David Sexton

David Sexton

Agrees with the Tomatometer 76% of the time.

David Sexton's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): This is London

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
5/5 96% 45 Years "It is in the best sense a woman's film, albeit made by a man. " ‐ This is London
Posted Aug 30, 2015
4/5 84% The Wolfpack (2015) "It comes across as a life-affirming story of how people can not just survive but thrive even through such a bizarre upbringing, above all though the life-enhancement of film. " ‐ This is London
Posted Aug 21, 2015
4/5 85% Trainwreck (2015) "Schumer has produced the most retrograde romcom for years, funny though it often is. " ‐ This is London
Posted Aug 14, 2015
3/5 93% Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation (2015) "I like Tom Cruise and I like action movies. " ‐ This is London
Posted Jul 31, 2015
2/5 7% Queen of the Desert "Queen of the Desert is such a conventionally romantic biopic (of the great explorer of the Middle East, Gertrude Bell) that it's hard to believe it's the work of that genius, Werner Herzog. " ‐ This is London
Posted Jul 23, 2015
3/5 100% Standing Tall "[A] passionately well-made film ... " ‐ This is London
Posted Jul 20, 2015
3/5 79% Ant-Man (2015) "Ant-Man just isn't that great an idea and the film exists only because the Marvel machine is working so remorselessly through its massive back catalogue. " ‐ This is London
Posted Jul 17, 2015
87% X-Men: First Class (2011) "All of this earlier part of the film, in which the young mutants discover each other and learn to control their powers, is engaging and amusing, smartly filmed and scripted. The second half, however, outstays its welcome. " ‐ This is London
Posted Jul 14, 2015
3/5 46% Ted 2 (2015) "The disappointment of Ted 2 isn't that the jokes are offensive ... but that they're lame, tired and peculiarly humourless ... " ‐ This is London
Posted Jul 10, 2015
3/5 26% Terminator Genisys (2015) "Arnie's Arnie - and for some of us that's enough. He's back. " ‐ This is London
Posted Jul 3, 2015
4/5 91% Slow West (2015) "It's a work of rare purity, directness and concision - a pity that it's lumbered with that slightly deceptive, off-putting title. Slow it's not. " ‐ This is London
Posted Jun 26, 2015
3/5 87% Mr. Holmes (2015) "Mr Holmes isn't bad, but it's no thrill. " ‐ This is London
Posted Jun 19, 2015
4/5 71% Jurassic World (2015) "Jurassic World is precisely what every Jurassic Park fan would hope it might be. It delivers fair and square. " ‐ This is London
Posted Jun 12, 2015
3/5 93% Spy (2015) "Generously cast, sharply scripted and often vigorously improvised. " ‐ This is London
Posted Jun 5, 2015
4/5 50% San Andreas (2015) "I just like seeing skyscrapers, which I loathe, smashed to bits. On this front, San Andreas delivers in spades. " ‐ This is London
Posted May 29, 2015
4/5 100% Dheepan "Passionate, intensely focused, first-rate film-making. " ‐ This is London
Posted May 28, 2015
5/5 95% Carol (2015) "[A] gloriously romantic, sumptuous movie ... " ‐ This is London
Posted May 22, 2015
4/5 87% Sicario (2015) "You know the way it goes ... the only woman on the team? Kept in the dark? " ‐ This is London
Posted May 22, 2015
4/5 97% Amy (2015) "If the film has a fault, it's that it doesn't try to explain where her genius came from. But then it's all there, in front of us. " ‐ This is London
Posted May 22, 2015
4/5 98% Inside Out (2015) "Inside Out is delightfully inventive, funny and touching and, surreptitiously, a great way of helping kids get a handle on all those inexplicable feelings. " ‐ This is London
Posted May 22, 2015
4/5 78% Il racconto dei racconti (Tale of Tales) "These are some of the nastiest, least-improving fairytales ever concocted, warning that every dream brings with it a nightmare. " ‐ This is London
Posted May 15, 2015
4/5 81% A Royal Night Out "The film romps away happily. " ‐ This is London
Posted May 8, 2015
4/5 74% Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) "No one needs to be told if he, or even she, likes superhero movies. If you like them at all, you'll adore Avengers: Age of Ultron. " ‐ This is London
Posted Apr 24, 2015
4/5 75% Good Kill (2015) "Good Kill convincingly shows us a development in warfare that's only going to become ever more important, one that we've been preferring not to think too much about. " ‐ This is London
Posted Apr 10, 2015
4/5 83% While We're Young (2015) "It's a rueful look at what those in their mid-twenties and mid-forties have to offer each other and what the cultural differences are between those whose time it is now and those whose time it was 20 years ago. " ‐ This is London
Posted Apr 3, 2015
3/5 84% Far From the Madding Crowd (2015) "[It] has one great strength: an outstanding performance in this difficult, perhaps fundamentally incoherent, role from Carey Mulligan, far more intense, compelling and modern than Christie, much more intimately filmed. " ‐ This is London
Posted Apr 3, 2015
3/5 52% Woman in Gold (2015) "It's a heartwarming story of belated justice, soppy enough in its pre-war flashbacks, but strong in its morality and sympathy: no ambiguities here. " ‐ This is London
Posted Mar 30, 2015
4/5 85% Cinderella (2015) "A remarkably faithful, full-hearted live action rendition of Cinderella, well cast and sumptuously staged, picking its way carefully between Walt Disney's classic musical animation of 1950 and Perrault's definitive text. " ‐ This is London
Posted Mar 27, 2015
2/5 17% The Gunman (2015) "This isn't so much a film in which every ageing male fantasist can invest as a film that works as an allegory for the state of Penn's career alone. A specialised taste, I suspect. " ‐ This is London
Posted Mar 20, 2015
2/5 76% Suite Fran├žaise "How are you with the old parleyvoo? Not so hot? Suite Fran├žaise, the latest movie about France under the Occupation, neither. " ‐ This is London
Posted Mar 13, 2015
4/5 88% Still Alice (2015) "The reality of Alzheimer's may be even harsher than its presentation here but that would surely make a film that would only dismay its viewers. " ‐ This is London
Posted Mar 6, 2015
3/5 62% The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2015) "Those who enjoyed, or at least stayed awake for, the first film will be well satisfied, for product continuity has been maintained perfectly. " ‐ This is London
Posted Feb 27, 2015
4/5 93% The Duke Of Burgundy (2015) "The Duke of Burgundy, as well as being a loving homage to an antique genre of soft-core porn, shows how difficult it can be, not just making fantasy work but simply being with another person ... " ‐ This is London
Posted Feb 20, 2015
4/5 42% Knight of Cups (2016) "It's a giant montage; a rhapsody and an elegy, cinema as prayer. " ‐ This is London
Posted Feb 13, 2015
4/5 25% Fifty Shades of Grey (2015) "[Taylor-Johnson] has very professionally rendered this potent rubbish much less ridiculous, much more of a marketable proposition, than could have been expected. " ‐ This is London
Posted Feb 11, 2015
3/5 99% Selma (2015) "In some ways it's beyond criticism as the first-ever major movie about this heroic campaigner. " ‐ This is London
Posted Feb 6, 2015
4/5 73% Inherent Vice (2015) "I think I need to see it again, again. " ‐ This is London
Posted Jan 30, 2015
4/5 92% Ex Machina (2015) "Cool! It's a trip! All Alex Garland's creations are a trip. " ‐ This is London
Posted Jan 23, 2015
4/5 75% Kingsman: The Secret Service (2015) "Kingsman is a hugely enjoyable, super-styled, ultra-violent fantasia, pushing all those starchy, toff values that underlie Bond into absurdity but then making them work all over again. " ‐ This is London
Posted Jan 16, 2015
4/5 94% Whiplash (2014) "Whiplash is an extraordinarily taut, accomplished piece of work for a debut feature. It's also unusual in having such a definite point to make - albeit perhaps a pretty objectionable one. " ‐ This is London
Posted Jan 16, 2015
3/5 88% Foxcatcher (2014) "It is, in many ways, beautifully made, giving its scenes the time to unfold, holding its shots patiently, showing, not telling. And the performances live up to this approach. " ‐ This is London
Posted Jan 9, 2015
3/5 90% Wild (2014) "Such a monologue of a film depends entirely on the one main actor being pretty much irresistible, however trying her character's frailties. Reese Witherspoon is great in the part. " ‐ This is London
Posted Jan 5, 2015
4/5 97% National Gallery (2014) "The real subject of this documentary is looking at people looking: it's the faces of all the people who pass through the National Gallery, some bored, some uncomprehending, others deeply moved, even transfixed. " ‐ This is London
Posted Jan 4, 2015
2/5 51% Unbroken (2014) "This is "a true story", we are told at the start - these things truly happened to Zamperini, truly a remarkable man. That makes it all the worse that such extreme suffering and heroism should be so unaffecting, actually boring. " ‐ This is London
Posted Dec 19, 2014
3/5 77% St. Vincent (2014) "What's to like? Just that it's Bill Murray, with that special charm, however grotty at first he seems. " ‐ This is London
Posted Dec 5, 2014
4/5 98% Paddington (2015) "Paddington is enchanting. " ‐ This is London
Posted Nov 28, 2014
3/5 90% The Imitation Game (2014) "Simplified and conventionalised though it may be, this has to be accounted the most compelling dramatisation of Turing's story yet. " ‐ This is London
Posted Nov 14, 2014
3/5 72% Interstellar (2014) "As space operas go, this may yet be accounted one of the classics: dream material even. " ‐ This is London
Posted Oct 31, 2014
4/5 80% The Theory of Everything (2014) "hat makes The Theory of Everything so deeply affecting is the two wonderful performances by its leads. " ‐ This is London
Posted Oct 27, 2014
3/5 47% The Judge (2014) "Every scene makes its point, every line of dialogue weighs in. But it works the material too hard - it's all so emphatic and over-egged and improbably tied together. " ‐ This is London
Posted Oct 17, 2014
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