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Nick Roddick

Nick Roddick
Nick Roddick's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): London Evening Standard, Sight and Sound

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
100% Orange Sunshine (2016) Using still photos, modern-day talking heads and gorgeous re-enactments, the film is a jaw-dropping piece of social history. It's also a lot of fun, with some tears along the way. Did someone say 'trip'? ‐ London Evening Standard
Posted Oct 25, 2016
93% Our Little Sister (Umimachi Diary) (2016) Slightly hampered by an episodic structure deriving from its source, Our Little Sister is nevertheless a seductive and engrossing celebration of family and community. ‐ Sight and Sound
Posted Nov 5, 2015
72% Louder Than Bombs (2016) Louder than Bombs is emotionally intelligent and certainly holds the attention, particularly during the first 30 minutes, but ultimately fails to live up to its initial promise. ‐ Sight and Sound
Posted Sep 15, 2015
4/5 92% Pride (2014) Loud, proud and glad to be gay (and lesbian), Pride winningly records an improbable moment of recent history. ‐ London Evening Standard
Posted Jul 10, 2014
23% Baad el Mawkeaa (After the Battle) (2012) I don't usually allow a heart being in the right place to excuse over-simplified characters and contrived confrontations. But After the Battle is such a useful corrective to the romanticisation of the Egyptian revolution that forgiveness is easy. ‐ Sight and Sound
Posted May 21, 2012
2/5 40% Nobody Walks (2012) An underwhelming comedy about the clash between East Coast edginess and laid-back LA which rarely rises above the formulaic. ‐ London Evening Standard
Posted Apr 27, 2012
5/5 90% A Place at the Table (2013) The film explains with devastating simplicity why so many go hungry in a country with more than enough food to go round. ‐ London Evening Standard
Posted Apr 27, 2012
65% This Must Be The Place (2012) Sorrentino's film asks you politely to believe in what it is doing. Buy in, and you'll have a great evening. ‐ London Evening Standard
Posted Oct 26, 2011
90% Footnote (2012) Shows just what you can do with a carefully constructed plot and lovingly drawn characters - even if, in the end, neither of them is particularly lovable. ‐ London Evening Standard
Posted Oct 25, 2011
100% The Snows of Kilimanjaro (2011) The circumstances here, like the characters, are fascinatingly complex. ‐ London Evening Standard
Posted Oct 24, 2011
96% The Kid with a Bike (2012) Intriguing, exciting, amusing, moving - and with a strong message about the way society treats the people at the bottom of the heap. ‐ London Evening Standard
Posted Oct 21, 2011
95% Sing Your Song (2012) [It] does a lot more than celebrate a great entertainer: it charts Belafonte's ceaseless activism, which has seen him stand alongside both Martin Luther King and Nelson Mandela. ‐ London Evening Standard
Posted Oct 20, 2011
100% Les géants (The Giants) (2011) If you want a refreshing coming-of-age comedy without any global pretensions set in the backwoods of Europe, you couldn't do better... ‐ London Evening Standard
Posted Oct 13, 2011
99% A Separation (2011) Will make you re-examine everything you thought you knew about Iran. ‐ London Evening Standard
Posted Jun 22, 2011
74% The Conquest (2011) Neither hatchet job nor hagiography, it entertainingly lifts the lid on a period which changed France's political landscape forever. ‐ London Evening Standard
Posted May 19, 2011
93% Midnight in Paris (2011) As cinematic froth, Midnight in Paris passes the time prettily enough. But neither its characters nor its sense of place really stands up in the light of day. ‐ London Evening Standard
Posted May 11, 2011
72% Monsters (2010) An astonishing achievement for first-time British feature director Gareth Edwards. ‐ Sight and Sound
Posted Apr 4, 2011
4/5 98% Up (2009) Vies with Monsters Inc and Wall-E as the best and most inventive of the Pixar films - with, as it were, added depth. ‐ London Evening Standard
Posted May 13, 2009
65% Trilogia: To livadi pou dakryzei (The Weeping Meadow) (2004) Not necessarily 'a great film' (though I suspect it will come to be regarded as that), but the work of a master absolutely sure about what he wants to do, and fully capable of achieving it. ‐ Sight and Sound
Posted Feb 1, 2005
54% Payback (1999) Both star and director seem to be more interested in playing off perceptions of Gibson's on-screen persona than in actually telling the story, which lurches along from one violent set piece to the next. ‐ Sight and Sound
Posted Mar 5, 2002