This is London

Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 53%

I Origins (2014)

"Unapologetically soulful stuff, almost provocative in its lack of irony."

Posted Sep 28, 2014

Guy Lodge

2 87%

Human Capital (2015)

"It's not hard to imagine Crash director Paul Haggis snapping up the remake rights to this slick, decently acted maelstrom of contrivances and superficial class commentary."

Posted Sep 28, 2014

Guy Lodge

3 78%

What We Did on Our Holiday ()

"A shambolic farcical twist is engineered that makes no practical, emotional or even comic sense."

Posted Sep 28, 2014

Guy Lodge

4 61%

The Equalizer (2014)

""[Washington] projects the same kind of dignified gravitas whether he's playing Malcolm X or pulverising someone's skull with a Black & Decker drill.""

Posted Sep 28, 2014

Guy Lodge

5 95%

Ida (2014)

""A comeback marked by crystalline conviction ... suffused with the ache of loss but streaked with hope and humour.""

Posted Sep 28, 2014

Guy Lodge

6 67%

Maps to the Stars (2014)

"It reveals itself as far more Cronenbergian than it first seemed, full of that dreamy enrapturement with aberration and perversity, offering no moral stance."

Posted Sep 26, 2014

David Sexton

7 81%

The Riot Club (Posh) ()

"It's almost as if the film has been designed to make fans of Downton Abbey realise the error of their ways. Are you impressed - aroused, even - by the stinking rich? If so, get ready to hold your nose."

Posted Sep 19, 2014

Charlotte O'Sullivan

8 51%

Magic in the Moonlight (2014)

"From the outset, Magic in the Moonlight is painfully artificial."

Posted Sep 19, 2014

David Sexton

9 96%

20,000 Days on Earth (2014)

"If Mick Jagger attempted something like this, it would be excruciating."

Posted Sep 19, 2014

Charlotte O'Sullivan

10 82%

Nightcrawler (2014)

"This is a terrific performance by Gyllenhaal, completely inhabiting a spook of a man, a ghoul to remember."

Posted Sep 16, 2014

David Sexton

11 No Score Yet

Second Coming ()

"The main body of the movie is a slow, repetitious study of the family's daily life ..."

Posted Sep 12, 2014

David Sexton

12 78%

Rosewater (2014)

"If Rosewater has a moral, it is a liberal one."

Posted Sep 12, 2014

David Sexton

13 91%

A Most Wanted Man (2014)

"As a mood-piece it has lovely spells."

Posted Sep 12, 2014

Charlotte O'Sullivan

14 92%

Pride (2014)

"The miners saw their livelihoods destroyed. Wouldn't it be lovely if they wound up getting the last laugh?"

Posted Sep 12, 2014

Charlotte O'Sullivan

15 18%

Sex Tape (2014)

"Does it matter that the film itself ain't that funny? Annie and Jay are mostly anodyne; Diaz and Segel really don't click."

Posted Sep 5, 2014

Charlotte O'Sullivan

16 94%

The Guest (2014)

"There are several moments in the film when I had absolutely no idea whose side I was on."

Posted Sep 5, 2014

Charlotte O'Sullivan

17 58%

Before I Go to Sleep (2014)

"Joffé needed to find a visual language to make Christine's point of view loom large. He fluffs it."

Posted Sep 5, 2014

Charlotte O'Sullivan

18 37%

If I Stay (2014)

"It's interesting to make a driven young female the focus of the narrative, but the cloying narcissism on display will soon have sane people - of all ages - wanting to give up the ghost."

Posted Aug 29, 2014

Charlotte O'Sullivan

19 86%

Night Moves (2014)

"All three leads are perfect."

Posted Aug 29, 2014

Charlotte O'Sullivan

20 87%

Obvious Child (2014)

"Just reading about this film will make some people feel sick. I adored it."

Posted Aug 29, 2014

Charlotte O'Sullivan

21 69%

What If (2014)

"We're used to rom-coms that show off hot bodies (see Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis in Friends With Benefits). With these two, it's their melancholy average-ness that make us go wow."

Posted Aug 22, 2014

Charlotte O'Sullivan

22 66%

Lucy (2014)

"Besson is a keen pilferer of anything that's looked good in other people's movies."

Posted Aug 22, 2014

David Sexton

23 95%

Two Days, One Night ()

"Open the door to this woman and you won't be sorry that you did."

Posted Aug 22, 2014

Charlotte O'Sullivan

24 45%

Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (2014)

"A character growls: "I'm going to that place where there's no pain or thought." No pain or thought? That's Sin City in a nutshell."

Posted Aug 22, 2014

Charlotte O'Sullivan

25 76%

The Congress (2014)

"Nearly 30 years into her film career, Robin Wright is finally coming into her own, and it's something to see."

Posted Aug 15, 2014

Guy Lodge

26 66%

The Rover (2014)

"[A] dour, inert vision of the future - a disappointing follow-up to Michod's cracking 2010 debut, Animal Kingdom."

Posted Aug 15, 2014

Guy Lodge

27 33%

The Expendables 3 (2014)

"It could - it should - be appalling. Actually, as pure entertainment it's a joy, and will be adored amid Heineken bottles and Papa John's boxes for years to come."

Posted Aug 15, 2014

Richard Godwin

28 34%

God's Pocket (2014)

"God's Pocket is the best Pete Dexter film, true to his louche, combative vision, tonally surprising, violent and alarming at one moment, then rudely funny and grotesque."

Posted Aug 8, 2014

David Sexton

29 81%

Lilting (2014)

"This is a compassionate treatment of a subject that could lend itself to purple melodrama."

Posted Aug 8, 2014

Guy Lodge

30 71%

The Inbetweeners Movie 2 ()

"Nobody leaves The Inbetweeners 2 a hero, and we love them for it."

Posted Aug 8, 2014

Guy Lodge

31 62%

Mood Indigo (2014)

"There's beauty by the sackful in Mood Indigo, but it takes a good while to figure out exactly what it's meant to make us feel."

Posted Aug 1, 2014

Guy Lodge

32 91%

Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)

"Finally, some jokey superheroes."

Posted Aug 1, 2014

David Sexton

33 82%

The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came To Eden (2014)

"To make a thrilling documentary about the past, you need dead people who were honest or creative in ways you can exploit. This extraordinary film, which deconstructs a murder mystery from the Thirties, has such people in spades."

Posted Jul 25, 2014

Charlotte O'Sullivan

34 60%

Hercules (2014)

"Maybe you really need to be a 12-year-old boy to be absolutely thrilled by Hercules but then lots of us know one, inside or out."

Posted Jul 25, 2014

David Sexton

35 86%

Joe (2014)

"With a bolder script, Joe could have been a Texan masterpiece to rank alongside Badlands."

Posted Jul 25, 2014

Charlotte O'Sullivan

36 3%

Bless the Child (2000)

"I don't know if I'm getting more squeamish, or simply less charitable at being exploitatively manipulated and taken for a moron: possibly both. But I think others will share my disgust at several scenes in Bless The Child."

Posted Jul 22, 2014

Alexander Walker

37 90%

Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes (2014)

"Dawn is nothing like as dramatically satisfying as Rise. It is slow, portentous and peculiarly dimly lit - for all of Matt Reeves's ambition has gone into creating what he calls "the photo-reality of things"."

Posted Jul 18, 2014

David Sexton

38 0%

Pudsey the Dog: The Movie ()

"Don't be surprised, the next time you see Pudsey, if he's been given a muzzle."

Posted Jul 18, 2014

Charlotte O'Sullivan

39 99%

Boyhood (2014)

"Boyhood is not just a genuine epic, not just beautiful and moving, it looks like a classic already."

Posted Jul 11, 2014

David Sexton

40 92%

How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014)

"The characters in this movie are charmers. They've got me so well-trained, I'm even looking forward to HTTYD3."

Posted Jul 11, 2014

Charlotte O'Sullivan

41 18%

Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014)

"Woohoo! Discombobulation is fun."

Posted Jul 11, 2014

Charlotte O'Sullivan

42 92%

Pride (2014)

"Loud, proud and glad to be gay (and lesbian), Pride winningly records an improbable moment of recent history."

Posted Jul 10, 2014

Nick Roddick

43 0%

The Anomaly ()

"Admittedly, in director/star Noel Clarke's low-budget sci-fi actioner, the acting and script do provoke surprise: both are so bad, you find yourself wondering if what's unfolding is some kind of parody."

Posted Jul 4, 2014

Charlotte O'Sullivan

44 36%

Goddess ()

"Keating's film career has barely started. Alas, it may already have jumped the shark."

Posted Jul 4, 2014

Charlotte O'Sullivan

45 58%

Keeping Rosy ()

"I was determined to loathe the immaculate Charlotte yet, thanks to Peake, I found myself willing her on."

Posted Jul 4, 2014

Charlotte O'Sullivan

46 88%

Chef (2014)

"Here's Chef to show us all, for now and evermore, just what a vanity project really looks like. A public service, in its way."

Posted Jun 27, 2014

David Sexton

47 91%

Mistaken for Strangers (2014)

"A beautiful movie about fame and family."

Posted Jun 27, 2014

Charlotte O'Sullivan

48 26%

Walking on Sunshine ()

"Arterton, blonde sister of Gemma, is pallid from every angle, while Scholey feels like a backing singer who, for some reason, has been booted centre stage."

Posted Jun 27, 2014

Charlotte O'Sullivan

49 82%

Camille Claudel, 1915 (2013)

"Throughout it all, Binoche's face shivers with emotions that Claudel herself cannot pin down."

Posted Jun 20, 2014

Charlotte O'Sullivan