UK 15

8

Great

Half Nelson

Dan (the deservedly Oscar-nominated Ryan Gosling) is a history teacher in an inner-city Brooklyn school. He’s also a drug addict.

4

Poor

The Reaping

What is going on with horror movies at the moment? First of all, we don’t appear to have had that many. Secondly, what we’ve had has been derivative.

6

Fair

Shooter

I can see the Hollywood pitch meeting for this movie: “Imagine Rambo meets The Bourne Identity crossed with In The Line of Fire.” And that’s pretty much what you get.

6

Fair

Curse of the Golden Flower

What’s the old line? Never mind the quality, feel the width? For Zhang Yimou, the man behind martial art — with the emphasis on art — epics such as Hero...

4

Poor

Miami Vice

When an informant’s family ends up being relieved of their lives, the FBI sends Miami poilice officers Sonny Crockett and Rico Tubbs undercover in an attempt to root out the...

4

Poor

Sunshine

Oh Danny Boyle. A dazzling debut in Shallow Grave. A superb follow-up with Trainspotting. And then a downward spiral of quite alarming rapidity with A Life Less Ordinary (which was,...

4

Poor

The Messengers

Like Sunshine, The Messengers starts with great promise before falling apart at the end. If anything, the ending is even more disappointing than Danny Boyle’s overblown epic: you kind of...

6

Fair

300 review

With hordes of buff blokes wearing leather undies and little else, you’d be forgiven for thinking that 300 is some sort of chick flick. But it’s not.

4

Poor

Factory Girl

First things first. Sienna Miller can act. And yes, dear testosterone-producing readers, she does get them out.

0

Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus

Fur, as the second bit of the title states, is An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus. For most viewers that probably screams one thing: pretension alert! And they’d be right.