Movie Review

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

3.0Lacks edge

Fahrenheit 11/9

Fahrenheit 11/9 (USA / 15A / 128 mins) In Short: Lacks edge Directed by Michael Moore. Starring Michael Moore, Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama. The Plot: In his own state of the nation addr...
4.0Propulsive drama

The Hate You Give

The Hate U Give (USA / 12A / 133 mins)   In short: Propulsive drama   Directed by George Tillman Jr. Starring Amandla Stenberg, Russell Hornsby, Regina Hall, Common, Anthony Mackie, Algee Smith.   The Plo...
3.0Spooky sequel

Goosebumps 2 : Haunted Halloween

Goosebumps 2 : Haunted Halloween (USA / PG / 90 mins) In short: Spooky sequel Directed by Ari Sandel. Starring Madison Iseman, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Caleel Harris, Jack Black, Ken Jeong, Mick Wingert.   The Pl...
3.5Good times all round

Bad Times At The El Royale

Bad Times At The El Royale (USA / 16 / 141 mins) In short: Good times all round Directed by Drew Goddard. Starring Jeff Bridges, Cynthia Erivo, Chris Hemsworth, Dakota Johnson, Jon Hamm, Lewis Pullman, Cailee...
4.0Essential viewing

Rosie

Rosie (Ireland / 12A / 86 mins)  In short: Essential viewing Directed by Paddy Breathnach. Starring Sarah Greene, Moe Dunford, Ellie O'Halloran, Ruby Dunne, Darragh Mckenzie, Molly McCann.   The Plot: The D...
1.0Super Bad

Venom

Venom (USA / 15A / 112 mins) In short: Superbad  Directed by Ruben Fleischer. Starring Tom Hardy, Michelle Williams, Riz Ahmed, Jenny Slate. The Plot: Hack journalist Eddie (Tom Hardy) is always looking for ...
5.0Stellar!

A Star Is Born

A Star Is Born (USA / 15A / 135 mins) In short: Stellar Directed by Bradley Cooper. Starring Bradley Cooper, Lady Gaga, Sam Elliott, Dave Chappelle, Anthony Ramos. The Plot: Jackson (Bradley Cooper) is a fam...
3.0B For Effort

Night School

Night School (USA / 12A / 111 mins)   In short: B for effort   Directed by Malcolm D. Lee. Starring Kevin Hart, Tiffany Haddish, Megalyn Echikunwoke, Taran Killam, Rob Riggle, Mary Lynn Rajskub.   The Plo...
3.0Trick n’ treat

The House With A Clock In Its Walls

The House With A Clock In Its Walls (USA / PG / 104 mins)   In short: Trick n’ treat   Directed by Eli Roth. Starring Jack Black, Cate Blanchett, Owen Vaccaro, Kyle MacLachlan, Lorenza Izzo.   The Plot: M...
3.5Gothic slow burn

The Little Stranger

The Little Stranger (Ireland / UK / France / 15A / 111 mins) In short: Gothic slow burn Directed by Lenny Abrahamson. Starring Domhnall Gleeson, Ruth Wilson, Charlotte Rampling, Will Poulter. The Plot:...
3.0Far from Simple

A Simple Favour

A Simple Favour (USA / 15A / 117 mins)   In short: Far from simple   Directed by Paul Feig. Starring Anna Kendrick, Blake Lively, Henry Golding, Rupert Friend.   The Plot: Stephanie (Anna Kendrick) is a s...
2.0Not worth the journey

Mile 22

Mile 22 (USA / 16 / 94 mins)   In short: Not worth the journey   Directed by Peter Berg. Starring Mark Wahlberg, Iko Uwais, John Malkovich, Lauren Cohan, Ronda Rousey.   The Plot: When all other operation...
4.0Cowboy poetry

The Rider

The Rider (USA / TBC / 103 mins)   In short: Cowboy poetry   Directed by Chloe Zhao. Starring Brady Jandreau, Tim Jandreau, Lilly Jandreau, Mooney.   The Plot: Deep in South Dakota, cowboy and famed rodeo...
2.0Geezer con job

King Of Thieves

King Of Thieves (UK / 15A / 107 mins)   In short: Geezer con job   Directed by James Marsh. Starring Michael Caine, Jim Broadbent, Ray Winstone, Tom Courtenay, Paul Whitehouse, Charlie Cox, Michael Gambon. ...
2.5glossy & shallow

Crazy Rich Asians

Crazy Rich Asians (USA / 12A / 120 mins)   In short: Too glossy & shallow   Directed by Jon M. Chu. Starring Constance Wu, Henry Golding, Michelle Yeoh, Gemma Chan, Awkwafina, Ken Jeong.   The Plot: R...
3.0Back to basics

The Predator

The Predator (Canada / USA / 16 / 107 mins)   In short: Back to basics fun   Directed by Shane Black. Starring Boyd Holbrook, Olivia Munn, Sterling K. Brown, Trevante Rhodes, Alfie Allen, Thomas Jane, Jacob...
3.5Effective Throwback

The Nun

The Nun (USA / 16 / 96 mins)   In short: Effective throwback   Directed by Corin Hardy. Starring Demian Bichir, Taissa Farmiga, Jonas Bloquet, Bonnie Aarons, Charlotte Hope.   The Plot: Romania, 1952. Sis...
4.5Important Irish Film

Black 47

The Plot: The year is 1847 and Ireland is in the grip of extreme poverty. Starvation has killed close to one million people, many of them dying on the roadside. The lucky, if you can call them that, have man...
4.5A total blast

American Animals

American Animals (UK / USA / 15A / 117 mins)   In short: A total blast   Directed by Bart Layton. Starring Evan Peters, Barry Keoghan, Blake Jenner, Jared Abrahamson, Ann Dowd, Udo Kier.   The Plot: Kentu...
4.0Thought provoking

The Miseducation of Cameron Post

THE MISEDUCATION OF CAMERON POST (USA / 16 / 91 mins) Directed by Desiree Akhavan. Starring Chloe Grace Moretz, Jennifer Ehle, John Gallagher Jr., Sasha Lane, Forrest Goodluck. THE PLOT: Rural Pennsylvania, 1...