Wally Hammond

Wally Hammond

Agrees with the Tomatometer 83% of the time.

Wally Hammond's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Time Out, Time Out Sydney

Movie Reviews Only

Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/6 62%

Kamikaze Girls (2004)

"Older audiences may be required to get back in touch with their adolescent appetites for garish decor." ‐ Time Out
Posted Jun 4, 2008
2/6 67%

In Memory of My Father (2006)

"If you're a fan of jaundiced views of Hollywood or unedifying portraits of dysfunctional families, look no further." ‐ Time Out
Posted Jun 4, 2008
2/6 20%

Three and Out (2008)

"Too gauche, too derivative and merely sporadically amusing." ‐ Time Out
Posted Apr 24, 2008
3/6 38%

Flashbacks of a Fool (2008)

"An ambitious but disappointing, regret-filled psycho-drama." ‐ Time Out
Posted Apr 17, 2008
4/5 84%

In Bruges (2008)

"Its mock-artistic thriller trappings notwithstanding, 'In Bruges' is basically a funny, tragicomic two-hander, with the casting of Farrell alongside Gleeson enabling a pleasing Irish inflection." ‐ Time Out
Posted Apr 17, 2008
4/6 40%

Ye yan (Legend of the Black Scorpion) (The Banquet) (2006)

"This dazzlingly designed, mega-budget, period costumer offers further proof of Feng's increasing versatility, expansive vision and bravura technique." ‐ Time Out
Posted Apr 10, 2008
5/6 52%

Funny Games (2008)

"It's not a reassuring vision but that's not the name of Haneke's particular game." ‐ Time Out
Posted Apr 6, 2008
3/5 86%

Beaufort (2008)

"'Beaufort' mounts an impressively credible 'expressionist' reconstruction of the futility and contradictions of war as experienced by these men. Its limitation comes from a fundamental failure of vision." ‐ Time Out
Posted Mar 26, 2008
3/6 45%

Redacted (2007)

"War was ever a Kubrick-ian hell-ride, futile, fundamentally unheroic and de-humanising, but now it's mocked by a mad multimedia accompaniment innocent of all real ethical, moral and humanitarian value." ‐ Time Out
Posted Mar 14, 2008

The Killers (1946)

"It's one of the great films of disenchantment." ‐ Time Out
Posted Feb 6, 2008
2/6 57%

Intimate Enemies (2007)

"Director Florent Emilio Siri ('The Nest', 'Hostage') shows ability in action sequences and group dynamics but his film never develops sufficiently to raise it much above the conventional." ‐ Time Out
Posted Jan 23, 2008
4/6 86%

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007)

"A thoughtful, sincere and moving film, buttressed by a fine, central performance by an actor at the top of his form." ‐ Time Out
Posted Jan 23, 2008
3/6 82%

Charlie Wilson's War (2007)

"The performances are likeable and entertaining, while Nichols pumps the whole proceedings with a satisfyingly fluid, dramatic energy." ‐ Time Out
Posted Jan 10, 2008
4/6 72%

Lust, Caution (2007)

"Its dark romanticism lingers in the mind." ‐ Time Out
Posted Jan 3, 2008
2/6 30%

Youth Without Youth (2007)

"Even ace editor Walter Murch struggles to give coherence to the professor's fractured, episodic journey through darkening wartime exile in Geneva, to the brighter revelations of '50s India and the sun-kissed Mediterranean." ‐ Time Out
Posted Dec 13, 2007
3/6 75%

Hotel Harabati (De particulier a particulier) (2006)

"An intriguing, ably shot and directed addition to the 'cinema of anxiety' ." ‐ Time Out
Posted Dec 6, 2007
3/6 76%

The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007)

"Pitt, toying with his death-wish like some private joke, is eminently watchable in a role with little developmental arc; while Affleck, as his unwitting nemesis, takes his own mysterious integrity right to the grave."
Posted Nov 28, 2007
3/6 37%

August Rush (2007)

"This inspirational drama gets three stars for oddity value alone." ‐ Time Out
Posted Nov 22, 2007
4/6 76%

The Wayward Cloud (2005)

"The film's meandering, surrealist-kissed, early scenes dance nicely in time with his urban protagonist's disconnected, existential malaise." ‐ Time Out
Posted Nov 14, 2007
3/6 53%

Prete-moi ta main (I Do: How to Get Married and Stay Single) (2006)

"A heavily contrived, undemanding and often funny mainstream Paris-set comedy-drama." ‐ Time Out
Posted Nov 1, 2007
3/5 89%

Eastern Promises (2007)

"Slightly hesitant, slightly undercharacterised and gently compromising, hybrid: an oddly diplomatic, if often brutal, dip into the hellish demi-mondes lurking behind bouncer-guarded London doorways." ‐ Time Out
Posted Oct 24, 2007
3/6 76%

Stardust (2007)

"You could call it a cousin of 'Time Bandits' or 'The Princess Bride', but it lacks the former's originality and the latter's heart." ‐ Time Out
Posted Oct 18, 2007
4/6 89%

California Dreamin' (Nesfarsit) (Endless) (2007)

"Nemescu's promising young voice will be sorely missed, not only in Romanian cinema but also on the international scene." ‐ Time Out
Posted Oct 10, 2007
3/6 88%

Moj Nikifor (My Nikifor) (2004)

"The performances are solid and small points are made about the plight of outsider art and human bonding but as a study in dying or elderly eccentricity, it's been eclipsed by recent works." ‐ Time Out
Posted Sep 13, 2007
3/5 88%

Reprise (2006)

"It's a by-turns flip and searching cineaste's rites-of-passage drama -- both for the characters and the director -- that deals entertainingly with the rivalries, doubts, fears and sexual entanglements of its twentysomething milieu." ‐ Time Out
Posted Sep 6, 2007
4/6 100%

A Throw of Dice (1930)

"A treat for Indian movie buffs and lovers of silent melodrama alike." ‐ Time Out
Posted Aug 30, 2007
2/6 No Score Yet

We Are All Christs (2006)

"An ugly catalogue of personal and familiar abuse." ‐ Time Out
Posted Aug 16, 2007

Pokemon the First Movie - Mewtwo vs. Mew (1999)

"The story is a humourless retread of a Bond-style world domination yarn with a Frankenstein theme." ‐ Time Out
Posted Aug 15, 2007
2/5 71%

Beowulf (2007)

"The final, kinetic aerial battle scenes are eye-poppingly spectacular -- especially in the 3D IMAX-version under review -- but they come way too late to save the film." ‐ Time Out
Posted Aug 3, 2007

I For India (2007)

"A lovely and thoughtful film." ‐ Time Out
Posted Jul 31, 2007
4/6 70%

Molière (2007)

"All in all, it's a breezy, jestful and enjoyable divertissement, in which Duris is given free rein to showcase his considerable versatility." ‐ Time Out
Posted Jul 11, 2007
5/5 96%

Ratatouille (2007)

"A test for tiny tots, a mite nostalgic and as male-dominated as a modern kitchen it may be, but these are mere quibbles about this delightful addition to the Pixar pantheon." ‐ Time Out
Posted Jun 27, 2007

The War on Democracy (2007)

"A dynamic and emotionally effective diatribe against global capitalism's role in undermining popular second or third-world democracies" ‐ Time Out
Posted Jun 14, 2007

Ne le Dis à Personne (Tell No One) (2006)

"Christophe Offenstein's fluid camera tracks the action well enough, but any pretence to subtlety or sophistication seems lost in translation." ‐ Time Out
Posted Jun 13, 2007

Taking Liberties (2007)

"'Taking Liberties' seems designed as a campaign aid and intended - in its careful exclusion of over-heated or passionate voices - as a putative appeal to slumbering Middle England." ‐ Time Out
Posted Jun 7, 2007

Not Here To Be Loved (2007)

"A very impressive debut and one of the best French films of the year." ‐ Time Out
Posted Jun 7, 2007

Days of Glory (2007)

"Bouchareb shows a real talent for action sequences." ‐ Time Out
Posted Mar 28, 2007

Amazing Grace (2007)

"Grufudd is fine, passionate and single-minded, though overly Romantic, and quietly upstaged by the extraordinary Benedict Cumberbatch." ‐ Time Out
Posted Mar 23, 2007
4/5 64%

The Go Master (2006)

"Impressively shot in 'Scope, it's a considerable achievement, possessed of a tranquil beauty and sagacity." ‐ Time Out
Posted Mar 16, 2007

Eden (2006)

"An over-filled smorgasbord of sweet intentions. The saving grace is a modicum of spiteful, deadpan humour at dumbkopf Xaver's expense." ‐ Time Out
Posted Mar 13, 2007

Efter brylluppet (After the Wedding) (2006)

"At heart, Bier is an actor's director, and it's the uniformly fine performances she engenders from her cast that make 'After the Wedding' as satisfying as it is." ‐ Time Out
Posted Mar 7, 2007

Letters from Iwo Jima (2006)

"An even more sombre affair, as beautifully restrained as the earlier film but also, despite its scenes of battle, death, suicide and suffering, shockingly intimate." ‐ Time Out
Posted Feb 21, 2007

Havoc (2005)

"You'd at least expect a decent exploitation movie from this material." ‐ Time Out
Posted Feb 9, 2007
No Score Yet

Play (2005)

"Finally, a winning and sensitive take on modern metropolitan life across the class divide." ‐ Time Out
Posted Jan 15, 2007

Comedy of Power (2006)

"There's a touch of Buñuel's acid in the proceedings; how fine manners mask corrupt character, and how courage and determination come at the price of isolation and callousness. Fine cinematography by Eduardo Serra." ‐ Time Out
Posted Jan 3, 2007

Casino Royale (2006)

"[Casino Royale] not only simultaneously acknowledges and confounds audience expectations, but also neatly confirms that Daniel Craig's intriguing and charismatic tyro agent is cut from quite different cloth to his Savile Row-tailored predecessors." ‐ Time Out
Posted Nov 15, 2006

Breaking and Entering (2007)

"Diffuse, disappointing, and strangely out of touch." ‐ Time Out
Posted Oct 29, 2006

Slumming (2006)

"Ably shot and well-performed and observed, Slumming, initially manifests an interesting and unsentimental impassivity and moral neutrality before succumbing to a more-or-less orthodox story of redemption through love. Impressive all the same." ‐ Time Out
Posted Oct 29, 2006
3/6 81%

Sketches of Frank Gehry (2006)

"Pollack's documentary is a friendly affair that presents some stunning footage of several Gehry projects." ‐ Time Out
Posted Oct 29, 2006
4/5 62%

Dans Paris (2007)

"Touching, amusing and enviably economic." ‐ Time Out
Posted Oct 29, 2006