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David Aldridge

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

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/5 93% I Am Not a Serial Killer (2016) Originality is hard to come by, especially in horror films, but there's a good dose of it in this stylish and beguiling little chiller based on the first book in Dan Wells's YA book series. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Dec 8, 2016
3/5 29% Molly Moon and the Incredible Book of Hypnotism (2015) It's corny, but it also represents an ideal fantasy fulfilment for preteen girls. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Dec 1, 2016
3/5 92% Eat That Question: Frank Zappa in His Own Words (2016) Even those who are too young to remember Zappa's work may be drawn in by his iconic rebel status. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Dec 1, 2016
3/5 97% Your Name (Kimi No Na Wa.) (2016) Although you need to keep your wits about you here, Your Name is a sharply animated, well-told fantastical tale for tweenagers. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Nov 17, 2016
1/5 75% We Are the Flesh (Tenemos la carne) (2017) Fans of Alexander Jodorowsky may fancy taking this trip with director Emiliano Rocha Minter; others should avoid at all costs. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Nov 17, 2016
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 75% 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 67% 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 16, 2016
3/5 83% 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 16, 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 2, 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 2, 2016
3/5 9% Cell (2016) Slickly made and worth the watch. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Aug 28, 2016
3/5 70% 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 21, 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 15% 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 43% 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 96% 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 17% 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 13% 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 51% 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 9% Norm of the North (2016) It's all fine without being too exciting. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Mar 17, 2016
3/5 48% 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 29, 2016
2/5 33% 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 15, 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 20, 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 20, 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 20, 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 23, 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