Movie Reviews

The latest movie reviews from Jim Schembri, professional film reviewer since 1980.


Poms; The Hustle, All Is True

Passable remake: Rebel Wilson feels her way through ‘The Hustle’ with the help of Anne Hathaway. THE HUSTLE **1/2 (94 ...
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Top End Wedding; Long Shot

Lost baggage: Gwilym Lee and Miranda Tapsell hit the road in the rom-com ‘Top End Wedding’. TOP END WEDDING ** ...
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Avengers: Endgame; The Hummingbird Project; Thunder Road; Gloria Bell; Celeste

The final stoush: an ailing Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr) wonders if he can make it to the end credits ...
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Wonder Park; The Aftermath; Pet Sematary; Hellboy; Destroyer

WONDER PARK *** (85 minutes) PG Here’s an enjoyable, brightly animated, somewhat surreal adventure about a fabulous thrill-ride theme park ...
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Shazam; Mid90s

Light-hearted hero: the refreshing comic-book superhero movie ‘Shazam!’ hits the spot. SHAZAM! *** (132 minutes) M Helping pump the fun ...
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Us; Five Feet Apart; Dumbo

Double vision: Jordan Peele’s horror-comedy ‘Us’ has become a phenomenon. US ** (116 minutes) MA Well, so much for the ...
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Fighting With My Family; Swimming With Men; The Lego Movie 2

Bonding in bathers: ‘Swimming With Men’ recalls the Ealing comedies of the 1950s. FIGHTING WITH MY FAMILY **** (109 minutes) ...
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Hotel Mumbai; Captain Marvel; Pimped

Ready to serve: low-ranking staffers become unlikely heroes in the harrowing drama ‘Hotel Mumbai’. HOTEL MUMBAI ***** (123 minutes) MA ...
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A Dog’s Way Home; Greta; King of Thieves

Best of frenemies: ‘A Dog’s Way Home’ is as much for adults as it is for kids. A DOG’S WAY ...
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Stan & Ollie; Roma; Undermined; Arctic

Peas in a pod: Steve Coogan (right) and John C Reilly are remarkably convincing as legendary comedy duo Laurel & ...
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