Total Film

Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 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

2 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

3 35%

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

4 100%

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

5 82%

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

6 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

7 41%

Spike Island ()

"Saggy but also energised and endearing."

Posted Jun 11, 2013

Kevin Harley

8 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

9 87%

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

10 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

11 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

12 56%

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

13 6%

The Perfect Man (2005)

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

Posted Jun 7, 2013

14 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

15 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

16 7%

I Know Who Killed Me (2007)

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

Posted Jun 5, 2013

17 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

18 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

19 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

20 25%

009 Re: Cyborg ()

"Ambitious, perhaps, but hardly entertaining."

Posted Jun 3, 2013

Stephen Kelly

21 15%

The Moth Diaries (2012)

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

Posted Jun 3, 2013

Ken McIntyre

22 68%

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

23 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

24 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

25 38%

The Purge (2013)

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

Posted May 30, 2013

Neil Smith

26 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

27 3%

fear dot com (FeardotCom) (2002)

"Awful but strangely endearing." EDIT

Posted May 29, 2013

28 3%

Speed 2 - Cruise Control (1997)

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

Posted May 29, 2013

29 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

30 53%

The Comedian ()

"Mike Leigh in miniature, without the caricature."

Posted May 29, 2013

Neil Smith

31 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

32 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

33 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

34 66%

The Iceman (2013)

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

Posted May 29, 2013

James Mottram

35 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

36 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

37 100%

Harold's Going Stiff (2013)

"Comic relief tinged with vigilante menace."

Posted May 22, 2013

Rosie Fletcher

38 19%

The Hangover Part III (2013)

"Less abrasive than Part II, but lacking any of Part I's freshness, this is the most lacklustre return-to-Vegas, trilogy-closing caper since Ocean's Thirteen."

Posted May 21, 2013

Matthew Leyland

39 64%

Epic (2013)

"This is big on action and small on originality. Gorgeous visuals aside, Epic is resolutely kiddie fare."

Posted May 21, 2013

Josh Winning

40 63%

Johanna (2006)

"Sounds barmy, doesn't it? Alas, it's a bit of a bore." EDIT

Posted May 20, 2013

41 94%

Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)

"Melancholy and funny, quirky and touching, it stands among their strongest work."

Posted May 20, 2013

Jamie Graham

42 68%

The Crucible (1996)

"A McCarthy-era retelling of the Salem witch trials, Arthur Miller's 1953 play is a literary classic, but this adap falls short."

Posted May 17, 2013

Andrew Lowry

43 49%

Blood (2013)

"It's a crisp, cold little thriller with a real sense of the noose tightening around otherwise unremarkable lives."

Posted May 17, 2013

Matt Glasby

44 73%

Populaire (2013)

"The colourful retro designs and the leads' sparkling chemistry help to Tipp-Ex over some of the predictability."

Posted May 17, 2013

Tom Dawson

45 55%

The Company You Keep (2013)

"Well-crafted, wellintentioned and well, just a tad dull, Redford's radical-chic-road-trip will appeal to the Senior Railcard crowd."

Posted May 17, 2013

Kate Stables

46 71%

The King of Marvin Gardens (1972)

"A minor-key marvel."

Posted May 15, 2013

Simon Kinnear

47 82%

Something in the Air (2013)

"A pitch-perfect period setting can't compensate for the presence of the lithe but terminally listless leads."

Posted May 15, 2013

Kate Stables

48 7%

The Big Wedding (2013)

"Wedding isn't telling a story so much as selling a lifestyle - one that, rather like Heigl's morning sickness, makes you want to vomit."

Posted May 15, 2013

Neil Smith

49 49%

The Great Gatsby (2013)

"Like Gatsby himself, the movie's a handsome attraction whose dizzying/vulgar wealth is unashamedly flaunted to court favour with bright young things."

Posted May 15, 2013

Jane Crowther

50 80%

The Boxer (1997)

"It still packs a knockout punch thanks to Day-Lewis' typically gutsy performance." EDIT

Posted May 14, 2013

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