Oscar Del Santo's Movie Ratings - Rotten Tomatoes

Movie Ratings and Reviews

Spectre
Spectre(2015)

Beautiful entry into the Bond franchise

The Boy Next Door
½

Some decent chills in this erotically-charged thriller

Wild Card
Wild Card(2015)
½

Hackneyed Jason Statham actioneer

Furious 7
Furious 7(2015)

Plenty of thrills and comic relish to go around. The franchise will undeniably go on.

The Gambler
The Gambler(2014)

Great performance by an inspired Wahlberg

Chappie
Chappie(2015)

A sci-fi caper with a heart

Turks & Caicos
½

Beautifully scripted and acted, with a powerful moral message against the excesses of the intelligence community

John Doe: Vigilante

Australian drama that poses serious questions about the whole 'vigilante' concept in an intelligent and apt way

Jupiter Ascending
½

Ignore those jaded critics: it's a fun, action-packed thrilling ride for all sci-fi lovers

Kill the Messenger

Fantastic story with solid performances and a thriller with political ramifications not to be missed

Nightcrawler
Nightcrawler(2014)
½

Dan Gilroy's masterpiece finds everyone on top form

The Imitation Game
½

Wonderful in every respect. A winner.

American Sniper
½

Jingoistic macho-driven 'America-feel-good' sniper nonsense

Taken 3
Taken 3(2015)
½

Much better action-packed movie than those jaded criticswill make you believe

Falcon Rising

Straight-to-video derivative actioneer

The Interview

Truly funny and bombastic

The Guest
The Guest(2014)
½

Riveting and exceptionally well acted. A winner.

The Signal
The Signal(2014)
½

Great acting marred by a poorly conceived plot despite its interesting premise

Belle
Belle(2014)
½

Beautiful period piece with a powerful social message

Cold in July
Cold in July(2014)
½

A riveting tale of revenge

The Salvation

Quality western with fantastic cinematography and a superb cast

Life Of Crime

Funny 'commedy noir' kidnap story with brilliant acting throughout

The November Man

Rather watchable spy thriller featuring Pierce Brosnan

Interstellar
Interstellar(2014)
½

A thrilling tour-de-force for science-fiction and cosmology-loving buffs

Autómata
Autómata(2014)

Too downbeat and sombre to stir up any other feeling than ennui and despair

The Equalizer

Excellent revenge/vigilante thriller with riveting performances throughout

Safe
Safe(2012)

Thoroughly enjoyable actioneer with Jason Statham in top form

5 Fingers
5 Fingers(1952)

Masterpiece spy thriller with an utterly compelling performance by James Mason

The MacKintosh Man
½

Watchable Cold War spy thriller starring Paul Newman

The Medusa Touch
½

Watchable 70's thriller about the telekinetic powers of a bitter man

Bringing Down the House

Thoroughly enjoyable and charming comedy playing with racial and social stereotypes

Guardians of the Galaxy

Grossly over-hyped sci-fi caper that never takes itself seriously

In the Blood
In the Blood(2014)
½

Pretentious B-movie that never quite rises above par

Gods and Generals
½

A riveting account of General Lee's confederate armies earlier victories in the Civil War up to Gettysburg

Erased
Erased(2013)

A pretty decent 'B' movie action flick set in Belgium starring Aaron Eckhart and with some positive Muslim role models for a change

The Family
The Family(2013)

Thoroughly enjoyable off-beat comedy noir about a former Mafia hitman hiding in France with his family

Rage
Rage(2014)

Kick-ass revenge thriller with top-notch performances for action lovers

Echelon Conspiracy
½

Much better than those jaded critics will concede

Cleaner
Cleaner(2008)

Slow-burning thriller that fails to take off despite the quality cast

Cowboys & Aliens

An entertaining mix of western and sci-fi

La proie (The Prey)

A superior French crime thriller that does not disappoint

AVP - Alien Vs. Predator
½

Much better than the creitics will let you know. An enjoyable sci-fi actioneer with plenty of thrills to go around

Traitor
Traitor(2008)

Rock solid thriller with Don Cheadle playing a convincing lead

The International

A thoroughly entertaining thriller

Pain & Gain
Pain & Gain(2013)

A fun, action-packed ride

The Veteran
The Veteran(2012)

A well-directed British flick about a soldier's come back to his estate and his attempts to rebuild his life

Snowpiercer
Snowpiercer(2014)

Intelligent sci-fi film about a dystopian future caused by environmental change

Zulu
Zulu(2013)

Violent and thrilling film-noir

Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit

Compelling spy thriller executed with flaw under the skillful direction of Kenneth Brannagh

The Company You Keep

Beautifully shot and with a stellar cast, 'The Company You Keep' is a first-class thriller

The Punisher
The Punisher(1989)
½

Vigilante actioneer featuring a young Dolph Lundgran avid for vengeance

The Sweeper
The Sweeper(1996)
½

Interesting premise but not a compelling execution by a leading man that lacks punch

Raw Deal
Raw Deal(1986)
½

Arnold displays his characteristic wry sense of humour in this passable action flickr

Braddock: Missing in Action III
½

So bad that is good. A guilty pleasure.

Foul Play
Foul Play(1978)

Thoroughly entertaining comedy-thriller with Goldi Hawn and Chevy Chase in top form

Part 2 Walking Tall
½

Passable Buford Pusser biopic

Walking Tall
Walking Tall(1973)
½

Southern-fried vigitantism based on a true story

Malone
Malone(1987)

Thoroughly entertaining action flickr playing on Burt Reynolds charisma

Last Man Standing

The inexplicable charm of Bruce Willis exploited to the full

Thor: The Dark World

A thrilling ride of fantasy and epic with enough touches of humour to spice the whole adventure up

The Pentagon Wars

A scathing humorous critique of ineffective military weapon production

Welcome to the Jungle

Funny with a commanding comic performance by Adam Brody

The Keeper of Lost Causes (Kvinden i buret)

Intelligent Danish thriller that mesmerizes until the end

A Bridge Too Far
½

One of the best war movies ever made with a terrific all-star cast

Vendetta
Vendetta(2013)

'An urban safari across London'

Escape Plan
Escape Plan(2013)
½

Stallone and Arnie make this passable prison break movie worth watching

Ender's Game
Ender's Game(2013)

The plot feels overlong and dreary, just like the mood of the child characters

American Hustle
½

Wonderfully paced and acted by a glittering cast

Lone Survivor
½

Above par war movie with solid performances and a credible storyline

McCanick
McCanick(2014)

Gritty police drama that never takes off and remains sombre and lackluster

Force of Execution
½

Watchable action flickr with ageing Seagal still throwing a punch or two

Line of Duty
Line of Duty(2013)

Execute with precision and flair

Runner Runner

It never raises above average at best

Out of the Furnace

Well-meaning but ultimately flawed

The Eagle Has Landed

Executed with precision and flair

Death Wish II

The mother of all vigilantes strikes again in this violent and graphic sequel. Die-hard fans will enjoy

Snitch
Snitch(2013)

Gritty thriller about a father trying to get his son out of prison through dubious means

The Bling Ring

As pointless and empty as the lives of the spolied teenagers it depicts

After Earth
After Earth(2013)

Really weak sci-fi movie despite its promosing premise. The father-son relationship as portrayed in the film just doesn't work. A disappointment.

Prisoners
Prisoners(2013)
½

Truly engrossing and exploring the dangers of vigilanteism in a complex and riveting fashion

Closed Circuit

An intense political-judicial thriller that raises questions about the security services and the way terrorism is being fought in the West

Death Wish 4: The Crackdown
½

Charles Bronson cleans up the streets of undesirables in this Death Wish sequel

Death Wish 3
Death Wish 3(1985)

This is Death Wish with gusto and Charles Bronson kicking ass real bad

Forced Vengeance

Chuck Norris actioneer in Hong Kong

Judge Dredd
Judge Dredd(1995)
½

Fun to watch even if it isn't a memorable piece of film-making

Maximum Risk
Maximum Risk(1996)

One of the best JCVD movies out there

The Colony
The Colony(2013)

A 'B'-rated sci-fi thriller with punch

The Running Man

80's trashy movie about an Orwellian society where news are manipulated

Shoot to Kill (Deadly Pursuit)

A gripping thriller with Sidney Poitier as the FBI detective on the trail of a killer. Some stunning views of nature along the way.

Mercenary for Justice
½

Action-packed higher-than-expected budget action movie starring Steven Seagal

Simon Killer
Simon Killer(2013)

An honest piece of filmaking with penetrating psychological insight

R.I.P.D.
R.I.P.D.(2013)

Weak as both a comedy and a thriller

Blood of Redemption

Straight to DVD low-budget thriller starring Dolph Lundgren

Fast & Furious 6

The Fast & Furious franchise is in good health and this sequel delivers the goods

The East
The East(2013)

Interesting and attention-grabbing thriller about eco-terrorism and corporate (i)responsibility

White House Down
½

Passable action flickr with good special effects

The Frozen Ground
½

A strong performance by Cage is not enough to lift this movie

Broken City
Broken City(2013)

An intriguing plot but ultimately disappointing

Elysium
Elysium(2013)

Rock solid sci-fi thriller with plenty of food for thought on the social and political planes.

Now You See Me
½

A potentially good movie let down by its underwhelming and anticlimactic conclusion

Alien Uprising

Below par British B-movie about an alien invasion and how a few hapless individuals cope in a Yorkshire village

Man of Steel
Man of Steel(2013)

A thoroughly entertaining and satisfying cinematic experience with strong leading and supporting performances, brilliant special effects and plenty of thrills to go around

The Hangover Part III

Nothing redeems this movie from its total mediocrity

Behind the Candelabra

Shot with integrity, compassion and restraint and filled with inspiring performances

Olympus Has Fallen

A competently executed action flickr with all the ingredients to make it a fun joyride

Stand Off
Stand Off(2013)

A truly funny and enjoyable British caper with all the action taking place in Belfats

High Anxiety
High Anxiety(1977)

Funny and with an enchanting theme and score

Stranger Than Fiction

Thought-provoking comedy-drama about a man who unwittingly finds himself in the middle of a plot he has not written as a fictional character come to life

The Count of Monte Cristo

A beautiful rendition of Alexandre Dumas' masterpiece

Hostel
Hostel(2006)

If you are into gratuitous violence, blood and guts... then this movie is for you. Otherwise you will do well to stay clear of it

Death Note: The Last Name (Desu nôto 2)

As good as the original and one of the best thrillers of the year

Death Note (Desu nôto)

Brilliant plot flawlessly executed in real Japanese manga style

Ricochet
Ricochet(1991)

From the days when Denzel Washington was fit and ripped

A Dangerous Man
½

Dirty cops of America, watch out! Steven Seagal is coming to get ya...

Wag the Dog
Wag the Dog(1997)
½

A brilliant political satire and a cautionary tale about the power of spin doctors in modern politics

District B13 (Banlieue 13)
½

Truly accomplished French action flickr with plenty of thrills to go around

Cellular
Cellular(2004)

Filled with an irrepressible sense of fun and thoroughly enjoyable

Capricorn One

An interesting premise not fully developed

Hot Fuzz
Hot Fuzz(2007)

Overrated British slapstick comedy about a London policeman in the nutty countryside

Gambit
Gambit(2012)

Much more enjoyable than the critics would make you believe

Red Dawn
Red Dawn(2012)

Not as bad as the critics say, though overtly apple-pie patriotism throughout

A Good Day To Die Hard

The weakest entry to the 'Die Hard' franchise

Inside Man
Inside Man(2006)

A clever plot and brilliant acting throughout

Flight
Flight(2012)

Great performance by Denzel Washington and moral lessons to be learnt in Robert Zemeckis come-back to the big screen

Ruthless People
½

A screwball comedy for the 1980s with a stellar cast

The Master
The Master(2012)

Well acted but a muddled plot and a confusing stroyline

Parker
Parker(2013)
½

Good action movie with plenty of thrills and fights to go around

Gangster Squad

By the numbers attempt al film noir that does not deliver

Gattaca
Gattaca(1997)
½

Interesting though not fully exploited concept

Argo
Argo(2012)
½

Quality film-making in this gripping historical account of how a bunch of Americans were spared the cruelties of post-revolutionary Iran

Django Unchained
½

Riveting and showing a more mature Tarantino not taking pleasure in gratuitous violence but undescoring the brutality of slavery in pre-war America

The Maltese Falcon
½

Film noir rarely comes better than this

Skyfall
Skyfall(2012)

Competent, well-acted, promising but slightly underwhelming new entry to the Bond franchise

Killing Them Softly

Grossly overrated and poorly concocted film noir despite the quality acting

Guns, Girls and Gambling

Quirky, funny and worth a shot

Looper
Looper(2012)
½

When two of my all-time favourite actors get together, somethin's gotta happen

The Sex of the Angels (El Sexo De Los Angeles)
½

A powerful script, smooth direction, brilliant acting and an honest inquiry into feelings, love, sex, intimacy and sharing

Class of 1999

A teacher's delight. Trashy B Movie where out-of-control teacher-robots seek to exterminate students

Lucky Number Slevin

Witty, charming, funny and underrated by most critics

Patton
Patton(1970)
½

A brilliant performance by Geoge C Scott in this mega-production that won several academy awards. On of the most grandiose WWII epics ever filmed.

Heartbeats
Heartbeats(2011)

Almodovartesque 'mà (C)nage-à-trois'

Quantum of Solace
½

Possibly the worst Bond film ever

La Cage aux Folles II

Fun and cheap laughs throughout

Dredd
Dredd(2012)
½

Below par in every department, it is incomprehensible that this movie should get 100% in Rotten Tomatoes.

Fast Five
Fast Five(2011)

Fast-paced action in Brazil. Highly entertaining!

Kill the Irishman

Nicely put together and underscoring solid acting and directing

6 Bullets
6 Bullets(2012)

Jean Claude Van Damme on top form in this 'straight-to-DVD' 'save the child' flicker

The Eagle
The Eagle(2011)

'The Eagle' never takes off and entertainment is kept to a minimum despite the pretty decent acting

Blitz
Blitz(2011)
½

A reliable lead by Jason Statham and Aidan Gillen

Bad Ass
Bad Ass(2012)
½

A pretty decent B-movie with Danny Trejo playing a convincing lead

Bernie
Bernie(2012)
½

First-class acting by Jack Black

The Truth About Charlie

Much inferior to the original 'Charade'. A below-par remake.

Children of Men

A clever plot, brilliant acting and an uncompromising stance on immigration and public liberties. A winner.

The Cold Light of Day

Much better than the critics will make you believe

Donne-moi la main (Give Me Your Hand)
½

Beautifully shot exploration of brotherhood and intimacy

The Cabin in the Woods
½

Remarkable in its creativity

The Bourne Legacy

Well acted, but the plot will be incomprehensible to anyone not familiar with the saga. A disappointing ending and a confusing plot make this movie come under the heading 'good but not great'.

Prometheus
Prometheus(2012)
½

This is what cinema is meant to be about: a powerful script, a clever plot, stunning visual effects and a talented cast working smoothly unde Scott' sirection. A triumph.

The Dark Knight Rises
½

Beautifully scripted and acted throughout

Contraband
Contraband(2012)

Executed with craftmanship and skill

The Artist
The Artist(2011)
½

Beautifully acted, with drama and comedy in equal measures

Get the Gringo

Wonderfully acted and scripted throughout

Battleship
Battleship(2012)
½

I agree with the critics: the script is pretty awful and the macho antics off course

Eagle Eye
Eagle Eye(2008)

Enyoable and much better than those jaded critics will make you believe

Seeking Justice
½

Better than the critics will make you believe

V for Vendetta

Too pretentious and clever for its own good

Inside Job
Inside Job(2010)
½

Highly recommendable for anyone serious about the current financial crisis, its origins and its aftermath

Too Big to Fail

Priceless. Highly recommedable for anyone interested in how the current financial crisis came about.

State of Play

Right on target movie about corruption in American politics. Well acted and scripted throughout.

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

Entertaining and played with flair, but Downey's performance is more about himself than Sherlock Holmes and turn the latter into a caricature.

The Ides of March

George Clooney does it again. Great directing and acting throughout with an inspired Ryan Gosling in the lead

In Time
In Time(2011)
½

Much better than the critics say and well-acted by Justin Timberlake

Charade
Charade(1963)

Sleek, clever and thrilling.

Margin Call
Margin Call(2011)

Brilliantly scripted and acted, must-see!

The Enforcer
The Enforcer(1976)
½

One of the best vigilante movies ever (by the way I do not condone vigilantes)

In the Loop
In the Loop(2009)

Mordaz critica de la politica britanica y estadounidense

Up in the Air
½

George Clooney's shining hour.

Rise of the Planet of the Apes
½

Fantastic acting by James Franco, Andy Serkis and John Lithgow. Truly compelling and with deep implications for animal welfare and our relationship with other species

Green Lantern

Don't listen to those jaded critics: Green Lantern is a cool superhero movie with a convincing plot and stunning visual effects. Thoroughly enjoyable.