Ali Gray

Ali Gray

Agrees with the Tomatometer 77% of the time.

Publications:
TheShiznit.co.uk
Total Reviews:
291

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
4/5 98% 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 54% 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
48% 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 78% 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 81% 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
9% 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 9% 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
4/5 89% Rush (2013) " Rush falls short of greatness due to a final layer of artifice lacquered over the screenplay: that's the Peter Morgan difference." — TheShiznit.co.uk
Posted Sep 11, 2013
4/5 92% In a World... (2013) " Sweet, witty and exquisitely observed, In A World... sees the emergence of an exciting talent: any agents looking for a new triple threat should ring that Bell." — Empire Magazine
Posted Sep 9, 2013
3/5 58% Riddick (2013) " An obvious throwback to the stripped-back, small-scale sci-fi of Pitch Black... a fun flick with all the right intentions." — TheShiznit.co.uk
Posted Aug 31, 2013
3/5 47% We're The Millers (2013) " A movie with a solid comedic concept at its core but one that is forced to go through the necessary motions until it rolls to a stop." — TheShiznit.co.uk
Posted Aug 24, 2013
3/5 29% Kick-Ass 2 (2013) " Kick-Ass 2 is fun, but it isn't always funny." — TheShiznit.co.uk
Posted Aug 15, 2013
30% The Lone Ranger (2013) " Sporadically entertaining, frequently confounding and nothing less than spectacularly ill-conceived." — Film4
Posted Aug 8, 2013
3/5 30% The Lone Ranger (2013) " The Lone Ranger is a curio on a gigantic scale; a colossal, misunderstood mistake that will win you over with weird if only you'll let it." — TheShiznit.co.uk
Posted Aug 7, 2013
3/5 86% Alan Partridge (2014) " For a character who has survived 20 years on every broadcasting medium under the sun, it's remarkable that Alan has never outstayed his welcome." — TheShiznit.co.uk
Posted Aug 5, 2013
4/5 93% Frances Ha (2013) " An unlikely feelgood crowd-pleaser - Frances Ha is sweet, funny, darling and almost unbearably lovely. And thankfully, everyone enunciates." — TheShiznit.co.uk
Posted Jul 25, 2013
5/5 72% Pacific Rim (2013) " Pacific Rim will go down as the year's ballsiest blockbuster - a movie for whom 'Go big or go extinct' isn't just a tagline, but a reason to be." — TheShiznit.co.uk
Posted Jul 8, 2013
3/5 56% Man of Steel (2013) " Batman is serious. Iron Man is funny. I'm perfectly fine with Superman just being badass." — TheShiznit.co.uk
Posted Jun 13, 2013
7% The Big Wedding (2013) " You'll run out of appendages on which to count the clichés." — Film4
Posted May 29, 2013
19% The Hangover Part III (2013) " Be grateful this is the final chapter - it couldn't get much worse anyway." — Film4
Posted May 24, 2013
2/5 7% The Big Wedding (2013) " Absolutely every character ends the movie on an upbeat note, proving that weddings are the best situations for solving peoples' problems." — TheShiznit.co.uk
Posted May 23, 2013
2/5 19% The Hangover Part III (2013) " Rather like a real hangover, Part III leaves behind a sour taste and a nasty feeling like you've done something you shouldn't have." — TheShiznit.co.uk
Posted May 22, 2013
3/5 68% Fast & Furious 6 (2013) " The action sequences are uniformly excellent and immaculately choreographed, although Justin Lin does edit the chase scenes with a touch too much haste and fury." — TheShiznit.co.uk
Posted May 13, 2013
4/5 54% Oblivion (2013) " A sci-fi that's always a little more inclined to have the heart racing instead of the grey matter working. As an upgrade from the cold, emotionless Tron: Legacy, however, it's outstanding." — TheShiznit.co.uk
Posted Apr 9, 2013
3/5 68% Trance (2013) " Trance is a film so twisty and slippery that it almost succeeds in making you lose interest in its outcome." — TheShiznit.co.uk
Posted Mar 26, 2013
4/5 41% Parker (2013) " Slick, refined and so polished you can damn near make out your reflection on Statham's forehead. " — TheShiznit.co.uk
Posted Mar 8, 2013
2/5 15% Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters (2013) " Ironically, despite its lack of humour, Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters is a film destined to be remembered as a laughing stock." — TheShiznit.co.uk
Posted Feb 26, 2013
3/5 14% A Good Day To Die Hard (2013) " Not a good day exactly, but not a goodnight to Die Hard either." — TheShiznit.co.uk
Posted Feb 13, 2013
3/5 73% Prometheus (2012) " The mishmash of grotesque body-horror and chin-stroking existentialism does not always make for the most coherent movie, but it is at least an entertaining one and certainly no black mark on the franchise. " — TheShiznit.co.uk
Posted Feb 12, 2013
2/5 48% Snow White and the Huntsman (2012) " Thank God for Charlize Theron, who dials the crazy up to 'Warning: Panto!' As a result, she's the only one who looks like she's having any fun." — TheShiznit.co.uk
Posted Feb 12, 2013
3/5 23% The Raven (2012) " The Raven is a movie with its wings clipped; a murder mystery that feels strangely subdued." — TheShiznit.co.uk
Posted Feb 12, 2013
4/5 55% I Give It a Year (2013) " Here we have an adult comedy that dares suggest that love is not always eternal. As it happens, that's a goldmine of untapped comedy potential. " — TheShiznit.co.uk
Posted Feb 7, 2013
3/5 46% Bullet to the Head (2013) " Compared to recent self-important Oscar epics, Bullet To The Head is tight, focused, no-nonsense fun. I can't tell you how much Les Mis would have been improved if Hugh Jackman and Russell Crowe had settled their differences by axe fight." — TheShiznit.co.uk
Posted Jan 27, 2013
3/5 90% Lincoln (2012) " Lincoln is okay: a well-acted, nicely shot, perfectly watchable biopic that I assume has one hundred times more resonance when viewed from the opposite of the Atlantic." — TheShiznit.co.uk
Posted Jan 20, 2013
2/5 70% Les Misérables (2012) " Les Misérables? More like Meh Misery-blah-blah." — TheShiznit.co.uk
Posted Jan 10, 2013
3/5 80% Haywire (2012) " Haywire rips along at a fair old pace, crunches all the right bones and is capable of drawing sharp intakes of breath during the fantastic fight scenes, so in that regard, Steven Soderbergh can call it a success." — TheShiznit.co.uk
Posted Jan 8, 2013
5/5 92% The Cabin in the Woods (2012) " The best movie of the year so far." — TheShiznit.co.uk
Posted Jan 8, 2013
3/5 70% Men in Black III (2012) " It's been ten years since the last underwhelming Men In Black movie and 15 long years since the brilliant original - and no one particularly asked to have it back." — TheShiznit.co.uk
Posted Jan 8, 2013
2/5 73% The Amazing Spider-Man (2012) " It's almost impossible to watch the film without thinking of what could have -- and what already has -- been, therefore it's extremely difficult to enjoy on its own merit." — TheShiznit.co.uk
Posted Jan 8, 2013
4/5 86% The Pirates! Band of Misfits (2012) " The Pirates! is the first truly great animated film of the year: a painstakingly-modelled laugh riot that boggles the mind while tickling the funnybone." — TheShiznit.co.uk
Posted Jan 7, 2013
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