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Criticker Zealot - 6948 Film Ratings

Member Since: May 27, 2010

Location: London, UK

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85 95% Escape from the Planet of the Apes (1971) - Nov 16, 2014
"The same shock value of the opening sequence - and the twist at the end with plenty of hard questions in the middle. A worthy successor."
60 73% Border Country: The Story of Britain's Lost Middleland (2014) - Apr 11, 2014
"Nice try - but Stewart gives the game away when he says most (all other?) academics disagree with him - there is no lost middle Britain! Nothing is shared in the lands between the Midlands and Highlands that is not also shared with others. But the story Stewart spins is original, illuminated by forgotten history and told with such panache that it is worth it. But is this in fact a play, in his own small way, on the Scots referendum by the Conservative MP for The Borders?"
82 93% Machine Gun Preacher (2011) - Mar 21, 2015
"There are better child soldier or african war films, but there are many worse personal salvation films. Instead of going on about discovering god for drugs, or doing something useless like building a baseball pitch in nowhere, this has some real grit."
77 90% Gravity (2013) - Dec 29, 2015
"Audio-visual feast rather than narrative."
44 48% Human Universe (2014) - Feb 19, 2015
"Well made but nothing you will not have seen on other BBC science docs - even Brian Cox looking dreamy focusing on the distance and whispering "when I was a boy I looked up to the stars......""
90 97% Nice Work (1989) - Feb 20, 2014
"Riveting. The novel itself was a huge hit and was the fastest work to go from publication to being listed on the canon for school literature exams. But this dramatisation can justly be said to have been part of that success and to have enhanced it. Haydn Gwynne IS the Dr. Robyn Penrose, and Warren Clarke IS the Vic Wilcox. And Dr Robyn Penrose will always be that Venus coming out of the clamshell! :)"
24 20% The Killing (2011) - Nov 13, 2015
"How to destroy a great Danish series"
33 33% No Minor Vices (1948) - Jan 14, 2017
"No major virtues."
80 92% Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) - Jul 22, 2015
"Outstanding - action and aesthetic"
40 43% Fifty Shades of Grey (2015) - Nov 29, 2015
"A cultural event - but pretty low grade entertainment. Some erotic tension - but not much else. If I wanted to read a stream of emails, I would not go to to a film. The worst thing about it is it seems set for a sequel."