The Walker (2007)
Rush Hour 3 (2007)
"Look, it's so dumb, I could easily give this one star - but I'm giving it two. It was entertaining, so sue me."
License to Wed (2007)
Surf's Up (2007)
The Hoax (2007)
Evan Almighty (2007)
Firehouse Dog (2007)
"Breezy, silly and energetic, this canine frolic won't win top prize at Crufts, but it should offer an alternative to Pottered-out parents with young pups to please."
"A cinematic masterpiece no film fan should miss."
"While there's a quirky humour at work, the overall mood is of sadness, eloquently, if repetitively, expressed."
Ghosts of Cité Soleil (2006)
"Intimate and terrifying, at points almost expressionistic and surreal, this is never less than a nerve-shredding experience. It even includes an (improbable) love story."
"It's magic, Harry, but not as we know it."
" Is this about the nihilistic plight of the alienated, or just nihilistic? A coal-dark satire, or just needlessly dark? The uncomfortable Edmond asks more questions than it answers."
Shrek the Third (2007)
"From beginning to end, it's very, very funny. Watch it. It's great."
The Flying Scotsman (2006)
Hostel Part II (2007)
"They do make a comeback of course - almost stronger than ever - in this, the best documentary of the year so far. Intelligent, honest, heartfelt and fascinating."
"Shot-through with emotional intensity, a muscular, brooding direction, and a plot that (just) stays on the right side of ludicrous."
28 Weeks Later... (2007)
"28 Weeks Later takes up where Danny Boyle left off, then continues where the weak-hearted pass out."
Fast Food Nation (2006)
"Certainly food for thought then, just a shame the characters aren't as fully-fleshed."
Goya's Ghosts (2007)
The Upside of Anger (2005)
Bridge to Terabithia (2007)
Spider-Man 3 (2007)
"Not an awful film by any means. But you don't need spidey sense to know this isn't a patch on its prequel."
Days of Glory (2007)
"It occasionally does drop into wartime cliches of love lost and friends fallen. But the chest-thwack poinancy of those who shed blood and were shamefully shunned drags you through."
The Hills Have Eyes 2 (2007)
Mr. Bean's Holiday (2007)
"Taking on a more European sensibility, Bean seems to have gone back to the drawing board, and come up with gags that were last funny when we were a couple of steps back in the Evolution of Man wallchart."
Catch a Fire (2006)
"The hyper-real blue screen and the moral complexity of root veg remains faithful to Miller. But you can't help feeling this could have had more to say about war than "come join the party!"."
Amazing Grace (2007)
Namastey London (2007)
"Namastey London doesn't really have anything new to say on an over-worked issue. But it does (mostly) manage to keep away from cringe territory, and even explores some subtle immigration quandaries."
Factory Girl (2007)
"Spoilt, rich, posh, vacuous and fame-obsessed - who better to play Edie Sedgwick? If she's acting or not, Miller is brilliant. Just a shame the film is so shallow too."
Becoming Jane (2007)
Inland Empire (2006)
"It's very possibly a work of genius. It could also be the most pretentious pile of garbage ever to make the big screen. But one thing it isn't is unoriginal. If nothing else, the man should be applauded for that."
The Good German (2007)
Ghost Rider (2007)
"Cage has to collect Satan's unpaid debts, meaning that he becomes a demon biker with a flaming skull for a head - and that's about it for this one-note film."
"Convincing period detail provides scant consolation in a histrionic pot-boiler that is as entertaining as a sermon and as thrilling as tea with the vicar. It will be a miracle indeed if anyone goes to see it. "
Freedom Writers (2007)
The Illusionist (2006)
"Just as two Truman Capote biopics came in subsequent Oscar seasons, so two period films about stage magicians appear with only winter to separate them. And, frankly, The Illusionist has missed a trick."
"The real star is Channing Tatum as the alpha-chimp leader of Dito's pack. The camera doesn't just love him, it wants to marry him, settle down, and have his babies."
Notes on a Scandal (2006)
"Totally bonkers - but all the more gripping for it."
Letters from Iwo Jima (2006)
"You can't help thinking that the only people who'd sit through this movie are those already aware of the issues involved."
The Good Shepherd (2006)
"165 minutes of my life I will never get back, damn it. This is one shepherd that's lost control of its flock."