Sky Movies

Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 49%

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 (2012)

"Twilight fans will certainly enjoy BD2's faithful approach to the tricky-to-film source material and celebrate a triumphant ending to their beloved saga."

Posted Nov 15, 2012

Rich Phippen

2 89%

My Brother The Devil (2013)

"Pays real dividends with controversial themes and issues dealt with simply and subtly to provide a genuinely authentic insight into a mob experience that dare not speak its name."

Posted Nov 7, 2012

Tim Evans

3 38%

Here Comes the Boom (2012)

"Unfortunately, the comedy is strictly from the undercard."

Posted Nov 7, 2012

Tim Evans

4 55%

People Like Us (2012)

"People like you may enjoy it."

Posted Nov 7, 2012

Tim Evans

5 91%

The Sapphires (2013)

"Not since Robin Williams rocked it from the delta to the DMZ has the war in Vietnam produced a story with as much snap and sass as this. And you can take that to the bridge."

Posted Nov 7, 2012

Elliott Noble

6 96%

Argo (2012)

"A dum-tight thriller demonstrating that Affleck is one of the most accomplished directors working in Hollywood today."

Posted Nov 7, 2012

Tim Evans

7 82%

De rouille et d'os (Rust and Bone) (2012)

"Despite exceptional cinematography, music, and brilliant performances throughout, the film lacks the believable dramatic arc of director Jacques Audiard's previous offering A Prophet."

Posted Nov 1, 2012

Michael Papadopoulos

8 81%

Excision (2012)

"You wait years for one quirky, necrophiliac, indie horror to arrive and then...well, only one turns up. Excision is probably why."

Posted Oct 31, 2012

Michael Papadopoulos

9 25%

Fun Size (2012)

"As the title implies, Josh Schwartz's first directing job is designed purely for the short-term satisfaction of simple appetites."

Posted Oct 31, 2012

Elliott Noble

10 55%

For a Good Time, Call... (2012)

"Think American Pie (without the sight gags) meets Sex and the City (without the gloss) and you've got this, a girls-on-top comedy that's all spit and no polish."

Posted Oct 31, 2012

Elliott Noble

11 85%

The Master (2012)

"Unlike its subject, The Master doesn't toss out easy answers, but it poses terrific questions."

Posted Oct 31, 2012

Rob Daniel

12 93%

Room 237 (2013)

"And there's you thinking that The Shining was just a scary movie about Jack Nicholson going nuts in a big, old hotel in the middle of nowhere. Ha! Think again."

Posted Oct 25, 2012

Elliott Noble

13 79%

Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted (2012)

"It's a riotous circus you'd happily run away to."

Posted Oct 17, 2012

Tim Evans

14 87%

Frankenweenie (2012)

"Ultimately, any misgivings are far from grave... and animation lovers will certainly rest in peace."

Posted Oct 17, 2012

Elliott Noble

15 80%

Ginger & Rosa (2013)

"For a story of illicit lovers, wronged women and anxious protest, Ginger & Rosa lacks one rather important ingredient: passion."

Posted Oct 17, 2012

Elliott Noble

16 92%

Skyfall (2012)

"By keeping the plot relatively simple, Mendes has given himself room to expand the characters, lend them a certain depth and just have a bit of fun."

Posted Oct 16, 2012

Tim Evans

17 49%

Hit & Run (2012)

"Dumb, noisy and not half as cool as it thinks it is, it's like being caught in a shouting match between half-cut rednecks at a Nascar meet."

Posted Oct 10, 2012

Elliott Noble

18 79%

Ruby Sparks (2012)

"In an incredibly assured debut, writer and actress Zoe Kazan wittily and warmly dissects a relationship with the balance of power inexorably weighed towards Calvin's can't-believe-his-luck loser."

Posted Oct 10, 2012

Tim Evans

19 43%

On the Road (2012)

"The narrative might not go far, but you'll certainly feel like you've been on the road. On and on."

Posted Oct 10, 2012

Elliott Noble

20 45%

Hotel Transylvania (2012)

"This foregoes an engagingly creepy plot with what amounts to a series of cleverly-staged but increasingly wearisome chases around an old castle."

Posted Oct 10, 2012

Tim Evans

21 21%

Taken 2 (2012)

"Yet another underwhelming, box-ticking sequel in which the action feels as perfunctory as the plot."

Posted Oct 3, 2012

Elliott Noble

22 63%

Sinister (2012)

"Cargill's script (inspired by a nightmare following a screening of Ring) puts more meat on its characters than standard haunted house fare and manages to duck comparisons with The Shining despite the subject matter."

Posted Oct 3, 2012

Rob Daniel

23 70%

Liberal Arts (2012)

"Radnor's Jesse could come over a little smug...but the emotional complexity of the character fused with his understated performance heads this possibility off at the pass."

Posted Oct 3, 2012

Tim Evans

24 0%

The Knot (2014)

"Knot funny." EDIT

Posted Oct 3, 2012

25 85%

The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)

"The leading trio and soapily watchable tone make it worth coming out of your room for."

Posted Oct 3, 2012

Elliott Noble

26 64%

The Campaign (2012)

"This hits enough targets - cynical emotional manipulation, false family values and shallow style over content - to win over floating voters."

Posted Sep 27, 2012

Tim Evans

27 91%

Holy Motors (2012)

"Weird yet rather wonderful." EDIT

Posted Sep 27, 2012

28 93%

Looper (2012)

"Looper is so bursting with its own ideas, it is easy to miss how cannily Johnson references other movies."

Posted Sep 26, 2012

Rob Daniel

29 13%

Inbred (2013)

"Director Alex Chandon clearly has no truck with the PC-brigade with this gorily offensive horror that revels in a mean streak as wide as the Humber yet is lifted by a sense of humour as keen as a Sheffield blade."

Posted Sep 20, 2012

Tim Evans

30 50%

Tower Block (2013)

""Guilty pleasure" is pushing it, but you might develop a certain guilty appreciation for the way this slab of breezeblock Brit-schlock goes about its ludicrously contrived business."

Posted Sep 20, 2012

Elliott Noble

31 58%

Now Is Good (2013)

"Even the stiffest upper lips may start to wobble."

Posted Sep 20, 2012

Elliott Noble

32 51%

Savages (2012)

"With nary a single sympathetic soul in sight, it's impossible to care who does what to whom or when."

Posted Sep 20, 2012

Elliott Noble

33 58%

Hysteria (2012)

"It's a buzz."

Posted Sep 20, 2012

Tim Evans

34 75%

Killing Them Softly (2012)

"Dominik ... has not only crafted a first-rate gangster noir but reached out to coldly lampoon the morality-free world of Wall Street economics."

Posted Sep 20, 2012

Tim Evans

35 75%

The Intouchables (2012)

"Ultimately, it's an unashamed feelgood movie devoid of any real dramatic shocks, preferring to coast along in a pleasing - if unchallenging - formulaic arc."

Posted Sep 20, 2012

Tim Evans

36 22%

When the Lights Went Out ()

"[Draws] upon the effective, low-fi scares of Ghostwatch or The Stone Tapes for well-sustained tension."

Posted Sep 12, 2012

Rob Daniel

37 76%

Premium Rush (2012)

"Mount up...and get on it."

Posted Sep 12, 2012

Tim Evans

38 87%

ParaNorman (2012)

"Co-directors Sam Fell and Chris Butler will please a broad crowd, striking a consistent balance between morbid slapstick and fabulously droll wit."

Posted Sep 12, 2012

Elliott Noble

39 74%

Hope Springs (2012)

"It's not a laugh-out-loud comedy but one which entertains by virtue of the wry look, throwaway remark and the leads' peerless emotional authenticity."

Posted Sep 12, 2012

Tim Evans

40 46%

The Sweeney (2013)

"A serviceable thriller albeit one lacking in real adrenaline."

Posted Sep 12, 2012

Tim Evans

41 42%

A Night in the Woods (2013)

"Not a night to remember though."

Posted Sep 5, 2012

Tim Evans

42 94%

The Queen of Versailles (2012)

"In the end, these are human beings, not emblems - and it is this that makes this documentary one of the most watchable, for rich and poor alike."

Posted Sep 5, 2012

Francesca Steele

43 20%

St George's Day ()

"Even the presence of Charles Dance as a gentleman crook with connections to Scotland Yard can't hide the fact that the film is all style and no class."

Posted Sep 5, 2012

Elliott Noble

44 67%

Lawless (2012)

"You might have seen such a story before, but you almost certainly haven't been offered it in such engrossing terms."

Posted Sep 5, 2012

Rich Phippen

45 78%

Dredd (2012)

"A reboot of the best possible kind."

Posted Sep 5, 2012

Matt Risley

46 63%

Anna Karenina (2012)

"This is an extraordinary film, a visual treat and an emotional rollercoaster that will keep you gripped all the way through even if you are familiar with the ending."

Posted Sep 5, 2012

Francesca Steele

47 83%

Berberian Sound Studio (2013)

"Bold, brave and visionary filmmaking ..."

Posted Aug 29, 2012

Rob Daniel

48 39%

[REC] 3 Genesis (2012)

"Yawn of the Dead."

Posted Aug 29, 2012

Rob Daniel

49 40%

The Possession (2012)

"Predictable, derivative, incoherent, dunderheaded and criminally unscary, this is proof the time has come to exorcise possession movies."

Posted Aug 29, 2012

Rob Daniel

50 30%

Total Recall (2012)

"There's just not that much to recall."

Posted Aug 29, 2012

Elliott Noble

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