Tom Huddlestone

Tom Huddlestone

Agrees with the Tomatometer 73% of the time.

Publications:
Time Out
Total Reviews:
107

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
3/5 75% Greenberg (2010) " A film of powerful, memorable moments -- some striking dialogue, some great performances, a handful of beautifully played, bracingly discomfiting love scenes -- in search of a structure and, perhaps, a soul." — Time Out
Posted Jun 8, 2010
2/5 70% Ondine (2010) " A clunky third-act shift into thriller territory only makes 'Ondine' more confused: ambitious and deeply felt, to be sure, but also winsome and wildly uneven." — Time Out
Posted Mar 5, 2010
2/5 71% The Crazies (2010) " There's too much story and key details are absent or underexplained. Though far from unwatchable, The Crazies feels like a missed opportunity." — Time Out
Posted Feb 26, 2010
4/5 91% Crazy Heart (2009) " Crazy Heart feels familiar, even comforting, offering few surprises but a wealth of lovingly crafted, immaculately judged, wholly authentic emotion." — Time Out
Posted Feb 19, 2010
3/5 66% Youth in Revolt (2010) " The tone throughout is moderately quirky rather than full-on teen-flick vulgarian, bolstered by indie-cred cameos." — Time Out
Posted Feb 5, 2010
4/5 100% Oil City Confidential (2009) " What emerges is a film to rank alongside Temple's own Joe Strummer elegy 'The Future is Unwritten' as the very best in British rock documentary. Riveting, even if you don't like the music." — Time Out
Posted Feb 5, 2010
4/5 84% The Princess and the Frog (2009) " Randy Newman's songs are a little too blandly Randy Newman-ish and the story is uneven, but there are some great characters, some even better jokes, a general sense of good humour and that entrancing, eye-ravishing old-school animation." — Time Out
Posted Feb 2, 2010
4/5 84% Ddongpari (Breathless) (2009) " Blending a thoughtful cycle-of-violence subplot with a piercing study of how even the most hateful and isolated people inevitably affect those around them, 'Breathless' is a challenging, dynamic experience." — Time Out
Posted Feb 2, 2010
4/5 95% Crude (2009) " A bleak, necessarily incomplete tale, and suffers from a late intrusion by celebrity eco-botherer Trudi Styler. But with this gripping, angry film, Berlinger has put himself back on the side of the angels." — Time Out
Posted Jan 15, 2010
4/5 76% Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll (2010) " You don't need to be a fan of Dury's music to enjoy 'Sex & Drugs...'. This is just gorgeous, celebratory cinema, unfettered and courageous, if unashamedly scattershot, much like the man himself." — Time Out
Posted Jan 8, 2010
3/5 75% The Road (2009) " Hillcoat's movie is a resounding triumph. Stunning landscape photography sets the melancholy mood, and Nick Cave's wrenching score reinforces it. But it is the performances that ultimately hold the film together." — Time Out
Posted Jan 8, 2010
2/5 21% Spread (2009) " Shallow, melodramatic, pretentious and wildly misguided, it's also ambitious, entertaining and rather funny." — Time Out
Posted Jan 5, 2010
4/5 79% Humpday (2009) " What finally lifts 'Humpday' above macho junk like 'The Hangover' is its all-inclusive warmth: for all their adolescent self-delusion, Shelton truly loves these characters. And after 90 minutes, so will you." — Time Out
Posted Dec 18, 2009
2/5 83% Avatar (2009) " Cameron's signature achievement may have been to prove, beyond a shadow of a doubt, the oldest of all Hollywood maxims: all the money in the world is no subsitute for fresh ideas and a solid script." — Time Out
Posted Dec 18, 2009
2/5 74% Unmade Beds (2009) " There's real promise in 'Unmade Beds': the photography is luminous, the direction loose but involving, the acting superb. But ultimately it's a joyless, indulgent film about joyless, indulgent people." — Time Out
Posted Dec 11, 2009
5/5 98% The Red Shoes (1948) " Blending impressionist art and expressionist film, blurring the barriers between theatre and cinema, body and camera, reality and dream, drawing equally on the avant-garde and the classical." — Time Out
Posted Dec 11, 2009
3/5 64% The Merry Gentleman (2009) " A flawed but decidedly promising first movie." — Time Out
Posted Dec 4, 2009
2/5 15% Mr. Right (2006) " Most disastrous is the script, which carries about as much dramatic weight as an episode of 'Heartbeat'." — Time Out
Posted Nov 27, 2009
4/5 48% Taking Woodstock (2009) " This may be a minor movie, but it displays the hallmarks of a major talent." — Time Out
Posted Nov 13, 2009
3/5 20% Amelia (2009) " Inoffensive, arcane and ultimately rather sweet, 'Amelia' is one to take your grandmother to." — Time Out
Posted Nov 13, 2009
4/5 39% 2012 (2009) " Bigger, louder, crazier and more wildly exhilarating than anything previously attempted." — Time Out
Posted Nov 13, 2009
4/5 100% L'Enfer d'Henri-Georges Clouzot (Henri-George Clouzot's Inferno) (2010) " What survives is a striking cautionary tale for budding filmmakers and a haunting evocation of experimentation run amok." — Time Out
Posted Nov 6, 2009
2/5 57% 9 (2009) " This film will surely be remembered as an intriguing failure: a triumph of ambition over ability, of ideas over emotional resonance - just another grim fairy tale for these troubled times." — Time Out
Posted Oct 30, 2009
3/5 38% Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant (2009) " There are also so many characters that some barely register, while others - like our teen hero - are just unlikeable. It's very energetic, but a more relaxed sequel, in which everyone has fun, might be a big improvement." — Time Out
Posted Oct 23, 2009
4/5 81% Bakjwi (Thirst) (2009) " A rollicking, hysterical splatter-sex-comedy only confirms 'Thirst' as one of the year's more extreme, enjoyable entertainments." — Time Out
Posted Oct 16, 2009
2/5 64% The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (2009) " It's unlikely Gilliam's own, undeniably brilliant career will be revitalised by this rambling, undisciplined and indulgent piece of work." — Time Out
Posted Oct 16, 2009
3/5 46% Management (2009) " There's more to Stephen Belber's debut than just manufactured whimsy, not least a wise and witty script, and some beautifully sketched side characters supporting two reliably charming leads." — Time Out
Posted Sep 25, 2009
4/5 87% Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs (2009) " 'Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs' may not scale the artistic heights of a 'Finding Nemo' or 'Wall-E', but it's the most satisfying and original non-Pixar CG animated movie to hit screens in a while." — Time Out
Posted Sep 18, 2009
2/5 25% Blind Dating (2007) " Pleasant but forgettable, it's destined to end up as little more than a minor footnote on Pine's megastar CV." — Time Out
Posted Sep 18, 2009
3/5 60% Shank (2009) " 'Shank' has a lot more to say than the average no-budget gangland exposé, resulting in a film which, for all its clichés, feels surprisingly real." — Time Out
Posted Sep 11, 2009
2/5 22% Sorority Row (2009) " A booty-shakin', text-messagin', Facebook-referencin' multiplex moneyspinner for undemanding twenty-first-century teens." — Time Out
Posted Sep 11, 2009
3/5 20% The Red Baron (Der rote Baron) (2008) " So while the earthbound sequences may drag, when 'The Red Baron' takes to the skies, it soars." — Time Out
Posted Sep 4, 2009
4/5 90% District 9 (2009) " Perhaps we're witnessing a new dawn for politically engaged sci-fi and horror, with Blomkamp as a latter-day George Romero. Either way, this is a stunningly impressive debut." — Time Out
Posted Sep 4, 2009
3/5 68% Funny People (2009) " This is a generous, goodhearted, enjoyable movie, loaded with memorable characters and genuine wit. But there's such a thing as giving a little too much." — Time Out
Posted Aug 29, 2009
3/5 29% The Final Destination (2009) " The film's 15 certificate is surprisingly generous. But this is harmless, inventive fun, a rollercoaster ride on the 3D bandwagon, before the wheels fall off." — Time Out
Posted Aug 29, 2009
2/5 31% Aliens in the Attic (2009) " Fleeting charms are largely outweighed by an unexceptional script, a brace of shabby performances (from both kids and adults) and some dismal CG effects." — Time Out
Posted Aug 14, 2009
2/5 15% Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus (2009) " How could one hate a film where a giant shark jumps out of the sea and brings down a plane?" — Time Out
Posted Aug 7, 2009
3/5 35% G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (2009) " 'GI Joe' is big, dumb, loud and utterly relentless: basically, everything you could ever want from a summer blockbuster." — Time Out
Posted Aug 7, 2009
2/5 51% The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 (2009) " 'The Taking of Pelham 123' is not a bad film: it's ponderous and shallow, but always watchable. But what it crucially fails to do, especially in the light of its illustrious predecessor, is justify its own existence." — Time Out
Posted Jul 31, 2009
1/5 85% Skin (2009) " Director Anthony Fabian and his team of writers have lost sight of the conflicts inherent in her story, relying on TV-movie cliché and tired, unsuccessful attempts at emotional manipulation." — Time Out
Posted Jul 24, 2009
3/5 87% The Blues Brothers (1980) " The film retains a huge nostalgic kick, thanks in large part to Aykroyd and Belushi's easy rapport, a smattering of daft, shaggy humour and some truly iconic musical sequences." — Time Out
Posted Jul 24, 2009
5/5 97% Burma VJ: Reporter i et Lukket Land (Burma VJ: Reporting from a Closed Country) (2008) " It's a flawlessly constructed piece of work, as relentlessly gripping as it is educational, a righteous and even uplifting paean to the continued importance of collective protest." — Time Out
Posted Jul 17, 2009
4/5 85% Soul Power (2009) " As a concert film it's unparalleled: a stunningly photographed, soul-stirring celebration." — Time Out
Posted Jul 10, 2009
5/5 95% Mishima - A Life in Four Chapters (1985) " Graced with a throbbing orchestral score from Philip Glass and John Bailey's luminous photography, this is appropriately monumental filmmaking." — Time Out
Posted Jul 10, 2009
2/5 14% Year One (2009) " 'Year One' wants to be seen as a freeform, knockabout trawl through Biblical history, perfect for an undemanding Saturday night. There are only two problems: it's kind of dull and just isn't funny." — Time Out
Posted Jul 3, 2009
3/5 80% Strawberry and Chocolate (Fresa y Chocolate) (1994) " While the central story may lack edge, 'Strawberry and Chocolate' remains an entertaining, thoughtful take on the absurdity of confusing sexuality and politics." — Time Out
Posted Jul 3, 2009
3/5 19% Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009) " While it would be hard to make a case for 'Revenge of the Fallen' as 'good' in any normal sense of the word, it possesses such brute force that the viewer is left with two options: surrender, or suffer in silence." — Time Out
Posted Jun 19, 2009
3/5 36% Gigantic (2009) " 'Gigantic' is a film that succeeds by wearing the viewer down, as an infuriatingly coy, self-conscious first act gives way to a sweet and affecting climax." — Time Out
Posted Jun 19, 2009
3/5 89% Red Cliff (Chi Bi) (2009) " As old-fashioned mythic entertainment, 'Red Cliff' succeeds in solid, sometimes magnificent fashion." — Time Out
Posted Jun 12, 2009
2/5 79% The Hangover (2009) " An intriguing, time-hopping set-up is wasted on obnoxious characters, celebrity cameos and crass attempts at humour." — Time Out
Posted Jun 12, 2009
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