Movie reviews of Hamish Calvert

These are all the movies and series that Hamish has reviewed. Read more at: HCMovieReviews.

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Poster for Manchester by the Sea

Manchester by the Sea

9

A powerful and engaging drama including the themes of loss, grief and family.

2017.01.15

2017

Poster for La La Land

La La Land

8

My personal experience aside though, there is no denying that this is a triumph on so many levels...

2017.01.14

2017

Poster for Live by Night

Live by Night

7

Whilst it is perfectly enjoyable and entertained me for it’s run time, it does little to inspire rewatches.

2017.01.12

2017

Poster for Hidden Figures

Hidden Figures

8

Quite often a real delight. The story is one that deserves to be told and I feel richer for knowing it.

2017.01.10

2017

Poster for Silence

Silence

9

The narrative is so enthralling, it easily warrants the running time present and will be the subject of much analysis for years to come.

2017.01.04

2017

Poster for Passengers

Passengers

6

Tells its story just fine, the content never reaches the potential of its interesting premise but is acceptable nonetheless.

2016.12.23

2016

Poster for Assassin's Creed

Assassin's Creed

7

Has some weak characters and no real structure but it still manages to be the best video game to film adaptation I’ve seen.

2016.12.22

2016

Poster for Collateral Beauty

Collateral Beauty

5

It’s at times painful to watch such a talented cast spew such cringe-worthy dialogue...

2016.12.21

2016

Poster for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

9

The Star Wars prequel that this universe needed and it could well rival some of the original trilogy in places.

2016.12.16

2016

Poster for Why Him?

Why Him?

6

Thankfully the talented cast elevate the funny, yet not hysterical, script into something quite watchable...

2016.12.14

2016

Poster for Snowden

Snowden

6

The director gets his focus right and keeps things simple the film becomes a compelling watch.

2016.12.09

2016

Poster for The Edge of Seventeen

The Edge of Seventeen

8

Kelly Fremon Craig gets the most of her cast and works at avoiding character cliches through her writing.

2016.12.08

2016

Poster for Office Christmas Party

Office Christmas Party

7

More than satisfying for a night out at the cinema.

2016.12.08

2016

Poster for A Monster Calls

A Monster Calls

9

Bayona has once again proven that he knows how to direct stories full of emotion but also sequences of action and of drama.

2016.12.06

2016

Poster for Paterson

Paterson

6

There is probably some artsy meaning to it all but the average Joe Bloggs like me just saw a bus driver who writes random poems and not a lot else.

2016.12.04

2016

Poster for Moana

Moana

8

Fun characters and very capable cast...

2016.12.03

2016

Poster for Chi-Raq

Chi-Raq

8

Balancing strong political messages and absurd comedy shouldn’t have worked but somehow it does.

2016.11.30

2016

Poster for Sully

Sully

8

The performances from Hanks and Eckhart are very good and what more the chemistry is invaluable.

2016.11.29

2016

Poster for A United Kingdom

A United Kingdom

8

The few moments of monotony are quickly combated by the touching nature of so much of this story...

2016.11.28

2016

Poster for Bleed for This

Bleed for This

9

Strong cast, likeable characters and unique slant on the standard boxing film formula...

2016.11.25

2016

Poster for Allied

Allied

7

Managed to entertain me with ease, however admittedly there was potential for a much better film here.

2016.11.24

2016

Poster for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

8

A very enjoyable opener to this new series.

2016.11.16

2016

Poster for Swiss Army Man

Swiss Army Man

4

Without a doubt the most unique film of the year...

2016.11.12

2016

Poster for Train to Busan

Train to Busan

9

The spectacle of the action and the variety present in the narrative makes this a must see for all cinema fans.

2016.11.10

2016

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