Daniel Etherington

Daniel Etherington

Agrees with the Tomatometer 75% of the time.

Daniel Etherington's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Film4, Sight and Sound

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

Showing 51 - 100 of 183
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2.5/5 16% Max Payne (2008) "Among the best films adapted from videogames. Say no more. " ‐ Film4
Posted Nov 14, 2008
3.5/5 65% Warlords (Tau ming chong) (2010) "Grand historical filmmaking from Peter Chan, if slightly confusing and cobbled in places. " ‐ Film4
Posted Nov 7, 2008
50% Jurassic Park III (2001) "An efficient and surprisingly palatable finale to the Jurassic franchise. " ‐ Film4
Posted Nov 5, 2008
2.5/5 12% Timeline (2003) "In Michael Crichton's oeuvre, this is more The 13th Warrior than Westworld. Silly larks for young boys with liberal parents. " ‐ Film4
Posted Nov 5, 2008
14% Ghost Ship (2002) "B-movies can be better than this. " ‐ Film4
Posted Oct 29, 2008
4.5/5 85% Batman Begins (2005) "An impressive cinematic renaissance for DC Comics' Dark Knight, and a blockbuster with more intelligence than most. " ‐ Film4
Posted Oct 29, 2008
4/5 42% Guta-yubalja-deul (A Bloody Aria) (2006) "A gripping, disconcerting and thought-provoking exercise that eschews graphic horror in favour of complex, darkly funny psychological drama. " ‐ Film4
Posted Oct 24, 2008
3/5 86% Slither (2006) "Gunn's film is masses of nostalgic fun if you grew up with body horror of the 1980s. And just plain gross fun if you didn't. " ‐ Film4
Posted Oct 15, 2008
29% The Punisher (2004) "A comic-book-movie-that-pretends-it's-not that falls between stools. " ‐ Film4
Posted Oct 14, 2008
2.5/5 26% Fantastic Four (2005) "An opportunity squandered by Marvel, which really needs to watch its quality control more closely. " ‐ Film4
Posted Oct 14, 2008
2/5 53% City of Ember (2008) "A film that doesn't fulfil the promise of its source material but still offers a novel setting and reasonably gripping - if rushed - story. " ‐ Film4
Posted Oct 10, 2008
2/5 30% Nights in Rodanthe (2008) "Just about provides the goods as a romantic weepie but not the best Sparks adaptation. " ‐ Film4
Posted Oct 10, 2008
2.5/5 14% Mirrors (2008) "It's not the worst entry in Hollywood's catalogue of Asian horror remakes, but is Aja's most disappointing film to date. " ‐ Film4
Posted Oct 10, 2008
4/5 81% Road to Perdition (2002) "It's Newman who really stands out. Despite his advanced years -- he's 77 -- the man still has remarkable presence. " ‐ Film4
Posted Oct 1, 2008
2.5/5 53% Steep (2007) "Amazing imagery of remarkable achievements and a chronicle of the sport but one that could have dug a little deeper into the psychology of the extreme skiers. " ‐ Film4
Posted Sep 26, 2008
32% Windtalkers (2002) "Replete with Cage's finest angsty acting and John Woo's requisite concerns of friendship and rivalry in the face of violence. " ‐ Film4
Posted Sep 19, 2008
4/5 87% The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (2007) "It's not quite up there with the best of Miyazaki's coming-of-age dramas featuring the likes of Kiki and Chihiro/Sen, but Hosada has proved himself after his Ghibli debacle. Great stuff. " ‐ Film4
Posted Sep 19, 2008
93% The Apartment (1960) "A true classic. It's about advancement, ambition, corruption and adultery, and it operates as both a satire and a sorrowful romance. " ‐ Film4
Posted Sep 12, 2008
3.5/5 38% Partition (2007) "A brave if earnest attempt to articulate historical issues that remain pertinent. " ‐ Film4
Posted Sep 12, 2008
3.5/5 83% Eden Lake (2008) "So harsh, bleak and intense it achieves a level of raw power. A sordid little nightmare of contemporary England. " ‐ Film4
Posted Sep 12, 2008
74% Monster House (2006) "A good laugh and technologically fascinating. " ‐ Film4
Posted Sep 10, 2008
3.5/5 84% Paprika (2006) "Though it's not quite up there with the cream of anime feature films, Paprika is a distinctive, quality addition to the genre. " ‐ Film4
Posted Sep 9, 2008
85% The Emperor's New Groove (2000) "Groove boasts some innovative tricks and sharp performances. Oh, and not too many songs. Phew. " ‐ Film4
Posted Sep 8, 2008
87% Howl's Moving Castle (2005) "Another work of great imagination and beauty from Hiyao Miyazaki. " ‐ Film4
Posted Sep 7, 2008
3.5/5 85% Sweet Land (2006) "Sweet Land could have been mawkish and overly sentimental, but Selim has a light touch and the film is intelligent, sensitive and sweet. " ‐ Film4
Posted Sep 5, 2008
4.5/5 95% Ghost in the Shell (1996) "Thrilling, compelling, moving and visually splendid, this isn't just a classic anime, it's a great film. " ‐ Film4
Posted Sep 4, 2008
97% Hotaru no haka (Grave of the Fireflies) (1988) "Even though it's not exactly easy to watch the protracted deaths of two children, this is not only one of the greatest anime ever, but also an important (anti-) war film. A moving masterpiece. " ‐ Film4
Posted Sep 3, 2008
5/5 97% Spirited Away (2001) "Spirited Away is wonderful. " ‐ Film4
Posted Sep 3, 2008
88% Shrek (2001) "Hugely entertaining, sassy and great-looking. " ‐ Film4
Posted Sep 1, 2008
89% Lady and the Tramp (1955) "A charming piece of vintage entertainment from Walt Disney, replete with wholesome family values. " ‐ Film4
Posted Sep 1, 2008
3/5 89% The Cat Returns (2002) "Interesting and watchable, but definitely not up to Miyazaki's standards. " ‐ Film4
Posted Sep 1, 2008
5/5 92% Princess Mononoke (1999) "All Miyazaki's films are masterpieces, but Princess Mononoke may just have the edge. " ‐ Film4
Posted Sep 1, 2008
5/5 96% Monsters, Inc. (2001) "It's funny and endearing, but its strengths are more in the 'physical' humour than in the dialogue, which isn't as rich in wit as Pixar's previous outings. " ‐ Film4
Posted Sep 1, 2008
5/5 97% The Incredibles (2004) "Wonderful stuff. " ‐ Film4
Posted Aug 31, 2008
2.5/5 45% The Strangers (2008) "A lean, effective little exercise in scares. It offers nothing new but is perfect for breaking the ice on a first date. " ‐ Film4
Posted Aug 29, 2008
4/5 69% Ben X (2007) "It has its moments of triteness but by and large Ben X is provocative, moving and effective. It's a refreshingly different film that cleverly uses aspects of game culture to tell and intriguing story and confront difficult social problems. " ‐ Film4
Posted Aug 29, 2008
46% Constantine (2005) "It's just sad that a movie ostensibly based on a frequently intelligent comic book should end up a no-brainer. " ‐ Film4
Posted Aug 22, 2008
55% Madagascar (2005) "Amiably entertaining. " ‐ Film4
Posted Aug 11, 2008
2/5 22% Make It Happen (2008) "There's dancing, there's emotion, there's an earnestly cheesy inspirational storyline, there's nothing you won't have seen before. " ‐ Film4
Posted Aug 8, 2008
3/5 50% The Fox & the Child (2007) "A film that looks sumptuous, presents viewers with a splendid array of European beasties, but veers off into some strange contrivances. " ‐ Film4
Posted Aug 8, 2008
3.5/5 53% Tropa de Elite (The Elite Squad) (2007) "An action-drama that's fascinating for its insights into Rio's social structures. But while it's compellingly intense, it's also morally muddled. " ‐ Film4
Posted Aug 8, 2008
3/5 49% Before the Rains (2008) "As a melodramatic period potboiler it works well enough. " ‐ Film4
Posted Jul 22, 2008
3/5 72% Wanted (2008) "It's just unfortunate that this interpretation of Wanted has such a ramshackle narrative. " ‐ Film4
Posted Jun 25, 2008
55% Blade (1998) "Achieves just the right combination of lore and fetishized action movie. " ‐ Film4
Posted Jun 17, 2008
3.5/5 97% The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters (2007) "A great little documentary, full of laughs, drama and tension. It's like Rocky, but with a joystick. And an opponent who isn't actually seen stepping into the ring. " ‐ Film4
Posted Jun 6, 2008
44% 50 First Dates (2004) "Within the witlessness and crudeness is a touching (or mawkish, depending on your perspective) romantic comedy trying to get out. " ‐ Film4
Posted May 29, 2008
92% Traffic (2000) "Intelligent and highly thought-provoking. " ‐ Film4
Posted May 18, 2008
81% Batman: Mask Of The Phantasm (1993) "Quintessential Batman and a quality cartoon. " ‐ Film4
Posted May 18, 2008
2.5/5 24% The Beverly Hillbillies (1993) "An endearing revival for TV's favourite hicks. " ‐ Film4
Posted May 13, 2008
3/5 76% The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe (2005) "A slow, cold first half is followed by a lively, sunny second half. " ‐ Film4
Posted May 13, 2008
19% Joe's Apartment (1996) "It's nicely realised, by human and roach alike, and something of a landmark in cinematic grossness. " ‐ Film4
Posted May 12, 2008
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