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Russell Edwards

Russell Edwards
Russell Edwards's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Variety, sbs.com.au

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
40% Golmaal 3 (2010) All the thesps have fun, and Kapoor can barely keep a straight face... stunts have a homegrown look but still provide thrills.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2016
3.5/5 No Score Yet What's in the Darkness (Hei chu you shen me) (2015) Clearly a director of talent, Wang will make a better writer if she cares to see her own ideas through to fruition.‐ sbs.com.au
Read More | Posted Jun 17, 2016
4/5 80% The Assassin (2015) It's an indisputable fact that Hou Hsiao-hsien's first wu xia movie The Assassin is an exquisitely beautiful film.‐ sbs.com.au
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2015
4/5 No Score Yet Simindis kundzuli (Corn Island) (2014) The beautiful images -- much of the time unsullied by anything as manipulative as music -- are enough to rivet the eye and lead the viewer slowly from scene to scene.‐ sbs.com.au
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2015
4/5 92% 99 Homes (2015) Well-constructed, courageous and savvy.‐ sbs.com.au
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2015
2.5/5 86% Sunrise (2014) Sen-Gupta's talent as an art director (which is how he began his film career) is not in doubt, but his grasp of narrative is flimsy.‐ sbs.com.au
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2015
3.5/5 No Score Yet Special 26 (2013) There are only two songs (often a bugbear for newcomers) but one of those -- a wedding dance number between Kumar and love interest Kajal Agarwal -- is a dazzling corker.‐ sbs.com.au
Read More | Posted May 17, 2015
3.5/5 64% Kai Po Che! (2013) The performances are strong throughout, but both Yadav and Rajput particularly impress, as they imbue their potentially clichéd roles of egghead accountant and hot-headed control freak with true depth.‐ sbs.com.au
Read More | Posted May 17, 2015
1.5/5 75% Kingsman: The Secret Service (2015) Admittedly, the film has a thorough knowledge of its forebears and though it namechecks them at every opportunity, Kingsman brings very little that's new or valuable to the playing table.‐ sbs.com.au
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2015
2.5/5 87% Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter (2015) There's little doubt that Kikuchi has put a lot of herself into the role of Kumiko, but the film doesn't probe very deep. The film upholds the annoying tradition of festival cinema of being an extended anecdote rather than a sustained story.‐ sbs.com.au
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2015
4.5/5 99% Timbuktu (2015) Timbuktu connects these disparate threads together with a poet's ease and a delightful grace.‐ sbs.com.au
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2015
3.5/5 90% The Imitation Game (2014) The film plays out in a satisfying manner, but with subtlety having served its purpose, it becomes increasingly bombastic about its intent.‐ sbs.com.au
Read More | Posted Dec 24, 2014
1/5 20% Elimination Game (Turkey Shoot) (2014) The action sequences are poorly rendered and its satirical edge is blunted by its borrowings from sharper films such as Rollerball and Starship Troopers.‐ sbs.com.au
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2014
2/5 No Score Yet Love Hotel (2014) Don't panic -- or fall for the film's phony sentimentalism -- Japan's love hotels aren't vanishing just yet and neither will similar lightweight Japan and sex documentaries disappear from the film festival circuit.‐ sbs.com.au
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2014
4/5 93% Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films (2012) If you're one of those people who still use the phrase, "It's so bad, it's good," then you'll love this.‐ sbs.com.au
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2014
3/5 No Score Yet Fantail (2013) Overall, despite its charms, the film feels like it is missing a vital part, like a car only running on three wheels.‐ sbs.com.au
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2014
4.5/5 93% The Infinite Man (2014) Unafraid of its low budget limitations, The Infinite Man makes splendid use of its three-person cast, revels in its minimalist location and yet never feels constrained.‐ sbs.com.au
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2014
4.5/5 70% When Animals Dream (2015) Director Jonas Alexander Arnby has made another excellent contribution to Denmark's soft parade of horror.‐ sbs.com.au
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2014
64% 14 Blades (2014) Stylish package has thesps hitting their marks (and each other), but also keeps the human drama from being swamped by wirework and CGI effects.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jul 21, 2014
1/4 14% 47 Ronin (2013) There's clearly been a lot of money spent and a lot of effort (not least by the Japanese actors struggling with their English dialogue), but the results are lacklustre, stupid and that worst of cinematic crimes -- dull.‐ sbs.com.au
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2014
1/5 13% Winter's Tale (2014) Goldsman clearly doesn't know who he is making this movie for.‐ sbs.com.au
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2014
4/5 80% Miss Granny (2014) After an hour-and-a-half of near non-stop laughter, this 124-minute film hits squarely on that sore spot where the fear of death, a grief for a misspent youth and the joys of a life we mostly don't appreciate, uneasily co-exist.‐ sbs.com.au
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2014
3.5/5 71% Man of Tai Chi (2013) Reeves kicks off directorial career in style‐ sbs.com.au
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2013
1/5 49% The Man With the Iron Fists (2012) The Man with the Iron Fists is as limp as last week's wet noodles.‐ sbs.com.au
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2012
4/5 94% Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has To Travel (2012) This pleasurable documentary is jammed packed with images from magazines, photoshoots and newsreels of a life well lived, but also lots of historical footage of the life Vreeland imagined she had too.‐ sbs.com.au
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2012
3/5 86% Nobel's Last Will (2012) Insatiable crime buffs will enjoy Last Will, but subsequent episodes are unlikely to hit Australian cinema screens. ‐ sbs.com.au
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2012
100% The Man From Nowhere (2010) Helmer Lee Jeong-beom shows a flair for action sequences, squeezing tension out of every fight scene choregraphed by Park Jung-ryul.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2012
3.5/5 75% Hope Springs (2012) Mercifully, David Frankel (The Devil Wears Prada) directs in that anonymous TV style that has no auteurist imprint but knows enough not to get in the way of the actors or the script.‐ sbs.com.au
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2012
63% Dead Europe (2012) Like the Eurozone itself, helmer Tony Krawitz's first full-length fiction feature "Dead Europe" struggles to cohere into a convincing whole, despite sections of commanding authority.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2012
3/5 73% Prometheus (2012) Religious neurotics will find plenty of blasphemous ideas to complain about, and yet the question of spiritual belief - the elevation of faith beyond reason - finds substantial support in Prometheus too. Take your pick.‐ sbs.com.au
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2012
No Score Yet Kahaani (2012) Buttressed by compelling perfs, this adroit thriller makes the occasional misstep but maintains momentum and credibility.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2012
93% United Red Army (2011) Human nature's dark side is the menacing midwife to the stillbirth of '60s idealism in the initially challenging and ultimately riveting United Red Army.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2012
No Score Yet Khatta Meetha (2010) The ill-fitting elements play like mismatching jigsaw pieces.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2012
93% Last Ride (2012) First-time director Ivin makes a smooth transition to the broader canvas of features.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2012
100% Agneepath (2012) This dynamic Hindi action extravaganza boosts its potent story with an aggressive style that will ensure audiences feel every blow.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2012
43% Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (2012) A fun though rarely funny family adventure whose lively special effects compensate somewhat for actors who largely sleepwalk through their roles.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2012
No Score Yet Players (2012) The helmers keep things moving apace, handling some major setpieces with considerable finesse, particularly the train robbery itself.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2012
39% Johnny English Reborn (2011) [An] enjoyable if somewhat wheezy reprise.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2011
58% The Eye of the Storm (2012) Geoffrey Rush and Judy Davis bookend a cast consisting of some of Oz's finest thesps, but Schepisi never gets a grip on a script with awkward literary tics.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2011
22% 3-D Sex and Zen: Extreme Ecstasy (2011) Auds get an eyeful of flesh, served with sadistic, spasmodic laughs.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2011
No Score Yet Under the Hawthorn Tree (Shan zha shu zhi lian) (2010) [Zhang Yimou] delivers between flashy epics, this tender, understated romancer touches the heart with a disarming, almost stealthy sweetness.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2011
74% Shaolin (2011) Well-mounted Chinese-Hong Kong martial-arts co-production Shaolin elevates enlightenment above brute strength, but weak helming undercuts the pic's punch.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2011
20% Break Ke Baad (2010) Two longtime lovers takes a break from love -- and unfortunately, from laughter -- in the limp Hindi romantic comedy Break ke baad.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2011
No Score Yet Tees Maar Khan (2010) Rapid-fire jokes range from dumb to occasionally offensive and snide, but the wicked script is still undeniably funny.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2010
85% Beneath Hill 60 (2010) A well-groomed Australian low-budgeter undermined by dull pacing and cliched characterizations. ‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2010
22% Sorority Row (2009) An average slasher pic that meanders indecisively between gore and gags.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2009
14% Dragonball Evolution (2009) Dragonball Evolution doesn't take itself too seriously, but avoids campiness.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2009
73% Chocolate (2008) A less tasty martial-arts actioner featuring an autistic kickboxing queen energized by confectionery.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2008
88% The Black Balloon (2008) Collette acts as an anchor for the ensemble, but the young leads credibly hold their own onscreen.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2008
100% Salute (2012) The film makes excellent use of archival footage and has a heartwarming, spirited atmosphere, but also tends toward repetitiveness.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2008