The Express Tribune (Pakistan)

The Express Tribune (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
3.5/5 El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie (2019) Sameen Amer The movie is definitely worth a watch and will fill at least some of the void that Breaking Bad left in our hearts after its end. EDIT
Posted Oct 15, 2019
1/5 Secret Obsession (2019) Sameen Amer There isn't much the cast can do with the staid material they are burdened with. EDIT
Posted Aug 2, 2019
4/5 Toy Story 4 (2019) Sameen Amer It may not be a sequel we needed, but it's so downright charming that you'll be glad we were blessed with this chapter anyway. EDIT
Posted Jul 1, 2019
1.5/5 Men in Black: International (2019) Sameen Amer We have ended up with a movie that is likely to leave viewers wishing to be neuralysed in order to forget they were subjected to this banal retread. EDIT
Posted Jun 28, 2019
The Secret Life of Pets 2 (2019) Sameen Amer The Secret Life of Pets 2 lazily puts together a handful of uninspired subplots and tries to pass them off as a feature film. EDIT
Posted Jun 24, 2019
2.5/5 Murder Mystery (2019) Sameen Amer While it may be competently - if unexceptionally - made, the project basically struggles with being inventive. EDIT
Posted Jun 18, 2019
2.5/5 Aladdin (2019) Sameen Amer The film had a tough predecessor to live up to, and it simply isn't as vibrant or joyous as its 1992 counterpart, nor does it do anything creative enough to justify its existence. EDIT
Posted Jun 11, 2019
1.5/5 The Silence (2019) Sameen Amer The Silence doesn't manage to captivate its audience like it should, and it certainly doesn't bring anything new to its genre. Ultimately, the greatest thing it achieves is that it makes the viewer appreciate A Quiet Place even more. EDIT
Posted May 7, 2019
Homecoming: A Film by Beyoncé (2019) Sameen Amer The film will make you marvel at Beyoncé's vocal skills and physical stamina - just watching her fierce performance will leave you exhausted, while empowering you with inspiration to strive to achieve your dreams. EDIT
Posted Apr 24, 2019
2.5/5 Storks (2016) Sameen Amer On the whole, Storks is an uneven, at times even lacklustre film. EDIT
Posted Mar 22, 2019
2.5/5 The Accountant (2016) Sameen Amer The movie could have been a lot more entertaining had the filmmakers focused on fewer threads and settled on a more consistent tone. EDIT
Posted Mar 22, 2019
2.5/5 Keeping Up With the Joneses (2016) Sameen Amer A spy adventure that despite being powered by an impressive, talented cast, is disappointingly dull and devoid of any significant laughs. EDIT
Posted Mar 22, 2019
2.5/5 Allied (2016) Sameen Amer The plot has potential, but Allied is never given the chance to develop into a riveting thriller because of its dull script and uneven execution. EDIT
Posted Mar 22, 2019
2/5 Passengers (2016) Sameen Amer The movie doesn't have the guts to delve into the intensity and heartache that the setup demands and instead settles for absurdity and clichés. EDIT
Posted Mar 22, 2019
2/5 Live by Night (2016) Sameen Amer It is quite disappointing that [Affleck's] latest project, Live by Night, fails to deliver anything interesting, compelling, or original. EDIT
Posted Mar 22, 2019
The LEGO Batman Movie (2017) Sameen Amer On the whole, The Lego Batman Movie may not be as wildly creative as the film it follows, but it makes terrific use of its superhero source material and delivers a thoroughly enjoyable adventure. EDIT
Posted Mar 22, 2019
2/5 The Great Wall (2016) Sameen Amer If only the filmmakers had focused a little less on CGI-driven action and more on character development and a better script, they might have been able to come up with something that was actually enjoyable. EDIT
Posted Mar 22, 2019
1/5 Collide (2016) Sameen Amer If you're in the mood for some mindless action built around a threadbare plot, then Collide fits the bill. Otherwise, you're very likely to find this film downright disappointing. EDIT
Posted Mar 22, 2019
3/5 Miss Sloane (2016) Sameen Amer Director John Madden has crafted a stylish drama but hasn't imbued it with the depth that could have made the film more intriguing. EDIT
Posted Mar 22, 2019
3/5 Life (2017) Sameen Amer Life keeps revisiting familiar territories, but Daniel Espinosa's space adventure does offer some suspense and manages to avoid several clichés along the way. EDIT
Posted Mar 22, 2019
2.5/5 The Boss Baby (2017) Sameen Amer It will keep younger viewers occupied with its colourful animation and silly fun for 90 odd minutes while giving their parents the occasional chuckle on its way to its predictable conclusion. EDIT
Posted Mar 22, 2019
3/5 Ghost in the Shell (2017) Sameen Amer While the film may not have the depth you'd wish for, it does have an interesting premise at its core and offers some impressive action sequences and beautiful visuals. EDIT
Posted Mar 22, 2019
2.5/5 King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (2017) Sameen Amer Legend of the Sword is still a watchable - albeit ultimately forgettable - adventure that will keep you (somewhat) engaged as you while away a lazy summer evening. EDIT
Posted Mar 22, 2019
3.5/5 Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) Sameen Amer Spider-Man: Homecoming plays like a coming of age tale in an action-packed superhero setting, and gives us what is perhaps the best portrayal of its titular character. EDIT
Posted Mar 22, 2019
3/5 Cars 3 (2017) Sameen Amer There are plenty of cute moments and spectacular visuals and lots more merchandising opportunities, but there are also parts that aren't quite convincing. EDIT
Posted Mar 21, 2019
1/5 The Emoji Movie (2017) Sameen Amer The story is downright nonsensical. EDIT
Posted Mar 21, 2019
2.75/5 Going in Style (2017) Sameen Amer Some films try to bring out the best in their cast...Other movies just want to coast on the charisma of their stars without bothering to make an effort in any other department. Going in Style falls firmly in the latter category. EDIT
Posted Mar 21, 2019
3/5 The Zookeeper's Wife (2017) Sameen Amer While its somewhat restrained execution may keep the story from fully coming to life, The Zookeeper's Wife is still a well-made movie that benefits from a very talented cast. EDIT
Posted Mar 21, 2019
3.5/5 Logan Lucky (2017) Sameen Amer Despite the overall impressive filmmaking though, there are a few subplots that aren't handled quite as smoothly as the main arc. EDIT
Posted Mar 21, 2019
3.5/5 Beatriz at Dinner (2017) Sameen Amer It's an intriguing premise and a compelling piece akin to watching a stage play. EDIT
Posted Mar 21, 2019
3/5 The Hitman's Bodyguard (2017) Sameen Amer On the whole, while it isn't exactly an example of great filmmaking, The Hitman's Bodyguard does take you on a fun, two-hour long ride. Just don't expect it to bring anything new to the genre or surprise you in any way. EDIT
Posted Mar 21, 2019
Coco (2017) Sameen Amer This is a powerful, intense movie, and while it may be a little too dark for very young viewers, Coco manages to deliver lessons about identity and life in an entertaining way, and ultimately makes for very satisfying (and emotional) viewing. EDIT
Posted Mar 21, 2019
2.5/5 The Greatest Showman (2017) Sameen Amer Has several elements that suggest the final piece will be stellar. However, it ultimately ends up failing to turn its promising individual components into an impressive whole. EDIT
Posted Mar 21, 2019
5/5 Paddington 2 (2017) Sameen Amer It is all silly, zany and utterly delightful. Paddington 2 is a masterclass in filmmaking for children, and a brilliant example of what filmmakers can achieve with relative simplicity... EDIT
Posted Mar 21, 2019
3/5 Battle of the Sexes (2017) Sameen Amer Directors Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris do a fine job defining the personal and cultural stakes of the event. However, they fail to make the narrative sufficiently gripping and suspenseful. EDIT
Posted Mar 21, 2019
2.5/5 Ready Player One (2018) Sameen Amer There are definitely seeds of an interesting premise here, but unfortunately, they degenerate into a bundle of clichés overloaded with pop culture allusions. EDIT
Posted Mar 21, 2019
3/5 A Quiet Place (2018) Sameen Amer It's an intriguing setting and an interesting plot, and its simplicity is absolutely mesmerising. EDIT
Posted Mar 21, 2019
3/5 Ocean's 8 (2018) Sameen Amer The heist is never as thrilling as it should be. Ocean's 8 is a typical, by-the-numbers heist caper that never turns into something special. EDIT
Posted Mar 21, 2019
3/5 Incredibles 2 (2018) Sameen Amer The movie is well-executed and clearly made with a lot of skill and care. Visually, Incredibles 2 is impressive and the action sequences are well-made...But it all seems very formulaic... EDIT
Posted Mar 21, 2019
2.5/5 Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018) Sameen Amer Even when it seems devoid of artistic merit or frantically, ineffectively searching for a reason to exist, you're having too much fun singing along... to complain about the film's shortcomings (which, if you stop to think about it, are many). EDIT
Posted Mar 21, 2019
3/5 Christopher Robin (2018) Sameen Amer It takes a while for things to really get going, and if you feel like giving up on the film in the first half hour or so, you really shouldn't. The movie will soon win you over and you'll be rewarded with a sweet, warm adventure... EDIT
Posted Mar 21, 2019
3/5 To All the Boys I've Loved Before (2018) Sameen Amer A well-intentioned, good-natured teen romance that plays it safe and ends up being blander than it should have been. EDIT
Posted Mar 21, 2019
3/5 Tag (2018) Sameen Amer An interesting story alone isn't enough, and Tag struggles to turn its unique premise into an impressive full length feature. EDIT
Posted Mar 21, 2019
3/5 A Simple Favor (2018) Sameen Amer At times, the developments are imaginative, at other times, clichéd. It's this unevenness that keeps A Simple Favor from truly gripping the viewer or creating a properly thrilling episode. EDIT
Posted Mar 20, 2019
3/5 First Man (2018) Sameen Amer A compelling real-life story, an acclaimed director, impressive visuals, a good cast, First Man has so much going for it, which does not explain why the film is so underwhelming. EDIT
Posted Mar 20, 2019
Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) Sameen Amer The discrepancies are so glaring that they're distracting and altogether misleading. EDIT
Posted Mar 20, 2019
Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018) Sameen Amer Leaving the arcade setting for the Internet doesn't turn out to be the best choice for the sequel. It's the arcade and its characters that we fell in love with the first time around. EDIT
Posted Mar 19, 2019
Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle (2018) Sameen Amer The film is too gory for young viewers and likely to leave children frightened and upset and it isn't a very pleasant viewing experience for adults either. EDIT
Posted Mar 19, 2019
2.5/5 Hva vil folk si (2017) Sameen Amer While the movie itself is about as subtle as a brick to the head, the actress brings vulnerability and tenderness to her role, and generates empathy through her performance. EDIT
Posted Mar 19, 2019
Glass (2019) Sameen Amer The movie begins promisingly, but Glass ultimately suffers because of problems with its pace, coherence and storyline. EDIT
Posted Mar 19, 2019