Andrew Osmond Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

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Andrew Osmond's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Empire Magazine, Sight and Sound, SFX Magazine

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2/5 78%

Zarafa (2015)

"The film veers from quasi-real to cartoonily silly and scenes either drag or whirl by too fast." Empire Magazine
Posted Sep 17, 2015
56%

Minions (2015)

"The conventional cartoon story arcs of self-realisation and redemption are skipped, but any sacrifice in emotional resonance is compensated for by the pace and purity of the fun." ‐Sight and Sound
Posted Jun 26, 2015
2/5 52%

Tokyo Tribe (2015)

"After the exhilarating shock of the opening this rapidly becomes monotonous and unpleasant." Empire Magazine
Posted May 18, 2015
100%

The Tale of the Princess Kaguya (2014)

"While the characters feel very simplified at times, there are scenes that put great weight on performance and subtle expressions, in a way that's nearer to the classical Disney tradition than most Japanese animation." ‐Sight and Sound
Posted Mar 20, 2015
2.5/5 66%

The Rover (2014)

"There's plenty to admire, but little to care about." SFX Magazine
Posted Aug 15, 2014
4/5 73%

The Congress (2014)

"A beautiful looking, occasionally brilliant, outrageously indulgent trip." SFX Magazine
Posted Aug 15, 2014
96%

WALL-E (2008)

"It indeed feels 'new', moving out of Pixar's comfort zone while retaining the brand's populist virtues: loveable characters, crafted jokes, aw-shucks niceness and wonderful images." ‐Sight and Sound
Posted Aug 13, 2014
3/5 71%

Thunder and the House of Magic (2014)

"Looks good, with a handsome design and an appealingly cute feline. It's just a shame the story's so mild and unadventurous." SFX Magazine
Posted Jul 25, 2014
4/5 49%

Earth to Echo (2014)

"Does for E.T. what Super 8 did for Close Encounters. As lovably '80s as Reece's Pieces and pop socks." Empire Magazine
Posted Jul 23, 2014
3/5 79%

The Dirties (2013)

"Ultimately, the underlying reality and humanity save the film." Empire Magazine
Posted Jun 2, 2014
2/5 61%

Heli (2014)

"It's well-told and shot, yet ultimately unrewarding." Empire Magazine
Posted May 18, 2014
88%

The Wind Rises (2014)

"It's Miyazaki's most atypical cartoon, yet it might be his most personal self-representation, a portrait of the artist as a myopic dreamer." ‐Sight and Sound
Posted May 13, 2014
4/5 74%

Godzilla (2014)

"Godzilla very much has the mentality of a vintage creature feature, seemingly pitched at children and fannish true believers." SFX Magazine
Posted May 12, 2014
3.5/5 41%

Divergent (2014)

"An often entertaining, and sometimes very interesting, piece of teen SF." SFX Magazine
Posted Apr 4, 2014
2/5 43%

300: Rise of an Empire (2014)

"Less Rise Of An Empire, more Fall Of A Franchise" SFX Magazine
Posted Mar 7, 2014
3/5 100%

Moon Man (2013)

"It's recommended if you adore handmade children's picture books, lovely colours and compositions, trad animation and quirky humour which never, ever panders to pop culture." SFX Magazine
Posted Feb 21, 2014
2/5 3%

I, Frankenstein (2014)

"The last thing this film wants to do is make a believable world." SFX Magazine
Posted Feb 21, 2014
4.5/5 49%

RoboCop (2014)

"It's not a classic like Paul Verhoeven's 1987 original, but it is an excellent, intelligent SF drama... one of the boldest Hollywood reboots we've seen yet." SFX Magazine
Posted Feb 5, 2014
2.5/5 18%

Devil's Due (2014)

"As far as originality goes, Devil's Due is a formula product on a level with Friday The 13th Part VIII. " SFX Magazine
Posted Jan 16, 2014
4/5 89%

Frozen (2013)

"Disney's boldest cartoon in ages, it pulls the Disney princess into the 21st century." SFX Magazine
Posted Dec 6, 2013
5/5 93%

Okami kodomo no ame to yuki (The Wolf Children Ame and Yuki) (2012)

"A delightful family drama... For anyone who loves charming, original storytelling, it's a must." SFX Magazine
Posted Oct 25, 2013
3/5 17%

Harrigan (2013)

"Gloomily compelling." Empire Magazine
Posted Sep 20, 2013
1/5 8%

Justin and the Knights of Valour (2013)

"A generally dreadful, sub-par animation." Empire Magazine
Posted Sep 16, 2013
2/5 25%

009 Re: Cyborg (2013)

"The script is lousy and laughable. Anime fans may be able to take the talky portentousness, but the ideas are ridiculous. " SFX Magazine
Posted Jun 7, 2013
3/5 34%

Everybody Has a Plan (2013)

"Mortensen is on top form - twice over - but while the noir mood gathers like a black cloud, the story frustrates." Empire Magazine
Posted May 20, 2013
4/5 95%

L'ordre et la morale (Rebellion) (2008)

"It's an absorbing political drama, eloquent and angry." Empire Magazine
Posted Apr 15, 2013
2/5 27%

All Things To All Men (2013)

"Wants to be Heat, ends up closer to a high-gloss episode of The Bill." Empire Magazine
Posted Apr 1, 2013
1/5 15%

May I Kill U? (2014)

"Setting out to be a killer-cop satire for the social media age, the result makes Paul Blart look like Taxi Driver. Unfollow immediately." Empire Magazine
Posted Jan 7, 2013
4/5 96%

Kiki's Delivery Service (1989)

"A terrific alternative to the diabetic's nightmare that is most of Disney's output, Kiki's Delivery Service takes pride of place in Miyazaki's exceptional body of work." Empire Magazine
Posted Nov 26, 2012
3.5/5 94%

Room 237 (2013)

"Misery-style uber-fandom meets David Icke conspiracy freakery. " SFX Magazine
Posted Oct 27, 2012
2/5 29%

Red Lights (2012)

"Booming portents and crashy crescendos try to cover the sins of a deeply pedestrian script." SFX Magazine
Posted Jun 21, 2012
3.5/5 78%

Tales of the Night (2012)

"Tales Of The Night may be computer-animated, but its style is antique." SFX Magazine
Posted May 25, 2012
3/5 63%

Le moine (The Monk) (2013)

"Studded with lovely painterly images, but ends up feeling cramped and stagey." SFX Magazine
Posted Apr 30, 2012
4/5 31%

Intruders (2012)

"Intruders has many familiar elements, but it's not a problem; the film uses its archetypes wisely, and never glibly." SFX Magazine
Posted Jan 29, 2012
3.5/5 85%

A Monster in Paris (2011)

"Solidly staged and charmingly quirky, but be prepared for a few longueurs." SFX Magazine
Posted Jan 27, 2012
4.5/5 70%

Enter the Void (Soudain le vide) (2010)

"Initial wonderment gives way to feelings of frustration, tedium and then - if you're in a receptive mood - appreciation of the astral to-ings and fro-ings, the rhythms of despair and consolation." SFX Magazine
Posted Sep 24, 2010
4/5 49%

The Human Centipede (First Sequence) (2010)

"It's no shock classic, yet it lingers in the mind, prompting weird thoughts like, "Would I go in the front, middle or back?"" SFX Magazine
Posted Aug 20, 2010
60%

300 (2007)

"If 300 represents an evolution in 'virtual' cinema, then at the same time it tells a story that transports us back to the violent roots of western civilisation." ‐Sight and Sound
Posted Jul 6, 2010
4.5/5 92%

Ponyo (2009)

"Ponyo is a delight, so long as you accept it for what it is... an empowering, completely upbeat wonder-tale." SFX Magazine
Posted Feb 8, 2010
3.5/5 49%

Astro Boy (AstroBoy) (2009)

""Often funny, enjoyable and surprisingly thoughtful."" SFX Magazine
Posted Feb 2, 2010
3/5 35%

G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (2009)

"Coming after Michael Bay's terrifyingly psychotic Transformers sequel, it's a relief to have a lowbrow fantasy actioner that's lively and busy without being crushingly relentless." SFX Magazine
Posted Aug 11, 2009
4.5/5 50%

Antichrist (2009)

"You may be gripped by Antichrist's depraved fairytale, or write it off as arthouse excrement. Either way, we guarantee you'll be relieved as hell when it's over." SFX Magazine
Posted Jul 16, 2009
1.5/5 22%

Blood: The Last Vampire (2009)

"If you go in expecting an amusing stinker, you may enjoy it." SFX Magazine
Posted Jun 30, 2009
2/5 25%

Bedtime Stories (2008)

"If you are forced to attend, then at least Bedtime Stories is tolerable, and occasionally fun -- when it forgets to be dumb." SFX Magazine
Posted May 27, 2009
3.5/5 44%

Night at the Museum 2: Battle of the Smithsonian (2009)

"Add some gags with living paintings and photos, and the return of that monkey, and this museum is certainly worth the price of admission." SFX Magazine
Posted May 22, 2009
2/5 27%

The Ghosts of Girlfriends Past (2009)

"Let's be clear: this is trash, not very funny and sometimes jaw-droppingly insulting." SFX Magazine
Posted May 12, 2009
4/5 55%

17 Again (2009)

"Here's the shocker: 17 Again is actually pretty good." SFX Magazine
Posted Apr 9, 2009
1.5/5 14%

Dragonball Evolution (2009)

"It's just dull, dumb and depressing." SFX Magazine
Posted Apr 9, 2009
4/5 78%

Surf's Up (2007)

"A charming computer cartoon, lifted by Bridges' Lebowski-like performance and a truly funny mockumentary framework." Empire Magazine
Posted Aug 10, 2007
3/5 87%

Howl's Moving Castle (2005)

"As much of a hand-drawn treat as Spirited Away, chock-full of numinous sunsets, fabulous organic machinery and gratuitously delightful touches." Empire Magazine
Posted Sep 24, 2005
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