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Ian Freer

Ian Freer

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Ian Freer's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Empire Magazine

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2/5 7% Despite The Falling Snow "An old school romantic thriller that lacks the subtleties and sophistication of recent spy storytelling, be it on the big screen (Bridge Of Spies) or small (The Night Manager). " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Apr 7, 2016
5/5 92% Anomalisa (2015) "Anomalisa has more heart, soul and pathos than 99.9 per cent of live-action movies. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Feb 18, 2016
4/5 95% Hitchcock/Truffaut (2015) "A landmark film book gets its just deserts. The cleverly curated clips are stunning and the analysis thought-provoking in this richly rewarding piece. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Feb 18, 2016
3/5 54% Triple 9 (2016) "There is a lot to like: a great opening, searing action and strong cast (Winslet is a stand out). " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Feb 18, 2016
2/5 63% The Finest Hours (2016) "A strong cast and impressive action sequences can't find subtleties or surprises to enliven a rote period disaster movie. It hits the right points, but mechanically. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Feb 18, 2016
2/5 43% The 33 (2015) "The astonishing true life story of The 33 deserves a better than movie than this. Trite above and below ground, it is not suitable for miners. Or anyone else really. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Jan 28, 2016
4/5 70% The Danish Girl (2015) "Redmayne's fine bone-china features are prime movers in all of this being convincing but so is his performance, reticent, vulnerable and acutely observed. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Jan 7, 2016
4/5 75% The Hateful Eight (2015) "As the pieces slot quickly into place, the investment you made in these people and their predicaments begins to pay off, big time. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Jan 7, 2016
3/5 78% Bolshoi Babylon (2015) "Although it's good on the drive and neuroses that come with such a potentially short career, you yearn for more dancing. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Jan 7, 2016
4/5 86% Sunset Song (2016) "Deyn is a revelation in a difficult but rewarding take on Scottish rural life. The most English of directors has done a Scottish classic proud. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Dec 3, 2015
3/5 66% The Night Before (2015) "It doesn't all land, but The Night Before is largely a salty, sweet jingle ball. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Dec 3, 2015
2/5 19% Fathers And Daughters (2016) "Muddled, overwrought ... " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Nov 12, 2015
4/5 97% Tangerine (2015) "It may be known as The Movie Shot On An iPhone 5, but Sean Baker's hymn to the spirit of the streets has so much more going for it. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Nov 12, 2015
4/5 92% The Martian (2015) "Anchored by another great turn from Matt Damon, The Martian mixes smarts, laughs, weird character bits and tension on a huge canvas. The result is Scott's most purely enjoyable film for ages. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Oct 1, 2015
3/5 80% McFarland USA (2015) "The kids are a likeable bunch and Costner, as ever, imbues the hooey with enough gravitas to make you care. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Sep 23, 2015
3/5 69% Miss You Already (2015) "It has good moments, and it doesn't leave its male characters completely hanging, but the central friendship fails to convince. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Sep 15, 2015
3/5 45% Irrational Man (2015) "A thriller in the key of Woody. The "same old, same old" but still entertaining. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Sep 10, 2015
4/5 88% Dope (2015) "A smart riposte to the 'hood drama stereotype. Dope is funny, stylish and mostly exuberant fun. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Sep 3, 2015
4/5 85% The Wolfpack (2015) "A compelling glimpse into a bizarre, hermetically sealed life. The brothers are easy to warm to, and the family's slow introduction into the outside world is quietly moving. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Aug 20, 2015
3/5 56% Paper Towns (2015) "An engaging, if familiar, mix of teen rites of passage, the fun of friendship and mooning over a cool girl. Still, Nat Wolff and Cara Delevingne make for a watchable duo. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Aug 20, 2015
4/5 82% Mistress America (2015) "Noah Baumbach's great run continues. Sharp, fast and witty, it's old school screwball comedy with a cool modern twist. And Greta Gerwig is a bona fide genius. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Aug 13, 2015
2/5 13% Return to Sender (2015) "Mikati fumbles the changes in tone, and all the patient character work doesn't make you care any deeper come the tricksy ending. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Aug 10, 2015
3/5 No Score Yet The Last Sparks of Sundown (2014) "Gets by on verve, invention and a good heart. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Jul 30, 2015
5/5 97% Chelovek s kino-apparatom (Man with a Movie Camera) (1929) "Silent stunner. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Jul 30, 2015
5/5 98% Inside Out (2015) "Inside Out is audacious as it is silly, as funny as it is imaginative. It's hard to think of a lovelier way to spend 102 minutes this summer. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Jul 23, 2015
4/5 91% Love & Mercy (2015) "This is the film Brian Wilson's talent deserves: original, smart and affecting. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Jul 6, 2015
3/5 47% Boychoir (2015) "It's obvious and mechanical but nicely played by all. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Jul 6, 2015
2/5 63% Magic Mike XXL (2015) "Shorn of the first film's inner tensions, this Soderbergh-less sequel has the obvious whiff of cash-in about it. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Jun 29, 2015
3/5 83% The First Film "A sincere, fascinating look at the birth of cinema. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Jun 29, 2015
4/5 82% The Overnight (2015) "Excruciatingly hilarious and hilariously excruciating. The merkin scene will live with you forever. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Jun 25, 2015
4/5 94% The Wrecking Crew (2015) "An entertaining and compelling story about music's unsung heroes. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Jun 25, 2015
2/5 39% She's Funny That Way (2015) "Peter Bogdanovich's attempt to update the screwball of the Golden Age lacks the requisite elegance, wit and charm. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Jun 25, 2015
3/5 75% Gascoigne "An entertaining 90 minutes for the football-inclined, but it doesn't transcend its subject matter à la Senna. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Jun 1, 2015
4/5 81% The New Girlfriend (2015) "The filmmaking is exemplary but most impressive of all is the tone that mixes comedy, melodrama and darkness. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted May 18, 2015
3/5 88% A Fuller Life "Great on his early life, but doesn't really illuminate his genius as a filmmaker. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted May 10, 2015
4/5 89% Clouds of Sils Maria (2015) "It gives artistic types an easy ride but it's a feast of rich writing and great acting. And if you've only ever seen Kristen Stewart in Twilight movies, she is in a different class here. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted May 10, 2015
4/5 96% Girlhood (2015) "Overall this is a gripping, non-judgmental look at a young girl finding herself in the toughest circumstances. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted May 4, 2015
3/5 85% I Am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story (2015) "An affectionate portrait of a big-hearted man and a fitting testament to the enduring appeal of Sesame Street. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Apr 27, 2015
4/5 75% Good Kill (2015) "It's Top Gun with gamer's thumb. Ethan Hawke shines in a complex, satisfying character study turned combat thriller. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Apr 6, 2015
3/5 89% Nånting måste gå sönder (Something Must Break) "Director Bergsmark's romance has intense moments and dream-like interludes but it lacks consistency to be truly powerful. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Mar 30, 2015
3/5 63% The Water Diviner (2015) "It has sincerity, sensitivity and is often ravishing to look at but is let down by a chocolate box love story. Still, Crowe still might have a Braveheart/Dances With Wolves in him yet. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Mar 30, 2015
4/5 84% While We're Young (2015) "The best Woody Allen film of 2015. A fast, funny, smart take on generational jealousy, with Ben Stiller and Adam Driver on great form. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Mar 30, 2015
4/5 89% Mommy (2015) "Dolan has previously been accused of style over substance but here he draws both magnificently together. It's perhaps a little too long, but Mommy is a movie to make you feel alive. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Mar 19, 2015
3/5 49% Cake (2015) "Jennifer Aniston lifts an addiction drama with a committed but never showy performance. It's a pity the rest of the film can't cut as deep. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Feb 19, 2015
2/5 25% Fifty Shades of Grey (2015) "Neither a camp laughing stock nor a shocking study of sexual obsession, Fifty Shades Of Grey starts well but fumbles in the dark. See it for Dakota Johnson. For the rest, find your safe word. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Feb 13, 2015
4/5 89% Love Is All: 100 Years of Love & Courtship "Sweetly argues that romance remains timeless. Lovely. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Feb 13, 2015
3/5 46% The Gambler (2014) "A rare grown up thriller, full of interesting bits and a strong turn from Wahlberg. But as a whole Wyatt's film doesn't grip as it might. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Jan 22, 2015
4/5 75% Enemy (2014) "The doppelgänger trope may sound well worn but Enemy finds fresh, deeply unnerving ground. And Jake Gyllenhaal gives two spellbinding performances. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Jan 1, 2015
5/5 91% Birdman (2014) "Birdman is everything you want movies to be: vital, challenging, intellectually alive, visually stunning, emotionally affecting. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Jan 1, 2015
3/5 72% Big Eyes (2014) "Tim Burton's return to real-life storytelling is entertaining but flawed. See it for a fascinating true story and a fantastic Amy Adams. Beware the uneven tone, a lack of depth and Christoph Waltz's monumental mugging. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Dec 22, 2014
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