David Aldridge

David Aldridge

Agrees with the Tomatometer 76% of the time.

Publications:
Radio Times
Total Reviews:
98

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
3/5 50% Khumba (2013) " Khumba isn't original - it's indebted in particular to The Lion King and Madagascar - but younger kids should enjoy the colourful safari." — Radio Times
Posted Apr 11, 2014
2/5 23% Need For Speed (2014) " The characters are cornily cardboard, but the cars are unquestionably super, and the racing rather exciting." — Radio Times
Posted Mar 13, 2014
2/5 18% Ride Along (2014) " If you're in the mood for some undemanding action entertainment, this routine buddy cop caper offers some cheap laughs." — Radio Times
Posted Feb 28, 2014
3/5 100% Yurusarezaru mono (Unforgiven) " It's a curiosity, perhaps, but it's nicely made, beautifully acted and well worth seeking out." — Radio Times
Posted Feb 28, 2014
4/5 94% Her (2014) " At two hours, Her is a little too long, but it ably demonstrates Jonze's talent for mature and magical film-making." — Radio Times
Posted Feb 14, 2014
2/5 15% Endless Love (2014) " Shana Feste's film is as cornily trashy as they come, but kind of fun if you're in the right mood for some undemanding candyfloss or a good old emotional wallow." — Radio Times
Posted Feb 14, 2014
4/5 78% Mr. Peabody & Sherman (2014) " Part time-trip extravaganza, part father/son bonding story, Rob Minkoff's film is cleverly written, warm-hearted, fast-paced and fun." — Radio Times
Posted Feb 7, 2014
2/5 18% Devil's Due (2014) " The film flirts brazenly with the clichés of the genre, from covens to creepy clairvoyants, and is contrived and inconsistent." — Radio Times
Posted Jan 17, 2014
3/5 88% Tim's Vermeer (2014) " Overall, this is fascinating stuff." — Radio Times
Posted Jan 17, 2014
3/5 76% Kill Your Darlings (2013) " Sexy and self-aware, with a 1940s-style Brat Pack feel ..." — Radio Times
Posted Dec 6, 2013
2/5 2% Getaway (2013) " It's watchable enough, but you wouldn't want to pay cinema prices for the pleasure." — Radio Times
Posted Dec 6, 2013
2/5 14% Baggage Claim (2013) " It's fun in a dumb kind of way, but it sets feminism back several decades." — Radio Times
Posted Oct 18, 2013
3/5 73% Borrowed Time " Borrowed Time does have its heart in the right place and you'll happily invest in the likeable lead characters." — Radio Times
Posted Sep 20, 2013
1/5 0% Sir Billi " The film would be more aptly called "Silly Billi" because it's incoherently plotted, with unremarkable dialogue, and consistently fails to amuse." — Radio Times
Posted Sep 20, 2013
2/5 78% 42 (2013) " A sweeping, solid biopic that's nicely acted and evocative of its time, place and prejudice." — Radio Times
Posted Sep 20, 2013
2/5 50% Jadoo " If the story doesn't linger long in the memory, director Amit Gupta's loving depiction of food is something to savour." — Radio Times
Posted Sep 6, 2013
4/5 91% Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004) " Alfonso Cuarón brings a darker, edgier, scarier feel to this installment." — Radio Times
Posted Aug 3, 2013
2/5 48% Black Rock (2013) " Aselton does demonstrate an assured touch in the early character-based scenes, but she lacks the same control when it comes to handling the action." — Radio Times
Posted Jun 22, 2013
2/5 38% Admission (2013) " There are chuckles and moving moments, just not enough of them." — Radio Times
Posted Jun 14, 2013
4/5 88% Come as You Are " This is part road movie, part romance and part tale of friendship - and all worth watching." — Radio Times
Posted Jun 7, 2013
2/5 49% Blood (2013) " An intriguing tale of machismo and crazy, mixed-up morality, but it's hard to escape the feeling that it was perhaps better suited to the small screen." — Radio Times
Posted Jun 3, 2013
2/5 26% Erased (2013) " This solid chase thriller uses a template that recalls Taken, without ever reaching the same heights." — Radio Times
Posted Apr 12, 2013
3/5 41% Parker (2013) " The film has some bone-crunchingly good action sequences, one decent one-liner and it's all daftly watchable, but one suspects that this is more of a career high point for Statham than for Hackford." — Radio Times
Posted Mar 8, 2013
3/5 20% Sammy's Adventures 2 (Sammy's avonturen 2) " Fast, fun and cutely done, it tells the tale of two turtles who wind up stuck inside a Dubai aquarium and have to pool resources with their fish-mates to escape." — Radio Times
Posted Feb 15, 2013
2/5 0% Run For Your Wife " Unfortunately, there's no irony or retro self-awareness about this adaptation, which is played as if the last 30 years simply haven't happened." — Radio Times
Posted Feb 15, 2013
4/5 46% Beautiful Creatures (2013) " Beautiful Creatures is perfect filler for teens left bereft by the end of the Twilight films." — Radio Times
Posted Feb 14, 2013
3/5 46% Bullet to the Head (2013) " Of course, the plot is familiar and derivative, but some pithy one-liners and bone-crunching fights more than compensate in a film that's surely bound for guilty pleasure status." — Radio Times
Posted Feb 1, 2013
2/5 4% Playing for Keeps (2012) " Even the usually reliable Dennis Quaid flounders as a fellow parent in a film that is at least slickly put together but is ultimately a sheer waste of talent." — Radio Times
Posted Jan 3, 2013
2/5 6% So Undercover (2013) " There's no sign as yet that the perky but otherwise unremarkable Ms Cyrus is going to find it easy graduating from teen star to grown-up actress." — Radio Times
Posted Dec 7, 2012
2/5 33% The Oranges (2012) " It's all mildly amusing, if fairly obvious, stuff and it's impeccably played by the superb cast. But you can't help feeling that they all deserve something rather more worthy of their talents." — Radio Times
Posted Dec 7, 2012
1/5 0% Confession of a Child of the Century " As dull and cumbersome as its title." — Radio Times
Posted Dec 7, 2012
3/5 79% Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted (2012) " It may lack a little in charm and warmth, but the technical brilliance and decent use of 3D go some way towards compensating for the dimensions that the film otherwise lacks." — Radio Times
Posted Oct 19, 2012
2/5 0% The Knot (2014) " If you can ignore the ill-judged slapstick and daft plot developments, it makes for diverting enough entertainment." — Radio Times
Posted Oct 7, 2012
3/5 21% Taken 2 (2012) " Shortcomings aside, this rattles along entertainingly and, at barely 90 minutes, doesn't outstay its welcome." — Radio Times
Posted Oct 7, 2012
3/5 50% Into the White (2013) " This is clearly breaking no new ground. But it does what it does with some skill and likeability." — Radio Times
Posted Sep 28, 2012
3/5 53% Cleanskin (2012) " The film certainly has ambition and there are some memorable fight scenes, but it also lacks the extra oomph that could have done for Bean's action-movie career what Taken did for Liam Neeson's." — Radio Times
Posted Aug 23, 2012
3/5 31% The Dinosaur Project (2012) " It's British, it's kind of fun and, at barely 80 minutes, it doesn't outstay its welcome." — Radio Times
Posted Aug 16, 2012
2/5 30% The Man Inside " It's so mired in overwrought melodrama that, while it packs a few punches, it fails to deliver the knockout." — Radio Times
Posted Jul 27, 2012
3/5 37% Ice Age: Continental Drift (2012) " Overall there's enough prehysterical fun to ensure that family audiences won't be disappointed. Just spare us Ice Age 5." — Radio Times
Posted Jul 13, 2012
3/5 75% Blackthorn (2011) " With westerns rarer than hen's teeth, and decent westerns even rarer, this is certainly one that genre fans should seek out." — Radio Times
Posted Apr 12, 2012
2/5 25% Act of Valor (2012) " If you're a military-hardware junkie or an obsessive player of video war games, this is the movie for you, because Act of Valor is nothing less than a ramped-up, live-action version of Call of Duty." — Radio Times
Posted Mar 22, 2012
3/5 73% Big Miracle (2012) " The whales are so appealing, and the fight to free them from their ice prison so excitingly feel-good, that all cynicism is put aside, making this very decent family entertainment." — Radio Times
Posted Feb 9, 2012
3/5 79% Mother and Child (2010) " There are tears aplenty before the three plot strands are brought - rather too neatly - together." — Radio Times
Posted Jan 5, 2012
3/5 82% Goon (2012) " Goon isn't a life-changer, but it is a pleasant little surprise." — Radio Times
Posted Jan 5, 2012
2/5 91% Wreckers " Wreckers blends spells of sheer, watching-paint-dry tedium with sparkier inter-sibling stuff and the odd bout of rural rumpy-pumpy." — Radio Times
Posted Dec 15, 2011
3/5 94% Hugo (2011) " As a crazy mix of Cinema Paradiso, Cronos and David Copperfield it's unusually stimulating family fare." — Radio Times
Posted Dec 1, 2011
2/5 40% The Big Year (2011) " A feather-light tale that never really takes off." — Radio Times
Posted Dec 1, 2011
2/5 6% Dream House (2011) " It's daft and nonsensical. But it's that silliness and the sheer calibre of cast that ensure this has a certain car-crash watchability about it." — Radio Times
Posted Nov 27, 2011
2/5 41% Straw Dogs (2011) " This is one of those remakes that feels like the product of lazy thinking." — Radio Times
Posted Nov 9, 2011
2/5 38% Monte Carlo (2011) " So corny that a cereal company could have sponsored it..." — Radio Times
Posted Oct 26, 2011
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