Daily Mirror [UK]

Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 35%

Larry Crowne (2011)

"Larry Crowne is an amiable piece of fluff, but as a recession drama it lacks the bite of The Company Men, being too timid to criticise the forces that led to Larry's circumstances."

Posted Jul 1, 2011

David Edwards

2 99%

A Separation (2011)

"You won't see a more absorbing film all year."

Posted Jul 1, 2011

David Edwards

3 36%

Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011)

"Transformers: Dark of the Moon is a fantastic feast of all-action entertainment... the first big summer blockbuster is one worth catching."

Posted Jun 27, 2011

Mark Adams

4 40%

Ghosted ()

"Screwed isn't just low rent, it comes with a finale so daft that the writer deserves six months in solitary."

Posted Jun 23, 2011

David Edwards

5 90%

Bridesmaids (2011)

"It's something old, something new, something borrowed and (cough) something very, very blue."

Posted Jun 23, 2011

David Edwards

6 81%

Countdown to Zero (2010)

"The threat of nuclear disaster is clear and present according to this documentary. Yet its argument that Armageddon is right around the corner is as terrifying as milk."

Posted Jun 23, 2011

David Edwards

7 0%

World of the Dead: The Zombie Diaries 2 (2011)

"Once, just once, wouldn't it be great to see a zombie film that doesn't have the undead shuffling around threatening the end of the world. Maybe a film where they sit around drinking tea and figuring out ways of getting along with the living."

Posted Jun 23, 2011

David Edwards

8 19%

Love's Kitchen (2011)

"A British comedy bad enough to end careers and result in angry - and justified - calls for refunds at the box office."

Posted Jun 23, 2011

David Edwards

9 90%

The Messenger (2009)

"Don't let the fact Woody Harrelson got an Oscar nomination tempt you anywhere near The Messenger - the message here is about as welcome as a death knock on a wet Sunday afternoon."

Posted Jun 17, 2011

David Edwards

10 60%

The Beaver (2011)

"Not a good movie, but a brave one from a star in trouble."

Posted Jun 17, 2011

David Edwards

11 26%

Green Lantern (2011)

"You'll need superpowers of your own to survive this hell."

Posted Jun 16, 2011

David Edwards

12 0%

Swinging With The Finkels (2011)

"It fails miserably, with gags lifted from Viz, and morality moments cut and pasted from the problem pages of Marie Claire. As for the casting, boy, have I got news for you."

Posted Jun 16, 2011

David Edwards

13 45%

Bad Teacher (2011)

"A character so unpleasant and so self-centered, you watch her with the same repelled fascination usually aimed at a rattlesnake."

Posted Jun 16, 2011

David Edwards

14 81%

Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011)

"With an all-star voice cast, gorgeous animation and a story that both thrills and tugs the heartstrings, it's as good a 'toon as we're likely to see all year."

Posted Jun 10, 2011

David Edwards

15 91%

Point Blank (2011)

"It's a good idea, but what follows is a long parade of repetitive growling, gunfights and near arrests."

Posted Jun 10, 2011

David Edwards

16 10%

Honey 2 (2012)

"A two leftfooted, choreographed-within-an-inch-of-its-life, teen movie."

Posted Jun 10, 2011

David Edwards

17 59%

Kaboom (2011)

"Think Eyes Wide Shut with its legs wide open."

Posted Jun 10, 2011

David Edwards

18 63%

Mammuth (2011)

"Gerard Depardieu embarks on a road trip through France in a comedydrama that begins well before taking an unwelcome surreal detour. A pity, because the first half hour is very, very funny."

Posted Jun 3, 2011

David Edwards

19 36%

Prom (2011)

"As sanitised teen movies go, Prom is a scoop of sugar-free vanilla ice-cream resting on a gluten-free wafer that was manufactured in a completely sterile environment."

Posted Jun 3, 2011

David Edwards

20 80%

The Flaw (2011)

"A film that informs and outrages in equal measure."

Posted Jun 3, 2011

David Edwards

21 100%

Rio Breaks (2010)

"Charts the trials of two boys hoping to win a surfing contest to escape the grinding poverty of Rio's Favela."

Posted Jun 3, 2011

David Edwards

22 92%

Senna (2011)

"Stitched together from often blurry footage, it's an engrossing and poignant tribute to one of the sport's legends, even if we know how it ends."

Posted Jun 3, 2011

David Edwards

23 ——

The Pipe (2012)

"An engrossing look at Irish villagers fighting Shell's plans to lay a gas pipeline through their local bay and common."

Posted Jun 3, 2011

David Edwards

24 50%

Last Night (2011)

"While it's initially hard to care much about characters this privileged, the emotions and situations are ones we can all relate to."

Posted Jun 3, 2011

David Edwards

25 38%

Screwed (2011)

"It's all been done before, and done better, but its look at how prison warders are failed by the system demands our attention."

Posted Jun 3, 2011

David Edwards

26 87%

X-Men: First Class (2011)

"It doesn't feel like a superhero movie, being more interested in the characters' struggling with their outsider status than KAPOW! moments. You don't get people this rounded in your standard Oscar flick."

Posted May 27, 2011

David Edwards

27 34%

The Hangover Part II (2011)

"Best watched drunk - that way you might awake with no memory of the experience."

Posted May 27, 2011

David Edwards

28 48%

Diary of a Wimpy Kid 2: Rodrick Rules (2011)

"I am giving this film four out of five stars because they made some changes to the storyline, but it is still awesome."

Posted May 27, 2011

David Edwards

29 48%

Angel of Evil (2011)

"Cmpetently made, but after Mesrine, the recent Carlos The Jackal film and the Mafiathemed Gomorrah, this is one sub-genre that's fast reaching saturation point."

Posted May 27, 2011

David Edwards

30 33%

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011)

"Founders on the rocks of dull backstory, too many characters and a sense of tiredness."

Posted May 20, 2011

David Edwards

31 94%

Win Win (2011)

"Disappointing because it's a film from Tom McCarthy, the man who gave us The Station Agent and The Visitor. Win Win is equally humane, but just too cosy and pat."

Posted May 20, 2011

David Edwards

32 46%

Blitz (2011)

"It's gritty, down and dirty, and Statham has never been better."

Posted May 20, 2011

David Edwards

33 44%

Third Star (2010)

"It's an hour-and a-half of nothing."

Posted May 20, 2011

David Edwards

34 94%

Los ojos de Julia (Julia's Eyes) (2011)

"A masterclass in tension."

Posted May 20, 2011

David Edwards

35 28%

Take Me Home Tonight (2011)

"Refreshingly, for a comedy of any decade, the characters are all likable, particularly Grace who gives his best performance since 2004's overlooked rom-com In Good Company."

Posted May 13, 2011

David Edwards

36 78%

Red Hill (2010)

"Rip-off or homage, it all adds up to an enjoyable stew of a film, even if you find yourself playing 'name that movie' for most of the running time."

Posted May 13, 2011

David Edwards

37 87%

Amreeka (2009)

"This is a vulnerable but proud woman who we can't help but like."

Posted May 13, 2011

David Edwards

38 90%

Attack the Block (2011)

"This isn't just a bad film, it's a film that's plain wrong. Shame on everyone involved."

Posted May 13, 2011

David Edwards

39 82%

The Way (2011)

"It's a film that could only have been made by an American. They're welcome to it."

Posted May 13, 2011

David Edwards

40 61%

Jig (2011)

"Beautifully filmed and terribly funny, it's a hoot from start to finish."

Posted May 6, 2011

David Edwards

41 100%

From The Ashes ()

"It's one of those rare movies sure to appeal to cricket fans and non-fans alike."

Posted May 6, 2011

David Edwards

42 96%

13 Assassins (2011)

"It takes a while to hit its stride but when 13 Assassins finds its groove, this magically turns into one of the most memorable - and shocking - action films in an absolute age."

Posted May 6, 2011

David Edwards

43 8%

Everywhere and Nowhere (2011)

"A couple of nice performances and an earnest message about being yourself are kiboshed by a distinct whiff of déja vu."

Posted May 6, 2011

David Edwards

44 72%

Hanna (2011)

"Hanna really is good enough to justify comparisons with similar breathless chase films like Leon and the Bourne series."

Posted May 6, 2011

David Edwards

45 91%

My Dog Tulip (2010)

"Poignant and just the right side of whimsy, it's the movie Marley & Me should have been."

Posted May 6, 2011

David Edwards

46 16%

Priest (2011)

"Drab, eye-rollingly stupid and with noisy effects designed to drown out audience snores, Priest is just about as bad as it gets."

Posted May 6, 2011

David Edwards

47 60%

Water for Elephants (2011)

"It's a totally critic-proof film. Just as well, too."

Posted Apr 29, 2011

David Edwards

48 66%

Insidious (2011)

"Insidious wouldn't scare a nervous dormouse."

Posted Apr 29, 2011

David Edwards

49 85%

Tracker (2011)

"Watching Temuera Morrison and Ray Winstone clash is every bit as electrifying as you'd expect, like a pair of roaring juggernauts colliding at 90mph."

Posted Apr 29, 2011

David Edwards

50 80%

I Saw the Devil (2011)

"Possibly the most violent film ever, I Saw The Devil makes Hostel look like a teddy bears' picnic."

Posted Apr 29, 2011

David Edwards

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