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Richard Edwards

Richard Edwards
Richard Edwards's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Total Film, SFX Magazine

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/5 93% The Last Man On The Moon (2016) Beyond the history, stunning archive footage and talking heads, the film gets deep into Cernan's mind to reveal the sacrifices the Apollo guys - and their families - made to ensure they had the right stuff. ‐ Total Film
Posted Jan 2, 2017
4/5 26% Jupiter Ascending (2015) Jupiter Ascending is everything you'd expect from the siblings' first trip into orbit, a fun, inventive, visually stunning piece of space opera. ‐ Total Film
Posted Feb 3, 2015
4/5 59% The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014) While it's not up there with his Tolkien cycle's best, this is a fitting end (or should that be middle?) to Jackson's saga, one that manages to mix blockbuster spectacle with some intimate, tender character moments. ‐ Total Film
Posted Dec 4, 2014
4/5 88% Filmed In Supermarionation (2014) There's a sense of fun here that lifts the film above the standard talking heads-plus-footage brew. ‐ SFX Magazine
Posted Oct 10, 2014
4/5 91% X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014) That it all makes sense and is up there with the best X-movies is actually quite uncanny. ‐ SFX Magazine
Posted May 13, 2014
4/5 96% The LEGO Movie (2014) If it sounds like a glorified toy commercial, well, there's no denying it is. But it's an advert packed with invention, humour and charm - the kind you'd skip through TV programmes to watch. ‐ SFX Magazine
Posted Feb 14, 2014
4.5/5 74% The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013) Though only eight minutes shorter than its predecessor, it's an altogether leaner beast that rarely pauses for breath over the course of more than two and a half hours. ‐ SFX Magazine
Posted Dec 13, 2013
3/5 60% Ender's Game (2013) Successfully translates most of the book's more pertinent themes to the screen, while making enough storytelling fumbles to hint why it was considered unfilmable for nearly three decades. ‐ SFX Magazine
Posted Oct 28, 2013
3.5/5 67% Elysium (2013) The fact that Elysium comes close to greatness - classichood always feeling tantalisingly within reach - only makes its failings more frustrating. ‐ SFX Magazine
Posted Aug 16, 2013
4/5 86% The Conjuring (2013) A meticulously and ingeniously crafted scare machine. ‐ SFX Magazine
Posted Aug 2, 2013
3/5 83% This Is the End (2013) Both the jokes and the narrative flag long before the excessive running time is up. ‐ SFX Magazine
Posted Jun 28, 2013
4/5 86% Robot & Frank (2012) A small but perfectly formed tale with plenty to say about the nature of friendship. ‐ SFX Magazine
Posted Mar 8, 2013
2.5/5 87% Frankenweenie (2012) Frankenweenie's biggest crime is that it's a comedy that isn't funny. There's no zip to the script, few jokes that stick in the mind. ‐ SFX Magazine
Posted Oct 15, 2012
4/5 78% Brave (2012) A wonderful piece of cinematic engineering, story and character in perfect harmony. ‐ SFX Magazine
Posted Aug 17, 2012
3/5 72% Prometheus (2012) Crushed under the weight of its own pretentious ideas. ‐ SFX Magazine
Posted Jun 11, 2012
5/5 82% Super 8 (2011) For big kids, a chance to relive the classic films that forged their love of sci-fi. For the kids of today, it's a film they'll want to show their kids another 30 years down the line. ‐ SFX Magazine
Posted Sep 16, 2011
2/5 32% Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011) Jack Sparrow really has become a parody of his former self. He may get some decent gags and Depp still plays him with admirable relish, but he's simply going through the motions. ‐ SFX Magazine
Posted May 16, 2011
3.5/5 72% Iron Man 2 (2010) Despite a rollicking opening half hour that leaves you wondering whether you're about to watch the SF film of the year, the movie is unable to deliver on the promise of its set-up. ‐ SFX Magazine
Posted Apr 30, 2010
2/5 52% Alice in Wonderland (2010) Alice In Wonderland may look fantastic, but there's little else going for it. It's emotionally cold, utterly predictable and there's never any sense of peril. ‐ SFX Magazine
Posted Mar 17, 2010
4.5/5 83% Avatar (2009) It's a magnificent technical achievement, a movie of such vast scale and ambition that you have to watch it on the big screen. ‐ SFX Magazine
Posted Dec 14, 2009
3.5/5 45% The Box (2009) There's plenty to like in a film that proves Richard Kelly's touch hasn't deserted him after Southland Tales' critical and commercial battering. ‐ SFX Magazine
Posted Dec 3, 2009
4/5 82% Triangle (2009) The sort of brainy, twisty thriller that keeps you wondering what the hell's going on while still managing to keep you engrossed. ‐ SFX Magazine
Posted Oct 12, 2009
4/5 64% The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (2009) A film that's laugh-out-loud funny, occasionally touching and often borders on coherent -- a rarity for Gilliam, even when he's on top form... ‐ SFX Magazine
Posted Oct 12, 2009
4/5 28% Pandorum (2009) The finest interstellar horror in years. ‐ SFX Magazine
Posted Sep 30, 2009
2.5/5 19% Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009) By turns Revenge Of The Fallen is spectacular, funny, cringeworthy, edge-of-the-seat exciting, tedious, incomprehensible, dumb and very occasionally smart -- sometimes all at the same time. ‐ SFX Magazine
Posted Jun 19, 2009
2.5/5 34% Knowing (2009) Sometimes it's nice when movies do things you never saw coming. Knowing is an exception. ‐ SFX Magazine
Posted Jun 17, 2009
3.5/5 37% Outlander (2009) About as subtle as being punched in the face by an angry Norwegian, it delivers everything you could possibly want from a movie about Vikings and alien monsters. ‐ SFX Magazine
Posted May 27, 2009
3.5/5 90% Coraline (2009) If you're going to make a movie that doesn't quite add up to the sum of its parts, you might as well make sure those parts are beautifully formed. ‐ SFX Magazine
Posted May 27, 2009
3/5 59% Franklyn (2008) Look past the odd shortcoming in the storytelling, and there's a brave movie here, one that's prepared to tackle some weighty issues about religion and obsession. ‐ SFX Magazine
Posted Mar 3, 2009