Daily Express

Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 70%

The Boxtrolls (2014)

"The Boxtrolls has a few fun moments that children might enjoy and a great vocal cast that adults will appreciate including Nick Frost and Richard Ayoade as henchmen Mr Trout and Mr Pickles."

Posted Sep 11, 2014

Allan Hunter

2 91%

A Most Wanted Man (2014)

"Everyone becomes a pawn in a much larger game as this muted, low-key thriller weaves its tangled web."

Posted Sep 11, 2014

Allan Hunter

3 97%

Pride (2014)

"This is a rousing, big-hearted British triumph that sweeps you along on a tide of bittersweet tears and hearty laughter."

Posted Sep 11, 2014

Allan Hunter

4 92%

The Guest (2014)

"Suddenly, we seem to be trapped in a cheap, corny rehash of B-movie cliches from the 1980s and you can't wait for it to slink away into a corner and disappear."

Posted Sep 4, 2014

Allan Hunter

5 67%

The Hundred-Foot Journey (2014)

"You can tell where all of this might be headed but that doesn't detract from the pleasure of a warmhearted, fairytale drama that doesn't need to be taken too seriously."

Posted Sep 4, 2014

Allan Hunter

6 77%

Attila Marcel ()

"Charming and exasperating in equal measure."

Posted Sep 4, 2014

Allan Hunter

7 58%

Before I Go to Sleep (2014)

"A rousing, blood and thunder mystery that works even better if you have yet to read the book."

Posted Sep 4, 2014

Allan Hunter

8 63%

Life Of Crime (2014)

"A darkly amusing tale begins promisingly but runs out of wit and energy long before the closing credits."

Posted Sep 4, 2014

Allan Hunter

9 79%

Island Of Lemurs: Madagascar (2014)

"All interesting enough stuff set to some amazing images but it does become a little worthy and dull when it comes to celebrating Dr Patricia Wright and her efforts to ensure the survival of the species."

Posted Sep 4, 2014

Allan Hunter

10 18%

Sex Tape (2014)

"It all feels terribly feeble and no matter how energetic and broad the comedy mugging of Diaz and an ill-looking Segel it rarely raises a laugh. What a right old Carry On."

Posted Sep 4, 2014

Allan Hunter

11 86%

Night Moves (2014)

"The quietly chilling thriller Night Moves deals eloquently with the burden of conviction as it follows three activists who embark on a dangerous plot to blow-up a hydroelectric dam in Oregon."

Posted Aug 28, 2014

Allan Hunter

12 91%

Mystery Road (2014)

"Mystery Road may be set in modern Queensland but it has the feel of a flinty, slow-burning western as one stetson-wearing lawman stands against an entire community."

Posted Aug 28, 2014

Allan Hunter

13 65%

Kvinden i buret (The Keeper of Lost Causes) ()

"Lovers of tense, twisted Scandinavian thrillers will want to seek out The Keeper Of Lost Causes, a pacy, well-crafted adaptation of the Jussi Adler-Olsen bestseller."

Posted Aug 28, 2014

Allan Hunter

14 37%

If I Stay (2014)

"Incurable romantics will find it a polished and superior weepie that is earnest in its intentions and largely successful in its execution."

Posted Aug 28, 2014

Allan Hunter

15 86%

Night Moves (2014)

"A suspenseful and thought-proving thriller ..."

Posted Aug 28, 2014

Henry Fitzherbert

16 60%

The Grand Seduction (2014)

"Brendan Gleeson brings bags of charm and feeling to his role as the local-schemer-in-chief and there's some poignancy in the community's desperation to find employment."

Posted Aug 28, 2014

Henry Fitzherbert

17 20%

Let's Be Cops (2014)

"An agreeably dumb comedy about two 30-year-old men with self-esteem issues who find the perfect boost to their fragile egos and frustrated lives....by playing at policemen."

Posted Aug 28, 2014

Henry Fitzherbert

18 62%

Million Dollar Arm (2014)

"It might sound like a superhero movie but Million Dollar Arm is a stirringly human drama based on a true story and a welcome reminder that extraordinary feats can be achieved by mere mortals."

Posted Aug 28, 2014

Henry Fitzherbert

19 93%

Iron Man (2008)

"Iron Man never feels like a laboured prologue that's simply laying the groundwork for further instalments. It's a zippy, action-packed adventure in its own right, boasting top-drawer special effects and some cracking action sequences."

Posted Aug 25, 2014

Henry Fitzherbert

20 99%

Toy Story 3 (2010)

"Forget Butch and Sundance, Bogart and Bacall or Hepburn and Tracy. There is no more engaging double act in the movies than Woody and Buzz and the pair make a triumphant, long-awaited comeback in Toy Story 3."

Posted Aug 25, 2014

Henry Fitzherbert

21 99%

Toy Story 3 (2010)

"More than 10 years have passed since Toy Story 2 but that lengthy absence has only increased the appetite for a further adventure and allowed the geniuses at Pixar to devise an inventive and satisfying story."

Posted Aug 25, 2014

Allan Hunter

22 96%

Ratatouille (2007)

"It's one of the strange ironies of Hollywood that adult audiences are usually treated like imbeciles while children receive much greater respect."

Posted Aug 24, 2014

Henry Fitzherbert

23 66%

Lucy (2014)

"Ridiculous stuff mostly but entertaining and Johansson is terrific."

Posted Aug 21, 2014

Allan Hunter

24 69%

What If (2014)

"Smart, sweet, entirely predictable and completely engaging, What If is the kind of fairytale romantic comedy that sends you out with a big goofy smile on your face."

Posted Aug 21, 2014

Allan Hunter

25 46%

Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (2014)

"The brutal, sadistic stories and mannered macho dialogue do grow tiresome, sapping the film of energy and interest."

Posted Aug 21, 2014

Allan Hunter

26 20%

Into The Storm (2014)

"The technology keeps advancing but the soap opera stories remain just as corny as ever in Into The Storm, a 1970s-style disaster movie dressed up with 21st century special effects."

Posted Aug 21, 2014

Allan Hunter

27 70%

God Help the Girl (2014)

"Cynics will find it toe-curling in its whimsicality but incurable romantics will be won over but its sweet sincerity."

Posted Aug 21, 2014

Allan Hunter

28 27%

Deliver Us from Evil (2014)

"A competently handled but overly derivative spinetingler supposedly inspired by true events."

Posted Aug 21, 2014

Allan Hunter

29 95%

Deux jours, une nuit (Two Days, One Night) ()

"More sentimental and contrived than previous films from Belgian brothers Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, this is still a topical and touching tale."

Posted Aug 21, 2014

Allan Hunter

30 94%

The Dark Knight (2008)

"The Dark Knight takes the process a giant leap further, transforming a typical summer blockbuster into a brooding, unsettling reflection on the increasingly blurry boundaries between good and evil."

Posted Aug 20, 2014

Allan Hunter

31 33%

The Expendables 3 (2014)

"A film that once again serves as a vast parking lot for used yesteryear action stars."

Posted Aug 14, 2014

Allan Hunter

32 53%

Blood Ties (2014)

"Blood Ties is the kind of film that Martin Scorsese or Sidney Lumet might have made back in the 1970s."

Posted Aug 14, 2014

Allan Hunter

33 30%

Hector And The Search For Happiness (2014)

"An agreeable if sentimental adaptation of the bestselling novel by Francois Lelord."

Posted Aug 14, 2014

Allan Hunter

34 66%

The Rover (2014)

"If Cormac McCarthy had written Mad Max or Sergio Leone had shot a spaghetti western in Australia it might look something like The Rover."

Posted Aug 14, 2014

Allan Hunter

35 58%

Underdogs (2015)

"Great fun for young and old."

Posted Aug 14, 2014

Allan Hunter

36 76%

The Congress (2014)

"Offers a sprawling, eye-popping psychedelic trip into the moral dilemmas of the digital age."

Posted Aug 14, 2014

Allan Hunter

37 75%

Bad Turn Worse (2013)

"A twisty slice of pulp fiction bigger on atmosphere than credibility."

Posted Aug 14, 2014

Allan Hunter

38 96%

Lilting (2014)

"Lilting is a film of unspoken longing and raw emotion in which Richard and Junn engage in a delicate waltz around truths that are difficult to articulate and impossible to confront."

Posted Aug 7, 2014

Allan Hunter

39 76%

Welcome To New York ()

"Depardieu is uncompromising in his depiction of the physically and emotionally naked Devereaux as a loathsome monster governed by his appetites."

Posted Aug 7, 2014

Allan Hunter

40 34%

God's Pocket (2014)

"God's Pocket feels like watching a television series where you've missed the early episodes and are struggling to catch up. Who's who? What's what? When is it even set? You assume it is the 1970s."

Posted Aug 7, 2014

Allan Hunter

41 73%

The German Doctor (2014)

"An intriguing, atmospheric film that becomes as mesmerizing as a poisonous snake silently gliding towards its next victim."

Posted Aug 7, 2014

Allan Hunter

42 44%

Planes: Fire And Rescue (2014)

"The slender plot is very ordinary and the corny gags come thick and fast."

Posted Aug 7, 2014

Allan Hunter

43 100%

All This Mayhem ()

"A painfully frank documentary."

Posted Aug 7, 2014

Allan Hunter

44 71%

The Inbetweeners Movie 2 ()

"So unrelenting and gleefully filthy that you almost have to admire its whole-hearted commitment to below-the-belt crudity."

Posted Aug 7, 2014

Allan Hunter

45 93%

The Deer Hunter (1978)

"Michael Cimino's Oscar-winning epic The Deer Hunter brought the emotional, homefront legacy of the Vietnam War vividly to life for audiences around the world."

Posted Jul 31, 2014

Allan Hunter

46 82%

Hide Your Smiling Faces (2014)

"A promising first film from Daniel Patrick Carbone but it is awfully slow."

Posted Jul 31, 2014

Allan Hunter

47 10%

The Nut Job (2014)

"The mixture of old school crime caper and Looney Tunes-style slapstick lends it a pleasant retro feel for adults even if kids might find Surly a poor relation of the acorn-obsessed squirrel Scrat in the Ice Age series."

Posted Jul 31, 2014

Allan Hunter

48 33%

Blackwood ()

"Things soon go bump in the night, a broken clock chimes, a suspicious figure lurks in the woods etc."

Posted Jul 31, 2014

Allan Hunter

49 62%

Mood Indigo (2014)

"Journeys from the sublime to the heartbreaking as it charts the giddy, intoxicating happiness of a couple in love."

Posted Jul 31, 2014

Allan Hunter

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