Screen-Space - Rotten Tomatoes


Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 25%

Manny Lewis ()

" Carl Barron's brand of moody introspection and manufactured romance is unlikely to connect with old fans or win over many new ones. "

Posted Mar 17, 2015

Simon Foster

2 25%

Fifty Shades of Grey (2015)

" It may be perfectly sufficient that, above all else, Fifty Shades of Grey captures the shallow essence of its source material. "

Posted Feb 12, 2015

Simon Foster

3 81%

Beyond Clueless ()

" If the revered works of 80s auteur John Hughes...gave teenagers a fresh, honest voice, Beyond Clueless teaches us that the life, loves and psychology of the turn-of-the-century teen were a harder-to-define mix of individualism, alienation and rebellion. "

Posted Feb 9, 2015

Simon Foster

4 100%

Rocks in my Pockets (2014)

" Baumane draws upon a rich history of European animation to propel Rocks in My Pockets, her charming, incisive and very contemporary study of generational depression and suicidal tendencies. "

Posted Feb 9, 2015

Simon Foster

5 97%

Two Days, One Night (2014)

" It presents the consummate movie actress of her generation stripping bare the vanities of her profession to portray an everywoman hero, gently coaxed to life by filmmakers with a profound grasp of true emotion. "

Posted Feb 9, 2015

Simon Foster

6 No Score Yet

The Quarantine Hauntings ()

" Exhibiting a solid understanding of genre machinations, [co-directors Bianca Biasi and Arnold Perez] make up for a lack of narrative inspiration with sufficiently solid scares. "

Posted Feb 9, 2015

Simon Foster

7 80%

Paper Planes ()

" There is exuberance in the staging but not an ounce of real-world emotion in the narrative, which manufactures cute contrivances in place of genuine heart and accomplished storytelling. "

Posted Feb 9, 2015

Simon Foster

8 80%

WYRMWOOD: Road Of The Dead (2015)

" Brothers Kiah and Tristan Roache-Turner channel their clearly compulsive love for B-movie bloodletting into a debut work that honours the 'Gore Gods' of yore as efficiently as it announces the arrival of their own brand of genre genius. "

Posted Feb 9, 2015

Simon Foster

9 48%

Stalingrad (2014)

" Fedor Bondarchuk's bloody battle epic celebrates the excesses of war cinema far more effectively than it does the heroism of his countrymen. "

Posted Nov 6, 2014

Simon Foster

10 72%

Interstellar (2014)

" Interstellar begins to feel more like those disaster movies that Irwin Allen used to make, bulging with enough star wattage to keep our eyes on the screen and not rolling to the back of our heads. "

Posted Oct 30, 2014

Simon Foster

11 58%

Decoding Annie Parker (2014)

" There's a passion to tell this story with an understated urgency and profound empathy that can be felt in every frame of this terrific film. "

Posted Oct 27, 2014

Simon Foster

12 89%

Big Hero 6 (2014)

" The ace in the hole is Baymax, who scores big laughs and generates warmth and good will that ultimately proves more crucial to the film than it should have to be. "

Posted Oct 27, 2014

Simon Foster

13 100%

Lost Soul: The Doomed Journey of Richard Stanley's Island of Dr. Moreau ()

" Richard Stanley's vision of Wells' hellish utopia never materialized, but its legacy makes for an appropriately insane real-life narrative every bit as brilliantly mad and maddening as the fiction promised to be. "

Posted Oct 14, 2014

Simon Foster

14 63%

The Green Inferno ()

" Roth's limp, one-note adventure plays more like a half-baked piss-take than the work of someone with any knowledge of, let alone respect for, the anthropophagus genre. "

Posted Sep 13, 2014

Simon Foster

15 0%

Kite (2014)

" Dabbling in the same fetish-feminism and coldly-served revenge fantasies that made Zack Snyder's Sucker Punch such a wildly divisive work...Ralph Ziman brings an appropriately seedy but miserably downbeat aesthetic to this long-in-development adaptation. "

Posted Sep 4, 2014

Simon Foster

16 No Score Yet

Found (2014)

" Found takes its film-buff inspiration from the likes of early De Palma, Argento or Cronenberg. They are hard acts to follow, but Schirmer knows his stuff. Found is a singularly sick, sad story and announces the filmmaker as a notable talent. "

Posted Sep 3, 2014

Simon Foster

17 96%

Housebound (2014)

" Exhibiting a bold visual style and a natural flair for funny, character-driven dialogue, the New Zealander has delivered a giggly, gory romp that both honours and enhances his native film industry's love of the macabre. "

Posted Sep 2, 2014

Simon Foster

18 89%

Wetlands (2014)

" (The) bravado and sweetness that Carla Juri brings to the role infuses the entire film; evoking the charisma and vulnerability of Meg Ryan and Julia Roberts in their heyday, she is an A-list star of the future. "

Posted Aug 22, 2014

Simon Foster

19 95%

Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films ()

" (The) Australian director's latest reveals a rich vein of excess and chutzpah that paints a picture of old-school operators steeped in shameless B-movie showmanship. "

Posted Aug 1, 2014

Simon Foster

20 91%

Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)

" James Gunn's vividly idiosyncratic spin on Marvel's renegade misfits, Guardians of the Galaxy, certainly represents a bracingly fizzy cinematic blast to the increasingly formulaic 'summer superhero' format. "

Posted Jul 24, 2014

Simon Foster

21 54%

Road to Paloma (2014)

" (Director) Momoa progresses through the episodic plot with confident skill, although he may have had a few words with his leading man about easing back on the Rock-like charm (Wolf is murderer on the run, after all). "

Posted Jul 14, 2014

Simon Foster

22 89%

Girl Rising (2013)

" 'Advocacy Cinema' has found a new, strong standard-bearer in Girl Rising; one hopes it drives the forceful change needed in our global community as powerfully as it represents a creative shift in the genre. "

Posted Jul 13, 2014

Simon Foster

23 86%

Willow Creek (2014)

" One senses that Goldthwait penned the Willow Creek script not so much to indulge in genre elements (which he handles with a pro's touch) but more to explore the emotional intimacy between the leads. "

Posted Jul 13, 2014

Simon Foster

24 18%

Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014)

" (The) bewildering first act is Shakespearean compared to an extended mid-section which may represent the worst second act in scriptwriting history. "

Posted Jun 26, 2014

Simon Foster

25 No Score Yet

Happiness ()

" Breathtaking photography counterbalances the intense intimacy of Balmes' subject; the story is about the boy, but the boy's story encompasses his village life and the changing face of an ancient culture. "

Posted Jun 26, 2014

Simon Foster

26 No Score Yet

TINY: A Story About Living Small (2013)

" (The) 'message moments' are tempered by the personal story of Smith and Mueller, whose construction frustrations and romantic maturation give the film a compelling warmth. "

Posted Jun 26, 2014

Simon Foster

27 No Score Yet

Harlem Street Singer (2014)

" Though the film never skims over Davis' boozing and womanizing, Harlem Street Singer emerges a grand celebration of a man who redefined an artform. "

Posted Jun 26, 2014

Simon Foster

28 No Score Yet

Led Zeppelin Played Here ()

" (A) vivid collection of aging promoters, record company execs, small-town fans and grey-haired musos, Led Zeppelin Played Here captures the early days of the rock music industry with a giddy glee. "

Posted Jun 26, 2014

Simon Foster

29 100%

The Man Whose Mind Exploded ()

" The heartbreaking story of an unique friendship; bring tissues. "

Posted Jun 26, 2014

Simon Foster

30 No Score Yet

Freeload (2014)

" A love letter to the rebellious spirit, Freeload is also a bittersweet account of alienation and finding a sense of family while living a boxcar lifestyle. "

Posted Jun 26, 2014

Simon Foster

31 No Score Yet

Faith Connections (2014)

" Though unwieldy and overlong, Faith Connections is nevertheless a remarkably insightful film, full of stunning images and imbued with a strong sense of family and personal growth. "

Posted Jun 26, 2014

Simon Foster

32 68%

Web Junkie (2014)

" (The filmmaker's) free form, peak-around-corners style deprives the film of structure but ensures moments of often brutal honesty. "

Posted Jun 26, 2014

Simon Foster

33 85%

Dead Snow 2: Red vs. Dead (2014)

" Unlike the character-based comedy and genuine scares (Wirkola) generated on a miniscule budget first time around, the overall impact of his sequel is less than the sum of its bloody parts. "

Posted Jun 19, 2014

Simon Foster

34 100%

Next Goal Wins (2014)

" One of the smallest triumphs in world sport inspires one of the year's most moving and entertaining documentaries... "

Posted Jun 9, 2014

Simon Foster

35 No Score Yet

Goal of the Dead ()

" Football fans may get a giddy thrill from seeing their passion filtered through the bloodthirsty mindset of a zombie apocalypse, but there is little sports action and even less genuine entertainment value in this gory Gallic romp. "

Posted Jun 9, 2014

Simon Foster

36 33%

A Million Ways to Die in the West (2014)

" The solid cast is shunted aside for long passages, allowing MacFarlane underserved centre stage for most of the film's inexcusable 116 minute running time. "

Posted May 26, 2014

Simon Foster

37 63%

In Your Eyes (2015)

" [A] disposable but not entirely unlikable confection that feels like a first-timer's passion project and not the work of an A-list writer of Whedon's stature. "

Posted May 16, 2014

Simon Foster

38 29%

SX_Tape (2014)

" Steeped in the gritty, grimy minutiae of urban decay and chillingly well-defined supernatural components that made [Rose's] breakout hit Candyman an enduring cult favourite. "

Posted May 13, 2014

Simon Foster

39 No Score Yet

Minuscule - La vallée des fourmis perdues (Minuscule: Valley of the Lost Ants) (2015)

" It effortlessly finds more engaging interplay and laughs amongst its handful of tiny, wordless characters than the entire cast of most recent smart-mouthed US animation efforts. "

Posted May 8, 2014

Simon Foster

40 98%

The Babadook (2014)

" The film works as great horror fiction thanks entirely to the believability afforded the protagonist's psychological state. "

Posted May 2, 2014

Simon Foster

41 20%

Iceman (2014)

" Law's lame-brained concoction aims to be, in equal parts, a martial-arts opus, low-brow crowd-pleaser and mystical history lesson; what emerges is an often incomprehensible mash-up that plays murky, amateurish and puerile. "

Posted May 1, 2014

Simon Foster

42 92%

Sunshine on Leith ()

" [Fletcher's] adaptation of the hit stage play is to Scottish audiences as Mamma Mia! is to The Me Generation and and Rock of Ages is to Gen X-ers - a bigscreen jukebox jam very loosely held together by a hoary plotline as old as cinema itself. "

Posted Apr 6, 2014

Simon Foster

43 55%

Nurse (2014)

" Huerta towers over the film, an Olivia De Berardinis creation brought to life in a world that might have been conjured by the combined psyches of Brian de Palma and Bob Guccione. "

Posted Apr 6, 2014

Simon Foster

44 No Score Yet

Highway (2014)

" A star-making turn from relative newcomer Alia Bhatt provides the vibrant essence of Imtiaz Ali's bracingly atypical Bollywood road-movie, Highway. "

Posted Mar 26, 2014

Simon Foster

45 89%

Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)

" A template-specific movie experience that impresses without engaging, The Russo Brother's tentpole debut serves its master - the 'Marvel Movie Empire' - as diligently as the titular hero serves his homeland. "

Posted Mar 20, 2014

Simon Foster

46 78%

Veronica Mars (2014)

" Veronica Mars is exactly the film that fans were pining for and offers the kind of confident, small-scale storytelling that is eminently watchable to those new to the 'marshmallow' army. "

Posted Mar 18, 2014

Simon Foster

47 75%

Nymphomaniac: Volume I (2014)

" [Von Trier's] script is smart and the images confronting, but it is a far less ambitious or important work than Antichrist or his last love/hate vision, Melancholia. "

Posted Mar 9, 2014

Simon Foster

48 No Score Yet

When My Sorrow Died: The Legend of Armen Ra & the Theremin ()

" Creativity as a life-defining, soul-saving virtue is central to the story of Theremin maestro Armen Ra, as captured in Robert Nazar Arjoyan's elegant, moving concert/biopic When My Sorrow Died. "

Posted Mar 6, 2014

Simon Foster

49 65%

Reaching for the Moon (2013)

" Miranda Otto, finally getting the rich lead role she has long deserved, is complex and commanding as Bishop. "

Posted Feb 13, 2014

Simon Foster