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: 1443, showing 25 per page
PosterMovieYearGenreCommentsRating
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
The Jesus Rolls 2019 Comedy, Crime A spinoff from The Big Lebowski (but written and directed by John Tutturo with no input from the Coen brothers). It is a remake of the 1970s French film Going Places that all feels a bit too light and despite its name, didn't really go anywhere. 2.5
The Cave 2019 Documentary, War A hospital in a cave is the only hope for a city cut off by war. A truly inspirational story is unfortunately diminished by the saturation of Syrian war documentaries and the jarringly arty segways. 3.5
Corpus Christi 2019 Drama, Foreign Language A polish film about a young offender who, after a religious awakening, pretends to be a priest in a small town where he is supposed to be working on parole. A great central performance and deep moral dilemmas help the film shine 4
The Edge of Democracy 2019 Documentary The democratic crisis in Brazil is a fascinating subject with unfortunate parallels to every other capitalist nation. But the pace at which this cautionary tale is told is far too slow to maintain interest. 3
Maleficent: Mistress of Evil 2019 Adventure, Family, Fantasy Another interesting take on the Sleeping Beauty lore, but some of the casting and performances drag down a decent film. 3
Uncut Gems 2019 Crime, Drama, Thriller A chaotic day in the life of a jewellery dealer and hopeless gambling addict told in the Safdie brothers unique style. Sandler is excellent, but the frenetic pace of the film will unsettle some. 3.5
IT Chapter Two 2019 Horror, Thriller After a promising set-up in the first film, this conclusion to the story is so bogged down by exposition, flashbacks and predictable jump scares that by the time they get around to the final showdown with IT you'll be too bored to care. 2.5
Charlie Says 2018 Biopic, Drama This could have been an interesting study of three female members of Manson's family and what led them to commit murder, but in the end all it does is tell the already-known story about Manson and the crimes he helped perpetrate. A missed opportunity. 2.5
Feedback 2019 Horror, Thriller Claustrophobic and sometimes gruesome, this single-location story has some good moments but would've benefitted from tighter editing. The ambiguous ending makes you wonder if any of the characters are actually good, which is both interesting and annoying. 3
Jumanji: The Next Level 2019 Action, Adventure, Comedy Story-wise it's less imaginative and recycles a lot of the plot elements from its predecessor, but it's still a very enjoyable adventure movie and Kevin Hart's hilarious impersonation of Danny Glover is worth the ticket price alone. 3.5
Say Anything... 1989 Comedy, Drama, Romance Probably best known for that boombox sequence, but aside from a couple of slightly generic scenes early on this is one of the better 80s high school rom-coms, with likeable characters, a heartfelt story and an excellent alt-rock soundtrack. 3.5
In the Shadow of the Moon 2019 Action, SciFi, Thriller An action packed, brain twisting time travel story that is original and clever, but the fact it covers almost 40 years in a 2 hour film means a lot is left unexplained. It may have worked better as a TV series which I definitely would have watched. 3.5
Honeyland 2019 Documentary, Drama Beautifully shot documentary following a Macedonian bee keeper as her world is turned upside down by new neighbours. 4
I lost My Body 2019 Animation, Drama, Romance As a hapless pizza delivery boy tries to woo a girl he meets, a severed hand travels across town to reunite with his body. A quite beautiful French animation. 4
A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon 2019 Animation, Comedy It was always going to be a push to wring two movies out of a dialogue-less cartoon and this entry just feels forced and unnecessary. 2.5
Breakthrough 2019 Biopic, Drama A horribly trite recruitment film for the church as a drowned boy miraculously comes to life due to his devout mothers prayer and unwavering faith. Would be completely forgotten if not for a Oscar nomination for best song. 2
The Ladykillers 1955 Comedy, Crime A classic Ealing farce sees a gang led by Alec Guiness pretend to be classical musicians when the stay at an old ladies lodging house. 4
Portrait of a Lady on Fire 2019 Drama, Foreign Language, Romance A tender forbidden romance between a painter and her subject in eighteenth century France. Beautifully shot with a poetic and minimalist script, though it is the wonderfully nuanced acting from the leads that shines strongest. 4
Bait 2019 Drama An interesting take on the invasion of coastal communities by rich city folk and second-homers. Told in a unique way with vintage cameras and stark edits. Like nothing else you will see this year! 4
Diego Maradona 2019 Biopic, Documentary, Sport Far more than just an England fan's pantomime villain, we see warts and all how Maradona's Itallian dream became a nightmare. The spectacular rise and fall of a true footballing god. 4