Ali Gray

Ali Gray
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T-Meter Title | Year
2/5 20% You, Me and Dupree (2006) You, Me And Dupree is a film that is almost instantly forgettable. Even now, a few hours after watching it, I'm struggling to remember character names... - EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2020
D+ 26% Gemini Man (2019) What's truly baffling is why a movie boasting such impressive visuals would be sold so short by a story that feels like something Steven Seagal would have passed on in 1998. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2019
C+ 70% Terminator: Dark Fate (2019) Dark Fate manages to scrape an above average grade by clinging closely to the Terminator tropes with the kind of white-knuckled death grip that only three failed sequels can inspire. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2019
C+ 89% Rocketman (2019) Rocketman feels precisely as cynical as Elton's mawkish John Lewis advert: an extension of the same endless, needless and unremarkable one-man marketing campaign. - EDIT
Read More | Posted May 21, 2019
B+ 96% Booksmart (2019) Booksmart has a cock-sure strut - it's a film that's big on confidence, thicc with swagger and it hums with the virility of youth - EDIT
Read More | Posted May 6, 2019
A 97% Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) Funnier than Spider-Man: Homecoming and more exciting than Avengers, Into The Spider-Verse is the most perfect embodiment of Spider-Man to date - Stan Lee would be proud. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2018
D 79% Halloween (2018) Halloween (2018) is hollow and joyless, like a sad old pumpkin left out to rot - EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2018
A- 87% First Man (2018) Telling the movie through the eyes of Armstrong is a mission in itself; to paraphrase JFK, it's a choice to tell a story not because it is easy, but because it is hard. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2018
C+ 65% The House with a Clock in Its Walls (2018) It ticks all the boxes but it feels more like a respectful imitation of an Amblin movie as opposed to one that truly embodies its spirit. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2018
C+ 72% Christopher Robin (2018) Jim Cummings brings the bear of little brain to life, and the heart cannot help but flutter in his presence. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2018
5/5 97% Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018) It's the most effective execution of the Mission: Impossible formula so far - a heady mix of humour, action and adventure, distilled to its purest form. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2018
3/5 56% The First Purge (2018) If you were hoping for some real insight into what could make a bent and broken nation finally snap, you won't find it here. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2018
2/5 47% Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) [Director J.A.] Bayona does some wonderful things with light, dark and shadow... but otherwise the attempt to shoehorn dinosaurs into a haunted house monster movie is an ill fit. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2018
4/5 85% Journeyman (2017) It's a straightforward story but familiar beats are delivered with hammer blows, courtesy of a staggering central performance from Considine that'll leave you in a daze. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2018
3/5 75% Mom and Dad (2018) Movies that burn through this much bluster usually struggle to sustain interest, but Mom & Dad is just practicing what it preaches: at 83 minutes long, it dies before it gets old. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2018
3/5 90% I, Tonya (2018) Characters skate around the truth with almost as much dexterity as they do the ice rink - EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 25, 2018
4/5 96% Black Panther (2018) Soundtracked by an authentic score, the movie has an electric rhythmicality; every scene bounces as if dancing to the beat of its own drum. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2018
2/5 40% Justice League (2017) It wasn't evil aliens that defeated the Justice League: it was facial hair. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2017
3/5 81% Molly's Game (2018) Smart, slick and - thanks to a towering Jessica Chastain performance - more than a bit sexy - EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2017
3/5 56% The Lego Ninjago Movie (2017) Pathos and charm required from original LEGO Movie, not sold separately. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2017
1/5 7% The Snowman (2017) An extremely broad Nordic noir parody, or at the very least a join-the-dots handbook for the genre impaired: Scandinavian Crime Drama for Dummies. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2017
5/5 88% Blade Runner 2049 (2017) Fully fleshed out with a fierce imagination and sharp good looks, it doesn't matter if Blade Runner 2049 is a replica of an original model - it's even better than the real thing. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2017
2/5 51% Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017) An occasionally inventive action flick that is nonetheless torpedoed by an off-colour joke so brazen and shameless it defies belief. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2017
5/5 68% mother! (2017) One of the most relentlessly intense, gut-churning portrayals of escalating madness ever captured on screen. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2017
3/5 94% War for the Planet of the Apes (2017) Perhaps this is a fitting end to a franchise that had absolutely no right to produce movies as good as it did. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2017
3/5 15% Transformers: The Last Knight (2017) The whole movie is a weird, unsettling mix of juvenile storytelling and military fetishism, but it never fails to entertain, even if for the wrong reasons. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2017
3/5 76% Miss Sloane (2016) Think a female Michael Clayton. It's Michelle Clayton. - EDIT
Read More | Posted May 13, 2017
4/5 65% Alien: Covenant (2017) At long last, the Alien franchise has evolved. - EDIT
Read More | Posted May 11, 2017
4/5 67% The Fate of the Furious (2017) The moves are telegraphed way in advance, like idiots playing chess, but you always get your money from the play set - EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2017
3/5 43% Ghost in the Shell (2017) I want to personally high five every graphic designer and digital artist who pulled extra shifts and worked weekends on this movie. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 1, 2017
4/5 91% Elle (2016) A fascinating yet flawed study of modern feminism. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2017
5/5 93% Logan (2017) Logan, and Jackman, know you can't secure a legacy by leaving a door open. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2017
2/5 42% A Cure For Wellness (2017) A Shutter Island horror knock-off that's not scary, starring the supermarket own-brand Leonardo DiCaprio, that's at least an hour too long. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2017
4/5 77% Split (2017) Shyamalan has managed to deliver a fiercely effective, ferociously funny and genuinely gory horror movie, all without relying on a last act rug-pull. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2017
2/5 44% xXx: Return of Xander Cage (2017) xXx: Return Of Xander Cage is very much an old person's idea of what they think young people want to watch. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2017
3/5 30% Passengers (2016) Can't decide if it's a blockbuster or a character piece and ends up being neither. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2016
4/5 95% Moana (2016) A touch too familiar to qualify as a modern classic, Moana is a relentlessly entertaining spectacle rooted in authenticity with a talent pool so deep you can swim in it. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 28, 2016
4/5 89% Doctor Strange (2016) The worst thing you can say about Doctor Strange is that it doesn't aim high enough. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2016
4/5 97% Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016) An inward-looking comedy that's not afraid to poke fun at its country's own foibles but still manages to feel like a celebration of life on a little island. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2016
3/5 64% The Magnificent Seven (2016) They say each generation deserves their own version of a classic story, and Magnificent 7 is the version this generation deserves: polished but still remarkably unremarkable. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2016
3/5 94% Finding Dory (2016) We're now at a point in the history of animation where animators can tell a joke with a facial expression shared between a fish and a cephalopod. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2016
4/5 86% Star Trek Beyond (2016) It trades a nice line in the 'big dumb fun' brand of stupidity, instead of the 'hound Damon Lindelof off Twitter' variety. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 21, 2016
2/5 47% X-Men: Apocalypse (2016) X-Men: Apocalypse is a clumsy comic-book caricature. There are literally sequences in this movie that were predicted in Deadpool. - EDIT
Read More | Posted May 19, 2016
5/5 90% Captain America: Civil War (2016) Arguably the movie that the previous 12 Marvel adventures have all been working towards - EDIT
Read More | Posted May 5, 2016
5/5 98% Zootopia (2016) It is its own cinematic zooniverse. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 31, 2016
3/5 89% The Big Short (2015) A pseudo-documentary dressed up like a human interest ensemble when it should have felt more like a supervillain heist movie. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2016
3/5 85% Deadpool (2016) Deadpool is the 'edgy' stand-up hired to play the corporate gig: make the company laugh, but don't make the company mad. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2016
4/5 85% Steve Jobs (2015) Boyle's portrait of the Apple legend is a lively affair that has you convinced of one man's genius, although we're guessing that man wasn't supposed to be Aaron Sorkin. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2015
3/5 94% Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation (2015) The movie's fuse stays lit for a good 90 minutes, but sadly it fizzles out come the disappointing climax. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2015
4/5 55% Minions (2015) What was the funniest bit? The Minions. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2015