Sameen Amer

Sameen Amer
Tomatometer-approved critic

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T-Meter Title | Year
1.5/5 26% Gemini Man (2019) A damp squib that gets almost none of its elements right. - The News International (Pakistan) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2019
2/5 37% In the Tall Grass (2019) Despite the eerie setting and some visual flair, In the Tall Grass struggles to keep the viewer invested and fails to be particularly scary. - The News International (Pakistan) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2019
3/5 81% Abominable (2019) A fairly standard story yields surprisingly charming results in Abominable, a delightful animated outing. - The News International (Pakistan) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2019
2.5/5 63% It Chapter Two (2019) Chapter Two struggles to maintain a taut narrative and its scares end up feeling repetitive. - The News International (Pakistan) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2019
3.5/5 90% El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie (2019) The movie is definitely worth a watch and will fill at least some of the void that Breaking Bad left in our hearts after its end. - The Express Tribune (Pakistan) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2019
2/5 73% The Angry Birds Movie 2 (2019) The very unnecessary Angry Birds movie now has an equally unnecessary sequel. - The News International (Pakistan) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2019
3/5 39% Angel Has Fallen (2019) Unsurprisingly, you won't exactly be intellectually stimulated here, but you probably won't be bored either. - The News International (Pakistan) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2019
2/5 32% Shaft (2019) The proceedings are still intermittently fun, especially because of Jackson who is clearly in his element here. - The News International (Pakistan) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2019
83% Crawl (2019) Crawl does deliver enough excitement and gore to please fans of the genre, and its simple but taut setup as well as Scodelario's energetic performance, ensure that the movie remains watchable even when it is busy being implausible. - The News International (Pakistan) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2019
1/5 31% Secret Obsession (2019) There isn't much the cast can do with the staid material they are burdened with. - The Express Tribune (Pakistan) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2019
2/5 41% Point Blank (2019) Point Blank could have potentially gone in a different, bolder, more exciting direction but instead the film chooses predictable paths and flatlines in the process. - The News International (Pakistan) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2019
53% The Lion King (2019) The new Lion King is very likely to make you wish you were watching the original instead. The film just feels like a soulless rehash of its predecessor and proves that no amount of technical wizardry can trump solid, affecting storytelling. - The News International (Pakistan) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2019
2.5/5 64% Annabelle Comes Home (2019) Its simplicity works in its favour by making the environment intense and sharp, but also makes the proceedings a bit slow and repetitive. - The News International (Pakistan) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 15, 2019
3/5 90% Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) While this sequel may pales in comparison to Sony's recent Spider-Man outing Into the Spider-Verse (2018), Far From Home is still a fun, energetic episode that manages to keep you entertained from start to finish. - The News International (Pakistan) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 15, 2019
3/5 89% Rocketman (2019) The project serves as a terrific showcase for Egerton's clearly immense talent. - The News International (Pakistan) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2019
1.5/5 14% The Hustle (2019) It's all exactly as unnecessary as it sounds. - The News International (Pakistan) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2019
4/5 97% Toy Story 4 (2019) It may not be a sequel we needed, but it's so downright charming that you'll be glad we were blessed with this chapter anyway. - The Express Tribune (Pakistan) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 1, 2019
1.5/5 23% Men in Black International (2019) We have ended up with a movie that is likely to leave viewers wishing to be neuralysed in order to forget they were subjected to this banal retread. - The Express Tribune (Pakistan) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2019
3/5 68% Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019) Despite its missteps, Detective Pikachu still manages to take viewers on an entertaining, amusing journey. - The News International (Pakistan) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2019
3/5 57% Brightburn (2019) It's an intriguing premise, and while the storyline isn't quite as intricate or inventive as one would have hoped, the plot - and a standout performance by Banks - still manages to keep you invested... - The News International (Pakistan) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2019
59% The Secret Life of Pets 2 (2019) The Secret Life of Pets 2 lazily puts together a handful of uninspired subplots and tries to pass them off as a feature film. - The Express Tribune (Pakistan) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2019
2.5/5 45% Murder Mystery (2019) While it may be competently - if unexceptionally - made, the project basically struggles with being inventive. - The Express Tribune (Pakistan) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2019
2.5/5 57% Aladdin (2019) The film had a tough predecessor to live up to, and it simply isn't as vibrant or joyous as its 1992 counterpart, nor does it do anything creative enough to justify its existence. - The Express Tribune (Pakistan) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2019
3.5/5 57% The Highwaymen (2019) It isn't as dynamic or memorable as it could have been, but The Highwaymen still builds a compelling drama using a fascinating chapter from history combined with some solid acting and impressive camera work. - The News International (Pakistan) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2019
3/5 93% Us (2019) This intense thriller benefits from its interesting ideas, fascinating visuals, and the remarkable acting of its fantastic cast. - The News International (Pakistan) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2019
3/5 29% The Curse of La Llorona (2019) Pretty much everything about the project is too generic to really make an impression. - The News International (Pakistan) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2019
2/5 66% Wine Country (2019) Wine Country lacks the vibrant energy, zany antics, touching warmth, and sharp wit that you are likely to associate with names like Poehler and Fey. - The News International (Pakistan) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 30, 2019
3/5 72% Triple Frontier (2019) Still, while it may be a tad uneven, Triple Frontier manages to maintain the audience's interest for its two hour running time. - The News International (Pakistan) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 21, 2019
2/5 70% Isn't It Romantic (2019) Wilson is charming in the lead role, but overall, the unexceptional cast can't elevate the mediocre material they're working with. The attempts at humour mostly fall flat. - The News International (Pakistan) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 21, 2019
2.5/5 63% Unicorn Store (2019) Unicorn Store does get points for being unique, but this slow, twee fantasy doesn't have enough interesting ideas to offset its many dull moments. - The News International (Pakistan) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 21, 2019
3.5/5 90% Shazam! (2019) An entertaining fantasy adventure that never loses its spirit of fun even when it otherwise falters. - The News International (Pakistan) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 21, 2019
2/5 33% Wonder Park (2019) What could have been a fun movie is instead a joyless, chaotic mess. - The News International (Pakistan) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 21, 2019
3.5/5 94% Avengers: Endgame (2019) Amusing, engrossing, exhilarating, visually spectacular, fast paced, and fairly breezy for a movie that is three hours in length... - The News International (Pakistan) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 21, 2019
1.5/5 30% The Silence (2019) The Silence doesn't manage to captivate its audience like it should, and it certainly doesn't bring anything new to its genre. Ultimately, the greatest thing it achieves is that it makes the viewer appreciate A Quiet Place even more. - The Express Tribune (Pakistan) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 7, 2019
98% Homecoming: A Film by Beyoncé (2019) The film will make you marvel at Beyoncé's vocal skills and physical stamina - just watching her fierce performance will leave you exhausted, while empowering you with inspiration to strive to achieve your dreams. - The Express Tribune (Pakistan) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2019
3.5/5 84% Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) The thoroughly enjoyable return of Marvel Cinematic Universe's most wacky collective. - The News International (Pakistan) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2019
83% Avicii: True Stories (2017) A touching, affecting documentary... - The News International (Pakistan) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2019
4/5 97% Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) This animated adventure (almost unexpectedly) manages to be fun, exciting, amusing, and affecting. - The News International (Pakistan) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2019
3/5 79% Mary Poppins Returns (2018) A pleasant revisit to the fantastical world that was originally conceived by writer P. L. Travers. - The News International (Pakistan) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2019
2.5/5 92% Bumblebee (2018) It could have been a good movie if it wasn't so heavily and obviously inspired by better films. - The News International (Pakistan) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2019
2.5/5 65% Aquaman (2018) After wallowing in darkness for far too long, DC embraces some relatively lighter fun in its latest superhero adventure, Aquaman. - The News International (Pakistan) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2019
5/5 96% Three Identical Strangers (2018) The very engaging and thought-provoking Three Identical Strangers does justice to its extraordinary real-life tale and effortlessly proves that reality sure can be stranger - and perhaps even more disturbing - than fiction. - The News International (Pakistan) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2019
5/5 98% Won't You Be My Neighbor? (2018) Even those who weren't lucky enough to experience Fred Rogers's charm when they were children will still find the documentary engrossing... - The News International (Pakistan) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2019
2.5/5 27% Night School (2018) The premise, though promising, isn't very original, and director Malcolm D. Lee's execution isn't very inventive. - The News International (Pakistan) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2019
3/5 82% Instant Family (2018) For the most part, Anders does a fairly good job tugging at the heartstrings while trying to navigate a complicated topic... - The News International (Pakistan) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2019
3/5 82% Ben is Back (2018) Ben Is Back successfully skirts cliches and subverts addiction drama conventions, but it eventually veers into quasi-thriller territory built around the search for a stolen dog... - The News International (Pakistan) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2019
3.5/5 91% The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018) The inspired moments in Buster Scruggs and the thought provoking arcs in the proceedings are testament to the Coen brothers' filmmaking talent. - The News International (Pakistan) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2019
3/5 91% How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019) A sweet, engaging instalment that rather charmingly delivers the message of self-belief, love, and letting go, but the movie doesn't quite possess the excitement or inventiveness that could have made it exceptional. - The News International (Pakistan) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2019
3/5 85% The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part (2019) The Second Part attempts to recapture the 2014 adventure's joyful silliness and witty magic but struggles to match the inventiveness that made the original so enjoyable. - The News International (Pakistan) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2019
4/5 98% Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018) The film serves as a wonderful showcase for her [McCarthy] dramatic talent and reveals how good the actress can be when she is working with an interesting story and well-written script. - The News International (Pakistan) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2019