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David Sexton

David Sexton
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 92% Logan (2017) Jackman is, once more, superb, holding down the whole film: no matter how battered, gnarled and shrubby he looks, you always root for him. A bit of a beast - but our beast.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2017
3/5 80% Patriots Day (2017) It's not suspenseful so much as commemorative and even, in paying tribute to the resilient spirit of Boston and all of those caught up in this attack, celebratory. It's a kind of civic tribute.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2017
4/5 100% The Party (2017) The Party eviscerates a political class that has lost its way. It's like nothing so much as a really great Simon Gray play from beyond the grave.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2017
3/5 31% Passengers (2016) Lawrence is, once more, simply great in this, just so vivid and fascinating to watch, her idiosyncratic face our total focus, her athleticism outdoing Pratt's: she is completely the life of the film.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Dec 23, 2016
3/5 85% Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) Not just a dull but an oppressive experience, being force-fed a corporate product: a film that never comes alive, with none of the characters properly developed, none of the relationships gelling, the very adventure formulaic.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2016
1/5 71% The Birth of a Nation (2016) Barely a film at all but a pageant.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2016
3/5 85% Sully (2016) How do you make a full-length feature film about the "miracle on the Hudson", dramatic and inspiring as it may be? Easy. You get Clint Eastwood, 86, to direct.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2016
2/5 61% Allied (2016) It is not the tearjerker it aspires to be. No chemistry? Or too much? Litmus test required. Lovely Lysanders, though.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2016
3/5 23% American Pastoral (2016) It's honourable, it's well-intentioned, but it's lame.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2016
4/5 90% Doctor Strange (2016) This is by far the trippiest, most psychedelic Marvel film yet.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2016
3/5 87% A Monster Calls (2017) Darkly inspired, A Monster Calls is highly affecting - but surely too much so as a survival aid for the children who might need it? Yet it's not quite for adult adults either.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2016
3/5 44% The Girl on the Train (2016) It may be enjoyed most by the few who do not know the book, or perhaps read it drunk and forgot it completely, while its fans may be going for something more like ritual re-enactment purposes.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2016
2/5 84% Imperium (2016) Radcliffe, a good actor in other parts, seems absolutely miscast.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2016
4/5 64% LBJ (2016) What makes this a film worth paying for is the spectacularly good performance by fellow Texan Woody Harrelson as LBJ, a role he was born for.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2016
4/5 87% Their Finest (2017) The play within a play never fails.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2016
3/5 84% Deepwater Horizon (2016) Few disaster movies point the finger at a corporation as directly as this. Reel in horror. Then blame BP.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2016
5/5 98% Moonlight (2016) Moonlight is mesmerically, sometimes swooningly, shot and scored, and well-acted all round too.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2016
1/5 0% London Fields (2015) It's like a music video, cretinously portenteous, in the worst possible taste.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2016
4/5 61% Snowden (2016) It's clearly told, energetically made, fast-edited and propulsive: topical popular history.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2016
5/5 89% Jackie (2016) Natalie Portman is wondrously good in this part: surely her best and an Oscar contender.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2016
4/5 57% The Limehouse Golem (2016) The Limehouse Golem is a fast-moving horror-cum-panto, nicely staged, all fog and darkness, with the melodrama and off-colour humour of the music-hall itself.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2016
2/5 83% A United Kingdom (2017) A shallow and sentimental romance, not doing justice to a true story.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2016
3/5 67% Free Fire (2017) As the increasingly shot-up crims drag themselves around the dusty old umbrella factory, blasting away, it becomes difficult to follow precisely who is shooting at whom - or to care.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2016
4/5 83% Denial (2016) As courtroom dramas go, Denial just about has the lot.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2016
3/5 63% The Magnificent Seven (2016) Maybe some classics should just stay classics.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2016
4/5 100% One More Time With Feeling (2016) Cave has always had a power of direct address, sidestepping quibble. These performances go even further.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2016
4/5 73% Nocturnal Animals (2016) If the two halves don't quite balance, nonetheless it all looks terrific, the work of one of the great controlling eyes.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2016
5/5 87% Hacksaw Ridge (2016) It is at once an inspirational faith film and viscerally violent, just like Gibson's The Passion of the Christ. And it is a true story.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2016
3/5 No Score Yet Jesus VR: The Story of Christ (2016) I was astonished, even allowing for this being totally new technology, how incredibly poor and fuzzy the picture quality was - like one of the very first colour TVs. If this is the future, it is not here yet.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2016
3/5 95% Prevenge (2017) Prevenge is nasty without being funny, Lowe peculiarly flat-toned: still, perhaps it's good to have it so graphically demonstrated that not every mama's a madonna.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2016
4/5 83% Sausage Party (2016) Seth Rogen is a genius. Lucky, really, that I never liked hot dogs anyway.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2016
4/5 94% Arrival (2016) Compellingly made, this is science fiction of substance, which is promising for the forthcoming new Blade Runner.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2016
4/5 93% La La Land (2016) La La Land is a monster musical, embracing every cliche about the hopes and frustrations of young talent in Hollywood as if they were all newly minted.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2016
4/5 59% The Light Between Oceans (2016) How hard can life be? This hard. If you have tears, prepare to shed them now.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2016
3/5 61% David Brent: Life on the Road (2017) Funny though some of this may be, it lacks edge: these are old targets, relics, not contemporary observation. The whole mockumentary technique is lazily applied ...‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2016
4/5 78% The Shallows (2016) About half of what is now going on in all cinema is the product of technological advances in film-making and The Shallows makes much more intelligent use of them than the superheroes do.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2016
3/5 72% My King (Mon roi) (2016) Mon Roi is one of those endlessly talky, theatrical French films about love and family life and having things to eat and drink that no other country ever makes so well.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2016
4/5 56% Jason Bourne (2016) If you've ever enjoyed a Bourne film, you'll like this one as much as any of them. Can't say fairer than that.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2016
2/5 84% Star Trek Beyond (2016) It does seem strange that a franchise whose original appeal was futuristic should now be treasured entirely as faithfully retrospective. But there it is.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2016
3/5 73% Ghostbusters (2016) The new Ghostbusters is not bad at all and it would make a fun outing for a 12-year-old.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2016
3/5 59% Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie (2016) If you enjoy Ab Fab you won't be disappointed.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Jul 4, 2016
2/5 31% Independence Day: Resurgence (2016) The plot? The same, only bigger.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2016
1/5 16% Gods Of Egypt (2016) Unprecedentedly violent and incomparably preposterous.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2016
3/5 67% Diary of a Chambermaid (Journal d'une femme de chambre) (2016) Lea Seydoux is perfect as the seductive chambermaid Celestine.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2016
4/5 97% The Salesman (Forushande) (2017) Profits from the strict decorums of Iranian cinema, and indeed of Iranian life, to mount serious reflections on guilt and shame, trust and forgiveness.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted May 29, 2016
5/5 90% Elle (2016) Elle is outrageous, funny and shocking, exhilarating and original.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted May 29, 2016
5/5 98% Love & Friendship (2016) I've never been much of a Jane-ite, myself. Converted now, though.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted May 29, 2016
2/5 57% The Neon Demon (2016) The Neon Demon is excruciatingly pompous about its perviness, so slow and posed, so in love with its own look.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted May 22, 2016
1/5 46% It's Only the End of the World (Juste la fin du monde) (2016) Given that it takes place in pretty much real time (it's a play after all) and therefore we have no prior investment in these characters, it is hard to care: I just longed for them to stop.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted May 22, 2016
2/5 11% The Last Face (2017) Although often ably filmed, it's poorly edited, structured and acted.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted May 22, 2016