Guy Lodge

Agrees with the Tomatometer 70% of the time.

Film4 , Heat Magazine , HitFix , In Contention , This is London , Time Out , Variety
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Broadcast Film Critics Association, London Film Critics Circle
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
72% The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014) " Redundancy remains a problem, but this overlong superhero sequel gets by on sound, fury and star chemistry." — Variety
Posted Apr 8, 2014
B 100% Ilo Ilo (2014) " There's a guarded optimism to this hushed, thoughtful miniature, even with our knowledge of the yo-yo economy to come." — HitFix
Posted Mar 31, 2014
B+ 79% Muppets Most Wanted (2014) " The onslaught is deliciously relentless, like being beaten over the head with a marshmallow pillow, and taking a bite with each blow." — HitFix
Posted Mar 19, 2014
83% Rob the Mob (2014) " Raymond De Felitta's second collaboration with producer-star Andy Garcia is a lively true-crime tale with a sensational turn from Nina Arianda." — Variety
Posted Mar 16, 2014
78% Mr. Peabody & Sherman (2014) " Swift, peppy and defiantly unendearing, DreamWorks' latest toon updates the zany adventures of the time-traveling dog-and-his-boy sideshow from 'Rocky and Bullwinkle." — Variety
Posted Mar 6, 2014
3/5 42% 300: Rise of an Empire (2014) " It's flesh and carnage that the audience is here to see, and Murro delivers it by the glistening ton, pausing only for stray bits of backstory. " — Time Out
Posted Mar 4, 2014
81% Grand Piano (2014) " A not-quite-horror film, Eugenio Mira's appealingly absurd thriller sets out to tickle viewers rather than terrorize them." — Variety
Posted Mar 3, 2014
80% Hide Your Smiling Faces (2014) " Narratively oblique yet emotionally acute." — Variety
Posted Feb 21, 2014
3/5 53% Cuban Fury (2014) " Counts on its super-game cast to feel their way through a script that, however droll in concept, is surprisingly short on clear punchlines." — Time Out
Posted Feb 11, 2014
B+ 92% The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) " Anderson has hit on the ideal narrative context for his restless romanticism and production design fetish." — HitFix
Posted Feb 6, 2014
48% RoboCop (2014) " It's a less playful enterprise than the original, but meets the era's darker demands for action reboots with machine-tooled efficiency and a hint of soul." — Variety
Posted Feb 5, 2014
—— This May Be The Last Time " Filtering painstaking research on the evolution of Creek Nation hymns through a tragic narrative from Harjo's family history, the director's first nonfiction feature is artful and illuminating ..." — Variety
Posted Feb 5, 2014
—— Mr. X " An alluring if not especially illuminating tribute to singular filmmaker Leos Carax." — Variety
Posted Feb 4, 2014
—— White Shadow " Noaz Deshe makes a staggering debut with this drama about the African albino muti trade." — Variety
Posted Feb 1, 2014
—— A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night " Ana Lily Amirpour's auspicious debut feature is a sly, slinky vampire romance set in an imaginary Iranian underworld." — Variety
Posted Jan 24, 2014
—— Marmato " Mark Grieco's detailed, patient chronicle of a Colombian gold rush is equal parts passion and compassion project." — Variety
Posted Jan 19, 2014
100% La Camioneta: The Journey of One American School Bus (2013) " I's well worth flagging down." — Observer [UK]
Posted Dec 30, 2013
4/5 93% American Hustle (2013) " Jennifer Lawrence is entirely extraordinary, improving on the performance that won her an Oscar for Russell's last film. Long may this collaboration continue." — Time Out
Posted Dec 17, 2013
98% Starred Up (2014) " O'Connell's scuzzy charisma and chippy swagger has enlivened a handful of B-level Britpics in the past, though his presence has never been so fearsomely concentrated as it is here." — HitFix
Posted Dec 11, 2013
4/5 90% Cinema Paradiso (Nuovo Cinema Paradiso) (1988) " Returning to cinemas in spiffily remastered form ... the film retains its wide-eyed charm, pitched halfway between unrestrained romanticism and unknowing kitsch." — Time Out
Posted Dec 9, 2013
50% Khumba (2013) " Character movement occasionally has a stiff, disconnected quality, but the animators distinguish themselves with the weathered richness of their geographically unmistakable setting." — Variety
Posted Dec 6, 2013
C 58% Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2013) " A well-meaning film that has its facts more or less straight, but misses any amount of life at the edges." — HitFix
Posted Dec 4, 2013
78% Filth (2014) " For a film boasting only marginally fewer producers than it does speaking roles, there's something impressively unguarded about Filth." — Variety
Posted Nov 24, 2013
B 60% Ender's Game (2013) " A carefully constructed, serious-minded commercial entertainment that treats its young audience with an unusual degree of intelligence." — HitFix
Posted Nov 19, 2013
1/5 18% Vendetta (2014) " Danny Dyer is back on familiar 'ardman turf in this cement-headed vigilante thriller." — Time Out
Posted Nov 19, 2013
C 81% Don Jon (2013) " There's little here to care for or about: what promises to be a friskier version of Shame winds up closer to a Very Special Episode of Jersey Shore. " — HitFix
Posted Nov 15, 2013
72% Lee Daniels' The Butler (2013) " It's effectively Forrest Gump Goes To The White House, with all the patronising political reductionism that implies." — Film4
Posted Nov 15, 2013
2/5 34% The Counselor (2013) " A great writer's pompous idea of pulp fiction, treated with stultifying seriousness by everyone else involved." — Time Out
Posted Nov 12, 2013
97% Ernest & C√©lestine (2014) " It's the kindest, purest celebration of friendship I've seen on screen so far this year." — HitFix
Posted Nov 11, 2013
80% Of Good Report " Qubeka's third feature, unpolished as it is, [is] a potential industry milestone: a rare attempt to fuse genre playfulness with post-apartheid political subtext." — Variety
Posted Nov 7, 2013
87% In Fear (2014) " "In Fear" is simple and sparse enough to be declared a throwback, though it's not particularly academic or even particularly clever: I do know that it scared the living shit out of me, and sometimes it's best not to look too closely into why. " — HitFix
Posted Oct 25, 2013
4/5 90% The Pervert's Guide To Ideology (2013) " It's exhilarating, even exhausting stuff, though Fiennes lightens the weight of iek's dense discourse with a welcome scattering of sight gags." — Time Out
Posted Oct 1, 2013
100% We Are the Best! (2014) " Lukas Moodysson makes a sweet, spirited return to form with this utterly delightful evocation of early teenage life." — Variety
Posted Sep 14, 2013
c 82% Jigoku de naze warui (Why Don't You Play in Hell?) (2014) " Weird and woolly and sporadically amusing." — HitFix
Posted Sep 13, 2013
C 75% Pieta (2013) " Nasty is as nasty does, and this lurid if aspirational potboiler does its thing, but the camera could have been let in on the joke." — HitFix
Posted Sep 11, 2013
93% Mother Of George (2013) " Simply relating the narrative of Andrew Dosunmu's seductive immigrant drama Mother of George would do little to convey the film's stark, poetic power, much less its extraordinary visual and sonic acumen." — Variety
Posted Sep 10, 2013
91% Jiao you (Stray Dogs) " Spends an inordinate amount of time watching its characters sleep onscreen - which is just as well, since unsuspecting viewers may spend an inordinate amount of time sleeping in front of it." — Variety
Posted Sep 7, 2013
—— We Are the Best! " Audiences who responded to the light touch and warm communality of Moodysson's breakthrough features Show Me Love and Together will thrill to this sweet, spirited return to form." — Variety
Posted Sep 6, 2013
78% Miss Violence " Committed tone and immaculate craft should ensure ample fest exposure for the pic's predictable perversions." — Variety
Posted Sep 6, 2013
80% Tom √† la ferme (Tom at the Farm) " An improbably exciting match of knife-edge storytelling and a florid vintage aesthetic best represented by Gabriel Yared's glorious orchestral score. " — Variety
Posted Sep 6, 2013
D 49% Parkland (2013) " Structured a little like a hypothetical 1963 Twitter timeline, narrowed by the hashtag #JFKRIP: none of the participants have much to say about the man or his absence, but they're appropriately sad about it." — HitFix
Posted Sep 6, 2013
D 54% The Zero Theorem " Gilliam's claustrophobic, maximal brand of futurism is so rigidly stuck in 1995 ... that The Zero Theorem plays practically as a period piece." — HitFix
Posted Sep 6, 2013
C+ 83% The Unknown Known (2014) " That enigma -- whether Rumsfeld has ever doubted his public frontage, whether his most contentious war strategies were born of profound belief or tactical stopgapping -- is one Errol Morris doesn't really come close to penetrating." — HitFix
Posted Sep 6, 2013
B- 83% The Armstrong Lie (2013) " At once one of Gibney's most humanly compelling works, and one of his more rhetorically inconsistent." — HitFix
Posted Sep 6, 2013
B+ 74% Night Moves (2014) " Night Moves is a pretty slow burner while it's on the screen; off it, it's stubbornly inextinguishable, the trick birthday candle of this year's Venice fest." — HitFix
Posted Sep 6, 2013
B 88% The Wind Rises (2014) " Even the simplest aesthetic choices here inspire sharp intakes of breath." — HitFix
Posted Sep 6, 2013
B- 92% Philomena (2013) " Repeatedly chastises Sixsmith and his kind for packaging human tragedy ... the irony is that Frears' entertaining but thoroughly unchallenging film isn't doing anything remotely different." — HitFix
Posted Sep 6, 2013
C- 84% Joe (2014) " Before you can say it's a dog-eat-dog world out there, Green serves us with a tawdrily obvious scene in which one dog does indeed eat another." — HitFix
Posted Sep 6, 2013
67% The Sacrament (2014) " Purists might insist isn't horror in the strictest sense, though this slow-burning investigation of unseemly goings-on at a rural Christian commune is frightening in any genre language." — Variety
Posted Sep 4, 2013
92% Fire In The Blood (2013) " A basically constructed but rivetingly researched examination of the global fight for affordable antiretroviral therapy against Western pharamaceutical companies." — Variety
Posted Sep 3, 2013
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