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David Aldridge

David Aldridge

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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
3/5 88% Asterix and Obelix: Mansion of the Gods (Astérix: Le domaine des dieux) "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 87% 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 "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 11% 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 47% 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 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 "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 29, 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 15, 2016
2/5 0% Sparks and Embers "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! "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) "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 "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 74% Moomins On The Riviera (Muumit Rivieralla) "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
2/5 0% Down Dog "One or two of the more serious father/son scenes pass muster, but emotional truths are few and far between. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Feb 12, 2015
3/5 73% Penguins Of Madagascar (2014) "There are enough mirthful moments - many splendidly surreal - to make this a trip worth taking. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Dec 4, 2014
1/5 16% Nativity 3: Dude Where's My Donkey? "This is desperately poor stuff, juvenile in the extreme, thoroughly unfunny, and pitched squarely at younger kids. However, even they will probably find it too long and convoluted. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Nov 13, 2014
2/5 75% Bjork: Biophilia Live (2014) "It's all no doubt breathtaking if you're a Björk fan, but repetitive and rather tough going if you're not. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Oct 17, 2014
3/5 83% Giovanni's Island "This traditionally animated, endearingly "low-tech" film is bittersweet, often sad and occasionally very moving. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Oct 10, 2014
3/5 61% Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (2014) "In trying to appeal to a broad family audience, Alexander sometimes spreads its comedy a little thin. But it's big-hearted and, ultimately, upbeat. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Oct 10, 2014
2/5 22% Dracula Untold (2014) "Mildly entertaining without offering any great quality, the movie is a half-decent action showcase for the talented Evans, the fight scenes are OK, and there is enough cheese and ham to fill a tasty sandwich. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Oct 3, 2014
2/5 74% Margaret (2011) "At 150 minutes, it's way too long, with several superfluous scenes and subplots. On top of all that, moments of high melodrama and overwrought opera suggest that it has an over-inflated sense of its own importance. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Sep 29, 2014
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