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UK Critic

UK Critic is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Ian Waldron-Mantgani
Rating
Title/Year
Author
1
2/4
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Posted Feb 19, 2005
2
1/4
This is, I hope, the only movie that has shown, or will ever show, Johnny Vegas, topless, in not one, but two gangbang scenes.
Posted Oct 31, 2004
3
4/4
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Posted Oct 31, 2004
4
4/4
The Dreamers (2004)
It's thrilling.
Posted Mar 18, 2004
5
The ultimate film noir crime picture.
Posted Mar 16, 2004
6
2/4
The Mother (2004)
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Posted Mar 16, 2004
7
2.5/4
Big Fish (2003)
The story of the movie is disjointed and unaffecting, and what we remember are all the little moments, for their visual splendour, their joyful flights of fancy.
Posted Mar 7, 2004
8
3.5/4
Elephant (2003)
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Posted Mar 7, 2004
9
2/4
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Posted Mar 7, 2004
10
3.5/4
The movie should have been a masterpiece of mood and character, and it almost is, revolving as it does around two wonderful performances.
Posted Mar 7, 2004
11
2/4
Whether we're watching the domestic struggles of Kidman or Law doing moody wandering, scenes run on randomly, and don't build into a structure with arc or emphasis.
Posted Feb 24, 2004
12
1.5/4
Somehow people have got it into their heads that this is a good movie.
Posted Feb 24, 2004
13
2/4
It wants to swirl round the world and find love in every cranny, but it doesn't have the effortless rush of energy that it would need to make the masses of plot come together.
Posted Feb 24, 2004
14
3.5/4
The arguments between Bettany and Crowe don't seem like typical leader-and-subordinate confrontations, but have real philosophical edge, and are beautifully played.
Posted Feb 24, 2004
15
3/4
Mystic River (2003)
It's not the masterpiece people have been claiming, but Eastwood does set up a gripping moody atmosphere and get some fine performances out of his actors.
Posted Feb 24, 2004
16
1.5/4
Peter Pan (2003)
It's not colourful, it's not fun, it's just a gaudy mess of bad aesthetic choices and cruddy CGI.
Posted Feb 24, 2004
17
1.5/4
Seabiscuit (2003)
TV-movie slush.
Posted Feb 24, 2004
18
3/4
There's something amazing about looking in the eyes of the guys telling this story.
Posted Feb 24, 2004
19
Armageddon (1998)
Where things fall apart are the scenes that try to put in characterisation, and, God help us, comic relief.
Posted Feb 23, 2004
20
3/4
Pure (2005)
Talented performers, effectively dramatic.
Posted Feb 10, 2004
21
2/4
Cremaster 4 (1995)
Fairly straightforward, at least compared to the rest of the cycle...
Posted Feb 2, 2004
22
2/4
Cremaster 5 (1997)
Lots of classy dark colours and soaring music...
Posted Feb 2, 2004
23
2/4
Cremaster 1 (1996)
Beautiful...
Posted Feb 2, 2004
24
3.5/4
Some critics have called the film stolid and stagy. I think the way it sits still and looks hard is just the point, and the key to its effect.
Posted Jan 4, 2004
25
4/4
Ultimately this journey has been about the endgame, and now that we're here, we get a shattering sense of all that is at stake.
Posted Jan 4, 2004
26
2/4
Cremaster 2 (1999)
It's a little longer than Cremaster 1, and it has extra room for more confusing craziness.
Posted Dec 22, 2003
27
2/4
Cremaster 3 (2003)
The endurance test of the Cremaster series.
Posted Dec 22, 2003
28
1/4
In the Cut (2003)
A movie that moves between pretentious and incompetent, a sleazy straight-to-video-style sex and violence crapfest which ends up simply laughable when it tries to go arty.
Posted Dec 14, 2003
29
1/4
30
3/4
This is a film you go to for the pretty pictures, for the neon and the quirky shapes, for the mix of 80s retro style with the fashions of today.
Posted Dec 14, 2003
31
4/4
Gremlins (1984)
A movie that lives inside our memories of movies, and tramples all over them with a crazed, subversive joy.
Posted Dec 14, 2003
32
2.5/4
It is not about conclusiveness, but about solving the immediate struggles of its own stupid sci-fi details.
Posted Nov 30, 2003
33
4/4
It should have been the movie where Hughes got Oscar nominations; the Academy weren't going to award his comedies, but here is where he showed he could branch out and grow up.
Posted Nov 16, 2003
34
2/4
Bad Boys II (2003)
The Bad Boys movies are supposed to be about two cops, but all I see is a pair of actors reading descriptions of their characters.
Posted Oct 30, 2003
35
1/4
Underworld (2003)
The astonishing achievement of Underworld is that it's a movie without a single good moment, and they still managed to make one helluva trailer.
Posted Oct 27, 2003
36
4/4
The dialogue of Preston Sturges shoots and shoots, never seems to miss, and convinces you of its genius in around about a minute.
Posted Oct 22, 2003
37
4/4
Has all the coolness and daring and wit through which Tarantino made his name. It delivers what we expected, and packs some shocking punches on top.
Posted Oct 17, 2003
38
2/4
Places itself in a tradition of films that are fairly easy to make, looks like it's doing a professional job and still ends up failing.
Posted Oct 12, 2003
39
2/4
There is a charm about the movie's crazy camera angles and insistence on grabbing for silly visual jokes, but you can't quite call it a success.
Posted Oct 12, 2003
40
2/4
The backdrop is snatching at random political significance, and the plot just turns into a stupid and pointless comedy of errors.
Posted Oct 12, 2003
41
3/4
Matchstick Men is a lot more engaging than a circular argument, but it's about as frustrating.
Posted Oct 12, 2003
42
2.5/4
Gigli (2003)
It tries a valiant effort to be smart and edgy, and feels like something that's always edging at greatness but never quite managing to break on through.
Posted Oct 12, 2003
43
4/4
One of the great popular entertainments of our time, a film that still has a place on the top 40 list of American box-office champs, and continues to look slick and full of energy almost twenty years after opening.
Posted Sep 10, 2003
44
1.5/4
The first movie had grey stone and blue light and orange beams, and it just looked cooler and more together.
Posted Sep 9, 2003
45
1/4
Luster (2002)
A character can be intelligent and provocative by pointing out the flaws of sophisticated people, but not by posing like a rebel and ripping into stereotypes.
Posted Sep 9, 2003
46
2.5/4
The movie is bouncy and colourful, and cheesy in a nice way, but it outstays its welcome in the last half hour.
Posted Sep 9, 2003
47
2.5/4
Misses the chance of actually being a good movie, but it feels energetic and colourful.
Posted Sep 7, 2003
48
3/4
Roger Dodger (2002)
49
2/4
It's not that the movie is bad, it just feels awkward and not quite right.
Posted Aug 31, 2003
50
3/4
There's a high-energy look, powering a tone of sorta satirical deadpan comedy, but problems arise when the director tries to mix his hip cynicism with a fully rounded story.
Posted Aug 27, 2003