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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
5/5 97% Coco (2017) A joyous musical adventure that should charm adults just as much as the kids it is aimed at.‐ Movies4Kids
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2018
5/5 100% Paddington 2 (2018) One of those rare movies that really is meant for both adults and children ... it's a skilful mix of physical comedy, warm humour and sheer delight that should enchant everyone.‐ Movies4Kids
Read More | Posted Jan 7, 2018
1/5 5% Nothing but Trouble (1991) Unfortunately this isn’t even half as fun as the shortest bumper-car ride.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2018
3/5 54% The Greatest Showman (2017) A law needs to be passed that Hugh Jackman has to make at least one musical movie every year just to make the world a little bit more joyful.‐ Movies4Kids
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2017
4/5 76% Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017) An engaging, sharply scripted and clever family adventure.‐ Movies4Kids
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2017
4/5 91% Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) The true star is Mark Hamill, giving the performance of his career as the anguished, isolated, tortured former Jedi Master. His scenes are worth the ticket price alone.‐ Movies4Kids
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2017
4/5 70% Ferdinand (2017) While the story is slightly predictable -- and an escape scene at the abbatoir may remind older viewers of Chicken Run -- there are some funny and sweet moments.‐ Movies4Kids
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2017
53% Safe House (2012) Reynolds is great, too, but the film truly belongs to Washington as the gruff, clever bad guy you'll end up rooting for.‐ The National (UAE)
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2017
3/5 86% A Monster in Paris (2011) This is almost more for adults than children, who may not appreciate the richly coloured animation, the lovely period-style music or the gentle storyline that relies on warm humour rather than out-and-out laughs.‐ The National (UAE)
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2017
2/5 11% Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked (2011) Parents, however, may shudder when the Chipettes gyrate to Lady Gaga's Bad Romance.‐ The National (UAE)
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2017
2/5 46% Happy Feet Two (2011) It's all perfectly acceptable viewing and it has its heart in the right place, but with only one memorable musical number and very little comedy, it's just not as fresh and fun as the first film.‐ The National (UAE)
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2017
3/5 36% Immortals (2011) The fight scenes look great, and there's nice support from Hurt, Luke Evans (as Zeus), too, but it's ultimately let down by the sniggersome script and thin plot. It's still better than last year's Clash Of The Titans, though.‐ The National (UAE)
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2017
4/5 73% Monsters (2010) Edwards delivers a fascinating drama set against a grim, almost abandoned landscape, where aliens are glimpsed but rarely revealed.‐ The National (UAE)
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2017
3/5 78% Brave (2012) This is a fun fairy tale rather than a classic one.‐ The National (UAE)
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2017
2/5 42% Step Up Revolution (2012) Is there love in the air for our toe-tapping duo? Could this be any more predictable?‐ The National (UAE)
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2017
1/5 20% Beastly (2011) Aimed squarely at Twilight's teenage fans, this is about as subtle as a baseball bat to the head and only marginally more enjoyable.‐ The National (UAE)
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2017
5/5 96% Argo (2012) This is one of the best American mainstream movies of the year and another taut, terrific film from director Affleck. Truly unmissable.‐ The National (UAE)
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2017
4/5 87% Frankenweenie (2012) [Frankenweenie] is a surprisingly heartwarming movie that is perhaps Burton's most touching film since Edward Scissorhands.‐ The National (UAE)
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2017
4/5 64% The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012) At the centre are terrific performances from Freeman and Richard Armitage as the dwarf Thorin, plus all the lush scenery, majesty and magic we've come to expect from Jackson - strengths that will have us counting the days until part two.‐ The National (UAE)
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2017
3/5 80% Quartet (2013) Dustin Hoffman makes his directorial debut - at the impressive age of 75 - with this very English slice of life.‐ The National (UAE)
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2017
3/5 28% Broken City (2013) The two central performances ultimately save the movie.‐ The National (UAE)
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2017
2/5 61% Hitchcock (2012) Anyone wanting to learn about the real Hitchcock will be disappointed - although Hopkins does get a gold star for a tongue-in-cheek impersonation of Alfred.‐ The National (UAE)
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2017
2/5 28% G.I. Joe: Retaliation (2013) Any hint of amusement or wit is quickly glossed over in favour of action sequences, clunky dialogue and forgettable 3-D.‐ The National (UAE)
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2017
3/5 43% Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters (2013) A slight but fun romp through Greek mythology with a modern twist...Grown-ups will hate it, but tween-age kids will have a blast.‐ The National (UAE)
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2017
3/5 44% St. Elmo's Fire (1985) A fascinating record of what that generation was watching, wearing and listening to.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2017
3/5 74% Foul Play (1978) Incredibly silly but very enjoyable ...‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted May 9, 2017
30% The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Let's Do the Time Warp Again (2016) There is, however, one element that saves this Rocky Horror from the scrapheap and makes it (almost) worth tuning in for: Laverne Cox.‐ Digital Spy
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2016
3/5 71% Empire of the Sun (1987) Now considered a trial run for the more moving, horrifying and involving Schindler's List, Steven Spielberg's drama, set in China during the Second World War, is a glossy and rather tame affair.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2016
4/5 89% McCabe & Mrs. Miller (1971) It's an interesting tale with all the classic elements of the genre, and the affair is given added weight by the solid performances of Beatty and Christie.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2016
3/5 61% How to Make an American Quilt (1995) Some of the episodic tales work better than others, but all are interesting and there are splendid characterisations from both young and more senior members of the cast.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2016
4/5 92% Skyfall (2012) A memorable, deliciously twisted villain (Javier Bardem), a damaged yet still cool James Bond (Daniel Craig), and a centre-stage plot for the spy chief M (Judi Dench), all add up to the best Bond movie of recent years.‐ The National (UAE)
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2015
1/5 32% Good Burger (1997) Young fans of TV stars Kenan and Kel are about the only ones who will be remotely amused by this misjudged comedy.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2015
2/5 15% Red Sonja (1985) This is a sword-and-sorcery adventure for those who like their action fast and furious, their dialogue ropey and their acting filled with more ham than a butcher's shop.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2015
1/5 13% Arthur 2: On the Rocks (1988) Believe it or not, things get even worse as the film moves towards its predictable happy ending. You have been warned.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2015
2/5 14% The Concorde... Airport '79 (1979) It's very silly, but the starry cast (Robert Wagner, Sylvia Kristel, Eddie Albert) manages to be as over-the-top as the effects, making this a fun if incredibly mindless way to spend a couple of hours.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted May 25, 2015
4/5 68% Frances (1982) Jessica Lange is mesmerising in this uneven biopic of the spirited, politically outspoken 1930s actress Frances Farmer.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2015
3/5 93% National Lampoon's Vacation (1983) Director Harold Ramis, who went on to make Groundhog Day, keeps the silliness coming at a fast and furious pace.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2014
4/5 94% Ruthless People (1986) DeVito and Midler are superb in their roles as the greedy philanderer and his screaming, overbearing other half.‐ Radio Times
Posted Aug 11, 2014
1/5 10% Woo (1998) [A] truly awful disaster.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2014
3/5 6% Mobsters (1991) Although things like character development are sometimes lost in the crossfire, the lead actors have enough charm to sustain the film. ‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2014
1/5 0% Return to the Blue Lagoon (1991) A textbook example of a disaster that amazingly manages not only to contain bad acting and an appalling script, but also some of the most unconvincing love scenes ever committed to film.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2014
2/5 3% Bless the Child (2000) It's all utter nonsense, but entertaining in a daft sort of way, though Christina Ricci is shamefully wasted in an irrelevent supporting role.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2014
2/5 7% Man Trouble (1992) Proof that even the most talented actors - in this case, Jack Nicholson and Ellen Barkin -- can make bad choices and turn in mediocre performances in a below-par film.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2014
2/5 25% Fathers' Day (1997) This had the potential to be hilarious, but instead falls alarmingly flat thanks to a weak and jokeless script that even the combined comedic talents of Williams and Crystal can't perk up.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2014
2/5 19% Rude Awakening (1989) Nice idea, but this is silly rather than comical, and the jokes are hammered home far too hard.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2014
3/5 77% A League of Their Own (1992) Any roughness is smoothed over by the talented cast and a great deal of charm and affection for the era.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted May 6, 2014
4/5 82% The Natural (1984) If you can suspend disbelief and let yourself be drawn into the movie, you'll be rewarded with an emotional and heart-warming experience that will have you cheering.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted May 6, 2014
2/5 5% 'Til There Was You (1997) The woeful miscasting of Jeanne Tripplehorn sabotages this romantic comedy about two people who are destined to meet but who contrive to keep missing each other.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted May 5, 2014
1/5 0% Folks! (1992) Senility and attempted suicide are used to supposed comic effect as Selleck wanders around in various states of disarray, probably wondering what on earth he did to end up in this dreadful film.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted May 4, 2014
2/5 23% A Stranger Among Us (1992) Released in British cinemas as Close to Eden, this is a flop under any name.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted May 3, 2014