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David Hughes
David Hughes'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
5/5 93% The Gatekeepers (2013) Insightful, revelatory and profound, Moreh's Oscar-nominated documentary combines riveting interviews, archive footage and - yes - state-of-the-art photographic effects to offer a unique perspective on the Israel-Palestine issue. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Apr 8, 2013
4/5 81% De jueves a domingo (Thursday Till Sunday) (2012) An impressive debut by Castillo. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Apr 1, 2013
3/5 52% Jack the Giant Slayer (2013) Singer's tall tale is snatched from disaster by an all-hell-breaks-loose third act. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Mar 17, 2013
3/5 41% Parker (2013) Like Parker's robberies, it isn't entirely successful, but Statham and Lopez make enticingly mismatched partners in crime. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Mar 3, 2013
2/5 28% Broken City (2013) Forget it, Jake, it's no Chinatown. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Feb 25, 2013
4/5 51% This is 40 (2012) With his fourth film as writer-director, Judd Apatow has arguably made his most personal film yet, without forgetting to make us laugh. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Feb 11, 2013
2/5 73% Chained (2012) Plenty nasty but singularly lacking in clever new twists on a weary genre. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Jan 30, 2013
5/5 96% West of Memphis (2012) Prepare to be shocked, disturbed, awed... and, if you expected justice to prevail at last, ultimately devastated. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Dec 17, 2012
4/5 94% The Hunt (2013) Beautifully performed and tough as nails, Vinterberg's social drama could not be any more timely. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Nov 28, 2012
4/5 83% Laurence Anyways (2013) It's hard to imagine that the prodigiously gifted Dolan is still in his early twenties. This is another work of marvellous maturity and assurance. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Nov 25, 2012
5/5 93% Amour (2012) Old age may not be a reality you wish to confront, but you must see this film. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Nov 13, 2012
4/5 78% Ruby Sparks (2012) Ruby Sparks belongs to Zoe Kazan, who joins the likes of Sarah Polley and Brit Marling in the rarified ranks of actress/screenwriter double-threats. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Oct 7, 2012
2/5 74% The Intouchables (2012) It's undemanding, heart-warming fodder with mass appeal. Sadly, it's also predictable and its big emotional beats are often harder to stomach than an overripe brie. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Sep 16, 2012
4/5 84% Berberian Sound Studio (2013) Anchored by a typically flawless performance by Jones, Strickland's second film begins as an audio geek's dream, before spiralling inexorably into the stuff of David Lynch's nightmares. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Aug 30, 2012
2/5 16% A Few Best Men (2012) As appealing as a cigarette in a beer can. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Aug 27, 2012
4/5 64% In Your Hands (Contre Toi) (2010) A short but insightful exploration of inverse Stockholm syndrome, loneliness and loss. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Aug 15, 2012
4/5 77% Take This Waltz (2012) A masterfully painted portrait of an ordinary marriage under threat, dominated by a central performance of exquisite subtlety and observation. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Aug 13, 2012
4/5 75% Sound of My Voice (2012) The duo of Marling and Batmanglij have constructed an engrossing mystery, written, acted and directed with considerable skill. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Jul 30, 2012
4/5 89% Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap (2012) An extremely interesting insight, proving that rap music is an art form in its own right. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Jul 15, 2012
2/5 37% The Brooklyn Brothers Beat The Best (2012) Good fun, but O'Nan doesn't take this film nearly as far as it could go, leaving the plot and its characters somewhat two-dimensional in their obvious stereotyping. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Jul 15, 2012
3/5 33% The Players (2014) Often funny, outrageously vulgar in places and very, very French. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Jul 1, 2012
3/5 93% King of Devil's Island (2011) A bleakly beautiful, austere film that doesn't patronise its audience. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Jun 27, 2012
3/5 29% Red Lights (2012) Even with flashes of invention and the game cast, it would take a wilier showman than Cortés to truly impress with this shabby bag of tricks. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Jun 10, 2012
4/5 91% The Duellists (1977) The richness of Scott's visuals, the excellence of the performances and the depth of the themes combine to make a minor masterpiece. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Jun 3, 2012
3/5 72% Free Men (2012) It may lack the punch of his turn in A Prophet, but Rahim again dominates the screen in an effective wartime thriller. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted May 20, 2012
4/5 55% Beloved (2012) Christophe Honoré goes epic in a tale of interlocking lives that owes a debt to Jacques Demy. It won't be to everyone's taste but it's playful enough to win us over. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted May 6, 2012
2/5 25% The Divide (2012) Nasty, unrelenting and likely to make your hair fall out. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Apr 15, 2012
3/5 21% Elles (2012) Another bravura performance from Juliette Binoche glosses over the flaws in a soft-focused glimpse at the seamier side of student life. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Apr 15, 2012
3/5 78% Jeff Who Lives at Home (2012) There's undoubtedly comedy mileage in an irreverent sending up of the Signs/Magnolia school of everything-is-connected philosophy. Despite the calibre of the cast, the Duplass brothers mostly fail to find it. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Apr 15, 2012
4/5 88% In Darkness (2012) Unlucky to miss out a Best Foreign Film Oscar, this moving war flick is a nerve-jangling odyssey into the underground world. Recommended. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Mar 11, 2012
3/5 51% Contraband (2012) Contraband is a cut above cookie-cutter heist thrillers, and director Baltasar Kormákur looks ready for the big time. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Mar 11, 2012
3/5 66% Trishna (2012) There's plenty to enjoy in the director's customary flourishes. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Mar 6, 2012
2/5 0% Mercenaries (2012) All the fire power but with no substantial plot, this film will leave you feeling highly unsatisfied. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Jan 23, 2012
4/5 100% Tatsumi (2012) A eye-popping visual treat and a journey into the creative spirit. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Jan 9, 2012
3/5 29% Machine Gun Preacher (2011) It's gratifying to see Butler giving a proper acting role the old college try. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Nov 1, 2011
4/5 71% The Future (2011) July's second film, while not quite as perfectly realised as her debut, nimbly avoids the 'sophomore slump', providing the curious with another window into her highly idiosyncratic world. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Oct 31, 2011
2/5 27% Colombiana (2011) Even the talented Saldana can't make a silk purse out of a sow's ear - much less a dog's dinner. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Sep 9, 2011
2/5 22% 3-D Sex and Zen: Extreme Ecstasy (2011) If three-dimensional boobs are your thing, this Chinese skinfest ticks some boxes. If not, this packs all the sexual thrills of a baguette. Avoid like a case of the crabs. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Aug 31, 2011
3/5 71% Raavanan (Villain) (2010) While it's hard to see why Villain was so feted by the Japanese academy, the moody, social-realist vibe makes this worth a look. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Aug 15, 2011
3/5 83% Treacle Jr. (2010) A gritty story that manages to take a refreshing attitude to the lives of the less fortunate. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Jul 11, 2011
3/5 80% Countdown to Zero (2010) A valuable and scary film that should be seen. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Jun 20, 2011
3/5 42% Mother's Day (2012) A nasty little chiller from the Saw director with the evergreen De Mornay on top form. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Jun 6, 2011
3/5 59% Kaboom (2011) Gregg Araki's sci-fi is a weird and, just occasionally, wonderful skew on the college comedy. Slight but fun. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Jun 6, 2011
2/5 82% The Flaw (2011) A bold attempt to tackle the labyrinthine issues that caused the financial crisis, but Sington's doc doesn't quite hit the mark. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted May 30, 2011
3/5 91% Donor Unknown (2011) It may be frustratingly uncommitted in its ending but it's a genuinely engaging journey. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted May 30, 2011
3/5 48% Blitz (2011) A rough-cut crime thriller that sees Jason Statham back on familiar turf and doing what he does best. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted May 16, 2011
3/5 100% Love Like Poison (Un Poison Violent) (2010) Like Stealing Beauty awash with Catholic guilt, it's a charming coming-of-age tale that packs plenty into its short runtime. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted May 9, 2011
3/5 60% The Veteran (2012) A powerful, punchy slice urban thriller that shows off Kebbell at his most compelling. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Apr 26, 2011
3/5 95% Pina (2011) It's a surprise to see Wim Wenders embracing 3D in its full, feature-length glory but the medium works well to capture the graceful swirl of the German choreographer's work. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Apr 18, 2011
2/5 59% Scream 4 (2011) If this proves to be the last in the series, it's a bloody shame it ended not with a Scream but a whimper. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Apr 15, 2011