Sky Movies

Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 68%

Trance (2013)

"Ultimately, it's only Boyle's supremely assured style that saves it imploding into a overcooked stew of half-memories and untrustworthy recollections."

Posted Mar 27, 2013

Tim Evans

2 28%

G.I. Joe: Retaliation (2013)

"It's big and noisy...but it's also fun."

Posted Mar 27, 2013

Tim Evans

3 54%

Basic Instinct (1992)

"The result may be flimsy, but it goes out and grabs you from the start." EDIT

Posted Mar 25, 2013

4 52%

Jack the Giant Slayer (2013)

"Once upon a time there was a movie that stayed faithful to its fairy tale roots while adding some welcome folkloric touches of its own."

Posted Mar 20, 2013

Elliott Noble

5 70%

The Croods (2013)

"It may literally be an old story...but it's a good one."

Posted Mar 20, 2013

Tim Evans

6 19%

Identity Thief (2013)

"[A] laugh-free affair despite the presence of the ever-reliable Jason Bateman and a supporting cast including Jon Favreau."

Posted Mar 20, 2013

Tim Evans

7 89%

Compliance (2012)

"[It] leaves you in a dark moral place you'd really rather not be."

Posted Mar 20, 2013

Tim Evans

8 70%

The Spirit of '45 ()

"This is at its strongest when celebrating the simple fairness and basic decency of the welfare state and ends on an optimistic note."

Posted Mar 13, 2013

Tim Evans

9 48%

Maniac (2013)

"One for fans at the nastier end of the slasher spectrum."

Posted Mar 13, 2013

Tim Evans

10 12%

Red Dawn (2012)

"The concept is, undeniably, ridiculous, and the plotholes plentiful if one cares to look hard enough. But Red Dawn zips along at such a pace it's hard to notice." EDIT

Posted Mar 13, 2013

11 36%

The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (2013)

"Absolute magic." EDIT

Posted Mar 13, 2013

12 43%

The Paperboy (2012)

"Hot stuff." EDIT

Posted Mar 13, 2013

13 51%

Welcome to the Punch (2013)

"The result is a tightly plotted thriller that looks like The Shard but occasionally sounds like The Gherkin. It gets away with it."

Posted Mar 13, 2013

Elliott Noble

14 63%

Broken (2013)

"A bleak vision of modern Britain that just escapes slipping into a slough of miserabalism by virtue of some light-hearted segments ..."

Posted Mar 6, 2013

Tim Evans

15 86%

Robot & Frank (2012)

"Frank Langella subtly provides the heart and soul as the crafty Frank, a game retiree whose disreputable inclinations take the story in a pleasingly unsentimental direction - think Wall-e meets The Thomas Crown Affair."

Posted Mar 6, 2013

Tim Evans

16 83%

Side Effects (2013)

"This final (apparently) film from Steven Soderbergh presses all the buttons."

Posted Mar 6, 2013

Tim Evans

17 41%

Parker (2013)

"Under Taylor Hackford's efficient direction, Parker delivers on all counts."

Posted Mar 6, 2013

Elliott Noble

18 38%

The Guilt Trip (2012)

"It's been more than fifteen years since Barbra Streisand has taken a lead role in a movie...and after suffering this you can see why."

Posted Mar 6, 2013

Tim Evans

19 59%

Oz the Great and Powerful (2013)

"While there remains much to enjoy, here's hoping Raimi is let off the hook for more trademark wildness next time around."

Posted Mar 6, 2013

Rob Daniel

20 69%

Stoker (2013)

"The sad truth is that screenwriter Miller drops most of the intrigue down more plot holes than you'd find in a makeshift graveyard."

Posted Feb 27, 2013

Elliott Noble

21 12%

Safe Haven (2013)

"It's compelling stuff, for all the wrong reasons. and reaches a barking apex of doolally tapness when one of the minor characters reveals herself to be a charitable ghost."

Posted Feb 27, 2013

Tim Evans

22 28%

Broken City (2013)

"Broken City opens solid and closes solid, and is engaging for those looking for a slickly made and well-acted Saturday night crime suspenser."

Posted Feb 27, 2013

Rob Daniel

23 15%

Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters (2013)

"Gore hounds will relish the sliced appendages count but - with a sharper script - you can't help thinking this could really have cast a spell."

Posted Feb 27, 2013

Tim Evans

24 94%

Lore (2013)

"While prone to arty lingering, thus wasting time that would have been more wisely spent plugging gaps in the narrative, Shortland slathers the story in enough mud and horror to make it a compellingly visceral experience."

Posted Feb 21, 2013

Elliott Noble

25 66%

Cloud Atlas (2012)

"You'll love it, you'll hate it, you'll be dazzled and enraged and while the story is no more profound than any other blockbuster, glittering visions will linger in the mind."

Posted Feb 21, 2013

Rob Daniel

26 65%

Mama (2013)

"The film sticks rather too often to horror movie conventions."

Posted Feb 20, 2013

Elliott Noble

27 64%

Unfinished Song (2013)

"By hook or by crook, Williams chivvies everyone along to the requisite throat-clearing denouement. A feelgood finale, for sure. You just might feel like you've been man-handled to get there."

Posted Feb 20, 2013

Elliott Noble

28 51%

This is 40 (2012)

"The set up and sense of humour may be familiar, but This Is 40 still manages to keep it fresh and funny."

Posted Feb 14, 2013

Tae Mawson

29 66%

For Ellen (2012)

"It's a challenging watch - Yong Kim allows plenty of time for the scenes to breathe - but it's genuinely touching, ending on a note that says all too much about the nature of the ultimate commitment-phobe."

Posted Feb 14, 2013

Tim Evans

30 14%

A Good Day To Die Hard (2013)

"Aside from the stunt team and the over-caffeinated editors, nobody appears interested in making this what it should be: a major movie event."

Posted Feb 14, 2013

Elliott Noble

31 46%

Beautiful Creatures (2013)

"Who knew that emo could be this much fun?"

Posted Feb 13, 2013

Elliott Noble

32 80%

Warm Bodies (2013)

"Starting with the least meet-cute encounter ever, Warm Bodies injects much-needed life into a genre crushed to a sugary pulp under the juggernaut of Nicholas Sparks."

Posted Feb 7, 2013

Elliott Noble

33 62%

Hitchcock (2012)

"Gervasi misses a fine opportunity, wasting the acting talent he has assembled with a disappointingly ordinary film about an extraordinary man making one of cinema's most exceptional movies."

Posted Feb 7, 2013

Michael Papadopoulos

34 93%

No (2013)

"A terrific and thrilling drama about the power of hope, of optimism, and of bravery in the face of intimidation, and very real and extreme physical danger."

Posted Feb 7, 2013

Michael Papadopoulos

35 55%

I Give It a Year (2013)

"There's no doubt that these people deserve each other. It's just a matter of sorting out which insufferable twit ends up with which."

Posted Feb 6, 2013

Elliott Noble

36 86%

Wreck-it Ralph (2012)

"Put a coin in the slot and sit back and enjoy; it's the best Pixar movie the studio didn't make, and there can be no higher praise."

Posted Feb 6, 2013

Rich Phippen

37 78%

Flight (2012)

"It's never less than watchable and confidently made...but you get the impression there is a bigger, better story waiting to take off."

Posted Jan 30, 2013

Tim Evans

38 36%

Hyde Park on Hudson (2012)

"It's a lightweight, three-star way to kill a couple of hours if you're at a loose end on that lazy bank holiday Sunday."

Posted Jan 30, 2013

Rob Daniel

39 65%

Antiviral (2013)

"Queasiness abound but there are no real jolts; the words "foreskin", "anus" and "vulva" are unlikely to disturb anyone under the age of 97."

Posted Jan 30, 2013

Elliott Noble

40 46%

Bullet to the Head (2013)

"OK, it's like Bourne never happened but surely there's a place for a retro-fest that delivers knowing smiles as well as thumping action."

Posted Jan 30, 2013

Tim Evans

41 4%

Movie 43 (2013)

"The best advice we can give you is to stop reading this, go find something else to watch, and pretend Movie 43 never happened."

Posted Jan 25, 2013

Rich Phippen

42 90%

Lincoln (2012)

"Lincoln has been dismissed by some as merely 'people in rooms talking'. That may be true, but what people. And what talking."

Posted Jan 23, 2013

Michael Papadopoulos

43 93%

Zero Dark Thirty (2013)

"A proficient exercise in re-creating the key events...but little insight into the wider implications of the assassination of America's greatest bogeyman."

Posted Jan 23, 2013

Tim Evans

44 60%

The Last Stand (2013)

"Where the film could have been self-aware and a little cleverer for it, director Jee-woon Kim misses a trick by sticking to the action formula."

Posted Jan 23, 2013

Rich Phippen

45 33%

Won't Back Down (2012)

"Shamelessly manipulative, this propagandist drama purports to champion the democratisation of parents' choice yet is little more than a big, cinematic union bashing stick." EDIT

Posted Jan 23, 2013

46 88%

Django Unchained (2012)

"Shows Tarantino is on winning creative streak, able to engage viewers with a sharply honed script while authentically presenting unpleasant episodes from American history."

Posted Jan 16, 2013

Tim Evans

47 71%

Everyday (2013)

"With each chapter covering no more than a few days a year, mainly around her prison visits or his rare days on release, the pair create a credibly stagnant relationship. Forced to snatch whatever intimacy they can, their frustration is palpable."

Posted Jan 16, 2013

Elliott Noble

48 94%

The Sessions (2012)

"A touching gem of a movie largely thanks to subtly dynamic performances from Helen Hunt and John Hawkes."

Posted Jan 16, 2013

Tim Evans

49 55%

V/H/S (2012)

"A fantastic and fantastical example of how much life remains in the handy cam horror genre."

Posted Jan 16, 2013

Rob Daniel

50 32%

Gangster Squad (2013)

"It might not be much easier to buy than a 1950s True Detective comic, but this is as slick and explosive as a barrel of high-octane hair oil."

Posted Jan 9, 2013

Tim Evans

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