Times [UK]

Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 65%

The Jane Austen Book Club (2007)

"The women are so seemingly at ease in their roles that the movie drifts towards its happy-ever-after finale without a missed beat."

Posted Nov 15, 2007

Kevin Maher

2 66%

Brick Lane (2008)

"The kind of meaningless middlebrow sludge that passes for "quality movie-making" in some of the more conservative sectors of the British film industry"

Posted Nov 15, 2007

Kevin Maher

3 80%

American Gangster (2007)

"A cocksure upstart that has swaggered onto the scene, confident that it can take its place at the table with the big boys."

Posted Nov 15, 2007

Wendy Ide

4 71%

Beowulf (2007)

"Effortlessly compelling and, at times, moving."

Posted Nov 15, 2007

Kevin Maher

5 77%

Planet Terror (Grindhouse Presents: Robert Rodriguez's Planet Terror) (2007)

"A loving testament to exploitation horror cinema and a moronic sop to a certain generation of male film fans' obsession with breasts, guns and gore."

Posted Nov 9, 2007

Kevin Maher

6 7%

Silk (2007)

"Crashing bore of a movie."

Posted Nov 9, 2007

Wendy Ide

7 79%

A Crude Awakening: The Oil Crash (2007)

"An informative and unashamedly apocalyptic documentary about the world's obsession with oil that makes An Inconvenient Truth look positively chipper."

Posted Nov 9, 2007

Kevin Maher

8 85%

Air Guitar Nation (2006)

"Despite the film's admirable brevity it's still hard to maintain a wry ironic grin for a full 81 minutes."

Posted Nov 9, 2007

Kevin Maher

9 27%

Lions for Lambs (2007)

"There's a message behind Lions for Lambs, Robert Redford's latest outing as a director. And my goodness don't we know it by the end of a 94-minute hectoring that feels far, far longer."

Posted Nov 9, 2007

Wendy Ide

10 82%

Into the Wild (2007)

"Although McCandless's story is undoubtedly fascinating, and Penn's film contains moments of magic, it is a lesser piece of work because it prefers to accept its subject at face value rather than ask a few crucial questions."

Posted Nov 9, 2007

Wendy Ide

11 100%

Heima (Sigur Ros: Heima) (2007)

"When the band and the film move in sweet simpatico they produce a few precious moments of transcendent grandeur."

Posted Nov 2, 2007

Kevin Maher

12 87%

The Lookout (2007)

"The film describes emotional and moral rehabilitation in the face of extreme danger."

Posted Nov 2, 2007

Kevin Maher

13 57%

Interview (2007)

"The constant see-sawing of emotion eventually becomes repetitive and wearisome."

Posted Nov 2, 2007

Kevin Maher

14 94%

In the Shadow of the Moon (2007)

"You probably won't find a more comprehensive document of space exploration on film."

Posted Nov 2, 2007

Kevin Maher

15 51%

30 Days of Night (2007)

"30 Days of Night has a striking comic-book aesthetic and macabre sense of fun - if your sense of fun includes watching a vampire turned into pâté in the gnashing metal jaws of a rubbish processor."

Posted Nov 2, 2007

Wendy Ide

16 35%

Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007)

"Kapur's film is visually arresting, each frame a work of art in miniature. But there is something rather breathless about the storytelling."

Posted Nov 2, 2007

Wendy Ide

17 47%

My Blueberry Nights (2007)

"Visually his film looks stunning on a giant festival screen, but the links between characters and stories require large leaps of faith."

Posted Oct 27, 2007

James Christopher

18 16%

The Last Legion (2007)

"No twist is too farfetched for this Dino De Laurentiis epic."

Posted Oct 27, 2007

Wendy Ide

19 50%

No Smoking (2007)

"An enjoyably barmy movie that plunders from everything from Cabaret to Cocteau's Orphée."

Posted Oct 26, 2007

Wendy Ide

20 43%

Lagerfeld Confidential (2007)

"Anyone hoping for a deeper insight into the fashion designer than his weakness for the construction industry should probably look somewhere other than the insubstantial documentary Lagerfeld Confidential."

Posted Oct 26, 2007

Wendy Ide

21 89%

Eastern Promises (2007)

"Accents are as thick as borscht, and vodka flows almost as freely as the blood."

Posted Oct 26, 2007

Wendy Ide

22 92%

Sicko (2007)

"While we all have our grumbles about the NHS, it's hard not to be caught up in Moore's righteous indignation on behalf of his countrymen, or not to feel a twitch of pride in our own."

Posted Oct 26, 2007

Wendy Ide

23 14%

The Seeker: The Dark Is Rising (2007)

"The Dark is Rising is one of those awful sorcery tales where a spotty young boy (Alexander Ludwig) suddenly gets to save the Earth from supernatural creeps such as Christopher Eccleston."

Posted Oct 19, 2007

James Christopher

24 76%

Stardust (2007)

"Vaughn pays scant attention to the niceties of a well-told story and buries his shekels in a sparkling cast."

Posted Oct 19, 2007

James Christopher

25 54%

Princess (2006)

"Although morally ambiguous, with a message that is at best confused, this is a striking debut from a talented director."

Posted Oct 19, 2007

Wendy Ide

26 47%

Rendition (2007)

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Posted Oct 19, 2007

James Christopher

27 ——

Bhool Bhulaiya (2007)

"A performance of profound and unmitigated dreadfulness."

Posted Oct 12, 2007

Wendy Ide

28 55%

Mr. Brooks (2007)

"There's plenty to recommend this old-fashioned serial-killer flick."

Posted Oct 12, 2007

Wendy Ide

29 70%

Black Sheep (2006)

"There are plenty of decent laughs, but the shadow of the far superior British zombie romcom looms large."

Posted Oct 12, 2007

Wendy Ide

30 34%

The Nanny Diaries (2007)

"The wholesome child-friendly lessons made me feel queasy."

Posted Oct 12, 2007

James Christopher

31 22%

Resident Evil: Extinction (2007)

"Milla Jovovich reprises her tough-girl-in-sexy-thigh-boots role, and the survivors travel in Mad Max conveys up and down desert highways in search of fuel."

Posted Oct 12, 2007

James Christopher

32 94%

The Counterfeiters (2007)

"This is a first-rate piece of film-making that should appeal to fans of last year's The Lives of Others."

Posted Oct 12, 2007

Wendy Ide

33 96%

Ratatouille (2007)

"Anton Ego, the restaurant critic of The Grim Eater, is one of the greatest performances of Peter O'Toole's career."

Posted Oct 11, 2007

James Christopher

34 64%

Day Watch (2007)

"A slog through endless death metal-powered action sequences."

Posted Oct 5, 2007

Wendy Ide

35 51%

The Kingdom (2007)

"A cut above the bullish jingoism that would have characterised a film of this ilk at the beginning of this decade."

Posted Oct 5, 2007

Wendy Ide

36 29%

The Heartbreak Kid (2007)

"The disappointing upshot is that there is more calculated crudity than joie de vivre."

Posted Oct 5, 2007

James Christopher

37 72%

And When Did You Last See Your Father? (When Did You Last See Your Father?) (2008)

"A decade ago Morrison's biography explored a grief that, I suspect unwittingly, indeed shockingly, exposed the shallow times. The film doesn't cut the same mustard."

Posted Oct 5, 2007

James Christopher

38 53%

Across the Universe (2007)

"The more this musical tried to look relevant, the more dated it felt."

Posted Sep 28, 2007

James Christopher

39 100%

John Waters: This Filthy World (2006)

"If you don't know what helicoptering and blossom are, they will be forever etched on your consciousness by the time Waters takes his bow."

Posted Sep 28, 2007

Ed Potton

40 13%

Mr. Woodcock (2007)

"Thornton is magnificent as the unrepentant monster."

Posted Sep 28, 2007

James Christopher

41 94%

The Singer (Quand j'etais chanteur) (2006)

"Gerard Depardieu as the walrus of lurve chansons? It's unlikely, but it works."

Posted Sep 28, 2007

Ed Potton

42 90%

Michael Clayton (2007)

"Gorgeous George is wonderfully jaundiced as Michael Clayton, an amoral corporate lawyer who has made his name by defending the indefensible."

Posted Sep 28, 2007

James Christopher

43 69%

Year of the Dog (2007)

"What may catch audiences unawares is how unexpectedly life-affirming this little film about pet death is."

Posted Sep 22, 2007

Wendy Ide

44 14%

I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry (2007)

"The film-makers behind I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry would probably claim a message of tolerance and personal growth, but this woeful Adam Sandler vehicle is as nasty a piece of sniggering homophobia as I have seen in a long time."

Posted Sep 21, 2007

Wendy Ide

45 52%

Introducing the Dwights (2007)

"You can't help but mourn for the hint of an intriguing film that could have been."

Posted Sep 21, 2007

Wendy Ide

46 67%

Death Proof (2007)

"The appalling dialogue, mostly about the sexual predilections of his half-naked female cast, is so garbled, spotty and tedious that it fails to sell interest in a single character."

Posted Sep 21, 2007

James Christopher

47 36%

As You Like It (2006)

"Faced with As You Like It, one of the Bard's more tiresome plays, Branagh's direction loses conviction and his storytelling lacks the engaging enthusiasm of his previous Shakespeares."

Posted Sep 21, 2007

Wendy Ide

48 91%

Knallhart (Tough Enough) (2006)

"A grainy piece of Berlin realism by Detlev Buck which follows a 15-year-old boy caught between a rock and a hard place."

Posted Sep 21, 2007

James Christopher

49 83%

Atonement (2007)

"Starry, sexy and unmistakably British, Atonement is the kind of film that comes along all too rarely."

Posted Sep 15, 2007

Wendy Ide

50 88%

Reprise (2006)

"This quick-witted film is likely to be a fleeting presence on our overcrowded screens. Catch it while you can."

Posted Sep 15, 2007

Wendy Ide

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