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Mayer Nissim

Mayer Nissim
Mayer Nissim's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Sky Movies, Digital Spy

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
5/5 94% Arrival (2016) Like all the best sci-fi, Arrival isn't really about aliens. It's about people. It's about ideas. But instead of hammering you over the head with those ideas in a bid to show how clever-clever it is, the film lets the story and characters do the talking. ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Sep 29, 2016
4/5 83% Lights Out (Simon Werner A Disparu...) (2010) You get an insight into teenage life, but the ideas and emotions are subtle enough to enhance and not overshadow the story. ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Aug 18, 2016
3/5 75% Bjork: Biophilia Live (2014) Here and there we get the microscopic and cosmic in fractal harmony and it's all sorts of lovely. It doesn't happen enough. ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Oct 17, 2014
4/5 95% 20,000 Days on Earth (2014) Pieced together in a fittingly arch, self-conscious style that fits Cave like a dark black glove. ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Sep 15, 2014
4/5 84% Pulp: a Film About Life, Death & Supermarkets (2014) By not foolishly trying to tell The Whole Story, Habicht has done so much more. ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Jun 2, 2014
3/5 56% Morrissey 25: Live (2013) Morrissey 25: Live lacks the spark or the edge that would make this a real cinema experience... ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Aug 19, 2013
4/5 73% The Stone Roses: Made of Stone (2013) Soundtracked by an impossible reunion, Made of Stone sticks two fingers up at the cynics and reminds us that your first love is the deepest and that real friendship never dies. ‐ Digital Spy
Posted May 29, 2013
5/5 95% Marley (2012) Up there with No Direction Home and The Filth and the Fury, Marley is one of the greatest ever historical music documentaries. ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Mar 16, 2012
4/5 85% Chronicle (2012) The naturalistic performances from the three leads make the fantastic seem possible for a middle portion which could otherwise have spun out of control, and they're definitely helped by the in-your-face reality of the format. ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Feb 1, 2012
4/5 40% Tonight You're Mine (2012) You Instead is a really charming film which captures all the magic and mud of the perfect festival experience. ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Sep 14, 2011
3/5 62% Final Destination 5 (2011) It's all good fun. ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Aug 24, 2011
4/5 72% Machete (2010) At the end there's the humorous promise of sequels, but if Machete is a neat, bloody full-stop on the mainstream Mexploitation genre Rodriguez has done so much to resurrect, it's a fine one. ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Jul 14, 2011
2/5 89% My Joy (2011) If the desire is to unsettle and disorientate, the movie succeeds, but it does so at the expense of pretty much all else. ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Jul 14, 2011
2/5 73% The Housemaid (2011) With the honourable exception of a film-saving Byung-sik, the characters are too unpleasant and two-dimensional to keep it together. ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Jul 14, 2011
2/5 35% Womb (2012) What lets Womb down is its slow-to-the-point-of-complete-tedium pacing (especially in the first half), and finicky way it's stuck together. ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Jul 14, 2011
2/5 59% Film socialisme (2011) Many people leave. We stay end. Not sure why. ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Jul 14, 2011
4/5 84% La princesse de Montpensier (The Princess of Montpensier) (2011) The swashbuckling Guise, kindly Count, raging Philippe and swaggering Duke make the two-hours-plus runtime fly by. ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Jul 14, 2011
3/5 73% The Tree (2011) Steady but slightly lacking. ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Jul 14, 2011
4/5 64% Biutiful (2010) Bardem and Iñárritu draw you in to a story that says so much about not only its individual characters but also of life, exile, love, family and death. ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Jul 14, 2011
3/5 45% You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger (2010) The cast is the main draw here, but it's also the movie's biggest problem. Hopkins and Jones are excellent, and a greater focus on that couple might well have resulted in a much better film. ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Jul 14, 2011
2/5 4% 6 Souls (2013) All too often [the film] borrows from the ideas and conventions of the pysch-horror without giving either them, or the audience, enough respect for it to work. ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Jul 14, 2011
3/5 43% Ironclad (2011) What saves the flick is Paul Giamatti's John, played as a petulant, damaged man born in a world where he wields the power of a god and inevitably rages as that power is snatched away. ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Jul 14, 2011
3/5 77% Outrage (2011) Outrage is equal measures gangland power struggle and broad comedic farce, all shook up with a fizzy hit of ultraviolent set pieces. ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Jul 14, 2011
49% Super (2011) Where it completely fails is when the in-your-face amorality is contextualised with an icky epilogue which tries to justify what came before as some kind of "spiritual journey". It doesn't convince. ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Jul 14, 2011
4/5 62% Howl (2010) To its immense credit, Howl the movie makes a huge success of this potentially problematic mish-mash. ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Jul 14, 2011
2/5 43% Faster (2010) If this was a tiny bit smarter (think Desperado, or even Kill Bill Vol. 1) or a whole lot dumber (Machete), it would be so much nearer to hitting its target. ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Jul 14, 2011
3/5 92% Ponyo (2009) There's still plenty of gorgeous eye-candy to keep adults going if they've taken their kids along for some unthreatening entertainment. ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Jul 14, 2011
3/5 21% Beastly (2011) Hudgens is a likeable on-screen presence, Olsen a complete riot, and Pettyfer teases teeny bits of a performance as a genuinely unpleasant baddie that could be the making of him one day, should the right script come along. ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Jul 14, 2011
3/5 79% Fair Game (2010) Despite its flaws, this movie feels necessary. ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Jul 14, 2011
4/5 58% Shrek Forever After (2010) Shrek Forever After is a fairy tale ending for the series. ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Jul 14, 2011
4/5 36% Restless (2011) A calm, sometimes heartbreaking, tender ode to love. ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Jul 14, 2011
4/5 73% Megamind (2010) It does have the odd cheeky nod for the grown-ups -- and it is presented in inglorious 3D -- but it's also got a screenplay overflowing with charm, intelligence, wit and a real spark. ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Jul 14, 2011
4/5 94% Neds (2011) There's a sense of inevitability about things, certainly, but it seems less written in the stars than unhappily scratched onto the kerb with a flicknife by John himself. ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Jul 14, 2011
3/5 81% Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011) If pandas spawned as successfully as hit movies, they'd be off the endangered list in no time. ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Jun 8, 2011
4/5 80% The Skin I Live In (2011) Yes, it's very, very silly, but The Skin I Live In is also hell of a lot of fun. ‐ Digital Spy
Posted May 25, 2011
3/5 79% Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai (2012) The closing reels make up a fight scene even Quentin Tarantino would have thought too one-sided for Uma and her second-hand yellow jumpsuit in Kill Bill. ‐ Digital Spy
Posted May 19, 2011
5/5 79% Melancholia (2011) It's visually stunning from beginning to end, with the opening and closing moments in particular being (quite literally) breathtaking. ‐ Digital Spy
Posted May 19, 2011
3/5 49% Sleeping Beauty (2011) [Browning] dominates the screen, even when unconscious, and somehow manages to convey a painful fragility and raw underlying strength. ‐ Digital Spy
Posted May 12, 2011
4/5 80% Made in Dagenham (2010) Like a catchy political pop song, Made In Dagenham sneaks in a crafty punch, bringing through messages of strength through unity, class consciousness, friendship across social boundaries and, of course, equality of the sexes. ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Oct 6, 2010
4/5 87% Buried (2010) It's definitely possible to quibble about the sheer ridiculousness of Conroy's situation a day or so down the line, but while you're watching it you'll be too busy hiding behind your shirt and nibbling on your collar to even think that far ahead. ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Sep 29, 2010
2/5 73% Piranha 3-D (2010) There comes a point where you can't decide whether you're bored or nauseous, or a little bit of both. ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Aug 26, 2010
2/5 46% Step Up 3 (2010) So devoid of spark and humour that no matter how loud or fast or yoof it gets, it still feels like an endless slog. ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Aug 3, 2010
4/5 86% Please Give (2010) There's the rare occasion where the boldness of the dialogue is laid on a little thick and it drags you out of the moment, but it doesn't happen often, and the odd excess is more than forgiveable given just how well the rest of the film works. ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Jun 16, 2010
2/5 12% The Spy Next Door (2010) You have been warned. ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Mar 15, 2010
3/5 70% Ondine (2010) Along with the uniformly fine performances, what makes Ondine really worth the trip to your nearest arthouse cinema is its wonderful charm, which it has in bucketloads. ‐ Sky Movies
Posted Mar 5, 2010
3/5 37% From Paris with Love (2010) If there really is a fine line between stupid and clever, this is so far to one side that it makes it look like a dot. If you take the time to check in your brain when getting your popcorn though, you'll probably be too busy laughing to mind. ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Feb 26, 2010
5/5 91% Up in the Air (2009) Where Thank You For Smoking was perhaps too madcap and Juno too wordy, Up In The Air perfectly combines witty dialogue and set-pieces with real emotional connectivity from all three leads. ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Jan 15, 2010
5/5 76% Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll (2010) The music sequences themselves are faultless, with Serkis's performances (recorded with the real-life Blockheads), adding the sense of physicality that lip-synching always dilutes. ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Jan 8, 2010
4/5 64% Carriers (2009) A gritty low-budget mix of some of the best bits from Mad Max, Outbreak and Night Of The Living Dead, it ticks all the boxes in a refreshingly snappy 84 minute runtime. ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Dec 11, 2009
4/5 75% Cold Souls (2009) What might sound on paper like heavy-handed flick that tries to shove clever-clever ideas down your throat is nothing of the sort. Cold Souls is funny, thought-provoking, often witty and always boasts a tremendous lightness of touch. ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Nov 13, 2009