Terry Staunton

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

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
3/5 No Score Yet The Queen's Corgi (2019) Apart from a tiny handful of perfectly executed set-pieces, the laughs are thin on the ground, the overall narrative struggling to hold the attention of the young audience for which it's intended. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2019
3/5 90% Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) As we've come to expect from the MCU, it's all rollicking fun and jaw-dropping effects, although compared to Holland's starring bow in 2017's Spider-Man: Homecoming, it's a frustratingly generic exercise. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2019
2/5 No Score Yet Division 19 (2019) Writer/director Suzie Halewood (credited here as SA Halewood) paints this grim world with sepia filters and fast cuts, but the visual panache can't hide a plodding, confusing narrative that struggles to engage the viewer. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2019
5/5 93% Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story By Martin Scorsese (2019) The result is film truly deserving of the word "classic". - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2019
4/5 73% Liam: As It Was (2019) What is evident throughout is Gallagher's undeniable charisma, his sharp wit and self-effacing humour; he's a gentler, humbler man these days, but the electrifying concert footage confirms he's still a natural born pop star. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 10, 2019
3/5 91% A Vigilante (2019) The pauses occasionally stall the narrative, but Wilde is a captivating presence, the rage inside her character, curiously, given more weight by the passiveness of her expressions. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted May 31, 2019
4/5 97% Booksmart (2019) Working from a dream of a screenplay, Wilde stylishly depicts the essence of female teenage life, with artistic visual flourishes and a killer soundtrack. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted May 31, 2019
4/5 90% Rocketman (2019) Often, it feels like we're watching two biopics at the same time, but both are handled with such confidence and skill that it's rare for the viewer to be able to spot the join. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted May 26, 2019
3/5 100% Asbury Park: Riot, Redemption, Rock n Roll (2019) The Boss's music is used sparingly to punctuate Asbury Park's rise. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted May 26, 2019
4/5 90% Beats (2019) [T]he serious subtext never distracts from an often heart-warming film about friendship and rebellious rites of passage, confidently played out by its two rascally but lovable leads. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted May 17, 2019
2/5 48% Bel Canto (2018) The film struggles to translate the printed work's slowburn pace; on screen it becomes a dragging narrative that has difficulty holding viewers' attention. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2019
4/5 91% Shazam! (2019) A joyous celebration of friendship and family in all its oddball guises. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2019
4/5 96% Being Frank: The Chris Sievey Story (2019) This affectionate documentary chronicles the story of a driven man who yearned for more typical stardom as leader of the power pop band The Freshies, only to become imprisoned by the alter ego he created. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2019
3/5 78% Captain Marvel (2019) She's a welcome addition to the aforementioned Marvel family tree; let's just hope she's given a sturdier branch next time. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2019
4/5 66% Vice (2018) Writer/director Adam McKay's savage and satirical film chronicles Cheney's entire career, although it's the VP years that provide the heft of a sinister true-life drama of Shakespearean proportions. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2019
3/5 79% Mary Poppins Returns (2018) Mary Poppins Returns is solid, reliable family fare and only the hardest heart will leave the cinema bereft of a smile. It might not be another classic, but it's brolly good fun. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2018
3/5 42% Dark Skies (2013) Russell and Hamilton convince as the initially skeptical parents who come under suspicion from neighbors, but are eclipsed by the subtle performance of Dakota Goyo as their troubled eldest son. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2018
3/5 84% Creed II (2018) Creed II is by no means a bad film, but like the first sequel to the original 1976 Rocky it settles for a box-ticking template that seems reluctant to bring any tangible forward momentum to the franchise. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2018
2/5 15% Robin Hood (2018) It's rare for a modern action flick to be so devoid of anyone to root for. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2018
4/5 91% The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018) The Coens masterfully flit from jet-black drama to tear-stained sentimentality to ruthless savagery to ambiguous morality, while keeping a tight rein on every surprising narrative. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2018
2/5 61% Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) A dramatisation about the making of Bohemian Rhapsody might have resulted in a much better film than what we've been given. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2018
4/5 87% First Man (2018) First Man is an admirable and engrossing attempt to understand the motivation and mental processes of the star voyager who took that one small step. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2018
4/5 57% Hotel Artemis (2018) It's well worth checking in, and we hope you enjoy your stay. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2018
4/5 63% Sicario: Day of the Soldado (2018) Sicario 2 admirably sustains the intrigue, atmosphere and drama by subtly refreshing the core story without radical change for change's sake. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2018
2/5 52% Rampage (2018) The impressive action sequences are...undermined by reams of clunky exposition and atrocious dialogue delivered by actors seemingly along for the ride and with no worries over the lack of quality control. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2018
4/5 83% Ghost Stories (2018) Arguably the most hair-raising and unsettling British horror in decades. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2018
3/5 63% Peter Rabbit (2018) There's just enough acknowledgment of the source material to keep Potter purists from mounting their high horses in anger, while confidently establishing a strong enough premise for a long-running franchise on its own merits. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2018
4/5 46% Red Sparrow (2018) It's probably Lawrence's most intense and demanding role since her breakthrough in 2010's Winter's Bone, the film that earned her the first of four Oscar nominations. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2018
1/5 23% The 15:17 to Paris (2018) Ultimately, its greatest shortcoming is that it's lazy, half-hearted button-pushing, more grimly tedious than gung-ho. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2018
3/5 79% All the Money in the World (2017) Plummer proves to be far and away the best thing about a curiously detached film which, while enjoyable up to a point, is only intermittently involving and riddled with puzzling discrepancies. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 4, 2018
3/5 48% On the Road (2016) The dramatic elements seem awkwardly soldered on to the narrative, as if the director couldn't make up his mind what sort of film to make, and opted to have his cake and eat it, without ever really savouring either experience. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2017
2/5 4% Flatliners (2017) What starts out as a serious, chin-rubbing treatise on mortality quickly descends into a ragbag of half-formed vignettes that play like a particularly lacklustre chapter in the Final Destination franchise. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2017
3/5 No Score Yet Black Sabbath: The End Of The End (2017) Despite decades of ups-and-downs, estrangements and full-on animosity, there remains a strong bond between the players, although they're perhaps too polite when writing this last chapter. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2017
3/5 39% The Mountain Between Us (2017) While both leads bring an element of gravitas to proceedings, it's hardly the high-profile showcase their talents warrant. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2017
5/5 81% Molly's Game (2018) It's a role that demands a wise head, a combative streak, precision comic timing and an occasional air of vulnerability. Chastain nails every single requirement with ease. She'd make a great poker player. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2017
3/5 79% Marshall (2017) A standard, albeit perfectly constructed, courtroom drama, which at times feels like a pilot for a TV series chronicling Marshall's celebrated career. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2017
4/5 100% Earth: One Amazing Day (2017) Our guide is Robert Redford, whose warm and avuncular narration keeps things light, and is reminiscent of 1960s-era Disney broadcasts. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2017
2/5 No Score Yet Access All Areas (2017) This amounts to little more than rites-of-passage hokum peppered with sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll in an all-too-predictable narrative. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2017
3/5 90% Ferrari: Race to Immortality (2017) A visual treat for fans of fast cars, but the desire for immortality uncomfortably trumps any sense of morality. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2017
4/5 59% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2017
3/5 84% Borg Vs. McEnroe (2018) 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2017
2/5 61% Dark Night (2017) Its attempts at social commentary are far too opaque and stuttering to hold the viewer's interest. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2017
4/5 42% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2017
4/5 96% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2017
4/5 69% Cars 3 (2017) A welcome return to the winners' podium. - Radio Times EDIT
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 EDIT
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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2017
4/5 58% Despicable Me 3 (2017) All in all, it's despicable glee from start to finish. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2017
3/5 47% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2017
3/5 44% Nails (2017) Sinister goings-on in a run-down Irish hospital deliver the scares in this solid if unsurprising horror. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2017