Nick Funnell

Nick Funnell
Nick Funnell's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Time Out Little White Lies
Biography:
Time Out film critic.
Publications: Time Out, Little White Lies

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
2/5 75% My Best Friend (2007) - Time Out EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2011
81% Broken Embraces (2009) The sense is of an ageing director taking stock: exploring his cinematic roots, imagining his future and working through it all to emerge counting his blessings at the end. - Time Out EDIT
Read More | Posted May 19, 2009
74% Princesas (Princesses) (2005) Compelling, frequently funny and, commendably, resists wrapping things up sentimentally. Nice Manu Chao soundtrack, too. - Time Out EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2007
92% Caramel (2008) A lovely little comedy-drama. - Time Out EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2007
78% Coeurs (2007) Not one he'll be remembered for, but a cut above. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2007
96% Deep Water (2006) Charting the thin line between courage and foolhardiness, it's a poignant portrayal of the excruciating emotional odyssey of all involved. - Time Out EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2007
2/5 30% Goya's Ghosts (2007) With its riffs on art, its split-in-half story and Goya-esque production design, you can see it reaching for grand ideas about actions and their reverberations, but it merely rumbles on, illuminating neither the artist nor his tumultuous times. - Time Out EDIT
Read More | Posted May 3, 2007
73% The Illusionist (2006) With exquisite performances (Giamatti's, in particular), it leaves you thrillingly hovering, happily uncommitted to any one interpretation. - Time Out EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2007
73% In the Pit (2007) You long for more context on both workers and project, though a breathtaking five-minute-plus helicopter shot along the snaking concrete-and-iron colossus at the close helps distract from any moans. - Time Out EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2007
87% The Heart of the Game (2005) The intrusive narration, from hip hopper Chris 'Ludacris' Bridges, offers little sense of real lives unfolding, more of a way being paved to an, admittedly tense, all-American triumph-over-adversity climax. - Time Out EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 30, 2006
88% Drømmen (We Shall Overcome) (2006) It's enjoyably rousing, and cinematographer Lars Vestergard works miracles turning the Danish countryside into bright slices of Americana. - Time Out EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2006
3/6 80% Born and Bred (2006) An existential nightmare of grief, guilt and penance, with Guillermo Nieto's sublime photography of the frozen, otherworldly landscape a correlative to Santiago's suspended state. - Time Out EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2006
95% March of the Penguins (2005) Morgan Freeman's slick voice-over compounds a slightly plodding structure, but the dedication of the penguins -- and the cameramen -- assure your wonderment. - Time Out EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2006
33% Poseidon (2006) Petersen's expert direction ensures it remains gripping, keeping the tension ratcheted right up and commendably steering it all home within 100 minutes. - Time Out EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2006
83% Serenity (2005) The settings and tone are hyper-real, yet the human behaviour is grounded and credible, the moral conflicts complex and involving. Shiny, intelligent fun. - Time Out EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2006
46% The Cell (2000) Lopez is hard to take as the empathetic psychologist who uses a synaptic transfer machine to penetrate the comatose killer's tortured psyche in hopes of finding his latest victim. - Time Out EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2006
91% Los Olvidados (1952) It's a masterpiece that tangles individual and social ills into a knot, which, as we're warned in an opening voiceover, it offers no easy way to untie, rousing a sickening sense of injustice. - Time Out EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2006
70% Frequency (2000) This ambitious but frustrating timeshift thriller never quite manages to jam together two distinct stories. - Time Out EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2006
30% Nowhere to Run (1993) When Van Damme is doing what he does best -- narcissistically displaying his body and thumping the bad guys -- the film works reasonably well. - Time Out EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2006