Guy Lodge

Guy Lodge

Agrees with the Tomatometer 71% 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

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

Showing 51 - 100 of 301
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
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
63% Son of a Gun (2015) "At best, the pic serves as a showy grab-bag of thriller varieties for which the helmer demonstrates equal aptitude; at worst, it points to a narrative attention span that hasn't yet evolved from his award-winning short film work. " ‐ Variety
Posted Oct 20, 2014
26% Love, Rosie (2015) "A thoroughly likeable English-language debut for German comedy helmer Christian Ditter ... elevated by vibrant visuals and the winsome chemistry of Lily Collins and Sam Claflin. " ‐ Variety
Posted Oct 18, 2014
79% The Falling (2015) "An imperfect but alluring study of psychological contagion that marks an auspicious advance in the field of narrative filmmaking for acclaimed docmaker Carol Morley. " ‐ Variety
Posted Oct 17, 2014
69% The Town That Dreaded Sundown (2014) "The 'American Horror Story' team remakes the cult 1976 slasher with gimmicky, mostly unscary results. " ‐ Variety
Posted Oct 16, 2014
42% Effie Gray (2015) "This admirable, watercolor-delicate tale of individual feminist emancipation never quite blooms into living color, hampered by spotty casting and Richard Laxton's overly deliberate direction. " ‐ Variety
Posted Oct 14, 2014
18% Serena (2015) "Bier's Danish-language work, usually structurally and emotionally cohesive to a fault, has rarely been this compellingly untidy. " ‐ Variety
Posted Oct 13, 2014
4/5 74% Margaret (2011) "Knotty, ambitious and trading in messy human truths, it's the work of a master dramatist. Here's hoping Lonergan's next one reaches us a little faster. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Sep 29, 2014
12% Plastic (2014) "The title says it all in this cheap, laborious junior heist thriller from British B-movie journeyman Julian Gilbey. " ‐ Variety
Posted Sep 28, 2014
3/5 52% I Origins (2014) "Unapologetically soulful stuff, almost provocative in its lack of irony. " ‐ This is London
Posted Sep 28, 2014
2/5 81% Human Capital (2015) "It's not hard to imagine Crash director Paul Haggis snapping up the remake rights to this slick, decently acted maelstrom of contrivances and superficial class commentary. " ‐ This is London
Posted Sep 28, 2014
2/5 77% What We Did on Our Holiday (2015) "A shambolic farcical twist is engineered that makes no practical, emotional or even comic sense. " ‐ This is London
Posted Sep 28, 2014
1/5 61% The Equalizer (2014) ""[Washington] projects the same kind of dignified gravitas whether he's playing Malcolm X or pulverising someone's skull with a Black & Decker drill." " ‐ This is London
Posted Sep 28, 2014
5/5 96% Ida (2014) ""A comeback marked by crystalline conviction ... suffused with the ache of loss but streaked with hope and humour." " ‐ This is London
Posted Sep 28, 2014
11% Good People (2014) "James Franco and Kate Hudson are uncharacteristically muted in this watchable but wholly unsurprising London crime caper. " ‐ Variety
Posted Sep 26, 2014
4/5 95% 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
76% Good Kill (2015) "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
26% Burying the Ex (2015) "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
56% Jackie & Ryan (2015) "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 90% 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
71% 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
36% 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
No Score Yet Retour à Ithaque (Return to Ithaca) "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 74% 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 65% 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 62% 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 81% 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 69% 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 No Score Yet 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
56% 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
55% Set Fire To The Stars (2015) "Its appreciation of Thomas' work remains superficial, while the polished filmmaking never quite finds its own poetry. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jul 4, 2014
2/5 No Score Yet 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
45% 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- 52% 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 92% Jauja (2015) "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 54% 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 88% Winter Sleep (2014) "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
52% Saint Laurent (2015) "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
91% White God (2015) "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- 88% 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
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