Ali Gray

Ali Gray

Agrees with the Tomatometer 78% of the time.

Ali Gray's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): TheShiznit.co.uk

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
1/5 50% San Andreas (2015) "You spend the entire movie willing the earth to open up beneath their characters' feet and swallow them for the good of humankind. " ‐ TheShiznit.co.uk
Posted May 26, 2015
3/5 81% Furious 7 (2015) "Diesel & Statham test each other's manhood by playing a game of car chicken, smashing into each other at maximum velocity in a tunnel - Furious 7 is the Large Hardon Collider. " ‐ TheShiznit.co.uk
Posted Mar 23, 2015
4/5 96% It Follows (2015) "This is horror boiled down to its bones. " ‐ TheShiznit.co.uk
Posted Mar 1, 2015
4/5 56% Focus (2015) "There's a slinky, Soderbergh vibe in the DNA here; Focus feels like it's pitched somewhere between Out Of Sight and Ocean's Eleven. " ‐ TheShiznit.co.uk
Posted Feb 24, 2015
4/5 75% Crash (2004) "It's one of the best films of the year so far. " ‐ TheShiznit.co.uk
Posted Feb 23, 2015
4/5 74% Kingsman: The Secret Service (2015) "Kingsman is an unashamedly entertaining spy movie that'd likely raise Roger Moore's eyebrow into the stratosphere. " ‐ TheShiznit.co.uk
Posted Jan 26, 2015
5/5 89% Big Hero 6 (2014) "As exhausting as it is exhilarating, Big Hero 6 feels like an animation in step with an ever-changing world. " ‐ TheShiznit.co.uk
Posted Jan 25, 2015
95% Whiplash (2014) "In a nutshell: Judged on its own merits, Whiplash is superb: slick, authentic and infectious. " ‐ Film4
Posted Jan 15, 2015
5/5 95% Whiplash (2014) "Not many films can capture electricity and bottle it, but Damien Chazelle is a conductor par excellence. If the final scene doesn't move you in every sense, you're a corpse. " ‐ TheShiznit.co.uk
Posted Jan 11, 2015
5/5 85% Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang (2005) "Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang is notable for many things. Firstly, the pairing of Downey Jr. and Kilmer is absolutely inspired. " ‐ TheShiznit.co.uk
Posted Dec 14, 2014
5/5 95% The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) "The best part in the best movie trilogy of all time. " ‐ TheShiznit.co.uk
Posted Dec 8, 2014
3/5 35% Horrible Bosses 2 (2014) "There's a sense here of making hay while the sun shines: just as the characters wing their way through their ill-conceived plan with a wink and a smile, so do the filmmakers. " ‐ TheShiznit.co.uk
Posted Nov 18, 2014
23% Third Person (2014) "By the closing credits you too will share the characters' grief, solemnly mourning 137 minutes you'll never get back. Insufferable. " ‐ Film4
Posted Nov 14, 2014
4/5 72% Interstellar (2014) "All the talk of Kubrick and 2001 is light years off the mark: Interstellar is the kind of space odyssey that has only shameless, monolothic entertainment on the agenda. " ‐ TheShiznit.co.uk
Posted Nov 4, 2014
4/5 95% Nightcrawler (2014) "Gyllenhaal has done a magnificent job transforming himself inwards, thinning out those film star looks until he resembles an unmasked Scooby Doo villain. " ‐ TheShiznit.co.uk
Posted Nov 2, 2014
4/5 88% Foxcatcher (2014) "A glacial, passive drama where true emotions seethe beneath a surface of calm - until they can be contained no more. " ‐ TheShiznit.co.uk
Posted Oct 20, 2014
4/5 77% Fury (2014) "Fury succeeds in what it sets out to do - convince you that heroism is born out of horror. " ‐ TheShiznit.co.uk
Posted Oct 19, 2014
21% Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014) "This iteration of pop culture's most idiotic quartet has the IQ of a cheese pizza but it's not a total cowabungle. " ‐ Film4
Posted Oct 17, 2014
3/5 21% Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014) "It aged me. I felt like my Dad trying to comprehend a Tamagotchi. " ‐ TheShiznit.co.uk
Posted Oct 12, 2014
3/5 88% Gone Girl (2014) "If Gone Girl's first half is a forensic dissection of a marriage that cuts like an autopsy, the second half sees the coroners cut loose, chucking guts around for fun. " ‐ TheShiznit.co.uk
Posted Oct 4, 2014
2/5 17% Sex Tape (2014) "Sex Tape is too busy blowing smoke up Apple's rear port to make any meaningful comment on the testy relationship between intimacy and technology. " ‐ TheShiznit.co.uk
Posted Sep 5, 2014
2/5 28% Deliver Us from Evil (2014) "It's scary, but it's also entertainment. It's scarentertainment. (That's awful. Forget I wrote that). " ‐ TheShiznit.co.uk
Posted Aug 31, 2014
2/5 43% Frank Miller's Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (2014) "Nine years after the pages first turned on Sin City, and with three major parts recast, this Dame To Kill For is sashaying into town long after everyone has lost interest. " ‐ TheShiznit.co.uk
Posted Aug 19, 2014
33% The Expendables 3 (2014) "Strip out the gags, the explosions and the posturing, and you see The Expendables 3 for what it really is: a bunch of knackered old men pandering to teenagers. Grim. " ‐ Film4
Posted Aug 15, 2014
3/5 66% Lucy (2014) "If this represents just 10% of Luc Besson's creative potency, the mind boggles at what he could achieve at full capacity. " ‐ TheShiznit.co.uk
Posted Aug 14, 2014
5/5 91% Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) "Guardians Of The Galaxy is one of Marvel's best films simply because it doesn't really feel like it's part of the Marvel universe at all. " ‐ TheShiznit.co.uk
Posted Jul 29, 2014
4/5 57% The Purge: Anarchy (2014) "A B-movie with A-grade ambitions and ideas way above its station, The Purge series feels like an incredible concept in search of filmmakers with equally high aspirations. " ‐ TheShiznit.co.uk
Posted Jul 18, 2014
3/5 90% Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes (2014) "A third Apes movie featuring no human characters would be the perfect evolution for a thrilling series that has itself evolved way beyond reasonable expectations. " ‐ TheShiznit.co.uk
Posted Jul 14, 2014
5/5 98% Boyhood (2014) "Boyhood is an astonishing body of work: a unique cinematic experience that condenses over a decade of life into three blissful hours. The kind of movie you want to swim in. " ‐ TheShiznit.co.uk
Posted Jul 11, 2014
4/5 90% Live Die Repeat: Edge of Tomorrow (2014) "It's taut, twisted and blackly funny in ways that only movies in which Tom Cruise gets crushed under the wheel of a truck can be. " ‐ TheShiznit.co.uk
Posted May 29, 2014
4/5 74% Godzilla (2014) "Godzilla stands tall in the modern pantheon of monster movies: a no-nonsense beast that makes his 90s counterpart look like a bogey with legs. " ‐ TheShiznit.co.uk
Posted May 13, 2014
4/5 100% Next Goal Wins (2014) "Show a non-football fan Next Goal Wins, and I guarantee that by the final whistle they'll have a new-found appreciation for the beautiful game. " ‐ TheShiznit.co.uk
Posted May 2, 2014
2/5 28% Pompeii (2014) "You'll see nothing Ridley Scott didn't do better a decade ago and nothing 300: Rise Of An Empire didn't do with more style six weeks ago. " ‐ TheShiznit.co.uk
Posted Apr 23, 2014
4/5 99% Starred Up (2014) "It offers no easy answers and takes no sides: the result is one of the most engrossing, exciting and explosive prison films the UK has ever produced. " ‐ TheShiznit.co.uk
Posted Mar 21, 2014
5/5 85% Under the Skin (2014) "Under The Skin finds grace even in moments of raw horror, composed by a filmmaker who can legitimately call himself a master of the art. " ‐ TheShiznit.co.uk
Posted Mar 11, 2014
3/5 60% Non-Stop (2014) "It is crucial that a film of this genre can convince you it is smarter than you are. Non-Stop fails, but makes an admirable effort to distract you with silliness. " ‐ TheShiznit.co.uk
Posted Feb 28, 2014
4/5 51% Cuban Fury (2014) "I could honestly stare at Nick Frost's face for hours: he is literally a human teddy bear. " ‐ TheShiznit.co.uk
Posted Feb 15, 2014
49% RoboCop (2014) "As remakes go, this is no RoboCop-out. Sleek though it may be, it's not hard to imagine how much better a version for adults would have been. " ‐ Film4
Posted Feb 7, 2014
56% Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014) "Creatively bereft and poorly cast, this Jack Ryan is sadly one spy who blends into the crowd a little too easily. " ‐ Film4
Posted Jan 23, 2014
2/5 56% Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014) "The world has changed since Tom Clancy's heyday - cinema doesn't need Jack Ryan any more. " ‐ TheShiznit.co.uk
Posted Jan 20, 2014
5/5 77% The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) "Spend three hours on Scorsese's Wall Street, and he'll have you convinced: greed isn't just good - it's great. " ‐ TheShiznit.co.uk
Posted Jan 18, 2014
2/5 29% The Family (2013) "Every time Luc Besson uses a bullet in a body as a punchline, a real joke somewhere out in the wild dies. " ‐ TheShiznit.co.uk
Posted Nov 24, 2013
4/5 62% Filth (2014) "Required to run the gamut from sympathetic, troubled victim of circumstance to sweaty, coke-fuelled rage monster, McAvoy is a horrifically enjoyable revelation. " ‐ TheShiznit.co.uk
Posted Nov 24, 2013
34% The Counselor (2013) "Frustratingly directionless and unconcerned with detail, but fans of the writer will feel right at home wallowing through fresh reams of his trademark bleak prose. " ‐ Film4
Posted Nov 15, 2013
4/5 65% Thor: The Dark World (2013) "Though it uses some spotty logic and galactic-sized plot contrivances to get it over the finish line, Thor: The Dark World is never less than breathlessly entertaining. " ‐ TheShiznit.co.uk
Posted Oct 24, 2013
3/5 80% Don Jon (2013) "Though Don Jon succeeds in being funny at every turn, it is less successful in being a movie with something important to say. " ‐ TheShiznit.co.uk
Posted Oct 21, 2013
93% Captain Phillips (2013) "With Greengrass an expert navigator of choppy waters and Hanks the assured hand at the wheel, Captain Phillips is one of the year's most thrilling cinematic voyages. " ‐ Film4
Posted Oct 18, 2013
4/5 93% All Is Lost (2013) "All Is Lost is a movie that is understated, yet still manages to play out on a staggeringly huge canvas; the personal and the universal one and the same. " ‐ TheShiznit.co.uk
Posted Oct 6, 2013
8% Runner Runner (2013) "Like a game of online poker, the thrills in Runner Runner come in small increments. Pretty but vacant, it's unremarkable and entirely forgettable. " ‐ Film4
Posted Sep 27, 2013
2/5 8% Runner Runner (2013) "In poker terms, Runner Runner is the player who wins an average stack of chips, bets moderately, cashes out even and leaves before the game gets interesting. " ‐ TheShiznit.co.uk
Posted Sep 26, 2013
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