Graham Young

Agrees with the Tomatometer 75% of the time.

Publications:
Birmingham Mail , Birmingham Post
Total Reviews:
798

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
2/5 10% Mrs. Brown's Boys D'Movie " None of the contrived plot ingredients warm the cockles of the heart ( ... ) you are merely left with a chance to visit parts of Dublin you might not have seen before." — Birmingham Mail
Posted Jul 2, 2014
3/5 90% Edge of Tomorrow (2014) " Somehow now 51 years old, the ever-youthful Tom Cruise is the ultimate A-list Hollywood battler -- he keeps coming back for more again and again and again." — Birmingham Mail
Posted Jun 2, 2014
4/5 74% Godzilla (2014) " British director Gareth Edwards has fashioned a blockbuster-sized popcorn treat here." — Birmingham Mail
Posted May 16, 2014
4/5 53% The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014) " Garfield has now made the role his own and new technology enables us to follow Spidey swinging through the streets of New York like never before." — Birmingham Mail
Posted Apr 14, 2014
5/5 99% 20 Feet From Stardom (2013) " When you stop to realise what these girls have done to enrich your life, only for one to become a cleaner and another to start teaching Spanish, your tears will be real." — Birmingham Post
Posted Apr 4, 2014
4/5 89% Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) " The ninth movie in the 'Marvel Cinematic Universe' is another breathtakingly ambitious action thriller." — Birmingham Post
Posted Apr 4, 2014
3/5 23% Need For Speed (2014) " If you're suffering from withdrawal symptoms for high-octane action, DreamWorks is ready with an instant adrenaline fix." — Birmingham Post
Posted Mar 21, 2014
4/5 54% The Zero Theorem (2014) " Gilliam's spellbinding vision is a chaotic, poverty-and-wealth mixture of retro, futuristic, comic book, James Bond and the original Total Recall." — Birmingham Post
Posted Mar 21, 2014
3/5 81% The Bachelor Weekend (The Stag) (2014) " If you're in the mood for a warm-hearted Irish stag party comedy drama, then look no further." — Birmingham Post
Posted Mar 21, 2014
4/5 47% Last Vegas (2013) " [Michael] Douglas's ability to laugh at himself by proposing at a funeral is priceless ( ... ) the film succeeds mostly through the warmth of its camaraderie overpowering the adult tone of its humour." — Birmingham Mail
Posted Jan 5, 2014
4/5 93% American Hustle (2013) " A tour-de-force piece of filmmaking about the art of survival - and a cinematically-glorious throwback to the Gene Hackman era." — Birmingham Mail
Posted Jan 5, 2014
4/5 58% Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2013) " [Idris Elba is brilliant, but] every time the film might have cut loose as a drama, it either holds back or we simply move on to another time." — Birmingham Mail
Posted Jan 5, 2014
1/5 38% Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones (2014) " Do not ask yourself: 'Why is even half of this being filmed at all?'" — Birmingham Mail
Posted Jan 5, 2014
3/5 50% The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty (2013) " The phrase 'a Walter Mitty character' looks set to outlast everyone's memories of a film which seems to rely more on special effects than the script's ability to find the heart of a 21st century Forest Gump." — Birmingham Mail
Posted Dec 27, 2013
3/5 12% 47 Ronin (2013) " The colourful clothes in 47 Ronin and the roles of the women make this seem like a fresher, more heightened take on a Tolkien-esque world than Peter Jackson's grey/brown palette." — Birmingham Mail
Posted Dec 27, 2013
5/5 93% All Is Lost (2013) " the film generates a wonderful sense of claustrophobia on the open sea. Imagine a movie with the lyrical beauty of a Terrence Malick project crossed with the virtuosity of Tom Hanks in Cast Away." — Birmingham Mail
Posted Dec 27, 2013
3/5 24% Walking With Dinosaurs (2013) " With no attempt at lip-synching, the detachment of the voices from the main characters is more supernatural than 3D." — Birmingham Mail
Posted Dec 27, 2013
3/5 67% Moshi Monsters: The Movie " It's enough fun to even put a smile on adult faces." — Birmingham Mail
Posted Dec 27, 2013
3/5 33% The Harry Hill Movie " The Happy Pill Movie would more accurately describe what is a uniquely British and deliriously silly excuse to sit back eating pick 'n' mix toffees as garishly coloured as Harry's house." — Birmingham Mail
Posted Dec 27, 2013
5/5 77% How To Make Money Selling Drugs (2013) " Persuasive, possessive and powerful, you'll feel like you've had a shot of nasal gold dust after just five minutes and the highs keep coming." — Birmingham Mail
Posted Dec 27, 2013
3/5 75% Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013) " The people around me in a public preview audience laughed often at the raunchy humour, but the plot keeps fragmenting." — Birmingham Mail
Posted Dec 19, 2013
4/5 74% The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug (2013) " There's only so many times you can watch 13 mostly anonymous dwarves dancing along in a line without singing to yourself: ''Let's all earn some wonga...'' " — Birmingham Mail
Posted Dec 10, 2013
3/5 62% Day of the Flowers (2014) " If the plot gets a bit confusing there are mild diversions with the landscapes and music, though even that is unlikely to send you dancing all the way home." — Birmingham Mail
Posted Dec 10, 2013
5/5 89% Frozen (2013) " A fabulously festive, funny and enjoyable return to form that Walt would surely have adored." — Birmingham Post
Posted Dec 6, 2013
3/5 76% Kill Your Darlings (2013) " Krokidas unflinchingly shoots even the film's most dramatic moments with an unusually shallow depth of field." — Birmingham Post
Posted Dec 6, 2013
3/5 92% Nebraska (2013) " There are insights into old age, pearls of wisdom and gags galore, all wrapped up in a coating that's more akin to a bitter lemon than sugar." — Birmingham Post
Posted Dec 6, 2013
2/5 2% Getaway (2013) " If you want to see a film make any kind of sense - or at least not to profit from attacking scores of others with a high-speed vehicle on the assumption you might save one person - then run for your life." — Birmingham Post
Posted Dec 6, 2013
3/5 42% Homefront (2013) " Statham is not the English Clint Eastwood yet, but if someone fancied calling him Dirty Jason... who knows?" — Birmingham Post
Posted Dec 6, 2013
4/5 79% Saving Mr. Banks (2013) " Emma Thompson's barbs sprinkle the underlying pathos with great humour, while Hanks ( ... ) again shows his wide-ranging brilliance despite carrying Hollywood's greatest mogul on his shoulders." — Birmingham Mail
Posted Nov 30, 2013
3/5 18% Free Birds (2013) " More of a Turkey Twizzler than a sizzler, Free Birds isn't funny enough to leave adults rolling in the aisles, nor does it have a sustained sense of peril to leave children on the edge of their seats." — Birmingham Mail
Posted Nov 30, 2013
2/5 49% Carrie (2013) " This cyber-age version didn't raise a single hair on the back of my neck." — Birmingham Mail
Posted Nov 30, 2013
4/5 91% Blue Is The Warmest Color (2013) " Adèle Exarchopoulos's performance as Adèle is exceptional as she deals with family, peer jealousy, education and her volcanic sexuality with Emma (Léa Seydoux) all at the same time. " — Birmingham Mail
Posted Nov 30, 2013
3/5 20% Saving Santa " The colourful, simplified computer-generated animation will be easy on the eye for youngsters ( ... ) that the singing is sometimes less polished than parts of Mamma Mia! won't matter to older toddlers." — Birmingham Mail
Posted Nov 30, 2013
2/5 56% Breakfast With Jonny Wilkinson " The cinematic equivalent of gruel." — Birmingham Mail
Posted Nov 30, 2013
4/5 40% FLU (2013) " From the opening caption 'This film is not based on real events', Flu has style and energy." — Birmingham Post
Posted Nov 22, 2013
3/5 29% The Family (2013) " Besson has made a career out of a willingness to experiment but The Family's tonal variations jar." — Birmingham Post
Posted Nov 22, 2013
4/5 97% The Selfish Giant (2013) " This is independent, regional British cinema at its best." — Birmingham Post
Posted Nov 22, 2013
4/5 48% Parkland (2013) " Kennedy's death is dramatically reflected via the emergency room emotions." — Birmingham Post
Posted Nov 22, 2013
4/5 89% The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013) " Though overlong at 146 minutes, Catching Fire retains the original's curiously-engaging mix of The Running Man, Spartacus, Ben Hur, Avatar and Rambo." — Birmingham Post
Posted Nov 22, 2013
3/5 73% Lee Daniels' The Butler (2013) " As the beating heart of this story about "a crippling legacy of bigotry and injustice", Whitaker is back on form." — Birmingham Post
Posted Nov 15, 2013
3/5 35% The Counselor (2013) " Despite some lovely exchanges and cracking lines, The Counsellor is too complex and wordy for its own good, so it's Cormac 1, Scott 0." — Birmingham Post
Posted Nov 15, 2013
4/5 81% Don Jon (2013) " The end is satisfaction enough to justify the initially explicit means." — Birmingham Post
Posted Nov 15, 2013
2/5 59% Dom Hemingway (2014) " The Shakespearean-style cod language here offers Law few favours in either direction." — Birmingham Post
Posted Nov 15, 2013
3/5 85% Seduced And Abandoned " Although this isn't as cinematic as Keanu Reeves' Side by Side, last year's documentary about the industry's transition from celluloid to digital, it feels honest, " — Birmingham Mail
Posted Nov 8, 2013
3/5 75% Kelly + Victor " Well directed by Kieran Evans and acted with searing honesty." — Birmingham Mail
Posted Nov 8, 2013
4/5 99% Gloria (2014) " You can't take your eyes off [Paulina Garcia's] magnetic performance. " — Birmingham Mail
Posted Nov 8, 2013
4/5 99% How to Survive a Plague (2012) " I don't doubt that anyone who has had a brush with AIDS, lost a friend or even a hero like Queen's Freddie Mercury, will find what is already a socially curious, medically fascinating and politically charged film an unmissably emotional experience." — Birmingham Mail
Posted Nov 8, 2013
2/5 18% Love Tomorrow " Despite their gifts for dancing, the two leads here never look quite as comfortable delivering their lines." — Birmingham Post
Posted Nov 8, 2013
2/5 75% Kelly + Victor " An uncompromisingly tough watch, a tale of hard drugs and even stronger sex set in Liverpool." — Birmingham Post
Posted Nov 8, 2013
3/5 85% Seduced And Abandoned " It feels honest, with Baldwin admitting he's sometimes trusted people he shouldn't have." — Birmingham Post
Posted Nov 8, 2013
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