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
2/5 8% Survivor (2015) "Survivor is the kind of film that relies on characters doing everything in a needlessly complicated way. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Jun 5, 2015
4/5 83% Listen Up Philip (2014) "It's as if Woody Allen dipped his pen in cyanide and directed a film in which the pithy misanthropy of Philip Roth has seeped into every frame. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Jun 4, 2015
4/5 81% Second Coming "Second Coming is an enigmatic and quietly impressive piece of storytelling. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Jun 4, 2015
3/5 94% Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films (2012) "Fortunately, in the hands of the documentary film-maker Mark Hartley, the result is a romp through the insalubrious depths of the straight-to-video bin of your local 1980s video rental establishment. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Jun 4, 2015
3/5 60% Insidious: Chapter 3 (2015) "It's functional but pretty unremarkable as far as horror movies go, but provides Lin Shaye the opportunity to deliver a terrific, movie-hogging supporting performance. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Jun 4, 2015
4/5 100% Dheepan "This latest film from Cannes competition regular Jacques Audiard (A Prophet, Rust and Bone) is an intimate and carefully observed portrait of three strangers clinging to the secret that might just save them. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted May 28, 2015
3/5 90% The Assassin "Hou Hsiao-Hsien's characteristically meditative take on the Wuxia genre is gorgeous. However...this is likely to disappoint audiences who prefer their martial arts movies to favour the martial over the arts. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted May 28, 2015
2/5 0% Search Party "Scot Armstrong, one of the writers of The Hangover Part II, makes his directorial debut with a film that borrows large chunks of the plot from The Hangover part one. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted May 28, 2015
3/5 66% The Dead Lands (2015) "The Dead Lands is a distinctive tale that blends coming-of-age with some muscular action sequences. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted May 28, 2015
4/5 100% The Hound of the Baskervilles (1959) "There has been no shortage of interpretations of Conan Doyle's great detective over the years, but, with apologies to Benedict Cumberbatch, Peter Cushing remains one of the greatest. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted May 28, 2015
1/5 13% Sword Of Vengeance (2015) "It's the kind of film that confuses slow-motion with significance: a shot of some rain dripping from the end of someone's nose takes minutes but tells us nothing except that the umbrella has not yet been invented. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted May 28, 2015
4/5 92% The Goob "The setting for Guy Myhill's terrific coming-of-age drama The Goob is the wind-blasted flatland of rural Norfolk, but there's a reckless, lawless quality to this land and its community that evokes the backwoods of America's deep south. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted May 28, 2015
2/5 50% San Andreas (2015) "It doesn't bode well when a movie that will sink or swim entirely on its CGI technology can't even manage a convincingly Photoshopped family portrait. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted May 28, 2015
5/5 100% Son of Saul (2015) "[A] devastating Holocaust drama. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted May 22, 2015
5/5 95% Carol (2015) "Like its effortlessly chic central character, Todd Haynes's adaptation of Patricia Highsmith's novella is impeccably put together. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted May 22, 2015
4/5 87% Sicario (2015) "America's covert war against the Mexican drug cartels gets a bracing, brutal working over by the director Denis Villeneuve. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted May 22, 2015
5/5 98% Inside Out (2015) "[Inside Out] can easily stand alongside Pixar's greatest films. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted May 20, 2015
3/5 100% Only Angels Have Wings (1939) "It's a solid melodrama with a brawling sense of place that hasn't entirely stood the test of time. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted May 14, 2015
5/5 91% Paper Moon (1973) "Part of an incredible 1970s career run for the director Peter Bogdanovich, Paper Moon remains a high point, not just for the talent involved behind the scenes and in front of the camera, but also for Hollywood. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted May 14, 2015
5/5 86% The Tribe (2015) "The Tribe, the first feature from Kiev-born Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy is, by any standards, a remarkable achievement. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted May 14, 2015
4/5 87% Lambert & Stamp (2015) "In many ways, Lambert & Stamp is the ultimate mismatched buddy movie. The difference is, this vivid, fascinating documentary is true. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted May 14, 2015
3/5 88% A Fuller Life "A Fuller Life is a cigar-chomping swagger through the life of an independent filmmaker from a time before the term "indie" had entered common parlance. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted May 14, 2015
4/5 67% Pitch Perfect 2 (2015) "As wardrobe malfunctions go, they don't get much more disastrous. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted May 14, 2015
4/5 71% The Offence (1973) "The third collaboration between Sean Connery and the director Sidney Lumet is an unsettling glimpse into the toxic mind of a policeman who has been polluted by the horrors witnessed over the course of his career. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted May 12, 2015
4/5 100% Bloody Daughter (2013) "A documentary made by a daughter about her mother, Argerich is a very personal take on a woman who is world famous for her talent as a musician, a pianist whose gift has made her public property. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted May 8, 2015
4/5 44% Still "We are so used to seeing Aidan Gillen playing power-wielding politicos that it's almost disconcerting to see how comfortably he inhabits the skin of a character hurtling towards rock bottom in Still. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted May 7, 2015
4/5 86% Top Five (2014) "Chris Rock approaches directing with the same fizzing energy that he brings to his stand-up comedy. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted May 7, 2015
2/5 69% Futuro Beach (2015) "There's just not enough going on in this photogenic wisp of a film to give the audience much to care about. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted May 7, 2015
5/5 96% The Long Good Friday (1982) "Although The Long Good Friday is firmly rooted in a very different era -- early 1980s Britain is another country entirely -- the film still feels fresh and uncompromisingly tough. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted May 7, 2015
5/5 95% Girlhood (2015) "[CĂ©line Sciamma's] third film, Girlhood, confirms her as quite simply one of the best directors of her generation. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted May 7, 2015
1/5 54% The Age of Adaline (2015) "This magical-realist meditation on mortality is untroubled by logic, clarity, intelligence -- anything that might salvage such simple-minded slush. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted May 7, 2015
1/5 71% The Emperor's New Clothes "The Emperor's New Clothes is a case study in the pitfalls of personality-led documentary. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted May 5, 2015
3/5 48% Spike Island (2015) "Spike Island has plenty of feckless, disorganised charm. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted May 4, 2015
2/5 84% I Am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story (2015) "I Am Big Bird, is a must if you want to listen to 90 minutes of bland platitudes about the "genius" of a man who dresses as a giant yellow bird for a living. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Apr 30, 2015
2/5 64% We Are Monster "We Are Monster is unsettling, but not entirely successful. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Apr 30, 2015
2/5 20% Ooops! Noah is Gone... (Two by Two) (2015) "Orange and blue creatures with furry beaks, fond of giving hugs and making cosy homes, nestrians are insufferable. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Apr 30, 2015
2/5 20% Tea & Sangria "Any chance that this flabby, pallid tale had of connecting with an audience was sunk the moment that writer and director Peter Domankiewicz cast himself as bewildered Brit David. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Apr 24, 2015
2/5 63% Rigor Mortis (2014) "The Hong Kong spookfest Rigor Mortis is a whole lot of fun if you approach it as a kind of Asian horror-trope bingo game. The film is as bloated as a distended corpse. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Apr 24, 2015
3/5 88% The Good Lie (2014) "The Good Lie is an open-hearted Christian parable about faith and self-sacrifice. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Apr 23, 2015
2/5 35% Ultrasuede: In Search of Halston (2012) "I want to believe that Whitney Sudler-Smith, the director and camera-hogging "presenter" of Ultrasuede: In Search Of Halston, is some kind of Bruno-like parody of a fashion victim. He's too gloriously, self- importantly inept to be real, surely? " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Apr 17, 2015
2/5 60% The Invisible Life "Interesting use of ambient traffic noise and atmospheric gloom notwithstanding, the Lisbon-set drama The Invisible Life is a determinedly dull affair. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Apr 17, 2015
4/5 69% The Town That Dreaded Sundown (2014) "Not a straight remake of the 1976 cult horror movie, The Town That Dreaded Sundown is more a self-referential homage that takes the original film's legacy and embellishes it. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Apr 16, 2015
2/5 60% The Last 5 Years (2015) "A patchy adaptation of a Broadway musical -- think The Umbrellas of Williamsburg -- which is elevated but not entirely saved by the presence of Anna Kendrick in one of the two central roles. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Apr 16, 2015
4/5 26% Child 44 (2015) "Tom Hardy rolls his Russian accent around his mouth like its a shot of vodka to be savoured. With his Soviet-issue brutalist haircut and shambling bear's gait, plus the accent as thick as borscht, he inhabits completely the part of Leo Demidov. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Apr 16, 2015
3/5 80% Drone "It explores the advent of a new kind of war, fought with unmanned, armed drones piloted by young people recruited for their skill at video games. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Apr 9, 2015
5/5 98% Sweet Smell of Success (1957) "New York never looked as thrillingly sordid as it does in this scabrous masterpiece. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Apr 9, 2015
4/5 97% Kurt Cobain: Montage Of Heck (2015) "The annoying title notwithstanding, Cobain: Montage of Heck does a decent job of capturing the charisma and restless creativity of Nirvana's frontman Kurt Cobain without getting bogged down in hagiography. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Apr 9, 2015
4/5 75% Good Kill (2015) "The writer and director Andrew Niccol's quietly intelligent drama about drone warfare explores the gradual breakdown of a man's self-respect. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Apr 9, 2015
5/5 92% Force Majeure (2014) "[A] superb black comedy. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Apr 9, 2015
3/5 85% John Wick (2014) "Just when you have all but given up hope for Keanu Reeves... there comes the hyper-stylised revenge movie John Wick. And you remember what you loved about him in the first place. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Apr 9, 2015
4/5 83% While We're Young (2015) "It's a funny thing, the generation gap. Depending where you are standing, it can look like anything from a hairline fracture to an unbridgeable chasm. From Noah Baumbach's point of view, there's plenty of comic mileage at either end of the spectrum. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Apr 3, 2015
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