Rob Daniel

Rob Daniel

Agrees with the Tomatometer 79% of the time.

Publications:
Sky Movies , Total Film
Total Reviews:
249

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
5/5 79% The Raid 2 (2014) " With preternatural understanding of how to stage action, Evans knows when to get stately and stand back and when to get loose and handheld amidst the flurry of kicks and punches." — Sky Movies
Posted Apr 10, 2014
3/5 40% Divergent (2014) " In its sledgehammer metaphoring and scrappy, eager-to-please charm, it's easy to warm to this latest fantasy teen adaptation." — Sky Movies
Posted Apr 4, 2014
3/5 85% We Are What We Are (2013) " A shrug of a movie." — Sky Movies
Posted Feb 27, 2014
3/5 46% The Book Thief (2013) " A little more darkness and a little less gloss may have better served the story." — Sky Movies
Posted Feb 27, 2014
2/5 49% Carrie (2013) " The basic tune is recognisable, but it's played all wrong." — Sky Movies
Posted Nov 29, 2013
4/5 87% In Fear (2014) " Reminiscent of classic era John Carpenter, this is British horror at its ruthless, rural best." — Sky Movies
Posted Nov 14, 2013
5/5 97% Gravity (2013) " The film looks and feels so real you have to remind yourself virtually everything on screen doesn't actually exist." — Sky Movies
Posted Nov 7, 2013
3/5 31% Emperor (2013) " Undemanding, handsome and played with conviction, but sorely missing any sense of urgency." — Sky Movies
Posted Oct 4, 2013
3/5 70% V/H/S/2 (2013) " Agreeable, but the tape's been slightly chewed since compilation #1." — Sky Movies
Posted Oct 4, 2013
3/5 52% The To Do List (2013) " Uneven and with a pretty even hit:miss gag ratio, there is still not-for-Nan fun to be had here." — Sky Movies
Posted Oct 4, 2013
4/5 78% Filth (2014) " Despite the bile and misanthropy, Baird and McAvoy pull off the impossible by humanising this human cesspit, through effective flashbacks and suggestions of past trauma that have produced Bruce in all his appalling glory." — Sky Movies
Posted Oct 4, 2013
5/5 91% Blue Jasmine (2013) " A searing drama delivered with a compassionate, humane touch, Blue Jasmine is exhilarating, funny and heartbreaking, instantly taking its place alongside the best of Allen's work." — Sky Movies
Posted Sep 26, 2013
3/5 30% The Lone Ranger (2013) " Verbinski clearly knows how to stage action, with outstanding train-based set-pieces bracketing the film." — Sky Movies
Posted Aug 8, 2013
4/5 50% Looking for Hortense (Cherchez Hortense) " Jean-Pierre Bacri gives a pitch perfect performance as an academic who understands the cultural minutiae of the Orient, but cannot fathom his own loved ones." — Sky Movies
Posted Aug 6, 2013
4/5 98% Blackfish (2013) " Avoiding sensationalism it unearths the events in Tilikum's life with a journalistic rigour, expanding the story wider to reveal the dangers of keeping whales in captivity." — Sky Movies
Posted Jul 25, 2013
3/5 38% Admission (2013) " A perfectly serviceable, star-led romance, Admission is also proof that some actors are just fun to watch in anything (which here extends to the supporting cast as well as the leads)." — Sky Movies
Posted Jun 12, 2013
4/5 62% Byzantium (2013) " Bold, lyrical, visually arresting, with screenwriter Moira Buffini (adapting her own play) imbuing the whole thing with more than a touch of Angela Carter-esque feminism." — Sky Movies
Posted May 29, 2013
5/5 81% The Place Beyond The Pines (2013) " Cianfrance places himself alongside Paul Thomas Anderson, Robert Altman and other masters of storytelling on a grand scale." — Sky Movies
Posted Apr 10, 2013
3/5 78% A Late Quartet (2012) " This skilfully constructed, beautifully performed drama will satisfy audiences looking for smart, intelligent filmmaking." — Sky Movies
Posted Apr 4, 2013
3/5 59% Oz the Great and Powerful (2013) " While there remains much to enjoy, here's hoping Raimi is let off the hook for more trademark wildness next time around." — Sky Movies
Posted Mar 6, 2013
3/5 28% Broken City (2013) " Broken City opens solid and closes solid, and is engaging for those looking for a slickly made and well-acted Saturday night crime suspenser." — Sky Movies
Posted Feb 27, 2013
3/5 66% Cloud Atlas (2012) " You'll love it, you'll hate it, you'll be dazzled and enraged and while the story is no more profound than any other blockbuster, glittering visions will linger in the mind." — Sky Movies
Posted Feb 21, 2013
3/5 36% Hyde Park on Hudson (2012) " It's a lightweight, three-star way to kill a couple of hours if you're at a loose end on that lazy bank holiday Sunday." — Sky Movies
Posted Jan 30, 2013
4/5 55% V/H/S (2012) " A fantastic and fantastical example of how much life remains in the handy cam horror genre." — Sky Movies
Posted Jan 16, 2013
4/5 83% Seven Psychopaths (2012) " A movie about making a movie that constantly reminds us we're watching a movie, with characters discussing what should happen in the "movie" movie that naturally winds up influencing the movie we're all watching. Kind of." — Sky Movies
Posted Dec 5, 2012
4/5 85% The Master (2012) " Unlike its subject, The Master doesn't toss out easy answers, but it poses terrific questions." — Sky Movies
Posted Oct 31, 2012
63% Sinister (2012) " Cargill's script (inspired by a nightmare following a screening of Ring) puts more meat on its characters than standard haunted house fare and manages to duck comparisons with The Shining despite the subject matter." — Sky Movies
Posted Oct 3, 2012
93% Looper (2012) " Looper is so bursting with its own ideas, it is easy to miss how cannily Johnson references other movies." — Sky Movies
Posted Sep 26, 2012
22% When the Lights Went Out " [Draws] upon the effective, low-fi scares of Ghostwatch or The Stone Tapes for well-sustained tension." — Sky Movies
Posted Sep 12, 2012
5/5 83% Berberian Sound Studio (2013) " Bold, brave and visionary filmmaking ..." — Sky Movies
Posted Aug 29, 2012
39% [REC] 3 Genesis (2012) " Yawn of the Dead." — Sky Movies
Posted Aug 29, 2012
40% The Possession (2012) " Predictable, derivative, incoherent, dunderheaded and criminally unscary, this is proof the time has come to exorcise possession movies." — Sky Movies
Posted Aug 29, 2012
95% The Imposter (2012) " [The] unbelievable blend of confidence trickery and seemingly wilful blindness is what fascinates most in The Imposter, and raises more tantalising and disturbing questions." — Sky Movies
Posted Aug 22, 2012
4/5 78% The Innkeepers (2012) " West knows how to shoot an empty room and make it unnerving and has fun with characters hearing sounds through recording devices that aren't evident to the naked ear." — Sky Movies
Posted Jun 6, 2012
4/5 85% The Raid: Redemption (2012) " Get your mates together and bear witness to an instant action movie classic." — Sky Movies
Posted May 16, 2012
4/5 81% Get the Gringo (2012) " Gibson's best movie since the underrated Payback back in 1999." — Sky Movies
Posted May 9, 2012
3/5 43% American Reunion (2012) " Enjoy this helping and here's to seeing the gang back again when they're 50, suitably crusty and crumbly." — Sky Movies
Posted May 2, 2012
3/5 77% A Dangerous Method (2011) " It is Knightley who walks away with the film, delivering her best work since Never Let Me Go as a live wire hysteric..." — Sky Movies
Posted Feb 8, 2012
3/5 32% Man on a Ledge (2012) " While this won't be remembered as any kind of classic, it'll do until the next ledge-of-the-seat movie comes along." — Sky Movies
Posted Feb 1, 2012
3/5 43% J. Edgar (2011) " Uneven but not without interest and peppered with arresting moments, hopefully J. Edgar won't mark the last time Clint steps behind the camera." — Sky Movies
Posted Jan 18, 2012
3/5 78% Melancholia (2011) " When the film threatens to spin totally off its axis and into the deep space of boredom, it is Dunst, capricious, tender and frightening, who keeps it on course." — Sky Movies
Posted Sep 28, 2011
4/5 70% The Woman (2011) " Delivers a knockout punch of violence that should have some cheering and others chewing their dinner back down." — Sky Movies
Posted Sep 28, 2011
4/5 93% Drive (2011) " One of the best films of the year." — Sky Movies
Posted Sep 21, 2011
4/5 84% Tucker & Dale vs Evil (2011) " An instant cult smash, get Tucker & Dale facing against the Wolfman, Bubba Hotep or Alien (or Predator) immediately." — Sky Movies
Posted Sep 21, 2011
4/5 82% Trollhunter (2011) " An American remake is in the works. Ignore it and treat yourself to this monstrously good film." — Sky Movies
Posted Sep 7, 2011
4/5 77% A Lonely Place to Die (2012) " A worthy entry into the violent wilderness sub-genre." — Sky Movies
Posted Sep 7, 2011
5/5 76% Kill List (2012) " Wheatley never forgets the golden rule that horror can hold up a cracked mirror to society as long as it provides some bloody good jolts." — Sky Movies
Posted Aug 31, 2011
4/5 94% The Secret World of Arrietty (2012) " Yonebayashi crams the background with tiny details making reviewing compulsory, but like all Ghibli films it's the emotional punch that lingers." — Sky Movies
Posted Jul 28, 2011
4/5 92% Incendies (2011) " No-one's idea of an easy watch, but Incendies is an essential one, announcing Villeneuve as a major filmmaking talent and Azabal as an actress of remarkable versatility." — Sky Movies
Posted Jun 22, 2011
5/5 87% Akira (2001) " Akira is pure concentrated cinematic excellence - accept no substitutes." — Sky Movies
Posted Jun 22, 2011
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