Larushka Ivan-Zadeh

Larushka Ivan-Zadeh

Agrees with the Tomatometer 76% of the time.

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/5 73% Neighbors (2014) "Most of the non-leads are underdrawn but laughs keep coming, only just bouncing this up from three stars to four. " ‐ Metro [UK]
Posted May 13, 2014
2/5 17% Tarzan (2014) "Amazingly, amid all the overlayered effects whoopla-hoopla, Tarzan still manages to find sufficient time and space to be very boring. " ‐ Metro [UK]
Posted May 13, 2014
3/5 28% Pompeii (2014) "It's entertainingly silly stuff with an 'oh, no - they wouldn't?' finale of the ooziest toasted cheese. " ‐ Metro [UK]
Posted May 13, 2014
4/5 89% The Wind Rises (2014) "Jiro thankfully finds time to create an achingly romantic subplot with his love (Emily Blunt), who is gently waning away from TB. " ‐ Metro [UK]
Posted May 13, 2014
3/5 23% The Other Woman (2014) "The gags may lurch from hit to miss but the buff stars' equally toned acting skills and some inspired bit-casting make this one to watch - probably with the girls on home release. " ‐ Metro [UK]
Posted May 1, 2014
4/5 81% Tracks (2014) "John Curran's unshowy, sunbaked film flashes back to darker motivations... but never tries to over-explain its redoubtable heroine or her 'journey'. " ‐ Metro [UK]
Posted May 1, 2014
4/5 97% We Are the Best! (2014) "This has the feel-good factor of Anvil! meets The Goonies. See it. " ‐ Metro [UK]
Posted Apr 23, 2014
4/5 91% Locke (2014) "Tom Hardy drives a car down a motorway for 90 minutes while making some hands-free calls. Not exactly a 'wow' pitch - yet this one-man movie is compelling. " ‐ Metro [UK]
Posted Apr 23, 2014
2/5 27% The Love Punch (2014) "If you like comfy slacks and mildly amusing sitcoms, you're in for a ball. I found the ending cheery - mainly because I got to leave. " ‐ Metro [UK]
Posted Apr 23, 2014
2/5 40% Divergent (2014) "Woodley's performance is proof, if proof were needed, that only Jennifer Lawrence can do 'blank-faced teen' compellingly. " ‐ Metro [UK]
Posted Apr 9, 2014
4/5 99% 20 Feet From Stardom (2013) "It celebrates these women's... genuine, selfless love and devotion to the music itself. And to hear that in an era of get-fame-quick shows such as The Voice, where 'tuning' stars' voices is standard practice, gives you a genuine glow. " ‐ Metro [UK]
Posted Mar 28, 2014
4/5 78% Muppets Most Wanted (2014) "It lacks the original's fuzzy heart and the story drags in the middle but the quick-fire scene changes mean you're never too far from the next 'waka, waka, waka'. " ‐ Metro [UK]
Posted Mar 28, 2014
3/5 89% Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) "A flair-free, CGI-action-packed sequel that solidly delivers regular set-pieces and punch-ups alongside a thoughtful script that tosses Homeland fans a bone. " ‐ Metro [UK]
Posted Mar 28, 2014
3/5 51% The Zero Theorem (2014) "David Thewlis and teen newcomer Lucas Hedges provide sturdy lifeboats amid the eccentric flights of fancy. " ‐ Metro [UK]
Posted Mar 21, 2014
4/5 99% Starred Up (2014) "Director David Mackenzie (Hallam Foe, Young Adam) impressively controls his gear shifts from quiet slow burn to explosive, only losing his grip on the soap in a final, gorily melodramatic act. " ‐ Metro [UK]
Posted Mar 21, 2014
4/5 92% The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) "It's an infinitely rewatchable treat let down only by what Mary Berry might call the plot's 'soggy middle' involving will disputes and prison breaks. " ‐ Metro [UK]
Posted Mar 10, 2014
3/5 42% 300: Rise of an Empire (2014) "The big box-tick here is that it is the women who ultimately command the impressively surging CGI hordes on both sides. " ‐ Metro [UK]
Posted Mar 10, 2014
2/5 46% The Book Thief (2013) "I'd heard reports that this film could reduce grown men to tears - but I'm guessing they were just yawning with boredom. " ‐ Metro [UK]
Posted Mar 4, 2014
2/5 60% Non-Stop (2014) "This doesn't merely make Snakes On A Plane look like plausible drama; worse, it's a bit of a drag " ‐ Metro [UK]
Posted Mar 4, 2014
1/5 13% Winter's Tale (2014) "The introductory voice-over... generously still gives you time to dash back to the foyer and demand your money back to watch something less stomach-churning - like escalators going up and down. " ‐ Metro [UK]
Posted Feb 21, 2014
4/5 75% Nymphomaniac: Volume I (2014) "Outrageous, inspired, infuriating, puerile, confounding, cruel, beautiful, funny - Nymphomaniac is a film you can't dismiss with a simple 'good/not good'. " ‐ Metro [UK]
Posted Feb 21, 2014
86% Only Lovers Left Alive (2014) "Heady, indulgent, captivating and drowse-inducing, it's like being trapped inside a slow-spinning Velvet Underground record, stuck on endless repeat. " ‐ Metro [UK]
Posted Feb 21, 2014
4/5 94% Her (2013) "It's still an inspired, playful, erotic and gently tender look at our technology co-dependence, relationships and modern loneliness that is, undoubtedly, the love story of 2014. " ‐ Metro [UK]
Posted Feb 14, 2014
3/5 51% Cuban Fury (2014) "Outrageous gay BF? US love interest? Makeover? Training montage? Climactic dance contest? Hi you guys! Sometimes, though, that's just wonderfully comforting, innit? " ‐ Metro [UK]
Posted Feb 14, 2014
4/5 94% Dark Days (2000) "The ending is pat but the characters' tragic stories linger on, squatting in the darker corners of your mind. " ‐ Metro [UK]
Posted Feb 13, 2014
3/5 75% Teenage (2014) "The authentic, first-person narration may represent only voices from Germany, Britain and the US but, even so, the scope is over ambitious. " ‐ Metro [UK]
Posted Feb 13, 2014
2/5 29% Grudge Match (2013) "Predictable 'oldie' jokes about mobility scooters, farts and 'moobs' abound in a film that can't decide if it's a low-denominator, wobbly-kneed comedy or a hotdog-for-brains version of The Wrestler. " ‐ Metro [UK]
Posted Feb 13, 2014
76% The Invisible Woman (2013) "[Felicity Jones'] gorgeously vulnerable, yet seductively secretive performance is generously allowed to be the star turn by a twinkly-eyed Fiennes (who also, elegantly, directs). " ‐ Metro [UK]
Posted Feb 12, 2014
94% Dallas Buyers Club (2013) "Bravely, it offers neither a 'feel-good' nor 'feel-bad' payoff. However, the story's momentum fizzles out, its characters often feeling disconnected from each other and us. " ‐ Metro [UK]
Posted Feb 7, 2014
79% Mr. Peabody & Sherman (2014) "Director Rob Minkoff (The Lion King) strains too hard for his emotional sucker punch, crassly scored to John Lennon's Beautiful Boy no less; but, that aside, you'll be wagging your tail with pleasure. " ‐ Metro [UK]
Posted Feb 7, 2014
1/5 3% I, Frankenstein (2014) "Big laughs are guaranteed here - though only at the expense of what's the first Best Worst Film of 2014. " ‐ Metro [UK]
Posted Feb 6, 2014
3/5 53% Out of the Furnace (2013) "It's the lead performances that are the thing here, not the clichéd screenplay. And boy, these boys are acting so hard they almost sweat their fake tattoos off. " ‐ Metro [UK]
Posted Feb 6, 2014
3/5 51% Alice in Wonderland (2010) "Who'd ever have thought you'd be able to complain that a Burton film wasn't disturbing enough? If it wasn't for Johnny Depp's blissfully demented Mad Hatter, this would have all the suggestive menace of a pink fairy cake. " ‐ Metro [UK]
Posted Mar 5, 2010
3/5 75% Capitalism: A Love Story (2009) "Moore deploys every weapon going, from real-life sob stories and sub-GCSE-level economics to an eye-opening anti-banker investigation, with hit-and-miss results. " ‐ Metro [UK]
Posted Feb 26, 2010
2/5 28% Extraordinary Measures (2010) "The sort of soapy schmaltz you feel dirty for watching. Frankly, if you consider this kind of sugar-coated medical tragedy entertainment, then you're the sick one. " ‐ Metro [UK]
Posted Feb 26, 2010
2/5 46% Everybody's Fine (2009) "Tapping into parental abandonment issues, it's an occasionally touching, if frustratingly one-note drama - played, relentlessly, on a tinkly-sad piano. " ‐ Metro [UK]
Posted Feb 26, 2010
1/5 14% Blind Revenge (2012) "What? Who? And, most pertinently, why? The greatest mystery of this gloriously preposterous B-movie psychodrama is the casting. " ‐ Metro [UK]
Posted Feb 19, 2010
2/5 31% The Lovely Bones (2009) "The most remarkable aspect of this is how rubbish the CGI effects are -I mean, this is Peter Jackson, for goodness' sake! " ‐ Metro [UK]
Posted Feb 19, 2010
2/5 56% Edge of Darkness (2010) "A silly remake of the 1985 BBC TV series, this features the sort of tough-guy dialogue not growled since Arnie bowed out of cinema, eg: 'The suspect's armed and dangerous.' " ‐ Metro [UK]
Posted Feb 2, 2010
4/5 91% Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire (2009) "Passionately told with bucketloads of compassion, this is a film that'll have you moaning 'no, no, no!' " ‐ Metro [UK]
Posted Feb 2, 2010
85% The Princess and the Frog (2009) "A burst of feel-good sunshine in a grey January. " ‐ Metro [UK]
Posted Feb 2, 2010
1/5 26% Ninja Assassin (2009) "Shot like a bad episode of Spooks with its scenes set on random shuffle, the plot of this global pudding is utterly incomprehensible, the dialogue the worst kind of chopsocky silliness. " ‐ Metro [UK]
Posted Jan 22, 2010
2/5 40% Armored (2009) "Even with a hit-and-run running time of under 90 minutes, this solid, low-tension actioner outstays its welcome. " ‐ Metro [UK]
Posted Jan 22, 2010
3/5 63% Brothers (2009) "A powerful watch that tellingly melts away to nothing as the credits roll. " ‐ Metro [UK]
Posted Jan 22, 2010
4/5 91% Up in the Air (2009) "A brilliantly astute twist on the romcom that sparkles with spiky one-liners and outstanding performances. " ‐ Metro [UK]
Posted Jan 15, 2010
4/5 100% Aruitemo Aruitemo (Still Walking) (2008) "This masterfully told study in understatement is a real grower. " ‐ Metro [UK]
Posted Jan 15, 2010
2/5 40% 44 Inch Chest (2010) "A stilted, yet-another-British-gangster thriller - a remarkable disappointment given its pukka cast. " ‐ Metro [UK]
Posted Jan 15, 2010
4/5 75% The Road (2009) "An unforgettable love story, an absorbing road movie, a searing examination of people pushed to the very limits and an ultimately uplifting celebration of the human spirit. " ‐ Metro [UK]
Posted Jan 8, 2010
3/5 10% St Trinian's II: The Legend of Fritton's Gold (2009) "The title may be a minger, but this second jolly helping of the resurrected British boarding school franchise packs some quality titters. " ‐ Metro [UK]
Posted Dec 18, 2009
4/5 79% Humpday (2009) "It's the psychology of this unlikely situation that makes this edgy buddy flick so fascinating and funny. Entirely ad-libbed, it's The Hangover with a brain. " ‐ Metro [UK]
Posted Dec 18, 2009
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