Indie London

Indie London is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Rob Carnevale
Rating Title/Year Author
Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) (2020) Rob Carnevale Birds of Prey is an uneven yet entertaining offering that still does enough to ensure that Quinn gets another chance to shine. The cinematic comic book world feels richer for having her anarchic spirit in it. EDIT
Posted Feb 14, 2020
3.5/5 Bad Boys for Life (2020) Rob Carnevale The plot may contain more holes than many of the bullet-riddled corpses Will Smith and Martin Lawrence leave in their wake but Bad Boys for Life, the belated third film in the action franchise, proves to be something of a blast. EDIT
Posted Jan 30, 2020
The Gentlemen (2020) Rob Carnevale The result is a welcome blast from the past that serves as a proper guilty pleasure. EDIT
Posted Jan 10, 2020
5/5 1917 (2019) Rob Carnevale Sam Mendes' 1917 is a major cinematic achievement that excels on both a technical level and -- most importantly -- an emotional one. EDIT
Posted Jan 9, 2020
3/5 Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) Rob Carnevale Rather than delivering a truly exhilarating climax, The Rise of Skywalker merely constructs an OK one. It's a missed opportunity in a lot of ways. EDIT
Posted Dec 23, 2019
5/5 Knives Out (2019) Rob Carnevale Rian Johnson is a masterful writer-director and his latest, Knives Out, provides plenty of evidence to support this. EDIT
Posted Dec 5, 2019
Frozen II (2019) Rob Carnevale Fans of Frozen may have had to wait six years for the return of their beloved Elsa and Anna but the wait proves worth it with this dark but empowering sequel. EDIT
Posted Dec 5, 2019
4/5 The Peanut Butter Falcon (2019) Rob Carnevale This indie charmer may operate on familiar ground but it's big on heart and driven by great performances. What's more, it even manages to avoid some fairly obvious clichés to deliver surprising but subtle emotional depth and even a little darkness. EDIT
Posted Oct 17, 2019
4/5 A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon (2019) Rob Carnevale Irresistibly sweet for kids, yet sci-fi savvy enough to appeal to grown-ups, Aardman have delivered another family gem in A Shaun The Sheep Movie: Farmageddon. EDIT
Posted Oct 17, 2019
3/5 Zombieland: Double Tap (2019) Rob Carnevale The cinematic equivalent of a Twinkie, Zombieland 2: Double Tap is a guilty pleasure that's fun without being particularly good for you. EDIT
Posted Oct 17, 2019
Hotel Mumbai (2018) Rob Carnevale Hotel Mumbai isn't an easy film to watch or to like. But it is a brutally efficient account of some horrible events that paint a grim reality for those with their eyes and ears on the volatile instability of our current world. EDIT
Posted Oct 16, 2019
Gemini Man (2019) Rob Carnevale Lee and Smith are both capable of so much better. EDIT
Posted Oct 15, 2019
Joker (2019) Rob Carnevale Joker is a film to admire more than like. But it shouldn't be underestimated. It is a massively impressive, highly intelligent, openly provocative and ferociously performed masterpiece. EDIT
Posted Oct 15, 2019
Abominable (2019) Rob Carnevale Heart-warming and visually ravishing, new animated adventure Abominable may not boast the most original concept but it's very big on charm. EDIT
Posted Oct 15, 2019
4/5 Downton Abbey (2019) Rob Carnevale A love letter to its fans, Julian Fellowes' film delivers everything that could have been expected from this reunion, from an impeccable Dame Maggie Smith stealing all the best lines to the usual tussle between tradition and change. EDIT
Posted Sep 26, 2019
3/5 Dora and the Lost City of Gold (2019) Rob Carnevale Bobin's film has plenty to criticise but gets by on the youthful enthusiasm of its central cast... It also amuses in several places, while offering a worthwhile family message that feels highly relevant. EDIT
Posted Aug 16, 2019
4/5 Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019) Rob Carnevale Big, dumb and full of charm, Fast & Furious spin-off Hobbs & Shaw is a super-sized blockbuster that proves you can succeed with excess. EDIT
Posted Aug 8, 2019
4/5 The Lion King (2019) Rob Carnevale Familiarity aside, The Lion King delivers spectacle on a grand scale that deserves to be enjoyed on the biggest screen possible. EDIT
Posted Aug 1, 2019
4.5/5 Toy Story 4 (2019) Rob Carnevale Put simply, it's a blast being in the company of these characters once again. EDIT
Posted Jul 3, 2019
4/5 Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) Rob Carnevale The emphasis is clearly on having fun, as the laughs fly as thick and fast as some of Spidey's webs, providing a crowd-pleasing adventure that only really delivers its biggest emotional hits late on. EDIT
Posted Jul 3, 2019
Dark Phoenix (2019) Rob Carnevale Dark Phoenix still deserves to be celebrated on its own merits. It does bring a decent sense of closure, it excites on a visceral level, and it still manages - albeit on a smaller scale - to explore some weighty and relevant issues. EDIT
Posted Jun 13, 2019
3.5/5 The Secret Life of Pets 2 (2019) Rob Carnevale The sequel is a brisk, warm-hearted affair that is both wildly amusing and clever enough to drop in some sly observations about the challenges of parenting and finding your place in an ever-changing, often dangerous world. EDIT
Posted May 31, 2019
4/5 Hellboy (2019) Rob Carnevale The film takes some familiar genre elements and mixes them up a little, delivering something that feels fresh, occasionally subversive yet -- at times -- as moving as it is outrageous. It's a comedy with plenty of smarts. EDIT
Posted May 31, 2019
3/5 Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) Rob Carnevale In most regards, it's monster mayhem done well but [most] people behaving stupidly. EDIT
Posted May 31, 2019
4.5/5 John Wick: Chapter 3 -- Parabellum (2019) Rob Carnevale The third instalment in the John Wick franchise is a wildly entertaining action epic that embraces its own ridiculousness to rip-roaring effect. EDIT
Posted May 24, 2019
5/5 Avengers: Endgame (2019) Rob Carnevale Avengers: Endgame is a cinematic achievement unlike any other. And it is a gift... a thank you to those fans who have taken the journey. EDIT
Posted Apr 26, 2019
4/5 Shazam! (2019) Rob Carnevale The overall result is a welcome new entry into the superhero genre that chills, thrills, subverts and massively entertains. EDIT
Posted Apr 9, 2019
3/5 Wonder Park (2019) Rob Carnevale Wonder Park, an ambitious but ultimately flawed attempt to mix adult themes with child-friendly fun. EDIT
Posted Apr 8, 2019
4/5 The Sisters Brothers (2018) Rob Carnevale For while the lack of certain genre conventions may be frustrating for some, there is still a lot to appreciate once the dust has settled on what you may have been anticipating. EDIT
Posted Apr 2, 2019
3.5/5 Dumbo (2019) Rob Carnevale It's good, just not great. EDIT
Posted Mar 27, 2019
3.5/5 Captain Marvel (2019) Rob Carnevale Captain Marvel is another winning entry into the MCU, with Larson emerging as a highly appealing kick-ass heroine with brains to match her brawn. EDIT
Posted Mar 6, 2019
2/5 Serenity (2019) Rob Carnevale A head-scratcher not for the right reasons, Knight's film is a story of two halves that intrigues for long periods before dropping in a twist that not only undermines a lot of what has come before, but throws what follows into the realms of the absurd. EDIT
Posted Mar 3, 2019
3/5 Cold Pursuit (2019) Rob Carnevale Cold Pursuit is an average thriller that would otherwise have been a solid performer for Neeson, the go-to guy for this kind of thing. EDIT
Posted Feb 21, 2019
4/5 How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019) Rob Carnevale Visually rich and emotionally compelling, this offers up a fittingly poignant finale to a genuinely beloved film (and TV) series. EDIT
Posted Feb 4, 2019
4/5 Green Book (2018) Rob Carnevale Ali presents Shirley as a fierce pioneer, whose bravery and humanity is easy to admire. EDIT
Posted Jan 30, 2019
4/5 Vice (2018) Rob Carnevale [A] no holds barred take down anchored by a mesmerising central performance from Christian Bale. EDIT
Posted Jan 23, 2019
4/5 Destroyer (2018) Rob Carnevale Director Karyn Kusama imbues the film with a gritty reality that makes for a frequently tough watch. EDIT
Posted Jan 22, 2019
4/5 Stan & Ollie (2018) Rob Carnevale Jon S Baird's affectionate tribute to the genius of Laurel & Hardy is as heart-warming as it is tear-jerking - and a film that successfully ensures their legend will live on. EDIT
Posted Jan 17, 2019
2.5/5 Life Itself (2018) Rob Carnevale Dan Fogelman's Life Itself masquerades as a film that dares to tackle the unpredictable nature of life in a mature, honest way. EDIT
Posted Jan 6, 2019
3.5/5 Mary Poppins Returns (2018) Rob Carnevale It's a flight of musical fantasy that's tailor-made for bringing families together and losing themselves in the moment. EDIT
Posted Jan 3, 2019
4/5 Bumblebee (2018) Rob Carnevale It's a Transformers movie to enjoy and even care about... and one capable of turning around this franchise's fortunes for the better. EDIT
Posted Dec 14, 2018
5/5 Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) Rob Carnevale It's edgy, it's colourful, it's playful and it's alive with invention. It's often breath-taking to look at. EDIT
Posted Dec 10, 2018
4/5 The Old Man & the Gun (2018) Rob Carnevale The Old Man & The Gun offers a fond farewell to Redford that captivates thanks to another virtuoso performance from its charismatic veteran. EDIT
Posted Dec 6, 2018
4/5 Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018) Rob Carnevale Ralph Breaks The Internet still rates as a triumphant return for a beloved set of characters that will charm, exhilarate and wildly entertain on its own terms. EDIT
Posted Dec 2, 2018
5/5 Widows (2018) Rob Carnevale A muscular thriller of the highest order that lacks none of the social awareness or political heft of past McQueen presentations. EDIT
Posted Nov 7, 2018
5/5 A Star Is Born (2018) Rob Carnevale Bradley Cooper makes a stunning directorial debut with A Star Is Born, an emotionally devastating rollercoaster of a journey that exhilarates as much as it devastates. EDIT
Posted Nov 1, 2018
4.5/5 A Star Is Born (2018) Shereen Low Under Cooper's watch, however, this has become a terrific vehicle for Gaga's big screen debut. It will undoubtedly propel her career to higher levels, just like Dreamgirls did for Jennifer Hudson. A star is born, indeed! EDIT
Posted Sep 30, 2018
4/5 Mile 22 (2018) Rob Carnevale Peter Berg's fourth collaboration with actor Mark Wahlberg is arguably one of the most pumped up, aggressive action films you're likely to see in a long time. EDIT
Posted Sep 19, 2018
3/5 The Predator (2018) Rob Carnevale The result, while enjoyable enough, also feels like a missed opportunity, especially given that its come from a veteran of the franchise. EDIT
Posted Sep 13, 2018
4.5/5 Crazy Rich Asians (2018) Shereen Low The film, which features strong fierce females, allows women - especially the awesome BFF Peik Lin - to be funny and amazing and not overshadowed by the guys. EDIT
Posted Sep 12, 2018