Sky Movies

Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 63%

Hot Tub Time Machine (2010)

"Corddry's obnoxiousness gets a trifle wearing, but Cusack is as reliable as ever, Duke gives good geek, and Robinson makes the most of his biggest screen role to date."

Posted May 6, 2010

Elliott Noble

2 71%

Valhalla Rising (2010)

"A trip into a pagan heart of darkness, this is certainly not for everyone but it's consoling to find a director who tries to do things that little bit differently."

Posted Apr 29, 2010

Tim Evans

3 96%

Revanche (2009)

"From pacing and composition to its frank attitude to sex and wonderfully open performances, the film is a largely pretension-free zone. A fine lesson in the art of storytelling."

Posted Apr 29, 2010

Elliott Noble

4 19%

Gentlemen Broncos (2009)

"Slight and occasionally clunking, it wins through by its sheer good nature and some particularly strong playing."

Posted Apr 29, 2010

Tim Evans

5 82%

The Disappearance of Alice Creed (2010)

"Debut writer-director J Blakeson has craftily put together a taut, claustrophobic thriller where nothing and nobody are quite what they seem."

Posted Apr 29, 2010

Tim Evans

6 20%

The Last Song (2010)

"Death can't come quickly enough."

Posted Apr 29, 2010

Tim Evans

7 73%

Iron Man 2 (2010)

"Iron Man 2 delivers all the sharp-witted, star-studded, state-of-the-art razzmatazz you could want from a summer blockbuster. But..."

Posted Apr 29, 2010

Eileen Reslen

8 53%

Agora (2010)

"Ancient history never looked so good."

Posted Apr 22, 2010

Tim Evans

9 50%

Cherry Bomb ()

"The whole cast deliver convincing portrayals of idle, Twitter-connected youth even if their lack of moral parameters are a cause for some concern."

Posted Apr 22, 2010

Tim Evans

10 62%

The Joneses (2010)

"Moore and Duchovny's on-screen connection is sizzling and both stars excel in unravelling their hard-bitten characters' fragility."

Posted Apr 22, 2010

Anna Pollitt

11 63%

Extract (2009)

"Bateman is perfectly cast as the understated lead and Kunis works well as divisive eye candy, but it's the supporting actors who really shine."

Posted Apr 22, 2010

Anna Pollitt

12 59%

Centurion (2010)

"Filmed in cold, steely greys and blues, it's at its best during the numerous action setpieces, particularly close-quarter, hand-to-hand combat where the butchery of axes, knives and spears is shown in all its gory glory."

Posted Apr 22, 2010

Tim Evans

13 67%

Date Night (2010)

"Thankfully, while Date Night has more than it's fair share of flaws, Carell and Fey's chemistry, charm and wit elevate the film into something positively watchable."

Posted Apr 22, 2010

Matt Risley

14 57%

Cemetery Junction (2010)

"Gervais has crafted a comedy drama like the ones that led people to love him in the first place: relatable, heart-warming, and genuinely very very funny."

Posted Apr 15, 2010

Matt Risley

15 83%

The Ghost Writer (2010)

"Polanski never lets things get too self-regarding, liberally sprinkling the script - co-written with Harris - with some nice touches of humour from the novel and the change to the ending actually ties things up more neatly."

Posted Apr 15, 2010

Tim Evans

16 28%

Dear John (2010)

"But this is a movie that tries too hard to cover the tearjerking bases, and in doing so manages to miss every single one of them."

Posted Apr 15, 2010

Rich Phippen

17 22%

Repo Men (2010)

"Taken as a fairly inoffensive action flick, it's perfectly serviceable. Jude Law is easily the least irritating he's been in years, and the decade-too-old soundtrack still compliments the cartilage slicing, sinew-slicing action sequences."

Posted Apr 15, 2010

Matt Risley

18 64%

I Know You Know (2009)

"Kerrigan successfully captures a captivating father-son bond in an understated, but perfectly executed indie flick that never attempts to be more than the sum of its parts."

Posted Apr 8, 2010

Eileen Reslen

19 84%

Whip It (2009)

"An enjoyable treat that'll have you rolling out of the cinema experiencing a mild sense of dj vu but ultimately feeling rewarded for your investment."

Posted Apr 8, 2010

Richard Kattan

20 76%

Kick-Ass (2010)

"Moretz will have audiences simultaneously cheering and speed-dialling the NSPCC after her outlandish, terrifying and jaw-dropping performance as the pint-sized assassin."

Posted Apr 1, 2010

Matt Risley

21 28%

Clash of the Titans (2010)

"You're not here for sharp dialogue or character development and you don't get it. But who's complaining?"

Posted Apr 1, 2010

Tim Evans

22 82%

Storm (Sturm) (2009)

"Occasionally, the dialogue clunks but a winningly vulnerable performance from Marinca goes a long way to building up a picture of a compromised world of political horse-trading where even war criminals can get away with it."

Posted Mar 24, 2010

Tim Evans

23 57%

Perrier's Bounty (2010)

"Violence this in-your-face needs a witty, quip-laden script to sweeten the bloody pill and this doesn't deliver."

Posted Mar 24, 2010

Tim Evans

24 76%

Nanny McPhee Returns (2010)

"It's an immensely likeable and very British comedy that makes some pertinent points about how families connect. A loud cheer for the big bang."

Posted Mar 24, 2010

Tim Evans

25 66%

The Blind Side (2009)

"Bullock has pulled a blinder herself. It's a doughty performance, and worth singling out."

Posted Mar 24, 2010

Elliott Noble

26 86%

Salvage (2009)

"Gough can't disguise his third act monster's rubberiness, but it doesn't fatally wound his clever chiller that impresses up to its inevitably downbeat conclusion."

Posted Mar 22, 2010

Rob Daniel

27 32%

My Last Five Girlfriends (2009)

"Kemp engages the eye with a variety of camera tricks and animated inventions that belie his modest budget."

Posted Mar 22, 2010

Elliott Noble

28 86%

The House of the Devil (2009)

"A master of the slow-burn, West carefully creates an atmosphere of clammy dread through Noonan and Woronov's off-kilter performances and dialogue, and direction that encases Donahue in shadow or squeezes uncomfortably close-in."

Posted Mar 22, 2010

Rob Daniel

29 5%

Old Dogs (2009)

"A slapdash embarrassment of feeble age gags and cultural stereotypes, Old Dogs is at once crass, corny, amateurish, insulting, uninspired, deeply phoney and extraordinarily unfunny."

Posted Mar 22, 2010

Elliott Noble

30 12%

The Spy Next Door (2010)

"A movie that posits Billy Ray Cyrus as a techno-genius and allows the baddies to get away with Russian accents that would put most meerkats to shame."

Posted Mar 22, 2010

Elliott Noble

31 72%

I Love You Phillip Morris (2010)

"It works like a dream -- a particularly vivid one -- with only an actor of Carrey's energy having the ability to pull it off, even if this reduces McGregor's passive partner to one dimension."

Posted Mar 22, 2010

Tim Evans

32 13%

The Bounty Hunter (2010)

"The perfect watch if you don't fancy a challenge. Any sort of challenge at all."

Posted Mar 22, 2010

Tim Evans

33 86%

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009)

"Steered by director Oplev's firm but fluid hand, the plot remains logical and credible, even during its most brutal revelations."

Posted Mar 15, 2010

Elliott Noble

34 53%

Green Zone (2010)

"What really strikes is the steel meld between bone-jarring action scenes and the all-too-believable political chicanery from the sort of people who will be on nodding terms with Halliburton in the form of Kinnear's sharp-suited ultra-rotter."

Posted Mar 15, 2010

Tim Evans

35 96%

Exit Through The Gift Shop (2010)

"This is splendid stuff, directed with verve and humour by Banksy who - aghast at Guetta's artistic triumph -- announces he will never make another art film. Shame."

Posted Mar 15, 2010

Tim Evans

36 69%

Shutter Island (2010)

"At well over two hours, it could have done with some judicious pruning but Scorsese still manages to keep the story rattling along with a wry sleight of hand and a masterful manipulation of the narrative."

Posted Mar 15, 2010

Tim Evans

37 62%

Hachi: A Dog's Tale (2009)

"Come the sniffly denouement, it would take a hard heart not to be won over. Even cynics might find their noses a little wet." EDIT

Posted Mar 15, 2010

38 70%

Ondine (2010)

"Along with the uniformly fine performances, what makes Ondine really worth the trip to your nearest arthouse cinema is its wonderful charm, which it has in bucketloads."

Posted Mar 5, 2010

Mayer Nissim

39 19%

Motherhood (2009)

"A light, cheery metropolitan take on what it's like to be left holding the baby."

Posted Mar 5, 2010

Tim Evans

40 70%

Ondine (2010)

"Driven by Farrell's easy, unaffected performance and his obvious chemistry with the less polished yet suitably winsome Bachdela, this fanciful meld of drama and romance is a consummate cockle-warmer."

Posted Mar 5, 2010

Chris Prince

41 51%

Chloe (2010)

"OK, it's pulpy... but it's also guiltily enjoyable once you appreciate it's little more than a B-movie with an A-list cast."

Posted Mar 5, 2010

Tim Evans

42 22%

Case 39 (2010)

"Director Alvart knows how to shoot chilly and unwelcoming, bleaching his movie with a grey-blue finish."

Posted Mar 5, 2010

Rob Daniel

43 20%

Legion (2010)

"ILM visual effects wizkid turned Director Scott Stewart has (literally and metaphorically) thrown up the world's dullest horror actioner, although its premise and beginning do at least offer some promise."

Posted Mar 5, 2010

Matt Risley

44 51%

Alice in Wonderland (2010)

"If it could be bottled up, the label would read "watch me.""

Posted Mar 5, 2010

Tim Evans

45 74%

Micmacs (Micmacs tire-larigot) (2010)

"Micmacs isn't deep or daring. In fact it works under more influences than Pete Doherty. But it's fun."

Posted Feb 26, 2010

Elliott Noble

46 46%

Everybody's Fine (2009)

"Crisply shot and framed with care, it(TM)s certainly easy on the eye. But a script that didn(TM)t take life so seriously would have left everybody feeling a lot finer."

Posted Feb 26, 2010

Elliott Noble

47 22%

Freestyle (2004)

"Although the acting is generally closer to Grange Hill than Drury Lane, Kene shows bags of potential."

Posted Feb 26, 2010

Elliott Noble

48 21%

Leap Year (2010)

"Adams shone in the superlative Enchanted but the quality of writing on offer here isn't going to give James Joyce at his most lovey-dovey much lost sleep."

Posted Feb 26, 2010

Tim Evans

49 28%

Extraordinary Measures (2010)

"Possibly the biggest medical poser on offer is why Brendan Fraser had to put on 20lbs to play the role."

Posted Feb 26, 2010

Tim Evans

50 71%

The Crazies (2010)

"What starts out as 28 (or more accurately, 2) Days Later In Iowa, becomes a drawn-out plod to nowhere. A bit like The Road without the doomy atmosphere."

Posted Feb 26, 2010

Elliott Noble

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