Daily Mirror [UK]

Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 88%

Rango (2011)

"Rango is clever and entertaining. Not for the very young perhaps, but ideal for teens and adults."

Posted Mar 4, 2011

David Edwards

2 55%

Unknown (2011)

"This is fun for an hour before plumbing hitherto unknown depths of silliness."

Posted Mar 4, 2011

David Edwards

3 91%

Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer (2010)

"Featuring interviews with the man himself, his enemies and one of the hookers, this isn't just a fascinating yarn but a, cough, penetrating character study."

Posted Mar 4, 2011

David Edwards

4 30%

The Tempest (2010)

"A game cast including Helen Mirren, Russell Brand, Ben Whishaw and Tom Conti can't save this listing interpretation of the Shakespeare play."

Posted Mar 4, 2011

David Edwards

5 45%

Patagonia ()

"Now here's a curio - a film that flits between Wales and Argentina and features a small turn from songstress Duffy. And it's a complete gem."

Posted Mar 4, 2011

David Edwards

6 43%

Ironclad (2011)

"He sure isn't the obvious choice to play King John, but US-born Sideways star Paul Giamatti pulls it off in this bleak and bloody drama examining the terrible vengeance he visited on his enemies post-Magna Carta."

Posted Mar 4, 2011

David Edwards

7 72%

The Adjustment Bureau (2011)

"You have to love a sci-fi film where the only real gadget is a hat."

Posted Mar 2, 2011

Mark Adams

8 68%

West Is West (2011)

"It amounts to an amiable enough way to kill a couple of hours, but that's about it."

Posted Feb 25, 2011

David Edwards

9 49%

No Strings Attached (2011)

"A Revolutionary Road-style sequel exploring the couple's woes five years down the line might be interesting and give Portman a chance to shine. Perhaps they could hire an actor for Kutcher's part."

Posted Feb 25, 2011

David Edwards

10 97%

Animal Kingdom (2010)

"A ferocious, uncompromising drama that feels like a shot of gin before breakfast."

Posted Feb 25, 2011

David Edwards

11 63%

Howl (2010)

"What the hell is going on with James Franco? The erstwhile Spider-Man star is rapidly turning into cinema's Renaissance man."

Posted Feb 25, 2011

David Edwards

12 21%

The Rite (2011)

"Ungodly."

Posted Feb 25, 2011

David Edwards

13 45%

Drive Angry (2011)

"If you have less fun in a cinema all year, I'd like to know."

Posted Feb 25, 2011

David Edwards

14 80%

Confessions (Kokuhaku) (2010)

"You'll need caffeine on an IV drip to survive it."

Posted Feb 18, 2011

David Edwards

15 5%

Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son (2011)

"Anyone with a funnybone should avoid what will surely be the worst film of 2011. Until the next Martin Lawrence movie, that is."

Posted Feb 18, 2011

David Edwards

16 64%

Justin Bieber: Never Say Never (2011)

"If you're over 15 and semi-intelligent, you'll want your money back."

Posted Feb 18, 2011

David Edwards

17 33%

I Am Number Four (2011)

"An enjoyable fantasy romp that conjures up the same sort of magic that comes from Hogwarts."

Posted Feb 18, 2011

David Edwards

18 98%

Inside Job (2010)

"Ferguson takes a scalpel to the banking industry and peels away the layers to reveal the rot inside. Essential viewing."

Posted Feb 18, 2011

David Edwards

19 4%

A Little Bit Of Heaven (2012)

"What's to like? Not much."

Posted Feb 4, 2011

David Edwards

20 51%

Brighton Rock (2011)

"Like rerecording Sgt Pepper or rewriting Hamlet, this second adaptation of the Graham Greene novel feels mostly redundant."

Posted Feb 4, 2011

David Edwards

21 86%

Rabbit Hole (2010)

"Rabbit Hole doesn't entertain, inform or even stir the emotions."

Posted Feb 4, 2011

David Edwards

22 30%

Sanctum (2011)

"If the 3D is passable and there are some moments of tension, Sanctum has big problems."

Posted Feb 4, 2011

David Edwards

23 91%

The Fighter (2010)

"Bale, looking rail-thin and wideeyed, has the Oscar nomination and Golden Globe win, but it's Wahlberg who's the more memorable in a less showy role."

Posted Feb 4, 2011

David Edwards

24 32%

How Do You Know (2010)

"Despite the best efforts of all involved, trying to prise laughs out of How Do You Know is like trying to make concrete float."

Posted Jan 28, 2011

David Edwards

25 80%

Barney's Version (2011)

"It's got a starry, up-for-it cast and an epic, decade-spanning storyline. Crucially, it's also worthy but a bit dull."

Posted Jan 28, 2011

David Edwards

26 46%

Hereafter (2010)

"Well, I guess the winning streak had to end sometime."

Posted Jan 28, 2011

David Edwards

27 64%

Biutiful (2010)

"If there existed an award for pointless, dreary and depressing movies, Biutiful would sweep the board."

Posted Jan 28, 2011

David Edwards

28 89%

Tangled (2010)

"With a spring in its step and a song in its heart, Tangled is undoubtedly one of Disney's most uproariously enjoyable movies in years."

Posted Jan 28, 2011

David Edwards

29 53%

The Mechanic (2011)

"An impressively made action drama that is tense, exciting and excellently performed."

Posted Jan 25, 2011

Mark Adams

30 32%

The Ward (2011)

"While it's not up there with Carpenter's greatest, there are jolts enough."

Posted Jan 21, 2011

David Edwards

31 34%

I Spit On Your Grave (2010)

"The sexual violence caused the British Board Of Film Classification to demand 43 seconds of cuts. A shame they didn't cut the rest."

Posted Jan 21, 2011

David Edwards

32 94%

Neds (2011)

"A slathering, rabid beast of a movie, Neds is a hellish trip through 70s Glasgow as seen through the eyes of a teenage ne'er-do-well."

Posted Jan 21, 2011

David Edwards

33 55%

Morning Glory (2010)

"A film that ambles along agreeably and features fine performances from co-stars Diane Keaton and Rachel McAdams."

Posted Jan 21, 2011

David Edwards

34 24%

The Dilemma (2011)

"Clearly director Ron Howard (Cocoon, Frost/ Nixon) was striving to make a black comedy drama, but instead has created a film that's merely cynical and depressing."

Posted Jan 21, 2011

David Edwards

35 84%

Get Low (2010)

"With Duvall's performance, a fastpaced script and a Big Speech near the end, this is practically a love letter to the Oscars, although its melancholic tone and hit-and-miss humour make for a middling affair."

Posted Jan 21, 2011

David Edwards

36 87%

Black Swan (2010)

"While the film is near-perfect, it's a tribute to Portman that she outshines everyone else as the frail, brittle ballerina who is slowly but surely losing it."

Posted Jan 21, 2011

David Edwards

37 43%

The Green Hornet (2011)

"Slick, sly and ever-soslightly subversive, The Green Hornet is an irreverent comedy bound to annoy comic-book purists - usually a good sign - and sure to delight everyone else. Think this year's Kick-Ass."

Posted Jan 14, 2011

David Edwards

38 67%

Conviction (2010)

"Hilary Swank and Sam Rockwell certainly throw themselves into in this true-life crime drama. But Conviction wouldn't look out of place as a Channel 5 matinée and sits uneasily on the big screen."

Posted Jan 14, 2011

David Edwards

39 17%

Travellers ()

"Comes with horribly uneven performances and vastly unappealing characters acting in ways nobody ever, ever would."

Posted Jan 14, 2011

David Edwards

40 87%

Blue Valentine (2010)

"Not since John Cassavetes' startling Faces has there been a more fearless examination of a troubled relationship than this searing drama."

Posted Jan 14, 2011

David Edwards

41 97%

GasLand (2010)

"With the hunt for natural gas likely to be heading to Britain, it's a topical film, although the point could have been made in less time."

Posted Jan 14, 2011

David Edwards

42 40%

Henry's Crime (2011)

"While the supporting cast of James Caan and Vera Farmiga are in top form, the leading man looks like he's dosed up on Valium."

Posted Jan 14, 2011

David Edwards

43 93%

Abel (2013)

"A slow-burning but satisfying comedy that goes for gentle humour rather than belly laughs."

Posted Jan 7, 2011

David Edwards

44 58%

It's Kind of a Funny Story (2010)

"This boy doesn't need therapy or happy pills but a large slap round the chops."

Posted Jan 7, 2011

David Edwards

45 93%

127 Hours (2010)

"Continuing the unlikeliest of career renaissances that began with 2008's Milk, James Franco steps up to the plate yet again in this electrifying true story..."

Posted Jan 7, 2011

David Edwards

46 10%

Season of the Witch (2011)

"It'll come as little surprise to anyone who follows Cage's career that he's picked yet another dud. Yes, after Knowing, Bangkok Dangerous, G-Force and Next, the follically-challenged actor has done it again."

Posted Jan 7, 2011

David Edwards

47 94%

The King's Speech (2010)

"A very special film indeed, one with a near perfect mix of pathos, humour and well-observed period detail."

Posted Jan 7, 2011

David Edwards

48 9%

Chatroom (2011)

"A movie of utter, unspeakable, hideous awfulness. A movie that makes you want to prise open your brain and scoop out all memory of having watched it."

Posted Dec 24, 2010

David Edwards

49 21%

Gulliver's Travels (2010)

"Like a health warning on a packet of cigarettes, the words Jack Black on a movie poster have become synonymous with life-threatening unfunniness."

Posted Dec 24, 2010

David Edwards

50 10%

Little Fockers (2010)

"Little Fockers is a film light on plot, bereft of laughs and featuring a cast who look as if they want to kill themselves."

Posted Dec 24, 2010

David Edwards

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