Ali Gray

Ali Gray

Agrees with the Tomatometer 78% of the time.

Publications:
TheShiznit.co.uk
Total Reviews:
298

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
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 91% 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 99% 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% 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 29% 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 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 86% 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 52% 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 76% 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 63% 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
35% 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 88% 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 55% 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 clich├ęs." — 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
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