Sunday Herald (Scotland)

Sunday Herald (Scotland) is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s):
Rating Title/Year Author
American Animals (2018) Demetrios Matheou Bart Layton not only avoids the pitfalls of over-egging, but makes a thriller that is more than the sum of its many parts. EDIT
Posted Sep 5, 2018
Christopher Robin (2018) Demetrios Matheou The talent behind the camera makes one wonder why there isn't more substance. EDIT
Posted Aug 19, 2018
The Equalizer 2 (2018) Demetrios Matheou The result is predictable at every turn, and surprisingly sluggish despite the shards of contrived and unpleasant action. EDIT
Posted Aug 19, 2018
The Meg (2018) Demetrios Matheou With shark on squid, shark on shark, shark on nuclear submarine and shark on Yorkshire terrier, there's something here for everyone. EDIT
Posted Aug 14, 2018
The Escape (2017) Demetrios Matheou Arterton so beautifully conveys the sheer joy of a woman realising that there's a whole new world in which she might belong. EDIT
Posted Aug 6, 2018
Mission: Impossible -- Fallout (2018) Demetrios Matheou The plot for Fallout might be too twisty for some. But it keeps you on your toes, with a feast of zinging one-liners to charm between the thrills. EDIT
Posted Jul 30, 2018
Incredibles 2 (2018) Demetrios Matheou The film is a treat on every level. EDIT
Posted Jul 17, 2018
Swimming With Men (2018) Demetrios Matheou These actors gamely let it all hang out, to the extent that when their routines actually start to work (ironically, the best is titled 'wilting flowers'). It's a joy. EDIT
Posted Jul 9, 2018
Sicario: Day of the Soldado (2018) Demetrios Matheou Compared to the original, this feels routine; but alongside most other crime thrillers, it's still a cut above. EDIT
Posted Jul 2, 2018
Aus dem Nichts (2017) Demetrios Matheou What happens in the film's final third is lamentable drama, a disservice to the character that Kruger has created and an unintentional affront to anyone who's actually been victim to any kind of terrorism. EDIT
Posted Jun 26, 2018
Ocean's 8 (2018) Demetrios Matheou Having cast some amazing women, it largely squanders them. EDIT
Posted Jun 18, 2018
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) Demetrios Matheou OK, like any film franchise there is plot cloning...But there's also solid characterisation, ethical dilemma, comedy, new locations and spectacular set-pieces. EDIT
Posted Jun 11, 2018
On Chesil Beach (2017) Demetrios Matheou There may not be an odder or more exasperating failure this year than this adaptation of Ian McEwan's 2007 novel. EDIT
Posted May 21, 2018
The Cured (2017) Demetrios Matheou This modestly scaled but emotionally heavy-hitting film has a killer conceit that delivers on a number of levels. It's an outstanding feature debut from its writer and director David Freyne. EDIT
Posted May 14, 2018
Tully (2018) Demetrios Matheou [Mackenzie Davis'] chemistry with Theron is palpable, the pair riffing off each other in a way that prepares the film for its plot surprise in the final stretch. EDIT
Posted May 9, 2018
3/4 A Bigger Splash (2015) Alison Rowat An intriguing, slow burn watch that requires patience but rewards it too. EDIT
Posted Apr 30, 2018
4/4 Janis: Little Girl Blue (2015) Alison Rowat Puts the music front and centre, where it belongs. A must for fans. EDIT
Posted Apr 30, 2018
Their Finest (2016) Alison Rowat Its love of film as an epically silly but life-enhancing endeavour, and its affection for the characters, shine through. EDIT
Posted Apr 30, 2018
3/4 Storks (2016) Alison Rowat Once the quest part of the movie gets going, and a very cute baby enters the scene, the humour becomes as irresistible as the wean. EDIT
Posted Apr 30, 2018
2/4 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows (2016) Alison Rowat It is all crash, bang, wallop action movie business as usual, far too long and horribly repetitive in parts. EDIT
Posted Apr 30, 2018
Avengers: Infinity War (2018) Demetrios Matheou An action fantasy epic that is both darker and funnier than expected, and surprisingly light on its feet. EDIT
Posted Apr 30, 2018
Beast (2017) Demetrios Matheou Beast is a sure-footed, white-knuckle psychological thriller, inspired in part by the gruesome real-life exploits of the Beast of Jersey. EDIT
Posted Apr 30, 2018
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (2018) Demetrios Matheou But while the structure can be galling, the film's blend of pathos, comedy and romance - generated by a clutch of lovely performances - is incredibly winning. EDIT
Posted Apr 23, 2018
Custody (2017) Demetrios Matheou The result is an auspicious first feature, as nerve wracking as it is, sadly, all too true. EDIT
Posted Apr 18, 2018
Isle of Dogs (2018) Demetrios Matheou Anderson's first foray into stop-motion, The Fantastic Mr Fox, was an absolute treat. His second is even better. EDIT
Posted Apr 6, 2018
Dunkirk (2017) Demetrios Matheou The result is a magnificent film that genuinely stirs the blood. EDIT
Posted Apr 2, 2018