Tony Stamp

Tony Stamp
Tony Stamp's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Flicks.co.nz
Publications: Flicks.co.nz

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
3/5 100% Beats (2019) Beats is entertaining enough, but like many Netflix offerings can feel inconsequential. - Flicks.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 17, 2019
2/5 23% Dark Phoenix (2019) It's a bummer, a once-mighty franchise going out not with a bang, but a shrug. - Flicks.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2019
2/5 63% The Man Who Killed Don Quixote (2019) It's all very nice to look at, but it's sloppy, and ultimately unsatisfying. - Flicks.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted May 22, 2019
3/5 91% Shazam! (2019) David F. Sandberg has made Shazam! intentionally small, leaning into the goofiness of its concept and leaving some time for small-scale human drama. - Flicks.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted May 5, 2019
4/5 97% Thunder Road (2018) Perpetually teetering between hilarious and heartbreaking. Put it this way-I spent a large part of the film unsure if I should be laughing or not. - Flicks.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2019
2/5 No Score Yet Daffodils (2019) McIver and co-lead George Mason acquit themselves admirably in the singing and acting departments, but in the end it all rings hollow, no matter how much director David Stubbs juices up the melodrama. - Flicks.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2019
4/5 65% Aquaman (2018) DC have doubled down after the muted reaction to Justice League and thrown everything at the wall, and most of it sticks. - Flicks.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2019
3/5 69% Happy Death Day 2U (2019) The sequel nods (multiple times) to Back To The Future Part 2, an ambitious thing to aim for in terms of time travel shenanigans. - Flicks.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2019
3/5 69% Cold Pursuit (2019) Cold Pursuit is always entertaining, even when it seems unsure what it's aiming for. - Flicks.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2019
3/5 38% Glass (2019) The main thing to savour is what a downright weird dude the director is, and how it bleeds into the movie. Glass is really strange. - Flicks.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2019
1/5 36% Hunter Killer (2018) Hunter Killer is replete with sub-TV level CGI and a lot of that thing they did in Star Trek where they had to pretend the set they're on is shaking. - Flicks.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2018
4/5 91% Mandy (2018) It shouldn't be overlooked how good Cage is. - Flicks.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2018
4/5 80% 22 July (2018) While it's a film too steeped in actual tragedy to describe as 'entertainment', it's engrossing, thought-provoking, and well worth your time. - Flicks.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2018
3/5 91% Beast (2018) It's compelling, and admirably avoids genre trappings, but while Beast occasionally seems poised to become something truly great, it never quite gets there. - Flicks.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 24, 2018
4/5 91% Searching (2018) When it's orchestrating the central mystery, it's like a well-oiled thrill machine. - Flicks.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2018
3/5 88% Midnight Oil 1984 (2018) It's largely concert footage, so familiarity with the songs goes a long way. The thing is, I found I had most of them lodged in my head somewhere, waiting to be remembered. - Flicks.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2018
2/5 51% Equalizer 2 (2018) It's an absurd opening that promises something glorious... Alas, this is not that movie. - Flicks.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2018
2/5 48% Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) One day maybe we'll get something as outlandish as dinosaurs with guns, but for now the franchise is content to play it safe. - Flicks.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2018
3/5 83% Deadpool 2 (2018) It's often very funny, but periodically Deadpool 2 has to drop the ironic facade and shoot for real emotion, and here it stumbles. - Flicks.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted May 15, 2018
2/5 44% Mr. Stein Goes Online (Un profil pour deux) (2017) The film plays out like a weird riff on Cyrano De Bergerac, before turning into something much more morally queasy. - Flicks.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted May 9, 2018
3/5 84% The Divine Order (Die göttliche Ordnung) (2017) The Divine Order stays relatively cheerful before tumbling into melodrama in its final third. - Flicks.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2018
2/5 52% Tomb Raider (2018) Why get Walton Goggins as your villain then give him such a milquetoast role? - Flicks.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2018
4/5 85% The Square (2017) Östlund definitely takes a few pot shots at pretension, but he lets his comically-barbed scenarios meander into other unexpected territories. - Flicks.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2018
3/5 84% Game Night (2018) Much better than you might expect. - Flicks.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2018
3/5 57% The Commuter (2018) As relentless as its sixty five-year-old lead actor and eager to entertain, logic be damned. - Flicks.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2018
4/5 92% The Shape of Water (2017) While the parallels Del Toro is drawing will be too clunky for some, the film's huge heart and good intentions are always on display. - Flicks.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2018
2/5 76% Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017) A fun lark, but despite its humour and occasional sweetness it still feels disposable. - Flicks.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2018
4/5 86% Human Traces (2017) The debut feature from Nic Gorman is essentially a three-hander between Sophie Henderson, Mark Mitchinson, and Vinnie Bennett, providing ample amounts of empathy, gravitas, and pure smoulder, respectively. - Flicks.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2017
3/5 85% Blade of the Immortal (Mugen no jûnin) (2017) The fantastical elements are suitably cartoonish, but they're set in a world that's down to earth and grimy, and contains violence that's very bloody. - Flicks.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2017
3/5 86% Ingrid Goes West (2017) Ingrid Goes West doesn't offer any easy answers, and it's much better for it. - Flicks.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2017
2/5 71% Happy Death Day (2017) It's a pleasant enough time-waster, but it's hard to recommend. - Flicks.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2017
5/5 87% Blade Runner 2049 (2017) Enigmatic, continually intriguing, and at its heart, a noir film. - Flicks.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2017
3/5 82% The Trip to Spain (2017) This feels like the most impression-heavy Trip so far, adding Bowie and Jagger to the roster, but they're still the funniest moments. - Flicks.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2017
4/5 79% The Beguiled (2017) Engaging and dryly funny, with ironic bite courtesy of old-fashioned worldviews. - Flicks.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2017
5/5 93% Baby Driver (2017) The best thing about Baby Driver turns out to be its modest scale, favouring CGI-free action scenes filmed in broad daylight that feel downright refreshing. - Flicks.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2017
4/5 93% War for the Planet of the Apes (2017) It's a fantastic finish to a brainy trilogy that favours moral dilemmas over explosions, but finds room for a few of those too. - Flicks.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2017
2/5 18% All Eyez on Me (2017) It's a corny approach, saddled with rags-to-riches clichés and the aesthetic of a TV movie. - Flicks.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2017
3/5 66% Alien: Covenant (2017) It's thrilling to see Scott play with iconography like face-huggers again, and do it so effectively. - Flicks.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted May 9, 2017
4/5 93% Logan (2017) Provides the tough, adult version of Wolverine that fans have been wanting for a long time... - Flicks.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2017
4/5 58% The Neon Demon (2016) Bold, bloody, and kind of boneheaded, Nicolas Winding Refn's latest isn't for everyone. - Flicks.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 24, 2016
2/5 37% Blair Witch (2016) It's literally hard to watch, as copious amounts of blurry handheld footage and bright lights shone directly into the camera prove to be an endurance test for the eyeballs. - Flicks.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2016
2/5 18% The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016) Spectacularly unnecessary. - Flicks.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2016
4/5 90% 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016) A terrific, compact thriller. - Flicks.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2016
4/5 84% Deadpool (2016) Going all-in on its outrageous content means Deadpool does stand out from the horde of superhero movies, mostly for its potty mouth... - Flicks.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2016
5/5 82% Mistress America (2015) An invigorating flight of fancy, agreeably silly but secretly serious. - Flicks.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2015
2/5 17% The Last Witch Hunter (2015) Devoid of much fun, and therefore pointless. - Flicks.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2015
3/5 51% San Andreas (2015) Manages to inject enough pathos to stay engaging. - Flicks.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted May 28, 2015
5/5 96% It Follows (2015) Earns its place on the list of classic horrors by honouring what came before while staking out bold new ground. - Flicks.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2015
2/5 59% Run All Night (2015) Mostly a bore, a bunch of great ingredients that combine into something surprisingly bland. - Flicks.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2015
3/5 78% Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon (2014) The stories are great... the kind of crazy Hollywood tales that could've only happened in the '70s. - Flicks.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2015