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Emma Dibdin

Emma Dibdin
Emma Dibdin's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Total Film, Digital Spy, The Arts Desk, Cosmopolitan

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2/5 50% The Adopted (Les adoptés) (2011) The longer The Adopted runs for the lazier and more mawkish it becomes, ending at last on what has to be a very, very strong contender for the year's worst final shot.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted May 21, 2018
2/5 46% Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close (2012) This is a muzzled beast of an epic, all its sharp, strange edges blunted, its askew angles righted.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted May 21, 2018
4/5 84% The Hunger Games (2012) This is explicitly not a film about young love, or being torn between boyfriends...It's about being brave, and being alone, and having to grow up too soon.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted May 21, 2018
4/5 65% This Must Be The Place (2012) It's a beguilingly strange, distancing, even discombobulating venture, at times gently lyrical, at others nightmarish.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted May 21, 2018
3/5 74% Damsels in Distress (2012) A rare, perplexing, rather joyous oddity. ‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted May 21, 2018
5/5 95% The Artist (2011) There are scenes here with the potential to become genuinely iconic.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted May 21, 2018
4/5 84% Your Sister's Sister (2012) Huge, primal emotions - grief, unrequited love, the longing for family - are expressed here as the everyday, and it's in this that Your Sister's Sister finds its quiet power.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted May 21, 2018
4/5 80% Magic Mike (2012) Magic Mike is less strip than strip search, its aesthetic thrills giving way to a probing and deceptively simple study of characters wresting with their limitations.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted May 21, 2018
100% North by Northwest (1959) By seeming to acknowledge the insanity that surrounds him and taking droll pleasure in it, Grant implicitly allows the audience to revel in it too.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted May 21, 2018
4/5 86% The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012) Perks hits on a kind of universal nostalgia for the teenage years...without blunting the sharp, dark edges it simultaneously imparts.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted May 21, 2018
4/5 92% Silver Linings Playbook (2012) Playing outspoken, emotionally damaged young widow Tiffany, Lawrence is a firecracker, a powder keg, a force of nature.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted May 21, 2018
3/5 63% I, Anna (2012) This is an unusual film, a visually bold film...that hits on some painful, largely unspoken truths about aging and isolation.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted May 21, 2018
4/5 90% Safety Not Guaranteed (2012) This is a heartfelt and smart-tongued micro sci-fi with a tone and voice entirely its own, faltering only in its half-hearted attempts to become an ensemble piece.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted May 21, 2018
4/5 94% The Queen of Versailles (2012) Greenfield's affection for her subjects ensures that they never remain the victims of their own story for long - Jackie herself is ceaselessly likable despite her tone-deaf ditziness.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted May 21, 2018
4/5 87% Robot & Frank (2012) Robot & Frank nonetheless feels like a story in search of an emotional pay-off. ‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted May 21, 2018
3/5 74% Simon Killer (2013) [Simon] is an alienated and alienating character, and this chilling character study is near-impossible to love but easy to admire. ‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted May 21, 2018
3/5 74% The East (2013) As it is, crippling plot holes and underdrawn characters may mean you're less than wholly seduced by The East.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted May 21, 2018
4/5 79% Ain't Them Bodies Saints (2013) The story is as simple as it gets, but this is closer to sense experience than narrative, the kind of pleasure that sweeps you up and sets you down somewhere new.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted May 21, 2018
3/5 93% Dallas Buyers Club (2013) It's a dated, often clumsy drama buoyed by two eminently fresh and graceful performances. ‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted May 21, 2018
4/5 90% Wild (2014) Wild is...a remarkably specific, evocative story of loss and self-reliance. ‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted May 21, 2018
3/5 94% No (2013) Nonetheless, this is a rigorously drawn account of a remarkable coup that delves shrewdly into the machinations of political marketing. ‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted May 21, 2018
4/5 89% Compliance (2012) It will leave you feeling traumatized and ugly and soul-sick, and so it should.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted May 18, 2018
4/5 60% The Bling Ring (2013) Coppola has captured this troubling moment of modern truth in a glossy, shrewd snapshot. ‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted May 18, 2018
4/5 90% Blue Is The Warmest Color (2013) A passionate, wrenching and genuinely complete portrait of a human being in flux. ‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted May 18, 2018
4/5 82% The Two Faces of January (2014) It's an elegant, hypnotically glamorous, old-school thriller of the kind that has become a rarity, and solidifies Isaac as one of Hollywood's most compelling new leading men.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted May 18, 2018
4/5 67% The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (2014) The key lies in new screenwriters Peter Craig and Danny Strong, who understand the value of the unspoken.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted May 18, 2018
3/5 78% The Shallows (2016) A likeable, efficiently executed popcorn thriller with no pretensions.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2017
4/5 78% Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping (2016) Never Stop Never Stopping is exactly the kind of meaningless subtitle you expect from a tween-oriented pop-concert movie, and it's one of the many things this Judd Apatow-produced mockumentary gets right.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2017
3/5 73% Trumbo (2015) A sturdy and solidly unremarkable portrait of a fascinating period in Hollywood history, Trumbo is glossy, old-fashioned fun anchored by a magnetic, theatrical turn from Cranston.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2016
3/5 34% Now You See Me 2 (2016) Now You See Me 2 improves significantly on the first movie, a more purely entertaining ride thanks to a couple of character shake-ups and tighter group chemistry.‐ Digital Spy
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2016
5/5 97% Spotlight (2015) As a tribute to rigorous, unglamorous, old-fashioned journalism, Spotlight is only more powerful for being released in the age of disposable digital media.‐ Digital Spy
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2016
37% Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows (2016) Everything about the film feels half-hearted, from its paint-by-numbers plot to its disengaged cast to its occasional stabs at emotional stakes.‐ Digital Spy
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2016
5/5 94% Room (2015) A cathartic fable that's much more about hope than pain.‐ Digital Spy
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2016
2/5 24% Victor Frankenstein (2015) Unfortunately, the end result has neither the subtlety of Sherlock nor the intellectual rigor of Mary Shelley's novel - it's a hammy, clunky misfire which largely squanders a strong core concept.‐ Digital Spy
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2015
2/5 34% By The Sea (2015) Squandering its dramatic potential on clumsy dialogue and empty visuals, By the Sea is too languid and meandering to register as anything much deeper than an extended perfume commercial. ‐ Digital Spy
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2015
4/5 90% Obvious Child (2014) It's a frank, funny and emotionally sophisticated story that quietly declines to fall in line with what is expected of young women on the big screen. ‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2015
4/5 86% Steve Jobs (2015) Steve Jobs is an arresting, razor-sharp piece of human drama that probes the slippery divide between persona and person.‐ Digital Spy
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2015
4/5 95% Carol (2015) An intoxicating and endlessly surprising portrait of forbidden passion.‐ Digital Spy
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2015
4/5 84% The Walk (2015) In the sense of the sheer physical awe it conveys, The Walk makes a more compelling case for 3D's continued existence than any other film has to date.‐ Digital Spy
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2015
4/5 73% Black Mass (2015) Though its impressively sprawling cast feels largely untapped, Black Mass is a much-needed reminder of Depp's capacity for subtlety.‐ Digital Spy
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2015
4/5 82% Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015) Often bitter but essentially sweet, Me and Earl and the Dying Girl is a sharply penned drama with real things to say about loss...‐ Digital Spy
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2015
3/5 9% Fantastic Four (2015) In the face of such bad buzz, it's hard not to feel a little sorry for the finished product, which is a harmless and endearingly cartoonish throwback to more simple comic book movie times.‐ Digital Spy
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2015
3/5 18% Self/less (2015) Self/less is enjoyable enough as a sleek and lightweight B movie, but it falls far short of the smart, searching futuristic morality tale it could have been.‐ Digital Spy
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2015
3/5 72% The Amazing Spider-Man (2012) The Amazing Spider-Man puts genuine time and effort into making its central romance feel authentic, and for that it is exceptional. In every other respect, it isn't.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2015
4/5 94% Spy (2015) A deliriously funny dismantling of the spy movie.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2015
4/5 89% Clouds of Sils Maria (2015) Though the casting of Stewart might initially have been dismissed as meta... her performance is about as far from a gimmick as it's possible to get...‐ Digital Spy
Read More | Posted May 15, 2015
4/5 75% Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) Anchored by Whedon's trademark wit without becoming a tiresome zinger-fest, it's a thrilling and affable slice of impeccably crafted chaos.‐ Digital Spy
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2015
3/5 26% Child 44 (2015) Tom Hardy is characteristically compelling as Leo Demidov, a runaway orphan-turned-WW2 soldier transformed into a war hero by his role in the Battle of Berlin.‐ Digital Spy
Read More | Posted Apr 16, 2015
4/5 71% The DUFF (2015) The DUFF is the first laugh-out-loud high school comedy since Easy A while also being genuinely the kind of story young girls need to be told more often.‐ Digital Spy
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2015
3/5 84% While We're Young (2015) A cross-generational character comedy whose biggest problem is its characters, Noah Baumbach's While We're Young is sharply observed but frustratingly slight.‐ Digital Spy
Read More | Posted Apr 1, 2015