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 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 Point Blank (2019) 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
2.5/5 Night School (2018) Sameen Amer The premise, though promising, isn't very original, and director Malcolm D. Lee's execution isn't very inventive. EDIT
Posted Apr 11, 2019
3/5 Instant Family (2018) Sameen Amer For the most part, Anders does a fairly good job tugging at the heartstrings while trying to navigate a complicated topic... EDIT
Posted Apr 11, 2019
3/5 Ben Is Back (2018) Sameen Amer Ben Is Back successfully skirts cliches and subverts addiction drama conventions, but it eventually veers into quasi-thriller territory built around the search for a stolen dog... EDIT
Posted Apr 11, 2019
3.5/5 The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018) Sameen Amer The inspired moments in Buster Scruggs and the thought provoking arcs in the proceedings are testament to the Coen brothers' filmmaking talent. EDIT
Posted Apr 11, 2019
3/5 How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019) Sameen Amer A sweet, engaging instalment that rather charmingly delivers the message of self-belief, love, and letting go, but the movie doesn't quite possess the excitement or inventiveness that could have made it exceptional. EDIT
Posted Apr 11, 2019
3/5 The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part (2019) Sameen Amer The Second Part attempts to recapture the 2014 adventure's joyful silliness and witty magic but struggles to match the inventiveness that made the original so enjoyable. EDIT
Posted Apr 11, 2019
4/5 Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018) Sameen Amer The film serves as a wonderful showcase for her [McCarthy] dramatic talent and reveals how good the actress can be when she is working with an interesting story and well-written script. EDIT
Posted Apr 11, 2019
3/5 The Kid Who Would Be King (2019) Sameen Amer The film's humorous touches and amicable tone make sure that the adventure remains entertaining while it delivers moral lessons about friendship, loyalty, chivalry, and perseverance. EDIT
Posted Mar 14, 2019
3/5 Cold Pursuit (2019) Sameen Amer The quirky tale plays out like Taken meets Fargo with shades of Quentin Tarantino, as dry wit and dark humour colour the proceedings. EDIT
Posted Mar 14, 2019