Screen International

Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 11%

The Angriest Man in Brooklyn (2014)

"This clamorous offering fails to elicit either laughs or much in the way of sympathy."

Posted May 22, 2014

Brent Simon

2 14%

Blended (2014)

"A more sentimental and less funny outing than the on-screen couple's previous hits The Wedding Singer and 50 First Dates."

Posted May 22, 2014

John Hazelton

3 100%

Mommy ()

"Knockout performances from a trio of Dolan regulars create vivid, complex characters that sustain us through a rollercoaster ride between extremes of joy and pain."

Posted May 21, 2014

Allan Hunter

4 100%

Adieu au langage (Goodbye to Language 3D) ()

"Goodbye To Language follows in the eye-searing, mind-spinning wake of Godard's recent features, taking the fragmentation even further than in his Film Socialisme."

Posted May 21, 2014

Jonathan Romney

5 43%

Words And Pictures (2014)

"Aspiring to be an intelligent, sophisticated date-night offering, this romantic comedy-drama is torpedoed by artificial conflict and chronic cutesiness. "

Posted May 21, 2014

Tim Grierson

6 27%

The Search ()

"It can't help but feel slightly hubristic - and a sad waste of an opportunity for all involved."

Posted May 21, 2014

Fionnuala Halligan

7 25%

Lost River ()

"An over-cooked affair that lacks much needed wit and humour to go alongside its self-aware art intentions."

Posted May 20, 2014

Mark Adams

8 88%

Deux jours, une nuit (Two Days, One Night) ()

"A powerful, finely scripted issue movie, made all the more incisive by Marion Cotillard's raw performance as a woman fighting to save her job while suffering from depression."

Posted May 20, 2014

Lee Marshall

9 60%

Futatsume no mado (Still the Water) ()

"Kawase delivers a striking meditation on what are clearly deeply personal themes ..."

Posted May 20, 2014

Fionnuala Halligan

10 100%

Queen and Country ()

"Queen And Country is a fitting, intimate curtain call on a long and a hugely dynamic and influential film career."

Posted May 20, 2014

Fionnuala Halligan

11 88%

Foxcatcher (2014)

"A wonderfully taut and thoughtfully unnerving drama ..."

Posted May 19, 2014

Mark Adams

12 65%

The Rover (2014)

"A disappointing film that loses dramatic momentum after an arrestingly grim first act."

Posted May 18, 2014

Jonathan Romney

13 57%

Saint Laurent ()

"Succeeds as a warts and all (booze, drugs, sex etc) story of a legendary fashion designer ..."

Posted May 18, 2014

Mark Adams

14 100%

It Follows ()

"Plays the teen horror conventions skillfully - and attractively ..."

Posted May 18, 2014

Fionnuala Halligan

15 50%

Welcome To New York ()

"Ferrara has done more than the feed the curiosity-seekers: he has drawn an incredibly committed performance from Gerard Depardieu as Mr Devereaux, a man ravaged by his own carnal desires."

Posted May 18, 2014

Fionnuala Halligan

16 69%

The Homesman (2014)

"The Homesman paints a poignant picture of an era that crushed the spirit and chipped away at the souls of those who barely endured through the harshest conditions."

Posted May 18, 2014

Allan Hunter

17 56%

Maps to the Stars ()

"The film doesn't quite get away with its attempt to reconcile satire with pathos, but it comes perilously close."

Posted May 18, 2014

Lee Marshall

18 92%

How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014)

"This smartly paced sequel does a great job of drawing out the lead characters, expanding the world they exist in and adding in some warm hearted and moving moments."

Posted May 16, 2014

Mark Adams

19 83%

La chambre bleue (The Blue Room) ()

"This is a clipped, fragmented piece of cinematic modernism, shuffling its time frames in a staccato narrative that makes for a tense, involving experience from start to finish."

Posted May 16, 2014

Jonathan Romney

20 100%

Catch Me Daddy ()

"The relentless pursuit of fugitive lovers is a time-honoured plot but Catch Me Daddy invests the outcome with a particularly grim inevitability."

Posted May 16, 2014

Allan Hunter

21 57%

Party Girl ()

"A fascinating, raw and often powerful interweaving of fact and fiction ..."

Posted May 16, 2014

Mark Adams

22 15%

The Captive ()

"A complex and teasing drama that mixes together paedophile abduction, video surveillance, enigmatic femmes fatales and Mozart's The Magic Flute."

Posted May 16, 2014

Jonathan Romney

23 100%

Mr. Turner (2014)

"Mr. Turner works at once as a warts-and-all portrait of the painter and his circle, and as a large-scale evocation of Victorian England."

Posted May 15, 2014

Jonathan Romney

24 10%

Grace Of Monaco ()

"A minor royal Euro-pudding which lands awkwardly in sub-Roman Holiday territory amidst a product placement blitz of diamonds and up-dos, chandeliers and yachts, soft-focus close-ups and bleachy Riviera hues."

Posted May 14, 2014

Fionnuala Halligan

25 87%

The Immigrant (2014)

"Scratch the good-looking, emotionally charged surface of James Gray's period take on the love triangle theme he has already explored in Two Lovers and you find a rather stagey melodrama."

Posted May 14, 2014

Lee Marshall

26 50%

Postman Pat: The Movie (2014)

"Basic, slightly garish computer animation."

Posted May 14, 2014

Fionnuala Halligan

27 91%

X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)

"This overstuffed, action-packed sequel has grandeur and elegance. But it's also sufficiently funny and emotional, capably interweaving big themes into the mix as well."

Posted May 12, 2014

Tim Grierson

28 86%

The Discoverers (2014)

"A ragtag re-enactment of the Lewis and Clark expedition is the backdrop for The Discoverers, the sweetly amusing tale of a dysfunctional modern family trying to work out its issues."

Posted May 12, 2014

John Hazelton

29 16%

Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return (2014)

"Wasting a voice cast populated with recognisable names, this attempt to cash in on nostalgia for its source material evokes more bewilderment and boredom than excitement or wistful reminiscence."

Posted May 11, 2014

Brent Simon

30 73%

Godzilla (2014)

"[An] exciting and entertaining romp that has enough twists and turns - and astute back-story - to keep film lovers happy, and enough city smashing devastation to impress genre fans."

Posted May 11, 2014

Mark Adams

31 61%

Million Dollar Arm (2014)

"Though "Million Dollar Arm" has an undeniable sweetness, there's a persistent phoniness to the script that leaves its twists and turns feeling manufactured rather than earned."

Posted May 6, 2014

Tim Grierson

32 18%

Moms' Night Out (2014)

"A frenetic but none too original comedy with a vaguely religious theme and a cast of mostly TV names."

Posted May 4, 2014

John Hazelton

33 12%

Walk Of Shame (2014)

"[Brill] gets a few enjoyable sequences out of the unlikely culture clashes and a couple of the supporting performances produce funny moments. But it's mostly Banks who keeps the film going ..."

Posted May 4, 2014

John Hazelton

34 9%

Catwoman (2004)

"A flashy but uninvolving Batman spin-off (of sorts) with Halle Berry starring andone-named French talent Pitof directing."

Posted May 2, 2014

John Hazelton

35 100%

Next Goal Wins (2014)

"Proves to be a charming and intoxicating sports documentary as it follows the brave and stoical attempt by American Samoa's national team to break the worst losing record in the history of the international game."

Posted May 2, 2014

Mark Adams

36 93%

An Episode in the Life of an Iron Picker (2013)

"Tanovic paints a desolate but sadly authentic portrait of stagnant poverty that doesn't even consider the option of rising up in protest."

Posted May 2, 2014

Dan Fainaru

37 7%

Plastic (2014)

"A rather plodding and simplistic crime film that despite its slick locations and action-moments lacks the charm and energy to help it stand out."

Posted May 2, 2014

Mark Adams

38 73%

Neighbors (2014)

"Contains just the right amount of insight into the ways that people of all ages try to deny the inevitable changes that come with getting older."

Posted May 1, 2014

Tim Grierson

39 ——

1971 ()

"A salute to civil disobedience, told in the voices of ordinary people who broke the law on ethical grounds."

Posted Apr 30, 2014

David D'Arcy

40 54%

NOW: In the Wings on a World Stage (2014)

"Aimed fair and square at those who saw production, or who wished they had ..."

Posted Apr 30, 2014

Mark Adams

41 83%

Belle (2014)

"It is almost ten years since Amma Asante made an award-winning directorial debut with A Way Of Life. The long wait for her second feature is amply rewarded with Belle."

Posted Apr 28, 2014

Allan Hunter

42 94%

Ida (2014)

"Director Pawel Pawlikowski returns to his roots, both geographically and cinematically, with this exquisitely photographed and precisely told story."

Posted Apr 28, 2014

Anthony Kaufman

43 88%

Chef (2014)

"Chef is harmless fun with a likeable cast, and enough suggestibility in the food on the screen to boost sales at the concessions stand."

Posted Apr 28, 2014

David D'Arcy

44 100%

Gabriel ()

"Rory Culkin is mesmeric in writer/director Lou Howe's striking film about a mentally disturbed young man, an while the film may tread familiar downbeat territory at times it is hard to forget Culkin's impressive lead performance."

Posted Apr 28, 2014

Mark Adams

45 26%

Brick Mansions (2014)

"This English-language remake of the fitfully gripping District B13 feels perfunctory in its tale of unlikely partners trying to take down a criminal mastermind."

Posted Apr 24, 2014

Tim Grierson

46 97%

Spirited Away (2001)

"Spirited Away is a masterwork, the latest and best in a long line from Japan's premieranimator."

Posted Apr 23, 2014

Mark Schilling

47 63%

In Your Eyes ()

"It has the perfect balance of humour and tenderness, with just a dash of danger and even melodrama on the side."

Posted Apr 23, 2014

Mark Adams

48 23%

The Other Woman (2014)

"Connecting slightly more often than not, this film works best as a showcase for the talents of Leslie Mann, who can wring rueful laughter of identification out of humiliation and angst unlike few actresses working today."

Posted Apr 23, 2014

Brent Simon

49 46%

Heaven Is for Real (2014)

"Heaven Is For Real uses the likability of lead Greg Kinnear to spin out some well crafted if sentimental family drama about the good Christian folks of a small Nebraska town."

Posted Apr 16, 2014

John Hazelton

50 19%

Transcendence (2014)

"For all its chilly, overdone paranoia about the dangers of unchecked technological advancement, "Transcendence" works better as a subtly mournful love story."

Posted Apr 15, 2014

Tim Grierson

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