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Yip Wai Yee

Yip Wai Yee
Yip Wai Yee's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): The Straits Times (Singapore)

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3.5/5 No Score Yet Brother of the Year (2018) For all the ridiculous and extreme pranks that Jane and Chut get up to just to annoy each other, there is still a sense of realism to their kinship. ‐ The Straits Times (Singapore)
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2018
3/5 83% Blockers (2018) But rising above the crassness are sporadic moments of genuine emotion, as well as intelligent reflections of parenting and the fear of letting go.‐ The Straits Times (Singapore)
Read More | Posted May 8, 2018
3/5 63% Peter Rabbit (2018) [Domhnall] proves to be a natural comedian as he bumbles his way around the countryside trying to get rid of Peter.‐ The Straits Times (Singapore)
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2018
2.5/5 83% Game Night (2018) At least they looked like they had some fun along the way. ‐ The Straits Times (Singapore)
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2018
1/5 No Score Yet Wonderful! Liang Xi Mei the Movie (2018) It is all so contrived, even by silly Chinese New Year movie standards. There is nothing wonderful about this at all.‐ The Straits Times (Singapore)
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2018
3/5 56% Monster Hunt 2 (Zhuo Yao Ji 2) (2018) [Tony Leung] is the best thing about the film, consistently delivering the biggest laughs and never appearing as if he is trying too hard at it either.‐ The Straits Times (Singapore)
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2018
3.5/5 50% Along With the Gods: The Two Worlds (2017) This fantasy drama may be soap-opera melodrama, but at least it is unapologetic about it. ‐ The Straits Times (Singapore)
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2018
3/5 80% Legend Of The Demon Cat (Kûkai) (2017) It starts on a promising note, with the first half being an intriguing murder mystery -- the emperor has just been killed and all signs point to his heir being the next target. But by the later half, everything spirals out of control.‐ The Straits Times (Singapore)
Read More | Posted Jan 4, 2018
3.5/5 No Score Yet Take Me to the Moon (2017) But while those two earlier works - which went on to become huge hits in the region - were light, feel-good fun, there is a sense of melancholy that pervades this film.‐ The Straits Times (Singapore)
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2017
2.5/5 27% Bleeding Steel (2018) It is not just the premise of the story that fails to convince. The design of the film, from the costumes to the set, is so nonsensical that it becomes unintentionally funny.‐ The Straits Times (Singapore)
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2017
2.5/5 76% Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017) The scary animals are still here, mind you... But they are only included as minor obstacles in the background since the central characters are often too busy squabbling among themselves to notice anything going on around them.‐ The Straits Times (Singapore)
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2017
2.5/5 33% The Thousand Faces of Dunjia (2017) It is heartening to see director Yuen, who is known for his action movies, attempt something new, but it will be a while before he masters the art of making a CGI-heavy film.‐ The Straits Times (Singapore)
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2017
3/5 80% The Man Who Invented Christmas (2017) Scrooge, as expected, is the star of the show, with a fantastic Christopher Plummer.‐ The Straits Times (Singapore)
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2017
2.5/5 43% Pokémon The Movie: I Choose You! (2017) Still, there are some improvements here from the original anime. Visually, the animation is lovely to look at, with the glittering rainbow-coloured feathers of the mystical Ho-Oh character especially mesmerising. If only the story is as compelling.‐ The Straits Times (Singapore)
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2017
3.5/5 98% Paddington (2015) This film adaptation of Paddington is heartwarming and sweet, and makes you feel as warm and fuzzy as the original 1950s stories by Bond did for so many children at the time.‐ The Straits Times (Singapore)
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2017
2/5 29% A Bad Moms Christmas (2017) It is too bad that they get so little screen time because the snarky scene-stealing grandmothers are the only ones who are mildly funny in the movie.‐ The Straits Times (Singapore)
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2017
2.5/5 0% Sky Hunter (2017) ... seems to be a thinly disguised showcase of China's military might in the skies.‐ The Straits Times (Singapore)
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2017
3/5 No Score Yet Mrs K (2017) It is all just marvellous fun.‐ The Straits Times (Singapore)
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2017
2.5/5 44% Rough Night (2017) It is one thing to turn sexism on its head and show that women can still be real and funny; it is another thing altogether to gender-flip just for the sake of it.‐ The Straits Times (Singapore)
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2017
3/5 39% The Hitman's Bodyguard (2017) As much as the stars are having fun in their roles, they cannot hide the fact that the story they are working with here is completely unoriginal. There is something very oldfashioned about it all - and not in a meta, self-parodying way, either.‐ The Straits Times (Singapore)
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2017
2/5 36% Snatched (2017) The talents of two otherwise fun and likeable stars have been snatched.‐ The Straits Times (Singapore)
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2017
2/5 No Score Yet WuKong (2017) This overstuffed tale has Wu Kong dealing with everything from a messy love triangle to serious identity issues.‐ The Straits Times (Singapore)
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2017
3/5 93% Our Time Will Come (2017) Has plenty of heart, but no soul.‐ The Straits Times (Singapore)
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2017
2.5/5 50% Reset (2017) For someone who used to work as a lab researcher, Yang's character puts to shame Liam Neeson's former CIA agent in Taken.‐ The Straits Times (Singapore)
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2017
3/5 No Score Yet 77 Heartbreaks (Yuen Loeng Taa 77 Chi) (2017) Hong Kong star Choi is proving herself to be a serious dramatic actress.‐ The Straits Times (Singapore)
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2017
3.5/5 67% This Is Not What I Expected (2017) Between the food porn and all the scenes of the hunky Kaneshiro looking dapper in perfectly tailored suits, there is more than enough going on onscreen for audiences to drool over.‐ The Straits Times (Singapore)
Read More | Posted May 10, 2017
2.5/5 53% The Boss Baby (2017) This film is just like a toddler: cute and energetic, but also constantly confusing everyone about what it wants to do.‐ The Straits Times (Singapore)
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2017
2.5/5 61% The Zookeeper's Wife (2017) The too-easy treatment of the story is a huge pity because this is an important and extraordinary story that deserves to be told.‐ The Straits Times (Singapore)
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2017
3/5 No Score Yet Suddenly Twenty (2016) The gorgeous Hoorne... has a great time with the physical comedy required of her role here, shuffling around and rudely shoving people aside, all the while looking so sweet and innocent.‐ The Straits Times (Singapore)
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2017
3/5 No Score Yet Let's Go JETS! (Chiadan: Joshi kousei ga chiadansu de zenbei seihashichatta honto no hanashi) (2017) There is enough charm and earnestness to make this team worth rooting for. Doe-eyed lead actress Suzu Hirose, in turns sweet and goofy, is especially likeable.‐ The Straits Times (Singapore)
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2017
3.5/5 No Score Yet A Gift (2016) This is one gift well worth unwrapping.‐ The Straits Times (Singapore)
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2017
3.5/5 63% Before I Fall (2017) There is a clear moral lesson to be learnt here, yet the movie is not at all preachy.‐ The Straits Times (Singapore)
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2017
2.5/5 No Score Yet Because I Love You (Saranghagi Ttaemoone) (2017) South Korean actor Cha Tae Hyun's goofball shtick would be exasperating by now if he were not so likeable.‐ The Straits Times (Singapore)
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2017
2.5/5 No Score Yet Cook Up a Storm (2017) While this film is sincere and contains all the right ingredients, it lacks that extra oomph to make it memorable.‐ The Straits Times (Singapore)
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2017
2/5 38% Why Him? (2016) The question asked in the movie title never gets answered in the movie. Just like Ned, audiences will remain bewildered by Stephanie's undying devotion to Laird even after the film ends.‐ The Straits Times (Singapore)
Read More | Posted Dec 29, 2016
2/5 40% See You Tomorrow (2016) Both stars go all out in their roles, from falling down flights of stairs to getting comically slapped in the face. It is just too bad that they worked so hard for so little pay-off.‐ The Straits Times (Singapore)
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2016
3.5/5 72% Sing (2016) Essentially, it is American Idol or The Voice featuring talking pigs, porcupine and gorillas, among other animals. Doesn't the premise make you smile already?‐ The Straits Times (Singapore)
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2016
3.5/5 96% Moana (2016) This Disney princess has no prince and the film is all the better because of it.‐ The Straits Times (Singapore)
Read More | Posted Nov 23, 2016
3/5 74% Trolls (2016) From the bright, neon-coloured palette -- complete with bursts of shiny glitter -- to the design of the locations using craft material such as felt and fabric, the whole thing is one glorious, eye-popping affair.‐ The Straits Times (Singapore)
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2016
3/5 No Score Yet One Day (2016) While [writer-director Banjong Pisanthanakun] has set things up for some strong chemistry between the pair here, much of their affair is nothing we have not seen before.‐ The Straits Times (Singapore)
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2016
1.5/5 No Score Yet Heartfall Arises (2016) For a crime thriller, there is too much pseudo-philosophising going on and not enough action -- both Tse and Lau are wasted in roles where they stand around and throw up big terms with little substance at each other.‐ The Straits Times (Singapore)
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2016
3.5/5 86% I Am a Hero (2015) There are no surprises as to whether he rises to the occasion to do the right thing, but his journey to get there is believable.‐ The Straits Times (Singapore)
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2016
2.5/5 No Score Yet Sara (Chor gei) (2015) For all the hype over this being girl-next-door star Charlene Choi's first erotic film, the supposedly steamy sex scenes are all rather tame.‐ The Straits Times (Singapore)
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2016
3.5/5 91% How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014) This is how all sequels should be made.‐ The Straits Times (Singapore)
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2016
3.5/5 72% Kung Fu Killer (2015) Part of the fun of watching this film is counting how many cameos you can spot.‐ The Straits Times (Singapore)
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2016
2.5/5 35% Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates (2016) The only thing worth mentioning are the strong performances.‐ The Straits Times (Singapore)
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2016
1.5/5 No Score Yet Time Raiders (2016) It would be giving Time Raiders too much credit to describe it as a poor man's Indiana Jones -- it is more like a poor man's Scorpion King‐ The Straits Times (Singapore)
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2016
3/5 100% Call of Heroes (2016) When so many period Chinese blockbusters are all about fancy -- and more often than not, unconvincing -- special effects, it is refreshing to watch one that uses good, old-fashioned action stunts.‐ The Straits Times (Singapore)
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2016
3.5/5 95% Train to Busan (Busanhaeng) (2016) Most memorable of this sad lot is not leading man Gong Yoo's cliched dapper businessman, but his scenestealing daughter, played by a fantastic Kim Soo An, 10, who never goes overboard even when she has to bawl in complete fear.‐ The Straits Times (Singapore)
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2016
2.5/5 No Score Yet At Cafe 6 (2016) The focus should have been on the film's second male lead, Taiwan's rising star Austin Lin, instead. His goofy antics and malleable face make his likable and earnest character the only memorable thing about this poor imitation of some much stronger films.‐ The Straits Times (Singapore)
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2016