Alan Morrison

Alan Morrison

Agrees with the Tomatometer 82% of the time.

Publications:
Empire Magazine
Total Reviews:
87

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

Showing 1 - 50 of 87
Previous | Next
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
4/5 60% Nijushi no Hitomi (Twenty-Four Eyes) (2008) " Sentimental but sincere." — Empire Magazine
Posted Mar 4, 2013
5/5 100% Apur Sansar (The World of Apu) (1960) " Humanist film-making at its best." — Empire Magazine
Posted Aug 7, 2012
5/5 95% The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943) " A wonderful salute to British decency and a touching portrait of a friendship that bridges national boundaries." — Empire Magazine
Posted May 14, 2012
2/5 61% Adoration (2008) " Without the constrictions of an adapted text, Egoyan's creativity turns towards intellectual exercise." — Empire Magazine
Posted Feb 2, 2010
4/5 100% Der Letzte Mann (The Last Laugh) (1925) " Karl Freund's ground-breaking and historically important cinematography can still take the breath away." — Empire Magazine
Posted Apr 27, 2009
4/5 88% Fantastic Planet (1973) " Surreal and wonderful in a way not often seen from Europe." — Empire Magazine
Posted Sep 9, 2008
4/5 90% Phantom Of The Opera (1925) " Lon Chaney's magnetism and the overall impact of the suspense and reveal is still impressive." — Empire Magazine
Posted Aug 12, 2008
4/5 92% The Tragedy of Othello: The Moor of Venice (Othello) (1952) " Welles genius behind the camera brings one of the Bard's darkest plays to life." — Empire Magazine
Posted Jun 18, 2008
5/5 99% The Wizard of Oz (1939) " The songs and magic are still fresh, even if it isn't quite knowing enough, perhaps, for today's young audiences." — Empire Magazine
Posted May 12, 2008
4/5 93% Le Scaphandre et le Papillon (The Diving Bell and the Butterfly) (2007) " A poignant reflection on what it means to be alive and, visually, a true cinematic experience." — Empire Magazine
Posted Feb 8, 2008
4/5 97% The Lady Vanishes (1938) " Hitchcock's second-to-last British movie before decamping to LA is a fun romp celebrating the stiff-upper-lippedness of our great nation." — Empire Magazine
Posted Jan 11, 2008
3/5 31% Closing the Ring (2007) " After recent disappointments Sir Dickie Attenborough is back on better, albeit old-fashioned, form." — Empire Magazine
Posted Dec 28, 2007
1/5 15% The Brothers Solomon (2007) " Audiences will need an epidural to endure the excruciating pain of watching this geek-and-jerk combo stumble through three trimesters." — Empire Magazine
Posted Nov 1, 2007
3/5 61% Death at a Funeral (2007) " A sole potty joke is unnecessarily crass, but for the most part this is joyfully funny." — Empire Magazine
Posted Nov 1, 2007
4/5 93% Horror of Dracula (1958) " It may have slipped from an X rating to a 12A but this is still a potent adaptation of Bran Stoker's eternal monster." — Empire Magazine
Posted Nov 1, 2007
3/5 87% The Lookout (2007) " Plot holes and a mixed tone lessen the impact but Gordon-Levitt holds it together with a strong lead performance." — Empire Magazine
Posted Nov 1, 2007
1/5 1% Daddy Day Camp (2007) " Worse than you can possibly imagine - no, really!" — Empire Magazine
Posted Oct 19, 2007
2/5 14% War (Rogue Assassin) (2007) " Li and Statham (and the audience) deserve better." — Empire Magazine
Posted Sep 28, 2007
4/5 94% Faust (1926) " Visually striking early telling of the German folktale." — Empire Magazine
Posted Sep 25, 2007
4/5 80% True North (2006) " A tense thriller with an important social message." — Empire Magazine
Posted Sep 14, 2007
5/5 100% Fanny & Alexander (1982) " An accomplished masterpiece, with excellent performances and rarely bettered direction." — Empire Magazine
Posted Aug 10, 2007
4/5 85% The Hoax (2007) " Gere proves that there's more to his range than ageing romantic leads in a multi-layered tale of public fraud and self-deception." — Empire Magazine
Posted Aug 3, 2007
2/5 38% Firehouse Dog (2007) " No matter how you hose it down, it's always gonna smell of wet dog." — Empire Magazine
Posted Jul 20, 2007
4/5 86% Paris Je T'aime (2007) " A connoisseur's delight: two hours of short films celebrating the most romantic city in the world." — Empire Magazine
Posted Jun 29, 2007
3/5 49% The Flying Scotsman (2006) " A typically engaging performance from Johnny Lee Miller takes this slightly above the usual underdog movie cliche." — Empire Magazine
Posted Jun 29, 2007
88% Mutual Appreciation (2006) " Just because you shoot semi-improvised scenes in black-and-white doesn't mean you're the new Jim Jarmusch." — Empire Magazine
Posted May 4, 2007
5/5 93% The Lives of Others (2006) " ... a moving, enlightening tale of recent times." — Empire Magazine
Posted Apr 13, 2007
3/5 50% The Gigolos (2006) " Some moving performances but this is somewhat lacking in plot." — Empire Magazine
Posted Mar 23, 2007
3/5 50% Gone (2007) " A potentially menacing first half is let down by a few cliches in the home stretch." — Empire Magazine
Posted Mar 8, 2007
5/5 100% The Killer (Dip huet seung hung) (1989) " It's as much a doomed romance as a shoot-'em-up." — Empire Magazine
Posted Mar 1, 2007
4/5 89% Venus (2006) " A screen-acting showcase by a man whose best days, many thought, were behind him. There's life in the old dog yet." — Empire Magazine
Posted Jan 25, 2007
4/5 87% Mystic River (2003) " While not quite the equal of the novel, it's more complex, emotionally-charged and better acted than the average Hollywood thriller." — Empire Magazine
Posted Dec 30, 2006
1/5 15% Scary Movie 2 (2001) " Scarily awful -- this spoof horror franchise needs a stake driven through its heart, and quick..." — Empire Magazine
Posted Dec 30, 2006
3/5 62% Comandante (2003) " An opportunity frustratingly squandered, but one which still makes for fascinating viewing thanks to Castro's natural charisma. Errol Morris would have nailed it." — Empire Magazine
Posted Dec 30, 2006
4/5 92% Bloody Sunday (2002) " Greengrass has deliberately chosen to provoke an emotional rather than intellectual response with his film -- but sometimes provocation is much preferred to the British media's maintenance of the status quo." — Empire Magazine
Posted Dec 30, 2006
4/5 53% Crime Novel (Romanzo criminale) (2005) " An ambitious, bloody and engrossing work." — Empire Magazine
Posted Dec 30, 2006
4/5 85% Bend It Like Beckham (2003) " Delightfully upbeat, it will send you back out onto the street grinning from ear to ear." — Empire Magazine
Posted Dec 30, 2006
4/5 90% The Magdalene Sisters (2003) " A deliberately provocative film that triggers the audience's emotions in order to highlight important issues of personal freedom. Amen to that." — Empire Magazine
Posted Dec 30, 2006
3/5 8% The New Guy (2002) " Likeable characters and a cliched but meatier-than-usual story for a teen comedy." — Empire Magazine
Posted Dec 30, 2006
2/5 49% Demonlover (2003) " Our wait for a decent corporate espionage / interactive virtual porn film continues." — Empire Magazine
Posted Dec 30, 2006
4/5 80% Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001) " Even though a few of the book's scenes have been cut, fans probably couldn't hope for a better adaptation. It bodes well for the rest of the series, when strong stories start taking precedence over set-up." — Empire Magazine
Posted Dec 30, 2006
2/5 63% The Powerpuff Girls - The Movie (2002) " Utilising the cheapest-looking animation ever to grace a cinema screen, this Cartoon Network spin-off will only appeal to a fraction of pre-teen girls." — Empire Magazine
Posted Dec 30, 2006
1/5 3% fear dot com (FeardotCom) (2002) " This internet-based spook-fest is arguably the least imaginative, most pathetic horror of the decade." — Empire Magazine
Posted Dec 30, 2006
4/5 87% The Quiet American (2003) " Oscar nominations it richly deserves, not least for Michael Caine, whose performance as an English reporter goaded out of his comfortable, opium-clouded, ex-pat lifestyle ranks among the very best of his career." — Empire Magazine
Posted Dec 30, 2006
4/5 96% Ripley's Game (2003) " Malkovich is perhaps the best, most chillingly precise Ripley to date." — Empire Magazine
Posted Dec 30, 2006
5/5 97% Pather Panchali (Song of the Little Road) (1955) " A remarkable debut from Ray that though slow is extremely absorbing." — Empire Magazine
Posted Dec 30, 2006
2/5 29% Hey Arnold! The Movie (2002) " Arnold has his place on the small screen, but here his attempts to save his neighbourhood from corporate takeover seem overextended." — Empire Magazine
Posted Dec 30, 2006
4/5 79% Last Orders (2002) " Ambitious in structure and casting, it packs a lot into its screen time. Quality craftsmanship for a discerning crowd." — Empire Magazine
Posted Dec 30, 2006
4/5 64% O (2001) " Hartnett never allows him to become a hissable villain, keeping Hugo shy of our sympathies, yet his every move is utterly believable." — Empire Magazine
Posted Dec 30, 2006
2/5 11% A Man Apart (2003) " Go see The French Connection instead." — Empire Magazine
Posted Dec 30, 2006
Showing 1 - 50 of 87
Previous | Next
  • Sort by Rating:

    Sort results by this critic's rating. This option is only available for critics with a rating system (4 star, letter grade, 1-10, etc.)

  • Sort by T-meter:

    Sort results by the Tomatometer (percentage of critics recommending a certain movie)

Find us on:                     
Help | About | Jobs | Critics Submission | Press | API | Licensing | Mobile