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Alex Zane

Alex Zane
Alex Zane's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): The Sun (UK)

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
1/5 10% The Boy Next Door (2015) Occasionally it veers into the "so bad it's good" category, but that doesn't change the fact it's very, very bad.‐ The Sun (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 30, 2015
3/5 56% Focus (2015) A slick and entertaining cocktail of crime and romance in which Smith plays a, wait for it, bad guy. Sort of.‐ The Sun (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 30, 2015
3/5 61% Robot Overlords (2015) While Robot Overlords looks like it's been made on the budget of a Doctor Who episode and features binary acting, there is enough spirit to entertain.‐ The Sun (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 29, 2015
3/5 13% Seventh Son (2015) At first you won't quite believe you can make it through such hokey dialogue and daft clichés, but it's not long before it turns into something rather enjoyable. Fun - but leave your brain at home.‐ The Sun (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 29, 2015
3/5 29% Get Hard (2015) Laughter dips aside, this is knowingly cringe-making, politically incorrect fare, from the team that does it best.‐ The Sun (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 29, 2015
4/5 83% Cinderella (2015) Kenneth Branagh's remake of this much-loved Disney classic is a sumptuous, magical delight -- albeit in a fairly traditional and safe sense.‐ The Sun (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 29, 2015
4/5 No Score Yet I Believe in Miracles (2015) Those talking heads are interspersed with archive footage of the great man himself. There is great joy in this tale of the underdog. There is only one Brian Clough.‐ The Sun (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 29, 2015
3/5 73% Suffragette (2015) It's Mulligan to whom the biggest plaudits belong. But the rest of the film can't quite live up to her.‐ The Sun (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 29, 2015
4/5 97% Red Army (2015) It is fascinating viewing and this unfolds so much like a feature film it's remarkable the movie rights haven't already been snapped up. Someone call Stallone.‐ The Sun (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 29, 2015
4/5 94% Sicario (2015) Intense, compelling and utterly nerve-shredding, Sicario is a cinematic gut-punch of a movie that leaves you reeling.‐ The Sun (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 29, 2015
3/5 88% Still Alice (2015) The drama offers little new to the "disease drama" genre but the whole film is lifted thanks to Moore.‐ The Sun (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 29, 2015
4/5 57% White Bird in a Blizzard (2014) It's Woodley who steals the show with her underplayed and heartbreaking performance as a girl suddenly bereft of her overbearing mother.‐ The Sun (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 29, 2015
3/5 78% Hyena (2015) Ferdinando is great as a morally ambiguous man on the edge who tries to do the right thing, only to find it's too little, too late. But the script is heavy handed and cliché-ridden.‐ The Sun (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 29, 2015
4/5 89% Big Hero 6 (2014) The action is slick and ingenious and although the finale follows the big, bigger, BIGGEST theory of set pieces to become a bit overblown, this is still a lot of fun.‐ The Sun (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2015
4/5 74% Inherent Vice (2015) Sure, it's a bit long but this is a weird and wonderful trip of a movie.‐ The Sun (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2015
5/5 74% Kingsman: The Secret Service (2015) The real plaudits, however, go to Vaughn. From Layer Cake, to Kick-Ass, to this, he consistently delivers dynamic, stylish, in-your-face cinema. Bloody brilliant. More badass than Bond.‐ The Sun (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2015
3/5 90% Wild (2014) Witherspoon is fantastic and director Jean-Marc Vallee (Dallas Buyers Club) transports the viewer totally into the remote landscape.‐ The Sun (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2015
5/5 94% Whiplash (2014) At only 29, writer/director Damien Chazelle is already a huge talent, allowing both his leads to shine as the film builds to its powerful and beautifully conducted finale. Whether you're a fan of drumming-based cinema or not you need to see it.‐ The Sun (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2015
4/5 72% American Sniper (2015) It won't appease those who are hoping for a psychoanalysis of the man. But Eastwood's film makes for tense and compelling viewing.‐ The Sun (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2015
2/5 11% Taken 3 (2015) If the tagline It Ends Here is true then it's a poor finale, but perhaps it's the right time it is taken off our screens.‐ The Sun (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2015
5/5 88% Foxcatcher (2014) Steve Carell casts a brilliantly ominous shadow in this taut thriller based on a true story.‐ The Sun (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2015
4/5 71% Into the Woods (2014) That said, it's an enjoyable ride, with Blunt providing warmth and wit and Corden his usual bumbling charm. But it's Streep that lingers after the credits roll, with a portrayal of a cursed woman that has real pathos.‐ The Sun (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2015
92% Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015) The Force Awakens begins another epic chapter in the Star Wars saga in the best possible way.‐ The Sun (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2015
3/5 36% Beyond The Reach (2015) Douglas' gun-crazy businessman is both fascinating and hilariously creepy, carrying the film from start to finish. It's unceasingly daft, utterly implausible and shamelessly fun.‐ The Sun (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2015
2/5 7% Hot Pursuit (2015) Even when the film finds something funny... it runs the gag into the ground.‐ The Sun (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2015
2/5 8% Hitman: Agent 47 (2015) By the final frame you'll be grateful it's game over.‐ The Sun (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2015
4/5 71% Crimson Peak (2015) Yes, the script is a tad silly at times but a game cast -- Wasikowska was born to wander dark corridors -- and del Toro's eye for detail make for a stylish and scary shocker.‐ The Sun (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2015
3/5 55% Hotel Transylvania 2 (2015) This has no aspirations to be anything more than a throwaway 89 minutes of slapstick silliness.‐ The Sun (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2015
4/5 27% Pan (2015) A crazy, colourful adventure anchored by a delightfully devilish turn from Jackman.‐ The Sun (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2015
3/5 73% Everest (2015) This is an impressive film-making achievement but those expecting to be moved by the story may well be left cold.‐ The Sun (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2015
3/5 49% The D Train (2015) An interesting oddity.‐ The Sun (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2015
2/5 46% A Walk In The Woods (2015) A little more pace and purpose might have prevented this being so pedestrian‐ The Sun (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2015
2/5 63% Magic Mike XXL (2015) Magic it certainly isn't.‐ The Sun (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2015
5/5 95% Amy (2015) One of the country's great musical icons gets a fittingly superb documentary.‐ The Sun (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2015
2/5 25% Terminator Genisys (2015) This is a muddled two hours, lacking in spectacle, but Schwarzenegger has still got it. Clearly relishing being back in the role he was born to play, it's just a shame no one seems to be able to give him the movie he and his character deserve.‐ The Sun (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2015
3/5 33% Chappie (2015) A moving, if occasionally silly, slice of sci-fi.‐ The Sun (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2015
3/5 66% 13 Minutes (Elser) (2017) Christian Friedel's finesse in portraying Elser couldn't draw me in deeper because his back story turned into a romantic melodrama.‐ The Sun (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2015
2/5 44% True Story (2015) Occasionally tense but flawed.‐ The Sun (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2015
3/5 19% Self/less (2015) For the first hour, Self/Less is hugely enjoyable. But by the time the cat-and-mouse plot begins, all the magic falls away.‐ The Sun (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2015
2/5 16% The Gallows (2015) The Gallows could have been a decent movie if it hadn't fallen for the found-footage trend.‐ The Sun (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2015
4/5 81% Ant-Man (2015) Even when it looks as if it might drop the ball, Marvel scores another touchdown with this fantastically fun film.‐ The Sun (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2015
4/5 94% Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief (2015) Director Alex Gibney methodically pieces together extensive interviews with those who were once senior members of the church to get to the bottom of the group's modus operandi.‐ The Sun (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2015
3/5 40% She's Funny That Way (2015) Thankfully, with some top-notch performances, including Ifans' lusty leading man and Jennifer Aniston as a cynical counsellor, this movie turns out to actually be funny that way.‐ The Sun (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2015
2/5 29% Everly (2015) Despite his and Hayek's best efforts, the result is sloppier than the mess Everly creates, blowing up a lift full of Yakuza.‐ The Sun (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2015
4/5 56% Minions (2015) This is a hugely enjoyable ride and, with Despicable Me 3 not due until 2017, provides a welcome fix of Minion-shaped hilarity to see us through till then.‐ The Sun (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2015
4/5 93% Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation (2015) Ultimately, it's another utterly gripping entry into a franchise that has really found its feet... dangling from the outside of a plane.‐ The Sun (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2015
4/5 60% Sisters (2015) Fey and Poehler have a fantastic chemistry and are blessed with a sort of "everything they touch turns to funny" genius -- and the result is a heart-warming, nostalgic laugh-riot.‐ The Sun (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2015
4/5 92% Grandma (2015) The film belongs to Tomlin and Garner, who spark off one another in a way that makes this a captivating watch.‐ The Sun (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2015
3/5 33% By The Sea (2015) Aside from being a feast for the eyes, By The Sea offers little else.‐ The Sun (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2015
4/5 75% Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) Keeping a monster of a blockbuster on the rails, Whedon delivers an epic slice of superhero cinema.‐ The Sun (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2015