Ed Whitfield Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

Ed Whitfield

Ed Whitfield
Ed Whitfield's reviews (from any publication) always count toward the Tomatometer because this critic is a Tomatometer-approved critic.

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
84%

Midnight Special (2016)

"This is sci-fi for those who've put away childish things. " ‐The Ooh Tray
Posted Apr 11, 2016
17%

The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016)

"Engineered from the minutes of a sequel committee who wanted to fuse Frozen and Braveheart into a package that would delight the four quadrants of the audience, that's men, women, children and body fascists. " ‐The Ooh Tray
Posted Apr 10, 2016
49%

Hardcore Henry (2016)

"Ninety minutes watching an anonymous gamer in bored silence. " ‐The Ooh Tray
Posted Apr 9, 2016
92%

Anomalisa (2015)

"Speaks truth to life." ‐The Ooh Tray
Posted Apr 1, 2016
27%

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)

"If Christopher Reeve were alive he'd be suing for character libel. " ‐The Ooh Tray
Posted Mar 26, 2016
63%

High-Rise (2016)

"The grotesquery it offers plays in the shadow of the new communities being erected in front of your very eyes. " ‐The Ooh Tray
Posted Mar 20, 2016
90%

10 Cloverfield Lane (2016)

"An intimate suspense play, executed with great cinematic virtuosity by Trachtenberg." ‐The Ooh Tray
Posted Mar 20, 2016
85%

Hail, Caesar! (2016)

"Embrace the movies, says this movie about old movies, and know that the industry and its popular myths are the 20th century's totems, and that to be the bag man for the studio in such an era, was to be as close to godliness as is possible." ‐The Ooh Tray
Posted Mar 9, 2016
26%

London Has Fallen (2016)

"Millennium Films could claim to be Cannon's natural successors, except they're not that good. " ‐The Ooh Tray
Posted Mar 9, 2016
9%

Point Break (2015)

"We're left scratching our head, wondering what it was all for. " ‐The Ooh Tray
Posted Feb 14, 2016
84%

Deadpool (2016)

"You wanna see Stan Lee DJ at a strip club? Well now you can. " ‐The Ooh Tray
Posted Feb 14, 2016
50%

13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers Of Benghazi (2016)

"[Michael Bay's] here to remind you about the primacy of American life. " ‐The Ooh Tray
Posted Jan 31, 2016
60%

Joy (2015)

"Joy, for all its mannered quirkiness, may be unique in being a film with no dramatic integrity whatsoever. " ‐The Ooh Tray
Posted Jan 24, 2016
94%

Room (2015)

"Room, though an improvement on the source novel, remains a prisoner of its limited point of view. " ‐The Ooh Tray
Posted Jan 17, 2016
81%

The Revenant (2015)

"Iñárritu's camera floats around, God-like, recording the mauled man's plight dispassionately. The effect is meditative but more pronounced in the movie's moments of harsh reality." ‐The Ooh Tray
Posted Jan 17, 2016
88%

The Big Short (2015)

"A movie with a conscience but no heroes...it concentrates on delivering the facts with mock sobriety and a sense of the absurd." ‐The Ooh Tray
Posted Jan 15, 2016
75%

The Hateful Eight (2015)

"Self-indulgent...undisciplined; a movie that celebrates movies, without being an essential one in its own right. " ‐The Ooh Tray
Posted Jan 9, 2016
69%

The Danish Girl (2015)

"Takes no artistic risks whatsoever." ‐The Ooh Tray
Posted Jan 9, 2016
94%

Creed (2015)

"Creed is part of a new (or should that be old?) wave of thinly disguised remakes masquerading as post-modern sequels to the iconic hits of yesteryear. " ‐The Ooh Tray
Posted Jan 6, 2016
96%

Spotlight (2015)

"Quietly understated, no-frills filmmaking...eschewing thriller conventions, "you have no idea how high up this goes" clichés and the overdramatising of material, including egregious sentimentality." ‐The Ooh Tray
Posted Jan 5, 2016
43%

In the Heart of the Sea (2015)

"A flat sea shanty." ‐The Ooh Tray
Posted Dec 28, 2015
92%

Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015)

"If we can't have an original story, in the purest sense, or even original characters, we're asked to be content with a Star Wars film that's aesthetically rich, lovingly made and true to the meat and potatoes storytelling fundamentals of old." ‐The Ooh Tray
Posted Dec 17, 2015
60%

Sisters (2015)

"Sisters represents everything that's currently wrong with American movie comedy. " ‐The Ooh Tray
Posted Dec 14, 2015
65%

Krampus (2015)

"It's boisterous and inventive, with a great sense of fun that's manifest in several wry setpieces." ‐The Ooh Tray
Posted Dec 9, 2015
24%

Victor Frankenstein (2015)

"Old Meat." ‐The Ooh Tray
Posted Dec 9, 2015
91%

Bridge of Spies (2015)

"A movie that bets the house on the interplay between an all-American archetype and a reserved, fragile looking traitor who walks and sounds like a bank clerk. That's not enough in a film built on legal conversation." ‐The Ooh Tray
Posted Dec 4, 2015
75%

Black Mass (2015)

"Bulger was a cruel killer and an ally of Irish Republican fascism but it's not all bad, he gave us Johnny Depp back. " ‐The Ooh Tray
Posted Dec 4, 2015
70%

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (2015)

"The series ends with its brains in tact. Could it have been exciting and occasionally enjoyable too? Maybe, but we'll let the next set of filmmakers, thinking about remaking the series in twenty years, worry about that. " ‐The Ooh Tray
Posted Nov 22, 2015
86%

Steve Jobs (2015)

"The film's a monument to single-mindedness and self-belief, a screwball comedy without the jokes (though there are terrific one-liners). " ‐The Ooh Tray
Posted Nov 15, 2015
45%

Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse (2015)

"The Scouts' Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse is a one joke movie, like all genre splices before it, but it's a good joke - if a little laboured. A comedy with a contagious sense of fun." ‐The Ooh Tray
Posted Nov 13, 2015
65%

Spectre (2015)

"If you miss a Bond movie with impetus and well-orchestrated mayhem, you've missed the point. It's all about mood these days. " ‐The Ooh Tray
Posted Oct 26, 2015
16%

The Last Witch Hunter (2015)

"A cavalcade of weird and pixels." ‐The Ooh Tray
Posted Oct 26, 2015
89%

Mississippi Grind (2015)

"A movie for anyone who feels like a passenger in their own life." ‐The Ooh Tray
Posted Oct 26, 2015
94%

Sicario (2015)

"A story designed to crush your idealism and open your eyes; objectives resoundingly achieved. " ‐The Ooh Tray
Posted Oct 20, 2015
15%

Regression (2016)

"The movie exudes a certain seriousness which its screenplay manifestly can't support. " ‐The Ooh Tray
Posted Oct 17, 2015
71%

Crimson Peak (2015)

"Fans of its constituent novels will flock to see it, but they'll stay for the cinema - as rich and opulent as anything you'll see this year. " ‐The Ooh Tray
Posted Oct 17, 2015
73%

Suffragette (2015)

"Suffragette invites us to gasp at the archaic attitudes and naked injustice on display, but the tragedy is that much of it remains, now underground." ‐The Ooh Tray
Posted Oct 17, 2015
26%

Solace (2016)

"This is the kind of movie that's so heavily stylised one wouldn't be surprised to learn the crew had been upholstered to blend into the sets. " ‐The Ooh Tray
Posted Oct 8, 2015
84%

The Walk (2015)

"You feel every storey of those awesome erections, and that sense of awe only primes you for the eponymous climax - a set piece that for once is not oversold. " ‐The Ooh Tray
Posted Oct 5, 2015
92%

The Martian (2015)

"The science is compelling, just as it was the page...but it's clear that Scott and writer Drew Goddard felt that adding any pep to the proceedings, any feeling, would upset the tone." ‐The Ooh Tray
Posted Oct 5, 2015
64%

The Visit (2015)

"Allow me to put my head in the oven and make the case for M. Night Shyamalan's The Visit..." ‐The Ooh Tray
Posted Sep 13, 2015
61%

Legend (2015)

"Getting off on the violence and making your characters jaunty in this context looks a lot like buying into the same dumb mythology it's your duty as a filmmaker to debunk. Who was the creative consultant on this movie, Barbara Windsor? " ‐The Ooh Tray
Posted Sep 13, 2015
45%

No Escape (2015)

"A bracing and nasty thriller that grips early and never quite lets go. " ‐The Ooh Tray
Posted Sep 9, 2015
43%

American Ultra (2015)

"American Ultra fails because it plays like a well-planned movie handed to a stoner. " ‐The Ooh Tray
Posted Sep 5, 2015
91%

Aaaaaaaah! (2015)

"A mesmerising parallel world in which all intellectual pretence and identity politics has been stripped out. In this way the movie reflects our ridiculous society back to us, sans the bulls**t. " ‐The Ooh Tray
Posted Aug 29, 2015
89%

Turbo Kid (2015)

"1985's critics would see Turbo Kid as a sweetly violent Mad Max rip-off with plenty of humour and heart, and that's about it. In 2015 it's not much more than that." ‐The Ooh Tray
Posted Aug 28, 2015
13%

Cherry Tree (2016)

"Brendan McCarthy's script is a cliché stack, the heroine's a blank and the villains are paper tigers. " ‐The Ooh Tray
Posted Aug 28, 2015
93%

The Gift (2015)

"A psychologically rich and suspenseful thriller that neatly subverts just about every expectation set by those generic previews. " ‐The Ooh Tray
Posted Aug 9, 2015
9%

Fantastic Four (2015)

""They made it ugly," says Reed Richards. Yes son, they did." ‐The Ooh Tray
Posted Aug 9, 2015
93%

Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation (2015)

"When Cruise dies, he, Harold Lloyd and Buster Keaton will have a lot to talk about. " ‐The Ooh Tray
Posted Aug 3, 2015
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