Blu-ray Reviews

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Fair

Gangster No.1 (Blu-ray)

Although unavoidably lumped in with the late '90s/early '00s embarrassment of British gangster films that followed on the heels of Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, Gangster No.1 stands up...

2

Dreadful

Outlander (Blu-ray)

James "Jesus" Caviezel stars as a man from a technological race in a galaxy far far away and, despite the light years of difference between his homeworld and Earth, he...

6

Fair

The Damned United (Blu-ray)

Michael Sheen, bless 'im – isn't he grand at playing real-life roguish figures? After his admirable stints as Kenneth Williams, Tony Blair and David Frost, here he is as football manager...

4

Poor

Paul Blart: Mall Cop (Blu-ray)

Let's be honest – Adam Sandler's movies are complete crap, aren't they? As a performer, he simply doesn't know how to enjoy himself and his opuses are wretchedly unfunny with a...

6

Fair

Watchmen (2-disc Blu-ray)

When writer Alan Moore and artist Dave Gibbons conceived the comic book Watchmen – a dark, complex deconstruction of what it is to be a superhero – it was not only...

5

Average

Three Kingdoms (DVD & Blu-ray)

Once upon a time in China, there were few film stars bigger than Sammo Hung, both figuratively and literally.

9

Excellent

Hush (DVD & Blu-ray)

It’s pouring with rain and Zakes (Ash) and his girlfriend Beth (Bottomley) are driving up the M1 so he can do his job of putting up posters in service station toilets.

6

Fair

Marley & Me (Blu-ray)

Based on Philadelphia Inquirer columnist John Grogan’s 2005 book by the same title, Marley & Me makes an admirable attempt to capture the magic of Grogan’s life with an incorrigible...

10

Superb

Mad Men: Season 1 (Blu-ray)

We're getting used to TV series with huge, complex arcs: The Sopranos (spread over eight years), The West Wing, Lost, Heroes, and now the latest to pull into the station...

8

Great

Rachel Getting Married (Blu-ray)

Filmmakers love a wedding, don't they? I've lost count of how many wedding-based films there have been over the years.