Metro [UK]

Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 73%

Neighbors (2014)

"Most of the non-leads are underdrawn but laughs keep coming, only just bouncing this up from three stars to four."

Posted May 13, 2014

Larushka Ivan-Zadeh

2 17%

Tarzan (2014)

"Amazingly, amid all the overlayered effects whoopla-hoopla, Tarzan still manages to find sufficient time and space to be very boring."

Posted May 13, 2014

Larushka Ivan-Zadeh

3 29%

Pompeii (2014)

"It's entertainingly silly stuff with an 'oh, no - they wouldn't?' finale of the ooziest toasted cheese."

Posted May 13, 2014

Larushka Ivan-Zadeh

4 89%

The Wind Rises (2014)

"Jiro thankfully finds time to create an achingly romantic subplot with his love (Emily Blunt), who is gently waning away from TB."

Posted May 13, 2014

Larushka Ivan-Zadeh

5 24%

The Other Woman (2014)

"The gags may lurch from hit to miss but the buff stars' equally toned acting skills and some inspired bit-casting make this one to watch - probably with the girls on home release."

Posted May 1, 2014

Larushka Ivan-Zadeh

6 83%

Tracks (2014)

"John Curran's unshowy, sunbaked film flashes back to darker motivations... but never tries to over-explain its redoubtable heroine or her 'journey'."

Posted May 1, 2014

Larushka Ivan-Zadeh

7 67%

Magic Magic (2013)

"The plaudits rest with [Juno] Temple, whose white-faced panic carries her over plot weaknesses through sheer force of will."

Posted Apr 23, 2014

Siobhan Murphy

8 97%

We Are the Best! (2014)

"This has the feel-good factor of Anvil! meets The Goonies. See it."

Posted Apr 23, 2014

Larushka Ivan-Zadeh

9 89%

Locke (2014)

"Tom Hardy drives a car down a motorway for 90 minutes while making some hands-free calls. Not exactly a 'wow' pitch - yet this one-man movie is compelling."

Posted Apr 23, 2014

Larushka Ivan-Zadeh

10 27%

The Love Punch (2014)

"If you like comfy slacks and mildly amusing sitcoms, you're in for a ball. I found the ending cheery - mainly because I got to leave."

Posted Apr 23, 2014

Larushka Ivan-Zadeh

11 41%

Divergent (2014)

"Woodley's performance is proof, if proof were needed, that only Jennifer Lawrence can do 'blank-faced teen' compellingly."

Posted Apr 9, 2014

Larushka Ivan-Zadeh

12 99%

20 Feet From Stardom (2013)

"It celebrates these women's... genuine, selfless love and devotion to the music itself. And to hear that in an era of get-fame-quick shows such as The Voice, where 'tuning' stars' voices is standard practice, gives you a genuine glow."

Posted Mar 28, 2014

Larushka Ivan-Zadeh

13 79%

Muppets Most Wanted (2014)

"It lacks the original's fuzzy heart and the story drags in the middle but the quick-fire scene changes mean you're never too far from the next 'waka, waka, waka'."

Posted Mar 28, 2014

Larushka Ivan-Zadeh

14 89%

Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)

"A flair-free, CGI-action-packed sequel that solidly delivers regular set-pieces and punch-ups alongside a thoughtful script that tosses Homeland fans a bone."

Posted Mar 28, 2014

Larushka Ivan-Zadeh

15 55%

The Zero Theorem (2014)

"David Thewlis and teen newcomer Lucas Hedges provide sturdy lifeboats amid the eccentric flights of fancy."

Posted Mar 21, 2014

Larushka Ivan-Zadeh

16 99%

Starred Up (2014)

"Director David Mackenzie (Hallam Foe, Young Adam) impressively controls his gear shifts from quiet slow burn to explosive, only losing his grip on the soap in a final, gorily melodramatic act."

Posted Mar 21, 2014

Larushka Ivan-Zadeh

17 22%

Need For Speed (2014)

"Best left for those who like to watch fast cars exploding."

Posted Mar 21, 2014

Andrew Williams

18 33%

Labor Day (2014)

"Performances are strong, the chemistry is palpable and romantic sorts will get something from the Stockholm syndrome story."

Posted Mar 21, 2014

Anna Smith

19 92%

The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)

"It's an infinitely rewatchable treat let down only by what Mary Berry might call the plot's 'soggy middle' involving will disputes and prison breaks. "

Posted Mar 10, 2014

Larushka Ivan-Zadeh

20 42%

300: Rise of an Empire (2014)

"The big box-tick here is that it is the women who ultimately command the impressively surging CGI hordes on both sides."

Posted Mar 10, 2014

Larushka Ivan-Zadeh

21 13%

Bullet ()

"Most of the acting is excruciating and, while 69-year-old Trejo still looks like the world's toughest tortoise, the average tortoise would be lighter on its feet."

Posted Mar 10, 2014

Nicholas Barber

22 18%

Ride Along (2014)

"[It's] silly and unsophisticated but it does have enough cute gags to be agreeably amusing. Hart, who screams like a little girl, makes for funny, likeable company."

Posted Mar 4, 2014

Angie Errigo

23 46%

The Book Thief (2013)

"I'd heard reports that this film could reduce grown men to tears - but I'm guessing they were just yawning with boredom."

Posted Mar 4, 2014

Larushka Ivan-Zadeh

24 60%

Non-Stop (2014)

"This doesn't merely make Snakes On A Plane look like plausible drama; worse, it's a bit of a drag"

Posted Mar 4, 2014

Larushka Ivan-Zadeh

25 13%

Winter's Tale (2014)

"The introductory voice-over... generously still gives you time to dash back to the foyer and demand your money back to watch something less stomach-churning - like escalators going up and down."

Posted Feb 21, 2014

Larushka Ivan-Zadeh

26 75%

Nymphomaniac: Volume I (2014)

"Outrageous, inspired, infuriating, puerile, confounding, cruel, beautiful, funny - Nymphomaniac is a film you can't dismiss with a simple 'good/not good'."

Posted Feb 21, 2014

Larushka Ivan-Zadeh

27 85%

Only Lovers Left Alive (2014)

"Heady, indulgent, captivating and drowse-inducing, it's like being trapped inside a slow-spinning Velvet Underground record, stuck on endless repeat."

Posted Feb 21, 2014

Larushka Ivan-Zadeh

28 94%

Her (2013)

"It's still an inspired, playful, erotic and gently tender look at our technology co-dependence, relationships and modern loneliness that is, undoubtedly, the love story of 2014."

Posted Feb 14, 2014

Larushka Ivan-Zadeh

29 51%

Cuban Fury (2014)

"Outrageous gay BF? US love interest? Makeover? Training montage? Climactic dance contest? Hi you guys! Sometimes, though, that's just wonderfully comforting, innit?"

Posted Feb 14, 2014

Larushka Ivan-Zadeh

30 15%

Endless Love (2014)

"A little insipid for cynical adults but the sunny settings and forbidden-love story should woo romantic tweens." EDIT

Posted Feb 14, 2014

31 70%

Love Is In The Air (2014)

"With its cheesy tourist's-eye view of Paris, this chirpily predictable morsel of brie is out to seduce a non-Franco market - and it should do so thanks to the charm of its edibly attractive leads." EDIT

Posted Feb 14, 2014

32 32%

The Monuments Men (2014)

"Historical inaccuracy is the least of this leaden-booted caper's problems." EDIT

Posted Feb 14, 2014

33 95%

The LEGO Movie (2014)

"The Lego Movie may not have the most inspired of titles but Phil Lord and Christopher Miller have taken what could have been a 100-minute advert and turned it into a dizzyingly fast, continually surprising, deftly satirical delight."

Posted Feb 14, 2014

Nicholas Barber

34 94%

Dark Days (2000)

"The ending is pat but the characters' tragic stories linger on, squatting in the darker corners of your mind."

Posted Feb 13, 2014

Larushka Ivan-Zadeh

35 78%

Teenage (2014)

"The authentic, first-person narration may represent only voices from Germany, Britain and the US but, even so, the scope is over ambitious."

Posted Feb 13, 2014

Larushka Ivan-Zadeh

36 29%

Grudge Match (2013)

"Predictable 'oldie' jokes about mobility scooters, farts and 'moobs' abound in a film that can't decide if it's a low-denominator, wobbly-kneed comedy or a hotdog-for-brains version of The Wrestler."

Posted Feb 13, 2014

Larushka Ivan-Zadeh

37 64%

August: Osage County (2013)

"Apart from the Oscar-nominated Streep, Benedict Cumberbatch, Margo Martindale and Chris Cooper also snatch great moments in the non-stop melodrama of mean, while director John Wells stands back and lets them rip."

Posted Feb 13, 2014

Angie Errigo

38 76%

The Invisible Woman (2013)

"[Felicity Jones'] gorgeously vulnerable, yet seductively secretive performance is generously allowed to be the star turn by a twinkly-eyed Fiennes (who also, elegantly, directs). "

Posted Feb 12, 2014

Larushka Ivan-Zadeh

39 93%

Dallas Buyers Club (2013)

"Bravely, it offers neither a 'feel-good' nor 'feel-bad' payoff. However, the story's momentum fizzles out, its characters often feeling disconnected from each other and us."

Posted Feb 7, 2014

Larushka Ivan-Zadeh

40 78%

An Oversimplification Of Her Beauty (2013)

"It's an achingly cool, thrillingly inventive, heady Afro-boho swirl of animation, home video and metatextuality." EDIT

Posted Feb 7, 2014

41 78%

The Patrol (2014)

"As lofty as [the director's] ambitions may be, though, his abilities don't yet match them. " EDIT

Posted Feb 7, 2014

42 48%

RoboCop (2014)

"Paucity of gore and nudity aside, this packs more thoughtful fire-power than your average remake cash-in (hello, Total Recall). " EDIT

Posted Feb 7, 2014

43 79%

Mr. Peabody & Sherman (2014)

"Director Rob Minkoff (The Lion King) strains too hard for his emotional sucker punch, crassly scored to John Lennon's Beautiful Boy no less; but, that aside, you'll be wagging your tail with pleasure. "

Posted Feb 7, 2014

Larushka Ivan-Zadeh

44 4%

I, Frankenstein (2014)

"Big laughs are guaranteed here - though only at the expense of what's the first Best Worst Film of 2014."

Posted Feb 6, 2014

Larushka Ivan-Zadeh

45 22%

That Awkward Moment (2014)

"Efron fans will be happy to know that he gets his kit off. For the rest of us, this is one awkward moment best forgotten straightaway."

Posted Feb 6, 2014

Ann Lee

46 75%

Lone Survivor (2014)

"It's a heartfelt tribute to the brave young American soldiers who sacrifice their lives for their country but it also makes that sacrifice seem like the most exciting extreme sport imaginable."

Posted Feb 6, 2014

Nicholas Barber

47 53%

Out of the Furnace (2013)

"It's the lead performances that are the thing here, not the clichéd screenplay. And boy, these boys are acting so hard they almost sweat their fake tattoos off."

Posted Feb 6, 2014

Larushka Ivan-Zadeh

48 95%

An Adventure in Space and Time ()

"Even if you're not a fan of Doctor Who, if you're left unmoved by this wonderful programme, then there's something wrong with your hearts."

Posted Jan 7, 2014

Dan Wilson

49 83%

Endeavor ()

"Endeavour was a spot-on portrayal of a young Inspector Morse and it would be a crime if the trials of the stoic detective were not turned into a series."

Posted Aug 14, 2013

Keith Watson

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