Movie Reviews

8

Great

Detective Pikachu review

Defying expectations, a decades-long curse is finally shattered as Detective Pikachu brings Pokemon to Western shores in a way both humorous and respectful

9

Excellent

10

Superb

Eighth Grade review

Eighth Grade is a superbly written, brilliantly directed and sublimely acted coming-of-age film

6

Fair

4

Poor

Red Joan review

Despite the compelling question it seeks to pose, Red Joan lacks the charm to draw the spectator in and have them partake in the main character's dilemma. Character drama and historical commentary that could have made the film richer than its premise ended up bogging it down in what feels like a collage of familiar, underdeveloped plots that never became more than a sum of parts.

10

Superb

8

Great

The Sisters Brothers review

Jacques Audiard's premier English feature scintillates as a tale of ruthlessness, camaraderie and black humour in the very heart of the Gold Rush, and injects yet more new life into the Western genre

9

Excellent

5

Average

All Is True review

Branagh's study of the last years of the Bard of Avon leans towards more fiction than fact, as this so-called historical piece comes up self-serving

5

Average

Alita: Battle Angel review

James Cameron and Robert Rodriguez collaborate to bring us a manga adaptation almost 20 years in the making - but the end result is an almost lamentable case of style and speed over substance