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Edward Porter

Edward Porter

Agrees with the Tomatometer 76% of the time.

Edward Porter's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Sunday Times (UK), Times (UK)

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2/5 28% Pandorum (2009) "There are some well-executed sequences, but the story makes nothing but a mess of its borrowed ideas. " ‐ Times (UK)
Posted Oct 4, 2009
1/5 9% My Life in Ruins (2009) "The film and all its characters are as tacky and charmless at the end as they are on first impressions. " ‐ Times (UK)
Posted Oct 4, 2009
1/5 0% Jack Said (2009) "A dull, poorly acted affair that doesn't deserve the brief release it's getting. " ‐ Times (UK)
Posted Sep 25, 2009
4/5 80% The Thing (1982) "The special effects can't hope to be as creepy to our seen-it-all eyes as they were to the film's first viewers, but we can still enjoy the monster's unique weirdness, and the story is a rock-solid yarn. " ‐ Times (UK)
Posted Sep 18, 2009
3/5 100% Sztuczki (Tricks) (2009) "The slightly-too-calculated cuteness of Andrzej Jakimowski's film didn't induce any warm fuzziness in me, but the neatly crafted plot kept me engaged. " ‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Posted Sep 7, 2009
2/5 20% The Red Baron (Der rote Baron) (2008) "Nikolai Müllerschön's film about the German flying ace has nothing like the sort of flair it needs to get away with its sentimental departures from the historical facts. " ‐ Times (UK)
Posted Sep 7, 2009
2/5 64% Greek Pete (2009) "If the film truly were a documentary, we would at least know we were getting a picture of real life, albeit a not very enlightening one. Instead, we're stuck with an undramatic drama. " ‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Posted Sep 7, 2009
3/5 78% Bustin' Down the Door (2008) "Watching top surfers in action is never a chore, but the film's archive footage would have been even more enjoyable to lay viewers if the commentary had better explained why the men's innovations were so daring and controversial. " ‐ Times (UK)
Posted Sep 7, 2009
4/5 90% Big River Man (2009) "It's a messy film - a few scenes look to be reconstructions, and the lack of any interview with Strel himself is frustrating - but it certainly shows us a colourful part of life's rich tapestry. " ‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Posted Sep 7, 2009
3/5 82% Mesrine: Public Enemy #1 (2010) "You start to wonder if that personality is compelling enough to deserve such scrutiny... I'd have settled for a single film compiling the saga's flashiest moments. " ‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Posted Sep 1, 2009
3/5 29% The Final Destination (2009) "The 3-D effect been applied. It adds a bit of extra fun to what is otherwise a routine repeat of the formula. " ‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Posted Sep 1, 2009
3/5 50% Jetsam (2007) "Once the film has been stripped down to a clear-cut thriller, Welsford keeps it moving smoothly. A useful calling card. " ‐ Times (UK)
Posted Sep 1, 2009
2/5 84% In the Realm of the Senses (1976) "Declaring yourself bored by a movie full of explicit sex may sometimes mark you out as a dreary pseudo-sophisticate, but in this case it's fair enough. " ‐ Times (UK)
Posted Sep 1, 2009
3/5 87% Pranzo di Ferragosto (Mid-August Lunch) (2009) "For every scene in which the old dears' twinkly-eyed feistiness becomes a bit clichéd, there is another that gives a perceptive, touching view of these women's lives. " ‐ Times (UK)
Posted Aug 17, 2009
4/5 97% The Young Girls of Rochefort (Les Demoiselles de Rochefort) (1968) "The fondant-fancy colours make the film all the more escapist, yet some pop songs can pierce you to the core. " ‐ Times (UK)
Posted Aug 17, 2009
2/5 61% A Perfect Getaway (2009) "Twohy seems to think the eventual revelation is clever enough to be worth the price of admission by itself. It isn't. To give better value, he should have souped up the cartoonish violence of the final scenes. " ‐ Times (UK)
Posted Aug 17, 2009
2/5 31% Aliens in the Attic (2009) "Cue some uninspired but reasonably entertaining mayhem. The aliens are mediocre CGI bipeds who wouldn't last 10 seconds against a horde of Gremlins. " ‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Posted Aug 17, 2009
3/5 79% The Yes Men Fix the World (2009) "Most of the ideas are admirable and pretty funny. " ‐ Times (UK)
Posted Aug 11, 2009
4/5 96% Mesrine: Part 1 (Killer Instinct) and Part 2 (Public Enemy #1) "Richet's punchy style doesn't add anything new to the conventional, Scorsese-inspired way of presenting gangster movies, but it's well done, giving the film a constant supply of energy. " ‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Posted Aug 11, 2009
1/5 64% Adam (2009) "It comes across simply as a bit of bland do-gooding. " ‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Posted Aug 11, 2009
1/5 26% Land of the Lost (2009) "By and large, it's knockabout kids' stuff (and has been advertised on that basis), but it has some quite risqué smut. " ‐ Times (UK)
Posted Aug 4, 2009
1/5 22% G-Force (2009) "Obtain a human-sized version of a hamster wheel, then spend a couple of hours scurrying around inside it, and you'll have had an experience far more varied and stimulating than what's on offer here. " ‐ Times (UK)
Posted Aug 4, 2009
3/5 85% Rumba (2008) "The comedy is blackish at times, but is always informed by the film's essential spirit, which is cheerful bordering on cutesy. " ‐ Times (UK)
Posted Aug 4, 2009
1/5 16% Crossing Over (2009) "The film manages to sustain a general air of dull preachiness without ever having much to say for itself. " ‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Posted Aug 4, 2009
2/5 72% Kærlighed på Film (Just Another Love Story) (2007) "It's done with some style, Bornedal telling much of the story in nifty montages set to insistent music, but I couldn't get into the spirit of it. " ‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Posted Jul 28, 2009
5/5 98% Once Upon a Time in the West (1968) "These days, cartoonish, genre-pastiching movies are everywhere, but Leone's films in this vein are still more enjoyable than most. " ‐ Times (UK)
Posted Jul 28, 2009
2/5 23% Charles Dickens's England (2009) "He's a ghost of documentaries past: an actorly tour guide reciting lines not written by him, putting on glasses with a scholarly flourish, staring into space to underline poignant moments in the narrative. " ‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Posted Jul 28, 2009
1/5 48% My Sister's Keeper (2009) "You should consent to having treacle intravenously injected into your system sooner than go to see this Hollywood weepie. " ‐ Times (UK)
Posted Jul 3, 2009
3/5 89% Red Cliff (Chi Bi) (2009) " It's all technically impressive, but with none of the characters having much personality, it rarely stirs your senses. " ‐ Times (UK)
Posted Jun 16, 2009
2/5 78% The End of the Line (2009) "Sobering stuff, but presented with no more flair than a television news item. " ‐ Times (UK)
Posted Jun 16, 2009
2/5 42% The Last House on the Left (2009) "The new version is tamer than the original but still dwells unpleasantly on the daughter's rape; this made me ill-disposed towards the ensuing scenes of violent payback. " ‐ Times (UK)
Posted Jun 16, 2009
2/5 50% Soi Cowboy "There is skill, thoughtfulness and chutzpah here, but not enough to create the sort of mesmeric power that a film of this kind needs. " ‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Posted Jun 16, 2009
2/5 48% Doghouse (2009) "Female zombies are the perfect excuse to show women being beaten up by men. In its trashy way, the film has just enough exuberance to be classified as harmless. " ‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Posted Jun 16, 2009
2/5 29% 12 Rounds (2009) "One long blur of car stunts and digital clocks counting down to detonation - passable for lazy television viewing, but not worth the price of a ticket. " ‐ Times (UK)
Posted May 29, 2009
2/5 69% Fugitive Pieces (2008) "His journey towards peace of mind involves lots of lyrical philosophising, which presumably comes straight from the film's source novel, by Anne Michaels, and doesn't lend itself to dramatisation, despite Dillane's typically intelligent performance. " ‐ Times (UK)
Posted May 29, 2009
2/5 24% Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience (2009) "It's A Hard Day's Night all over again, except nobody has bothered to write the brothers some funny dialogue. " ‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Posted May 29, 2009
3/5 90% Maria Larssons eviga ögonblick (Everlasting Moments) (Maria Larsson's Everlasting Moment) (2009) "The scenes in which Maria discovers the pleasures of photography are affecting. " ‐ Times (UK)
Posted May 28, 2009
3/5 70% Tormented (2009) "Jon Wright's film delivers its shocks as efficiently as the average American equivalent. Its British jokiness makes it less scary than it perhaps could have been, but it gains more from this trade-off than it loses. " ‐ Times (UK)
Posted May 28, 2009
2/5 36% Awaydays (2009) "Bell's wholehearted performance and the film's convincingly scuzzy atmosphere don't make up for the big hole in the script. " ‐ Times (UK)
Posted May 28, 2009
4/5 85% Pierrot le Fou (Pierrot Goes Wild) (Crazy Pete) (1969) "At its worst, in some of its improvised rambles, it demonstrates the value of a well-thought-out screenplay. At its exhilarating and poignant best, it proves that a film can play all sorts of postmodern games yet still touch its viewers' emotions. " ‐ Times (UK)
Posted May 28, 2009
2/5 39% Fighting (2009) "All of this, however, is plainly just a veneer on a solidly generic punch-up movie, and it thus becomes a drag. A more cartoonish approach would probably have been more fun. " ‐ Times (UK)
Posted May 17, 2009
2/5 50% French Film (2009) "The director, Jackie Oudney, gives Bonneville and Duff's scenes a proper romcom glow, but Aschlin Ditta's script resorts to a lot of faffing about to postpone the inevitable happy ending. " ‐ Times (UK)
Posted May 17, 2009
1/5 60% Viva (2007) "There is barely an out and-out gag - and certainly none that's funny - in the whole two hours of deliberately bad acting. " ‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Posted May 17, 2009
3/5 91% O' Horten (2007) "What you make of Hamer's brand of quirkiness is very much a matter of taste. My experience was that the film was often on the brink of annoying me, yet never did. " ‐ Times (UK)
Posted May 13, 2009
2/5 24% Little Ashes (2009) "The only viewers on whom the film is likely to make a big impression are young fans of Robert Pattinson, the heart-throb star of Twilight. For them, watching their idol's unrestrained performance as Dali will be quite a crash course in surrealism. " ‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Posted May 13, 2009
2/5 82% Párpados Azules (Blue Eyelids) (2007) "There have been countless films about ordinary, lonely people finding love, but few of them can have had characters quite as unassertive and nondescript as the couple featured in this Mexican comic drama. " ‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Posted May 13, 2009
1/5 69% Delta (2009) "Strikingly shot though it is, this Hungarian film, by Kornel Mundruczo, is sunk by a drama that represents art-house cinema at its worst: a dull, gloomy tale that skirts questions of plausibility. " ‐ Times (UK)
Posted May 13, 2009
3/5 91% Momma's Man (2008) "The film is decidedly low-key. As such movies go, it's enjoyable, though you might find yourself wishing Mikey would just pull himself together. " ‐ Times (UK)
Posted May 13, 2009
3/5 50% Chéri (2009) "It's not a film of any great pungency. In the title role, Rupert Friend is perhaps even more callow than the part requires, and the wry narration, read by Frears, is wrongly pitched. The main drawback, however, is the not terribly exciting source material " ‐ Times (UK)
Posted May 13, 2009
3/5 67% The End "The film is a flavourful record of what is - as the interviewees are well aware - a vanishing culture, but it doesn't dig deep. " ‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Posted May 7, 2009
2/5 65% Is Anybody There? (2009) "The story's main elements are the stuff of broadbrush, bittersweet television drama. " ‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Posted May 7, 2009
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