Sky Movies

Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 77%

StreetDance 3D (2013)

"Don't dismiss it as a cheap Brit copy of Save The Last Dance -- this stands on its own two feet and more."

Posted May 21, 2010

Tim Evans

2 0%

Pimp (2010)

"For a film that limply purports to lift the lid on the sordid world of Soho sex trafficking this dismal offering is chock full of rank misogyny."

Posted May 21, 2010

Tim Evans

3 19%

Cop Out (2010)

"How's the idea of a grown man punching an 11-year-old in the groin sound? There you go."

Posted May 20, 2010

Elliott Noble

4 87%

Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans (2009)

"Despite ... minor gripes, this is Cage's best film in years, an anarchic gumbo of subverted cop thriller clichés and surreal set-pieces that's destined to become a cult classic."

Posted May 20, 2010

Chris Prince

5 75%

Heartless (2010)

"It doesn't always work but when it does it brings a refreshingly original spin to genres deadened by formula."

Posted May 20, 2010

Tim Evans

6 36%

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (2010)

"With the stunt and effects guys whipping up a sandstorm of swash and buckle, plus Arterton's alluring combination of brass and bosom, only the meanest haggler would argue that you don't get enough sword and sandal for your shekel."

Posted May 20, 2010

Elliott Noble

7 82%

American: The Bill Hicks Story (2011)

"Using archival footage and photos under a running commentary from most key players in the comedian's life, American: The Bill Hicks Story brings the funny man back to life for 107 wonderful minutes."

Posted May 13, 2010

Rob Daniel

8 90%

Lebanon (Levanon) (2010)

"Without political preaching or providing traditional social commentary, Maoz has crafted a rare human drama, one that gives real insights into the horror of war. An uncomfortable ride...but one worth every penny."

Posted May 13, 2010

Tim Evans

9 43%

Robin Hood (2010)

"Despite a heavyweight back story that would break the spine of most action crowd-pleasers, Scott's sure-handed way with a narrative means that the action never lets up, culminating in a spectacular medieval D-Day landings setpiece."

Posted May 13, 2010

Tim Evans

10 15%

A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)

"It's well-made and rattles along at a fair old pace, predictably leaving the way open for another 130-odd deaths in the inevitable glut of sequels."

Posted May 6, 2010

Tim Evans

11 8%

Furry Vengeance (2010)

"When you throw furry animals, silly slapstick and rubber-faced big-name stars at the screen, and you can still hear more children crying than laughing in the audience, you can't help but feel that they've missed the point somewhat."

Posted May 6, 2010

Matt Risley

12 82%

Four Lions (2010)

"Morris is not only demystifying the eponymous boogeyman, he's poking sticks at it, and laughing all the way."

Posted May 6, 2010

Matt Risley

13 18%

The Back-up Plan (2010)

"If you can get over the impossibly glamorous lifestyle of the immaculately groomed Zoe and the pumped-up pecs of the good guy goat farmer then Will & Grace screenwriter Kate Angelo's script will strike a few chords."

Posted May 6, 2010

Tim Evans

14 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

15 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

16 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

17 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

18 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

19 20%

The Last Song (2010)

"Death can't come quickly enough."

Posted Apr 29, 2010

Tim Evans

20 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

21 53%

Agora (2010)

"Ancient history never looked so good."

Posted Apr 22, 2010

Tim Evans

22 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

23 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

24 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

25 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

26 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

27 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

28 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

29 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

30 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

31 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

32 84%

Whip It (2009)

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

Posted Apr 8, 2010

Richard Kattan

33 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

34 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

35 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

36 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

37 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

38 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

39 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

40 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

41 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

42 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

43 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

44 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

45 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

46 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

47 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

48 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

49 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

50 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

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