Movie reviews of Kevin Hawkins

These are all the movies and series that Kevin has reviewed. Read more at: Film Blerg.

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Number of movie reviews: 90 / 90

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Poster for The Beguiled

The Beguiled

8

Coppola gives us enough time with each character for us to admire the different attributes each bring to the school.

2017.07.13

2017

Poster for Baby Driver

Baby Driver

6

Indeed, the only character who gives this film any real emotion is the soundtrack, which consistently delivers the right song at the right moment.

2017.07.11

2017

Poster for Six Months to Salvation

Six Months to Salvation

8

The fact that this narrative unfolds as the film is being made not only makes the story more authentic, but less judgmental.

2017.07.08

2017

Poster for Handsome Devil

Handsome Devil

5

Could have been a great film too, were it brave enough to hold a mirror to itself a few more times before hitting cinemas.

2017.05.21

2017

Poster for Berlin Syndrome

Berlin Syndrome

7

The experiment is engrossing, and delivers the kind of experience that will keep you grounded for a few minutes after the film’s conclusion...

2017.04.17

2017

Poster for Denial

Denial

7

Even though Lipstadt sometimes struggles to influence her own biopic-of-sorts, she is nevertheless the star of the show.

2017.04.10

2017

Poster for Bitter Harvest

Bitter Harvest

4

A necessary production, yet it fails to deliver the same punch as similar historic episodes re-told through film.

2017.02.22

2017

Poster for Collateral Beauty

Collateral Beauty

4

Just as its title tries to say too much, so too does the film try to tell too many stories and provoke a few too many tears.

2017.01.08

2017

Poster for The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble

The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble

6

While the interview scenes tell us why music is important, these scenes ultimately give us the most compelling evidence.

2017.01.02

2017

Poster for Sausage Party

Sausage Party

5

Peaks when it dabbles in satire.

2016.08.11

2016

Poster for Finding Dory

Finding Dory

6

Takes advantage of its oceanic setting by introducing us to a number of quotable sidekicks.

2016.06.13

2016

Poster for Now You See Me 2

Now You See Me 2

3

Lets down its actors and audience with a heist film that tries to be too smart for its own good.

2016.06.03

2016

Poster for Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising

Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising

5

An easy, (very) low-brow comedy...

2016.05.06

2016

Poster for Zootopia

Zootopia

8

Disney’s most sophisticated and clever animated release in years.

2016.03.15

2016

Poster for Brooklyn

Brooklyn

6

For all the brilliant acting and aesthetic fine-tuning though, the story behind Brooklyn is relatively dull.

2016.02.10

2016

Poster for The Good Dinosaur

The Good Dinosaur

4

If you care too much about narrative and originality, it might be worth giving this one a miss.

2015.12.15

2015

Poster for He Named Me Malala

He Named Me Malala

7

Paints Malala's story in a respectful light, both figuratively and literally; clever animated artworks of Pakistan help progress the narrative.

2015.11.09

2015

Poster for How to Change the World

How to Change the World

7

A steady voice delivers his prose in a rhythmic manner, a nostalgic accompaniment to grainy archival shots of Greenpeace’s early days.

2015.09.17

2015

Poster for A Walk in the Woods

A Walk in the Woods

5

Ultimately its inability to bring Bryon’s persona to life holds it back from being anything more than a nice travel film.

2015.09.01

2015

Poster for Pride

Pride

8

The knowledge that Pride is a true story gives every scene and every character an extra ounce of legitimacy.

2015.03.26

2015

Poster for Get Hard

Get Hard

4

As formulaic, stereotypical, and unoriginal as most American red-label comedies come.

2015.03.26

2015

Poster for Big Eyes

Big Eyes

8

Rather than take the film down a psychological road, Burton keeps the film light and accessible.

2015.03.19

2015

Poster for The Mule

The Mule

7

Engaging editing and cinematography give the film a lighter look than most crime films...

2014.11.19

2014

Poster for What We Do in the Shadows

What We Do in the Shadows

7

The diversity of perspectives ensures that there are enough gags to keep the film moving.

2014.09.02

2014

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