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Toby Woollaston

Toby Woollaston
Toby Woollaston's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): New Zealand Herald

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3.5/5 72% Adrift (2018) Dare I say it, the story might ha've benefited from indulging in some cinematic embellishments... Missed opportunities aside, it remains an engaging and haunting tale.‐ New Zealand Herald
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2018
2.5/5 36% The Leisure Seeker (2018) Thankfully Sutherland and Mirren prop up the film despite its tonal disparity... But the couple's spirited performance can't rise above a film that covers some fairly depressing material.‐ New Zealand Herald
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2018
4/5 No Score Yet Swagger of Thieves (2017) It's ironic that such an agile and articulate documentary can be born from the burnt-out husk of a drug-addled rock band. But that's exactly what first-time documentarian Julian Boshier has produced.‐ New Zealand Herald
Read More | Posted May 17, 2018
No Score Yet The Stolen (2017) Ultimately you'll leave the theatre feeling that plenty more should have been made of its promising set-up.‐ New Zealand Herald
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2017
4/5 97% Menashe (2017) Menashe credits its audience with enough tenacity and intelligence to dig beneath its gentle nature and ascribe meaning to the film's subtle gestures.‐ New Zealand Herald
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2017
3.5/5 91% The Disaster Artist (2017) The Disaster Artist might just usher in the golden era of Tommy Wiseau. Naaht a bad film at all.‐ New Zealand Herald
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2017
4/5 86% Human Traces (2017) Despite it missing opportunities at times to explore this subtext with more vigour, Human Traces remains a surprisingly strong contender for Kiwi film of the year.‐ New Zealand Herald
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2017
4/5 57% Murder On The Orient Express (2017) Ultimately, Branagh delivers a thrilling ride through the mountainous snowscapes, making this first-class ticket as opulent as it is chilling. And despite a few missteps, this train is still worth jumping aboard.‐ New Zealand Herald
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2017
3.5/5 83% Detroit (2017) Detroit remains an unnerving illustration of a dark period in American history that deserves to be seen.‐ New Zealand Herald
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2017
3.5/5 87% Wind River (2017) In his directorial debut Taylor Sheridan (screenwriter of Hell or High Water and Sicario), keeps the plot humming and offers some genuinely thrilling moments; even occasionally offering poignant insights on grief and loss. ‐ New Zealand Herald
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2017
4/5 99% God's Own Country (2017) Although it doesn't tread far from a typical romantic narrative arc, it remains a touching and poetic depiction of what it means to be a gay man in an isolated community.‐ New Zealand Herald
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2017
3/5 93% Logan Lucky (2017) There is no doubting that Logan Lucky has a big heart and tries its hardest to be endearing, but it falls a couple of rednecks short of a Lynyrd Skynyrd concert.‐ New Zealand Herald
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2017
4/5 93% A Date for Mad Mary (2016) Although A Date for Mad Mary doesn't break any new ground, it exhibits a confidently assured (if slightly thorny) approach to its subject matter and despite hitting many familiar beats, its rhythm is impeccably in-time.‐ New Zealand Herald
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2017
4/5 No Score Yet Beyond the Known World (2017) With a rich combination of New Zealand and Indian talent, Beyond the Known World is a strong piece of cinema that stubbornly remains in your mind like a limpet.‐ New Zealand Herald
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2017
2/5 45% The Dinner (2017) Despite the top-shelf cast, The Dinner fails to deliver, getting bogged down in moral ambiguities rather than the dark satire and cynical focus that the book intended.‐ New Zealand Herald
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2017
3.5/5 66% Breathe (2017) Breathe's unbridled optimism and celebration of life is presented with full conviction and dares you to enter the cinema without a box of tissues.‐ New Zealand Herald
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2017
2/5 15% The Mummy (2017) Buckle your seat-belts, because this looks like only the first of many more monstrous turds flung our way.‐ New Zealand Herald
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2017
4/5 83% Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) But most importantly, like its predecessor, this film is fully aware of itself and its objectives - take you on a jaunty adventure and make you laugh in the process‐ New Zealand Herald
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2017
3.5/5 30% King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017) Unfortunately the sum of all its excellent parts doesn't quite make the film a coherent whole and it gets somewhat bogged down in the mechanics of the Arthurian story.‐ New Zealand Herald
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2017
4/5 99% Get Out (2017) Get Out is well worth seeing and is a genuinely fresh take on the genre.‐ New Zealand Herald
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2017
2.5/5 52% The Case for Christ (2017) Unfortunately, the depiction of Lee's marriage as well as his investigation into Christianity presents two plot lines that feel disparate and neither appear fully realised.‐ New Zealand Herald
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2017
3/5 90% Their Finest (2017) Although predictable in parts, Their Finest remains an interesting story that is delicately laced with an appropriate level of tragedy given its war-time setting.‐ New Zealand Herald
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2017
3.5/5 96% The Salesman (Forushande) (2017) I found The Salesman a refreshing and taut mystery.‐ New Zealand Herald
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2017
4/5 59% Alone in Berlin (2017) Daniel Brühl superbly negotiates a delicate balance between sympathy and duty, and Thompson and Gleeson produce warm and believable performances, allowing me to be carried along with their plight - the necessity of free speech to keep the wolves at bay.‐ New Zealand Herald
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2017
3/5 76% A Street Cat Named Bob (2016) The result is a charming film that makes an admirable attempt at keeping true to its source material.‐ New Zealand Herald
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2017
2.5/5 68% Life (2017) It's just an okay film that fell out of my brain soon after I left the theatre.‐ New Zealand Herald
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2017
4/5 90% Loving (2016) Loving is a film that is surprisingly non-belligerent in tone, despite the outrageous injustice of its subject matter - America's historical treatment of race.‐ New Zealand Herald
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2017
4/5 94% Notes on Blindness (2016) Notes on Blindness requires a level of effort on the viewer to garner a full appreciation, but it is worth it.‐ New Zealand Herald
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2017
4/5 95% Manchester by the Sea (2016) Despite a couple of minor false steps ... Manchester by the Sea is a wonderfully haunting portrayal of grief and regret - worth seeing if none-other than for Affleck's performance alone.‐ New Zealand Herald
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2017
3/5 94% Fences (2016) It does have some wonderful and touching moments, but as a whole, Fences is a couple of palings short.‐ New Zealand Herald
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2017
2.5/5 84% Silence (2017) Basically, Silence looks and sounds great. But, that's slim pickings for a film that promised so much more.‐ New Zealand Herald
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2017
3.5/5 No Score Yet The Country Doctor (1936) It is all the better for its reserve and operates amicably within its bounds at a pace that matches its rural setting.‐ New Zealand Herald
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2017
5/5 98% Moonlight (2016) Moonlight is one of those rare movies that just doesn't take a wrong step. It is an astounding piece of cinema that compassionately taps into a facet of American life that is not often explored.‐ New Zealand Herald
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2017
4/5 86% Lion (2016) Lion is a beautiful and moving film made all the more compelling because it is a true story ... make sure to bring your tissues.‐ New Zealand Herald
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2017
3/5 19% Assassin's Creed (2016) Quibbles aside, Assassin's Creed operates as an adequate summer blockbuster, perfectly serviceable for fans of the video game series.‐ New Zealand Herald
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2017
4/5 91% Walking Out (2017) The film is content to tell a simple, elegantly tense story that's worth wearing out the edge of your seat for.‐ New Zealand Herald
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2017
3/5 68% Tommy's Honour (2017) Unlike my golf game, Tommy's Honour makes par, but like my golf game, it remains an exercise in frustration that something more could've been made of it.‐ New Zealand Herald
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2017
4/5 90% Lady Macbeth (2017) Director William Oldroyd has breathed some fresh air to the staid old period drama, comfortably ratcheting mood and tension without any musical score.‐ New Zealand Herald
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2017
98% I Am Not Your Negro (2017) I Am Not Your Negro is an important film, not just as a document of America's chequered racial history but also as a warning to the world about the fragility of cultural difference.‐ New Zealand Herald
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2017