Garth Franklin

Garth Franklin

Agrees with the Tomatometer 82% of the time.

Publications:
Dark Horizons
Total Reviews:
855
Total QuickRatings:
70

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
79% The Raid 2 (2014) " It's not a perfect film, but damn its close." — Dark Horizons
Posted Apr 9, 2014
69% Supernatural: Season 1 (TV, 2005-2006) " I have to admit this was not one of my favorite pilots that was picked up this year, but it does have some small potential. " — Dark Horizons
Posted Sep 16, 2013
78% Iron Man 3 (2013) " The real enjoyment here comes when Shane Black's sensibilities take over during the middle hour." — Dark Horizons
Posted May 12, 2013
3/5 87% Star Trek Into Darkness (2013) " Handsomely directed, often beautiful, full of impressive action, what it is in desperate search of is a good story - something it never finds." — Dark Horizons
Posted May 12, 2013
64% The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012) " Repetitive and pointless action scenes fill out an already bloated runtime, but not to the level of indulgence that we saw on 'King Kong'." — Dark Horizons
Posted Dec 21, 2012
61% Jack Reacher (2012) " An efficient mesh of a 1990s John Grisham-esque thriller procedural with a 1970s vigilante movie. A confident and well-paced crowd pleaser." — Dark Horizons
Posted Dec 21, 2012
92% Skyfall (2012) " Aptly demonstrates you can have a blockbuster of thematic depth and emotional significance that is still loads of fun." — Dark Horizons
Posted Nov 3, 2012
28% Bel Ami (2012) " The film is far too concerned with its 'costume' and not nearly enough with its 'drama'." — Dark Horizons
Posted Jul 6, 2012
73% The Amazing Spider-Man (2012) " Perfectly serviceable in its own right, but frustratingly never reaches beyond the adequate." — Dark Horizons
Posted Jul 5, 2012
34% Battleship (2012) " This so-called tribute to the Navy is about as welcome as a post-shore leave shipwide outbreak of the clap." — Dark Horizons
Posted May 15, 2012
92% Marvel's The Avengers (2012) " There may be weightier, deeper or richer films this year - but there probably won't be any that are as much fun." — Dark Horizons
Posted May 5, 2012
93% Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol (2011) " Proves that there's still a lot to be said for formulaic action when it's handled with such aplomb. The best in the series thus far." — Dark Horizons
Posted Dec 8, 2011
82% Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011) " Some ambitious and clever stuff going on here gets cut down by some awkward choices, economic limitations, and a mostly wasted group of human actors." — Dark Horizons
Posted Aug 7, 2011
36% Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011) " The result is still like being urinated upon, but at least this time Michael Bay was considerate enough not to ingest asparagus first" — Dark Horizons
Posted Jun 29, 2011
5/10 82% Super 8 (2011) " Ultimately comes apart in its attempts to fuse an earnest and sweet coming-of-age tale with a far less effective sci-fi/horror creature feature" — Dark Horizons
Posted Jun 9, 2011
87% X-Men: First Class (2011) " Smartly scripted, smoothly directed and well-acted. Not just the best film in the series, but the best adaptation of a Marvel comic title yet" — Dark Horizons
Posted May 30, 2011
77% Thor (2011) " The trickiest of the Avengers line-up to translate to the screen, 'Thor' deserves a lot of praise for getting right something that could have gone wrong so easily." — Dark Horizons
Posted Apr 22, 2011
24% P.S. I Love You (2007) Dark Horizons
Posted Apr 5, 2011
3% The Haunting of Molly Hartley (2008) Dark Horizons
Posted Apr 5, 2011
90% Hunger (2009) " Not just the toughest film of the year but amongst the toughest ever made." — Dark Horizons
Posted Apr 5, 2011
87% Hellboy II: The Golden Army (Hellboy 2) (2008) " hile the production design, creatures and many visuals benefit greatly from del Toro's unabashed imagination being allowed to run free, the script is even more enslaved to the mechanically cobbled together conventions of everyday Summer blockbusters." — Dark Horizons
Posted Apr 5, 2011
—— Blood Oath (Prisoners of the Sun) (1990) Dark Horizons
Posted Apr 5, 2011
12% Halloween - Resurrection (2002) Dark Horizons
Posted Apr 5, 2011
13% First Sunday (2008) Dark Horizons
Posted Apr 5, 2011
37% Transporter 3 (2008) Dark Horizons
Posted Apr 5, 2011
58% The Secret Life of Bees (2008) Dark Horizons
Posted Apr 5, 2011
94% Gone Baby Gone (2007) " A truly stellar directorial debut by Ben Affleck." — Dark Horizons
Posted Apr 5, 2011
37% Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium (2007) Dark Horizons
Posted Apr 5, 2011
64% Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (2008) Dark Horizons
Posted Apr 5, 2011
11% 8 Heads in a Duffel Bag (1997) Dark Horizons
Posted Apr 5, 2011
61% Journey to the Center of the Earth (2008) Dark Horizons
Posted Apr 5, 2011
46% Sex Drive (2008) Dark Horizons
Posted Apr 5, 2011
25% Four Christmases (2008) Dark Horizons
Posted Apr 5, 2011
0% House (2008) Dark Horizons
Posted Apr 5, 2011
59% Flash of Genius (2008) Dark Horizons
Posted Apr 5, 2011
—— Je suis nĂ© d'une cigogne (Children of the Stork) (1999) Dark Horizons
Posted Apr 5, 2011
35% Pride and Glory (2008) Dark Horizons
Posted Apr 5, 2011
74% Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist (2008) Dark Horizons
Posted Apr 5, 2011
88% Rango (2011) " A welcome change from formula as it travels on tangents that vary from the crazed to the surreal" — Dark Horizons
Posted Mar 15, 2011
68% Black Death (2011) " A tedious road trip movie early on turns into a more interesting battle of wills in the second half. Worth a viewing." — Dark Horizons
Posted Mar 15, 2011
51% Vanishing On 7th Street (2011) " It's a stylish thriller that falls apart under any serious scrutiny, the lack of explanation equally frustrating and compelling at the same time" — Dark Horizons
Posted Feb 20, 2011
55% Unknown (2011) " The action beats, when they hit, are fine but in the end this is only a serviceable thriller that's easily forgettable." — Dark Horizons
Posted Feb 20, 2011
4% In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale (2006) " It's not bad enough to warrant burning copies of, rather it'll sit on the back of video store shelves for the rest of its time and that's where it should stay." — Dark Horizons
Posted Dec 28, 2010
77% I'm Not There (2007) Dark Horizons
Posted Dec 28, 2010
88% Let Me In (2010) " A solid work that may be a needless retread, but one that is respectful and smartly done." — Dark Horizons
Posted Oct 2, 2010
64% Predators (2010) " The return of some much needed intensity, excitement and darkness to this game of hunter vs. prey" — Dark Horizons
Posted Jul 11, 2010
46% Constantine (2005) " An enjoyable revelation." — Dark Horizons
Posted Jul 7, 2010
81% Hellboy (2004) " Inventive but derivative, well performed yet slightly hokey, visually lush yet over-stylised." — Dark Horizons
Posted Jul 7, 2010
10% Elektra (2005) " Some comic properties should just be left on the page." — Dark Horizons
Posted Jul 7, 2010
93% Superman (1978) " Arguably still the most solid 'origin' and emotion-churning superhero story on the big screen." — Dark Horizons
Posted Jul 7, 2010
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