Josh Wilding

Josh Wilding
Tomatometer-approved critic

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
2/5 75% Godzilla vs. Kong (2021) Godzilla vs. Kong may deliver on the promise of its title with some jaw-dropping battles, but whenever the Titans aren't on screen, it devolves into a jumbled, borderline unwatchable bore of a movie. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 31, 2021
5/5 71% Zack Snyder's Justice League (2021) Zack Snyder's Justice League is the superhero movie event of the decade; epic and exciting, it lives up to the hype, and features a standout performance from Ray Fisher as Cyborg along with must-see teases for a sequel we can only hope becomes a reality. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2021
3/5 23% Chaos Walking (2021) Tom Holland and Daisy Ridley are terrific together in the fun, if somewhat flawed Chaos Walking, a movie with some great ideas that doesn't always manage to pull them off, but makes for exciting and enjoyable viewing when it does. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2021
2/5 31% Tom & Jerry (2020) An inoffensive take on Tom & Jerry with a solid turn from Chloe Grace Moretz, this live-action/animated hybrid fails to take any risks, and delivers aby the numbers version of the iconic duo likely to only get any laughs out of younger viewers. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2021
4/5 94% Raya and the Last Dragon (2021) Raya and the Last Dragon is a near-perfect mix of delightful visuals and fantasy storytelling, and this vibrant, exciting world is brought to life perfectly by Kelly Marie Tran and Awkwafina's can't-miss performances. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2021
4/5 29% Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) Action-packed and epic, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice delivers an unmissable fight between its title characters, and successfully deepens the mythology of the DC Universe as only Zack Snyder can. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2021
5/5 36% Cherry (2021) The Russo Brothers deliver a storytelling and filmmaking masterpiece with Cherry, an outstanding, unforgettable exploration of the opioid crisis with career best performances from Tom Holland and Ciara Bravo. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 25, 2021
1/5 8% Safer at Home (2021) A compelling concept for a movie based on, and shot during, the pandemic, Safer at Home strains credibility too often, while its handling of COVID-19 feels tasteless and is unlikely to resonate with viewers. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2021
3/5 72% Flora & Ulysses (2021) Matilda Lawler soars as Flora in this fun, if somewhat clichéd, take on superheroes. Still, with plenty of love for comic books, a charming VFX squirrel, and a lot of heart, it's a solid addition to Disney+'s family-friendly Originals. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 18, 2021
3/5 25% Brothers By Blood (2021) Brothers by Blood is light on fresh ideas, but Matthias Schoenaert and Joel Kinnaman's standout performances help the movie overcome its tropes to become a compelling, if somewhat forgettable glimpse into the gritty world of crime in Philadelphia. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2021
4/5 77% Shadow in the Cloud (2021) Chloë Grace Moretz delivers an unmissable performance in Shadow of the Cloud, a tense and thrilling horror movie with a killer premise, phenomenal visuals, and some big scares. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2020
4/5 59% Wonder Woman 1984 (2020) A powerful, emotional sequel to 2017's Wonder Woman, Wonder Woman 1984 makes wonder-ful use of its 1980s setting, and sees Pedro Pascal deliver another phenomenal performance as the delightfully maniacal Maxwell Lord. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2020
5/5 95% Soul (2020) One of Pixar's most beautiful, poignant films, Soul often heads to some weird places, but does so in a way that will stick with you and leave you with a lot to think about. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2020
5/5 84% Mosul (2020) Matthew Michael Carnahan makes a stellar directorial debut with Mosul, a hard-hitting, must-see movie which sees star Suhail Dabbach deliver an Oscar-worthy performance which it would be a crime to overlook. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 23, 2020
4/5 72% LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special (2020) The closest thing we're getting to Episode X, The LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special isn't perfect, but it is a fun, fan-pleasing return to a Galaxy Far, Far Away, and a solid tribute to this storied franchise. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2020
3/5 67% The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run (2021) The Spongebob Movie: Sponge on the Run isn't greater than the sum of its parts, but it's still a fun adventure for fans of all-ages, and worth watching for Keanu Reeves' wonderfully weird Sage. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2020
3.5/5 46% Spell (2020) Part-Misery, Part-The Hills Have Eyes, Spell occasionally plays it too safe, but has some legit "Oh, sh*t!" moments for horror fans and a powerful lead performance from the excellent Omari Hardwick. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2020
4/5 80% The True Adventures of Wolfboy (2020) The True Adventures of Wolfboy is a wonderful, emotional coming-of-age adventure with a compelling premise, and a beautiful performance from Sophie Giannamore which promises to put her on the map in a big way. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2020
5/5 85% Borat: Subsequent Moviefilm (2020) Offensive, hilarious, and a movie perfect for the madness of 2020, Borat: Subsequent Moviefilm features Sacha Baron Cohen on top form and an incredible star making performance from Maria Bakalova. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2020
4/5 48% The Witches (2020) The Witches is a visual delight, with Octavia Spencer and Anne Hathaway on top form. Despite being a little too dark in places, this latest adaptation of the story without a doubt does Roald Dahl's work justice. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2020
3/5 75% Batman: Death in the Family (2020) There's plenty of fun to be had with this interactive movie, and while reused footage and familiar shorts make it feel like there's been some corner cutting, Batman: Death in the Family delivers plenty of bang for your buck. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2020
5/5 92% Love and Monsters (2020) Love and Monsters does for monster movies what Zombieland did for zombies...but better! With a likeable cast, a strong premise, a lot of heart, and some of the coolest monster designs we've seen, this is a must-see. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2020
5/5 93% Spider-Man 2 (2004) A groundbreaking, epic masterpiece, Spider-Man 2 sees Sam Raimi continue to make great use of Stan Lee and Steve Ditko's classic stories to deliver the rare perfect sequel. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2020
2/5 30% Henchmen (2020) Henchman fails to take advantage of its unique premise and doesn't feature the same quality visuals as other animated offerings, but an A-List voice cast and entertaining gags mean kids won't struggle to get invested in this quirky, colourful world. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2020
5/5 98% Spontaneous (2020) A beautiful, bloody love story, Spontaneous proves that Katherine Langford is one of the most talented actresses working today, while director Brian Duffield delivers the sort of charming, uplifting tale we all need right now. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 24, 2020
3/5 91% Enola Holmes (2020) Despite a bloated, mostly uninteresting mystery, Enola Holmes is saved by a phenomenal performance from Millie Bobby Brown and an unforgettable take on Sherlock Holmes courtesy of Henry Cavill. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2020
4/5 64% The Devil All the Time (2020) The Devil All The Time is a powerful, moving piece of storytelling, bolstered with incredible performances that make it easy to overlook the odd underwritten character and material that's occasionally too heavy hitting and grim. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2020
4/5 72% Mulan (2020) A stunning and authentic new take on this iconic character, Mulan's villain is a weak point, but the uplifting, action-packed live-action remake is a journey worth taking and comes cheap at the price for $29.99. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2020
3/5 35% The New Mutants (2020) The New Mutants fails as a horror film, but compared to Dark Phoenix, it's a huge upgrade, and the young cast deliver in a way that ensure these characters get the big screen treatment they deserve...even when the movie lets them down. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2020
4/5 100% Superman: Man of Tomorrow (2020) Superman: Man of Tomorrow would have benefited from delving a little deeper into certain themes and characters, but it proves to be an exciting, visually pleasing new take on the Man of Steel which successfully freshens up his origin story. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2020
3.5/5 70% The One and Only Ivan (2020) It's not necessarily the best original release to hit Disney+, but The One and Only Ivan is the perfect family film to watch with your kids, even if it does only address some important issues on a surface level. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2020
3.5/5 80% Deathstroke: Knights & Dragons (2020) A solid entry into the DC Animated Universe library, Deathstroke: Knights & Dragons - The Movie may be a little rough around the edges, but the bloody, explosive action should keep fans hooked. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2020
3/5 61% Project Power (2020) Project Power boasts superb performances from Jamie Foxx and Dominique Fishback, but fails to live up to its potential and mostly squanders a unique and exciting premise despite some strong visuals and clever ideas. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2020
4/5 92% Relic (2020) Compelling, suspenseful, and downright terrifying in places, Relic is a movie with a lot to say, and establishes Natalie Erika James as a filmmaker to watch in future. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2020
5/5 80% Batman Returns (1992) Tim Burton's Batman Returns is a masterpiece, and the tour de force performances from the trio of Michael Keaton, Michelle Pfeiffer, and Danny DeVito are nothing short of iconic. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2020
4/5 71% Batman (1989) Like Gotham City, Batman is a little rough at times, but Michael Keaton and Jack Nicholson's wonderfully weird performances (and Tim Burton's unique vision for the DC Universe) mean it deserves to be remembered as a classic. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2020
2/5 8% Artemis Fowl (2020) Lara McDonnell delivers a breakout performance, and Kenneth Branagh does an admirable job creating this fantasy world, but it's still not enough to save this mediocre and muddled adaptation of Artemis Fowl. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2020
4/5 100% Justice League Dark: Apokolips War (2020) A bloody, R-Rated romp, Justice League Dark: Apokolips War serves as a fittingly epic finale to this era of stories, and boasts a downright unmissable performance from Matt Ryan as Constantine. - EDIT
Read More | Posted May 15, 2020
3/5 47% Scoob! (2020) A better Dick Dastardly story than Scooby-Doo caper, Scoob! will definitely entertain the kids, but would have benefited from spending more time with the adorable "Baby Scoob." - EDIT
Read More | Posted May 15, 2020
4/5 39% Capone (2020) Tom Hardy delivers a transformative performance which stands among his best, while director Josh Trank makes a solid return to filmmaking in Capone, an unmissable examination of Fonzo's final year on Earth. - EDIT
Read More | Posted May 11, 2020
5/5 67% Extraction (2020) Extraction features a Chris Hemsworth more badass than Bond and more brutal than Bourne, and Sam Hargrave's debut feature will hopefully serve as a launching platform for this to be an action-packed new franchise on Netflix. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2020
1.5/5 30% Bloodshot (2020) Despite some enjoyable action scenes, Bloodshot fails to bring anything new to the superhero genre, and Valiant's wannabe MCU is already off to a disappointing and disastrous start (Vin Diesel, meanwhile, needs to stick to Fast & Furious). - EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2020
3/5 57% The Hunt (2020) The Hunt belongs to the amazing Betty Gilpin, and while it delivers some big shocks and thrilling moments, it's not quite as controversial as you might have been led to believe. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2020
3.5/5 37% Spenser Confidential (2020) A fun if somewhat forgettable ride, Mark Wahlberg and Winston Duke steal the show in Spencer Confidential, and we definitely wouldn't say no to getting to watch this duo solve more mysteries in the not too distant future. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2020
2.5/5 7% Fantasy Island (2020) This take on the classic TV series boasts some fun twists, but isn't quite bold enough to leave a lasting impact. Still, there's potential for future stories, and a ticket to Fantasy Island does offer one of the most twisted trips of 2020. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2020
5/5 91% The Invisible Man (2020) The first must-see horror movie of 2020, The Invisible Man is destined to be a classic, and Elizabeth Moss' incredible performance proves to be impossible to tear your eyes from. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 29, 2020
5/5 88% Onward (2020) Onward is a masterpiece, and an unmissable fantasy adventure from Pixar. Stars Chris Pratt and Tom Holland steal the show, and this is a vibrant, wonderfully exciting world we definitely hope to return to. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 29, 2020
4/5 44% Pokémon the Movie: Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution (2019) It doesn't reinvent the wheel, but Mewtwo Strikes Back - Evolution looks phenomenal thanks to its updated visuals, and the action-packed and epic battles help make this the perfect Pokémon movie for fans. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2020
4/5 62% The Call of the Wild (2020) A perfect film for dog lovers and a heartwarming adventure in its own right, The Call of the Wild features a wonderfully understated performance from Harrison Ford, and is a ride definitely worth taking. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2020
4/5 88% Superman: Red Son (2020) With a strong story and a stellar cast, Superman: Red Son features complex and compelling takes on characters like Superman and Lex Luthor which help put it up there with classics like Under The Red Hood and The Killing Joke. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2020