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Nick Setchfield

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

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/5 67% Space Station 76 (2014) The script never quite matches the laser-sighted wit of the visuals. ‐ SFX Magazine
Posted Oct 3, 2014
4.5/5 91% Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) Freewheeling, endlessly engaging, funny as hell, Guardians Of The Galaxy is a relentless crossfire of zingers and crazy visuals. ‐ SFX Magazine
Posted Jul 25, 2014
4/5 86% Willow Creek (2014) If the waking scream of an ending doesn't shred your ganglia you may have no functioning nervous system. ‐ SFX Magazine
Posted May 23, 2014
4.5/5 89% Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) Fundamentally, this is a superhero movie with something to say. In fact it's the first Marvel entry with a truly topical sting. ‐ SFX Magazine
Posted Mar 25, 2014
4/5 66% Thor: The Dark World (2013) A prime piece of pop candy, a witty, flashy, unflaggingly entertaining addition to the Marvel canon, light on its feet in spite of its cosmic sprawl. ‐ SFX Magazine
Posted Oct 22, 2013
4/5 69% The Wolverine (2013) A movie that tries hard to carve a smarter, fresher niche in the superhero canon. ‐ SFX Magazine
Posted Jul 18, 2013
4/5 No Score Yet Doctor Who - Spearhead From Space (1970) An odd, chilly resetting of Doctor Who that plunders body parts from Quatermass and The Avengers, it feels like a pilot for a series that never quite came. ‐ SFX Magazine
Posted Jul 12, 2013
4.5/5 55% Man of Steel (2013) There are moments where Man Of Steel feels too earnest, too in thrall to the gravity of its own mythology. And then Superman punches Zod through a city block and all is forgiven. ‐ SFX Magazine
Posted Jun 11, 2013
4/5 93% Skyfall (2012) For all the pre-release chatter of Skyfall being 'Bond with a capital B', steeped in 'a magical Goldfinger feel', it's a film that fights surprisingly shy of the franchise's time-honoured rites. ‐ SFX Magazine
Posted Oct 17, 2012
4.5/5 87% The Dark Knight Rises (2012) Faced with the Curse of the Threes - the ancient jinx that sabotages quality control in the final chapter of any big screen superhero trilogy, Christopher Nolan arms himself with the power of myth. ‐ SFX Magazine
Posted Jul 23, 2012
3/5 No Score Yet Doctor Who - The Krotons (1969) Fittingly for a tale where chemistry saves the day, it's the chemistry of the TARDIS crew that saves it. ‐ SFX Magazine
Posted Jun 29, 2012
3.5/5 92% Marvel's The Avengers (2012) Motors on quips and star charm and the primal Top Trumps thrill of assembling its protagonists. But there's no compelling reason for it to exist, no burning tale it needs to tell. ‐ SFX Magazine
Posted Apr 24, 2012
4.5/5 80% Captain America: The First Avenger (2011) Captain America is a medal-worthy joy, the best Marvel movie in years. Top that Joss. ‐ SFX Magazine
Posted Jul 22, 2011
4/5 86% X-Men: First Class (2011) A droplet of vintage Bond DNA, a molecule of Mad Men cool, fused with the vibrant, adrenalised spin on superheroics he injected into Kick-Ass ‐ SFX Magazine
Posted May 26, 2011
3.5/5 35% Battle: Los Angeles (2011) Packs enough firm-jawed, flag-rippling machismo to make Michael Bay look like some mumbling pinko pussy. ‐ SFX Magazine
Posted Mar 9, 2011
4/5 43% The Green Hornet (2011) The choice of Seth Rogen to topline this crimebusting bromedy proves an unlikely but ultimately shrewd one, plugging the void at the heart of the character with an outsize comic persona. ‐ SFX Magazine
Posted Jan 13, 2011
3.5/5 52% Devil (2010) A modestly entertaining chiller, one that momentarily halts M Night Shyamalan's career tailspin. ‐ SFX Magazine
Posted Sep 20, 2010
1.5/5 73% Piranha 3-D (2010) Relying on gross-out and shock in place of smarts or suspense, it's a film that reeks of talented people deliberately miring themselves in low-rent schlock. ‐ SFX Magazine
Posted Aug 24, 2010
4/5 86% Inception (2010) A film erupting with ideas, ambition and intelligence, one that credits the viewer with the capacity for some mental heavy lifting. ‐ SFX Magazine
Posted Jul 10, 2010
2.5/5 28% Clash of the Titans (2010) The first Clash Of The Titans had considerably more charm than this. Money can buy you technology but it can't buy you magic. ‐ SFX Magazine
Posted Apr 1, 2010
4/5 66% Solomon Kane (2012) An effective slice of occult high adventure, a sombre swashbuckler that pays its pulp source material a flinty, tight-lipped respect. ‐ SFX Magazine
Posted Feb 19, 2010
3/5 39% 2012 (2009) Each CGI blow-out feels progressively more synthetic and wearing. ‐ SFX Magazine
Posted Nov 11, 2009
3/5 39% Surrogates (2009) Wasting the chance to be a great, resonant SF metaphor, Surrogates ultimately proves as bland and empty as its pretty mechanical protagonists. ‐ SFX Magazine
Posted Sep 25, 2009
4/5 43% Dorian Gray (2009) A sturdy piece of heritage horror, as tasteful and handsome as any Brit movie with bustles and frock-coats on its agenda. ‐ SFX Magazine
Posted Sep 14, 2009
4/5 90% District 9 (2009) While the viral campaign and mockumentary style primed us for something in the vein of Cloverfield, District 9 ultimately proves to be in a much older tradition. This is pure body horror in the lineage of Alien, The Thing and The Fly. ‐ SFX Magazine
Posted Sep 1, 2009
4.5/5 89% Moon (2009) Duncan Jones's intelligent, hugely moving debut deftly resurrects a mutinously old-fashioned style of SF. ‐ SFX Magazine
Posted Jul 9, 2009
2/5 14% The Spirit (2008) No amount of flash can camouflage the career-low performances, the scaffolding where characterisation should be, the pitiful cod '40s dialogue, the monstrously fumbled comedy. ‐ SFX Magazine
Posted May 12, 2009
3/5 38% X-Men Origins - Wolverine (2009) We're soon mired in a predictable tale of revenge, an escalating series of empty tragedies occurring to half-sketched characters that ultimately packs all the emotional resonance of a night on the Xbox. ‐ SFX Magazine
Posted May 8, 2009
3.5/5 65% Watchmen (2009) It's not a bad film. It's actually coldly, technically brilliant. And it honours Moore and Gibbons only too well. But it's monumental and slab-like, an exercise in cinematic taxidermy, in need of a lightning strike to animate its parts. ‐ SFX Magazine
Posted Feb 27, 2009
3.5/5 72% The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008) This is a kindly, sweet-hearted film, filled with some truly touching stuff about impermanence, love and loss. But at a languorous 165 minutes it's old before its time. ‐ SFX Magazine
Posted Feb 12, 2009