Vanessa Farquharson Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

Vanessa Farquharson

Vanessa Farquharson
Vanessa Farquharson's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): National Post

Movie Reviews Only

Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2/4 86% Chef (2014) At almost two hours long, Chef is bound to leave some audiences feeling overstuffed.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2014
4/4 93% Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009) The resulting aural authenticity makes for a nice contrast with the look of the actual figurines, which aren't realistic but have been beautifully crafted and posed throughout the picture.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2014
2.5/4 64% Mama (2013) Devotees of this genre should make a point of seeing the film, if only because it's a great example of how to be creepy without resorting to cliché. But don't expect any true horror to emerge, at least in the traditional sense.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2014
3/4 99% Wadjda (2013) The result is fascinating -- not a flat-out lashing against Saudi Arabia's patriarchy, yet definitely not an endorsement of it, either.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2013
2.5/4 95% Enough Said (2013) Holofcener's film is far from perfect -- it does, however, let [Gandolfini] showcase his range, and for that moviegoers should applaud.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2013
3/4 83% Our Man in Tehran (2015) Weinstein and Taylor keep things traditional when it comes to the [documentary] format, which lets viewers feel as though they're simply gathering 'round the fireplace for story time.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2013
2/4 39% Insidious: Chapter 2 (2013) For the most part, horror clichés are avoided -- nobody walks down to a basement without turning the lights on first -- but this doesn't mean the characters aren't a bit daft.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2013
1.5/4 57% Riddick (2013) What's so bizarre is that [Diesel] feels such loyalty toward a character who isn't very likeable, not to mention a world comprised of run-of-the-mill science fiction, and stunts that have all been done before.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2013
3/4 43% Closed Circuit (2013) In short, it feels unoriginal. And yet, thanks to all the highly skilled personalities involved, it's still exciting to watch -- much like re-reading a great whodunnit even though you know who did it.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2013
2.5/4 53% Lovelace (2013) More than anything else, Lovelace will be remembered for its inspired casting.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2013
2.5/4 42% Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters (2013) Somehow all these wrongs add up to an inexplicable right. It's why children love improvised bedtime stories -- a meandering, faulty narrative can be a ton of fun.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2013
1/4 23% The Canyons (2013) Despite rumours of diva-like demands and general flakiness on set, [Lohan] gets the job done, which is more than one can say for her co-stars.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2013
4/4 99% 20 Feet From Stardom (2013) It's important to finally put names and faces to the voices of these women because, without them, countless songs would sound horrible.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2013
3/4 62% Evil Dead (2013) Not everyone will want to spend money on a ticket to nausea, of course, but you can't fault a director for achieving precisely what he set out to do, even if it mainly revolves around dismemberment.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2013
3/4 40% Dark Skies (2013) Dark Skies has almost nothing to do with dark skies but it is a quietly effective little horror movie, with an exceptional cast and a couple of decent scares.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2013
3/5 98% 56 Up (2013) Watching the eighth film is intriguing but, in a way, disappointing. At this point in the game, it feels as if all the characters have determined their lots in life and are simply plodding through their interviews.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2013
3.5/5 96% West of Memphis (2012) In all, the director has assembled a powerful film, but the celebrity component feels rather unnecessary.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2013
2.5/4 76% Teacher's Pet (2004) Despite the exhausting plot of dog to man and back again and musical numbers that make you want to roll your ears, Teacher's Pet is worthwhile.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2004