Joe Utichi

Joe Utichi

Agrees with the Tomatometer 70% of the time.

Publications:
Cinematical , Daily Mirror [UK] , FilmFocus , IGN Movies , IGN Movies UK , Rotten Tomatoes , Rotten Tomatoes UK
Total Reviews:
301
Total QuickRatings:
11
Location:
London

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
8.5/10 76% Nymphomaniac: Volume I (2014) " Von Trier once more upsets his doubters, by delivering a film that's at turns funny and frank, and that prods and pokes at the line without ever needing to cross it." — IGN Movies
Posted Feb 21, 2014
22% That Awkward Moment (2014) " Propagates attitudes that need changing; not because we live in politically correct times, but because they massively underserve the audience the film wants to address." — FilmFocus
Posted Jan 15, 2014
95% Inside Llewyn Davis (2013) " Definitive for any artist whose drive to persevere demands a wanton disregard for practical sense" — FilmFocus
Posted Jan 14, 2014
80% Crystal Fairy (2013) " A reminder of formative times in our young lives. You want to remain forever with these characters in this wonderful moment. But you know that the moment has passed." — FilmFocus
Posted Jan 10, 2014
77% The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) " Once the bizarre complaints of the easily offended have died down, I don't doubt that this'll find a place amongst Scorsese's best work." — FilmFocus
Posted Jan 5, 2014
93% All Is Lost (2013) " We've seen this story before, but Chandor dares to construct it so far from convention, and, surprisingly, it resonates come closer to home in the process." — FilmFocus
Posted Jan 5, 2014
52% Out of the Furnace (2013) " Out of the Furnace feels like a screenplay, so none of it is ever authentic. Perhaps it looked better on paper, but that's certainly where its problems lie." — FilmFocus
Posted Jan 5, 2014
58% Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2013) " An extraordinary man probably deserved better than an ordinary film." — FilmFocus
Posted Jan 4, 2014
—— 1 (2014) " The stories are fascinating, but the interests of non-diehards might not last. Mileage will vary." — FilmFocus
Posted Jan 4, 2014
97% 12 Years a Slave (2013) " Solomon's story doesn't need fictionalising to be absolutely devastating, and McQueen tells it straight, trusting its account, and his actors, to make it resonant." — FilmFocus
Posted Jan 4, 2014
3/5 71% Red (2010) " What Red lacks in incomprehensible muscle-bound meatheads it makes up for in humour, story and action." — Film4
Posted Oct 20, 2010
3/5 50% South of the Border (2010) " Like the best of Stone's narrative fiction, South Of The Border is packed with big characters and epic storytelling. That this is non-fiction makes it all the more gripping." — Film4
Posted Aug 5, 2010
64% Predators (2010) " Predators is something different, a tone altogether absent since the days of the original. That it also stands up as a film of today makes it all the more enjoyable." — Cinematical
Posted Jul 8, 2010
99% Toy Story 3 (2010) " If in singing the film's praises one can do no more than follow a familiar hymn sheet, so be it. Like their plastic space ranger, Pixar is a company prepared to reach infinity and beyond, and there's little sense arguing with such lofty ambition." — Cinematical
Posted Jun 17, 2010
59% Kaboom (2011) " Funny, sexy and mad, Kaboom may not be vintage Araki, but it's more than worth watching regardless." — Cinematical
Posted May 28, 2010
46% You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger (2010) " For its light tone and often hilarious humor, the film is sure to entertain, but it won't be remembered as vintage Woody Allen." — Cinematical
Posted May 28, 2010
66% Tamara Drewe (2010) " While it's often outrageous, there's always something real to every scene." — Cinematical
Posted May 28, 2010
68% Rubber (2011) " A film brimming with comic brilliance and manic originality." — Cinematical
Posted May 28, 2010
79% Fair Game (2010) " Doesn't quite live up to [its] promise but ... it's mature, smart and engaging and, critically, strikes a new tone for Liman's work." — Cinematical
Posted May 28, 2010
10% Chatroom (2011) " The film stumbles to its conclusion - it never gives its audience enough credit." — Cinematical
Posted May 28, 2010
65% Biutiful (2010) " Proves Iñárritu as a talent in its own right ... it's good to be able to say that, with Biutiful, Iñárritu is four for four." — Cinematical
Posted May 28, 2010
93% Another Year (2010) " Around the Croisette the question being asked prior to the screening of Another Year was, 'Do we need another Mike Leigh character drama?' As long as the auteur is delivering cinema like this, the answer is obviously yes." — Cinematical
Posted May 28, 2010
—— Revolución (2011) " A remarkable exploration of an important historical event 100 years after the fact." — Cinematical
Posted May 28, 2010
36% Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (2010) " There's too much wrong with the film for it to really engage. You'll want to take the journey, but it'll go out of its way to make sure you can't quite manage it." — Cinematical
Posted May 14, 2010
4/5 55% Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (2010) " It may have taken 23 years, but it was well worth the wait. Wall Street 2 is a proper return to form for Stone and Douglas, and comes just at the right time to tell its story. Gordon Gekko is back." — Cinematical
Posted May 14, 2010
4/5 48% Taking Woodstock (2009) " It may not be on a par with Brokeback, nor as powerful as Lust, Caution, but Taking Woodstock is another triumph for Ang Lee, a director whose resume gets more and more diverse with every project he tackles." — IGN Movies UK
Posted May 18, 2009
3.5/5 81% Bakjwi (Thirst) (2009) " Thirst may not be the greatest vampire movie ever made, but Park's willingness to try something different makes it a decidedly fresh take on the genre." — IGN Movies UK
Posted May 15, 2009
4/5 59% Franklyn (2008) " Marks McMorrow as a director to watch, one unafraid of taking risks and going against the grain of the British film industry. It's not for everyone, but surrender to the limitless ambition and off-kilter tone and it's an engaging 100 minutes." — IGN Movies UK
Posted Feb 27, 2009
5/5 75% Sunshine (2007) " This is Sci-fi at its proudest; an incredible achievement that reminds us why Danny Boyle is the best British director working today." — FilmFocus
Posted Sep 22, 2007
3.5/5 92% Sicko (2007) " That the treatment of patients in America is shockingly inhuman in many cases is obvious, and Moore uncovers a huge number and variety of horror stories about it. Like much of his work, though, while the film will inspire plenty of discussion through its" — IGN Movies
Posted Jun 22, 2007
5/5 86% El Orfanato (The Orphanage) (2007) " The Orphanage is this year's Pan's Labyrinth. And that's the high praise indeed." — IGN Movies
Posted Jun 22, 2007
3.5/5 47% My Blueberry Nights (2007) " General audiences will likely be lost, but the film's cast list may just attract those who were wanting for Wong Kar Wai and had yet to find him. And if the film can win the auteur even more fans, then it can't really be that bad." — IGN Movies
Posted May 19, 2007
5/5 74% Sunshine (2000) FilmFocus
Posted Apr 14, 2007
2/5 50% Mr. Bean's Holiday (2007) " The cinematic equivalent of Brussels sprouts; parents will drag their kids to see it whether they want to go or not, and it's bound to leave an unpleasant aftertaste in the mouths of all ages." — FilmFocus
Posted Mar 25, 2007
2/5 11% The Hills Have Eyes 2 (2007) " It's all just far too Wes Craven for its own good. He gave Aja free rein to innovate, but as he writes this sequel he rests on every single genre cliché because he doesn't understand that they're still clichés even if he did invent them." — FilmFocus
Posted Mar 25, 2007
4.5/5 91% Hot Fuzz (2007) " Two hours of some of Britain's finest contemporary comedy writing." — IGN Movies
Posted Mar 9, 2007
1/5 40% Open Water 2 (Adrift) (2007) FilmFocus
Posted Feb 10, 2007
3/5 100% 36 quai des orfevres (2005) FilmFocus
Posted Dec 30, 2006
3/5 46% The Last Kiss (2006) " Strong performances and interesting ideas make the film worth a gamble but it's far from the relationship classic it longs to be." — FilmFocus
Posted Oct 28, 2006
3/5 65% The History Boys (2006) " Original, on the big screen at least, and entertaining in spite of its problems, The History Boys remains a fine example of this country's talent both in front and behind the camera." — FilmFocus
Posted Oct 11, 2006
3/5 68% World Trade Center (2006) " These are voices that deserve to be heard and that there are filmmakers like Stone willing to hear them is more important than anything that might follow." — FilmFocus
Posted Oct 1, 2006
4/5 63% Clerks II (2006) " ...Probably the funniest film Smith has done since the original - it's chock full of childish humour and witty observations on pop-culture - but there's something real beneath all of that as well. Something, dare it be said, touching." — FilmFocus
Posted Sep 30, 2006
2/5 40% The Thief Lord (2006) FilmFocus
Posted Sep 23, 2006
5/5 93% An Inconvenient Truth (2006) " This is nothing short of life-changing; a film that needs to be seen by every single person on this planet." — FilmFocus
Posted Sep 23, 2006
4/5 48% Driving Lessons (2006) " One of the finest British films of the year, Driving Lessons is a powerful calling card for Grint, who's just turned 18, and, indeed, for Brock's talent as a director. Here's hoping there's a long career in store for both." — FilmFocus
Posted Sep 23, 2006
2/5 72% Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006) " There are laughs to be had within Talladega Nights but they're certainly not worth the money a trip to the cinema will surely cost." — FilmFocus
Posted Sep 23, 2006
4/5 67% Right at Your Door (2007) " This is a powerful and well-told debut from Chris Gorak." — FilmFocus
Posted Sep 23, 2006
5/5 91% Little Miss Sunshine (2006) " Little Miss Sunshine is a gem of a film, both uplifting and funny." — FilmFocus
Posted Sep 23, 2006
5/5 64% Severance (2006) " Full of wonderful set-pieces of both comedy and horror, Severance is a remarkable success..." — FilmFocus
Posted Sep 16, 2006
3/5 33% The Sentinel (2006) " Entertaining, certainly, and even the casual moviegoer will have seen worse this year, but this is one of those films you'll forget you've seen within six months." — FilmFocus
Posted Sep 16, 2006
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