Graham Young Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

Graham Young

Graham Young
Graham Young's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Birmingham Post, Birmingham Mail

Movie Reviews Only

Showing 1 - 50 of 931
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review

Quantum of Solace (2008)

"It's good, yes, but it won't leave you shaken or stirred." ‐Birmingham Mail
Posted Nov 2, 2015
5/5 99%

Shaun the Sheep Movie (2015)

"Running to a brisk 85 minutes, the movie never wastes a second." ‐Birmingham Mail
Posted Aug 31, 2015
4/5 74%

Kingsman: The Secret Service (2015)

"Outlandishly entertaining and gadget-packed with eye-popping set pieces including a bumper-to-bumper car chase, Kingsman aims to be nothing more than a supremely escapist night out laced with lots of Tarantino-lite kinetic violence." ‐Birmingham Mail
Posted Jul 13, 2015

The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)

"Anything James Bond can do, it seems, Jason Bourne can do, too." ‐Birmingham Mail
Posted Jun 23, 2015

Star Trek (2009)

"Star Trek works by paying homage to the past without being chained down by its history." ‐Birmingham Mail
Posted Mar 17, 2015
5/5 98%

The Hurt Locker (2009)

"The idea of watching people risking being blown to smithereens might not create a box office blockbuster. But this is certainly director Kathryn Bigelow's best film since Point Break in 1991." ‐Birmingham Mail
Posted Feb 25, 2015
2/5 25%

Fifty Shades of Grey (2015)

"Yawnography." ‐Birmingham Mail
Posted Feb 13, 2015
3/5 46%

The Gambler (2014)

"Monahan's script is far too wordy for its own good and the uneven score (by two composers) seems to be taken over by a Michael Nyman fan at all of the wrong moments." ‐Birmingham Mail
Posted Jan 21, 2015
4/5 93%

Ex Machina (2015)

"The lush setting avoids the stifling grey look of so many other sci-fi films and the commendably-restrained special effects are as outstanding as the three fast-rising lead actors." ‐Birmingham Mail
Posted Jan 21, 2015
4/5 71%

Interstellar (2014)

"Interstellar's themes are universal and some of the dialogue really resonates too." ‐Birmingham Mail
Posted Jan 5, 2015
3/5 89%

Obvious Child (2014)

"An independent film with characters you'll care about as well as a rare silver screen attempt to at least begin to try to understand the nature of abortion." ‐Birmingham Mail
Posted Jan 5, 2015
3/5 95%

20,000 Days on Earth (2014)

"It's unlikely to appeal beyond Cave's core fan base -- but they are sure to love its sheer eccentricity." ‐Birmingham Mail
Posted Jan 5, 2015
5/5 89%

The Drop (2014)

"The Drop is predictable but this portrait of greed and ambition on the mean streets of New York hits most of the right menacing notes." ‐Birmingham Mail
Posted Jan 5, 2015
5/5 90%

The Imitation Game (2014)

"Morten Tyldum's masterful drama neither shies away from Turing's homosexuality nor lingers on it, framing nail-biting events at Bletchley Park with the mathematician's 1951 arrest in Manchester." ‐Birmingham Mail
Posted Jan 4, 2015
4/5 91%

Birdman (2014)

"While Keaton is a tour-de-force, Fight Club star Ed Norton is similarly rejuvenated as co-star Mike." ‐Birmingham Mail
Posted Jan 2, 2015

In Bruges (2008)

"In Bruges is a refreshingly different take on the hitmen genre." ‐Birmingham Mail
Posted Dec 14, 2014

Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale (2010)

"A James Bond movie, fairy tale and potentially a full blown horror story rolled into one, if you enjoyed the original Swedish vampire thriller Let The Right One In, you'll find much to admire here." ‐Birmingham Mail
Posted Dec 14, 2014

Hellboy II: The Golden Army (Hellboy 2) (2008)

"The new story sees some rebellious creatures coming out from their underworld to attack humans. Watching Hellboy physically sorting them out is terrific fun." ‐Birmingham Mail
Posted Dec 8, 2014

Bridge to Terabithia (2007)

"Bridge to Terabithia is the most moving, intelligent drama with children for a decade." ‐Birmingham Mail
Posted Dec 5, 2014
4/5 90%

Coraline (2009)

"This is a wonderful-looking animation with a wafer-thin plot." ‐Birmingham Mail
Posted Nov 17, 2014

Pan's Labyrinth (2006)

"The cinematography and creature effects are terrific, while the subtitles never get in the way of the story which follows young girl Ofelia (Ivana Baquero) into a nether world which will test her to the limit with a series of dangerous tasks." ‐Birmingham Mail
Posted Nov 12, 2014
3/5 79%

Northern Soul (2015)

"For aficionados, Northern Soul will be a memory-stirring treat, even if, like its predecessor SoulBoy (2010), it doesn't have the legs to go the full distance." Birmingham Post
Posted Oct 17, 2014
3/5 22%

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)

"25 years after the first Ninja Turtles' movie, the return of the reptilian heroes in a half-shell is surprisingly enjoyable." Birmingham Post
Posted Oct 17, 2014
4/5 48%

The Judge (2014)

"Director and co-writer David Dobkin doesn't end the 141-minute film neatly, but you'll appreciate a story that stirs your emotions." Birmingham Post
Posted Oct 17, 2014
3/5 65%

The Maze Runner (2014)

"The Maze Runner generally has ambitious production values, is well edited and boasts a thumping score. Think of it as Lord Of the Flies meets Alien." Birmingham Post
Posted Oct 17, 2014
3/5 64%

The Rewrite (2015)

"A watchable but equally unremarkable romantic comedy where only the critically-risky title really plays with fire." Birmingham Post
Posted Oct 17, 2014
2/5 36%

Hector And The Search For Happiness (2014)

"( ... ) whimsical to the point of being an itch you can't scratch. When one of Britain's most successful stars tries to say with a perfectly straight face,"I'm not rich and I'm not important," you'll find it impossible to believe him!" ‐Birmingham Mail
Posted Oct 10, 2014
3/5 32%

The Expendables 3 (2014)

"After the two earlier movies were rated 18 and then 15, many will decry the lack of blood in the new 12A, but the actors seem to be enjoying their pensioners' paintball party complete with helicopter funships." ‐Birmingham Mail
Posted Oct 10, 2014
2/5 43%

Step Up: All In (2014)

"The dancing is king. So if you can't stand the heat of competition, stay out of the kitchen." ‐Birmingham Mail
Posted Oct 10, 2014
3/5 10%

The Nut Job (2014)

"Children under seven will enjoy the slapstick nature of the fun and the irresistible Gangnam Style end credits sequence [but] parents might question why a film of this nature needs to feature humans using guns." ‐Birmingham Mail
Posted Oct 10, 2014
2/5 No Score Yet

Believe (2014)

"Believe has its heart in the right place and it's nice to see a homely British film about family life. A bit like watching your own team, you'll feel yourself cheering it on regardless of how badly it is playing at any given time." ‐Birmingham Mail
Posted Oct 10, 2014
3/5 56%

The Purge: Anarchy (2014)

"In a have, have-not society the script might have had less threat of gore and more depth as a genuine thought-provoking social commentary of our times." ‐Birmingham Mail
Posted Oct 10, 2014
2/5 0%

Pudsey the Dog: The Movie (2014)

"There's a pig that keeps trying to lay an egg. Repeatedly, for those slow on the uptake." ‐Birmingham Mail
Posted Oct 10, 2014
5/5 90%

Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes (2014)

"Forget motion-capture, this is motion-rapture. Meanwhile, Oscar-winning composer Michael Giacchino (Up) finds some extraordinary piano notes to emphasise contemplative silence as much as imminent threat." ‐Birmingham Mail
Posted Oct 10, 2014
4/5 92%

How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014)

"With multi Oscar-nominated British cinematographer Roger Deakins (Skyfall) advising, DreamWorks' visual work is stunning, but the story feels fragmented by the mixture of strange accents and additional sub-plots." ‐Birmingham Mail
Posted Oct 10, 2014
3/5 83%

Begin Again (2014)

"John Carney's retread never gets close to replicating the stunning emotional core of Once. But for those seeing Begin Again from a fresh perspective, it's ( ... ) a more light-hearted ( ... ) alternative to the Coen Bros' Inside Llewyn Davis." ‐Birmingham Mail
Posted Oct 10, 2014
3/5 31%

Last Love (2013)

"Caine's brave attempt to speak pigeon French with an American accent produces some unintentionally comedic moments. Every time he says 'Merci', for example, you'll think he's spotted a horse. As in "mare, see!"" ‐Birmingham Mail
Posted Oct 10, 2014
4/5 98%

Boyhood (2014)

"What Boyhood lacks in terms of story development and pace, this inevitably flawed but compelling experiment compensates by showing its central cast experiencing real life and growing considerably older without the need for special effects and prosthetics." ‐Birmingham Mail
Posted Oct 10, 2014
5/5 98%

A Hard Day's Night (1964)

"A Hard Day's Night is a chance to experience to the joyous, early days of pop - while at the same time noting how the pressures of re-energising national life were beginning to close in on the enchanting innocence of youth." ‐Birmingham Mail
Posted Oct 10, 2014
3/5 86%

Cold in July (2014)

"The 'That's for the hat' speech is a delicious bit of fun, but the film's final third is so derivative and keen to shock if feels like a different movie entirely." ‐Birmingham Mail
Posted Oct 10, 2014
4/5 86%

Chef (2014)

"Bitingly funny, bang up to date and flavoured with the winning combination of good music and plenty of stunningly-shot kitchen scenes which will leave you swearing you can smell every meal that's cooking." ‐Birmingham Mail
Posted Oct 10, 2014
4/5 33%

Walking on Sunshine (2015)

"Sexy, not smutty, and resisting the temptation to be anything other than a family-friendly romp, Walking on Sunshine is such a feelgood pre-holiday tonic it should be available on the NHS." ‐Birmingham Mail
Posted Oct 10, 2014
3/5 28%

3 Days To Kill (2014)

"( ... ) a mindlessly entertaining, disjointed, frequently unbelievable hell-for-leather action adventure. " ‐Birmingham Mail
Posted Oct 10, 2014
3/5 52%

Jersey Boys (2014)

"Jersey Boys features brilliant art direction but frustrates in equal measure by straddling too many decades, with the scant emotions of an off-set death clearly defining the problem." ‐Birmingham Mail
Posted Oct 10, 2014
4/5 81%

The Fault In Our Stars (2014)

"A positive and inspirational experience, far removed from cloying sentimentality. Hollywood might have lost touch with several genres in recent years, but on this evidence the weepie is back." ‐Birmingham Mail
Posted Oct 10, 2014
3/5 83%

Belle (2014)

"Though having the kind of pedestrian pace which often hits British costume dramas (Keira Knightley's 2008 film The Duchess excepted), Belle is sumptuously filmed and feels relevant." ‐Birmingham Mail
Posted Oct 10, 2014
4/5 80%

The Young And Prodigious T.S. Spivet (2015)

"If you enjoy going to the cinema to see wonderful cinematography and inventive quirkiness, then T. S. Spivet is your man." ‐Birmingham Mail
Posted Oct 10, 2014
3/5 24%

Devil's Knot (2014)

"It doesn't quite gel as either a proper whodunnit, an insight into a killer's mind, a debate about lyrics in heavy metal music or a gripping legal case." ‐Birmingham Mail
Posted Oct 10, 2014
2/5 11%

Grace Of Monaco (2014)

"A potentially sweeping romantic drama about a Hollywood actress giving up her career for true love's kiss feels more like a fly-on-the-wall documentary about EU attempts to inflict a mansion tax on the wealthy." ‐Birmingham Mail
Posted Oct 10, 2014
4/5 84%

22 Jump Street (2014)

"Despite some inevitable lulls, several scenes are as consistently funny as anything we've seen for years. And, like Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy in last year's The Heat, the dialogue between the two leads makes up for the holes in the plot. " ‐Birmingham Mail
Posted Oct 10, 2014
Showing 1 - 50 of 931