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Richard Luck

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Richard Luck's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): BBC.com, Film4

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/5 29% 12 Rounds (2009) "While 12 Rounds is well above average for an action movie, it's important not to get too carried away. This is, after all, a picture in which leading lady Ashley Scott is less appealing than her pet pug. " ‐ Film4
Posted May 29, 2009
3/5 44% Night at the Museum 2: Battle of the Smithsonian (2009) "Fine in the 'rather more than adequate' rather than 'really rather wonderful' sense. " ‐ Film4
Posted May 22, 2009
4/5 84% State of Play (2009) "The dialogue deficiencies are less easy to forgive, but neither these nor the sadly missed subplots can detract from the fact that State Of Play in any form is a damn fine yarn. " ‐ Film4
Posted Apr 24, 2009
3/5 50% Observe and Report (2009) "If writer-director Jody Hill provides Rogen with pretty slim opportunities, the biggish man remains a gloriously robust talent. Heck, he's even able to ring laughs from such fundamentally unfunny topics as bipolar disorder and alcoholism. " ‐ Film4
Posted Apr 24, 2009
5/5 100% The Gold Rush (1925) "Perhaps the defining Chaplin film, and certainly his funniest. " ‐ Film4
Posted Apr 20, 2009
2.5/5 33% Good (2008) "Not for the first time, great theatre makes for a merely adequate film. " ‐ Film4
Posted Apr 17, 2009
4/5 56% Waveriders (2010) "The first essential surf movie since Riding Giants. " ‐ Film4
Posted Apr 3, 2009
4/5 70% Religulous (2008) "Fortunately for filmgoers, the sight of Bill Maher laying the smacketh down on God is, to quote Homer Simpson, truly "sacrilicious". " ‐ Film4
Posted Apr 3, 2009
3.5/5 61% Pirate Radio (The Boat That Rocked) (2009) "A great movie? No. Great entertainment? Not arf! " ‐ Film4
Posted Apr 3, 2009
4/5 71% Enemy of the State (1998) "A highly enjoyable hi-tech thriller. " ‐ Film4
Posted Mar 30, 2009
79% A Summer In Genoa (2009) "Spree killer thrillers, experimental rockumentaries, adaptations of unadaptable books and now supernatural dramas - is there anything Michael Winterbottom cannot do? " ‐ Film4
Posted Mar 28, 2009
4/5 93% The Damned United (2009) "Another man-of-the-match performance from Sheen saves this from mid-table mediocrity. " ‐ Film4
Posted Mar 28, 2009
5/5 94% Not Quite Hollywood: The Wild, Untold Story of Ozploitation! (2008) "Strewth, it's a bloody ripper! " ‐ Film4
Posted Mar 13, 2009
4.5/5 89% 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea (1954) "A breathtaking piece of entertainment, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea is amongst the finest live-action films to come out of Disney Studios. " ‐ Film4
Posted Mar 9, 2009
4.5/5 97% Gun Crazy (Deadly Is the Female) (1950) "Gun Crazy is less an exposé than a hugely exciting crime thriller. And since he's as polite as he is intelligent, Lewis doesn't beat us about the head with his philosophies. " ‐ Film4
Posted Feb 27, 2009
4/5 94% Under the Sea 3D (2009) "Carrey remains an acquired taste but Under The Sea is a fine example of the 3D form and Hall's mastery of it. " ‐ Film4
Posted Feb 12, 2009
3/5 56% Fuck (F*ck) (2005) "More of a TV documentary than a movie, but there's enough good stuff here to keep you from cussing. " ‐ Film4
Posted Feb 12, 2009
3.5/5 27% Punisher: War Zone (2008) "Pleasantly surprising - providing you're not put off by all the gore and dismemberment. " ‐ Film4
Posted Feb 5, 2009
4/5 84% The Jerk (1979) "If only he could have satisfied himself with this area of expertise, people would still talk of Steve Martin as one of the kings of comic cinema. " ‐ Film4
Posted Feb 2, 2009
4/5 98% Say Anything... (1989) "One of the very best teen movies. " ‐ Film4
Posted Jan 30, 2009
4/5 83% JCVD (Van Dammage) (2008) "A captivating film with a superb understated, genuinely affecting performance from Jean-Claude Van Damme. " ‐ Film4
Posted Jan 30, 2009
4/5 92% Frost/Nixon (2008) "Thought Ron Howard was going to stuff it up? Think again - Frost/Nixon's a great advert for stage-to-screen adaptations. And if you'd forgotten the power of the close-up, prepare to be dazzled by dapper Dave and Tricky Dick. " ‐ Film4
Posted Jan 23, 2009
5/5 98% The Wrestler (2008) "Aronofsky has pulled off that rare feat - he's made a great film about a niche subject that will delight wrestling fans and cineastes alike. And Rourke's performance is a knockout. " ‐ Film4
Posted Jan 16, 2009
2/5 46% Yes Man (2008) "Put bluntly, don't be afraid to say 'no' to Yes Man. " ‐ Film4
Posted Jan 5, 2009
4.5/5 86% Gonzo: The Life and Work of Hunter S. Thompson (2008) "Much like the man himself, it's quite a piece of work. " ‐ Film4
Posted Dec 19, 2008
84% Elf (2003) "The sentiment gets a little sticky towards the end, but many will consider this the perfect antidote to traditional Christmas fare -- especially those with a fondness for Ferrell's comedy. " ‐ Film4
Posted Dec 5, 2008
3/5 61% The Express (2008) "A fine example of the form. Cliched and sentimental it might be, but in the case of The Express, these criticisms almost count as plus points. " ‐ Film4
Posted Dec 5, 2008
3/5 54% Body of Lies (2008) "Like Syriana without either the balls or the brains, Body Of Lies is perfectly presentable. You just expect better from the likes of Leo, Russ and Ridley. " ‐ Film4
Posted Nov 21, 2008
4.5/5 59% W. (2008) "Stone's best film in years and one of the decade's great political pictures. " ‐ Film4
Posted Nov 7, 2008
3/5 89% The Bridges of Madison County (1995) "An unlikely choice as director and producer, it's thanks to Eastwood's relatively thin sentimental streak that the film doesn't fall headlong into a lagoon of schmaltz. " ‐ Film4
Posted Oct 27, 2008
3/5 68% Child's Play (1988) "It does, however, have some decent scares, a lot of good lines and a memorable villain. " ‐ Film4
Posted Oct 21, 2008
1.5/5 10% Free Jimmy (Slipp Jimmy fri) (2006) "Norway may be wonderful for many things but feature-length animation currently isn't one of them. " ‐ Film4
Posted Oct 17, 2008
4.5/5 76% Gunnin' for That #1 Spot (2008) "At the heart of everything there's Yauch, directing with remarkable authority for someone who's pretty new to the director's chair. " ‐ Film4
Posted Oct 10, 2008
3/5 37% How to Lose Friends & Alienate People (2008) "It's not a very faithful adaptation, it doesn't make great use of Simon Pegg and Kirsten Dunst has still got those teeth, but there's little here that's offensive and more than enough that's amiable. " ‐ Film4
Posted Oct 3, 2008
5/5 89% Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) "One of cinema's greatest ever advertisements for pure entertainment... " ‐ Film4
Posted Oct 1, 2008
82% Total Recall (1990) "Total Recall is fine entertainment, complete with breathtaking action sequences and special effects that impress even in these computer-generated times. " ‐ Film4
Posted Sep 12, 2008
2.5/5 69% An American Tail (1986) "There's nothing particularly special about An American Tail, save for Bluth's slick animation. " ‐ Film4
Posted Sep 10, 2008
4/5 82% Watership Down (1978) "A beautifully realised animation, Watership Down ultimately works because it doesn't dilute the violence and drama of Adams' book with a rose-tinted lens. " ‐ Film4
Posted Sep 3, 2008
3/5 55% Step Brothers (2008) "You'll have seen a lot of this before but that won't be a problem for lovers of 'big' comedy and die-hard Ferrell fans. " ‐ Film4
Posted Aug 29, 2008
4.5/5 79% Jimmy Carter Man From Plains (2007) "A great, misunderstood man forms the basis of a fine, easily misinterpreted documentary. " ‐ Film4
Posted Aug 15, 2008
3.5/5 81% A Prairie Home Companion (2006) "Swan songs are seldom as sweet or melodic as A Prairie Home Companion. " ‐ Film4
Posted Aug 13, 2008
3.5/5 92% Funny Girl (1968) "A fine movie musical and a nice reminder of the time when Streisand was a talent rather than a 'phenomenon'. " ‐ Film4
Posted Aug 12, 2008
3.5/5 54% Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny (2006) "Long may they continue to walk in Ronnie James Dio's short but comforting shadow. " ‐ Film4
Posted Aug 12, 2008
39% Meet the Fockers (2004) "A consistently entertaining, sometimes uproariously funny film. " ‐ Film4
Posted Aug 11, 2008
2/5 No Score Yet Strays (1997) "It's far from remarkable but there's enough about Strays to convince you Vin Diesel's more than a bald guy with a funny voice and big ol' biceps. " ‐ Film4
Posted Aug 8, 2008
2/5 12% The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (2008) "Perhaps the studio hoped they could cash in on the return in 2008 of Indy. Whatever the thinking, a third Mummy film is here - and right damn average it is too. " ‐ Film4
Posted Aug 8, 2008
79% Stoked: The Rise and Fall of Gator (2003) "A decent enough documentary albeit one about an appalling person. " ‐ Film4
Posted Aug 6, 2008
98% Murderball (2005) "Arguably the greatest sports movie since Hoop Dreams and When We Were Kings. " ‐ Film4
Posted Aug 4, 2008
5/5 98% When We Were Kings (1996) "A film as deserving of respect as its subjects. " ‐ Film4
Posted Aug 4, 2008
4.5/5 96% The Bad News Bears (1976) "If all kids' movies were like this, you wouldn't need to drag parents to the multiplexes. " ‐ Film4
Posted Aug 3, 2008
3.5/5 64% Sarah Silverman: Jesus Is Magic (2005) "It's uneven and the relationship between your sense of taste and your sense of humour will determine whether you enjoy it, but at its best, Jesus Is Magic doesn't look out of place alongside the best stand-up concert movies. " ‐ Film4
Posted Aug 1, 2008
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