Ed Gibbs

Ed Gibbs

Agrees with the Tomatometer 78% of the time.

Movie Reviews Only

Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2.5/5 34%

The Odd Life of Timothy Green (2012)

"As odd as the title suggests, this is a strange and dreadfully overwrought family yarn." ‐ The Sunday Age
Posted May 18, 2013
5/10 44%

The Call (2013)

"A tense psychological chiller that ratchets up the tension before collapsing with a predictable finale." ‐ The Sun Herald
Posted May 12, 2013
4/5 80%

The Place Beyond The Pines (2013)

"Gosling delivers his most assured performance yet, in an ambitious, near-operatic drama-thriller that boldly unfolds across two distinctly different hours." ‐ The Sunday Age
Posted May 4, 2013
8/10 67%

Spring Breakers (2013)

"Parents will look on with dismay; others will leave feeling bemused but thoroughly entertained." ‐ The Sun Herald
Posted May 4, 2013
8/10 79%

Iron Man 3 (2013)

"An outrageously entertaining, CGI-soaked tale of foreboding that transforms into a good-natured send-up of everything that proceeded it, replete with gags galore." ‐ The Sun Herald
Posted Apr 27, 2013
3.5/5 65%

Unfinished Song (2013)

"Terence Stamp is terrific as the grumpy Arthur, while Vanessa Redgrave embodies the ailing figure of Marion with a gravitas one would expect." ‐ The Sunday Age
Posted Apr 20, 2013
7/10 68%

Haute Cuisine (2013)

"A whimsical view of the woman who fuelled the corridors of power in France with culinary common sense." ‐ The Sun Herald
Posted Apr 20, 2013
3/5 53%

Oblivion (2013)

"Joseph Kosinski's ode to classic 1970s sci-fi lacks serious tension, but does offer visual flair and elegance, with a typically arresting performance from Andrea Riseborough." ‐ The Sunday Age
Posted Apr 13, 2013
6/10 80%

Warm Bodies (2013)

"An occasionally funny romantic zombie comedy (or rom-zom-com) that offers a fresh twist on Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet." ‐ The Sun Herald
Posted Apr 6, 2013
3/5 51%

Thérèse (2013)

"A respectable swansong for the late Claude Miller, who passed away just weeks before it premiered at Cannes. " ‐ The Sunday Age
Posted Apr 6, 2013
6/10 68%

Trance (2013)

"A hugely entertaining but dreadfully convoluted crime romp, in which logic flies out the door as wandering illusions of the mind take hold. " ‐ The Sun Herald
Posted Mar 31, 2013
4/5 98%

Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence In The House Of God (2012)

"A heartbreaking, brilliantly executed exposé, in which four deaf victims bring the church to account. Their testimonies are chilling. " ‐ The Sunday Age
Posted Mar 23, 2013
7/10 71%

The Loneliest Planet (2012)

"Scoring a popular hit on the film festival circuit, director Julia Loktev elicits superb performances from a minimal cast." ‐ The Sun Herald
Posted Mar 23, 2013
2.5/5 37%

Hyde Park on Hudson (2012)

"The issue of FDR's fidelity remains a thorny topic for traditionalists and historians, never mind the light, fluffy - and ultimately disposable - version of events." ‐ The Sunday Age
Posted Mar 23, 2013
5/10 36%

The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (2013)

"Bizarrely, its biggest flaw lies with casting. Carrell is too familiar to convince as a Lothario, Buscemi looks vaguely lost, while Carrey is too long in the tooth. " ‐ The Sun Herald
Posted Mar 16, 2013
2.5/5 64%

Great Expectations (2013)

"A fresh rendering of the Dickens classic, designed to mark the 200th anniversary of the writer's birth, plays it far too safe to ever challenge Lean's definitive take." ‐ The Sunday Age
Posted Mar 9, 2013
2/5 36%

Goddess (2013)

"Surprisingly, it is singer Ronan Keating who provides the sole saving grace, in a film that otherwise chokes and splutters with cliches and tired routines." ‐ The Sunday Age
Posted Mar 9, 2013
5/10 28%

Broken City (2013)

"Aside from feeling bemused and confused by the end, the web of deceit that's presented is not even vaguely believable." ‐ The Sun Herald
Posted Mar 9, 2013
4/5 66%

Cloud Atlas (2012)

"A think piece linking past, present and future that's surprisingly haunting and moving in its delivery." ‐ The Sunday Age
Posted Mar 2, 2013
7/10 43%

The Paperboy (2012)

"Nicole Kidman is enthralling in this swampy, deranged neo-noir set in the American south. " ‐ The Sun Herald
Posted Feb 23, 2013
4/5 35%

Knocked for Six (Save Your Legs) (2014)

"Hits a six at every turn. The humour may be gentle, but it's always sharp. Tellingly, not a single gag falls flat. A wonderfully unexpected delight." ‐ The Sunday Age
Posted Feb 23, 2013
6/10 46%

Beautiful Creatures (2013)

"LaGravenese elicits some wonderfully hammy turns, particularly from Irons and Thompson, although a tighter edit wouldn't have gone amiss" ‐ The Sun Herald
Posted Feb 23, 2013
4.5/5 93%

Amour (2012)

"Haneke's startling film stands in stark contrast with other recent, comedic fare that seemingly addresses similar issues. " ‐ The Sunday Age
Posted Feb 16, 2013
2.5/5 47%

The Sweeney (2013)

"Fans of the original 1970s TV show will not be amused. Casual observers may simply shrug with indifference. " ‐ The Sunday Age
Posted Feb 9, 2013
4/10 63%

Anna Karenina (2012)

"Wright's staged version tries desperately to gain one's attention (which it does) and engage one's affection (which it doesn't)." ‐ The Sun Herald
Posted Feb 9, 2013
4/5 90%

Lincoln (2012)

"This is easily Spielberg's best picture since Schindler's List. Having a two-term black president now in the White House can't hurt its chances, either." ‐ The Sunday Age
Posted Feb 2, 2013
2/5 50%

A.C.O.D. (2013)

"Stu Zicherman's amusing but formulaic man-in-crisis comedy has neither a fully realised protagonist nor a clear message." ‐ Guardian
Posted Jan 30, 2013
4/5 93%

The Spectacular Now (2013)

"Young adulthood is rarely portrayed with such conviction, in a manner that connects with both its core teen audience and a wider adult demographic." ‐ Guardian
Posted Jan 29, 2013
2/5 27%

Jobs (2013)

"This is far from the bomb some would have envisaged, but neither is it the character illumination one would wish for." ‐ Guardian
Posted Jan 28, 2013
4/5 78%

Flight (2012)

"Denzel Washington single-handedly steers director Robert Zemeckis's lesson in substance-led evasion with stunning precision and depth." ‐ The Sunday Age
Posted Jan 27, 2013
8/10 92%

Silver Linings Playbook (2012)

"David O. Russell's latest buzz film straddles a fine line between farce and kitchen-sink drama before settling into a groove that gets under one's skin." ‐ The Sun Herald
Posted Jan 27, 2013
1/5 53%

Interior. Leather Bar. (2014)

"Interior. Leather Bar ultimately rings hollow in its diatribe and agenda because its chief instigator refuses to open up." ‐ Guardian
Posted Jan 21, 2013
4/5 88%

Django Unchained (2012)

"Proudly doffing its cap to Sergios Corbucci and Leone, this latest, sprawling exercise in film lore dares to tread where most other white American filmmakers would not." ‐ The Sunday Age
Posted Jan 19, 2013
3/5 64%

Great Expectations (2013)

"Faithfully and tastefully performed, without ever threatening the legacy of David Lean's definitive 1946 version." ‐ The National (UAE)
Posted Jan 16, 2013
3/5 37%

Hyde Park on Hudson (2012)

"Bill Murray proves a sound choice as the president who quietly battled polio. So too does Samuel West, as the stammering King George VI. " ‐ The National (UAE)
Posted Jan 16, 2013
3/5 45%

You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger (2010)

"Allen's mixed experiences with London stand in sharp contrast with his love affair with the French capital (the setting for last year's return to form, Midnight in Paris). " ‐ The Sunday Age
Posted Jan 12, 2013
8/10 96%

Monsters, Inc. (2001)

"A shrewdly timed reminder of Pixar's early, heady days, when the animation powerhouse could do no wrong." ‐ The Sun Herald
Posted Jan 5, 2013
2.5/5 62%

Hitchcock (2012)

"Disappointingly flat. Hitchcock the man feels best left where he himself enjoyed being most: behind the camera." ‐ The Sunday Age
Posted Jan 5, 2013
3/5 69%

Les Misérables (2012)

"Depending on whether you love or loathe such stuff, you're likely to either applaud with Lloyd Webber-esque glee, or plan to flee at the nearest opportunity." ‐ The National (UAE)
Posted Jan 2, 2013
7/10 87%

Life of Pi (2012)

"Flawed it may be, but at its core lies an epic journey that shows Lee reborn as a creative force." ‐ The Sun Herald
Posted Dec 29, 2012
4/5 86%

Sightseers (2013)

"A work of inspired comic genius that shows Lowe and Oram as faces to watch. It also confirms, again, why Wheatley is one of the most fascinating talents working in film today." ‐ The Sunday Age
Posted Dec 22, 2012
7/10 79%

Quartet (2013)

"Connolly stands out as the up-to-no-good Scot with a wandering eye, while Smith is in her element as the would-be ma'am." ‐ The Sun Herald
Posted Dec 22, 2012
3/5 81%

The Impossible (2012)

"Director Juan Antonio Bayona's instincts are spot on for the first act with Watts, less successful when it switches to a more mawkish tone. " ‐ The National (UAE)
Posted Dec 18, 2012
3/5 43%

Paris Manhattan (2013)

"As light and airy as a soufflé, but not without charm. Taglioni and Bruel are both convincing as the reluctant lovers who just might embrace the inevitable." ‐ Empire Magazine Australasia
Posted Dec 18, 2012
3/5 74%

Love Is All You Need (2013)

"A deceptively light-hearted romp that blends English and Danish with a touch of Italiano, for a lively, likeable view of the complexities of life and love." ‐ Empire Magazine Australasia
Posted Dec 18, 2012
3/5 69%

Les Misérables (2012)

"For all its grand, overblown designs, there are some genuinely engaging surprises. Helena Bonham Carter and Sacha Baron Cohen are a riot." ‐ The Sunday Age
Posted Dec 15, 2012
3/5 25%

Fun Size (2012)

"It's pure Nickelodeon stuff: bubblegum high jinks that's short on laughs but also, mercifully, shy on offending, too." ‐ The National (UAE)
Posted Dec 12, 2012
4/5 74%

Killing Them Softly (2012)

"Pitt's best work in years. His final, show-stopping speech is phenomenal. " ‐ The National (UAE)
Posted Dec 5, 2012
5/10 49%

The Man With the Iron Fists (2012)

"Crowe has a blast - and has never been better - in this oversteamed paean to chop-socky classics. With its severe edit, though, the narrative proves almost incomprehensible." ‐ The Sun Herald
Posted Dec 1, 2012
3/5 80%

Pitch Perfect (2012)

"Anna Kendrick's assured lead performance elevates this Glee-type musical affair from its modest confines." ‐ The Sunday Age
Posted Dec 1, 2012