David Sexton Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

David Sexton

David Sexton

Agrees with the Tomatometer 75% of the time.

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

Previous | Next
Showing 1 - 50 of 220
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/5 53% 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 13% 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 72% 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 89% 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 63% 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 " 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 72% Inherent Vice (2015) " I think I need to see it again, again. " ‐ This is London
Posted Jan 30, 2015
4/5 89% 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 74% 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 95% 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 96% 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 89% 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 79% 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
4/5 77% Fury (2014) " [An] extraordinarily intense and focussed film ... " ‐ This is London
Posted Oct 17, 2014
4/5 84% Testament Of Youth " It's altogether a tearful experience - as contemplating such irrecoverable losses to a whole generation should be. " ‐ This is London
Posted Oct 17, 2014
3/5 46% Effie Gray (2015) " Well scripted, efficiently directed, handsomely dressed and furnished, and vigorously acted. " ‐ This is London
Posted Oct 10, 2014
4/5 88% Gone Girl (2014) " Gone Girl grabs you by making you first believe one thing, then another, quite the opposite. It's that woman! No, it's that man! " ‐ This is London
Posted Oct 3, 2014
4/5 63% Maps to the Stars (2015) " It reveals itself as far more Cronenbergian than it first seemed, full of that dreamy enrapturement with aberration and perversity, offering no moral stance. " ‐ This is London
Posted Sep 26, 2014
2/5 51% Magic in the Moonlight (2014) " From the outset, Magic in the Moonlight is painfully artificial. " ‐ This is London
Posted Sep 19, 2014
4/5 95% Nightcrawler (2014) " This is a terrific performance by Gyllenhaal, completely inhabiting a spook of a man, a ghoul to remember. " ‐ This is London
Posted Sep 16, 2014
2/5 No Score Yet Second Coming " The main body of the movie is a slow, repetitious study of the family's daily life ... " ‐ This is London
Posted Sep 12, 2014
3/5 75% Rosewater (2014) " If Rosewater has a moral, it is a liberal one. " ‐ This is London
Posted Sep 12, 2014
3/5 66% Lucy (2014) " Besson is a keen pilferer of anything that's looked good in other people's movies. " ‐ This is London
Posted Aug 22, 2014
4/5 36% God's Pocket (2014) " God's Pocket is the best Pete Dexter film, true to his louche, combative vision, tonally surprising, violent and alarming at one moment, then rudely funny and grotesque. " ‐ This is London
Posted Aug 8, 2014
4/5 91% Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) " Finally, some jokey superheroes. " ‐ This is London
Posted Aug 1, 2014
3/5 60% 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 90% 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 98% 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 86% 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 53% 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 22% 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 81% 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 97% Two Days, One Night (2014) " The emotional impact of Two Days, One Night is overwhelming, a tearful experience. " ‐ This is London
Posted May 23, 2014
2/5 28% Lost River (2015) " 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 74% Jimmy's Hall " It all looks great, a dream of Ireland before the blissful bungalows. " ‐ This is London
Posted May 23, 2014
4/5 92% Clouds of Sils Maria (2015) " Assayas is a master of fluent, even sinuous, film-making. " ‐ This is London
Posted May 23, 2014
4/5 98% 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
Previous | Next
Showing 1 - 50 of 220