Roz Laws

Roz Laws

Agrees with the Tomatometer 68% of the time.

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
92% Slumdog Millionaire (2008) " It's highly implausible at times but still entertaining, touching and romantic. " ‐ Birmingham Mail
Posted Feb 22, 2015
5/5 86% Hellboy II: The Golden Army (Hellboy 2) (2008) " I was a fan of the first film about this unlikely hero, a big red guy with horns, a tail and a liking for sweets, kittens and cigars. And the good news is the sequel is even better. " ‐ Birmingham Mail
Posted Dec 8, 2014
4/5 85% The Princess and the Frog (2009) " It benefits from a funny script and a useful message about relying on hard work rather than wishes to succeed. " ‐ Birmingham Post
Posted Dec 7, 2014
4/5 90% Coraline (2009) " A stunning visual delight, this beautifully-made animated adventure will thrill children of about eight and above. " ‐ Birmingham Post
Posted Nov 17, 2014
4/5 90% District 9 (2009) " District 9 is a brave attempt by first-time director Blomkamp and well worth a look. " ‐ Birmingham Post
Posted Aug 25, 2014
3/5 50% Welcome to the Punch (2013) " There are some quite gripping moments along the way. It's pretty good, just not great. " ‐ Birmingham Post
Posted Mar 13, 2013
83% Side Effects (2013) " It's certainly entertaining if you are willing to suspend your disbelief a little. " ‐ Birmingham Mail
Posted Mar 8, 2013
4/5 69% Stoker (2013) " Slow to get going, with long looks and tension-filled silences, but it draws you in and becomes very compelling. " ‐ Birmingham Post
Posted Mar 6, 2013
3/5 93% No (2013) " A worthy and a quite interesting slice of modern international history ... " ‐ Birmingham Post
Posted Mar 6, 2013
2/5 38% The Guilt Trip (2012) " There are OK performances but the cast are better than this. Very occasionally it's vaguely amusing, but it's mostly just annoying or cringeworthy. " ‐ Birmingham Post
Posted Mar 6, 2013
3/5 87% Arbitrage (2012) " Not a huge amount happens, though suspense does eventually build. " ‐ Birmingham Post
Posted Feb 27, 2013
2/5 12% Safe Haven (2013) " The plot holes are so big that you can drive a bus through them and you'll come out of the cinema asking 'But why didn't...?' about many things. " ‐ Birmingham Post
Posted Feb 27, 2013
3/5 28% Broken City (2013) " I wouldn't call it gripping, but it's compelling enough to make you keep watching - and the performances lift a script which could be better. " ‐ Birmingham Post
Posted Feb 27, 2013
2/5 15% Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters (2013) " This is no fairytale for kids, but adults are advised to give it a miss too. " ‐ Birmingham Post
Posted Feb 27, 2013
2/5 14% A Good Day To Die Hard (2013) " This would be a good day to kill this franchise for ever. " ‐ Birmingham Post
Posted Feb 20, 2013
3/5 65% Mama (2013) " It's frankly laughable by the daft end, when Mama and her tragic tale are fully revealed. " ‐ Birmingham Post
Posted Feb 20, 2013
3/5 64% Unfinished Song (2013) " For all its flaws, it's pretty funny and moving. " ‐ Birmingham Post
Posted Feb 20, 2013
4/5 66% Cloud Atlas (2012) " It's one of those films that really divides opinion, but I still reckon it's a must-see - and especially on the big screen - just because it is unlike anything else you'll have seen at the cinema. " ‐ Birmingham Post
Posted Feb 20, 2013
3/5 80% Warm Bodies (2013) " The zombie genre has been done to, well, death but this has some originality and funny lines, as well as clever make-up. " ‐ Birmingham Post
Posted Feb 14, 2013
3/5 46% Beautiful Creatures (2013) " It has quite a few good lines and laugh-out-loud moments, while it's atmospherically shot. " ‐ Birmingham Post
Posted Feb 14, 2013
3/5 60% The Last Stand (2013) " Many things are blown up, in some style. " ‐ Birmingham Post
Posted Jan 24, 2013
4/5 93% Zero Dark Thirty (2013) " It's stylishly filmed and carried by a strong cast. " ‐ Birmingham Post
Posted Jan 24, 2013
3/5 88% Django Unchained (2012) " We're used to Tarantino's films being multi-layered with several plots going on at once, but Django Unchained is a little too simple and, dare I say, dull. " ‐ Birmingham Post
Posted Jan 16, 2013
4/5 70% Les Misérables (2012) " It's great to have a film which touches and moves you. Just be prepared to leave the cinema feeling emotionally drained. " ‐ Birmingham Post
Posted Jan 9, 2013
4/5 87% Life of Pi (2012) " Perhaps you need an unshakeable faith and the ability to believe in fantastical stories to really appreciate it. " ‐ Birmingham Post
Posted Dec 19, 2012
4/5 83% Seven Psychopaths (2012) " You'll definitely enjoy this film if you like your humour black and bloody. " ‐ Birmingham Post
Posted Dec 5, 2012
4/5 65% Great Expectations (2013) " Compelling and touching, it certainly met my expectations, although not especially exceeded them. " ‐ Birmingham Post
Posted Nov 28, 2012
3/5 74% Rise of the Guardians (2012) " It's perfectly pleasant, just not charming or funny enough for a classic Christmas film. " ‐ Birmingham Post
Posted Nov 28, 2012
5/5 92% Silver Linings Playbook (2012) " Silver Linings Playbook is always interesting and full of humanity in all its shades. It has plenty of black humour and it's superbly acted. " ‐ Birmingham Post
Posted Nov 22, 2012
2/5 18% Gambit (2014) " It's all very dull and pedestrian, with very little tension or laughs. " ‐ Birmingham Post
Posted Nov 22, 2012
4/5 86% Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012) " It's a human drama which stays with you for quite some time afterwards. " ‐ Birmingham Post
Posted Nov 14, 2012
4/5 96% Argo (2012) " [Affleck] once again proves, as he did in The Town, that he's a pretty good actor but a great director. " ‐ Birmingham Post
Posted Nov 7, 2012
3/5 93% Room 237 (2013) " Amusing and interesting if you're a fan of the film ... " ‐ Birmingham Post
Posted Oct 31, 2012
4/5 82% De rouille et d'os (Rust and Bone) (2012) " Cotillard is always mesmerising and, if you have the patience, Rust and Bone is well worth a look. " ‐ Birmingham Post
Posted Oct 31, 2012
4/5 45% Hotel Transylvania (2012) " Checking into this hotel will give you a thrill and get you in the mood for Halloween. " ‐ Birmingham Post
Posted Oct 17, 2012
4/5 79% Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted (2012) " It's good to see that with a decent, fast-paced plot and some witty lines, the quality and entertainment value of the films has been maintained. " ‐ Birmingham Post
Posted Oct 17, 2012
3/5 49% Hit & Run (2012) " Hit and Run is certainly hit and miss, but it had just about won me over by the time it ended. " ‐ Birmingham Post
Posted Oct 10, 2012
4/5 79% Ruby Sparks (2012) " It is quirky in parts, but it's more serious and interesting than that, getting quite dark at times. " ‐ Birmingham Post
Posted Oct 10, 2012
1/5 0% The Knot (2012) " Every cliché you can think of happens, down to the groom not being able to find the church. " ‐ Birmingham Post
Posted Oct 3, 2012
3/5 31% Resident Evil: Retribution (2012) " If you liked the other Resident Evil films, you'll like this, and the end suggests there'll be plenty more. " ‐ Birmingham Post
Posted Oct 3, 2012
3/5 85% The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012) " It's quite sweet, quite funny and quite moving. There's just not enough of anything for it to really work. " ‐ Birmingham Post
Posted Oct 3, 2012
4/5 58% Now Is Good (2013) " If you're in the mood to wallow in a good weepy, this could be the film for you. " ‐ Birmingham Post
Posted Sep 19, 2012
2/5 50% Tower Block (2012) " There are plenty of clichés, like lifts that don't work and a mysteriously disappearing phone signal. It's badly lit and rather grim, with far too many extreme close-ups. " ‐ Birmingham Post
Posted Sep 19, 2012
3/5 87% ParaNorman (2012) " It's rather gross in parts and a bit scary, but kids aged about eight and up will love its dark, ingenious humour and impressive stop-motion animation. " ‐ Birmingham Post
Posted Sep 12, 2012
3/5 74% Hope Springs (2012) " Witty, heartbreaking and touching by turns, it's a great little film with a strong message, of not giving up on a relationship because that's the easy way out. " ‐ Birmingham Post
Posted Sep 12, 2012
3/5 30% Total Recall (2012) " I enjoyed its clever gadgets, like a palm phone and the way cars travel in the sky using magnetism, and the impressive action scenes, well shot by Beckinsale's director husband Len Wiseman. " ‐ Birmingham Post
Posted Aug 30, 2012
3/5 63% Jackpot (2014) " Short but not at all sweet, this is a dark but nevertheless entertaining crime drama. " ‐ Birmingham Post
Posted Aug 15, 2012
4/5 55% The Bourne Legacy (2012) " The ending suggests a sequel, and why not? I'd watch Renner again, though I'd still prefer it if Damon and Greengrass returned. " ‐ Birmingham Post
Posted Aug 15, 2012
2/5 42% Step Up Revolution (2012) " The fourth in the series of frenetic dance films is as formulaic as ever. " ‐ Birmingham Post
Posted Aug 9, 2012
4/5 56% Seeking a Friend for the End of the World (2012) " With a few surprises in store and some good music choices, this is a little gem of a film. " ‐ Birmingham Mail
Posted Jul 13, 2012
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