London Evening Standard - Rotten Tomatoes

London Evening Standard

Tomatometer-approved publication
Rating
Title/Year
Author
1
2/5
One doesn't require a Bergman or even a Fellini, it's simply that this film takes every easy way out there is for its laughs.
Posted Aug 19, 2011
2
4/5
The Guard (2011)
3
2/5
Rodriguez' first film was the celebrated low-budget El Mariachi. This one, a chaotic mess from start to finish, must be something like his nadir.
Posted Aug 19, 2011
4
3/5
Villain is too long, with a propensity for cliché at vital moments, but its best parts are very good and Lee's direction makes the most of them.
Posted Aug 19, 2011
5
3/5
6
2/5
One Day (2011)
7
2/5
If it argues about what it means to be young, Muslim and American, it does so with some tedium at its edges.
Posted Aug 12, 2011
8
3/5
Culled from 300 hours of footage, this is a brave and worthy effort, though at times it is difficult to understand what the participants are saying.
Posted Aug 12, 2011
9
3/5
If it lacks the freshness of Elite Squad and the brilliance of the documentary Bus 174, it's still tensely made and full of fury at the politicians.
Posted Aug 12, 2011
10
2/5
Winsome in the extreme and a bit chauvinist too.
Posted Aug 12, 2011
11
3/5
A better film would undoubtedly have been a quieter, more reflective one, less tempted by Grand Guignol. But it is very watchable...
Posted Aug 12, 2011
12
3/5
Eminently worth seeing for its sheer warmth and humanity.
Posted Aug 12, 2011
13
4/5
Project Nim (2011)
Marsh, who made the multi-awarded Man on a Wire, takes no sides but lets the humans speak for themselves, rum lot that they are.
Posted Aug 12, 2011
14
2/5
The Smurfs (2011)
Their journey is a struggle, even with the aid of their kind protectors. So was mine.
Posted Aug 12, 2011
15
4/5
16
3/5
Super 8 (2011)
17
3/5
Sarah's Key (2011)
Sarah's Key is directed with some sensitivity but seldom catches fire, and Scott Thomas is left adrift in a part that doesn't quite match her abilities.
Posted Aug 5, 2011
18
2/5
It's not an awful film but, in the end, it's nothing much at all.
Posted Aug 5, 2011
19
3/5
The Tree (2011)
Expert at being riven, by grief, sex or just about anything else, Gainsbourg is as intense as ever.
Posted Aug 5, 2011
20
3/5
If you've ever wondered how international referees deal with spoilt millionaires who play football and then Twitter their disgust at their decisions, watch this movie.
Posted Aug 5, 2011
21
3/5
Knuckle (2011)
This is the slightly daft tale of warring Irish travellers whose feuding is partially ameliorated by bare-knuckle fighting - no biting, head-butting or below the belt punches allowed.
Posted Aug 5, 2011
22
4/5
It is unashamedly nostalgic and somewhat meandering but chock full of colour and affection for its characters.
Posted Aug 5, 2011
23
4/5
Basil Radford, Joan Greenwood, Catherine Lacey and Gordon Jackson are among the players who got fed up with drinking cold tea and pretending it was the hard stuff.
Posted Jul 29, 2011
24
4/5
Studio Ghibli has made some fine animated films and this adaptation of Mary Norton's The Borrowers is well up to its high standard.
Posted Jul 29, 2011
25
1/5
Zookeeper (2011)
If as much money had gone into the screenplay as must have gone into the paying for the star voices we might have ended up with something less mundane.
Posted Jul 29, 2011
26
4/5
Cinematographer Hassan Kydyraliyev has done a good job, but the film - Kubat's sixth - belongs securely to this cherishable director and actor.
Posted Jul 29, 2011
27
4/5
Poetry (2011)
In the way of good cinema, the full experience is entirely unsentimental and poetic.
Posted Jul 29, 2011
28
3/5
It speaks well enough about the fate of immigrants everywhere, especially those who want to work hard but end up being exploited.
Posted Jul 29, 2011
29
2/5
Ought to be better than it is.
Posted Jul 29, 2011
30
3/5
31
2/5
An oddly memorable film, but not one you really want to recall.
Posted Jul 29, 2011
32
1/5
Gore blimey!
Posted Jul 22, 2011
33
2/5
One Life (2013)
34
4/5
You are left wanting more rather than thinking less would have been better.
Posted Jul 22, 2011
35
2/5
36
5/5
Gilda (1946)
37
4/5
Beginners (2011)
It's one of those movies I can't be sure you'll be tempted by, but I'm certain that if you are, you'll like it very much.
Posted Jul 22, 2011
38
3/5
Cars 2 (2011)
It is all quite jolly and fast-paced, a feast for the eyes, but there's not much for the mind or the heart.
Posted Jul 22, 2011
39
3/5
40
41
4/5
Honey (2011)
42
3/5
43
4/5
44
3/5
Treacle Jr. (2010)
45
2/5
46
4/5
47
2/5
Huge (2011)
It's yet another of those British films with a good idea squandered because someone gives the go-ahead before the script is fully developed.
Posted Jul 8, 2011
48
4/5
Was there ever a film thought so boring by so many yet accorded the status of a classic?
Posted Jul 8, 2011
49
3/5
Video, digital and internet material are used as if to tell us once again that orthodox story-telling in the cinema is dead. Maybe it is as far as Godard is concerned, but you still regret the absence of it from this undeniably great film-maker.
Posted Jul 8, 2011
50
2/5
A strange, quirky film with a moral that one would think the Japanese might accept more readily than the British.
Posted Jul 8, 2011