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Will Lawrence

Will Lawrence
Will Lawrence's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Empire Magazine, Sunday Times (UK), thelondonpaper, Empire Magazine Australasia

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/5 69% Gifted (2017) Warm and heartfelt performances from the two principals are undercut by a formula that too readily reveals the outcome. Interesting workings fail to fully add up. Must do better next term.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2017
4/5 89% 20th Century Women (2017) An insightful and, on occasion, laugh-out-loud piece of filmmaking. Artfully shot and structured, while its warmth and wit shine as brightly as the Californian sun.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2017
4/5 74% Nocturnal Animals (2016) Ford's artfully composed and emotionally clever noir is well-paced and, in stark contrast to the naked flesh that opens the film, never, ever sags.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2016
4/5 66% Anthropoid (2016) A compelling and moving interpretation of a largely forgotten moment in European history.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2016
4/5 97% Embrace Of The Serpent (El Abrazo De La Serpiente) (2016) Though inspired by real-life journals, Guerra's haunting and beautifully shot film transports us into the realm of the mystical and surreal.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 2, 2016
5/5 99% Song Of The Sea (2014) Visually, this is an exquisitely composed film, and it teems with curiosities and compassion. If on occasion the story seems to wander, it arrives at an enchanting destination.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2015
2/5 20% Kidnapping Mr. Heineken (2015) A beer-fuelled thriller that's desperately short on thrills.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2015
3/5 86% A Brilliant Young Mind (2015) Familiar formula yet Morgan Matthews' feature debut adds up to a satisfying whole.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2015
4/5 83% Testament Of Youth (2015) There are familiar moments in Vera Brittain's stirring story, though the Kent's craft and Vikander's exquisite talent will ensure that the author's memories live in the minds of a fresh generation...‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2015
4/5 49% The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (2010) By far the best Twilight film to date, Slade should satisfy the fan base while opening up the series to more sceptical viewers... ‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2010
2/5 26% Ninja Assassin (2009) Decent ingredients but, as a whole, this is lacking in choreographic flair and plot substance.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2010
3/5 63% Brothers (2009) Despite strong performances from the leads, when it comes to pacing and power, it's the Danish original that edges it. Still, a sturdy and affecting remake that brings a powerful story to an even wider audience.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2010
3/5 43% Dorian Gray (2009) An ambitious if decidedly uneven interpretation of the last great Gothic horror novel.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2009
4/5 48% Twilight (2008) A sometimes girlie swirl of obsession that will delight fans, this faithful adaptation is after teenage blood, and will most likely hit a box office artery.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2008
5/5 100% Taxi to the Dark Side (2007) An unflinching documentary that exposes one of the darkest chapters in American history.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2008
4/5 100% Man on Wire (2008) Recounting the simple story of a complicated character, this scales giddy emotional heights, revealing a portrait of a man teetering on the brink, in more ways than one...‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2008
4/5 87% Mongol (2008) With its breathtaking landscapes, bloody battles, bitter betrayals and an aching love story, Mongol is a sumptuously crafted epic‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2008
3/5 42% The Other Boleyn Girl (2008) A rather titillating take on a racy historical novel, this is perhaps too ambitious in intent. More time, or more pruning (perhaps they should just have focused on The Boleyn girl), would have produced a richer and more enjoyable film.‐ Empire Magazine Australasia
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2008
3/5 42% The Other Boleyn Girl (2008) A rather titillating take on a racy historical novel, this is perhaps too ambitious in intent. More time, or more pruning (perhaps they should just have focused on The Boleyn girl), would have produced a richer and more enjoyable film.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2008
4/5 94% My Kid Could Paint That (2007) A highly engaging documentary that recounts a remarkable tale.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2007
5/5 98% The Band's Visit (2007) A heartfelt, wry and decidedly spry film.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2007
1/5 14% I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry (2007) With ribald and stale jokes at odds with the slender social message, this wedding piece crashes and burns amid its own hypocrisy.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2007
4/5 85% In the Hands of the Gods (2007) More than a film about kicky-uppies, this is a blinding doc full of flair and showmanship.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2007
4/5 91% Hairspray (2007) Offering plenty of body and a lot of lift, Hairspray gels kitsch styling with show-stopping tunes to mould a memorable musical.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2007
3/5 37% Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007) In the universe of dark and gloomy superheroes, this foursome are still dipping into the lighter side of fantastic.‐ thelondonpaper
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2007
2/5 39% Il Caimano (2006) The political satire in this bitty drama can be lost on those residing outside of Italy.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2007
3/5 60% 300 (2007) Visually stunning, thoroughly belligerent and as shallow as a pygmy's paddling pool, this is a whole heap of style tinged with just a smidgen of substance.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2007
2/5 31% Running With Scissors (2006) Well-acted by the superb ensemble cast but there just isn't a likeable character amongst them to care about.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2007
4/5 73% Infamous (2006) While less beguiling than Capote, Infamous remains a soulful and searching portrayal of the writer, carried with immense charm and vivacity by its leading man.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Jan 4, 2007
4/5 82% Once in a Lifetime: The Extraordinary Story of the New York Cosmos (2006) An engrossing account of American soccer's strangest episode -- and you don't even have to like footie to enjoy it.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted May 20, 2006
3/5 32% Tristan & Isolde (2006) By removing the sorcery and operatic excess so synonymous with the story, the filmmakers conjure an affecting, pretty melodrama... with the emphasis more on mellow than drama.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted May 6, 2006
3/5 90% Metal: A Headbanger's Journey (2005) A documentary that preaches to the converted if ever there was one, but Dunn's enthusiasm for the subject and the range of pretension and humour of his interviewees makes for fun viewing.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted May 6, 2006
4/5 71% Cold Mountain (2003) Grim in places, and at times gratuitous, this is still terrific five-hanky drama with top-flight technical work, horrifically spectacular action, subtle introspection, rich characters and a love story to die for.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Apr 1, 2006
3/5 87% The Hidden Blade (2006) A subtle and emotive period drama that mirrors its highly praised predecessor.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Apr 1, 2006
4/5 68% The Spongebob Squarepants Movie (2004) A film for kids, students, stoners, anyone who enjoys a break from reality.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Apr 1, 2006
5/5 66% The Last Samurai (2003) As brisk as it is rich, The Last Samurai is much more fun than a mere history lesson.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Apr 1, 2006
2/5 29% The Alamo (2004) In spite of two great performances, this is a muddled affair.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2004
4/5 99% Bus 174 (Ônibus 174) (2003) If City Of God cracked the skin, Bus 174 digs deep into the wound. An astounding, depressing triumph.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted May 14, 2004
3/5 54% Troy (2004) Bruising battles and some stirring performances make Troy enjoyable, if rather long.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted May 14, 2004
5/5 93% The Sting (1973) Magnificent, timeless stuff.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000