David Aldridge

David Aldridge

Agrees with the Tomatometer 75% of the time.

David Aldridge's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Radio Times

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/5 54% Maggie (2015) "Gripping and genuinely moving, Maggie is a film of subtlety with a different kind of horror that tears at the heartstrings more than the flesh ... " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Jul 23, 2015
1/5 43% National Lampoon's Blackball (2005) "The laughs here are way off-target. This Brit-flop won't be bowling anyone over. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Jul 22, 2015
3/5 44% True Story (2015) "A good story, quite grippingly told, and worth consideration. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Jul 16, 2015
3/5 88% Återträffen (The Reunion) "This Swedish docudrama is a strange but beguiling beast. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Jul 9, 2015
4/5 91% Slow West (2015) "A western, most likely different from any western you'll have seen before, it is by turns funny, sad, tragic, comic and drily witty - it's a gem of the genre. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Jun 25, 2015
3/5 71% Gascoigne "A telling portrait of a decent and likeable man who ultimately was too emotionally immature to cope with the twin pressures of fame and fortune. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Jun 4, 2015
3/5 89% Spring (2015) "Every so often, a film comes along that takes so weird a turn that it completely discombobulates the viewer. Spring is such a film. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted May 21, 2015
2/5 No Score Yet Dino Time (2012) "Driven by some half-decent action scenes, Dino Time is no must-see, but it will comfortably while away a wet afternoon. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted May 21, 2015
3/5 87% Moomins On The Riviera (Muumit Rivieralla) "Hand-drawn, eccentric and episodic, the film flies in the face of the current trend in animation for computer-generated excess - it's strangely comforting, old-school cartooning. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted May 21, 2015
3/5 33% Poltergeist (2015) "Kenan skilfully combines familiar scary-movie clichés with more original touches, including an innovative use of drone technology, and comes up with a better-than-average remake. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted May 21, 2015
3/5 65% Pitch Perfect 2 (2015) "Like most sequels, Pitch Perfect 2 isn't as good as the original, but it has its moments - enough, just about - for lovers of the first film to like this one too. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted May 14, 2015
3/5 20% Ooops! Noah is Gone... (Two by Two) (2015) "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% A Brilliant Young Mind (2015) "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 72% 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
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