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Damon Wise

Damon Wise

Agrees with the Tomatometer 79% of the time.

Damon Wise's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Empire Magazine, Radio Times, Times (UK), Uncut Magazine [UK]

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2/5 58% Red Hook Summer (2012) "It is so wilfully off the scale that it is hard to know quite how to quantify it. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Jan 23, 2012
3/5 31% Intruders (2012) "Though short on shocks and mild in horror terms, Fresnadillo's fantasy has a lot of heart and sincerity in equal measure. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Jan 23, 2012
3/5 13% W.E. (2012) "In its clearer moments, Madonna's handsomely staged film cleverly defies the history books with some provocative points about the price Simpson "really" paid for her notoriety. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Jan 20, 2012
3/5 13% W.E. (2012) "An uneven study of a notorious love story, raised by some superb performances and nuances, but brought down by awkward direction. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Jan 15, 2012
4/5 79% Shame (2011) "Brave, beautifully acted and emotionally revealing - an early strong contender for the most provocative and compelling film of the year. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Jan 9, 2012
1/5 33% The Lady (2012) "Simply worthy and dull, revealing little about Suu Kyi's mettle and true feelings or indeed any wider truths about her undeniable impact on the world stage. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Jan 5, 2012
5/5 97% The Artist (2011) "Simply irresistible. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Jan 5, 2012
4/5 86% The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011) "A tough, post-punk Tintin-meets-Klute for the Occupy Wall Street set, this kinetic, hard-edged thriller is the perfect festive comedown for Fincher fans and dysfunctional families everywhere. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Dec 19, 2011
4/5 94% 50/50 (2011) "[A] beautifully played, precisely observed and surprisingly thoughtful buddy movie, which is based on a true story. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Nov 27, 2011
4/5 79% The Deep Blue Sea (2012) "A heady and often heartrending study of lovers at loggerheads... " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Nov 27, 2011
4/5 79% The Deep Blue Sea (2012) "In an age of hubbub, its patient elegance is a rare thing we should nurture. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Nov 20, 2011
2/5 61% The Awakening (2012) "There's little here to add to the well-worn haunted house genre. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Nov 6, 2011
4/5 98% Oslo, August 31st (2012) "A wonderful, melancholy character piece that's funny and tender, and as fresh as a breath of Oslo sea air. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Nov 1, 2011
2/5 64% Junkhearts (2011) "Strong cast, disappointing characters and a plot that's as thin as discount plonk. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Nov 1, 2011
4/5 76% We Need to Talk About Kevin (2012) "The back and forth narrative makes a few plot points hard to follow, but overall this is an artful portrayal of every mother's worst nightmare. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Oct 26, 2011
2/5 36% Restless (2011) "After the excellent Milk, this is more like curdled cheese. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Oct 17, 2011
5/5 83% Tyrannosaur (2011) "Mullan plays his unsympathetic character with power and magnetism, but it is Colman's terrific performance that sticks in the mind, a powerhouse portrayal of one of modern-day suburbia's many unseen, unheard victims. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Oct 13, 2011
3/5 73% POM Wonderful Presents: The Greatest Movie Ever Sold (2011) "A strong gimmick, but it doesn't quite hang together as a documentary as well as it might. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Oct 9, 2011
92% Drive (2011) "Terrific, pulpy stuff. " ‐ Uncut Magazine [UK]
Posted Oct 5, 2011
4/5 83% Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011) "Features great performances and terrific Cold War detail... " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Sep 15, 2011
3/5 46% Anonymous (2011) "Roland Emmerich's meticulously crafted and often well-acted exposé of the "real" William Shakespeare is shocking only in that it is rather good. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Sep 10, 2011
2/5 9% Weekender (2013) "A bang-on soundtrack will make the hairs on ex-ravers' necks stand up. The plot will have the opposite effect. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Aug 31, 2011
3/5 83% Treacle Jr. "This is a nicely ragged and offbeat mismatched-buddy movie that, though it becomes a little predictable by the end, makes an unexpected hero of a profoundly irritating character. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Jul 14, 2011
4/5 48% Angel of Evil (2011) "Rising Italian star Kim Rossi Stuart is the standout in this fast-paced biography of Milanese gangster Renato Vallanzasca, who fancied himself as something of a Robin Hood figure in the mid-1970s. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted May 26, 2011
78% Red Hill (2010) "Red Hill has an imagination and intelligence that stays long in the mind. " ‐ Uncut Magazine [UK]
Posted May 25, 2011
2/5 44% Third Star (2010) "A film that many will find more morbid than melancholy. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted May 19, 2011
3/5 40% Age of Heroes (2012) "Bean and Danny Dyer butt heads in an engaging manner, and the icy locations add an atmospheric backdrop. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted May 19, 2011
2/5 76% Outside the Law (Hors-la-loi) (2010) "Though the period feel and detail are excellent, the fascinating historical complexities become somewhat lost in a sentimental tale of bloody ties and brotherly duty. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted May 5, 2011
2/5 86% Meek's Cutoff (2011) "It's an intriguing take on actual diaries kept by women pioneers of the time, but their journey may be as punishing for some viewers as it was for them... " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Apr 14, 2011
2/5 71% The Silent House (2011) "What promises to be a pure candyfloss ghost-train ride filled with ominous noises, creaks and shadows ends with a silly twist that's much more likely to raise eyebrows than goosebumps. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Apr 7, 2011
2/5 85% Essential Killing (2012) "For most ... this will be hard to take, like a warped, nightmarish parody of Mr Bean. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Mar 31, 2011
83% Tyrannosaur (2011) "It's actually an uplifting and thoughtful meditation on judgement, about the presumptions we make about other people's lives. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Mar 24, 2011
2/5 67% The Company Men (2011) "Well-intentioned but ill-gauged... " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Mar 10, 2011
4/5 95% Animal Kingdom (2010) "A dark rites-of-passage story meets lethal Shakespearean drama, with low-key performances that artfully get under the skin. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Feb 22, 2011
4/5 98% Inside Job (2010) "It's a fascinating but terrifying insight into a very murky world. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Feb 17, 2011
4/5 98% Inside Job (2010) "A sharp study of corporate greed for those who felt Michael Moore pulled too many punches. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Feb 14, 2011
3/5 64% Biutiful (2010) "In lesser hands, this could have been clumsy and preachy but, while it's certainly leaden at times, Bardem keeps it on track with quiet, compelling dignity. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Jan 27, 2011
4/5 87% Black Swan (2010) "The film hurtles towards an exhilarating and disturbing climax that will please fans of Roman Polanski's early work. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Jan 20, 2011
4/5 93% 127 Hours (2010) "A surprisingly fun, effervescent against-the-odds drama that offers an upbeat moral without the usual punishing survival-story clichés. Not for the faint-hearted, mind. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Jan 3, 2011
2/5 9% Chatroom (2011) "Plausible chills are offset by the film's clumsy youth-movie trimmings, which, through lurid visuals and ripe overacting by its largely unknown cast, drain most of the suspense and interest... " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Dec 23, 2010
3/5 71% Somewhere (2010) "As a slow-burn, poetic character piece it works just fine, with Dorff and especially Fanning making engaging leads. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Dec 9, 2010
2/5 17% Miral (2011) "This sprawling would-be epic is quickly sunk by flat direction, stilted dialogue and very ill-advised casting. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Dec 2, 2010
1/5 No Score Yet Bathory (2008) "Plays out more like a Monty Python comedy than a serious drama, with a subplot involving roller-skating friar-detectives that makes this already turgid 140-minute bore seem a whole lot longer. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Dec 2, 2010
3/5 89% Waiting for Superman (2010) "An intriguing but ultimately niche documentary about the Catch-22 situation facing parents in the matter of their child's education. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Nov 29, 2010
3/5 72% Machete (2010) "When the movie sticks to being a long-form version of the trailer, Machete delivers deadpan laughs and bloody, tongue-in-cheek action thrills. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Nov 29, 2010
4/5 92% Another Year (2010) "Leigh completes a most satisfying hat-trick -- following Vera Drake and Happy-Go-Lucky -- with yet another beautifully performed character piece. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Nov 4, 2010
4/5 93% The Kids Are All Right (2010) "Best of all is Bening, capping even her performance in American Beauty, as a woman forced to face her partner's betrayal. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Oct 28, 2010
3/5 96% The Arbor (2011) "The style of the film is often brilliant and always arresting, especially when Dunbar's work is performed by lively local actors on her desolate former stomping ground. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Oct 21, 2010
4/5 96% The Social Network (2010) "A rich, understated character drama that gleefully exposes the petty playground politics at the centre of one of the internet-era's most bitter court cases. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Oct 13, 2010
3/5 55% Mr. Nice (2011) "It makes a change to see a movie about criminality that doesn't romanticise male bonding and violence. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Oct 7, 2010
3/5 70% Enter the Void (Soudain le vide) (2010) "On a gut level, Enter the Void is pretty sensational -- a dense, psychedelic collage of sounds and images that often abandons story altogether to pursue a purely cinematic experience. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Sep 23, 2010
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