Guy Lodge

Guy Lodge

Agrees with the Tomatometer 72% of the time.

Guy Lodge's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Film4, Guardian, Heat Magazine, HitFix, This is London, Time Out, Variety

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
90% Macbeth "Marion Cotillard and Michael Fassbender excel in Justin Kurzel's thrillingly savage interpretation of the Scottish Play. " ‐ Variety
Posted May 23, 2015
3/5 87% Sicario (2015) "Denis Villeneuve takes on the Mexican drug trade in this stern, robust, abandon-hope-all-ye-who-enter thriller. " ‐ Time Out
Posted May 22, 2015
88% Green Room "Characterization and emotional investment, however, are in disappointingly short supply, while crucial tension is permitted to dissipate in an anti-climactic final third. " ‐ Variety
Posted May 18, 2015
1/5 0% Sea of Trees "Resembles one of Japanese auteur Naomi Kawase's spiritualist tone poems brutally hijacked in the editing suite by M Night Shyamalan. " ‐ Time Out
Posted May 15, 2015
41% Preggoland (2015) "Pointed social commentary shines through in this uneven but amusing pregnancy farce. " ‐ Variety
Posted May 11, 2015
59% Spooks: The Greater Good ""Undone by sentimentality," grumbles a senior secret agent in "Spooks: The Greater Good," having been foiled when a long-favored rendezvous location proves a trap. He might as well be talking about the film itself. " ‐ Variety
Posted May 9, 2015
67% Pitch Perfect 2 (2015) "Elizabeth Banks makes a credible directing debut with a riotous, even more female-driven sequel to the 2012 hit. " ‐ Variety
Posted May 7, 2015
82% A Royal Night Out "Sarah Gadon, Jack Reynor and Bel Powley charm in this brightly entertaining slice of imagined Royal Family history. " ‐ Variety
Posted May 5, 2015
76% Hyena (2015) "Johnson's filmmaking, however, takes no such short cuts, with sound, image and editing colluding to keep Hyena in a perpetual state of agitated panic. Technique often excitingly thwarts our genre expectations. " ‐ Variety
Posted Apr 27, 2015
60% Anesthesia "Tim Blake Nelson's latest directorial effort is a heartfelt but heavy-handed essay on human interaction and isolation. " ‐ Variety
Posted Apr 24, 2015
53% Maggie (2015) "An unlikely proposition on paper, this Arnold Schwarzenegger-Abigail Breslin zombie movie offers a moving twist on the genre. " ‐ Variety
Posted Apr 23, 2015
40% Dirty Weekend "Neil LaBute's latest is a mannered, disappointingly tame comedy of sexual desire and denial. " ‐ Variety
Posted Apr 20, 2015
75% Man Up "For viewers still waiting for the indefinitely delayed third Bridget Jones film, Ben Palmer's easy, breezy romantic comedy Man Up offers a pleasant sense of deja vu. " ‐ Variety
Posted Apr 20, 2015
58% Robot Overlords "The pic's general good humor - plus the tony adult presence of Gillian Anderson and Ben Kingsley - compensates to some degree for its cheapjack construction, but not enough to extend its appeal far beyond pre-teens in Blighty. " ‐ Variety
Posted Apr 2, 2015
65% Reaching for the Moon (2013) "Attention is retained by the commendably unhistrionic leads, who convincingly etch the pair's enduring devotion even when passions run dry. " ‐ Variety
Posted Mar 31, 2015
No Score Yet Posthumous "Berlin gets an overdue romantic showcase in Lulu Wang's bright art-scene farce, starring Brit Marling and Jack Huston. " ‐ Variety
Posted Mar 31, 2015
72% Suite Fran├žaise "Iffy scripting decisions can't thwart the romantic allure of this handsomely crafted, sincerely performed wartime weeper. " ‐ Variety
Posted Mar 10, 2015
16% The Gunman (2015) "Sadly, Penn's veiny, sweat-glazed biceps are the most objectively impressive feature of this rote, humorless thriller, a distinctly unconvincing attempt to refashion the star ... as a middle-aged action hero in the Liam Neeson mold. " ‐ Variety
Posted Mar 6, 2015
78% These Final Hours (2015) "Technically auspicious but narratively hollow. " ‐ Variety
Posted Mar 3, 2015
91% Eastern Boys (2015) "By turns a frightening home-invasion drama, a tender love story and a tense hide-and-seek thriller, with far more control over these unsettling tonal slides than initially seems feasible. " ‐ Variety
Posted Feb 25, 2015
97% '71 (2015) "The Troubles have rarely been more troubling onscreen than they are in '71, a vivid, shivery survival thriller that turns the red-brick residential streets of Belfast into a war zone of unconscionable peril. " ‐ Variety
Posted Feb 23, 2015
3/5 84% Cinderella (2015) "While it might have been nice to see the new-model Cinderella follow Frozen's progressive, quasi-feminist lead, the film's naff, preserved-in-amber romanticism is its very charm. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Feb 18, 2015
40% Life ""Life" identifies the key contradiction in Dean's star persona: A shy, genuinely gifted nonconformist, he was eventually (and posthumously) styled, marketed and managed to appear as untamed and undoctored an individual as possible. " ‐ Variety
Posted Feb 9, 2015
50% The Other Man: F.W. de Klerk and the End of Apartheid (2015) "Haphazard both as biography and historical survey, the film asks more salient questions than it can answer in a rushed 76 minutes. " ‐ Variety
Posted Feb 7, 2015
88% The Turning "The film rewards the patient, with the most compelling entries stacked in the back half. " ‐ Variety
Posted Feb 5, 2015
100% Dreamcatcher (2015) "A real-world heroine comes to light in Kim Longinotto's intensely moving study of Chicago prostitutes going straight. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jan 28, 2015
100% Shaun the Sheep (2015) "A sweet-natured but cleverly off-kilter feature-length debut for Aardman Animations' plucky farmyard hero. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jan 24, 2015
13% Mortdecai (2015) "Energetic but obstinately unfunny, David Koepp's throwback farce is a showcase for Johnny Depp at his most self-amused. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jan 22, 2015
84% Testament Of Youth (2015) "Kent presents the female experience of war with crisp, tactile practicality ... Unabashedly romantic the film may be, but little about Brittain's grief-ridden personal awakening is needlessly romanticized. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jan 20, 2015
B+ 99% Timbuktu (2015) "A breathing, bleeding response to a genuine human rights crisis that doesn't view tragedy as a zone exempt from beauty or humor. " ‐ HitFix
Posted Jan 16, 2015
92% Ex Machina (2015) "Garland's long-anticipated directorial debut synthesizes a dizzy range of the writer's philosophical preoccupations into a sleek, spare chamber piece ... " ‐ Variety
Posted Jan 16, 2015
25% Black November (2015) "Hollywood and Nollywood collaborate to underwhelming effect in Jeta Amata's impassioned but inert issue thriller. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jan 9, 2015
B+ 92% Frank (2014) "Pleasingly and perhaps surprisingly, given the extremities of the material, the cast plays crazy with cool, measured aplomb. " ‐ HitFix
Posted Jan 6, 2015
B 90% Obvious Child (2014) "This generous, hilarious character study suggests Jenny Slate has more still to offer. " ‐ HitFix
Posted Jan 5, 2015
B 91% Locke (2014) "It's Hardy's performance that finally makes more than a neat gimmick of Locke. " ‐ HitFix
Posted Jan 5, 2015
B+ 88% A Most Wanted Man (2014) "Corbijn... has found richer genre material for his gray, gusty aesthetic than 2010's supremely well-styled but emotionally vacant thriller "The American." " ‐ HitFix
Posted Jan 5, 2015
A- 99% Gloria (2014) "The script certainly couldn't give more of itself to its leading lady, and Chilean TV star Garcia accepts with a wondrous star turn that makes plain Gloria's inner vitality, but doesn't stint on the petty insecurities holding her back in other respects. " ‐ HitFix
Posted Jan 5, 2015
B 98% Mr. Turner (2014) "Leigh's world-building is immaculate: abetted by Suzy Davies' extraordinary production design, Mr. Turner subtly constructs environments that evoke what Turner sees, tonally and spatially, that those around him cannot. " ‐ HitFix
Posted Jan 2, 2015
A- 98% Boyhood (2014) "It's the casual ease of "Boyhood's" construction, its lack of a specifically lofty artistic objective, that makes it so effective. " ‐ HitFix
Posted Jan 2, 2015
82% Black Sea (2015) "Despite rugged craft and a seaworthy ensemble, Kevin Macdonald's low-key submarine thriller never quite sparks to life. " ‐ Variety
Posted Dec 5, 2014
8% The Pyramid (2014) "Levasseur plants and executes the pic's exclamation-point scares with grinning, squelching gusto. It matters little that most of the jolts have been lifted from previous movies ... " ‐ Variety
Posted Dec 4, 2014
100% Kajaki "Paul Katis' debut feature is a tense, rigorously realized portrait of British soldiers trapped in an Afghan minefield. " ‐ Variety
Posted Nov 28, 2014
3/5 82% The Homesman (2014) "Another solid directorial effort from the occasional filmmaker. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Nov 20, 2014
98% Paddington (2015) "Affectionately honoring the everyday quirks of Bond's stories, while subtly updating their middle-class London milieu, King's film may divide loyal Paddingtophiles with its high-stakes caper plot, but their enraptured kids won't care a whit. " ‐ Variety
Posted Nov 19, 2014
88% Actress (2014) "Robert Greene's extraordinary collaboration with actress Brandy Burre is a playful, provocative examination of self-performance. " ‐ Variety
Posted Nov 14, 2014
64% The Rewrite (2015) "Keith is presented upfront as such an obnoxiously self-oriented, morally wayward figure that Grant's fidgety charms have to work overtime to sustain audience engagement with its big-fish-out-of-water narrative. " ‐ Variety
Posted Nov 13, 2014
No Score Yet 1989 "Purists will object to its form, but this study of Hungary's role in ending the Cold War is a robust modern history lesson. " ‐ Variety
Posted Nov 13, 2014
11% Nativity 3: Dude Where's My Donkey? "Even fans of the series are likely to deem this dopey "Donkey" a step down, with a surprising streak of unseasonal mean-spiritedness. " ‐ Variety
Posted Nov 11, 2014
No Score Yet A Blast "Displays more than enough rough-and-tumble directorial nerve, coupled with bristling socioeconomic critique, to magnetize those accustomed to the headier demands of Greek New Wave cinema. " ‐ Variety
Posted Nov 4, 2014
B+ 41% The Better Angels (2014) "A.J. Edwards is a student of Terrence Malick, and he doesn't care who knows it. " ‐ HitFix
Posted Nov 3, 2014
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