Owen Williams

Owen Williams

Agrees with the Tomatometer 81% of the time.

Publications:
Empire Magazine
Total Reviews:
26

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

Showing 1 - 26 of 26
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/5 81% Northern Soul " While the storyline is a little underpowered, it's so packed with vinyl gems (Edwin Starr, The Salvadores, Frankie Valli) that Northern Soul fans will be doing backdrops in the aisles. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Oct 16, 2014
4/5 46% Life After Beth (2014) " We must surely now be getting close to some sort of zombie saturation point, with even the zomromcom becoming a distinct subsubgenre. On Beth's evidence, however, there's life in the undead yet. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Oct 2, 2014
4/5 85% Kraftidioten (In Order of Disappearance) " Funny and nasty in the best traditions of Headhunters and Jackpot, this is the Stellan Skarsgård vengeance thriller we've all been waiting for. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Sep 11, 2014
2/5 33% Blackwood " A hokey, cliché-mining horror that boasts the odd haunted-house shock for the hardy viewer. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Jul 31, 2014
2/5 18% Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014) " For those who aren't still blindly faithful to something they liked when they were nine, despite the colossal scale, there's little to see here. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Jul 6, 2014
4/5 89% Cheap Thrills (2014) " A grimly funny social allegory that doesn't pull a single punch. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Jun 2, 2014
4/5 100% American Interior " A slow-burn delight. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted May 9, 2014
3/5 83% Patema Inverted (2014) " The premise invokes frequent head scratching, but Patema Inverted is charming fun from any angle. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Apr 27, 2014
2/5 29% Pompeii (2014) " Over-reaching and unintentionally amusing, this is straight-to-video quality inexplicably delivered at blockbuster scale. A thunderous volca-NO. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Apr 27, 2014
3/5 36% The Quiet Ones (2014) " Messier than recent Hammer output, but effectively chilling when it's not making us feel the noize. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Apr 7, 2014
4/5 86% The Conjuring (2013) " A strong cast and an atmosphere of real dread mean that despite a catalogue of immediately recognisable ghost devices, The Conjuring amounts to more than the sum of its scary parts. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Dec 16, 2013
3/5 30% Hammer Of The Gods (2013) " A bloody-knuckled fightfest, back-dropped by the beautiful Welsh countryside, this defies its budget to bring a little epic to Viking Britain. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Aug 25, 2013
3/5 29% Kick-Ass 2 (2013) " A more modest success than the first Kick-Ass, but still of-a-piece with its scurrilous predecessor. Nobody flies a jet-pack up a skyscraper this time, but Kick-Ass 2 still has its share of over-the-top action, and the sweary laughs are just about intact. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Aug 12, 2013
3/5 83% From Up On Poppy Hill (2013) " Not on a par with Ghibli's greatest work like Totoro or Spirited Away but not without charms of its own. A solid second effort from Miyazaki Junior. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Jul 28, 2013
2/5 25% 009 Re: Cyborg " A disappointingly dated and unpowered Manga update. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Jun 2, 2013
3/5 68% Fast & Furious 6 (2013) " Furious 6, like its predecessors, is a big screen no-brainer that's objectively terrible but undeniably pleasurable. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted May 12, 2013
4/5 84% Dragon (2012) " Full of blistering action sequences worthy of the Shaw Brothers legacy. A treat for martial arts fans. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Apr 28, 2013
2/5 36% The ABCs of Death (2013) " An interesting idea, but with so many cooks involved, the broth isn't quite good enough. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Apr 22, 2013
2/5 56% Citadel (2012) " Plenty of pungent ideas and a nice line in urban terror. The final product falls short of the best in Brit horror, though. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Feb 25, 2013
4/5 70% Jianyu (Reign of Assassins) (2010) " Come for the crunching fight sequences and balletic wire-fu, stay for some surprisingly affecting character moments. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Feb 11, 2013
1/5 0% The Fall Of The Essex Boys " The umpteenth iteration of this hackneyed story delivers absolutely nothing that hasn't been done better in made-for-telly thrillers. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Feb 4, 2013
4/5 55% V/H/S (2012) " Like last year's Chronicle, here's another reminder that in the right hands found footage still has plenty of capacity to surprise. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Jan 14, 2013
3/5 49% The Man With the Iron Fists (2012) " A mixed bag of lumpen dialogue and martial-arts magic that never quite coalesces into the delirious mayhem we'd hoped for. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Dec 3, 2012
4/5 67% In Memory Of My Father (2006) " Despite the dark tone, the likeably unlikeable ensemble cast is uniformly excellent, and there are some real laughs to be had. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Jun 5, 2008
3/5 98% The Devil Came on Horseback (2007) " A decent attempt at outling the crises but crucially lacking much depth. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Apr 11, 2008
4/5 87% Jesus Camp (2006) " Funny, sad and horrifying. Anti-fundamentalist rather than anti-Christian, this deserves to preach to more than just the converted. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Nov 3, 2007
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