Film Reviews

  • Friday's Film Reviews

    This week, we look at family adventure Paddington and comedy sequel Horrible Bosses 2.

  • Friday's Film Reviews

    This week, Benedict Cumberbatch plays Alan Turing in the Oscar-tipped wartime thriller The Imitation Game, a bartender becomes embroiled in a robbery in The Drop and Martin Clunes and Catherine Tate spread the Christmas cheer in Nativity 3: Dude, Where’s My Donkey?!.

  • Friday's Film Reviews

    This week, Brad Pitt plays a WWII tank sergeant in Fury, the comedy Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, raucous comedy This is Where I Leave You, computer-animated fantasy The Book of Life, romcom Love, Rosie, and Australian horror The Babadook.

  • Friday's Film Reviews

    This week, ’71’ explores the sectarian divide in 70s Belfast, a boy faces a booby-trap-laden labyrinth in The Maze Runner; creepy doll horror in Annabelle; Hugh Grant stars the romantic comedy The Rewrite, and a young woman is emotionally suffocated by her marriage in historical drama Effie Gray.

  • Friday’s Film Reviews

    This week’s new movie released include raucous British comedy What We Did On Our Holiday, Denzel Washington in The Equalizer and David Cronenberg’s gritty insider drama Maps To The Stars.

  • Friday's Film Reviews

    This week, Liam Neeson stars in action thriller A Walk Along The Tombstones, a utopian society unravels in sci-fi adventure The Giver, and the tale of an exclusive Oxford University clique in The Riot Club.

  • Friday film reviews

    This week features the rousing true story of ‘Pride’, stop-motion animated fantasy ‘The Box Trolls’ and Phillip Seymour Hoffman delivers one of his final performances in the thriller ‘A Most Wanted Man’.

  • Film reviews

    Scarlett Johansson is blessed with superhuman strength in Lucy, Daniel Radcliffe and Zoe Kazan fall in love in the romantic comedy What If…, Mother Nature unleashes her fury in Into the Storm and Eric Bana comes face to face with dark forces in Deliver Us From Evil.

  • Friday’s Film Reviews: The Expendables 3 and The Unbeatables

    Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham and Antonio Banderas flex their muscles in The Expendables 3, and a talented table footballer learns to play the beautiful game for real in the computer-animated fantasy The Unbeatables.

  • Friday film reviews: Guardians Of The Galaxy, The Nut Job and Step Up 5: All In

    This week, the comic book adventure Guardians Of The Galaxy, computer-animated romp The Nut Job and the body-popping sequel Step Up 5: All In.

  • Film Reviews: Earth to Echo, Hercules, The House of Magic and The Purge: Anarchy

    This week, otherworldly fantasy ‘Earth to Echo’, Dwayne Johnson flexes his muscles in ‘Hercules’, James DeMonaco’s brutal and bloody sequel ‘The Purge: Anarchy’ and animated adventure ‘The House of Magic’.

  • Friday's Film Reviews

    The battle between species intensifies in the action-packed sequel Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and Britain’s Got Talent’s performing pooch wags his tail in Pudsey The Dog – The Movie.

  • Friday’s Film Reviews: Tammy, Mrs Brown’s Boys D’Movie

    Melissa McCarthy goes on the rampage in the comedy Tammy and Brendan O’Carroll’s creation gets the big screen treatment in Mrs Brown’s Boys D’Movie.

  • Friday's Film Reviews

    This week, a terminally ill teenager (Shailene Woodley) experiences the pangs of love for the first time in The Fault In Our Stars, Clint Eastwood directs the film version of the hit stage musical Jersey Boys and Kevin Costner slays to survive in the action thriller 3 Days to Kill.

  • Friday's Film Reviews

    This week, a mixed-race woman overcomes prejudice in period drama 'Belle', Colin Firth and Reese Witherspoon star in ‘Devil’s Knot’, a young boy embarks on a journey of self-discovery in ‘T.S. Spivet’, and ‘Doctor Who’ star Karen Gillan appears in supernatural horror ‘Oculus’.

  • Friday’s Film Reviews: 22 Jump Street, Grace of Monaco, Fruitvale Station

    This week, Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum go back undercover in the raucous comedy sequel ‘22 Jump Street’ and Nicole Kidman stars as a film star, who is asked to play the role of a lifetime, in ‘Grace of Monaco’.

  • Film reviews: Godzilla, The Two Faces Of January, In Secret

    This week, Bryan Cranston, Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Ken Watanabe face a monstrous threat to humanity in the action-packed blockbuster Godzilla, and a sexually repressed young woman (Elizabeth Olsen) struggles to break free from a loveless marriage in ‘In Secret’.

  • Friday's film reviews

    Tense revenge thriller 'Blue Ruin', love in a crumbling empire in 'Pompeii 3D'; an orphan boy discovers his warrior spirit in the animated adventure 'Tarzan 3D'; Paul Walker delivers one of his final screen performances in Luc Besson’s ‘Brick Mansions’, and a group of students orchestrates a daring heist in ‘Plastic’.

  • Friday Film Reviews: The Amazing Spider-Man 2, The Love Punch, Locke, Magic Magic

  • Friday Film Reviews: Stalingrad 3D, The Invisible Woman, A New York Winter’s Tale

    Check out reviews and trailers of the best and worst of new films in Irish cinemas this weekend.

  • Film Reviews: Her, The LEGO Movie, The Monuments Men and Cuban Fury

    Check out reviews and trailers for the new films in Irish cinemas this weekend.

  • Movie Reviews: Dallas Buyers Club, Robocop, Mr Peabody & Sherman

    Reviews and trailers of the new movies in Irish cinemas this weekend in one handy place.

  • Friday’s cinema reviews

    Here’s the best (and worst!) of what’s new in the cinema this weekend.

  • Movie Reviews: The Wolf Of Wall Street and Devil’s Due

    This weekend sees Scorsese and DiCaprio unite once again, and an unholy union of ‘Paranormal Activity’ and ‘Rosemary’s Baby’.

  • Film Reviews: ‘12 Years A Slave’, ‘Delivery Man’ and ‘The Railway Man’

    Steve McQueen charts the harrowing true story of a free man sold into slavery in Oscar-tipped drama ‘12 Years A Slave’; a 40-something slacker (Vince Vaughn) discovers he has fathered 533 children in ‘Delivery Man’ and Colin Firth plays an emotionally damaged husband in ‘The Railway Man’.

  • This week’s film reviews

    Is it a triumphant return to the big screen for Ron Burgundy and the Channel 4 news team?

  • The new Hobbit movie - any good?

    There's a little more urgency to the latest instalment of 'The Hobbit' series, but has director Peter Jackson gone far enough?

  • The weekend film reviews

    Got the winter blues? Pick yourself up and see what’s new in irish cinemas today…

  • Anything good in the cinema this weekend?

    Here’s our quick rundown of what’s new in Irish cinemas today.

  • ‘Gravity’ sets new standard for 3D

    As misfortune stacks upon tragedy in Alfonso Cuaron’s deep space survival thriller, the film’s stricken heroine greets her seemingly inevitable demise with a moment of deadpan humour.

  • In a movie theatre near you…

    Here’s our quick guide to what to see if you fancy a trip to the cinema this weekend.

  • Friday's movie reviews

    Quick reviews and trailers of the movies released in Irish cinemas this weekend for you - all in one place!

  • Friday’s movie reviews

    Quick reviews and trailers of the movies released in Irish cinemas this weekend for you - all in one place!

  • 'Runner Runner' enjoyable but lightweight

    Taking its title from a hand in poker that is vastly improved by other cards on the table, ‘Runner Runner’ is a slick yet soulless thriller set in the high-stakes world of online gambling.

  • Cast light up dull 'Girl Most Likely' script

    Life is full of disappointments and the bedraggled heroine in Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini’s sweet-yet-slight comedy has suffered her ample share.

  • Blanchett gives Oscar-worthy performance in 'Blue Jasmine'

    In a career spanning more than 50 years, Woody Allen has won four Oscars for his direction and writing, and been nominated for a further 19 golden statuettes.

  • Fine performances and slick final act in 'Prisoners'

    Although it ultimately lacks the courage of its twisted convictions, ‘Prisoners’ is a provocative thriller about a father who takes justice into his own hands when his little girl is abducted at Thanksgiving.

  • 'The Call' exhilarating but deserves better ending

    Notwithstanding a ridiculous final act that seemingly belongs to a different film, ‘The Call’ is a slick, nail-biting thriller that propels us satisfyingly close to the edge of our seats.

  • Clumsy ‘Diana’ like a trashy made-for-TV movie - only longer

    In life, Diana, Princess Of Wales divided opinion, so it’s fitting that Oliver Hirschbiegel’s drama, based on Kate Snell’s contentious book ‘Diana: Her Last Love’, should have stirred controversy before a single frame has unspooled on the big screen.

  • Punchlines fall flat in lacklustre ‘R.I.P.D.’

    Adapted from a series of comics, ‘R.I.P.D.’ (an acronym for Rest In Peace Department) is an otherworldly action adventure in a similar vein to ‘Men In Black’, which pairs a grizzled veteran and a gung-ho newcomer in a hunt for earthbound monsters.

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    This week, Benedict Cumberbatch plays Alan Turing in the Oscar-tipped wartime thriller The Imitation Game, a bartender becomes embroiled in a robbery in The Drop and Martin Clunes and Catherine Tate spread the Christmas cheer in Nativity 3: Dude, Where's My Donkey?!.