Sky Movies

Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 55%

Welcome to the Rileys (2010)

"Movingly written and exquisitely played by the three leads, this never gets bogged down in sentiment or lazily opts for easy answers."

Posted Nov 16, 2011

Tim Evans

2 27%

Seeking Justice (2012)

"If there's any justice, Nic might want to take a long break."

Posted Nov 16, 2011

Tim Evans

3 24%

Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 (2011)

"The script is flat, cliched and repetitive ("You did this!" yells Jacob. "I love her!" pleads Edward) - which might not matter necessarily as it wasn't much better in the predecessors."

Posted Nov 16, 2011

Francesca Steele

4 91%

Tabloid (2011)

"A truly bizarre tale, Tabloid is enjoyable but not as compelling as some of Morris' previous documentaries..."

Posted Nov 9, 2011

Raaj Rana

5 68%

Wuthering Heights (2012)

"This is definitely a film to watch - but only as part of a discourse on what love is. Despite a very committed vision and understatedly solid actors, somehow this never quite feel like what Emily Brontė intended."

Posted Nov 9, 2011

Francesca Steele

6 10%

Trespass (2011)

"Yes, it's a mess."

Posted Nov 9, 2011

Tim Evans

7 50%

The Rum Diary (2011)

"While wearing the politics lightly, Robinson neatly captures the transitional, expectant mood of both the time and the place."

Posted Nov 9, 2011

Elliott Noble

8 61%

The Awakening (2012)

"There's enough happening in The Awakening to keep you awake."

Posted Nov 9, 2011

Tim Evans

9 91%

Arthur Christmas (2011)

"A Christmas cracker."

Posted Nov 9, 2011

Tim Evans

10 0%

Will (2011)

"It just feels rather silly, as if it assumes such a reverent audience couldn't possibly need anything as pedestrian as believable characters or a likely plotline."

Posted Nov 2, 2011

Francesca Steele

11 71%

The Future (2011)

"I've seen The Future...and it's not bad at all."

Posted Nov 2, 2011

Tim Evans

12 29%

Machine Gun Preacher (2011)

"This machine gun preacher offers lots of noise but casts little light."

Posted Nov 2, 2011

Tim Evans

13 41%

Straw Dogs (2011)

"An effective thriller...but it's offering nothing new."

Posted Nov 2, 2011

Tim Evans

14 36%

In Time (2011)

"It's not a total waste of your time. But boy will you wish Niccol had spent more of his on it."

Posted Nov 2, 2011

Francesca Steele

15 68%

Tower Heist (2011)

"When it comes to enjoyable popcorn fodder, Tower Heist just does what it sets out to do - and pulls off the big job of making Ratner relevant again."

Posted Nov 2, 2011

Matt Risley

16 50%

Sket (2012)

"Gritty urban London films are two a penny these days but with Sket, script and production advice from real former gang members has helped create a film that is new, sincere and actually has something to say."

Posted Oct 26, 2011

Francesca Steele

17 46%

Anonymous (2011)

"Shakespeare himself would probably love it. He did write Twelfth Night, for goodness sake."

Posted Oct 26, 2011

Francesca Steele

18 85%

The Ides of March (2011)

"Tight as a drum and smooth as a snakeskin suit, this is a movie that harks back to golden days of the conspiracy thriller yet remains totally credible as a chronicle of ruthless political ambition."

Posted Oct 26, 2011

Tim Evans

19 76%

The Help (2011)

"A guaranteed tear-jerker that serves as a decent reminder of America's very own Apartheid, it's fine as a slice of history. As a story though, it's sadly underwhelming."

Posted Oct 26, 2011

Francesca Steele

20 75%

The Adventures of Tintin (2011)

"Kids will enjoy the day-glo pyrotechnics and mums and dads can revel in some of the most impressive CGI spectacle committed to celluloid."

Posted Oct 26, 2011

Tim Evans

21 84%

Contagion (2011)

"Lean and fast-moving, Soderbergh ratchets up the tension without straining credibility while the days tick away and the body count rises."

Posted Oct 19, 2011

Tim Evans

22 76%

We Need to Talk About Kevin (2012)

"Expectant mothers, look away."

Posted Oct 19, 2011

Francesca Steele

23 19%

Judy Moody and the NOT Bummer Summer (2011)

"For children, Judy's simple suburban pleasures and unsophisticated emotions and tantrums are something that many of them will relate to."

Posted Oct 19, 2011

Francesca Steele

24 36%

Restless (2011)

"A pastiche of much better, more thoughtful films about 11th hour partnerships. Harold and Maude, Love Story, My Sister's Keeper."

Posted Oct 19, 2011

Francesca Steele

25 38%

Monte Carlo (2011)

"This is a film that knows what its teen audience wants - and gives it to it in spades." EDIT

Posted Oct 19, 2011

26 100%

Carry on Spying (Agent Oooh!) (1964)

"The pace is faster than before and Kenneth Williams is a hoot as a hapless spy in Vienna." EDIT

Posted Oct 18, 2011

27 60%

Real Steel (2011)

"Real Steel has the kind of joyful silliness of a film like Face/Off or Mission Impossible, coupled with a good dose of genuine heart."

Posted Oct 12, 2011

Francesca Steele

28 24%

The Three Musketeers (2011)

"Young buck Lerman never convinces; you feel that a sharp clip round the ear would put him in his place. And his romance with lady-in-waiting Gabriella Wild has all the fizz of damp gunpowder."

Posted Oct 12, 2011

Tim Evans

29 71%

Footloose (2011)

"Updating the quarter-of-a-century old original with a more racially representative cast and hipper street moves, Brewer also trumps his predecessor with a zinging script and some likeable performances..."

Posted Oct 12, 2011

Tim Evans

30 82%

Dolphin Tale (2011)

"This is an old-fashioned cockle-warmer that connects through flesh and blood, not pixels."

Posted Oct 12, 2011

Elliott Noble

31 33%

Texas Killing Fields (2011)

"Mann is definitely one to watch."

Posted Oct 12, 2011

Tim Evans

32 73%

POM Wonderful Presents: The Greatest Movie Ever Sold (2011)

"For his next project, it would be nice to see Spurlock put substance before gimmick. But first, a word from his sponsors..." EDIT

Posted Oct 12, 2011

33 49%

Sleeping Beauty (2011)

"Browning's performance as the ludicrously passive sex object has been described as "brave", which is normally shorthand for the fact that she takes all her clothes off."

Posted Oct 12, 2011

Tim Evans

34 52%

Perfect Sense (2012)

"Director David Mackenzie's refreshing take on the disaster plague genre goes for the personal rather than the pandemic..."

Posted Oct 6, 2011

Tim Evans

35 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

36 83%

Tyrannosaur (2011)

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

Posted Oct 6, 2011

Tim Evans

37 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

38 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

39 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

40 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

41 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

42 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

43 4%

Abduction (2011)

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

Posted Sep 28, 2011

Elliott Noble

44 78%

Crazy, Stupid, Love. (2011)

"One of the funniest films of the year."

Posted Sep 21, 2011

Tim Evans

45 93%

Drive (2011)

"One of the best films of the year."

Posted Sep 21, 2011

Rob Daniel

46 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

47 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

48 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

49 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

50 30%

Turnout ()

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

Posted Sep 14, 2011

Elliott Noble

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