Ed Whitfield

Ed Whitfield

Agrees with the Tomatometer 73% of the time.

Ed Whitfield's reviews (from any publication) always count toward the Tomatometer because this critic is a Tomatometer-approved critic.

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
18% Pixels (2015) "There's a certain honesty in its awfulness; a naked stupidity that many other summer movies would waste time trying to hide behind carefully pre-vised set piece action and dropped in character sketches. " ‐ The Ooh Tray
Posted Jul 29, 2015
79% Ant-Man (2015) "Fun [but] it lacks both the artistic touch and character traces that would have transformed it from an episode into a movie. " ‐ The Ooh Tray
Posted Jul 20, 2015
26% Terminator Genisys (2015) "Never in your Terminator-loving life did you imagine you'd hear Kyle Reese say of a T-800, "he loved you". " ‐ The Ooh Tray
Posted Jul 3, 2015
71% Jurassic World (2015) "The new movie trades on the memory of the old with great efficiency, going so far as to recreate that sense of emptiness and anti-climax felt by Spielberg fans when the original was over. " ‐ The Ooh Tray
Posted Jun 13, 2015
95% Spy (2015) "The good news is that Spy is perfectly enjoyable and sporadically funny. The bad news is that its laughs come from the realm of the bawdy, the raucous and the self-aware. " ‐ The Ooh Tray
Posted Jun 13, 2015
60% Insidious: Chapter 3 (2015) "Whannell's no Wan but he's familiar enough with the house style to effectively capitalise on all the horror clichés packed into his script. " ‐ The Ooh Tray
Posted Jun 12, 2015
50% San Andreas (2015) "There's nothing here to shake off genre clichés or provide added marquee value. " ‐ The Ooh Tray
Posted Jun 1, 2015
81% Man Up "Warm and funny, but more importantly well observed. " ‐ The Ooh Tray
Posted Jun 1, 2015
65% Pitch Perfect 2 (2015) "A movie trying too hard and not enough. " ‐ The Ooh Tray
Posted May 29, 2015
50% Tomorrowland (2015) "The ultimate in corporate synergy. " ‐ The Ooh Tray
Posted May 28, 2015
98% Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) "It seems the only people who make them like they used to are the ones that made the originals. " ‐ The Ooh Tray
Posted May 22, 2015
74% Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) "141 minutes of noise and incident. " ‐ The Ooh Tray
Posted Apr 25, 2015
81% Furious 7 (2015) "It remains a reliably entertaining series but if its to go on much longer those in creative control will have to sit down and think hard about how to give future sequels more life than pyrotechnic polish. " ‐ The Ooh Tray
Posted Apr 3, 2015
85% Cinderella (2015) "It's hard to see this new Cinders as anything more than a brand-based cash grab when its sole function is to succeed (and perhaps replace) a movie that's ageless. " ‐ The Ooh Tray
Posted Apr 3, 2015
29% Get Hard (2015) "100 mins of overplayed, undernourished comedy acts like a retarding serum. " ‐ The Ooh Tray
Posted Apr 3, 2015
27% Wild Card (2015) "Unjustly ignored. " ‐ The Ooh Tray
Posted Mar 23, 2015
60% Run All Night (2015) "A nasty movie with great pace and a strong spine thanks to two alchemic leads. " ‐ The Ooh Tray
Posted Mar 22, 2015
56% Focus (2015) "You don't want to be any of these b*******. " ‐ The Ooh Tray
Posted Mar 14, 2015
31% Chappie (2015) "Chappie's a mechanised Jar Jar Binks. " ‐ The Ooh Tray
Posted Mar 8, 2015
96% It Follows (2015) "Part 2 will surely establish the monster has a twitter account. " ‐ The Ooh Tray
Posted Mar 7, 2015
10% The Boy Next Door (2015) "Our faith in intergenerational relationships is dangerously compromised. " ‐ The Ooh Tray
Posted Mar 4, 2015
99% Selma (2015) "First rate. " ‐ The Ooh Tray
Posted Feb 22, 2015
25% Fifty Shades of Grey (2015) "A desultory dud, that swaps out [the novel's] prolonged and explicit intercourse for tame (conceived as tasteful) inserts, padded out by the troubled relationship between a straw man and blow up virgin. " ‐ The Ooh Tray
Posted Feb 14, 2015
25% Jupiter Ascending (2015) "A film that begins with the line, "tonight the sky is full of miracles" is downhill from there. " ‐ The Ooh Tray
Posted Feb 9, 2015
52% The Interview (2014) "What baffles is why Rogen and his retinue, having survived so many solid comic premises undermined by flabby improvisation and witless stoner shtick, don't get disciplined and start delivering on their ideas. " ‐ The Ooh Tray
Posted Feb 9, 2015
73% Inherent Vice (2015) "It's not for nothing that Vice has won the Robert Altman award; its critique of early '70s California and its oft bewildered protagonist are reminiscent of the great man's Long Goodbye. " ‐ The Ooh Tray
Posted Feb 7, 2015
74% Kingsman: The Secret Service (2015) "If the movie weren't so dependent on the gravitas of its adult leads and so resoundingly impoverished without them, then the prospect of sequels would be enough to awaken anyone's inner teen. " ‐ The Ooh Tray
Posted Feb 7, 2015
92% Ex Machina (2015) "It's a place where man's social retardation and his sexual fantasies collide. " ‐ The Ooh Tray
Posted Feb 7, 2015
12% Mortdecai (2015) "There's a chasm between grounded character comedy, touched by impeccable timing, and a kook gurning for the camera. " ‐ The Ooh Tray
Posted Jan 27, 2015
94% Whiplash (2014) "As close to a perfect film as you're likely to see. " ‐ The Ooh Tray
Posted Jan 21, 2015
73% American Sniper (2015) "Despite the jingoism and uncritical appraisal of the war in which Kyle served four tours... Jason Hall's script can't help but draw attention to the ironies, many of them cruel, that form the context. " ‐ The Ooh Tray
Posted Jan 18, 2015
75% Enemy (2014) "Rewarding for those who enjoy the menace and mystery that accompanies the cinema of the mind. " ‐ The Ooh Tray
Posted Jan 16, 2015
88% Foxcatcher (2014) "Director Bennett Miller's a poor biographer but a good storyteller. " ‐ The Ooh Tray
Posted Jan 14, 2015
9% Taken 3 (2015) "A poor man's Fugitive, cut with generic action beats, washing powder, sugar, and other stuff designed to kill the buzz. " ‐ The Ooh Tray
Posted Jan 14, 2015
72% Big Eyes (2014) "Big Eyes is a highly mannered and empty movie that robs its story of the very things that made it worth telling in the first place. " ‐ The Ooh Tray
Posted Jan 9, 2015
92% Birdman (2014) "Birdman works best and lives longest in the memory, not as a formal experiment, but as an excellent trawl though the psyche of insecure actors. " ‐ The Ooh Tray
Posted Jan 7, 2015
80% The Theory of Everything (2014) "The problem is that it's a reprise of a relationship designed to meet the approval of the living-breathing counterparts. " ‐ The Ooh Tray
Posted Jan 2, 2015
27% Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014) "Scott's film can't quite decide whether it's fully behind the Almighty's righteous ire or not. " ‐ The Ooh Tray
Posted Dec 27, 2014
51% Unbroken (2014) "Unbroken reminds us that it's not what a movie's about but how the story is told that ultimately sorts the art from the artless. " ‐ The Ooh Tray
Posted Dec 27, 2014
61% The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014) "It's funny that Battle of the Five Armies, a mercenary sequel, is a parable about avarice as a corrupting force. " ‐ The Ooh Tray
Posted Dec 13, 2014
82% Black Sea (2015) "No serious fan of below the waterline thrills should miss this boat. " ‐ The Ooh Tray
Posted Dec 6, 2014
77% St. Vincent (2014) "It will appeal to people who like their melodrama repackaged with faux cynicism in a bid to reach those that wouldn't have touched the story had it been told straight; that is, without Murray's cultural cachet. " ‐ The Ooh Tray
Posted Dec 6, 2014
35% Horrible Bosses 2 (2014) "Horrible Bosses 2's affected zaniness/stupidity makes it exhausting and ultimately, a mite tedious. " ‐ The Ooh Tray
Posted Nov 30, 2014
82% The Homesman (2014) "For around two thirds of its running time The Homesman has affected to be a great revisionist Western...but the final third courts derision. " ‐ The Ooh Tray
Posted Nov 24, 2014
89% The Drop (2014) "The star of the show is Hardy, muted for much of the running time but centre stage when it counts. His stealth turn makes for a rewarding thriller. " ‐ The Ooh Tray
Posted Nov 23, 2014
65% The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (2014) "Enjoy counting the cash, Lionsgate. " ‐ The Ooh Tray
Posted Nov 22, 2014
89% The Imitation Game (2014) "It's rock solid, but Turing's admirers will say the scope of his achievements demanded a little more. " ‐ The Ooh Tray
Posted Nov 22, 2014
71% Interstellar (2014) "Nolan's attempt at trumping Kubrick's ultimate trip falls short because it lacks the old master's laser-like focus and magnetic solemnity. " ‐ The Ooh Tray
Posted Nov 9, 2014
47% The Judge (2014) "The only surprise in this long, though generally engaging melodrama, is a risqué bit of incest; a refugee from a previous draft, perhaps, that somehow made the screen, possibly at the insistence of Downey Jr, who realised his flick needed a little spice. " ‐ The Ooh Tray
Posted Oct 24, 2014
21% Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014) "Liebesman's remade The Amazing Spider-Man. " ‐ The Ooh Tray
Posted Oct 24, 2014
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