Graeme Tuckett

Graeme Tuckett
Graeme Tuckett's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Stuff.co.nz
Publications: Stuff.co.nz

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
3.5/5 24% Gemini Man (2019) Pretty well assembled, mindless fun. - Stuff.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2019
4/5 No Score Yet Capital in the Twenty-First Century (2019) It summarises the book without dumbing the content, but remains watchable and entertaining. - Stuff.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2019
4.5/5 68% Joker (2019) It is brilliantly performed - you can put the house on Phoenix getting an Oscar nomination, at least - stunningly well staged and disarmingly well written and argued. - Stuff.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2019
3.5/5 96% Yuli (2018) Yuli isn't a particularly flashy or revolutionary film. But it is a more-than-competent retelling of a remarkable life's trajectory. - Stuff.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2019
79% Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019) Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark is an efficient, attractive and well put together film. It didn't scare me at all, but in this most predictable and prescriptive of genres, that's hardly unusual. - Stuff.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2019
1.5/5 24% The Goldfinch (2019) It is a facsimile of a good film. Or perhaps a parody of one. - Stuff.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2019
3.5/5 79% Good Boys (2019) The genius of Gene Stupinsky's script is that he makes this storyline work at all in the 21st century, without once sounding forced or hypocritical. - Stuff.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2019
1/5 26% Rambo: Last Blood (2019) As it is, this film is a lazy mess with no real reason to exist. - Stuff.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2019
5/5 100% Florianópolis Dream (Sueño Florianópolis) (2018) Florianopolis Dream is a funny, entertaining and enjoyable couple of hours. It is also an ambitious, nuanced, beautifully well performed and gorgeously insightful film, dressed up - very convincingly - in the threads of a farce. Bravo. - Stuff.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2019
3.5/5 100% Mystify: Michael Hutchence (2019) Mystify is unapologetically one for the fans. But, seeing it as someone who thought he didn't particularly care about Hutchence's story, I was moved. - Stuff.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2019
5/5 99% Amazing Grace (2019) A simple, but expertly assembled gem. - Stuff.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2019
4/5 63% It Chapter Two (2019) The casting here is a triumph. - Stuff.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2019
3.5/5 88% Mia and the White Lion (2019) Director Gilles de Maistre has produced an unmistakable labour of love. - Stuff.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2019
2/5 22% The Kitchen (2019) Events pile up in haphazard fashion, motivations come and go with the wind, revelations arrive and then are immediately discarded. - Stuff.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2019
2/5 39% Angel Has Fallen (2019) This is mostly just a tired, lazy, unambitious and only ever unintentionally funny plod through the cliches. - Stuff.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2019
4/5 88% Blinded by the Light (2019) In this cynical age, feel-good movies are a tough genre to get right. Blinded by the Light is warmly recommended. - Stuff.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2019
2.5/5 85% Once Upon a Time In Hollywood (2019) Beyond the gratuitous cruelty, the slavering misogyny and the all-too-expected childish sadism of the final scenes of Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, what really struck me, walking out as the credits rolled, was just how let down I felt. - Stuff.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2019
2.5/5 No Score Yet Peter Peryer: The Art of Seeing (2019) While I'm pleased and grateful that veteran doco director Shirley Horrocks had shot a couple of fulsome interviews with Peryer... I also kinda churlishly wish the film itself was a bit more essential than it is. - Stuff.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2019
2.5/5 50% Palm Beach (2019) When I say about Palm Beach "you've seen it all before" - trust me. You truly have. - Stuff.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2019
4.5/5 No Score Yet Herbs: Songs of Freedom (2019) This is an affectionate and respectful film, but also one that knows exactly of what it speaks. - Stuff.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2019
3.5/5 67% Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019) The plot... is traight out of the James Bond sale bin, but the execution is absolutely as it should be: good-natured, mostly ludicrous and delivering exactly what you paid your hard-earned to see. - Stuff.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2019
4/5 No Score Yet Helen Kelly - Together (2019) Tony Sutorius might not have made the definitive biopic of Kelly, but he and his team have made a fascinating, illuminating and often humbling record of a life being superbly lived. - Stuff.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2019
4/5 No Score Yet Births, Deaths & Marriages (2019) Writer-director Bea Joblin... has assembled a powerhouse cast to perform this contained, but raucous suburban farce. - Stuff.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2019
3.5/5 73% The Etruscan Smile (Rory's Way) (2019) Rory's Way is a slight, dated and punishingly predictable film. It is also extraordinarily beautiful to look at, winningly performed and doesn't outstay its welcome by a second. - Stuff.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2019
2.5/5 73% Lost & Found (2019) Lost & Found is just too slight and insubstantial to really bother with. - Stuff.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2019
2.5/5 90% Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) As it is, Spider-Man: Far From Home just isn't worth the hype. - Stuff.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2019
3.5/5 64% Annabelle Comes Home (2019) I like a film that knows what it was put here to do - and does it in a way that respects and rewards its intended audience. Annabelle Comes Home achieves all that - and more. - Stuff.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2019
99% Parasite (Gisaengchung) (2019) Parasite is a masterclass in writing and narrative control. - Stuff.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2019
No Score Yet ReMastered: The Lion's Share (2019) Once you've seen it, even the trailer to the 2019 version of The Lion King will make you wince. - Stuff.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2019
89% Rocketman (2019) This is no impersonation of Elton, but it is a believable and credible interpretation that works stunningly well. - Stuff.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2019
4/5 No Score Yet The Ideal Palace (L'incroyable Hhistoire du facteur cheval) (2018) The Ideal Palace is an affectionate, but quite often surprisingly gritty film. - Stuff.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2019
3.5/5 64% Child's Play (2019) This Child's Play does at least have a few new ideas to bring to the party. - Stuff.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2019
4/5 93% Wild Rose (2019) Writer Nicole Taylor has some great TV... on her CV. Wild Rose is her first produced feature script - and it's a ripper. - Stuff.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2019
2.5/5 23% Men in Black International (2019) Men in Black: International is a collection of scenes, some entertaining, some necessary, but mostly neither, in search of a real reason to exist. A sequel is probably inevitable. - Stuff.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2019
4/5 51% Tolkien (2019) Tolkien has turned out about as well as it could. Bravo. - Stuff.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2019
4.5/5 88% One Last Deal (2018) One Last Deal locates some very universal and human truths within the tiniest of stories, then delivers its message via a precisely calibrated script and low-key, utterly believable performances. - Stuff.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted May 30, 2019
2.5/5 41% Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) The constant shifts in pace, tone and location undermine any tension or emotional investment long before it can accumulate. - Stuff.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted May 30, 2019
68% Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019) If you've already taken the nippers to The Lego Movie 2 and Avengers: Endgame just looks a bit too-intense and noisy (it is), then I reckon Pokémon: Detective Pikachu might be just right if you can get a ticket. - Stuff.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted May 29, 2019
5/5 91% Gloria Bell (2019) In a career littered with stand out work, Moore here is at her absolute best playing a complex, perfectly written and utterly believable woman. - Stuff.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted May 23, 2019
3.5/5 63% The Man Who Killed Don Quixote (2019) The Man Who Killed Don Quixote is Gilliam at his best and his worst. - Stuff.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted May 23, 2019
4/5 86% Top End Wedding (2019) Not knowing what to expect, I ended up cheerfully besotted with this film. Bravo. - Stuff.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted May 15, 2019
3.5/5 90% John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum (2019) I still enjoyed pretty much every minute of John Wick 3, but there are enough fumbles here to suggest a franchise that is cashing in, when it should know when to quit. - Stuff.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted May 15, 2019
2.5/5 71% All Is True (2019) All is True maybe delivers just enough to maybe please the Branagh and Dench diehards, but it's an insubstantial and frustrating film for the rest of us. Shame really. - Stuff.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted May 9, 2019
2.5/5 14% The Hustle (2019) The Hustle should have been a lot better than it is. - Stuff.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted May 9, 2019
99% Shoplifters (Manbiki kazoku) (2018) Noone else shooting movies on this planet is so consistently wringing real, genuine and unfakeable emotion out of his scripts and performances as [director Hirokazu] Kore-eda is here. - Stuff.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted May 6, 2019
3/5 59% The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir (2019) If you're in an uncynical and generous mood, this is a colourful crowdpleaser with a little on its mind to say. - Stuff.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted May 2, 2019
3.5/5 100% The Chills: The Triumph & Tragedy of Martin Phillipps (2019) [Martin] Phillipps' story, his long journey back to physical and spiritual health, his acceptance of his legacy and the promise of his newfound future makes for an engrossing and watchable film. - Stuff.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted May 1, 2019
2/5 35% Breaking Habits (2019) This potentially engrossing and timely story is, like so many of its participants, mostly wasted. - Stuff.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2019
5/5 94% Avengers: Endgame (2019) It isn't just as good as I was hoping it would be. It's actually better than I could have imagined. Bravo. - Stuff.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2019
100% Behind the Curve (2018) Behind the Curve is funny as hell, with a killer ending. It also has something important to say. - Stuff.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 22, 2019