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
Cars 3 2017 Animation While the animation is decent as usual, the story is just a mish-mash of several Rocky movies and while the kids will love it, this is probably the most pointless Pixar offering to date. 2.5
Superman Returns 2006 Action, Adventure The story is weak and the film overlong, but Routh and Spacey do a reasonable job of channelling Reeve and Hackman, and the lighthearted spirit of the earlier films is retained. Really not as bad as everyone thinks it is! 3
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly 1966 Action, Western Everyone remembers Eastwood and Van Cleef, but Eli Wallach as the Ugly and Ennio Morricone's score are the real stars. Amazing scenery, great humour and tense action create one of the best western epics ever made. 5
Ready Player One 2018 Action, Adventure, SciFi A rather childish interpretation of the nostalgia-soaked book appears to be aimed at people too young to get the references and comes off a little dumbed down. I'd have loved it 20 years ago however! 3
Death Wish 2018 Action, Crime, Drama This film about a mild-mannered man turned vigilante hinges on wether you can accept Bruce Willis as mild-mannered. Less grit than the original but still sufficiently fun. 2.5
The Commuter 2018 Action, Crime, Drama Liam Neeson returns with another action film, this time on a train, but at least he is now acting his age as a former cop turned insurance salesman. Nothing new, but nothing bad either. 3
Pretty in Pink 1986 Comedy, Drama, Romance Another slice of John Hughes' slightly dubious teenage politics as Molly Ringwald falls for the local rich boy to a very British 80s soundtrack. 3.5
Red Sparrow 2018 Thriller A different take on the cold war spy thriller sees Jeniffer Lawrence again pushing herself not to be typecast. The twisty last half hour saves the film after a dull middle section. 3.5
This is Spinal Tap 1984 Comedy, Music Still as funny as ever as the first 'rockumentary' follows the band on their downgraded tour of America. Ridiculous, hilarious and strangely believable! 4
Game Night 2018 Comedy, Crime A real breath of fresh air for the mainstream comedy as friends gather for a regular game night only for things to go awry with violent (and hilarious) consequences. The interaction between the various couples is spot on. 3.5
Tomb Raider 2018 Action, Adventure Despite Vikander's best efforts, the film takes far too many liberties with the script that ask too much belief from the viewer without giving enough excitement in return. One can only hope (for Vikander's sake) that a sequel can put this right 2.5
Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest 2011 Documentary, Music A disjointed, but honest documentary that really only suffers for the fact that much more has happened to the band since the film was released. A sequel is due. 3.5
The Square 2017 Comedy, Drama, Foreign Language The Square works as both a collection of uncomfortable arthouse scenes and a full narrative on the nature of art and expression. It takes commitment to sit down to a two and a half hour subtitled film, but you are rewarded for your time. 4
Annihilation 2018 Action, Adventure, SciFi Proof that an intelligent sci fi movie can be female led as Natalie Portman goes into the unknown where our laws of nature don't apply. 4
Hard Eight 1996 Crime, Drama Another Paul Thomas Anderson character study that is full of great performances and sharp dialogue. Philip Baker Hall is superb as the aging gambler who takes on a new protege. 4
People You May Know 2017 Drama, Romance Another attempt at an internet age parable that succeeds as much as it fails as a loner becomes a social media guinea pig with unexpected repercussions. 2.5
New Jack City 1991 Action, Crime, Drama Run of the mill 90s gangster fare with casting that feels like the roles were picket out of a hat. All of the right people are there, but almost to a man they are playing the wrong character. 2.5
Black Panther 2018 Action, Adventure, SciFi Dispenses with almost all of the Marvel tropes to deliver a tight and focussed origin story in a beautifully realised world. At last we have a superhero film dialled back down to 10. 4
2 Guns 2013 Action, Comedy, Crime Standard but entertaining buddy movie where the twists are obvious and the wisecracks lame, but that doesn't seem to matter. 3
Bad Day For The Cut 2017 Drama, Thriller Whilst the plot lingers a little too long, this tale of quiet farm life interrupted by secrets and murder percolates into a dark and violent thriller. 3.5
Two Down 2015 Comedy, Crime, Thriller 70s inspired crime drama interspersed with light hearted comedy adds up to a weak first feature from from film-makers tipped as 'stars of tomorrow' by Screen International. 2.5
Three Days of the Condor 1975 Thriller Slow 70s spy yarn that has aged much worse than its cult status suggests. Is a real slog to make it to the unsatisfactory conclusion. 2.5
Cardboard Gamgsters 2017 Crime, Drama A very low budget Irish drama that transcends its poor acting to deliver a solid look at estate life. 3.5
Acts of Vengeance 2017 Action, Drama Not sure if the script, the directing or Antonio Banderas was the worst thing about it, but wow, that was bad. 1
The Foreigner 2017 Action, Drama, Thriller It is great to see Jackie Chan in a non-comedy and non-kung fu film (though he does get a few kicks and punches in). It is odd however that the title was changed from The Chinaman when that is what he is called throughout. 3.5