Billy Mowbray

Billy Mowbray
Billy Mowbray's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Film4
Publications: Film4

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T-Meter Title | Year Review
82% The Neverending Story (1984) This utterly enchanting, family treat of a film should leave you and yours wide-eyed with wonder. - Film4 EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2014
13% Carpool (1996) Loud, silly and choc-a-block with madcap slapstick, Hiller's film may have an alarming plot premise but it's innocent enough for all but the youngest kids to enjoy. - Film4 EDIT
Read More | Posted May 2, 2014
13% Cannonball Run II (1984) This is an easy, madcap, guilty pleasure that plays like a hyperactive cross between Wacky Races and The Dukes of Hazard. - Film4 EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2013
3/5 45% Billy Madison (1995) When you get that Sandler's comedic persona is meant to be annoying, like Beavis and Butthead or Cartman, the laughs come thick and fast. - Film4 EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2008
3.5/5 66% Reality Bites (1993) A romantic heart, caustic wit, and the energy of its fresh cast ensure the film's continued appeal. - Film4 EDIT
Read More | Posted May 9, 2008
3/5 56% Cleopatra (1963) A giant of a movie that is sometimes lumbering, but ever watchable thanks to its uninhibited ambition, size and glamour. - Film4 EDIT
Read More | Posted May 5, 2008
3.5/5 65% The Nines (2007) Overly gimmicky and ultimately frustrating it may be, but at its best The Nines feels like a triple-bill of 'Twilight Zone' episodes written by Charlie Kaufman - creepy, oddball and clever. - Film4 EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2007
4/5 100% Inside Planet Earth (2008) If Aunty Beeb could stick to productions of this quality, she wouldn't be in such a mess. Earth's script may grate with anyone over 12, but you can't help but be impressed by what you see. - Film4 EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2007
4/5 86% When the Road Bends: Tales of a Gypsy Caravan (2007) Blessed with a wealth of characters, moving stories and roof-raising performances, Gypsy Caravan is as rich as the music it promotes. Fans of Buena Vista should definitely join the club. - Film4 EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2007
2/5 52% Introducing the Dwights (2007) Promising turns from Booth and Chittenden aren't enough to save a slight and sloppy Aussie soap from a poor script, messy direction and Blethyn's overbearing performance. - Film4 EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2007
2/5 44% A Few Days in September (Quelques jours en septembre) (2007) Sacrificing entertainment at the altar of arty lyricism, Amigorena's snail-paced drama is dull, misjudged and a criminal waste of a cracking premise. - Film4 EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2007
4/5 87% Scott Walker: 30 Century Man (2006) A treat for anyone interested in the creative process. - Film4 EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2007
3/5 54% The Good Shepherd (2006) A serious film about a seriously relevant subject that, despite its flaws, fulfils much of its over-reaching ambition. - Film4 EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2007
4/5 94% My Name Is Albert Ayler (2008) Working wonders with limited source material, Collin's moving tribute proves the power of simple storytelling and understatement while helping us hear Ayler's extraordinary music with fresh ears. - Film4 EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2007
4/5 91% Pickup on South Street (1953) It's probably been a while since you watched a film as tough as Pickup On South Street. - Film4 EDIT
Read More | Posted May 24, 2003
56% Promoter (1952) Brisk, brassy and keenly observed, Neame's film is a thoroughly enjoyable social satire that will appeal to the blagger in everyone. - Film4 EDIT
Read More | Posted May 24, 2003