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Ali Catterall

Ali Catterall
Ali Catterall's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): BBC.com, Total Film, Film4

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/5 64% Greek Pete (2009) The overriding image we're left with is that of a rather shallow young man, operating in a depressingly dreary, soulless and risky environment about which we glean no real insights. And that probably wasn't what Haigh was trying to achieve.‐ Film4
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2009
3/5 61% A Perfect Getaway (2009) This is a blast of a B Movie, featuring cool chase sequences, Peter Jackson-style gross-outs, and generally just good-old over-the-top, by-the-skin-of-the-fingernails fun. Good title pun too. And those Hawaiian vistas, of course, are sheer eye-pudding.‐ Film4
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2009
1/5 13% The Ugly Truth (2009) If one were to take a buzzsaw to The Ugly Truth, its arterial spray would drip down the wall to form the coagulated word 'generic'.‐ Film4
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2009
3.5/5 72% Kærlighed på Film (Just Another Love Story) (2007) A fast, furious and fun homage to film noir with heart to spare.‐ Film4
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2009
2/5 37% Gigantic (2009) The kind of mumbling, lank-haired, achingly self-conscious indie rom-com that gives mumbling, lank-haired, achingly self-conscious indie rom-coms a bad name.‐ Film4
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2009
1/5 84% Telstar (Telstar: The Joe Meek Story) (2009) Telstar is an embarrassing farrago, an amateurish, incoherent pantomime of a piece, stuffed with interchangeable characters, a sketchy, largely unsympathetic leading role, and - betraying its stage play origins - unspeakably stilted dialogue.‐ Film4
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2009
2/5 42% The Last House on the Left (2009) This year's model, lacking any meaningful context of its own, is reactionary, conservative - existing purely as a slick commercial venture, more grisly grist to the multiplex mill.‐ Film4
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2009
1/5 19% Obsessed (2009) If Obsessed were a perfume, it would ming like happy hour at a squids' brothel. This atrocious, and atrociously derivative affair is not only an early contender for worst film of 2009.‐ Film4
Read More | Posted May 29, 2009
1/5 24% Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience (2009) This personality vacuum is a real problem in a film that purports to depict a day in the life of young pop stars whom audiences can actually relate to.‐ Film4
Read More | Posted May 29, 2009
2/5 20% Fireflies in the Garden (2011) This is a slog of a melodrama. And with at least four sob stories competing for space, characters are left dangling like untied shoelaces, as backstories remain unfertilised.‐ Film4
Read More | Posted May 29, 2009
1.5/5 36% Awaydays (2009) A pretentious, grubbily voyeuristic paean to football hooliganism, kitted out with ubiquitous slo-mo violence, tactical post-punk hits and retro fashions.‐ Film4
Read More | Posted May 22, 2009
4.5/5 87% Sounds Like Teen Spirit (2009) It is physically impossible to emerge from this film wearing anything other than a smile as big as an upside-down rainbow. Congratulations - and jubilations!‐ Film4
Read More | Posted May 8, 2009
2.5/5 24% Little Ashes (2009) Ultimately, Little Ashes, a piece of commercial entertainment made on the other side of the twentieth century, lacks the courage of its case studies' convictions.‐ Film4
Read More | Posted May 8, 2009
4/5 90% Coraline (2009) Like the Tin Man of Oz, Coraline is a miracle of engineering - and absolutely heartless.‐ Film4
Read More | Posted May 8, 2009
2/5 65% Is Anybody There? (2009) It's a film to respect or admire from a distance, rather than like or, you know, actually enjoy.‐ Film4
Read More | Posted May 1, 2009
3/5 67% The End (2004) A deliberately distressed and scratchy documentary of talking heads, sporting the same sinister techno score and added subtitles for non-cockneys.‐ Film4
Read More | Posted May 1, 2009
1.5/5 32% The Uninvited (2009) Unremarkable, unimaginative and unnecessary. Check out the superior original instead.‐ Film4
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2009
3.5/5 96% Shifty (2008) Creevy eschews the woozy, arthouse ambience of Duane Hopkins' Better Things - another portrait of a drug-decimated community - for naturalistic dialogue and performances within carefully framed and composed shots; properly cinematic, grown-up direction.‐ Film4
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2009
2/5 33% Not Easily Broken (2009) It is unspeakably naff, unintentionally funny and unapologetically Christian. Judged on its own terms, it's a resounding success. But for non-believers it will likely prove a living purgatory.‐ Film4
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2009
1.5/5 24% The World Unseen (2008) As drama, it's insipid. As erotica, it's useless.‐ Film4
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2009
4/5 76% Bronson (2009) A weird and wonderful anti-biopic‐ Film4
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2009
4/5 88% Platoon (1986) The first and best of Stone's Vietnam trilogy, it's also one of his finest pieces of work.‐ Film4
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2009
3.5/5 27% Clubbed (2008) It's surprisingly good: well written, nicely acted and beautifully scored.‐ Film4
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2009
3/5 100% C.R.A.Z.Y. (2005) A warm-hearted if predictable rites-of-passage movie, enlivened by some surreal flourishes and a stomping glam soundtrack.‐ Film4
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2008
4.5/5 85% Der Baader Meinhof Komplex (The Baader Meinhof Complex) (2008) Along with Downfall, with whom it shares a screenwriter, this is among the greatest of the recent new wave of German films.‐ Film4
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2008
3/5 73% Peur(s) du Noir (Fear(s) of the Dark) (2007) Bit of a hodgepodge, this. Its natural home will be on DVD, where the occasional desire to fast-forward can be indulged. However, fans of the contemporary animation scene will find much to admire here.‐ Film4
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2008
65% Wild At Heart (1990) The result's mostly empty at heart and hollow on top.‐ Film4
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2008
1.5/5 59% RocknRolla (2008) Wading through this stuff is akin to peeping through one's fingers at a retired, punch-drunk boxer climbing into the ring, or a recidivist junkie ripping out their naltrexone implants.‐ Film4
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2008
4/5 96% Somers Town (2009) Another beautifully crafted film, as well as a great London film, from the finest British director working today.‐ Film4
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2008
35% Mi Reino (2002) Leading man Harris and director Boyd are still capable of invigorating British cinema with style and flair.‐ Film4
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2008
3.5/5 96% Let's Get Lost (1989) A wide-eyed love letter to a jazz great, very much of its time, sporting stylish visuals and a sublime soundtrack.‐ Film4
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2008
75% Quatermass 2 (1957) A masterful near-satire of Cold War paranoia and, arguably, the best of the Quatermass series.‐ Film4
Read More | Posted May 14, 2008
96% Kirikou and the Sorceress (1998) An enchanting, life-affirming animation of love and redemption, made with no small measure of maturity and care -- along with an all too rare respect for the art of storytelling.‐ Film4
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2008
1.5/5 24% Shrooms (2008) Mush.‐ Film4
Read More | Posted Nov 23, 2007
56% The Magic Christian (1970) Save for some eye-popping cameos, there's nothing very magic about this dated dog's breakfast of a movie.‐ Film4
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2007
5/5 94% Withnail and I (1987) The best British comedy ever made? Possibly. A masterpiece? Unquestionably.‐ Film4
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2007
2/5 44% Hostel Part II (2007) Not worth the repeat check-in.‐ Film4
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2007
4.5/5 93% This Is England (2007) Meadows gets great, moving performances from his young cast.‐ Film4
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2007
2/5 21% Outlaw (2007) Death Wish meets the Daily Mail‐ Film4
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2007
1/5 15% Hannibal Rising (2007) Akin to exhuming a once good-looking corpse; wholly unnecessary - and a bit of a mess.‐ Film4
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2007
100% Whisky Galore! (1949) This one -- like whisky -- will bring a warm glow to your cheeks.‐ Film4
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2006
80% The Panic in Needle Park (1971) A brilliantly performed, remarkably un-exploitative (and occasionally funny) portrayal of the ravages of drug addiction, shot with searing documentary-style realism from Schatzberg.‐ Film4
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2005
2/5 14% Without a Paddle (2004) While striving for a bit of liberalism (ain't we City types the real stoopid ones) almost every scene then throws in the towel and falls back on a clutch of unfunny country-livin' clichés.‐ BBC.com
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2004
4/5 63% Ladies in Lavender (2005) Phenomenally acted, exquisitely scored, and ultimately moving.‐ BBC.com
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2004
41% Damien---Omen II (1978) Proves once and for all that the love of sequels is actually the root of all evil.‐ Film4
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2004
90% Judgment at Nuremberg (1961) A classic of post-war cinema.‐ Film4
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2004
95% Floating Weeds (Ukigusa) (1959) A poignant tale of everyday folk; their lives, loves and losses, rendered with exquisite care, compassion and no small measure of humanity by one of the masters of Japanese cinema.‐ Film4
Read More | Posted May 24, 2003
84% Performance (1970) A dazzling, ideas-rich, extraordinarily inventive full-stop to the 1960s.‐ Film4
Read More | Posted May 24, 2003
78% Twins of Evil (1971) An enjoyable romp from a studio in its twilight years.‐ Film4
Read More | Posted May 24, 2003
92% The Quatermass Xperiment (1955) A thoughtful, hard-hitting, and bizarrely touching landmark of the sci-fi genre, endlessly referenced and recycled in subsequent film and TV.‐ Film4
Read More | Posted May 24, 2003