Sky Movies

Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 43%

Ironclad (2011)

"The walls are awash with mashed heads, gouting wounds, split torsos and burnt flesh. It's like being put in the stocks and pelted with raw offal."

Posted Mar 2, 2011

Elliott Noble

2 72%

The Adjustment Bureau (2011)

"The Blunt/Damon combination just about wins you over...unless you were under the illusion this was Jason Bourne getting Incepted."

Posted Mar 2, 2011

Tim Evans

3 88%

Rango (2011)

"Not many animated escapades aim to please such a broad audience. Even the poo jokes are sophisticated."

Posted Mar 2, 2011

Elliott Noble

4 56%

Unknown (2011)

"It's great fun - not as vicious as Taken - and Neeson shows just why he's the right man for the job; a rather nifty niche which he's now made his own."

Posted Mar 2, 2011

Tim Evans

5 100%

The Godfather (1972)

"Terrific performances and the perfect brooding atmosphere make it a truly outstanding work."

Posted Feb 23, 2011

Richard Kattan

6 33%

I Am Number Four (2011)

"This number is definitely not up." EDIT

Posted Feb 23, 2011

7 45%

Drive Angry (2011)

"Anyone looking for fresh roadkill really won't find much to slow down for. That said, there's enough screech and splatter to keep your average Friday night rubbernecker happy."

Posted Feb 23, 2011

Elliott Noble

8 49%

No Strings Attached (2011)

"Like that little itch after a one-night stand, this could have been something more."

Posted Feb 23, 2011

Tim Evans

9 97%

Animal Kingdom (2010)

"None of your Lock, Stock larks or one-last-job capers here, just a compelling story of low life in the suburbs."

Posted Feb 23, 2011

Elliott Noble

10 68%

West Is West (2011)

"Its heart is definitely in the right place. But there's more to comedy than funny accents. And daubing on Eastern profundities like lumpy henna won't cover the cracks."

Posted Feb 23, 2011

Elliott Noble

11 21%

The Rite (2011)

"Hafstrom plays things pretty straight, avoiding the barking implausibility of The Da Vinci Code and questioning the flakey use of unprovable exorcism against cold, hard rationality."

Posted Feb 23, 2011

Tim Evans

12 100%

Waste Land (2010)

"A remarkable testament to working class lives and the unifying power of art, Waste Land is a rare thing - a film that makes you proud to be human."

Posted Feb 23, 2011

Elliott Noble

13 63%

Howl (2010)

"The poem itself is illuminated by some impressive cartoon visuals, adding much-needed lustre to lines that inspired a radical counter culture but are very much a product of their times."

Posted Feb 23, 2011

Tim Evans

14 64%

Justin Bieber: Never Say Never (2011)

"Gives an eye-opening account of the creepy mania that surrounds the star, while inadvertently hinting at the dependency of those around Bieber on their fresh-faced cash cow."

Posted Feb 16, 2011

Chris Prince

15 5%

Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son (2011)

"Like Hattie Mae herself, this franchise is just cliché and padding."

Posted Feb 16, 2011

Elliott Noble

16 98%

Inside Job (2010)

"A straightforward and very shocking account of the meltdown that's guaranteed to give you a healthy jolt of righteous rage."

Posted Feb 16, 2011

Chris Prince

17 96%

True Grit (2010)

"Remakes that outdo the original are as rare as a brimstone preacher in a saloon bar...but this leaves Henry Hathaway's 60s version stone dead."

Posted Feb 9, 2011

Tim Evans

18 70%

Never Let Me Go (2010)

"Pragmatic and bound by grim duty drilled into her and her friends, Mulligan's Kathy is a masterclass in contained sadness and nothing less than remarkable."

Posted Feb 9, 2011

Rob Daniel

19 71%

Paul (2011)

"The bromance between Pegg and Frost is still as strong as ever, and Kristen Wiig steals the show with her turn as a religious fanatic freed from her fundamentalist shackles."

Posted Feb 9, 2011

Matt Risley

20 19%

Just Go with It (2011)

"Ever been so starved of entertainment you've tried to see how far you can push a pencil into your ear before hitting your eardrum?"

Posted Feb 9, 2011

Elliott Noble

21 55%

Gnomeo and Juliet (2011)

"As well as adding colour to the characters, the animation nicely captures the textures of the backyard which in turn bring an engaging simplicity to some of the cuter sight gags."

Posted Feb 9, 2011

Elliott Noble

22 13%

Yogi Bear (2010)

"Yogi Bear is so contrived, so dull and so devoid of any charm it's unknown whether it'll stand up with kids so used to an endless supply of near flawless films."

Posted Feb 9, 2011

Limara Salt

23 91%

The Fighter (2010)

"This is a story about guts: having 'em, trusting 'em, spilling 'em."

Posted Feb 2, 2011

Elliott Noble

24 86%

Rabbit Hole (2010)

"Touching and wise."

Posted Feb 2, 2011

Tim Evans

25 51%

Brighton Rock (2011)

"An emotionally unsatisfying drama unfolding in a pretty shell..."

Posted Feb 2, 2011

Tim Evans

26 30%

Sanctum (2011)

"Hampered by some truly embarrassing dialogue, delivered in the cheesiest way possible..."

Posted Feb 2, 2011

Matt Risley

27 4%

A Little Bit Of Heaven (2012)

"[A] painfully protracted mix of doomed love and mild toilet humour..."

Posted Feb 2, 2011

Elliott Noble

28 89%

Tangled (2010)

"As well as driving the story, the themes of loyalty and trust also give the script its richest vein of humour."

Posted Jan 26, 2011

Elliott Noble

29 53%

The Mechanic (2011)

"Based on the 1972 thriller starring Charles Bronson, this Mechanic is a far more nuts and bolts job, eschewing the surreal atmosphere of Michael Winner's original."

Posted Jan 26, 2011

Tim Evans

30 80%

Barney's Version (2011)

"It's a bittersweet pill. But with fluid direction from Richard J. Lewis and Giamatti in mesmerising form, Barney's medicine is remarkably easy to take."

Posted Jan 26, 2011

Elliott Noble

31 46%

Hereafter (2010)

"It remains watchable in spite of some rum narrative and performances from kids that woudn't get them a gig as extras on Byker Grove."

Posted Jan 26, 2011

Tim Evans

32 65%

Biutiful (2010)

"A thing of biuty."

Posted Jan 26, 2011

Tim Evans

33 55%

Morning Glory (2010)

"It's worth getting up early for...which is more than you can say for most breakfast TV."

Posted Jan 20, 2011

Tim Evans

34 87%

Black Swan (2010)

"With Portman's dance moves as convincing as her descent into derangement and Kunis also hitting a career high as her minxy opposite, here's a trip to the ballet that won't fail to sort the men from the boys."

Posted Jan 20, 2011

Elliott Noble

35 24%

The Dilemma (2011)

"This is the sort of set-up that would have been perfectly nailed in a single episode of Friends."

Posted Jan 20, 2011

Elliott Noble

36 94%

Neds (2011)

"A world away from Nick Love's risible tales of Cockney sectarianism, this is an intelligent, thoughtful drama given added heft by wonderfully natural performances."

Posted Jan 20, 2011

Tim Evans

37 32%

The Ward (2011)

"Pans out slickly if predictably. Heard is fine as the resourceful babe determined to get to the truth even if the final twist invited shrugs rather than gasps of horror."

Posted Jan 20, 2011

Tim Evans

38 34%

I Spit On Your Grave (2010)

"For fans who like their cinema uncompromising, this is "shear" entertainment."

Posted Jan 20, 2011

Rob Daniel

39 17%

Travellers ()

"Technically, it's a mess with all sorts of sound and editing problems although McManus shows - as cinematographer - he's got the eye for the occasional good shot."

Posted Jan 12, 2011

Tim Evans

40 87%

Blue Valentine (2010)

"For those who can face love stories without studio-sanctioned happy ever afters, here's compelling proof that the tide of slush does not flow unopposed."

Posted Jan 12, 2011

Elliott Noble

41 40%

Henry's Crime (2011)

"Thanks to Reeves' co-stars and a little Chekhovian inspiration at the end, the film just about gets away with it."

Posted Jan 12, 2011

Elliott Noble

42 67%

Conviction (2010)

"It's a solid, workmanlike affair with the feel of a high-end TV movie even if every setback is telegraphed..."

Posted Jan 12, 2011

Tim Evans

43 43%

The Green Hornet (2011)

"Touted as a disaster even before its release, its off-beat tale, visual styling and casting proves that the franchise has more than a little sting left in its tail."

Posted Jan 12, 2011

Matt Risley

44 77%

Amer (2010)

"Fans lamenting the decline of Italian fear maestro Dario Argento will be relieved to find his legacy in such talented hands."

Posted Jan 6, 2011

Rob Daniel

45 93%

Abel (2013)

"Mexican cinema adds another gem to its treasure chest."

Posted Jan 6, 2011

Rob Daniel

46 93%

127 Hours (2010)

"For such a simple concept and arguably limited breadth, Boyle and Franco have excelled with a soul-searching drama that's as elative as it is stomach-turning."

Posted Jan 6, 2011

Matt Risley

47 52%

The Next Three Days (2010)

"Far-fetched yet inescapably engrossing and often seat-squeezingly tense, The Next Three Days is rip-roaring guff."

Posted Jan 6, 2011

Elliott Noble

48 94%

The King's Speech (2010)

"It certainly has the whiff of Oscar bait about it. But when it's executed this superbly you can't help but concede it's good enough to warrant it."

Posted Jan 6, 2011

Matt Risley

49 49%

Love and Other Drugs (2010)

"It's certainly its own brand of cinematic viagra - guaranteed to arouse and, in the short run at least, perk up tired romcom audiences."

Posted Dec 29, 2010

Matt Risley

50 21%

Gulliver's Travels (2010)

"The simple fact is that Jack Black's back doing what he does best - making fart and pee jokes, rocking out in over-the-top shoehorned fashion, and poking fun at his own tubbiness."

Posted Dec 22, 2010

Matt Risley

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