Movie Review

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

3.0Pinballs like crazy

Birds Of Prey

Birds Of Prey (USA / 16 / 109 mins) In short: Pinballs like crazy Directed by Cathy Yan. Starring Margot Robbie, Ewan McGregor, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Ella Jay Basco, Rosie Perez. ...
4.0Wickedly subversive

Parasite

Parasite (South Korea / 16 / 132 mins) In short: Wickedly subversive Directed by Bong Joon Ho. Starring Kang-ho Song, Chang Hyae Jin, Park So-dam, Choi Woo-shik, Lee Sun-kyun, Cho Yeo-jeong. ...
2.0Does little to impress

Dolittle

Dolittle (USA / PG / 101 mins) In short: Does little to impress Directed by Stephen Gaghan. Starring Robert Downey Jr., Antonio Banderas, Harry Collett, Michael Sheen, Jim Broadbent, Jessie Buck...
3.0Needs more polish

Richard Jewell

Richard Jewell (USA / TBC / 131 mins) In short: Needs more polish Directed by Clint Eastwood. Starring Paul Walter Hauser, Sam Rockwell, Jon Hamm, Olivia Wilde, Kathy Bates. The Plot: Atlanta, July 199...
4.0Shines brightly

The Lighthouse

The Lighthouse (Canada / USA / 16 / 109 mins) In short: Shines brightly Directed by Robert Eggers. Starring Willem Dafoe, Robert Pattinson. The Plot: New England, the 1890s. Crusty old seadog Thomas (W...
3.5Gilliam delivers

The Man Who Killed Don Quixote

The Man Who Killed Don Quixote (Spain / Belgium / France / UK / Portugal / 15A / 133 mins) In short: Gilliam delivers Directed by Terry Gilliam. Starring Adam Driver, Jonathan Pryce, Joana Ribeiro, Olga K...
4.0A beautiful film

A Beautiful Day In The Neighbourhood

A Beautiful Day In The Neighbourhood (China / USA / PG / 109 mins) In short: A beautiful film Directed by Marielle Heller. Starring Tom Hanks, Matthew Rhys, Chris Cooper, Susan Kelechi Watson, Enrico Cola...
3.5Worth the journey

Queen & Slim

Queen & Slim ( Canada / USA / 16 / 132 mins) In short: Worth the journey Directed by Melina Matsoukas. Starring Daniel Kaluuya, Jodie Turner-Smith, Bokeem Woodbine, Chloe Sevigny. The Plot: Slim (D...
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...