Brian Lloyd

Brian Lloyd
Tomatometer-approved critic
Biography:
Brian Lloyd is the Movies Editor for entertainment.ie and has been serving in that role for the past four years. He is also the film critic for The Last Word on Today FM, one of Ireland's most popular drivetime radio programmes, and is a regular contributor to Ireland AM, Ireland's morning breakfast show on Virgin Media One.
Publications: entertainment.ie

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
4/5 92% Ford v Ferrari (2019) For all of the unlikeliness of it, 'Le Mans '66 (Ford v Ferrari)' is one of the most exciting and entertaining movies of the year. - entertainment.ie EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2019
4/5 96% The Irishman (2019) If this is to be Scorsese's final chapter on crime in America, it's by far his most introspective. It may not be what you'd expect from all of the pieces involved, but it is a fascinating and entertaining experience. - entertainment.ie EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2019
4 / 5 93% Western Stars (2019) Even if you're not taken by Springsteen's music, it's still a richly made concert movie and there is an authenticity in it that's compelling. - entertainment.ie EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2019
97% Dolemite Is My Name (2019) Truly one of the funniest movies of the year. - entertainment.ie EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2019
3/5 71% Terminator: Dark Fate (2019) While this is a fine effort and it's not without some interesting moments, it's not enough to be anything more than an unnecessary epilogue. - entertainment.ie EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2019
2/5 69% Zombieland: Double Tap (2019) 'Zombieland: Double Tap' suffers from the same problems that's plagued countless comedy sequels over the years - namely, how do you make something funny by treading over the same ground? - entertainment.ie EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2019
4/5 81% Abominable (2019) It's a sweet, fun-filled adventure story that's familiar, yes, but still enjoyable nonetheless. - entertainment.ie EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2019
3.5/5 41% The Laundromat (2019) 'The Laundromat' has its moments and while it's by no means Soderbergh's finest, it's an intriguing and bleakly funny assessment of how the rules don't apply when you're despicably rich. - entertainment.ie EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2019
4/5 69% Joker (2019) 'Joker' is buoyed almost entirely by Phoenix's performance - it really is that spectacular - and the boldness in how it tries to interpret one of the most recognisable characters in popular culture. - entertainment.ie EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 24, 2019
77% Between Two Ferns: The Movie (2019) If this is to be the end of 'Between Two Ferns' as a going concern, it's probably the best way it can go out. - entertainment.ie EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2019
1.5/5 22% The Kitchen (2019) A missed opportunity, 'The Kitchen' ends up half-cooked and bland. - entertainment.ie EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2019
4.5/5 99% The Farewell (2019) As sweet and affectionate a story as you can get, 'The Farewell' is a heartwarming, funny tale of family, duty and the softest lies we tell one another. - entertainment.ie EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2019
5/5 84% Ad Astra (2019) Easily one of the best movies of 2019. - entertainment.ie EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2019
2/5 84% Downton Abbey (2019) If you're in the thrall of 'Downton Abbey', then sure, this is everything you could want and more. For anyone else, it's two hours of well-meaning, well-constructed propaganda for aristocracy. - entertainment.ie EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2019
B+ 86% Bill Burr: Paper Tiger (2019) Sweet, tender, and open-hearted, Bill Burr's 'Paper Tiger' isn't always what you'd expect from the comedian, but it's as good as anything he's done in years. - entertainment.ie EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2019
3/5 63% It Chapter Two (2019) At ten minutes shy of three hours, the movie expands constantly (not unlike a certain red balloon) to the point where it just bursts, and all you're left with is entertaining but ultimately unnecessary filler. - entertainment.ie EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2019
2/5 50% The Informer (2020) With a title as unsubtle as 'The Informer', you can pretty much guess how the movie is going to go down. - entertainment.ie EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2019
4/5 81% Overlord (2018) When you come right down to it, Overlord is a big, dumb action-horror movie that so clearly wears its influences on its sleeve, is so clearly enjoying the ridiculousness of itself, that it's hard not to love it. - entertainment.ie EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2019
4/5 94% The Mustang (2019) 'The Mustang' offers up a soulful, poetic examination of freedom and imprisonment, man and nature, and how so often the two know more of one another than they both realise. - entertainment.ie EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2019
3/5 79% Good Boys (2019) It's certainly nothing you haven't already seen before, but it's a decent attempt at recreating those comedies with an even younger cast that isn't afraid to make dark jokes or engage in lightly criminal behaviour. - entertainment.ie EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2019
1.5/5 57% Brightburn (2019) Exactly the kind of cynical mash-up you'd expect from studio executives eager to make a quick payout. - entertainment.ie EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2019
3/5 63% Child's Play (2019) You'll find yourself chuckling along at how gruesomely fun it all is, despite your best intentions not to. - entertainment.ie EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2019
2/5 64% Annabelle Comes Home (2019) Falls short of the standard expected from this horror franchise. - entertainment.ie EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2019
4/5 83% Midsommar (2019) A compelling piece of folk horror. - entertainment.ie EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2019
3/5 47% Dumbo (2019) 'Dumbo' doesn't quite soar as it should, but it's still a decent attempt. - entertainment.ie EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2019
3/5 68% Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019) While by no means perfect, 'Pokemon Detective Pikachu' can nevertheless comfortably lay claim to being the best videogame adaptation ever made. - entertainment.ie EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2019
4/5 94% Avengers: Endgame (2019) It does justice to an ending that's 22 movies in the making. - entertainment.ie EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2019
2.5/5 53% The Lion King (2019) If you never once saw the original, this would definitely mean a lot more to people. - entertainment.ie EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2019
4/5 97% Toy Story 4 (2019) An excellent encore to one of the finest animated properties of the modern era. - entertainment.ie EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2019
1.5/5 31% The Current War (2019) For a movie that's supposed to be about invention, progress and the dawn of the future, 'The Current War' is absolutely none of these things. - entertainment.ie EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2019
4/5 85% Once Upon a Time In Hollywood (2019) A leisurely drive through '60s Hollywood, 'Once Upon A Time...' may take some detours here and there, but that's half the fun of it. - entertainment.ie EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2019