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IGN Movies UK

Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 94%

The Damned United (2009)

"An incredibly entertaining 95 minutes spent in the company of one of the game's most interesting characters, and a testament to the way in which friendship can save us in our darkest hour."

Posted Mar 28, 2009

Chris Tilly

2 27%

Lesbian Vampire Killers (2009)

"The entire project is a crushingly lazy attempt to create a piece of titillating, exploitative horror-comedy that manages to achieve none of its aims. A mirthless, joyless experience, this is a movie with absolutely nothing going for it."

Posted Mar 19, 2009

Orlando Parfitt

3 59%

Franklyn (2008)

"Marks McMorrow as a director to watch, one unafraid of taking risks and going against the grain of the British film industry. It's not for everyone, but surrender to the limitless ambition and off-kilter tone and it's an engaging 100 minutes."

Posted Feb 27, 2009

Joe Utichi

4 65%

Watchmen (2009)

"This movie is a shallow interpretation of Watchmen, shorn of sophistication or literary density. Worst of all, watching the film makes you wonder whether the source material was actually any good to begin with."

Posted Feb 26, 2009

Orlando Parfitt

5 23%

Push (2009)

"At no point do you care if these dough-eyed buffoons live or die."

Posted Feb 19, 2009

Orlando Parfitt

6 98%

Anvil! The Story of Anvil (2009)

"A truly uplifting 80 minutes of film, you owe it to yourselves to check out The Story of Anvil, and you then owe it to the band to buy their albums and help put them back where they belong - at the summit of mount metal."

Posted Feb 19, 2009

Chris Tilly

7 49%

Twilight (2008)

"We've never read the books, we're not a 13-year old girl, and yet we actually quite enjoyed it..."

Posted Dec 19, 2008

Orlando Parfitt

8 16%

Max Payne (2008)

"A massive waste of time and a glaring missed opportunity."

Posted Nov 14, 2008

Orlando Parfitt

9 64%

Quantum of Solace (2008)

"A cracking action film, but nothing more. The emotional power, intelligence and sheer stylishness of Casino Royale has been lost amidst the noisy blur of sub-Bourne action sequences."

Posted Oct 28, 2008

Orlando Parfitt

10 83%

Tropic Thunder (2008)

"The first hour of the film has an energy and wit that makes it a joy to behold, but as Stiller tries to tie it all together into a cohesive hole, the humour drains from the piece, and it all becomes a little tiresome."

Posted Sep 19, 2008

Chris Tilly

11 83%

Heavy Metal in Baghdad (2008)

"Heavy Metal in Baghdad is one of those sneaky documentaries that starts out a light-hearted look at a semi-serious subject, and then suddenly turns into something far more moving and profound."

Posted Sep 12, 2008

Chris Tilly

12 59%

RocknRolla (2008)

"He's hardly re-inventing the wheel with this movie, but RocknRolla is nonetheless a comedy thriller that is every bit as accomplished as his early work, and without doubt an witty, adrenalin-fuelled blast from start to finish."

Posted Sep 5, 2008

Chris Tilly

13 6%

Babylon A.D. (2008)

"When your source material is as derivative and silly as this film's to begin with, you a have the perfect recipe for an all-mighty turkey. No wonder Kassovitz is hiding on the beach."

Posted Aug 29, 2008

Orlando Parfitt

14 64%

Sarah Silverman: Jesus Is Magic (2005)

"Skip this one and check Sarah Silverman out on stage for real."

Posted Aug 1, 2008

Jeff Otto

15 100%

Man on Wire (2008)

"It's an incredible story, and in Man on Wire, Marsh has made a documentary that's worthy of his walk."

Posted Aug 1, 2008

Chris Tilly

16 14%

The Love Guru (2008)

"This one may be best left to a trip to the video store."

Posted Aug 1, 2008

Laura Burrows

17 50%

Cass (2008)

"A mature take on this most contentious of issues, and quite possibly the best film on the subject in 20 years."

Posted Aug 1, 2008

Chris Tilly

18 32%

The X-Files: I Want to Believe (The X Files 2) (2008)

"The plot managed to anger, unintentionally amuse and then finally bore us to tears during the interminable 100 minute running time."

Posted Jul 31, 2008

Orlando Parfitt

19 94%

The Dark Knight (2008)

"The Dark Knight is so thrillingly-executed, primeval and exhilarating, it will forever sear itself into your consciousness. It might also be the most intelligent blockbuster movie ever made."

Posted Jul 23, 2008

Orlando Parfitt

20 22%

The Eye (2008)

"It's all based on the creepy little Chinese film Gin gwai, an atmospheric spine-tingler that, we're sad to say, is considerably more frightening than this tame effort."

Posted Jul 14, 2008

Orlando Parfitt

21 41%

Hancock (2008)

"Yet because it's Smith, you know that Hancock can't be all bad, and as the film spends the next hour trying to rehabilitate him, proceedings slowly starts to fall apart."

Posted Jul 2, 2008

Chris Tilly

22 85%

In Search of a Midnight Kiss (2008)

"Obviously heavily influenced by the likes of Swingers and Before Sunrise, it nevertheless manages to find its own voice, combining sentiment with cynicism to create a very modern romantic comedy."

Posted Jun 12, 2008

Chris Tilly

23 17%

The Happening (2008)

"Somewhere in The Happening there's a great movie struggling to break free. The concept is fantastic... but poor dialogue combined with even worse performances make for a disappointing and frustrating 90 minutes of film."

Posted Jun 12, 2008

Chris Tilly

24 67%

The Incredible Hulk (2008)

"Marvel has managed to shape yet another fine piece of slick, if somewhat disposable action-entertainment. The Incredible Hulk is a less ambitious but more wholly realised and coherent vision of the character than previous versions."

Posted Jun 11, 2008

Orlando Parfitt

25 39%

Speed Racer (2008)

"The directors have been outrageously successful in creating one of the most trippy, visually astonishing mainstream movies ever made, and have even thrown in some good-old-fashioned story-telling and morality into this kaleidoscopic brew for good measure."

Posted May 1, 2008

Orlando Parfitt

26 96%

Persepolis (2007)

"Persepolis makes this most difficult of subjects at once watchable, accesible, and ultimately unforgettable."

Posted Apr 25, 2008

Chris Tilly

27 93%

Iron Man (2008)

"In place is a talented cast, an interesting director, an established lead character, and a wealth of plots from the comics ready to be mined for future storylines. Despite Iron Man's problems, it will definitely leave you wanting more."

Posted Apr 25, 2008

Orlando Parfitt

28 91%

I'm a Cyborg, But That's OK (Saibogujiman kwenchana) (2006)

"A confusing mess of a movie that lacks the marvellously sharp structure and cohesion of his previous efforts."

Posted Apr 6, 2008

Chris Tilly

29 73%

Son of Rambow (2007)

"You'd have to be a bigger cynic than Richard Dawkins not to have your cockles warmed by this gem."

Posted Apr 6, 2008

Orlando Parfitt

30 22%

Never Back Down (2008)

"A cliché-ridden guilty pleasure."

Posted Apr 4, 2008

Orlando Parfitt

31 71%

W Delta Z (The Killing Gene) (2008)

"The most unusual and original horror film to be made on these isles in many a year."

Posted Feb 22, 2008

Chris Tilly

32 66%

Be Kind Rewind (2008)

"The director has attempted to construct quite a complex little film here, but only parts of this delicate concoction work effectively. The movie feels like a strange, lightweight piece of ephemeral fluff."

Posted Feb 22, 2008

Orlando Parfitt

33 94%

Juno (2007)

"Heart-warming, thought-provoking and beautifully played, it that tackles a serious subject with sensitivity and grace while providing more than a few laughs along the way."

Posted Feb 8, 2008

Chris Tilly

34 91%

There Will Be Blood (2007)

"A towering, tour-de-force display in cinematic virtuosity; and an incredibly ambitious, deliberate stab at greatness by the director. Only time will tell if he's pulled it off."

Posted Feb 8, 2008

Orlando Parfitt

35 77%

Cloverfield (2008)

"Feels like one big, masterfully executed experiment in upping the ante in audience manipulation, and it works brilliantly."

Posted Feb 7, 2008

Orlando Parfitt

36 86%

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007)

"Deserves kudos for attempting to bring a cerebral and extremely violent story, told almost entirely in song, to the multiplex masses. It's just a shame that, ironically, there's little humanity beneath Sweeney Todd's sumptuous outer pastry."

Posted Jan 22, 2008

Orlando Parfitt

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