Eddie Harrison

Eddie Harrison

Agrees with the Tomatometer 71% of the time.

Publications:
The List
Total Reviews:
117
Location:
UK

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
3/5 80% The Raid 2 (2014) " The last hour of The Raid 2 is all-action, delivering several astonishing set-pieces, one involving a hammer-whirling girl on a packed commuter train, the other a series of fights in and around cars careering through busy city streets." — The List
Posted Apr 9, 2014
2/5 50% The Quiet Ones (2014) " Stranded in a dull-looking house, and with little action, Pogue's film gets bogged down in conversation and cod-scientific mumbo jumbo." — The List
Posted Apr 9, 2014
3/5 77% Noah (2014) " Compellingly weird and occasionally wonderful to behold." — The List
Posted Apr 1, 2014
3/5 47% Rio 2 (2014) " Rio 2 is an amiable enough cartoon, as forgettable as its predecessor but certainly colourful and incident packed enough to be marked as passable family entertainment." — The List
Posted Apr 1, 2014
3/5 88% The Double (2014) " The Double is a clever film, but despite its downtrodden hero, not a particularly empathetic experience." — The List
Posted Mar 13, 2014
2/5 78% The Bachelor Weekend (The Stag) (2014) " The Stag is an inoffensive debut for Butler, but a film on this subject needs a bit more cojones than this meek knockabout." — The List
Posted Mar 7, 2014
2/5 63% The French Minister (2014) " Tavernier's adaptation of the cult comic strip, Quai d'Orsay, is episodic, insular and hard work for non-Francophiles." — The List
Posted Mar 3, 2014
3/5 100% Ida (2014) " Both the character and the film blossom as Ida discovers the joys of nightclubs, John Coltrane and sex." — The List
Posted Feb 28, 2014
2/5 —— Avant l'hiver (Before the Winter Chill) " Before the Winter Chill is a rather odd film: excellent performances, a convincing milieu, and then a final twist that seems so improbable that all Claudel's careful work seems undone." — The List
Posted Feb 28, 2014
4/5 100% Grand Central " Considerable tension is elicited, but the characters are well enough drawn that the outcome of Grand Central is never clear." — The List
Posted Feb 26, 2014
2/5 67% Mood Indigo (2014) " There's a delicate romance buried within, but Gondry's endless stop motion tomfoolery and visual jokes prove overwhelming in all the wrong ways." — The List
Posted Feb 24, 2014
3/5 48% Stalingrad (2014) " If you're familiar with the historical specifics, Stalingrad is a reasonably engrossing war drama in the style of Days of Glory, well-played and with moments of vivid patriotic spectacle that look like an army recruiting poster come to life." — The List
Posted Feb 14, 2014
3/5 78% The Patrol (2014) " A well executed minor drama that casts a careful life on the inner lives of military personnel, and promises good things to come in terms of the young cast, and Tom Petch's future career." — The List
Posted Feb 4, 2014
3/5 52% Out of the Furnace (2013) " Affleck, Dafoe and Harrelson all do their very best to whip up a storm, but Cooper is guilty of wasting A-list talent on a B-movie revenge scenario." — The List
Posted Jan 16, 2014
2/5 86% Kiss the Water (2014) " The lazy structure, lack of narrative drive or visual stimulus quickly reveal the reasons that Boyd's life hasn't been tackled cinematically before." — The List
Posted Jan 16, 2014
3/5 77% The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) " As a major filmmaker, it's about time Scorsese found some material that stretched his ideas, rather than his audience's patience." — The List
Posted Jan 16, 2014
3/5 47% Last Vegas (2013) " Those keen to see four princes of 80s cinema going through the motions will find their Last Vegas gamble pays off in minor ways." — The List
Posted Dec 30, 2013
4/5 89% Frozen (2013) " It may be old-fashioned, but it's also as close to an instant classic as family films get." — The List
Posted Dec 3, 2013
2/5 2% Getaway (2013) " Filmed on the cheap in Bulgaria, it makes up for what it lacks in originality with a plethora of well-staged car-stunts, and puts action firmly at the centre of its limited appeal." — The List
Posted Dec 2, 2013
1/5 18% Free Birds (2013) " Free Birds lacks the humour, pathos or narrative skill of a proper children's film." — The List
Posted Nov 29, 2013
2/5 29% The Family (2013) " A lively premise and darkly humorous tone give way to predictable action and a dull finale." — The List
Posted Nov 21, 2013
3/5 72% Lee Daniels' The Butler (2013) " Long, ponderous, but undeniably entertaining, The Butler is a ritzy crash-course in US political change." — The List
Posted Nov 13, 2013
2/5 70% Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 (2013) " Audiences who appreciated the first film will enjoy the silliness, but uninitiated viewers may find a second serving of Meatballs is hard to swallow." — The List
Posted Oct 16, 2013
2/5 22% Romeo and Juliet (2013) " Far too reverent to the source material, po-faced, literal and without raising much intensity." — The List
Posted Oct 14, 2013
2/5 29% Machete Kills (2013) " Not funny enough to be a comedy, not weighty enough to be a real B-movie thriller ..." — The List
Posted Oct 14, 2013
4/5 67% Turbo (2013) " With a bright production design enlivened by strong 3D, and a simple, likeable story about self-actualisation, it's a slow but sure winner." — The List
Posted Oct 11, 2013
4/5 100% Metro Manila (2013) " Ellis proves that the slow-burning thriller can still work as both an entertainment and as a penetrating social critique." — The List
Posted Sep 20, 2013
3/5 78% 42 (2013) " Helgeland has crafted a decent sport movie, but one that feels too sanitized and feels too educationally minded to prove any genuine thought." — The List
Posted Sep 10, 2013
2/5 38% Insidious: Chapter 2 (2013) " Considerably less grounded in any kind of recognizable reality than the first chapter." — The List
Posted Sep 10, 2013
4/5 91% Blue Jasmine (2013) " Blue Jasmine marks a high-water mark for Blanchett, and for Allen, who demonstrates both the craftsmanship and the unique gift for balancing comedy and pathos which has eluded him for so long." — The List
Posted Sep 5, 2013
2/5 43% The Call (2013) " The serious subject of child abduction and murder isn't well served by the way Anderson's film veers into a comic book/vigilante drama, ultimately making this a call worth avoiding." — The List
Posted Sep 5, 2013
2/5 74% You're Next (2013) " You're Next is far too derivative to appear to anyone but hardcore slasher-movie fans with low-standards." — The List
Posted Aug 28, 2013
4/5 79% Ain't Them Bodies Saints (2013) " A fictional slice of Americana which creates a dreamlike atmosphere around a traditional story of love, crime and redemption." — The List
Posted Aug 16, 2013
4/5 86% Alan Partridge (2014) " Coogan's gift for making Partridge a believably awful everyman makes Alpha Papa a welcome slice of accomplished British character comedy." — The List
Posted Aug 5, 2013
3/5 41% Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters (2013) " Elaborate backstories have more meaning when the characters are known and loved; Percy Jackson's endless exposition only demonstrates why he's nobody's favourite boy-wizard." — The List
Posted Aug 5, 2013
3/5 15% Top Cat:The Movie (UK) " Adults looking for undemanding fare for their kids may find Top Cat's brand of sass, irreverence and cheeky charm offer a persuasive alternative to today's crasser children's entertainments." — The List
Posted Aug 2, 2013
1/5 14% The Smurfs 2 (2013) " Aside from a toned-down finale that thankfully doesn't attempt to re-create the exhausting multiple climaxes of the original's Central Park finale, The Smurfs 2 is as bald a retread as the unimaginative title might suggest." — The List
Posted Aug 1, 2013
2/5 90% Paradise: Hope (2013) " Originally conceived as one single portmanteau film, the Paradise trilogy doesn't have enough meat on its bones to justify four hours of anyone's life." — The List
Posted Aug 1, 2013
2/5 42% Red 2 (2013) " Red 2 seems stifled by the weight of its own detailed exposition, and only Hopkins seems to be enjoying himself in the same gleeful way that Mirren did in the previous film." — The List
Posted Aug 1, 2013
3/5 83% From Up On Poppy Hill (2013) " The sincerity and sentiment of this film are there to be basked in. Yet audiences outside Japan may find the subject too serious and yet too slight; there's a reason why films about potential incest aren't often as cute as this." — The List
Posted Jul 29, 2013
4/5 82% Eden (2013) " Eden surprises by managing to paint a vivid and disturbing picture of the trafficking experience within the context of a conventional thriller." — The List
Posted Jul 24, 2013
2/5 69% The Wolverine (2013) " The synopsis promises to put the Wolverine, a blue-collar superhero, into an appropriately realistic criminal environment, but in practice it all adds up to Wolverine fighting the usual big robot in a volcano-sized laboratory." — The List
Posted Jul 24, 2013
3/5 38% Paris Manhattan (2013) " Lellouche does herself no favours by wearing such influences on her sleeve, yet her cast are game, the locations look great, and the whole enterprise has an agreeably frothy touch." — The List
Posted Jul 16, 2013
3/5 75% Play (2011) " Play isn't much fun, but it does skewer the way in which modern selfishness creates social division." — The List
Posted Jul 16, 2013
2/5 86% The Great Hip Hop Hoax (2013) " Killer footage never emerges, just guys goofing off ..." — The List
Posted Jun 28, 2013
4/5 84% Upstream Color (2013) " For those prepared to go with the abstraction, Upstream Color is a rewarding and mind-blowing experience." — The List
Posted Jun 20, 2013
3/5 96% The Deep (2013) " The Deep is a spare and reasonably compelling drama for the first hour, mainly thanks to ├ôlafsson's star-making turn." — The List
Posted Jun 20, 2013
1/5 10% A Haunted House (2013) " This Haunted House needs a KEEP OUT sign nailed to the door." — The List
Posted Jun 18, 2013
2/5 16% The Last Exorcism Part II (2013) " Writer/director Ed Gass-Donnelly's film offers little ironic edge or incisive imagery, pushing far too hard with an unpleasant emphasis on sexuality, and ending up as a by-the-numbers rehash of the original film's weakest elements." — The List
Posted Jun 10, 2013
2/5 31% Chasing Mavericks (2012) " Despite Butler's considerable charm and undeniably buff appearance, Chasing Mavericks sinks in choppy water." — The List
Posted Jun 6, 2013
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