Movie Reviews

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Fair

Hannibal Rising

As with the book of the same name, Hannibal Rising is a prequel to the later stories, an explanation as to how the young Hannibal Lecter (Gaspard Ulliel) became that...

8

Great

Notes on a Scandal

Notes On A Scandal is notable for several reasons. First, it’s one of the more adept literary adaptations of recent years.

6

Fair

Bobby

It’s good week for people who like a little moral with their entertainment. Over in Screen One, you have Blood Diamond, all redemption, violence and political amorality, while in Screen...

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.

8

Great

Venus

May to December romances may not be original movie fodder, but Roger Michell’s delightful Venus manages to sidestep the conventional issues for something deeply poignant, utterly charming and frequently very funny.

4

Poor

Them

Them — or Ils, to give it the original French title — is a curious little thriller. When it goes all out for tension, it delivers by the bucket load.

6

Fair

Blood Diamond

Blood Diamond is an important film. It’s the sort of film that could easily get bogged down in the worthiness of its nature.

0

WoW: Burning Crusade

The long-awaited expansion pack to World of Warcraft has been on the shelves for a few days now and it's already an instant hit, with nearly 2.4million copies sold in...

0

INTERVIEW Sylvester Stallone

Some 30 years since the first (Oscar-winning) Rocky, and 17 years since the (seriously awful) Rocky V, Sylvester Stallone has brought the "Italian Stallion" back for a final time in...

10

Superb

Black Book

It’s interesting that, with the exception of Saving Private Ryan, it’s been some years since Hollywood threw its weight behind a truly powerful war film.