Kaleem Aftab

Kaleem Aftab

Agrees with the Tomatometer 74% of the time.

Publications:
Independent , Rotten Tomatoes , Rotten Tomatoes UK , The List
Total Reviews:
27

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Showing 1 - 27 of 27
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
4/5 67% The Face Of An Angel " Nonetheless the film is carried by a sense of mystery, sex and the unanswered questions of the case." — Independent
Posted Sep 12, 2014
4/5 20% The Sound And The Fury " This, Franco's most ambitious project, is his best film by far." — Independent
Posted Sep 12, 2014
3/5 78% Rosewater (2014) " Unfortunately for Stewart, the problem with movies is that while the story is unimpeachable, films are judged on the quality of the direction and entertainment value -- and in both these departments he falls short." — Independent
Posted Sep 12, 2014
5/5 85% The Imitation Game (2014) " Benedict Cumberbatch is odds-on to be nominated for an Oscar (at the very least) for his brilliant turn as Alan Turing." — Independent
Posted Sep 12, 2014
4/5 76% The Invisible Woman (2013) " An unlikely Dickensian romance, but Ralph Fiennes shines in the limelight." — Independent
Posted Sep 13, 2013
2/5 37% The Fifth Estate (2013) " Cumberbatch as the awkward Australian Assange performs a masterclass in mimicry. It's a shame, then, that the performance is let down by some clumsy storytelling that trots out all the usual clichés." — Independent
Posted Sep 13, 2013
1/5 86% Under the Skin (2014) " There are echoes of the end of 2001: A Space Odyssey in this and in the observational alien tale The Man Who Fell To Earth. The comparisons do Glazer no favours." — Independent
Posted Sep 8, 2013
82% Sharknado (2013) " What the film does have is some fantastically cheesy lines combined with some humorous social commentary." — Independent
Posted Jul 26, 2013
4/5 60% The Bling Ring (2013) " Director Sofia Coppola delivers a wily critique of celebrity culture in The Bling Ring as she dresses up the true story of Los Angeles teenagers robbing their Hollywood idols' homes." — Independent
Posted Jul 8, 2013
3/5 65% Great Expectations (2013) " A surprisingly worthwhile addition to the Dickens celebrations and one that lives up to expectations." — Independent
Posted Nov 27, 2012
5/5 93% Amour (2012) " It's a universal tale that is at times touching and horrifying and always powerful." — Independent
Posted May 25, 2012
2/5 43% On the Road (2012) " Salles never overcomes the problem that so influential has the book been that the depictions which once seemed radical are now cliché." — Independent
Posted May 25, 2012
2/5 36% Restless (2011) " It feels like a series of scenes rather than a cohesive whole." — Independent
Posted Sep 17, 2011
3/5 29% Twixt (2013) Independent
Posted Sep 16, 2011
3/5 94% Moneyball (2011) " Given that Steven Zaillian and Aaron Sorkin are two of the best screenwriters in Hollywood today, it's no surprise that there is some great dialogue." — Independent
Posted Sep 16, 2011
2/5 38% Oscar and the Lady in Pink Independent
Posted Sep 16, 2011
2/5 30% Sarah Palin: You Betcha! (2011) " Broomfield struggles to keep his footing on Wasilla's icy roads -- a good metaphor for the film, which skates on thin ice as a journalistic endeavour." — Independent
Posted Sep 16, 2011
3/5 68% Wuthering Heights (2012) " A defiantly art-house adaptation of the Emily Brontë classic that is from the school of Robert Bresson rather than Merchant Ivory." — Independent
Posted Sep 9, 2011
4/5 96% Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2 (2011) " So the wait was worth it. The eighth film of the seven-book series sees Harry Potter finally waving a wand in anger at his nemesis Lord Voldemort, and is not a disappointment." — Independent
Posted Jul 14, 2011
5/5 93% Drive (2011) " Without doubt the most stylish film in years, Drive plays like the best episodes of Miami Vice." — Independent
Posted May 27, 2011
2/5 17% Restless (2009) Independent
Posted May 20, 2011
3/5 76% We Need to Talk About Kevin (2012) " It's testament to the Ratcatcher director that there is still much to admire here." — Independent
Posted May 13, 2011
2/5 81% Michael Jackson's This Is It (2009) " The last song we're shown Jackson singing is "Man in the Mirror"; it's a shame the filmmakers did not take a cue from its lyrics to put together an uncompromising assessment of Jackson, rather than delivering another attempt to perpetuate the myth." — Independent
Posted Oct 30, 2009
3/5 48% Taking Woodstock (2009) " Alas, the fun does not last. Once the concert starts and Elliot has his inevitable LSD trip and introduction to free love, the film drops the comedy for a needless coming-of-age denouement." — Independent
Posted May 16, 2009
4/5 90% Fish Tank (2010) " Fish Tank is a kitchen sink drama with themes of alienation and sexual repression explored by a picaresque female protagonist." — Independent
Posted May 15, 2009
3/5 98% Up (2009) " Like the outfit's previous film, WALL-E, Up is superb in setting up characters and a world that hankers over memories of yesteryear, but once the adventure moves into its obligatory action denouement, it enters a world of stereotypes that disappoints." — Independent
Posted May 14, 2009
78% Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008) " The first new chapter in the Indiana Jones saga for 20 years starts with a bang before the director Steven Spielberg's penchant for schmaltz and the supernatural leaves a permanent scar on the franchise." — Independent
Posted May 18, 2008
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