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Real.com is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Lisa Giles-Keddie
Rating Title/Year Author
2/5 Top Cat: The Movie (2011) Lisa Giles-Keddie Top Cat returns with a purr rather than a MEOW, sorely let down by its odd technicalities and lack of engaging script. EDIT
Posted Aug 2, 2013
4/5 Reality (2012) Lisa Giles-Keddie A chilling dose of filmic reality of how damaging and all consuming celebrity and some people's aspirations of it can be ... EDIT
Posted Apr 15, 2013
4/5 The Dark Knight Rises (2012) Lisa Giles-Keddie As uneven as the plot is at times, Nolan commendably retains the Batman's beating black heart in TDKR, with lead characters ever challenging our perceptions ... to keep things fresh. EDIT
Posted Jul 22, 2012
3/5 Seeking a Friend for the End of the World (2012) Lisa Giles-Keddie Scafaria makes sure that the apocalypse may be in full impact but the importance of having each other at the last moment is the lasting, comforting thought. EDIT
Posted Jul 14, 2012
2/5 Ice Age: Continental Drift (2012) Lisa Giles-Keddie The plot ... just gets a little repetitious after a while, however goofy, accident-prone but genuinely good natured the characters are. EDIT
Posted Jul 14, 2012
4/5 The Amazing Spider-Man (2012) Lisa Giles-Keddie It's not about the action as such, rather how the characters come to be as we travel down the path of their self-awareness. The action merely enhances this intriguing process. EDIT
Posted Jul 7, 2012
4/5 God Bless America (2011) Lisa Giles-Keddie A combination of blatant shock tactics and poignant, pin-sharp verbal tirades from its lead that are rendered darkly amusing, or you would cry with despair at the apparent truth. EDIT
Posted Jul 7, 2012
3/5 The Hunter (2011) Lisa Giles-Keddie A slow-burner about survival in general that may seem predictable in parts and meander in others, but the intensity with which the psychological developments suddenly manifest is its ultimate power. EDIT
Posted Jul 7, 2012
2/5 Joyful Noise (2012) Lisa Giles-Keddie Disarmingly heart-warming in its musical prowess and lazy in its storytelling development, hoping that the former - plus the big names - will attract a large enough crowd to keep it buoyant at the box office. EDIT
Posted Jun 29, 2012
3/5 Killer Joe (2011) Lisa Giles-Keddie A seemingly hopeless spiral of existence ... there is some depraved glee that this filmmaker takes in toying with his hapless cast, and his latest film is no exception nor for the faint-hearted. EDIT
Posted Jun 27, 2012
3/5 Your Sister's Sister (2011) Lisa Giles-Keddie The film's strength is in its realistic improvisation, like a window on three, average lives in a cocoon for a brief moment that will be easily forgotten tomorrow. EDIT
Posted Jun 27, 2012
4/5 The Fairy (2011) Lisa Giles-Keddie For pure entertainment and high-spirited comedy value, The Fairy is as good as any gone before ... once you have seen one of their films, you'll never forget it that's for sure. EDIT
Posted Jun 27, 2012
1/5 Lay the Favorite (2012) Lisa Giles-Keddie Lay the Favourite ... is a surprising turn off of talent not worth betting on for a profitable night out's big-screen entertainment. EDIT
Posted Jun 24, 2012
2/5 The Five-Year Engagement (2012) Lisa Giles-Keddie As endearing as Segel and Blunt are, The Five-Year Engagement feels ... five years of your life spent waiting for the inevitable, with not as many laughs along the way ... EDIT
Posted Jun 24, 2012
3/5 Red Lights (2012) Lisa Giles-Keddie If it wasn't for the acting talent that his [Cortés] latest film has attracted, Red Lights would have fallen at the first hurdle - however curious we may be at its subject matter. EDIT
Posted Jun 17, 2012
4/5 Rock of Ages (2012) Lisa Giles-Keddie Undeniably outrageous good fun with another standout comedic act from Cruise ... those who remember the 80s ... will be head banging and toe tapping. EDIT
Posted Jun 17, 2012
3/5 Fast Girls (2012) Lisa Giles-Keddie An energising offering depicting 2012's challenges and achievements while demonstrating that TV's Crichlow is a strong feature film lead worth in vesting in. EDIT
Posted Jun 17, 2012
4/5 A Royal Affair (2012) Lisa Giles-Keddie A beautifully nuanced and driven period drama at its finest with the added power of a true story behind it, making it a deserving box office hit to watch. EDIT
Posted Jun 17, 2012
3/5 The Pact (2012) Lisa Giles-Keddie While it retreads well-trodden horror paths and shies away from any originality, it does favour heightening the mystery over goriness, relying on some impressive visuals ... EDIT
Posted Jun 7, 2012
3/5 Red Tails (2012) Lisa Giles-Keddie Red Tails is a war action buff's matinee delight. It could be argued that making a more gritty account would have detracted from the focus on the strong buddy element ... EDIT
Posted Jun 7, 2012
3/5 Ill Manors (2012) Lisa Giles-Keddie As directorial debuts go, Drew has yet to grow but has wisely chosen a subject matter close to his heart where he can reach out simultaneously with his music and lyrics, like some latter-day poet. EDIT
Posted Jun 7, 2012
4/5 The Angels' Share (2012) Lisa Giles-Keddie A wee heart-warming dram of Scots spirit ... a rich fermentation of the best of British comedy filmmaking with a greater social agenda. EDIT
Posted Jun 1, 2012
3/5 Prometheus (2012) Lisa Giles-Keddie Ridley coaxes out some memorable performances from Rapace and Fassbender, and keeps a consistent sense of man's curiosity at the bigger evolution picture... The rest is open to interpretation. EDIT
Posted May 31, 2012
3/5 Snow White and the Huntsman (2012) Lisa Giles-Keddie Sanders' outing is a Gothic technical triumph in many ways... there is a lot of visual wonder to bask in and be inspired by, making Sanders' next project one to watch out for. EDIT
Posted May 31, 2012
3/5 Men in Black 3 (2012) Lisa Giles-Keddie Those expecting wanton alien bashing will not be disappointed ... but be prepared for more of a sentimental time-travelling journey down memory lane ... EDIT
Posted May 26, 2012
4/5 2 Days in New York (2012) Lisa Giles-Keddie This zany and hilarious observation of human interaction is beautifully scripted, acted and timed with expert comic precision. EDIT
Posted May 19, 2012
4/5 Get the Gringo (2012) Lisa Giles-Keddie Love or loathe Gibson, he is hard to resist in this tantalizing tale of hard knocks, winners and losers, as he reminds us of what made him a big screen star in the first place. EDIT
Posted May 12, 2012
3/5 Dark Shadows (2012) Lisa Giles-Keddie The only resurrecting grace is Depp's now routine, freak pantomime performance ...You will scream with frustration at this ghoulish comedy, that's for sure. EDIT
Posted May 12, 2012
2/5 Silent House (2011) Lisa Giles-Keddie Has a powerful enough context behind it, but ... it disappoints ... Still, Olsen is a star worth following and has carved out an impressive niche in the psychological thriller genre. EDIT
Posted May 4, 2012
3/5 Safe (2012) Lisa Giles-Keddie Nothing much changes in Safe or is original, only the language has got more colourful, with Yakin delivering up Statham gold for fans once again. EDIT
Posted May 4, 2012
2/5 Piggy (2012) Lisa Giles-Keddie The general topic is too titillating in execution to fully influence any worthy debate into the effects of isolating grief... EDIT
Posted May 4, 2012
3/5 The Lucky One (2012) Lisa Giles-Keddie Old-fashioned romance to the core, Hicks' film will win no film-making accolades, but will do neither of its attractive leads any harm in the notoriety stakes either. EDIT
Posted May 4, 2012
3/5 American Reunion (2012) Lisa Giles-Keddie The jokes are old and the guys are older, but it's big-hearted entertainment that does need some previous character investment to catch all the nods. EDIT
Posted May 4, 2012
3/5 Damsels in Distress (2011) Lisa Giles-Keddie An intriguingly endearing kooky fest of witty dialogue that has no clear plan of where is wants to end up, short of a musical number to smooth over all grievances and differences. EDIT
Posted Apr 28, 2012
3/5 Strippers vs Werewolves (2012) Lisa Giles-Keddie Exceptionally daft, tongue-in-cheek pastiche of the erotic slasher B-movie ... the sole purpose of entertaining in the most blood spewing and badly acted way. EDIT
Posted Apr 28, 2012
4/5 Marvel's the Avengers (2012) Lisa Giles-Keddie Whedon's story not only reconnects us with each character but also finds the time to flesh out their strengths and weaknesses, with some wonderful paranoid moments of self-doubt. EDIT
Posted Apr 28, 2012
3/5 Battleship (2012) Lisa Giles-Keddie Battleship is monumentally moronic [but] there is still a huge amount of over-the-top, double entendre theatrics and bombastic action to giggle gleefully at. EDIT
Posted Apr 11, 2012
3/5 This Must Be the Place (2011) Lisa Giles-Keddie Penn's performance may be understated in this, unlike his previous outspoken roles, but as Cheyenne he is just as stirring and memorable. EDIT
Posted Apr 9, 2012
3/5 Titanic (1997) Lisa Giles-Keddie Simply one of 20th century cinema's greatest, old-fashioned love stories, full of still impressive effects (pre 3D) and decent, if theatrical acting ... EDIT
Posted Apr 6, 2012
4/5 Grand Illusion (1937) Lisa Giles-Keddie A timeless classic of acting and filmmaking genius that uses the artificiality of war to explore the very construct of society, and is a classic must-see. EDIT
Posted Apr 6, 2012
5/5 Headhunters (2011) Lisa Giles-Keddie Tyldum's highly accomplished and darkly comical thriller should be seen and savoured for its poise, pace and Hennie, as well as for its filmmaking techniques ... EDIT
Posted Apr 6, 2012
2/5 Mirror Mirror (2012) Lisa Giles-Keddie A magical muddle minus any real mirrored mystery ... makes sure we all know Roberts is the fairest (and unfunniest) of them all ... EDIT
Posted Apr 6, 2012
2/5 Wrath of the Titans (2012) Lisa Giles-Keddie Expect an action-stuffed 3D extravaganza with very little subtext to it ... you'll come away with a smile on your face but strained eyeballs and a queasiness in the belly. EDIT
Posted Mar 31, 2012
2/5 StreetDance 2 (2012) Lisa Giles-Keddie As a piece of catchy pop culture, the StreetDance franchise has a natural buzz - just don't expect much more than awesome moves for your money. EDIT
Posted Mar 31, 2012
4/5 Tiny Furniture (2010) Lisa Giles-Keddie Speaks to anyone 'waiting' for their opportunity in life, sardonically pointing out the obstacles in the way in a glib but naïve manner. EDIT
Posted Mar 31, 2012
3/5 The Pirates! Band of Misfits (2012) Lisa Giles-Keddie The Pirates! has so much loving attention invested in it, and there is a lot of naughty fun to be had. EDIT
Posted Mar 31, 2012
3/5 The Hunger Games (2012) Lisa Giles-Keddie The positives to The Hunger Games are largely thanks to Lawrence in the lead. EDIT
Posted Mar 24, 2012
4/5 Wild Bill (2011) Lisa Giles-Keddie It wears its lion heart firmly on its sleeve with bouts of good humour and sense, making it impossible not to be drawn into its rugged charm. EDIT
Posted Mar 24, 2012
4/5 Contraband (2012) Lisa Giles-Keddie Kormákur's thriller sets sail with enough puff, dynamics and intrigue to see it safely dock at the end of its voyage, complete with devilish humour and an expert lead at the helm in Wahlberg. EDIT
Posted Mar 15, 2012
3/5 John Carter (2012) Lisa Giles-Keddie There is no real sense of connection between human and alien - like between the Na'vi and Jake Sully - that would have pulled John Carter out of the grandiose B-movie league. EDIT
Posted Mar 10, 2012