Ed Potton

Ed Potton

Agrees with the Tomatometer 73% of the time.

Ed Potton's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Times (UK)

Movie Reviews Only

Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/5 93%

Oasis: Supersonic (2016)

"If ever a band cried out to star in a documentary, it was Oasis." ‐ Times (UK)
Posted Oct 13, 2016
4/5 77%

Julieta (2016)

"This feels like austerity Almodóvar: pared down but no less powerful for it." ‐ Times (UK)
Posted Oct 10, 2016
3/5 55%

The Purge: Election Year (2016)

"More interesting than most popcorn thrillers." ‐ Times (UK)
Posted Oct 10, 2016
4/5 77%

Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping (2016)

"It's not as funny as Spinal Tap (which film is?), but there are still a fistful of laugh-out-loud moments." ‐ Times (UK)
Posted Oct 10, 2016
3/5 77%

Lights Out (2016)

"There are scares from the off in the short, punchy horror Lights Out, adapted by the director David F Sandberg from his short film." ‐ Times (UK)
Posted Oct 10, 2016
3/5 73%

Valley Of Love (2016)

"It plays out like a Gallic version of The Trip, the sitcom starring Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon, but with fewer gags." ‐ Times (UK)
Posted Oct 10, 2016
2/5 86%

Pete's Dragon (2016)

"A remake of the equally unmemorable children's film of 1977," ‐ Times (UK)
Posted Oct 10, 2016
3/5 81%

Men & Chicken (Mænd & høns) (2016)

"Anders Thomas Jensen is one of Denmark's most fêted film-makers, the winner of two Oscars and a man with a knack for twisted comedies." ‐ Times (UK)
Posted Oct 10, 2016
4/5 74%

Baskin (2016)

"Stylishly mounted, well paced, with clever use of flashbacks, and written with panache." ‐ Times (UK)
Posted Oct 10, 2016
4/5 13%

Ice Age: Collision Course (2016)

"Adults may find that a bit much. Kids, I suspect, will lap it up." ‐ Times (UK)
Posted Aug 25, 2016
4/5 64%

Nerve (2016)

"Taking its name from a fictional smartphone game in which contestants roam New York completing challenges and are whittled down until only one remains, Nerve is basically Pokémon Go meets Highlander." ‐ Times (UK)
Posted Aug 25, 2016
2/5 No Score Yet

A Warrior's Tail (Savva. Serdtse voina) (2015)

"Unfortunately, the psychedelic imagination that director Maksim Fadeev brings to the minor characters in this kids' cartoon from Russia is not matched by the animation, which is clunky to put it kindly." ‐ Times (UK)
Posted Apr 1, 2016
2/5 50%

Anguish (2015)

"A film called Anguish hardly sounds enticing but I think I'd prefer anguish to what this arthouse horror actually serves up, which is plain tedium." ‐ Times (UK)
Posted Mar 31, 2016
3/5 No Score Yet

Papusza (2014)

"It's a profoundly depressing tale, but beautifully photographed in black and white." ‐ Times (UK)
Posted Mar 31, 2016
4/5 84%

Victoria (2015)

"Victoria is the film that out-Birdmans Birdman." ‐ Times (UK)
Posted Mar 31, 2016
4/5 76%

Chronic (2016)

"Curious but quietly powerful." ‐ Times (UK)
Posted Feb 18, 2016
3/5 100%

Mavis! (2016)

"This affectionate documentary is one for the fans, but there are more of them than ever after Staples revived her career with the help of the Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy." ‐ Times (UK)
Posted Feb 18, 2016
3/5 63%

The Finest Hours (2016)

"It's as ruggedly constructed and guilelessly entertaining as its leading man, Chris Pine." ‐ Times (UK)
Posted Feb 18, 2016
2/5 49%

How To Be Single (2016)

"How many other permutations of Manhattan mating rituals can there be? No really interesting ones, is the short answer." ‐ Times (UK)
Posted Feb 18, 2016
4/5 97%

Tangerine (2015)

"It's a long way from Pretty Woman." ‐ Times (UK)
Posted Nov 12, 2015
4/5 92%

The Fear Of 13 (2015)

"The Fear of 13 is riveting and that's mainly due to its extraordinary subject." ‐ Times (UK)
Posted Nov 12, 2015
2/5 86%

Tell Spring Not To Come This Year (2015)

"Unfortunately, although it conveys plenty of the tedium of soldiering, there's little of the drama that I assume it also features." ‐ Times (UK)
Posted Nov 12, 2015
3/5 46%

Closer To The Moon (2015)

"It's always a pleasure to see Mark Strong in a lead role -- too often he's wasted as baddies and bosses. In Closer to the Moon he gets his most interesting part in a while." ‐ Times (UK)
Posted Nov 12, 2015
2/5 71%

The Hallow (The Woods) (2015)

"The Hallow is a horror movie in which evil black gunge plays a key role and rural Ireland is the backdrop. A bit like Dark Water meets Ballykissangel, but worse than both." ‐ Times (UK)
Posted Nov 12, 2015
1/5 16%

The Last Witch Hunter (2015)

"[Diesel] has been a dab hand with hit points and 20-sided dice since the Eighties... This, sadly, has convinced the 48-year-old that it was OK to produce The Last Witch Hunter." ‐ Times (UK)
Posted Oct 23, 2015
2/5 7%

Hot Pursuit (2015)

"The makers of Hot Pursuit would love to add Reese Witherspoon and Sofía Vergara to that list of great odd couples in road movies. They won't, because the two entirely lack what those other duos had in abundance -- chemistry." ‐ Times (UK)
Posted Jul 30, 2015
4/5 36%

Beyond The Reach (2015)

"John Madec is a millionaire with an array of expensive toys... He's Douglas's nastiest creation since Gordon Gekko in Wall Street." ‐ Times (UK)
Posted Jul 30, 2015
2/5 90%

Spring (2015)

"A bit like a cross between Before Sunrise and An American Werewolf in London but nowhere near as good as either." ‐ Times (UK)
Posted May 21, 2015
3/5 100%

The Supreme Price (2014)

"Joanna Lipper's documentary tells an important story that will be unfamiliar to many Westerners, although it could do with more panache in its telling." ‐ Times (UK)
Posted May 21, 2015
2/5 52%

Tokyo Tribe (2015)

"Kung-fu hip-hop musicals don't come along very often, and having seen this one, I'm quite glad about that." ‐ Times (UK)
Posted May 21, 2015
4/5 80%

The New Girlfriend (2015)

"The latest film from the prolific, provocative French director François Ozon." ‐ Times (UK)
Posted May 21, 2015
3/5 31%

Poltergeist (2015)

"Poltergeist is an update of the 1982 horror of the same name and remains faithful to its story: spirits terrorise a suburban family and make a beeline for the youngest of their three children." ‐ Times (UK)
Posted May 21, 2015

American Beauty (1999)

"This engrossing centrepiece meshes with subplots involving Burnham's dysfunctional family and unbalanced neighbours, in a virtuoso study of isolation, repression and fulfilment. Mendes infuses the lush visuals and lyrical script with dramatic panache." ‐ Times (UK)
Posted Feb 22, 2015
1/5 11%

Beyond The Fire (2009)

"The acting, script and production values rarely rise above film-school level and, once she has drawn him some anatomical diagrams (really!), the bedroom scenes are just awful." ‐ Times (UK)
Posted Jun 18, 2009
2/5 19%

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009)

"It's like being hit over the head repeatedly with a very expensive, very loud train set.After two and a half hours in this bludgeoning company, you're begging Bay to put away the boys' toys and make a rom-com." ‐ Times (UK)
Posted Jun 18, 2009
3/5 64%

The Disappeared (2008)

"The film is let down by inauthentic dialogue and plotting that unravels rather embarrassingly in the final reel. But the tension is well sustained and Treadaway's performance is full of pallid intensity." ‐ Times (UK)
Posted Jun 18, 2009
4/5 85%

Pierrot le Fou (Pierrot Goes Wild) (Crazy Pete) (1969)

"Godard opens up his box of tricks and tips it all over the screen in a flurry of improvised, postmodernism that takes scattergun shots at consumerism, cultural imperialism and the Vietnam and Algerian wars." ‐ Times (UK)
Posted May 22, 2009
2/5 74%

La Fille Coupée en Deux (The Girl Cut in Two) (A Girl Cut in Two) (2008)

"The performances drip with cliché, while the narrative is all over the place: plot developments are either clumsily telegraphed or given the flimsiest of dramatic explanation." ‐ Times (UK)
Posted May 22, 2009
3/5 93%

Slepe lásky, (Blind Loves) (2009)

"A sweet, if slightly stagey, documentary-drama." ‐ Times (UK)
Posted May 22, 2009
4/5 44%

Night at the Museum 2: Battle of the Smithsonian (2009)

"Unlike most sequels, this "bigger, busier" strategy pays off, resulting in a romp that's as affable as it is inventive." ‐ Times (UK)
Posted May 22, 2009
4/5 100%

John Waters: This Filthy World (2006)

"If you don't know what helicoptering and blossom are, they will be forever etched on your consciousness by the time Waters takes his bow." ‐ Times (UK)
Posted Sep 28, 2007
4/5 94%

The Singer (Quand j'etais chanteur) (2006)

"Gerard Depardieu as the walrus of lurve chansons? It's unlikely, but it works." ‐ Times (UK)
Posted Sep 28, 2007