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: 1538, showing 25 per page
PosterMovieYearGenreCommentsRating
Mrs. Lowry & Son 2019 Biopic, Drama Vanessa Redgrave and Timothy Spall give outstanding performances in a wonderfully understated portrayal of a very ordinary man who would later become one of Britain's greatest painters. 4
Last Christmas 2019 Comedy, Drama, Romance Despite it's tough facade, it is still the horribly saccharine and twee rom-com that you fear it will be. But it is definitely not terrible and has some great George Michael music throughout. 2.5
Speed of Life 2019 Drama, Mystery, SciFi The basis of a good relationship drama as a man disappears on the day of David Bowie's death, only to return 24 years later without aging a day. But the SciFi is flimsy and pay off not worth the wait. 2.5
Awake 2007 Thriller Hayden Christensen shows he's a slightly better actor than his Star Wars performances suggested in a thriller with an interesting premise, which is gripping to a point before overdoing the melodrama in the last 20 minutes. 3
Under the Skin 2014 Drama, Horror, SciFi Aside from the obvious appeal of seeing Scarlett Johansson in little to no clothing, this bizarre film does also have great visuals and moments of black humour. Unfortunately the minimalist plot and irritating soundtrack stop it being an enjoyable film. 2.5
Mowgli 2018 Adventure, Fantasy The darker story may be closer to Kipling's books, but that doesn't make it a lot of fun to watch and while the voice acting is good, the CGI is poor in comparison to the Disney version that this is competing with. 2.5
Do The Right Thing 1989 Comedy, Drama The rising temperatures on the hottest day also raises racial tensions as the film descends from feel-good comedy to a tragic and brutal crescendo. A Spike Lee masterpiece. 4.5
Krush Groove 1985 Comedy, Drama, Music A loosely semi-autobiographical tale of Russell Simmons and the early days of Def Jam, the film has some great musical talent providing a sweet hip-hop soundtrack, but also proving that acting is not the same as performing. 2.5
Tangled: Before Ever After 2017 Adventure, Animation, Family The low budget sequel conveniently bring back Rapunzel's hair and the original voice cast in a fun but forgettable follow up. But as a segway into the fun Tangled animated TV series it does exactly what is needed. 2.5
Times Square 1980 Drama, Music When a slacker and a repressed rich girl meet in the hospital they team up to force New York to hear their story. A punk coming of age tale with a kick ass soundtrack. 3.5
The Platform 2019 Horror, SciFi, Thriller This Spanish horror has inmates in a huge underground tower sharing the finest food and wine. But how much is left for each floor is decided by those in the floor above. Tight, tense and far more intellectual than most of of its peers. 4
Pump Up The Volume 1990 Drama I fear I have watched this teen angst drama about a young pirate shock-jock 20 years too late to understand the sentiment and have come to the conclusion either the film, or I, have aged badly. 2.5
The Call of the Wild 2020 Adventure, Drama, Family One of many adaptations of Jack London's short story, this Disney-esque shaggy dog adventure in the Yukon is a lot of fun if you can ignore the awful animal CGI that would be better suited to a Scooby Doo comedy film. 3.5
The Invisible Man 2020 Horror, Mystery, Thriller Despite being a mildly interesting take on the old tale, I have doubts about the bare bones plot, Elisabeth Moss' ability to lead a film and the heavy handed score. 2.5
Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn 2020 Action, Adventure, Comedy The DCEU hits a new low as Harley Quinn proves worse than Suicide Squad in all meaningful areas. Another plotless wasted opportunity. 2
The Hunt 2020 Action, Horror, Thriller Betty Gilpin is great as the ass-kicking hero defending herself from liberal elite and their new sport of ‘deplorable hunting’. Not everything in the film works, but it is a lot of fun and features a superbly brutal final fight. 3.5
Metallica: Through the Never 2013 Music, Thriller The idea of combining concert footage with a fictional side story is interesting, but this is still all about Metallica and the show they put on here is impressive enough that the side story is rendered fairly insignificant. 3.5
Raiders! The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made 2015 Documentary A heartwarming look back at an ambitious group of teenagers remaking their favourite 80s film, which also charts their own coming-of-age. What stands out is their recklessness, which is still prevalent when they reunite to complete the film years later. 3.5
Superman II 1980 Action, SciFi Incredibly cheesy by modern standards with a contradictory plot, this sequel has not aged well but as an 80s popcorn movie it is still entertaining, with reasonable special effects and good performances from Christopher Reeve and the villains. 3
Breakdance: The Movie 1984 Drama, Music Ignoring the nostalgic affection I have for this film, it's pretty terrible in terms of acting and plot while some of the dance sequences are cringeworthy. Even so, it still has a few enjoyable scenes and is a classic slice of 80s cheese. 3
Menace II Society 1993 Crime, Drama, Thriller Another tragic tale of life in the hood, but this one manages to tell the story without glamourising the players. Believable characters and a typically high quality soundtrack. 3.5
Doolittle 2020 Action, Adventure, Comedy Despite the poor critical response and RDJ's Welsh accent, the screening I saw was sold out and it seemed everyone in there enjoyed it, including me. Apart from the really cheap toilet humour it was everything I would want from a family adventure movie. 3
Chaos 2005 Action, Crime, Thriller Statham & Philllipe's odd couple cops versus Snipes' robber in an average thriller that plays off a big reveal that really isn't that interesting. 2.5
Sonic the Hedgehog 2020 Action, Adventure, Comedy Whilst not quite killing the video game movie curse, Sonic is a perfectly serviceable family adventure. Apart from every scene with Jim Carey's Robotnik. They 90s Carey to the max and are pretty awful. 3
Honey Boy 2019 Biopic, Drama Shia Lebeouf is excellent as his own father in his semi-autobiographical screenplay about a child star and his alcoholic chaperone dad. 4