Caroline Westbrook

Caroline Westbrook

Agrees with the Tomatometer 76% of the time.

Publications:
BBC.com , Empire Magazine
Total Reviews:
73

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
3/5 61% She's the One (1996) " A pleasant package then, easy on the eye, and gently charming but, like The Brothers McMullen, one which places Burns as a comfortable rather than cutting-edge moviemaker." — Empire Magazine
Posted Apr 8, 2014
4/5 91% Nobody's Fool (1994) " Nobody's Fool is an unprecedented treat, populated with charming, believable characters and a parting shot so beautiful even the hardest of hearts will melt helplessly at its sight." — Empire Magazine
Posted Oct 29, 2013
75% Twenty Twelve: Season 1 (TV, 2011) " It's remarkable just how accurate it appears in parts " — Metro [UK]
Posted Jun 28, 2012
3/5 78% Muriel's Wedding (1995) " There's a high enough feelgood factor here to compensate for the detours off the comedy highway." — Empire Magazine
Posted Apr 9, 2012
3/5 79% The Birdcage (1996) " It undoubtedly remains a genial crowd pleaser. If the dress fits, wear it." — Empire Magazine
Posted May 29, 2011
4/5 97% A Little Princess (1995) " Soppy and girlish in the extreme, this should keep even the tiniest viewer rapt, while all too many adults may fall victim to an inexplicable bout of eye-watering long before the closing credits." — Empire Magazine
Posted May 27, 2011
4/5 72% True Lies (1994) " Proves that throwing everything at the camera sometimes works a treat." — Empire Magazine
Posted May 24, 2011
3/5 34% Hackers (1995) " A plot thinner than an LCD monitor doesn't prevent the bombastic fun, and the young cast help it hurtle along." — Empire Magazine
Posted Jan 14, 2011
2/5 60% Rush Hour (1998) " By the book buddy-buddy movie. This is a weakly scripted parade of set-pieces which aren't as exciting as regular Jackie Chan films." — Empire Magazine
Posted Oct 18, 2008
4/5 96% Yellow Submarine (1968) " A garish, gorgeous example of pop art at its finest." — Empire Magazine
Posted Sep 2, 2008
4/5 63% The Brady Bunch Movie (1995) " This is enormous fun, one of the best TV adaptations to date, and guaranteed to provoke a nostalgic misty eye and mischevious grin in anybody who's ever owned a crimplene tank top." — Empire Magazine
Posted May 20, 2008
4/5 98% Airplane! (1980) " Surely, this is essential. Maybe, but don't call me Shirley, etc." — Empire Magazine
Posted Apr 1, 2008
3/5 78% Circle of Friends (1994) " An enchanting, if denture-rottingly sweet, yarn." — Empire Magazine
Posted Mar 11, 2008
3/5 51% Puccini for Beginners (2007) " It's amiable enough but there's nothing on show to make it stand out from the average rom-com." — Empire Magazine
Posted Oct 26, 2007
2/5 9% Bratz: The Movie (2007) " An utterly harmless time-passer, but one which has little appeal beyond its target audience." — BBC.com
Posted Aug 14, 2007
4/5 88% Brief Encounter (1945) " Beautifully monochrome rendering of a love that cannot be." — Empire Magazine
Posted Aug 3, 2007
3/5 29% Magicians (2007) " t's a perfectly agreeable way to while away an hour and a half -- but don't expect to remember much about it in the morning." — BBC.com
Posted Jun 2, 2007
4/5 72% Dirty Dancing (1987) " Endlessly quotable, strangely fascinating and immensely charming." — Empire Magazine
Posted Feb 9, 2007
4/5 76% Panic Room (2002) " Ultimately, this is just a big, dumb, commercial suspenser - but it's one of the best for ages, reminding us that it is still possible to make a high quality piece of popcorn entertainment." — Empire Magazine
Posted Dec 30, 2006
4/5 68% Hard Candy (2006) " A cracking little thriller which makes you think even as it's keeping you on the edge of your seat. It's not always easy viewing, but Hard Candy is an intelligent, challenging film which deserves to be seen." — Empire Magazine
Posted Dec 30, 2006
3/5 63% Love Actually (2003) " It's a perfectly respectable debut for Curtis." — Empire Magazine
Posted Dec 30, 2006
4/5 72% Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004) " If you sit back, relax and just accept it for what it is -- an enjoyable, escapist Gothic pantomime -- you will go home happy." — Empire Magazine
Posted Apr 1, 2006
3/5 57% Ice Age 2: The Meltdown (2006) " It's charming enough, though, and there's plenty of laughs." — Empire Magazine
Posted Apr 1, 2006
3/5 24% Failure to Launch (2006) " Flimsy but fun, this rom-com has an enjoyable edge to it -- just don't expect to remember much about it in the morning." — Empire Magazine
Posted Mar 31, 2006
5/5 100% Toy Story (1995) " Just perfect." — Empire Magazine
Posted Dec 6, 2005
5/5 85% The Sound of Music (1965) " No christmas day would be complete without spending the afternoon falling asleep in front of this film." — Empire Magazine
Posted Dec 6, 2005
3/5 90% The Karate Kid (1984) " While this may be as soppy and predictable as they come, it still reminds you why you used to enjoy '80s teen flicks so much in the first place." — Empire Magazine
Posted Nov 3, 2005
3/5 83% Mean Girls (2004) " There's nothing here you won't have seen a million times before, but -- despite its shortcomings -- it's still one of the better teen movies to come along in a while." — Empire Magazine
Posted Jun 18, 2004
3/5 43% Anger Management (2003) " A better script and more attention to other cast members would have helped but, as it stands, this is still the best Adam Sandler comedy since The Wedding Singer." — Empire Magazine
Posted Nov 2, 2003
4/5 81% The Royal Tenenbaums (2002) " One of the cleverest comedies to happen along in ages." — Empire Magazine
Posted Apr 21, 2003
4/5 85% Monster's Ball (2001) " Forster's poised direction, as well as powerful turns from Billy Bob Thornton and the Oscar-winning Halle Berry, make this compelling viewing." — Empire Magazine
Posted Mar 2, 2003
5/5 96% The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) " An essential component of what is now destined to be among the best film franchises of all time." — Empire Magazine
Posted Jan 16, 2003
4/5 67% The Parole Officer (2001) " Combining all the best elements of home-grown rom-coms and gangster capers, this breathes fresh life into both genres." — Empire Magazine
Posted Aug 10, 2001
4/5 53% Josie and the Pussycats (2001) " While this may not be high art, this is still one of the most consistently entertaining films you're likely to see all summer." — Empire Magazine
Posted Aug 3, 2001
4/5 81% Fiddler on the Roof (1971) " It still stands up as an upbeat portrait of pre-revolutionary Russia, and will have you whistling If I Were A Rich Man for days." — Empire Magazine
Posted Jun 27, 2001
5/5 98% The Player (1992) " Few Hollywood satires have come close to matching the brilliance of The Player." — Empire Magazine
Posted Jun 6, 2001
3/5 47% The Mummy Returns (2001) " As escapist, noisy popcorn entertainment, it certainly delivers" — Empire Magazine
Posted May 18, 2001
97% The Princess Bride (1987) " Occasionally a bit too clever for its own good, but it's all so cheerful and has so many ingenious set-pieces that you can forgive it any excess." — Empire Magazine
Posted Apr 11, 2001
3/5 73% Finding Forrester (2000) " Although it's familiar territory, Van Sant gives the material a new spin and the result is off-beat, low-key and guaranteed to lift spirits with its easy charm." — Empire Magazine
Posted Feb 23, 2001
5/5 93% Jurassic Park (1993) " Cliché or no, there's no getting around it - quite simply one of the greatest blockbusters of all time." — Empire Magazine
Posted Jan 1, 2000
90% Shine (1996) " Faultless performances from all the cast help deliver a film of humour and warmth." — Empire Magazine
Posted Jan 1, 2000
4/5 83% Notting Hill (1999) " Sometimes it's the simple, unfussy entertainment that comes off best." — Empire Magazine
Posted Jan 1, 2000
2/5 20% Jungle 2 Jungle (1997) " Aside from a hilarious set piece involving a cat/tranquilliser dart interface and a vaguely entertaining Russian Mafia subplot, this is tired stuff which should have stayed at home." — Empire Magazine
Posted Jan 1, 2000
3/5 47% Small Soldiers (1998) " ...for all its shortcomings, the end result is quite entertaining." — Empire Magazine
Posted Jan 1, 2000
3/5 71% My Best Friend's Wedding (1997) " Roberts, despite being required to fall through doors and tumble from chairs more often than is truly necessary, handles the material with exactly the right level of skill and charm." — Empire Magazine
Posted Jan 1, 2000
44% Multiplicity (1996) " Both assuredly funny without being forced, and smart without being smug, this is one comedy that deserves to go forth and, indeed, multiply." — Empire Magazine
Posted Jan 1, 2000
5/5 80% Grease (1978) " Clunky kitsch quality that makes Grease such a perpetual joy." — Empire Magazine
Posted Jan 1, 2000
3/5 79% Brassed Off (1997) " McGregor breathes life into a less-than-interesting role, Fitzgerald shines and Tompkinson is excellent as a man on the brink of cracking up. But Postlethwaite takes top honours ..." — Empire Magazine
Posted Jan 1, 2000
4/5 80% Private Parts (1997) " A deliriously funny, frequently outrageous romp." — Empire Magazine
Posted Jan 1, 2000
4/5 71% The Last Days of Disco (1998) " Stillman has created an affectionate, original and highly memorable tribute to a bygone age." — Empire Magazine
Posted Jan 1, 2000
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