Sky Movies

Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 73%

Big Miracle (2012)

"It's a worthy story, straightly told."

Posted Feb 8, 2012

Elliott Noble

2 29%

The Vow (2012)

"While the premise is quite promising, the dead hand of Valentines Day co-writers Abby Kohn and Marc Silberstein supplant the human interest potential with a mawkish rom-com sensibility."

Posted Feb 8, 2012

Tim Evans

3 3%

Jack and Jill (2011)

"Why not go to your nearest hardware store, exchange your admission fee for a pot of emulsion, and watch that dry instead?"

Posted Feb 8, 2012

Daniel Bettridge

4 77%

A Dangerous Method (2011)

"It is Knightley who walks away with the film, delivering her best work since Never Let Me Go as a live wire hysteric..."

Posted Feb 8, 2012

Rob Daniel

5 42%

Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (2012)

"Ultimately, it's a good-old fashioned action romp - there's no mystery about it."

Posted Feb 1, 2012

Tim Evans

6 32%

Man on a Ledge (2012)

"While this won't be remembered as any kind of classic, it'll do until the next ledge-of-the-seat movie comes along."

Posted Feb 1, 2012

Rob Daniel

7 85%

Chronicle (2012)

"Give these guys more power and more responsibility."

Posted Feb 1, 2012

Elliott Noble

8 71%

Carnage (2011)

"Under Polanski's direction, the subtle switching of allegiances and steady erosion of airs and pretensions make their middle-class meltdown a joy to behold."

Posted Feb 1, 2012

Elliott Noble

9 80%

Young Adult (2011)

"Mavis is not entirely irredeemable. Perfectly balancing credibility and mental instability, Theron gives her surprising depth."

Posted Feb 1, 2012

Elliott Noble

10 90%

Martha Marcy May Marlene (2011)

"This year's Winter's Bone?"

Posted Feb 1, 2012

Tim Evans

11 66%

The Woman in Black (2012)

"It's an effective chiller in the grand tradition of British horror with a couple of icy-bucket-of-water-down-your-neck moments."

Posted Jan 25, 2012

Tim Evans

12 31%

Intruders (2012)

"The set-up is ripe with intrigue. Unfortunately, focus is frequently lost in the murky atmosphere."

Posted Jan 25, 2012

Elliott Noble

13 73%

Like Crazy (2011)

"It's like being trapped in an improv workshop run by people who share too much on Facebook."

Posted Jan 25, 2012

Elliott Noble

14 85%

A Monster in Paris (2013)

"Youngsters will be enthralled by the adventures of the troublesome trio while mum and dad may find themselves singing along to a Matthieu Chedid's score, a rich pastiche which sweetly drives the narrative along."

Posted Jan 25, 2012

Tim Evans

15 79%

The Grey (2012)

"Carnahan brings the raw edge of his debut Narc to this snowbound, mens' own adventure."

Posted Jan 25, 2012

Elliott Noble

16 89%

The Descendants (2011)

"The last, touching final frame is worth the entrance price alone."

Posted Jan 25, 2012

Tim Evans

17 26%

Underworld Awakening (2012)

"It's hard to get over the feeling that fans are being cheated with a film designed to extract the admission fee from their wallets whilst offering very little in return."

Posted Jan 20, 2012

Daniel Bettridge

18 93%

Coriolanus (2011)

"It's a qualified success...but what Fiennes the director does next could be even more intriguing."

Posted Jan 18, 2012

Tim Evans

19 21%

The Sitter (2011)

"Hill's streetwise-nerd shtick ensures that The Sitter is not without chuckles. They just don't all belong in the same film."

Posted Jan 18, 2012

Elliott Noble

20 43%

J. Edgar (2011)

"Uneven but not without interest and peppered with arresting moments, hopefully J. Edgar won't mark the last time Clint steps behind the camera."

Posted Jan 18, 2012

Rob Daniel

21 13%

W.E. (2012)

"This version of the 1930s cause célèbre would make an efficient TV movie but Madonna bizarelly insists on distractingly tacking on a lame parallel story."

Posted Jan 18, 2012

Tim Evans

22 80%

Haywire (2012)

"Where so many sporting champs turn out to be dramatic chumps, this is a supremely confident debut from a talent who packs charisma like punches. She'll go far."

Posted Jan 18, 2012

Elliott Noble

23 79%

Shame (2011)

"The key is Fassbender, who is terrifyingly good."

Posted Jan 11, 2012

Francesca Steele

24 12%

The Darkest Hour (2011)

"An awkward re-hash of any number of superior movies ending in a risible liaison with a CGI submarine that would look unrealistic in an episode of Bagpuss."

Posted Jan 11, 2012

Tim Evans

25 88%

Margin Call (2011)

"It's a slick, well-made film about a catastrophic set of events that were catastrophic to everybody but those who actually caused them."

Posted Jan 11, 2012

Tim Evans

26 77%

War Horse (2011)

"A solid affair which thankfully avoids any Disney-style anthropomorphism and - bearing in mind its mainly teen audience - avoids graphic bloodletting."

Posted Jan 11, 2012

Tim Evans

27 51%

The Iron Lady (2012)

"Streep imbues Thatcher with all the humanity and subtlety that Morgan's script fails to provide."

Posted Jan 5, 2012

Francesca Steele

28 82%

Goon (2012)

"Really ... it's just Dodgeball with a lobotomy."

Posted Jan 5, 2012

Elliott Noble

29 79%

Mother and Child (2010)

"Thankfully, the cast raise it above Hallmark standard, especially Jackson with a performance that proves he doesn't have to bring down great vengeance or furious anger to grab your attention."

Posted Jan 5, 2012

Elliott Noble

30 33%

The Lady (2012)

"It's a worthy film...with no happy ending."

Posted Dec 28, 2011

Tim Evans

31 98%

The Artist (2011)

"Gorgeously shot and utterly absorbing, this is a truly original love story that will leave you speechless."

Posted Dec 28, 2011

Francesca Steele

32 86%

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)

"Larsson himself would probably have loved this classier interpretation of his rather pulpy narrative."

Posted Dec 21, 2011

Francesca Steele

33 93%

Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol (2011)

"Cruise is a filmmaker capable of delivering the kind of action few others would dare to imagine. And Ghost Protocol delivers."

Posted Dec 21, 2011

Rich Phippen

34 12%

Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked (2011)

"It's probably quite a few people's idea of hell - being trapped on a desert island with Alvin and The Chipmunks for ear-drum-testing company."

Posted Dec 14, 2011

Tim Evans

35 60%

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011)

"Even if the adventure wasn't brimming with humour, invention and derring-do, it's Downey's bold take on such a well-loved (and defined) literary hero that is bound to make any addition to the franchise worth a watch."

Posted Dec 14, 2011

Elliott Noble

36 63%

Another Earth (2011)

"Hugely ambitious, it's just about successful enough to be worthwhile and the emotionally-satisfying pay-off is, despite the potential to be utterly risible, rather charming."

Posted Dec 7, 2011

Tim Evans

37 84%

Puss in Boots (2011)

"Purr-fect fun for rugrats mourning the end of the Shrek series."

Posted Dec 7, 2011

Tim Evans

38 7%

New Year's Eve (2011)

"It's basically Love Actually without the, erm, wit, pathos, humanity, humour and modest wage bill of Richard Curtis' seasonal luvvie-in."

Posted Dec 7, 2011

Tim Evans

39 94%

Hugo (2011)

"A masterpiece of visual storytelling and a heartfelt homage to the industry that Scorsese has triumphantly made his own."

Posted Nov 30, 2011

Tim Evans

40 46%

Happy Feet Two (2011)

"Plot-wise it's a meandering, stuttering mess with tsunamis roaring into life only to mysteriously disappear, a fistful of plot strands meaninglessly loitering about and any sense of danger immediately undermined by all-too-obvious solutions."

Posted Nov 30, 2011

Tim Evans

41 35%

The Thing (2011)

"Schlock lovers and Friday night thrill-seekers are disgustingly well served. Best skip that tray of gooey nachos, though."

Posted Nov 30, 2011

Elliott Noble

42 40%

The Big Year (2011)

"Just a load of planes, cranes and Himalayan snowcocks."

Posted Nov 30, 2011

Elliott Noble

43 71%

Margaret (2011)

"Paquin - a 29-year-old playing a teenager - is outstanding as the bolshie adolescent doggedly pursuing a mawkish retribution, exquisitely delivering Lonergan's drily painful bon mots while trying the patience as flakey torch for truth...if not justice."

Posted Nov 30, 2011

Tim Evans

44 6%

Dream House (2011)

"The premise may err on the daft side but it's played with conviction and an atmosphere of bleak dread is carefully evoked if not maintained until the final credits."

Posted Nov 23, 2011

Tim Evans

45 93%

50/50 (2011)

"It may be a marketing nightmare, but as examinations of mortality go, few come funnier, wiser or more astutely acted."

Posted Nov 23, 2011

Elliott Noble

46 94%

Moneyball (2011)

"While making no effort to explain the terminology - mathematical or baseball-ical - the script throws enough fastballs to keep even the most ignorant of us Limeys entertained."

Posted Nov 23, 2011

Elliott Noble

47 92%

Take Shelter (2011)

"It's the collision of Shannon's reality and dementia that's the driving force propelling a drama that is dark with foreboding."

Posted Nov 23, 2011

Tim Evans

48 79%

The Deep Blue Sea (2012)

"Davies fans will be used to his unique style but his slow-motion narrative could have unfamiliar pundits bewailing the fact the Battle of Britain went the other way."

Posted Nov 23, 2011

Tim Evans

49 60%

Resistance ()

"Gupta, working from novelist Owen Sheer's screenplay, isn't tempted by big bangs and action setpieces, preferring to keep the narrative subtly human scale."

Posted Nov 23, 2011

Tim Evans

50 83%

The Snowtown Murders (2012)

"Snowtown brings cold comfort."

Posted Nov 16, 2011

Tim Evans

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