Movie Review

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

4.0Don’t keep it a secret

OFFICIAL SECRETS

Official Secrets (UK / USA / 15A / 112 mins)   In short: Don’t keep it a secret   Directed by Gavin Hood. Starring Keira Knightley, Ralph Fiennes, Matt Smith, Matthew Goode, Rhys Ifans, Jeremy Northam.   ...
4.0

Maleficent – Mistress Of Evil

Release Date : Oct 18th Cast : Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, Michelle Pfeiffer Director : Joachim Rønning Synopsis: Maleficent: Mistress of Evil is a follow up to the 2014 dark reimagining of the fa...
4.0Southern charmer

The Peanut Butter Falcon

The Peanut Butter Falcon (USA / TBC / 97 mins) In short: Southern charmer Directed by Tyler Nilson, Michael Schwartz. Starring Shia LaBeouf, Dakota Johnson, Zak Gottsagen, John Hawkes, Thomas Haden Church...
4.0Tasty French Fancy

Non-Fiction

Non-Fiction (France / 15A / 107 mins)   In short: Tasty French Fancy   Directed by Olivier Assayas. Starring Guillaume Canet, Juliette Binoche, Vincent Macaigne, Christa Theret, Nora Hamzawi.   The Plot: ...
4.0Out Of This World

A Shaun The Sheep Movie: Farmageddon

A Shaun The Sheep Movie: Farmageddon (UK / France / USA / G / 87 mins)   In short: Out of this world   Directed by Will Becher, Richard Phelan. Starring Justin Fletcher, John Sparkes.   The Plot: The slee...
4.0Darkly involving

Dark Lies The Island

Dark Lies The Island (Ireland / 16 / 87 mins)   In short: Darkly involving   Directed by Ian Fitzgibbon. Starring Charlie Murphy, Moe Dunford, Peter Coonan, Pat Shortt, Tommy Tiernan.   The Plot: In the r...
2.5Hollow Man

Gemini Man

Gemini Man (China / USA / 12A / 117 mins)   In short: Hollow Man   Directed by Ang Lee. Starring Will Smith, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Clive Owen, Benedict Wong, Douglas Hodge.   The Plot: Henry (Will Smit...
4.0Explosive satire

The Day Shall Come

The Day Shall Come (UK / USA / 15A / 87 mins)   In short: Explosive satire   Directed by Christopher Morris. Starring Marchant Davis, Anna Kendrick, Denis O'Hare, Kayvan Novak.   The Plot: Moses (Marchant...
3.0abominable

Abominable

Abominable (China / USA / G / 97 mins)   In short: Not abominable   Directed by Jill Culton, Todd Wilderman. Starring Chloe Bennett, Albert Tsai, Tenzing Norgay Trainor, Eddie Izzard, Sarah Paulson.     T...
3.5Wee bundle of joy

A Bump Along The Way

A Bump Along The Way (UK / 15A / 95 mins)   In short: Wee bundle of joy   Directed by Shelly Love. Starring Bronagh Gallagher, Lori Petticrew, Mary Moulds, Dan Gordon.   The Plot: Boozy, middle-aged Pamel...
5.0No laughing matter

JOKER

Joker (USA / Caanda / 16 / 122 mins)   In short: No laughing matter   Directed by Todd Phillips. Starring Joaquin Phoenix, Robert De Niro, Zazie Beetz, Brett Cullen, Bill Camp, Shea Whigham.   The Plot: G...
4.0Show stopping

JUDY

Judy (UK / 12A / 118 mins)   In short: Show stopping   Directed by Rupert Goold. Starring Renee Zellweger, Jessie Buckley, Rufus Sewell, Finn Wittrock, Darci Shaw, Michael Gambon.   The Plot: It’s 1968 an...
3.0Good from bad

The Goldfinch

The Goldfinch (USA / 16 / 149 mins)   In short: Good comes from bad   Directed by John Crowley. Starring Ansel Elgort, Oakes Fegley, Nicole Kidman, Jeffrey Wright, Luke Wilson, Sarah Paulson, Finn Wolfhard,...
4.0Devilishly demented

Ready Or Not

Ready Or Not (USA / 16 / 95 mins)   In short: Devilishly demented   Directed by Matt Bettinelli-Olpin, Tyler Gillett. Starring Samara Weaving, Adam Brody, Mark O'Brien, Henry Czerny, Andie MacDowell.   Th...
2.0The Mighty Falls

Rambo – Last Blood

Rambo: Last Blood (USA / 18 / 89 mins)   In short: The mighty have fallen   Directed by Adrian Grunberg. Starring Sylvester Stallone, Yvette Monreal, Oscar Jaenada, Sergio Peris-Mencheta, Paz Vega.   The ...
2.5Undercooked

The Kitchen

The Kitchen (USA / 16 / 102 mins)   In short: Undercooked   Directed by Andrea Berloff. Starring Melissa McCarthy, Elisabeth Moss, Tiffany Haddish, Domhnall Gleeson, James Badge Dale, Common, Bill Camp.   ...
3.5Supremely silly

Extra Ordinary

Extra Ordinary (Ireland / Belgium / 15A / 94 mins)   In short: Supremely silly   Directed by Mike Ahern, Enda Loughman. Starring Maeve Higgins, Barry Ward, Will Forte, Claudia O'Doherty, Emma Coleman.   T...
4.0Wild ride into terror

It: Chapter Two

It: Chapter Two (Canada / USA / 16 / 169 mins)   In short: Wild ride into terror   Directed by Andy Muschietti. Starring Bill Skarsgard, James McAvoy, Jessica Chastain, Bill Hader, Jay Ryan, Isaiah Mustafa,...
3.0Simple pleasures

Thank You Come Again

Thank You Come Again (Ireland / 18 / 105 mins)   In short: Simple pleasures Directed by Stephen Clarke Dunne. Starring John Billy Kenerk, John Sweeney, Danii Byrne, Jimmy Greeley, Fabien Oman.   The Plot: ...
3.5Solid thrills

The Informer

The Informer (UK / 16 / 113 mins)   In short: Solid thrills Directed by Andrea Di Stefano. Starring Joel Kinnaman, Rosamund Pike, Ana de Armas, Clive Owen, Common, Eugene Lipinksi.   The Plot: Pete (Joel...