Anthony Quinn

Anthony Quinn

Agrees with the Tomatometer 73% of the time.

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
1/5 48% Spike Island (2015) " The heady whirl of the Roses' first album played loud is a treat -- the only one. " ‐ Independent
Posted May 4, 2015
2/5 35% Ultrasuede: In Search of Halston (2012) " [It's directed by] an unknown amateur named Whitney Sudler-Smith who looks a bit like Julian Assange and seems almost surprised to be making a film at all. " ‐ Independent
Posted Apr 17, 2015
3/5 92% Children of Men (2006) " Alfonso Cuaron stages some terrific set-pieces, and the production designers deserve credit for making London in 2027 look like the grunge capital of the world, ie, like now, only more so. One small problem: I didn't believe any of it. " ‐ Independent
Posted Apr 1, 2015
30% Rogue Trader (1999) " Try as he might, Dearden can't stir the movie out of sluggishness, and given that we already know its infamous conclusion, there's no suspense. " ‐ Independent
Posted Mar 11, 2015
86% Chicago (2002) " As a reproduction of the stage show, Chicago isn't bad, but it makes no persuasive case for itself as a film. " ‐ Independent
Posted Feb 25, 2015
75% Crash (2004) " Instead of heartwarming messages about forgiveness, it honours ambiguity and brings us close, closer than is comfortable, in fact, to what Americans today are really thinking about one another. " ‐ Independent
Posted Feb 23, 2015
3/5 93% No Country for Old Men (2007) " So, yes, you should probably see No Country for Old Men, even if it does bow out with a baffling little coda featuring an old timer's meditation on the fact that he's estranged from his father. " ‐ Independent
Posted Feb 22, 2015
3/5 92% Shot in Bombay (2008) " A lively glimpse into the making of a Bollywood gangster film. " ‐ Independent
Posted Feb 4, 2015
3/5 91% The Departed (2006) " This has its moments - what Scorsese film does not? -- but over a two-and-a-half-hour stretch it huffs and puffs and still doesn't blow the house down. " ‐ Independent
Posted Jan 25, 2015
5/5 96% Argo (2012) " The old saw "truth is stranger than fiction" has had its teeth properly sharpened in the superb thriller Argo, a blend of political history and Hollywood hijinks that goes right for the jugular. " ‐ Independent
Posted Jan 13, 2015
4/5 94% Blancanieves (2013) " No film this year will look as swooningly beautiful, its deep-focus monochrome vividly rendered by the cinematographer Kiko de la Rica, and not many will sound as good, either, thanks to a score by Alfonso de Vilallong. " ‐ Independent
Posted Dec 8, 2014
97% Spirited Away (2001) " Knock me down with a feather, it turns out to be terrific; maybe not a masterpiece, but certainly aglitter with invention, excitement and a mysterious kind of wit. " ‐ Independent
Posted Dec 7, 2014
5/5 99% Toy Story 3 (2010) " It takes a kind of genius to combine a children's movie for grown-ups and a grown-up's movie for children in one glittering digimated package, yet the folks at Pixar have done it time and again. " ‐ Independent
Posted Aug 25, 2014
3/5 92% Marvel's The Avengers (2012) " Of course it's about one hundred times brighter than Transformers and Michael Bay's imbecilic spinoffs, and should keep multiplexes everywhere in its competent grip. But I didn't love it. " ‐ Independent
Posted Aug 24, 2014
2/5 50% Trouble with the Curve (2012) " John Goodman weighs in with a nice cameo as Clint's old boss, but the rest is strictly relegation form. " ‐ Independent
Posted May 12, 2014
1/5 11% After Earth (2013) " The effects are second-hand stuff from Alien and Star Trek, spliced with Shyamalan's regular homilies on Personal Growth. " ‐ Independent
Posted May 2, 2014
5/5 99% Metropolis (1927) " Here is the starting-point of so much modern cinema. " ‐ Independent
Posted Apr 1, 2014
2/5 44% Cold Comes The Night (2014) " The upstate New York location looks as cold as death, though it still doesn't justify that feeble title. " ‐ Independent
Posted Jan 6, 2014
2/5 64% 2 Guns (2013) " Like the Eighties never went away. " ‐ Independent
Posted Jan 1, 2014
4/5 98% Blackfish (2013) " Save the whale? After watching this documentary about the mistreatment of killer whales, you'll never mock that sentiment again. " ‐ Independent
Posted Jan 1, 2014
5/5 94% Lore (2013) " The Australian director Cate Shortland has made a quite stunning film about the collapse of Nazi Germany, seen not from a Berlin bunker but through the eyes of a 14-year-old girl. " ‐ Independent
Posted Jan 1, 2014
3/5 98% Call Me Kuchu (2013) " It's a lesson in courage, in being determined to enjoy one's life even as the authorities threaten to take it away. " ‐ Independent
Posted Dec 31, 2013
4/5 94% Stories We Tell (2013) " Deeply affectionate and sometimes very moving. " ‐ Independent
Posted Dec 31, 2013
2/5 54% Oblivion (2013) " As a piece of narrative, though, it's portentous, sluggish and fatally ungripping. " ‐ Independent
Posted Dec 31, 2013
1/5 72% Pacific Rim (2013) " Pacific Rim is a special-effects behemoth, a toy franchise with a deafeningly loud movie attached -- Transformers with an A-level. " ‐ Independent
Posted Dec 30, 2013
3/5 89% The World's End (2013) " It's fine in its way, a fond and silly salute to pub crawls, old friends, crap cars, roundabouts, British eccentricity and keeping your head in a crisis -- it's just terribly hit-and-miss. " ‐ Independent
Posted Dec 30, 2013
1/5 79% Quartet (2013) " As portraits of old age go, Quartet is better than that other recent retirement comedy The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, but only in the way a touch of lumbago is better than shingles. " ‐ Independent
Posted Dec 22, 2013
5/5 91% Blue Jasmine (2013) " In its basic situation can be heard the distant clang of A Streetcar Named Desire, though it's neither pastiche nor reprise, just a quietly respectful tribute. " ‐ Independent
Posted Dec 17, 2013
2/5 86% The Conjuring (2013) " Advance word that this would be the scariest horror since Amityville proves well wide of the mark. " ‐ Independent
Posted Dec 16, 2013
4/5 93% The Hunt (2013) " The acting on all fronts is outstanding, with Mikkelsen holding the centre magnificently as the wronged teacher, his life contaminated by the slow-acting poison of rumour. " ‐ Independent
Posted Dec 16, 2013
4/5 95% The Act Of Killing (2013) " The shock of the final scene must be left unspoken; suffice to say its impact exceeds even the nightmarish queasiness which this brilliant and horrible film has striven to contain. " ‐ Independent
Posted Dec 16, 2013
4/5 93% Frances Ha (2013) " Gerwig superbly incarnates the contradictions of this insecure woman. " ‐ Independent
Posted Dec 11, 2013
3/5 99% Wadjda (2013) " In the title role Mohammed makes a sweet scamp, wry and watchful, always chancing her arm even as she senses trouble ahead -- which is, in a nutshell, what most Saudi women can expect of life. " ‐ Independent
Posted Dec 10, 2013
2/5 78% Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1 (2010) " It feels like the longest, deathliest panto ever made -- and still it isn't over. " ‐ Independent
Posted Nov 20, 2013
88% Orfeu Negro (Black Orpheus) (1959) " It's the music, ecstatic, delirious, overwhelming, that is the star of the show: the bossa nova has never had a setting like this. " ‐ Independent
Posted Nov 15, 2013
3/5 30% Kick-Ass 2 (2013) " Moretz is a dynamic presence, and fires off her spiky one-liners with magnificent timing. The downside of her star quality is that she puts the rest in a pretty feeble light. " ‐ Independent
Posted Aug 15, 2013
4/5 93% Our Children (2013) " This is film-making of a very high order. " ‐ Independent
Posted Jul 31, 2013
3/5 96% The Deep (2013) " This story of survival is bizarre, inexplicable, and true. " ‐ Independent
Posted Jul 16, 2013
3/5 56% Man of Steel (2013) " It's not bad, despite its runaway length, and Cavill looks likely to be the poster boy for a whole new generation of fans. " ‐ Independent
Posted Jun 13, 2013
3/5 87% Star Trek Into Darkness (2013) " Star Trek Into Darkness gets the job done without ever threatening to raise one's pulse. It's a thoroughly professional entertainment. " ‐ Independent
Posted May 10, 2013
1/5 28% G.I. Joe: Retaliation (2013) " It displays a level of intelligence that will not tax a 12-year-old boy. " ‐ Independent
Posted Mar 28, 2013
4/5 84% Chariots of Fire (1981) " What fails as drama are the races themselves, shot front-on so that we don't know who's winning until the tape is breasted, but Hugh Hudson's decision to use slow motion and David Watkin's beautiful lighting lend them a proper heroic burnish. " ‐ Independent
Posted Feb 22, 2013
3/5 71% Fracture (2007) Independent
Posted Jan 22, 2013
2/5 30% The Tempest (2010) Independent
Posted Jan 22, 2013
4/5 No Score Yet Le Passager (The Passenger) (2005) Independent
Posted Jan 22, 2013
4/5 No Score Yet Cloud Nine Independent
Posted Jan 22, 2013
3/5 91% The Cabin in the Woods (2012) " Would you like your head thoroughly messed with? Then check straight into The Cabin in the Woods. " ‐ Independent
Posted Jan 8, 2013
3/5 86% A Dry White Season (1989) " A thumpingly didactic script, but Palcy has crafted a watchable - if not particularly important, given its competition - one. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Oct 7, 2012
3/5 63% Lymelife (2008) " A slight feeling of déjà vu pervades its depiction of unhappy families. But it has a tender heart, and the imprimatur of Martin Scorsese as executive producer. " ‐ Independent
Posted May 11, 2012
3/5 56% Hunky Dory (2013) " The earnest playing of the orchestra and the lo-fi warbling touch the heart in a way that a more polished production might not. " ‐ Independent
Posted Apr 17, 2012
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