Mike Edwards

Agrees with the Tomatometer 77% of the time.

Publications:
What Culture
Total Reviews:
123

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
1.5/5 64% Tomorrow, When the War Began (2012) " Headline 'serious teen issues' are crammed down our throats in the most inane and unbelievable way imaginable. " ‐ What Culture
Posted Apr 8, 2011
1/5 23% Sucker Punch (2011) " Thanks for nothing Zack Snyder. " ‐ What Culture
Posted Apr 8, 2011
4.5/5 96% WALL-E (2008) " This film deserves the Oscar. It deserves every Oscar. And a Nobel Prize for brilliantness. And I bet it would win it too if I hadn't just made it up... " ‐ What Culture
Posted Apr 8, 2011
4/5 100% Man on Wire (2008) " The pains of the public eye are acknowledged just as much as the joy this artistic endeavour brought people. " ‐ What Culture
Posted Apr 8, 2011
4/5 87% Hellboy II: The Golden Army (Hellboy 2) (2008) " Style over substance, no doubt, but when you've got this much style who cares? " ‐ What Culture
Posted Apr 8, 2011
2.5/5 82% Buda as sharm foru rikht (Buddha Collapsed Out of Shame) (2007) " Stretching this to feature length was a sad detraction from a clever and emotionally effective story. " ‐ What Culture
Posted Apr 8, 2011
2/5 64% Baby Mama (2008) " This is one of those terrible terrible creations that just leaves me feeling a little uneasy about the way the film industry works. " ‐ What Culture
Posted Apr 8, 2011
1/5 14% The Love Guru (2008) " Do you remember Mike Myers? Well I suggest that you hold on to that memory and lock it tight inside you, because The Love Guru wants to destroy it. " ‐ What Culture
Posted Apr 8, 2011
2/5 22% Make It Happen (2008) " Another dance movie this year? Seriously, where the heck do they keep coming from? " ‐ What Culture
Posted Apr 8, 2011
3.5/5 59% Izgnanie (The Banishment) (2007) " For all of its ingenuity, and the incredible, drawn-out events that conclude the film, there is a high risk that this film alienates its audience. " ‐ What Culture
Posted Apr 8, 2011
3/5 51% Get Smart (2008) " There's enough packed in there to warrant a viewing if you fancy a bit of fun. " ‐ What Culture
Posted Apr 8, 2011
3/5 50% Angel (The Real Life of Angel Deverell) (2007) " The sumptuous visuals make it eminently watchable. " ‐ What Culture
Posted Apr 8, 2011
4/5 91% Gomorrah (Gomorra) (2008) " It is a full and frank indictment of a system that has not just failed but utterly decayed and is breeding more and more criminals. " ‐ What Culture
Posted Apr 8, 2011
2.5/5 39% The Eagle (2011) " This stilted view of 'Roman honour' is one big, phony cliché. Still, the fight sequences are good... " ‐ What Culture
Posted Mar 24, 2011
1/5 15% Anuvahood " People wet themselves, and messily eat or ironically endorse the carefully placed products, plus a woman from Big Brother has ketchup sucked off of her feet. " ‐ What Culture
Posted Mar 24, 2011
4/5 84% The Good, the Bad, and the Weird (2010) " The most amazing silliness I've seen in ages. " ‐ What Culture
Posted Mar 24, 2011
4/5 68% Synecdoche, New York (2008) " An important and intriguing film that must be seen to be believed. " ‐ What Culture
Posted Mar 24, 2011
4/5 78% Burn After Reading (2008) " Sure Burn After Reading is disjointed, fragmented and frustrated. But that's the point. " ‐ What Culture
Posted Mar 24, 2011
5/5 96% Waltz with Bashir (2008) " Every scene fizzes and crackles with creative charisma as we are carried on an emotional journey of epic proportions. " ‐ What Culture
Posted Mar 24, 2011
3.5/5 43% Blindness (2008) " Give this one a go guys, you'll see the world anew. " ‐ What Culture
Posted Mar 24, 2011
3/5 54% Body of Lies (2008) " Russell Crowe has finally realised he's just an ordinary fat guy now, and taken a role he can accurately portray. " ‐ What Culture
Posted Mar 24, 2011
2/5 69% Rivals (Les Liens du sang) (2009) " Why remake a decade? " ‐ What Culture
Posted Mar 24, 2011
2/5 86% Gonzo: The Life and Work of Hunter S. Thompson (2008) " This movie has confirmed my suspicion that people need to leave Hunter S. Thompson's story alone for a while. " ‐ What Culture
Posted Mar 24, 2011
4/5 66% Che: Part One (The Argentine) (2009) " The quality of the film is more than a testament to Mr Del Toro's acting skills, it is a reminder that Hollywood can make great films without 'selling out'. " ‐ What Culture
Posted Mar 24, 2011
2.5/5 55% Australia (2008) " A funny frankenstein that's worth seeing just to point and laugh at. " ‐ What Culture
Posted Mar 24, 2011
3/5 85% Dean Spanley (My Talks with Dean Spanley) (2008) " A witty and watchable period drama, but in danger of being remembered more for its service to O'Toole than for the impression it leaves on audiences. " ‐ What Culture
Posted Mar 24, 2011
3.5/5 94% Milk (2008) " A little more sour to go with the sweet would have made Milk one of the greats. " ‐ What Culture
Posted Mar 24, 2011
3.5/5 61% The Reader (2008) " A film that will haunt you for months with its fleeting and subtle examinations on morality, love and guilt. " ‐ What Culture
Posted Mar 24, 2011
3.5/5 79% Chalet Girl (2011) " Archetypal, feel-good fluff at it's best. " ‐ What Culture
Posted Mar 14, 2011
4/5 57% My Bloody Valentine 3-D (2009) " I'm absolutely convinced that the pickaxe is the ideal weapon for a 3-D horror. " ‐ What Culture
Posted Mar 14, 2011
3.5/5 74% Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist (2008) " I don't know about you all but I think this is a welcome change from pensises in pies and boob gags - I hope the trend continues. " ‐ What Culture
Posted Mar 14, 2011
3/5 79% Gran Torino (2009) " This would be a fitting conclusion to a long and illustrious career. " ‐ What Culture
Posted Mar 14, 2011
3.5/5 80% Che: Part Two (Guerrilla) (2008) " As a standalone film this is far less enjoyable than the first, but there is enough in here to engage and entertain for the duration. " ‐ What Culture
Posted Mar 14, 2011
2/5 30% The Tempest (2010) " As a re-imagining, particularly by a director so well renowned, The Tempest is depressingly pedestrian. " ‐ What Culture
Posted Mar 13, 2011
2.5/5 70% American Teen (2008) " It pains me to say it, but as far as I can see it's an extended and slightly better crafted example of those fake 'reality TV' shows. " ‐ What Culture
Posted Mar 13, 2011
4/5 65% Watchmen (2009) " This is not just a great superhero film, it's an important political debate. " ‐ What Culture
Posted Mar 13, 2011
3/5 55% Surveillance (2009) " This strange thriller mixes a penchant for grittiness with the surreal and very very dark stylings of David Lynch, who happens to be the father of the director... " ‐ What Culture
Posted Mar 13, 2011
3/5 35% The Burning Plain (2009) " Deep-seated emotional problems are examined in a complex movie that, as ever with Arriaga, refuses to fit into a straightforward narrative. " ‐ What Culture
Posted Mar 13, 2011
3/5 64% Duplicity (2009) " Julia Roberts and Clive Owen are reunited for the first time since Closer, and they're a messed up couple again. But this time they're secret agents, which is cooler. " ‐ What Culture
Posted Mar 13, 2011
4/5 94% Not Quite Hollywood: The Wild, Untold Story of Ozploitation! (2008) " If you don't already love the underground world of masochistic movies, this will be a real eye-opener. " ‐ What Culture
Posted Mar 13, 2011
3.5/5 55% Martyrs (2008) " Some call it torture porn, others might call it aggressive moralising, more still have say it's boring and pointless. In my view this level of dissent marks it as worthwhile. " ‐ What Culture
Posted Mar 13, 2011
1/5 82% Two Lovers (2008) " Please, don't be fooled by this. It's all showboating scenes, pretentious ideals and NO realism whatsoever. " ‐ What Culture
Posted Mar 13, 2011
3/5 63% Traitor (2008) " If it doesn't succeed in challenging you perception of the war on terror, it might challenge your view on Steve Martin. " ‐ What Culture
Posted Mar 13, 2011
4/5 72% Monsters vs. Aliens (2009) " As a child who loathed the wholesomeness of Disney and wholeheartedly embraced the madcap antics of Bugs Bunny, Wile E. Coyote and Daffy Duck this film was perfect for me. " ‐ What Culture
Posted Mar 13, 2011
3.5/5 88% Fifty Dead Men Walking (2008) " A 'war on terror' thriller set in Ireland? Surprisingly, it works. " ‐ What Culture
Posted Mar 13, 2011
4.5/5 94% In the Loop (2009) " Avoid the latest Apatow/Rogen template trash and give this a go, I promise you will not be disappointed. " ‐ What Culture
Posted Mar 13, 2011
2/5 31% The Uninvited (2009) " Take a 'concept', strip it bare of all layers of meaning, remake it with added genre cliches and scantily clad American teens in order to a 'wider audience'. Voila. " ‐ What Culture
Posted Mar 13, 2011
4/5 95% Star Trek (2009) " Star Trek is a welcome return to the flippant, big-budget bonanza that exists purely for the spectacle, " ‐ What Culture
Posted Mar 13, 2011
4/5 97% Animal Kingdom (2010) " Writer/director David Michôd pumps the plot full of tension through layers of increasingly dangerous and volatile characters until it's almost unbearable. " ‐ What Culture
Posted Mar 1, 2011
1.5/5 38% X-Men Origins - Wolverine (2009) " I haven't been this disappointed by a film since the new Indiana Jones. " ‐ What Culture
Posted Mar 1, 2011
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