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Alan Morrison

Alan Morrison
Alan Morrison's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Empire Magazine

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/5 95% A Short Film About Love (1988) As the power shifts between the watcher and his subject, between romantic love and carnal lust, Kieslowski taps into the most intimate, fragile areas of human relationships with gripping and often suprisingly humourous results.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2017
4/5 87% M*A*S*H (1970) As a savage comedy about man's rebellion in the face of death it has rarely been bettered.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2015
4/5 60% Nijushi no Hitomi (Twenty-Four Eyes) (1999) Sentimental but sincere.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2013
5/5 100% The World of Apu (1960) Humanist film-making at its best.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2012
5/5 96% The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943) A wonderful salute to British decency and a touching portrait of a friendship that bridges national boundaries.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted May 14, 2012
2/5 62% Adoration (2008) Without the constrictions of an adapted text, Egoyan's creativity turns towards intellectual exercise.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2010
4/5 100% The Last Laugh (Der Letzte Mann) (1925) Karl Freund's ground-breaking and historically important cinematography can still take the breath away.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2009
4/5 88% Fantastic Planet (1973) Surreal and wonderful in a way not often seen from Europe.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2008
4/5 91% Phantom Of The Opera (1925) Lon Chaney's magnetism and the overall impact of the suspense and reveal is still impressive.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2008
4/5 92% Othello (The Tragedy of Othello: The Moor of Venice) (1955) Welles genius behind the camera brings one of the Bard's darkest plays to life.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2008
5/5 99% The Wizard of Oz (1939) The songs and magic are still fresh, even if it isn't quite knowing enough, perhaps, for today's young audiences.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted May 12, 2008
4/5 94% The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (2007) A poignant reflection on what it means to be alive and, visually, a true cinematic experience.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2008
3/5 31% Closing the Ring (2007) After recent disappointments Sir Dickie Attenborough is back on better, albeit old-fashioned, form.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2007
1/5 15% The Brothers Solomon (2007) Audiences will need an epidural to endure the excruciating pain of watching this geek-and-jerk combo stumble through three trimesters.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2007
3/5 60% Death at a Funeral (2007) A sole potty joke is unnecessarily crass, but for the most part this is joyfully funny.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2007
4/5 91% Horror of Dracula (1958) It may have slipped from an X rating to a 12A but this is still a potent adaptation of Bran Stoker's eternal monster.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2007
3/5 87% The Lookout (2007) Plot holes and a mixed tone lessen the impact but Gordon-Levitt holds it together with a strong lead performance.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2007
1/5 1% Daddy Day Camp (2007) Worse than you can possibly imagine - no, really!‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2007
2/5 14% War (Rogue Assassin) (2007) Li and Statham (and the audience) deserve better.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2007
4/5 94% Faust (1926) Visually striking early telling of the German folktale.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2007
4/5 80% True North (2006) A tense thriller with an important social message.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2007
5/5 100% Fanny & Alexander (1982) An accomplished masterpiece, with excellent performances and rarely bettered direction.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2007
4/5 85% The Hoax (2007) Gere proves that there's more to his range than ageing romantic leads in a multi-layered tale of public fraud and self-deception.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2007
2/5 38% Firehouse Dog (2007) No matter how you hose it down, it's always gonna smell of wet dog.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2007
4/5 87% Paris Je T'aime (2007) A connoisseur's delight: two hours of short films celebrating the most romantic city in the world.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2007
3/5 50% The Flying Scotsman (2006) A typically engaging performance from Johnny Lee Miller takes this slightly above the usual underdog movie cliche.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2007
87% Mutual Appreciation (2006) Just because you shoot semi-improvised scenes in black-and-white doesn't mean you're the new Jim Jarmusch.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted May 4, 2007
5/5 93% The Lives of Others (2006) ... a moving, enlightening tale of recent times.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2007
3/5 50% The Gigolos (2006) Some moving performances but this is somewhat lacking in plot.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2007
3/5 54% Gone (2007) A potentially menacing first half is let down by a few cliches in the home stretch.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2007
5/5 98% The Killer (1989) It's as much a doomed romance as a shoot-'em-up.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2007
4/5 89% Venus (2006) A screen-acting showcase by a man whose best days, many thought, were behind him. There's life in the old dog yet.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2007
4/5 87% Mystic River (2003) While not quite the equal of the novel, it's more complex, emotionally-charged and better acted than the average Hollywood thriller.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Dec 30, 2006
1/5 15% Scary Movie 2 (2001) Scarily awful -- this spoof horror franchise needs a stake driven through its heart, and quick...‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Dec 30, 2006
3/5 62% Comandante (2003) An opportunity frustratingly squandered, but one which still makes for fascinating viewing thanks to Castro's natural charisma. Errol Morris would have nailed it.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Dec 30, 2006
4/5 92% Bloody Sunday (2002) Greengrass has deliberately chosen to provoke an emotional rather than intellectual response with his film -- but sometimes provocation is much preferred to the British media's maintenance of the status quo.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Dec 30, 2006
4/5 53% Crime Novel (2005) An ambitious, bloody and engrossing work.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Dec 30, 2006
4/5 85% Bend It like Beckham (2003) Delightfully upbeat, it will send you back out onto the street grinning from ear to ear.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Dec 30, 2006
4/5 91% The Magdalene Sisters (2003) A deliberately provocative film that triggers the audience's emotions in order to highlight important issues of personal freedom. Amen to that.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Dec 30, 2006
3/5 7% The New Guy (2002) Likeable characters and a cliched but meatier-than-usual story for a teen comedy.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Dec 30, 2006
2/5 49% Demonlover (2003) Our wait for a decent corporate espionage / interactive virtual porn film continues.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Dec 30, 2006
3/5 100% The Sorcerers (1967) Enjoy it as a simple horror film. Don't try and make it more than that.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Dec 30, 2006
4/5 80% Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001) Even though a few of the book's scenes have been cut, fans probably couldn't hope for a better adaptation. It bodes well for the rest of the series, when strong stories start taking precedence over set-up.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Dec 30, 2006
2/5 63% The Powerpuff Girls - The Movie (2002) Utilising the cheapest-looking animation ever to grace a cinema screen, this Cartoon Network spin-off will only appeal to a fraction of pre-teen girls.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Dec 30, 2006
1/5 3% Feardotcom (2002) This internet-based spook-fest is arguably the least imaginative, most pathetic horror of the decade.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Dec 30, 2006
4/5 87% The Quiet American (2003) Oscar nominations it richly deserves, not least for Michael Caine, whose performance as an English reporter goaded out of his comfortable, opium-clouded, ex-pat lifestyle ranks among the very best of his career.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Dec 30, 2006
4/5 92% Ripley's Game (2003) Malkovich is perhaps the best, most chillingly precise Ripley to date.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Dec 30, 2006
5/5 98% Pather Panchali (1955) A remarkable debut from Ray that though slow is extremely absorbing.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Dec 30, 2006
2/5 29% Hey Arnold! The Movie (2002) Arnold has his place on the small screen, but here his attempts to save his neighbourhood from corporate takeover seem overextended.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Dec 30, 2006
4/5 79% Last Orders (2002) Ambitious in structure and casting, it packs a lot into its screen time. Quality craftsmanship for a discerning crowd.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Dec 30, 2006