Nigel Floyd

Nigel Floyd

Agrees with the Tomatometer 78% of the time.

Publications:
Film4 , Filmstar Magazine , Time Out , Time Out New York , Time Out Sydney
Total Reviews:
304

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
4/5 88% Cheap Thrills (2014) " There are satisfying echoes of Stephen King's sly black humour in this deliciously nasty comedy thriller." — Time Out
Posted Jun 3, 2014
19% Transcendence (2014) " An ambitious, old fashioned, ideas-driven science fiction film that is never as mind-expanding as its futuristic images and topical, dystopian ideas seem to promise." — Film4
Posted Apr 25, 2014
2/5 48% The Strange Colour of Your Body's Tears (2014) " If you make it as far as the obvious, disappointing denouement, you might be left asking yourself if the filmmakers' abstract style is better suited to short films." — Time Out
Posted Apr 9, 2014
53% The Zero Theorem (2014) " It's dystopia all over again, in an under-funded Terry Gilliam film stuffed with over-familiar ideas and trapped in a claustrophobic, ecclesiastical set." — Film4
Posted Mar 14, 2014
75% Lone Survivor (2014) " Authentic military detail, generic storytelling and manly patriotism battle it out in a gut-wrenching war movie that celebrates heroism under fire." — Film4
Posted Jan 31, 2014
47% Last Vegas (2013) " A funny, touching and surprisingly fleet-footed comedy about a quartet of 60-plus male friends who are determined to grow old (dis)gracefully." — Film4
Posted Jan 10, 2014
66% The Railway Man (2014) " Despite its stodgy storytelling, this respectful cinematic version of ex-POW Eric Lomax's true story succeeds because of Colin Firth's perfect, understated performance." — Film4
Posted Jan 10, 2014
42% Homefront (2013) " Think a Sly Stallone-scripted action movie starring The Stath is a sure-fire winner? Think again." — Film4
Posted Dec 6, 2013
4/5 78% Big Bad Wolves (2014) " Delivering on the promise of 2010's 'Rabies', this is a bleakly funny mash-up comedy about child murder, corruption, torture and the siege mentality" — Time Out
Posted Dec 2, 2013
74% Young & Beautiful (Jeune Et Jolie) (2014) " In this tale of sexual awakening, the adolescent Isabelle is often naked and exposed; but we never once get under her skin." — Film4
Posted Nov 29, 2013
4/5 86% In Fear (2014) " Grips like a 4x4, even as the escalating tension threatens to spin out of control." — Time Out
Posted Nov 12, 2013
37% The Fifth Estate (2013) " Like WikiLeaks itself, The Fifth Estate collapses under the sheer weight of information and political import bearing down upon it, its human drama crushed by documentary data overload." — Film4
Posted Oct 11, 2013
82% Prisoners (2013) " A disturbing crime thriller, elevated by subtle storytelling, challenging ideas and fine performances, but let down by some lazy generic tropes and jarring implausibilities." — Film4
Posted Sep 27, 2013
13% R.I.P.D. (2013) " A patchy attempt to wrangle quirky, other-worldly comic-book mythology into a mainstream 3D blockbuster format, but one which lacks the oddball imagination to pull it off." — Film4
Posted Sep 20, 2013
1/5 38% Insidious: Chapter 2 (2013) " For all but the most forgiving horror fans, this is a lazy, stupid and incoherent failure." — Time Out
Posted Sep 10, 2013
91% The Great Beauty (2013) " An eye-ravishing meditation on first love, squandered talent, the eternal beauty of Rome and a life wasted on hedonistic excess." — Film4
Posted Sep 6, 2013
58% Riddick (2013) " Stripped-down survivalist sci-fi showcases Vin Diesel's laconic anti-hero, retina-scorching planetary vistas and fearsome creature designs." — Film4
Posted Sep 6, 2013
64% 2 Guns (2013) " Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg are perfectly matched as mis-matched buddies in a violent, funny and entertaining action-comedy." — Film4
Posted Aug 14, 2013
65% The Heat (2013) " Engagingly acted character comedy takes precedence over the nominal action-comedy plot, which involves the usual mysterious crime kingpin and the whereabouts of a big shipment of drugs." — Film4
Posted Jul 31, 2013
3/5 25% Trap For Cinderella (2013) " Softley negotiates layers of deceit with skill, but an uncharacteristic visual and narrative tightness leaves one wondering what might have been." — Time Out
Posted Jul 9, 2013
2/5 21% The Seasoning House (2013) " The film's downbeat switchback ending is neither convincing nor earned." — Time Out
Posted Jun 25, 2013
2/5 16% The Last Exorcism Part II (2013) " By the time the kamikaze crows start dive-bombing the church windows, and the shape-shifting demon appears in a hoody and a Venetian carnival mask, the whole thing has degenerated into a mumbo jumbo gumbo." — Time Out
Posted Jun 7, 2013
2/5 38% The Purge (2013) " The film's would-be subversive ideas about the kneejerk appeal of social violence get lost in the mix." — Time Out
Posted May 29, 2013
54% The Reluctant Fundamentalist (2013) " A provocative political thriller which, despite Riz Ahmed's electrifying central performance, is too uneven and over-stated to realise its dramatic and polemical ambitions." — Film4
Posted May 9, 2013
2/5 34% Deadfall (2012) " Like all over-ambitious B-movies, this features solid performances by a mix of seasoned talent and promising young actors, all of whom deserve better." — Time Out
Posted May 8, 2013
38% Dead Man Down (2013) " A lifeless attempt to fuse a taut crime thriller and a complex psychological drama." — Film4
Posted May 2, 2013
2/5 36% The ABCs of Death (2013) " Gives a sense of horror movie making learned by rote - at a boy's school where girls have been admitted under sufferance." — Time Out
Posted Apr 24, 2013
3/5 62% Evil Dead (2013) " Despite much old-school splatter, it's seldom frightening and oddly unfunny." — Time Out
Posted Apr 17, 2013
94% Good Vibrations " An engaging portrait of a lovable, shambolic music fan turned reluctant impresario." — Film4
Posted Mar 28, 2013
2/5 52% Jack the Giant Slayer (2013) " A mash-up of old-school heroism, pantomime villainy, starstruck lovers and post-'Shrek' archness, it's more exhausting than exhilarating." — Time Out
Posted Mar 19, 2013
80% Warm Bodies (2013) " Despite its stumbling storyline, lack of logic and sparse comedy, this ZomRomCom has a beating romantic heart." — Film4
Posted Mar 4, 2013
3/5 77% The Bay (2012) " More coherent and thought-provoking than most 'found-footage' horror movies, this should appeal to genre fans and eco-activists alike." — Time Out
Posted Feb 26, 2013
3/5 65% Mama (2013) " By splitting the action between several different characters and locations, the plot dissipates the suspense and lacks focus, as if it has been bolted together from disparate, ill-fitting pieces." — Time Out
Posted Feb 20, 2013
2/5 65% Antiviral (2013) " 'Antiviral' never wholly succeeds as either a surgical satire or a medical conspiracy thriller, and its tedious last third is like a diseased body dragging itself slowly to the grave." — Time Out
Posted Jan 30, 2013
1/5 21% Hollow " The post-'Blair Witch' shaky-cam horror movie, already teetering on the edge of oblivion, drops off a cliff with this micro-budget British effort ..." — Time Out
Posted Jan 22, 2013
2/5 93% Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol (2011) Time Out
Posted Jan 22, 2013
3/5 31% Night of the Demons (2010) Time Out
Posted Jan 22, 2013
4/5 56% American Mary (2013) " Once in a while, a mould-breaking horror movie signals the arrival of a unique talent: doubly so in this case, since this bracingly perverse 'body modification' tale was made by Canadian twins Jen and Sylvia Soska, aka the Twisted Sisters." — Time Out
Posted Jan 22, 2013
2/5 19% Texas Chainsaw (2013) " As pointless as one feared it might be." — Time Out
Posted Jan 5, 2013
2/5 81% The Impossible (2012) " In the end, Bayona's film is more frustrating and exhausting than inspiring." — Time Out
Posted Dec 26, 2012
2/5 50% Trouble with the Curve (2012) " Eastwood and Adams do the best they can with the cornball sentimentality and cheesy dialogue, but first-time director Robert Lorenz merely photographs the on- and off-field action. Give it a pass." — Time Out
Posted Nov 27, 2012
3/5 81% Excision (2012) " An overripe mélange of Cronenbergian 'body horror' and alienated Lynchian weirdness." — Time Out
Posted Oct 30, 2012
3/5 44% Stitches (2013) " It's like a twisted balloon animal filled with blood and guts, waiting to burst." — Time Out
Posted Oct 23, 2012
2/5 22% When the Lights Went Out " A film that not even the formidable Gary Lewis can save is a scary thing indeed." — Time Out
Posted Sep 11, 2012
2/5 42% A Night in the Woods (2013) " No amount of shaky-cam footage or imaginative sound design can lend coherence to these improvised scenes, which were shot on location before being patched together in the editing room." — Time Out
Posted Sep 5, 2012
3/5 70% Cockneys vs Zombies (2013) " This Zimmer-zomcom is as subtle as a brick in the gob, but it's also a laugh riot." — Time Out
Posted Aug 28, 2012
3/5 39% [REC] 3 Genesis (2012) " For all its gleeful limb-severing, offal-scoffing and chainsaw-wielding, this disco mirrorball of a movie scatters ideas in all directions, rather than focusing the spotlight on what counts - the scares." — Time Out
Posted Aug 21, 2012
2/5 55% The Bourne Legacy (2012) " Shares crucial DNA with the earlier films but is drawn from the shallower end of the gene pool." — Time Out
Posted Aug 14, 2012
2/5 43% Storage 24 (2013) " Feels like the germ of an idea with stuff lifted from 'Alien' et al and bolted on." — Time Out
Posted Jun 27, 2012
2/5 41% Lovely Molly (2012) " [Its] cynical hedging of its psychological/supernatural bets seems mostly designed to breed sequels." — Time Out
Posted Jun 26, 2012
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