MovieViews


The MovieMuse Reviews (MovieViews) database is a searchable collection of films that the team have watched. It provides a link to an in-depth review or a short opinion on the film and a rating, as well as a link to the film’s poster or DVD cover. Over time this will build into a comprehensive guide about what to watch and what to avoid.

You can search and sort the list by individual film names, genre, reviewer, score and other variables to inform you on whether a film is worth your time, or to inspire you for your next movie night.

We will also use the database to create periodic lists of the recommended films in all sorts of categories. These lists will be shared on the website and some will even come with a video.

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Total MovieViews Found: 1500, showing 25 per page
PosterMovieYearGenreCommentsRating
Candyman 1992 Horror The premise and villain are good in theory, but the slow pace, heavy handed direction and overbearing score outweigh any positive aspects. If you remember this being a good film then keep it that way by never watching it again. 2
Rocky Balboa 2006 Drama, Sport Little more than an over-sentimental rehash of the original, but this final chapter in Rocky's in-ring story is delivered so well that any flaws can be overlooked, while Stallone recaptures everything that made us love the character in the first place. 4.5
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey 2012 Adventure, Fantasy The sheer joy of returning to Middle Earth is tempered by Jackson's bloated adaptation, but the key characters are well acted, the scenery is amazing and the scenes with Bilbo and Gollum are brilliant. A great start to an admittedly unnecessary trilogy. 3.5
Crimson Peak 2015 Drama, Horror The acting and production design are top notch, but sadly the story doesn't match them, with too much melodrama, predictable plot twists and supernatural elements that are largely inconsequential. 2.5
Unsane 2018 Thriller Will be remembered as the film shot on an iPhone, but deserves much more. A scenario that doesn't seem impossible played out in a plausible and scary way. 4
My Friend Dahmer 2017 Biopic, Drama Bills itself as a look at how a serial killer learnt his trade, but is in fact a pretty dull tale of a school misfit with zero insight or entertainment. 2
Blockers 2018 Comedy An awful comedy of loose morals and poor jokes. If the best gag you can come up with for a film is a beer enema, then I think you should really give up. 2
Isle of Dogs 2018 Adventure, Animation, Comedy A wonderful oddball film that comes so close to greatness, only to run out of steam half an hour too soon. Wes Anderson shows no signs of running out of steam and can now add 'acclaimed animation director' to his resume. 4
Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey 1991 Adventure, Comedy Bogus journey is no failure, but it is half the film of its predecessor. Had it not been for the brilliant William Sadler as Death, B&T would never have remained the franchise it is today. 3.5
Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure 1989 Adventure, Comedy A film about two dim witted bozos has no right to be so clever. Captures the 80s spirit with a warmth that has long since been replaced by vulgarity in more modern comedy. A bona fide comedy classic. 5
Cargo 2017 Drama, Thriller Following a similar vein to Maggie, Arnie's zombie film with hardly any zombies, Cargo is another clever attempt at breathing new life into a genre. An excellent distraction from the norm. 4
Flight 2012 Drama, Thriller Denzel is his usual reliable self as both the hero and villain in this movie, which starts off thrilling but ends up more of a drama. It's way too long but the story is interesting as you must decide whether to root for the main character or not. 4
Rollercoaster 1977 Thriller The film gives no real motivation for the villain and features some woeful acting and special effects. More of a promo film for some of the biggest amusement parks of the era, but I'm not sure anyone would want to visit if their security is this lax! 2.5
Twister 1996 Thriller The story simply plays out the same scene over and over again with more intensity each time and many of the characters are terrible, but the effects still look pretty good and it's always fun to watch the destructive power of nature in action. 3
The Lookout 2007 Drama, Thriller Not the action-packed heist thriller you might expect, but probably the better for it, this is a compelling and slightly tragic drama with a nuanced performance by Joseph Gordon Levitt in the lead role and an excellent finale. 3.5
The Imitation Game 2014 Biopic, Drama Aims to serve as biopic and tense wartime drama and succeeds at both, with Cumberbatch superb as the brilliant yet infuriating Turing and the story drifting between time periods without losing momentum. A gripping, triumphant but ultimately tragic story. 4
F/X - Murder By Illusion 1986 Action, Thriller A typical 80s thriller and it hasn't aged particularly well, but there are a few enjoyable moments and it doesn't take itself too seriously. 3
Scream 1996 Horror, Mystery Wes Craven does for slasher movies what Tarantino did for crime thrillers, with self-referential humour and pop culture references introduced without easing on the shocks and violence. A brilliant reinvention of a genre few cared about at the time. 4.5
Solo: A Star Wars Story 2018 Action, Adventure, SciFi Click to see our detailed review. 4
A Dog's Purpose 2017 Comedy, Drama, Family A ridiculous over-sentimental plot that aims to wring buckets of tears out of the viewer, but most dog lovers will enjoy the film and find plenty to laugh about when they're not weeping. 3
The Gift 2015 Thriller You have to wonder what's going on in Joel Egerton's mind, casting himself as a creepy weirdo in his own film, but his performance is great in an unnerving thriller that has a great twist at the end. 3.5
Savageland 2015 Horror, Mystery The documentary style approach works reasonably well in this low budget offering, but in the end it's just another entry into the bloated zombie horror genre. 2.5
Horns 2013 Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller What could've been a fairly standard murder mystery film turns out to be something completely unique and utterly bonkers. It doesn't always work but when it does it's very enjoyable, while Radcliffe puts on another engaging post-Potter performance. 3
The Bourne Supremacy 2004 Action, Thriller Much less of a surprise package than the first film, this is a more mundane action thriller with the espionage aspects toned down. Matt Damon is great again but overall it's nowhere near as good as the first film. 3
Lake Placid 3 2010 Comedy, Horror Marginally better acting than the second one, but the CG effects are just as bad and the plot is completely predictable. Somebody stop them making these! 1.5