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Alexander Walker

Alexander Walker
Alexander Walker's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Daily Mail (UK), London Evening Standard

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
68% Red Dragon (2002) There's still enough life in the Lecter mythology to create a must-see audience for what is, basically, a dèja-vu experience. ‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2018
39% Maid in Manhattan (2002) Fiennes is at a disadvantage, an actor, not a comedian... Lopez is a perfectly efficient comedienne. But mixed together, they're a few retorts short of a chemistry lesson.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2018
7% The New Guy (2002) Lyle Lovett plays the hero's dad: money must be tight. DJ Qualls: aiming at the dumb and dumber crowd.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2018
19% The Jungle Book 2 (2003) Disney's sequel to the story of Mowgli and his jungle companions leaves out the name of Rudyard Kipling on the credits. No loss. It could well have left out the name of Disney.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2018
11% A Man Apart (2003) Films like A Man Apart pretend to deal with social issues. That is their cover story. But in fact, they themselves are the Hollywood equivalent of the coke trade. They corrupt the entertainment industry.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2018
80% Ghosts of the Abyss (2003) Cameron reconstructs life aboard in the shape of living tableaux of passengers and crew, seen in spectral mode, eating, drinking, dancing or promenading among the watery remnants of their vessel. It is done with finesse and, oddly, is deeply touching.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2018
86% Lilja 4-ever (2003) The social questions it raises are real enough; its sentimentality is what makes one doubt Moodysson is Ingmar Bergman's heir. Not by a long sob.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2018
85% X2: X-Men United (2003) The truth is, the film is never again as good as its brilliant opening sequence.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2018
No Score Yet Pure (2002) These are all problem people, but they bring on compassion fatigue. The feelgood conclusion he tags on just isn't earned by the oversimplified resolution of the family's troubles.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2018
9% Darkness Falls (2003) The title refers to a town as well as a state of mind. Neither is worth a detour.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2018
23% Hope Springs (2003) The whole film, written and directed by Mark Herman, feels like watching concrete set.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2018
14% Fanfan La Tulipe (2003) It's all Penelope Cruz can do -- short of being fired out of a cannon -- to keep up with the action.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2018
73% The Matrix Reloaded (2003) The whole film may be more than a bit suspect cerebrally, with dime-store philosophy, potted mysticism and cut-price otherworldliness, but visually it gives full value as a virtuoso workout for your senses.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2018
63% Young Adam (2004) The author of the book on which it is based, Alexander Trocchi, who died a heroin addict, was once tipped to be the Scottish William Burroughs, and the film conveys his malignant view of life pretty accurately.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2018
70% Dogville (2003) Kidman has never lacked the courage to perform in innovative productions on stage and screen, such as The Blue Room and Eyes Wide Shut. In this film, which is a bit of both, she acquits herself gamely.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2018
82% The Barbarian Invasions (Les Invasions barbares) (2003) It is a beauty. It blitzes all the phoniness, pretentiousness and political correctness around today, savages icons of popular and national culture, gives the finger to religious untouchables like Mother Theresa, and brought the house down.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2018
83% Chihwaseon (2003) This South Korean film is one of the few authentic artist biopics ever created for the screen. It doesn't crudely guess at the source of the late 19th century painter Jang Seung-up's genius. It simply exhibits it.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2018
43% Anger Management (2003) Audiences are still looking at the stars, but nowadays they often do it from the gutter of films like Anger Management.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2018
80% Dark Water (2002) Its cleverness relies on transferring our concern from the supernatural events emanating from one lost child to the natural fear of a mother losing her own child to the other world.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2018
7% Dirty Deeds (2005) Caesar overindulges his fondness for period "style" with screen "wipes" and crazily angled shots that make it seem as if the camera was getting home late and unsteady from a drinking spree.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2018
100% Summer Things (2003) I suggest you read the novel before or after viewing: the double vision adds to the summery delight.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2018
88% Springtime in a Small Town (Xiao cheng zhi chun) (2002) Tian's new version is an assiduously respectful homage, yet a new work of art in its own right.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2018
78% Nicholas Nickleby (2002) Above all other pleasures it offers, it provides a classic of literature and social criticism with a straight run-through from start to finish.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2018
49% Bruce Almighty (2003) As entertainment, it gives good value: it's light, quick and diverting. Morgan Freeman, predictably, gives it heart, gravitas and the appearance of wisdom; but it's Carrey who keeps all the balls in the air with refined mania.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2018
58% Fulltime Killer (2003) An intelligent, wellconstructed emotional thriller with added gunplay, it delivers a pleasurable blend of mischief and mayhem.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2018
23% Biker Boyz (2003) The dialogue is almost as loud as the exhausts; and the bits of detail aren't enough in a movie that teens may find delivers an unpalatable message -- daddy knows best.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2018
81% One Hour Photo (2002) One Hour Photo is a very well-made thriller. It shows us Robin Williams extending his acting range into unusual and disturbing material. And as well as causing acute anxiety in its last reels, it delivers a more moral message than most of its kind.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2017
74% Dolls (2002) Perhaps the best advice is, stop worrying about meaning. Sit back, enjoy its rich design, costumes, landscape and colours.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2017
44% Daredevil (2003) From start to finish, the film is death-ridden and employs overamplified sound to pump up its many pornographic images.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2017
55% Ararat (2002) It is a mess, cramming in every inflammatory ethnic item on this Canadian-Armenian director's agenda. Egoyan has dedicated so much time and feeling to the historical wounds of his race that the emotion is festering.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2017
91% Minority Report (2002) If less poetic than AI, Minority Report is much more confidently directed, with a firmer sense of its maker's own urge to entertain and stimulate rather than bemuse.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2016
98% Lawrence of Arabia (1962) It has an epic hero whom it doesn't hero-worship...[O'Toole] brings flawlessly to life the film's vision of a flawed warrior who is corrupted by pride, soured by empty victories and betrayed finally by the jubilant jump of his heart every time he kills.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2016
89% A Clockwork Orange (1971) What our nightmares have accustomed us to see in dreams, Stanley Kubrick's A Clockwork Orange shows us in broad daylight. It is one of the most unsettling films in the whole of cinema.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2016
93% 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) I shall go and see it again as soon as possible, for one thing is clear. Man has shrunk space, but Kubrick has expanded the cinema.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2016
94% Pulp Fiction (1994) Though Pulp Fiction is only Tarantino's second film as writer-director, he creates his own world as confidently and recognisably as Harold Pinter or Joe Orton does or did.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2016
57% Blade II (2002) It is directed by Guillermo del Toro: by "directed" I simply mean he turned his camerawork over to the computer graphics surgeons who cut, slice, dice and vivisect the material to mount a gross eyeassault of CG sequences.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2015
90% Spider-Man (2002) It's the unexpectedness of finding a genuine couple of young lovers caught in its web that turns spectacle into sympathy and restores life-size emotion to outside imagination.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2015
98% E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (1982) My heart still soars as Elliott goes airborne and pedals across the face of an impossibly full harvest moon on his bike.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2015
88% Shrek (2001) Shrek is alive, and with dark, sly and absolutely hilarious irreverence lampooning every once-sacred characteristic of the nursery kingdom. Shrek is a subversive joy..‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2015
3% Battlefield Earth (2000) Appalling.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Jun 3, 2015
85% Chicago (2002) It's a totally unexpected film, and all the more welcome -- a modern reproduction that resurrects the spirit, look and sound of a great era of Hollywood professionalism.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Feb 25, 2015
77% Gladiator (2000) In Russell Crowe, Scott has found an actor who can carry this movie the way Atlas was supposed to carry the globe of the world on his back -- in Crowe's case without stooping.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2015
95% The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) What an eyeful it is. This is probably the greatest battlepiece composed for the screen since Eisenstein's Ivan the Terrible.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2014
80% The Royal Tenenbaums (2002) The Tenenbaums's self-referential outlook, wayward agendas, wanton destructiveness and wishful fantasy make for a highly entertaining spectacle, provided you acknowledge you're watching a churning status quo that will never alter in essentials.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2014
3% Bless the Child (2000) I don't know if I'm getting more squeamish, or simply less charitable at being exploitatively manipulated and taken for a moron: possibly both. But I think others will share my disgust at several scenes in Bless The Child.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2014
75% A Beautiful Mind (2001) A Beautiful Mind is not an insult to the intelligence, not quite. But it makes every effort to celebrate that uncommon faculty and at the same time play it down to the lowest common level.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2014
95% Popiól i diament (Ashes and Diamonds) (1958) When you watch Ashes And Diamonds, remember, you're not just seeing a film: you're looking at a manifesto that has found a voice and a face and speaks for a whole deceived generation.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2013
No Score Yet Seeing Double (2003) Somewhere, buried within the adolescent yammering that passes for chart-topping performances in the record industry these days, is a more cynical movie rooted in a healthy hatred of the merchandise it flogs to kids.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Dec 31, 2003
74% Fah talai jone (Tears of the Black Tiger) (2007) An oddity, all right: you may find it of interest once. I doubt if you'll want to see its like again.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2003
93% About a Boy (2002) Fans of the old rakishly seductive womaniser may have their allegiance strained... But I think [Grant] passes the test triumphantly. ‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2003