David Sexton

David Sexton

Agrees with the Tomatometer 74% of the time.

Publications:
This is London
Total Reviews:
183

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
3/5 62% Hercules (2014) " Maybe you really need to be a 12-year-old boy to be absolutely thrilled by Hercules but then lots of us know one, inside or out." — This is London
Posted Jul 25, 2014
3/5 91% Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes (2014) " Dawn is nothing like as dramatically satisfying as Rise. It is slow, portentous and peculiarly dimly lit - for all of Matt Reeves's ambition has gone into creating what he calls "the photo-reality of things"." — This is London
Posted Jul 18, 2014
5/5 99% Boyhood (2014) " Boyhood is not just a genuine epic, not just beautiful and moving, it looks like a classic already." — This is London
Posted Jul 11, 2014
2/5 88% Chef (2014) " Here's Chef to show us all, for now and evermore, just what a vanity project really looks like. A public service, in its way." — This is London
Posted Jun 27, 2014
2/5 54% Jersey Boys (2014) " Clint can do no wrong for some of us. As we worship, so we believe. Jersey Boys, however, strains our faith." — This is London
Posted Jun 20, 2014
2/5 23% Devil's Knot (2014) " Why has Egoyan made this unsatisfactory, ultimately dismaying film, when this awful story has been so thoroughly treated already elsewhere?" — This is London
Posted Jun 13, 2014
4/5 85% 22 Jump Street (2014) " Tatum and Hill are just a really great double act, as different and thus well matched as Laurel and Hardy, complementing each other perfectly." — This is London
Posted Jun 6, 2014
4/5 69% The Homesman (2014) " Jones has made a classic Western about a dangerous trek across country, updating it from the likes of True Grit only by making it a journey in reverse, not manly pioneers heading out West but defeated women settlers heading back East." — This is London
Posted May 23, 2014
4/5 27% The Search " An immense (two hours and 29 minutes) and gravely serious film tackling the humanitarian disaster of the Second Chechen War of 1999-2000." — This is London
Posted May 23, 2014
5/5 88% Deux jours, une nuit (Two Days, One Night) " The emotional impact of Two Days, One Night is overwhelming, a tearful experience." — This is London
Posted May 23, 2014
2/5 25% Lost River " These days models turn designer, footballers become managers - and actors direct. Why not? Lost River, Ryan Gosling's directorial debut, is why not." — This is London
Posted May 23, 2014
4/5 68% Jimmy's Hall " It all looks great, a dream of Ireland before the blissful bungalows." — This is London
Posted May 23, 2014
4/5 89% Clouds of Sils Maria " Assayas is a master of fluent, even sinuous, film-making." — This is London
Posted May 23, 2014
4/5 100% Mr. Turner (2014) " It's far and away Timothy Spall's finest work, and even more a triumph for Mike Leigh, to have brought such artistry of his own to such an artist." — This is London
Posted May 16, 2014
4/5 74% Godzilla (2014) " Godzilla is a thumpingly good monster movie." — This is London
Posted May 16, 2014
2/5 10% Grace Of Monaco " Kidman's flawless face is filmed in such extreme close-up during this climax that the camera appears to be attempting full penetration, first through a pearly nostril, then a glistening ear." — This is London
Posted May 14, 2014
3/5 88% Frank (2014) " Frank's so quirky, it's a foible." — This is London
Posted May 9, 2014
3/5 29% Pompeii (2014) " It's all preposterously enjoyable, far more so than those impervious superheroes chucking each other about yet again." — This is London
Posted May 2, 2014
3/5 53% The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014) " Garfield is impressively lithe in the suit, plausibly vulnerable out of it, and it's hard to imagine a better Spidey." — This is London
Posted Apr 17, 2014
3/5 93% Calvary (2014) " Certainly worth seeing ..." — This is London
Posted Apr 11, 2014
2/5 77% Noah (2014) " If, quite understandably, you enjoy seeing Russell Crowe being manly and bashing baddies, you won't be disappointed, especially if you're not too old. But really..." — This is London
Posted Apr 4, 2014
3/5 99% 20 Feet From Stardom (2013) " An enjoyable arts feature with its heart in the right place ..." — This is London
Posted Mar 28, 2014
2/5 33% Labor Day (2014) " The really baffling thing is that this clunker has been written, directed and produced by Jason Reitman, whose previous movies include Juno and Up in the Air. What was he thinking?" — This is London
Posted Mar 21, 2014
4/5 86% Under the Skin (2014) " Scarlett Johansson is disturbingly good at playing an alien in human form, without any special effects." — This is London
Posted Mar 14, 2014
4/5 92% The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) " The Grand Budapest Hotel is not so much a movie as ordinarily understood as a Wunderkammer or cabinet of curiosities." — This is London
Posted Mar 7, 2014
3/5 60% Non-Stop (2014) " When a film sets out to do nothing but amuse and entertain, you can only take it for what it is and enjoy it as much as you can - but Non-Stop doesn't quite go the distance." — This is London
Posted Feb 28, 2014
3/5 75% Nymphomaniac: Volume I (2014) " Even as it turns boring, the film is not without power." — This is London
Posted Feb 21, 2014
3/5 60% Nymphomaniac: Volume II (2014) " Even as it turns boring, the film is not without power." — This is London
Posted Feb 21, 2014
4/5 94% Her (2013) " Her is a brilliantly reimagined rom-com, only obliquely interested in its sci-fi setting, which is casually disclosed as the film goes on, never foregrounded." — This is London
Posted Feb 14, 2014
4/5 93% Dallas Buyers Club (2013) " The performances are spectacular, McConaughey's especially, so alive in approaching death." — This is London
Posted Feb 7, 2014
3/5 52% Out of the Furnace (2013) " It never sings. The script is clunky, its outcome peculiarly futile." — This is London
Posted Jan 31, 2014
4/5 76% The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) " Is it immoral to celebrate villainy? There's not much point in pretending The Wolf of Wall Street doesn't do that, pretty exuberantly too." — This is London
Posted Jan 17, 2014
5/5 97% 12 Years a Slave (2013) " Ejiofor projects extraordinary integrity, even nobility - and he holds the camera magnificently. It's a deeply inward, deeply felt performance, surely a cert for one of the many Oscars this film must win." — This is London
Posted Jan 10, 2014
3/5 58% Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2013) " Not so much a drama as a kind of protracted educational video, the message driven home by a soupily emotional score and repeated flashbacks, sometimes in slo-mo, to Mandela's golden memories of the past, bathed in sunlight." — This is London
Posted Jan 3, 2014
3/5 93% All Is Lost (2013) " All Is Lost is very pure film-making, set entirely on the water, without dialogue, just showing us the man's fight to survive from moment to moment." — This is London
Posted Dec 20, 2013
4/5 98% Starred Up (2014) " Starred Up is the finest British-made prison drama for a long time, courting comparison even with the likes of A Man Escaped." — This is London
Posted Dec 11, 2013
4/5 92% Nebraska (2013) " Nebraska is an absolutely enchanting film, so funny, so touching, ringing true - for me right up there with the year's best." — This is London
Posted Dec 6, 2013
3/5 79% Saving Mr. Banks (2013) " In the end Saving Mr Banks, pitched at the family market for the festive season, is nothing but a big corporation boasting about its own marvellousness." — This is London
Posted Nov 29, 2013
3/5 35% The Counselor (2013) " It is well worth seeing. But it is the product of a clash between two very different sensibilities, those of its author, Cormac McCarthy, and its director, Ridley Scott." — This is London
Posted Nov 15, 2013
2/5 63% Filth (2014) " Truly dirty work, in fact." — This is London
Posted Oct 4, 2013
4/5 91% Blue Jasmine (2013) " A propulsive drama set in New York and San Francisco about a woman's self-destruction as a result of her inability to look truthfully at her own life. It's a serious warning, brutal even." — This is London
Posted Sep 27, 2013
3/5 68% One Chance (2014) " A lot of the film, especially the courtship of Potts and his Julz, is touching and funny. It works." — This is London
Posted Sep 20, 2013
2/5 8% Diana (2013) " Although [Watts] assiduously imitates Diana's walk and cadences, her martyred-saint sideways and upwards looks, she just never seems mad or posh or even English enough. She's too nice, too normal." — This is London
Posted Sep 20, 2013
3/5 67% How I Live Now (2013) " Daisy, urban, punky and sulky before she turns native, is played by 19-year-old Saoirse Ronan - and she's brilliantly watchable" — This is London
Posted Sep 14, 2013
4/5 96% Enough Said (2013) " It's both touching and ludicrous and it shows that we lost in Gandolfini an accomplished comedian we barely knew." — This is London
Posted Sep 14, 2013
2/5 37% The Fifth Estate (2013) " Watching people do stuff with computers isn't just as boring as watching paint dry, it's a lot more irritating." — This is London
Posted Sep 6, 2013
4/5 68% Elysium (2013) " Just as the creation of a future nightmare, one that disturbingly resembles the world we already know, Elysium is masterful - definitely worth seeing." — This is London
Posted Aug 23, 2013
2/5 29% Kick-Ass 2 (2013) " "But did we make the world a better place?" they keep asking each other. Kick-Ass 2 sure doesn't." — This is London
Posted Aug 16, 2013
3/5 69% About Time (2013) " You might feel you've seen it all before but you can always play spot the difference." — This is London
Posted Aug 9, 2013
4/5 88% Alan Partridge (2014) " Steve Coogan is so good at making Alan simultaneously repellent and endearing: his rubbery mug alone justifies the big screen." — This is London
Posted Aug 9, 2013
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