thegreyfox

thegreyfox
Film Freak - 841 Film Ratings
Member Since: 08 Nov 2010
Location: Manchester, UK
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Bio: Well, all film reviews depend on the mood you were in when you watched it ( conciously or unconciously )... So forgive me if I rubbish your favourite film, or praise one that you thought was an absolute turkey ... just put it down to my mood at the time !

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70 51% Paper Man Paper Man (2009) - Rated 04 Dec 2010
"It would be easy to list the flaws in this movie, but the absolutely superb acting of Daniels and Stone shine through and make this a really emotional, enjoyable and heart warming watch."
30 7% Hereafter Hereafter (2010) - Rated 05 Sep 2011
"Supernatural thriller ? there is nothing thrilling, nor supernatural about this movie other than the first 5 minutes, which suck you in to the film (no pun intended). However, nothing else comes close to this brilliant scene, and the three narrative strands meander to a quite stunningly banal conclusion with the common link being a (different) connection to the 'hereafter'. As with any film of this type, I suspect your overall enjoyment will be lessened or heightened by your own personal beliefs"
75 62% The Descent The Descent (2005) - Rated 26 Mar 2011
"The "set up" is a great scene, but the development of the charcters and their motivations is rushed to the point of not making much sense ... why was the husband in a mood? Why did Juno leave her friend? ... this lack of clarity makes for a rather contrived feel to the movie, exacerbated by ridiculously over the top "female" insensitivity and crassness .... it makes it hard to "Like" the characters and care whether they survive or not. That aside, it is a hell of a ride and really well made."
78 68% Brothers Brothers (2009) - Rated 05 Dec 2011
"I really like this film, because it tackles a 'real issue' well. Whilst I still cant get my head around Natalie Portman fancying Maguire, everyones performance in this film was strong, and the two two young girls are simply terrific. They have a crucial role in bringing the reality of the situation home, and they do it in the most endearing, touching and believeable way. The script is a little wooden and heavy handed with the lighter moments working better than the more emotional scenes."
82 80% The Fighter The Fighter (2010) - Rated 09 Feb 2011
"This is a fantastic film that draws you in to a pretty "dislikeable" bunch of individuals, and MAKES you care. Whilst Bales performance is getting all the plaudits, it is Whalberg who is the solid anchor to the film, that everything else revolves around. Without his stoic, sensible, intelligent "heart" we wouldnt care about this bunch of losers. There is not a moment where this film loses credibility, realism, character, or indeed humour ... and the boxing scenes are great"
90 93% Pagan Peak Pagan Peak (2018) - Rated 03 Aug 2019
"Despite me saying I hated subtitles, and I wouldnt watch it, this gripped me from the first 30 minutes. The two main characters are flawed, human, believable and frankly, great! Whilst the story arc is fairly typical of serial killer dramas (guess who is targetted by the serial killer?) the events, scenery and music, along with knockout performances by Jentsch and Ofczarek make this a must watch. There were a number of loose ends or unexplained questions but the final scene gave me real closure"