Ivan Radford

Ivan Radford
Ivan Radford's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): CineVue
Publications: CineVue

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
3/5 82% In Fear (2014) A smart, spooky horror that wastes no time in disappearing into its shadowy, wooded depths, but ultimately ends up getting lost itself in all the darkness and gloom. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2019
3/5 69% About Time (2013) About Time is inevitably moving stuff; a sci-fi for those who like a spoonful of sugar to help the paradoxes go down. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2019
4/5 86% From Up On Poppy Hill (2013) Accompanied by a joyous, honky-tonk score from Satoshi Takebe and earnestly voiced by its leads, this is a perfectly rendered world that quietly throbs with sadness and thrums with modern progress. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2019
3/5 83% This Is the End (2013) A comedy movie that doesn't bring about the LOLpocalypse? It's slightly disappointing, but it's not the end of the world. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 25, 2019
4/5 No Score Yet How Do You Write A Joe Schermann Song (2012) May not be based on a West End show or a pop group's greatest hits, but it's a musical -- in the original sense of the word -- that doesn't hit a bum note. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2019
2/5 24% All Things To All Men (2013) If it wasn't for the presence of a talented cast and a few decent set pieces, it could almost be a tourist video. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2019
2/5 87% Wreck-it Ralph (2012) The arcade is just window dressing for a sugar rush of child-friendly product placement. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2019
3/5 42% Storage 24 (2013) Roberts gets the most out of the mildly novel premise and there are some welcome stabs of humour. The pacing is fairly nippy, too, while the derivative monster design is gooey enough to keep the thrills cheap and trashy. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2019
3/5 83% Your Sister's Sister (2012) With its trio of pitch-perfect performances, this is probably the best threesome you'll see all year. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2019
3/5 66% 2 Days in New York (2012) Turns Franco-humour into a central plot line. The results are mixed, yet irresistibly charming. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 7, 2019
3/5 64% All In Good Time (2012) A cute production that, whilst hardly a breakthrough for the British film industry, has enough laughter to stop it becoming a hard graft. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 7, 2019
3/5 50% Transit (2012) When it goes off-road, it skids out of control, but Negret never takes his foot off the accelerator -- the 84 minutes are over before you know it. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 7, 2019
4/5 85% 21 Jump Street (2012) A surprisingly sharp film that mixes several genres together - and then subverts them all. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2018
2/5 53% Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999) The pod-racing sequence halfway through is exhilarating... The rest of it just about hangs together with some truly dreadful dialogue. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2018
4/5 86% The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011) Streamlining Larsson's clunky storytelling, Zaillan injects a welcome streak of humour into events, giving Craig - and the rest of the superb cast - a chance to be both funny and icily ominous. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2018
3/5 37% In Time (2011) Slipping on an expensive suit, Timberlake's likeable lead fits in nicely. He has good chemistry with Seyfried's wide-eyed sidekick... The action is solid too, thanks to those constant deadlines. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2018
4/5 95% Weekend (2011) A superb slice of contemporary British cinema from an hugely talented filmmaker. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2018
2/5 79% Barney's Version (2011) Michael Konyves' screenplay is all too conventional in its episodic structure and fluctuating emotional tone. Without any peaks of laugh-out-loud hilarity, you end up counting the seconds until the next quiet, serious conversation. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2018
3/5 11% Season of the Witch (2011) Season of the Witch is ridiculous in every way. But it's as ridiculous as any ironic fan of Nicolas Cage or hammy, "swords 'n' spells" nonsense could ever wish it to be. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2018
2/5 52% The Thorn in the Heart (2010) The Thorn in the Heart is interesting but never involving. It's a home movie in the truest sense - something for Michel Gondry to watch in his living room, not to play in public. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2018
4/5 94% Winter's Bone (2010) Granik and Anne Rosellini's screenplay is a simple affair, allowing Jennifer Lawrence's grim determination to keep you hooked. And it works. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2018