David Edwards

David Edwards

Agrees with the Tomatometer 70% of the time.

David Edwards's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Daily Telegraph (UK), Daily Mirror (UK), Sunday Mirror (UK), Daily Record (UK)

Movie Reviews Only

Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2/5 13%

Seventh Son (2015)

"What's missing is any sense of excitement." ‐ Daily Record (UK)
Posted Mar 27, 2015
3/5 29%

Get Hard (2015)

"[An] occasionally hilarious and constantly filthy comedy featuring more penis references than a PhD in human biology." ‐ Daily Mirror (UK)
Posted Mar 26, 2015
3/5 83%

Cinderella (2015)

"The story is as enchanting as ever, the handsome cast doesn't miss a beat, while the costumes and set design are wonders to behold. But the movie's sheer flawlessness turns out to be a flaw in itself." ‐ Daily Mirror (UK)
Posted Mar 26, 2015
2/5 17%

The Gunman (2015)

"The film's real fault is its 'hero', a glum, sour-faced sociopath who it's almost impossible to root for." ‐ Daily Mirror (UK)
Posted Mar 19, 2015
3/5 28%

Insurgent (2015)

"Much like the last film, the dialogue and the action suffer from a keen sense of lifelessness." ‐ Daily Mirror (UK)
Posted Mar 19, 2015
4/5 86%

A Brilliant Young Mind (2015)

"Take the story of a young maths prodigy, add three notable performances, subtract any of the by-the-numbers mawkishness you might expect, and the result is X+Y, a small gem of a Brit flick." ‐ Daily Mirror (UK)
Posted Mar 13, 2015
2/5 60%

Run All Night (2015)

"It's dull enough to make you yawn but too loud to let you fall asleep." ‐ Daily Mirror (UK)
Posted Mar 13, 2015
3/5 57%

White Bird in a Blizzard (2014)

"Shailene Woodley stars in a mystery thriller/coming-of-age drama that earns its third star from a kicker of a twist ending." ‐ Daily Record (UK)
Posted Mar 6, 2015

Still Alice (2015)

"Never once veering into heavy-handed sentimentality, it's a film to break your heart." ‐ Daily Record (UK)
Posted Mar 6, 2015
3/5 11%

Unfinished Business (2015)

"Unfinished Business may be the best Judd Apatow comedy that Judd Apatow never made." ‐ Daily Record (UK)
Posted Mar 6, 2015
3/5 32%

Chappie (2015)

"The dialogue is simplistic but the film is atmospheric and fitfully entertaining, thanks largely to the charms of Visser and Sharlto Copley, who plays Chappie via motion capture." ‐ Daily Mirror (UK)
Posted Mar 6, 2015
2/5 56%

Focus (2015)

"It all adds up to an entertaining first half hour or so before the plot begins in earnest and the fun factor starts to droop." ‐ Daily Mirror (UK)
Posted Feb 26, 2015
3/5 48%

Cake (2015)

"With Aniston on this form it's almost good enough to banish memories of The Bounty Hunter, Wanderlust and even Just Go With It." ‐ Daily Mirror (UK)
Posted Feb 19, 2015
3/5 64%

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2015)

"While not without its charms, Marigold 2 is a pretty naked cash-in." ‐ Daily Mirror (UK)
Posted Feb 19, 2015
2/5 39%

Two Night Stand (2014)

"The makers were aiming for a how-we-date-now rom-com. Instead, they've made a film that might have seemed hip 10 years back but now seems dated, cold and cynical." ‐ Daily Record (UK)
Posted Feb 19, 2015
4/5 95%

Love Is Strange (2014)

"There's lots of charm, from the looks Ben and George give one another, to the easiness of their shared company." ‐ Daily Record (UK)
Posted Feb 19, 2015
5/5 97%

It Follows (2015)

"A sense of dread envelopes every scene thanks to combination of Mitchell's slow, measured tracking shots and the stunning score from Disasterpeace." ‐ Daily Record (UK)
Posted Feb 19, 2015
3/5 25%

Fifty Shades of Grey (2015)

"Taylor-Johnson has made a film that is both sexy and stylish." ‐ Daily Record (UK)
Posted Feb 19, 2015
4/5 99%

Shaun the Sheep Movie (2015)

"It doesn't scale the same heights of the studio's Wallace and Gromit movies but is guaranteed to delight the children." ‐ Daily Record (UK)
Posted Feb 13, 2015
1/5 26%

Jupiter Ascending (2015)

"The only things likely to ascend during the Wachowskis' latest sci-fi soap opera will be your eyes, which may actually swivel in exasperation up and over, allowing you to see your own brain." ‐ Daily Mirror (UK)
Posted Feb 5, 2015
2/5 63%

Son of a Gun (2015)

"Although the hectic genre-swapping action should keep you marginally entertained, you'll be able to guess precisely what's going to happen long before it actually does." ‐ Daily Mirror (UK)
Posted Jan 29, 2015
2/5 90%

Wild (2014)

"It's not a particularly interesting journey - although the scenery is terrific - and the movie's flow is constantly interrupted by some jarring flashbacks, with Laura Dern playing the hiker's mother." ‐ Daily Mirror (UK)
Posted Jan 15, 2015

Whiplash (2014)

"Compelling, compulsive and excruciatingly funny, you can't take your eyes off the screen." ‐ Daily Mirror (UK)
Posted Jan 15, 2015
3/5 72%

American Sniper (2015)

"Eastwood is still making great films, with the 84-year-old's recent resumé including such historical treats as Changeling, Jersey Boys and Invictus. But, unfortunately, this isn't one of his finest moments." ‐ Daily Mirror (UK)
Posted Jan 15, 2015
4/5 96%

Argo (2012)

"Much like his earlier directorial efforts, Gone Baby Gone and The Town, Affleck delivers a blockbuster with brains that's populated by nicely rounded characters." ‐ Daily Record (UK)
Posted Jan 13, 2015
5/5 96%

12 Years a Slave (2013)

"12 Years A Slave is a powerful, moving and intelligently unsentimental tale that is engrossing and memorable." ‐ Daily Mirror (UK)
Posted Jan 13, 2015
4/5 91%

Locke (2014)

"The spare scenario may not sound inspiring, but Locke's attempts to keep his life from unraveling during a series of telephone calls make for a suspenseful and impressive experience." ‐ Daily Mirror (UK)
Posted Jan 5, 2015
3/5 79%

The Theory of Everything (2014)

"It looks and feels like utter cornball but the sheer commitment of the stars makes the whole thing deeply watchable." ‐ Daily Mirror (UK)
Posted Jan 5, 2015
3/5 89%

The Drop (2014)

"The plot, setting and supposed twists are all mightily familiar but it's worth a punt due to Tom Hardy and the late James Gandolfini." ‐ Daily Record (UK)
Posted Jan 5, 2015

Under the Skin (2014)

"This is an intelligent and classy film, part sci-fi, part horror and part thriller that shows just how good an actress Johansson can be when given the chance." ‐ Daily Record (UK)
Posted Jan 4, 2015
3/5 90%

The Imitation Game (2014)

"It's a well told but somewhat unexciting and placid little movie that, despite the star wattage, you'd expect to catch on a Sunday afternoon on BBC2." ‐ Daily Record (UK)
Posted Jan 4, 2015
4/5 92%

The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)

"Like most of Anderson's films -- and Gustave himself -- the film is rather pleased with itself, but its exuberant humour and pacy plot keep it accessible while Fiennes delivers his funniest role ever." ‐ Daily Mirror (UK)
Posted Jan 2, 2015
2/5 91%

Birdman (2014)

"A self-indulgent and generally tedious luvvie comedy where smug has been substituted for smart. It's a bit like those mediocre films pumped out by Woody Allen in the 90s." ‐ Daily Mirror (UK)
Posted Jan 1, 2015
5/5 59%

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014)

"The third and final instalment in the all-conquering series has got everything -- an engrossing story, a near-overdose of thrills and spills, and a cast of uniquely memorable characters." ‐ Daily Mirror (UK)
Posted Dec 16, 2014
2/5 78%

Electricity (2014)

"Sparks fail to fly in an original but meandering and uninvolving drama, starring Agyness Deyn as a young woman prone to increasingly dangerous epileptic fits." ‐ Daily Mirror (UK)
Posted Dec 11, 2014
3/5 59%

I Am Ali (2014)

"Any movie about one of sport's most intriguing and heroic characters is never going to be dull." ‐ Daily Mirror (UK)
Posted Nov 27, 2014
2/5 34%

Horrible Bosses 2 (2014)

"Calling it unfunny doesn't quite do it. It's as if the writers set out to make a movie to actively offend anyone with a sense of humour." ‐ Daily Mirror (UK)
Posted Nov 27, 2014
5/5 98%

Paddington (2015)

"Paddington isn't just the film of the year, it might actually be one of the finest family films ever made." ‐ Daily Mirror (UK)
Posted Nov 27, 2014
1/5 24%

Third Person (2014)

"What does it all mean? Not very much, I suspect, with the cast sombrely delivering lines about trust and frailty while starring broodily into the middle distance." ‐ Daily Record (UK)
Posted Nov 14, 2014
1/5 16%

Nativity 3: Dude Where's My Donkey? (2014)

"It's more a case of dude, where are the laughs as the hit British comedy series returns for a third, unwelcome installment." ‐ Daily Record (UK)
Posted Nov 14, 2014
3/5 65%

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (2014)

"It might make economic sense for Lionsgate Pictures to carve the novel in two but it means this movie is all built-up with a distinct lack of excitement." ‐ Daily Mirror (UK)
Posted Nov 11, 2014
5/5 98%

Mr. Turner (2014)

"I confidently predict Timothy Spall will be lifting a Bafta, if not an Oscar, for his brilliant performance as 19th-century painter JMW Turner in this affecting biopic." ‐ Daily Mirror (UK)
Posted Oct 30, 2014

Nightcrawler (2014)

"Jake Gyllenhaal delivers on the promise he showed nine years ago in Ang Lee's Brokeback Mountain." ‐ Daily Mirror (UK)
Posted Oct 30, 2014
2/5 41%

Horns (2014)

"The effect is less spine chilling and more eyebrow drooping." ‐ Daily Mirror (UK)
Posted Oct 30, 2014
3/5 77%

Fury (2014)

"[It looks] like a piece of unsubtle propaganda, no matter how much mud it's caked in." ‐ Daily Mirror (UK)
Posted Oct 23, 2014
4/5 72%

Palo Alto (2014)

"The story tends to meander but the kids' ups and downs are delicately observed and the performances, especially from Roberts, are never less than believable." ‐ Daily Record (UK)
Posted Oct 17, 2014
2/5 8%

The Best Of Me (2014)

"Bad boy meets good girl, families get in the way and tragedy follows before the emotionally-contrived ending." ‐ Daily Record (UK)
Posted Oct 17, 2014
2/5 67%

Dolphin Tale 2 (2014)

"A shapeless and aimless film is padded out by a trite coming-of-age plot involving Nathan Gamble as Sawyer." ‐ Daily Record (UK)
Posted Oct 3, 2014
3/5 22%

Dracula Untold (2014)

"Oh for the days when a vampire had fetid breath, feasted on virgins and could turn into a bat to terrorise villagers from his castle." ‐ Daily Record (UK)
Posted Oct 3, 2014

Tony Benn: Will and Testament (2014)

"The late, great Labour maverick is examined in an engrossing and affectionate documentary bound to be lapped up by audiences from across the political spectrum." ‐ Daily Record (UK)
Posted Oct 3, 2014