David Edwards

David Edwards

Agrees with the Tomatometer 72% of the time.

Publications:
Daily Mirror [UK] , Daily Record [UK] , Daily Telegraph , Sunday Mirror [UK]
Total Reviews:
1156

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

Showing 101 - 150 of 1156
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
2/5 94% Hugo (2011) " The lesson to be learned is that [Scorsese] should stick to what he knows best, for Hugo won't appeal to anyone, least of all kids." — Daily Mirror [UK]
Posted Dec 2, 2011
2/5 40% The Big Year (2011) " A comedy with fewer laughs than measles." — Daily Mirror [UK]
Posted Dec 2, 2011
2/5 46% Happy Feet Two (2011) " A film approximately 48 times worse than the original." — Daily Mirror [UK]
Posted Dec 2, 2011
3/5 85% Romantics Anonymous (2011) " The French are starting to have a monopoly on whimsical romantic comedies and, with this piece of amiable fluff, it's business as usual." — Daily Mirror [UK]
Posted Dec 2, 2011
3/5 35% The Thing (2011) " The themes of paranoia and isolation are the same as Carpenter's film, but the effects aren't a patch on the original." — Daily Mirror [UK]
Posted Dec 2, 2011
1/5 6% Dream House (2011) " Crowbarred into the standard haunted house chills is a supposed twist that feels like Shutter Island written for drunk people." — Daily Mirror [UK]
Posted Nov 25, 2011
3/5 92% Take Shelter (2011) " The performances and themes of this psychological drama are all in five-star territory, it's just a shame all the good work is let down by a seriously drawn-out plot." — Daily Mirror [UK]
Posted Nov 25, 2011
4/5 79% The Deep Blue Sea (2012) " Required viewing." — Daily Mirror [UK]
Posted Nov 25, 2011
4/5 94% Moneyball (2011) " The mark of a truly great sports movie is one that appeals to people who don't like sports." — Daily Mirror [UK]
Posted Nov 25, 2011
84% My Week with Marilyn (2011) " The narrative is bogged down in detail, meaning Colin's infatuation arrives and departs too quickly and without much insight into his mental state." — Daily Mirror [UK]
Posted Nov 25, 2011
2/5 55% Welcome to the Rileys (2010) " It's downbeat and has little to say about the grieving process, and while Gandolfini and Leo are memorable, Stewart is not." — Daily Mirror [UK]
Posted Nov 19, 2011
2/5 83% The Snowtown Murders (2012) " However disquieting the film (based on the story of Australia's worst serial killer, John Bunting), it's also - inconveniently - awfully boring." — Daily Mirror [UK]
Posted Nov 19, 2011
2/5 0% How To Stop Being A Loser " Appearances from TV soap favourites Martin Kemp, Gemma Atkinson and Billy Murray reinforce the suspicion that the film's real home is on the small screen." — Daily Mirror [UK]
Posted Nov 19, 2011
2/5 27% Seeking Justice (2012) " The plot trudges from A to B with zero surprises, while the excitement goes from the middling to the mind-numbing." — Daily Mirror [UK]
Posted Nov 19, 2011
2/5 61% The Awakening (2012) " The film is full of familiar scenes of ghostly goings-on, which lead to an unshocking shock ending." — Daily Mirror [UK]
Posted Nov 11, 2011
1/5 68% Wuthering Heights (2012) " It's not a costume drama in any real sense, with blusters of wind standing in for dialogue and, frankly, sheer boredom subbing for Brontë's look into the riddles of the human heart." — Daily Mirror [UK]
Posted Nov 11, 2011
3/5 50% The Rum Diary (2011) " It's pretty much Withnail & I in a tropical climate, but far less fun." — Daily Mirror [UK]
Posted Nov 11, 2011
5/5 91% Arthur Christmas (2011) " British to its fingertips, from the cast to its terrifically droll sense of humour. Oh, and it's also pretty wonderful." — Daily Mirror [UK]
Posted Nov 10, 2011
1/5 10% Trespass (2011) " It's the worst Nicolas Cage film ever. Which is saying something." — Daily Mirror [UK]
Posted Nov 10, 2011
3/5 35% Immortals (2011) " John Hurt, wearing a Captain Caveman outfit, pops up here and there to give advice." — Daily Mirror [UK]
Posted Nov 10, 2011
3/5 68% Tower Heist (2011) " It isn't the new Ocean's Eleven, but a sequence involving a sports car dangling from the side of a skyscraper is well done, while Stiller and Murphy raise a few laughs." — Daily Mirror [UK]
Posted Nov 3, 2011
2/5 29% Machine Gun Preacher (2011) " A catalogue of constant clichés which never let up, while Butler's lack of acting chops succeeds in sinking every scene." — Daily Mirror [UK]
Posted Nov 3, 2011
4/5 41% Straw Dogs (2011) " While there's no real reason for this retread of Sam Peckinpah's controversial 1971 film, even Hollywood can't destroy such a decent story." — Daily Mirror [UK]
Posted Nov 3, 2011
2/5 68% Jack Goes Boating (2010) " Hoffman's directing debut delivers a film so weak I could barely remember what it was about as I left the cinema." — Daily Mirror [UK]
Posted Nov 3, 2011
3/5 36% In Time (2011) " It's a plot with intriguing issues touched upon, including mortality, the class system and that knowing how much time we have left to live can affect our judgments." — Daily Mirror [UK]
Posted Nov 3, 2011
4/5 85% The Ides of March (2011) " It's never quite as clever as it thinks it is, but ace performances from some of Hollywood's brightest talents, plus some tight plotting, make The Ides Of March a nailbiting affair." — Daily Mirror [UK]
Posted Oct 28, 2011
5/5 76% We Need to Talk About Kevin (2012) " Although this is more a psychological drama than a horror in the traditional sense, it possesses an ability to shock that most modern chillers can't touch." — Daily Mirror [UK]
Posted Oct 21, 2011
2/5 76% The Help (2011) " The whole thing's about as subtle as a size 11 in the ear and leaves you with no real idea about who these characters really are." — Daily Mirror [UK]
Posted Oct 21, 2011
1/5 19% Judy Moody and the NOT Bummer Summer (2011) " Rammed with speech bubbles, text messages and onscreen status updates, this is a cartoonish car crash." — Daily Mirror [UK]
Posted Oct 21, 2011
2/5 84% Contagion (2011) " More likely to cause an outbreak of yawning, heavy eyelids and a compulsion to keep checking the time." — Daily Mirror [UK]
Posted Oct 20, 2011
4/5 75% The Adventures of Tintin (2011) " It's a hugely enjoyable action adventure packed with swordfights, chases, great characters and snappy dialogue." — Daily Mirror [UK]
Posted Oct 17, 2011
3/5 60% Real Steel (2011) " This year's biggest, dumbest blockbuster. Like a hamburger dripping in grease, there's no nutritional value, but it goes down easily." — Daily Mirror [UK]
Posted Oct 14, 2011
4/5 75% Everything Must Go (2011) " The laughs are gentle, Nick is a pleasingly ambiguous character and the anti-materialism message is admirable." — Daily Mirror [UK]
Posted Oct 14, 2011
3/5 49% Sleeping Beauty (2011) " It's hard to say what it all means, but it looks terrific and Browning deserves kudos for taking on such a revealing role." — Daily Mirror [UK]
Posted Oct 14, 2011
3/5 33% Texas Killing Fields (2011) " Dripping in gothic atmosphere, the only problem is it's all too easy to guess who did what." — Daily Mirror [UK]
Posted Oct 14, 2011
3/5 71% Footloose (2011) " A film that's corny, predictable and disposable. But it's also pretty good fun - after you've had a few." — Daily Mirror [UK]
Posted Oct 14, 2011
4/5 82% Dolphin Tale (2011) " While it plays hard and loose with the facts, this tale of a boy and a bottlenose dolphin is guaranteed to create a tidal wave's worth of tears." — Daily Mirror [UK]
Posted Oct 14, 2011
4/5 93% Midnight in Paris (2011) " Nostalgic and achingly beautiful, this is Allen's best since Husbands And Wives." — Daily Mirror [UK]
Posted Oct 7, 2011
4/5 83% Tyrannosaur (2011) " Some of the gritty realism is hard to take, but the commitment to souls in trouble is heartwarming." — Daily Mirror [UK]
Posted Oct 7, 2011
2/5 58% Don't Be Afraid Of The Dark (2011) " The old dark house is exactly the sort of place where you'd expect scary things to happen. The only trouble is that the monsters are cute rather than scary." — Daily Mirror [UK]
Posted Oct 7, 2011
2/5 24% The Three Musketeers (2011) " Anderson's take on Alexandre Dumas' swashbuckling characters winds up being as much fun as putting your privates in a guillotine." — Daily Mirror [UK]
Posted Oct 7, 2011
3/5 51% Perfect Sense (2012) " British director David Mackenzie makes good use of an obviously limited budget, with the apocalypse neatly suggested by just a few litter-strewn Glasgow streets patrolled by men in respirator masks." — Daily Mirror [UK]
Posted Oct 7, 2011
4/5 39% Johnny English Reborn (2011) " I haven't laughed so hard since Bridesmaids." — Daily Mirror [UK]
Posted Oct 6, 2011
4/5 77% The Debt (2011) " A blockbuster with brains, one that neatly examines the psychological toll of living with a long-standing lie and, less successfully, explores how the power of unrequited love can reach through the decades." — Daily Mirror [UK]
Posted Sep 29, 2011
83% Warrior (2011) " Not a knockout, but worth a few rounds nonetheless." — Daily Mirror [UK]
Posted Sep 23, 2011
3/5 78% Crazy, Stupid, Love. (2011) " While this boasts a few laughs, it contains absolutely no surprises." — Daily Mirror [UK]
Posted Sep 23, 2011
2/5 46% Soul Surfer (2011) " With a tale this strong, what could go wrong? Pretty much everything, as it turns out, with the story buffeted into oblivion by a tidal wave of syrup." — Daily Mirror [UK]
Posted Sep 23, 2011
93% Drive (2011) " Hold on tight and prepare for the ride of your life." — Daily Mirror [UK]
Posted Sep 23, 2011
3/5 25% Killer Elite (2011) " Comes with enough geezahs!, shootahs! and mouthy nonces! to make the forthcoming Sweeney remake look positively redundant." — Daily Mirror [UK]
Posted Sep 22, 2011
2/5 4% Abduction (2011) " Far removed from the fairytale land of Forks, this time the man with The Chest doesn't transform into a werewolf. But neither does he transform into a credible leading man." — Daily Mirror [UK]
Posted Sep 22, 2011
3/5 97% Tomboy (2011) " Although only a small film and one that barely runs to feature length, it raises some unique and thought-provoking ideas." — Daily Mirror [UK]
Posted Sep 16, 2011
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