Nick De Semlyen Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

Nick De Semlyen

Nick De Semlyen

Agrees with the Tomatometer 78% of the time.

Nick De Semlyen's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Empire Magazine

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

Previous | Next
Showing 51 - 99 of 99
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/5 86% Cedar Rapids (2011) "One of those sunny-natured indie comedies that comes out of nowhere to put a smile on your face. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Apr 26, 2011
2/5 13% Yogi Bear (2010) "The wee'uns may enjoy the forest-based capers but for adults this is no pickernick. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Feb 7, 2011
3/5 30% Sanctum (2011) "Workmanlike suspenser, with plenty of cold water but sparse chills. When it comes to James Cameron scuba thrillers, The Abyss still has the edge. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Feb 4, 2011
1/5 0% Midgets vs. Mascots (2010) "A gross-out comedy to make the Jackass posse look like clergyman. If only it was actually funny. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Jan 10, 2011
3/5 51% Tron Legacy (2010) "A triumph of art direction, sound design and Gallic phat beats, but could do with a script upgrade and fun.exe patch. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Dec 7, 2010
3/5 78% Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1 (2010) "The first and third acts are over-busy; the middle one moves like an arthritic house-elf. Still, a decent smattering of magic moments and tension's pumped up sky-high. Bring on Part 2. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Nov 11, 2010
4/5 87% Buried (2010) "A brutally intense indie that commits to its bleak premise and doesn't back down. Tarantino will cackle as he watches. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Sep 29, 2010
1/5 10% Grown Ups (2010) "Smug and lazy comedy that barely raises a chuckle. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Aug 26, 2010
2/5 47% MacGruber (2010) "More Pistachio Disguisey than Austin Powers, this cheapjack comedy is nowhere near as ingenious as the man it sends up. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Jun 16, 2010
3/5 72% Iron Man 2 (2010) "Rourke and Rockwell make satisfying, complementary villains, while Downey Jr. delivers again. Shame this sequel feels inessential. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Apr 27, 2010
2/5 67% Date Night (2010) "Carell and Fey are good company and work hard, but this is still a formulaic tale that will look most at home on the back of an airplane seat. In other words, A Shawn Levy Film. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Apr 22, 2010
3/5 75% Nanny McPhee Returns (2010) "With flying pigs and magical nannying, this will charm children -- but it could have been a little more charming for adults. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Apr 2, 2010
1/5 19% Legion (2010) "Could have been T2 with seraphs, or Assault On Precinct 13 crossed with Revelations. Instead, it's a lazy genre bore. Doesn't bode well for Priest, the next Stewart/Bettany film in the pipeline. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Mar 5, 2010
4/5 92% Ponyo (2009) "Miyazaki's back, and still a force of nature. A weird, wonderful aquatic romp, Ponyo is also a meditation on the state of this blue planet. Catch it. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Feb 16, 2010
4/5 65% Bunny and the Bull (2011) "Heralds the launch of a new big-screen comedy axis to challenge Wright, Pegg and Frost - we can't wait to see what King and co. come up with next. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Nov 27, 2009
3/5 43% Jennifer's Body (2009) "Fox is fun as a demonic harpy, but sadly the meeting of Hollywood's two rock'n'roll queens is closer to safe studio product than slash-and-burn envelope-pusher. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Nov 6, 2009
2/5 29% The Final Destination (2009) "The novelty factor stops and starts at the 3-D specs: this is a horror movie on tracks, not going anyplace new. Still, there's some inventive grue-splashing as always. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Aug 29, 2009
3/5 19% Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009) "A super-sized second helping, but the novelty factor and some of the charm's gone. Hey, at least there's more Megatron / Starscream squabbling this time round. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Jun 15, 2009
2/5 38% X-Men Origins - Wolverine (2009) "While not a disaster, this isn't the claws-out, rampaging adventure we hoped for. No-one cares where Wolverine found his jacket - a spin-off with him kicking ass in Japan would have been way more fun. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted May 1, 2009
3/5 87% Flammen & Citronen (Flame & Citron) (The Flame and the Lemon) (2008) "As you'd imagine this is not exactly a laugh a minute, but whilst a little shapeless in places, it manages to engage and inform on many levels. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Mar 6, 2009
4/5 84% Rachel Getting Married (2008) "One of Hollywood's forgotten masters and one of its brightest new actresses team for what could well be an Oscar wild card. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Jan 23, 2009
4/5 72% Beavis and Butt-head Do America (1996) "A satisfying mix of puerile humour and genuine satire, believe it or not. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Oct 18, 2008
1/5 19% Fly Me to the Moon (2008) "Believe the bad buzz on this houseflies-become-astronauts CG animation, which is lousy with lazy jokes and irritating characters. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Oct 3, 2008
3/5 83% The Chaser (Chugyeogja) (2008) "Some of the tension drains from a slow middle act, but it remains a gripping tale of sleuth-work and moral awakening. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Sep 9, 2008
3/5 69% The Wackness (2008) "An unlikely buddy comedy that comes to life whenever Kingsley appears - he doesn't so much steal the show as roll it into a fat blunt and smoke it. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Aug 29, 2008
2/5 22% Make It Happen (2008) "The directing's lazy, the love interest is a smarmy douche and the dialogue is flatter than Winstead's toned tummy. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Aug 8, 2008
3/5 85% Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008) "A tropical sex comedy that's a little unfocused, but Segal and co throw plenty of funniness at the wall - and most of it sticks. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Apr 25, 2008
2/5 22% Never Back Down (2008) "The Karate Kid meets Fight Club but it's no way near as good as it sounds. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Apr 4, 2008
3/5 72% The Cottage (2008) "Frightfest regulars and hungry gorehounds will get a kick out of this, but those who hailed Williams as a Brit-indie visionary after London To Brighton might be left scratching their heads. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Mar 14, 2008
3/5 77% Planet Terror (Grindhouse Presents: Robert Rodriguez's Planet Terror) (2007) "While this is the Grindhouse film that suffers most from being presented solo, it's still the most fun. Watch with beer in hand and tongue in cheek for optimal effect. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Nov 8, 2007
3/5 40% Hot Rod (2007) "Well worth checking out, then, if you like your comedy supremely silly, but ultimately memorable only as a series of great skits mixed in with some dead patches. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Sep 28, 2007
3/5 79% 1408 (2007) "Not up there with the best King adaptations, but a fun Gothic yarn that, like all good ghost stories, is simple and dripping with dread. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Aug 31, 2007
2/5 18% Rush Hour 3 (2007) "Like Lethal Weapon, this franchise has become lazier and less thrilling with each instalment. Hopefully, unlike Lethal Weapon, they'll stop at Part Three. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Aug 17, 2007
3/5 56% Vacancy (2007) "This stripped-down chiller has some decent jump-frights, but a dearth of memorable moments. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Jun 15, 2007
3/5 69% Blades of Glory (2007) "Formula rules, as Ferrell applies his schtick to another sport. But there's enough silly spectacle and eye-popping costumes to compensate. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Apr 6, 2007
1/5 51% Mr. Bean's Holiday (2007) "Almost disturbingly unfunny. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Mar 27, 2007
3/5 63% I Want Candy (2007) "A warm-hearted, smutty comedy that, if predictable, has a likeable cast and plenty of zip. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Mar 23, 2007
2/5 33% The Sentinel (2006) "More Shadow Conspiracy than In The Line Of Fire, this suffers from serious quality control issues. If you're looking for superior suspense, buy a 24 box set instead. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Sep 1, 2006
4/5 61% Crank (2006) "This is an intense, stripped-down ride that goes places you'd never expect. Edgy and outrageous, it should get the fearless Statham some deserved attention. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Sep 1, 2006
1/5 19% Joe's Apartment (1996) "Very puerile humour and a pretty lame storyline. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Jul 19, 2006
3/5 75% Over the Hedge (2006) "You'll soon be sick of digital furballs, but there's plenty of fun here - and Hammy is up there with Ice Age's Scrat in the pantheon of lunatic movie rodents. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Jun 30, 2006
4/5 49% Rory O'Shea Was Here (2005) "O'Donnell should be lauded for offering a sensitive portrayal of disabled people without ever being patronizing. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Apr 1, 2006
2/5 51% Lucky Number Slevin (2006) "Like its title (will there be a worse one this year?), Lucky Number Slevin isn't as clever as it thinks it is. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Apr 1, 2006
4/5 83% Inside Deep Throat (2005) "A sharp documentary that has comedy, tragedy and, yes, a glimpse of Linda Lovelace's party trick. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Jan 7, 2006
3/5 75% Wedding Crashers (2005) "The laidback stars are funny and sweet, but they're let down by a patchy script which squanders some potentially priceless set-ups. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Jul 28, 2005
3/5 78% Two Brothers (2004) "It's undoubtedly good-natured, old-fashioned family entertainment, but Two Brothers never quite manages to strike a successful balance between fantasy and reality. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Jul 23, 2004
3/5 67% Deep Blue (2005) "The big screen adds extra impact to inspiring images which capture all the brutality, camaraderie and absurdity of the ocean. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Jun 18, 2004
3/5 68% Barbershop 2: Back in Business (2004) "The banter is tighter and funnier, and Calvin's musings on the importance of community seem more heartfelt. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted May 14, 2004
2/5 13% Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen (2004) "A self-absorbed sugar rush of a movie, this might please small girls but will leave a sour taste in everyone else's mouth. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted May 14, 2004
2/5 82% Barbershop (2002) "The script really should have been given a trim, as it tries to cram in so many characters that few are given the time and space to develop. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Apr 23, 2003
Previous | Next
Showing 51 - 99 of 99