Blu-ray Reviews

6

Fair

Angels & Demons (Blu-ray)

No silly haircut for Tom this time round in his second adventure as intrepid symbologist Robert Langdon, uncovering another dark conspiracy plot.

6

Fair

The Boat That Rocked (Blu-ray)

Radio Rock is a decrepit boat moored off the coast of England. Its crew of misfits blasts an uninterrupted soundtrack to the swinging 60s back to Blighty, joyously corrupting the...

6

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...