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Stephen Romei

Stephen Romei
Stephen Romei's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): The Australian

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
1/5 15% Dolittle (2020) The animals are not funny - not even for younger viewers - or even interesting. ‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2020
3.5/5 96% The Peanut Butter Falcon (2019) What follows could be a bit corny. Indeed it is a bit corny, and that is part of its charm. Life is a bit corny too.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2020
67% My Spy (2020) This movie becomes a bit too cute towards the end but until then it's an engaging and enjoyable way to spend a couple of hours, particularly for Coleman's performance. ‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2020
3.5/5 83% Just Mercy (2020) This is a powerful drama about an important ongoing issue.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2020
3.5/5 75% Spies in Disguise (2019) It's bright and breezy from start to finish, with an intelligent and humorous script, and engaging voice performances from Smith, Holland and Mendelsohn. ‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2020
3.5/5 71% Jumanji: The Next Level (2019) The fun and games come with seeing who becomes who. It's made even funnier this time around...‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2020
3.5/5 20% Cats (2019) While the performances are brilliant and the songs are great, the story isn't as strong as it could be.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2020
2.5/5 21% Playing with Fire (2019) There is an OK movie trapped in here. It needs someone to helicopter in and lift it out.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Dec 30, 2019
2.5/5 0% The Queen's Corgi (2019) My 14-year-old co-viewer and I laughed a lot, but it was the weirdness that tickled our sense of humour. I'm not sure this is the right movie to take younger viewers to, despite its school holidays release date.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Dec 30, 2019
43% The Addams Family (2019) The animation is sharp, right down to Lurch's fingernails. The music is well-placed. The famous theme song pops up now and then but is not overdone. ‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Dec 24, 2019
2/5 52% Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) I think The Rise of Skywalker is poorly directed, terribly filmed, clumsily edited, lamely scripted (a perennial problem, that one) and badly acted. ‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Dec 24, 2019
3/5 94% Avengers: Endgame (2019) It is this part of the story, the human side, to narrow it down to our marginal planet, that holds the movie together for its three-hour run time.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2019
3.5/5 79% Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love (2019) The home video footage of the young couple on Hydra, and of Cohen elsewhere, is fascinating to watch.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2019
3.5/5 59% Fisherman's Friends (2019) What was a pleasant surprise, for me, was how moving this movie turned out to be. I left the cinema thinking about what it means to have a decent life. I also decided to put Cornwall high on my to-visit list.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2019
3/5 77% Frozen II (2019) The songs, perhaps not as compelling as in the original, still make the heart beat faster now and then.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2019
3.5/5 100% Suzi Q (2019) Such glimpses of her private life unveil the story within the story. She was wild Suzi Quatro on stage and a regular woman off it. ‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2019
4/5 92% Ford v Ferrari (2019) You see the concentration. You see the sweat. You see the danger. You see the madness.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2019
4/5 77% Doctor Sleep (2019) Flanagan pulls it off, especially in the extended climactic sequence.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2019
2/5 52% Charlie's Angels (2019) It's an easy film to look at, but it should be more than that.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2019
4/5 70% Terminator: Dark Fate (2019) It is to the director's credit that he dwells on the inner life of all of the characters, even the original Terminator. ‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2019
4/5 87% Pavarotti (2019) I walked out of this movie feeling good, which I think is the gift Pavarotti returned to everyone.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2019
3/5 98% Maiden (2019) Without revealing too much, it's fair to say Maiden, Edwards and her crew did better than most people expected.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2019
1.5/5 87% Hustlers (2019) ...the script and plot are dull and obvious. The attempted humour is anything but funny.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2019
2.5/5 26% Gemini Man (2019) Lee has made good movies, notably Brokeback Mountain in 2005, for which Heath Ledger should have won an Oscar. Unfortunately Gemini Man is not one of them. ‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2019
2.5/5 27% UglyDolls (2019) With the school holidays on, this movie is a colourful and entertaining 90 minutes for kids under 10. The songs are easy on the ear and there are a couple of good jokes for the adult minders.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2019
3/5 78% Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019) This is a solid horror movie, thanks to its source material, its freakish monsters, its definite jump scares and good performances by Colletti and Garza.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2019
3/5 27% Rambo: Last Blood (2019) ...the violence does become too extreme towards the end, and also too predictable, so much so that I knocked it down a peg. I still walked out with nothing but respect for Stallone.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2019
3.5/5 65% Ride Like a Girl (2019) I should first go straight to the judge's box and say whether or not it's a winner. It is, largely because Griffiths makes it less about the racetrack and more about family, friends, gender bias in sport and elsewhere.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2019
4/5 84% Downton Abbey (2019) Downton Abbey is four-star entertainment from opening scene to closing.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2019
2/5 23% The Kitchen (2019) [It] falls short when it comes to background, plot and narrative drive. Too much of it is hard to believe. ‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2019
3.5/5 63% It Chapter Two (2019) The scenes that blend the lives of the adults with the lives of the kids they once were are excellent.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2019
3.5/5 39% Angel Has Fallen (2019) As an action-thriller with political intrigue, this movie does its job. It's Nolte who at times lifts it to another level.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2019
3/5 50% A Dog's Journey (2019) I went into it feeling a bit low and came out of it feeling a bit better. It's a reminder that sometimes there's a beauty in just going along with ordinary life, which is short, even more so for dogs.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2019
3.5/5 83% Midsommar (2019) Indeed, it's cultural sensitivity that lies at the heart of this movie. It is not about serial killers, aliens or supernatural beings. It is about the ordinary humans we know as the Other because they come from somewhere else.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2019
4/5 100% The Australian Dream (2019) The loudest voices are just loud. And this is the surprising and welcome thing about The Australian Dream. In the end, it is a story of optimism and hope.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2019
3.5/5 80% Late Night (2019) Kaling and Thompson are going after something different, and while it's acerbically funny at times it also feels quite real and of the moment. ‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2019
3/5 67% Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019) The action scenes are spectacular, as we have come to expect. The main car chase, also involving a helicopter, is one of the best so far.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2019
5/5 100% Apocalypse Now: Final Cut (2019) ...one of the pleasures, therefore, of Apocalypse Now: Final Cut, released to mark the 40th anniversary of the film, is the freedom to spend more time with moments that, on first viewing, may have slipped by in anticipation of what was to come.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2019
3/5 17% After (2019) It's a movie well made for its target audience.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2019
3/5 63% Child's Play (2019) Overall, this is a fun 90 minutes, if you are into this sort of thing. ‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2019
3.5/5 91% Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) This is a zippy, funny movie - a scene where Peter shares a jail cell with three Dutch football fans is a treat - with excellent special effects. It races by in two hours without any boring detours.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2019
2.5/5 97% Toy Story 4 (2019) This fourth Toy Story is the directorial debut of American animator, screenwriter and voice actor Josh Cooley. He does his best with what he has, but the script lacks spark. ‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2019
3.5/5 60% The Secret Life of Pets 2 (2019) The Secret Life of Pets 2 brims with the simple joy of being on this planet, with all its ups and downs. I'm sure it will still be in cinemas for the looming school holidays. Any kid who likes animals will love it. ‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2019
3/5 90% John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum (2019) The script (series creator Derek Kolstad leads the writing team) is excellent, especially when regular characters such Anjelica Huston's Ruska Roma boss and Laurence Fishburne's Bowery King return to beef up the dialogue.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2019
3/5 23% Dark Phoenix (2019) Of course it's best not to make too much of this. It's just a movie about mutant superheroes and mutant or alien super-villains, after all...‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2019
3.5/5 80% Reflections in the Dust (2018) ...this is a memorable experience and Sullivan is a filmmaker to watch. ‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2019
3/5 80% My Big Gay Italian Wedding (Puoi baciare lo sposo) (2018) This movie is easy on the eye - the people, the location, Miccio's pinstripes - and also a lot of fun. ‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted May 31, 2019
3.5/5 57% Aladdin (2019) Aladdin is a thoroughly enjoyable two hours in the cinema. And as the PG rating indicates, it's also just about the only Ritchie movie you can take your kids to.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted May 31, 2019
3.5/5 34% Poms (2019) I found it, in order, depressing, moving and uplifting.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted May 24, 2019
1/5 14% The Hustle (2019) Hathaway is a pleasure to watch but this role is beneath her pay grade.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted May 17, 2019