David Aldridge

David Aldridge

Agrees with the Tomatometer 76% of the time.

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/5 20% Ooops! Noah is Gone... (Two by Two) " Although derivative, Two by Two is bright, breezy, fast-paced fun that will captivate younger kids without offering much for accompanying adults. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Apr 30, 2015
3/5 60% The Last 5 Years (2015) " Even if this doesn't go down in cinema history as a great musical, it's certainly well worth a watch and a listen. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Apr 16, 2015
3/5 78% Ticket to Heaven (1981) " It's no barrel of laughs, but there are flashes of humour to lighten the load. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Apr 7, 2015
3/5 100% X+Y " It is nicely feel-good, is less manipulative than it could have been, and is well played by the high-calibre cast. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Mar 12, 2015
2/5 0% Down Dog " One or two of the more serious father/son scenes pass muster, but emotional truths are few and far between. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Feb 12, 2015
3/5 71% Penguins Of Madagascar (2014) " There are enough mirthful moments - many splendidly surreal - to make this a trip worth taking. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Dec 4, 2014
1/5 11% Nativity 3: Dude Where's My Donkey? " This is desperately poor stuff, juvenile in the extreme, thoroughly unfunny, and pitched squarely at younger kids. However, even they will probably find it too long and convoluted. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Nov 13, 2014
2/5 74% Bjork: Biophilia Live (2014) " It's all no doubt breathtaking if you're a Björk fan, but repetitive and rather tough going if you're not. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Oct 17, 2014
3/5 83% Giovanni's Island " This traditionally animated, endearingly "low-tech" film is bittersweet, often sad and occasionally very moving. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Oct 10, 2014
3/5 62% Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (2014) " In trying to appeal to a broad family audience, Alexander sometimes spreads its comedy a little thin. But it's big-hearted and, ultimately, upbeat. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Oct 10, 2014
2/5 23% Dracula Untold (2014) " Mildly entertaining without offering any great quality, the movie is a half-decent action showcase for the talented Evans, the fight scenes are OK, and there is enough cheese and ham to fill a tasty sandwich. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Oct 3, 2014
2/5 74% Margaret (2011) " At 150 minutes, it's way too long, with several superfluous scenes and subplots. On top of all that, moments of high melodrama and overwrought opera suggest that it has an over-inflated sense of its own importance. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Sep 29, 2014
2/5 36% The Giver (2014) " The Giver has its moments, but generally fails to convince the viewer of the credibility of the world it inhabits. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Sep 19, 2014
3/5 60% Swiss Miss (1938) " The film still contains a couple of classic sequences, most notably Stan's attempt to trick a St Bernard dog into letting him at its brandy keg and Ollie singing Let Me Call You Sweetheart to Stan's sousaphone accompaniment. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Aug 29, 2014
2/5 36% If I Stay (2014) " Crass and corny ... " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Aug 29, 2014
3/5 43% The Guvnors " It shades into corniness and contrived plot twists, but the film generally does a good job of breathing life back into a well-worn genre. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Aug 29, 2014
1/5 7% Grown Ups 2 (2013) " Dreadful. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Jul 28, 2014
3/5 48% Earth to Echo (2014) " Aside from some heavy-handed philosophising about how distance doesn't dilute friendship, this is a superior junior sci-fi yarn. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Jul 25, 2014
2/5 0% Pudsey the Dog: The Movie " Yes, it's the dancing dog from Britain's Got Talent, starring in his wholesome and family-friendly first live-action movie. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Jul 18, 2014
3/5 89% Downhill " Downhill is a home-grown treat, and the perfect solution to anyone seeking an alternative to the preponderance of overblown blockbusters on screens big and small. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Jun 10, 2014
3/5 21% Magic in the Water (1995) " The result is a slice of delightful escapism that will enchant children and entertain parents as well. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted May 5, 2014
1/5 26% Brick Mansions (2014) " The film is poorly directed, edited, scripted, acted and everything else, and does scant justice both to Walker's presence and Belle's prodigious free running skills. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted May 2, 2014
3/5 44% 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 22% 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 (2013) " 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 79% 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 89% 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 79% 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 86% 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) (2013) " 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 3% 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
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