Movie Review

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

2.5CGI Gloop

AQUAMAN

Aquaman (Australia / USA / 12A / 143 mins) Directed by James Wan. Starring Jason Momoa, Amber Heard, Patrick Wilson, Willem Dafoe, Nicole Kidman, Dolph Lundgren. The Plot: Arthur Curry (Jason Momoa), the ...
3.0Leaves an impression

Mortal Engines

Mortal Engines (New Zealand / USA / 12A / 128 mins)   In short: Leaves an impression   Directed by Christian Rivers. Starring Hera Hilmar, Hugo Weaving, Robert Sheehan, Stephen Lang, Jihae.   The Plot: In...
4.0A dazzling treat

Spider-Man : Into The Spider-Verse

Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse (USA / PG / 117 mins)   In short: A dazzling treat   Directed by Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, Rodney Rothman. Starring Shameik Moore, Jake Johnson, Hailee Steinfeld, Liev...
3.5Fitting swansong

The Old Man & The Gun

The Old Man & The Gun (USA / 12A / 93 mins)   In short: Fitting swansong   Directed by David Lowery. Starring Robert Redford, Casey Affleck, Sissy Spacek, Tom Waits, Danny Glover.   The Plot: Texas, 1...
2.5beached whale

The Belly Of The Whale

The Belly Of The Whale (Ireland / 15A / 86 mins)   In short: beached whale   Directed by Morgan Bushe. Starring Pat Shortt, Lewis MacDougall, Michael Smiley, Peter Coonan.   The Plot: Having been away in ...
5.0Truly remarkable

Three Identical Strangers

Three Identical Strangers (UK / 12A / 96 mins)   In short: Truly remarkable   Directed by Tim Wardle. Starring Bobby Shafran, David Kellman, Eddy Galland.   The Plot: New York, 1980. 19-year-old Bobby Sha...
3.5Packs a punch

CREED II

Creed II (USA / 12A / 130 mins)   In short: Packs a punch   Directed by Steven Caple Jr. Starring Michael B. Jordan, Sylvester Stallone, Tessa Thompson, Florian Munteanu, Dolph Lundgren.   The Plot: Now t...
3.0Creepy shocker

The Possession Of Hannah Grace

The Possession Of Hannah Grace (USA / 18 / 85 mins)   In short: Creepy shocker   Directed by Diederik Van Rooijen. Starring Shay Mitchell, Kirby Johnson, Louis Herthum, Stana Katic.   The Plot: During a v...
4.0Rebels with a cause

Disobediance

Disobedience (UK / Ireland / USA / 15A / 114 mins) In short: Rebels with a cause Directed by Sebastian Lelio. Starring Rachel Weisz, Rachel McAdams, Alessandro Nivola, Allan Corduner, Anton Lesser. The Plot:...
4.0Strong signal

Ralph Breaks The Internet

Ralph Breaks The Internet (USA / PG / 112 mins)   In short: Strong signal   Directed by Phil Johnston, Rich Moore. Starring John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Gal Gadot, Taraji P. Henson, Jane Lynch, Alan Tud...
4.0Highly original

Anna And The Apocalypse

Anna And The Apocalypse (UK / USA / TBC / 97 mins)   In short: Highly original   Directed by John McPhail. Starring Ella Hunt, Malcolm Cumming, Sarah Swire, Ben Wiggins, Paul Kaye.   The Plot: Teenager An...
1.5Way off target

Robin Hood

Robin Hood (USA / 12A / 116 mins)   In short: Way off target   Directed by Otto Bathurst. Starring Taron Egerton, Jamie Foxx, Ben Mendelsohn, Eve Hewson, Jamie Dornan, F. Murray Abraham.   The Plot: Notti...
4.0#SuperCool

Assassination Nation

Assassination Nation (USA / 18 / 108 mins)   In short: #SuperCool   Directed by Sam Levinson. Starring Odessa Young, Hari Nef, Suki Waterhouse, Abra, Bill Skarsgard, Joel McHale.   The Plot: In a small Am...
2.5Average

The Girl In The Spider’s Web

The Girl In The Spider's Web (UK / Germany / Sweden / Canada / USA / 15A / 115 mins)   Directed by Fede Alvarez. Starring Claire Foy, Sylvia Hoeks, Sverrir Gudnason, Lakeith Stanfield, Stephen Merchant.   T...
2.0Fascinating Failure

SUSPIRIA

Suspiria (Italy / USA / 18 / 152 mins)   In short: Fascinating failure   Directed by Luca Guadagnino. Starring Dakota Johnson, Tilda Swinton, Mia Goth, Chloe Grace Moretz, Jessica Harper.   The Plot: Berl...
3.5An improved sequel

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald (UK / USA / 12A / 134 mins)   In short: An improved sequel   Directed by David Yates. Starring Eddie Redmayne, Johnny Depp, Jude Law, Katherine Waterston, Dan Fog...
4.5Terrific firecracker

Widows

Widows (UK / USA / 16 / 129 mins)   In short: Terrific firecracker   Directed by Steve McQueen. Starring Viola Davis, Michelle Rodriguez, Elizabeth Debicki, Cynthia Erivo, Liam Neeson, Colin Farrell, Brian ...
3.5Thrills & chills

Overlord

Overlord (USA / 16 / 109 mins)   In short: Thrills & chills   Directed by Julius Avery. Starring Jovan Adeppo, Wyatt Russell, Pilou Asbaek, Mathilde Ollivier.   The Plot: German-occupied France, 1944....
3.0Sugar Plum rush

The Nutcracker & The Four Realms

The Nutcracker And The Four Realms (USA / PG / 99 mins) In short: Sugar Plum rush Directed by Lasse Hallstrom, Joe Johnston. Starring Mackenzie Foy, Keira Knightley, Helen Mirren, Morgan Freeman, Richard E. G...
3.0Mildly diverting

Slaughterhouse Rulez

Slaughterhouse Rulez (UK / 15A / 103 mins)  In short: Mildly diverting  Directed by Crispian Mills. Starring Finn Cole, Asa Butterfield, Hermione Corfield, Michael Sheen, Simon Pegg, Nick Frost.   The Plot:...