Chris Laverty

Chris Laverty
Tomatometer-approved critic
Location: UK

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
56% Man of Steel (2013) Chaotic and unfocused. - Clothes on Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2013
95% Behind the Candelabra (2013) A tremendous achievement for all involved. - Clothes on Film EDIT
Read More | Posted May 31, 2013
48% The Great Gatsby (2013) Less is not more, more is more. Luhrmann's Great Gatsby embraces this notion as a reflection of its central character, and in this sense at least it is near-on perfect. - Clothes on Film EDIT
Read More | Posted May 23, 2013
84% Star Trek Into Darkness (2013) Manages to appease lifelong Star Trek fans without alienating newcomers. - Clothes on Film EDIT
Read More | Posted May 8, 2013
79% Iron Man 3 (2013) The perfect superhero movie. - Clothes on Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2013
59% Oz the Great and Powerful (2013) As patchy as a patchwork quilt, but equally pleasing to look at. - Clothes on Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2013
89% Lincoln (2012) The biggest compliment we can pay Joanna Johnston's costumes in Lincoln is that you hardly notice them. This is a far subtler film than you might expect. - Clothes on Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2013
86% Django Unchained (2012) A cruel but humorous tale of robust men and women defined by the myth of the 'Old West'. - Clothes on Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2012
69% Les Misérables (2012) Earnest enough to verge on parody, but so sumptuous most audiences won't care a jot. - Clothes on Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2012
92% Skyfall (2012) Skyfall could be the most enjoyable Bond yet. One thing's for certain; Bond has never scrubbed up better. Tom Ford now exists to make Daniel Craig suits. - Clothes on Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2012
94% Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has To Travel (2012) For Vreeland reality was merely the starting point on a far more delicious journey, the best of which is captured here in this excellent documentary. - Clothes on Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2012
93% Looper (2012) A mishmash of futuristic conventions and clichés cobbled together as something we have never quite seen before. - Clothes on Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2012
87% The Dark Knight Rises (2012) Exciting, audacious and thematically rich; Christopher Nolan refuses to play safe. - Clothes on Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2012
66% Cosmopolis (2012) An immaculate journey into weird. - Clothes on Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2012
93% Moonrise Kingdom (2012) Wes Anderson's most sartorially significant film yet. - Clothes on Film EDIT
Read More | Posted May 28, 2012
92% Marvel's The Avengers (2012) A witty, well-acted sci-fi adventure. - Clothes on Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2012
84% The Hunger Games (2012) The film is aided immeasurably by Judianna Makovsky's costume design. Clothes are an intentional method of deciphering The Hunger Games' politics. - Clothes on Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2012
66% The Woman in Black (2012) Proof that frock coats and lace dresses really are terrifying. - Clothes on Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2012
76% War Horse (2011) Children and the elderly will love it. - Clothes on Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2012
93% Hugo (2011) A monument to wonder and excitement for all those still in knee socks or short trousers. - Clothes on Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2011
93% Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol (2011) Enjoyably daft fare with enough sci-fi tech and desirable clobber to keep you cooing until the credits. - Clothes on Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2011
95% The Artist (2011) If there is a more joyous film this year, we haven't seen it. - Clothes on Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 24, 2011
79% Melancholia (2011) Melancholia is a heartbreakingly beautiful experience, one to selfishly guard and treasure. - Clothes on Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2011
84% Jane Eyre (2011) A chaste, yet inescapably sexy love story told with depth and passion. - Clothes on Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2011
83% Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011) A classy, very British affair. - Clothes on Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2011
82% Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011) The best popcorn of the summer. - Clothes on Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2011
80% Captain America: The First Avenger (2011) Taps into the idea that deep down we all want to dress up and play hero. - Clothes on Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2011
73% Norwegian Wood (2012) Beautiful and affecting, even if it does collapse under the weight of its own earnestness at times. - Clothes on Film EDIT
Read More | Posted May 26, 2011
32% Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011) This saturated saga is dead in the water. - Clothes on Film EDIT
Read More | Posted May 16, 2011
61% Water for Elephants (2011) Old fashioned and sentimental, Water for Elephants still has much to offer with its very readable costume design. - Clothes on Film EDIT
Read More | Posted May 9, 2011
86% Rabbit Hole (2010) While it may be uncomfortable to watch, Rabbit Hole is nonetheless essential viewing. - Clothes on Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2011
94% The King's Speech (2010) A tender contemplation on duty and the crippling weight of expectancy. - Clothes on Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2011
50% Tron Legacy (2010) There are flourishes of brilliance, particularly in score, costumes and set design. However, this brilliance is often buried beneath messy, disjointed action sequences and a story that fails to make any sense at all. - Clothes on Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2010
80% Catfish (2010) A deftly clever commentary on the nature of identity and how it defines our role in society. - Clothes on Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2010
No Score Yet Beyond Biba (2009) One woman's extraordinary influence on popular culture. - Clothes on Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 11, 2010
83% Dolores Claiborne (1995) A patient and mature thriller featuring a protagonist fascinating in her agony. - Clothes on Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2010
81% Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010) Tarantino, without the extraneous dialogue. - Clothes on Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2010
52% Knight & Day (2010) Once you cotton onto the fact that you're watching 'Carry on Bourne', you might even enjoy it. - Clothes on Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2010
98% Toy Story 3 (2010) The best film Pixar have ever made. - Clothes on Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2010
86% Inception (2010) Roll with the journey and trust that it will take you where you want to go. - Clothes on Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2010
37% Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (2010) Falls short of The Curse of the Black Pearl in perhaps every way but costume. - Clothes on Film EDIT
Read More | Posted May 13, 2010
3/5 64% Hot Tub Time Machine (2010) Eighties nostalgia has never been so disgusting, or funny. - Clothes on Film EDIT
Read More | Posted May 10, 2010
4/5 76% Kick-Ass (2010) Hit-Girl owns this film like she would own your ass if you ever stepped to her. - Clothes on Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2010
4/5 82% Avatar (2009) Ambitious but not overreaching, Avatar is a stunning piece of blue heaven. - Clothes on Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2010
2/5 39% 2012 (2009) Unbelievably dumb and sentimental movie. - Clothes on Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2010
4/5 95% Raging Bull (1980) Interesting, rewarding and, at times, surprisingly episodic. - Heckler Spray EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 4, 2010
4/5 88% Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961) An undeniably romantic tale of damaged goods finding love. - Clothes on Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2009
4/5 73% The Road (2009) Hillcoat took it as far as he dared and created a beautiful suffering; a film that somehow manages to be both unwatchable and unmissable at the same time. - Clothes on Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2009
2/5 18% Saturn 3 (1980) Saturn 3 remains a mere gender curio of the era. It's too rotten to be anything else. - Clothes on Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2009
5/5 98% Chinatown (1974) A landmark blend of acting, directing, structure and design. Chinatown is the greatest detective movie ever made. - Clothes on Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2009