Ali Barclay

Ali Barclay
Ali Barclay's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): BBC.com
Publications: BBC.com

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
3/5 95% Nosferatu: Phantom der Nacht (Nosferatu the Vampyre) (1979) It is a simple and well-known story but sadly this version overcomplicates it to its detriment. - BBC.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2008
5/5 85% The English Patient (1996) A must see film for all lovers of cinema on a grand and sweeping scale. - BBC.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2001
4/5 62% Sliding Doors (1998) Paltrow is delightful as the trendy Londoner running parallel lives and has a disturbingly accurate English accent. - BBC.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2001
2/5 73% You Only Live Twice (1967) While Dahl clearly helped thrust Bond into a whole new world of villainy and technology, maybe his concepts were slightly ahead of themselves, or maybe he just tried too hard. - BBC.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2001
3/5 68% Sleepy Hollow (1999) The pace and tension are both kept up throughout the film, aided and abetted by Danny Elfman's dramatic score and the remarkable visuals. - BBC.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2001
4/5 80% The Snowman (1982) - BBC.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2001
3/5 100% Holiday Inn (1942) Despite not being the success it could have been, this can still inspire a festive glow. - BBC.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2001
2/5 No Score Yet Staying Alive (1983) This film constantly falls flat on its face. - BBC.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2001
1/5 65% National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (1989) As always the visual gags are more prevalent then the verbal ones, and are lit up in neon so you can't miss them. - BBC.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2001
4/5 94% Manhunter (1986) This is a truly suspenseful, stylish thriller, sadly overlooked since the Oscar-winning The Silence of the Lambs. - BBC.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2001
3/5 74% Falling Down (1993) It is a worrying and unnerving reflection of our society, which will certainly make you wonder about the quality of life you strive to maintain. - BBC.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2001
3/5 84% JFK (1991) Oliver Stone has created a maelstrom of images here. Seamlessly blending real black and white footage of Kennedy's murder with his own re-staged scenes, and working the two together results in a film that can't decide which way to go. - BBC.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2001
3/5 65% Home Alone (1990) This is a film which manages to capture some of the best qualities of Christmas in a surprisingly enjoyable format and will provide the whole family with large quantities of festive spirit. - BBC.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2001
3/5 68% The Wedding Singer (1998) At its best, it is a gentle, well-portrayed, feel good film. - BBC.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2001
4/5 45% The Way of the Gun (2000) A cross between Tarantino and Peckinpah, it combines an amusing, dark script with constant action. - BBC.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2001
4/5 95% You Can Count On Me (2000) - BBC.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 16, 2001
3/5 77% Braveheart (1995) As far as a good old-fashioned story of historical oppression goes, it does sweep you up and entertain. - BBC.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
5/5 97% Nosferatu, a Symphony of Horror (Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens) (Nosferatu the Vampire) (1922) While it clearly moves at a slower pace than most modern films, it is still one of the most beautiful and atmospheric horror pictures ever made. - BBC.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
4/5 53% Scary Movie (2000) This is not a film for the faint-hearted, it is an exercise in ribald humour, both scripted and visual, which will keep you laughing from start to finish. - BBC.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
4/5 87% The Blair Witch Project (1999) A film which was to become a victim of its own hype, The Blair Witch Project still stands out as an innovative piece of film-making. - BBC.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
5/5 98% Apocalypse Now (1979) The power of this film cannot be denied, and once seen, it is not easily forgotten. - BBC.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000