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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As a director, Yinan is certainly one to watch, but if he's to deliver a fully satisfying narrative he needs to find a screenplay collaborator. Review

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2015-06-05

2015

The darkness of the movie's climactic scenes makes it considerably difficult to check your watch, which is just downright inconsiderate on the filmmakers' part. Review

4.0

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2015-06-04

2015

On the few occasions when Listen Up Philip falls silent, it's quietly sublime, but for a movie about writers, its words, of which there are many, fail to ring true. Review

6.0

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2015-06-03

2015

With Jovovich fleeing from Brosnan's silver haired terminator there's no reason Survivor couldn't be a perfectly enjoyable chase thriller, but every aspect of the film suggests nobody involved cares about constructing a worthwhile movie. Review

3.0

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2015-06-02

2015

"Let Us Prey tries hard to shock us without ever engaging our senses, but once we realise how little it has to offer, boredom quickly sets in. Let us prey we don't get a sequel. Review

3.0

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2015-06-01

2015

Unlike the 'grey pound' movies, which usually take a very patronising view of old people, Mr Holmes isn't afraid to present a realistic look at the aging process, and the result is the best portrait of an OAP since The Straight Story. Review

8.0

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2015-05-18

2015

Pearce and Smulders aren't a natural fit for this material and there's a lack of heat in their scenes together that makes you wonder if there's an unseen plate glass window separating them. It's difficult to care about their relationship. Review

6.0

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2015-05-17

2015

As disaster movies go, San Andreas isn't a complete disaster, but you'll have to sift through a lot of rubble to find anything worthwhile here. Review

5.0

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2015-05-16

2015

Timbuktu won't change anyone's mind on this issue - Jihad isn't something you sit on the fence over - but it adds a host of human faces to the statistics on the six o'clock news. Review

8.0

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2015-05-15

2015

If you're a fan of the crop of cheap straight to video Conan knockoffs that proliferated during the mid-80s, this might win you over with nostalgia for incompetent action; The Dead Lands is more hack than haka. Review

3.0

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2015-05-14

2015

Spring is a movie you'll fall in love with, one that leaves you with butterflies in your tummy; now adults can experience the effect Twilight has on teenage girls. Review

9.0

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2015-05-13

2015

It's long been debated whether Poltergeist was directed by its credited director Tobe Hooper or its producer Steven Spielberg, but this pathetic and pointless remake confirms that whoever was indeed responsible was certainly working at the top of their game. Review

4.0

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2015-05-12

2015

As a movie, Tomorrowland is a mess, and as a commercial for Tomorrowland the theme park, it's a complete failure. There are far more enticing rides at the multiplex this summer. Review

4.0

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2015-05-11

2015

Like a teenager spending hours on her makeup to get the 'natural' look, A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night expounds an awful lot of energy in its quest for effortless cool, but it left this reviewer decidedly lukewarm. Review

4.0

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2015-05-10

2015

The Gallic setting adds a certain amount of novelty value to this sort of tale, but in narrative terms we're on all too familiar ground, with Jimenez happy to trade in the clich├ęs of the gangster epic. Review

6.0

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2015-05-09

2015

An AC/DC concert on wheels, Mad Max: Fury Road may not live up to the first part of its title (the title character barely registers and is far from mad, though was he ever really?), but it's certainly a furious road trip, one a certain other vehicular based blockbuster franchise would do well to study. Review

7.0

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2015-05-08

2015

Cynics may brand A Fuller Life little more than an extended infomercial for Fuller's autobiography A Third Face, but if this is the case, it achieves its goal in some style. Review

8.0

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2015-05-07

2015

There's something exploitative about The Tribe's use of sign language as a narrative device, but if it's a gimmick, I can't deny it's one I thoroughly appreciated. Review

8.0

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2015-05-06

2015

When the action moves to the confines of the prison, and the movie becomes for the most part a two-hander between Bahari and Javadi, the film stalls, with Stewart unable to find a cinematic way of conveying the verisimilitude of Bahari's experience. Review

5.0

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2015-05-05

2015

On the evidence of the ramshackle Top Five, I'm not entirely convinced that being taken seriously is something Rock really cares about. Like the protagonist of his film, Rock seems eager to create a movie with a message, but doesn't seem to know himself what that message is. Review

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2015-05-04

2015

Simon Blake's Still delivers all the grit you might expect from a London crime drama, and establishes Aidan Gillen as one of the most interesting and undersung actors to emerge from the British Isles in recent years. Review

7.0

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2015-05-03

2015

The Canal's best moments are its quietest; when characters begin speaking it sadly falls apart. Review

5.0

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2015-05-02

2015

British dramas are known for their grittiness, but grit is an element that's notably absent from Honeytrap, making it best suited for viewing in a school civics class. Review

5.0

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2015-05-01

2015

What's most worrying about all this is how oblivious Nakache and Toledano seem to be with regards to their ignorance. Only France seems capable of producing filmmakers this out of touch with reality. Sacre bleu indeed! Review

3.0

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2015-04-16

2015

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