Times [UK]

Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 44%

The Color of Freedom (2007)

"A rose-tinted homage. But affecting too."

Posted May 11, 2007

James Christopher

2 93%

This Is England (2007)

"Few directors tap their damaged past as brilliantly as Meadows. This is England is by far his most personal and powerful testimony."

Posted May 5, 2007

James Christopher

3 62%

Dans Paris (Inside Paris) (2007)

"It's rather irksome."

Posted May 4, 2007

Wendy Ide

4 74%

The Upside of Anger (2005)

"A superior suburban chick flick."

Posted May 4, 2007

James Christopher

5 90%

McCabe & Mrs. Miller (1971)

"A poetic, slow-burning tale of America's pioneering past, it's an off-beat western and one of Altman's finest films."

Posted May 4, 2007

Wendy Ide

6 30%

Goya's Ghosts (2007)

"It's never entirely clear who or what the film is about."

Posted May 4, 2007

Wendy Ide

7 84%

Bridge to Terabithia (2007)

"It's shamelessly manipulative, but also deeply moving."

Posted May 4, 2007

James Christopher

8 88%

Mutual Appreciation (2006)

"The painful honesty and geeky cool draws you in, but the film's sweet-natured humour seals the deal." EDIT

Posted May 4, 2007

9 50%

Fast Food Nation (2006)

"Ultimately, Fast Food Nation is preaching to the converted."

Posted May 4, 2007

Wendy Ide

10 63%

Spider-Man 3 (2007)

"It's a towering disappointment."

Posted May 4, 2007

James Christopher

11 ——

Kya Love Story Hai (2008)

EDIT

Posted Apr 28, 2007

12 15%

The Breed (2006)

"The Breed is all bite."

Posted Apr 27, 2007

James Christopher

13 40%

Straightheads (Closure) (2007)

"Straightheads has the pornographic ingredients of a first-rate cult thriller."

Posted Apr 27, 2007

James Christopher

14 22%

Typhoon (2006)

"Bad acting butts heads with bad-ass action." EDIT

Posted Apr 27, 2007

15 28%

Next (2007)

"The best thing you can say about this blend of hard-boiled action and paranormal prescience is that it is inadvertently funny." EDIT

Posted Apr 27, 2007

16 35%

Reno 911!: Miami (2007)

"A morass of mediocrity." EDIT

Posted Apr 27, 2007

17 76%

The Puffy Chair (2005)

"There is very little of real substance in there." EDIT

Posted Apr 27, 2007

18 74%

The Painted Veil (2006)

"If the cholera doesnâ(TM)t get you, the dialogue will."

Posted Apr 27, 2007

James Christopher

19 94%

Away from Her (2007)

"This is a difficult watch."

Posted Apr 27, 2007

James Christopher

20 93%

The Lives of Others (2006)

"Few films have dared paint East Germany and its legions of demons in such honest and unsparing detail. Von Donnersmarck puts a pickaxe into the past." EDIT

Posted Apr 21, 2007

21 64%

Reign Over Me (2007)

"It's as if 9/11 was simply coopted to bring an extra weight to a script that couldn't be trusted to deliver on its own."

Posted Apr 20, 2007

Ian Johns

22 72%

Fracture (2007)

"It's enjoyable enough hokum"

Posted Apr 20, 2007

Ian Johns

23 78%

Distant Voices, Still Lives (1988)

"If there's such a thing as anthropological poetry, this is it."

Posted Apr 20, 2007

Ian Johns

24 90%

Half Nelson (2006)

"It's the gritty script and sheer quality of the performances that distinguish this parable."

Posted Apr 20, 2007

James Christopher

25 55%

Alpha Dog (2007)

"True, Alpha Dog is a film with no manners. But it has great nerve. What's truly impressive is how the splintered story is buried by individual performances." EDIT

Posted Apr 20, 2007

26 38%

Unknown (2006)

EDIT

Posted Apr 14, 2007

27 48%

Shooter (2007)

"Ultimately, it's just a vigilante picture with ideas above its station."

Posted Apr 14, 2007

Wendy Ide

28 66%

Curse of the Golden Flower (2006)

EDIT

Posted Apr 14, 2007

29 14%

Wild Hogs (2007)

"A humiliating medley of ghastly slapstick stunts. Walt Becker is the author of this nonsense. He ought to be sued."

Posted Apr 14, 2007

James Christopher

30 60%

300 (2007)

"In this handsome pantomime, the performances are not what we are watching."

Posted Apr 14, 2007

Wendy Ide

31 74%

Sunshine (2000)

EDIT

Posted Apr 14, 2007

32 75%

Sunshine (2007)

"The only thing more dazzling than the angry star throbbing at the centre of our dying solar system is the production design on Danny Boyle's visually arresting sci-fi picture."

Posted Apr 10, 2007

Wendy Ide

33 69%

Blades of Glory (2007)

"I can't remember a time when I have laughed so long and hard at a decapitation gag."

Posted Apr 7, 2007

Wendy Ide

34 39%

Il Caimano (2006)

"Some moments amuse but one's left wishing that Moretti had ditched his film-within-a-film framework and made either a documentary or a domestic drama."

Posted Apr 7, 2007

Ian Johns

35 66%

Meet the Robinsons (2007)

"Succumbs to the now standard overcaffeinated approach to storytelling that relies too much on rollercoaster thrills to stop the kids from fidgeting."

Posted Mar 31, 2007

Ian Johns

36 50%

Days of Glory (1945)

EDIT

Posted Mar 31, 2007

37 ——

Namastey London (2007)

EDIT

Posted Mar 31, 2007

38 50%

Mr. Bean's Holiday (2007)

"The jokes are weak. There's a complacency to the comedy that suggests that nobody could be bothered. Bean gyrating to Shaggy's Boombastic is a gag that was past its sell-by date ten years ago."

Posted Mar 31, 2007

Wendy Ide

39 65%

Sleeping Dogs Lie (2006)

"Hamilton is wonderful as the bruised victim of an oedipal insanity for truth."

Posted Mar 16, 2007

James Christopher

40 87%

Funny Ha Ha (2003)

"Refreshingly unpolished, the film uses pained silences like punctuation."

Posted Mar 16, 2007

Wendy Ide

41 19%

Factory Girl (2007)

"Miller is a genuine surprise as the damaged star. But the film leaves her very much as it finds her: a clueless naive."

Posted Mar 16, 2007

James Christopher

42 32%

Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus (2006)

"Kidman delivers another standout performance, transparent and magnetic. Burrell is no match for Downey's hypnotic beast. The hairy romantic chemistry with Kidman is electric, the context inspired."

Posted Mar 16, 2007

James Christopher

43 74%

The Illusionist (2006)

"Norton looks tortured and old before his time as the humourless Eisenheim."

Posted Mar 13, 2007

James Christopher

44 100%

Eklavya - The Royal Guard (2007)

EDIT

Posted Mar 13, 2007

45 50%

Gone (2007)

"You may be able to work out where it's going, but it's an enjoyable ride nonetheless."

Posted Mar 8, 2007

Wendy Ide

46 57%

Becoming Jane (2007)

"Austen's fans will recognise something of the author's playful wit in the film, and forgive the dramatic liberties."

Posted Mar 8, 2007

Wendy Ide

47 21%

Outlaw (2007)

"It's not the explicit violence and primal anger that is worrying, it's the fact that Love may be tapping into something simmering in the nation's psyche."

Posted Mar 8, 2007

Wendy Ide

48 26%

Ghost Rider (2007)

"The plot is as corny as a country and western song."

Posted Mar 3, 2007

James Christopher

49 25%

School for Scoundrels (2006)

"A choice cast fails to turn this woeful slapstick into the scathing attack on weak minds the film half promises."

Posted Feb 23, 2007

James Christopher

50 54%

The Good Shepherd (2006)

"Damon's shirts are always crisp, but he has the charisma of a perfectly groomed corpse."

Posted Feb 23, 2007

James Christopher

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