Emma Dibdin

Emma Dibdin

Agrees with the Tomatometer 76% of the time.

Publications:
Digital Spy , Total Film
Total Reviews:
122

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
4/5 70% Magic Magic (2013) " Sebasti├ín 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 72% 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
3/5 47% Rio 2 (2014) " Boasting a stellar cast of returning faces and a few well-chosen new recruits, Rio 2 is affable and charming Easter holiday viewing that's unlikely to prove any more memorable than its predecessor." — Digital Spy
Posted Apr 2, 2014
2/5 27% A Long Way Down (2014) " The really unforgivable thing about the film is that it uses suicide as a MacGuffin." — Digital Spy
Posted Mar 21, 2014
4/5 89% Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) " Despite featuring three Avengers in lead roles, Captain America: The Winter Soldier feels tonally distinct from its Marvel forerunners, more spy thriller than superhero sequel." — Digital Spy
Posted Mar 20, 2014
2/5 27% A Long Way Down (2014) " At best, this is a cringey stab at black comedy redeemed by charismatic stars; at worst it's a glib and manipulative punt on a subject that deserves more care." — Total Film
Posted Mar 17, 2014
4/5 85% Under the Skin (2014) " With his first film in close to a decade, Glazer has created a captivating nightmare, a heady, haunting experience that demands multiple viewings." — Digital Spy
Posted Mar 11, 2014
4/5 77% Veronica Mars (2014) " A cynical, dark thriller with a marshmallow centre, Veronica Mars is both a labour of love for a legion of fans, and the kind of shrewd, focused, character-driven mystery that has become an endangered species on the big screen." — Digital Spy
Posted Mar 9, 2014
2/5 13% Winter's Tale (2014) " Fails with such absolute sincerity that pointing out its incompetence feels mean-spirited." — Total Film
Posted Feb 26, 2014
3/5 59% Nymphomaniac: Volume II (2014) " Nymphomaniac's first volume is grounded in humanity, while the second revels in its absence." — Digital Spy
Posted Feb 20, 2014
3/5 76% Nymphomaniac: Volume I (2014) " Nymphomaniac's first volume is grounded in humanity, while the second revels in its absence." — Digital Spy
Posted Feb 20, 2014
1/5 15% Endless Love (2014) " It's genuinely wretched stuff, clunky and manipulative and seemingly endless despite its relatively lean running time." — Digital Spy
Posted Feb 12, 2014
4/5 78% Mr. Peabody & Sherman (2014) " Informative, witty and surprisingly moving, this is everything you can ask for from half-term viewing." — Digital Spy
Posted Feb 6, 2014
3/5 76% A Beautiful Mind (2001) " Crowe is convincingly skittish and bounces enjoyably off Paul Bettany, while Jennifer Connelly earns her Oscar in the would-be thankless role of suffering wife. But this is as dishonest as Hollywood biography gets." — Total Film
Posted Feb 4, 2014
4/5 83% The Armstrong Lie (2013) " The Armstrong Lie is a lean, searing and detailed portrait of human frailty that requires no prior interest in either Armstrong or his sport." — Digital Spy
Posted Jan 29, 2014
3/5 52% Out of the Furnace (2013) " Christian Bale's earnest, emotional turn sustains a thriller that throws a few mean jabs but staggers towards a punch-drunk resolution." — Total Film
Posted Jan 27, 2014
4/5 64% August: Osage County (2013) " Workmanlike though Wells's handling feels, there's pure vicious pleasure in watching this family tear itself apart from the inside." — Digital Spy
Posted Jan 21, 2014
4/5 94% Her (2014) " For all its techno-focus, a very human love story about our need for connection. Strange, witty, honest and curiously comforting." — Total Film
Posted Jan 20, 2014
3/5 65% The Railway Man (2014) " The film's nightmarish opening moments lay out the landscape of its hero's traumatised mind with haunting precision, the line between fantasy and reality unsettlingly blurred from the off." — Digital Spy
Posted Jan 8, 2014
4/5 97% 12 Years a Slave (2013) " Visceral, vital and anchored by its earnest performances, this is a potent portrait of a shameful historical truth." — Total Film
Posted Jan 6, 2014
3/5 58% Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2013) " Elba is magnetic throughout, giving a consistently detailed performance that subtly reflects the personal toll Mandela's long walk has taken on him." — Digital Spy
Posted Dec 30, 2013
4/5 74% The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug (2013) " The Desolation of Smaug feels Ringsier in tone while forging entirely its own narrative path, marrying breathless action with shrewd character building." — Digital Spy
Posted Dec 8, 2013
3/5 34% The Counselor (2013) " As viscerally promising as the McCarthy-Scott combination initially seemed, the result is nourishing on a purely intellectual level; it works in your head, but you never feel it in your bones." — Digital Spy
Posted Nov 12, 2013
3/5 89% The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013) " As an adaptation of Collins's Catching Fire, Lawrence's film is close to faultless. As cinema, it's solidly engaging but consistently underwhelming." — Digital Spy
Posted Nov 11, 2013
3/5 58% Dom Hemingway (2014) " Richard Shepard's script bursts out of the starting gate with brio; it immediately feels like nothing else you have seen this year, outlandish and surreal and vicious." — Digital Spy
Posted Nov 8, 2013
5/5 89% Frozen (2013) " Frozen is an exhilarating, joyous, human story that's as frequently laugh-out-loud funny as it is startling and daring and poignant." — Digital Spy
Posted Nov 4, 2013
4/5 65% Thor: The Dark World (2013) " Thor: The Dark World is a hugely entertaining and sharply written continuation of Marvel's Phase 2, combining heart, spectacle and a shrewd lightness of touch." — Digital Spy
Posted Oct 22, 2013
2/5 42% Closed Circuit (2013) " It's too plodding to work as a paranoid thriller and too ham-fisted to work as anything deeper..." — Digital Spy
Posted Oct 22, 2013
4/5 97% 12 Years a Slave (2013) " This is a tremendously powerful drama that simultaneously highlights the human capacity for cruelty and for resilience, bolstered by an extraordinary, wrenching performance from Ejiofor." — Digital Spy
Posted Oct 18, 2013
3/5 93% Locke (2014) " Few actors could shoulder this level of scrutiny - every twitch and shift in expression is magnified - but Hardy's restraint is breathtaking." — Digital Spy
Posted Oct 18, 2013
4/5 76% Kill Your Darlings (2013) " Sharply scripted and led by a pair of bold, thrilling performances, Kill Your Darlings is a heady, histrionic, utterly captivating slice of dramatised history." — Digital Spy
Posted Oct 17, 2013
3/5 67% Turbo (2013) " A zippy and good-natured adventure that hones in on its target audience from the get-go." — Digital Spy
Posted Oct 16, 2013
5/5 95% Inside Llewyn Davis (2013) " A wry and beautifully understated study of loss, as frequently biting as it is moving, it slips directly into contention with the Coens' finest work." — Digital Spy
Posted Oct 15, 2013
4/5 92% Nebraska (2013) " A beguiling and intimate change of pace for Payne." — Digital Spy
Posted Oct 11, 2013
3/5 37% The Fifth Estate (2013) " The Fifth Estate takes heed of too many narrative masters and ends up serving none of them well." — Digital Spy
Posted Oct 11, 2013
4/5 91% Le Week-End (2014) " This is intelligent, intimate, lived-in drama that packs a startling punch." — Digital Spy
Posted Oct 7, 2013
2/5 52% The To Do List (2013) " Carey drops the ball with a script that's both meandering and mean-spirited, not to mention laughter deficient." — Total Film
Posted Oct 3, 2013
4/5 82% Prisoners (2013) " A simmering pressure cooker of a thriller, Prisoners is an unforgiving but emotionally rewarding experience sustained by powerhouse performances, taut scripting and Villeneuve's tonally assured direction." — Total Film
Posted Sep 24, 2013
3/5 85% Hawking (2013) " As a biopic, Hawking favours depth at the expense of breadth, but it does so with insight and elegance." — Digital Spy
Posted Sep 16, 2013
3/5 78% 42 (2013) " A predictable but stirring underdog story that's less po-faced than it initially threatens to be." — Digital Spy
Posted Sep 12, 2013
2/5 8% Diana (2013) " In trying desperately (and understandably) to portray Diana accurately and reverentially, Watts has neglected to portray a person." — Digital Spy
Posted Sep 5, 2013
3/5 64% 2 Guns (2013) " Wahlberg and Washington strike up a wry anti-bromantic chemistry that single-handedly sustains what's otherwise a breathtakingly familiar brawn-over-brains thriller." — Digital Spy
Posted Aug 13, 2013
4/5 68% Elysium (2013) " Elysium is more generic than fans will hope for, but Damon's committed turn and its detailed, haunting vision of the future still resonate." — Digital Spy
Posted Aug 9, 2013
2/5 41% Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters (2013) " There are isolated moments of fun to be had in Sea of Monsters, and standout supporting players make the paint-by-numbers quest story easier to stomach." — Digital Spy
Posted Aug 8, 2013
3/5 30% The Lone Ranger (2013) " It's among the most captivating failures you will see this year." — Digital Spy
Posted Aug 6, 2013
3/5 65% The Heat (2013) " A genuinely funny, worthy successor to Bridesmaids, solidifying McCarthy as a rare comedic talent and potentially laying the way for more left-field lady-led comedy." — Digital Spy
Posted Jul 30, 2013
4/5 88% Dial M for Murder (1954) " A tightly wound psychological parlour game, expanded only slightly from its claustrophobic stage roots." — Total Film
Posted Jul 16, 2013
4/5 93% We Steal Secrets: The Story Of Wikileaks (2013) " The range of Gibney's subjects, the rigour of his research and the complexity of his questions make We Steal Secrets breathlessly compelling, but it's the moments of psychological probing that haunt the most." — Digital Spy
Posted Jul 9, 2013
3/5 37% Stand Up Guys (2013) " There's sharp dialogue and the odd, startling moment of emotional intimacy scattered amidst the dreck; enough to make this a solidly entertaining couple of hours if you try resolutely not to think about it too hard." — Digital Spy
Posted Jun 28, 2013
3/5 41% Spike Island " Spike Island is a film that does more or less precisely what you expect it to do - no more, and no less - and within that limited remit, it's a gentle and affable watch." — Digital Spy
Posted Jun 19, 2013
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