Total Film

Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 94%

The Truman Show (1998)

"Jim Carrey proves he has more than one acting dimension in this original, clever tale of junk-culture excess." EDIT

Posted Jun 19, 2013

2 88%

The Usual Suspects (1995)

"The then 27-year-old Bryan Singer eclipsed most other '90s crime movies with this brilliantly slippery, cerebral thriller." EDIT

Posted Jun 18, 2013

3 3%

Zoom (2006)

"A celluloid cliché from first frame to last, it doesn't deserve your hard-earned cash. Watch X-Men again instead. Or even Sky High." EDIT

Posted Jun 17, 2013

4 21%

The Seasoning House (2013)

"A horror film of two halves: the first squalid and hard to stomach, the second surreal and hard to take seriously."

Posted Jun 17, 2013

Matt Glasby

5 69%

Renoir (2013)

"A film of lazy days, sleepless nights and mellow moments that will likely test the patience of those unwilling to resign to its unhurried pace."

Posted Jun 17, 2013

Neil Smith

6 70%

I Want Your Love ()

"Graphic, gritty and uncompromising, it explores love through the act of sex - an admirable experiment."

Posted Jun 17, 2013

Josh Winning

7 74%

The East (2013)

"Another Brit hit, plus Batmanglij is beginning to show dash as director. The duo make a tight fist of hot topicality and high tension from an ideas-packed genre piece."

Posted Jun 17, 2013

Kevin Harley

8 95%

The Act Of Killing (2013)

"Evil has rarely seemed so banal."

Posted Jun 17, 2013

Tom Dawson

9 37%

Stand Up Guys (2013)

"You'd think that septuagenarians Al Pacino and Christopher Walken would still have enough self-respect left in the tank to steer clear of debacles like this."

Posted Jun 16, 2013

Curtis Woloschuk

10 8%

Summer Catch (2001)

"Despite an enjoyable turn from Brittany Murphy, the clichéd plot (local poor boy pitches his way to the Major League) ensures that's the best this forgettable teen fodder can hope for." EDIT

Posted Jun 14, 2013

11 11%

Chill Factor (1999)

"Surprise, surprise -- as Identikit film-making goes, this is glossy, sharp and alarmingly enjoyable stuff." EDIT

Posted Jun 11, 2013

12 8%

The New Guy (2002)

"So what's new about The New Guy? Not much, actually." EDIT

Posted Jun 11, 2013

13 38%

Admission (2013)

"These truly are dark and terrible times if we are forced to accept the elitist problems of an Ivy League college admissions officer as shameless fodder for a romcom."

Posted Jun 11, 2013

Ken McIntyre

14 73%

Paradise: Love (2013)

"Though it covers similar thematic ground to Laurent Cantet's Haiti-set Heading South, Seidl's gruelling film proves his knack for leaving viewers emotionally discomfited."

Posted Jun 11, 2013

Tom Dawson

15 59%

Stuck in Love (2013)

"A sweet little study of the right royal mess people can make of relationships when they let their own neuroses take over, and a warm tribute to overcoming them."

Posted Jun 11, 2013

Emma Johnston

16 36%

Summer in February (2014)

"Though it struggles to transcend its Sunday-TV feel, Christopher Menaul's film boasts sturdy turns from its three leads, while the outdoor lensing is a breath of fresh air."

Posted Jun 11, 2013

Tom Dawson

17 100%

Fire In The Night ()

"A stark, nerveshredding portrait of desperate heroism beyond the reach of a fictional disaster movie."

Posted Jun 11, 2013

Simon Kinnear

18 81%

Like Someone in Love (2013)

"Like Someone In Love explores familiar Kiarostami themes - how we slip between roles in our relationships - with a terrifically light touch, making for his best since 1999's The Wind Will Carry Us."

Posted Jun 11, 2013

Tom Dawson

19 94%

Shun LI And The Poet (2013)

"A film of gentle contrasts rather than tub-thumping extremes, Segre striking a tone as languid as the lagoon where events take place."

Posted Jun 11, 2013

Simon Kinnear

20 41%

Spike Island ()

"Saggy but also energised and endearing."

Posted Jun 11, 2013

Kevin Harley

21 83%

This Is the End (2013)

"As a celebrity's-eye-view apocalypse movie, This Is The End delivers huge guffaws and large-scale carnage with enough gusto to mask the indulgences."

Posted Jun 11, 2013

Matt Maytum

22 88%

A Field in England (2014)

"Ben Wheatley's strangest movie yet: mysticism, mystification and magic mushrooms in a English Civil War setting. Often confusing, occasionally infuriating - but audaciously original."

Posted Jun 11, 2013

Philip Kemp

23 98%

Before Midnight (2013)

"A more-than-worthy, expectations-exceeding chapter in one of modern cinema's finest love stories. As honest, convincing, funny, intimate and natural as its predecessors."

Posted Jun 11, 2013

Philip Kemp

24 84%

Much Ado About Nothing (2013)

"A breezy but heartfelt Shakespeare update that should put a smile on the faces of Whedon fans, Bard worshippers and anyone in the mood for a sharp, sassy romance."

Posted Jun 11, 2013

Matt Maytum

25 55%

Man of Steel (2013)

"A bracing attempt to bring the legend back into contention that successfully separates itself from other Super-movies but misses some of their warmth and charm."

Posted Jun 11, 2013

Matthew Leyland

26 6%

The Perfect Man (2005)

"Another month, another anodyne tween-com from Hilary Duff." EDIT

Posted Jun 7, 2013

27 9%

Bratz: The Movie (2007)

"Faced with the heroines' high-pitched shrieking, though, you'll soon be feeling enviouz of the deaf dreamboat one of them falls for." EDIT

Posted Jun 7, 2013

28 6%

Gigli (2003)

"Not only is it a total botch, it's also an unrelentingly boring botch, meaning it doesn't even fit into the "so bad it's hilarious" category alongside Showgirls and Battlefield Earth." EDIT

Posted Jun 5, 2013

29 6%

I Know Who Killed Me (2007)

"An unintentionally hilarious cross between Basic Instinct and The Parent Trap." EDIT

Posted Jun 5, 2013

30 52%

Thérèse (2013)

"Without the presence of Tautou, this would be a dry heritage pic; with her, it brews a sense of enigma that just about saves the day."

Posted Jun 5, 2013

Kevin Harley

31 11%

After Earth (2013)

"For all its mealymouthed dialogue and often comical solemnity After Earth at least delivers consistently diverting entertainment ..."

Posted Jun 3, 2013

Neil Smith

32 95%

Behind the Candelabra (2013)

"Douglas pulls out all the stops while - somehow - avoiding caricature in a glittering celebrity portrait. If Soderbergh's swansong doesn't always mine great depths, it gives fabulous surface."

Posted Jun 3, 2013

Emma Morgan

33 25%

009 Re: Cyborg ()

"Ambitious, perhaps, but hardly entertaining."

Posted Jun 3, 2013

Stephen Kelly

34 15%

The Moth Diaries (2012)

"Vamps-fans won't find much to gnaw on here."

Posted Jun 3, 2013

Ken McIntyre

35 67%

World War Z (2013)

"Choosing quantity over quality, intensity over tension and big-screen thrills over low-fi shocks - this is probably what the zombie apocalypse will actually look like."

Posted Jun 3, 2013

Paul M. Bradshaw

36 98%

Aguirre, der Zorn Gottes (Aguirre, the Wrath of God) (1972)

"A classic that screams to be seen on the big screen."

Posted Jun 3, 2013

Tom Dawson

37 88%

Come as You Are ()

"Director Geoffrey Enthoven treats his characters as people, with a three-dimensional sense of empathy and good-natured humour. "

Posted May 31, 2013

Stephen Kelly

38 38%

The Purge (2013)

"James DeMonaco's blood-splattered thriller begins well before expiring slowly from multiple improbabilities."

Posted May 30, 2013

Neil Smith

39 1%

The Master of Disguise (2002)

"If Carvey's looking for a comeback, then playing a cloying dimwit with an annoying accent isn't the place to start." EDIT

Posted May 29, 2013

40 3%

fear dot com (FeardotCom) (2002)

"Awful but strangely endearing." EDIT

Posted May 29, 2013

41 3%

Speed 2 - Cruise Control (1997)

"Speed 2's a test of patience." EDIT

Posted May 29, 2013

42 73%

The Stone Roses: Made of Stone (2013)

"Meadows' loving report on a "live resurrection" is indeed alive and passionate, until too many gaps render it less than godlike."

Posted May 29, 2013

Kevin Harley

43 53%

The Comedian ()

"Mike Leigh in miniature, without the caricature."

Posted May 29, 2013

Neil Smith

44 49%

No One Lives (2013)

"Imagine if Reservoir Dogs' Mr Blonde hooked up with Hannibal Lecter and they went for dinner with the nutter from Wolf Creek."

Posted May 29, 2013

James Mottram

45 10%

A Haunted House (2013)

"The moments where you feel the cast are off-script and riffing are fun if not actually funny, but the most horrific thing on offer here is misogyny."

Posted May 29, 2013

Emma Morgan

46 16%

The Last Exorcism Part II (2013)

"Ashley Bell's nuanced performance and a surprisingly pyrotechnic finale liven up a gloomy sequel."

Posted May 29, 2013

Ken McIntyre

47 66%

The Iceman (2013)

"Kneel before Shannon. His primal, powerhouse turn drives this criminal biopic."

Posted May 29, 2013

James Mottram

48 3%

Battlefield Earth (2000)

"Solid, old-fashioned rollocking adventure? You can keep telling yourself that, but you'd be better off saving the cash, going home and watching Star Wars on video again instead." EDIT

Posted May 28, 2013

49 5%

The Adventures of Pluto Nash (2002)

"Despite being set in 2080, The Adventures Of Pluto Nash only makes you hanker for the days when Eddie Murphy really was take-no-prisoners funny." EDIT

Posted May 23, 2013

50 100%

Harold's Going Stiff (2013)

"Comic relief tinged with vigilante menace."

Posted May 22, 2013

Rosie Fletcher

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