Daily Mirror [UK]

Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 56%

Breakfast With Jonny Wilkinson ()

"This is a film that can't shake off its theatrical roots and the pace too often lags."

Posted Nov 22, 2013

David Edwards

2 48%

Parkland (2013)

"A sad tale well told."

Posted Nov 22, 2013

David Edwards

3 18%

Vendetta (2014)

"Dyer has even less presence than usual."

Posted Nov 22, 2013

David Edwards

4 29%

The Family (2013)

"Their fish-out-of-water antics leave a nasty taste in the mouth rather than a smile on the face."

Posted Nov 22, 2013

David Edwards

5 97%

Gravity (2013)

"The plot is one-track, the cast minimal and the pace leisurely. But it's a real pleasure to experience space in a movie without an alien in sight."

Posted Nov 8, 2013

David Edwards

6 96%

Enough Said (2013)

"Aside from the script's lightness of touch, it's the characters' small quirks and tics that bring the film to such vibrant life."

Posted Oct 18, 2013

David Edwards

7 92%

Sunshine on Leith ()

"This generous adaptation of Stephen Greenhorn's stage musical is a toe-tapping, warm-hearted delight."

Posted Oct 3, 2013

Mark Adams

8 91%

Blue Jasmine (2013)

"A deliciously dark and richly entertaining comedy drama, it's as enjoyable as anything this year."

Posted Sep 27, 2013

David Edwards

9 21%

Girl Most Likely (2013)

"There's an over-reliance on Wiig's gift for ditzy, put-upon characters, although her charm wears thin, while the script veers between sit-com humour and pathos."

Posted Sep 27, 2013

David Edwards

10 43%

Cold Comes The Night (2014)

"The film could almost pass for an episode of Breaking Bad, but it's redeemed by its moody tone and Eve... who gives her best performance to date."

Posted Sep 20, 2013

David Edwards

11 89%

Rush (2013)

"It dips into the style, excitement and vibrancy of the sport and recreates the 70s atmosphere with a real sense of the period outside the crash barriers."

Posted Sep 13, 2013

David Edwards

12 8%

Diana (2013)

"Diana can only be described as a fabulously awful film."

Posted Sep 6, 2013

David Edwards

13 69%

The Wolverine (2013)

"Given the critical spanking that greeted the last Wolverine film, you may be wondering what the steel-clawed superhero is doing back on the big screen. It's a question that isn't answered by James Mangold's X-Men spin-off."

Posted Jul 18, 2013

David Edwards

14 72%

Pacific Rim (2013)

"What isn't to like about Pacific Rim? This bludgeoning 3D creature feature is a slick bit of movie mayhem."

Posted Jul 9, 2013

Mark Adams

15 55%

Man of Steel (2013)

"Just as things get interesting, attempts at characterisation are shredded as Snyder unleashes the big guns for a finale ripped straight from the Michael Bay 'more-is-less' school of filmmaking."

Posted Jun 13, 2013

David Edwards

16 78%

Iron Man 3 (2013)

"Thrilling, great looking and with a refreshingly comical tone, this is everything a summer blockbuster should be."

Posted Apr 24, 2013

David Edwards

17 54%

Oblivion (2013)

"Much like his last film, Tron: Legacy, writer/director Joseph Kosinki has created a good-looking but unengaging experience."

Posted Apr 10, 2013

David Edwards

18 68%

Trance (2013)

"Trance is a beguilingly strange and exciting film that starts out as a traditional heist movie and heads off into dark and violent territory as it challenges you to keep up with its freewheeling plot."

Posted Mar 29, 2013

Mark Adams

19 52%

Jack the Giant Slayer (2013)

"An action-packed and swashbuckling cool fantasy adventure ..."

Posted Mar 21, 2013

Mark Adams

20 59%

Oz the Great and Powerful (2013)

"This freewheeling fantasy family adventure might lack the sheer magic of the original, but it will entrance young audiences with its tale of witches, a womanising wizard and the weird and wonderful inhabitants of Oz."

Posted Mar 7, 2013

Mark Adams

21 66%

Cloud Atlas (2012)

"A bafflingly bonkers grand folly, it's weirdness on a grand but mostly unfathomable scale."

Posted Feb 22, 2013

David Edwards

22 78%

Flight (2012)

"It veers between wonderfully tense and grippingly intelligent and is brimming with a series of terrific performances."

Posted Jan 31, 2013

Mark Adams

23 93%

Zero Dark Thirty (2013)

"Against all the odds, Kathryn Bigelow's powerful story of the hunt is a taut and searing action thriller that keeps you gripped."

Posted Jan 24, 2013

Mark Adams

24 81%

The Impossible (2012)

"Quite brilliant special effects and emotionally spot-on performances make what sounds like a downbeat film on paper, stirring, uplifting and deeply moving."

Posted Jan 3, 2013

Mark Adams

25 61%

Jack Reacher (2012)

"It delivers some refreshingly dark down-to-earth crime action."

Posted Dec 27, 2012

Mark Adams

26 87%

Life of Pi (2012)

"A film of staggering beauty, great intelligence, high technical ability and no little humour."

Posted Dec 20, 2012

Chris Hunneysett

27 64%

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)

"While fans of J.R.R. Tolkien's novels and The Lord of the Rings movies will find plenty to enjoy and marvel over, non-believers may find themselves getting bored and bemused by the unnecessarily drawn-out story."

Posted Dec 10, 2012

John Hiscock

28 70%

Les MisÚrables (2012)

"An epic story of love, death and disappointment set against a backdrop of French Revolution."

Posted Dec 6, 2012

Sydnee Watlow

29 85%

Sightseers (2013)

"A deliriously dark and gloriously bloody crime comedy, Sightseers is a wonderfully eccentric film that delivers twisted humour at some British landmarks."

Posted Nov 29, 2012

Mark Adams

30 49%

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 (2012)

"Directed by Bill Condon, who helmed the last instalment, the film's an adequate end to the story but not much else."

Posted Nov 13, 2012

David Edwards

31 55%

For a Good Time, Call... (2012)

"Ari Graynor and Lauren Anne Miller are great as the sassy pair and despite a veneer of sex, in truth the film is more about friendship."

Posted Nov 1, 2012

Mark Adams

32 82%

De rouille et d'os (Rust and Bone) (2012)

"Elegantly performed and beautifully shot."

Posted Nov 1, 2012

Mark Adams

33 92%

Skyfall (2012)

"Enthralling, explosive and often very funny, Skyfall doesn't just exceed expectations but shatters them."

Posted Oct 19, 2012

David Edwards

34 75%

Killing Them Softly (2012)

"Brad Pitt is terrific in this super-stylish crime drama that relishes its brutal mob storyline, inner-city locations and oddball characters."

Posted Sep 20, 2012

Mark Adams

35 46%

The Sweeney (2013)

"Brimming with leather jackets, submachine guns, fast cars and a suitably grim and brutal determination to catch London's bad guys."

Posted Sep 13, 2012

Mark Adams

36 30%

Total Recall (2012)

"The effects, action and set are all terrific, with Colin Farrell on great form as the determined spy up against his lethal wife."

Posted Aug 30, 2012

Mark Adams

37 88%

The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

"Bleak, black and brilliant."

Posted Jul 16, 2012

David Edwards

38 78%

Katy Perry: Part of Me (2012)

"As Katy was seen doubling over in pain as she forced the last few tears to fall, clutching the wall for support as she gasped for breath wearing a rotating sparkly bra, I was shocked to discover that my own cheeks were wet."

Posted Jul 5, 2012

Rachel Wheeler

39 78%

Killer Joe (2012)

"A deliriously sleazy black comedy thriller that is resolutely adult in tone and content but overflows with wonderful performances, fast-paced thrills and memorable dialogue."

Posted Jun 28, 2012

Mark Adams

40 73%

The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)

"Against all of the odds this 3D reboot is an engagingly action-packed and freewheeling affair, blessed with perfect chemistry between Brit Andrew Garfield and Hollywood star Emma Stone and some grandstanding special effects moments."

Posted Jun 27, 2012

Mark Adams

41 36%

Iron Sky (2012)

"The space battle scenes are impressive, Julia Dietze is sexy and demure as the Nazi schoolteacher sent to Earth and there are genuinely funny moments."

Posted May 24, 2012

Mark Adams

42 22%

What to Expect When You're Expecting (2012)

"In the end there is enough pregnancy humour to give audiences a good old belly laugh."

Posted May 24, 2012

Mark Adams

43 78%

Jeff Who Lives at Home (2012)

"Quirkily perfect in a low-key way."

Posted May 10, 2012

Mark Adams

44 81%

Get the Gringo (2012)

"It is a film with no great pretensions... just one happy to hit the ground running and focus on violent action."

Posted May 10, 2012

Mark Adams

45 65%

All In Good Time ()

"A wise and witty film about sex - well, actually the lack of it - that's honest and often laugh-out-loud funny."

Posted May 10, 2012

Mark Adams

46 92%

The Cabin in the Woods (2012)

"A deliciously dark horror-thriller that brims with twists, turns and sneaky secrets and manages to spin the horror genre on its head to really deliver some smart chills."

Posted Apr 12, 2012

Mark Adams

47 63%

Delicacy (2012)

"A gently goofy romantic drama." EDIT

Posted Apr 12, 2012

48 82%

A Cat in Paris (2012)

"The old-fashioned 2D animation is a welcome change from the current 3D obsession. Charming."

Posted Apr 12, 2012

Mark Adams

49 75%

Blackthorn (2011)

"A subtle film that balances drama with gunplay."

Posted Apr 12, 2012

Mark Adams

50 34%

Battleship (2012)

"Like the very best junkfood, Battleship has no nutritional value whatsoever but goes down easy. I just hope the film is meant to be a send-up."

Posted Apr 12, 2012

David Edwards

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