Ed Gibbs

Ed Gibbs

Agrees with the Tomatometer 79% of the time.

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

Showing 51 - 100 of 272
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
5/5 94% Blancanieves (2013) "An absolute delight: a thrillingly unpredictable romp that entertains with joyful and mischievous abandon. " ‐ The Sunday Age
Posted Oct 20, 2013
8/10 81% Prisoners (2013) "Not since Erskineville Kings, in 1999, has Hugh Jackman appeared so emotionally exposed on screen. It is an exceptional, Oscar-worthy performance. " ‐ The Sun Herald
Posted Oct 13, 2013
4/5 64% 2 Guns (2013) "Kormakur and his merry cast blast their way through an absurdly silly and very funny comedy of errors, as one defence service inadvertently wages war on another. " ‐ The Sunday Age
Posted Oct 6, 2013
8/10 89% Rush (2013) "A thrilling, adrenalin-fuelled ride that recreates 1970s track-side action with aplomb. " ‐ The Sun Herald
Posted Sep 29, 2013
3.5/5 54% Lovelace (2013) "As good as it is, Lovelace oddly avoids further illuminating Boreman, beyond what we already know. " ‐ The Sunday Age
Posted Sep 22, 2013
6/10 88% The Turning (2015) "A tighter adaptation of Winton's book, helmed by one, possibly two filmmakers, would have sufficed. As a collective, it feels weighed down by its own remit. " ‐ The Sun Herald
Posted Sep 22, 2013
2/5 8% Diana (2013) "Neither as dreadful as some would claim nor as poignant as it would like to be, Diana skirts the surface of a complex figure while trying to keep all parties at bay. " ‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Posted Sep 19, 2013
2/5 48% I'm So Excited! (2013) "The setting acts as a bland backdrop without substance or thought. Worst of all, the dialogue feels horribly contrived, even lazy. A misguided misfire. " ‐ The Sunday Age
Posted Sep 15, 2013
6/10 51% White House Down (2013) "Foxx and Tatum offer an effective buddy pairing lacking from the similarly preposterous Olympus Has Fallen. " ‐ The Sun Herald
Posted Sep 8, 2013
2/5 62% Mood Indigo (2014) "A surrealist pastiche that's too clever (or enthusiastic) for its own good. " ‐ The Sunday Age
Posted Sep 8, 2013
4/10 6% Paranoia (2013) "This boardroom blackmail romp feels as contrived and silly as anything Luketic has helmed in recent years. " ‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Posted Sep 1, 2013
4/5 69% Stoker (2013) "Her elder co-stars may lead this psychological mind dance with ease, but it is Mia Wasikowska who astounds the most. " ‐ The Sunday Age
Posted Aug 25, 2013
8/10 75% You're Next (2013) "Sharni Vinson kicks some serious butt, in this very watchable horror romp from Adam Wingard. " ‐ The Sun Herald
Posted Aug 25, 2013
4/5 98% The Rocket (2014) "A hugely enjoyable, thoroughly infectious feature debut. " ‐ The Sunday Age
Posted Aug 25, 2013
6/10 68% Elysium (2013) "Damon is, as ever, thoroughly watchable but given its predecessor's smarts, Elysium fails to capture District 9's spirit or sense of originality and wonder. " ‐ The Sun Herald
Posted Aug 18, 2013
4/5 86% Red Obsession (2013) "The film, which premiered at Robert De Niro's Tribeca Film Festival in New York, proves remarkably enlightening. " ‐ The Sunday Age
Posted Aug 11, 2013
8/10 90% Beyond The Hills (2013) "Mungiu has crafted an alarming and engaging real-life horror story, based on a 2005 case of exorcism. " ‐ The Sun Herald
Posted Aug 11, 2013
2.5/5 60% The Bling Ring (2013) "The Bling Ring suggests Coppola still has the nose for a good story, but not the depth to sufficiently explore it. " ‐ The Sunday Age
Posted Aug 4, 2013
6/10 49% Pain & Gain (2013) "A fascinating yarn that could have provided for stunning story fodder. Thanks to spirited turns from his three leads, Michael Bay just about gets away with it. But only just. " ‐ The Sun Herald
Posted Aug 4, 2013
8/10 82% 100 Bloody Acres (2013) "A wickedly funny romp that heralds the arrival of some seriously fiendish talent. " ‐ The Sun Herald
Posted Jul 28, 2013
2.5/5 85% The Way Way Back (2013) "Aside from Carell's limited turn at doing nasty, it all feels terribly familiar, in a half-baked, Little Miss Sunshine-lite sort of way. " ‐ The Sunday Age
Posted Jul 28, 2013
8/10 95% Behind the Candelabra (2013) "Its raison d'etre is a terrifically spirited performance from Hollywood's most heterosexual of Lotharios, Michael Douglas, aided and abetted by Damon and Lowe. " ‐ The Sun Herald
Posted Jul 21, 2013
4/5 40% Only God Forgives (2013) "Outrageous and shocking to its core, the film, perhaps aptly, feels like some wayward younger sibling to its more accessible and commercial predecessor. " ‐ The Sunday Age
Posted Jul 13, 2013
7/10 84% Much Ado About Nothing (2013) "A self-contained, astutely executed project, with Whedon's old guard giving their all for the sheer joy of performance. Great fun. " ‐ The Sun Herald
Posted Jul 7, 2013
3/5 80% Reality (2013) "Garrone has confounded expectations with this light, Fellini-esque send-up of reality television and the celebrity it has spawned. " ‐ The Sunday Age
Posted Jul 7, 2013
8/10 93% We Steal Secrets: The Story Of Wikileaks (2013) "Alex Gibney's film is an absorbing examination of the world's most infamous information portal. " ‐ The Sunday Age
Posted Jun 30, 2013
2/5 46% To The Wonder (2013) "Terrence Malick's vague, sweeping ode to love lost and found is anything but wondrous. " ‐ The Sunday Age
Posted Jun 30, 2013
6/10 54% The Look of Love (2013) "Far from the swinging '60s or sleazy '70s so often portrayed with glee on screen, the London of Paul Raymond's world feels grim, dark and, ultimately, devoid of passion. " ‐ The Sun Herald
Posted Jun 23, 2013
3.5/5 No Score Yet Satellite Boy "McKenzie does well to emphasise the cultural impact of modern Australia on the lives of its original settlers, while wisely avoiding political grandstanding. " ‐ The Sunday Age
Posted Jun 16, 2013
5/10 78% Monsters University (2013) "The Pixar themes may be present and correct, but its values are sorely lacking. " ‐ The Sun Herald
Posted Jun 16, 2013
3/5 34% The Internship (2013) "Wilson elicits a stronger turn from Vaughn than we've seen for some time. The results are surprisingly engaging and endearing. " ‐ The Sunday Age
Posted Jun 9, 2013
1/5 10% A Haunted House (2013) "A painfully unfunny, overly familiar send-up of recent horror franchises. " ‐ The Sun Herald
Posted Jun 2, 2013
3/5 62% Sinister (2012) "Hawke brings a gravitas to the role of parent and home protector that is of far greater interest than the film itself. " ‐ The Sunday Age
Posted Jun 2, 2013
2/5 48% The Great Gatsby (2013) "Luhrmann understandably wants his Gatsby to be great, but he has inadvertently reminded us that the Great American Novel belongs precisely where it was born: on the page. " ‐ The Age (Australia)
Posted May 23, 2013
6/10 58% Stuck in Love (2013) "A sweet tale of love, loss and life with solid performances from a first-rate cast. " ‐ The Sunday Age
Posted May 19, 2013
2.5/5 34% The Odd Life of Timothy Green (2012) "As odd as the title suggests, this is a strange and dreadfully overwrought family yarn. " ‐ The Sunday Age
Posted May 19, 2013
5/10 43% The Call (2013) "A tense psychological chiller that ratchets up the tension before collapsing with a predictable finale. " ‐ The Sun Herald
Posted May 12, 2013
4/5 80% The Place Beyond The Pines (2013) "Gosling delivers his most assured performance yet, in an ambitious, near-operatic drama-thriller that boldly unfolds across two distinctly different hours. " ‐ The Sunday Age
Posted May 5, 2013
8/10 66% Spring Breakers (2013) "Parents will look on with dismay; others will leave feeling bemused but thoroughly entertained. " ‐ The Sun Herald
Posted May 5, 2013
8/10 79% Iron Man 3 (2013) "An outrageously entertaining, CGI-soaked tale of foreboding that transforms into a good-natured send-up of everything that proceeded it, replete with gags galore. " ‐ The Sun Herald
Posted Apr 28, 2013
3.5/5 64% Unfinished Song (2013) "Terence Stamp is terrific as the grumpy Arthur, while Vanessa Redgrave embodies the ailing figure of Marion with a gravitas one would expect. " ‐ The Sunday Age
Posted Apr 21, 2013
7/10 68% Haute Cuisine (2013) "A whimsical view of the woman who fuelled the corridors of power in France with culinary common sense. " ‐ The Sun Herald
Posted Apr 21, 2013
3/5 54% Oblivion (2013) "Joseph Kosinski's ode to classic 1970s sci-fi lacks serious tension, but does offer visual flair and elegance, with a typically arresting performance from Andrea Riseborough. " ‐ The Sunday Age
Posted Apr 14, 2013
6/10 81% Warm Bodies (2013) "An occasionally funny romantic zombie comedy (or rom-zom-com) that offers a fresh twist on Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. " ‐ The Sun Herald
Posted Apr 7, 2013
3/5 52% Thérèse (2013) "A respectable swansong for the late Claude Miller, who passed away just weeks before it premiered at Cannes. " ‐ The Sunday Age
Posted Apr 7, 2013
6/10 68% Trance (2013) "A hugely entertaining but dreadfully convoluted crime romp, in which logic flies out the door as wandering illusions of the mind take hold. " ‐ The Sun Herald
Posted Mar 31, 2013
4/5 98% Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence In The House Of God (2012) "A heartbreaking, brilliantly executed exposé, in which four deaf victims bring the church to account. Their testimonies are chilling. " ‐ The Sunday Age
Posted Mar 24, 2013
7/10 70% The Loneliest Planet (2012) "Scoring a popular hit on the film festival circuit, director Julia Loktev elicits superb performances from a minimal cast. " ‐ The Sun Herald
Posted Mar 24, 2013
2.5/5 36% Hyde Park on Hudson (2012) "The issue of FDR's fidelity remains a thorny topic for traditionalists and historians, never mind the light, fluffy - and ultimately disposable - version of events. " ‐ The Sunday Age
Posted Mar 24, 2013
5/10 36% The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (2013) "Bizarrely, its biggest flaw lies with casting. Carrell is too familiar to convince as a Lothario, Buscemi looks vaguely lost, while Carrey is too long in the tooth. " ‐ The Sun Herald
Posted Mar 17, 2013
2.5/5 64% Great Expectations (2013) "A fresh rendering of the Dickens classic, designed to mark the 200th anniversary of the writer's birth, plays it far too safe to ever challenge Lean's definitive take. " ‐ The Sunday Age
Posted Mar 10, 2013
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