Nikki Baughan Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
63% Paradise Hills (2019) An off-kilter, steampunk blend of Disney, The Handmaids Tale and The Stepford Wives, writer/director Alice Waddington's feature debut is entirely as intriguing as that sounds.‐ AWFJ Women on Film
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2020
3/5 47% Underwater (2020) [Stewart's] committed performance, and the camaraderie of the supporting players, helps steer this film through some of its more murky moments.‐ The List
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2/5 81% Daniel Isn't Real (2019) It's all an exercise in style over substance.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2020
No Score Yet Chronology (2019) Narratively intriguing and confidently made, the second feature from Turkish filmmaker Ali Aydin proves to be a knotty domestic thriller which commands attention right from its striking opening sequence.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2020
No Score Yet In a Whisper (A media voz) (2019) The immigrant experience, and the issue of global population displacement, is explored with an intimate touch and a lyrical tone in this deeply personal documentary from filmmakers Heidi Hassan and Patricia Perez Fernandez.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2019
97% The Cave (2019) The work is relentless, their bravery inspirational and the scale of inhumanity never less than breathtaking.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2019
4/5 100% So Long, My Son (Di jiu tian chang) (2019) While its structure is challenging - the narrative ducks back and forth in time, for brief moments or long sequences - the storytelling is so involving that it doesn't take long to sink into its rhythms.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2019
3/5 60% Ophelia (2019) While it never quite escapes the soft-focus YA roots of Lisa Klein's source novel, McCarthy breathes vigorous new life into an age-old tale.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2019
5/5 79% Che: Part Two (Guerrilla) (2008) [Soderbergh's] direction is flawless; choppy editing, a muddy pallet and a camera that gets up close and personal with every facet of the fight, however small, effectively making the viewer part of the revolution.‐ Roll Credits
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2019
5/5 67% Che: Part One (The Argentine) (2009) Del Toro in the lead role... is an absolutely masterful performance, a tour de force portrayal that gets under the skin of Che without resorting the caricature.‐ Roll Credits
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2019
4/5 57% Fuck (F*ck) (2005) [A]n interesting piece of film-making.‐ Roll Credits
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2019
5/5 98% The Wrestler (2008) But this is, of course, [Mickey] Rourke's moment. As the increasingly desperate and bewildered Ram he is aggressive and vulnerable, frightening and sympathetic as he struggles to find a place in a world that's leaving him behind. ‐ Roll Credits
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2019
5/5 81% Gran Torino (2009) As a film, Gran Torino is powerful, moving and entertaining; as a tribute to a living legend, it's deeply, indelibly affecting.‐ Roll Credits
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2019
3/5 No Score Yet The Tattooist (2007) The Tattooist is an interesting, neat little thriller that effectively combines ancient customs with modern film-making techniques.‐ Roll Credits
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2019
3/5 10% The Unborn (2009) But the film's fundamental flaw is that these solid spooky moments hang on a narrative that's not nearly strong enough to bear their weight. ‐ Roll Credits
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2019
5/5 76% Linha de Passe (2008) Energetic yet thoughtful, intelligent and provocative, [Walter] Salles and his co-director Daniela Thomas provide another mesmerising snapshot of Brazil as the beating heart of modern South America.‐ Roll Credits
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2019
3/5 40% Repo! The Genetic Opera (2008) Essentially, it's a brave, bold and brash piece of film-making that deserves to find a cult home on DVD. ‐ Roll Credits
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2019
5/5 64% Watchmen (2009) The essence of what made [Alan] Moore's tale a work of genius is up on the screen for all to see, and it looks phenomenal.‐ Roll Credits
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2019
5/5 95% Not Quite Hollywood: The Wild, Untold Story of Ozploitation! (2008) It's a triumph of documentary making, and a truly entertaining movie in its own right.‐ Roll Credits
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2019
3/5 58% W. (2008) Ultimately this portrayal of Bush as a bumbling buffoon is lacking any real satirical teeth, particularly as it's all played out like a straightforward biopic.‐ Roll Credits
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2019
3/5 33% Paul Blart: Mall Cop (2009) But it's not meant to be deep - it's intended as an easy-going laugh-fest and on that front it succeeds thanks exclusively to Kevin James's energetic performance.‐ Roll Credits
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2019
4/5 48% Bottle Shock (2008) [A] film that acknowledges the passion, dedication and commitment of those owner/growers who keep our wine cellars, cupboards and fridges stocked and, to that end, it's worth a tipple.‐ Roll Credits
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2019
4/5 65% Quantum of Solace (2008) Bond is being further shaped into the character we've always known, and will most definitely be back to fight another day.‐ Roll Credits
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2019
4/5 65% Zack and Miri Make a Porno (2008) Kevin Smith's most accessible film, Zack and Miri Makes a Porno is arguably his most toothless, being as it is a rather sweet romantic comedy despite the porn element. But that's not to say it's no fun.‐ Roll Credits
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2019
4/5 100% Afghan Star (2009) It's absolutely fascinating to see such a familiar talent show format - complete with sharp-tongued judges and starry-eyed wannabees - in such a vastly different setting. ‐ Roll Credits
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2019
5/5 61% Changeling (2008) Changeling simmers with emotion, tension and that sense of wide-eyed incredulity that comes with such an unbelievable true story.‐ Roll Credits
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2019
4/5 79% Kirschblüten - Hanami (Cherry Blossoms) (2008) Indeed, the film may be a thoughtful meditation on the fragility of life, but it's also a celebration on the powerful, enduring strength of love.‐ Roll Credits
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2019
4/5 77% Hansel & Gretel (2007) An original take on an age-old story, Hansel & Gretel is a small but powerful addition to the Eastern horror genre.‐ Roll Credits
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2019
5/5 87% Gonzo: The Life and Work of Hunter S. Thompson (2008) Gonzo is an intimate portrait of a character who was truly larger than life.‐ Roll Credits
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2019
2/5 16% Max Payne (2008) [I]t's all looks and no brain.‐ Roll Credits
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2019
3/5 38% Inkheart (2009) It may not be the most breathlessly exciting film out there, but for the young audience for which it's intended, Inkheart is an intelligent, charming and well-rounded old-school adventure. ‐ Roll Credits
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2019
3/5 39% Transporter 3 (2008) The car chases are exciting, the fight scenes hugely entertaining... and [Jason] Statham even handles Frank's emotional side with a sharp-edged style.‐ Roll Credits
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2019
3/5 26% Bedtime Stories (2008) Bedtime Stories is undoubtedly one for the kids but, with its bright and breezy tone and old-fashioned, inoffensive charm, it may well win over a few of their parents too. ‐ Roll Credits
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2019
3/5 37% X-Men Origins - Wolverine (2009) Toothy, energetic and wild, X-Men Origins: Wolverine may not live up to high fan expectations, but it's entertaining enough to tempt new viewers to the franchise.‐ Roll Credits
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2019
5/5 94% Star Trek (2009) Star Trek is that very rare beast; an eye-popping summer blockbuster with genuine heart and soul.‐ Roll Credits
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2019
2/5 65% Helen (2008) Earnest in intent but shaky in delivery, Helen is a film whose execution just can't live up to the strong ideas behind it.‐ Roll Credits
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2019
5/5 70% Delta (2009) Delta remains a gentle, moving and haunting portrait of human nature.‐ Roll Credits
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2019
5/5 91% Coraline (2009) [A] sumptuous, stunning film that will charm audiences young and old.‐ Roll Credits
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2019
2/5 36% Angels & Demons (2009) [U]nsurprisingly, [Angels & Demons] treads much the same path as its predecessor; it's very long, very melodramatic and very middle-of-the-road.‐ Roll Credits
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2019
5/5 68% Synecdoche, New York (2008) [W]ith Synecdoche, New York Charlie Kaufman has most certainly turned in one of the most beautifully realised, exquisitely made films of the year. Simply put, it's astonishing.‐ Roll Credits
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2019
3/5 45% Night at the Museum 2: Battle of the Smithsonian (2009) Clever, charming and with enough fire-power to hold the attention and raise a chuckle, Night at the Museum 2 hasn't strayed far from the winning formula of simple story and complex CGI set down by the first film.‐ Roll Credits
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2019
3/5 11% Bride Wars (2009) [B]ut luckily the actresses are charming enough to keep it on the right side of funny.‐ Roll Credits
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2019
4/5 73% Mulberry Street (2007) [An] intelligent, understated and surprising film that crosses outlandish creature feature traditions with post 9/11 paranoia to hugely entertaining effect.‐ Roll Credits
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2019
3/5 30% Underworld: The Rise of the Lycans (2009) Energetic, dark and satisfying, it does exactly what it says on the tin.‐ Roll Credits
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2019
5/5 93% Frost/Nixon (2008) As these two men slowly but surely change the face of both television and politics, so Frost/Nixon develops into a beautifully crafted, expertly handled drama of the highest order.‐ Roll Credits
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2019
3/5 39% Awaydays (2009) [T]his is the tale of Carty and Elvis and, when the focus is on them, the film shines despite the grim feel that permeates every scene. ‐ Roll Credits
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2019
3/5 69% Tormented (2009) [T]he energetic performances from the young actors keep the film moving on regardless, and the climax is both bloody and satisfying. ‐ Roll Credits
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2019
4/5 26% Seven Pounds (2008) Seven Pounds becomes a mesmerising, powerful piece of film-making that, although not completely perfect... has the courage of its convictions to the end.‐ Roll Credits
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2019
5/5 92% Drag Me to Hell (2009) Drag Me To Hell is pure horror heaven.‐ Roll Credits
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2019
3/5 94% Slepe lásky, (Blind Loves) (2009) Although there are moments that do seem scripted - and, indeed, there was most likely a central narrative structure to keep the film on point - [Juraj] Lehotsky's work is at its very heart honest, intimate and revealing.‐ Roll Credits
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2019