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Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 68%

Trance (2013)

" An enjoyable brain-scrambler of a thriller with strong performances from all three leads, though the emotional impact is ultimately lost amidst all the twists and turns. "

Posted Mar 27, 2013

Matthew Turner

2 No Score Yet

Grand comme le Baobab (Tall as the Baobab Tree) (2013)

" An appealing film that tackles the alarming subject of forced child marriage, but unfortunately director Jeremy Teicher struggles with extracting natural performances from his cast of local villagers. "

Posted Mar 27, 2013

Jennifer Tate

3 No Score Yet

Mit Afghanistan: Livet i den forbudte zone (My Afghanistan: Life in the Forbidden Zone) ()

" A revelatory and eye-opening film, this harrowing documentary documenting the shocking dangers of daily life in Afghanistan is ambitiously directed and wholly absorbing to watch. "

Posted Mar 27, 2013

Jennifer Tate

4 No Score Yet

In The Shadow Of The Sun ()

" An eye-opening and awareness-raising film documenting the cruel treatment of albinism in Tanzania, In the Shadow of the Sun is an emotionally gripping and truly harrowing documentary with an inspiring message of courage and strength. "

Posted Mar 27, 2013

Jennifer Tate

5 0%

12 in a Box (2009)

" A poorly made, badly acted, lazily written and painfully laugh-free attempt at a farce that's only getting a release to cash in on the presence of TV star Miranda Hart. "

Posted Mar 27, 2013

Matthew Turner

6 28%

G.I. Joe: Retaliation (2013)

" Disappointing sequel that falls down thanks to an incoherent script, lazy dialogue, a surfeit of characters, a phoned-in performance by Bruce Willis and an insultingly callous attitude towards its onscreen destruction. "

Posted Mar 27, 2013

Matthew Turner

7 No Score Yet

Alias Ruby Blade ()

" This inspiring and enlightening documentary about an extraordinary relationship, which formed in the most unlikely of situations, is wholly engaging and incredibly absorbing. "

Posted Mar 20, 2013

Jennifer Tate

8 70%

The Croods (2013)

" Enjoyable, colourfully animated and frequently funny comedy with a witty script, some inventive ideas, impressive 3D work, a strong message and strong comic performances from a talented vocal cast. "

Posted Mar 20, 2013

Matthew Turner

9 No Score Yet

I Superbiker ()

" The passion behind this documentary is palpable, but I, Superbiker: Day of Reckoning struggles to impress, thanks to imperfect camera work and a slow first act. "

Posted Mar 20, 2013

Jennifer Tate

10 19%

Identity Thief (2013)

" Identity Thief is low on laughs and has a number of plot problems but the comic performances from Bateman and McCarthy ensure that it stays watchable. "

Posted Mar 20, 2013

Matthew Turner

11 52%

Jack the Giant Slayer (2013)

" Engaging and enjoyable fairytale adventure, enlivened by strong performances, pacey direction and some superb special effects, though the script is surprisingly po-faced and lacks humour. "

Posted Mar 20, 2013

Matthew Turner

12 55%

Post Tenebras Lux (2013)

" This dark and slightly surreal Mexican film is beautifully shot and features a string of naturalistic and impressive performances, but sadly its bizarre blend of eccentric scenes don't really come together. "

Posted Mar 20, 2013

Jennifer Tate

13 80%

Reality (2013)

" Well made and sharply observed, this is an engaging and bittersweet comedy-drama anchored by a terrific performance by Aniello Arena ... "

Posted Mar 20, 2013

Matthew Turner

14 30%

Reincarnated (2013)

" Thoroughly engaging and entertaining to watch, thanks to a strong direction and Snoop's unapologetic and vibrant personality. "

Posted Mar 20, 2013

Jennifer Tate

15 48%

Maniac (2013)

" Stylishly directed and superbly written, this is a genuinely chilling and disturbingly intense slasher-horror-thriller with a terrific central performance from Elijah Wood. "

Posted Mar 14, 2013

Matthew Turner

16 36%

The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (2013)

" Enjoyable comedy with a decent script and strong comic performances from a superb cast, though the central rivalry is underdeveloped and it settles for being consistently gently amusing rather than delivering big laughs. "

Posted Mar 13, 2013

Matthew Turner

17 100%

Michael H. Profession: Director ()

" An absorbing and fascinating watch, with remarkable behind-the-scenes footage and insightful interviews with notable stars. "

Posted Mar 13, 2013

Jennifer Tate

18 43%

The Paperboy (2012)

" Sweaty, sleazy and gloriously trashy, this is a thoroughly enjoyable slice of Southern-fried neo-noir with stylish direction, a delightfully twisted script and a trio of terrific performances from Nicole Kidman, Matthew McConaughey and Zac Efron. "

Posted Mar 13, 2013

Matthew Turner

19 50%

Welcome to the Punch (2013)

" Watchable British thriller enlivened by stylish direction, some impressive production design and strong performances from a superb cast ... "

Posted Mar 13, 2013

Matthew Turner

20 38%

The Guilt Trip (2012)

" Enjoyable mother-son road movie that swerves the potential potholes of broad or outrageous comedy in favour of an engaging, emotionally convincing and ultimately moving portrait of the central relationship ... "

Posted Mar 6, 2013

Matthew Turner

21 59%

Oz the Great and Powerful (2013)

" Sam Raimi's colourful Oz prequel is nicely acted, visually spectacular and makes terrific use of 3D ... "

Posted Mar 6, 2013

Matthew Turner

22 86%

Robot & Frank (2012)

" Enjoyable, well written and superbly acted comedy drama that cleverly blends buddy movies, Sci-Fi flicks and caper pictures into an emotionally engaging film about old age. "

Posted Mar 6, 2013

Matthew Turner

23 95%

Gangs of Wasseypur (2015)

" This blood-splattered finale to the Indian crime saga is action-packed and provides a rewarding payoff to audiences, but it's sometimes difficult to care about certain characters and the overstretched running time once again feels unnecessary. "

Posted Mar 1, 2013

Jennifer Tate

24 50%

Hi-so ()

" An enjoyable Thai drama with a poignant message, Hi-So has a notable script and some admirable performances, but the slow pacing and lack of spark in the second act can make it a little arduous to watch. "

Posted Mar 1, 2013

Jennifer Tate

25 87%

Trashed (2012)

" This eye-opening and educational documentary about the shocking and brutal effects of our global waste problem will make you sit up, listen, and reconsider your lifestyle and diet choices. "

Posted Feb 28, 2013

Jennifer Tate

26 12%

Safe Haven (2013)

" Watchable, beautifully shot and nicely paced Nicholas Sparks romance, enlivened by strong performances and a decent amount of chemistry between the two leads, though the script takes a nosedive into unintentionally hilarious territory in the final act. "

Posted Feb 28, 2013

Matthew Turner

27 93%

Sleep Tight (2012)

" Impressively directed and superbly written, this is a thoroughly gripping and deeply disturbing Spanish chiller with a terrific central performance from Luis Tosar. It's also, for my money, one of the best films of the year. "

Posted Feb 28, 2013

Matthew Turner

28 28%

Broken City (2013)

" There's a frustrating lack of depth to the script, so it never quite manages to exert an emotional grip. "

Posted Feb 28, 2013

Matthew Turner

29 15%

Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters (2013)

" Dismal action/adventure fantasy that consists of nothing more than a series of badly directed fight sequences and fails to engage on every conceivable level, thanks to poor direction, lacklustre performances and a badly written, frequently idiotic script. "

Posted Feb 28, 2013

Matthew Turner

30 69%

Stoker (2013)

" A visually stunning, powerfully atmospheric and emotionally intense drama with a Hitchcock-inspired script, a tonne of clever references and a trio of terrific performances from Wasikowska, Kidman and Goode. "

Posted Feb 28, 2013

Matthew Turner

31 No Score Yet

Ollie Kepler's Expanding Purple World ()

" An enjoyable and emotionally engaging film with a strong narrative, charming performances and an important message about mental illness to communicate. "

Posted Feb 20, 2013

Jennifer Tate

32 89%

Compliance (2012)

" Impressively directed and superbly acted, this is a gripping and disturbing thriller, made all the more horrific by the knowledge that this actually happened over 70 times. "

Posted Feb 20, 2013

Matthew Turner

33 44%

Breath Of The Gods (2014)

" A draining, but detailed documentary, Breath of the Gods presents an insightful look at the origins of Yoga, but its slow narrative and low entertainment value can make it a little difficult to watch. "

Posted Feb 20, 2013

Jennifer Tate

34 66%

Cloud Atlas (2012)

" Madly ambitious and powerfully emotional, this is an impressively directed, superbly written and brilliantly edited fantasy epic with fantastic (multiple) performances across the board. "

Posted Feb 20, 2013

Matthew Turner

35 88%

Fire In The Blood (2013)

" An enlightening film with plenty to say, though the voiceover is frustratingly monotonous and the score is quite flat. "

Posted Feb 20, 2013

Jennifer Tate

36 94%

Lore (2013)

" A provocative and emotionally complex drama with a terrific central performance from newcomer Saskia Rosendahl. "

Posted Feb 20, 2013

Matthew Turner

37 65%

Mama (2013)

" Watchable horror flick enlivened by stylish direction, some nice ideas and a strong performance from Jessica Chastain, though it overplays its hand a little towards the end. "

Posted Feb 20, 2013

Matthew Turner

38 83%

The Road: A Story of Life & Death ()

" Powerful, thought-provoking and deeply moving documentary that creates a vivid portrait of London life and will make you pay more attention to the people you pass every day. "

Posted Feb 20, 2013

Matthew Turner

39 64%

Unfinished Song (2013)

" Heartwarming British drama enlivened by a trio of terrific performances from Gemma Arterton, Terence Stamp and Vanessa Redgrave. "

Posted Feb 20, 2013

Matthew Turner

40 45%

To The Wonder (2013)

" Affleck is badly miscast and the story fails to engage on an emotional level, with Malick's directorial flourishes coming dangerously close to self-parody. "

Posted Feb 20, 2013

Matthew Turner

41 46%

Beautiful Creatures (2013)

" Watchable teen fantasy romance enlivened by strong performances and some nice ideas, though it's a little early to tell if it has the full-on Twilight potential the filmmakers are clearly hoping for. "

Posted Feb 14, 2013

Matthew Turner

42 0%

Run For Your Wife ()

" Run for Your Wife is undoubtedly corny, thanks to a bad script, dreadful acting and lack of comic value, but this British comedy is surprisingly quite watchable. "

Posted Feb 14, 2013

Jennifer Tate

43 51%

This is 40 (2012)

" Enjoyable and emotionally engaging comedy with a frequently funny script, a likeable cast and a pair of terrific comic performances from Leslie Mann and Paul Rudd. "

Posted Feb 14, 2013

Matthew Turner

44 66%

For Ellen (2012)

" A tender and engaging drama with a handful of touching scenes and a stellar performance from Paul Dano ... "

Posted Feb 14, 2013

Jennifer Tate

45 98%

Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence In The House Of God (2012)

" Impressively directed and thoroughly researched, Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God is a powerful and deeply upsetting documentary that demands to be seen. "

Posted Feb 14, 2013

Matthew Turner

46 70%

Jianyu (Reign of Assassins) (2010)

" Although it drags on a little too long, this Chinese martial arts flick is thoroughly entertaining, thanks to its even pace, strong performances and impressive choreography. "

Posted Feb 14, 2013

Jennifer Tate

47 20%

Sammy's Adventures 2 (Sammy's avonturen 2) (2013)

" This Belgian adventure animation is a little forgettable and uninspiring thanks to its lack of enthusiasm and comic value, inconsistent pace and predictable storyline. "

Posted Feb 14, 2013

Jennifer Tate

48 92%

Side by Side (2012)

" A riveting, informative and extremely entertaining documentary about the digital vs celluloid debate that's a must-see for anyone interested in films and filmmaking. "

Posted Feb 14, 2013

Matthew Turner

49 14%

A Good Day To Die Hard (2013)

" Watchable, decently paced action flick, enlivened by strong performances from both Willis and Courtney and some impressive stunt work ... "

Posted Feb 14, 2013

Matthew Turner

50 46%

A Liar's Autobiography - The Untrue Story of Monty Python's Graham Chapman (2012)

" A Liar's Autobiography pays a tribute to Graham Chapman, but Monty Python fans will feel a little cheated, thanks to the black comedy's lack of comic value and exhausting animations. "

Posted Feb 7, 2013

Jennifer Tate