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Robert Martin
Robert Martin's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Globe and Mail, Starburst

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
7/10 68% Little Joe (2019) You long for something explosive to happen and it doesn't, which is surely part of the point that Hausner is making, but Little Joe is at times the cinematic equivalent of taking some heavy mood stabilisers.‐ Starburst
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2020
8/10 100% Chained for Life (2019) As the male and female leads, Adam Pearson, so good in Under the Skin, and Weixler are fearless, particularly in an intimate love scene between them, their previous conversation about it saying much about what we as viewers are feeling.‐ Starburst
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2019
8/10 92% In Fabric (2019) What does come across brilliantly at all times is how well he understands cinema and what he's doing. The film is in turns creepy, sensual, gory, and laugh out loud funny.‐ Starburst
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2019
6/10 53% Parents (1989) The central idea of alienation may be ever present but Balaban doesn't get the tone quite right with direction that's fine scene to scene but cumulatively doesn't generate the necessary thrills to make Parents one to rush out and adopt.‐ Starburst
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2019
7/10 No Score Yet Painkillers (2019) Before getting carried away, if it sounds like this is a great film, it's no Near Dark but it's much better than expected.‐ Starburst
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2019
8/10 75% Bad Times at the El Royale (2018) One of the many pleasures in checking into the El Royale is how perfectly the rugs beneath your feet get pulled, and how often. ‐ Starburst
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2019
9/10 90% Mandy (2018) Phrases spring to mind like 'fever-dream' or 'hallucinatory trip' but they're not enough to convey the absolute single-minded, relentless perfection of the vision and craft that this film presents.‐ Starburst
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2018
1/10 No Score Yet Elves (2018) Only the music is worthy of any compliments, cleverly riffing on Christmas carols and yuletide jolliness.‐ Starburst
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2018
4/10 No Score Yet Lake Placid: Legacy (2018) In fairness, there are some well mounted scenes and the odd delightfully gory moment, but the whole thing is let down by a, for the most part, massively unconvincing CGI creature. ‐ Starburst
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2018
7/10 27% The Amityville Horror (1979) Brolin and Kidder carry the film, their conviction encouraging you to believe even if you don't.‐ Starburst
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2018
9/10 90% Isle of Dogs (2018) It just might be Anderson's best.‐ Starburst
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2018
7/10 95% A Quiet Place (2018) If the creatures are somewhat of a let-down, Emily Blunt more than makes up for it. ‐ Starburst
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2018
7/10 76% 1984 (1984) Can it live up to the masterpiece from which it was adapted? In short, the answer is no. But it makes a damn good crack at it.‐ Starburst
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2018
9/10 89% You Were Never Really Here (2018) You Were Never Really Here is a brutal film. You'll certainly flinch more than once, sometimes at what you think you might see rather than what you do. ‐ Starburst
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2018
8/10 74% Existenz (1999) eXistenZ is a hugely enjoyable SF thriller with a playfulness to its narrative that keeps you well and truly baffled as too where you are.‐ Starburst
Read More | Posted May 15, 2018
7/10 61% Murder On The Orient Express (2017) It's true that the pace is slow to begin with but, much like the train, it soon starts to build up steam.‐ Starburst
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2018
7/10 55% The Gate (1987) Given the film's $2.5m budget it's incredible what was achieved here. ‐ Starburst
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2018
3/10 10% Doctor Faustus (1968) If it wasn't so dull it would camp but it doesn't even achieve that.‐ Starburst
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2018
7/10 45% Stephen King's 'Silver Bullet' (1985) Silver Bullet is fun rather than terrifying.‐ Starburst
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2018
6/10 48% Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017) After a brilliant opening sequence and some beautiful early scenes set on the planet Mul with is stunningly realised Pearl people, things speed up like a formula one race and never let up. ‐ Starburst
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2017
7/10 79% Sorcerer (1977) Sorcerer is at times a powerful experience and looks great in this Blu-ray edition.‐ Starburst
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2017
9/10 94% Point Blank (1967) It's brutal. It may be 50 years old but it still shocks. ‐ Starburst
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2017
10/10 100% The Wages of Fear (1953) This is filmmaking at its very best and rarely does a film grip with such intensity, some scenes being almost unbearable to watch as the situations the men find themselves in create palpable tension, which you believe utterly.‐ Starburst
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2017
7/10 92% Mindhorn (2016) As a comedy, it's laugh out loud funny, as a homage to more innocent TV days it's enormous fun and it even manages the odd moment of pathos. ‐ Starburst
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2017
10/10 91% La La Land (2016) Utterly justifying why it caused such a big song and dance. Joyous.‐ Starburst
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2017
9/10 81% The Monster (2016) It's the relationship between the mother and daughter, fighting their own monsters, which makes the film resonate beyond the frights.‐ Starburst
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2016
6/10 82% The Brand New Testament (Le tout nouveau testament) (2016) There isn't a satisfying sense of purpose to the story. It's quite sweet and gentle and tries at times to be profound, as if the crew has been shown Amelie on a loop. Indeed there are touching moments, but what does it all add up to? Not very much really.‐ Starburst
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2016
92% Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) In addition to being a slickly produced and highly entertaining adventure suitable for the whole family, Star Wars is richly evocative of a whole range of old film forms.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2015