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Olly Richards

Olly Richards
Olly Richards's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Empire Magazine, Sunday Times (UK), Time Out, Empire Magazine Australasia

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/5 39% Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018) With its callbacks to the Potter universe and a lovely eye for detail, The Crimes of Grindelwald has bags of intermittent charm and a warm familiarity. But too often, it feels like a beast that's been overburdened.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2018
4/5 84% Possum (2018) Holness firmly captures the feel of '70s British horror -- the oppressively close atmosphere is so powerful, you can almost smell the damp. ‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2018
4/5 84% Possum (2018) It's a bleak but absorbing trip as we creep into the depths of Philip's sad, broken mind. ‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2018
4/5 74% Utøya: July 22 (Utøya 22. Juli) (2018) It's so superbly done, you're unlikely ever to want to watch it again. ‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2018
3/5 62% Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) The film has a secret weapon: Rami Malek. As Mercury he is spectacular. ‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2018
90% A Star Is Born (2018) What makes Cooper so good is that he directs in a way that encourages you not to see what he is doing, but what is happening. Character above all.‐ GQ Magazine [UK]
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2018
4/5 88% Under the Wire (2018) This is both a study of a great journalist and a great piece of journalism itself.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2018
4/5 93% Searching (2018) The smart visual trickery lifts what might otherwise have been a fairly conventional thriller, but it also lets Chaganty say some interesting things about our online lives.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2018
4/5 92% Crazy Rich Asians (2018) It's crazy good.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2018
3/5 81% Alpha (2018) It's a family movie but one unafraid to show some very sharp teeth.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2018
3/5 49% The Spy Who Dumped Me (2018) It's a promising idea that starts well, and although it starts to flounder by the end, Kunis and McKinnon do sterling work making sure it never completely runs out of energy.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Aug 20, 2018
45% The Meg (2018) The Meg gives its audience exactly what it expects and what it wants: B-movie thrills on an A-movie scale. You'll see many better movies this year but you're unlikely to see many that are more purely entertaining.‐ GQ Magazine [UK]
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2018
3/5 31% Super Troopers 2 (2018) A sequel nobody needed, and very few demanded, but one that is nice to have anyway. Very daft and very childish and mostly very funny.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2018
4/5 89% Studio 54 (2018) A fascinating documentary that captures all the glamour and grubbiness of the 20th century's most famous nightclub. All the thrill of being there with none of the hangover.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2018
3/5 63% The Boy Downstairs (2018) Zosia Mamet is the major selling point here. In a film that's lovely but unlikely to prove memorable, she shows she can carry a film with immense charm.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2018
4/5 100% McKellen: Playing the Part (2017) An absolute treat of an interview with a man who has told other people's stories wonderfully for decades and tells his own just as well.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted May 30, 2018
70% Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) If you think of it as an isolated action movie, however, it's a lot of fun.‐ GQ Magazine [UK]
Read More | Posted May 23, 2018
2/5 17% Show Dogs (2018) If you came for cute canines you'll get them, but you'd get more entertainment from an hour of dog videos on YouTube.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted May 21, 2018
84% Avengers: Infinity War (2018) This is Marvel doing the absolute best version of the formula it's been criticised for overusing. They've blown it right up and now need to throw out that formula for good.‐ GQ Magazine [UK]
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2018
3/5 81% The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (2018) A well told, beautifully acted drama that offers nothing new but a comforting level of familiarity and cosiness.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2018
3/5 52% Rampage (2018) Ridiculous, of course, but not as ridiculous as it might have been.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2018
4/5 83% Blockers (2018) As both teen comedy and mid-life crisis comedy it's terrific. ‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2018
3/5 64% Peter Rabbit (2018) The animals are cute and Gleeson is extremely game. What keeps Peter from *Paddington*-style delight is a self-conscious need to distance itself from its source material.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2018
4/5 90% The Nile Hilton Incident (2017) A story with all the qualities of a classic LA noir is given a very effective spin by transposing it to politically charged Cairo. It's angry, frustrated and thrilling.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2018
5/5 91% The Shape of Water (2017) It's the biggest risk of del Toro's career and it could not have paid off more.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2018
4/5 85% Ingrid Goes West (2017) A very smart take on the stalker movie, which resists easy laughs for harder truths, and might make you think twice the next time you're lining up a photo for social media.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2017
4/5 79% Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool (2017) It's a classy weepy with some killer dialogue, but Bening is the big sell here. Given one of the juiciest roles of her career, she makes every moment count.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2017
3/5 67% Breathe (2017) Serkis is clearly sincere in his love for the story, and he draws exceptional performances from Garfield and Claire Foy, but its tone is upbeat to the point of oddness. ‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2017
5/5 100% Paddington 2 (2018) Paddington 2 should be prescribed as an antidote to anyone who finds the madness of the modern world a bit wearing. It's probably possible to not absolutely love it, but it's hard to see how.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2017
5/5 94% Call Me by Your Name (2018) A film that's at once light, joyful and emotionally devastating, with deeply affecting central performances. A full-hearted romantic masterpiece.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2017
3/5 75% Una (2017) It's a film to see for the performances, which are faultless, but while it's sometimes riveting this play has been awkwardly translated to screen.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2017
2/5 18% Monster Island (2017) It's a film to possibly employ to distract your kids for a few minutes if they've already seen absolutely every other option.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2017
4/5 97% In This Corner of the World (Kono sekai no katasumi ni) (2017) The imagery in this gorgeous Japanese animation is delicate and whimsical, but its plot is increasingly hard and cruel.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2017
4/5 96% Jawbone (2017) As a writing debut for Harris and a feature-directing debut for Napper, this is extremely promising. As a role for Harris, it's a sign that a great British actor may have just hit his moment.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted May 15, 2017
2/5 34% A Dog's Purpose (2017) Innately sweet, due to the high number of fluffy animals, but it has the gloopy emotion and silly plotting of a Nicholas Sparks novel. Nicholas Barks, if you will.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted May 4, 2017
4/5 99% Get Out (2017) To call it the most important movie of the year so far makes it sound possibly rather worthy. That's not true at all. Get Out is a comment on a highly complex situation that's also a total blast.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2017
3/5 80% Personal Shopper (2017) Stewart shows she's now one of the most interesting actresses of her generation.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2017
1/5 25% Fist Fight (2017) All the amusement value of a smack in the mouth.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2017
2/5 11% Fifty Shades Darker (2017) It's glossy and at times goofily funny, mostly thanks to Johnson's subtle comic skills, but the novelty of this messy relationship is really beginning to wear off.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2017
3/5 83% Denial (2016) A sturdy by-the-numbers legal drama that really belongs on the small screen.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2017
4/5 87% Jackie (2016) Jackie does what the very best biopics should: it makes you view someone you've seen countless times as if you were seeing them anew.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2017
3/5 82% Kate Plays Christine (2016) Robert Greene's film follows the actress Kate Lyn Sheil as she prepares to play Chubbuck in a project that's part documentary, part fiction and a bit too much navel-gazing.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2016
5/5 97% Your Name. (Kimi No Na Wa.) (2017) The animation, every frame exquisitely composed, is as stunning as the storytelling.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2016
4/5 94% Barry Lyndon (1975) It's gorgeous to look at, with its reverse zooms that slowly widen to stunning rural panoramas, its beautiful framing, its delight in decorative detail. You feel you are watching a masterclass in how to recreate the look and feel of the late 18th century.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2016
4/5 93% Queen of Katwe (2016) Even with a clearly signposted ending, it still manages to offer surprises. Nair delights in Uganda, painting a country of many social contrasts and cultures; she embraces possibility, not poverty.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2016
4/5 95% Paris 05:59: Théo & Hugo (Théo et Hugo dans le même bateau) (2017) It feels like both an entire relationship and just the beginning.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2016
4/5 81% Chi-Raq (2015) A Molotov cocktail of laughs and anger, Chi-Raq is a powerful state of a nation address. The result is the most creatively exciting Lee has been in a decade.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2016
4/5 95% The Edge of Seventeen (2016) Deals with all the usual teenage concerns - dating, family, school - in a way that tries to go beyond genre cliché, with a heroine who is often unlikeable but always believable.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Nov 28, 2016
3/5 85% Sully (2016) Eastwood's message that no good deed goes unpunished feels misplaced, but for the crash sequences and Hanks' turn it's worthwhile. But for goodness' sake, don't watch it on a plane.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Nov 28, 2016
4/5 93% Queen of Katwe (2016) Its plot isn't going to win any prizes for originality, but Nair tells the story with immense warmth and cheer. You can see just about every move coming, but it's making all the right ones.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2016