UK 12A

8

Great

Blades of Glory

Blades of Glory sees Will Ferrell do for ice-skating what he did for newsreaders in Anchorman. And racing drivers in Talladega Nights. And elves in... well, you get the point.

1

Avoid

Norbit review

Norbit has taken $75m at the US box office. If their President wasn’t reason enough why most US citizens shouldn’t have the vote, that figure is all the extra proof...

6

Fair

Freedom Writers

A young idealistic teacher arrives at inner city school. Young idealistic teacher meets resistance. Young idealistic teacher gradually brings pupils around. Sniff, cry, roll credits.

6

Fair

Ghost Rider

Based on a Marvel character — nope, relax, we’d never heard of it either — Ghost Rider is the latest comic book character to make it to the big screen.

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...