Emma Dibdin

Emma Dibdin

Agrees with the Tomatometer 78% of the time.

Emma Dibdin's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Digital Spy, The Arts Desk, Total Film

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/5 95% Spy (2015) "A deliriously funny dismantling of the spy movie. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Jun 1, 2015
4/5 89% Clouds of Sils Maria (2015) "Though the casting of Stewart might initially have been dismissed as meta... her performance is about as far from a gimmick as it's possible to get... " ‐ Digital Spy
Posted May 15, 2015
4/5 74% Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) "Anchored by Whedon's trademark wit without becoming a tiresome zinger-fest, it's a thrilling and affable slice of impeccably crafted chaos. " ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Apr 21, 2015
3/5 24% Child 44 (2015) "Tom Hardy is characteristically compelling as Leo Demidov, a runaway orphan-turned-WW2 soldier transformed into a war hero by his role in the Battle of Berlin. " ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Apr 16, 2015
4/5 72% The DUFF (2015) "The DUFF is the first laugh-out-loud high school comedy since Easy A while also being genuinely the kind of story young girls need to be told more often. " ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Apr 6, 2015
3/5 84% While We're Young (2015) "A cross-generational character comedy whose biggest problem is its characters, Noah Baumbach's While We're Young is sharply observed but frustratingly slight. " ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Apr 1, 2015
4/5 85% Cinderella (2015) "Witty, richly drawn and unashamedly old school, this is a smart adaptation that understands the enduring appeal of its source material, and doesn't feel the need to subvert or reinvent. " ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Mar 25, 2015
4/5 90% Mommy (2015) "Mommy is a thrilling if overlong experience, as often funny as horrifying, its emotions dizzying and its climax miraculously both bleak and hopeful. " ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Mar 20, 2015
3/5 72% Suite Française "Suite Française works far better as the story of a community in flux than it does as a brooding romance... " ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Mar 13, 2015
2/5 30% Insurgent (2015) "Despite its earnest tone and unremittingly solemn performances, the entire movie feels like a simulation, devoid of lifelike detail or tangible dramatic stakes. " ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Mar 11, 2015
3/5 25% Fifty Shades of Grey (2015) "... had James been overruled more often Fifty Shades of Grey could have been something genuinely extraordinary: an adult blockbuster in every sense. " ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Feb 13, 2015
3/5 90% A Most Violent Year (2015) "Isaac and Chastain are dynamite together, and Chandor's faultless handle on the ethical and personal stakes of his story make the viewing experience consistently compelling if not ultimately memorable. " ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Jan 24, 2015
4/5 91% Ex Machina (2015) "As thoughtful as it is thrilling, Ex Machina is a razor-sharp and nimble character drama which takes a controlled nosedive into exhilarating sci-fi horror. " ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Jan 21, 2015
1/5 9% Taken 3 (2015) "This is as hackneyed and unashamedly cynical as sequels get, a miserable blend of tin-eared soap opera and clunky action that feels infinitely longer than its 109 minutes. " ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Jan 6, 2015
4/5 88% Foxcatcher (2014) "A hypnotically disturbing triumph for Miller and his cast. Bruisingly intimate and psychologically nuanced, its spiral into savagery lingers like a bad dream. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Jan 6, 2015
5/5 92% Birdman (2014) "What gives the film its magnetism is the eerie weightlessness of Iñárritu's camera, gliding through walls and through time in a dreamlike stream-of-consciousness. " ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Jan 2, 2015
3/5 79% The Theory of Everything (2014) "Like this awards season's other scientific British biopic The Imitation Game, the film suffers from a squeamish reluctance to really engage with the harsh realities of its story. " ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Jan 2, 2015
4/5 61% The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014) "Bilbo and Thorin's increasingly fraught and intimate relationship stands head and shoulders above everything else, Freeman and Armitage both doing their most wrenching work in the series yet. " ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Dec 2, 2014
4/5 98% Paddington (2015) "Paddington is the very definition of fun for all the family, coupling visual spectacle and guileless action set pieces with a strand of wry, occasionally subversive humour. " ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Nov 27, 2014
2/5 41% Horns (2014) "Setting aside a couple of enjoyably fantastical visual moments in the third act, which descends fully into dizzy, nasty horror, Horns is a tonally muddled mess. " ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Oct 29, 2014
4/5 95% Nightcrawler (2014) "The hypnotic electronic score from James Newton Howard and neon-tinged vision of LA from Roger Elswitt recall Drive, but there's none of that film's wistful abandon here. " ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Oct 28, 2014
4/5 72% Interstellar (2014) "A spine-tingling blend of brains and heart, a high concept sci-fi opera that's as unafraid of cerebral ideas as it is of heart-on-sleeve emotion. " ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Oct 27, 2014
3/5 47% The Judge (2014) "The Judge is a largely inoffensive blend of courtroom potboiler and domestic melodrama which makes intermittently good use of Downey and particularly Duvall. " ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Oct 17, 2014
3/5 63% The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby (2014) "Them alone feels inescapably like a half-told story, albeit a tender and earnest one with two powerhouse performances at its centre. " ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Oct 15, 2014
5/5 90% Wild (2014) "Wild is a clear-eyed and authentic portrait of a flawed person grappling with an incomprehensible loss. " ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Oct 14, 2014
4/5 74% Margaret (2011) "Margaret's journey to the screen may've been rocky, but the result is a singularly compelling study of trauma. It's a raw, messily magnificent near-masterpiece. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Sep 29, 2014
3/5 65% The Riot Club (Posh) (2015) "An effective and shrewdly observed satire, with a handful of standout performances and a gloriously bitter sting in the tail. " ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Sep 15, 2014
4/5 92% Pride (2014) "There are so many opportunities for Pride to be twee, or patronizing, or sentimental, and instead it's relentlessly sharp and subtle, some of the most joyously human storytelling you'll see on screen this year. " ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Sep 10, 2014
4/5 62% Million Dollar Arm (2014) "The steady hand of director Craig Gillespie (whose previous work includes the off-kilter Lars and the Real Girl) is evident throughout, and the result is warm, witty and thoroughly entertaining. " ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Aug 28, 2014
4/5 97% Two Days, One Night (2014) "The physical sluggishness and emotional numbing of depression have seldom been better portrayed on screen... " ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Aug 21, 2014
4/5 65% The Rover (2014) "An evocative journey, lean and pitiless and occasionally gut-wrenching. " ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Aug 14, 2014
2/5 36% God's Pocket (2014) "Given how fresh the pain of Philip Seymour Hoffman's passing still feels, it's perhaps a relief that gloomy tragicomedy God's Pocket - which marks one of his final roles - never engages seriously with the reality of death. " ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Aug 7, 2014
4/5 83% Begin Again (2014) "The songs, then, are make-or-break, and the track list Carney and Gregg Alexander have produced is a triumph: mellow summer pop and wistful, stripped-down ballads arranged around Knightley's surprisingly alluring vocals. " ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Jul 9, 2014
4/5 85% Cold in July (2014) "Dark and lean and often silent, Cold in July is a handsome if slight slice of pure genre filmmaking, its pulpy thrills made memorable by a potent trio of performers and Mickle's firm sense of style. " ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Jun 24, 2014
3/5 52% Jersey Boys (2014) "The winsome cast and often tongue-in-cheek script still make for an entertaining, if overlong, old-fashioned musical. " ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Jun 18, 2014
4/5 81% The Fault In Our Stars (2014) "Heartfelt but never mawkish, The Fault in Our Stars is a sharp and emotionally-sophisticated weepie that imbues its teenage characters with rare intelligence, and tackles its bleak subject matter with acerbic wit and tenderness. " ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Jun 16, 2014
2/5 83% Belle (2014) "Visually drab despite its appealing range of period London scenery, Belle is a well-intentioned but somewhat emotionally stiff drama. " ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Jun 12, 2014
2/5 61% Maps to the Stars (2015) "Jaded Hollywood satire and portentous family melodrama make for a wearisome combination in David Cronenberg's misjudged latest. " ‐ Digital Spy
Posted May 23, 2014
5/5 95% Whiplash (2014) "Savagely funny, gripping and exhilarating, Whiplash is a spectacularly accomplished sophomore feature from Chazelle, a taut psychological drama without an ounce of spare flesh on it. " ‐ Digital Spy
Posted May 23, 2014
3/5 27% The Search "The Search paints a compelling portrait of a war-torn nation but labours its points too heavily, its gait stiff and lumbering where The Artist was joyfully fleet of foot. " ‐ Digital Spy
Posted May 22, 2014
3/5 29% Lost River (2015) "To say that Ryan Gosling's directorial debut feels more like a practice run than a true first feature sounds like condemnation, but the result of his experimentation is a striking and often mesmerising muddle. " ‐ Digital Spy
Posted May 21, 2014
4/5 88% Foxcatcher (2014) "Aided by a prosthetic schnoz and a deliberately ill-fitting tracksuit, Steve Carell gives the definition of a career-redefining performance... " ‐ Digital Spy
Posted May 20, 2014
2/5 41% In Secret (2014) "Despite compelling performers and source material, In Secret is a ham-fisted misfire. " ‐ Digital Spy
Posted May 15, 2014
3/5 74% Godzilla (2014) "It's an intelligent but rather dour monster movie, its crippling lack of heart mitigated by spellbinding action and a gripping first act. " ‐ Digital Spy
Posted May 11, 2014
2/5 12% Plastic (2014) "Imagine The Inbetweeners starring in a low-rent Brit imitation of American Hustle, having first undergone a collective personality transplant. " ‐ Digital Spy
Posted May 1, 2014
3/5 96% Blue Ruin (2014) "It's uneven and underdeveloped, but Blue Ruin succeeds as a lean and unflinchingly brutal take on a familiar genre. " ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Apr 26, 2014
4/5 94% Fruitvale Station (2013) "Anchored by what deservedly proved to be a breakthrough turn for Jordan, Fruitvale Station is a devastating and detailed celebration of life. " ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Apr 25, 2014
2/5 19% Transcendence (2014) "The strangest thing about Paglen's script is how out of step it feels with modern technology - it could have been lingering in a drawer since the mid-'90s, so outmoded is its tone. " ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Apr 23, 2014
4/5 68% Magic Magic (2013) "Sebastián Silva's troubling psychological thriller largely eschews cabin-in-the-woods convention, and cements Juno Temple as one of the most compelling young actresses working today. " ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Apr 17, 2014
3/5 53% The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014) "Bright, punchy and earnest, Webb's affable sequel is tough to dislike despite its tonal whiplash and clumsy script, which is redeemed by Garfield, Stone and DeHaan's powerhouse trio. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Apr 9, 2014
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