Movie reviews of Eric Hillis

These are all the movies and series that Eric has reviewed. Read more at: The Movie Waffler.

Number of movie reviews: 2069 / 2069

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This installment seems to tear up the timeline of previous movies in the series, now informing us that the titular robots have been on Earth since the days of King Arthur. Review

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2017-06-08

2017

The Book of Henry is awful, but it's uniquely awful, a film that will likely find a future life as the subject of screenwriting classes and drunken midnight screenings. Review

1.0

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2017-06-07

2017

Halfway through this tiresome tale, I found myself wishing I was watching another movie, and no matter how hard I tried to love Garcia's film, we just weren't meant to be together. Review

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2017-06-06

2017

Resembling Churchill neither physically nor aurally, Cox's performance takes a few minutes for us to settle into, but once you accept the brave choice made here by the actor, you're left in no doubt that you're watching anyone but Winston Churchill. It's this turn by Cox that holds our attention in a movie that otherwise offers scant rewards with a presentation that perhaps would feel more at home debuting on TV on a Sunday even... Review

6.0

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2017-06-05

2017

Wright's film is a wild road trip through American popular culture, but in ignoring the less savoury elements of American culture, it feels like a huge missed opportunity. Review

7.0

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2017-06-04

2017

As it is, My Cousin Rachel is a film that asks its audience to follow a trail of crumbs, but when we eventually reach the main course, we've long lost our appetite. Review

4.0

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2017-06-03

2017

In aiming to please the widest audience possible, The Mummy has a little of something for everyone to enjoy, but even more to frustrate. Review

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2017-06-02

2017

As a narrative, Norman is one of the most frustrating you'll see this year, but Gere's quietly mesmerising performance makes this a little easier to ignore. Review

6.0

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2017-06-01

2017

Those flaws aside, for the most part Wonder Woman is a fun romp, at its best when evoking classic derring-do pulp fiction, less successful when it believes it has something profound to say about humanity. Review

6.0

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2017-05-11

2017

After the Storm may not quite hit the peaks of the director's recent modern masterpieces, but even second tier Koreeda is essential cinema, and any opportunity to witness Kirin Kiki's wonderfully wrinkled face break into a smile is worth seizing. Review

8.0

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2017-05-10

2017

Lay its narrative out in a beat by beat arrangement and Detour is a routine road thriller, but what elevates it above such low grade fare is its experimental execution. The story isn't important here; Detour is all about the storytelling, and like the director he pays tribute so explicitly to here, Smith displays an ability to create a minor work of art with restricted means. Review

7.0

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2017-05-09

2017

It's also a half-assed thriller, and it fails to integrate any humour into its tedious action sequences; it's like watching two separate movies, neither of which justify their existence. Review

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2017-05-08

2017

There's more visual invention in Salazar's Revenge than you'll probably see in the rest of this summer's would be blockbusters put together, but Ronning and Sandberg's inspired direction can't paper over the cracks of a lazy script that introduces a whole raft of new characters only to cast them aside in favour of the never more annoying antics of Depp's Sparrow, arguably the most irksome character to appear in a Hollywood franc... Review

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2017-05-07

2017

A $175 million fiasco aimed squarely at the Men & Motors crowd, the experience of watching King Arthur: Legend of the Sword can be replicated at home by playing the audio of a random episode of Danny Dyer's The Real Football Factories over any of Uwe Boll's straight to video medieval romps. Review

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2017-05-06

2017

The whole affair feels as though Vigalondo is more concerned with scoring feminist ally points than in spinning a plausible narrative, and even the staunchest misandrist will struggle to get on board with the film's final act. Review

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2017-05-05

2017

I doubt we'll witness a more effective use of music in a movie this year. Review

8.0

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2017-05-04

2017

There are also far too many protagonists, and it becomes difficult to keep track of who exactly is still alive at any given time. Review

4.0

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2017-05-03

2017

Despite a committed performance from Chastain that elevates the weak material, our protagonist at best comes off as some Katherine Hepburn robot constructed by bored MIT students. Review

6.0

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2017-05-02

2017

With some script adjustments to clear up such confusing details, and a more innovative director at the helm, Sleepless could have been an electrifying piece of action cinema in the mould of John Wick. As it is, it's a lazy adaptation that fails to elicit even the most minor of visceral thrills. Review

4.0

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2017-05-01

2017

A shame then that it all falls apart in the home stretch when Without Name seems to simply run out of ideas and devolves into a generic 'bad trip' movie, all psychedelic editing, abrasive sound effects and actors screaming naked into the wind. Review

6.0

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2017-04-14

2017

After an opening that offers little in the way of innovation yet provides mild amusement nonetheless, Mindhorn spends its final hour wading through comedic quicksand, and you'll be left wishing you could watch an episode of Mindhorn the TV show, which looks like a riot, rather than Mindhorn the movie. Review

4.0

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2017-04-13

2017

Heal the Living wastes an impressively assembled cast by giving them a series of cardboard figures to essay. Quillevere seems more interested in constructing flashy visual sequences - some of which are admittedly arresting- which suggests commercials and music promos may be a better fit for this director. Review

5.0

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2017-04-12

2017

GOTG2 is a new low for Marvel, a cynical venture that's best described as a product rather than a movie. Review

3.0

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2017-04-11

2017

When Heigl and Dawson are on screen together, verbally or physically sparring, the movie receives an energy boost that's sorely lacking elsewhere. Review

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2017-04-10

2017

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