Ryan Pollard Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

Ryan Pollard

Ryan Pollard
Ryan Pollard's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Starburst

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
9/10 92% A Good Woman Is Hard to Find (2020) A Good Woman is Hard to Find is a damn solid piece of drama that is brutal yet effective. ‐ Starburst
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2019
3/10 30% Venom (2018) It's such a bizarre mixture of tones that Venom feels like the perfect successor to The Amazing Spider-Man films, almost to the point where you begin to wonder whether or not this was originally intended to be a spinoff to those films.‐ Starburst
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2019
2/10 No Score Yet Loophole (2017) Another forgettable, bland, throwaway release that has nothing in it whatsoever. Its messages are too preachy, the dialogue is clichéd-riddled, the characterisation is wafer thin, and there's just no real substance to be found. ‐ Starburst
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2019
8/10 73% Crimson Peak (2015) Crimson Peak has proven to be Del Toro's most divisive movie to date, with some being very fond of it while others are frustrated and tired of it. ‐ Starburst
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2019
33% Hackers (1995) One may criticise Hackers for being unreal, ridiculous or just too cheesy, but it stands as one of the most underrated gems to have come out of the 1990s. The performances are vibrant, the storytelling is kinetic and the visuals are something to behold.‐ Starburst
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2018
5/5 34% Kin (2018) All these positives aren't enough to make this movie good, since it's let down by an incredibly dated story full of some of the most tired clichés, without even attempting to add something new or fresh to spice things up. ‐ Starburst
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2018
2/10 24% The Happytime Murders (2018) A film that is not only unfunny in every way, it is downright annoying, inept, and embarrassing.‐ Starburst
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2018
7/10 78% The Bestowal (2019) An odd, peculiar beast that is unique, challenging and thought-provoking, yet frustrating, unengaging and, from this writer's mindset, impossible to become emotionally attached to. ‐ Starburst
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2018
7/10 31% Tideland (2006) It is true that Gilliam makes his movies through fire and brimstone just by examining his extraordinary filmography, and there is no denying that Tideland is a film that was borne out of that.‐ Starburst
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2018
9/10 92% The Death of Superman (2018) This rightfully stands along such gems like Superman vs. the Elite and All Star Superman as one of the best Superman animated movies to date, so let's just hope the upcoming second part delivers just as well.‐ Starburst
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2018
5/10 25% The Humanity Bureau (2018) The main problem... is that The Humanity Bureau is not special enough to have long legs in the future, and arguably certain plot elements and concepts have been better executed in various other movies before it.‐ Starburst
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2018
5/10 56% The Commuter (2018) Just like Roger Murtaugh in Lethal Weapon, you do get the impression of Liam thinking he's "too old for this s---".‐ Starburst
Read More | Posted May 11, 2018
2/10 21% Looking Glass (2018) Despite being billed as a suspense thriller, there is zero suspense throughout, questions that are raised never answered satisfyingly, and even as it throws a twist towards the end, there are so few characters here that you just don't give a damn about.‐ Starburst
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2018
8/10 87% Professor Marston & The Wonder Women (2017) Maybe a bit too long in places, but there's no denying that Angela Robinson has made what is an excellent, yet ballsy movie.‐ Starburst
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2018
6/10 86% Requiem (2006) In the end, Requiem is something of a disappointment.‐ Starburst
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2018
7/10 51% Tomb Raider (2018) Tomb Raider certainly isn't a perfect movie and isn't quite the game-changer for video game films, yet it definitely isn't a bad attempt; sporting impressive action, creative visuals and Vikander's dynamic performance. ‐ Starburst
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2018
3/10 64% Peter Rabbit (2018) Peter Rabbit is not just one of the worst films to be released this year, but it's also a gigantic missed opportunity. ‐ Starburst
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2018
7/10 45% Red Sparrow (2018) No matter what you make of it, Red Sparrow is an odd, peculiar beast of a movie that, like its main protagonist, you don't really know what to make of it. ‐ Starburst
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2018
5/10 92% Kickboxer: Retaliation (2018) This film feels like watching a series of fight sequences that are loosely connected by a wafer thin plot.‐ Starburst
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2018
8/10 56% The Lego Ninjago Movie (2017) This is still a solid LEGO movie with a great voice cast.‐ Starburst
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2018
7/10 79% Sweet Virginia (2017) Despite its flaws, Sweet Virginia is a suspense-filled, tension-built thriller with a palpable sense of dread and gloom felt throughout that adds to the strong performances, as well as the drama.‐ Starburst
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2018
8/10 91% A Ghost Story (2017) This movie makes you question what you would do if something this tragic happened to you, and how you would cope being this invisible, disembodied entity who can do nothing except watch life pass you by, and that rationalization is scary to imagine.‐ Starburst
Read More | Posted Jan 4, 2018
8/10 62% House (Ding Dong, You're Dead) (1986) As a film, House is still as much of a warm, at times bonkers, family-friendly horror as it's ever been. ‐ Starburst
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2017
6/10 8% House II: The Second Story (1987) House II doesn't quite have anything similar to the strong performance of the original's Bill Katt anchoring the picture, but it still has plenty to make it a worthwhile follow-up that's definitely worth watching.‐ Starburst
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2017
9/10 92% Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) This movie's ultimate achievement is remembering what a great Spider-Man movie should always be in the end: fun, heartfelt, and exciting without ever losing sight of what makes the character so beloved and iconic. ‐ Starburst
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2017
6/10 40% Justice League (2017) In the end, Justice League is an enjoyable fun, if severely flawed movie that is better than the first three entries in the DCEU, but falls short of Wonder Woman's heights. ‐ Starburst
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2017
10/10 100% Paddington 2 (2018) What Paddington 2 demonstrates is that in the currently messed-up and hectic world we currently live in, we need films like this to remind us how we need something loving to make our lives endearing, akin to the warm message of It's a Wonderful Life.‐ Starburst
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2017
10/10 87% A Clockwork Orange (1971) Like all of his movies, Stanley Kubrick's direction is simply astonishing in every frame; from the warped angles to the eerie motion and surreal atmosphere, it just all adds to the disturbing, deranged environment/mindscape Kubrick's trying to create. ‐ Starburst
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2017
8/10 93% Wonder Woman (2017) Despite its flaws, Wonder Woman is every bit as epic as Batman v. Superman or Suicide Squad, yet has the humanity and emotion that those movies sorely lacked, despite being smaller-scaled. ‐ Starburst
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2017
8/10 96% Belle de Jour (1968) Belle de Jour is a film that's ambiguous and alluring in equal measure, and while that can be alienating for modern audiences, this is a film that is still radical, thought provoking and enticing after 50 years.‐ Starburst
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2017
7/10 65% The Osiris Child: Science Fiction Volume One (2017) With all its faults, The Osiris Child is still a solid movie that shows the potential for what can be possible in Australian cinema, just as long as you have the passion, ambition and creativity driving it. ‐ Starburst
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2017
7/10 78% Atomic Blonde (2017) For the most part, Atomic Blonde is an atomic blast, delivering on the action and allure with style and panache. Theron is one cool action badass.‐ Starburst
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2017
6/10 48% Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017) Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets is absolute nonsense like no other ... but with an actual sense of humour. It's beautifully realised, highly imaginative and creative, yet has goofy performances and a script that revels in its cheesiness.‐ Starburst
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2017
9/10 87% Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie (Captain Underpants) (2017) Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie may be silly, stupid and ridiculous, but it's incredibly creative with its humour, animation, characters and story that its silliness makes it all part of its charm.‐ Starburst
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2017
9/10 92% Baby Driver (2017) Edgar Wright has been an influential presence in cinema and once again, he delivers in spades with Baby Driver rocketing upwards into the higher echelons as one of the best films to come out of this year.‐ Starburst
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2017
6/10 44% Ghost in the Shell (2017) The unsatisfying storytelling and the fact that we should expect more from this beloved franchise ... makes this somewhat disappointing.‐ Starburst
Read More | Posted Mar 31, 2017
7/10 49% Saban's Power Rangers (2017) It reinvents the franchise in a bold and mature way, while never losing sight of the campy fun that made Power Rangers so beloved to begin with, and for that alone, that makes this movie a worthwhile surprise.‐ Starburst
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2017
7/10 71% Beauty and the Beast (2017) As it stands, this version is still an enjoyably solid watch, but it's just not the ambitious masterpiece that it could've been.‐ Starburst
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2017
10/10 93% Logan (2017) Logan is as understated a masterpiece as there's ever been, delivering the Wolverine film we've all been waiting for, and if this truly is Hugh Jackman's final time playing him, he has definitely left the series on a high note.‐ Starburst
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2017
7/10 88% Sun Choke (2016) This will probably not be to everyone's tastes considering the film's uncomfortable nature and the lack of clarity within the narrative, but this film offers a unique experience that'll leave you surprised and intrigued.‐ Starburst
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2017
3/10 18% Assassin's Creed (2016) It's probably best to stick with the games.‐ Starburst
Read More | Posted Jan 6, 2017
10/10 91% La La Land (2016) Not just a bona fide masterpiece, but also the best film of the year bar none, capturing the true nature of Hollywood and Los Angeles in a way that's both unconventional and surprising.‐ Starburst
Read More | Posted Jan 6, 2017
6/10 31% Passengers (2016) There is fun to be found, but when is all said and done, the eyes may be sated, but the brain's still craving.‐ Starburst
Read More | Posted Dec 29, 2016
10/10 94% The Edge of Seventeen (2016) Kelly Fremon Craig [has created] what is a true gem of a movie that has the hallmarks of a bonafide cult classic, which proves that she's truly a talent to watch out for.‐ Starburst
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2016
7/10 60% Downhill (2016) The fact that Patricio Valladares just went for it and thrown so many enticing ingredients into an already spicy soup is commendable and that makes the film more enjoyable than it sounds‐ Starburst
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2016
4/10 22% 400 Days (2016) In the end, 400 Days is a good and compelling idea that has been disappointingly realised with a preposterous second half.‐ Starburst
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2016
3/10 16% Gods Of Egypt (2016) It is one of the worst films of 2016, and while it is entertaining, the entertainment factor is completely unintentional.‐ Starburst
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2016
7/10 100% Just One Drink (2015) As far as independent short films go, this is one of the better ones out there.‐ Starburst
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2016
7/10 26% Momentum (2015) Momentum is in the end silly, trashy B-movie nonsense, yet it's top quality trash of the highest order as it does what it sets out to do by being enjoyably entertaining and having a stylistic gloss to its visuals.‐ Starburst
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2015
9/10 91% Faults (2015) Psychologically thrilling, yet oddly and darkly comic at times, Faults is an intense character study that gets under your skin and sends chills up your spine.‐ Starburst
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2015