Andrew Osmond

Andrew Osmond
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

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
7 92% Mirai (2018) Mirai is admirable as a creative experiment by a popular director who's demonstrably still restless. - Sight and Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2018
2/5 75% Zarafa (2015) The film veers from quasi-real to cartoonily silly and scenes either drag or whirl by too fast. - Empire Magazine EDIT
Read More | 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2015
2/5 53% Tokyo Tribe (2015) After the exhilarating shock of the opening this rapidly becomes monotonous and unpleasant. - Empire Magazine EDIT
Read More | 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2015
2.5/5 66% The Rover (2014) There's plenty to admire, but little to care about. - SFX Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2014
4/5 73% The Congress (2014) A beautiful looking, occasionally brilliant, outrageously indulgent trip. - SFX Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2014
95% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2014
3/5 73% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2014
4/5 51% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2014
3/5 81% The Dirties (2013) Ultimately, the underlying reality and humanity save the film. - Empire Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 2, 2014
2/5 60% Heli (2014) It's well-told and shot, yet ultimately unrewarding. - Empire Magazine EDIT
Read More | 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted May 13, 2014
4/5 75% Godzilla (2014) Godzilla very much has the mentality of a vintage creature feature, seemingly pitched at children and fannish true believers. - SFX Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted May 12, 2014
3.5/5 42% Divergent (2014) An often entertaining, and sometimes very interesting, piece of teen SF. - SFX Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2014
2/5 44% 300: Rise of an Empire (2014) Less Rise Of An Empire, more Fall Of A Franchise - SFX Magazine EDIT
Read More | 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2014
2/5 5% I, Frankenstein (2014) The last thing this film wants to do is make a believable world. - SFX Magazine EDIT
Read More | 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 EDIT
Read More | 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2014
4/5 90% Frozen (2013) Disney's boldest cartoon in ages, it pulls the Disney princess into the 21st century. - SFX Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2013
5/5 94% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2013
3/5 14% Harrigan (2013) Gloomily compelling. - Empire Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2013
1/5 13% Justin and the Knights of Valour (2013) A generally dreadful, sub-par animation. - Empire Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2013
2/5 23% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2013
3/5 32% 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 EDIT
Read More | 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 15, 2013
2/5 24% All Things To All Men (2013) Wants to be Heat, ends up closer to a high-gloss episode of The Bill. - Empire Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 1, 2013
1/5 13% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 7, 2013
4/5 97% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2012
3.5/5 94% Room 237 (2013) Misery-style uber-fandom meets David Icke conspiracy freakery. - SFX Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2012
2/5 30% Red Lights (2012) Booming portents and crashy crescendos try to cover the sins of a deeply pedestrian script. - SFX Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2012
3.5/5 80% Tales of the Night (2012) Tales Of The Night may be computer-animated, but its style is antique. - SFX Magazine EDIT
Read More | 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2012
4/5 32% Intruders (2012) Intruders has many familiar elements, but it's not a problem; the film uses its archetypes wisely, and never glibly. - SFX Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2012
3.5/5 87% A Monster in Paris (2011) Solidly staged and charmingly quirky, but be prepared for a few longueurs. - SFX Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2012
4.5/5 71% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 24, 2010
4/5 50% 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 EDIT
Read More | 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 EDIT
Read More | 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2010
3.5/5 50% Astro Boy (AstroBoy) (2009) "Often funny, enjoyable and surprisingly thoughtful." - SFX Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2010
3/5 34% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2009
4.5/5 52% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2009
1.5/5 25% Blood: The Last Vampire (2009) If you go in expecting an amusing stinker, you may enjoy it. - SFX Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2009
2/5 26% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted May 27, 2009
3.5/5 45% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted May 22, 2009
2/5 27% Ghosts of Girlfriends Past (2009) Let's be clear: this is trash, not very funny and sometimes jaw-droppingly insulting. - SFX Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted May 12, 2009
4/5 56% 17 Again (2009) Here's the shocker: 17 Again is actually pretty good. - SFX Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2009
1.5/5 15% Dragonball Evolution (2009) It's just dull, dumb and depressing. - SFX Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2009
4/5 79% Surf's Up (2007) A charming computer cartoon, lifted by Bridges' Lebowski-like performance and a truly funny mockumentary framework. - Empire Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2007