Niki Boyle

Niki Boyle

Agrees with the Tomatometer 78% of the time.

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Total Reviews:
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
4/5 41% Life After Beth (2014) " A film that succeeds in both its low key premise and extraordinary conclusion ..." — The List
Posted Jun 25, 2014
3/5 59% Hellion (2014) " Hellion deserves to be seen for the adolescent Wiggins' performance alone - with echoes too of Jennifer Lawrence's turn in Winter's Bone, it'd be gratifying to see his career take a similarly meteoric turn." — The List
Posted Jun 23, 2014
3/5 50% Set Fire To The Stars " A character - and film - overburdened with poetic profundity." — The List
Posted Jun 23, 2014
3/5 79% Island Of Lemurs: Madagascar (2014) " The cinematography is spectacular, the soundtrack is decent (if relentlessly upbeat) and your little monkeys will most likely leave the cinema infused with a lust for nature." — The List
Posted Jun 16, 2014
3/5 94% A Story Of Children And Film " At the very least, you'll walk away from A Story of Children and Film with an additional 50 or so movies to add to your watch list." — The List
Posted Apr 4, 2014
1/5 32% Anna (2014) " Poor dialogue, wooden acting and a lack of originality are the major sins which scupper this pseudo-cerebral neo-noir from Jorge Dorado." — The List
Posted Mar 3, 2014
4/5 100% Killers " Those who stick with it ... will find much to enjoy: one tense, lengthy sequence does an exceptional job of wrong-footing the audience, while the conclusion is satisfyingly well-constructed." — The List
Posted Mar 3, 2014
3/5 83% Witching and Bitching (2014) " The effects-heavy finale goes some way to reinforcing the film's horror credentials, and a minor epilogue revives a dash of comedy, but it's an imperfect end to an adventure that started off so well." — The List
Posted Feb 27, 2014
3/5 73% The German Doctor (2014) " What Lucia Puenzo leaves us with is a story that's well-made without being overly memorable." — The List
Posted Feb 27, 2014
4/5 89% Calvary (2014) " Calvary is a reasonably good analysis of Irish Catholicism's role in the age of atheism, but it's much more valuable for its depiction of a good man attempting to live and die by his own set of morals." — The List
Posted Feb 27, 2014
3/5 76% The Congress (2014) " The Congress asks profound questions about performance and identity, especially how the former might distort our perception of the latter, and of reality in general." — The List
Posted Feb 27, 2014
3/5 —— LFO: The Movie (2014) " Tublen's last-act feels like a purposefully cheap gag, but LFO is nevertheless a consistently humorous lo-fi sci-fi story." — The List
Posted Feb 24, 2014
3/5 81% Salvo (2014) " There's lots to love about Salvo." — The List
Posted Feb 24, 2014
3/5 —— The House Of Him " At 90ish minutes, the film hardly outstays its welcome, but it'd be interesting to see what Florence could do with a leaner edit - and maybe an extra 20 quid or so." — The List
Posted Feb 24, 2014
3/5 47% The Strange Color of Your Body's Tears (2014) " Cattet and Forzani's approach is a little too exhausting to be completely enjoyable, but they deserve credit for managing to marshal some sense of narrative resolution by the end, when they might have just left the audience floundering in oblivion." — The List
Posted Feb 24, 2014
3/5 —— Krrish 3 (2013) " A highly enjoyable Bollywood-take on the superhero action genre, with a hefty dose of wushu-style wirework added in." — The List
Posted Nov 1, 2013
3/5 69% About Time (2013) " Even that hoariest of old staples, the romantic downpour, is fresh and exhilarating this time round." — The List
Posted Jun 30, 2013
2/5 50% The Sea " It's the sort of thing that can play out well in prose, but ends up being dreadfully dull on film." — The List
Posted Jun 26, 2013
3/5 —— Desert Runners " By and large Steinman's shooting style is both sympathetic and unobtrusive, complemented by cinematographer Sevan Matossian's eye for humanity among these vast, unforgiving landscapes." — The List
Posted Jun 24, 2013
2/5 8% The Host (2013) " Teen sitcom-level dialogue, wooden acting, snogging-in-the-rain flashbacks and ludicrously chrome-plated alien racecars." — The List
Posted Apr 3, 2013
1/5 7% Fire With Fire (2012) " Oh, Josh Duhamel - is there nothing you can do?" — The List
Posted Mar 4, 2013
4/5 94% Blancanieves (2013) " A beautiful and accomplished film." — The List
Posted Feb 26, 2013
3/5 95% A Hijacking (2013) " Lindholm could arguably be praised for succeeding in making the audience experience his characters, but a more stringent editor would have given the film a much keener sense of pace." — The List
Posted Feb 26, 2013
1/5 65% Spring Breakers (2013) " An intriguing cinematic spectacle: an awful film that seems aware - nay, aggressively boastful - of its own awfulness." — The List
Posted Feb 22, 2013
3/5 94% The History Of Future Folk (2013) " Directors John Mitchell and Jeremy Kipp Walker never seem to do much more than point and shoot, but in such a character-led film (made with obvious care and affection), that's a strength rather than a weakness." — The List
Posted Feb 22, 2013
4/5 99% How to Survive a Plague (2012) " An indispensable and moving piece of filmmaking." — The List
Posted Feb 22, 2013
3/5 61% John Dies at the End (2013) " An enjoyable but less than totally absorbing linear adventure." — The List
Posted Feb 20, 2013
2/5 56% Citadel (2012) " A shoddy, muddled film." — The List
Posted Feb 20, 2013
3/5 65% Mama (2013) " Unfortunately both the story and the effects take a slide into silliness in the third act, as the open-ended short lurches into a melodramatic conclusion that chimes with del Toro's taste for fairytale excesses." — The List
Posted Feb 18, 2013
2/5 42% Men at Lunch (2013) " By the time an extremely misjudged 9/11 montage swings into view, you'll be wishing they'd just let the photograph speak for itself." — The List
Posted Feb 13, 2013
3/5 70% The Thieves (2012) " In dire need of a keen editor, and perhaps some clearer subtitling." — The List
Posted Feb 13, 2013
3/5 92% Gimme The Loot (2013) " There's a certain last-act development that feels a bit forced considering this otherwise relaxed tone, but it's hard to bear a grudge when the rest of the film is pulled off with such naturalistic grace." — The List
Posted Feb 4, 2013
3/5 —— Dabangg 2 (2012) " The ultimate boss battle rivals anything you might have seen in Zack Snyder's similarly ludicrous 300, and the stage is set for yet more ridiculous Pandey adventures further down the line." — The List
Posted Jan 3, 2013
3/5 65% Starbuck (2013) " It's a concept with decent comedic potential, but the script from Martin Petit and Ken Scott (who also directs) rarely raises more than a titter." — The List
Posted Nov 28, 2012
2/5 52% Grassroots (2012) " A movie populated by dislikeable characters and written/directed with no aplomb whatsoever ..." — The List
Posted Nov 13, 2012
2/5 44% Stitches (2013) " Stitches is bursting at the seams with good ideas, but director Conor McMahon stumbles when it comes to the execution." — The List
Posted Oct 26, 2012
2/5 —— Thaandavam (2012) " [There is] a sense of relief when the credits finally roll." — The List
Posted Oct 2, 2012
2/5 —— You Are God (Jestes Bogiem) " The songs that remain feel like last minute inclusions, the force of their lyrics lessened through ropey translation." — The List
Posted Oct 1, 2012
4/5 —— Frankenweenie (1992) " Frankenweenie is obviously the work of a filmmaker still getting to grips with his craft, but is hugely enjoyable nontheless." — The List
Posted Sep 19, 2012
4/5 87% ParaNorman (2012) " A kids' film horror fans can sink their teeth into..." — The List
Posted Sep 18, 2012
1/5 17% A Few Best Men " An out-and-out failure." — The List
Posted Sep 10, 2012
3/5 —— Yuma " Yuma is trying so obviously to be the Slavic Scarface - and, for a good portion of the running time, it earns that title." — The List
Posted Sep 5, 2012
1/5 0% Keith Lemon: The Film " You don't really need jokes when you've got a ginger 'tache, a silly voice and a big fat woman swearing, do you?" — The List
Posted Aug 30, 2012
3/5 67% Lawless (2012) " It's left to LaBeouf to carry the main weight of the story, and as such your enjoyment of the film will depend on whether you find his brand of wide-eyed earnestness endearing or irritating." — The List
Posted Jul 12, 2012
1/5 38% Tim and Eric's Billion Dollar Movie (2012) " If the film is intended as a viciously satirical jab at Hollywood gentrification, it certainly hits its mark. It just isn't at all enjoyable to watch." — The List
Posted Jun 27, 2012
4/5 55% V/H/S (2012) " Overall, this collection of video nasties will ensure you'll want to sleep with the light on, and be glad you converted to DVD." — The List
Posted Jun 27, 2012
3/5 76% The Ambassador (2012) " Through his dealings with politicians and businessmen in both countries, Br├╝gger exposes startling levels of corruption and deceit." — The List
Posted Jun 22, 2012
3/5 —— Rentaneko (Rent-a-Cat) " Thankfully the cats save the day, and additional credit goes to Ogigami for steering clear of romcom conventions." — The List
Posted Jun 21, 2012
4/5 92% Marvel's The Avengers (2012) " It's simply a well-executed, highly enjoyable summer popcorn movie, which is exactly what it should be." — The List
Posted Apr 28, 2012
1/5 5% The Cold Light of Day (2012) " From the outset, The Cold Light of Day purports to be nothing more than a by-the-numbers action thriller. What's shocking is how it manages to take this predictable-but-sturdy template and sell it short." — The List
Posted Apr 12, 2012
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