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Liam Maguren

Liam Maguren
Liam Maguren's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Flicks.co.nz

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/5 70% 7500 (2020) It's up to Gordon-Levitt to maintain that authenticity when the suspense elevates, and he does a damn fine job in a career-high performance.‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2020
3/5 92% The Vast of Night (2020) Powered by mystery and intrigue, Patterson applies small-scale flashes of filmmaking brilliance to a story that can't quite keep up with him.‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2020
4/5 90% The Willoughbys (2020) It's the same dark whimsy that made Roald Dahl a household name, that perfect entry point for growing kids to understand and relate to the more unfortunate aspects of life-albeit, with a kind heart and a bunch of belly laughs.‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Apr 22, 2020
3/5 61% The Call of the Wild (2020) Despite those setbacks, The Call of the Wild still pulls through as an entertaining heart-on-sleeve old-school adventure flick that favours emotive performances from its animal characters over bland hyper-realism. ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2020
2/5 64% Sonic the Hedgehog (2020) Sonic the Hedgehog's absolute refusal to lean into its own weirdness has resulted in a predictably wholesome, blindingly forgettable experience.‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2020
4/5 72% Horse Girl (2020) I am certain of two things: this is one doozy of a watch and Alison Brie is at the height of her performing powers.‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2020
3/5 75% Only Cloud Knows (2019) As flashbacks continue to jump back and forth in time, there's a quiet hurt that creeps in when certain secrets are revealed-a hurt that turns into something quite bittersweet near the end.‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2019
3/5 96% I Lost My Body (2019) On one hand, the bog-standard love story amuses but never resonates. Fortunately, the other hand fights rats, dodges traffic, and does all sorts of insane things you've never witnessed in a film.‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2019
4/5 97% Knives Out (2019) "[Craig] sprinkles all 11 herbs and spices onto his Kentucky-fried accent, and while it may prove a bit much for some, it cleverly anchors the film's tone: very humorous, a bit preposterous, but always consistent."‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Nov 24, 2019
2/5 66% Lady and the Tramp (2019) Seeing two photo-realistic canines lock lips? Well... it ain't romantic, to say the least.‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2019
4/5 94% Klaus (2019) The Christmas film of the decade.‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2019
4/5 97% Tell Me Who I Am (2019) An incredibly moving experience that men, in particular, should witness and absorb.‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2019
4/5 100% 2040 (2020) 2040 might just shift your world for the better.‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2019
3/5 53% The Lion King (2019) Thrilling moments become more tense thanks to the photorealism, and when the Lions vs. Hyena climax kicks in, they go wild with it. It's kinda awesome.‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2019
4/5 91% Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) Some may write off Far From Home as 'just another superhero film', but doing so would overlook its mightily impressive ability to address immediate, real-world concerns in a palpable way for general audiences. ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2019
3/5 63% Yesterday (2019) Boyle's hyper-speed direction assures you move on before you can question any of this thoroughly. ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2019
1/5 22% Men in Black International (2019) Imagine a Taika Waititi-less Thor: Ragnarok rewritten by the guys who penned Transformers: The Last Knight. ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2019
3/5 57% Aladdin (2019) It's the modifications in Ritchie's enjoyable take on Aladdin that ultimately justifies its existence-even if it bends a few nails in the execution.‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted May 22, 2019
3/5 68% Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019) Fortunately, the concept fires on enough cylinders to prevent the story from being a write-off. ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted May 12, 2019
3/5 100% Vai (2019) A bold experience that rightly highlights the need for more Pasifika cinema.‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Apr 1, 2019
4/5 88% Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018) Younger audiences are, or soon will be, entering the world wide web with eyes as fresh as Ralph's. Such frankness with important messages feels endearing.‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2018
5/5 97% Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) It's truly sensational to witness a blockbuster this visually daring on a massive screen. It's even more sensational that I found myself yelling: "Give me six more Spider-Verse films!"‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2018
4/5 26% Mortal Engines (2018) Christian Rivers has constructed a beautiful, burly, bustling blockbuster that visually magnifies a crazy concept.‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2018
2/5 15% Robin Hood (2018) Unfortunately, it sets up a good target only to fire multiple arrows into its own foot.‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2018
4/5 99% They Shall Not Grow Old (2019) This digitalised revamping is unlike anything I've seen before-certainly not as simple as clicking a 'turn on the colour' button.‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2018
3/5 62% Rampant (2018) Zombie purists may cry "Blasphemy!" at Rampant's 'night demons'... but I found the change-up an entertaining point of difference. ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2018
3/5 No Score Yet Born Racer (2018) Thankfully, the film isn't a simple 90-minute padding of his life story, choosing to use Dixon more as a centre point for exploring the absolute death-tempting madness of the sport itself. ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2018
4/5 91% Mirai (2018) Animation has the unique ability to present surrealism to kids... It's great to see Mirai keeping this tradition alive and with purpose...‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2018
3/5 81% The Party (2018) It's not memorable, but it's short-lasting fun.‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2018
4/5 96% Black Panther (2018) The true knockout stars are Lupita Nyong'o as Wakandan spy Nakia and Danai Gurira as Dora Milaje general Okoye.‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2018
3/5 47% Downsizing (2017) A disappointing film made watchable thanks to solid performances and some constantly polite chuckles.‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2018
3/5 89% Mary and The Witch's Flower (2018) Enough to sweep audiences up in a journey that poses some good simple questions about science and ethics.‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2018
4/5 96% Menashe (2017) Menashe wants to be a good single parent so badly, and his earnest intentions are sympathetic, but the film does a stupendously cruel job making you question if he ever could be. ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2017
4/5 97% In This Corner of the World (Kono sekai no katasumi ni) (2017) It's a celebration of those who continued everyday life over the sound of death knocking on the door. ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2017
3/5 61% Murder On The Orient Express (2017) A simple exchange feels colossal from Branagh's mouth and thank his godly facial fuzz for that because there's a LOT of blunt exposition Poirot dishes out. ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2017
2/5 33% Jigsaw (2017) Disappointingly, most of the traps feel more like remixes of the past than anything drastically new.‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2017
2/5 16% Geostorm (2017) If you're the kind of person who hunts for a "good bad movie" then beer yourself up because this is the most entertaining two-star film of 2017.‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2017
4/5 100% Waru (2017) Chances are, you've never witnessed anything like Waru.‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2017
3/5 38% The Mountain Between Us (2017) It's a love story first and foremost, doing a better job serving that crowd than most Nicholas Sparks bollocks adapted to screen.‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2017
2/5 50% Another Mother's Son (2017) The sets and costuming are era-appropriate, but director Christopher Menaul's no-frills approach usually boils down to 'point cameras at actors'.‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2017
3/5 56% The Lego Ninjago Movie (2017) There's a giant robot that shoots sharks yelling "nom nom nom nom nom nom" - this is objectively funny in any language.‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2017
5/5 98% God's Own Country (2017) For anyone who can remember their young heart being soothed and captured for the first time, it is as intense as that experience.‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2017
4/5 88% Wind River (2017) A great sombre thriller that circles you like a pack of wolves before it pounces.‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2017
3/5 78% Atomic Blonde (2017) I can guarantee you at least one moment of ass-kicking amazement that will make the whole film feel like it was worth seeing. ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2017
5/5 86% A Monster Calls (2017) A Monster Calls explores the darkest of grey areas experienced at a tender age, creating a cinematic masterwork in visualised empathy.‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2017
1/5 58% Despicable Me 3 (2017) Exists only to sell out.‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2017
3/5 98% Long Way North (Tout en haut du monde) (2016) Yeah, Long Way North is basically a Russian Moana. ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2017
4/5 92% Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) This Spider-Man isn't about the big moments; it celebrates the small ones. ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2017
3/5 70% Cars 3 (2017) Has a trick up its glovebox that makes this film the best of the series.‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2017
3/5 45% Rough Night (2017) A solid laugh machine...‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2017