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Chris Hewitt (UK)

Chris Hewitt (UK)
Chris Hewitt (UK)'s reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Empire Magazine

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2/5 19% Keeping Up With The Joneses (2016) An unfortunate misfire that has the odd moment of charm and the odder chuckle, but otherwise isn't worth keeping up with. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Oct 20, 2016
5/5 69% Swiss Army Man (2016) The premise sounds like an off-Broadway play gone wrong. Far from it - this is extraordinary, vital, and fuelled by great performances. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Sep 29, 2016
3/5 64% Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016) While it's neither as dark, funny nor peculiar as you'd expect from Tim Burton, there's still much here to admire. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Sep 26, 2016
4/5 83% Deepwater Horizon (2016) An efficient and no-nonsense depiction of the worst disaster in US oil drilling history, buoyed by excellent performances. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Sep 15, 2016
3/5 69% The Infiltrator (2016) Often gripping, and elevated by Cranston's superb central performance. But it's hard not to feel like we've seen this before, often and done better. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Sep 13, 2016
4/5 84% Star Trek Beyond (2016) A return to fun, and a return to form for the new version of the old Trek. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Jul 15, 2016
2/5 36% The Legend of Tarzan (2016) Not so much a ripping yarn, more of a dripping yarn, Yates' reinterpretation of the Lord Of The Jungle is a big disappointment. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Jun 29, 2016
2/5 34% Now You See Me 2 (2016) It's an impressively starry cast, but sadly, this lacks the charm, wit and, yes, magic of the original. You'll like it, not a lot. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Jun 23, 2016
4/5 80% The Conjuring 2 (2016) With plenty of scares per square inch, this is a worthy follow-up to the original. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Jun 9, 2016
4/5 57% Money Monster (2016) A fast-paced, entertaining, if somewhat on-the-nose mélange of thriller, satire, and drama, this is Jodie Foster's best movie as a director. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted May 25, 2016
3/5 20% I Saw the Light (2016) Hiddleston and Olsen impress, and the music remains golden, but this is just another by-the-numbers biopic. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Apr 21, 2016
3/5 95% The Jungle Book (2016) Wonderful to look at, this is a more adult, more complex affair than its animated, and more entertaining, forebear. Still, it's Disney's best live-action adaptation yet. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Apr 14, 2016
4/5 91% The Witch (2016) A hugely assured debut, The Witch is a beautiful, bleak brainworm that will haunt you for days. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Mar 10, 2016
4/5 76% Goosebumps (2015) This modern riff on Monster Squad is a very pleasant surprise, and so '80s in spirit that it's a shock one of the villains isn't a giant Rubik's Cube. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Feb 4, 2016
4/5 95% Creed (2015) Following the failure of the underrated Rocky Balboa, the Rocky series was on the canvas, the count nearing ten. Creed not only gets it - and Sly Stallone - back on its feet, but completely reinvigorates it. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Jan 7, 2016
4/5 74% Black Mass (2015) Compelling and powerfully acted, with just enough wrinkles to avoid the ghosts of gangster movies past. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Nov 22, 2015
4/5 86% SuperBob (2015) Goldstein is enormously endearing, while Drever milks the mundanity for laughs and unexpected sweetness. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Oct 15, 2015
4/5 71% Jurassic World (2015) The most notorious theme park in movie history reopens in thrilling, terrific style. Enjoy the ride. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Jun 10, 2015
2/5 77% Big Game (2015) Destined to be a big drinking game - take a sip when Broadbent bites his sandwich - but little else, this feels like a major missed opportunity. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted May 4, 2015
3/5 60% Run All Night (2015) With Neeson on fine form and an encouraging start, it's a shame that this gritty crime drama feels the need to erupt into a full-blown action movie by the end. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Mar 12, 2015
3/5 32% Chappie (2015) Coming on at times like District 9.5, Blomkamp's third movie has just about enough spectacle and quirk to overcome some fairly major flaws, not least of which is an unappealing central trio. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Mar 5, 2015
2/5 11% Unfinished Business (2015) At times so shoddily made you'd swear it was actually unfinished, the charm of Vaughn, Franco, Nick Frost and the rest can't compensate for a shocking lack of jokes. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Mar 5, 2015
4/5 99% Selma (2015) Incredibly powerful and often moving, anchored by an awards-worthy performance from Oyelowo. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Feb 2, 2015
4/5 74% Kingsman: The Secret Service (2015) Perhaps the riskiest mainstream movie in years, Vaughn's love letter to spy movies may be uneven in places, but it's ultra-violent, envelope-pushing, and fun enough to overcome the flaws. Bond with the stabilisers taken off. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Jan 29, 2015
5/5 98% Paddington (2015) Marmaladen with gloriously silly jokes, pitch-perfect performances and incidental detail, this is a warm, witty and wondrously inventive great big bear-hug of a movie. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Nov 28, 2014
4/5 69% The Inbetweeners Movie 2 (2014) The Fannytastic Four leave us on a poo-flecked, piss-soaked, sun-burned high that more than overcomes its familiar flaws to become a real contender for the year's funniest film. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Aug 7, 2014
4/5 100% Next Goal Wins (2014) Charming and uplifting. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted May 4, 2014
5/5 94% All Is Lost (2013) A triumph of pure cinema and wonderful visual storytelling from Chandor, who must now be considered the real deal, while Redford is sublime in what could well be the performance of his career. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Dec 16, 2013
4/5 66% Thor: The Dark World (2013) As confident and assured as its lead character, Marvel's great run continues. We give this Thor out of Thive. (Sorry.) ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Oct 24, 2013
3/5 58% Riddick (2013) Overlong and often overcooked, this is nevertheless a relative return to form for Diesel as the fiendish Furyan. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Sep 2, 2013
3/5 69% The Wolverine (2013) An improvement on the last outing for Jackman's not-so-merry mutant. If only it trusted enough in its unique setting to forgo a descent into aggressively awful formula. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Jul 22, 2013
4/5 78% Flight (2012) A welcome return to live-action filmmaking for Zemeckis, who hasn't lost his knack for a brilliant shot or for extracting great performances. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Jan 27, 2013
2/5 47% Bullet to the Head (2013) Fun in parts, and Stallone's always watchable, but it's an '80s tribute movie that coasts along on rapidly diminishing goodwill. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Jan 27, 2013
4/5 79% Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted (2012) While it may blunder down the odd comedy cul-de-sac, Madagascar 3 is often inspired and very, very funny. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Oct 15, 2012
3/5 20% That's My Boy (2012) Not nearly as terrible as burped-out Sandler disasters of recent years, there's enough funny stuff here to remind us of his talent. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Sep 3, 2012
3/5 78% Dredd (2012) A solid, occasionally excellent take on the character, with Urban's chin particularly impressive. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Sep 3, 2012
1/5 28% Project X (2012) Witless, charmless, teen twaddle. Let's take all prints off the film, and bury them. Don't bother marking the spot with an X. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Mar 1, 2012
3/5 35% The Thing (2011) By no means the finessed work of a Carpenter; more an enthusiastic DIY expert who read the instructions once and reckons he can manage. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Nov 28, 2011
2/5 35% Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011) An improvement on Transformers 2, but then what isn't? ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Jun 28, 2011
3/5 44% Bad Teacher (2011) Broader than Bad Santa and less consistently funny, it's still gleefully rude, crude and often a lot of fun. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Jun 16, 2011
4/5 90% Attack the Block (2011) Blending laughs, thrills and sci-fi chills with aplomb, Cornish's debut is nothing less than - yes! - the new Shaun Of The Dead. Believe, bruv. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted May 9, 2011
4/5 77% Thor (2011) Turn off the snark-o-meter, and this is a return to form for Marvel, introducing a new hero we'll be happy to see again in, oh, about a year or so. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Apr 18, 2011
2/5 46% Drive Angry (2011) A shambling, ponderous mess that aims to be a trashy cult classic and merely ends up in the trash -- Fichtner aside. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Feb 22, 2011
4/5 71% Paul (2011) Broader and more accessible than either Shaun Of The Dead or Hot Fuzz, Paul is pure Pegg and Frost - clever, cheeky and very, very funny. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Feb 14, 2011
4/5 85% Easy A (2010) Arguably the best teen comedy since Clueless, it's easy to give this one an A. Well, A-. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Oct 20, 2010
4/5 89% Superman II (1981) Manages to gain classic comic book feature status through a combination of great stunts and a great human angle. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Jul 14, 2010
4/5 72% Get Him to the Greek (2010) Like most of the recent exports from Apatown, this is patchy, but home-run hilarious from time to time. If only it didn't detour into darkness so often. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Jun 16, 2010
5/5 76% Kick-Ass (2010) A ridiculously entertaining, perfectly paced, ultra-violent cinematic rush that kicks the places other movies struggle to reach. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Mar 15, 2010
5/5 83% Avatar (2009) It's a world, not to give too much away, that Cameron clearly fully intends to return to and further explore. When he does, our bags are already packed. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Dec 10, 2009
4/5 89% Zombieland (2009) Very funny, often thrilling and full of neat little touches that should make it entirely rewatchable, Zombieland sees Fleischer join the ranks of directors - Romero, Wright, Raimi, Snyder - whose first films aren't just zombie films, but great films. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Oct 9, 2009