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Anna Smith

Anna Smith
Anna Smith's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s):, Empire Magazine, Film4, Time Out, IGN Movies UK, Empire Magazine Australasia

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/5 60% The Light Between Oceans (2016) Vikander and Fassbender are riveting in a handsome period drama that begins beautifully, but becomes increasingly contrived as it tries to wring as much drama as possible from its set-up. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Nov 2, 2016
3/5 94% Ethel & Ernest (2016) If the first 15 minutes of Up were set in London, animated by Raymond Briggs and stretched into a feature-length film, it might look a bit like this. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Oct 27, 2016
3/5 83% Imperium (2016) The most memorable scenes come from True Blood's Sam Trammell as a warm, cultured family man who explains his racial hatred in a matter-of-fact manner: particularly chilling in the current political climate. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Sep 27, 2016
4/5 83% Julieta (2016) A slick, stylish melodrama with an involving story and a cracking cast. Star Adriana Ugarte is a real find. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Aug 25, 2016
3/5 72% The Carer (2015) Cox will always be watchable, and goes for it here, but the film's makers seem not to know the potential of their own film. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Aug 4, 2016
3/5 66% Nerve (2016) Other films -- including David Fincher's The Game (1997) -- have done this better, but with its engaging story, energetic soundtrack and slick production values, Nerve is an easy watch for restless young minds. ‐ Time Out
Posted Jul 26, 2016
3/5 75% The BFG (2016) Giant expectations may lead to tiny disappointments in this two-hander that's slow in parts. But it still offers magic and visual delights, and the final act is a treat. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Jul 21, 2016
4/5 24% The Silent Storm (2014) Riseborough steals the show in a moody period drama loaded with atmosphere and tension. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted May 19, 2016
4/5 100% Chicken (2016) An enjoyable, involving British drama with an impressive turn from newcomer Scott Chambers. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted May 19, 2016
4/5 92% Departure (2015) A sensitive, sensual and occasionally amusing portrait of teenaged obsession with a winning turn from Lawther. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted May 19, 2016
3/5 87% Florence Foster Jenkins (2016) A fizzy, funny, period dramedy with top-notch performances, Florence Foster Jenkins doesn't take many risks but it's a very entertaining experience. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Apr 21, 2016
3/5 47% How To Be Single (2016) Aiming squarely at Carries, Mirandas, Charlottes and Samanthas, How To Be Single is familiar but fun. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Feb 18, 2016
3/5 52% At Any Price (2013) [A] handsome, slow-burning thriller ... ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Jan 7, 2016
4/5 90% A War (Krigen) (2016) A terse tale of men in crisis. ‐ Time Out
Posted Jan 6, 2016
3/5 94% Chemsex (2015) Taking a non-judgemental approach, the makers gain access to sex parties and explore the attraction and the dangers in interviews with NHS counsellor David Stuart. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Dec 3, 2015
2/5 19% Love the Coopers (2015) There's too much going on and too little character development for this to become a Christmas classic. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Dec 3, 2015
3/5 53% The Dressmaker (2016) Melodramatic episodes sit oddly with the dark comedy. But it's still a giggle ... ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Nov 12, 2015
3/5 70% Miss You Already (2015) Miss You Already feels like chick lit for the big screen: a frothy, contrived confection with careful doses of sexy, silly and sad. But those sad bits will get you in the end. ‐ Time Out
Posted Nov 4, 2015
3/5 91% Dohee-ya (A Girl at My Door) (2015) It's an atmospheric, thought-provoking, melodramatic debut from July Jung. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Sep 17, 2015
4/5 98% Iris (2015) Late director Albert Maysles (Gimme Shelter) beautifully captures her personality and her passion for creativity. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Jul 30, 2015
4/5 77% London Road (2016) All cast and crew do an impressive job in making this unlikely proposition such an engaging, thought-provoking and darkly funny watch. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Jun 7, 2015
4/5 88% Advanced Style (2014) A highly enjoyable glance at Gotham's veteran haute couturists. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted May 10, 2015
3/5 69% Backstreet Boys: Show 'Em What You're Made Of (2015) Fans will eat this up, though others will wish it delved further into the dark side. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Apr 20, 2015
4/5 54% Woman in Gold (2015) Even with a starry cast, the stirring true story is this drama's standout feature. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Mar 30, 2015
3/5 75% Suite Française (2015) Sterling performances lift the occasionally soapy storyline in this semi-successful adaptation. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Mar 13, 2015
2/5 63% Hinterland (2015) Some winning performances but the astonishingly low budget and shaky script does make for distracting viewing at times. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Feb 26, 2015
5/5 97% The Artist (2011) Uplifting, heart-warming, hilarious... not necessarily words you'd expect to apply to a black and white silent French film. But The Artist is no ordinary movie. ‐ Daily Mirror (UK)
Posted Feb 17, 2015
3/5 50% Snow in Paradise (2014) Not just another gritty London crime drama, this is compelling and credible with a convincing star turn from Frederick Schmidt. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Feb 12, 2015
3/5 77% Beyond Clueless (2014) A '90s nostalgia fest with some interesting points to make. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Jan 22, 2015
3/5 42% The Face of Love (2014) A soapy but stirring romance with two committed leads. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Dec 11, 2014
2/5 16% Nativity 3: Dude Where's My Donkey? (2014) A preposterous romp with little for adults to enjoy beyond Wootton's manchild gurning. To say this is slightly better than Nativity 2 is damning with faint praise. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Nov 13, 2014
3/5 No Score Yet Kuro shitsuji (Black Butler) (2014) Much of the dialogue and performances are stilted, but as a kitsch cult watch it has its charms. ‐ Guardian
Posted Oct 21, 2014
3/5 29% Love, Rosie (2015) Likeable leads and the odd good joke makes this romance an amiable time-passer. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Oct 20, 2014
2/5 73% Gone Too Far! (2013) An occasionally engaging but often hamfisted urban fable. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Oct 9, 2014
3/5 67% Dolphin Tale 2 (2014) A little long and rambling but it'll cheer up anyone still recovering from The Cove. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Oct 2, 2014
4/5 100% Night Will Fall (2014) Night Will Fall isn't simply a film about the war, it documents the power of emerging technologies to reveal and publicise war crimes - something that also feels acutely relevant today. ‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Posted Sep 18, 2014
3/5 44% Wish I Was Here (2014) It may be entertaining, but Wish I Was Here is far less profound than it thinks it is. ‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Posted Sep 18, 2014
2/5 35% The Giver (2014) While Thwaites has visual appeal, he struggles to give us the layered, conflicted hero this film needs. Without it, The Giver is little more than stylish but saccharine entertainment for teens. ‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Posted Sep 18, 2014
3/5 78% Ballet Boys (2014) While the dancing depicted is often beautiful, this is more about the boys' friendship: a nostalgic insight into the kind of intense relationship that can occupy a teenager's world, but be all but forgotten in a few years' time. ‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Posted Sep 11, 2014
4/5 75% The Boxtrolls (2014) While the plot is straightforward, characters are well-drawn, many defined by ironic delusions. ‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Posted Sep 11, 2014
3/5 90% The Guest (2014) It all escalates into an arch, knowing throwback to 80s horror-thrillers that's muddled in parts but never less than entertaining: think a trashier version of last year's Stoker. ‐ Guardian
Posted Sep 4, 2014
3/5 63% White Settlers (2014) A decent watch for the genre, with suspense and a promising turn from rising star McIntosh. ‐ Guardian
Posted Sep 4, 2014
5/5 100% Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari. (The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari) (1920) This freshly 4K-ed masterpiece of German Expressionism deserves to be seen on the big screen. Track it down and be rewarded with possibly cinema's first ever twist ending. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Aug 25, 2014
2/5 10% The Nut Job (2014) This is chiefly about the spectacle and the gags, which aren't frequent or original enough to compete with the likes of Pixar. ‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Posted Jul 31, 2014
3/5 100% Bastards (2014) An impassioned, fly-on-the-wall look at a serious social issue. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Jul 6, 2014
3/5 56% Love Me Till Monday (2014) A fuzzy, buzzy Brit com about what it's like to be twentysomething. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Jul 6, 2014
2/5 36% Goddess (2013) Sugary rather than toothsome, this perma-grinned musical wears thin pretty fast. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Jun 30, 2014
2/5 57% Here & Now (Here and Now) (2014) Heartfelt but lacking freshness. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Jun 30, 2014
1/5 8% A Haunted House 2 (2014) A few observational gags deliver, but all the doll-humping and chicken-slaughtering will haunt you for days. ‐ Guardian
Posted Jun 26, 2014
2/5 33% Secret Sharer (2014) As Apocalypse Now and The Duellists prove, Conrad tales have been adapted into fine films down the years. This, though, isn't one of them. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Jun 23, 2014