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Nigel Floyd

Nigel Floyd
Nigel Floyd's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Film4, Time Out Sydney, Filmstar Magazine

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
17% Knight Moves (1993) Despite an absurdly convoluted plot predicated on the idea that the hero might be a serial killer, this over-heated and over-stylised thriller is devoid of any real suspense...‐ Sight and Sound
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2020
3/5 79% Red Eye (2005) The psychological mind-games are played to the hilt and the flight time is gratifyingly short.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2019
4/5 91% Head-On (2005) From its stunning opening sequence to its merciless fatalistic conclusion, this is directed with extraordinary confidence and maturity by the 32-year-old Fatih Akin. ‐ The List
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2019
1/5 10% Exorcist: The Beginning (2004) Leaving aside the folly of making a prequel to William Friedkin's 1973 horror classic, this fails on every level. Ninety minutes of tedious exposition give way to a random jumble of horror clichés that rise to a shrill pitch of hysteria.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Apr 22, 2019
86% Sharky's Machine (1981) Unfortunately, Reynolds the director is as uncertain about the tone of the picture as Reynolds the star is about his screen persona‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2018
41% Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth (1992) Forget the disastrous Hellbound: Hellraiser II; this is adult horror to die for.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2017
2/5 25% The Divide (2012) Its nihilism feels cynical rather than authentically bleak, and the increasingly histrionic scenes start to resemble an indulgent actors' workshop that has spun out of control.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2015
81% Kon Tiki (2013) The inspiring story of Thor Heyerdahl's Kon-Tiki expedition makes for an exciting, if slightly old fashioned, maritime adventure movie.‐ Film4
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2014
92% Stations of the Cross (2015) Pared down images and intense, polemical dialogue capture a young girl's struggle to reconcile her personal belief in God with her community's blinkered religious values.‐ Film4
Read More | Posted Nov 28, 2014
3/5 75% Honeymoon (2014) Leslie and Treadaway extract plenty of existential doubt and distressing emotion from what is essentially a claustrophobic two-hander.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2014
2/5 50% White Settlers (The Blood Lands) (2014) This rural 'home invasion' movie is gussied up with topical nods to the Scottish independence debate - but horror fans on both sides of the border are likely to vote no.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2014
2/5 29% Deliver Us from Evil (2014) An impressively staged climactic exorcism compensates in part for the random, far-fetched storytelling that precedes it.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2014
4/5 88% Cheap Thrills (2014) There are satisfying echoes of Stephen King's sly black humour in this deliciously nasty comedy thriller.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Jun 3, 2014
20% Transcendence (2014) An ambitious, old fashioned, ideas-driven science fiction film that is never as mind-expanding as its futuristic images and topical, dystopian ideas seem to promise.‐ Film4
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2014
2/5 50% The Strange Color of Your Body's Tears (2014) If you make it as far as the obvious, disappointing denouement, you might be left asking yourself if the filmmakers' abstract style is better suited to short films.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2014
50% The Zero Theorem (2014) It's dystopia all over again, in an under-funded Terry Gilliam film stuffed with over-familiar ideas and trapped in a claustrophobic, ecclesiastical set.‐ Film4
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2014
75% Lone Survivor (2014) Authentic military detail, generic storytelling and manly patriotism battle it out in a gut-wrenching war movie that celebrates heroism under fire.‐ Film4
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2014
46% Last Vegas (2013) A funny, touching and surprisingly fleet-footed comedy about a quartet of 60-plus male friends who are determined to grow old (dis)gracefully.‐ Film4
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2014
66% The Railway Man (2014) Despite its stodgy storytelling, this respectful cinematic version of ex-POW Eric Lomax's true story succeeds because of Colin Firth's perfect, understated performance.‐ Film4
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2014
43% Homefront (2013) Think a Sly Stallone-scripted action movie starring The Stath is a sure-fire winner? Think again.‐ Film4
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2013
4/5 75% Big Bad Wolves (2014) Delivering on the promise of 2010's 'Rabies', this is a bleakly funny mash-up comedy about child murder, corruption, torture and the siege mentality‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2013
73% Young & Beautiful (Jeune Et Jolie) (2014) In this tale of sexual awakening, the adolescent Isabelle is often naked and exposed; but we never once get under her skin.‐ Film4
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2013
4/5 81% In Fear (2014) Grips like a 4x4, even as the escalating tension threatens to spin out of control.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2013
36% The Fifth Estate (2013) Like WikiLeaks itself, The Fifth Estate collapses under the sheer weight of information and political import bearing down upon it, its human drama crushed by documentary data overload.‐ Film4
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2013
80% Prisoners (2013) A disturbing crime thriller, elevated by subtle storytelling, challenging ideas and fine performances, but let down by some lazy generic tropes and jarring implausibilities.‐ Film4
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2013
13% R.I.P.D. (2013) A patchy attempt to wrangle quirky, other-worldly comic-book mythology into a mainstream 3D blockbuster format, but one which lacks the oddball imagination to pull it off.‐ Film4
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2013
1/5 40% Insidious: Chapter 2 (2013) For all but the most forgiving horror fans, this is a lazy, stupid and incoherent failure.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2013
91% The Great Beauty (2013) An eye-ravishing meditation on first love, squandered talent, the eternal beauty of Rome and a life wasted on hedonistic excess.‐ Film4
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2013
57% Riddick (2013) Stripped-down survivalist sci-fi showcases Vin Diesel's laconic anti-hero, retina-scorching planetary vistas and fearsome creature designs.‐ Film4
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2013
64% 2 Guns (2013) Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg are perfectly matched as mis-matched buddies in a violent, funny and entertaining action-comedy.‐ Film4
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2013
65% The Heat (2013) Engagingly acted character comedy takes precedence over the nominal action-comedy plot, which involves the usual mysterious crime kingpin and the whereabouts of a big shipment of drugs.‐ Film4
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2013
3/5 25% Trap For Cinderella (2013) Softley negotiates layers of deceit with skill, but an uncharacteristic visual and narrative tightness leaves one wondering what might have been.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2013
2/5 21% The Seasoning House (2013) The film's downbeat switchback ending is neither convincing nor earned.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2013
2/5 15% The Last Exorcism Part II (2013) By the time the kamikaze crows start dive-bombing the church windows, and the shape-shifting demon appears in a hoody and a Venetian carnival mask, the whole thing has degenerated into a mumbo jumbo gumbo.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2013
2/5 40% The Purge (2013) The film's would-be subversive ideas about the kneejerk appeal of social violence get lost in the mix.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted May 29, 2013
57% The Reluctant Fundamentalist (2013) A provocative political thriller which, despite Riz Ahmed's electrifying central performance, is too uneven and over-stated to realise its dramatic and polemical ambitions.‐ Film4
Read More | Posted May 9, 2013
2/5 35% Deadfall (2012) Like all over-ambitious B-movies, this features solid performances by a mix of seasoned talent and promising young actors, all of whom deserve better.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted May 8, 2013
39% Dead Man Down (2013) A lifeless attempt to fuse a taut crime thriller and a complex psychological drama.‐ Film4
Read More | Posted May 2, 2013
2/5 37% The ABCs of Death (2013) Gives a sense of horror movie making learned by rote - at a boy's school where girls have been admitted under sufferance.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2013
3/5 62% Evil Dead (2013) Despite much old-school splatter, it's seldom frightening and oddly unfunny.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2013
94% Good Vibrations (2012) An engaging portrait of a lovable, shambolic music fan turned reluctant impresario.‐ Film4
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2013
2/5 53% Jack the Giant Slayer (2013) A mash-up of old-school heroism, pantomime villainy, starstruck lovers and post-'Shrek' archness, it's more exhausting than exhilarating.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2013
81% Warm Bodies (2013) Despite its stumbling storyline, lack of logic and sparse comedy, this ZomRomCom has a beating romantic heart.‐ Film4
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2013
3/5 76% The Bay (2012) More coherent and thought-provoking than most 'found-footage' horror movies, this should appeal to genre fans and eco-activists alike.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2013
3/5 64% Mama (2013) By splitting the action between several different characters and locations, the plot dissipates the suspense and lacks focus, as if it has been bolted together from disparate, ill-fitting pieces.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2013
2/5 66% Antiviral (2013) 'Antiviral' never wholly succeeds as either a surgical satire or a medical conspiracy thriller, and its tedious last third is like a diseased body dragging itself slowly to the grave.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2013
1/5 20% Hollow (2012) The post-'Blair Witch' shaky-cam horror movie, already teetering on the edge of oblivion, drops off a cliff with this micro-budget British effort ...‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2013
2/5 93% Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol (2011) Quote not available.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2013
3/5 35% Night of the Demons (2010) Quote not available.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2013
4/5 60% American Mary (2013) Once in a while, a mould-breaking horror movie signals the arrival of a unique talent: doubly so in this case, since this bracingly perverse 'body modification' tale was made by Canadian twins Jen and Sylvia Soska, aka the Twisted Sisters.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2013