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: 1279, showing 50 per page
PosterMovieYearGenreCommentsRating
K-Shop 2016 Horror, Thriller An unexpected indictment of binge drinking Britain dressed up as a Sweeny Todd for the millenial generation. One of those films that you want everyone to see. 4
Judge Dredd 1995 Action, Crime, SciFi Looks dated even for a 90s movie, but the camp and cartoony fun is all the simple plot needed. 3
Joysticks 1983 Comedy Awful racial and social stereotyping and bereft of humour. Nowhere near its contemporaries (like Revenge of the Nerds) and not even worth watching to geek out on the old arcade games. 1.5
Joy 2015 Biopic, Drama Dreary TV movie dressed up as cinema. Poor acting throughout and an absolute mystery how it became oscar nominated. The film appears as fake as the QVC sellers peddling Joy's wares. 2
Jimmy Vestvood 2016 Adventure, Comedy The 'all foreigners are terrorists' and 'America loves a good war (for commercial gain)' rhetoric feels bang on, but does get a little tiresome by the end. A nice slapstick comedy. 3
The Jewel of the Nile 1985 Action, Adventure, Comedy A moderately entertaining sequel to Romancing the Stone that just doesn't pack the punch of its predecessor. 2.5
Jason Bourne 2016 Action, Thriller Fun and entertaining, but the unusually poor script and set pieces too often spoil the flow. 3
Jackie Chan's Project A 1983 Action, Comedy Click to see our Film Club review. 3.5
Japan Sinks 2006 Adventure, Drama, SciFi Focuses a little too much on the people and not the action, making for a slightly dull affair. 2.5
Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit 2014 Action, Thriller Generic spy-action thriller set in the US and Russia but with an almost entirely British cast?? 2.5
Jack Reacher: Never Go Back 2016 Action, Adventure, Crime Some brilliantly brutal fight scenes elevate a very average script. 2.5
Into the Wild 2007 Adventure, Biopic, Drama The desire for a free life is infectious, but the film fails spectacularly in showing the risk and danger of living in the wild. Though it is still great to see a film championing the odd people on the outside of 'normal' life. 3
Inside Man 2006 Crime, Drama, Mystery An interesting twist, but just a little too generic. 3.5
Inside Llewyn Davis 2013 Drama, Music Oscar Isaac is excellent as the temperamental folk singer questioning his art. 4
Infiltrator 2016 Biopic, Crime, Drama Despite playing his part well, Cranston is horribly miscast and the film plods along to a pretty unsatisfactory conclusion. 2.5
Inferno 2016 Adventure, Drama, Thriller Inferno displays everything that is wrong with big budget thrillers. Ageing 'named' lead actors who can't keep up with the action, overused and unnecessary CGI and a myriad of twists that are all so signposted they just prolong the agony. 1.5
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom 1984 Action, Adventure Click to see our Box Set review. 3
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull 2008 Action, Adventure Click to see our Box Set review. 2
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade 1989 Action, Adventure Click to see our Box Set review. 4
Independence Day Resurgence 2016 Action, Adventure, SciFi Inane script, awful acting, bad modelling, terrible score. And those are its good oints. Almost no redeeming qualities whatsoever. A lesson in how to kill a franchise. 1.5
In a Valley of Violence 2016 Action, Western Part ‘First Blood in the wild west’ and part animal talent show. Almost pulls it off. 3
If Cats Disappeared from the World 2016 Drama, Fantasy, Foreign Language Beautifully shot and expertly told tale of love, loss, life and death. 4
Imperium 2016 Crime, Drama, Thriller A decent enough telling of a true tale, though Radcliffe's transformation from weedy geek to white supremacist is all a little too easy. 3
I, Daniel Blake 2016 Drama Will make you laugh, cry and rage about the hypocrisy and bureaucracy of the welfare state. 4.5
I Robot 2004 Action, SciFi A bit too 'set-piecey' in places, but Smith is great in a slightly more serious role but the Audi product placement gets a bit incredulous. 3.5
I am Not a Serial Killer 2016 Drama, Horror, Thriller Its low budget, slow pacing and supernatural twist detract from a great performance by Christopher Lloyd. 2.5
Hunt for the Wilderpeople 2016 Adventure, Comedy, Drama Sam Neill’s best performance since Jurassic park and full of the kind of wacky humour than only the Ozzies and the Nozzies can make. 4.5
Hush 2016 Horror, Thriller A good premise that fails to live up to its promise, but remains entertaining throughout. 3
Homefront 2013 Action Stallone wrote the screenplay but I am glad he handed the role to Statham as it suits him perfectly. 3.5
Hollywoodland 2006 Biopic, Crime, Drama Very interesting melodrama about the death of George Reeves. Presents 3 possible conclusions and lets you make up your own mind. 3.5
High Fidelity 2000 Comedy, Music A standard rom-com that is desperate to be seen as more. Fun and has a few stand out laughs, but just not enough. 3
High-Rise 2016 Drama Style over sense that suggests that Ballard's book should be left alone by the movie industry. 2.5
Hello My Name is Doris 2015 Comedy, Drama, Romance Pleasant and harmless tale of old lost soul falling for young free spirit. 3
Hell or High Water 2016 Crime, Drama, Western A modern day western that is slower than a summer Sunday in Texas. In a good way. 4
The Hateful Eight 2015 Adventure, Drama, Mystery Click to see our detailed review. 3.5
Hardcore Henry 2016 Action, SciFi Click to see our detailed review. 1.3
Hard Tide 2015 Drama, Thriller The low budget and poor acting don't ruin a nice British thriller with a great soundtrack. 3
Hail, Caesar! 2016 Comedy, Mystery, Period The Coen's love letter to Hollywood. A caricature of classic cinema done in a respectful way 4.5
Grudge match Comedy, Sport funny, well acted and has some great nods to classic boxing films. The meat locker seen is genius. It is a shame that reviewers fixated on comparing the film to Rocky and Raging Bull rather than enjoying the film for what it is. 4
Grimsby 2016 Action, Comedy A pathetically weak script and cringeworthy 'big' jokes are made almost watchable by high production values and exciting action sequences. 2
Green Room 2016 Crime, Horror, Thriller A crocodile of a movie. Long periods of calm punctuated with violent bursts of energy. Beautifully shot and sickeningly gruesome. 4
Gone Baby Gone 2007 Crime, Mystery Some early indications of Affleck's directing flair, but the screenplay is lacking. 3.5
Friday 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan 1989 Horror Not scary, thrilling, funny, entertaining fun. But more importantly it isn't even in Manhattan! 1.5
Frank and Lola 2016 Drama, Noir Well acted and presented relationship drama, but also pretty eventless. 3.5
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 2016 Adventure, Family, Fantasy A weak first hour, but it all comes together in the second. The plot is far too X-Men for my liking. 3.5
Eye in the Sky 2016 Drama, Thriller, War It is inconceivable that things would go down the way the film presents, but as entertaining theatre it is a thrilling adventure with many moral questions. 3.5
Exam 2009 Mystery, Thriller An interesting concept that for the most part work well, but are spoiled a little by a silly end. 3
Exposed 2016 Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller Dreadfully slow supernatural thriller that leaves no satisfaction when it is over. A poor man's M Night Shyamalam. 2.5
Evidence of Blood 1998 Drama, Mystery, Thriller Decent TV movie that would be better without the unnecessary last 30 minutes of melodrama. 2.5
Equity 2016 Drama An interesting corporate drama in places and no better than a Hallmark special in others. 2.5