Daily Mirror [UK]

Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 100%

Well Digger's Daughter ()

"This is enjoyable fluff and the perfect antidote to long winter nights."

Posted Dec 8, 2011

David Edwards

2 7%

New Year's Eve (2011)

"[A] multi-stranded, over-earnest piece of schlock full of puddle-deep morality, product placement and zero laughs."

Posted Dec 8, 2011

David Edwards

3 63%

Another Earth (2011)

"[A] haunting, thought-provoking film that, while lacking Independence Day-style action, brims with atmosphere and intelligence."

Posted Dec 8, 2011

David Edwards

4 94%

Hugo (2011)

"The lesson to be learned is that [Scorsese] should stick to what he knows best, for Hugo won't appeal to anyone, least of all kids."

Posted Dec 2, 2011

David Edwards

5 40%

The Big Year (2011)

"A comedy with fewer laughs than measles."

Posted Dec 2, 2011

David Edwards

6 46%

Happy Feet Two (2011)

"A film approximately 48 times worse than the original."

Posted Dec 2, 2011

David Edwards

7 85%

Romantics Anonymous (2011)

"The French are starting to have a monopoly on whimsical romantic comedies and, with this piece of amiable fluff, it's business as usual."

Posted Dec 2, 2011

David Edwards

8 35%

The Thing (2011)

"The themes of paranoia and isolation are the same as Carpenter's film, but the effects aren't a patch on the original."

Posted Dec 2, 2011

David Edwards

9 6%

Dream House (2011)

"Crowbarred into the standard haunted house chills is a supposed twist that feels like Shutter Island written for drunk people."

Posted Nov 25, 2011

David Edwards

10 92%

Take Shelter (2011)

"The performances and themes of this psychological drama are all in five-star territory, it's just a shame all the good work is let down by a seriously drawn-out plot."

Posted Nov 25, 2011

David Edwards

11 79%

The Deep Blue Sea (2012)

"Required viewing."

Posted Nov 25, 2011

David Edwards

12 94%

Moneyball (2011)

"The mark of a truly great sports movie is one that appeals to people who don't like sports."

Posted Nov 25, 2011

David Edwards

13 84%

My Week with Marilyn (2011)

"The narrative is bogged down in detail, meaning Colin's infatuation arrives and departs too quickly and without much insight into his mental state."

Posted Nov 25, 2011

David Edwards

14 55%

Welcome to the Rileys (2010)

"It's downbeat and has little to say about the grieving process, and while Gandolfini and Leo are memorable, Stewart is not."

Posted Nov 19, 2011

David Edwards

15 83%

The Snowtown Murders (2012)

"However disquieting the film (based on the story of Australia's worst serial killer, John Bunting), it's also - inconveniently - awfully boring."

Posted Nov 19, 2011

David Edwards

16 0%

How To Stop Being A Loser ()

"Appearances from TV soap favourites Martin Kemp, Gemma Atkinson and Billy Murray reinforce the suspicion that the film's real home is on the small screen."

Posted Nov 19, 2011

David Edwards

17 27%

Seeking Justice (2012)

"The plot trudges from A to B with zero surprises, while the excitement goes from the middling to the mind-numbing."

Posted Nov 19, 2011

David Edwards

18 24%

Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 (2011)

"The Twilight films manage to cleverly blend melodrama with supernatural thrills, and while the film is not without its silly moments and cringeworthy dialogue it does deliver the drama and emotional highs we have come to expect."

Posted Nov 15, 2011

Mark Adams

19 61%

The Awakening (2012)

"The film is full of familiar scenes of ghostly goings-on, which lead to an unshocking shock ending."

Posted Nov 11, 2011

David Edwards

20 68%

Wuthering Heights (2012)

"It's not a costume drama in any real sense, with blusters of wind standing in for dialogue and, frankly, sheer boredom subbing for Brontë's look into the riddles of the human heart."

Posted Nov 11, 2011

David Edwards

21 50%

The Rum Diary (2011)

"It's pretty much Withnail & I in a tropical climate, but far less fun."

Posted Nov 11, 2011

David Edwards

22 91%

Arthur Christmas (2011)

"British to its fingertips, from the cast to its terrifically droll sense of humour. Oh, and it's also pretty wonderful."

Posted Nov 10, 2011

David Edwards

23 10%

Trespass (2011)

"It's the worst Nicolas Cage film ever. Which is saying something."

Posted Nov 10, 2011

David Edwards

24 35%

Immortals (2011)

"John Hurt, wearing a Captain Caveman outfit, pops up here and there to give advice."

Posted Nov 10, 2011

David Edwards

25 68%

Tower Heist (2011)

"It isn't the new Ocean's Eleven, but a sequence involving a sports car dangling from the side of a skyscraper is well done, while Stiller and Murphy raise a few laughs."

Posted Nov 3, 2011

David Edwards

26 29%

Machine Gun Preacher (2011)

"A catalogue of constant clichés which never let up, while Butler's lack of acting chops succeeds in sinking every scene."

Posted Nov 3, 2011

David Edwards

27 41%

Straw Dogs (2011)

"While there's no real reason for this retread of Sam Peckinpah's controversial 1971 film, even Hollywood can't destroy such a decent story."

Posted Nov 3, 2011

David Edwards

28 68%

Jack Goes Boating (2010)

"Hoffman's directing debut delivers a film so weak I could barely remember what it was about as I left the cinema."

Posted Nov 3, 2011

David Edwards

29 36%

In Time (2011)

"It's a plot with intriguing issues touched upon, including mortality, the class system and that knowing how much time we have left to live can affect our judgments."

Posted Nov 3, 2011

David Edwards

30 85%

The Ides of March (2011)

"It's never quite as clever as it thinks it is, but ace performances from some of Hollywood's brightest talents, plus some tight plotting, make The Ides Of March a nailbiting affair."

Posted Oct 28, 2011

David Edwards

31 76%

We Need to Talk About Kevin (2012)

"Although this is more a psychological drama than a horror in the traditional sense, it possesses an ability to shock that most modern chillers can't touch."

Posted Oct 21, 2011

David Edwards

32 76%

The Help (2011)

"The whole thing's about as subtle as a size 11 in the ear and leaves you with no real idea about who these characters really are."

Posted Oct 21, 2011

David Edwards

33 19%

Judy Moody and the NOT Bummer Summer (2011)

"Rammed with speech bubbles, text messages and onscreen status updates, this is a cartoonish car crash."

Posted Oct 21, 2011

David Edwards

34 84%

Contagion (2011)

"More likely to cause an outbreak of yawning, heavy eyelids and a compulsion to keep checking the time."

Posted Oct 20, 2011

David Edwards

35 75%

The Adventures of Tintin (2011)

"It's a hugely enjoyable action adventure packed with swordfights, chases, great characters and snappy dialogue."

Posted Oct 17, 2011

David Edwards

36 60%

Real Steel (2011)

"This year's biggest, dumbest blockbuster. Like a hamburger dripping in grease, there's no nutritional value, but it goes down easily."

Posted Oct 14, 2011

David Edwards

37 75%

Everything Must Go (2011)

"The laughs are gentle, Nick is a pleasingly ambiguous character and the anti-materialism message is admirable."

Posted Oct 14, 2011

David Edwards

38 49%

Sleeping Beauty (2011)

"It's hard to say what it all means, but it looks terrific and Browning deserves kudos for taking on such a revealing role."

Posted Oct 14, 2011

David Edwards

39 33%

Texas Killing Fields (2011)

"Dripping in gothic atmosphere, the only problem is it's all too easy to guess who did what."

Posted Oct 14, 2011

David Edwards

40 71%

Footloose (2011)

"A film that's corny, predictable and disposable. But it's also pretty good fun - after you've had a few."

Posted Oct 14, 2011

David Edwards

41 82%

Dolphin Tale (2011)

"While it plays hard and loose with the facts, this tale of a boy and a bottlenose dolphin is guaranteed to create a tidal wave's worth of tears."

Posted Oct 14, 2011

David Edwards

42 93%

Midnight in Paris (2011)

"Nostalgic and achingly beautiful, this is Allen's best since Husbands And Wives."

Posted Oct 7, 2011

David Edwards

43 83%

Tyrannosaur (2011)

"Some of the gritty realism is hard to take, but the commitment to souls in trouble is heartwarming."

Posted Oct 7, 2011

David Edwards

44 58%

Don't Be Afraid Of The Dark (2011)

"The old dark house is exactly the sort of place where you'd expect scary things to happen. The only trouble is that the monsters are cute rather than scary."

Posted Oct 7, 2011

David Edwards

45 24%

The Three Musketeers (2011)

"Anderson's take on Alexandre Dumas' swashbuckling characters winds up being as much fun as putting your privates in a guillotine."

Posted Oct 7, 2011

David Edwards

46 52%

Perfect Sense (2012)

"British director David Mackenzie makes good use of an obviously limited budget, with the apocalypse neatly suggested by just a few litter-strewn Glasgow streets patrolled by men in respirator masks."

Posted Oct 7, 2011

David Edwards

47 39%

Johnny English Reborn (2011)

"I haven't laughed so hard since Bridesmaids."

Posted Oct 6, 2011

David Edwards

48 77%

The Debt (2011)

"A blockbuster with brains, one that neatly examines the psychological toll of living with a long-standing lie and, less successfully, explores how the power of unrequited love can reach through the decades."

Posted Sep 29, 2011

David Edwards

49 83%

Warrior (2011)

"Not a knockout, but worth a few rounds nonetheless."

Posted Sep 23, 2011

David Edwards

50 78%

Crazy, Stupid, Love. (2011)

"While this boasts a few laughs, it contains absolutely no surprises."

Posted Sep 23, 2011

David Edwards

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