Almar Haflidason Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

Almar Haflidason

Almar Haflidason
Almar Haflidason's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): BBC.com

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
5/5 93% 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) Its triumph lies in its scope of cinematic splendour and the attempt to marry some of man's most beautiful music to the infinite mystery of space.‐ BBC.com
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5/5 98% Assault on Precinct 13 (1976) Quote not available.‐ BBC.com
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
5/5 99% Chinatown (1974) Amounts to an amazing achievement of cinematic storytelling.‐ BBC.com
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
5/5 100% The Dam Busters (1954) Quote not available.‐ BBC.com
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
5/5 98% Jaws (1975) A film that sealed Steven Spielberg's talent as a master entertainer.‐ BBC.com
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
5/5 54% Top Gun (1986) Top Gun is the type of movie that turns the screen into an altar. Kneeling before its slick façade of 1980s magnificence, you are in the shadow of a film that has defined the modern day action blockbuster.‐ BBC.com
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
5/5 68% The Towering Inferno (1974) The all-time classic disaster movie.‐ BBC.com
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
5/5 96% Belle de Jour (1968) Luis Buñuel creates an eminently classy film that is a splendid piece of escapism for the viewer. Central to this is Catherine Deneuve who oozes such sophisticated sexuality that one becomes utterly immersed in her potentially dangerous adventure.‐ BBC.com
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
5/5 81% Primary Colors (1998) A gripping drama edged with sly humour.‐ BBC.com
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
5/5 98% Aguirre, the Wrath of God (Aguirre, der Zorn Gottes) (1972) The powerful and near demonic screen presence of Klaus Kinski, combined with the very real danger of the nature that surrounds him and Herzog's gift for making every shot count, is quite remarkable.‐ BBC.com
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2001
5/5 78% Fight Club (1999) Its effectiveness lies in the timing of shock moments that invariably threaten to make you laugh, despite the political incorrectness of it all.‐ BBC.com
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2001
5/5 60% Behind the Lines (1999) Quote not available.‐ BBC.com
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2001
5/5 93% Saving Private Ryan (1998) This is an important film that deconstructs war machines into separate, frightened men as it so likely was.‐ BBC.com
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2001
5/5 91% Trainspotting (1996) a movie that dares to challenge the audience‐ BBC.com
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2001
5/5 91% Pulp Fiction (1994) It's hard to over sell a movie that is so supremely confident in writing and direction.‐ BBC.com
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2001
5/5 81% Seven (Se7en) (1995) The pace is fast and the shocks build beautifully. The actors within it all reel with convincing horror.‐ BBC.com
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2001
5/5 94% It's a Wonderful Life (1946) It's a Wonderful Life achieves a fine balancing act between pathos and feel-good that is delivered by an outstanding cast.‐ BBC.com
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2001
5/5 99% North by Northwest (1959) A thriller so improbable that it becomes quite brilliant in evading even the most fantastic of audience guesses.‐ BBC.com
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2001
5/5 90% The Quiet Man (1952) Wayne and O'Hara create a fine rapport, with good performances that build to a truly satisfying climax.‐ BBC.com
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2001
5/5 94% Rocky (1976) The memorable combination of the torturous gym workouts, the runs through the streets of Philadelphia and the carcass-beating in the abattoir all combine beautifully as Balboa trains 'to eat lightning and crap thunder'.‐ BBC.com
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2001
5/5 79% Angel Heart (1987) Quote not available.‐ BBC.com
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2001
5/5 88% Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961) Woven into this heady romance is chic Hollywood comedy at it's finest.‐ BBC.com
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2001
5/5 95% The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957) Lean achieves a fine balance of creating complex characters from a fine cast, while keeping the pace up throughout this long movie.‐ BBC.com
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2001
5/5 93% Dawn of the Dead (1979) As a blend of horror, action, tension, and humour, it stands in a class of its own.‐ BBC.com
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2001
5/5 86% The Graduate (1967) Nichols provides a masterclass in using the widescreen frame to elucidate complex emotional situations with ease and understatement.‐ BBC.com
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2001
5/5 88% Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954) Accompanying the exhilarating dancing is a fine set of songs, sung with panache, that are memorable for days afterwards.‐ BBC.com
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2001
5/5 92% The Elephant Man (1980) This tale of a pure soul struggling to be heard over the prejudice of the many is quite heart-rending.‐ BBC.com
Read More | Posted May 30, 2001
5/5 98% King Kong (1933) King Kong was created to grip and thrill like no movie before, and these basic principles hold surprisingly true today.‐ BBC.com
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2001
5/5 97% Night of the Living Dead (1968) There is a resounding lack of sentimentality that cuts through the death and chaos, as a desperate bunch of people fight to stay alive.‐ BBC.com
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2001
5/5 98% Strangers on a Train (1951) Hitchcock's favourite device of an ordinary man caught in an ever-tightening web of fear plunges Guy into one of the director's most fiendishly effective movies.‐ BBC.com
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2001
5/5 55% Blade (1998) Snipes plays his superhero character with such aching coolness that you can't wait for the next dumb-ass vampire to get in his way.‐ BBC.com
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2001
5/5 94% Enter the Dragon (1973) Enter The Dragon marked a new high point in Bruce's ability to marry brilliant choreography with dynamic shooting styles.‐ BBC.com
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2001
5/5 93% Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) They enhance the movie by introducing dangerous threats to the survival of the heroes, while retaining the all-important physical essence of the fear of the chase that made the first film so exciting.‐ BBC.com
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2001
5/5 91% Gone With the Wind (1939) Clear an evening and indulge yourself in one of the few films that can justifiably be called an epic.‐ BBC.com
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2001
5/5 82% The Mask of Zorro (1998) There are no clever ground-breaking effects, just lashings of good clean fun with desperately devilish baddies, and good guys so fantastic, so clever and witty, that they make you want to weep with pleasure.‐ BBC.com
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2001
5/5 96% Deep Red (Profondo rosso) (1975) [A] stirring and uncompromising thriller.‐ BBC.com
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2002
5/5 93% The General (1927) Newcomers will doubtless be surprised at the excellent pacing of the action.‐ BBC.com
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2002
5/5 100% Henry V (The Chronicle History of King Henry the Fift with His Battell Fought at Agincourt in France) (1946) That the film should get made at all was an extraordinary achievement, but Olivier, in his directing debut, also gave us the first large-scale radical movie re-interpretation of Shakespeare long before others.‐ BBC.com
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2002
5/5 No Score Yet L' Appartement (The Apartment) (1996) Quote not available.‐ BBC.com
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2003
5/5 88% The Importance of Being Earnest (1952) Despite a few tweaks to Oscar Wilde's frighteningly witty play, director and writer Anthony Asquith serves up a truly delightful screen version of "The Importance of Being Earnest."‐ BBC.com
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4/5 66% 2010 (1984) The build-up to this and the initial moments on board are racked with a tension that's superbly handled by Hyams. He maintains the forbidding atmosphere well and his skills as a cinematographer are evident.‐ BBC.com
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
4/5 67% Asylum (1972) Quote not available.‐ BBC.com
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
4/5 88% Blow-Up (1966) Michelangelo Antonioni's first English language film is as maddening to watch as it is absorbing.‐ BBC.com
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
4/5 86% The Dirty Dozen (1967) [Marvin's] acid tongue and rigid discipline sets an unbreakable rod against which a top-rate cast get to flex against in this highly entertaining film.‐ BBC.com
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
4/5 73% Phantasm (1979) Ideal for Halloween viewing or a dark night, there's plenty of creepy fun to be had here, not least from the fabulously demented Tall Man.‐ BBC.com
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
4/5 92% The Picture of Dorian Gray (1945) Quote not available.‐ BBC.com
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
4/5 92% What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962) It's a film that's a little slow to start and could benefit from a faster pace. But this is still essential viewing with the superb Davis in legend mode and Crawford wisely under-playing her role as the victim.‐ BBC.com
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
4/5 91% Where Eagles Dare (1969) Quote not available.‐ BBC.com
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
4/5 92% Arachnophobia (1990) Directing duties go to Frank Marshall who makes a brilliant debut, effectively weaving together thrills and humour in equal measure.‐ BBC.com
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
4/5 83% Murder She Said (1961) Quote not available.‐ BBC.com
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000