David Aldridge

David Aldridge

Agrees with the Tomatometer 76% of the time.

David Aldridge's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Radio Times

Movie Reviews Only

‹ |
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/5 19%

Keeping Up With The Joneses (2016)

"Kind of fun, though the material isn't always up to its calibre of cast." ‐ Radio Times
Posted Oct 20, 2016
4/5 85%

Trolls (2016)

"Threaded with a Cinderella subplot and featuring a poppy mix of musical covers and original songs, Trolls is quality confection for little ones." ‐ Radio Times
Posted Oct 20, 2016
2/5 No Score Yet

The Neighbor (2016)

"It's decently acted and decently made. At the same time, though, there's nothing particularly exceptional going on here." ‐ Radio Times
Posted Sep 15, 2016
3/5 80%

Two Women (Mesyats v derevne) (2014)

"The acting, especially of leading lady Astrakhantseva, overcomes the language barrier, and makes this an adaptation worth experiencing by more adventurous viewers." ‐ Radio Times
Posted Sep 15, 2016
4/5 66%

Anthropoid (2016)

"A sweatily gripping thriller with a rousing finale." ‐ Radio Times
Posted Sep 8, 2016
3/5 81%

Equity (2016)

"It's no life-changer, but still offers decent entertainment." ‐ Radio Times
Posted Sep 1, 2016
4/5 67%

Brotherhood (2016)

"While the first film was attention-grabbing in its portrayal of gang life, Brotherhood is a more accomplished piece of true Brit film-making." ‐ Radio Times
Posted Sep 1, 2016
3/5 7%

Cell (2016)

"Slickly made and worth the watch." ‐ Radio Times
Posted Aug 27, 2016
3/5 78%

Asterix and Obelix: Mansion of the Gods (Astérix: Le domaine des dieux) (2014)

"Despite some languid stretches, it's genial knockabout stuff for slightly older kids that, like Caesar, comes, sees and kind of conquers." ‐ Radio Times
Posted Aug 20, 2016
4/5 86%

Pete's Dragon (2016)

"By turns funny, sad, scary and exciting, this is terrific family entertainment, though children who are easily upset may be disturbed by some of the intense action scenes." ‐ Radio Times
Posted Aug 14, 2016
4/5 88%

Born To Be Blue (2016)

"A brilliant, often brutal biopic that's cool for cats of any persuasion, whether jazz fans or otherwise." ‐ Radio Times
Posted Jul 24, 2016
3/5 100%

The Hard Stop (2015)

"It's worth the watch, though unlikely to sway the entrenched opinions as to whether what the police did that day was justified or not." ‐ Radio Times
Posted Jul 17, 2016
3/5 76%

Keanu (2016)

"As an adult action-comedy spoof, Keanu does intermittently cut it. And the kitten is really, really cute." ‐ Radio Times
Posted Jul 17, 2016
2/5 13%

Ice Age: Collision Course (2016)

"The Ice Age films have always been one of the better, more consistent family franchises. But this is a sequel too far." ‐ Radio Times
Posted Jul 17, 2016
3/5 42%

The Girl King (2015)

"Superior and hugely watchable costume drama." ‐ Radio Times
Posted Jun 16, 2016
2/5 44%

Miracles from Heaven (2016)

"Though unquestionably a film of faith, Miracles from Heaven doesn't ram its religiosity down your throat quite as much as many others of its kind do. Not until a horribly over-fluffy finale, that is." ‐ Radio Times
Posted Jun 9, 2016
4/5 97%

Sing Street (2016)

"Cornily heart-warming, it's an absolute delight and a welcome relief from the shock and bore of the typical multiplex blockbuster." ‐ Radio Times
Posted May 19, 2016
2/5 16%

Ratchet & Clank (2016)

"Snappy dialogue and fast pacing keep things lively, but essentially, this is a video game you can't play, and a film that all but rabid Ratchet & Clank fans will find tough to watch." ‐ Radio Times
Posted Apr 28, 2016
3/5 7%

Despite The Falling Snow (2016)

"It's a taut and talky film, nicely played by all concerned. But given the big themes, it is a rather small affair with few cinematic qualities." ‐ Radio Times
Posted Apr 14, 2016
3/5 87%

The Club (El Club) (2016)

"A worthwhile if sometimes tough watch." ‐ Radio Times
Posted Mar 24, 2016
2/5 52%

Risen (2016)

"Potentially interesting "CSI: Judea" stuff is speedily ditched in favour of Fiennes's conversion to Christianity and some routine miracles." ‐ Radio Times
Posted Mar 17, 2016
2/5 8%

Norm of the North (2016)

"It's all fine without being too exciting." ‐ Radio Times
Posted Mar 17, 2016
3/5 50%

Capture the Flag (2016)

"It may lack the finesse and charm of animation from Pixar, Disney or DreamWorks, but it's a decent yarn for younger kids who want something to watch on a rainy day or school holiday." ‐ Radio Times
Posted Jan 28, 2016
2/5 35%

Dragon Blade (Tian jiang xiong shi) (2015)

"Chan brings martial artistry to the fight, Cusack his siege skills, and the the film overall is a mishmash of languages, styles and tones." ‐ Radio Times
Posted Jan 14, 2016
2/5 0%

Sparks and Embers (2015)

"A mildly diverting confection for a rainy day, and something that may find a more suitable home on the small screen." ‐ Radio Times
Posted Dec 19, 2015
4/5 87%

The Peanuts Movie (2015)

"The kids may need some persuading. But chances are they'll love this too ..." ‐ Radio Times
Posted Dec 19, 2015
3/5 100%

Mr Calzaghe (2015)

"Slickly made though thoroughly non-critical, Mr Calzaghe should appeal to fans of the Italian Dragon even if it is a bit light on its feet." ‐ Radio Times
Posted Nov 19, 2015
2/5 46%

Closer To The Moon (2015)

"The story is so quintessentially Romanian, it had better been made in Romanian, with Romanian actors." ‐ Radio Times
Posted Nov 12, 2015
2/5 26%

The Runner (2015)

"Although first-time writer/director Austin Stark has his heart in the right place and Cage eschews his trademark zaniness, it's only watchable rather than gripping." ‐ Radio Times
Posted Nov 5, 2015
4/5 97%

Brooklyn (2015)

"It breaks no bounds, offers no edges. But it's a hugely likeable piece of old-fashioned entertainment ..." ‐ Radio Times
Posted Nov 5, 2015
3/5 82%

Paper Planes (2015)

"It's worth catching on some platform or other if you and the kids are in the mood for some pleasant Oz escapism." ‐ Radio Times
Posted Oct 22, 2015
3/5 62%

Just Another Girl on the I.R.T. (1993)

"Terrific slice-of-life stuff, by turns funny and sad, with Ariyan Johnson excellent as an ordinary New York high-school student who's determined to better herself." ‐ Radio Times
Posted Sep 28, 2015
3/5 64%

The Visit (2015)

"There is some genuinely scary stuff ... and if you're a lover of the weird, it's a must-see." ‐ Radio Times
Posted Sep 11, 2015
1/5 91%

Aaaaaaaah! (2015)

"Where to start?" ‐ Radio Times
Posted Sep 3, 2015
3/5 40%

We Are Your Friends (2015)

"One of the better recent music-scene films. Niche, maybe, but nice." ‐ Radio Times
Posted Aug 27, 2015
4/5 58%

Maggie (2015)

"Gripping and genuinely moving, Maggie is a film of subtlety with a different kind of horror that tears at the heartstrings more than the flesh ..." ‐ Radio Times
Posted Jul 23, 2015
1/5 43%

National Lampoon's Blackball (2005)

"The laughs here are way off-target. This Brit-flop won't be bowling anyone over." ‐ Radio Times
Posted Jul 22, 2015
3/5 44%

True Story (2015)

"A good story, quite grippingly told, and worth consideration." ‐ Radio Times
Posted Jul 16, 2015
3/5 88%

Återträffen (The Reunion) (2015)

"This Swedish docudrama is a strange but beguiling beast." ‐ Radio Times
Posted Jul 9, 2015
4/5 93%

Slow West (2015)

"A western, most likely different from any western you'll have seen before, it is by turns funny, sad, tragic, comic and drily witty - it's a gem of the genre." ‐ Radio Times
Posted Jun 25, 2015
3/5 75%

Gascoigne (2015)

"A telling portrait of a decent and likeable man who ultimately was too emotionally immature to cope with the twin pressures of fame and fortune." ‐ Radio Times
Posted Jun 4, 2015
3/5 90%

Spring (2015)

"Every so often, a film comes along that takes so weird a turn that it completely discombobulates the viewer. Spring is such a film." ‐ Radio Times
Posted May 21, 2015
2/5 No Score Yet

Dino Time (2012)

"Driven by some half-decent action scenes, Dino Time is no must-see, but it will comfortably while away a wet afternoon." ‐ Radio Times
Posted May 21, 2015
3/5 75%

Moomins On The Riviera (Muumit Rivieralla) (2014)

"Hand-drawn, eccentric and episodic, the film flies in the face of the current trend in animation for computer-generated excess - it's strangely comforting, old-school cartooning." ‐ Radio Times
Posted May 21, 2015
3/5 31%

Poltergeist (2015)

"Kenan skilfully combines familiar scary-movie clichés with more original touches, including an innovative use of drone technology, and comes up with a better-than-average remake." ‐ Radio Times
Posted May 21, 2015
3/5 66%

Pitch Perfect 2 (2015)

"Like most sequels, Pitch Perfect 2 isn't as good as the original, but it has its moments - enough, just about - for lovers of the first film to like this one too." ‐ Radio Times
Posted May 14, 2015
3/5 31%

Ooops! Noah is Gone... (Two by Two) (2015)

"Although derivative, Two by Two is bright, breezy, fast-paced fun that will captivate younger kids without offering much for accompanying adults." ‐ Radio Times
Posted Apr 30, 2015
3/5 58%

The Last 5 Years (2015)

"Even if this doesn't go down in cinema history as a great musical, it's certainly well worth a watch and a listen." ‐ Radio Times
Posted Apr 16, 2015
3/5 78%

Ticket to Heaven (1981)

"It's no barrel of laughs, but there are flashes of humour to lighten the load." ‐ Radio Times
Posted Apr 7, 2015
3/5 86%

A Brilliant Young Mind (2015)

"It is nicely feel-good, is less manipulative than it could have been, and is well played by the high-calibre cast." ‐ Radio Times
Posted Mar 12, 2015
‹ |