Timur Bekmambetov

4

Poor

Ben-Hur review

The game plan is, if you take it fast enough, no one will notice how creaky your story is and how lame your film is. But this just makes the 2016 Ben-Hur thin and unsatisfying, and still dull

3

Poor

Ben-Hur (2016) review

The game plan is, if you take it fast enough, no one will notice how creaky your story is and how lame your film is. But this just makes the 2016 Ben-Hur thin and unsatisfying, and still dull

6

Fair

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter review

So, Abraham Lincoln – the 16th president of the United States – didn't set out to abolish slavery for altruistic reasons, because he believed that all men are created equal...

10

Superb

Wanted

It's got action and guns and a secret society of super-assassins. It's got Morgan Freeman being stately, Angelina Jolie being sexy and James McAvoy stepping up to the A-list as...

8

Great

Day Watch (DVD)

Here is that rarest of things: a Russian film with a UK distribution deal (courtesy, incongruously, of Rupert Murdoch’s Fox).

8

Great

Day Watch

Embarrassed by the breakdown in relations between the British and Russian governments? Day Watch might just provide an opportunity to show some sort of solidarity with ordinary Russians.