Movie Review

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

3.0Better than expected

Bad Boys For Life

Bad Boys For Life (USA / 16 / 124 mins) In short: Better than expected Directed by Adil El Arbi, Bilall Fallah. Starring Will Smith, Martin Lawrence, Kate Del Castillo, Jacob Scipio, Vanessa Hudgens, Joe ...
4.0A quiet revolution

A Hidden Life

A Hidden Life (Germany / USA / 12A / 174 mins) In short: A quiet revolution Directed by Terrence Malick. Starring August Diehl, Valerie Pachner, Matthias Schoenaerts, Maria Simon, Bruno Ganz. ...
3.0Explosive expose

Bombshell

Bombshell (USA / Canada / 15A / 108 mins) In short: Explosive expose Directed by Jay Roach. Starring Charlize Theron, Nicole Kidman, Margot Robbie, John Lithgow, Kate McKinnon, Alison Janney, Ma...
4.0Powerful

Just Mercy

Just Mercy (USA / 12A / 137 mins) In short: Powerful Directed by Destin Daniel Cretton. Starring Michael B. Jordan, Brie Larson, Jamie Foxx, Tim Blake Nelson, Rafe Spall, O'Shea Jackson Jr. The Plot: 1...
4.0Mature & thoughtful

Waves

Waves (USA / 15A / 136 mins) In short: Mature & thoughtful Directed by Trey Edward Shults. Starring Kelvin Harrison Jr., Taylor Russell, Lucas Hedges, Sterling K. Brown, Renee Elise Goldsber...
5.0A finely cut gem

Uncut Gems

Uncut Gems (USA / 16 / 135 mins) In short: A finely cut gem Directed by Benny Safdie, Josh Safdie. Starring Adam Sandler, Julia Fox, Lakeith Stanfield, Idina Menzel, Eric Bogosian, Kevin Garnett. The P...
5.0Truly outstanding

1917

1917 (UK / USA / TBC / 119 mins) In short: Truly outstanding Directed by Sam Mendes. Starring George MacKay, Dean Charles Chapman, Benedict Cumberbatch, Colin Firth, Mark Strong, Andrew Scot...
3.0Hops along merrily

Jojo Rabbit

Jojo Rabbit (Czech Republic / USA / New Zealand / 12A / 108 mins) In short: Hops along merrily Directed by Taika Waititi. Starring Roman Griffin Davis, Thomasin McKenzie, Scarlett Johansson, Taika Waititi...
2.5Sputters out

Playing With Fire

Playing With Fire (USA / PG / 96 mins) In short: Sputters out Directed by Andy Fickman. Starring John Cena, John Leguizamo, Keegan Michael-Key, Tyler Mane, Brianna Hildebrand, Judy Greer, Dennis Haysbert....
2.5Bird brained

Spies In Disguise

Spies In Disguise (USA / PG / 102 mins) In short: Bird brained Directed by Nick Bruno, Troy Quane. Starring Will Smith, Tom Holland, Karen Gillan, Ben Mendelsohn, Rashida Jones, Rachel Brosnahan. The P...
2.0A near cat-astrophe

Cats

Cats (UK / USA / PG / 110 mins) In short: A near cat-astrophe Directed by Tom Hooper. Starring Francesca Howard, Idris Elba, Judi Dench, Ian McKellen, Taylor Swift, James Corden, Rebel Wilson. The Plot...
4.0Exquisite

Little Women

Little Women (USA / PG / 135 mins) In short: Exquisite Directed by Greta Gerwig. Starring Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson, Florence Pugh, Eliza Scanlen, Timothee Chalamet, Laura Dern, Meryl Streep, Chris Coope...
4.5The Force is stronger

Star Wars : The Rise Of Skywalker

Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise Of Skywalker (USA / 12A / 142 mins) In short: The Force is stronger Directed by J.J. Abrams. Starring Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Mark Hamill, Carri...
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...