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Sam Wigley

Sam Wigley
Sam Wigley's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Total Film

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/5 77%

Samsara (2012)

"Jaw-dropping in colour and splendour, but if the constant awe gets a bit tiring, at its best you can genuinely feel some great wheel turning." ‐Total Film
Posted Aug 23, 2012
4/5 88%

The Turin Horse (2012)

"If you've got the stomach for it this is an intoxicating vision of life at the end of its tether." ‐Total Film
Posted May 23, 2012
3/5 89%

Buck (2011)

"Breaking the cycle of abuse, Buck's deep-rooted respect for these dignified animals is truly inspiring." ‐Total Film
Posted Apr 2, 2012
4/5 81%

Noordzee, Texas (North Sea Texas) (2012)

"Drawing affecting performances from a fledgling cast, Defurne's film is a poignant snapshot of square-peg adolescent desire, vibrantly set against a colourful backdrop." ‐Total Film
Posted Mar 26, 2012
4/5 98%

The Island President (2012)

"Nasheed may be a small fish in a big geopolitical pond, but his enterprise and optimism are a welcome complement to eco doc doom and gloom." ‐Total Film
Posted Mar 19, 2012
4/5 88%

Patience (After Sebald) (2012)

"As Jonathan Pryce reads passages and academic voices take turns to chew over Sebald's visionary opus, B&W footage of country roadsides and wind-blasted coastlines turns rural Suffolk into something truly otherworldly." ‐Total Film
Posted Jan 16, 2012
2/5 13%

Demons Never Die (2011)

"More interested in street cred than plot cred: never has a bunch of kids looked less likely to want to end it all." ‐Total Film
Posted Jun 1, 2011
3/5 93%

The Four Times (Le Quattro Volte) (2011)

"The goats are the stars in Michelangelo Frammartino's dialogue-free portrait of a remote Calabrian farming community." ‐Total Film
Posted May 25, 2011
3/5 76%

Outside the Law (Hors-la-loi) (2010)

"Exciting but one-sided, Bouchareb's film is a Melville-lite study of honour among dangerous men." ‐Total Film
Posted May 10, 2011
5/5 100%

Battleship Potemkin (1925)

"Nearly 90 years on, Eisenstein's masterpiece is still guaranteed to get the pulse racing." ‐Total Film
Posted Apr 26, 2011
4/5 91%

Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer (2010)

"Interviews with Spitzer, those exclusive madams and vengeful Republicans are woven into a compulsively fascinating probe of power and its dark side." ‐Total Film
Posted Mar 2, 2011
2/5 45%

Just Wright (2010)

"Take a pro basketball player with a career-threatening knee injury and an ugly-duckling nurse and you've got the blueprint for a steamroller of sopp that knows no shame." ‐Total Film
Posted Sep 16, 2010
4/5 50%

1 Day (2009)

"The film has a cheeky comic streak that offsets all the streetwise grandstanding." ‐Total Film
Posted Nov 6, 2009
1/5 8%

31 North 62 East (Too Close to the Truth) (2009)

"Even John Rhys-Davies as the PM struggles to lend gravitas to the comically earnest dialogue and knee-jerk conspiracy theorising." ‐Total Film
Posted Sep 18, 2009
4/5 85%

Rumba (2008)

"Dominique Abel and Fiona Gordon prove worthy heirs to the gangly genius of Jacques Tati in this surreal comic gem." ‐Total Film
Posted Jul 31, 2009
4/5 97%

Burma VJ: Reporter i et Lukket Land (Burma VJ: Reporting from a Closed Country) (2008)

"Shaky recordings, interspersed with reconstruction scenes at the VJ HQ, look surprisingly sharp and give Burma VJ an unforgettable and powerful immediacy." ‐Total Film
Posted Jul 17, 2009
4/5 69%

sleep furiously. (2011)

"It's unusually tender and eccentric, and Koppel's personal sadness at the passing of this way of life is palpable." ‐Total Film
Posted May 29, 2009
3/5 59%

The International (2009)

"Leaving behind the aromatic fantasy of Perfume, Tom Tykwer weighs in with a tense and exhilarating entry into the spy genre. This is an espionage thriller well worth investing in." ‐Total Film
Posted Feb 27, 2009
4/5 83%

Import/Export (2006)

"Yet his unerring eye for the absurdity of human behaviour and the rituals we invent for ourselves makes this a blackly humorous treat." ‐Total Film
Posted Oct 3, 2008
4/5 89%

Alexandra (2007)

"Shot in shades of bleached-out khaki brown and augmented by a heart-rending orchestral score, it's a unique and intensely moving elegy for wasted lives." ‐Total Film
Posted Sep 26, 2008
4/5 87%

Times and Winds (Bes vakit) (2007)

"We've seen this kind of picturesque rural drama before, but director Reha Erdem still hews a rich poetry from the material. The story's elegantly structured around the five daily calls-to-prayer given from a parapet with stunning views." ‐Total Film
Posted Aug 29, 2008
4/5 79%

Jimmy Carter Man From Plains (2007)

"Jimmy Carter may not be the most memorable ex-White House resident, but his post-presidency record as a battler for humanitarian causes takes some beating." ‐Total Film
Posted Aug 15, 2008
3/5 59%

Izgnanie (2007)

"Lumbering and beautiful, Zvyagintsev leaves few doubts that we're in the hands of a fledgling master: there's lots of striking visuals to keep you from itching for the exit as the leisurely running time unspools." ‐Total Film
Posted Aug 15, 2008
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