Wendy Ide

Wendy Ide

Agrees with the Tomatometer 81% of the time.

Wendy Ide's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Times [UK]

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/5 100% Beasts of No Nation (2015) "The British star Idris Elba finally gets a film role to match his breakthrough television performance in The Wire, a role that showcases his depth and complexity as an actor. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Sep 3, 2015
4/5 90% Straight Outta Compton (2015) "The story of the rise and subsequent implosion of one of the most influential bands in US rap history gets a sweeping, epic, but somewhat partisan treatment in F Gary Gray's explosive drama Straight Outta Compton. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Aug 27, 2015
2/5 7% Hitman: Agent 47 (2015) "It's unlikely this latest instalment was made to fulfil any burning need on the part of the audience, more probably it's a result of the lack of imagination in some sectors of the movie industry. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Aug 27, 2015
1/5 20% Barely Lethal (2015) "All the high-concept gloss in the world can't obscure that this is a flat-footed retread of the very films Megan avidly watches in preparation for her latest "mission". " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Aug 27, 2015
4/5 84% The Wolfpack (2015) "The story that emerged, when she won their confidence, is the kind of once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that every factual filmmaker dreams of and very rarely stumbles across. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Aug 20, 2015
1/5 27% Vacation (2015) "At least the National Lampoon films were memorable, which is more than can be said for the misbegotten and instantly forgettable Vacation. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Aug 20, 2015
2/5 No Score Yet Looking For Love "The positive elements are countered by gruesome interjections of spoken poetry and a running time which is longer than many relationships. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Aug 20, 2015
3/5 100% The President "The President, the latest from the exiled Iranian filmmaker Mohsen Makhmalbaf, was shot in Georgia and is set in an unnamed state. Yet the story.. has far-reaching resonance and relevance. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Aug 20, 2015
2/5 12% Sinister 2 (2015) "The sequel to the nastily effective horror movie Sinister, Sinister 2 loses two of the main assets from the first film: Ethan Hawke and the element of surprise. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Aug 20, 2015
2/5 72% 1,000 Times Good Night (2014) "Binoche is impressive, bringing a steely, self-contained detachment to even the most intimate moments with her family. But Erik Poppe, the director, slathers the film in overly sentimental music choices " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Aug 7, 2015
4/5 93% The Diary Of A Teenage Girl (2015) "It nails the emotional, hormonal bloodbath of a young girl's sexual coming of age with an earthy, humorous and boldly unflinching approach. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Aug 6, 2015
4/5 90% Pickup on South Street (1953) "This atmospheric Cold War crime picture is a class act. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Aug 6, 2015
4/5 93% The Gift (2015) "It's a taut psychological thriller that serves up a series of sickening jolts and a queasy sense of menace. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Aug 6, 2015
4/5 86% 52 Tuesdays (2015) "Formally playful and thematically complex. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Aug 6, 2015
3/5 96% Hard to be a God (2015) "German died before it was completed; it was finished by his wife and son, Aleksei German Jr, also a director. And to be honest, it's the kind of film that could kill off a fair few audience members as well. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Aug 6, 2015
4/5 83% Genius Within: The Inner Life of Glenn Gould (2010) "The film mounts a persuasive case for Gould's phenomenal cultural significance. "The inner life", however, is the one thing we don't really get to explore. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Aug 4, 2015
4/5 82% Eden (2015) "Rambling, talky and luxuriantly wistful, the film gives a perceptive survey of the self-importance and decadence of a youth movement. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Jul 23, 2015
2/5 22% Ruth & Alex (2015) "Even Freeman at his twinkliest and Keaton at her most kooky and adorable are not enough to sweeten the bad taste left by Ruth & Alex. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Jul 23, 2015
2/5 54% Maggie (2015) "A quietly melancholic study of a father-daughter relationship playing out under the shadow of her terminal disease. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Jul 23, 2015
3/5 60% Southpaw (2015) "Jake Gyllenhaal looks the part. Bulked up and tracked with scars; leaking blood and woozily losing focus; lines slurred in a bleary method-acting mumble, he's wholly convincing as Billy Hope, the reigning light heavyweight champion of the world. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Jul 23, 2015
5/5 96% 3 Women (1977) "The result is remarkable -- a semi-lucid, feverish tale of female relationships that disintegrates into a kind of woozy, oppressive madness. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Jul 16, 2015
4/5 96% The Salt of the Earth (2015) "Wim Wenders' master stroke in The Salt of the Earth is to let the photographs of SebastiĆ£o Salgado speak for themselves. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Jul 16, 2015
4/5 95% The Wonders (2015) "A beguilingly odd little coming-of-age tale set on the isolated farmstead of a family of beekeepers. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Jul 16, 2015
5/5 96% Touch of Evil (1958) "The bravura of the opening sequence of Orson Welles's last Hollywood picture grabs you by the throat. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Jul 9, 2015
5/5 99% Song Of The Sea (2014) "The first frame of the exquisite hand-drawn Irish animation Song of the Sea is so unexpectedly gorgeous, it made me shiver involuntarily. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Jul 9, 2015
0/5 17% The Human Centipede III (Final Sequence) (2015) "Scenarios served up in the name of entertainment include castration, boiling-waterboarding and rape. Ultimately, the reason this film is unwatchable is the shouty, spitty overacting from Dieter Laser. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Jul 9, 2015
4/5 90% Love & Mercy (2015) "The execution is ambitious and intriguing enough to make this particular biopic feel fresh, new even. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Jul 9, 2015
1/5 52% Boychoir (2015) "Imagine Whiplash chewed up and regurgitated as a series of smirking, sanctimonious Hallmark greetings cards. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Jul 9, 2015
3/5 73% What We Did on Our Holiday (2015) "Engaging but slight. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Jul 9, 2015
2/5 41% Comet (2014) "Handsome but needlessly gimmicky. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Jul 2, 2015
2/5 71% Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles (2014) "[Magician] has an inelegant, cobbled-together feel that doesn't do justice to its subject. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Jul 2, 2015
3/5 80% All American High Revisited "A fascinating time capsule of school life before social networking, mobile phones, reality TV and the internet. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Jul 2, 2015
3/5 83% The First Film "Despite a crippling lack of solid information and a fair amount of speculation, the documentary mounts a solid case for Le Prince, an inventor and artist, to be recognised as the true father of film. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Jul 2, 2015
2/5 65% Magic Mike XXL (2015) "Magic Mike XXL, barely bothers to scratch beneath the veneer of fake tan. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Jul 2, 2015
4/5 90% Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes (2014) "[Dawn of the Planet of the Apes] is a text book example of how to stay true to the basic genetic code of a movie while also letting it evolve into a different, altogether more sophisticated beast. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Jun 30, 2015
1/5 29% Everly (2015) "Salma Hayek stars in what must be the most distasteful and exploitative film of the year so far. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Jun 25, 2015
5/5 100% The Third Man (1949) "Few films more effectively capture the crumbling infrastructure and opportunistic lawlessness of postwar Europe. And none better translate the snaking treachery of Graham Greene's stories and his worlds of cynical expats and casual betrayal. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Jun 25, 2015
4/5 82% The Overnight (2015) "[An] uncomfortably perceptive sex comedy. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Jun 25, 2015
4/5 93% The Wrecking Crew (2015) "It's a fascinating insight into how a classic song is crafted. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Jun 25, 2015
4/5 91% Slow West (2015) "The western may be about as relevant to American society as the ability to lasso a rampaging steer, but the genre refuses to die. Instead it evolves, taking on new meanings with each new incarnation. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Jun 25, 2015
4/5 54% Minions (2015) "How do you craft a film about a hoard of nearly identical yellow oval creatures who speak no identifiable language and live solely to serve the most evil master they can find? Rather successfully, it turns out. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Jun 25, 2015
4/5 77% Station To Station (2015) "Remarkably, given the disjointed structure, this film gels elegantly. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Jun 25, 2015
2/5 No Score Yet Hustlers Convention "The story of Hustlers Convention is important. It is, we are told repeatedly, the hip-hop missing link. Unfortunately, this documentary is too chaotic and distracted to mount much of a case. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Jun 25, 2015
3/5 93% Room 237 (2013) "Don't watch this film and expect an authoritative critical analysis of the film; watch it and explore the distorting, drug-like pull that some art can exert on its audience. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Jun 24, 2015
2/5 31% The Longest Ride (2015) "Shamelessly sentimental. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Jun 18, 2015
1/5 32% Entourage (2015) "This is so rank, such braying, witless drivel... " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Jun 18, 2015
3/5 76% Love at First Fight (2015) "[The film] doesn't live up to its promise... [but] it's an intriguingly off-kilter relationship drama and the two leads are persuasive. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Jun 18, 2015
4/5 89% London Road "Rufus Norris's big, bold screen version of London Road, the play he directed at the National Theatre, works because it wears its theatricality with pride. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Jun 12, 2015
3/5 100% The Misfits (1961) "John Huston's latter-day western exerts a doomy, morbid fascination that goes beyond what we see on the screen. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Jun 12, 2015
4/5 82% Lagerfeuer (West) (2014) "We rejoin Nelly and her son Alexei on a tense, humiliatingly journey across the border from East Germany to West. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Jun 11, 2015
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