GQ Magazine [UK]

Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 87%

Star Trek Into Darkness (2013)

"While there's plenty of nods to the series keep Star Trek fans happy, Abrams has once again managed to make the franchise accessible for those new to the series."

Posted May 6, 2013

Oliver Franklin

2 92%

Skyfall (2012)

"After the misstep of Quantum of Solace, first time Bond director Sam Mendes' Skyfall includes moments that match the finest points of the spy's chequered 50-year career."

Posted Oct 17, 2012

Andy Morris

3 92%

Marvel's The Avengers (2012)

"Whedon gives balance even to relative minnows Hawkeye and the Black Widow by giving each their moment to shine."

Posted May 10, 2012

Oliver Franklin

4 73%

Iron Man 2 (2010)

"We knew Robert Downey Jr wouldn't disappoint. Despite his broken robot heart, he is clearly having the time of his life, and unlike so many onscreen millionaires, he carries it all off convicingly." EDIT

Posted Apr 29, 2010

5 63%

Hot Tub Time Machine (2010)

"Hot Tub Time Machine is amiable nonsense that somehow overcomes most of its own mediocrity through sheer energetic self-belief."

Posted Apr 22, 2010

Michael Parsons

6 28%

Clash of the Titans (2010)

"The whole thing is done with such earnest old-time Saturdary afternoon conviction that I thoroughly enjoyed it..."

Posted Apr 1, 2010

Michael Parsons

7 86%

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009)

"Played with an unrelenting intensity and lithe grace by Noomi Rapace, Salander is the driving force in this down-and-dirty Swedish language adaptation of Stieg Larsson's international bestseller."

Posted Mar 15, 2010

John Naughton

8 97%

A Prophet (Un prophete) (2010)

"The most memorable French crime movie since La Haine."

Posted Jan 22, 2010

Alex Blimes

9 91%

Up in the Air (2009)

"As a portrait of recession-era America, and an examination of our humdrum working lives, I think it's unrivalled in its wit, its authenticity and its asperity."

Posted Jan 15, 2010

Alex Blimes

10 76%

Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll (2010)

"Dury composed rambunctious vignettes of low-life London that said more in three minutes than this film manages in its entirety. He - and Andy Serkis - deserved better." EDIT

Posted Jan 8, 2010

11 83%

Avatar (2009)

"Yes, you are effectively watching a special effects showcase - but no more so than Peter Jackson's Lord Of The Rings. And that was nine hours long. So go and see Avatar on the biggest screen possible - you won't regret it."

Posted Jan 5, 2010

Andy Morris

12 79%

The Informant! (2009)

"It's a tough sell, for sure: a not-quite-comedy, not-quite-drama about a long-forgotten crime. But this is a rewarding film: slyly cynical about big business, American justice, and the men who represent both."

Posted Nov 20, 2009

Alex Blimes

13 28%

The Twilight Saga: New Moon (2009)

"I enjoyed New Moon. It has occasional longeurs, for sure; it lurches from the sublime to the ridiculous (that's a cliché, but this film does just that); but it also has joyous moments."

Posted Nov 20, 2009

Alex Blimes

14 85%

The White Ribbon (Das weisse Band) (2009)

"A fantastically controlled, deeply spooky film from one of the most accomplished directors currently working in cinema." EDIT

Posted Nov 13, 2009

15 51%

The Men Who Stare at Goats (2009)

"What we see is both true and not true, absurd and deadly serious. That works well to begin with, and the first hour or so is funny, engaging and occasionally poignant." EDIT

Posted Nov 6, 2009

16 83%

Bright Star (2009)

"It simmers rather than sizzles, shimmers rather than sears. But possession of a Y chromosome is by no means an obstacle to enjoyment of it." EDIT

Posted Nov 6, 2009

17 94%

An Education (2009)

"A sly and sexy treat with both strong period detail and themes of innocence and betrayal." EDIT

Posted Oct 30, 2009

18 90%

Zombieland (2009)

"A movie that treads a well-worn path through a saturated field yet somehow feels like the freshest film of the year."

Posted Oct 9, 2009

Sam Parker

19 84%

The September Issue (2009)

"A funny and involving new documentary."

Posted Sep 11, 2009

Alex Blimes

20 90%

Fish Tank (2010)

"Fish Tank is full of surprises, twisting and turning like a teenage girl trying to escape the clutches of an unwanted suitor."

Posted Sep 11, 2009

Alex Blimes

21 89%

Adventureland (2009)

"It's beautifully written and sensitively acted, it's got a killer soundtrack." EDIT

Posted Sep 11, 2009

22 88%

Inglourious Basterds (2009)

"Inglourious Basterds is sprawling, flawed and hugely self-indulgent. It's also hugely enjoyable."

Posted Aug 21, 2009

Jamie Millar

23 33%

Terminator Salvation (2009)

"Terminator Salvation opens on death row and proceeds agonisingly to an execution by lethal injection."

Posted Jun 5, 2009

Alex Blimes

24 95%

Star Trek (2009)

"Star Trek is the first great blockbuster of the year and is undoubtedly a bona fide masterpiece in the family genre." EDIT

Posted May 8, 2009

25 38%

X-Men Origins - Wolverine (2009)

"In short, if you love X-Men you'll devour this anyway. But to the uninitiated, this isn't even as good as Jackman's last stinker, Australia." EDIT

Posted May 1, 2009

26 88%

Fifty Dead Men Walking (2008)

"You should watch this film for the standout performance of Jim Sturgess." EDIT

Posted Apr 17, 2009

27 94%

In the Loop (2009)

"There are at least thirty genuine laugh-out-loud moments and I honestly cannot recall a single other film with that hit rate. In The Loop boasts one of the funniest scripts ever written and some of the strongest performances in a comedy since Spinal Tap." EDIT

Posted Apr 17, 2009

28 68%

Revolutionary Road (2008)

"The acting impresses, the plight of the characters, less rounded and sympathetic than they are in the book, merely depresses. Roadworthy then, but hardly revolutionary."

Posted Jan 30, 2009

Jamie Millar

29 94%

Milk (2008)

"Milk is a fairly straightforward biopic distinguished by judicious use of contemporary newsreel, a tone at once impassioned and restrained - until the last few scenes, the film never resorts to emotional button-pushing."

Posted Jan 23, 2009

Alex Blimes