UK 12A

6

Fair

School For Scoundrels

Despite the name and the similar central premise, this updated School For Scoundrels bears about as much similarity to the original 1960 movie as Russell Brand does to a comedian.

8

Great

For Your Consideration

After lancing the worlds of dog shows, folk music and amateur dramatics in his recent work, writer/director and Spinal Tap co-creator Christopher Guest film turns his attention inwards for his...

4

Poor

Dreamgirls

Over blown and over-rated, Dreamgirls is the sort of production that truly shows the difference between the US and the UK.

6

Fair

Rocky Balboa

With a discernible lack of box office success in recent years, Sly Stallone has turned once again to his old hits and brought his two big characters out of retirement.

8

Great

The Pursuit of Happyness

The story of Chris Gardner — homeless single father battles poverty to get his break and protects his son as fate dumps several tons of misery on them — is...

6

Fair

Employee of the Month

Extra, extra, read all about it. Jessica Simpson in actually-quite-good shock. With a less than stellar music career and a film CV that runs to, er, The Dukes of Hazzard...

8

Great

Deja Vu

Time travel, a little romance, lots of explosions, and a CSI-style murder investigation; Déjà Vu ticks a lot of crowd-pleasing boxes and can't have been hard to pitch.

9

Excellent

8

Great

Stranger Than Fiction

A knack for comic timing frequently means that comedians make great actors. Steve Martin in Roxanne, for example, or Adam Sandler in Punch Drunk Love.

6

Fair

Marie Antoinette

Marie Antoinette was born an Archduchess of Austria, married at the age of 15 to Louis XVI of France, and was executed for treason on October 16, 1793.