Alex Zane

Alex Zane

Agrees with the Tomatometer 70% of the time.

Publications:
Sun Online
Total Reviews:
399

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
1/5 15% Top Cat:The Movie (UK) " A charmless affair, this is not the Top Cat movie anyone wanted." — Sun Online
Posted Aug 2, 2013
2/5 28% G.I. Joe: Retaliation (2013) " This sequel keeps the OTT action but replaces the fun with over-earnestness, forgetting to revel in its stupidity." — Sun Online
Posted Mar 29, 2013
3/5 52% Jack the Giant Slayer (2013) " Far from perfect but not without it's moments of fee-fi-fo-fun." — Sun Online
Posted Mar 22, 2013
3/5 70% The Spirit of '45 " The equivalent of your grandad lecturing you about how things aren't like they used to be." — Sun Online
Posted Mar 14, 2013
3/5 43% The Paperboy (2012) " At least The Paperboy delivers plenty of memorable moments - even if you may wish you hadn't seen many of them." — Sun Online
Posted Mar 14, 2013
1/5 12% Red Dawn (2012) " From its doomsday narrative and tired action set pieces, Red Dawn represents the lowest common denominator of dumb action movies." — Sun Online
Posted Mar 14, 2013
3/5 36% The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (2013) " This is a movie that has some very funny moments, but quite often it dips into sentimentality." — Sun Online
Posted Mar 14, 2013
4/5 50% Welcome to the Punch (2013) " This Punch will leave a mark." — Sun Online
Posted Mar 14, 2013
3/5 59% Oz the Great and Powerful (2013) " This trip to Oz is a pleasant - but non-essential - journey." — Sun Online
Posted Mar 7, 2013
4/5 83% Side Effects (2013) " Impressive." — Sun Online
Posted Mar 7, 2013
3/5 69% Stoker (2013) " Having such a skilful director on board has rescued Stoker from total mediocrity. But with a more engaging plot, it could have offered so much more." — Sun Online
Posted Feb 28, 2013
2/5 12% Safe Haven (2013) " A cliched romantic thriller by numbers." — Sun Online
Posted Feb 28, 2013
2/5 15% Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters (2013) " Somewhere in here is a good movie. I guess it got lost in the woods." — Sun Online
Posted Feb 28, 2013
3/5 65% Mama (2013) " Bloody scary." — Sun Online
Posted Feb 22, 2013
3/5 45% To The Wonder (2013) " Although beautiful to watch, the film offers very little in the way of coherent plot or character development." — Sun Online
Posted Feb 22, 2013
4/5 66% Cloud Atlas (2012) " This demands your attention for its entire running time, but rewards you with a truly moving climax." — Sun Online
Posted Feb 22, 2013
4/5 46% Beautiful Creatures (2013) " A very enjoyable and welcome addition to the ever-popular supernatural teen romance genre and a worthy heir to the Twilight throne." — Sun Online
Posted Feb 15, 2013
4/5 14% A Good Day To Die Hard (2013) " It's great to see Willis back in the role that suits him most." — Sun Online
Posted Feb 15, 2013
3/5 51% This is 40 (2012) " Even an off-form Apatow is better than most and this entertains." — Sun Online
Posted Feb 15, 2013
4/5 86% Wreck-it Ralph (2012) " This is a hugely enjoyable entry in the Walt Disney Animation Studios catalogue. It sits well alongside the likes of Tangled, balancing both anarchic humour and classic Disney sentimentality very well." — Sun Online
Posted Feb 7, 2013
3/5 55% I Give It a Year (2013) " Mazer's comedy pedigree ensures this is regularly laugh-out-loud funny." — Sun Online
Posted Feb 7, 2013
3/5 62% Hitchcock (2012) " An enjoyable and humorous Hopkins and another wonderful performance from Mirren make this film quietly watchable." — Sun Online
Posted Feb 7, 2013
2/5 36% Hyde Park on Hudson (2012) " With such a strong cast, Hyde Park on Hudson should have offered so much more." — Sun Online
Posted Jan 31, 2013
3/5 46% Bullet to the Head (2013) " A solid, if by-the-numbers, actioner." — Sun Online
Posted Jan 31, 2013
3/5 78% Flight (2012) " Thankfully, anchoring it all is Washington." — Sun Online
Posted Jan 31, 2013
3/5 60% The Last Stand (2013) " It's entertaining, if a little (a lot) silly." — Sun Online
Posted Jan 24, 2013
5/5 90% Lincoln (2012) " Perhaps this is a rose-tinted view of Lincoln - he comes across as more living saint than man - but as cinema, it is powerful, gripping and thoroughly entertaining." — Sun Online
Posted Jan 24, 2013
4/5 93% Zero Dark Thirty (2013) " Not what you'd call crowd-pleasing, this is fascinating - if occasionally harrowing - in its realistic depiction of the intricacies of CIA operations." — Sun Online
Posted Jan 24, 2013
3/5 94% The Sessions (2012) " It's a brave performance from Hunt, who spends much of the film entirely naked. Both her and Hawkes are brilliant in a movie that is a massively uplifting experience." — Sun Online
Posted Jan 17, 2013
4/5 96% Monsters, Inc. (2001) " Monsters displays wonderful imagination which makes it worth reliving in an extra dimension - particularly the energetic chase scene along a conveyor belt of doors." — Sun Online
Posted Jan 17, 2013
3/5 71% Everyday (2013) " [A] resolutely realistic drama about a prisoner and his family visits." — Sun Online
Posted Jan 17, 2013
3/5 55% V/H/S (2012) " Thankfully, more often than not, these five shorts work." — Sun Online
Posted Jan 17, 2013
5/5 88% Django Unchained (2012) " A blistering, bullet-ridden bonanza." — Sun Online
Posted Jan 17, 2013
4/5 56% American Mary (2013) " [A] deliciously dark film dripping with very black humour." — Sun Online
Posted Jan 10, 2013
4/5 32% Gangster Squad (2013) " Director Ruben Fleischer has delivered an effortlessly cool film. Brilliant." — Sun Online
Posted Jan 10, 2013
3/5 70% Les Misérables (2012) " It's Jackman, with his background in musical theatre, who stands out - somehow managing to anchor the whole thing and stop it becoming the bloated monster it threatens to be. " — Sun Online
Posted Jan 10, 2013
3/5 100% McCullin " As much a look back on the wars of the 1960s and 1970s as it is a biography." — Sun Online
Posted Jan 4, 2013
4/5 79% Quartet (2013) " Quartet could so easily have fallen foul of that overused theme "Isn't the world confusing when you get old..." but luckily it avoids such stereotypes." — Sun Online
Posted Jan 4, 2013
4/5 81% The Impossible (2012) " Avoiding what could easily have become melodrama, this delivers an unforgettable experience that will leave you asking yourself what you would do in the same position." — Sun Online
Posted Jan 4, 2013
3/5 72% Grabbers (2013) " It's perfect for after the pub and while it never hits the heights of say, Tremors, with the right group of mates this should be a lot of fun. " — Sun Online
Posted Dec 27, 2012
3/5 61% Jack Reacher (2012) " Cruise delivers on the action front and the script from Usual Suspects writer Chris McQuarrie, who is also on directing duty, gives proceedings just the right level of knowing humour." — Sun Online
Posted Dec 27, 2012
3/5 81% Boxing Day " A commanding performance from Huston and a car sat nav machine called Cynthia make it worth seeing." — Sun Online
Posted Dec 20, 2012
2/5 —— U.F.O. " There's an unsatisfying conclusion which left me wishing I hadn't had a close encounter with this UFO." — Sun Online
Posted Dec 20, 2012
4/5 95% West of Memphis (2012) " Amy Berg's documentary is evenly paced and informative, never succumbing to hysteria." — Sun Online
Posted Dec 20, 2012
3/5 81% Pitch Perfect (2012) " There are great moments and the songs are well put together and catchy." — Sun Online
Posted Dec 20, 2012
5/5 87% Life of Pi (2012) " With Life Of Pi, Ang Lee has delivered bold, inspirational and intelligent cinema, the likes of which is rarely seen - and for that reason alone this is unmissable." — Sun Online
Posted Dec 20, 2012
4/5 64% The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012) " A hugely enjoyable set-up for what looks set to be another thrilling trilogy." — Sun Online
Posted Dec 14, 2012
3/5 49% The Man With the Iron Fists (2012) " As long as you accept some magnificently bad dialogue, this is silly, fun and ludicrous beyond belief." — Sun Online
Posted Dec 6, 2012
2/5 70% Celeste and Jesse Forever (2012) " Aside from the premise of two people who can't seem to separate, the storyline is nearly non-existent. All in all, rather annoying." — Sun Online
Posted Dec 6, 2012
3/5 83% Seven Psychopaths (2012) " McDonagh has enough ideas for six films, but with them all crammed into one, the effect of each is lost." — Sun Online
Posted Dec 6, 2012
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