Scotland on Sunday
Quantum of Solace (2008)
"Maybe Bond is still an action figure whose default setting is beating up bad guys, pulling out a gun and running across roofs. But if boys have to be boys, it's a huge relief to know the new Bond age is confident enough to keep them conflicted about it."
Kingsman: The Secret Service (2015)
"Firth is the lynchpin of Kingsman. It's a pleasure to watch him take down a pub full of heavies, but Firth also brings a suave wit to his line readings and a moral core to the over-caffeinated violence."
X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)
Kick-Ass 2 (2013)
A Most Violent Year (2015)
Men, Women & Children (2014)
Black Sea (2015)
The Wolverine (2013)
"It's laudable that Wolverine tries to show cultural curiosity outside all-American heroism. It's just unfortunate that whenever the action stops, Wolverine in Japan has the same kind of clunk as You Only Live Twice."
The Hunger Games (2012)
Mesrine: Public Enemy #1 (2010)
"Mesrine's life is almost too close to cinema to be true: we've seen wiseguys like this before, and the film offers few psychological clues as to why a middle-class boy from Clichy might tumble to crime."
The Ugly Truth (2009)
"The ugly truth about this limp misfire is that its plotting springs not from a lack of imagination, but from a lack of respect for light romance and the audience. It's only a "chick flick" and we're only sentimentalists - so who cares?"