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
89% The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman (1974) Aiming for the stars, the film hits a magazine spread by Norman Rockwell, and obstinately stays there: a respectable enough achievement in its way, but one that ultimately dims the mind as it stirs up the emotions. - Time Out EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2021
3/5 34% National Lampoon's European Vacation (1985) Overall, it's not quite funny or memorable enough. - Time Out EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2020
4/5 68% National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (1989) Sure, it's crude, episodic and half the jokes don't work, but 'Christmas Vacation' may be the only modern Christmas comedy which really stands up to repeat viewings. - Time Out EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2020
2/5 75% The King of Staten Island (2020) The talented cast and authentic locales aren't enough to combat a sluggish script, filled with superfluous tangents that inflate the runtime past two hours. - Time Out EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2020
2/5 42% Cherrybomb (2009) It's cheering to see a Northern Irish story moving beyond the Troubles, but the merely adequate theatrics on display aren't noteworthy in themselves. Grint looks set for better things. - Time Out EDIT
Read More | Posted May 13, 2020
1/5 10% The Air I Breathe (2008) The final installment teeters close to camp, a sensibility that might have actually rescued Air. Instead, the film wallows in pop-psych platitudes. - Time Out New York EDIT
Read More | Posted May 1, 2020
1/5 10% The Air I Breathe (2008) This pompous, concept-driven debut from American director Jieho Lee is about as hollow and doom-harbouring as an empty coffin. - Time Out EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2020
67% Villain (1971) A ludicrous exposé of the lower depths of London crime, it tarts up the hoariest old gangster clichés with a bit of homosexuality and a lot of thuggery, and manages to be both brutish and maudlin. - Time Out EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2020
100% Blue Water, White Death (1971) Still surprisingly unclichéd; a film definitely to get your teeth into. - Time Out EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2020
17% The Beast in the Cellar (1971) Familiar stuff with the addition of a bit of nastiness and gore; very average. - Time Out EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2020
3/5 77% F (2010) Grounded by Schofield's central turn, F makes much of its limited resources, locking us into its nocturnal world and throwing away the key. - Time Out EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 24, 2019
No Score Yet Pieces of Dreams (1970) [A] soapy melodrama. - Time Out EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 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
50% 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
56% 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
2/5 18% Love's Kitchen (2011) This English country pub romance dishes up a helping of soapy, teatime-TV harmlessness. - Time Out EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2011
1/5 23% Leap Year (2010) Adams does her level best, but her perkiness quickly wears as thin as her spiky heels on those pesky rural roads. - Time Out EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2011
38% 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
33% Bug (1975) An imaginative little B thriller that manages to be genuinely suspenseful. - Time Out EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2006
88% Symbiopsychotaxiplasm: Take One (1968) More or less lost since it was made, Greaves' self-reflexive Central Park-shot improvisational study of a marriage break-up remains fascinatingly prescient in form. - Time Out EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2006
27% Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh (1994) Atrocious. - Time Out EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2006
33% Johnny O'Clock (1947) Despite good performances and fine camerawork from Burnett Guffey, Rossen's first film as director is a disappointingly flat thriller. - Time Out EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2006
8% 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
57% Yanks (1979) Good cast, scrupulous period reconstruction, and sentimentality; but it doesn't do much to redeem Schlesinger from the 'less-than-meets-the-eye' category. - Time Out EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2006
92% Broken Lance (1954) Strong performances, ably augmented by Joe MacDonald's lovely 'Scope camerawork. - Time Out EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2006
65% 13 Going on 30 (2004) With its '80s references, it's basically calorie-lite escapism for those who are 30 going on 13 and want to see nice girls get Mark Ruffalo and bad girls wear Chanel and edit Vogue. - Time Out EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2006
86% A Clockwork Orange (1971) A sexless, inhuman film, whose power derives from a ruthless subordination of its content to the demands of telling a good story. - Time Out EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2006
80% Niagara (1953) Worthseeing for Hathaway's superbly crafted direction, even if it needed a Hitchcock to merge the symbolism of the location (the falls, the belltower) with the themes of sexual domination and envy. - Time Out EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2006
100% Sometimes a Great Notion (Never Give an Inch) (1971) Newman's handling of the outdoor scenes, especially those involving work, is -- like his own acting -- restrained but powerfully evocative. - Time Out EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2006
52% White Palace (1990) Glenn Savan's novel offered a stronger exploration of Reaganism and consumerism, but overall he's served well by this intelligent, involving adaptation. - Time Out EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2006
75% Def by Temptation (1990) Nevertheless, the stylish visuals, sharp dialogue and incidental humour make this an unusually classy Troma release. - Time Out EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2006
59% Outbreak (1995) Entertaining, but not fatally attractive. - Time Out EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2006
83% Flying Down to Rio (1933) The Berkeleyesque aerial ballet is a gas. - Time Out EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2006
28% 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
70% Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed (1969) Fisher taps a rich vein of Romanticism here, making this the high point of a series that afterwards degenerated into the sloppy self-parody of Jimmy Sangster's The Horror of Frankenstein. - Time Out EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2006
100% Nanook of the North (1922) These characters are plainly 'playing' themselves, and scenes such as the igloo-building manifest a sage grace and skill. - Time Out EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2006
27% Ned Kelly (Ned Kelly, Outlaw) (1970) Richardson's bushranger biopic merely applies a simplistic gloss to the 'outlaw' image already projected onto Jagger... and his role as the legendary Australian anti-hero emerges as little more than an uncomfortable displacement of his tabloid notoriety. - Time Out EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2006
25% Wuthering Heights (1992) A brave stab, but it doesn't always pierce the heart. - Time Out EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2006
84% The Europeans (1979) Staged with affection, insight, a whole fistful of superb performances and exquisite settings. - Time Out EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2006
61% Oliver Twist (2005) It retains the book's emotional punch and darker elements - the spectre of the gallows is a running motif - and presents them in a way likely to engage younger viewers without patronising them. - Time Out EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2005