Almar Haflidason

Almar Haflidason
Almar Haflidason'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 Review
5/5 87% The Importance of Being Earnest (1952) Despite a few tweaks to Oscar Wilde's frighteningly witty play, director and writer Anthony Asquith serves up a truly delightful screen version of "The Importance of Being Earnest." - BBC.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2019
59% Malice (1993) Malice is a polished Hollywood thriller with good pacing and plenty of slick plot devices. - BBC.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2018
4/5 92% Witness (1985) A lot of care and attention has gone into both the Oscar-winning screenplay and the beautiful cinematography, to create a powerful and romantic story. - BBC.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2007
3/5 No Score Yet Fly (2006) - BBC.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2004
3/5 95% The Fly (1958) A sad story of considerable pathos despite the ridiculous plot. - BBC.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2003
4/5 57% Battle of the Bulge (1965) - BBC.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 11, 2003
2/5 64% Supercop 2 (1993) - BBC.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2003
5/5 No Score Yet L' Appartement (The Apartment) (1996) - BBC.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2003
4/5 64% Ichi the Killer (Koroshiya 1) (2001) Like every film which claims the mantle of Goriest-Yet-Made, Ichi the Killer will draw the curious into its flesh-frazzled visceral grip. - BBC.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 30, 2003
4/5 No Score Yet Chi Yu Fungbo (1999) - BBC.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 28, 2003
1/5 5% Swept Away (2002) This waterlogged romantic comedy really does deserve to sink without trace. - BBC.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 12, 2003
4/5 94% Blood Simple (1984) The pace can at times be a touch slow, but it's easy to see why the Coens allow certain scenes to simmer, especially when their actors are chewing up the screen as they do. - BBC.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 8, 2003
4/5 70% Dirty Dancing (1987) Chick flicks have hardly been bettered. - BBC.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2003
3/5 67% 101 Dalmatians II: Patch's London Adventure (2002) - BBC.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 25, 2003
4/5 37% A View to a Kill (1985) As certain films in the Bond series have set specific benchmarks for tone, A View to a Kill is James Bond in comic book perfection. - BBC.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 11, 2002
1/5 17% Dracula's Dog (1981) - BBC.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2002
1/5 8% The Wash (2001) A 100% feeble comedy that exposes the dire acting abilities of two otherwise well respected hip-hop artists. - BBC.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2002
4/5 No Score Yet Bruce Lee - A Warrior's Journey (2000) The footage from a number of sources including Lee's home movies, TV interviews, and shows is well presented and paints a vivid picture of a man whose phenomenal talents were only just beginning to mature. - BBC.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2002
2/5 11% Cut (2000) - BBC.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2002
4/5 No Score Yet Another Meltdown (1998) - BBC.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2002
4/5 92% La Peau douce (The Soft Skin) (1964) Hardly a mousier affair has been committed to screen, but this doesn't stop the middle-aged Pierre ending his marriage and offering the bemused stewardess his eternal love. - BBC.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 10, 2002
2/5 11% American Psycho II: All American Girl (2002) This stuck pig of a movie flails limply between bizarre comedy and pallid horror. - BBC.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2002
4/5 50% Non ho sonno (Sleepless) (2001) - BBC.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2002
5/5 100% Henry V (The Chronicle History of King Henry the Fift with His Battell Fought at Agincourt in France) (1946) That the film should get made at all was an extraordinary achievement, but Olivier, in his directing debut, also gave us the first large-scale radical movie re-interpretation of Shakespeare long before others. - BBC.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2002
4/5 85% Place Vendôme (1998) - BBC.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2002
5/5 94% The General (1927) Newcomers will doubtless be surprised at the excellent pacing of the action. - BBC.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2002
5/5 96% Deep Red (Profondo rosso) (1975) [A] stirring and uncompromising thriller. - BBC.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2002
4/5 85% Pleasantville (1998) One of the few recent Hollywood films out there that has used new digital technology to truly engage the viewer, and make possible a thoughtful story. - BBC.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2001
5/5 82% The Mask of Zorro (1998) There are no clever ground-breaking effects, just lashings of good clean fun with desperately devilish baddies, and good guys so fantastic, so clever and witty, that they make you want to weep with pleasure. - BBC.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2001
3/5 No Score Yet Taxi (1998) - BBC.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2001
5/5 92% Gone With the Wind (1939) Clear an evening and indulge yourself in one of the few films that can justifiably be called an epic. - BBC.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2001
5/5 93% Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) They enhance the movie by introducing dangerous threats to the survival of the heroes, while retaining the all-important physical essence of the fear of the chase that made the first film so exciting. - BBC.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2001
3/5 No Score Yet The Storm Riders (Fung wan: Hung ba tin ha) (2000) - BBC.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2001
4/5 82% Reazione a catena (A Bay of Blood) (Twitch of the Death Nerve) (1972) - BBC.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2001
4/5 No Score Yet Gong yuan 2000 AD (2000 AD) (2000) - BBC.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2001
5/5 96% Enter the Dragon (1973) Enter The Dragon marked a new high point in Bruce's ability to marry brilliant choreography with dynamic shooting styles. - BBC.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2001
5/5 53% Blade (1998) Snipes plays his superhero character with such aching coolness that you can't wait for the next dumb-ass vampire to get in his way. - BBC.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2001
4/5 86% The Shining (1980) Boy will it chill your blood. - BBC.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2001
3/5 67% Game of Death (1978) ...the standard of the choreography is excellent, and the final 20 minutes - which are almost all of Bruce fighting - are well worth holding out for. - BBC.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2001
4/5 87% Crocodile Dundee (1986) - BBC.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2001
4/5 91% Raising Arizona (1987) The laughs keep coming courtesy of the many slapstick highlights that litter this fast and furious action comedy. - BBC.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2001
2/5 66% Never Say Never Again (1983) The rank pall of opportunism hangs over this sorry rogue enterprise from producer Kevin McClory, as he tries to assemble the component parts that make up a Bond movie and fails. - BBC.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2001
4/5 60% Rush Hour (1998) A vindication of what some of us have always known: that Jackie is a screen legend. - BBC.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2001
4/5 60% In the Mouth of Madness (1995) This is terror at its most delicious. - BBC.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2001
3/5 89% The Warriors (1979) - BBC.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2001
4/5 80% The Living Dead at Manchester Morgue (1974) - BBC.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2001
4/5 61% American Pie (1999) Their honest reactions, complete with humiliation and their attempts to shrug it all off, create surprisingly endearing kids. - BBC.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2001
4/5 97% Goldfinger (1964) Mixed in with some tough action and the introduction of such memorable gadgets as Bond's Aston Martin car, there's never a dull moment and the film flies by. - BBC.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2001
4/5 96% Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) Saturated with imagery that fascinates, terrifies, and utterly consumes the viewer with the desire to discover the secret that's eating away at the on-screen characters. - BBC.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2001
5/5 98% Strangers on a Train (1951) Hitchcock's favourite device of an ordinary man caught in an ever-tightening web of fear plunges Guy into one of the director's most fiendishly effective movies. - BBC.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2001