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Owen Williams

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

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/5 84% Godzilla Resurgence (Shin Godzilla) (2016) Coming off like a peculiar mash-up of The Host and Dr Strangelove, Shin Godzilla is weirdly paced but does add a new twist to the old formula.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2017
3/5 57% Insidious: Chapter 3 (2015) Once again combining a sense of genuine dread with a mischievous vein of humour, Insidious Chapter 3 successfully closes the trilogy with its beginning.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2015
3/5 61% Robot Overlords (2015) Unlike its titular villains, it's sleek and it never malfunctions.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2015
3/5 79% Northern Soul (2015) While the storyline is a little underpowered, it's so packed with vinyl gems (Edwin Starr, The Salvadores, Frankie Valli) that Northern Soul fans will be doing backdrops in the aisles.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2014
4/5 44% Life After Beth (2014) We must surely now be getting close to some sort of zombie saturation point, with even the zomromcom becoming a distinct subsubgenre. On Beth's evidence, however, there's life in the undead yet.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2014
4/5 85% In Order of Disappearance (2016) Funny and nasty in the best traditions of Headhunters and Jackpot, this is the Stellan Skarsgård vengeance thriller we've all been waiting for.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2014
2/5 43% Blackwood (2013) A hokey, cliché-mining horror that boasts the odd haunted-house shock for the hardy viewer.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2014
2/5 18% Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014) For those who aren't still blindly faithful to something they liked when they were nine, despite the colossal scale, there's little to see here.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2014
4/5 88% Cheap Thrills (2014) A grimly funny social allegory that doesn't pull a single punch.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 2, 2014
4/5 100% American Interior (2014) A slow-burn delight.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted May 9, 2014
3/5 79% Patema Inverted (2014) The premise invokes frequent head scratching, but Patema Inverted is charming fun from any angle.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2014
2/5 27% Pompeii (2014) Over-reaching and unintentionally amusing, this is straight-to-video quality inexplicably delivered at blockbuster scale. A thunderous volca-NO.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2014
3/5 36% The Quiet Ones (2014) Messier than recent Hammer output, but effectively chilling when it's not making us feel the noize.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2014
4/5 86% The Conjuring (2013) A strong cast and an atmosphere of real dread mean that despite a catalogue of immediately recognisable ghost devices, The Conjuring amounts to more than the sum of its scary parts.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2013
3/5 30% Hammer Of The Gods (2013) A bloody-knuckled fightfest, back-dropped by the beautiful Welsh countryside, this defies its budget to bring a little epic to Viking Britain.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2013
3/5 31% Kick-Ass 2 (2013) A more modest success than the first Kick-Ass, but still of-a-piece with its scurrilous predecessor. Nobody flies a jet-pack up a skyscraper this time, but Kick-Ass 2 still has its share of over-the-top action, and the sweary laughs are just about intact.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2013
3/5 84% From Up On Poppy Hill (2013) Not on a par with Ghibli's greatest work like Totoro or Spirited Away but not without charms of its own. A solid second effort from Miyazaki Junior.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2013
2/5 25% 009 Re: Cyborg (2013) A disappointingly dated and unpowered Manga update.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 2, 2013
3/5 69% Fast & Furious 6 (2013) Furious 6, like its predecessors, is a big screen no-brainer that's objectively terrible but undeniably pleasurable.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted May 12, 2013
4/5 84% Wu xia (Dragon) (2012) Full of blistering action sequences worthy of the Shaw Brothers legacy. A treat for martial arts fans.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2013
2/5 35% The ABCs of Death (2013) An interesting idea, but with so many cooks involved, the broth isn't quite good enough.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Apr 22, 2013
2/5 55% Citadel (2012) Plenty of pungent ideas and a nice line in urban terror. The final product falls short of the best in Brit horror, though.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Feb 25, 2013
4/5 70% Jianyu (Reign of Assassins) (2010) Come for the crunching fight sequences and balletic wire-fu, stay for some surprisingly affecting character moments.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2013
1/5 0% The Fall Of The Essex Boys (2013) The umpteenth iteration of this hackneyed story delivers absolutely nothing that hasn't been done better in made-for-telly thrillers.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2013
4/5 55% V/H/S (2012) Like last year's Chronicle, here's another reminder that in the right hands found footage still has plenty of capacity to surprise.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2013
3/5 49% The Man With the Iron Fists (2012) A mixed bag of lumpen dialogue and martial-arts magic that never quite coalesces into the delirious mayhem we'd hoped for.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2012
4/5 67% In Memory of My Father (2006) Despite the dark tone, the likeably unlikeable ensemble cast is uniformly excellent, and there are some real laughs to be had.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2008
3/5 98% The Devil Came on Horseback (2007) A decent attempt at outling the crises but crucially lacking much depth.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2008
4/5 87% Jesus Camp (2006) Funny, sad and horrifying. Anti-fundamentalist rather than anti-Christian, this deserves to preach to more than just the converted.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2007