The News International (Pakistan)

The News International (Pakistan) is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Sameen Amer
Rating Title/Year Author
2.5/5 The Informer (2019) Sameen Amer It's a fairly intriguing plot with several interesting elements, but the storyline, unfortunately, gets more and more convoluted and implausible as the film goes along. EDIT
Posted Jan 21, 2020
4/5 The Two Popes (2019) Sameen Amer The Two Popes is a wonderful showcase of great acting (both the leads are phenomenal), brilliant casting, effective writing, and terrific cinematography. EDIT
Posted Jan 21, 2020
2.5/5 Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) Sameen Amer The Rise of Skywalker banks on franchise nostalgia for a finale designed to please fans while playing it safe and suffering, perhaps, as a consequence. EDIT
Posted Jan 6, 2020
1/5 Cats (2019) Sameen Amer What should be a delightfully quirky romp quickly turns into a nightmarish fever dream instead. The CGI descends to the depths of the uncanny valley. EDIT
Posted Jan 6, 2020
6 Underground (2019) Sameen Amer Netflix's sorry attempt at building an action franchise goes very awry with a project that has absolutely no redeeming qualities. EDIT
Posted Dec 30, 2019
2.5/5 Jumanji: The Next Level (2019) Sameen Amer Overall, Jumanji: The Next Level comes off as mediocre at best and unnecessary at worst. EDIT
Posted Dec 30, 2019
3.5/5 Marriage Story (2019) Sameen Amer Heart-breaking and poignant. EDIT
Posted Dec 23, 2019
3.5/5 The Irishman (2019) Sameen Amer The movie definitely makes an impact with its affecting tale, acclaimed cast, and ambitious scope. EDIT
Posted Dec 23, 2019
1.5/5 Charlie's Angels (2019) Sameen Amer Charlie's Angels may offer the occasional moment of fun, but the film really doesn't warrant a trip to the cinema. EDIT
Posted Dec 16, 2019
3.5/5 Knives Out (2019) Sameen Amer The movie's fantastic cast keeps you riveted to the proceedings. EDIT
Posted Dec 16, 2019
3.5/5 Klaus (2019) Sameen Amer Sure you know where the story is going, but the journey is delightful nonetheless. EDIT
Posted Dec 9, 2019
2.5/5 Frozen II (2019) Sameen Amer The storyline overall feels forced and clunky. EDIT
Posted Dec 9, 2019
2.5/5 The King (2019) Sameen Amer Ultimately, The King possesses a few intriguing elements, but it just isn't as interesting or powerful as you'd expect. EDIT
Posted Nov 25, 2019
2/5 Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019) Sameen Amer The writing and character building are the movie's main weaknesses. EDIT
Posted Nov 25, 2019
3.5/5 Zombieland: Double Tap (2019) Sameen Amer A solid follow-up that does its predecessor justice, thanks to its sharp script, amusing gags, and a wonderful core cast. EDIT
Posted Nov 18, 2019
1/5 The Laundromat (2019) Sameen Amer An immensely talented cast, a well-known director, and an intriguing topic somehow come together to yield (mind-boggling) poor results in The Laundromat. EDIT
Posted Nov 18, 2019
1.5/5 Gemini Man (2019) Sameen Amer A damp squib that gets almost none of its elements right. EDIT
Posted Oct 21, 2019
2/5 In the Tall Grass (2019) Sameen Amer Despite the eerie setting and some visual flair, In the Tall Grass struggles to keep the viewer invested and fails to be particularly scary. EDIT
Posted Oct 21, 2019
3/5 Abominable (2019) Sameen Amer A fairly standard story yields surprisingly charming results in Abominable, a delightful animated outing. EDIT
Posted Oct 15, 2019
2.5/5 It: Chapter Two (2019) Sameen Amer Chapter Two struggles to maintain a taut narrative and its scares end up feeling repetitive. EDIT
Posted Oct 15, 2019
2/5 The Angry Birds Movie 2 (2019) Sameen Amer The very unnecessary Angry Birds movie now has an equally unnecessary sequel. EDIT
Posted Sep 23, 2019
3/5 Angel Has Fallen (2019) Sameen Amer Unsurprisingly, you won't exactly be intellectually stimulated here, but you probably won't be bored either. EDIT
Posted Sep 23, 2019
2/5 Shaft (2019) Sameen Amer The proceedings are still intermittently fun, especially because of Jackson who is clearly in his element here. EDIT
Posted Aug 5, 2019
Crawl (2019) Sameen Amer Crawl does deliver enough excitement and gore to please fans of the genre, and its simple but taut setup as well as Scodelario's energetic performance, ensure that the movie remains watchable even when it is busy being implausible. EDIT
Posted Aug 5, 2019
2/5 () Sameen Amer Point Blank could have potentially gone in a different, bolder, more exciting direction but instead the film chooses predictable paths and flatlines in the process. EDIT
Posted Jul 29, 2019
The Lion King (2019) Sameen Amer The new Lion King is very likely to make you wish you were watching the original instead. The film just feels like a soulless rehash of its predecessor and proves that no amount of technical wizardry can trump solid, affecting storytelling. EDIT
Posted Jul 29, 2019
2.5/5 Annabelle Comes Home (2019) Sameen Amer Its simplicity works in its favour by making the environment intense and sharp, but also makes the proceedings a bit slow and repetitive. EDIT
Posted Jul 15, 2019
3/5 Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) Sameen Amer While this sequel may pales in comparison to Sony's recent Spider-Man outing Into the Spider-Verse (2018), Far From Home is still a fun, energetic episode that manages to keep you entertained from start to finish. EDIT
Posted Jul 15, 2019
3/5 Rocketman (2019) Sameen Amer The project serves as a terrific showcase for Egerton's clearly immense talent. EDIT
Posted Jul 8, 2019
1.5/5 The Hustle (2019) Sameen Amer It's all exactly as unnecessary as it sounds. EDIT
Posted Jul 8, 2019
3/5 Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019) Sameen Amer Despite its missteps, Detective Pikachu still manages to take viewers on an entertaining, amusing journey. EDIT
Posted Jun 25, 2019
3/5 Brightburn (2019) Sameen Amer It's an intriguing premise, and while the storyline isn't quite as intricate or inventive as one would have hoped, the plot - and a standout performance by Banks - still manages to keep you invested... EDIT
Posted Jun 24, 2019
3.5/5 The Highwaymen (2019) Sameen Amer It isn't as dynamic or memorable as it could have been, but The Highwaymen still builds a compelling drama using a fascinating chapter from history combined with some solid acting and impressive camera work. EDIT
Posted Jun 7, 2019
3/5 Us (2019) Sameen Amer This intense thriller benefits from its interesting ideas, fascinating visuals, and the remarkable acting of its fantastic cast. EDIT
Posted Jun 7, 2019
3/5 The Curse of La Llorona (2019) Sameen Amer Pretty much everything about the project is too generic to really make an impression. EDIT
Posted Jun 7, 2019
2/5 Wine Country (2019) Sameen Amer Wine Country lacks the vibrant energy, zany antics, touching warmth, and sharp wit that you are likely to associate with names like Poehler and Fey. EDIT
Posted May 30, 2019
3/5 Triple Frontier (2019) Sameen Amer Still, while it may be a tad uneven, Triple Frontier manages to maintain the audience's interest for its two hour running time. EDIT
Posted May 21, 2019
2/5 Isn't It Romantic (2019) Sameen Amer Wilson is charming in the lead role, but overall, the unexceptional cast can't elevate the mediocre material they're working with. The attempts at humour mostly fall flat. EDIT
Posted May 21, 2019
2.5/5 The Unicorn Store (2017) Sameen Amer Unicorn Store does get points for being unique, but this slow, twee fantasy doesn't have enough interesting ideas to offset its many dull moments. EDIT
Posted May 21, 2019
3.5/5 Shazam! (2019) Sameen Amer An entertaining fantasy adventure that never loses its spirit of fun even when it otherwise falters. EDIT
Posted May 21, 2019
2/5 Wonder Park (2019) Sameen Amer What could have been a fun movie is instead a joyless, chaotic mess. EDIT
Posted May 21, 2019
3.5/5 Avengers: Endgame (2019) Sameen Amer Amusing, engrossing, exhilarating, visually spectacular, fast paced, and fairly breezy for a movie that is three hours in length... EDIT
Posted May 21, 2019
3.5/5 Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) Sameen Amer The thoroughly enjoyable return of Marvel Cinematic Universe's most wacky collective. EDIT
Posted Apr 12, 2019
Avicii: True Stories (2017) Sameen Amer A touching, affecting documentary... EDIT
Posted Apr 12, 2019
4/5 Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) Sameen Amer This animated adventure (almost unexpectedly) manages to be fun, exciting, amusing, and affecting. EDIT
Posted Apr 12, 2019
3/5 Mary Poppins Returns (2018) Sameen Amer A pleasant revisit to the fantastical world that was originally conceived by writer P. L. Travers. EDIT
Posted Apr 12, 2019
2.5/5 Bumblebee (2018) Sameen Amer It could have been a good movie if it wasn't so heavily and obviously inspired by better films. EDIT
Posted Apr 11, 2019
2.5/5 Aquaman (2018) Sameen Amer After wallowing in darkness for far too long, DC embraces some relatively lighter fun in its latest superhero adventure, Aquaman. EDIT
Posted Apr 11, 2019
5/5 Three Identical Strangers (2018) Sameen Amer The very engaging and thought-provoking Three Identical Strangers does justice to its extraordinary real-life tale and effortlessly proves that reality sure can be stranger - and perhaps even more disturbing - than fiction. EDIT
Posted Apr 11, 2019
5/5 Won't You Be My Neighbor? (2018) Sameen Amer Even those who weren't lucky enough to experience Fred Rogers's charm when they were children will still find the documentary engrossing... EDIT
Posted Apr 11, 2019