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David Sexton

David Sexton

Agrees with the Tomatometer 77% of the time.

David Sexton's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): London Evening Standard

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/5 88% The Big Short (2015) "Confronting these facts while snorting at how funny this film often can be is quite confounding. " ‐ London Evening Standard
Posted Jan 23, 2016
5/5 82% The Revenant (2015) "This is a frontier story made as no other has been before. It's immense. " ‐ London Evening Standard
Posted Jan 18, 2016
4/5 75% The Hateful Eight (2015) "It's mannered, grandiose and self-indulgent, but in its own way absolutely expert. Aesthetic, even, if you like that. " ‐ London Evening Standard
Posted Jan 8, 2016
1/5 34% By The Sea (2015) "This is like an old-fashioned piece of erotica, Jolie Pitt bravely appearing pretty extensively nude, or a sex comedy, except there are no jokes. " ‐ London Evening Standard
Posted Dec 13, 2015
4/5 60% Joy (2015) "[Joy] proves bizarrely moving and involving, not just because it's another story of female empowerment but above all and quite simply because Jennifer Lawrence is so wondrously good here. " ‐ London Evening Standard
Posted Dec 8, 2015
4/5 91% The Lady In The Van (2015) "The glory of the film remains: Maggie Smith, the best thing ever to come out of Romford, possibly. She's hilarious. There's nobody like her: so wonderfully grande dame in any degree of squalor. " ‐ London Evening Standard
Posted Nov 16, 2015
4/5 97% Brooklyn (2015) "The really good decision taken here is the constant close concentration on the face of Saoirse Ronan, still only 21. The film lives in her. " ‐ London Evening Standard
Posted Nov 6, 2015
3/5 65% Spectre (2015) "A Bond that, for all its grandiose production values, is little more than an anthology of previous Bonds, a palimpsest even, to be fancier about it. " ‐ London Evening Standard
Posted Oct 25, 2015
4/5 86% Steve Jobs (2015) "Kate Winslet contributes a fine performance as his battered "work-wife" Joanna Hoffman and, as Jobs, hateful but undeniable, Michael Fassbender is terrific, much better than as Macbeth, an Oscar-contender for sure. " ‐ London Evening Standard
Posted Oct 20, 2015
4/5 90% The Lobster (2016) "A brilliantly funny horror film about dating. " ‐ London Evening Standard
Posted Oct 18, 2015
3/5 62% Truth (2015) "There's a strong cast (Dennis Quaid, Elisabeth Moss and Topher Grace on the news team) but the writing and direction by James Vanderbilt is surprisingly crass, manipulative and ultimately sanctimonious. " ‐ London Evening Standard
Posted Oct 18, 2015
3/5 71% Brand: A Second Coming (2015) "A Second Coming is partly a semi-sympathetic exposition of his ideas and activities, partly a total exposure of his narcissism and ignorance. They're the same thing, after all. " ‐ London Evening Standard
Posted Oct 11, 2015
3/5 73% Suffragette (2015) "Suffragette is an effective piece of agitprop. " ‐ London Evening Standard
Posted Oct 11, 2015
2/5 60% Life (2015) "It is very slow-moving and deliberately uneventful (there's no depiction of the car-racing that led to Dean's death) and self-consciously beautifully photographed, almost more than it is filmed, one might say, throughout. " ‐ London Evening Standard
Posted Sep 28, 2015
3/5 62% The Man Who Knew Infinity (2016) "This movie is decent, it seeks to honour its subject, it gives us the outlines - but it's the most conventional biopic possible of a most unconventional thinker. " ‐ London Evening Standard
Posted Sep 18, 2015
4/5 75% Black Mass (2015) "A solid addition to the gangster genre, then. They just forgot to give you anybody to care about or like. " ‐ London Evening Standard
Posted Sep 17, 2015
5/5 73% Youth (2015) "Nobody else is making such operatic films half so well as Sorrentino. " ‐ London Evening Standard
Posted Sep 14, 2015
4/5 92% The Martian (2015) "The Martian is fun - Saving Private Ryan in space, so much better than saving the world again. " ‐ London Evening Standard
Posted Sep 14, 2015
3/5 21% I Saw the Light (2016) "What makes I Saw The Light worthwhile is the superb performance by Tom Hiddleston as Hank, controversial casting for an American icon, but amply justified by the bleak intensity with which he gives us ... " ‐ London Evening Standard
Posted Sep 14, 2015
2/5 53% Demolition (2016) "This is a film about dealing with shock and grief by acting out, in a way that never really makes any sense or builds into a narrative worth following. " ‐ London Evening Standard
Posted Sep 11, 2015
3/5 78% Where to Invade Next (2016) "An overly protracted comedy sketch where Moore personally "invades" various mostly European countries as he steals various ideas that Americans could benefit from. " ‐ London Evening Standard
Posted Sep 11, 2015
4/5 89% A Bigger Splash (2016) "Consistently enjoyable. " ‐ London Evening Standard
Posted Sep 9, 2015
2/5 69% The Danish Girl (2015) "Unfortunately, Hooper and scriptwriter Lucinda Coxon have tidied and prettified this story unacceptably. " ‐ London Evening Standard
Posted Sep 9, 2015
5/5 97% 45 Years (2015) "It is in the best sense a woman's film, albeit made by a man. " ‐ London Evening Standard
Posted Aug 30, 2015
4/5 85% The Wolfpack (2015) "It comes across as a life-affirming story of how people can not just survive but thrive even through such a bizarre upbringing, above all though the life-enhancement of film. " ‐ London Evening Standard
Posted Aug 21, 2015
4/5 85% Trainwreck (2015) "Schumer has produced the most retrograde romcom for years, funny though it often is. " ‐ London Evening Standard
Posted Aug 14, 2015
3/5 93% Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation (2015) "I like Tom Cruise and I like action movies. " ‐ London Evening Standard
Posted Jul 31, 2015
2/5 10% Queen of the Desert "Queen of the Desert is such a conventionally romantic biopic (of the great explorer of the Middle East, Gertrude Bell) that it's hard to believe it's the work of that genius, Werner Herzog. " ‐ London Evening Standard
Posted Jul 23, 2015
3/5 82% Standing Tall (La TĂȘte Haute) (2016) "[A] passionately well-made film ... " ‐ London Evening Standard
Posted Jul 20, 2015
3/5 81% Ant-Man (2015) "Ant-Man just isn't that great an idea and the film exists only because the Marvel machine is working so remorselessly through its massive back catalogue. " ‐ London Evening Standard
Posted Jul 17, 2015
86% X-Men: First Class (2011) "All of this earlier part of the film, in which the young mutants discover each other and learn to control their powers, is engaging and amusing, smartly filmed and scripted. The second half, however, outstays its welcome. " ‐ London Evening Standard
Posted Jul 14, 2015
3/5 46% Ted 2 (2015) "The disappointment of Ted 2 isn't that the jokes are offensive ... but that they're lame, tired and peculiarly humourless ... " ‐ London Evening Standard
Posted Jul 10, 2015
3/5 25% Terminator Genisys (2015) "Arnie's Arnie - and for some of us that's enough. He's back. " ‐ London Evening Standard
Posted Jul 3, 2015
4/5 93% Slow West (2015) "It's a work of rare purity, directness and concision - a pity that it's lumbered with that slightly deceptive, off-putting title. Slow it's not. " ‐ London Evening Standard
Posted Jun 26, 2015
3/5 88% Mr. Holmes (2015) "Mr Holmes isn't bad, but it's no thrill. " ‐ London Evening Standard
Posted Jun 19, 2015
4/5 71% Jurassic World (2015) "Jurassic World is precisely what every Jurassic Park fan would hope it might be. It delivers fair and square. " ‐ London Evening Standard
Posted Jun 12, 2015
3/5 94% Spy (2015) "Generously cast, sharply scripted and often vigorously improvised. " ‐ London Evening Standard
Posted Jun 5, 2015
4/5 48% San Andreas (2015) "I just like seeing skyscrapers, which I loathe, smashed to bits. On this front, San Andreas delivers in spades. " ‐ London Evening Standard
Posted May 29, 2015
4/5 89% Dheepan (2016) "Passionate, intensely focused, first-rate film-making. " ‐ London Evening Standard
Posted May 28, 2015
5/5 94% Carol (2015) "[A] gloriously romantic, sumptuous movie ... " ‐ London Evening Standard
Posted May 22, 2015
4/5 94% Sicario (2015) "You know the way it goes ... the only woman on the team? Kept in the dark? " ‐ London Evening Standard
Posted May 22, 2015
4/5 95% Amy (2015) "If the film has a fault, it's that it doesn't try to explain where her genius came from. But then it's all there, in front of us. " ‐ London Evening Standard
Posted May 22, 2015
4/5 98% Inside Out (2015) "Inside Out is delightfully inventive, funny and touching and, surreptitiously, a great way of helping kids get a handle on all those inexplicable feelings. " ‐ London Evening Standard
Posted May 22, 2015
4/5 82% Tale of Tales (Il racconto dei racconti) (2016) "These are some of the nastiest, least-improving fairytales ever concocted, warning that every dream brings with it a nightmare. " ‐ London Evening Standard
Posted May 15, 2015
4/5 75% A Royal Night Out (2015) "The film romps away happily. " ‐ London Evening Standard
Posted May 8, 2015
4/5 75% Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) "No one needs to be told if he, or even she, likes superhero movies. If you like them at all, you'll adore Avengers: Age of Ultron. " ‐ London Evening Standard
Posted Apr 24, 2015
4/5 75% Good Kill (2015) "Good Kill convincingly shows us a development in warfare that's only going to become ever more important, one that we've been preferring not to think too much about. " ‐ London Evening Standard
Posted Apr 10, 2015
4/5 84% While We're Young (2015) "It's a rueful look at what those in their mid-twenties and mid-forties have to offer each other and what the cultural differences are between those whose time it is now and those whose time it was 20 years ago. " ‐ London Evening Standard
Posted Apr 3, 2015
3/5 86% Far From the Madding Crowd (2015) "[It] has one great strength: an outstanding performance in this difficult, perhaps fundamentally incoherent, role from Carey Mulligan, far more intense, compelling and modern than Christie, much more intimately filmed. " ‐ London Evening Standard
Posted Apr 3, 2015
3/5 54% Woman in Gold (2015) "It's a heartwarming story of belated justice, soppy enough in its pre-war flashbacks, but strong in its morality and sympathy: no ambiguities here. " ‐ London Evening Standard
Posted Mar 30, 2015
4/5 83% Cinderella (2015) "A remarkably faithful, full-hearted live action rendition of Cinderella, well cast and sumptuously staged, picking its way carefully between Walt Disney's classic musical animation of 1950 and Perrault's definitive text. " ‐ London Evening Standard
Posted Mar 27, 2015
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