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Kevin Maher

Kevin Maher
Kevin Maher's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Sunday Times (UK), Sight and Sound, Times (UK), Little White Lies

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/5 95% Wolfwalkers (2020) It's beautifully realised, with visual influences from graphic novels and the landscapes of Jack Butler Yeats, and the screenplay is as sophisticated and emotionally satisfying as any Pixar classic.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2020
1/5 80% Pixie (2020) If the works of the movie-making brothers John Michael McDonagh and Martin McDonagh were passed through a blender, drained of personality and reassembled by a Guy Ritchie-inspired screenwriting app, then the results would be close to Pixie.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2020
4/5 93% The Climb (2020) Covino's novice direction is alarmingly assured, mixing together musical diversions, lip-synching dance sequences and audacious tracking camera moves with the ease of an in-form Scorsese.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2020
3/5 80% Cordelia (2019) The tension is expertly orchestrated by the director Adrian Shergold, although the script, written by Shergold and Campbell-Hughes, turns out to be all set-up with very little payoff.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2020
2/5 84% Borat: Subsequent Moviefilm (2020) A ramshackle film that's not potent enough to be satire or smart enough to be zany character comedy and just falls, splat, somewhere hopelessly, blandly, in the middle.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2020
4/5 50% The Witches (2020) Yet the abiding image is of Hathaway as Lilith... It's quite the performance.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2020
2/5 91% Body of Water (2020) The drama around it is clunky and uneven, the writing juvenile and the performances very shaky indeed. Some of the "confrontational" scenes between Burton, Brooke and Piolini-Castle are borderline unwatchable.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2020
3/5 71% Carmilla (2020) A vampire story in spirit only, this clever and deliberately low-key adaptation of Sheridan Le Fanu's garish gothic novella is a study in moral ambiguity and 19th-century religious hypocrisy.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2020
4/5 99% Time (2020) Tears will flow.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2020
2/5 45% Rebecca (2020) It's a film, alas, of terrible choices, misfired scenes, thematic padding and needless revisions.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2020
4/5 89% Ultraviolence (2020) It's the small and intimate details, however, that give the film its power.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2020
4/5 89% Another Round (Druk) (2020) Pop some champagne, crack open the whisky and guzzle back that ice-cold beer. The feelgood film of this or any festival has arrived, and it's a boozy-woozy marvel.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2020
4/5 100% The Duke (2020) Throughout everything Broadbent is astounding, both foolish and infuriating, but also deeply sympathetic.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2020
2/5 56% 2/1 (2020) Nowhere to go, nothing to say. Just a cute narrative concept that ultimately eats itself.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2020
4/5 96% Beyond the Visible - Hilma af Klint (2020) This detailed account of the life and works of Swedish artist and sometime mystic Hilma af Klint makes a compelling case for rewriting art history.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2020
2/5 63% I Am Woman (2020) This defiantly bland biopic of the Australian singing star Helen Reddy, who died this month, manages the remarkably counterintuitive feat of being oddly anti-feminist while describing the life of an acknowledged feminist flag-bearer.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2020
1/5 89% Kajillionaire (2020) Almost everything on camera is "wacky" with a screamingly conspicuous capital W.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2020
4/5 96% Saint Maud (2020) The ideas, about the nature of faith in the face of death, are rich and provocative. And the shadow-drenched aesthetic is stunning.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2020
3/5 No Score Yet That Click (2020) Former subjects such as Michelle Williams, Nicole Kidman and Baz Luhrmann pop up and gush, but the work is so strong that it hardly matters.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2020
1/5 17% Cats & Dogs 3: Paws Unite! (2020) A hopeless, misfired cash grab.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2020
1/5 80% Eternal Beauty (2019) An Angel at My Table it ain't.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2020
4/5 98% The Forty-Year-Old Version (2020) A star is born, albeit at the ripe age of 44, as the writer, director, producer and actress Radha Blank seizes her moment, often hilariously so, as the deadpan centre of this whip-smart comedy.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2020
4/5 91% The Trial of the Chicago 7 (2020) [T]he compassionate, optimistic and indeed counterintuitive ending feels like the aspirational balm that we need right now.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2020
2/5 86% On The Rocks (2020) A strange hybrid movie, part Woody Allen-inspired character study, part wacky conjugal rom-com, a film of two disparate halves that fails to fully service either one.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2020
2/5 72% Ammonite (2020) An over-reliance on visual aids is not a crime in itself. But coupled with some clunky lines, heat-free chemistry and a pair of oddly muted performances, the results are a wobbly-lipped bodice ripper that's verging on parody...‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2020
4/5 78% I Am Greta (2020) A fascinating "year in the life of" the eco warrior Greta Thunberg...‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2020
1/5 No Score Yet Sportin' Life (2020) [A] truly god-awful documentary...‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2020
1/5 40% Mainstream (2020) A horrifically empty "social media satire"...‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2020
3/5 38% Miss Marx (2020) Garai... dominates practically every scene.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2020
4/5 80% Pieces of a Woman (2020) An unbroken 30-minute sequence... depicts the final labour stages, right up to the birth, with the kind of woozy, dread-inducing and pulse-quickening attention to detail that has simply never been committed to a fiction film before.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2020
5/5 100% The World to Come (2020) Kirby and Waterston have white-hot chemistry...‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2020
3/5 100% Real (2020) The actor and novice writer-director Aki Omoshaybi delivers a promising feature debut...‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2020
3/5 67% Savage (2019) The debutant director Sam Kelly creates a credibly hard-hitting if depressingly repetitive (fackin, fackin, fackin, fackin) milieu, with shades of Lee Tamahori's classic New Zealand drama Once Were Warriors.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2020
1/5 0% Hard Kill (2020) I can only hope that Bruce Willis managed to squeeze a house out of the producers of this breathtakingly poor mess about a, ahem, "quantum" military computer program that can either destroy the world or save it.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2020
4/5 78% The Broken Hearts Gallery (2020) The rom-com is dead. Long live the rom-com.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2020
2/5 64% The Devil All the Time (2020) The results, alas, although thematically consistent (God + Americans = mass psychosis), tend to be tawdry, repetitive and unmistakably shallow.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2020
2/5 43% The Roads Not Taken (2020) [T]hat's it. That's the film. Three different Javier Bardems moaning solidly, sometimes crying, and struggling to write, for 85 minutes.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2020
1/5 80% Salvatore: Shoemaker of Dreams (2020) What actually unfolds is even more formulaic than that sounds and, in fact, has all the cinematic prowess of a corporate video from the boys in marketing.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2020
4/5 97% One Night in Miami (2020) King proves to be a gifted director of actors as she massages into life a premise that could so easily have been swamped by its corniness.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2020
4/5 71% Final Account (2020) Holland proves a skilled inquisitor and eventually forces uncomfortable truths out of his subjects.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2020
4/5 88% Les Misérables (2020) It is the most incendiary crime film to emerge from French cinema since Mathieu Kassovitz's La Haine.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2020
4/5 95% The Human Voice (La Voz Humana) (2020) More! More!‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2020
2/5 74% Mulan (2020) Brazenly pilfering the recent Skywalker saga (also owned by Disney), this Mulan has mutated into a slightly less interesting version of Daisy Ridley's Rey...‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2020
5/5 71% Lacci (2020) It's like the Italian version of Marriage Story, only stretched out over 40 years.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2020
2/5 80% I'm Thinking of Ending Things (2020) Despite the surface trappings, and the suggestion that this is, at heart, a woman's story, it's still just another account of a self-regarding intellectual with serious girlfriend issues who likes to bemoan his place in an unfair world.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2020
4/5 100% Away (2019) The animation, in close-up, is often rudimentary (the hero's face is a pink splodge with two eyes), but the haunting music and surreal setting more than compensate.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2020
3/5 33% The Lost Prince (Le prince oublié) (2020) There are hints of greatness in this high-concept French-language fantasy from Michel Hazanavicius, the Oscar-winning director of The Artist. Yet, frustratingly, it's just not quite there.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2020
2/5 84% She Dies Tomorrow (2020) The characters are just awful. Superficial, inarticulate, mewling dolts. So odious, in fact, that you wonder if this is satire.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2020
1/5 87% Get Duked! (2020) [M]anic energy can only get you so far before the film's unapologetic amateurism becomes deadening and mildly insulting.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2020
5/5 71% Tenet (2020) The real joy of the film, nonetheless, is the sheer spectacle.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2020