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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): Guardian, TheWrap, Times [UK]

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
5/5 86% Far From the Madding Crowd (2015) "With dashing redcoats, picturesque bucolic vistas and heaving bosoms aplenty, there is more than enough in Danish director Thomas Vinterberg's gorgeous adaptation of Thomas Hardy's classic novel to treat any lingering Poldark withdrawal symptoms. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Apr 2, 2015
3/5 57% Heaven's Gate (1980) "It is a bloated Western that contains some extraordinary moments, a lot of heavy-handed political commentary and a hell of a lot of padding. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Mar 27, 2015
3/5 81% Dior and I (2015) "The most interesting element about the documentary Dior and I... is the insight we get into the process and the skilled artists in the atelier that elevates this above the standard fashion hagiography. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Mar 27, 2015
1/5 13% Seventh Son (2015) "It's a real problem when one of your leading characters sounds like a cross between Bane, the masked mutterer from The Dark Knight Rises, and a man competing in a hard-boiled-egg-eating contest. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Mar 27, 2015
4/5 79% The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water (2015) "Sponge Out of Water has a frenetic, Looney Tunes pacing and a head-spinning, surreal story that makes you wonder whether it's aimed at children or stoners. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Mar 27, 2015
5/5 95% Wild Tales (2015) "Wild Tales is a riotously entertaining collection of short stories linked by a common theme: people losing their self-control and self-respect. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Mar 27, 2015
4/5 91% Network (1976) "This tale of a failing network that feeds on the mental breakdown of one of its anchors, cannibalising itself for ratings, feels as savagely relevant now as it did when it was released nearly 40 years ago. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Mar 27, 2015
4/5 29% Get Hard (2015) "Get Hard packs an impressive gag-rate into its fairly thin premise. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Mar 27, 2015
1/5 32% Dark Summer (2015) "This is the kind of film that relies heavily on sledgehammer sound design and creepy imagery in the absence of a persuasive story. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Mar 20, 2015
2/5 47% Home (2015) "The film takes the lazy route of cannibalising pop cultural references rather than coming up with decent jokes. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Mar 19, 2015
1/5 72% The Voices (2015) "It's wretchedly unfunny and tonally erratic, the striking production design notwithstanding. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Mar 19, 2015
4/5 100% The Tale of the Princess Kaguya (2014) "The latest film from the esteemed Japanese animation company Studio Ghibli. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Mar 19, 2015
2/5 17% The Gunman (2015) "Sean Penn has spent a lot of time in the gym lately. We know this because, well, it's hard to ignore when a 54-year-old man grimly grabs every opportunity to shed his shirt. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Mar 19, 2015
2/5 68% Despair (Despair - Eine Reise ins Licht) (1978) "Certainly Dirk Bogarde's performance, although arch and mannered, is uncomfortably compelling. And the cinematography is undeniably striking. But I can't say I enjoyed it. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Mar 18, 2015
100% Victim (1961) "[Victim] is a snapshot of social history that has dated in the past 40 years. But it is well worth watching for Dirk Bogarde's superb performance. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Mar 13, 2015
4/5 100% Man of the West (1958) "Anthony Mann's terrific final western is a potent examination of one man's battle against his own darker impulses. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Mar 12, 2015
4/5 86% A Brilliant Young Mind (2015) "[An] affecting film. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Mar 12, 2015
4/5 96% Summer (2011) "Some films exist in a vacuum. Others, like Le rayon vert, the fifth tale in √Čric Rohmer's Comedies and Proverbs series, are destined to have a seismic impact on the cinema that comes after it. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Mar 6, 2015
4/5 98% Appropriate Behavior (2015) "Unconventional but rewarding. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Mar 6, 2015
4/5 78% Hyena (2015) "There's something bullish and unrelenting about writer-director Gerard Johnson's filmmaking that sets this bleak drama apart. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Mar 6, 2015
3/5 77% Kill the Messenger (2014) "Kill the Messenger is earnest and righteous but almost entirely lacking in thrills. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Mar 6, 2015
2/5 60% High Tide "There's the wisp of an interesting idea here, but this is clearly a short film that has been inelegantly padded to feature length. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Mar 6, 2015
1/5 31% Chappie (2015) "Neill Blomkamp's choice of having Ninja and Yolandi Visser (or Vi$$er to be accurate), from the South African rap-rave band Die Antwoord, play, essentially, grotesque versions of themselves is disastrous -- a film-sinking folly. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Mar 5, 2015
5/5 100% The Last Picture Show (1971) "A sublime study of sexually charged ennui in a dying town in 1950s Texas. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Mar 2, 2015
2/5 63% Hinterland "A slight British drama, Hinterland is such an insubstantial wisp of a film that you barely register it. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Feb 27, 2015
4/5 97% It Follows (2015) "The first thing that strikes you about It Follows is that it's a film made with love. And that's something that you infrequently get to say about horror films. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Feb 26, 2015
1/5 10% The Boy Next Door (2015) "One of the stupidest films ever made. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Feb 26, 2015
4/5 57% Focus (2015) "The clue to unravelling this entertaining tale of glamorous grifters is in the title. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Feb 26, 2015
5/5 97% Casablanca (1942) "Curtiz's film is a classic for a reason -- it's crafted with the precision, detail and beauty of a Faberg√© egg; the dialogue is hauntingly memorable and, in Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman, it has one of the most magnetic screen pairings in history. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Feb 22, 2015
98% All Quiet on the Western Front (1930) "The performances are haunting. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Feb 20, 2015
3/5 69% Backstreet Boys: Show 'Em What You're Made Of (2015) "The result is rather more interesting than you might expect. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Feb 20, 2015
3/5 84% Predestination (2015) "One of Ethan Hawke's strengths as an actor is his willingness to jump between arthouse fare and B-movie genre fodder. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Feb 20, 2015
4/5 49% Cake (2015) "If I were Jennifer Aniston, I would be fuming. And I would be wondering what exactly I had to do to get an Oscar nomination for best actress. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Feb 20, 2015
4/5 100% Wild River (1960) "Shooting predominantly on location in Tennessee, Kazan makes evocative use of the mist that hangs over the river like a lingering regret. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Feb 19, 2015
5/5 93% The Duke Of Burgundy (2015) "A meticulously choreographed erotic theatre. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Feb 19, 2015
2/5 22% The Seventh Dwarf (2015) "There are innumerable preferable ways to kill some time without having to endure some of the most determinedly ugly computer animation I have seen in years. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Feb 17, 2015
4/5 100% The Philadelphia Story (1940) "This frothy theatre adaptation dates from the period when Hollywood had pretty much perfected the art of the romantic comedy. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Feb 17, 2015
3/5 89% Love Is All: 100 Years of Love & Courtship "Like many found-footage assemblages, this is superficially rather charming but lacking in a central thesis. The music, however, is gorgeous. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Feb 17, 2015
4/5 94% Love Is Strange (2014) "It starts with a marriage. A marriage which is also, unexpectedly, an ending of sorts, although you wouldn't know it from the hum of warmth and goodwill that surrounds Ben (John Lithgow) and George (Alfred Molina). " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Feb 13, 2015
84% Dancing In Jaffa (2014) "A well-meaning but shamelessly contrived feel-good documentary. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Feb 12, 2015
5/5 97% The Killing (1956) "This taut crime picture was one of the earliest films in the career of Stanley Kubrick, but something of the director's voice and characteristic preoccupations are already evident here. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Feb 5, 2015
4/5 99% Shaun the Sheep (2015) "While Shaun the Sheep Movie is unlikely to match Paddington at the box office, it adds weight to the argument that there is a mini renaissance in family filmmaking in the UK at the moment. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Feb 5, 2015
2/5 26% Jupiter Ascending (2015) "This unwieldy space opera is huge in scale and spectacle but thin on story. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Feb 5, 2015
2/5 67% No Manifesto: A Film About Manic Street Preachers "Non-fans of the band will find nothing of cinematic interest in this by-the-numbers music documentary and existing fans will be unlikely to learn anything new of note. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Feb 2, 2015
4/5 100% I am Yours (2014) "I Am Yours is a pensive, perceptive study of a woman adrift whose expectations of a relationship are never quite matched. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Feb 2, 2015
3/5 63% Trash (2015) "There's a driving energy to the film-making and three central performances, from non-professional actors Rickson Tevez, Gabriel Weinstein and Eduardo Luis, are first rate. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Jan 29, 2015
2/5 75% Kingsman: The Secret Service (2015) "[Vaughan's] latest picture, a genre mash-up that sends the Sixties-era Bond-style gentleman spy on a collision course with the supporting cast of Kidulthood, is his most gratuitous slaughterfest yet. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Jan 29, 2015
4/5 80% Two for the Road (1967) "With Two for the Road... Donen took a romantic comedy and deconstructed it, using the nonlinear structure and jump cuts that were being popularised at the time by the French new wave. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Jan 23, 2015
4/5 46% The Gambler (2014) "Mark Wahlberg is always a physically articulate actor; here he wrings despair and disillusionment from every beaten-down gesture, every curt exchange. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Jan 23, 2015
4/5 92% Ex Machina (2015) "Ex Machina is a smart, tricksy study of artificial intelligence and tech-sex that explores a credible near-future take on the man-machine relationship. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Jan 22, 2015
1/5 13% Mortdecai (2015) "Johnny Depp affects an accent that's so exaggeratedly British he sounds like a one-man Pimm's advertisement as Mortdecai, a dimwit toff art dealer with a taste for port and a moustache that would get him laughed out of Shoreditch. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Jan 22, 2015
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