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Darren Bignell

Darren Bignell
Darren Bignell'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 13% Carpool (1996) The whole madcap production is at best faintly amusing, at worst, painfully protracted. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted May 2, 2014
2/5 8% Spy Hard (1996) Sporadically funny, but never more than a sting of crude gags. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Jun 4, 2013
4/5 79% Beautiful Girls (1996) This film really succeeds with its warm treatment of ordinary hang-ups -- no life-shattering revelations or pain repressed since childhood, just the genuine, everyday trials of life. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Aug 20, 2010
3/5 29% The Saint (1997) There's no lack of style or pace from Noyce, just the sense that it isn't quite gelling together. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted May 20, 2008
3/5 60% Happy Gilmore (1996) At the end of the day, it's exactly what most spectators would really love to see on the fairway. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Apr 15, 2008
4/5 57% Pitch Black (2000) This is filmmaking that's lean, mean and (in Diesel) boasts one hell of a fighting machine. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Jan 1, 2000
4/5 94% Mrs. Brown (1997) Before you know it, you're caught up in a difficult but touching friendship, and enjoying a history lesson more than you ever thought possible. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Jan 1, 2000
3/5 36% I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997) ...this appetiser proves that nouveau horror is alive and kicking hard. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Jan 1, 2000
3/5 54% Blade (1998) Norrington's ability with stuntwork, fight sequences and positing CGI are unquestionable. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Jan 1, 2000
3/5 70% Empire of the Sun (1987) Good-looking but hollow. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Jan 1, 2000
3/5 27% Lost in Space (1998) Praise is nevertheless due to the host of effects houses responsible for hideous space spiders, a ship ominously reminiscent of Event Horizon and countless other amazing visuals. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Jan 1, 2000
3/5 60% American Pie (1999) There's a good balance struck between bite-size chuckles offered by the central caricatures, and belly-laughs provoked by the scrapes they get into. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Jan 1, 2000
4/5 67% The Devil's Advocate (1997) High art this may not be, and certainly no Paradise Lost, but fine filmic entertainment it most definitely is. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Jan 1, 2000
36% Cotton Mary (2000) All very, very long-winded. And it's a basic filmic truth that if you fail to provide an audience with even one character to sympathise with, interest will rapidly flag. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Jan 1, 2000
83% There's Something About Mary (1998) There are some scenes of stand-out hilarity that will actually leave you in pain. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Jan 1, 2000
3/5 46% The Basketball Diaries (1995) Not exactly upbeat watching but the charm of an early DiCaprio and Mark Wahlberg makes this worthwhile viewing. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Jan 1, 2000
4/5 81% Liar Liar (1997) ...a reliably entertaining slice of comic nonsense. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Jan 1, 2000
3/5 40% Big Daddy (1999) Big Daddy is clear evidence that -- for the moment at least -- this pony doesn't need a new trick. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Jan 1, 2000