David Sexton

David Sexton

Agrees with the Tomatometer 75% of the time.

Publications:
This is London
Total Reviews:
165

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
3/5 75% 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 92% 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 59% 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 76% Nymphomaniac: Volume I (2014) " Even as it turns boring, the film is not without power." — This is London
Posted Feb 21, 2014
3/5 59% 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 (2014) " 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 94% 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 77% 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 34% 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 78% 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 86% 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
4/5 40% Only God Forgives (2013) " Like it or not, this is a study in weakness, submission, impotence, symbolic castration even." — This is London
Posted Aug 2, 2013
4/5 93% Frances Ha (2013) " Frances Ha might well strike some viewers as ridiculously twee and tiresomely indulgent to its immature heroine. Not me, though. I'm happy to be enchanted." — This is London
Posted Jul 26, 2013
3/5 89% The World's End (2013) " if you loved Shaun and Hot Fuzz, don't hesitate. You need some affection for men who are having problems growing up, perhaps." — This is London
Posted Jul 19, 2013
2/5 72% Pacific Rim (2013) " If it's human drama you like ... you'll be less richly served. " — This is London
Posted Jul 12, 2013
2/5 60% The Bling Ring (2013) " Soon reveals itself to be grimly repetitious, simply showing these kids stealing, then partying, taking pictures of themselves and putting them on Facebook, over and over again, until they are caught." — This is London
Posted Jul 5, 2013
4/5 95% Stories We Tell (2013) " What saves it is our realisation that it isn't just a documentary." — This is London
Posted Jun 28, 2013
5/5 95% The Act Of Killing (2013) " It's one of the most gruelling and disturbing films you will ever see but, if you want the truth, essential." — This is London
Posted Jun 28, 2013
5/5 98% Before Midnight (2013) " So much better written than contemporary novels, this film is a literary as well as cinematic achievement to cherish. For grown-ups." — This is London
Posted Jun 22, 2013
3/5 56% Man of Steel (2013) " Some films make you wish you were 12 again so you could appreciate them as they deserve." — This is London
Posted Jun 13, 2013
4/5 73% The Stone Roses: Made of Stone (2013) " It's an adulatory recording of the band - that's right, he adores them - but it's much more than that." — This is London
Posted Jun 7, 2013
2/5 62% Byzantium (2013) " As a sketch of life on the margins in a tatty seaside resort, it works well enough. As an action pic, though, it's just too slow, too long." — This is London
Posted May 31, 2013
2/5 49% The Great Gatsby (2013) " The problem is that in such a raucous adaptation, the cast can only act coarsely, too." — This is London
Posted May 16, 2013
2/5 47% I'm So Excited! (2013) " In a more or less wholly libertarian society of the kind we now have in the West, the very idea of camping it up like this seems unnecessary, therefore tiresome." — This is London
Posted May 3, 2013
3/5 48% Olympus Has Fallen (2013) " Reactionary fantasy, then - but what else are action films for?" — This is London
Posted Apr 19, 2013
3/5 55% The Look of Love (2013) " The Soho of the Seventies is lovingly recreated, Coogan sports a truly dreadful mullet, and there's a lovely cameo by David Walliams as a salacious vicar." — This is London
Posted Apr 19, 2013
2/5 54% Oblivion (2013) " Although the film is derivative and predictable, it nonetheless makes no sense whatsoever in the end." — This is London
Posted Apr 12, 2013
2/5 65% Spring Breakers (2013) " You start the film wondering what the moral take on all this uninventive debauchery is going to be - is it a satire? - but then realise with dismay there is no take on offer at all." — This is London
Posted Apr 5, 2013
3/5 68% Trance (2013) " It's trippily entertaining but vanishes up its own tricksiness. What will the blessed Boyle do next?" — This is London
Posted Mar 29, 2013
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