Guy Lodge

Agrees with the Tomatometer 71% 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
4/5 98% 20,000 Days on Earth (2014) " It may not be an access-all-areas portrayal of one of rock's most enigmatic characters, but then, where would be the fun in that?" — Empire Magazine
Posted Sep 18, 2014
57% Good Kill " Andrew Niccol takes on the topical issue of drone strikes in a tense war drama notable for its tact and intelligence." — Variety
Posted Sep 8, 2014
—— Burying the Ex " Despite a game trio of leads, Joe Dante's zombie rom-com disappoints with its outmoded sexism and indifferent visuals." — Variety
Posted Sep 8, 2014
—— Jackie & Ryan " Mellow, digestibly sweet and embellished with lovely folk tunes, this modest bit of Americana reveals pleasing new sides of both leads ..." — Variety
Posted Sep 8, 2014
4/5 93% The Guest (2014) " An effectively bloody, breakneck ride, given an extra coat of alluring gloss by the John Carpenter-influenced 1980s styling that is currently all the rage in the genre." — Time Out
Posted Sep 3, 2014
69% Thunder and the House of Magic (2014) " It's a thin premise that cues much cheery knockabout comedy, with ample scope for impressively whooshy 3D tracking shots. If the action gets somewhat repetitive, very young viewers are unlikely to mind." — Variety
Posted Sep 2, 2014
58% Before I Go to Sleep (2014) " The good news is that Rowan Joffe's adaptation of S.J. Watson's 2011 publishing phenom is far from a snooze; the bad news is that it's the film's escalating, po-faced ludicrousness that holds our attention." — Variety
Posted Sep 1, 2014
—— Retour à Ithaque " Doesn't want for sensitivity, but overestimates viewers' investment in a quintet of prickly characters whose personal histories take the film's entire duration to assemble." — Variety
Posted Aug 31, 2014
3/5 76% The Congress (2014) " Nearly 30 years into her film career, Robin Wright is finally coming into her own, and it's something to see." — This is London
Posted Aug 15, 2014
2/5 66% The Rover (2014) " [A] dour, inert vision of the future - a disappointing follow-up to Michod's cracking 2010 debut, Animal Kingdom." — This is London
Posted Aug 15, 2014
2/5 58% Underdogs (2015) " Kids still experiencing World Cup withdrawal symptoms may be entertained by this animated oddity from Argentina ... Older viewers may struggle slightly with the wonkiness." — Time Out
Posted Aug 13, 2014
3/5 92% Lilting (2014) " This is a compassionate treatment of a subject that could lend itself to purple melodrama." — This is London
Posted Aug 8, 2014
4/5 71% The Inbetweeners Movie 2 " Nobody leaves The Inbetweeners 2 a hero, and we love them for it." — This is London
Posted Aug 8, 2014
3/5 62% Mood Indigo (2014) " There's beauty by the sackful in Mood Indigo, but it takes a good while to figure out exactly what it's meant to make us feel." — This is London
Posted Aug 1, 2014
3/5 —— La crème de la crème (Smart Ass) " Proving Hollywood doesn't have a monopoly on randy college escapades, this unexpectedly restrained French hit has more than sex and money on its mind." — Time Out
Posted Jul 23, 2014
58% The Purge: Anarchy (2014) " The central premise remains as patently absurd as ever in this noisy, self-serious sequel to James DeMonaco's surprise 2013 hit." — Variety
Posted Jul 17, 2014
43% Honour (2014) " British director Shan Khan debuts with an exploitative but absorbing thriller on the topical subject of Muslim honor killing." — Variety
Posted Jul 11, 2014
0% The Anomaly " A smug, risible and far-from-anomalous attempt to beat Hollywood at its own game, from a talent whose commendable reach continues to exceed his grasp." — Variety
Posted Jul 5, 2014
50% Set Fire To The Stars " Its appreciation of Thomas' work remains superficial, while the polished filmmaking never quite finds its own poetry." — Variety
Posted Jul 4, 2014
2/5 —— The Vineyard (Tierra De Sangre) " An unlikely fusion of vintner lore, Spanish Civil War drama and wacky magical realism. " — Time Out
Posted Jul 1, 2014
90% Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes (2014) " This vivid, violent extension of humanoid ape Caesar's troubled quest for independence bests its predecessor in nearly every technical and conceptual department ..." — Variety
Posted Jun 28, 2014
67% Castles In The Sky " [A] staid but affable biopic ..." — Variety
Posted Jun 25, 2014
43% Yves Saint Laurent (2014) " Clothes make the man, but can't save the film, in Yves Saint Laurent, in which the life of one of haute couture's great innovators gets disappointingly by-the-numbers treatment." — Variety
Posted Jun 23, 2014
4/5 89% The Golden Dream (La Jaula De Oro) " A tough yet tender and beautifully crafted human drama that more than earns those Loach comparisons." — Empire Magazine
Posted Jun 23, 2014
C- 53% Jersey Boys (2014) " No one could accuse Eastwood of having stars in his eyes, but I'm not sure any rock-era biopic has less vividly conveyed the narcotic rush of celebrity." — HitFix
Posted Jun 17, 2014
C —— Jauja " It's a film of fussy, cultivated austerity; Alonsolytes will debate what it's hiding, while others will suggest "an actual movie" as the answer." — HitFix
Posted May 30, 2014
C 60% Futatsume no mado (Still the Water) " Kawase's filmmaking is richest when it's most woozily idealistic. It's when she strains for meaning, for circle-of-life conflict, that the film palls." — HitFix
Posted May 30, 2014
C 67% Kis uykusu (Winter Sleep) " Ceylan has made far humbler films than Winter Sleep that nonetheless suggest so much more about humanity and community." — HitFix
Posted May 30, 2014
B+ 88% Foxcatcher (2014) " The will to win has rarely seemed more self-defeating than it does in Foxcatcher, a sinuous, methodical true-crime drama in which the moral and psychological rot sets in long before any crime is committed." — HitFix
Posted May 21, 2014
63% Saint Laurent " Reflects more of the designer's tortured creative drive in its dark onyx surfaces; it's the slightly deranged auteur portrait that a fellow artist and iconoclast deserves." — Variety
Posted May 18, 2014
—— Fehér isten (White God) " Kornel Mundruczo's sixth and best feature is an emotionally rousing, technically masterful man-vs.-dog adventure." — Variety
Posted May 18, 2014
86% The Blue Room (2014) " Mathieu Amalric's adaptation of Georges Simenon's mystery novel honors the text, but misses the atmosphere." — Variety
Posted May 16, 2014
A- 87% The Immigrant (2014) " Rarely has the promised land looked quite so unpromising, even within the geographically consistent and consistently moody oeuvre of James Gray." — HitFix
Posted May 15, 2014
D- 10% Grace Of Monaco " Too earnest for its terminal chintziness, this Princess Problem Picture establishes that Grace Kelly's real life was no fairytale, but has little idea of what it was instead." — HitFix
Posted May 14, 2014
3/5 65% 1,000 Times Good Night (2014) " It's as handsomely shot as any film about an ace shutterbug ought to be, and Juliette Binoche infuses familiar internal crises with palpable pain and urgency." — Time Out
Posted Apr 29, 2014
4/5 100% Ilo Ilo (2014) " Not all magically benevolent nannies fly on talking umbrellas, as we learn in this beautifully formed little heart-tugger." — Empire Magazine
Posted Apr 27, 2014
53% 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
79% 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
77% 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
82% Hide Your Smiling Faces (2014) " Narratively oblique yet emotionally acute." — Variety
Posted Feb 21, 2014
3/5 51% 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
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