Tim Evans

Tim Evans

Agrees with the Tomatometer 70% of the time.

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

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

Showing 51 - 100 of 685
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
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
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 66% 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 50% 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 80% 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 Ryûhei 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 50% 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
63% One Direction: This Is Us (2013) " It's a decent enough watch and you can't fail to warm to the band for their honest relish of a success that didn't seem likely when they rolled in third on the X-Factor." — Sky Movies
Posted Aug 28, 2013
3/5 74% You're Next (2013) " Wingard amusingly blends a vicious household dynamic - grim sibling rivalry in train with neurotic parents - with a straight-down-the-line home invasion thriller feeding off family hatred." — Sky Movies
Posted Aug 28, 2013
4/5 54% Lovelace (2013) " Seyfried is a revelation as the blithely trusting Linda, initially under the sleazy spell of Chuck and latterly terrified of his physical and mental abuse." — Sky Movies
Posted Aug 21, 2013
4/5 68% Elysium (2013) " In a disappointing season of bloated blockbusters, Elysium stands tall, a first-rate sci-fi thriller given extra heft by a heartening moral core." — Sky Movies
Posted Aug 21, 2013
4/5 47% We're The Millers (2013) " It's Miller time." — Sky Movies
Posted Aug 21, 2013
5/5 88% Alan Partridge (2014) " Fans will spend their happiest 90 minutes this summer...and those yet to fall under his spell will get a crash course in 22-carat hilarity." — Sky Movies
Posted Aug 8, 2013
3/5 42% Red 2 (2013) " Less an ensemble variation of Bourne and more Carry on Killing, there's much to enjoy in a sequel that finds laughs in the blase attitude of its anti-heroes to the grim business of inconsequential death." — Sky Movies
Posted Jul 31, 2013
3/5 14% The Smurfs 2 (2013) " Smurf-ophiles will love it but the unconverted still won't be feeling the blues." — Sky Movies
Posted Jul 31, 2013
4/5 55% Breathe In (2014) " It's a strikingly authentic chronicle of forbidden love and one that never lapses into melodrama or hits a false note." — Sky Movies
Posted Jul 17, 2013
3/5 59% The Frozen Ground (2013) " After a dispiriting run of dumbly routine thrillers - Stolen, Trespass, Justice - Nicolas Cage raises his game with this workmanlike police procedural." — Sky Movies
Posted Jul 17, 2013
4/5 85% Easy Money (2012) " Espinosa raises the emotional ante by placing this trio of misfits in a human context." — Sky Movies
Posted Jul 17, 2013
4/5 75% The Kings of Summer (2013) " A supremely entertaining adventure that might threaten to fall over a couple of times but always regains its balance." — Sky Movies
Posted Jul 17, 2013
3/5 56% Citadel (2012) " A lean and mean horror set in a shattered city that is both all-to-recognisable as broken Britain while also feeling totally alien." — Sky Movies
Posted Jul 10, 2013
3/5 72% Pacific Rim (2013) " It's by no means a bad film...but there's not a trace of Del Toro's compellingly off-kilter dabs on it." — Sky Movies
Posted Jul 10, 2013
2/5 27% Bula Quo! " 'Bula' is apparently the Fijian for hello...but after 90 minutes of this you'll be desperate to know what goodbye is." — Sky Movies
Posted Jul 4, 2013
2/5 50% Now You See Me (2013) " A glossily superficial yarn that elicits a shrug and a resigned 'meh' rather than awed incredulity." — Sky Movies
Posted Jul 3, 2013
3/5 34% The Internship (2013) " If you can ignore the eulogising of Google as a pinnacle of corporate altruism, there's fun to be had ..." — Sky Movies
Posted Jul 3, 2013
3/5 74% The East (2013) " The last reel appears compromised by Hollywood's generic demands..but what has gone before is a refreshing lesson in how to make a thriller that's genuinely thrilling on a human scale." — Sky Movies
Posted Jun 26, 2013
3/5 37% Stand Up Guys (2013) " A rewarding mash-up of Last of the Summer Wine and Goodfellas." — Sky Movies
Posted Jun 26, 2013
4/5 74% Despicable Me 2 (2013) " A sequel that actually manages to improve on the original and establishes Gru & co as richly-detailed personalities who can be trusted to carry the franchise on." — Sky Movies
Posted Jun 26, 2013
4/5 98% Before Midnight (2013) " For those who witnessed Jesse and Celine's tentative getting together as inter railing students almost twenty years ago, it's reassuring to see them still in love." — Sky Movies
Posted Jun 19, 2013
2/5 35% Summer in February (2014) " Ultimately, it's a competent, if uninspired, chronicle of an intriguing community hamstrung by that worthily reverential approach that afflicts British film-makers." — Sky Movies
Posted Jun 12, 2013
4/5 59% Stuck in Love (2013) " Unfashionably un-cynical, it's a labour of familial love from first-time writer-director Josh Boone whose simple style well serves a story of sweetness and wit." — Sky Movies
Posted Jun 12, 2013
3/5 52% Thérèse (2013) " Although always watchable, there's a dynamism missing, handicapped in no small measure by a dialled down performance from Tautou, who is far too old for the role of a young free spirit." — Sky Movies
Posted Jun 6, 2013
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