Movie Review

Latest movie reviews for new release films in Irish cinemas this month

3.0Rocks and rolls

TROLLS WORLD TOUR

Trolls World Tour (USA / G / 91 mins) In short: Rocks and rolls Directed by Matt Dohrn, David P. Smith. Starring Anna Kendrick, Justin Timberlake, Rachel Bloom, James Corden, Sam Rockwell.  The Plot: T...
3.5Suburban nightmare

Vivarium

Vivarium (Ireland / Denmark / Belgium / USA / 15A / 98 mins) In short: Suburban nightmare Directed by Lorcan Finnegan. Starring Jesse Eisenberg, Imogen Poots, Senan Jennings, Eanna Hardwicke, Jonathan Ari...
2.0Shoots blanks

The Hunt

The Hunt (USA / 18 / 90 mins) In short: Shoots blanks Directed by Craig Zobel. Starring Betty Gilpin, Hilary Swank, Wayne Duvall, Emma Roberts, Ethan Suplee, Ike Barinholtz. The Plot: Twelve confused s...
3.0Amusing

My Spy

My Spy (USA / 12A / 99 mins) In short: Daffy but amusing Directed by Peter Segal. Starring Dave Bautista, Chloe Coleman, Kristen Schaal, Parisa Fitz-Henley, Ken Jeong.  The Plot: Former Special Forces op...
3.0Behaves itself

Misbehaviour

Misbehaviour (UK / France / 12A / 106 mins) In short: Behaves itself Directed by Philippa Lowthorpe. Starring Keira Knightley, Gubu Mbatha-Raw, Jessie Buckley, Keeley Hawes, Rhys Ifans, Greg...
4.0Packs a punch

Calm With Horses

Calm With Horses (UK / 16 / 100 mins) In short: Packs a punch Directed by Nick Rowland. Starring Cosmo Jarvis, Barry Keoghan, Niamh Algar, Ned Dennehy, David Wilmot. The Plot: Rural Ireland. Douglas 'A...
3.5Hits the right notes

Military Wives

Military Wives (UK / 12A / 113 mins) In short: Hits the right notes Directed by Peter Cattaneo. Starring Kristin Scott Thomas, Sharon Horgan, Emma Lowndes, Gaby French, Amy James-Kelly, Jason Flemyng. ...
3.0Mid-range magic

Onward

Onward (USA / PG / 107 mins) In short: Mid-range magic Directed by Dan Scanlon. Starring Tom Holland, Chris Pratt, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Octavia Spencer, Tracey Ullman, John Ratzenberger. The ...
2.0Uphill struggle

Downhill

Downhill (USA / 15A / 86 mins) In short: Uphill struggle Directed by Nat Faxon, Jim Rash. Starring Will Ferrell, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Mirando Otto, Zoe Chao, Kristofer Hivju. The Plot: Americ...
4.0Visibly thrilling

The Invisible Man

The Invisible Man (Australia / USA / 16 / 124 mins) In short: Visibly thrilling Directed by Leigh Whannell. Starring Elisabeth Moss, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Aldis Hodge, Michael Dorman, Nash Edgerton. Th...
3.0Something in the water

Dark Waters

Dark Waters (USA / 12A / 126 mins) In short: Something in the water Directed by Todd Haynes. Starring Mark Ruffalo, Anne Hathaway, Tim Robbins, Bill Camp, Bill Pullman, Victor Garber. The Plot: Cincinn...
4.0A classy affair

Portrait Of A Lady On Fire

Portrait Of A Lady On Fire (France / 16 / 121 mins) In short: A classy affair Directed by Celine Sciamma. Starring Noemie Merlant, Adele Haenel, Luana Bajrami, Valeria Golino. The Plot: Brittany, the l...
2.0Missed potential

End Of The Century

End Of The Century (Argentina / TBC / 84 mins) In short: Missed potential Directed by Lucio Castro. Starring Juan Barberini, Ramon Pujol, Mia Maestro. The Plot: Ocho (Juan Barberini) is an Argentinian ...
3.5Answer the call

The Call Of The Wild

The Call Of The Wild (USA / PG / 100 mins) In short: Answer the call Directed by Chris Sanders. Starring Harrison Ford, Omar Sy, Dan Stevens, Karen Gillan, Bradley Whitford. The Plot: Buck, a half St B...
3.5Speaks volumes

Midnight Family

Midnight Family (Mexico / TBC / 80 mins) In short: Speaks volumes Directed by Luke Lorentzen. Starring Fer Ochoa, Josue Ochoa, Juan Ochoa. The Plot: Mexico City's healthcare system is in ...
4.0Greed is good

Greed

Greed (UK / 16 / 104 mins) In short: Greed is good Directed by Michael Winterbottom. Starring Steve Coogan, David Mitchell, Isla Fisher, Sophie Cookson, Asa Butterfield, Shirley Henderson. Th...
2.0More misses than hits

Like A Boss

Like A Boss (USA / 16 / 83 mins) In short: More misses than hits Directed by Miguel Arteta. Starring Rose Byrne, Tiffany Haddish, Salma Hayek, Billy Porter, Jennifer Coolidge. The Plot: BFFs Mel (Rose ...
4.0Engaging & informative

Jihad Jane

Jihad Jane (Ireland / 15A / 94 mins) In short: Engaging & informative Directed by Ciaran Cassidy. Starring Colleen LaRose, Jamie Paulin Ramirez, Lars Vilks. The Plot: Collee LaRose found herself at...
3.5Delightful

Emma

Emma (UK / PG / 125 mins) In short: Delightful Directed by Autumn de Wilde. Starring Anya Taylor-Joy, Johnny Flynn, Josh O'Connor, Gemma Whelan, Bill Nighy, Mia Goth, Rupert Graves. The Plot:...
3.0Pinballs like crazy

Birds Of Prey

Birds Of Prey (USA / 16 / 109 mins) In short: Pinballs like crazy Directed by Cathy Yan. Starring Margot Robbie, Ewan McGregor, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Ella Jay Basco, Rosie Perez. ...