Tom Grealis

Tom Grealis

Agrees with the Tomatometer 71% of the time.

Publications:
RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)
Total Reviews:
77

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
33% The Butterfly Effect (2004) " If you want plot twists and mind-bending, just stick to 'The Usual Suspects' and 'Memento'" — RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)
Posted May 10, 2004
34% Wonderland (2003) " looks good, sounds great, and essentially it's just one long party until the debauchery inevitably comes to collect its tax" — RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)
Posted May 10, 2004
99% Bus 174 (Ônibus 174) (2003) " reminds audiences that simple techniques are sometimes the most effective means of telling a dramatic story" — RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)
Posted May 10, 2004
42% The Fighting Temptations (2003) " hopelessly sub-standard feel-good fare" — RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)
Posted Dec 12, 2003
64% The Shape Of Things (2002) " should have been left on the stage." — RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)
Posted Dec 2, 2003
65% My Life Without Me (2003) " a warm, melting analysis of life through the cold eye of death." — RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)
Posted Dec 2, 2003
66% Bright Young Things (2003) " ...a decent effort. But far too clinical and soulless to be a memorable one." — RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)
Posted Oct 8, 2003
40% The Hard Word (2003) " You always get the feeling here that Roberts never actually knows where he's going with it." — RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)
Posted Sep 16, 2003
88% Roger Dodger (2002) " Scott completely owns the film, and leaves you wondering why on earth we don't see an awful lot more of him." — RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)
Posted Sep 16, 2003
53% Veronica Guerin (2003) " Well-made, superbly acted and, for the most part, tightly written and structured, this is a worthy legacy to a remarkable chapter in Irish life." — RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)
Posted Jul 25, 2003
62% The Crime of Padre Amaro (2002) " with material as rich as this, film fans will be forgiven for expecting more." — RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)
Posted Jun 21, 2003
0/5 10% Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd (2003) " No matter what other aberration comes our way in 2003, there's no way it'll stink as much as 'Dumb and Dumberer'. You've been warned..." — RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)
Posted Jun 13, 2003
1/5 43% Anger Management (2003) " The amount of laughs [here] is about the same as the number of Oscars Nicholson has. Maybe one less." — RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)
Posted Jun 13, 2003
2/5 11% A Man Apart (2003) " ...predictable and routine in the extreme." — RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)
Posted Apr 4, 2003
4/5 87% Far From Heaven (2003) " Moore, who, with her striking eyes and smile, is the perfect physical reminder of the wholesome 1950s American housewife, should run Kidman close for the Oscar." — RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)
Posted Mar 6, 2003
1/5 10% What's the Worst That Could Happen? (2001) " The most pathetic attempt at comedy in a long time." — RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)
Posted Feb 13, 2003
63% We Were Soldiers (2002) " Ultimately, it staggers out bloodied, partially bowed, but at least not totally beaten." — RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)
Posted Feb 13, 2003
—— Uneasy Riders (Nationale 7) " A refreshing, provocative and often hilarious tale of desire and reality, and the conundrum of how to satisfy the two." — RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)
Posted Feb 13, 2003
94% Sous le sable (Under the Sand) (2001) " A measured yet deeply enthralling character study of loss and loyalty." — RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)
Posted Feb 13, 2003
4/5 72% Training Day (2001) " While most critics have chosen to highlight Washington's performance as the standout, it would be unfair not to mention Ethan Hawke, who plays the rookie Hoyt with a perfect patina of guileless enthusiasm." — RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)
Posted Feb 13, 2003
1/5 41% The Scorpion King (2002) " How any studio head figured Mr Rock could carry a big-budget vehicle on his own is simply mind-boggling." — RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)
Posted Feb 13, 2003
4/5 78% The Pledge (2001) " Penn has moulded a patient but deeply unsettling character study, leaving the viewer with more questions than answers." — RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)
Posted Feb 13, 2003
73% The Piano Teacher (La Pianiste) (2001) " If genital mutilation, rape, incest and twisted acts of sexual gratification are your thing, then this is the film for you. Any takers?" — RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)
Posted Feb 13, 2003
2/5 11% The Musketeer (2001) " Errol Flynn can rest easy in his grave." — RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)
Posted Feb 13, 2003
56% The Mexican (2001) " The final concern for the audience is not how the film will end (you won't care), but when?" — RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)
Posted Feb 13, 2003
2/5 42% The Majestic (2001) " If this film were confectionery, it would rot every tooth in your head and leave you with a sickening stomach cramp." — RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)
Posted Feb 13, 2003
1/5 52% The Last Castle (2001) " After impressing with his debut, former film critic Lurie has destroyed all of his credibility in the space of two hours with this display of jaundiced jingoism." — RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)
Posted Feb 13, 2003
2/5 21% The Glass House (2001) " With debut director Sackheim struggling to infuse the pedestrian plot with any sense of vigour, 'The Glass House' is rendered less memorable with every passing minute." — RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)
Posted Feb 13, 2003
90% Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner (2002) " Damn hard to see where this is going to get its audience." — RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)
Posted Feb 13, 2003
4/5 96% The Dish (2001) " A tender memoir of one of the few occasions when the world united in awe." — RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)
Posted Feb 13, 2003
3/5 92% The Devil's Backbone (El Espinazo del diablo) (2001) " Atmospheric in detail, the film's visuals are its strongest point." — RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)
Posted Feb 13, 2003
2/5 82% The Deep End (2001) " Its overall attempts at re-igniting the unsettling ambience of old-fashioned film noir are let down by a potholed plot and poor characterisation." — RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)
Posted Feb 13, 2003
3/5 86% The Closet (Le Placard) (2001) " Veber has created a film which manages to be both humorous and thought-provoking." — RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)
Posted Feb 13, 2003
2/5 34% The Center of the World (2001) " Retains the dreaded essence of voyeurism dressed as art." — RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)
Posted Feb 13, 2003
3/5 80% The Business of Strangers (2001) " 'The Business of Strangers' partners one of Hollywood's most under-rated older actresses with arguably one of its most over-rated younger ones." — RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)
Posted Feb 13, 2003
2/5 —— South West 9 (2001) " five uninteresting characters and one seriously flat ending" — RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)
Posted Feb 13, 2003
1/5 10% Slackers (2002) " You really have to wonder how on earth anyone, anywhere could have thought they'd make audiences guffaw with a script as utterly diabolical as this." — RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)
Posted Feb 13, 2003
25% Showtime (2002) " While it's completely pointless and silly, 'Showtime' does have one of the most vital ingredients for success - it entertains." — RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)
Posted Feb 13, 2003
3/5 51% Shallow Hal (2001) " There's just about enough charm and laughs here to keep Farrelly fans happy. Even the fat ones." — RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)
Posted Feb 13, 2003
2/5 70% Series 7: The Contenders (2001) " Frazzled and edgy, Smith invests Dawn with the required measure of world-weariness and, crucially, she never succumbs to the temptation to slide into flippant, mocking territory." — RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)
Posted Feb 13, 2003
3/5 52% Rock Star (2001) " Forget the storyline, just laugh (and cringe) at the period." — RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)
Posted Feb 13, 2003
3/5 49% Riding in Cars with Boys (2001) " should bring Barrymore at least the promise of more interesting scripts through the letterbox." — RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)
Posted Feb 13, 2003
2/5 22% Pokemon 3: The Movie (2001) " Childless couples everywhere should rejoice." — RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)
Posted Feb 13, 2003
2/5 58% Pandaemonium (2001) " It's probably somewhat ironic that 'Pandaemonium' would have been far more appealing if its central characters were hoi-polloi poetic wannabes." — RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)
Posted Feb 13, 2003
3/5 81% One Hour Photo (2002) " This is really all about Williams. Whatever he does next, 'One Hour Photo' will almost certainly go down as one of his finest hours." — RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)
Posted Feb 13, 2003
4/5 93% No Man's Land (2001) " An intelligent and expertly-judged microcosm of the inanity of war." — RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)
Posted Feb 13, 2003
3/5 71% Made (2001) " As with 'Swingers' before it, the sparkling chemistry between Favreau and Vaughn is undoubtedly the highlight of 'Made'." — RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)
Posted Feb 13, 2003
2/5 —— Love And Rage (1998) " A plodding narrative and anodyne script don't help, but the main problem seems to be in the characterisation of the most important character in the whole piece." — RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)
Posted Feb 13, 2003
5/5 79% Last Orders (2002) " 'Last Orders' has class stamped all over it." — RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)
Posted Feb 13, 2003
3/5 41% K-PAX (2001) " Bridges completely steals the show from the more lauded Spacey, who's simply on autopilot throughout." — RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)
Posted Feb 13, 2003
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