Anna Smith

Anna Smith

Agrees with the Tomatometer 73% of the time.

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

Showing 51 - 100 of 510
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/5 69% Powder Room " A frank and fitfully funny look at female friendship " ‐ Time Out
Posted Dec 2, 2013
3/5 58% 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 75% 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 63% 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 No Score Yet Get Lucky (2013) " 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 43% 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 35% 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 57% 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 27% 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 3% 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 No Score Yet When Santa Fell to Earth (Als Der Weihnachtsmann Vom Himmel Fiel) (2014) " 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 80% 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 58% 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 57% 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
3/5 67% Offender (2012) " A solid revenge thriller in which Cole excels. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Aug 6, 2012
3/5 51% Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days (2012) " Greg avoids the curse of the three in the third outing for the Wimpy Kid. Hardly groundbreaking but plenty of fun for its target audience. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Aug 1, 2012
4/5 94% Searching for Sugar Man (2012) " Music fans will love this indie documentary. Try to avoid Googling him before you watch, though. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Jul 23, 2012
2/5 67% The Prey (2013) " A film that might, in America, star Jason Statham or even Steven Seagal. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Jul 10, 2012
4/5 89% A Royal Affair (2012) " A voluptuous slice of historical drama that will satisfy period fans and Mikkelsen admirers equally. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Jun 10, 2012
2/5 8% A Thousand Kisses Deep (2013) " It's brimming with bold ideas but none entirely come off, despite a willing cast and solid performances from the leads. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Jun 10, 2012
4/5 95% Sing Your Song (2012) " There's so much more to Belafonte than the Banana Boat Song and Rostock does a fine job revealing it in a fitting celebration of a mighty talent. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Jun 7, 2012
3/5 79% Ill Manors " It may be slow in parts and its heart-sinking scenarios won't fill you with cheer, but it has bags of style and a terrific soundtrack from promising debut director Drew. It might just kickstart a few acting careers, too. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Jun 3, 2012
3/5 74% The Source Family (2013) " Topical and worthwhile, it deserves to find an audience - even if you might struggle to catch it in Saudi Arabia. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted May 14, 2012
4/5 65% All In Good Time " While Ritchie and Karan offer up charming performances, their characters could use more depth: the romantic complications feel sudden without much psychological insight. " ‐ Guardian
Posted May 10, 2012
2/5 20% The Lucky One (2012) " Even taken as simple schmaltz, 'The Lucky One' lacks the romantic impact of the adaptation of Sparks's 'The Notebook' or even the Channing Tatum-starrer 'Dear John'. " ‐ Time Out
Posted May 1, 2012
1/5 0% Elfie Hopkins " It's a bit of a mess that doesn't serve its decent cast well. Avoid like a stinky kipper. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Apr 15, 2012
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