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Emma Dibdin

Emma Dibdin

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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
61% The X-Files: Season 10 Episode 1 "There's every chance The X-Files's comeback run will improve... But this clumsy first episode leads you to wonder whether, in a wildly over-saturated TV landscape, there's room for a show which feels like little more than a beloved relic. " ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Feb 4, 2016
97% The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "A lurid, gripping slice of impeccably pitched tabloid storytelling, The People v OJ Simpson is the first new watercooler show of the year. ​ " ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Feb 2, 2016
57% The X-Files: Season 10 (TV, 2016) "There's every chance The X-Files's comeback run will improve... But this clumsy first episode leads you to wonder whether, in a wildly over-saturated TV landscape, there's room for a show which feels like little more than a beloved relic. " ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Jan 13, 2016
64% Sherlock: The Abominable Bride (2015 Christmas Special) (TV, 2016) "No matter whether it's 1895 or 2014, Sherlock Holmes and John Watson solving crimes at 221B Baker Street are a constant, and there's a simplicity there which the show has lost. " ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Jan 4, 2016
2/5 26% Victor Frankenstein (2015) "Unfortunately, the end result has neither the subtlety of Sherlock nor the intellectual rigor of Mary Shelley's novel - it's a hammy, clunky misfire which largely squanders a strong core concept. " ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Dec 22, 2015
2/5 31% By The Sea (2015) "Squandering its dramatic potential on clumsy dialogue and empty visuals, By the Sea is too languid and meandering to register as anything much deeper than an extended perfume commercial. " ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Nov 21, 2015
31% True Detective : Season 2 Episode 8 "Season two has felt to me like an unfinished draft of something interesting.... but it's buried in mind-boggling plot convolutions, and dialogue so leaden it's barely recognizable English, and a cast of characters so sprawling you can't keep track. " ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Nov 18, 2015
84% True Detective : Season 2 Episode 7 "He died because he wouldn't give them up, and so at last we have real dramatic stakes going into the finale, because now this investigation means something. " ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Nov 18, 2015
75% True Detective : Season 2 Episode 6 "Season one was criticized for depicting violence against women through a solely male lens, and this could end up being the only aspect in which season two is superior. " ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Nov 18, 2015
52% True Detective : Season 2 Episode 5 "It's like a band in which everyone is simultaneously performing a solo, and although you'll hear a snatch of something sensational once in a while, it's mostly just a din. " ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Nov 18, 2015
54% True Detective : Season 2 Episode 4 "Four episodes in, I've given up on expecting the mystery around Ben Casper's murder to become interesting, but the characters' development in the aftermath of this shootout is something I want to tune back in for. " ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Nov 18, 2015
71% True Detective : Season 2 Episode 3 "Although Paul sustains his own side arc much better than Frank does for me, the character still feels fairly one-note, and his desperate denial of his past never quite resonates. Kitsch is absolutely capable of more. " ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Nov 18, 2015
83% True Detective : Season 2 Episode 2 "Vaughn does fine with the monologue, but it unfortunately remains the case that season two of True Detective has nothing to gain and everything to lose from comparisons to its predecessor. " ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Nov 18, 2015
74% True Detective : Season 2 Episode 1 "I don't want every recap to boil down to "Season one was better", but at the same time I think that the anthology format invites the compare-and-contrast approach. So, fair warning, I'm probably going to be doing a lot more of it in future recaps. " ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Nov 18, 2015
65% True Detective : Season 2 (TV, 2015) "I don't want every recap to boil down to "Season one was better", but at the same time I think that the anthology format invites the compare-and-contrast approach. So, fair warning, I'm probably going to be doing a lot more of it in future recaps. " ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Nov 18, 2015
75% Homeland: Season 5 Episode 3 "Although going cold turkey from lithium was so clearly a terrible idea from the outset, it wasn't an implausibly bad idea for her, and Jonas is so robotic already that I mostly bought his going along with it. " ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Nov 18, 2015
100% Homeland: Season 5 Episode 2 " If nothing else, this episode succeeded in getting me excited for the Carrie/Quinn reunion, which after season four's finale is no small feat. " ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Nov 18, 2015
94% Homeland: Season 5 Episode 1 "Homeland's meandering season four finale and season five's taut premiere 'Separation Anxiety' both pivot on the same question, and what's startling is that the answer might actually be yes. " ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Nov 18, 2015
91% Homeland: Season 5 (TV, 2015) "Homeland's meandering season four finale and season five's taut premiere 'Separation Anxiety' both pivot on the same question, and what's startling is that the answer might actually be yes. " ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Nov 18, 2015
5/5 97% Hannibal: Season 3 (TV, 2015) "Making a near-narrative reinvention look effortless, and expanding its visual vocabulary into ever-more imaginative flourishes, Hannibal's third outing secures its place as network television's greatest current triumph. " ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Nov 18, 2015
2/5 43% Heroes Reborn: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "It's an example of how not to engineer a reboot, replicating many of its original's flaws and few of its charms. " ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Nov 18, 2015
96% Mr. Robot: Season 1 (TV, 2015) ""Please tell me you're seeing this too", Elliot implores us at the end of the pilot, but the truth is we only see what he sees, and that's potentially an endlessly fascinating premise. " ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Nov 18, 2015
89% Obvious Child (2014) "It's a frank, funny and emotionally sophisticated story that quietly declines to fall in line with what is expected of young women on the big screen. " ‐ The Arts Desk
Posted Nov 12, 2015
4/5 85% Steve Jobs (2015) "Steve Jobs is an arresting, razor-sharp piece of human drama that probes the slippery divide between persona and person. " ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Oct 4, 2015
4/5 93% Carol (2015) "An intoxicating and endlessly surprising portrait of forbidden passion. " ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Sep 29, 2015
4/5 85% The Walk (2015) "In the sense of the sheer physical awe it conveys, The Walk makes a more compelling case for 3D's continued existence than any other film has to date. " ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Sep 27, 2015
4/5 75% Black Mass (2015) "Though its impressively sprawling cast feels largely untapped, Black Mass is a much-needed reminder of Depp's capacity for subtlety. " ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Sep 20, 2015
4/5 83% Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015) "Often bitter but essentially sweet, Me and Earl and the Dying Girl is a sharply penned drama with real things to say about loss... " ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Sep 3, 2015
3/5 9% Fantastic Four (2015) "In the face of such bad buzz, it's hard not to feel a little sorry for the finished product, which is a harmless and endearingly cartoonish throwback to more simple comic book movie times. " ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Aug 4, 2015
3/5 21% Self/less (2015) "Self/less is enjoyable enough as a sleek and lightweight B movie, but it falls far short of the smart, searching futuristic morality tale it could have been. " ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Jul 17, 2015
3/5 72% The Amazing Spider-Man (2012) "The Amazing Spider-Man puts genuine time and effort into making its central romance feel authentic, and for that it is exceptional. In every other respect, it isn't. " ‐ The Arts Desk
Posted Jul 14, 2015
4/5 93% 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 25% 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 71% 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 84% 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 89% 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 76% 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 29% 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 89% 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 92% 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 10% 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 80% 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 60% 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
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