Tim Evans

Tim Evans

Agrees with the Tomatometer 71% of the time.

Publications:
One People's Project , Sky Movies
Total Reviews:
659

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
2/5 44% Pioneer " Hardly pioneering." — Sky Movies
Posted Apr 10, 2014
4/5 92% Calvary (2014) " It could descend into maudlin self-pity but McDonagh's story - with comedy turns from a fast-talking rent boy and Moran on splendid form as the boorish banker - stays just the right side of the line." — Sky Movies
Posted Apr 10, 2014
3/5 88% The Double (2014) " It all pans out like an incredibly well-told single joke." — Sky Movies
Posted Apr 4, 2014
4/5 77% The Borderlands (2014) " Goldner carefully builds up the tension by creepy increment, neatly switching from Gray's geezer spiel to an all-pervading sense of dread to inextricably draw the viewer in." — Sky Movies
Posted Mar 27, 2014
3/5 27% A Long Way Down (2014) " You have to admire novelist Nick Hornby for his bad taste premise and there's lots of comedy mileage to be extracted from a - surprise, surprise - gallows humour as one of life's greatest taboos is made sport." — Sky Movies
Posted Mar 20, 2014
3/5 33% Labor Day (2014) " Even if it's not what you expect from the director of Juno, there is much to enjoy in the richly-detailed performances. Labor Day is anything but hard work." — Sky Movies
Posted Mar 20, 2014
3/5 47% Yves Saint Laurent (2014) " There is very little real substance here and clothes horses will be frustrated at the lack of insight into an industry that makes no sense to anyone outside it." — Sky Movies
Posted Mar 20, 2014
4/5 85% Under the Skin (2014) " Jonathan Glazer's loose adaptation of Michel Faber's novel tightens its hellish grip thanks in no small measure to Mica Levi's shuddering electronic score ..." — Sky Movies
Posted Mar 13, 2014
3/5 78% The Bachelor Weekend (The Stag) (2014) " The acting is uniformly excellent and writer-director John Butler has an ear for dialogue yet the resulting mild diversion never does more than quietely amuse." — Sky Movies
Posted Mar 13, 2014
13% Bullet " Trejo - despite his headliners in the Machete series - is not a leading man. But that doesn't mean there isn't some dubious fun to be had." — Sky Movies
Posted Mar 6, 2014
3/5 42% 300: Rise of an Empire (2014) " Fans of the first outing will not feel they've been stabbed in the back." — Sky Movies
Posted Mar 6, 2014
4/5 92% The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) " Time to check out (or into) The Grand Budapest Hotel." — Sky Movies
Posted Mar 6, 2014
18% Ride Along (2014) " It's difficult to believe that this lame affair is directed by Tim Story, who made the effortlessly superior ensemble comedy Think Like A Man back in 2012." — Sky Movies
Posted Feb 27, 2014
3/5 60% Non-Stop (2014) " Liam Neeson's twilight purple patch as a creaking action man - Taken, The Grey, Unknown - gets firmly off the ground in this enjoyable hijack caper high above the clouds." — Sky Movies
Posted Feb 27, 2014
48% Stalingrad (2014) " [A] hyper-realistic blockbuster, the first Russian film to be made for an IMAX audience and also shot in 3D." — Sky Movies
Posted Feb 20, 2014
3/5 78% Mr. Peabody & Sherman (2014) " A barkingly enjoyable ride." — Sky Movies
Posted Feb 6, 2014
4/5 94% Dallas Buyers Club (2013) " Tough, poignant and ultimately life-affirming, this is the way Woodroof's tale deserved to be told." — Sky Movies
Posted Feb 6, 2014
2/5 4% I, Frankenstein (2014) " Ultimately, it's a monster movie that's the sum of less than its parts." — Sky Movies
Posted Jan 30, 2014
3/5 83% The Armstrong Lie (2013) " Ultimately, it's not just Armstrong that emerges as the villain of the piece - the whole sport looks pretty grubby too." — Sky Movies
Posted Jan 30, 2014
2/5 22% That Awkward Moment (2014) " This is one awkward moment that runs for 94 minutes." — Sky Movies
Posted Jan 30, 2014
5/5 97% 12 Years a Slave (2013) " A relentless, raw and visceral condemnation of a viciously racist regime that condemned its victims to a life of hard labour with random cruelties thrown in and justified by a skewed interpretation of the Old Testament." — Sky Movies
Posted Jan 9, 2014
5/5 93% American Hustle (2013) " Russell's unerring ability to take the careworn components of a story and fashion them into something unique and poignant reaches its peak with an exuberant caper that satisfies across the board - from love story to switch-backing crime yarn." — Sky Movies
Posted Dec 19, 2013
4/5 74% The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug (2013) " This is a far more purposeful affair, mostly devoid of the longeurs that often drained momentum from An Unexpected Journey and winningly unafraid to depart from JRR Tolkien's text to enrich the mix of characters." — Sky Movies
Posted Dec 11, 2013
3/5 49% Black Nativity (2013) " There's no doubting the sincerity and there's little point in offering up cynical resistance to an all-singing, all-dancing, all-emoting gospel finale." — Sky Movies
Posted Dec 5, 2013
3/5 68% The Best Man Holiday (2013) " This rom-com-dram take on The Big Chill isn't quite up there with Lee's sparkling debut but it never succumbs to the grim sudsiness waded through in Tyler Perry territory." — Sky Movies
Posted Nov 29, 2013
2/5 18% Free Birds (2013) " This undercooked cartoon caper about a rogue turkey heading back in time to get his compadres off the menu for the Thanksgiving Day dinner fails to ruffle anything like a feather." — Sky Movies
Posted Nov 29, 2013
4/5 89% The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013) " Those with a ravenous appetite for the cruel and the kitsch will find plenty of nourishment in the second instalment of the film adaptation of Suzanne Collins' teen trial literary trilogy." — Sky Movies
Posted Nov 21, 2013
3/5 81% Don Jon (2013) " In a bravura performance, Gordon-Levitt sleazily revels in the role of bad boy...but it's a character undistinguished by light or shade and becomes wearing, a sex drive that ends up a cul-de-sac." — Sky Movies
Posted Nov 14, 2013
4/5 99% Gloria (2014) " Glorious." — Sky Movies
Posted Oct 31, 2013
4/5 99% Short Term 12 (2013) " Larson is one to watch." — Sky Movies
Posted Oct 31, 2013
3/5 83% Drinking Buddies (2013) " If you can overcome Wilde's physical distractions, there's much to savour in a romance that plays out convincingly ..." — Sky Movies
Posted Oct 31, 2013
5/5 97% The Selfish Giant (2013) " Often grim and disturbing, it's not an easy watch but one that grows to resonate and seduce with its brutal honesty." — Sky Movies
Posted Oct 23, 2013
3/5 42% Closed Circuit (2013) " Ultimately, the far-fetched plot is its undoing, crippling what could have been a compelling insight into the dirty works of the security services without recourse to over-familiar action setpieces." — Sky Movies
Posted Oct 23, 2013
3/5 68% One Chance (2014) " It's a familiar tale but one which is never condescending or patronising: fans of Billy Elliot will be dancing with delight." — Sky Movies
Posted Oct 23, 2013
4/5 96% Enough Said (2013) " The joyous thrust of this thoroughly entertaining - and often poignant - comedy thrives on the sparkling chemistry between Gandolfini and Louis-Dreyfus, a romance pitched at that often overlooked demographic - the middle-aged divorcee." — Sky Movies
Posted Oct 16, 2013
2/5 49% Escape Plan (2013) " For the financially savvy Arnie'n'Sly it's not so much escape plan...as pension plan." — Sky Movies
Posted Oct 16, 2013
4/5 37% The Fifth Estate (2013) " Cumberbatch is handed his meatiest role yet and delivers ..." — Sky Movies
Posted Oct 9, 2013
2/5 29% Machete Kills (2013) " Even at 107 minutes, it outstays its welcome...and it's difficult to see Machete Kills cutting much ice with an audience that doesn't consist of damp-palmed teenage boys." — Sky Movies
Posted Oct 9, 2013
5/5 82% Prisoners (2013) " Richly detailed and labyrinthinely plotted, the switchback narrative is populated with carefully delineated characters without recourse to cumbersome exposition." — Sky Movies
Posted Sep 26, 2013
2/5 8% Diana (2013) " More sudsy than a tsunami hitting a Proctor & Gamble factory." — Sky Movies
Posted Sep 18, 2013
3/5 13% R.I.P.D. (2013) " You won't die laughing...but it's a pleasant enough diversion." — Sky Movies
Posted Sep 18, 2013
3/5 43% The Call (2013) " It's a tense, taut thriller that only eases off the tension in the final reel." — Sky Movies
Posted Sep 18, 2013
5/5 89% Rush (2013) " Peter Morgan's script, an object lesson in soberly effective economic writing, lends what could become two rigid stereotypes a pulsing emotional dynamic that Hemsworth and Bruhl flesh out to keenly dramatic effect." — Sky Movies
Posted Sep 11, 2013
4/5 51% White House Down (2013) " As usual, Emmerich doesn't know when the shameless, popcorn extravaganza should stop...but you don't really want him to." — Sky Movies
Posted Sep 11, 2013
3/5 38% Insidious: Chapter 2 (2013) " An accomplished follow-up that doesn't feel like some lazy studio financier-instigated cash-in." — Sky Movies
Posted Sep 11, 2013
4/5 79% Ain't Them Bodies Saints (2013) " It's a striking debut...and one which marks the arrival of a major talent." — Sky Movies
Posted Sep 4, 2013
4/5 91% The Great Beauty (2013) " The superb Servillo - who, when he doesn't have the look of Dennis Norden, is the spit of a lusty Sid James - is the perfect match for Sorrentino's wry vision ..." — Sky Movies
Posted Sep 4, 2013
3/5 49% No One Lives (2013) " [A] gut-wrenchingly gory horror yarn from Asian director RyĆ»hei Kitamura." — Sky Movies
Posted Sep 4, 2013
3/5 86% The Great Hip Hop Hoax (2013) " Director Jeanie Finlay's entertaining documentary begins as a bit of a light-hearted wheeze but then grows darker ..." — Sky Movies
Posted Sep 4, 2013
3/5 49% Pain & Gain (2013) " Labelling a Michael Bay movie thoughtful is like calling Transformers cerebral...but this is a lot more stimulating than we've come to expect even if reverts to shoot 'em up type by the end of its pumped up running time." — Sky Movies
Posted Aug 28, 2013
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