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
3/5 I Care a Lot (2020) Sameen Amer Ultimately, while some of its plot points may not entirely work, I Care a Lot is still likely to hold your attention for its two hours running time and impress you with the acting skills of its wonderful cast. EDIT
Posted Mar 5, 2021
3/5 The Dig (2021) Sameen Amer Despite its shortcomings though, The Dig remains a touching drama. It is a well-shot and well-acted look into an intriguing account from history... EDIT
Posted Mar 5, 2021
2/5 Malcolm & Marie (2021) Sameen Amer The very uneven Malcolm & Marie is an ambitious swing and a miss. EDIT
Posted Feb 19, 2021
3.5/5 Ma Rainey's Black Bottom (2020) Sameen Amer Powerful performances bring a thematically resonant stage play to cinematic life. EDIT
Posted Feb 12, 2021
2/5 The Midnight Sky (2020) Sameen Amer Despite some impressive visuals and a compelling lead performance, The Midnight Sky stretches credulity and fails to make much of an emotional impact. EDIT
Posted Jan 25, 2021
Rebecca (2020) Sameen Amer What is meant to be a suspenseful yarn soon starts to feel more like dull, drawn-out melodrama. EDIT
Posted Dec 2, 2020
1.5/5 Holidate (2020) Sameen Amer Instead of doing something interesting and fresh, John Whitesell and his team have chosen to retread the same old eye-roll-worthy rom-com cliches that have plagued the laziest examples of the genre. EDIT
Posted Dec 2, 2020
3.5/5 His House (2020) Sameen Amer This is, for the most part, a well-crafted, well-shot, and well-acted project that takes you on an interesting, engaging journey, and delivers horrors both supernatural and - even more harrowingly - very real. EDIT
Posted Dec 2, 2020
3.5/5 The Trial of the Chicago 7 (2020) Sameen Amer A fascinating - albeit not entirely faithful - look at an interesting chapter from history. EDIT
Posted Dec 2, 2020
2.5/5 Hubie Halloween (2020) Sameen Amer While it certainly won't convert his detractors, if you do enjoy Sandler's work and are in the mood for a goofy Halloween comedy, then Hubie Halloween just might be worth a viewing. EDIT
Posted Oct 23, 2020
2.5/5 The Babysitter: Killer Queen (2020) Sameen Amer All in all, the campy gore-fest of The Babysitter: Killer Queen isn't going to impress you with the depth and dexterity of its filmmaking but it is likely to please fans of the original who just want another dose of silly horror comedy. EDIT
Posted Sep 21, 2020
2.5/5 Project Power (2020) Sameen Amer Project Power has plenty of visual flair but lacks emotional punch. EDIT
Posted Aug 24, 2020
3.5/5 Da 5 Bloods (2020) Sameen Amer Da 5 Bloods is a compelling war drama. EDIT
Posted Jul 31, 2020
1/5 Fatal Affair (2020) Sameen Amer Fatal Affair is as derivative as its title suggests. EDIT
Posted Jul 27, 2020
Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga (2020) Sameen Amer Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga is charming, feel-good fun... EDIT
Posted Jul 10, 2020
0/5 The Wrong Missy (2020) Sameen Amer The Wrong Missy is an irredeemable mess EDIT
Posted Jul 2, 2020
Dangerous Lies (2020) Sameen Amer Illogical and incoherent, Dangerous Lies comes off like a made-for-TV movie that aims to do little beyond waste one and a half hours of your life. EDIT
Posted Jun 22, 2020
2/5 The Lovebirds (2020) Sameen Amer The Lovebirds simply puts together a few generic building blocks and hopes its screwball comedy will keep the project afloat. EDIT
Posted Jun 1, 2020
The Willoughbys (2020) Sameen Amer All in all, The Willoughbys is an amusing, dark, colourful, fast-paced outing. EDIT
Posted May 18, 2020
Extraction (2020) Sameen Amer The movie loses points not just for its regressive outlook, but also for its underdeveloped plot, with a basic storyline so dull and predictable that it lacks excitement despite all the conflict. EDIT
Posted May 11, 2020
2/5 Sergio (2020) Sameen Amer It is ultimately disappointing to see such an inspiring real-life figure get such an uninspired epitaph. EDIT
Posted May 4, 2020
1/5 Coffee & Kareem (2020) Sameen Amer Movies like Coffee & Kareem just leave you wishing that Netflix would choose to invest in more interesting and inventive projects instead of wasting its assets and its subscribers' time on such dismal dullness. EDIT
Posted Apr 27, 2020
3/5 Lost Girls (2020) Sameen Amer It's a compelling story. The execution isn't as even or focused as you may wish, but this is clearly a passionate, well-intentioned look at a tragic tale featuring imperfect characters and a strong lead performance by Amy Ryan. EDIT
Posted Apr 20, 2020
Onward (2020) Sameen Amer But while it may not be the most inventive animated adventure and its emotional impact may not be as powerful as Pixar's finest projects, Onward is still a poignant tale with several moments of warmth that make the ride engaging. EDIT
Posted Apr 13, 2020
Spenser Confidential (2020) Sameen Amer There isn't anything particularly original about the project, nor is it terribly exciting. EDIT
Posted Mar 16, 2020
The Invisible Man (2020) Sameen Amer [A] horror thriller that is driven by a riveting performance by actress Elisabeth Moss. EDIT
Posted Mar 16, 2020
All the Bright Places (2020) Sameen Amer YA cliches converge in All the Bright Places, a tragic teen romance that tries very hard to tug at your heartstrings but fails to make much of an impact. EDIT
Posted Mar 9, 2020
Sonic the Hedgehog (2020) Sameen Amer The adventure that ensues may not be a cinematic masterpiece but it is still a whole lot of fun. EDIT
Posted Mar 9, 2020
0/5 The Last Thing He Wanted (2020) Sameen Amer The Last Thing He Wanted is a political thriller so incoherent, disjointed, convoluted, and boring that its very existence proves to be perplexing. EDIT
Posted Mar 2, 2020
1/5 Blumhouse's Fantasy Island (2020) Sameen Amer Fantasy Island mostly just finds itself struggling with preposterous and convoluted set-ups before ultimately arriving at its nonsensical conclusion. EDIT
Posted Mar 2, 2020
To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You (2020) Sameen Amer The character's vapid dilemma leads to snooze-inducing drama. EDIT
Posted Feb 24, 2020
2.5/5 Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) (2020) Sameen Amer The various threads, however, don't come together as seamlessly as you'd hope; a better script and more focused direction would have significantly helped. EDIT
Posted Feb 24, 2020
3.5/5 Uncut Gems (2019) Sameen Amer Uncut Gems isn't exactly an enjoyable experience - it's stressful and hectic and anxiety-provoking. But, that doesn't take away from the fact that the Safdies have created a drama that is downright fascinating. EDIT
Posted Feb 18, 2020
2.5/5 Spies in Disguise (2019) Sameen Amer The film plays, in part, as a sort of James Bond knockoff - a conceit about as tired as can be - but it is neither sharp enough to be a satire nor exciting enough to work as an homage. EDIT
Posted Feb 10, 2020
3/5 Dolittle (2020) Sameen Amer But what could have been a charming kids' movie... quickly turns instead into a disjointed, chaotic mess. EDIT
Posted Feb 10, 2020
4.5/5 1917 (2019) Sameen Amer The end result is poignant, affecting, and heart-breaking; a film that can stand shoulder to shoulder with the best war movies while serving as a timely reminder of the horrific loss and utter devastation left behind by conflict. EDIT
Posted Feb 3, 2020
4.5/5 Once Upon a Time... In Hollywood (2019) Sameen Amer Still, this imperfect Hollywood fairy tale is largely enjoyable with many memorable elements and is ultimately essential viewing for movie fans. EDIT
Posted Jan 27, 2020
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