Sky Movies

Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 93%

Midnight in Paris (2011)

"Only first-time visitors to Paris are in for disappointment: it simply can't live up to this."

Posted Oct 6, 2011

Elliott Noble

2 83%

Tyrannosaur (2011)

"Make no mistake, this is a hard and challenging watch."

Posted Oct 6, 2011

Tim Evans

3 39%

Johnny English Reborn (2011)

"While lovers of Britain's answer to Inspector Clouseau will rejoice at his return, others will find it as funny as a dozen kicks in the goolies. Which it sometimes literally is."

Posted Oct 6, 2011

Elliott Noble

4 77%

The Debt (2011)

"A provocative, engaging tale utilising clever use of extended flashback and showcasing an intriguing twist."

Posted Sep 28, 2011

Tim Evans

5 23%

What's Your Number? (2011)

"If the script doesn't grab you, the eye candy probably will; Evans missing no opportunity to show off his Captain America physique and Faris likewise exposing more flesh than the meat counter at Tesco Extra."

Posted Sep 28, 2011

Elliott Noble

6 58%

Red State (2011)

"It's a bit of a mess but there's enough inspired writing and outrageous plot twists to keep you heading for the exit."

Posted Sep 28, 2011

Tim Evans

7 78%

Melancholia (2011)

"When the film threatens to spin totally off its axis and into the deep space of boredom, it is Dunst, capricious, tender and frightening, who keeps it on course."

Posted Sep 28, 2011

Rob Daniel

8 70%

The Woman (2011)

"Delivers a knockout punch of violence that should have some cheering and others chewing their dinner back down."

Posted Sep 28, 2011

Rob Daniel

9 4%

Abduction (2011)

"[A] sleek-looking but mechanically dodgy vehicle..."

Posted Sep 28, 2011

Elliott Noble

10 78%

Crazy, Stupid, Love. (2011)

"One of the funniest films of the year."

Posted Sep 21, 2011

Tim Evans

11 93%

Drive (2011)

"One of the best films of the year."

Posted Sep 21, 2011

Rob Daniel

12 83%

Warrior (2011)

"A blistering and well-observed emotional drama that does a terrific job of being much, much more than just a fistfight."

Posted Sep 21, 2011

Francesca Steele

13 84%

Tucker & Dale vs Evil (2011)

"An instant cult smash, get Tucker & Dale facing against the Wolfman, Bubba Hotep or Alien (or Predator) immediately."

Posted Sep 21, 2011

Rob Daniel

14 46%

Soul Surfer (2011)

"Unless you like your inspiration in heavy-handed doses, you might be better off watching the real thing - on YouTube."

Posted Sep 21, 2011

Francesca Steele

15 25%

Killer Elite (2011)

"Clive Owen, as a toneless bad guy in a mindless thriller, has found his natural home."

Posted Sep 21, 2011

Francesca Steele

16 30%

Turnout ()

"No spine, no sympathy. No sympathy, no interest. No interest, no point. You get me, bruv?"

Posted Sep 14, 2011

Elliott Noble

17 40%

Tonight You're Mine (2012)

"It all ends pretty predictably...but it's been an amiable experience."

Posted Sep 14, 2011

Tim Evans

18 56%

Atrocious (2011)

"Even if one or two things don't add up come the final twist, you're still in for a jittery hour."

Posted Sep 14, 2011

Elliott Noble

19 45%

30 Minutes or Less (2011)

"It's all about the characters and - thankfully - they're good ones. In fact, you're glad they're not Gone in Sixty Seconds."

Posted Sep 14, 2011

Tim Evans

20 83%

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)

"John le Carré's 1974 novel - most famously served in the BBC's seven-part series with Alec Guinness in the Smiley role - is machine-tooled down to a lean two hours by Swedish director Tomas Alfredson."

Posted Sep 14, 2011

Tim Evans

21 25%

The Change-Up (2011)

"It's not nice...but it's not bad."

Posted Sep 14, 2011

Tim Evans

22 84%

Jane Eyre (2011)

"Wasikowska probably won't win an Oscar because the strength of her performance lies in just how unassuming it is - but she should."

Posted Sep 7, 2011

Francesca Steele

23 70%

Friends With Benefits (2011)

"While showing a healthy disregard for romantic comedies, director Will Gluck's follow-up to his equally raunchy sleeper smash Easy A is essentially When Harry Met Sally for the i-generation."

Posted Sep 7, 2011

Elliott Noble

24 82%

Trollhunter (2011)

"An American remake is in the works. Ignore it and treat yourself to this monstrously good film."

Posted Sep 7, 2011

Rob Daniel

25 27%

Colombiana (2011)

"With no sense of humour and long lulls between action, director Megaton appears primarily concerned with coming up with as many different ways as possible of getting Saldana down to her skimpies."

Posted Sep 7, 2011

Elliott Noble

26 77%

A Lonely Place to Die (2012)

"A worthy entry into the violent wilderness sub-genre."

Posted Sep 7, 2011

Rob Daniel

27 72%

Fright Night (2011)

"A welcome and fun return to the vampire flick that aims to scare as easily as it entertains."

Posted Aug 31, 2011

Matt Risley

28 76%

Kill List (2012)

"Wheatley never forgets the golden rule that horror can hold up a cracked mirror to society as long as it provides some bloody good jolts."

Posted Aug 31, 2011

Rob Daniel

29 18%

The Art of Getting By (2011)

"Wiesen's gossamer-thin tale asks a lot of Highmore, who could unkindly be referred to as the missing link between child stars Nicholas Boult and Haley Joel Osmont."

Posted Aug 31, 2011

Tim Evans

30 22%

3-D Sex and Zen: Extreme Ecstasy (2011)

"It's hardly In The Realm of the Senses, but the point is, er, rammed home that love is more important than sex."

Posted Aug 31, 2011

Tim Evans

31 36%

One Day (2011)

"You'll likely be wiping away the tears."

Posted Aug 25, 2011

Matt Risley

32 24%

Conan the Barbarian (2011)

"A perfectly enjoyable - if bloody - sword'n'sandals set-to."

Posted Aug 25, 2011

Tim Evans

33 61%

Final Destination 5 (2011)

"Upholding franchise traditions in amusingly grisly style, the Reaper's latest round-up is definitely up to snuff."

Posted Aug 25, 2011

Elliott Noble

34 81%

The Skin I Live In (2011)

"It's the work of a director firmly in control of his subject and shows that - when he wants to - there are few subjects that he can't tackle with flair."

Posted Aug 25, 2011

Tim Evans

35 44%

Cowboys & Aliens (2011)

"The premise does pretty much what it says on the tin."

Posted Aug 18, 2011

Francesca Steele

36 95%

The Guard (2011)

"Assured and well-written, it may totter uncertainly in the third act but it's a pleasure to listen to a script with such an ear for shocking insult and knowing offence."

Posted Aug 18, 2011

Tim Evans

37 60%

Glee: The 3D Concert Movie (2011)

"Be still Glee-ful hearts, as this concert doc packs all the energy of the small screen show and makes it... bigger."

Posted Aug 18, 2011

Katie Columbus

38 77%

In A Better World (2011)

"Director Bier and her regular screenwriter Anders Thomas Jensen construct a believable series of events where notions of Western civilisation as opposed to Third World moral disarray are put to the test."

Posted Aug 18, 2011

Tim Evans

39 22%

Spy Kids: All the Time in the World in 4D (2011)

"This is a shoddy affair with anodyne first-timers Blanchard and Cook almost as annoying as Ricky Gervais's phoned-in voiceover of an animatronic terrier with a poop obsession."

Posted Aug 18, 2011

Tim Evans

40 62%

Villain (Akunin) (2010)

"Writer and director take us on a self-indulgently drawn-out journey through the eyes of a dead fish down numerous dramatic dead ends..."

Posted Aug 18, 2011

Elliott Noble

41 52%

The Devil's Double (2011)

"Cooper plays the vicious rotter in the manner of an enraged Freddie Mercury auditioning for Alvin and the Chipmunks."

Posted Aug 10, 2011

Tim Evans

42 22%

The Smurfs (2011)

"In terms of hitting the Smurfs it was Smurfing for, it Smurfs plenty of them." EDIT

Posted Aug 10, 2011

43 98%

Project Nim (2011)

"Intriguing yet ineffably sad, what emerges is not the story of an ape who failed to be human, but a story of human failings."

Posted Aug 10, 2011

Elliott Noble

44 82%

Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011)

"Wyatt does a remarkable job of transferring the low-budget grip of his (literally) breakout flick The Escapist to the free-wheeling spirit of the summer blockbuster."

Posted Aug 10, 2011

Elliott Noble

45 82%

Super 8 (2011)

"Now if only the Abrams and Spielberg combo would take on some of the Marvel films..."

Posted Aug 3, 2011

Francesca Steele

46 73%

Sarah's Key (2011)

"Worthy and tasteful but rarely convincing and increasingly dull, Sarah's Key should open the door on more closeted skeletons than it does."

Posted Aug 3, 2011

Elliott Noble

47 95%

Knuckle (2011)

"There are times during this bare-knuckle brawlathon that you really fear for the safety of documentarian Ian Palmer."

Posted Aug 3, 2011

Elliott Noble

48 79%

Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)

"While it's not the greatest superhero movie ever made, Captain America fittingly sets the stage for 2012's megamovie and - more importantly - nicely side-steps its potential pitfalls."

Posted Jul 28, 2011

Matt Risley

49 14%

Zookeeper (2011)

"If it's a choice between this and mucking-out duty, pass the shovel."

Posted Jul 28, 2011

Elliott Noble

50 10%

Horrid Henry: The Movie (2013)

"There's not much for mums and dads - this doesn't attempt any cute Pixar-style adult-pitched gags - but younger audiences will revel in the mischievous manipulations of a negative role model."

Posted Jul 28, 2011

Tim Evans

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