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
No Score Yet Legend (2015) "Hardy's astonishing, award-caliber twin turn as the notorious Kray brothers deepens and darkens Brian Helgeland's biopic. " ‐ Variety
Posted Sep 3, 2015
67% The Bad Education Movie "A sequel may be far from a guaranteed prospect, but the pic does establish the elastic-faced Whitehall as a film-anchoring comic presence (and writer) for other, similarly lightweight vehicles. " ‐ Variety
Posted Aug 24, 2015
4/5 82% Mistress America (2015) "Baumbach times his choreographed comic collisions with the snap and crackle of vintage Hollywood farce, with Gerwig as the gloriously humanising centre of the chaos ... " ‐ This is London
Posted Aug 14, 2015
3/5 67% The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (2015) "As a late-summer aperitif - suavely assembled, chilled and tinted by the sunset - this jaunty nonsense slips down smoothly enough. " ‐ This is London
Posted Aug 14, 2015
39% She's Funny That Way (2015) "Accumulates the necessary narrative chaos without ever building a full head of comic steam. " ‐ Variety
Posted Aug 14, 2015
4/5 93% The Gift (2015) "[An] unexpected, unpredictable and profoundly unnerving psychological thriller ... " ‐ This is London
Posted Aug 7, 2015
4/5 93% The Diary Of A Teenage Girl (2015) "Inventively visualised and electrified by Powley's vibrant star turn, this is mature, spirited, emotionally generous filmmaking that understands under-18s far better than innumerable insipid young adult romances. " ‐ This is London
Posted Aug 7, 2015
B+ 90% Amour Fou (2015) "From this droll premise, potentially as dark and dry as blackened toast, Hausner spins a witty, unexpectedly touching meditation on the nature of partnership and the elasticity of fate. " ‐ HitFix
Posted Aug 4, 2015
95% 99 Homes (2015) "Ensemble work is excellent across the board, with those cast as the various evictees contributing a particularly vivid gallery of one-scene performances, ranging in tone from white-hot fury to silent desolation. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jul 27, 2015
No Score Yet King Jack "Felix Thompson's Tribeca-awarded debut covers familiar coming-of-age material with sensitivity and style. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jul 20, 2015
88% The Lobster "Yorgos Lanthimos' first English-language feature is a wickedly funny, unexpectedly moving satire of couple-fixated society. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jul 20, 2015
No Score Yet An "Naomi Kawase's gentle study of life, loss and confectionery is easily the Japanese auteur's most accessible work to date. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jul 20, 2015
89% London Road "Blythe's much-celebrated verbatim technique translates in surprisingly mannered fashion to camera, while Norris' season-based visual treatment of the material cloys. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jun 8, 2015
7% Return to Sender (2015) "Rosamund Pike deserves better than this queasy exploitation pic, which plays as a belated dry run for "Gone Girl." " ‐ Variety
Posted Jun 3, 2015
97% Amy (2015) "This lengthy but immersive portrait will hit hard with viewers who regard Winehouse among the great lost voices not just of a generation, but of an entire musical genre. " ‐ Variety
Posted May 28, 2015
92% Macbeth (2015) "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
63% 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
81% 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
54% 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
22% Dirty Weekend (2015) "Neil LaBute's latest is a mannered, disappointingly tame comedy of sexual desire and denial. " ‐ Variety
Posted Apr 20, 2015
81% 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
60% Robot Overlords (2015) "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
76% 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
17% 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
79% 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 85% 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 (2015) "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
99% 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
12% 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
81% 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 89% 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
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