Anna Smith

Anna Smith

Agrees with the Tomatometer 74% of the time.

Publications:
BBC , Empire Magazine , Empire Magazine Australasia , Film4 , IGN Movies UK , Metro [UK] , Rotten Tomatoes , Time Out , Time Out New York
Total Reviews:
472

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
3/5 69% Magic Magic (2013) " The by-the-numbers plotting is a little clunky but there's fun to be had in the cast's easy chemistry." — Empire Magazine
Posted Apr 14, 2014
3/5 38% The Fold " While The Fold has something to say about loss and family relationships, it doesn't probe too deeply." — Time Out
Posted Mar 25, 2014
3/5 67% Afternoon Delight (2013) " Six Feet Under scribe Jill Soloway offers a wry perspective on married life as Temple's stripper-with-a-heart is lobbed into this domestic yarn like a firecracker in an arms cache." — Empire Magazine
Posted Mar 24, 2014
3/5 33% Labor Day (2014) " Performances are strong, the chemistry is palpable and romantic sorts will get something from the Stockholm syndrome story." — Metro [UK]
Posted Mar 21, 2014
3/5 79% Muppets Most Wanted (2014) " "Everybody knows that the sequel's never quite as good," sing our fluffy friends during the opening number of a film with much to live up to after 2011's terrific reboot, The Muppets. The joke proves self-fulfilling ..." — Time Out New York
Posted Mar 18, 2014
3/5 81% The Machine (2014) " Good British sci-fis don't come along very often, so this stylish slice of a dystopian near-future should be welcomed by fans." — Time Out
Posted Mar 18, 2014
3/5 81% G.B.F. (2014) " An original premise and earnest tone go a long way." — Time Out
Posted Mar 18, 2014
2/5 23% Need For Speed (2014) " Audiences purely interested in the cars won't be disappointed - frankly they're sexier than the cast. " — Time Out
Posted Mar 12, 2014
3.5/4 15% Endless Love (2014) " A flowerier adaptation of the Scott Spencer romance than Zeffirelli's '80s version, it's tailor-made for the Nicholas Sparks crowd." — Empire Magazine
Posted Feb 11, 2014
3/5 22% That Awkward Moment (2014) " Offers cheery, lightweight fun without taking itself too seriously." — Empire Magazine
Posted Jan 31, 2014
3/5 47% Last Vegas (2013) " While it's as tacky and obvious as Sin City itself, this comedy is watchable thanks to a lively pace and spirited turns from Kline and Steenburgen. An unabashed old-timers' fantasy." — Empire Magazine
Posted Dec 30, 2013
3/5 69% Powder Room " A frank and fitfully funny look at female friendship" — Time Out
Posted Dec 2, 2013
3/5 62% Day of the Flowers (2014) " Pretty Cuban landscapes and the graceful Acosta are the highlights of this slight but winsome road trip romance." — Empire Magazine
Posted Nov 25, 2013
3/5 67% Turbo (2013) " Kids should be game for the ride, and the colourful characters offer humour and poignancy." — Time Out
Posted Oct 15, 2013
2/5 17% Harrigan " Visually stylised and filled with a sense of impending doom, 'Harrigan' feels more like post-apocalyptic sci-fi than a nostalgic cop saga." — Time Out
Posted Sep 17, 2013
4/5 92% In a World... (2013) " Like her character, Bell has made herself a contender in a male-dominated industry. And a damn funny one at that." — Time Out
Posted Sep 10, 2013
3/5 49% Thanks For Sharing (2013) " The Kids Are All Right writer Stuart Blumberg's first directorial effort is a frothy affair with typically strong turns from Ruffalo and Paltrow." — Empire Magazine
Posted Sep 9, 2013
3/5 74% You're Next (2013) " Fairly routine brunette-fighting-for-survival stuff with a liberal dose of dark humour." — Time Out
Posted Aug 27, 2013
4/5 85% The Way Way Back (2013) " This film's masterstroke is showing everything from Duncan's point of view, without the traditional cloying narration." — Time Out
Posted Aug 27, 2013
3/5 62% One Direction: This Is Us (2013) " 1D in 3D: the closest thing to a Shine A Light for Directioners." — Empire Magazine
Posted Aug 25, 2013
3/5 54% Lovelace (2013) " Linda's feelings are rarely revealed: that's left to the gloomy final act, which feels more like a guilt-inducing postscript than a genuine reveal." — Time Out
Posted Aug 21, 2013
2/5 12% The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones (2013) " [It] gets off to an entertaining, action-packed start ... But it's soon bogged down by an increasingly convoluted plot, an overindulgent running time and absurd dialogue." — Time Out
Posted Aug 21, 2013
4/5 87% What Maisie Knew (2013) " The young Aprile is a standout in a moving, hard-hitting and surprising adaptation of the Henry James novel." — Empire Magazine
Posted Aug 19, 2013
1/5 —— Get Lucky " Ropier than a flax sandwich, this by-the-numbers Brit thriller has the numbers in all the wrong order." — Empire Magazine
Posted Aug 5, 2013
2/5 42% Red 2 (2013) " Ultimately, it's popcorn nihilism without the big laughs that helped distract from the casual approach to life and death in 'Red'." — Time Out
Posted Jul 30, 2013
3/5 65% The Heat (2013) " The cruder gags won't win everyone over, but McCarthy and Bullock's chemistry helps paper over the plot cracks and there's enough situation comedy to entertain." — Empire Magazine
Posted Jul 28, 2013
4/5 94% Blancanieves (2013) " The running time is a bit indulgent, but the journey is delightful." — Time Out
Posted Jul 9, 2013
3/5 25% Trap For Cinderella (2013) " Solid genre fare." — Empire Magazine
Posted Jul 8, 2013
3/5 36% Summer in February (2014) " While the melodrama occasionally grates, this works as a raw romance and an intriguing glimpse of a bold and brash artist ahead of his time." — Empire Magazine
Posted Jun 9, 2013
3/5 64% Epic (2013) " While it's not a crossover classic, this has enough wit and charm to entertain both big and little people." — Empire Magazine
Posted May 20, 2013
3/5 54% All Stars " 'All Stars' is funny and enthusiastic enough to entertain kids, if not their elder siblings, who may not buy this scrubbed-up version of teenaged Britain." — Time Out
Posted Apr 30, 2013
1/5 28% 21 And Over (2013) " A Porkies-lite college comedy that offers virtually nothing by way of laughs. Avoid." — Empire Magazine
Posted Apr 28, 2013
3/5 12% Safe Haven (2013) " Hallström is an old pro at navigating this kind of undemandingly dramatic yarn and does a pretty fine job with Sparks' story." — Empire Magazine
Posted Feb 25, 2013
3/5 63% The Liability (2013) " A blackly effective British road movie fuelled by the easy chemistry between the two leads." — Empire Magazine
Posted Feb 17, 2013
4/5 94% Lore (2013) " Shortland's measured pacing and hypnotic visuals make this a mesmerising journey through a defeated landscape." — Empire Magazine
Posted Feb 17, 2013
3/5 64% Unfinished Song (2013) " With Redgrave on top form and the story's moving take on devotion in the face of death, your tear ducts will be powerless to resist." — Empire Magazine
Posted Feb 17, 2013
3/5 86% Ballroom Dancer " An insightful portrait of the problems of falling from grace and working with your lover, even if the editing may throw more shade on Kryklyvyy than he deserves." — Time Out
Posted Jan 15, 2013
2/5 33% Cheerful Weather For The Wedding (2012) " The film builds up to something that never comes." — Time Out
Posted Jan 8, 2013
3/5 79% Quartet (2013) " A frothy and often charming directorial effort from Hoffman, his first in a Hollywood career that's spanned five decades, that will keep Downton fans happy." — Empire Magazine
Posted Dec 31, 2012
2/5 4% Playing for Keeps (2012) " Everyone involved deserves a script with more wit, originality and sense of purpose." — Time Out
Posted Dec 26, 2012
4/5 58% I, Anna " The story is perhaps better suited to a superior TV thriller but it's given an extra touch of class by the cast, direction and cinematography - something of a love letter to London." — Metro [UK]
Posted Dec 12, 2012
2/5 —— When Santa Fell to Earth (Als Der Weihnachtsmann Vom Himmel Fiel) " The main snag is that this was filmed in Funke's native German - and it's been dubbed, not subtitled." — Time Out
Posted Dec 4, 2012
4/5 58% I, Anna " A classy, enigmatic thriller that shows off contemporary London at its cinematic best." — Empire Magazine
Posted Dec 3, 2012
3/5 91% The Sapphires (2013) " Far too lovable to resist." — Empire Magazine
Posted Nov 4, 2012
2/5 79% Ginger & Rosa (2013) " Despite some strong moments, Ginger and Rosa fails to really convince." — Empire Magazine
Posted Oct 15, 2012
3/5 50% Pusher (2012) " Nail-biting and genuinely heartbreaking moments mean it's emotionally involving, even if it isn't the cheeriest drug dealer saga in town." — Empire Magazine
Posted Oct 7, 2012
3/5 75% The Intouchables (2012) " It delivers broad laughs and tugs at the heartstrings without delving too deep - the very definition of a crowd-pleaser." — Time Out
Posted Sep 18, 2012
3/5 56% Now Is Good (2013) " [An] uneven but ultimately effective weepie with terrific turns from Considine and Williams, who outshine the younger cast." — Empire Magazine
Posted Sep 16, 2012
3/5 58% Hysteria (2012) " Lightly humorous, well performed and not nearly as smutty as you might imagine. The earth may not move, but there are tingles of pleasure along the way." — Empire Magazine
Posted Sep 16, 2012
1/5 38% Tim and Eric's Billion Dollar Movie (2012) " Various articles describe Tim and Eric's style as 'avant garde' but we remain unconvinced." — Time Out
Posted Aug 21, 2012
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