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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
5/5 97%

Lawrence of Arabia (1962)

"O'Toole, all piercing blue eyes and steadfast idealism, buzzes with charisma in the role of a lifetime." ‐Digital Spy
Posted Oct 26, 2012
3/5 79%

Quartet (2013)

"Quartet has a warmth and charm that'll likely make it a firm hit with the same crowd that turned out for The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel." ‐Digital Spy
Posted Oct 18, 2012
4/5 93%

The Sessions (2012)

"Could so easily have swung into bleakness or cloying sentimentality, but writer/director Ben Lewin deftly strikes the right notes to create a charming little diamond of a film." ‐Digital Spy
Posted Oct 18, 2012
4/5 96%

Argo (2012)

"Under its own terms as an upscale mainstream thriller, it's a total success. This is classy moviemaking, from its well-observed performances to immaculate eye for period detail." ‐Digital Spy
Posted Oct 18, 2012
4/5 93%

Skyfall (2012)

"In Skyfall 007 fans have a film that respects Bond's lengthy screen history while pushing its hero into new territory." ‐Digital Spy
Posted Oct 16, 2012
3/5 53%

Cleanskin (2012)

"It's perhaps one credibility-straining twist too many for the film, which up until then does a solid job of aping slicker, bigger-budgeted Hollywood thrillers." ‐Digital Spy
Posted Aug 23, 2012
5/5 87%

The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

"The Dark Knight Rises is intelligent, heart-pounding spectacle cinema that grips like a vice from minute one and won't let go." ‐Digital Spy
Posted Jul 16, 2012
2/5 37%

Ice Age: Continental Drift (2012)

"In Continental Drift, you find yourselves twiddling your thumbs waiting for the squirrel to show up and generate some chuckles." ‐Digital Spy
Posted Jul 11, 2012
2/5 22%

What to Expect When You're Expecting (2012)

"What to Expect is a shallow and sickly-sweet offering that's best avoided." ‐Digital Spy
Posted May 23, 2012
3/5 65%

2 Days in New York (2012)

"It's a charming and amusing relationship film that further cements Delpy as a filmmaker with a distinct comedic voice." ‐Digital Spy
Posted May 16, 2012
4/5 57%

The Dictator (2012)

"The Dictator perhaps spends a little too much time revisiting the same fish-out-of-water scenarios expertly mined by Borat, but it's a more satisfying all-round comedy than the uneven Bruno." ‐Digital Spy
Posted May 11, 2012
3/5 34%

Battleship (2012)

"Battleship isn't particularly concerned with crafting an elegant narrative, instead it delivers walloping spectacle as one giant set piece rolls into another." ‐Digital Spy
Posted Apr 10, 2012
4/5 88%

Titanic (1997)

"It's certainly a jaw-dropping big screen experience, even though the outcome is never in doubt. Just make sure you bolt for the door once Celine Dion's caterwauling kicks in." ‐Digital Spy
Posted Apr 4, 2012
4/5 84%

The Hunger Games (2012)

"The Hunger Games paints a vivid picture of stark contrast -- poverty and wealth, oppression and freedom, fear and hope. It's these opposing forces that make Collins's world such a tantalising one." ‐Digital Spy
Posted Mar 19, 2012
4/5 92%

The Cabin in the Woods (2012)

"Cabin in the Woods is witty, scary and incredibly inventive. This is a must-see genre bending horror movie - miss it at your peril." ‐Digital Spy
Posted Mar 14, 2012
4/5 51%

John Carter (2012)

"When John Carter moves up the gears it's an accomplished blockbuster packed with pulse-racing action." ‐Digital Spy
Posted Mar 1, 2012
2/5 28%

Project X (2012)

"In Project X the central trio are celebrated for their achievements, and considering how mean-spirited this movie is it leaves an unpleasant taste in the mouth." ‐Digital Spy
Posted Mar 1, 2012
4/5 78%

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2012)

"This is a moving film that's a brilliant showcase for a superb cast. Take your granny to this one but be warned, there may be a few tears shed!" ‐Digital Spy
Posted Feb 22, 2012
3/5 43%

Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (2012)

"It's a lot more entertaining than you'd expect, but don't go in expecting anything revolutionary." ‐Digital Spy
Posted Feb 1, 2012
2/5 13%

W.E. (2012)

"From the appearance of Mohamed Al-Fayed as a salient plot point to a bizarre dance sequence backed The Sex Pistols' 'Pretty Vacant', W.E. will have you scratching your head at every turn." ‐Digital Spy
Posted Jan 18, 2012
4/5 76%

War Horse (2011)

"Steven Spielberg is still undoubtedly the king of populist cinema." ‐Digital Spy
Posted Dec 21, 2011
4/5 75%

The Adventures of Tintin (2011)

"With its dizzying spectacle and fast-paced action, The Adventures of Tintin is top notch entertainment and miles ahead of its performance capture predecessors in its wit and visual sophistication." ‐Digital Spy
Posted Oct 19, 2011
3/5 34%

Texas Killing Fields (2011)

"A solid police procedural with strong performances from its four main actors." ‐Digital Spy
Posted Oct 13, 2011
4/5 69%

Footloose (2011)

"If you can leave your cynicism at the door then this is top-quality Saturday night popcorn entertainment." ‐Digital Spy
Posted Oct 13, 2011
2/5 24%

Conan the Barbarian (2011)

"There's no emotional investment in the characters and its endless bludgeoning and slicing of flesh is something that may test the patience of even hardcore gore hounds." ‐Digital Spy
Posted Aug 24, 2011
2/5 22%

Spy Kids: All the Time in the World in 4D (2011)

"Rodriguez directs the movie with his trademark kineticism, but a flimsy and uninventive script means there's little investment in the characters or their actions." ‐Digital Spy
Posted Aug 24, 2011
3/5 60%

Glee: The 3D Concert Movie (2011)

"It may lack storytelling ambition, but as an exercise in toe-tapping entertainment it gets the job done." ‐Digital Spy
Posted Aug 18, 2011
4/5 82%

Super 8 (2011)

"A giddily nostalgic film that recaptures the sense of awe and wonder from early Spielberg classics such as Close Encounters and ET." ‐Digital Spy
Posted Aug 3, 2011
2/5 48%

Mr. Popper's Penguins (2011)

"Like a bottle of cola that's lost its fizz, Mr Popper's Penguins is flat and sickly sweet." ‐Digital Spy
Posted Aug 3, 2011
1/5 10%

Horrid Henry: The Movie (2013)

"This is complete agony to sit through and with a lead character as snotty and unlikeable as Henry it's one to steer clear of." ‐Digital Spy
Posted Jul 27, 2011
4/5 95%

The Secret World of Arrietty (2012)

"The film lacks the more extravagant touches of Studio Ghibli's previous features, yet it's still packed with the humor and offbeat charm that's a signature of Miyazaki." ‐Digital Spy
Posted Jul 27, 2011
4/5 85%

A Better Life (2011)

"The heartfelt performances and compelling story make A Better Life a worthy alternative to the loud and boisterous blockbusters invading multiplexes this summer." ‐Digital Spy
Posted Jul 27, 2011
2/5 14%

Zookeeper (2011)

"Everything is so unashamedly sign-posted and predictable that both the comedy and drama pack little impact." ‐Digital Spy
Posted Jul 27, 2011
2/5 80%

Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)

"Captain America paints a simple tale of goodies versus baddies with none of the depth, humor or class of Marvel's earlier X-Men summer offering." ‐Digital Spy
Posted Jul 27, 2011
3/5 39%

Cars 2 (2011)

"Aesthetically Cars 2 is as accomplished as anything the studio has done, but look under the bonnet and the script doesn't quite have the sophistication to shift into top gear." ‐Digital Spy
Posted Jul 20, 2011
4/5 94%

Iron Man (2008)

"As a first franchise entry and a blockbuster to kick off the summer season, Iron Man proves to be an excellent introduction." ‐Digital Spy
Posted Jul 14, 2011
4/5 98%

Inside Job (2010)

"This is a compelling documentary that will have you leaving the cinema absolutely seething." ‐Digital Spy
Posted Jul 14, 2011
3/5 88%

Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives (2011)

"Beguiling, frequently baffling and frustrating." ‐Digital Spy
Posted Jul 14, 2011
3/5 33%

I Am Number Four (2011)

"I Am Number Four carefully balances spectacle and story, emerging as a competent start-of-the-year blockbuster." ‐Digital Spy
Posted Jul 14, 2011
5/5 96%

WALL-E (2008)

"It's a breathtaking, inspirational film, transcending the medium of animation and blossoming into a genuinely magnificent piece of cinema." ‐Digital Spy
Posted Jul 14, 2011
4/5 64%

Tomorrow, When the War Began (2012)

"The door is tantalisingly left open for a sequel, and if it's as enjoyable as this then it won't be an unwelcome one." ‐Digital Spy
Posted Jul 14, 2011
4/5 84%

Whip It (2009)

"Led by Ellen Page, the movie finds the Juno star playing a slightly less cocksure version of the Diablo Cody creation." ‐Digital Spy
Posted Jul 14, 2011
4/5 22%

Country Strong (2011)

"Some may cynically scoff at Country Strong's rollercoaster of feelings, yet it's almost completely appropriate considering the high drama present in the lyrics of country music." ‐Digital Spy
Posted Jul 14, 2011
2/5 71%

Somewhere (2010)

"This is a film about vacuousness that's without much substance itself." ‐Digital Spy
Posted Jul 14, 2011
3/5 89%

Tangled (2010)

"Thoroughly enjoyable." ‐Digital Spy
Posted Jul 14, 2011
3/5 73%

Heartbeats (2011)

"In Dolan, the hipster crowd might well have found their latest poster boy." ‐Digital Spy
Posted Jul 14, 2011
2/5 62%

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas) (2008)

"A film dealing with the Holocaust really should be a little less clumsily executed, manipulative and contrived than this." ‐Digital Spy
Posted Jul 14, 2011
3/5 75%

Everything Must Go (2011)

"The individual performances are solid and Ferrell clearly has dramatic chops. Somehow, though, it turns out to be less than the sum of its parts." ‐Digital Spy
Posted Jul 14, 2011
2/5 33%

Paul Blart: Mall Cop (2009)

"Save for its dalliance with the everyman action movie, there's no surprises in Paul Blart: Mall Cop, another largely listless comedy from Sandler's Happy Madison production company." ‐Digital Spy
Posted Jul 14, 2011
3/5 58%

It's Kind of a Funny Story (2010)

"For all its problems, though, the film is easy-going, frequently channels into a sweet-natured tone and is able to raise a few chuckles." ‐Digital Spy
Posted Jul 14, 2011
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