Daniel Etherington

Daniel Etherington

Agrees with the Tomatometer 75% of the time.

Publications:
Film4 , FilmFour.com , Sight and Sound
Total Reviews:
176

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

Showing 51 - 100 of 176
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
3/5 86% Slither (2006) " Gunn's film is masses of nostalgic fun if you grew up with body horror of the 1980s. And just plain gross fun if you didn't." — Film4
Posted Oct 15, 2008
29% The Punisher (2004) " A comic-book-movie-that-pretends-it's-not that falls between stools." — Film4
Posted Oct 14, 2008
2.5/5 27% Fantastic Four (2005) " An opportunity squandered by Marvel, which really needs to watch its quality control more closely." — Film4
Posted Oct 14, 2008
2/5 53% City of Ember (2008) " A film that doesn't fulfil the promise of its source material but still offers a novel setting and reasonably gripping - if rushed - story." — Film4
Posted Oct 10, 2008
2/5 30% Nights in Rodanthe (2008) " Just about provides the goods as a romantic weepie but not the best Sparks adaptation." — Film4
Posted Oct 10, 2008
2.5/5 14% Mirrors (2008) " It's not the worst entry in Hollywood's catalogue of Asian horror remakes, but is Aja's most disappointing film to date." — Film4
Posted Oct 10, 2008
4/5 81% Road to Perdition (2002) " It's Newman who really stands out. Despite his advanced years -- he's 77 -- the man still has remarkable presence." — Film4
Posted Oct 1, 2008
2.5/5 53% Steep (2007) " Amazing imagery of remarkable achievements and a chronicle of the sport but one that could have dug a little deeper into the psychology of the extreme skiers." — Film4
Posted Sep 26, 2008
33% Windtalkers (2002) " Replete with Cage's finest angsty acting and John Woo's requisite concerns of friendship and rivalry in the face of violence." — Film4
Posted Sep 19, 2008
4/5 87% The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (Toki wo kakeru shojo) (2007) " It's not quite up there with the best of Miyazaki's coming-of-age dramas featuring the likes of Kiki and Chihiro/Sen, but Hosada has proved himself after his Ghibli debacle. Great stuff." — Film4
Posted Sep 19, 2008
93% The Apartment (1960) " A true classic. It's about advancement, ambition, corruption and adultery, and it operates as both a satire and a sorrowful romance." — Film4
Posted Sep 12, 2008
3.5/5 38% Partition (2007) " A brave if earnest attempt to articulate historical issues that remain pertinent." — Film4
Posted Sep 12, 2008
3.5/5 83% Eden Lake (2008) " So harsh, bleak and intense it achieves a level of raw power. A sordid little nightmare of contemporary England." — Film4
Posted Sep 12, 2008
74% Monster House (2006) " A good laugh and technologically fascinating." — Film4
Posted Sep 10, 2008
3.5/5 83% Paprika (2006) " Though it's not quite up there with the cream of anime feature films, Paprika is a distinctive, quality addition to the genre." — Film4
Posted Sep 9, 2008
85% The Emperor's New Groove (2000) " Groove boasts some innovative tricks and sharp performances. Oh, and not too many songs. Phew." — Film4
Posted Sep 8, 2008
87% Howl's Moving Castle (2005) " Another work of great imagination and beauty from Hiyao Miyazaki." — Film4
Posted Sep 7, 2008
3.5/5 85% Sweet Land (2006) " Sweet Land could have been mawkish and overly sentimental, but Selim has a light touch and the film is intelligent, sensitive and sweet." — Film4
Posted Sep 5, 2008
4.5/5 94% Ghost in the Shell (1996) " Thrilling, compelling, moving and visually splendid, this isn't just a classic anime, it's a great film." — Film4
Posted Sep 4, 2008
97% Hotaru no haka (Grave of the Fireflies) (1988) " Even though it's not exactly easy to watch the protracted deaths of two children, this is not only one of the greatest anime ever, but also an important (anti-) war film. A moving masterpiece." — Film4
Posted Sep 3, 2008
5/5 97% Spirited Away (2001) " Spirited Away is wonderful." — Film4
Posted Sep 3, 2008
88% Shrek (2001) " Hugely entertaining, sassy and great-looking..." — Film4
Posted Sep 1, 2008
89% Lady and the Tramp (1955) " A charming piece of vintage entertainment from Walt Disney, replete with wholesome family values." — Film4
Posted Sep 1, 2008
3/5 89% Neko no Ongaeshi (The Cat Returns) (2002) " Interesting and watchable, but definitely not up to Miyazaki's standards." — Film4
Posted Sep 1, 2008
5/5 93% Princess Mononoke (Mononoke-hime) (1999) " All Miyazaki's films are masterpieces, but Princess Mononoke may just have the edge." — Film4
Posted Sep 1, 2008
5/5 96% Monsters, Inc. (2001) " It's funny and endearing, but its strengths are more in the 'physical' humour than in the dialogue, which isn't as rich in wit as Pixar's previous outings." — Film4
Posted Sep 1, 2008
5/5 97% The Incredibles (2004) " Wonderful stuff." — Film4
Posted Aug 31, 2008
2.5/5 45% The Strangers (2008) " A lean, effective little exercise in scares. It offers nothing new but is perfect for breaking the ice on a first date." — Film4
Posted Aug 29, 2008
4/5 68% Ben X (2007) " It has its moments of triteness but by and large Ben X is provocative, moving and effective. It's a refreshingly different film that cleverly uses aspects of game culture to tell and intriguing story and confront difficult social problems." — Film4
Posted Aug 29, 2008
46% Constantine (2005) " It's just sad that a movie ostensibly based on a frequently intelligent comic book should end up a no-brainer." — Film4
Posted Aug 22, 2008
55% Madagascar (2005) " Amiably entertaining." — Film4
Posted Aug 11, 2008
2/5 22% Make It Happen (2008) " There's dancing, there's emotion, there's an earnestly cheesy inspirational storyline, there's nothing you won't have seen before." — Film4
Posted Aug 8, 2008
3/5 50% The Fox & the Child (2007) " A film that looks sumptuous, presents viewers with a splendid array of European beasties, but veers off into some strange contrivances." — Film4
Posted Aug 8, 2008
3.5/5 53% Tropa de Elite (The Elite Squad) (2007) " An action-drama that's fascinating for its insights into Rio's social structures. But while it's compellingly intense, it's also morally muddled." — Film4
Posted Aug 8, 2008
3/5 49% Before the Rains (2008) " As a melodramatic period potboiler it works well enough." — Film4
Posted Jul 22, 2008
3/5 71% Wanted (2008) " It's just unfortunate that this interpretation of Wanted has such a ramshackle narrative." — Film4
Posted Jun 25, 2008
55% Blade (1998) " Achieves just the right combination of lore and fetishized action movie." — Film4
Posted Jun 17, 2008
3.5/5 96% The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters (2007) " A great little documentary, full of laughs, drama and tension. It's like Rocky, but with a joystick. And an opponent who isn't actually seen stepping into the ring." — Film4
Posted Jun 6, 2008
44% 50 First Dates (2004) " Within the witlessness and crudeness is a touching (or mawkish, depending on your perspective) romantic comedy trying to get out." — Film4
Posted May 29, 2008
92% Traffic (2000) " Intelligent and highly thought-provoking." — Film4
Posted May 18, 2008
81% Batman: Mask Of The Phantasm (1993) " Quintessential Batman and a quality cartoon." — Film4
Posted May 18, 2008
2.5/5 24% The Beverly Hillbillies (1993) " An endearing revival for TV's favourite hicks." — Film4
Posted May 13, 2008
3/5 76% The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe (2005) " A slow, cold first half is followed by a lively, sunny second half." — Film4
Posted May 13, 2008
19% Joe's Apartment (1996) " It's nicely realised, by human and roach alike, and something of a landmark in cinematic grossness." — Film4
Posted May 12, 2008
96% Ghostbusters (1984) " Stuffed with wisecracking, punning and essential deadpanning care of the film's most notable star performer Murray (who has such delivery down as a fine art), the film also packs in a half-decent narrative." — Film4
Posted May 6, 2008
64% Phantasm (1979) " With its blend of horror and sci-fi and crap and cool, and its deceitful story-line, Phantasm's certainly unlike other American films of the period." — Film4
Posted May 6, 2008
25% Gone in 60 Seconds (Gone in Sixty Seconds) (2000) " It's just kinda dull though, unless you get excited by 60s Thunderbirds, Chevies and wot not." — Film4
Posted May 6, 2008
4.5/5 96% Persepolis (2007) " A moving, funny, personal yet universal tale of one woman's life growing up amid political turbulence, animated with concise artistry." — Film4
Posted Apr 25, 2008
2/5 25% Botched (2008) " A hit-and-miss comedy-horror. Mostly miss." — Film4
Posted Apr 18, 2008
26% Blade: Trinity (2004) " Goyer's film is an entertaining though a hit and miss addition to the franchise." — Film4
Posted Apr 17, 2008
1.5/5 0% Strange Wilderness (2008) " Really not very funny. Unless you're a moronic frat boy who's been smoking a lot of wacky backy, in which case it's probably hilarious." — Film4
Posted Apr 11, 2008
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