StewartMc's Movie Ratings - Rotten Tomatoes

Movie Ratings and Reviews

American Gangster
½

Excellent performances in this skillfullly made gangster flick.

The Shining
The Shining(1980)
½

Pretty spooky stuff!

Shrek
Shrek(2001)

Classic! A tongue-in-cheek joy! And Donkey's the man! Well, Donkeys the donkey really but you know what I mean...

The Ladykillers

They don't make them like this anymore. Classic comedy.

La Femme Nikita (Nikita)
½

Stylish thriller, very exciting stuff.

Lat sau san taam (Hard-Boiled)
½

Action packed, way over the top but great fun!

Do the Right Thing
½

A Spike Lee joint of pure perfection. Wonderful character piece.

Ghost in the Shell
½

Very hip anime movie.

The Princess Bride
½

An example of a spot-on book adaptation. The film keeps the sly comedy of the book that made the whole thing so enjoyable. A little cheesy at times, but extremely likeable.

The King of Comedy

De Niro is hilarious in this very dark comedy.

Million Dollar Baby

Very emotional, lovely acting.

Babe
Babe(1995)

Likeable characters and a gorgeous little piggy in this cute family flick.

Batman Begins
½

Excellent superhero movie. The best of its kind and one hell of a cast lead by Christian Bale's strong lead. Christopher Nolan was definitely the right man to bring life back to the bat-franchise.

Mou gaan dou (Infernal Affairs)
½

Heard good things about the film and wasn't disappointed. An excellent character driven thriller. Well acted and edited (although sometimes it gets a bit confusing as it is moving that fast). This is an extremely intelligent crime caper that has managed to bring something new to a tired genre. Not sure why Scorsese needs to go make a remake - this one's just fine on its own!

This Is England
½

Hard to watch but bound to be a classic British film.

Monsters, Inc.

Wonderful characters in this excellent wild and imaginative Disney/Pixar masterpiece.

Toy Story 2
Toy Story 2(1999)

The best Disney film ever!

Babel
Babel(2006)

Wonderful mood piece with excellent peroformances and an epic narrative. Very emotional.

Amores Perros

Gritty, remarkable film.

Magnolia
Magnolia(1999)

Wonderful cast in this truly epic movie.

Gladiator
Gladiator(2000)

FAV FILM #4 - Russell Crowe is excellent in this wonderful epic.

Crash
Crash(2004)

Makes me cry like a baby! :( stunning film!

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

FAV FILM #3 - The beginning of the greatest movie trilogy ever!

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

FAV FILM #2 - The dark middle section of the best movie trilogy ever!

Metropolis
Metropolis(1927)

One of the most influential films of all time. This silent classic is way before its time.

V for Vendetta

Unusual movie, slippery tale of fighting the system.

Touch of Evil

Excellent film noir. Great cast.

The Terminator

Iconic sci-fi. 'Sarah Connor?'

The Godfather, Part II

Epic crime drama, spectacular performances.

Seven (Se7en)
½

Unsettling thriller, dark look and excellent performances.

Memento
Memento(2000)
½

Twisty, very clever little thriller.

Out of the Past
½

One of the best film noirs I've seen. Mitchum and Douglas are excellent and Greer makes for a wicked femme fatale. Great locations throughout as well. Superb!

Being John Malkovich
½

Bizarre but very very funny!

Jackie Brown
Jackie Brown(1997)
½

Tarantino can do no wrong, and this breezy crime caper is just a classy movie.

Blood Simple
Blood Simple(1984)
½

The Coens debut is a tremendous piece of film-noir.

Schindler's List
½

A heartbreaking film. A dignified re-account of a horrible piece of history.

The Silence of the Lambs
½

Powerful thriller, with two excellent lead performances.

Trainspotting
½

Scotland's finest movie!

The Dark Knight
½

An absolutely outstanding film. Perfection!

Dark City
Dark City(1998)
½

Under-rated sci-fi noir, visually stunning and a top rate cast.

The Machinist
½

Really creepy movie. You won't forget this one in a hurry!

Raiders of the Lost Ark
½

Classic adventure flick!

The Thing
The Thing(1982)

Gooey, atmospheric horror flick.

The Lives of Others
½

Thoroughly compelling and just a very well made film.

Shaun of the Dead

Hilarious stuff! Just as clever as it is funny.

The Godfather

Often regarded as the greatest film ever made, well it's definitely up there with the best of them that's for sure.

The Killing
The Killing(1956)

Classic film noir! Great twists and turns and film techniques that cleary influenced Tarantino, Scorsese and the likes.

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Epic western with one hell of a payoff.

Ratatouille
Ratatouille(2007)
½

Very cute and the animation is awesome.

The Killer
The Killer(1989)
½

Flamboyant action sequences in this pulp melodrama. Fantastic!

Taxi Driver
Taxi Driver(1976)
½

Classic collaboration of two of cinema's finest - Scorsese and DeNiro.

Fight Club
Fight Club(1999)
½

Visual treat, dark comedy and excellent performances. A must see!

Breathless
Breathless(1961)

Cool as a cucumber!

Dead Man's Shoes
½

Rather dark revenge tale, anchored by a knockout performance from Paddy Considine. Hard to watch at times.

Oldboy
Oldboy(2005)

Fairly warped but an excellent film.

True Romance
True Romance(1993)
½

Colorful supporting characters make this one memorable.

The Science of Sleep
½

Absolutely gorgeous!

A Very Long Engagement
½

Compelling, quirky romance.

Network
Network(1976)
½

THE Media Satire to rule them all!

Dawn of the Dead
½

Classic zombie horror!

Snatch
Snatch(2001)
½

Guy Ritchie's follow up to Lock, Stock is equal mix of violence and black humour. This time with a few movie stars in the mix.

Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels
½

FAV FILM #8 - Classic British gangsta flick. Pretty funny too.

Once Upon a Time in the West
½

An operatic masterpiece of a Western. Classic.

The Wild Bunch
½

Old school classic Western.

Unforgiven
Unforgiven(1992)
½

Superb western from THE MAN - Clint Eastwood!

Mystic River
Mystic River(2003)
½

Great ensemble in this mystery drama.

Boogie Nights
½

Hell of a cast in this just brilliant movie.

Blue Velvet
Blue Velvet(1986)
½

Very creepy tale of lost innocence.

Short Cuts
Short Cuts(1993)
½

Huge ensemble piece. Quirky and original. A true original.

Akira
Akira(1988)
½

Stunning anime movie.

Delicatessen
Delicatessen(1992)
½

Quirky dark comedy, nice visuals.

Requiem for a Dream
½

Hard to watch at times, but a stunning movie nonetheless. Excellent score.

Sin City
Sin City(2005)

Visually stunning film-noir. Looks just like a comic book and benefits from that.

Hero
Hero(2004)

Gorgeous to look at and some awesome action sequences.

The Big Lebowski

Mellow but hilarious film from the Coens. Very odd characters all around.

Aliens
Aliens(1986)

Superb sequel, completely throws out the filmmaking rules of the original and creates its own. It was risky but James Cameron pulls it off!

Big Fish
Big Fish(2003)

Sweet fable flick. Rather sad at the end
:(

Edward Scissorhands

Sweet film from Tim Burton, unusual tale. Great stuff.

Kiki's Delivery Service

Just a lovely, sweet little movie.

Lone Star
Lone Star(1996)
½

Complicated character-piece, the easygoing pace makes this feel like reading a great book.

Life Is Beautiful (La Vita è bella)
½

This film is beautiful. Sweet tale of love and family in the face of the nastiest of evils.

Princess Mononoke (Mononoke-hime)

Mystical movie, lovely details and an intelligent story of man vs nature.

Shark Tale
Shark Tale(2004)

Poor animation and story but a game cast.

Before Sunset

Unique film. Love that ending.

The Nightmare Before Christmas

Looks great, songs are brilliant and awesome animation and loveable characters make this a winner!

The Man Who Wasn't There
½

Great to look at, this homage to film noir is definitely worth the time. Thornton does good as always.

The Last Seduction
½

A deliciously venomous femme fatale in the form of Linda Fiorentino leads this excellent atmospheric modern noir.

Ransom
Ransom(1996)

Typical run-of-the-mill Hollywood thriller, blessed with an excellent supporting cast.

Good Will Hunting

A moving heartwarming drama that made a star of Matt Damon and gave Williams the chance to remind everyone what a good actor he is.

Gone Baby Gone

Very well acted, intelligent thriller. Looks like Ben is a better director than actor.

The Bourne Supremacy
½

More of the same in the sequel.

Iron Man
Iron Man(2008)
½

A very well cast and extremely likeable comic book hero movie.

Billy Elliot
Billy Elliot(2000)

Lovely, feel-good movie with an excllent debut performance from Jamie Bell.

Son of Rambow

Lovely little film with great performances from the two young lads.

The Golden Compass

A rather frosty adventure tale which is an unremarkable , clinical film. You might not give a damn about the characters or the muddled plot so just enjoy the SFX

The Spiderwick Chronicles

Intriguing but somehow just doesn't quite work. Some tense moments though.

Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who!
½

A likeable animated tale with the two stars giving subtle voicework.

The Scorpion King
½

Pointless spin-off, long and zzzz....

The Game Plan

It's harmless I suppose but it's just not good.

My Best Friend's Wedding
½

Really only gets going whenever Everett's onscreen.

The Truth About Cats & Dogs
½

Nice performances but a silly film.

The Accidental Husband
½

Thurman is utterly charming but the film is a load of nonsense!

10,000 B.C.
10,000 B.C.(2008)

What a load of garbage

The Bucket List

It's overly sentimental and oh so cheesy but the leads are just too likeable to dismiss.

X2: X-Men United
½

Best of the series.

Total Recall
Total Recall(1990)
½

Schwarzenneger and Verhoeven. You know what your gonna get.

Lost Highway
Lost Highway(1997)
½

Middle section is a bit boring but the rest of the film is an oddity that doesn't make any sense, but the mood of the film just draws you in. It's certainly something else!

Godzilla
Godzilla(1998)

Bloated nonsense.

Cloverfield
Cloverfield(2008)

An experiment that paid off. Does exactly what it says on the tin,

Reservoir Dogs

Tarantino's debut is an excellent crime caper. Great dialogue.

Fargo
Fargo(1996)

The Coen brothers are great filmmakers and here's their finest piece of work. The perfect mix of dark comedy and crime drama. Frances McDormand is terrific!

Pulp Fiction
Pulp Fiction(1994)

The movie that got me interested in movies! An absolute classic. Poster has been on my wall since '94!

One False Move
½

A violent, intense crime tale.

No Country for Old Men

An excellent return to form for the Coen brothers. An eerie and extremely offbeat thriller.

Little Shop of Horrors

Entertaining, silly fun.

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
½

Gory, gruesome fun. Burton at his best and his stars are ace too.

Charlie Wilson's War

A well acted, intelligent drama.

Blades of Glory

Never as funny as it should be. Ferrell is still the man though!

Cast Away
Cast Away(2000)
½

An interesting film, some excellent work by Hanks.

Planet of the Apes

A classic campy sci-fi. Bonkers but great stuff.

Underworld
Underworld(2003)

It's alright for what it is.

Night of the Living Dead

Old school classic horror movie.

I Am Legend
I Am Legend(2007)
½

Pretty atmospheric tale but its a pity the CGI is so shoddy.

Cop Land
Cop Land(1997)

Slow moving police drama. Change of pace for Stallone is only moderately successful. Hell of a cast though.

Antz
Antz(1998)

Unusual role for Woody Allen in this Pixar-lite animation.

Bee Movie
Bee Movie(2007)

Fun but instantly forgettable.

Casino
Casino(1995)
½

Superb performances in this classy Mob tale.

Scarface
Scarface(1983)
½

A live action cartoon gangster flick. Mad.

Apocalypto
Apocalypto(2006)

An original if not completely successful movie from Mel Gibson.

Twin Warriors (Tai ji zhang san feng) (The Tai-Chi Master)
½

Your always gauranteed a healthy dose of action with Jet Li and Michelle Yeoh and together they deliver the goods.

Mulan
Mulan(1998)
½

An interesting animation from Disney. Good songs too.

Hook
Hook(1991)

Should have been so much better.

Time Bandits
Time Bandits(1981)
½

Great fun. A rollicking adventure from Terry Gilliam at his best.

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe
½

Rather disappointing I thought. Good action sequences but you have to wait a while before getting to them.

Enchanted
Enchanted(2007)

With a wonderful leading performance this is a cheesy but rather funny family flick. Adams for the Oscar!

The Santa Clause
½

A silly, cheesy Christmas film that the kids will no doubt love. Tim Allen is pretty good.

Elf
Elf(2003)
½

A perfect vehicle for Will Ferrell. A very cute comedy.

Fred Claus
Fred Claus(2007)

Vaughn's likeability has gone downhill lately and this film just adds to that landslide. A good supporting cast but this film just doesn't work.

Reign of Fire
½

What a letdown.

Kingdom of Heaven
½

Action packed and an actually impressive performance by Orlando Bloom!

Beowulf
Beowulf(2007)
½

A little silly but this takes great advantage of 3D technology.

A Simple Plan
½

A little hard to believe at times but intriguing gothic thriller. Thornton is awesome.

Pan's Labyrinth

Stunning movie, nothing like it!

Bad Education

Sexy, mysterious tale of mixed identity's.

Toy Story
Toy Story(1995)
½

A great accomplishment in cinema, and still one of the best CGI cartoons around.

House of Flying Daggers

Good stuff. Though the ending is a little too silly.

The Prestige
The Prestige(2006)
½

Excellent, twisty little thriller.

The Long Good Friday
½

Classic Brit gangsta flick with a superb teaming of Bob Hoskins and Helen Mirren. Contains one of the most disturbing death scenes I've ever seen.

Barton Fink
Barton Fink(1991)
½

Odd movie from the Coens. Well, what else do you expect?

Raise the Red Lantern (Da hong deng long gao gao gua)
½

Wish this would come out on DVD soon. Gong Li is just so compelling in this lush drama.

Chungking Express
½

Perfect atmosphere in this highly original piece of hip quirky cinema.

In the Mood for Love
½

Stunning film. Gorgeous to look at, lovely music as well.

Flushed Away
Flushed Away(2006)

Nice and very British animated comedy.

Cars
Cars(2006)
½

Even a coasting Pixar flick is fun.

Near Dark
Near Dark(1987)
½

A very different if not totally successful vampire flick.

The Opposite of Sex
½

A sexy, bitchy vehicle for the now adult Christina Ricci. Nice work by Lisa Kudrow too.

The Birdcage
The Birdcage(1996)

It's all about Nathan Lane and the film flaunders when he's not on screen.

Three Kings
Three Kings(1999)

Well directed quirky war drama.

Go
Go(1999)
½

Hip funky and a definite film of its time.

Control
Control(2007)

Dark, intense filmmaking. Excellent performances.

Office Space
Office Space(1999)

Quirkly little comedy. I love Melvin!

Death Proof
Death Proof(2007)

Typically stylish and hugely entertaining filmmaking from Tarantino. Great stuff!

Rosemary's Baby

Atmospheric and claustrophobic with a knockout performance from Mia Farrow.

Repulsion
Repulsion(1965)

Uncomfortably creepy psychological thriller.

Picnic
Picnic(1955)
½

A rather camp melodrama, dated but fun to watch.

1408
1408(2007)

A little bit naff, but that's forgiven thanks to Cusack's performance and some scary moments.

Shakespeare in Love
½

A little long winded, but this is a witty, romantic look at theatre.

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
½

Ford and Connery have great chemistry together as the father and son team in this rousing sequel.

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
½

If any film could be diagnosed with having ADHD then this would probably be the one.

Manhattan
Manhattan(1979)

Typically spot-on observations of love and life from Woody Allen.

Cul-de-Sac
Cul-de-Sac(1966)

Highly unorthodox psychological thriller. One of a kind.

Independence Day
½

Amazing special effects but terrible script and blah performances.

I, Robot
I, Robot(2004)
½

Great special effects but Smith is sleepwalking.

Armageddon
Armageddon(1998)
½

Completely predictable, OTT snoozefest.

Gosford Park
Gosford Park(2001)

Far too long, but the wonderful cast makes it all worthwhile.

The Remains of the Day

Spectacular performances by the leads in this lovely period film.

The Stepford Wives
½

Good cast but a really lame comedy.

Atonement
Atonement(2007)

Well acted and beautifully filmed.

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
½

First in the series. Very much aimed at the kids, but good fun for all.

The Matrix Reloaded
½

I don't care what the naysayers say, this has some fantastic action set pieces in it that makes it worth watching over and over.

Road to Perdition
½

Beautifully filmed period crime movie.

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Anoter highly entertaining instalment to the franchise. The best is still yet to come though.

Hot Fuzz
Hot Fuzz(2007)
½

Slow start but laugh-out-loud funny once it gets going.

Mean Girls
Mean Girls(2004)
½

Better than average teen comedy even if it backs down on its initial promise before the end.

Clueless
Clueless(1995)

Pretty funny teen comedy, harmless stuff.

Bratz: The Movie

Dreadful! Dreadful! Absolutely dreadful!!!

On Golden Pond
½

Well acted but cheesy an sappy. Still, I got teary eyed.

American Graffiti

A quality period comedy.

Grease 2
Grease 2(1982)

God-awful sequel.

Grease
Grease(1978)

Cheesy classic musical.

Hairspray
Hairspray(2007)

Maybe a little too long but this was a funny musical that provides great entertainment.

Shrek the Third

Hugely disappointing sequel, at least it contains a few laughs but their few and far between. Whole thing feels rushed.

Forrest Gump
Forrest Gump(1994)
½

Classic feel good film, Hanks is amazing.

Sympathy for Lady Vengeance

A disturbing but highly original thriller. Definitely not for all tastes.

Who Framed Roger Rabbit
½

Classic family flick that everyone will enjoy. The animation blends seamlessly in the real world and Hoskins is ace.

Rush Hour 2
Rush Hour 2(2001)
½

Inevitable sequel, jokes spread pretty thin despite best work from the leads. At least Ziyi provides some eye candy.

Rush Hour
Rush Hour(1998)

Good chemistry between the stars in a run-of-the-mill action flick.

Lethal Weapon 4
½

Much of the same in this rather pointless sequel.

Bad Boys
Bad Boys(1995)
½

Probably the only Martin Lawrence film I managed to watch to the end. Thank goodness for Smith and Leoni.

Rush Hour 3
Rush Hour 3(2007)
½

Well it reeks of desperation, but this is an enjoyable if instantly forgettable buddy action flick. Chan still amazes with those stunts.

Clerks II
Clerks II(2006)

A very funny movie that's full of some poignant moments as well. Fans of the original should be very pleased with this sequel.

The Iron Giant
½

A really adorable, old fashioned boy meets alien film. Great stuff and a really sad and poignant ending.

A Bug's Life
A Bug's Life(1998)
½

The least impressive of the Pixar films but still miles ahead of its competitors. An enjoyable hour and a half.

Tarzan
Tarzan(1999)

A disappointing animated version of the classic tale. Phil Collins god-awful songs sit abruptly alongside some truly innovative animation and some lovely voice work.

Lilo & Stitch
½

A unique looking Disney animation, its not on the level of the classics but it is enjoyable and really likeable.

The Hunt for Red October
½

A slow moving but well acted thriller. Maybe a little too complicated at times.

Last Action Hero
½

A bloated glossy action flick that just comes across as being too pleased with itself. The Player it ain't.

Cliffhanger
Cliffhanger(1993)
½

Typically mindless Stallone vehicle with some good action set pieces.

Lethal Weapon 3
½

Stars are good but it's a forgettable action flick.

True Lies
True Lies(1994)
½

The leads make a likeable pairing in this OTT action comedy.

Under Siege
Under Siege(1992)
½

Steven Seagal's best film. That's not really saying much though is it.

Speed
Speed(1994)
½

Fast moving action flick, not exactly Oscar worthy but an enjoyable film nontheless.

The Rock
The Rock(1996)
½

Plenty of OTT action in this mindless flick. Why did Cage do these dumb movies after winning an Oscar?

Executive Decision
½

Mindless 2 hours, fun but ultimately a bit pointless as many Hollywood action flicks can be.

Con Air
Con Air(1997)

Good actors but a super dumb movie. But Buscemi is ace!

Broken Arrow
Broken Arrow(1996)
½

Super dumb action movie. Zzz. What are you doing Woo?!?

Bruce Almighty

Likeable enough but not Carrey's best. Morgan Freeman makes a well cast God though.

Evan Almighty
½

Steve Carrell almost makes up for the lack of jokes and cheesy dialogue. Almost.

The Talented Mr. Ripley

Performances more than make up for the slow pace of this thriller.

Surf's Up
Surf's Up(2007)
½

A pretty funny animated flick. Nothing amazing.

Happy Feet
Happy Feet(2006)

Every 30 seconds there's a new piece of music! At least through the bearly bearable first half of this movie. At least it begins getting darker and more interesting and there's some good voice work by Elijah and Robin.

Layer Cake
Layer Cake(2005)

Nothing really new here, but relatively enjoyable Brit gangsta flick.

War of the Worlds
½

Starts off well but goes downhill gradually to a rather poor ending. Disappointing.

The Simpsons Movie
½

An absolute riot! One of the best films of the year. Hilarious!

The Exorcist
The Exorcist(1973)

Don't find anything funny about this film. Disturbing as Hell!

Capote
Capote(2005)

It's slow. Fell asleep twice trying to watch this. But it's a worthy film with a knockout lead performance.

Nine Queens (Nueve reinas)
½

Quirky Spanish crime comedy. A little predictable.

Hulk
Hulk(2003)
½

Long ponderous movie that takes an awful long time to get some momentum going.

Fantastic Four
½

Far too cheesy and completely forgettable.

Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer
½

Good special effects but ridiculous storyline.

I Heart Huckabees
½

Bizarre but hilarious and the cast are all excellent!

High School Musical
½

Not as bad as I thought it would be, but still OTT cheesiness!

The Magdalene Sisters

A brutal account of a true story. Hard viewing but well done.

X-Men: The Last Stand

Unlike X2, this time it's the new characters that hold the film back instead of giving it a boost. Vinnie Jones is just all wrong! However, lots of interesting developments for the well known characters.

North Country
½

Really long but a well acted account of a true story.

Revolver
Revolver(2005)
½

Huge disappointment but does contain some cool scenes.

Lucky Number Slevin
½

A welcome surprise. Very good twisty quirky crime caper.

The Lion King

Classic Dinsey film.

Topsy-Turvy
Topsy-Turvy(1999)

A lovingly detailed look into the life of old school theatre.

The History Boys
½

Disappointing. I take it makes for a better stage show than film.

Veronica Guerin
½

Good performance by Blanchett but the film is hardl subtle.

A Bell for Adano

Old school, wsrtime drama. Very nice.

Y Tu Mama Tambien

One of the sexiest films ever!

The Break-Up
The Break-Up(2006)
½

Dull and just not very funny. Vaugh's character is an ass.

Thank You for Smoking

Well cast satire, short, witty and snappy.

Shrek 2
Shrek 2(2004)
½

Fast moving follow up to the original. Not quite as funny but just as enjoyable.

La Historia Oficial (The Official Story)
½

A well made, thought provoking drama about adoption.

Pirates of the Caribbean: At Worlds End
½

Far too long and far too complicated but the action sequences are awesome.

Hotel Rwanda
Hotel Rwanda(2004)
½

Rich true story, with an excellent role for Don Cheadle.

Oliver Twist
Oliver Twist(1951)

Odd seeing this without the songs. An old fashioned piece of good storytelling and superb characters.

The Constant Gardener
½

Slightly long winded, but good actign and an intelligent script make it a must see.

Saving Private Ryan
½

Superb war film. Pretty graphic.

Die Hard: With a Vengeance
½

Willis and Jackson are a great team but the film goes on too long.

The Ghost and Mrs. Muir

Perfect boring bank holiday viewing. Old fashioned but good.

Die Hard 2
Die Hard 2(1990)

A bit too tongue-in-cheek, but fun anyways.

The Hustler
The Hustler(1961)

Gritty poolhall drama with some excellent performances.

The Outlaw Josey Wales
½

Typically good work from Eastwood.

Die Hard
Die Hard(1988)
½

The best of the explosive '80s action flicks.

Re-Animator
Re-Animator(1985)

Nasty little horror comedy, a classic cult 80s flick.

Dead Alive
Dead Alive(1993)

Fairly bonkers horror comedy from Peter Jackson.

28 Days Later

Pretty fricking scary and original zombie movie.

Mr. Bean's Holiday

Well this character has definitely outstayed his welcome.

Made in Britain

Hard-hitting drama and a stunning debut by Tim Roth.

Old School
Old School(2003)
½

Film sucks whenever Ferrell is off screen.

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

The darkest movie of the Harry Potter series. Not just for kids anymore.

Love Actually
½

Sickly sweet at times but so are profiteroles.

Mrs. Dalloway

Maybe not terribly exciting but a worthy adaptation of Woolf's book.

The Deer Hunter
½

It's a long worthy tale of life before during and after the Vietnam war. A classic.

Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
½

Rollicking adventure tale. Depp's great fun but the film is a bit too long.

The Painted Veil

Gorgeous too look at if just a little bit cold. Loved the music!

Stand by Me
Stand by Me(1986)
½

Classic '80s flick.

Chinatown
Chinatown(1974)

The finest noir from the golden age of modern filmmaking.

The Hours
The Hours(2002)

Tremendous acting and score by Philip Glass. I'm directing a stage version!!!

Brokeback Mountain
½

Its very slow but a heartbreaking tale.

Titanic
Titanic(1997)
½

Superb special effects make up for the sappy first half.

Death and the Maiden

Well acted, intense claustrophobic drama.

The Conversation

Wonderful subtle performance by Hackman in Coppola's intricately detailed thriller.

RoboCop
RoboCop(1987)

Classic '80s action flick.

Dawn of the Dead

A surprisingly good horror remake.

Troy
Troy(2004)

Strong performances in this slightly OTT spectacle. Great action sequences though.

Don Juan DeMarco

Cute, lightweight film full of star quality.

On the Waterfront

The key film of the school of 'Method' acting.

300
300(2007)

THIS IS SPARTA!!!!

L.A. Confidential

Great throwback to film-noir movies. Excellent cast.

Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind

A totally original film. Fantastic!

Casino Royale
½

Not a fan of James Bond but this film was ace!

Shallow Grave
½

Classic thriller - Scottish style!

Batman Returns
½

Another excellent Batman film, great cast and nice and creepy.

Batman
Batman(1989)
½

Perfect casting for this comic book adaptation. Burton was an inspired choice to direct too.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III

Another completely pointless sequel.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II - The Secret of the Ooze

Yeesh, even Vanilla Ice shows up in this bloody awful movie.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Movie

It was even a disappointment when I was a kid.

TMNT
TMNT(2007)

Better than expected but still doesn't match the old school cartoons.

X-Men
X-Men(2000)
½

A little slow, but great characters and cast. Good intro to the series.

Spawn
Spawn(1997)
½

Effortless attempt at bringing Spawn to the big screen.

Hellboy
Hellboy(2004)
½

A bit over-packed but fairly enjoyable comic book movie.

Daredevil
Daredevil(2003)

Rather dull superhero flick.

Blade II
Blade II(2002)
½

Much of the same in the sequel.

Blade
Blade(1998)
½

Great opening to a fairly run-of-the-mill action flick.

Ghost Rider
Ghost Rider(2007)

A load of nonsense, but in a so bad its good kinda way.

Tetsuo: The Ironman
½

The most insane thing I've ever seen!

A Letter to Three Wives

Quirky melodrama. Perfect lazy afternoon viewing.

A Better Tomorrow

Bonkers gun fights in classic John Woo action flick.

The Nutty Professor

Fart gags a-plenty. Murphy is a lot funnier than toilet humour and needs to get out of doing pointless movies like this and its sequel.

Coming to America

Fairly funny Murphy vehicle. A bit forgettable though.

Bowfinger
Bowfinger(1999)

It's a liekeable enough comedy with the stars on top form. Could have been funnier though.

Norbit
Norbit(2007)

This was absolute drivel, obnoxious, crude and just not funny.

The Illusionist
½

Unusual pot-boiler with some terrific performances, especially Giamatti. A real surprise this one was.

The Game
The Game(1997)
½

Dark thriller, twisty tale and a standout performance from Michael Douglas.

Run Lola Run
Run Lola Run(1999)
½

Loads of energy and extremely hip!

Amadeus
Amadeus(1984)
½

Excellent biography of the life of Mozart. Rather funny unexpectedly.

La Haine
La Haine(1996)

Gritty, docudrama feel of life in the Parisian slums.

Frequency
Frequency(2000)
½

Na. Just didn't do anything for me this one. Felt no connection to it at all. A very average movie.

Dead Again
Dead Again(1991)

Bit of a ho-hum attempt at a thriller.

Premonition
Premonition(2007)

The potential for a good film is spoiled by an increasingly silly plot and a complete lack of chemistry between the sleepwalking leads.

The Hobbit
The Hobbit(1978)

A little bit cheesy, sing-songy version of Tolkien.

Conan the Barbarian
½

Bit of a naff fantasy film but fun nontheless.

Excalibur
Excalibur(1981)
½

Fantastical tale.

Cape Fear
Cape Fear(1991)
½

Dark, brooding thriller with an excellent scary performance by De Niro.

Green Street Hooligans
½

Yup. Not too bad actually, good to see Elijah working on such different roles post-LOTR.

Bitter Moon
Bitter Moon(1992)
½

Bizarre, sexual tale.

The Sixth Sense
½

There's more to it than just the twist. Fantastic!

The Departed
The Departed(2006)
½

Scorsese at his best and the cast are all fantastic!

Kiss Me Deadly
½

Film noir at its finest and darkest.

Ninja Scroll
Ninja Scroll(1995)
½

Wicked anime tale.

Once Upon a Time in America
½

Epic gangster tale. Long but worthwhile.

Los Olvidados

Gritty, surreal account of life on the streets.

Out of Sight
Out of Sight(1998)
½

A cool, funky little crime caper. Great chemistry between Lopez and Clooney.

La Voie lactée (The Milky Way)

A bit of a bonkers, surreal trip. Not for everyone!

Epic Movie
Epic Movie(2007)

Absolutely dreadful! I have no idea why this could have been made!

Beverly Hills Cop
½

Murphy's star making role is the highlight of this easy going action comedy.

Over the Hedge
½

Highly likeable and funny cartoon with a great role for Steve Carrell as Sammy the Squirrel.

Chicken Run
Chicken Run(2000)
½

Quirky animated film, fun for all the family.

Stuart Little 2
½

More of the same in the sequel, young kids will love it.

Stuart Little
½

But how can a family adopt a mouse??? All logic aside this is a cute little film with great voice work by Fox. Too cute for some though.

Dumbo
Dumbo(1941)
½

Classic Disney flick, used to be a fav of mine when I was a kid.

Babe: Pig in the City
½

A bit of an awkward sequel.

Charlotte's Web
½

Suffers from a severe supporting cast of unfunny animals - exception of Buscemi's rat of course. Its just not Babe!

Scary Movie
Scary Movie(2000)
½

Some laughs to be had in this very silly spoof. Unforunately the poularity of this film has lead to way to some God-awful crap that re-tread this formula over the subsequent years.

Not Another Teen Movie

A film that spoofs other comedies. Makes it even more pointless when the jokes in this are nowhere near as funny as the ones in the original movies!

Dreamgirls
Dreamgirls(2006)
½

Over-hyped and dizzily glitzy. The film suffers from not having a character likeable enough to root for despite Hudson and Murphy having showy roles. A glossy shell.

Labyrinth
Labyrinth(1986)
½

Lots of great puppets and things courtesy of Jim Henson in this very '80s feeling movie with a classic weird Bowie role.

FernGully - The Last Rainforest

Robin Wiliams almost saves this rather bland animation but it's a case of too little too late.

Arthur and the Invisibles (Arthur and the Minimoys)

Great cast, terrible film. I don't know whats going on in this film but it looks WRONG!

Iris
Iris(2001)

Rather difficult to watch because of the subject matter but fine performances all round.

Closer
Closer(2004)
½

Extremely well acted but the characters really aren't that likeable.

Single White Female
½

Run-of-the mill thriller which is surprisingly well acted.

Notes on a Scandal
½

It does get a little silly at times but this is a thoroughly enjoyable little thriller with two knockout performances and a magnificent score by Philip Glass.

Syriana
Syriana(2005)
½

The film is extremely difficult to follow however just trying to keep up with the politcial intrigue is enjoyable.

Lord of War
Lord of War(2005)

Compelling look into the trading of illegal weapons.

Blood Diamond
½

It is a bit too long for its own good but this is a shocking look into the underbelly of a country that we tend to ignore. DiCaprio is very good and pulls off the accent well.

Rocky
Rocky(1976)
½

I was really quite surprised at what a good movie this is when I finally sat down to watch it. If you haven't seen it yet, leave all you know about Stallone and this series to the side and just sit back and watch one extremely likable piece of filmmaking.

Rocky Balboa
Rocky Balboa(2006)

It's really cheesy but in a likeable way.

Traffic
Traffic(2000)
½

Epic look at the effects of the drug trade on a diverse range of people. Excellent cast and impressive directorial work by Soderbergh.

21 Grams
21 Grams(2003)

Highly emotional piece with some tremendous raw performances. Unusual structure.

The Last King of Scotland
½

The film takes a lot from Whitaker's tremendous powerful performance. An odd mix of truth and fiction. Avery interisting film.

Casino Royale
½

A bit bonkers this one, a hit and miss spoof of James Bond. Woody Allen is the standout in a rather lacklustre cast.

The Bourne Identity

Matt Damon makes for an intense hero in this enjoyable action flick that feels fresh despite taking on an old formula.

Goldfinger
Goldfinger(1964)

One of the most popular films from the 007 series and rightly so. Exciting stuff.

Dr. No
Dr. No(1962)
½

The one that started it all, Sean Connery ably fills the shoes of the spy that would become a keystone of British film.

Finding Neverland

Sweet film with a wonderful performance by Johnny Depp. May be a little too sickly for some, but this is nice stuff.

Fairy Tale: A True Story
½

Cute little film that may struggle to keep the kids entertained. There's no CGI animals you see.

Miss Potter
Miss Potter(2007)
½

Just a downright nice movie. Quirky little performances from Ewan McGregor, Renee Zellwger and Emily Watson. Nothing terribly groundshaking here, but a good afternoon's viewing.

Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure
½

Just dumb fun. Keanu will never ever be able to escape from this role!

The Indian in the Cupboard

That's one ugly kid! This film is just far too slow for its own good. Probably makes for a better book.

Jumanji
Jumanji(1995)

Special effects galore, and yes they are ace! But this is just a silly hodegpodge of a movie. A sugar rush of a kids movie.

Night at the Museum
½

Should have been a lot better, story didn't make much sense to be honest, just a bunch of special effects. Though Stiller is always worth the effort.

Red Eye
Red Eye(2005)
½

Nifty little thriller. Nothing too spectacular but is a fun enough rental.

Donnie Darko
Donnie Darko(2001)
½

Unusual drama, nice mix of genres and a really bizarre storyline.

Ghost World
Ghost World(2001)

Quirky little tale with some wonderful characterisations - especially by Steve Buscemi and a hilariously kooky Illeana Douglas. Breezy little film that deserves the small cult fanbase it's picked up. Some nice pieces of music in there too.

Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events

Uneasy mix of dark comedy and children's fantasy. Carrey is bonkers.

Lost In Translation

Beautifully laid back and quiet romance.

2046
2046(2005)

Typically stunning movie from Wong Kar-Wai.

The Purple Rose of Cairo
½

Sweet, lightweight fluff from Woody Allen. Mia Farrow is adorable.

Madagascar
Madagascar(2005)
½

Some laughs but a pretty tame kids movie.

Amélie
Amélie(2001)

Lovely film, very romantic.

Eraserhead
Eraserhead(1977)

The film may give you nausea but there's no denying the experimental genius of Lynch in this debut.

Twin Peaks - Fire Walk with Me

Very creepy film, let down by a snails pace. Love the bizarre imagery though. Under-rated.

Mulholland Drive

If your a fan of puzzles then I suggest you catch this hypnotic masterpiece. Naomi Watts is just amazing in this star-making role.

Devil in a Blue Dress
½

Story is a bit dull, but Washington is watchable as always. Early role for Don Cheadle too.

Open Your Eyes (Abre los Ojos)
½

Imaginative hybrid of genres. A little confusing, but in a good way.

The Butterfly Effect

A really miserable film and rather silly too. There's some interesting pieces of directing but ultimately the film is too muddled and Ashton Kutcher is a really dull lead. A missed opportunity.

Spider-Man
Spider-Man(2002)
½

Slightly too long, but faithful comic book adaptation.

Point of No Return (The Assassin)
½

Poor remake of French classic Nikita. Dull.

Ghost Dog - The Way of the Samurai

Unusual hitman tale, Forest Whitaker's great.

The Neverending Story
½

Some fantastical creatures in this '80s kids films.

The Man Who Fell to Earth

The perfect role for Bowie in this long, unusual tale.

Alphaville
Alphaville(1965)
½

Confused but typically compelling work by Jean-Luc Godard.

Blade Runner
Blade Runner(1982)

Ridley Scott's fascinating vision of the future. Icy cold.

Far From Heaven
½

Lovely homage to old-school melodrama. Julanne Moore is radiant.

Willow
Willow(1988)
½

A bit of a familiar tale, but a fun adventure movie nonetheless.

The Lord of the Rings
½

Nowhere near as good as Peter Jackson's vision. Still worth a look though.

Beauty and the Beast
½

Probably Disney's sweetest and most romantic tale.

Get Carter
Get Carter(1971)
½

No-holds-barred revenge tale with a career highlight performance by Michael Caine.

Face/Off
Face/Off(1997)
½

Silly storyline but the stars are excellent and John Woo's action just blows you away.

Raging Bull
Raging Bull(1980)

DeNiro is simply amazing in this film!

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

Exciting action and heartbreaking love story. Wonderful!

The Matrix
The Matrix(1999)

Blew me away first time I saw it and still does on repeat viewings.

Twelve Monkeys (12 Monkeys)

Twisty little sci-fi flick, keeps you thinking.

Pi
Pi(1998)
½

Unusual little paranoia thriller.

Cruel Intentions
½

It's hardly Dangerous Liaisons.

Heathers
Heathers(1988)

Delicious black comedy, great early role for Winona Ryder.

Happiness
Happiness(1998)
½

Definitely not for all tastes. Very very dark black comedy.

The Graduate
The Graduate(1967)

Quirky comedy, Hoffman and Bancroft are excellent.

The Ice Storm
½

Icy cold drama, excellent performances.

American Beauty

Delicious black comedy and some standout performances by this excellent cast.

Brazil
Brazil(1985)

Stunning to look at and just a downright deliciously weird movie.

The Life of David Gale
½

There's a little more to this story than you first expect.

The Frighteners
½

Nice mix of comedy and horror.

Tim Burton's Corpse Bride

Typical dark humour from Tim Burton.

The Acid House

Sporadically funny. No Trainspotting.

A Life Less Ordinary

Film is a bit of a muddle, tries too hard to be quirky. Some moments of brilliance though, here and there.

The Big Sleep

Classic film-noir. Humphrey Bogart at his best.

The Incredibles
½

Pixar do good as always in this unique take on superhero movies. Jazzy score is a bonus.

Training Day
Training Day(2001)
½

Washington's performance is great but the film loses its impact after a rather silly plot twist.

Bound
Bound(1996)
½

Quirky unusual thriller. Must see for that steamy sex scene.

Sexy Beast
Sexy Beast(2000)

Nifty little crime caper. Ben Kingsley is the man!

GoodFellas
GoodFellas(1990)

Stunning movie, Scorsese's masterpiece.

Natural Born Killers

Some fantastc pieces of directing in this and the cast is all game but there's no doubt it's a bit of a mess of a movie.

Kill Bill: Volume 2

The pace is slowed but the impact of this film is no less arresting as the first. Classic Tarantino.

The Usual Suspects

What a twist! What a cast! What a movie!

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

My favourite of the books and one of the best films in the series. This time it's Emma Thompson that gets the laughs.

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
½

More of the same with the first sequel. Too long but Kenneth Branagh is a hoot.

Braveheart
Braveheart(1995)
½

Powerful epic, Gibson did good for us Scots.

Heavenly Creatures
½

Bizarre, disturbing true life tale. Great work by Peter Jackson and the young stars.

Jackass - The Movie
½

Hardly a movie really. Just an extended episode of the dumbest TV series ever.

I Know What You Did Last Summer
½

Poor attempt to cash in on the Scream formula.

Catch Me If You Can
½

Christopher Walken well deserved the Oscar nom for his great turn here and this is an enjoyable Spielberg flick as always.

King Kong
King Kong(2005)

Overlong to be sure. But one hell of a movie. Peter Jackson never fails to produce an entertaining and emotionally engaging spectacle!

Jurassic Park

Special effects are still fantastic in this Spielberg classic.

Spider-Man 2
Spider-Man 2(2004)

Like X2, this film doesn't have too waste too much time on introducing characters and instead spends more time on character development and some fantastic action sequences.

The Assassination of Richard Nixon

Downbeat tale of a man's descent into madness. Sean Penn is compellng as always.

Conspiracy Theory

Uneasy mix of comedy and thriller. Gibson's OTT, Roberts is playing by the number and only Patrick Stewart saves it as the hammy villain.

A.I. Artificial Intelligence
½

An under-rated gem. Kubrick and Spielberg's styles gel perfectly.

Spirited Away

Fantastical tale, gorgeous to look at. Just the finest animated film ever!

Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi
½

This may be a little controversial but I consider the best of the Star Wars movies!

Before Sunrise
½

A sweet, poignant love story. One for the romantics out there!

The Big One
The Big One(1998)
½

Fighting the system, Michael Moore style. As always there's plenty of laughs to be had but the film badly needs a proper conclusion. Entertaining.

Babette's Feast (Babettes Gæstebud)

Odd, sweet little movie. Takes a while to get into but is rewarding.

Swimming with Sharks
½

Spacey really takes this film to another level. Very dark black comedy.

Man on Fire
Man on Fire(2004)
½

A bit too flashy but a rather enjoyable revenge tale

Beetlejuice
Beetlejuice(1988)

Watched it constantly on a loop when I was a kid and still love it to this day. Why it's not hailed as a classic is beyond me. I absolutely love it!

Airplane!
Airplane!(1980)

Contains one of the funniest lines in a movie ever:

" Surely your not serious?"

"Yes, I am serious! And don't call me Shirley!"

Hilarious movie!