Ed Gibbs Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2/5 60%

Porto (2016)

"Struggles to convey its passions, despite considerable effort from its two leads, an intuitive soundtrack and handsome photography." ‐Guardian
Posted Sep 20, 2016
4/5 95%

The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years (2016)

"A fresh, thoughtful look at the world's favourite quartet." ‐Little White Lies
Posted Sep 7, 2016
4/5 100%

One More Time With Feeling (2016)

"Andrew Dominik's documentary about Nick Cave's new album offers a gentle, haunting portrait of a family consumed with grief." ‐Little White Lies
Posted Sep 5, 2016
3.5/5 No Score Yet

Hounds of Love (2016)

"This Australian chiller about a rash of grisly murders makes a play to be the new Snowtown." ‐Little White Lies
Posted Sep 2, 2016
4/5 43%

King Cobra (2016)

"This darkly comic factual drama hits all the right notes, thanks to inspired turns from Christian Slater and James Franco." ‐Little White Lies
Posted Apr 25, 2016
3.5/5 75%

All We Had (2016)

"Katie Holmes puts in a memorable shift as a struggling single mom in her impressive directorial debut." ‐Little White Lies
Posted Apr 22, 2016
3/5 72%

The Ones Below (2016)

"Despite a sense of déjà vu and an unconvincing ending, David Farr's London-set pregnancy chiller conjures up a claustrophobic atmosphere." Electric Sheep
Posted Mar 8, 2016
3/5 No Score Yet

Sheba, Baby (1975)

"Pam Grier's third outing as a tough 1970s Blaxploitation action lady is fun, although not as exhilarating as Coffy and Foxy Brown." Electric Sheep
Posted Mar 3, 2016
4/5 72%

The Birth of a Nation (2016)

"Parker's resolve with the project (made without studio backing) should act as a clarion call to independent filmmakers everywhere. " ‐Little White Lies
Posted Jan 30, 2016
2/5 93%

Michael Jackson's Journey From Motown to Off the Wall (2016)

"Spike Lee's follow-up to Bad 25 shines a light on the King of Pop's indisputable talents, but is otherwise alarmingly lightweight." ‐Little White Lies
Posted Jan 29, 2016
3.5/5 76%

Wiener-Dog (2016)

"Watching a Solondz film has never been a particularly easy experience, yet Weiner Dog offers a droll playfulness not seen since Welcome to the Dollhouse." ‐Little White Lies
Posted Jan 29, 2016
4/5 100%

Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise (2016)

"The African-American icon's richly textured and often traumatic story is unpacked in this near-definitive documentary for PBS." ‐Little White Lies
Posted Jan 28, 2016
4/5 69%

Dark Night (2016)

"The film seeks to offer an abstract essay on the isolated youth of the US - which it does, in a breathtakingly fearless and measured manner." ‐Little White Lies
Posted Jan 26, 2016
4/5 88%

Kiss of the Spider Woman (1985)

"A bold and brassy classic that challenges social and political norms in a magnificent manner." Electric Sheep
Posted Jan 6, 2016
4/5 83%

The Reflecting Skin (1990)

"Philip Ridley's acclaimed tale of childhood, vampires and the prairie is as beautiful and menacing as ever." Electric Sheep
Posted Dec 22, 2015
3/5 90%

The Devil's Candy (2015)

"While it isn't anywhere near the game-changer it might have been, it's entertaining enough, with some memorable sequences (and ideas) that are worth exploring on VOD." Electric Sheep
Posted Sep 29, 2015

Greed (1925)

"A fascinating, exhilarating, immensely satisfying experience." Electric Sheep
Posted Sep 3, 2015
2/5 19%

Self/less (2015)

"Unlike the recent Ex-Machina, which tackled the reality of robots entering our lives with style and poise, this glossy affair fails to convince beyond its overheated melodrama." Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Posted Jul 20, 2015
3/5 63%

Magic Mike XXL (2015)

"More akin to leaving your cares (and possibly keys) at the door, and diving in for some quick thrills. Undemanding, reasonably entertaining fun. " Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Posted Jul 12, 2015
4.5/5 84%

While We're Young (2015)

"The pains of ageing, and the chasms that divide generations, are mined with witty precision in this latest comic outing from Noah Baumbach." Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Posted Jul 2, 2015
1/5 55%

The Age of Adaline (2015)

"A laughably absurd fantasy that goes nowhere fast." Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Posted Jun 19, 2015
4/5 89%

Clouds of Sils Maria (2015)

"Multi-layered complexities and stand-out performances make this a rich experience, with Kristen Stewart surprising the most." Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Posted Jun 17, 2015
4.5/5 93%

Ex Machina (2015)

"This intelligent examination of our fascination with science is impeccably realised, despite a modest budget." Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Posted May 27, 2015

Tales Of The Grim Sleeper (2014)

"It is a striking and powerful film, and certainly one of Broomfield's best for quite some time." Electric Sheep
Posted Jan 30, 2015
4/5 82%

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015)

"High-school students have plenty of growing pains to offload, and Gomez-Rejon clearly knows what makes them tick. His film is at once buzzy, fun and confronting." ‐Guardian
Posted Jan 29, 2015

Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films (2012)

"An enjoyable (if rather one-note) ride through one of Hollywood's more bizarre eras." Electric Sheep
Posted Sep 28, 2014
4/5 75%

Kill Your Darlings (2013)

"A convincing, evocative drama that captures a key moment in history with aplomb." Empire Magazine Australasia
Posted Sep 3, 2014
4/5 91%

The White Stripes Under Great White Northern Lights (2010)

"A lively document of a revolutionary band on tour in Canada - and a stark reminder of what a music documentary should do. " Empire Magazine Australasia
Posted Sep 3, 2014
4/5 53%

I Origins (2014)

"A worthy, thought-provoking follow-up to Another Earth, in which fact and faith square off with increasing complexity and consequences." ‐sbs.com.au
Posted Aug 15, 2014
4.5/5 89%

Concerning Violence (2014)

"Armed with a legitimacy as startling as its content, it is a superbly executed document of a pivotal, inevitable era in 20th-century history." ‐sbs.com.au
Posted Jun 18, 2014
3/5 58%

Finding Fela! (2014)

"Finding Fela! doesn't shy away from the uglier side of Kuti's life, but it does lack the analysis one is craving, and expecting." ‐sbs.com.au
Posted Jun 4, 2014
4/5 No Score Yet

Des étoiles (2014)

"The ability to survive no matter the odds has rarely felt more immediate and watchable." ‐sbs.com.au
Posted Mar 25, 2014
3/5 93%

The Last Impresario (2014)

"For all the film's shortcomings, White's story does ultimately shine through." ‐sbs.com.au
Posted Mar 25, 2014
2/5 51%

Half of a Yellow Sun (2014)

"Only when the protagonists' lives are at stake - and bombs drop - does the piece truly come alive, with a sense of much-needed urgency." ‐sbs.com.au
Posted Feb 27, 2014
3/5 58%

May In The Summer (2014)

"This second feature is very watchable, but it lacks a sense of purpose (so prevalent in its predecessor), and any emotional punch or, indeed, pay-off. " ‐sbs.com.au
Posted Feb 27, 2014
3/5 53%

Out of the Furnace (2013)

"Christian Bale still makes this rather run-of-the-mill proposition appealing, regardless of how oddly unfashionable he may currently be." ‐Sydney Morning Herald
Posted Feb 23, 2014
2/5 49%

Wolf Creek 2 (2014)

"This critic's eyebrows were raised more for the inclusion of Rolf Harris' Tie Me Kangaroo Down Sport than for any would-be chills, which bizarrely fail to materialise." ‐The Sun Herald
Posted Feb 23, 2014
2/5 42%

Words And Pictures (2014)

"An ill-fitting, occasionally awkward yarn that crackles at times (thanks to its charming leads), but struggles to fire. " ‐sbs.com.au
Posted Feb 21, 2014
4/5 91%

Mistaken for Strangers (2014)

"Painfully funny and rather moving, as well. Seems destined for cult status." ‐sbs.com.au
Posted Feb 18, 2014
4.5/5 91%

Nebraska (2013)

"A loving ode to the American wheat belt, told with lashings of candour and wit." ‐The Sunday Age
Posted Feb 16, 2014
8/10 94%

Dallas Buyers Club (2013)

"Former heart-throb turned indie king, Matthew McConaughey goes for broke with what could well be his most affecting on-screen turn yet." ‐The Sun Herald
Posted Feb 9, 2014
3.5/5 46%

Last Vegas (2013)

"Jon Turteltaub's ''old men behaving badly'' romp does more than merely pander to expectation. Beyond the noise of the strip lies a buddy comedy with heart. " ‐The Sunday Age
Posted Feb 9, 2014
6/10 59%

Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2013)

"In the wake of Mandela's recent passing, this well-intentioned adaptation of the great man's best-selling autobiography inevitably takes on a greater poignancy and stature." ‐The Sun Herald
Posted Feb 2, 2014
1/5 29%

Grudge Match (2013)

"Although it seeks to send up their greatest on-screen achievements, this half-baked farce merely reinforces the idea that De Niro and Stallone have seen better days." ‐The Sunday Age
Posted Jan 28, 2014
4/10 39%

Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones (2014)

"This latest instalment in the found-footage, domestic-horror franchise opts for far greater supernatural silliness than its predecessors." ‐The Sun Herald
Posted Jan 28, 2014
4.5/5 77%

The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)

"An outrageously black comedy about white-collar crime, unapologetic in delivery and unashamedly graphic in its intensity." ‐The Sunday Age
Posted Jan 19, 2014
10/10 94%

Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)

"A flawless piece of classic Coen brothers cinema, exquisitely timed and told by all. Quite possibly their finest work yet. " ‐The Sun Herald
Posted Jan 12, 2014
2/5 14%

47 Ronin (2013)

"Given this costly ($US175 million) and largely pointless dirge, shrewd filmgoers may feel compelled to instead explore the original, in all its noble glory." ‐The Sunday Age
Posted Jan 12, 2014
8/10 78%

Saving Mr. Banks (2013)

"As far as family entertainment goes, there's very little to fault with this rather delightful and moving picture." ‐The Sun Herald
Posted Jan 5, 2014
4/5 74%

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013)

"A huge improvement on its predecessor. Jackson and his collaborators have opted to broaden and modernise the franchise's appeal." ‐The Sunday Age
Posted Dec 29, 2013
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