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
Insidious: Chapter 3 2015 Horror, Thriller A decent prequel story that doesn't do anything new but still retains the creepy atmosphere and jump scares of the earlier films. The acting is decent and there is even a touch of black humour, making it an improvement on the second film. 3
Zoolander 2 2016 Comedy Proof that time has moved on where comedy is concerned and you can't use the same jokes 15 years on and expect success. Terrible performances from actors you'd expect more from, awful new characters and a boring story make this wrong on all levels. 2
Fargo 1996 Crime, Thriller The film that the phrase 'darkly comic thriller' was designed for, Fargo is a quirky, violent masterpiece with wonderful performances from the entire cast and great music. Still the Coen brothers' best film after all these years. 5
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom 2018 SciFi, Thriller Story-wise it's all over the place, and would have worked better as two separate films with both arcs fleshed out, but the dinosaurs are great as always and the humans aren't bad. Like its predecessor, don?t think about it too much and it'll be fine. 3
A Nightmare on Elm Street 1984 Fantasy, Horror Freddy is far less terrifying than he used to be and the effects are quite comical in places, but the premise is still brilliant, the gore shocking and the film is rightly regarded as a horror classic. It's just a shame about the daft ending. 4
A Quiet Place 2018 Drama, Horror, Thriller A family must live in silence as not to awaken the beast in the woods. Despite a barrel full of plot holes, the tense nature of the film and lack of dialogue keeps you on edge throughout. 3
Love Simon 2018 Comedy, Drama, Romance As an attempt to make a gay John Hughes film it fails hard, but as a trite but warm teen romance it just about hits enough highs to rise above the caricature it starts off as. 2.5
Scott and Sid 2018 Comedy, Drama Apparently based on the film makers own experiences, the film is a wholly unbelievable tale of misfits and their unlikely successes. 2
Farenheit 451 2018 Drama, SciFi, Thriller Despite a good cast this throughly disappointing remake of the 60s cult classic sees Michael B Jordan rebel against the system and his job as a book-burner. 2
Gringo 2018 Action, Comedy, Crime This lame revenge comedy is unlikely to put David Oyelewo on the map as a comedy actor. Pedestrian plot and few laughs along the way as a down-trodden fall guy tries to get his own back on scheming bosses. 2
Rampage 2018 Action, SciFi, Thriller Far from the worst movie based on a video game, but it takes itself way too seriously for the first half, the effects are sometimes poor and even when the monsters and destruction take over it lacks the wow factor you'd expect from a disaster movie. 2.5
Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation 2015 Action, Thriller A by-the-numbers spy thriller that fails to build on Ghost Protocol despite Cruise being less miserable. Rebecca Ferguson only seems to have been brought in to dress in a variety of provocative outfits, and adds virtually nothing to the franchise. 3
Hostage 2005 Crime, Thriller A reasonable if predictable story with a decent performance from Willis, but it is nearly ruined by overly stylised direction and a musical score that doesn?t fit with the film at all. 2.5
Avengers: Infinity War 2018 Action, SciFi, Thriller The dizzying array of heroes get meaningful screen time and the humour is restrained compared to recent Marvel outings, but the real positive is Thanos, a great villain with depth and purpose, rather than the throwaway baddies of most superhero movies. 4
The Cottage 2008 Comedy, Horror Played more for laughs than scares, this typically British offering is hard to take seriously and seems more like an extended sitcom episode than a film. It's still entertaining in its way though. 2.5
Shimmer Lake 2017 Crime, Mystery The comic elements don?t quite fit with the story but are toned down when it matters. The story being told in reverse is a clever idea and the final twist was a genuine surprise, while the acting is generally good. 3
The Ritual 2017 Comedy, Horror, Thriller Adds little to the 'something in the woods' horror genre, but a fine cast and some very British dialogue make it an enjoyable experience. 3.5
Black Christmas 2006 Horror This slasher film starts off being unexpectedly amusing, but soon degenerates into run-of-the-mill horror with an over-complicated story and awful acting. 2
You Were Never Really Here 2017 Drama, Thriller Joaquin Phoenix is as good as usual but the film's haphazard style had me on edge far more than the unconvincing plot. 3
I Kill Giants 2017 Drama, Fantasy Another film that I couldn't work out who it was aimed at. It seems like a kids film but I can imagine anyone under the age of 12 being bored rigid. Over-sentimental and under-entertaining. 2
Deep Blue Sea 2 2018 Action, Horror Dumbs down everything that made the first movie good. Choosing to make the protagonists (sharks) smaller rather than bigger doesn't really work and the acting is hilariously bad in places. There is a little fun to be had, but it is no cult hit. 2
Blade 1998 Action, Horror It hasn’t aged well in some respects, but the fight scenes are still exciting and the character is a good fit for Wesley Snipes' limited acting talent. Enjoyable, but mostly for nostalgic reasons. 3
Batman: Mask of the Phantasm 1993 Action, Animation, Drama The animation style and story border on Film Noir, making this one of the most mature superhero cartoons. The voice performance of Mark Hamill as The Joker is particularly noteworthy, but the numerous flashbacks make the story hard to follow at times. 3.5
Thor: The Dark World 2013 Action, Fantasy, SciFi There are a few good moments, mainly the performances of Hemsworth and Hiddlestone, and plenty of action, but it's largely forgettable, the villain is dull and the much of the comedy falls flat. Overall one of the worst MCU movies to date. 2.5
The Craft 1996 Thriller Crossing high school drama with the supernatural was a fun concept at the time, but 20 years on it is rather cringeworthy, with some awful acting and unintentionally comical special effects. 2