William Thomas

William Thomas

Agrees with the Tomatometer 73% of the time.

Publications:
Empire Magazine
Total Reviews:
63

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
2/5 19% Transcendence (2014) " An A-list cast and talented filmmaker are wasted on a B-Movie script with pretentions of prescience." — Empire Magazine
Posted Apr 25, 2014
2/5 20% The Last Days On Mars (2013) " A sci-fi horror dimmer than the dark side of the moon." — Empire Magazine
Posted Apr 7, 2014
3/5 90% Keep the Lights On (2012) " While not quite on a par with Andrew Haigh's Weekend, this is still an undeniably powerful piece of filmmaking." — Empire Magazine
Posted Oct 29, 2012
2/5 51% Savages (2012) " A simplistic thriller that offers very little, especially given who is behind the camera." — Empire Magazine
Posted Sep 16, 2012
2/5 17% The Watch (2012) " Lacking the bite of Attack The Block, Stiller and co. are happy to fall back on their usual shtick, with director Schaffer providing barely enough juice to power the laughs." — Empire Magazine
Posted Aug 20, 2012
2/5 70% Men in Black III (2012) " Despite some good moments, Agents J, O and K are missing an E." — Empire Magazine
Posted May 16, 2012
2/5 33% Joyful Noise (2012) " A join-the-dots parade of feel-good clichés. And not in a good way." — Empire Magazine
Posted Apr 23, 2012
2/5 6% The Devil Inside (2012) " Some found footage should really just stay lost." — Empire Magazine
Posted Mar 11, 2012
3/5 77% A Dangerous Method (2011) " It never really gets under the skin in the way Cronenberg does at his best." — Empire Magazine
Posted Feb 5, 2012
2/5 21% The Sitter (2011) " Not Superbad, just quite bad." — Empire Magazine
Posted Jan 17, 2012
4/5 45% 30 Minutes or Less (2011) " Undoubtedly slight but terrifically entertaining all the same. Very fast and lots of fun." — Empire Magazine
Posted Sep 11, 2011
3/5 60% The Beaver (2011) " It never quite comes together in a satisfying way, but it's still a brave, strange, brain-stirring piece of filmmaking." — Empire Magazine
Posted Jun 13, 2011
4/5 89% A Screaming Man (2011) " Beautifully understated, Haroun gives his story room to breathe and the tenderness to touch the heart. A thoughtful tale of fathers and sons." — Empire Magazine
Posted May 9, 2011
3/5 10% Red Riding Hood (2011) " Oldman and Seyfried prove to be the big attractions, but Hardwicke's Riding Hood legend still lacks bite." — Empire Magazine
Posted Apr 11, 2011
2/5 37% Mars Needs Moms (2011) " An uninvolving mo-cap adventure that's well below par. Marvin the Martian would be unhappy to share his planet with this bunch." — Empire Magazine
Posted Apr 4, 2011
2/5 46% Hereafter (2010) " Slow, ponderous and as shallow as it thinks it is deep, lifted only by an impressive opening and fine work from Damon and Howard." — Empire Magazine
Posted Jan 26, 2011
2/5 43% The Green Hornet (2011) " High hopes of magic from the Gondry-Rogen pairing are dashed. Some neat touches aside, this isn't so much eternal sunshine, more superbad." — Empire Magazine
Posted Jan 12, 2011
4/5 100% Boudu Saved From Drowning (Bondé sauvé des eaux) (1932) " Tier two Renoir, but well worth hunting down, not least for Michael Simon's mighty Catweazle beard." — Empire Magazine
Posted Dec 13, 2010
2/5 42% Dinner for Schmucks (2010) " It bungles utilising plenty of talent in a lightweight comedy effort that brings little fresh to the table." — Empire Magazine
Posted Sep 1, 2010
2/5 51% The Switch (2010) " Despite winning turns by Lewis and an on-form Goldblum, the laughs are in short supply." — Empire Magazine
Posted Sep 1, 2010
3/5 62% Salt (2010) " Noyce marshals the crunches and bangs well, and it zips along at a pace sufficient enough to keep the paranoia alive." — Empire Magazine
Posted Aug 19, 2010
1/5 12% Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (1987) " Predictably awful fourth installment." — Empire Magazine
Posted Jul 12, 2010
2/5 15% Sex and the City 2 (2010) " This feels bigger and more cinematic than the first film, and sees a progression in the lives of the characters. But many of the jokes are beyond broad, and the Middle Eastern stereotypes are shockingly cack-handed." — Empire Magazine
Posted May 27, 2010
2/5 19% Cop Out (2010) " Kev, get thee to a typewriter. You're so much better than this." — Empire Magazine
Posted May 20, 2010
2/5 32% My Last Five Girlfriends (2009) " Packed with ambition and ideas, but Julian Kemp's subversive rom-com is bogged down by wild fluctuations in tone and acting ability." — Empire Magazine
Posted Mar 15, 2010
3/5 70% Sherlock Holmes (2009) " A fun, action-packed reintroduction to Conan Doyle's classic characters. Part Two should provide more in the way of scope." — Empire Magazine
Posted Dec 21, 2009
3/5 89% Sin Nombre (2009) " Captivatingly naturalistic performances and cinematography almost makes up for the lack of a larger political framework." — Empire Magazine
Posted Aug 14, 2009
2/5 26% Land of the Lost (2009) " Humdrum adaptation that should, given the ripe nature of its source material, have been much better." — Empire Magazine
Posted Jul 31, 2009
3/5 75% Julia (2009) " This is not really sure what it wants to be, an out-an-out thriller or a character portrait, but it exels at both in parts." — Empire Magazine
Posted May 28, 2009
3/5 94% The Damned United (2009) " Sheen thrives in the guise of the idiosyncratic Clough in a brilliantly candid, if bitty, football parable." — Empire Magazine
Posted Mar 27, 2009
3/5 67% Cadillac Records (2008) " Beyoncé proves her Dreamgirls turn was no fluke in this so-so Blues melodrama." — Empire Magazine
Posted Feb 19, 2009
2/5 12% Pink Panther 2 (2009) " A mirthless shot in the dark that misses the target by some distance." — Empire Magazine
Posted Feb 12, 2009
3/5 61% The Express (2008) " While never as trailblazing as its subject, The Express is a worthy addition to the lengthy canon of sports biopics." — Empire Magazine
Posted Dec 5, 2008
3/5 23% Incendiary (2009) " It's an atmospheric drama and a strong turn from Williams, but doesn't tell us anything about ourselves or the terrorists that we didn't already know." — Empire Magazine
Posted Oct 24, 2008
3/5 71% Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging (2008) " While the low-key cast give this a British telly feel at times, this is still a tween movie that's miles more engaging than its airbrushed American competitors." — Empire Magazine
Posted Jul 21, 2008
3/5 50% Sex and the City (2008) " It has more than enough sass, style and sentiment to keep the faithful satisfied. Add a star if you're a fan." — Empire Magazine
Posted May 27, 2008
4/5 100% The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974) " The kind of gritty, relentless thriller that could only come from the '70s." — Empire Magazine
Posted Mar 4, 2008
4/5 73% In the Valley of Elah (2007) " Tense, powerful and considerably less crass than Crash, Elah may be jammed with ideas that don't all connect, but Jones' devastating performance makes this a compassionate and very human look at the Iraq conflict." — Empire Magazine
Posted Jan 24, 2008
4/5 100% Kenny (2008) " The perfect antidote to any disappointing summer blockbuster." — Empire Magazine
Posted Jan 3, 2008
2/5 31% Chromophobia (2005) " Kristin Scott Thomas is marvellous but director Martha Fiennes fails to tie together all the remaining plot strands convincingly." — Empire Magazine
Posted Dec 13, 2007
2/5 21% Fred Claus (2007) " It creates a seasonal glow, but inconsistencies keep Fred Claus off the 'Nice' list this Christmas." — Empire Magazine
Posted Nov 28, 2007
3/5 35% Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007) " Over-indulgent and melodramatic, as is the nature of artistic mythmaking, The Golden Age will beguile and repel in equal measure. The performances are supreme, although some viewers may struggle to reconcile the director's epic intentions." — Empire Magazine
Posted Nov 1, 2007
3/5 57% Interview (2007) " Stagey filming aside, this is a sharp and controlled study of celebrity obsession." — Empire Magazine
Posted Nov 1, 2007
2/5 54% Princess (2006) " A few decent ideas can't cover the fact this has been done a thousand times before." — Empire Magazine
Posted Oct 19, 2007
2/5 13% Mr. Woodcock (2007) " It's not the worst film you'll see all year, but it's not going to wind up on anyone's honour roll, either." — Empire Magazine
Posted Oct 13, 2007
4/5 83% It's a Free World... (2007) " Ken Loach's latest deserves plaudits for taking on the issue of immigration from such an unexpected angle." — Empire Magazine
Posted Oct 5, 2007
3/5 100% John Waters: This Filthy World (2006) " A fun fim from a fascinating man." — Empire Magazine
Posted Sep 28, 2007
3/5 43% The Brave One (2007) " It wants to be a modern Taxi Driver; it manages to be the new Falling Down, with Foster as fierce as ever." — Empire Magazine
Posted Sep 28, 2007
3/5 68% Disturbia (2007) " Entertaining Hitchcock-lite for a generation that would rather dial P for pizza than M for murder." — Empire Magazine
Posted Sep 11, 2007
3/5 41% December Boys (2007) " More Sunday afternoon filler than cinema sensation, it's a perfectly pleasant drama, but you'll struggle to remember it the next day." — Empire Magazine
Posted Sep 11, 2007
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