgettable elements of a predictable potboiler are the unintentional laughs.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2017
3/5 20% The Hatton Garden Job (2017) More time poring over the blueprints could have made this a richer experience, instead of merely serviceable.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2017
3/5 56% Mad to Be Normal (2017) Tennant is as watchable as ever, resplendent in migraine-inducing psychedelic shirts, walking a fine line between radical visionary and arrogant chancer.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2017
3/5 52% The Boss Baby (2017) A newborn in a Brooks Brothers suit battling evil corporations may not be the most likely source for pre-teen laughs, but this is a wild and witty animation for all the family.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2017
3/5 66% Free Fire (2017) It's all hugely enjoyable, never taking itself too seriously, yet it paradoxically runs the risk of disappointing the director's most expectant die-hard fans; Brit cinema's enfant terrible turned terribly infantile.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2017
2/5 17% CHIPS (2017) While this big screen reboot aims for a more grown-up audience it perpetually stumbles into sniggering adolescent territory.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2017
2/5 0% Wolves at the Door (2016) Most attempts at tension are telegraphed so far in advance, they might as well be stamped with the previous week's postmark, while Cassidy and co are portrayed as such irritating "beautiful people" that some may find themselves reluctant to root for them.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2017
3/5 26% Fist Fight (2017) Keen makes the transition from small to big screen with ease, his experience of episodic comedy keeping a tight rein on proceedings, but it's the sharp gags of writers Van Robichaux and Evan Susser that move the story along at a rattling pace.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2017
4/5 76% Kong: Skull Island (2017) The Kong remains the same, but director Jordan Vogt-Roberts wrangles a hugely imaginative coterie of new creatures from the lagoon, land and air to both help and hinder (mostly hinder) the luckless homo sapiens.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2017
5/5 91% The Lego Batman Movie (2017) Lego being Lego, the character design and intricate sets are exemplary, laying a firm foundation for a laugh-out-loud script that never stops giving, and a pitch-perfect voice cast in even the smallest roles.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2017
3/5 82% Denial (2016) Responsible and rarely preachy, paying close attention to historical detail without drowning in legalese.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2017
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
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2016
3/5 43% 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2016
2/5 70% 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
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2016
4/5 76% 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
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2016
3/5 32% 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2014
3/5 66% 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted May 12, 2014
3/5 20% The Last Days On Mars (2013) Solid but derivative space horror ...‐ Radio Times
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2014
3/5 59% Non-Stop (2014) The premise is intriguing, and director Jaume Collet-Sella delivers intermittent claustrophobic thrills, although he struggles to sustain momentum.‐ Radio Times
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2013