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Wally Hammond

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

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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
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 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
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2008
2/6 20% Three and Out (2008) Too gauche, too derivative and merely sporadically amusing.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2008
3/6 38% Flashbacks of a Fool (2008) An ambitious but disappointing, regret-filled psycho-drama.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 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
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2008
4/6 36% 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
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 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
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2008
100% The Killers (1946) It's one of the great films of disenchantment.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 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
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 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
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 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
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2008
4/6 73% Lust, Caution (2007) Its dark romanticism lingers in the mind.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Jan 4, 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 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.
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2007
3/6 37% August Rush (2007) This inspirational drama gets three stars for oddity value alone.‐ Time Out
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 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
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 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
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 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
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2007
4/6 100% A Throw of Dice (1930) A treat for Indian movie buffs and lovers of silent melodrama alike.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2007
2/6 No Score Yet We Are All Christs (2006) An ugly catalogue of personal and familiar abuse.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2007
14% 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
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 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
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2007
100% I For India (2007) A lovely and thoughtful film.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 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
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 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
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2007
77% 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
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2007
94% 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
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2007
83% 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
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2007
100% Not Here To Be Loved (2007) A very impressive debut and one of the best French films of the year.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2007
82% Days of Glory (2007) Bouchareb shows a real talent for action sequences.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2007
70% Amazing Grace (2007) Grufudd is fine, passionate and single-minded, though overly Romantic, and quietly upstaged by the extraordinary Benedict Cumberbatch.‐ Time Out
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2007
70% 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
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2007
88% 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
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2007
91% 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
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2007
45% Havoc (2005) You'd at least expect a decent exploitation movie from this material.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2007
No Score Yet Play (2005) Finally, a winning and sensitive take on modern metropolitan life across the class divide.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2007
81% 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
Read More | Posted Jan 4, 2007
95% 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
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2006
34% Breaking and Entering (2007) Diffuse, disappointing, and strangely out of touch.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2006
40% 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
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 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
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2006
4/5 62% Dans Paris (2007) Touching, amusing and enviably economic.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2006