World War Z
The Bling Ring
Jack the Giant Slayer
21 And Over
completely works for what it is, and its low-budget nature keeps things grounded
| Original Score: 3/5
The headache you'll get from the first half of the flick is not worth the meager thrills you'll get from the second.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
A London self-storage facility provides an appropriately eerie location for Storage 24, an amiably routine genre pic that combines sci-fi and horror elements.
This low-budget Alien knock-off set in a London self-storage facility inspires more claustrophobia than chills.
Derivative and dorky, Storage 24 still entertains more often than it exasperates.
Certainly an acceptable matinee distraction and an effective creature feature, at least in rare moments where the monster actually resembles a monster and not a PS3 glitch.
| Original Score: B-
A monster from a familiar mother.
More chilling than the horror of the alien's close-quarters assault is the rank misogyny that more than offensively underscores the Melrose Place-grade human drama.
| Original Score: 1/4
While sluggishly starting in a fashion horror/sci-fi fans are all too familiar with, Storage 24 takes an unexpected turn for the awesome with bouts of ooey-gooey creature horror - but still leaves us wanting a tad more.
| Original Score: 6/10
B-movie fodder ideal for low-expectation late evening TV viewing.
Literally feels like it's 24 hours long.
| Original Score: 1/5
An Open Letter to Young British Filmmakers...
The film is, as Clarke's hooded Kidulthood character might say, 'well gash, innit'.
| Original Score: 2/5
[C]ross[es] the line into misogy-wah! territory, and conflate[s] an attack by an alien monster with an attack by mean ol' b*tches on innocent men who didn't do nothin' to deserve it.
Makes the most of a simple premise and single location setting, the cast are uniformly good, and the impressive creature delivers nastily effective splatter chaos.
| Original Score: 4/5
With Johannes Roberts directing, this apocalyptic piece of cheaply made science fiction wends its way through an absurd plot with some energy.
Storage 24 is destined to be packed into a cardboard box and forgotten about by everyone.
Never quite scary enough to be a horror, nowhere near funny enough to be a comedy and not exciting enough to be an action movie, but stitches all three elements together into a satisfying whole.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Storage 24 is solid, entertaining but unremarkable genre fare, littered with two-dimensional characters and predictable twists.
British sci-fi thriller is a shocker (and that's just the acting)