Sloan Freer

Sloan Freer

Agrees with the Tomatometer 94% of the time.

Publications:
Radio Times
Total Reviews:
35

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

Showing 1 - 35 of 35
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
3/5 56% The Polar Express (2004) " Though the emotion feels contrived, that's nothing compared to the flashy set pieces and meticulous detail, which do more to flaunt the technology than move along the story." — Radio Times
Posted Dec 9, 2013
4/5 88% Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005) " As young wizard Harry Potter continues to mature, so too does this exciting fantasy franchise." — Radio Times
Posted Nov 22, 2013
4/5 84% Bridge to Terabithia (2007) " It's an emotionally rich testament to the life-changing power of friendship." — Radio Times
Posted Nov 22, 2013
3/5 87% Howl's Moving Castle (2005) " The incredible imagination of Spirited Away director Hayao Miyazaki runs wild once again in this delightful animated adventure." — Radio Times
Posted Nov 19, 2013
4/5 94% Spider-Man 2 (2004) " With the reluctant hero's origins covered in the first movie, a sequel offered returning director Sam Raimi the chance to have some real fun. And that's exactly what he does." — Radio Times
Posted Aug 5, 2013
5/5 99% Finding Nemo (2003) " Pixar continued its run of superb computer-generated animated features with this jaw-dropping underwater adventure." — Radio Times
Posted Aug 5, 2013
4/5 89% Spider-Man (2002) " Spider-Man is an effortless, intelligent entertainment, and a fabulous, fun-filled start to the hugely lucrative franchise." — Radio Times
Posted Aug 3, 2013
3/5 82% Laurence Anyways (2013) " Poupaud and especially ClĂ©ment's unaffected performances anchor the overlong film ..." — Radio Times
Posted Nov 30, 2012
2/5 0% Elfie Hopkins " Despite the addition of dark fun and much-needed action, the over-the-top carnage unfortunately intensifies the feature's lack of depth and balance." — Radio Times
Posted Apr 19, 2012
4/5 91% Into The Abyss (2011) " [Forces] viewers to face complex questions about society, justice and the sanctity of life." — Radio Times
Posted Mar 29, 2012
3/5 80% Young Adult (2011) " In showing Mavis a warmth and kindness she really doesn't deserve, the heroic misfit personifies the story's underlying moral message and adds emotional depth to an otherwise slight affair." — Radio Times
Posted Feb 2, 2012
3/5 84% The Snowtown Murders (2012) " It's the escalating sense of claustrophobia and dread that really crawls under the skin: with grimy visuals and a pulsating soundtrack proving particularly powerful in the by and large sensitively handled killing scenes." — Radio Times
Posted Nov 20, 2011
3/5 70% The Woman (2011) " McKee and his co-writer, novelist Jack Ketchum, take the bitty and occasionally sluggish narrative from matter-of-fact realism to all-out nastiness." — Radio Times
Posted Oct 5, 2011
3/5 78% Red White & Blue (2010) " Restraint pays dividends for British writer/director Simon Rumley in this devastating and demanding revenge tragedy set in Austin, Texas." — Radio Times
Posted Oct 5, 2011
3/5 73% The Tree (2011) " Combining simple family drama with hints of understated magical realism, the feature sees grief-stricken mum of four Charlotte Gainsbourg struggling to get her life back on track following her husband's sudden death." — Radio Times
Posted Aug 4, 2011
4/5 59% Kaboom (2011) " Araki's trademark comic book-vibrant visuals and a cool, indie soundtrack intensify the overall trippy experience, keeping everything cohesive even when the narrative goes entirely off the rails in the rushed final act." — Radio Times
Posted Jun 9, 2011
3/5 74% Heartbeats (2011) " Ultimately, Dolan's image-led central characters and their shallow, bitchy concerns won't appeal to everyone, but those who've experienced l'amour fou themselves will find plenty to enjoy." — Radio Times
Posted May 26, 2011
3/5 79% How I Ended This Summer (2010) " It's the complex performances that keep the simple narrative compelling, with Puskepalis, in the less showy role, conveying a quiet threat that racks up the tension during the unpredictable final third." — Radio Times
Posted Apr 21, 2011
3/5 75% The Insatiable Moon " Though its climax feels abrupt and underdeveloped, the film's overall power and emotion continue to resonate." — Radio Times
Posted Mar 3, 2011
3/5 94% Neds (2011) " There's a well-balanced seam of jet-black humour that keeps the escalating grimness bearable." — Radio Times
Posted Jan 20, 2011
1/5 0% Midgets vs. Mascots (2010) " Barrel-scraping non-PC laughs are all this crude and increasingly tedious mockumentary has to offer." — Radio Times
Posted Jan 6, 2011
3/5 71% Loose Cannons (Mine Vaganti) (2010) " A duty-bound son learns the importance of being true to himself in this slick and bittersweet Italian comedy." — Radio Times
Posted Dec 16, 2010
3/5 76% Involuntary (De Ofrivilliga) (2008) " The overall effect is like eavesdropping on a stranger's most mundane moments -- something you'll find either car-crash fascinating or utterly tedious." — Radio Times
Posted Oct 28, 2010
2/5 25% Splintered (2012) " Poor pacing and predictability -- not to mention amateurish performances -- rob even the kills of genuine impact." — Radio Times
Posted Sep 2, 2010
4/5 95% Mother (Madeo) (2010) " Echoing Bong's previous output, a seam of absurd and precisely paced humour adds unpredictability to the ostensibly simple story, defying genre conventions while playfully satirising the film's stereotypes." — Radio Times
Posted Aug 19, 2010
2/5 67% Ivul " While the movie's themes are full of potential, their dull and superficial execution makes it difficult to stay focused." — Radio Times
Posted Jul 22, 2010
2/5 8% Mega Piranha (2010) " Those who follow the "so bad it's good" school of thought will probably love it -- anyone else should avoid." — Radio Times
Posted Jul 15, 2010
3/5 79% The Girl on the Train (La Fille du RER) (2010) " The film's complex political and social themes are frustratingly simplified, reducing events to bare-bones implausibility and making empathy hard despite the impressively subtle performances." — Radio Times
Posted Jun 3, 2010
1/5 —— Bear (2010) " A vengeful bear has more screen presence than his human victims in this feeble man-against-nature tale." — Radio Times
Posted Jun 3, 2010
4/5 81% The Milk of Sorrow (La Teta Asustada) (2010) " A slow-burning slice of magical realism whose power lies in symbolism and subtlety rather than heavy-handed sensationalism." — Radio Times
Posted Apr 29, 2010
3/5 69% Life During Wartime (2010) " Taboo-challenging indie auteur Todd Solondz reopens old wounds with cut-throat precision in this loose sequel to his stinging 1998 black comedy Happiness." — Radio Times
Posted Apr 22, 2010
2/5 57% Burlesque Undressed " Grist's attempts to dissect the subject actually take away its sparkle, scarcely doing justice to the talents featured, and making even Blaize's most elaborate routines feel rather flat and unerotic." — Radio Times
Posted Jan 22, 2010
3/5 63% Exam (2010) " The overall result is an impressive calling card for Hazeldine, even if the climax lacks the impact promised by its ingenious set-up." — Radio Times
Posted Jan 8, 2010
3/5 77% Voy a Explotar (I'm Gonna Explode) (2008) " It wastes the breathless pacing and nihilistic promise of the gripping opening scenes by becoming mired in unfocused melodrama and clichĂ©. Where the project excels, though, is in the intimate camerawork and naturalistic performances." — Radio Times
Posted Jan 5, 2010
3/5 74% Unmade Beds (2009) " Occasionally the material gets too self-indulgently arty but the way it lingers over the small moments of human interaction more than compensates." — Radio Times
Posted Dec 11, 2009
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