Roz Laws

Roz Laws

Agrees with the Tomatometer 68% of the time.

Roz Laws's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Birmingham Post

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/5 55% 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 77% 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 18% 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
3/5 69% Men in Black III (2012) "While it's fairly watchable, it's not a particularly memorable film. " ‐ Birmingham Post
Posted May 30, 2012
3/5 48% Snow White and the Huntsman (2012) "Apparently there are at least 15 more fairytale films in production, including two each based on Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty and Peter Pan, but I doubt many of them will look as good as this. " ‐ Birmingham Post
Posted May 30, 2012
3/5 22% What to Expect When You're Expecting (2012) "While it's not better than you might expect, it passes the time entertainingly enough. " ‐ Birmingham Post
Posted May 23, 2012
3/5 78% Jeff Who Lives at Home (2012) "Short but bittersweet and gently amusing, it's hard to really dislike this film - but, like its characters, it's also hard to really warm to it. " ‐ Birmingham Post
Posted May 10, 2012
4/5 53% Safe House (2012) "Washington is always watchable and no less so here, making Frost an interesting character. " ‐ Birmingham Post
Posted Feb 23, 2012
4/5 90% Martha Marcy May Marlene (2011) "Olsen puts in a fantastic, natural performance in a film which is shocking at times as it builds to a disturbing conclusion. " ‐ Birmingham Post
Posted Feb 2, 2012
3/5 42% Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (2012) "The far-fetched fantasy is often ridiculous - wait until you see Caine riding a giant bee - but is fun, and kids will love it. " ‐ Birmingham Post
Posted Feb 2, 2012
4/5 72% Carnage (2011) "Short and bittersweet, it actually feels a little too brief at less than 80 minutes - and I doubt the characters would get drunk so quickly - but far better that than it dragging on. " ‐ Birmingham Post
Posted Feb 2, 2012
3/5 85% A Monster in Paris (2013) "It is clever, quite funny and beautifully animated, with lovely Parisian scenes, though the 3D version is pointless. " ‐ Birmingham Post
Posted Jan 25, 2012
4/5 89% The Descendants (2011) "Moving and blackly funny, The Descendants deals with universal emotions about the nature of family which will strike a chord with everyone " ‐ Birmingham Post
Posted Jan 25, 2012
3/5 80% Haywire (2012) "At least it feels fresh to have a kick-ass, intelligent woman in the leading role, who can take on and beat men at their own game. " ‐ Birmingham Post
Posted Jan 18, 2012
1/5 82% Goon (2012) "The bone-crunching, unremitting violence is bad enough, but what I find particularly distasteful is the way it is celebrated. " ‐ Birmingham Post
Posted Jan 11, 2012
4/5 88% Margin Call (2011) "Margin Call is a compelling human drama that isn't just about numbers. " ‐ Birmingham Post
Posted Jan 11, 2012
2/5 79% Shame (2011) "It's very bleak and depressing, especially all the explicit sex, which isn't in the least bit titillating. The real shame of the film is the waste of talent. " ‐ Birmingham Post
Posted Jan 11, 2012
4/5 51% The Iron Lady (2012) "For all its flaws, this is still a remarkable film that is well worth watching for one reason only - the amazing Ms Streep, surely the world's best actress. " ‐ Birmingham Post
Posted Jan 5, 2012
3/5 89% The Silence "It builds to a tense and dramatic finale, but it takes far too long to get there. " ‐ Birmingham Post
Posted Dec 21, 2011
4/5 97% The Artist (2011) "It won't hold everyone's attention, but it's not often that you can hear a pin drop in the cinema. " ‐ Birmingham Post
Posted Dec 21, 2011
4/5 93% Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol (2011) "Exciting, witty and action-packed, this is one of the best MI films. I'd say it was mission accomplished. " ‐ Birmingham Post
Posted Dec 21, 2011
2/5 68% A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas (2011) "It's mostly unfunny, stupid and juvenile. " ‐ Birmingham Post
Posted Dec 14, 2011
4/5 59% Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011) "A well-made, witty and smart movie. " ‐ Birmingham Post
Posted Dec 14, 2011
2/5 35% The Thing (2011) "There are a few tense moments, but the plot is packed full of clich├ęs - imagine, the radio is dead and there's a storm coming! " ‐ Birmingham Post
Posted Dec 8, 2011
3/5 79% The Deep Blue Sea (2012) "Performances are very good but I found it hard to feel for the characters, especially as we learn so little about the background to the relationships. " ‐ Birmingham Post
Posted Dec 8, 2011
3/5 7% New Year's Eve (2011) "New Year's Eve is still laugh-out-loud funny in places and tries to be heartwarming. " ‐ Birmingham Post
Posted Dec 8, 2011
5/5 83% My Week with Marilyn (2011) "Five stars for Williams' extraordinary performance and for the delightful first half, which zips along at a fabulous pace. " ‐ Birmingham Post
Posted Nov 30, 2011
3/5 46% Happy Feet Two (2011) "It has its moments and is certainly not a bad film, but it fails to entertain in quite the same way. " ‐ Birmingham Post
Posted Nov 30, 2011
4/5 95% Moneyball (2011) "Even if you're not at all familiar with the story, this was bound to happen, as they were hardly going to make a film about a losing team. " ‐ Birmingham Post
Posted Nov 23, 2011
2/5 50% The Rum Diary (2011) "It is just disappointing - sadly not interesting or funny enough. " ‐ Birmingham Post
Posted Nov 16, 2011
4/5 92% Arthur Christmas (2011) "True, it does sag a little in the middle, like December 25 often does. But it is guaranteed to get you in a Christmassy mood. " ‐ Birmingham Post
Posted Nov 16, 2011
4/5 61% The Awakening (2012) "Yes, it gets a little melodramatic and nonsensical towards the end, but it's still compelling. I left feeling a little shaken and unnerved. " ‐ Birmingham Post
Posted Nov 9, 2011
3/5 36% In Time (2011) "If time really were currency, I'm not sure I'd use up 109 precious minutes on this - and yet, it's just watchable enough to not be a complete waste of time. " ‐ Birmingham Post
Posted Nov 3, 2011
2/5 29% Machine Gun Preacher (2011) "If I didn't know that this was based on real events, I wouldn't believe it. At least not the way the story is told in this film. " ‐ Birmingham Post
Posted Nov 3, 2011
3/5 68% Paranormal Activity 3 (2011) "See it if you enjoyed the other Paranormal Activity films. It is more of a Halloween treat than a trick, but only just. " ‐ Birmingham Post
Posted Oct 26, 2011
3/5 76% The Help (2011) "It manages to be poignant at times, though it's not as emotionally connecting as it could be. " ‐ Birmingham Post
Posted Oct 26, 2011
4/5 85% The Ides of March (2011) "With a few surprises and twists, plus snappy dialogue and performances, this is a treat for audiences prepared to concentrate and think. " ‐ Birmingham Post
Posted Oct 26, 2011
4/5 76% We Need to Talk About Kevin (2012) "It all builds, very slowly but powerfully, to an harrowing, gripping climax. " ‐ Birmingham Post
Posted Oct 19, 2011
4/5 84% Contagion (2011) "A highly watchable film, terrifying in its realism. We can just imagine these events panning out. " ‐ Birmingham Post
Posted Oct 19, 2011
3/5 58% Don't Be Afraid Of The Dark (2011) "The irony, of course, is that you should be afraid of the dark. And you will be, after watching this scary horror film. " ‐ Birmingham Post
Posted Oct 12, 2011
3/5 82% Dolphin Tale (2011) "You would have to be made of a very hard heart not to be moved by the underwater scenes of Sawyer swimming with the dolphin, and of the real-life footage at the end of amputees meeting Winter. " ‐ Birmingham Post
Posted Oct 12, 2011
4/5 83% Tyrannosaur (2011) "A well-made and brilliantly acted film. " ‐ Birmingham Post
Posted Oct 12, 2011
2/5 39% Johnny English Reborn (2011) "Anyone with any intelligence is advised to steer clear. " ‐ Birmingham Post
Posted Oct 6, 2011
4/5 93% Midnight in Paris (2011) "The time flies by, which is always a good sign. When it ends you realise that the plot is fairly insubstantial, but it's still a watchable, enchanting 90 minutes. " ‐ Birmingham Post
Posted Oct 6, 2011
2/5 44% 30 Minutes or Less (2011) "For every good line, there are at least five that fail to connect because they are too crude, sexist, racist or just unfunny. " ‐ Birmingham Post
Posted Sep 14, 2011
4/5 83% Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011) "Cinema-goers who like their movies to be full of action should give it a miss. But this is still a hugely compelling, brilliantly acted, intelligent and classy British film. " ‐ Birmingham Post
Posted Sep 14, 2011
3/5 82% Self Made "There are certainly strong and raw sentiments on display, some of which are more interesting than others. " ‐ Birmingham Post
Posted Sep 8, 2011
3/5 77% A Lonely Place to Die (2012) "Watch it for the well-shot action, rather than for the thin plot and dialogue which mainly consists of people stating the blindingly obvious. " ‐ Birmingham Post
Posted Sep 8, 2011
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