Time Out Staff

Time Out Staff
Time Out Staff's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Time Out
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T-Meter Title | Year
82% Women in Love (1969) Despite a growing portentousness towards the end, and moments of silliness scattered throughout, a surprisingly restrained, even respectful adaptation of DH Lawrence's novel. - Time Out EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2019
90% Le Fantôme de la Liberté (The Phantom of Liberty) (The Specter of Freedom) (1974) [Luis Buñuel] made sure that this isn't such an easy pill to digest, though its delightful humor goes down just as easily. - Time Out EDIT
Read More | Posted May 24, 2019
86% The Optimists (1973) At least you feel that Simmons has continually avoided the easy way out, and that should be enough to counteract any feelings of unease. - Time Out EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2019
No Score Yet Pieces of Dreams (1970) [A] soapy melodrama. - Time Out EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2019
50% The Music Lovers (1971) Vulgar, excessive, melodramatic and self-indulgent: Tchaikovsky's music is indeed all of these things, yet gloriously so, and the same goes for Ken Russell at his freewheeling best. - Time Out New York EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2019
75% Images (1972) [Altman] controls things beautifully, proffering credible biographical reasons for her inner disturbances, and borrowing shock effects from the thriller genre to underline the terrifying nature of her predicament. - Time Out EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2019
95% Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (1964) This classic tale is still beloved today, as its feel-good story about the most famous reindeer of all wins every kid (and, fine, adult) over. - Time Out EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 27, 2018
60% Von Richthofen and Brown (1971) Corman's Poe-derived motifs are transposed exuberantly to the skies as WWI biplanes fight it out with romantic heroism. - Time Out EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
63% Salome (1923) Despite careful stylisation and exquisite photography, this adaptation of Oscar Wilde's play boasts a healthy streak of vulgarity of which Wilde, one suspects, would have secretly approved. - Time Out EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2014
100% Babylon (2019) Although the script runs out of steam by the end, the sharp use of location, the meticulous detailing of black culture, the uniformly excellent performances and stimulating soundtrack command attention. - Time Out EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2011
39% Man on Fire (2004) It ought to be seriously unpalatable stuff, yet there's something so cherishably naff about Scott's jumping-bean cutting and hokey-cokey camerawork that it's almost a guilty pleasure. - Time Out EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2006
10% Jonathan Livingston Seagull (1973) Richard Bach's best-selling parable for freshmen becomes on screen a very spelled-out allegory, complete with flat voice-overs and pretentious Neil Diamond soundtrack. - Time Out EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2006
85% Cabin in the Sky (1943) The gorgeous dreamlike sets and consummate control of the fantastic atmosphere that imbues the story (an idle, poverty-stricken farmer dreams of being sent to Hell upon dying) are already well developed. - Time Out EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2006
90% The Story of Adele H (1975) The film is a disaster because, in place of the self-conscious reflection of her predicament conveyed by Adèle's journal (on which the film is based), Truffaut opts for the Hollywood formula of hapless unrequited love. - Time Out EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2006
50% Quartet (2019) The direction, intimate yet retaining a sense of distance, is true both to Rhys and to Ivory. - Time Out EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2006
60% The Sandlot (1993) Ever since Stand by Me, it seems that every Boy's Own yarn is deemed incomplete without a nostalgic, pseudo-ironic voice-over waxing lyrical about the mythology of short pants and acne. - Time Out EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2006
66% Frankie & Johnny (1991) Marshall directs as if Marty had never happened. - Time Out EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2006
83% On Any Sunday (1971) It abounds with intelligently applied stop-frame, slow motion and colour treatment knick-knacks which heighten the excitement and visual impact. - Time Out EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2006
52% Only You (1994) Even so, the ravishing visuals, some swooning love songs, and the strains of Verdi should see you through to the predictably moist ending. - Time Out EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2006
40% Equilibrium (2002) Bale is too self-conscious an action hero, and although the script may have the virtue of transparent plagiarism, it teeters both dramatically and conceptually. - Time Out EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2006
93% A Woman Under the Influence (1975) An astonishing, compulsive film, directed with a crackling energy. - Time Out EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2006
29% Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981) This first sequel to Friday the 13th opens with mild panache... The script then jumps five years, assembles a new set of victims at the summer camp, and repeats the gory carnage as before. - Time Out EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2006
100% Desk Set (1957) The results are some splendidly crisp exchanges between the pair, and the inevitable scene of embarrassment where he is literally 'caught with his pants down'. - Time Out EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2006
78% The Dark Crystal (1982) Desiccated, clawing villains feasting on rotting food in a castle as unprepossessing as the crashed spaceship in Alien have a splendour that is almost operatic. - Time Out EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2006
17% One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich (1970) In his efforts to be accurate and restrained, Wrede forsakes passion, and creates a film as cold and clinical as the environment it observes. - Time Out EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2006