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 The Hate U Give

The Hate U Give

9

A gripping and involved, relevant piece of film-making brilliantly made accessible for a large audience, and the more people who see this film the better.

22 october

22 oct

Poster for Halloween

Halloween

9

This sequel carries a remarkable continuity to the original film whilst also working expertly as a modern interpretation of the story.

19 october

19 oct

Poster for Bad Times at the El Royale

Bad Times at the El Royale

9

Intrigue, shock, tension, disgust, sympathy and suspense are only some of the many things this refreshingly original screenplay will make you feel.

10 october

10 oct

Poster for Smallfoot

Smallfoot

6

So while Smallfoot won’t leave a big impression with audiences it’s perfectly enjoyable in the moment.

7 october

7 oct

Poster for Malevolent

Malevolent

6

It’s got great foundations in terms of its writing, setting and performances but fails to fully build on these...

6 october

6 oct

Poster for First Man

First Man

2

Feels like Oscar bait in its truest form with the finished product almost entirely being a failure to launch.

6 october

6 oct

Poster for Venom

Venom

26

Problems with several aspects of the titular character, a narrative that fails to decide on or effectively juggle a mixture of tones and unconvincing performances...

3 october

3 oct

Poster for A Star Is Born

A Star Is Born

9

A remake well worth your time and one that could and should be celebrated across the board come awards season.

2 october

2 oct

Poster for The Wife

The Wife

8

Glenn Close delivers such a powerful performance making the unfolding drama completely captivating for the audience.

1 october

1 oct

Poster for Hold the Dark

Hold the Dark

8

Brings an energetic story into a snowy, sleepy setting lighting up the recent home media releases.

29 september

29 sep

Poster for Night School

Night School

2

Offers very little to the comedy genre and continues the recent string of average to poor Kevin Hart lead films...

27 september

27 sep

Poster for The Little Stranger

The Little Stranger

6

The writing can’t equal the other elements on show and won’t compliment the film in the way in which it looks like it’s going to do.

24 september

24 sep

Poster for Mile 22

Mile 22

4

Poor post-production work continually squanders any potential this element ever held.

24 september

24 sep

Poster for The Rider

The Rider

8

Offers both the retelling of a true story and a compelling case study on one’s purpose in the face of life altering circumstances.

20 september

20 sep

Poster for Apostasy

Apostasy

8

A confident debut from this first time director but I think it’s his writing that shines the brightest here.

19 september

19 sep

Poster for King of Thieves

King of Thieves

6

Had all the potential to pull off the perfect heist movie but it lacks the pace, energy and style that it needs to standout...

19 september

19 sep

Poster for The House with a Clock in Its Walls

The House with a Clock in Its Walls

8

A super job of meshing together a mixture of genres to create something that a wide range of ages can enjoy together.

16 september

16 sep

Poster for The Land of Steady Habits

The Land of Steady Habits

7

Should appeal to those who enjoy good writing and compelling performances.

14 september

14 sep

Poster for The Miseducation of Cameron Post

The Miseducation of Cameron Post

8

It could definitely have been longer and more focused but it still serves its purpose as an informative, affecting and entertaining coming of age story.

13 september

13 sep

Poster for Crazy Rich Asians

Crazy Rich Asians

9

The cast are full of energy and enthusiasm and portray such a wide variety of characters which are irresistible to watch.

13 september

13 sep

Poster for American Animals

American Animals

9

I’ve never seen a heist movie so complex and carefully layered.

13 september

13 sep

Poster for Black 47

Black 47

7

Remains a historical drama worth your attention and exactly the kind of film you’d be more than happy to watch in school if you were studying the Great Irish Famine.

12 september

12 sep

Poster for Slender Man

Slender Man

1

Without a doubt a front runner for worst horror of the year, and maybe even just worst film of the year too.

10 september

10 sep

Poster for Yardie

Yardie

7

A confident directorial debut for Elba.

10 september

10 sep

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