Nev Pierce

Nev Pierce

""Match me, Sidney""

Agrees with the Tomatometer 68% of the time.

Favorites:
Fight Club, It's A Wonderful Life, Rio Bravo, The Searchers, One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest, Mean Streets, Sweet Smell Of Success
Publications:
BBC.com , Empire Magazine , Total Film
Total Reviews:
278
Total QuickRatings:
4

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
2/5 33% Believe " A well-meaning but corny football fable." — Empire Magazine
Posted Jul 24, 2014
3/5 86% Under the Skin (2014) " Odd and sexy, troubling and touching, frustrating and mesmerising, dull and haunting." — Empire Magazine
Posted Mar 10, 2014
4/5 —— The Class Of '92 (2014) " An absorbing documentary about a football fairy tale - engrossing for any admirer of the beautiful game, but for United fans, it's unmissable." — Empire Magazine
Posted Dec 1, 2013
2/5 54% All Stars " Derivative but occasionally fun." — Empire Magazine
Posted Apr 28, 2013
5/5 88% The Dark Knight Rises (2012) " A fitting epitaph for the hero Gotham deserves." — Empire Magazine
Posted Jul 16, 2012
4/5 94% Moonrise Kingdom (2012) " As funny, bittersweet and as distinct as you'd expect from Wes Anderson, a director who helps you know you are not alone." — Empire Magazine
Posted May 20, 2012
4/5 60% Resistance " A beautiful, elliptical war film with the haunting qualities of a ghost story. Riseborough is terrific and Gupta proves that he's a talent to watch." — Empire Magazine
Posted Nov 20, 2011
4/5 87% Bobby Fischer Against The World (2011) " A compelling look at the tragic and bizarre life of an enigmatic champion." — Empire Magazine
Posted Jul 11, 2011
3/5 22% Blooded " A compelling look at extremism in all its guises, Blooded boasts some genuine scares despite a narrative structure that allows little room for surprises." — Empire Magazine
Posted Mar 30, 2011
4/5 94% Passenger Side (2010) " A joy from start to finish. Bissonnette has crafted a unique, funny indie." — Empire Magazine
Posted Mar 28, 2011
4/5 51% Stone (2010) " Great performances from the cast in this engrossing drama." — Empire Magazine
Posted Mar 16, 2011
4/5 75% The Insatiable Moon " Real and rewarding." — Empire Magazine
Posted Feb 28, 2011
4/5 100% Waste Land (2010) " Compelling and vivid, it's another fine piece of work from an up-and-coming talent." — Empire Magazine
Posted Feb 22, 2011
4/5 87% Blue Valentine (2010) " A raw but beautiful picture of love uniting and dividing: tender, real and heartfelt." — Empire Magazine
Posted Jan 10, 2011
3/5 66% The American (2010) " A muted thriller, weighed a little too obviously with existential angst. Still, sexy and tense, with a brave, bare performance from Clooney." — Empire Magazine
Posted Nov 29, 2010
2/5 65% Dog Pound (2013) " Offers a punchy insight to prison life. Unfortunately, it is a familiar and tepid storyline." — Empire Magazine
Posted Aug 26, 2010
3/5 47% The A-Team (2010) " An energetic escape from Development Hell: suitably OTT, often fun and always loud." — Empire Magazine
Posted Jul 30, 2010
5/5 86% Inception (2010) " With physics-defying, thunderous action, heart-wringing emotion and an astonishing performance from DiCaprio, Nolan delivers another true original: welcome to an undiscovered country." — Empire Magazine
Posted Jul 8, 2010
4/5 91% Crazy Heart (2009) " A phenomenal, heart-breaking performance from Jeff Bridges powers this simple but affecting redemption story." — Empire Magazine
Posted Feb 19, 2010
3/5 56% Edge of Darkness (2010) " An uneven, somewhat meandering thriller is given emotional pull by Mel Gibson's excellent comeback performance. The lethal weapon hasn't lost it." — Empire Magazine
Posted Feb 2, 2010
4/5 63% Exam (2010) " A modern morality tale in the sleek guise of a sci-fi-tinged thriller. The setting is modest, the ambition is big." — Empire Magazine
Posted Jan 8, 2010
2/5 55% The Descent 2 (2009) " An uninspired retread of a horror classic, this tries hard to justify its existence... and fails." — Empire Magazine
Posted Dec 4, 2009
1/5 27% The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard (2009) " Sometimes this kind of comedy just goes too far into rubbishness to make it back." — Empire Magazine
Posted Oct 23, 2009
4/5 86% Le Donk & Scor-zay-zee (2009) " A monumental mockumentary from Brit cinema's premier director/actor double act. True, daft, emotional, hilarious." — Empire Magazine
Posted Oct 9, 2009
4/5 85% Looking for Eric (2010) " Play It Again, Eric... Ken Loach perfectly captures the feeling of football and the need for hope. Touching and hilarious - a blinder." — Empire Magazine
Posted Jun 12, 2009
4/5 94% In the Loop (2009) " Spinal Tap meets Strangelove. A satirical demolition of Whitehall and Washington: politically astute, hilarious and terrifyingly real." — Empire Magazine
Posted Apr 17, 2009
3/5 57% Defiance (2009) " An amazing true tale is somewhat diminished by second-hand storytelling: entirely admirable, largely entertaining, and yet curiously hollow." — Empire Magazine
Posted Jan 9, 2009
4/5 79% Johnny Mad Dog (2011) " Grubby and yet vital, it stays with you." — Empire Magazine
Posted Oct 15, 2008
4/5 59% The Fall (2006) " Beguiling, befuddling, brilliant. It's sure to divide audiences but, for all its ocular opulence and wild fantasy, at heart The Fall is a tender, touching tale about childhood, hope and the power of story." — Total Film
Posted Oct 3, 2008
3/5 83% Tropic Thunder (2008) " Apparently actors are narcissistic and Hollywood is ruthless... Stiller doesn't say anything we don't know, but stand-out turns from Downey Jr and Cruise make Tropic Thunder very funny for all its flaws." — Total Film
Posted Sep 19, 2008
4/5 59% RocknRolla (2008) " Forget the tabloids - this cocksure caper shows Ritchie is much more than Mr Madonna, while Butler and Kebbell have talent to burn. Punchy, funny, criminal entertainment." — Total Film
Posted Sep 5, 2008
2/5 14% Made of Honor (2008) " An inoffensive but bland romantic comedy." — BBC.com
Posted May 6, 2008
4/5 60% Lonesome Jim (2006) " The world would be a better place if Steve Buscemi made more movies." — Total Film
Posted Apr 11, 2008
4/5 75% Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story (2007) " Another comedy winner; if you have to ask why, it's because it involves the Knocked Up guy. Hilarious - even the Beatles bit, this looks set to be a hit." — Total Film
Posted Jan 18, 2008
4/5 75% Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story (2007) " Reilly, one of our best supporting actors graduating to star status, finally bound for glory." — BBC.com
Posted Jan 18, 2008
3/5 71% The Magic Flute (2006) " Branagh's imagery is imaginative and the music lifts you. A neat trick." — Total Film
Posted Nov 29, 2007
4/5 90% Rescue Dawn (2007) " Ray Mears has nothing on Werner Herzog. A rough guide to survival in the cruel, cruel world, with a captivating central performance from Christian Bale. Gripping, emotional and, oddly, gloriously optimistic." — Total Film
Posted Nov 23, 2007
3/5 71% Beowulf (2007) " Both exciting and flat, sexy and absurd." — BBC.com
Posted Nov 15, 2007
2/5 27% Lions for Lambs (2007) " It's too pious to be entertaining, too polite to be convincing and, like a weapon of mass destruction, takes a lot longer to deploy than 45 minutes." — BBC.com
Posted Nov 6, 2007
3/5 78% 1408 (2007) " A terrific performance from John Cusack as a cynic on a paranormal mission nudges this towards the higher end of King adaps. Eventually lets itself down, but not before shaking you up." — Total Film
Posted Aug 31, 2007
3/5 55% Seraphim Falls (2007) " An unremarkable revenge/chase western, bolstered by its name cast, matter-of-fact violence and Toll's pristine photography. Eventually a little pretentious - with Anjelica Huston's cameo the nadir - but if you love oaters, it's just worth the time." — Total Film
Posted Aug 24, 2007
4/5 57% Becoming Jane (2007) " Think Austen In Amour, à la Shakespeare In Love. A warm, charming, bittersweet romance - destined to make a thousand dates." — Total Film
Posted Mar 8, 2007
3/5 91% Letters from Iwo Jima (2006) " An elegant improvement on Flags, with terrific performances and heart-in-mouth moments, but little lasting impact. Worth watching but worth not fighting for." — Total Film
Posted Feb 22, 2007
4/5 51% The Fountain (2006) " Science-fiction meets emotional fact. An intelligent, time-spanning love story that deserves the benefit of any doubt. Watch. And watch again." — Total Film
Posted Jan 26, 2007
4/5 87% The Last King of Scotland (2006) " A smart, searing thriller with blistering performances from McAvoy and Whitaker. Like the best Graham Greene script Graham Greene never wrote." — Total Film
Posted Jan 12, 2007
3/5 58% X-Men: The Last Stand (2006) " Unless you're already dedicated to the X-Men, The Last Stand won't really hold up." — BBC.com
Posted May 23, 2006
4/5 91% United 93 (2006) " It is emotionally raw yet unsentimental; it shows people at their most pained and inspirational; it is both brilliant and troubling." — BBC.com
Posted May 16, 2006
2/5 61% Hostel (2006) " Beyond its 'How far can I go?' attitude to violence, Hostel has no reason to exist." — BBC.com
Posted Mar 21, 2006
4/5 85% The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada (2006) " This gripping film about real people is well-worth excavating." — BBC.com
Posted Mar 21, 2006
2/5 86% Inside Man (2006) " Until Inside Man, it didn't seem possible Spike Lee could make a dull film." — BBC.com
Posted Mar 21, 2006
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