Movie Review

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

3.0

Jumanji: The Next Level

Jumanji: The Next Level 2D (USA / 12A / 123 mins)In short: Replays itselfDirected by Jake Kasdan. Starring Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Jack Black, Karen Gillan, Danny DeVito, Danny Glover,...
3.5Right on

The Last Right

The Last Right (Ireland / 15A / 107 mins) In short: Right on Directed by Aoife Crehan. Starring Michiel Huisman, Niamh Algar, Samuel Bottomley, Colm Meaney, Brian Cox, Micahel McElhatton, Jim Norton. T...
2.0Fails to ignite

Charlie’s Angels

Charlie's Angels (USA / 12A / 118 mins) In short: Fails to ignite Directed by Elizabeth Banks. Starring Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott, Ella Balinska, Elizabeth Banks, Patrick Stewart, Sam Claflin, Djimon H...
4.0Razor-sharp thrills

Knives Out

Knives Out (USA / 12A / 130 mins) In short: Razor-sharp thrills Directed by Rian Johnson. Starring Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Jamie Lee Curtis, Michael Shannon, Toni Collette, Ana de Armas, Don Johnson, L...
4.0Divine

The Two Popes

The Two Popes (UK / Italy / Argentina / USA / 12A / 126 mins) In short: Divine Directed by Fernando Meirelles. Starring Anthony Hopkins, Jonathan Price, Juan Minujin, Sidney Cole. The Plot: P...
3.0Slightly shaky

21 Bridges

21 Bridges (USA / 15A / 99 mins) In short: Slightly shaky Directed by Brian Kirk. Starring Chadwick Boseman, Taylor Kitsch, Stephan James, J.K. Simmons, Sienna Miller. The Plot: It's after midnight in ...
4.0Back To The Past

La Belle Epoque

La Belle Epoque (France / 15A / 115 mins) In short: Back To The Past Directed by Nicolas Bedos. Starring Daniel Auteuil, Guillame Canet, Fanny Ardant, Doria Tillier, Pierre Arditi. The Plot: Aging Vict...
4.0Magic indeed

The Amazing Johnathan Documentary

The Amazing Johnathan Documentary (USA / 15A / 91 mins) In short: Magic indeed Directed by Benjamin Berman. Starring The Amazing Johnathan, Benjamin Berman. The Plot: Documentary filmmaker Benjamin Ber...
3.0Scrappy but promising

Blue Story

Blue Story (UK / 16 / 91 mins) In short: Scrappy but promising Directed by Andrew Onwubolu. Starring Stephen Odubola, Micheal Ward, Khali Best, Karla-Simone Spence. The Plot: Peckham, London. The city ...
3.5Reaches new heights

Frozen II

Frozen II (USA / PG / 103 mins) In short: Reaches new heights Directed by Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee. Starring Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Jonathan Groff, Josh Gad, Ciaran Hinds, Evan Rachel Wood.   The ...
1.5Christmas stodge

Last Christmas

Last Christmas (UK / USA / 12A / 103 mins) In short: Christmas stodge Directed by Paul Feig. Starring Emilia Clarke, Henry Golding, Emma Thompson, Michelle Yeoh. The Plot: It’s Christmas in London. Kat...
4.0Revs to the max

Le Mans ’66

Le Mans '66 (USA / France / 12A / 152 mins)   In short: Revs it to the max   Directed by James Mangold. Starring Christian Bale, Matt Damon, Caitriona Balfe, Tracy Letts, Jon Bernthal, Josh Lucas.   The P...
4.0A little Aussie ripper

Little Monsters

Little Monsters (UK / Australia / USA / 16 / 94 mins)   In short: A little Aussie ripper   Directed by Abe Forsythe. Starring Lupita Nyong'o, Josh Gad, Alexander England, Diesel La Torraca.   The Plot: Da...
3.5Bright sparks

Luce

Luce (USA / 15A / 110 mins)   In short: Bright sparks   Directed by Julius Onah. Starring Kelvin Harrison Jr., Naomi Watts, Octavia Spencer, Tim Roth.   The Plot: Teenager Luce (Kelvin Harrison Jr.) didn’...
3.5Sky high

The Aeronauts

The Aeronauts (UK / USA / 12A / 100 mins)   In short: Sky high adventure   Directed by Tom Harper. Starring Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones, Himesh Patel, Tom Courtenay.   The Plot: 19th Century scientist ...
4.0Shines on brightly

Doctor Sleep

Doctor Sleep (USA / 16 / 152 mins)   In short: Shines on brightly   Directed by Mike Flanagan. Starring Ewan McGregor, Rebecca Ferguson, Kyleigh Curran, Cliff Curtis, Carl Lumbly.   The Plot: Many years a...
1.5Not worth installing

Countdown

Countdown (USA / 15A / 90 mins)   In short: Not worth installing   Directed by Justin Dec. Starring Elizabeth Lail, Jordan Calloway, Talitha Eliana Bateman, Peter Facinelli. The Plot: There’s a new m...
4.0Urgent and vital

BY THE GRACE OF GOD

By The Grace Of God (France / Belgium / 15A / 138 mins)   In short: Urgent and vital   Directed by Francois Ozon. Starring Melvil Poupaud, Denis Menochet, Swann Arlaud, Eric Caravaca, Bernard Verley.   Th...
3.0Terminator rejuvenated

Terminator : Dark Fate

Terminator: Dark Fate (China / USA / 15A / 128 mins)   In short: Terminator rejuvenated   Directed by Tim Miller. Starring Linda Hamilton, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Mackenzie Davis, Natalia Reyes, Gabriel Luna...
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.   ...