World War Z (2013)
" Where are the scenes of the undead feasting on entrails? The atmosphere of creeping dread? The subversive satire? But take Forster's movie on its own terms and it delivers pulse-pounding, adrenaline-pumping excitement. "
A Field in England (2014)
" At times, the film's spell breaks, leaving the actors looking like a bunch of Sealed Knot re-enactors going bonkers in a field. For the most part, though, the film's powerfully unnerving mood taps into dark, deep and very weird currents of English myth. "
The Last Stand (2013)
Parental Guidance (2012)
Much Ado About Nothing (2013)
" If the movie sounds like a Hollywood gazillionaire's embarrassing vanity project, think again: filmed in lustrous black and white, Whedon's Much Ado is an elegant and intelligent, hugely entertaining modern-day version of the play. "
Summer in February (2014)
" No sooner has Downton's Dan Stevens cast off Cousin Matthew's tweeds than he's back on screen as a stiff-upper-lipped toff. And if this wasn't typecasting enough, he's playing another thoroughly decent chap who is yearning after a flighty young woman. "
Stuck in Love (2013)
Man of Steel (2013)
" With Zack 'Watchman' Snyder and Christopher 'Dark Knight' Nolan behind the film, it's no surprise the mood should be dark and serious. If you're hankering after the playful innocence of Christopher Reeve's Superman, you'll definitely be disappointed. "
The Iceman (2013)
The Great Gatsby (2013)
Star Trek Into Darkness (2013)
" JJ Abrams hits warp speed right from the start of Star Trek Into Darkness, kicking off the movie with a breathtaking sequence that combines breakneck thrills, deadpan comedy and deft use of Star Trek lore. "
I'm So Excited! (2013)
" Cruising at a stratospheric altitude of high camp, Pedro Almodóvar's I'm So Excited is a colourful aerial romp that recasts his native Spain's current economic woes as frantic farce... Sadly, it just isn't very funny. "
Cody the Robosapien (2013)
" The film's cloak-and dagger plot barely passes muster, but Cody's antics - which include break dancing, tantrum throwing and blowing raspberries - will probably appeal to those young viewers whose behaviour they mimic. "
Life of Pi (2012)
" Everywhere you look there are images of beguiling beauty: a mirror-like sea reflecting golden clouds; a sudden swarm of flying fish; an island bristling with meerkats; and a breaching whale glowing with bioluminescence as it leaps out of the water. "
The Look of Love (2013)
" The film tells this story with gaudy brio, but the tone is wildly uneven, veering between Swinging 60s romp, nudge-wink satire and cautionary fable, as if Winterbottom and Greenhalgh couldn't decide what film they were making or who Raymond really was. "
Iron Man 3 (2013)
" Joss Whedon gave Downey plenty of knockout zingers in last summer's Avengers Assemble and Iron Man 3 finds the star working with another sharp-witted kindred spirit in co-writer and director Shane Black. "
Love Crime (2011)
Bed & Breakfast (2012)
" The plotting is lazy and the broad playing of the supporting characters tips them into caricature. Jake's Latina maid thinks Ana's mannered lawyer is 'light in the loafers'. But, no, he's not gay; he's just English. "
Olympus Has Fallen (2013)
" As bystanders get mown down, the Washington monument topples and the Stars and Stripes is shredded, the onslaught delivers a real taboo-busting frisson... the sequence would pack an even bigger punch if the CGI special effects weren't quite so cheesy. "
Love Is All You Need (2013)
The Majestic (2001)
" Darabont is seeking to recapture the spirit of Frank Capra - with Carrey in the role of a James Stewart or Gary Cooper. Yet even though Darabont shares Capra's dewy-eyed optimism, his film's sluggish pace means he lacks Capra's screwball zest. "
Secret of the Wings (2012)
" The story is slight, but the gentle humour and mild suspense will keep young viewers engaged, and the animation provides its own magic, particularly in the moments when Tink sets foot inside the Winter Woods and her wings gain a shimmering iridescence. "
" Shot in eye-popping 4K, Oblivion immerses us in its dazzlingly created future world from the start... Kosinski doesn't quite manage to sustain the film's opening promise... But the spell isn't entirely dispelled. "
Spring Breakers (2013)
" Lianna Liberato's Amy is stunned when dad suddenly reveals all manner of unexpected skills. What kind of father can kill an assailant with his bare hands, speak umpteen languages and unravel a murky international conspiracy? "
A Late Quartet (2012)
" The humour is every bit as rude and raucous as before, but Hogan's touch here seems heavy handed and the use of songs from The Sound of Music doesn't work nearly so well as the joyous Abba tunes that drove Muriel's Wedding. "
So Undercover (2013)
" To keep up her cover, Miley Cyrus's private eye has to spout nonsense like 'Totes!' and 'Amazeballs!' while pretending to be an empty-headed ditz... when the story finally gets wrapped up, 'Amazeballs' will not be the word that comes to your lips. "
" Trance is dazzling to look at and has a plot that's more tangled than a game of Twister, but once you've been dazzled and have unravelled all the plot knots and kinks you're left surprisingly unsatisfied. "
G.I. Joe: Retaliation (2013)
" This is very much Hooley's mythic version of his own life, seen not so much through a rose-tinted lens as a brown nicotine fug... But Dormer's charm keeps us engaged and whenever there's a lull the music gives the movie a thrilling adrenaline shot. "
" That the events in Compliance are taking place in a fast-foot restaurant is equally resonant. The junk food we see being prepared couldn't be more disgusting. Surely, you can't help but think, anyone prepared to swallow that will swallow anything. "
Jack the Giant Slayer (2013)
" McGregor's dashing Elmont never loses his posh sang-froid... and with Tucci gleefully hamming it up as the villain, it's the supporting cast who are full of beans, rather than the overshadowed young leads. "
Identity Thief (2013)
" Without the irrepressible force of comic mayhem that is Melissa McCarthy, road-movie comedy Identity Thief would end up in the ditch. Luckily, the Bridesmaids co-star barrels her way through the plot's stickiest patches. "
Fun Size (2012)
" Justice makes a likeable lead but director Josh Schwartz's comic touch is distinctly leaden and a high proportion of the would-be funny scenes - some of them involving an uncredited Johnny Knoxville - fall flat. "
Silent Hill: Revelation (2012)
" The demon-haunted West Virginia town still gives the creeps... but this belated sequel proves to be only fitfully exciting and scary - mostly because the action stops every few minutes for yet another character to deliver reams of boring exposition. "
Side Effects (2013)
" One moment, we're watching an enthralling exposé of the modern pharmaceutical industry; the next we're reeling from some well-timed mystery-thriller shocks. And Soderbergh, aided by a sharp script and superb cast, wrong-foots us all the way. "
Oz the Great and Powerful (2013)
" When a movie is as beloved as The Wizard of Oz, making a prequel would seem a foolhardy enterprise. Put one foot on the Yellow Brick Road and you risk stepping on your viewers' memories and dreams. Yet Raimi rises to the challenge with dash and dazzle. "
" Poking fun at old-school magicians, The Incredible Burt Wonderstone pulls the odd chuckle out of the hat, but despite the starry presence of comic headliners Steve Carrell and Jim Carrey the film fails to dazzle. "
Welcome to the Punch (2013)
Broken City (2013)
Safe Haven (2013)
" It's an amusingly cheeky notion: the siblings from the Brothers Grimm fairy tale as witch-slaying bounty hunters. A defter hand than Wirkola's might have succeeded ... but the film's anachronisms are clumsy and most of the jokes fall flat. "
Premium Rush (2012)
" Joseph Gordon-Levitt' fixed-wheel bike has a single gear and no brakes, and you could say the same of director David Koepp's film, which is light on character and plot. But, even on two wheels, the action is fast and furious. "
Robot & Frank (2012)