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Brigit Grant

Brigit Grant
Brigit Grant's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Daily Express (UK)

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
90% Coraline (2009) Having read Neil Gaiman's novella a number of times, I had my own idea of what the little girl who discovers an alternative and terrifying other world in her own home should be like but director Henry Selick's vision knocks spots off my own.‐ Daily Express (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2017
4/5 85% The Princess and the Frog (2009) Sweet songs inspired by the Jazz Era setting, a happy story and a heroine with ambition; this is Disney as I remember it and now your children can too.‐ Daily Express (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2017
4/5 62% Adoration (2008) Clearly fascinated by the power of new technology and the fact that anyone is able to broadcast their thoughts, Egoyan has made an engrossing movie with an intriguing, original plot.‐ Daily Express (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2017
2/5 91% Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire (2009) If you are going to bring a victim of this magnitude to the screen, give her history the treatment it deserves, ie good direction or at the very least some proper editing to serve as an emotional sat-nav.‐ Daily Express (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2017
3/5 56% Edge of Darkness (2010) Gibson has always given good cop, and in Edge of Darkness he does not disappoint as decent, career-minded homicide detective Thomas Craven.‐ Daily Express (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2017
3/5 43% Blackwood (2013) With handsome Greg Wise playing a former colleague of dubious intent, the plot thickens to an interesting twist without scaring the bejeebers out of you. ‐ Daily Express (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2017
3/5 11% The Nut Job (2014) It isn't as rich in content as Ratatouille but, with Liam Neeson voicing a raccoon and lots of kid-specific silliness, it's a nice snack as nuts tend to be.‐ Daily Express (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2017
1/5 41% Step Up: All In (2014) Just because a film is about dance doesn't mean it can function without a plot and a modicum of decent dialogue. Step Up: All In has neither.‐ Daily Express (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2017
4/5 91% Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) The action sequences, 3D or not, are text-book daring and explosive, but it is the music that raises the bar in this film as, during moments of extreme danger, a Seventies classic comes on to ease the tension.‐ Daily Express (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2017
3/5 67% The Blind Side (2009) [It] is all about the family's altruism and turns a blind eye to silent Michael, with father Sean offering up the excuse: "Michael's gift is his ability to forget." I'm not convinced but that didn't stop me from enjoying the film and admiring Bullock.‐ Daily Express (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2017
5/5 75% Nanny McPhee Returns (2010) The nursery rhyme names, lashings of ginger beer and a motorbike and sidecar trip to London ... would have liked it will have the killjoys claiming the film is seasoned to American taste but I found it utterly charming.‐ Daily Express (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2017
2/5 16% When in Rome (2010) Fun and girly are key adjectives in this movie.‐ Daily Express (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2017
1/5 30% The Collector (2009) A thief trapped in a house with a serial killer who collects and tortures nice families is all the preamble you will need to prepare for the terror that I hid from.‐ Daily Express (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2017
2/5 70% Tetro (2009) Tetro is an acquired taste.‐ Daily Express (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2017
5/5 49% Whatever Works (2009) As a committed Allenphile who once dressed like Annie Hall and longed to be Hannah's sister, I've loved all of Woody's work and his latest is no exception.‐ Daily Express (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2017
3/5 72% Get Him to the Greek (2010) Hill is loveable as the good guy forced to do bad things that upset his medical missus, played by Mad Men's Elisabeth Moss, and Australian actress Rose Byrne from Damages is a revelation as Aldous's cockney ex-lover.‐ Daily Express (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2017
42% Death at a Funeral (2010) It remains a mystery to me how a street-smart, wise-cracking comic of Chris Rock's pedigree failed to see the laughter limitations of this remake of Frank Oz's British film, which was equally uninspiring.‐ Daily Express (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2017
66% The Brothers Bloom (2009) I loved The Brothers Bloom from the moment it started, when we are introduced to two orphaned boys in dark brimmed hats who are con merchants in the making.‐ Daily Express (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2017
55% The Killer Inside Me (2010) I found the novel more interesting than the film, which is a torturous, drawn-out affair.‐ Daily Express (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2017
2/5 9% Marmaduke (2010) As talking animal movies go Babe set the benchmark for me and this isn't in the same ball park ... but the small children in the audience were very still suggesting that any animal with something to say deserves their attention. It just didn't hold mine.‐ Daily Express (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2017
3/5 74% Piranha 3-D (2010) If the team behind Piranha is planning a sequel they will need to recast as many of the key players were eaten during the craziest 88 minutes I've ever spent in the cinema.‐ Daily Express (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2017
3/5 62% Salt (2010) The plot, which sees the return of communist Russians intent on tearing down American society, makes for a welcome change when cinema and television are obsessed with Muslim bad guys.‐ Daily Express (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2017
4/5 42% The Expendables (2010) Trust me, [there's] a scene you need to witness with a crowd that whoops and cheers, which is really what this film demands of its audience throughout.‐ Daily Express (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2017
3/5 74% The Falling (2015) Having gone to an all-girls school where fainting got you out of gym, seeing Carol Morley's The Falling about an extreme version of this set in 1969 was weird but compelling, as at this school the prettiest and most audacious pupil dies.‐ Daily Express (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2017
3/5 54% Stonehearst Asylum (2014) An interesting mélange of dark humour, creepy episodes, Sir Ben Kingsley as the doctor and Kate Beckinsale as the manic eye candy explains why Newgate stays longer than any sane man would.‐ Daily Express (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2017
5/5 88% The Good Lie (2014) This deeply-moving, finely executed film is not just a must-see, but a reminder at a time when immigration is a key election issue that party politics can be as misleading as a movie poster.‐ Daily Express (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2017
4/5 75% Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) With delectable James Spader voicing Ultron, a robotic artificial intelligence programme, and an opening sequence with The Avengers battling a terrorist group in a frozen wood, Whedon has more than delivered on his promise.‐ Daily Express (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2017
4/5 96% Dark Horse (2016) Directed by Louise Osmond, the film follows the extraordinary and moving experience of a syndicate in an extremely poor Welsh mining village who came to own a thoroughbred that defied their expectations.‐ Daily Express (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2017
3/5 83% Home from Home: Chronicle of a Vision (Die Andere Heimat) (2015) On paper it is a yawn, especially when you clock the four-hour running time, but you will be sucked in to the lives of the characters and the mesmerising detail of their existence.‐ Daily Express (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2017
4/5 86% Dancing In Jaffa (2014) Hopefully the leaders in the Middle East will take a look at this film as I'm sure Pierre could teach them all some new steps. ‐ Daily Express (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2017
2/5 28% The Wedding Ringer (2015) Buddy films are hugely popular and this will be too with those who appreciate the fact that the writers Jeremy Garelick and Jay Lavender have not let anything credible get in the way of their screwball comedy which may ring your bell.‐ Daily Express (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2017
4/5 48% Cake (2015) Submerged in her character's physical limitations and mental anguish, Aniston gets it right whether grimacing in pain or recoiling in anger and if Meryl Streep, Hilary Swank or Julia Roberts had played the part, I know they'd be up for an Oscar.‐ Daily Express (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2017
4/5 51% Magic in the Moonlight (2014) There is magic to be had in the sunshine as well as the moonlight and I can think of worse ways to spend 98 minutes than watching likeable Eileen Atkins and Jacki Weaver spouting Woody witticisms whilst wearing fabulous costumes.‐ Daily Express (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2017
4\5 66% The Riot Club (Posh) (2015) Wade, who also wrote the screenplay, must have done her homework and the banter between these over-indulged young men sounds authentic, though one hopes their air of entitlement has been greatly exaggerated. ‐ Daily Express (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2017
2\5 78% Grand Piano (2014) There is little point going into the motives of the man calling the shots in Damien Chazelle's script as they are ridiculous and ill-conceived.‐ Daily Express (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2017
3/5 46% Wish I Was Here (2014) OK, so not a lot happens, but what does is honest, liberally-laced with Jewish humour and heart-felt in a way anyone with a family will understand. ‐ Daily Express (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2017
5/5 93% Pride (2014) [It] not only marks the 30th anniversary of the strike with respect, but honours the efforts of the late Mark Ashton with enormous pride.‐ Daily Express (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2017
4/5 87% A Most Wanted Man (2014) [There's] a brilliant and unnervingly timely exchange.‐ Daily Express (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2017
2/5 76% Jimmy's Hall (2015) The film feels flat, self-consciously preachy and not a patch on my own favourite, Land And Freedom. ‐ Daily Express (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2017
3/5 50% Maleficent (2014) On the basis that most of us are happy staring right back at Ms Jolie, you get what you pay for, and with the added bonus of scenery that looks good enough to serve at a children's party.‐ Daily Express (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2017
4/5 91% Live Die Repeat: Edge of Tomorrow (2014) The whole film whizzes by.‐ Daily Express (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2017
1/5 12% Grace Of Monaco (2014) Whatever the real truth behind the fairytale, when Nicole zooms along the corniche foreshadowing Princess Grace's tragic death, you can't help but think she deserved a better biopic than this.‐ Daily Express (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2017
4/5 83% Lilting (2014) Be patient with it and you will be rewarded as it is a little gem that offers consolation to anyone who has lost someone special.‐ Daily Express (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2017
3/5 73% The German Doctor (2014) Though it lacks the suspense of Marathon Man and The Boys From Brazil, it is still an unsettling made-up concept which could so easily be true. ‐ Daily Express (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2017
4/5 70% The Inbetweeners Movie 2 (2014) I loved the fact that the film which is masterfully written and directed by the series' creators, Damon Beesley and Iain Morris is merciless in its attack on Trustafarians who travel the globe with guitars on daddy's money, while claiming to be spiritual.‐ Daily Express (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2017
2/5 75% Welcome To New York (2015) Strauss-Kahn was found not guilty and if I were him I would sue.‐ Daily Express (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2017
3/5 38% God's Pocket (2014) John Slattery ... makes his directorial debut with this film and does a good job of it, but there's a problem with the script which is neither here nor there in terms of its commitment to drama or comedy. ‐ Daily Express (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2017
4/5 45% A Little Chaos (2015) Like all royal palaces, scheming and sabotage are par for the course but A Little Chaos is about the scenery, costumes and performances, notably the one given by splendid Stanley Tucci as the King's camp bisexual brother.‐ Daily Express (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2017
3/5 59% The Last 5 Years (2015) [Demidov's] transformation from committed Communist to compassionate citizen is Hardy's gift to a film that rambles on but works well as a thriller while conveying the bleakness of life behind the Iron Curtain.‐ Daily Express (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2017
4/5 90% Barbershop: The Next Cut (2016) For all the jibes, silly feuds, romances and dancing, it is their decision to take a stand against the violence that impresses most, and their disillusionment with a President they hoped would bring change that stays with you.‐ Daily Express (UK)
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2016