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Sloan Freer

Sloan Freer
Sloan Freer's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Radio Times

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/5 79% Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005) It might not be quite the mind-blowing finale that die-hard fans were hoping for, but at least there is enough here to make the spine tingle. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Nov 16, 2015
2/5 10% Elektra (2005) Daredevil's lady friend Elektra gets a solo outing in this insipid action adventure. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Jul 14, 2015
3/5 82% My Name Is Khan (2010) Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan tugs heartstrings as an Indian Muslim with Asperger's syndrome in this deeply moving if overstuffed Hindi tale. ‐ Radio Times
Posted May 26, 2015
3/5 89% Dhoom: 2 (2006) A vacuous but entertaining genre-hopper. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Apr 11, 2015
4/5 48% Saw (2004) Just when you think you've got it sussed, the movie throws in some audacious twists, resulting in one of the most memorable climaxes in recent screen history. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Oct 27, 2014
1/5 0% Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever (2002) Wrong Turn co-writer Alan B McElroy must have been having a seriously bad day when he penned this abysmal sci-fi conspiracy tale. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Sep 15, 2014
2/5 8% Summer Catch (2001) Not even a cast of fresh-faced acting hotshots can give flavour to this bland and undistinguished teen sporting romance. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Aug 8, 2014
2/5 9% Marci X (2003) Most of the laughs come from the questionable taste of Benjamin's subject matter, as opposed to any genuine wit. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Jul 29, 2014
1/5 6% Gigli (2003) It comes to something when a movie is only worth watching to validate just how dreadful it is. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Jun 17, 2014
2/5 54% Mr. 3000 (2004) An arrogant former sportsman learns a lesson in humility in this predictable comedy. ‐ Radio Times
Posted May 12, 2014
3/5 55% The Polar Express (2004) Though the emotion feels contrived, that's nothing compared to the flashy set pieces and meticulous detail, which do more to flaunt the technology than move along the story. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Dec 9, 2013
4/5 88% Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005) As young wizard Harry Potter continues to mature, so too does this exciting fantasy franchise. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Nov 22, 2013
4/5 85% Bridge to Terabithia (2007) It's an emotionally rich testament to the life-changing power of friendship. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Nov 22, 2013
3/5 87% Howl's Moving Castle (2005) The incredible imagination of Spirited Away director Hayao Miyazaki runs wild once again in this delightful animated adventure. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Nov 19, 2013
4/5 93% Spider-Man 2 (2004) With the reluctant hero's origins covered in the first movie, a sequel offered returning director Sam Raimi the chance to have some real fun. And that's exactly what he does. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Aug 5, 2013
5/5 99% Finding Nemo (2003) Pixar continued its run of superb computer-generated animated features with this jaw-dropping underwater adventure. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Aug 5, 2013
4/5 89% Spider-Man (2002) Spider-Man is an effortless, intelligent entertainment, and a fabulous, fun-filled start to the hugely lucrative franchise. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Aug 3, 2013
3/5 83% Laurence Anyways (2013) Poupaud and especially Clément's unaffected performances anchor the overlong film ... ‐ Radio Times
Posted Nov 30, 2012
2/5 0% Elfie Hopkins (2012) Despite the addition of dark fun and much-needed action, the over-the-top carnage unfortunately intensifies the feature's lack of depth and balance. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Apr 19, 2012
4/5 92% Into The Abyss (2011) [Forces] viewers to face complex questions about society, justice and the sanctity of life. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Mar 29, 2012
3/5 80% Young Adult (2011) In showing Mavis a warmth and kindness she really doesn't deserve, the heroic misfit personifies the story's underlying moral message and adds emotional depth to an otherwise slight affair. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Feb 2, 2012
3/5 83% The Snowtown Murders (2012) It's the escalating sense of claustrophobia and dread that really crawls under the skin: with grimy visuals and a pulsating soundtrack proving particularly powerful in the by and large sensitively handled killing scenes. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Nov 20, 2011
3/5 71% The Woman (2011) McKee and his co-writer, novelist Jack Ketchum, take the bitty and occasionally sluggish narrative from matter-of-fact realism to all-out nastiness. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Oct 5, 2011
3/5 78% Red White & Blue (2010) Restraint pays dividends for British writer/director Simon Rumley in this devastating and demanding revenge tragedy set in Austin, Texas. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Oct 5, 2011
3/5 73% The Tree (2011) Combining simple family drama with hints of understated magical realism, the feature sees grief-stricken mum of four Charlotte Gainsbourg struggling to get her life back on track following her husband's sudden death. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Aug 4, 2011
4/5 59% Kaboom (2011) Araki's trademark comic book-vibrant visuals and a cool, indie soundtrack intensify the overall trippy experience, keeping everything cohesive even when the narrative goes entirely off the rails in the rushed final act. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Jun 9, 2011
3/5 73% Heartbeats (2011) Ultimately, Dolan's image-led central characters and their shallow, bitchy concerns won't appeal to everyone, but those who've experienced l'amour fou themselves will find plenty to enjoy. ‐ Radio Times
Posted May 26, 2011
3/5 79% How I Ended This Summer (2010) It's the complex performances that keep the simple narrative compelling, with Puskepalis, in the less showy role, conveying a quiet threat that racks up the tension during the unpredictable final third. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Apr 21, 2011
3/5 75% The Insatiable Moon (2010) Though its climax feels abrupt and underdeveloped, the film's overall power and emotion continue to resonate. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Mar 3, 2011
3/5 94% Neds (2011) There's a well-balanced seam of jet-black humour that keeps the escalating grimness bearable. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Jan 20, 2011
1/5 0% Midgets vs. Mascots (2009) Barrel-scraping non-PC laughs are all this crude and increasingly tedious mockumentary has to offer. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Jan 6, 2011
3/5 71% Loose Cannons (Mine Vaganti) (2010) A duty-bound son learns the importance of being true to himself in this slick and bittersweet Italian comedy. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Dec 16, 2010
3/5 80% Involuntary (De Ofrivilliga) (2008) The overall effect is like eavesdropping on a stranger's most mundane moments -- something you'll find either car-crash fascinating or utterly tedious. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Oct 28, 2010
2/5 25% Splintered (2010) Poor pacing and predictability -- not to mention amateurish performances -- rob even the kills of genuine impact. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Sep 2, 2010
4/5 95% Mother (Madeo) (2010) Echoing Bong's previous output, a seam of absurd and precisely paced humour adds unpredictability to the ostensibly simple story, defying genre conventions while playfully satirising the film's stereotypes. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Aug 19, 2010
2/5 67% Ivul (2009) While the movie's themes are full of potential, their dull and superficial execution makes it difficult to stay focused. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Jul 22, 2010
2/5 8% Mega Piranha (2010) Those who follow the "so bad it's good" school of thought will probably love it -- anyone else should avoid. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Jul 15, 2010
3/5 79% The Girl on the Train (La Fille du RER) (2010) The film's complex political and social themes are frustratingly simplified, reducing events to bare-bones implausibility and making empathy hard despite the impressively subtle performances. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Jun 3, 2010
1/5 No Score Yet Bear (2010) A vengeful bear has more screen presence than his human victims in this feeble man-against-nature tale. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Jun 3, 2010
4/5 81% The Milk of Sorrow (La Teta Asustada) (2010) A slow-burning slice of magical realism whose power lies in symbolism and subtlety rather than heavy-handed sensationalism. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Apr 29, 2010
3/5 69% Life During Wartime (2010) Taboo-challenging indie auteur Todd Solondz reopens old wounds with cut-throat precision in this loose sequel to his stinging 1998 black comedy Happiness. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Apr 22, 2010
2/5 57% Burlesque Undressed (2010) Grist's attempts to dissect the subject actually take away its sparkle, scarcely doing justice to the talents featured, and making even Blaize's most elaborate routines feel rather flat and unerotic. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Jan 22, 2010
3/5 63% Exam (2008) The overall result is an impressive calling card for Hazeldine, even if the climax lacks the impact promised by its ingenious set-up. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Jan 8, 2010
3/5 77% Voy a Explotar (I'm Gonna Explode) (2008) It wastes the breathless pacing and nihilistic promise of the gripping opening scenes by becoming mired in unfocused melodrama and cliché. Where the project excels, though, is in the intimate camerawork and naturalistic performances. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Jan 5, 2010
3/5 74% Unmade Beds (2009) Occasionally the material gets too self-indulgently arty but the way it lingers over the small moments of human interaction more than compensates. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Dec 11, 2009
3/5 58% Die Another Day (2002) Director Lee Tamahori's fluid style and the relentless pace effortlessly propel this 20th James Bond adventure's intense action around the globe. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Jun 11, 2003