Andrew Osmond

Andrew Osmond

Agrees with the Tomatometer 70% of the time.

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
100% The Tale of the Princess Kaguya (2014) " While the characters feel very simplified at times, there are scenes that put great weight on performance and subtle expressions, in a way that's nearer to the classical Disney tradition than most Japanese animation. " ‐ Sight and Sound
Posted Mar 20, 2015
2.5/5 65% The Rover (2014) " There's plenty to admire, but little to care about. " ‐ SFX Magazine
Posted Aug 15, 2014
4/5 74% The Congress (2014) " A beautiful looking, occasionally brilliant, outrageously indulgent trip. " ‐ SFX Magazine
Posted Aug 15, 2014
96% WALL-E (2008) " It indeed feels 'new', moving out of Pixar's comfort zone while retaining the brand's populist virtues: loveable characters, crafted jokes, aw-shucks niceness and wonderful images. " ‐ Sight and Sound
Posted Aug 13, 2014
3/5 71% Thunder and the House of Magic (2014) " Looks good, with a handsome design and an appealingly cute feline. It's just a shame the story's so mild and unadventurous. " ‐ SFX Magazine
Posted Jul 25, 2014
4/5 48% Earth to Echo (2014) " Does for E.T. what Super 8 did for Close Encounters. As lovably '80s as Reece's Pieces and pop socks. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Jul 23, 2014
3/5 78% The Dirties (2013) " Ultimately, the underlying reality and humanity save the film. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Jun 2, 2014
2/5 61% Heli (2014) " It's well-told and shot, yet ultimately unrewarding. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted May 18, 2014
89% The Wind Rises (2014) " It's Miyazaki's most atypical cartoon, yet it might be his most personal self-representation, a portrait of the artist as a myopic dreamer. " ‐ Sight and Sound
Posted May 13, 2014
4/5 74% Godzilla (2014) " Godzilla very much has the mentality of a vintage creature feature, seemingly pitched at children and fannish true believers. " ‐ SFX Magazine
Posted May 12, 2014
3.5/5 40% Divergent (2014) " An often entertaining, and sometimes very interesting, piece of teen SF. " ‐ SFX Magazine
Posted Apr 4, 2014
2/5 42% 300: Rise of an Empire (2014) " Less Rise Of An Empire, more Fall Of A Franchise " ‐ SFX Magazine
Posted Mar 7, 2014
3/5 100% Moon Man " It's recommended if you adore handmade children's picture books, lovely colours and compositions, trad animation and quirky humour which never, ever panders to pop culture. " ‐ SFX Magazine
Posted Feb 21, 2014
2/5 3% I, Frankenstein (2014) " The last thing this film wants to do is make a believable world. " ‐ SFX Magazine
Posted Feb 21, 2014
4.5/5 49% RoboCop (2014) " It's not a classic like Paul Verhoeven's 1987 original, but it is an excellent, intelligent SF drama... one of the boldest Hollywood reboots we've seen yet. " ‐ SFX Magazine
Posted Feb 5, 2014
2.5/5 18% Devil's Due (2014) " As far as originality goes, Devil's Due is a formula product on a level with Friday The 13th Part VIII. " ‐ SFX Magazine
Posted Jan 16, 2014
4/5 89% Frozen (2013) " Disney's boldest cartoon in ages, it pulls the Disney princess into the 21st century. " ‐ SFX Magazine
Posted Dec 6, 2013
5/5 93% Okami kodomo no ame to yuki (The Wolf Children Ame and Yuki) (2013) " A delightful family drama... For anyone who loves charming, original storytelling, it's a must. " ‐ SFX Magazine
Posted Oct 25, 2013
3/5 17% Harrigan " Gloomily compelling. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Sep 20, 2013
1/5 8% Justin and the Knights of Valour (2014) " A generally dreadful, sub-par animation. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Sep 16, 2013
2/5 25% 009 Re: Cyborg " The script is lousy and laughable. Anime fans may be able to take the talky portentousness, but the ideas are ridiculous. " ‐ SFX Magazine
Posted Jun 7, 2013
3/5 34% Everybody Has a Plan (2013) " Mortensen is on top form - twice over - but while the noir mood gathers like a black cloud, the story frustrates. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted May 20, 2013
4/5 95% L'ordre et la morale (Rebellion) " It's an absorbing political drama, eloquent and angry. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Apr 15, 2013
2/5 29% All Things To All Men (2014) " Wants to be Heat, ends up closer to a high-gloss episode of The Bill. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Apr 1, 2013
1/5 15% May I Kill U? (2014) " Setting out to be a killer-cop satire for the social media age, the result makes Paul Blart look like Taxi Driver. Unfollow immediately. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Jan 7, 2013
4/5 100% Kiki's Delivery Service (1989) " A terrific alternative to the diabetic's nightmare that is most of Disney's output, Kiki's Delivery Service takes pride of place in Miyazaki's exceptional body of work. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Nov 26, 2012
3.5/5 93% Room 237 (2013) " Misery-style uber-fandom meets David Icke conspiracy freakery. " ‐ SFX Magazine
Posted Oct 27, 2012
2/5 29% Red Lights (2012) " Booming portents and crashy crescendos try to cover the sins of a deeply pedestrian script. " ‐ SFX Magazine
Posted Jun 21, 2012
3.5/5 78% Tales of the Night (2012) " Tales Of The Night may be computer-animated, but its style is antique. " ‐ SFX Magazine
Posted May 25, 2012
3/5 63% The Monk (2013) " Studded with lovely painterly images, but ends up feeling cramped and stagey. " ‐ SFX Magazine
Posted Apr 30, 2012
4/5 31% Intruders (2012) " Intruders has many familiar elements, but it's not a problem; the film uses its archetypes wisely, and never glibly. " ‐ SFX Magazine
Posted Jan 29, 2012
3.5/5 85% A Monster in Paris (2013) " Solidly staged and charmingly quirky, but be prepared for a few longueurs. " ‐ SFX Magazine
Posted Jan 27, 2012
4.5/5 72% Enter the Void (Soudain le vide) (2010) " Initial wonderment gives way to feelings of frustration, tedium and then - if you're in a receptive mood - appreciation of the astral to-ings and fro-ings, the rhythms of despair and consolation. " ‐ SFX Magazine
Posted Sep 24, 2010
4/5 49% The Human Centipede (First Sequence) (2010) " It's no shock classic, yet it lingers in the mind, prompting weird thoughts like, "Would I go in the front, middle or back?" " ‐ SFX Magazine
Posted Aug 20, 2010
60% 300 (2007) " If 300 represents an evolution in 'virtual' cinema, then at the same time it tells a story that transports us back to the violent roots of western civilisation. " ‐ Sight and Sound
Posted Jul 6, 2010
4.5/5 92% Ponyo (2009) " Ponyo is a delight, so long as you accept it for what it is... an empowering, completely upbeat wonder-tale. " ‐ SFX Magazine
Posted Feb 8, 2010
3.5/5 49% Astro Boy (AstroBoy) (2009) " "Often funny, enjoyable and surprisingly thoughtful." " ‐ SFX Magazine
Posted Feb 2, 2010
3/5 35% G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (2009) " Coming after Michael Bay's terrifyingly psychotic Transformers sequel, it's a relief to have a lowbrow fantasy actioner that's lively and busy without being crushingly relentless. " ‐ SFX Magazine
Posted Aug 11, 2009
4.5/5 50% Antichrist (2009) " You may be gripped by Antichrist's depraved fairytale, or write it off as arthouse excrement. Either way, we guarantee you'll be relieved as hell when it's over. " ‐ SFX Magazine
Posted Jul 16, 2009
1.5/5 22% Blood: The Last Vampire (2009) " If you go in expecting an amusing stinker, you may enjoy it. " ‐ SFX Magazine
Posted Jun 30, 2009
2/5 25% Bedtime Stories (2008) " If you are forced to attend, then at least Bedtime Stories is tolerable, and occasionally fun -- when it forgets to be dumb. " ‐ SFX Magazine
Posted May 27, 2009
3.5/5 44% Night at the Museum 2: Battle of the Smithsonian (2009) " Add some gags with living paintings and photos, and the return of that monkey, and this museum is certainly worth the price of admission. " ‐ SFX Magazine
Posted May 22, 2009
2/5 27% The Ghosts of Girlfriends Past (2009) " Let's be clear: this is trash, not very funny and sometimes jaw-droppingly insulting. " ‐ SFX Magazine
Posted May 12, 2009
4/5 55% 17 Again (2009) " Here's the shocker: 17 Again is actually pretty good. " ‐ SFX Magazine
Posted Apr 9, 2009
1.5/5 14% Dragonball Evolution (2009) " It's just dull, dumb and depressing. " ‐ SFX Magazine
Posted Apr 9, 2009
4/5 78% Surf's Up (2007) " A charming computer cartoon, lifted by Bridges' Lebowski-like performance and a truly funny mockumentary framework. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Aug 10, 2007
3/5 87% Howl's Moving Castle (2005) " As much of a hand-drawn treat as Spirited Away, chock-full of numinous sunsets, fabulous organic machinery and gratuitously delightful touches. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Sep 24, 2005
5/5 91% Bambi (1942) " The fun and fear, the silliness and heartbreak, are taken to vivid extremes by Walt's entwining of high art and what snobs will always deride as Disney-kitsch. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Feb 2, 2005
97% Spirited Away (2001) " Even if CG cartoons come to dominate Japan as they do much of the world, there's a corner of the animation field that will be forever Miyazaki. " ‐ Sight and Sound
Posted Sep 3, 2003
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