Ed Williamson

Ed Williamson
Ed Williamson's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): TheShiznit.co.uk
Publications: TheShiznit.co.uk

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
3/5 86% Tully (2018) Cody delights in placing zingers in Marlo's mouth without resorting to the full takedowns of her targets you know she wants to launch into. - TheShiznit.co.uk EDIT
Read More | Posted May 21, 2018
4/5 93% The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) (2017) Sandler's best and most sympathetic work here is non-verbal. - TheShiznit.co.uk EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2017
2/5 15% The Circle (2017) Odd thing about The Circle, though, is that it is almost entirely devoid of characterisation. It's as if it knows you've seen this film before. - TheShiznit.co.uk EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2017
2/5 No Score Yet It Was Fifty Years Ago Today... Sgt Pepper and Beyond (2017) Fifty Years is guilty of being gratingly generic and of accepting too tough a challenge: to properly explore a hugely significant collection of songs without featuring any of them. - TheShiznit.co.uk EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2017
3/5 18% Baywatch (2017) Self-awareness is what got Zac Efron and his co-star The Rock where they are today, and so a riff on Baywatch, sending up how daft it was, feels like just the ticket. So why isn't it sillier? - TheShiznit.co.uk EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2017
3/5 42% Aftermath (2017) Arnold Schwarzenegger is there to lift heavy things and drive jeeps off buildings onto Harrier Jump Jets. If we could all just get back to a place where we accepted that, maybe we'd all learn how to get along again. - TheShiznit.co.uk EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2017
4/5 78% Atomic Blonde (2017) They live and die by the creativity of their fighting and shooting. These are things you would've thought had no more creative angles to exploit, but with a lot of choreography and a sheen of Berlin cool rinsed through the whole caper, there's plenty. - TheShiznit.co.uk EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2017
3/5 89% Maudie (2017) Both Hawkins and Hawke are very good in Maudie, and if you're looking to qualify it you'd arrive first at the fact that they both effect physical transformations of a sort. - TheShiznit.co.uk EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2017
3/5 54% 47 Meters Down (2017) All of this is pretty gripping overall, but this sort of thing relies on character. - TheShiznit.co.uk EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2017
3/5 86% American Made (2017) American Made is a great laugh if like me you're happy enough watching rise-and-fall tales of American hubris you've seen a few times before - TheShiznit.co.uk EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2017
4/5 84% Detroit (2017) In shining a light on a case without heroes, Detroit looks at the America of 50 years ago, and without needing to draw the obvious contemporary parallels, asks the question: Do we really want to go back there? - TheShiznit.co.uk EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2017
4/5 96% The Death of Stalin (2018) There's real horror in it too at times...It's a risk, where it could've been guilty of overreaching, but there's a chaotic tone here established into which it all fits quite snugly. - TheShiznit.co.uk EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2017
3/5 72% A Hologram for the King (2016) Hologram tries your patience a bit, but its leading man carries it, like he always bloody does. - TheShiznit.co.uk EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2017
2/5 23% Inferno (2016) Like the rest of the franchise it hopefully brings to a conclusion, it is a baffling anomaly for its director and star. - TheShiznit.co.uk EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2017
5/5 96% The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years (2016) A timely, important documentary, packed with unfamiliar footage and using a refreshingly new approach, just as concerned with recording a remarkable cultural flashpoint as a musical revolution. - TheShiznit.co.uk EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2017
4/5 82% Captain Fantastic (2016) Films want you to root for the guy with the alternative lifestyle or the radical take on the world, thumbing his nose at the stuffed shirts. Captain Fantastic isn't so sure. - TheShiznit.co.uk EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2017
2/5 21% The Boss (2016) You can put Melissa McCarthy in pretty much anything and expect to see it elevated as a result. Certainly she does this here: it'd be nothing at all without her. But even with her it's not enough. - TheShiznit.co.uk EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2017
3/5 73% Miles Ahead (2016) Miles Ahead is nothing anyone's going to fall in love with, but something interesting in its approach to stroke your goatee to, like those jazz albums you pretend to like. - TheShiznit.co.uk EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2017
4/5 87% Everybody Wants Some!! (2016) Linklater presents a time in life, a few days, showing it up for what it is: a laugh while it's happening, its specific events likely soon forgotten, but no less significant for it. - TheShiznit.co.uk EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2017
3/5 97% Spotlight (2015) Spotlight appears to tick all the boxes as far as the true-life awards-season investigation drama goes... It makes a few choices you aren't expecting, though, and I can't figure out whether or not this elevates it. - TheShiznit.co.uk EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2017
4/5 78% Bridget Jones's Baby (2016) Bridget's choices were often bad over the first two films, but the scripts usually ignored the fact that her men were worse. Three films in, the franchise seems to have caught up and started rewarding her. - TheShiznit.co.uk EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2017
3/5 86% Sully (2016) As generous an actor as [Hanks] usually is, here he's sacrificed any chance of personal plaudits on the film's behalf. - TheShiznit.co.uk EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2017
3/5 69% Bleed For This (2016) It's a boxing movie so you know where it's headed -- though in fairness it seems pretty true to Vinny's actual story, so whaddya gonna do. - TheShiznit.co.uk EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2017
3/5 60% Allied (2016) There are definite high points in this, like the detailed production design; Cotillard's performance, which throws in just enough intrigue and misdirection to keep you guessing; and Jared Harris... But there are problems, too. - TheShiznit.co.uk EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2017
3/5 75% The BFG (2016) The BFG creaks under the weight of its second act so much, you take a long while to appreciate the third, even though it has a lot to enjoy. - TheShiznit.co.uk EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2017
3/5 44% The Girl on the Train (2016) Serviceable but unexceptional. - TheShiznit.co.uk EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2017