Pat Stacey

Pat Stacey
Pat Stacey's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): The Herald (Ireland) Irish Independent

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
4/5 No Score Yet Churchill and the Movie Mogul (2019) The best history documentaries are often those that skip the big pages and mine the footnotes for material. John Fleet's excellent hour-long film struck gold with the overlooked relationship between [Winston] Churchill and Alexander Korda. - Irish Independent EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2019
3/5 84% Untouchable (2019) Untouchable is compelling but uneven and imperfect; a welcome first strike, but no more than that. - The Herald (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2019
2/5 No Score Yet Inside The Bruderhof (2019) It's a short documentary, running just 40 minutes. Alas, it's also short on rigour and bite. - The Herald (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2019
97% Deadwood: The Movie (2019) Ironically, for a series in which so many the characters were motivated by selfishness, ambition, greed or unadulterated wickedness, this was a surprisingly warm, almost sentimental finale. - The Herald (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2019
5/5 96% Springsteen on Broadway (2018) Stripping the songs back to their basics - only a voice and an instrument - lets the lyrics breathe, bringing out their beauty and aching poignancy. - The Herald (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2018
100% Manchester: The Night of the Bomb (2018) As a film-maker, Jamie Roberts has done an extraordinary job, weaving together the testimonies of bomb victims young and old into a powerful, harrowing hour that takes the viewer closer to the heart of carnage and tragedy than any documentary I've seen. - The Herald (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 25, 2018
No Score Yet Surviving Sandy Hook (2015) The feeling you took away at the end was one of common sense crushed by idiocy. - The Herald (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2017
70% A Very Murray Christmas (2015) Murray, who genuinely seems to fancy himself as a bit of a crooner, bludgeoning his way through a number of Christmas standards in a cracked, scratchy voice suggests he's taking his ego for a sleigh ride. - The Herald (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2017
86% Gosford Park (2001) This a marvellously entertaining confection, served up with a wonderfully light touch - The Herald (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2017
17% Queen of the Damned (2002) The result is a film that's as camp as Butlins but nowhere near as much fun and full of awful performances and silly dialogue - The Herald (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2017
41% K-PAX (2001) Who else but [Jeff] Bridges could invest a mouldering cliché like the world weary shrink who can solve everyone's problems but not his own with such depth and feeling? What a truly wonderful actor he is. - The Herald (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2017
24% Don't Say a Word (2001) Don't Say a Word is mediocre, shrink-wrapped Hollywood pap. - The Herald (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2017
67% Ali (2001) A flawed film, then, and a comparative disappointment. But because of Smith, the scrupulous recreation of the period and the general quality of the performances, I'll score Ali a narrow victory on points. - The Herald (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2017
80% The Royal Tenenbaums (2002) Suffused with warmth and colour, and making liberal and inventive use of flashbacks, captions, voiceover and even chapter headings to break up the story, The Royal Tenenbaums won't be to everybody's taste, but it is a blast of original, irreverent air. - The Herald (Ireland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2017