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Mike Edwards

Mike Edwards
Mike Edwards's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): What Culture

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/5 88% Los Cronocrímenes (Timecrimes) (2007) Hector's insane time-travel journey is an excellent example of high-concept sci-fi.‐ What Culture
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90% Coraline (2009) Will win over older audience with the story and design, rather than 'adult jokes' hidden within a juvenile narrative.‐ What Culture
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3.5/5 91% O' Horten (2007) It entertains from start to finish and tells a story that is not just fun but in its inimitably gentle way has something to teach us all as well.‐ What Culture
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4.5/5 92% Drag Me to Hell (2009) When a film makes me smile this much (you can't see, but it's a big smile), for this long (about a week) you know it's a great one.‐ What Culture
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3/5 92% Sugar (2008) A portrait of an immigrant, a sports movie commentating on the machinations of American sport and a coming-of-age drama: Sugar is not short of subject matter.‐ What Culture
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3/5 42% The Last House on the Left (2009) The remake deviates from its source material, giving something new for fans of the original to enjoy/moan about, and employ some imagination with a few of the killings.‐ What Culture
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1/5 19% Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009) Bayformers 2 is a mess of a story loosely glued together with lame jokes, fighting pixels and Megan Fox's ass.‐ What Culture
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3/5 72% Sunshine Cleaning (2009) Well worth a look for those who aren't too disillusioned with the post-Juno Indie film scene.‐ What Culture
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3/5 68% Public Enemies (2009) Once Mann is done establishing his characters the film begins to get down to the most interesting element he brings to the project: the saddening decline of a giant.‐ What Culture
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3.5/5 85% Kisses (2010) It's exciting, sweet, gritty and generally just a joy to watch.‐ What Culture
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4.5/5 97% Burma VJ: Reporter i et Lukket Land (Burma VJ: Reporting from a Closed Country) (2008) No matter how many times anyone tries to appropriate shaky camera techniques, they'll never recreate anything as real as a reporter fleeing heavily armed police.‐ What Culture
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4/5 50% Antichrist (2009) It's audacious, gruesome and pushes to the extreme limits of acceptable cinema content: but it is never any of those things to exclude ordinary viewers.‐ What Culture
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3/5 26% Land of the Lost (2009) By stringing together a bunch of campy retro set-ups and witty improvs, Land of the Lost manages to be a watchable comedy with plenty of laughs.‐ What Culture
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0.5/5 15% Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus (2009) Mega Swindle vs Giant Rip-Off‐ What Culture
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2.5/5 64% Adam (2009) Too neatly packaged for my taste, Adam's rigid structure leaves the characters serving the story rather than the story expanding the characters. ‐ What Culture
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4/5 88% Sin Nombre (2009) It's a drama, a romance and a thriller, but make no mistake - Sin Nombre pulls no punches in delivery a raw, powerful film that shrugs aside genre convention.‐ What Culture
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4/5 96% Mesrine: Part 1 (Killer Instinct) and Part 2 (Public Enemy #1) (2010) Together, these two films represent a thinking-man's gangster movie. They contain the self-reflection and real-life grit, but without ponderous self-indulgence.‐ What Culture
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4/5 91% Fish Tank (2010) The film is remarkable for its depth. It's not drilling in a message about the hopelessness of poverty, nor is it stylising the lifestyle of those living on council estates.‐ What Culture
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2/5 67% The Firm (2009) A watchable, but disappointing, movie that brings nothing new to the serious topic it addresses.‐ What Culture
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3.5/5 100% Three Miles North of Molkom (2007) Full of laughter, weirdness and raw emotion, it's a documentary that provides a real experience.‐ What Culture
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4/5 No Score Yet Aaah! Zombies!! (2007) After watching this, my faith in low-budget innovation was instantly restored.‐ What Culture
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4/5 81% We Live in Public (2009) There's insight galore amidst this screwball tale, and many a profound implication for the lives we lead today.‐ What Culture
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2.5/5 18% Just Go with It (2011) High concept nonsense of the worst kind, exploiting Valentine's weekend to earn a bit of cash with a predictable love story and lacklustre Sandler humour.‐ What Culture
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3.5/5 90% The Fighter (2010) When is a cliché not a cliché? When the cast of The Fighter delivers it, apparently.‐ What Culture
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4/5 71% [Rec] 2 (2010) It doesn't quite maximise the potential of all of its ideas, but it nonetheless provides a horror experience that's up there with the best of recent years...‐ What Culture
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3/5 43% Robin Hood (2010) There's so much stuff crammed in here that the filmmakers forget to tell a truly engaging story.‐ What Culture
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3.5/5 72% Iron Man 2 (2010) Some critics may claim that the Iron Man films are simply dragging on a genre that's redundant (...) but my view is that it is rescuing a big part of the Marvel universe.‐ What Culture
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2/5 33% It's a Wonderful Afterlife (2010) I found myself laughing more at badly composed scenes, lame make-up, and poor performances than at the humour.‐ What Culture
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0.5/5 66% The Blind Side (2009) Sing it together with me my brothers, thank the Lawd for he created the white man that he might teach them po' negroes the value of good Christian chariddy.‐ What Culture
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4.5/5 76% Kick-Ass (2010) Never has a title been so true, so funny, and so simple as that of Kick-Ass.‐ What Culture
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3/5 71% The Crazies (2010) Possibly worth watching for a bit of a laugh if you're a fan of Romero, or horror generally, but it's nothing that'll be remembered for long after you leave the theatre.‐ What Culture
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1/5 37% From Paris with Love (2010) It's stupid, it's unoriginal, and it makes very little sense... but that's not all bad.‐ What Culture
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3.5/5 65% Youth in Revolt (2010) Playing on feelings and impulses that I'm sure we all relate to, a witty and playful portrait of teen love emerges out of a less exciting teen comedy.‐ What Culture
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1/5 7% Holy Water (2010) This is a real low for Linda Hamilton, and her career has largely consisted of collecting benefit cheques from the dole office.‐ What Culture
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5/5 91% Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire (2009) Mo'Nique isn't just a box-office draw here, she is a snarling, disaffected she-demon...‐ What Culture
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4/5 86% Ocean Waves (Umi ga kikoeru) (2016) An interesting, amusing, and cleverly composed story of first love...‐ What Culture
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4/5 83% Avatar (2009) It may not change the world, but it'll certainly provide enjoyment to many millions of people all over it.‐ What Culture
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3.5/5 73% Where the Wild Things Are (2009) If you want something light and fluffy to take the kids to see, you're better off looking elsewhere.‐ What Culture
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4/5 79% The Informant! (2009) A first class examination of corporate greed, the fluidity of reality, and man's constant need to portray himself as the hero.‐ What Culture
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3/5 52% The Men Who Stare at Goats (2009) A genuinely funny film packed with acting talent (...) well worth 90 minutes of anyone's time.‐ What Culture
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3/5 55% The Killer Inside Me (2010) An excellent film which takes some big, brave steps in the crime genre...‐ What Culture
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3.5/5 30% The Collector (2009) It's not a classic, but I have a good feeling about The Collector as a new horror villain with a bit of mileage...‐ What Culture
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3/5 64% Predators (2010) It's nothing to shout from the rooftops about but, given the standard set by the majority of Predator movies, you're unlikely to be disappointed...‐ What Culture
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2.5/5 47% The A-Team (2010) It may well annoy a few of you as much as it occasionally did me, but it will probably also elicit a good few laughs.‐ What Culture
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2/5 15% A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010) For a film about the dangers of falling asleep it tried damn hard to make the audience nod off.‐ What Culture
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1/5 41% Death at a Funeral (2010) The only scene in which the audience noticeably reacted to the film's efforts to extract some belly laughs came in the depressingly derivative poo jokes.‐ What Culture
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4/5 96% Cameraman: The Life And Work Of Jack Cardiff (2011) Watching and listening to Cardiff, it is impossible not to be entranced by his knowledge, his excitement and his enthusiasm.‐ What Culture
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4/5 73% Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life (2011) This really is the best way to experience the life of a musician, and it makes for mesmeric viewing.‐ What Culture
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2/5 6% The Last Airbender (2010) The Last Airbender is a horrific mish-mash of genres that follows a depressingly large number of dead ends in adapting its source material.‐ What Culture
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3/5 86% Le refuge (Hideaway (Le refuge)) (2010) It is undeniable that Ozon has an eye for emotion. His low-fi camerawork and pared-down cinematography keep a beautiful realism surrounding his characters.‐ What Culture
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