Mr. Stephen Kennedy

Top Reviewer Ranking: 535
Helpful votes received on reviews: 87% (3,990 of 4,577)
Location: Doha, Qatar
Birthday: 5 Dec
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Star Ratings:
* - Very poor - avoid at all costs.
** - May have some redeeming features, but it's not enough to make this a movie worth watching
*** - If you like the genre, then there is enough here to enjoy
**** - Good movie - might not have reached classic status, but has enough ingredients to make it a recommended watch.
***** - excellent movie - highly recommended
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Movies and travelling are my favourite hobbies - other hobbies include fencing. I'll watch any kind of movie, from silent and foreign through to current blockbusters.

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I admit it, I’m Scottish. But I was still a skeptic approaching a movie touted as MacMamma Mia. Still, got a group of friends round, handed out a wee dram here and there, and sat back. And from just a few minutes in – I realised I was going to enjoy this. Doing for The Proclaimers what Mamma Mia did for Abba is the pitch, but do we really need another jukebox musical? The answer lies in the songs themselves… it’s not a question of whether you like The Proclaimers (though I defy anyone not find at least a few of their songs catchy enough to become your earworm of the year).. it’s their lyrics. The songs are full of earthy lines – working class lyrics, as a friend of mine put it.. and… Read more
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