Nigel Floyd

Nigel Floyd

Agrees with the Tomatometer 79% of the time.

Nigel Floyd's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Film4, Filmstar Magazine, Time Out, Time Out Sydney

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2/5 25% The Divide (2012) "Its nihilism feels cynical rather than authentically bleak, and the increasingly histrionic scenes start to resemble an indulgent actors' workshop that has spun out of control. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Apr 9, 2015
85% Kon Tiki (2013) "The inspiring story of Thor Heyerdahl's Kon-Tiki expedition makes for an exciting, if slightly old fashioned, maritime adventure movie. " ‐ Film4
Posted Dec 19, 2014
91% Stations of the Cross (2015) "Pared down images and intense, polemical dialogue capture a young girl's struggle to reconcile her personal belief in God with her community's blinkered religious values. " ‐ Film4
Posted Nov 28, 2014
3/5 70% Honeymoon (2014) "Leslie and Treadaway extract plenty of existential doubt and distressing emotion from what is essentially a claustrophobic two-hander. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Sep 23, 2014
2/5 50% White Settlers "This rural 'home invasion' movie is gussied up with topical nods to the Scottish independence debate - but horror fans on both sides of the border are likely to vote no. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Sep 3, 2014
2/5 28% Deliver Us from Evil (2014) "An impressively staged climactic exorcism compensates in part for the random, far-fetched storytelling that precedes it. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Aug 19, 2014
4/5 89% 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 45% The Strange Color 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
51% 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
46% 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
73% 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 83% 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
81% 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
53% 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 32% 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 35% 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
81% 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 64% 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 (2015) "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 57% 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
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