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: 1274, showing 50 per page
PosterMovieYearGenreCommentsRating
Hotel Artemis 2018 Action, Crime, Drama A superb concept, delivered in an assured and thrilling way. A great possible swan song for Jodie Foster. I'd love to see more of the criminal 'hotel' hospitals in future films 4
Ferris Bueller's Day Off 1986 Comedy The quintissential teen film. Every boy wants to be him ad every girl wants to be with him. Ferris Bueller, you're my hero! 5
The First Purge 2018 Horror Not quite the politico-horror that I hope for, but it still looks, feels and thrills like a Purge film. 3.5
Kim Dotcom: Caught in the Web 2017 Biopic, Documentary, Thriller By focussing on freedom of the internet and not piracy the filmakers have been able to tell the tale of man who wanted to free the world. Completey unbalanced, but so it seems is Kim Dotcom! 3.5
Crazy Rich Asians 2018 Comedy, Romance Amusing, but basic rom-com with the USP of being the first all Asian Hollywood movie and some amazing Singapore scenary. 3
The Happytime Murders 2018 Action, Comedy, Crime An adult muppet movie that is just as dirty and foul mouthed as we were promised and with a surprisingly good plot. 3
First Man 2018 Biopic, Drama A wonderful biopic that is clearly about the man and not the mission. Don't expect lots of glory shots of rockets or planets, just a man and his single minded ambition. 4.5
Skate Kitchen 2018 Drama Whether you take it as girl power, skater power or ghetto power, Skate Kitchen relies far too much on trying to sell the subculture and does little to sell the drama. 2.5
Venom 2018 Action, SciFi Tom Hardy's worst performance and a messy script hamper what could have been a nice counter to the Deadpool-esque adult super hero film. 2.5
Wreck it Ralph 2: Ralph Breaks the Internet 2018 Adventure, Animation, Comedy With a more coherent central plot and theming that isn't abandoned half way (like the original), Ralph's sequel is an improvement in almost every way. 4
Star Wars: A New Hope - Live in Concert 2018 Adventure, Music Despite the cop out of not playing the Cantina theme, Star Wars on the big screen, with a live orchestra is the definitive way to watch! 4
The Muppet Christmas Carol 1992 Comedy, Drama, Family Christmas isn't Christmas without Robin the Frog belessing us, one and all. Darker in places than most Muppet films, but better for it. 4
DriverX 2017 Drama The film could also have been called 'a day in the life on an Uber'. It will not 3.5
The Bromley Boys 2018 Comedy, Family This tale of supporting the worst football club in the country is another twee brit-com that has good intentions but lacks the script to see them through. 2.5
The Blue Iguana 2018 Action, Comedy, Crime A very American English action-comedy. If you can live with fake British (and American) accents and poor jokes interspered with gun fire then this may be for you. 2
Scrooge 1951 Drama This version of A Chrstmas Carol set the standard and the visual theming for all that followed (including The Muppets) 4
Assassination Nation 2018 Crime, Drama, Horror 4 girls take back their town in violent and visceral fasion. Reservoir Dogs meet Mean Girls in a chilling tale of how far fake news can take us. 4
Lucky 2017 Drama Harry Dean Stanton's last (and possibly best) film is a beautiful and tender look at old age through the life of a grumpy old texas man. 4.5
A Simple Favour 2018 Comedy, Crime, Thriller A strange melding of Miss Marple and The Devil Wears Prada as a suburban blogger mom tries to solve the disappearance of her new best friend. Some of the comedy works and some of the suspense work, but neither sit well together. 3
Instant Family 2018 Comedy, Family A heartwarming and eye opening (for people not aware of the process) look at adoption in America. Yes it iall works out a little too perfectly, but as an advert for adoption it does its job. 3.5
The Christmas Chronicles 2018 Comedy, Family Predictable but watchable family christmas caper with a wonderful performance from Kurt Russell as the fat man in the beard (and what a beard it is!). 3.5
The Greatest Showman 2018 Biopic An excruciatingly played out tale of P.T. Barnum. If the songs aren't annoying enough then the liberties taken with the Barnum story surely should be. 2
Alfie 1966 Comedy, Drama Michael Caine at peak Michael Caine in a glorious London comedy that has more heart and emotion than Alfie would ever let on. 4
Benji 2018 Drama, Family A pretty standard family remake of a 1970s pretty standard family film as a stray dog befriends a family and saves their world 2.5
White Boy Rick 2018 Biopic, Crime, Drama Anothr biopic where the story is far more interesting than the film. The story of the FBIs youngest ever informant and how he was coerced into dealing drugs to gather more intel. 3
Minder on the Orient Express 1985 Comedy A clever spin on Agatha Christie tale as Arthur Daley and Terry McCann are tricked onboard the titular train and fall into a caper most foul. 3.5
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse 2018 Adventure, Animation, Comedy At last the Spider-Man story has been taken into a bold new direction. Introducing Miles Morales and the Spider-Verse is a masterstroke and the best Spider-Man film since Toby Maguire fought Doc Oc. 4
Replicas 2018 Crime, SciFi, Thriller A rough looking Keanu Reeves tries to clone his dead family whilst fighting against a corrupt organsation in this low budget thriller. Poor acting and awful CGI abound. 3
Bad Times at the El Royale 2018 Crime, Drama, Mystery Striking visuals, a kick-ass soundtrack, a great cast and a twisty turny time-hop plot make Bad Times a real gem. Though its long run time will probably put many off. 4.5
Bird Box 2018 Drama, Horror Any film that can keep the gimmick of a blindfolded cast going for so long is clever, but Bird Box is also thrilling and masterfully acted. 4
Gremlins 1984 Fantasy, Horror My personal favourtie Christmas film. Gremlins is dark, hilarious and unique. The effects still stand up today and if you don't want your own Mogwai you must be dead inside. 5
Gremlins 2: The New Batch 1990 Fantasy, Horror Not a patch on the originals story telling, but ramps up the kitsch hilariously as the Gremlins invade an ultra hi-tech tower block. 4
Black Mirror: Bandersnatch 2018 Drama, Mystery, SciFi As a TV 'event' Bandersnatch is ground breaking, but it also stands on its own narratively. Especially if you are a retro games geek who grew up in the 80s (like me). 4
Rocky 1976 Drama, Sport The ultimate underdog proves that you don't need to be a sports fan to love a sports movie. Rocky touhed our hearts and proved Stallone was more than just muscle. 5
Rendition 2007 Drama, Thriller A political thriller who's only ambition appears to be exposing shady CIA anti-terrorism tactics. 2.5
Suburbicon 2017 Crime, Drama, Period A slow and dull tale of murder in the suburbs with a cynically tacked on racial edge. 2
Rocky II 1979 Drama, Sport With Stallone on directing duty Rocky II has a little less emotion, but more drama as Rocky and Apollo go toe to toe once more. 4.5
Rocky III 1982 Drama, Sport Mr T's portayal of Clubber Lang is one of the most iconic performances of the 80s and helps Rocky III ramp up action, whereas Burgess Meredith's Mickey brings the heart. Another knockout for Stallone. 4.5
Total Recall 2012 Action, Adventure, SciFi An excellent reboot that dares to change the story from Arnie's original. The brave new screenplay is thrilling and the performances great, particularly Kate Beckinsale who transforms into one of the sexiest, most badass back girls around! 4
Make Us Dream 2018 Documentary, Sport Whilst the film gives a good chronology of Steven Gerrard's career, it lacks insight from the man himself, who only speaks for about 10 minutes of the whole runtime. 3
CAM 2018 Drama, Mystery, Thriller Originally planned as a documentary about the 'camgirl' industry, Cam is a seedy and suspenseful techno-thriller that is far better than its preface may suggest. 4
Tenacious D in the Pick of Destiny 2006 Comedy, Music Depite my dislike of Jack Black, TDitPoD is a suprisingly clever, funny and entertaining musicomedy. Dve Grohl's cameo is als a stroke of genius that proves TD know their audience. 3.5
Tau 2018 SciFi Another 'mad scientist traps victim in hi-tech house' film that adds nothing to the genre. It's AI will take over the world message is similarly stereotypical, but the stylish design and Gary Oldman as the AI make it just about worth while. 2.5
Bunch of Kunst 2017 Documentary A bare bones documentary that follows the minimalist punk duo on their 2 year journey to success. Some great insights into the insecuroty behind the bravado. 3
Anon 2018 Mystery, SciFi, Thriller The gimmick of an AR overlay that keeps popping up detracts a little from what is actually a pretty stylish thriller. 3
The Constant Gardener 2005 Mystery, Thriller A grea cast and cinematography can't hide that this thriller isn't quite thriling enough for its runtime. 3
Calibre 2018 Thriller A great British thriller with a belivable nigtmare scenario that deteriorates rapidly with fatal consequences. 4
Road Hard 2015 Comedy Plenty of genuinly funny stand up in a rumpy and touching tale that shows the tougher side of neing a gigging comic. 3.5
Daphne 2017 Comedy, Drama Despite being billed as a vibrant character Daphne is dull and not very likeable, so trying to feign interst in her world is too much like hard work. 2
Marjorie Prime 2017 Drama, Mystery Despite its interesting story of holographic restorations of deceased loved ones, the execution of the film is too contemplative and slow. 2.5