UK 15

8

Great

Hot Fuzz

While it sounds like a slightly bizarre porn movie Hot Fuzz is, of course, the follow-up film from Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright, the creative force behind sit-com Spaced and...

8

Great

The Science of Sleep

After the playfully love-it-or-hate-it nature of Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Michel Gondry returns… with another playfully love-it-or-hate-it film.

0

The Truth About Love

If this is the truth about love, then one assumes that director John Hay and writer Peter Bloore are very, very single.

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...

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.

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.

10

Superb