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Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 15%

Top Cat:The Movie (UK) ()

"Top Cat returns with a purr rather than a MEOW, sorely let down by its odd technicalities and lack of engaging script."

Posted Aug 2, 2013

Lisa Giles-Keddie

2 80%

Reality (2013)

"A chilling dose of filmic reality of how damaging and all consuming celebrity and some people's aspirations of it can be ..."

Posted Apr 15, 2013

Lisa Giles-Keddie

3 88%

The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

"As uneven as the plot is at times, Nolan commendably retains the Batman's beating black heart in TDKR, with lead characters ever challenging our perceptions ... to keep things fresh."

Posted Jul 22, 2012

Lisa Giles-Keddie

4 56%

Seeking a Friend for the End of the World (2012)

"Scafaria makes sure that the apocalypse may be in full impact but the importance of having each other at the last moment is the lasting, comforting thought."

Posted Jul 14, 2012

Lisa Giles-Keddie

5 37%

Ice Age: Continental Drift (2012)

"The plot ... just gets a little repetitious after a while, however goofy, accident-prone but genuinely good natured the characters are."

Posted Jul 14, 2012

Lisa Giles-Keddie

6 73%

The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)

"It's not about the action as such, rather how the characters come to be as we travel down the path of their self-awareness. The action merely enhances this intriguing process."

Posted Jul 7, 2012

Lisa Giles-Keddie

7 68%

God Bless America (2012)

"A combination of blatant shock tactics and poignant, pin-sharp verbal tirades from its lead that are rendered darkly amusing, or you would cry with despair at the apparent truth."

Posted Jul 7, 2012

Lisa Giles-Keddie

8 70%

The Hunter (2012)

"A slow-burner about survival in general that may seem predictable in parts and meander in others, but the intensity with which the psychological developments suddenly manifest is its ultimate power."

Posted Jul 7, 2012

Lisa Giles-Keddie

9 33%

Joyful Noise (2012)

"Disarmingly heart-warming in its musical prowess and lazy in its storytelling development, hoping that the former - plus the big names - will attract a large enough crowd to keep it buoyant at the box office."

Posted Jun 29, 2012

Lisa Giles-Keddie

10 78%

Killer Joe (2012)

"A seemingly hopeless spiral of existence ... there is some depraved glee that this filmmaker takes in toying with his hapless cast, and his latest film is no exception nor for the faint-hearted."

Posted Jun 27, 2012

Lisa Giles-Keddie

11 83%

Your Sister's Sister (2012)

"The film's strength is in its realistic improvisation, like a window on three, average lives in a cocoon for a brief moment that will be easily forgotten tomorrow."

Posted Jun 27, 2012

Lisa Giles-Keddie

12 90%

The Fairy (2012)

"For pure entertainment and high-spirited comedy value, The Fairy is as good as any gone before ... once you have seen one of their films, you'll never forget it that's for sure."

Posted Jun 27, 2012

Lisa Giles-Keddie

13 19%

Lay the Favorite (2012)

"Lay the Favourite ... is a surprising turn off of talent not worth betting on for a profitable night out's big-screen entertainment."

Posted Jun 24, 2012

Lisa Giles-Keddie

14 63%

The Five-Year Engagement (2012)

"As endearing as Segel and Blunt are, The Five-Year Engagement feels ... five years of your life spent waiting for the inevitable, with not as many laughs along the way ..."

Posted Jun 24, 2012

Lisa Giles-Keddie

15 29%

Red Lights (2012)

"If it wasn't for the acting talent that his [Cortés] latest film has attracted, Red Lights would have fallen at the first hurdle - however curious we may be at its subject matter."

Posted Jun 17, 2012

Lisa Giles-Keddie

16 41%

Rock of Ages (2012)

"Undeniably outrageous good fun with another standout comedic act from Cruise ... those who remember the 80s ... will be head banging and toe tapping."

Posted Jun 17, 2012

Lisa Giles-Keddie

17 82%

Fast Girls (2013)

"An energising offering depicting 2012's challenges and achievements while demonstrating that TV's Crichlow is a strong feature film lead worth in vesting in."

Posted Jun 17, 2012

Lisa Giles-Keddie

18 89%

A Royal Affair (2012)

"A beautifully nuanced and driven period drama at its finest with the added power of a true story behind it, making it a deserving box office hit to watch."

Posted Jun 17, 2012

Lisa Giles-Keddie

19 67%

The Pact (2012)

"While it retreads well-trodden horror paths and shies away from any originality, it does favour heightening the mystery over goriness, relying on some impressive visuals ..."

Posted Jun 7, 2012

Lisa Giles-Keddie

20 40%

Red Tails (2012)

"Red Tails is a war action buff's matinee delight. It could be argued that making a more gritty account would have detracted from the focus on the strong buddy element ..."

Posted Jun 7, 2012

Lisa Giles-Keddie

21 79%

Ill Manors ()

"As directorial debuts go, Drew has yet to grow but has wisely chosen a subject matter close to his heart where he can reach out simultaneously with his music and lyrics, like some latter-day poet."

Posted Jun 7, 2012

Lisa Giles-Keddie

22 88%

The Angels' Share (2013)

"A wee heart-warming dram of Scots spirit ... a rich fermentation of the best of British comedy filmmaking with a greater social agenda."

Posted Jun 1, 2012

Lisa Giles-Keddie

23 73%

Prometheus (2012)

"Ridley coaxes out some memorable performances from Rapace and Fassbender, and keeps a consistent sense of man's curiosity at the bigger evolution picture... The rest is open to interpretation."

Posted May 31, 2012

Lisa Giles-Keddie

24 48%

Snow White and the Huntsman (2012)

"Sanders' outing is a Gothic technical triumph in many ways... there is a lot of visual wonder to bask in and be inspired by, making Sanders' next project one to watch out for."

Posted May 31, 2012

Lisa Giles-Keddie

25 70%

Men in Black III (2012)

"Those expecting wanton alien bashing will not be disappointed ... but be prepared for more of a sentimental time-travelling journey down memory lane ..."

Posted May 26, 2012

Lisa Giles-Keddie

26 64%

2 Days in New York (2012)

"This zany and hilarious observation of human interaction is beautifully scripted, acted and timed with expert comic precision."

Posted May 19, 2012

Lisa Giles-Keddie

27 81%

Get the Gringo (2012)

"Love or loathe Gibson, he is hard to resist in this tantalizing tale of hard knocks, winners and losers, as he reminds us of what made him a big screen star in the first place."

Posted May 12, 2012

Lisa Giles-Keddie

28 37%

Dark Shadows (2012)

"The only resurrecting grace is Depp's now routine, freak pantomime performance ...You will scream with frustration at this ghoulish comedy, that's for sure."

Posted May 12, 2012

Lisa Giles-Keddie

29 41%

Silent House (2012)

"Has a powerful enough context behind it, but ... it disappoints ... Still, Olsen is a star worth following and has carved out an impressive niche in the psychological thriller genre."

Posted May 4, 2012

Lisa Giles-Keddie

30 57%

Safe (2012)

"Nothing much changes in Safe or is original, only the language has got more colourful, with Yakin delivering up Statham gold for fans once again."

Posted May 4, 2012

Lisa Giles-Keddie

31 10%

Piggy ()

"The general topic is too titillating in execution to fully influence any worthy debate into the effects of isolating grief..."

Posted May 4, 2012

Lisa Giles-Keddie

32 20%

The Lucky One (2012)

"Old-fashioned romance to the core, Hicks' film will win no film-making accolades, but will do neither of its attractive leads any harm in the notoriety stakes either."

Posted May 4, 2012

Lisa Giles-Keddie

33 43%

American Reunion (2012)

"The jokes are old and the guys are older, but it's big-hearted entertainment that does need some previous character investment to catch all the nods."

Posted May 4, 2012

Lisa Giles-Keddie

34 75%

Damsels in Distress (2012)

"An intriguingly endearing kooky fest of witty dialogue that has no clear plan of where is wants to end up, short of a musical number to smooth over all grievances and differences."

Posted Apr 28, 2012

Lisa Giles-Keddie

35 17%

Strippers vs Werewolves (2012)

"Exceptionally daft, tongue-in-cheek pastiche of the erotic slasher B-movie ... the sole purpose of entertaining in the most blood spewing and badly acted way. "

Posted Apr 28, 2012

Lisa Giles-Keddie

36 92%

Marvel's The Avengers (2012)

"Whedon's story not only reconnects us with each character but also finds the time to flesh out their strengths and weaknesses, with some wonderful paranoid moments of self-doubt."

Posted Apr 28, 2012

Lisa Giles-Keddie

37 34%

Battleship (2012)

"Battleship is monumentally moronic [but] there is still a huge amount of over-the-top, double entendre theatrics and bombastic action to giggle gleefully at. "

Posted Apr 11, 2012

Lisa Giles-Keddie

38 65%

This Must Be The Place (2012)

"Penn's performance may be understated in this, unlike his previous outspoken roles, but as Cheyenne he is just as stirring and memorable."

Posted Apr 9, 2012

Lisa Giles-Keddie

39 88%

Titanic (1997)

"Simply one of 20th century cinema's greatest, old-fashioned love stories, full of still impressive effects (pre 3D) and decent, if theatrical acting ... "

Posted Apr 6, 2012

Lisa Giles-Keddie

40 97%

La Grande illusion (Grand Illusion) (2012)

"A timeless classic of acting and filmmaking genius that uses the artificiality of war to explore the very construct of society, and is a classic must-see."

Posted Apr 6, 2012

Lisa Giles-Keddie

41 92%

Headhunters (2012)

"Tyldum's highly accomplished and darkly comical thriller should be seen and savoured for its poise, pace and Hennie, as well as for its filmmaking techniques ..."

Posted Apr 6, 2012

Lisa Giles-Keddie

42 49%

Mirror Mirror (2012)

"A magical muddle minus any real mirrored mystery ... makes sure we all know Roberts is the fairest (and unfunniest) of them all ... "

Posted Apr 6, 2012

Lisa Giles-Keddie

43 25%

Wrath of the Titans (2012)

"Expect an action-stuffed 3D extravaganza with very little subtext to it ... you'll come away with a smile on your face but strained eyeballs and a queasiness in the belly."

Posted Mar 31, 2012

Lisa Giles-Keddie

44 44%

StreetDance 2 (2014)

"As a piece of catchy pop culture, the StreetDance franchise has a natural buzz - just don't expect much more than awesome moves for your money."

Posted Mar 31, 2012

Lisa Giles-Keddie

45 78%

Tiny Furniture (2010)

"Speaks to anyone 'waiting' for their opportunity in life, sardonically pointing out the obstacles in the way in a glib but naďve manner. "

Posted Mar 31, 2012

Lisa Giles-Keddie

46 86%

The Pirates! Band of Misfits (2012)

"The Pirates! has so much loving attention invested in it, and there is a lot of naughty fun to be had."

Posted Mar 31, 2012

Lisa Giles-Keddie

47 84%

The Hunger Games (2012)

"The positives to The Hunger Games are largely thanks to Lawrence in the lead."

Posted Mar 24, 2012

Lisa Giles-Keddie

48 100%

Wild Bill (2011)

"It wears its lion heart firmly on its sleeve with bouts of good humour and sense, making it impossible not to be drawn into its rugged charm. "

Posted Mar 24, 2012

Lisa Giles-Keddie

49 51%

Contraband (2012)

"Kormákur's thriller sets sail with enough puff, dynamics and intrigue to see it safely dock at the end of its voyage, complete with devilish humour and an expert lead at the helm in Wahlberg."

Posted Mar 15, 2012

Lisa Giles-Keddie

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