Roz Laws

Roz Laws

Agrees with the Tomatometer 68% of the time.

Publications:
Birmingham Post
Total Reviews:
225

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
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 (2014) " 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 (2013) " 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
4/5 78% Katy Perry: Part of Me (2012) " This documentary should really be renamed All Of Me, as pop star Katy opens her backstage dressing room, her wardrobe and her heart for the cameras." — Birmingham Mail
Posted Jul 6, 2012
4/5 37% Ice Age: Continental Drift (2012) " Don't go expecting too much and you'll enjoy it well enough - and no doubt return for number five, when we'll probably be meeting aliens or cowboys." — Birmingham Post
Posted Jul 4, 2012
3/5 19% Chernobyl Diaries (2012) " It's watchable enough, topical and slightly better than your average 'attractive young people in peril' movie." — Birmingham Post
Posted Jun 21, 2012
4/5 78% The Last Projectionist " The multi-talented Tom Lawes, owner of The Electric, does an extraordinary job directing, producing and editing the film, as well as writing the excellent score and recording it with his Electric Cinema Film Orchestra." — Birmingham Post
Posted Jun 21, 2012
4/5 41% Rock of Ages (2012) " Tom Cruise has huge fun - so audiences will too - as rock god Stacee Jaxx, all leather chaps, tattoos, sexual magnetism and a pet monkey pushing a drinks trolley." — Birmingham Post
Posted Jun 13, 2012
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