Tim Evans

Tim Evans

Agrees with the Tomatometer 70% of the time.

Publications:
One People's Project , Sky Movies
Total Reviews:
685

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
1/5 23% Think Like a Man Too (2014) " A limp sequel seemingly devoid of any wit or invention." — Sky Movies
Posted Sep 18, 2014
35% The Giver (2014) " Perhaps too slow for audiences used to the cut and thrust of Katniss Everdeen, this nevertheless quietely makes its mark." — Sky Movies
Posted Sep 18, 2014
3/5 44% Wish I Was Here (2014) " A mildly engaging watch even if you wish you probably weren't there." — Sky Movies
Posted Sep 18, 2014
3/5 91% A Most Wanted Man (2014) " Adrenalin junkies may have to look elsewhere but this dark, wintry slice of post 7/11 espionage packs its own punch in admirably singular style" — Sky Movies
Posted Sep 11, 2014
4/5 97% Pride (2014) " An unflinching political polemic that also manages to be one of the funniest films of the year." — Sky Movies
Posted Sep 11, 2014
3/5 66% The Rover (2014) " Michod provides little insight into his lethally purposeful avenger, save a rueful musing on the value of guilt and the need to dwell on your sins...when he's not blazing away with fatal abandon." — Sky Movies
Posted Aug 14, 2014
3/5 43% Step Up: All In (2014) " It's the increasingly complicated dance setpieces that most fans will be here for - and they certainly don't disappoint ..." — Sky Movies
Posted Jul 31, 2014
72% The Ring (2002) " Light years ahead of the half-cocked horror coming out of Hollywood, the mounting dread provides the requisite amount of chair-jolting shocks." — Sky Movies
Posted Jul 25, 2014
3/5 60% Hercules (2014) " The always affable Johnson ably fills the sandals of this particular take on the Hellenic hero and wryly holds court over this hugely enjoyable nonsense while wearing a lion's head apparently sure in the knowledge that it doesn't look ridiculous." — Sky Movies
Posted Jul 24, 2014
3/5 69% Thunder and the House of Magic (2014) " A visual banquet the ankle-biters will be happy to feast on." — Sky Movies
Posted Jul 24, 2014
3/5 88% Chef (2014) " The best kind of food for the soul is served up in writer-director Jon Favreau's mouth-watering story of a jaded chef and hopeless husband rediscovering his appetite for life." — Sky Movies
Posted Jun 26, 2014
3/5 82% Miss Violence " This grim depiction of a seriously damaged Athens family dispenses with any feel-good niceties to deliver a no-holds barred blow to the senses." — Sky Movies
Posted Jun 19, 2014
3/5 44% The Art of the Steal (2014) " There's little that's unfamiliar about director Jonathan Sobol's switchbacking caper so he winningly cashes in on the strength of his cast, particularly Russell's world-weary con and a scene-stealing Stamp as the languidly insolent Brit." — Sky Movies
Posted Jun 19, 2014
3/5 67% The Young And Prodigious T.S. Spivet " It's a beautiful treat...that's not that nourishing." — Sky Movies
Posted Jun 12, 2014
3/5 74% Oculus (2014) " Flanagan has constructed an ingeniously compelling thriller, cleverly using his protagonists' shaky grip on what is really happening to submit them to some really nasty moments." — Sky Movies
Posted Jun 12, 2014
3/5 83% Belle (2014) " Belle - while never slipping into fiery polemic - makes its political points solidly, careful to couch its righteous invective in a compelling narrative inspired by a true story." — Sky Movies
Posted Jun 12, 2014
4/5 93% Fruitvale Station (2013) " Coogler's spare, sombre style serves the story well, skillfully avoiding cliche and formula to soberly rage against a grave miscarriage of justice." — Sky Movies
Posted Jun 5, 2014
2/5 10% Grace Of Monaco " There is not one jot of emotional engagement." — Sky Movies
Posted Jun 5, 2014
3/5 68% Jimmy's Hall " It all looks grand (thanks to Loach's regular cinematographer Robbie Ryan) but the lush greens and russet reds tweely disguise any red-bloodedness. This is minor Loach." — Sky Movies
Posted May 29, 2014
3/5 48% Maleficent (2014) " The story speedily soars towards an impressive finale and is sure to enchant a legion of youngsters ready to move on from the original Sleeping Beauty." — Sky Movies
Posted May 28, 2014
84% The Two Faces of January (2014) " Despite the potentially sparky dynamic of the super-heated menage a trois the tension-free narrative lacks depth ..." — Sky Movies
Posted May 15, 2014
48% Bad News Bears (2005) " Director Richard Linklater has wisely stayed with the structure of the 1976 classic (with Walter Matthau in the Butterworth role) but populated it with dialogue from Bad Santa's Glenn Ficarra and John Requa." — Sky Movies
Posted May 13, 2014
3/5 92% Frank (2014) " Subtle and wryly amusing, this is a sympathetic glimpse into the ever-musing mind of an off-kilter genius...but how much it's an accurate reflection of the real Chris Sievey (who died of cancer in 2010) it's difficult to say." — Sky Movies
Posted May 8, 2014
3/5 19% Sabotage (2014) " There's plenty to guiltily savour - most of it unintentional - in a revenge yarn that unspools like End of Watch played for laughs." — Sky Movies
Posted May 8, 2014
2/5 17% Tarzan (2014) " Unfortunately, in these days of uniformly high-quality kids' fare this - with its lumbering voiceover and slack plotting - looks like it belongs on children's TV." — Sky Movies
Posted May 1, 2014
26% Brick Mansions (2014) " If you can look beyond the preposterous nature of this cartoonish retread, there's fun to be had thanks to a series of inventive action setpieces ..." — Sky Movies
Posted May 1, 2014
2/5 41% Pioneer (2014) " Hardly pioneering." — Sky Movies
Posted Apr 10, 2014
4/5 89% 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 82% The Double (2014) " It all pans out like an incredibly well-told single joke." — Sky Movies
Posted Apr 4, 2014
4/5 79% 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 21% 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 43% 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 86% 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 81% 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 79% Mr. Peabody & Sherman (2014) " A barkingly enjoyable ride." — Sky Movies
Posted Feb 6, 2014
4/5 93% 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 84% 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 48% 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
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