Heat Magazine

Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 90%

District 9 (2009)

"Who knew that a movie that begins like an Apartheid spin on Brazilian ghetto drama City Of God, then mutates into The Fly, would wind up pushing some emotional buttons in a way reminiscent of ET?"

Posted Sep 4, 2009

Charles Gant

2 82%

Broken Embraces (2009)

"Entertaining enough with visuals to die for, but definitely not as emotionally rewarding as some of this director's other recent pictures."

Posted Aug 29, 2009

Neil Smith

3 97%

The Hurt Locker (2009)

"A stunningly realistic, thrillingly intense depiction of extraordinary men carrying out one of the toughest jobs imaginable, graced with a knockout performance by relative unknown Renner."

Posted Aug 29, 2009

Boyd Hilton

4 68%

Funny People (2009)

"There's loads to enjoy in this defiantly maturing comedy drama from one of the few directors powerful enough to get such a film made."

Posted Aug 29, 2009

Charles Gant

5 18%

Dance Flick (2009)

"A musical spoof with two left feet and no rhythm."

Posted Aug 24, 2009

Ryan Gilbey

6 14%

I Love You Beth Cooper (2009)

"We've seen it a million times before, and better. The situations are forced, the script is weak, the pace drags and, frankly, it just isn't funny enough."

Posted Aug 24, 2009

Rosamund Witcher

7 89%

Inglourious Basterds (2009)

"Tarantino likes action, but more than anything he likes seeing actors delivering the dialogue he wrote for them. In the case of the surprising, original Inglourious Basterds, we are happy to indulge him."

Posted Aug 24, 2009

Charles Gant

8 55%

Orphan (2009)

"Preposterous in all the right ways, Orphan is this week's true guilty pleasure."

Posted Aug 7, 2009

Charles Gant

9 35%

G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (2009)

"Puppet satire Team America got there first, on a fraction of the budget and with more animated performances."

Posted Aug 7, 2009

Mark Samuels

10 13%

The Ugly Truth (2009)

"This is a romcom made very much in the ribald spirit of lad-centric comedies such as The Hangover, and it makes a refreshing change. Sappy, it ain't."

Posted Aug 7, 2009

Charles Gant

11 26%

Land of the Lost (2009)

"Too rude for kids and too dumb for grown-ups, this laboured romp is a dino-snore."

Posted Jul 31, 2009

Neil Smith

12 22%

G-Force (2009)

"A slick slice of efficient family entertainment, but lacking the inspiration to turn in into something special."

Posted Jul 31, 2009

Boyd Hilton

13 51%

The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 (2009)

"Now that all the summer's blockbusters have shot their load, there could be room in the market for this solidly entertaining thriller remake. But your life would hardly be impoverished if you skipped it."

Posted Jul 31, 2009

Charles Gant

14 13%

The Informers (2009)

"For diehard Ellis completists only." EDIT

Posted Jul 17, 2009

15 89%

Moon (2009)

"An impressive directorial debut with a smart, absorbing and well-acted film that's not just for geeks." EDIT

Posted Jul 17, 2009

16 84%

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009)

"After the clumsy storytelling and hollow action of some of this summer's Hollywood blockbusters, Yates' latest Potter is a shining beacon of quality."

Posted Jul 17, 2009

Charles Gant

17 23%

Fired Up (2009)

"Clichéd execution, paper-thin characters."

Posted Jul 10, 2009

Ben Walters

18 68%

The Private Lives of Pippa Lee (2009)

"A quirky look at women, family and Keanu's bod (still hot). Satisfyingly meatier than your standard chick flick."

Posted Jul 10, 2009

Jane Crowther

19 68%

Brüno (2009)

"With as many gasps as laughs, and arguably less pleasurable than Borat, Brüno succeeds by sheer dint of Cohen's unrivalled ability to conceive, and then bravely enact, the most jawdropping stunts imaginable."

Posted Jul 10, 2009

Charles Gant

20 45%

Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (Ice Age 3) (2009)

"Fantastic animation, lively dialogue and some terrific new characters spice up this franchise. It'll delight existing fans and probably win over some new ones too." EDIT

Posted Jul 3, 2009

21 68%

Public Enemies (2009)

"A film more to admire than to love."

Posted Jul 3, 2009

Charles Gant

22 48%

Doghouse (2009)

"A sexist, unoriginal but entertaining bit of fun. And isnt that exactly what you want some Saturday nights?"

Posted Jun 12, 2009

Jane Crowther

23 85%

Looking for Eric (2010)

"Call it Looking For Box Office: king of gritty social realism Loach has made a wonderful feel-good hit."

Posted Jun 12, 2009

Charles Gant

24 79%

The Hangover (2009)

"Debauched, depraved and very, very funny."

Posted Jun 12, 2009

Charles Gant

25 79%

Pour elle (Anything for Her) (2008)

"A taut, sexy, French thriller as long as youre happy to accept the ludicrous premise."

Posted Jun 5, 2009

Rosamund Witcher

26 71%

Last Chance Harvey (2009)

"They don't often make romances like this, so tell your mum - or granny!"

Posted Jun 5, 2009

Charles Gant

27 33%

Terminator Salvation (2009)

"This latest Terminator may well please the committed obsessive, but the rest of us are left feeling simultaneously beaten about the head and yet slightly underwhelmed."

Posted Jun 5, 2009

Boyd Hilton

28 36%

Awaydays (2009)

"Call us old-fashioned, but we wouldn't have minded some characters to relate to, root for and care about."

Posted May 22, 2009

Charles Gant

29 70%

Tormented (2009)

"Skins plus multiple slayings equals fun times, best enjoyed while mildly inebriated."

Posted May 22, 2009

Charles Gant

30 68%

Synecdoche, New York (2008)

"Like the play within the film, Synecdoche is bravely ambitious, with glimpses of Kaufman's genius. But it's also an indulgent slog that only the most diehard Kaufmanites will happily endure."

Posted May 15, 2009

Rosamund Witcher

31 39%

Fighting (2009)

"If you want to see a shirtless hunk knocking the shit out of fierce fighters, who better to do it than gorgeous hottie Channing Tatum."

Posted May 15, 2009

Charles Gant

32 37%

Angels & Demons (2009)

"Avoiding the pitfalls of The Da Vinci Code, the eventful follow-up makes plenty of its own mis-steps. We now have renewed respect for the corny, endearingly unpretentious National Treasure movies."

Posted May 15, 2009

Charles Gant

33 87%

Sounds Like Teen Spirit (2009)

"The world could do with some feelgood fun at the moment, and this is utterly infectious - a total joy."

Posted May 8, 2009

Rosamund Witcher

34 90%

Coraline (2009)

"Endlessly inventive and impeccably realised, it's tough to find fault with this freaky, feisty fable."

Posted May 8, 2009

Neil Smith

35 95%

Star Trek (2009)

"Star Trek is fresh, funny, exciting and - biggest surprise of all - emotionally engaging."

Posted May 8, 2009

Charles Gant

36 44%

Hannah Montana: The Movie (2009)

"Fans will love this bright if bland romp, but it lacks that crossover appeal to make it a guilty adult pleasure."

Posted May 1, 2009

Jane Crowther

37 65%

Is Anybody There? (2009)

"Whether by accident or design, Is Anybody There? shares its youthful lead and '80s setting with funny, inventive Son Of Rambow. It hasn't emerged from its shadow."

Posted May 1, 2009

Charles Gant

38 38%

X-Men Origins - Wolverine (2009)

"Entertaining enough to keep Fox and Marvel's planned series of X-Men spinoff movies on track, but not quite the socko start to the summer season we'd anticipated."

Posted May 1, 2009

Charles Gant

39 96%

Shifty (2008)

"Moving, gripping and funny, this is a homegrown gem you can't help taking to your heart."

Posted Apr 25, 2009

Neil Smith

40 37%

Outlander (2009)

"Outlandish would have been a better title for a film that's great fun and quite exciting before eventually outstaying its welcome."

Posted Apr 25, 2009

Neil Smith

41 51%

Observe and Report (2009)

"Often more funny peculiar than funny ha-ha, this cult flick will offend and baffle plenty an audience member."

Posted Apr 25, 2009

Charles Gant

42 84%

State of Play (2009)

"Enjoyable even to audiences with fond memories of the TV series, State Of Play could give brainy big-screen drama a good name."

Posted Apr 25, 2009

Charles Gant

43 69%

Religulous (2008)

"Smart, hilarious and thoroughly entertaining."

Posted Apr 3, 2009

Charles Gant

44 72%

Monsters vs. Aliens (2009)

"DreamWorks Animation tries something new, but we prefer its talking-animal comedies Madagascar and Kung Fu Panda."

Posted Apr 3, 2009

Charles Gant

45 61%

Pirate Radio (The Boat That Rocked) (2009)

"At its best, this is as engaging, funny and warmly moving as Richard Curtis's finest work."

Posted Apr 3, 2009

Boyd Hilton

46 82%

Two Lovers (2008)

"moving, candid study of love and choices. But, if you want escapism, you're probably better off with Marley & Me."

Posted Mar 28, 2009

Rosamund Witcher

47 94%

The Damned United (2009)

"Chameleon Sheen gives another terrific performance in a compelling, funny drama you don't have to like soccer to enjoy." EDIT

Posted Mar 28, 2009

48 33%

Knowing (2009)

"It probably helps that the trailer flatlined our expectations, but the engaging, unconventional Knowing certainly qualifies as a pleasant surprise."

Posted Mar 28, 2009

Charles Gant

49 70%

American Teen (2008)

"Anyone who doesn't like it can stay behind after class."

Posted Mar 7, 2009

Charles Gant

50 65%

Watchmen (2009)

"If you're a fan, you'll already have booked your tickets, and we doubt Snyder's reverential approach to the bleak material will disappoint."

Posted Mar 7, 2009

Charles Gant

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