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Graeme Tuckett

Graeme Tuckett
Graeme Tuckett's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Stuff.co.nz

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/5 59% The Burnt Orange Heresy (2020) The Burnt Orange Heresy was a fine diversion on a grim and grey afternoon.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2020
2.5/5 69% The High Note (2020) The High Note is either a light-hearted and likeable fantasy of the LA music industry, or a white-washed, clueless and resolutely tone-deaf take on the same. Over to you.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2020
3.5/5 48% Greed (2020) Go and see Greed for Coogan's chameleonic work at its heart. He truly is worth the price of your ticket.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2020
3.5/5 74% The Wretched (2020) This is still a smart, affectionate, likeable and well-made movie, with a couple of extremely well-wrought scares to commend it. Bravo.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2020
5/5 98% Rosie (2019) Rosie is a five-star treat.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Jun 17, 2020
4/5 92% Da 5 Bloods (2020) [Spike Lee] lifts this Bloods straight to the top level of war movies that I actually trust are telling it like it was.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2020
2.5/5 56% Resistance (2020) A pretty decent war-time drama of refugees and resistance fighters... badly hobbled by also needing to tell the story of a man who went on to become a mime and a clown.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2020
3.5/5 74% The Lodge (2020) It all adds up to a film that is more than the sum of the parts and a testament to the fact that sometimes you've just got to let film-makers make films, and not worry too much if they also managed to get it in writing.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Jun 10, 2020
4/5 48% Burden (2020) A valid and compelling film that deserves to be seen.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2020
4.5/5 92% In Fabric (2019) It's as though the last 50 years never happened and Rome's Cinecittà Studios are still turning out the films that defied and then defined the psychological horror genre.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2020
3.5/5 59% The Last Full Measure (2020) A solid, well-made and occasionally very moving piece of work.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted May 28, 2020
4.5/5 93% Monos (2019) A brutal, engrossing, superbly well-shot, well-scored and better-than-average thriller of child-soldiers at war.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted May 28, 2020
5/5 100% Bait (2019) Trust me, you have never seen a film quite like Bait.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted May 20, 2020
3.5/5 80% Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love (2019) If you are happy to embrace the myth, then you may find yourself quite moved by this film. But, if you were hoping for something a bit more clear-eyed and truthful, you may be as underwhelmed as I was.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted May 14, 2020
4/5 85% Les Misérables (2020) There is an insight, compassion and generosity of spirit here that most films saddled with the "gritty, urban thriller" tag never even aspire to. That [Director Ladj] Ly is capable of this maturity and confidence on debut is astonishing.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted May 13, 2020
60% Have a Good Trip: Adventures in Psychedelics (2020) Don't come to Have a Good Trip looking for answers, or even much information about psychedelics. But it is a friendly, entertaining and likeably brief collection of yarns and recollections.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted May 13, 2020
4.5/5 95% Citizen K (2019) Trust me on this, it is a fascinating story. One more urgent and important to understand than any spy thriller or fictional drama could ever be.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted May 7, 2020
3.5/5 71% Vivarium (2020) Writer/director Lorcan Finnegan... has delivered a mostly pretty tasty and effective film that never quite gets to where you hope it might, but never really drops the ball completely either.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted May 7, 2020
4.5/5 91% Luce (2019) Writer/director Julius Onah (The Girl is in Trouble) has a lot to say, but, with this powerhouse cast, he saves some of his best moments for the quiet spaces, between the words. Very recommended.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2020
1/5 17% Once Upon A Time In London (2019) The storytelling is inadequate, the lack of budget is glaring, the cinematography is perfunctory at best and the soundtrack is an irritating and repetitive pastiche of mostly lousy songs.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2020
2.5/5 60% Ultras (2020) Count me out. I've sat through films nearly identical to Ultras at least half-a-dozen times in the last 14 years and they never really get much better, or much worse.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2020
4/5 79% There's Something in the Water (2019) This is a tough and very watchable little movie. And since you've finished Tiger King and you still have plenty of time on your hands, you may as well give it a spin.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2020
4/5 83% The Platform (El Hoyo) (2019) There's not much in this world I like more than a film-maker who starts out with a high concept and then absolutely nails it to the wall.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2020
2.5/5 38% Spenser Confidential (2020) When the best thing about a film is the support cast, then you know we have a problem.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2020
22% Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014) Like it or not, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles stays gratifyingly close to Eastman and Laird's original vision. Nice one.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2020
4/5 No Score Yet The Humorist (2019) A confronting, literate and occasionally biting satire.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2020
3.5/5 82% Queen & Slim (2019) Queen and Slim is still an accomplished debut, with two excellent performances at its heart, and well worth finding on a big screen.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2020
4/5 31% Bloodshot (2020) You could do worse than this comic book spin-off.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2020
3.5/5 75% Military Wives (2020) A well-enough made dramedy with just enough bite in its backend to stir something that actually felt like an honest emotional response.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2020
2.5/5 84% The Way Back (2020) The trouble is, despite a couple of decent performances at its heart and a nice shift behind the camera from Eduard Grau (Buried) The Way Back just never achieves lift off.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2020
1/5 37% Downhill (2020) If you walk into Downhill expecting a comedy, you'll be disappointed. And if you're hoping for a worthy remake of a great original, you'll be appalled.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2020
4/5 91% The Invisible Man (2020) I walked out wondering if this is a serious early contender for a Top 10 of 2020 list, in 10 short month's time.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2020
4/5 84% Mr. Jones (2020) It is compelling, engrossing and shocking, but never bleak or morbid. Bravo.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2020
4/5 98% Working Woman (2019) Better known as a documentarian, veteran Israeli director Michael Aviad brings an unblinking eye to this harrowing and thought-provoking tale of sexual harassment.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2020
4/5 86% Come to Daddy (2020) Although it wears its inspirations and influences proudly and openly, there is still some originality and a clear voice here.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2020
3.5/5 43% The Professor and the Madman (2019) Expecting not much, I walked out of The Professor and the Madman happy enough to have seen it.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2020
90% The Lighthouse (2019) The Lighthouse is a horror movie done just the way I like them.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2020
92% Miss Americana (2020) Going in a cynic, Swift - and Lane Wilson's film-making - won me over in the end. Bravo.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2020
2.5/5 76% Richard Jewell (2019) For a film about the efforts to clear one man's name, the treatment of Scruggs in Richard Jewell seems like hypocrisy - with a side-order of misogyny - of the worst sort.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2020
3.5/5 64% Sonic the Hedgehog (2020) It makes me happy enough to come back with the news... that Sonic the Hedgehog is a far-better-than-average thrash at the genre.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2020
4/5 78% Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) (2020) It's frenetic, giddily paced, stylish as all hell and bounces along with a likeable goofiness that won me over more than any DC movie has for years.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2020
5/5 99% For Sama (2019) It is confronting and occasionally shocking. But also warm, moving, often surprisingly funny and utterly crucial.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2020
5/5 80% A Hidden Life (2019) As imagined and filmed by Terrence Malick, A Hidden Life is a vast and meditative biopic that moves well beyond the confines of the story it is ostensibly here to tell.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2020
4/5 98% Beats (2020) As Johnno and Spanner, Cristian Ortega and Lorn Macdonald are engaging, charismatic and basically perfectly cast.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2020
3.5/5 20% The Grudge (2020) An example of some quite startlingly good film-making.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2020
4/5 No Score Yet Frida. Viva la vida (2019) Go see Frida: Viva La Vida. There is a lot not to love about the film, but you would be a bloody fool to not love the life.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2020
2/5 48% Underwater (2020) Underwater does a lot of things right... but this mostly a muddled, rushed and over-complicated thrash at a genre that needs clear and concise storytelling to really work.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2020
4.5/5 83% Just Mercy (2020) In the "what film was robbed of an Oscar this year?" debate, the case is closed.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2020
4/5 14% Dolittle (2020) There's a refreshing light-heartedness and good nature about this film that I liked more than I was expecting.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2020
3.5/5 77% Bad Boys for Life (2020) I'm actually kinda delighted to report back that this Bad Boys scrubs up well. It might even be the best film of the bunch.‐ Stuff.co.nz
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2020