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 forĀ 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: 1564, showing 25 per page
PosterMovieYearGenreCommentsRating
Last of the Mohicans 1992 Action, Drama, Period Not quite the historical epic I was hoping for. Whilst it is nicely shot for the most part and has a couple of great battle scenes, there are some really dodgy effects and a love angle that left me cold. 3.5
Doctor Sleep 2019 Horror, Thriller An intriguing sequel to The Shining that is fairly creepy, but the runtime is painfully long and the plot seems contrived to get the action back to The Overlook Hotel to revisit key scenes from the original, which is ironically when this film shines most. 3.5
Destroyer 2018 Crime, Thriller Nicole Kidman is excellent in a role - and look - we've never seen from her before in this revenge/redemption thriller, but sadly the story and action are nowhere near as compelling as the trailer promised and even the final twist is underwhelming. 3
Jay and Silent Bob Reboot 2019 Comedy J&SB are back, but is there any point? A very nearly terrible comedy that tries to be meta but just comes off as out of ideas. Only the last 20 minutes saves the film from being a total wash out. 2
The Last Samurai 2003 Action, Drama, Period Despite being another 'white saviour' movie, Tom Cruise's transformation from US Army officer to Samurai Warrior is respectful and thrilling. 4
Apocalypto 2006 Action, Adventure, Drama Mel Gibson's Mayan adventure has all the beauty and brutality you would expect of an ancient civilisation, all wrapped up in a thrilling film that evokes biblical epics and most surprisingly, classic chase movies! 4.5
Brothers in Arms 2016 Action, Foreign Language, War A very modern war film sees Turkish Special Forces fighting ISIS to free a journalist and protect a village. Astounding action and direction on a budget 1/100th of a comparable Hollywood movie. 4
The Likely Lads 1976 Comedy The classic sitcom goes on a road trip. A very fitting end for the iconic characters in a farewell film where Terry finally gets his own back on Bob. 3.5
GoldenEye 1995 Action, Adventure, Thriller Whilst it is undeniably a fun caper, by today's standards Pierce Brosnan's first outing as James Bond is as cheesy and ludicrous as they come, with pantomime performances to go with the script. 3
Scoob! 2020 Adventure, Animation, Comedy Despite a really dreadful first half hour, Scoob! eventually morphs into a fun adventure that drags a number of other Hanna Barbera characters along for the ride. The new art style is excellent, so a sequel will be welcome. 3
Happy Feet 2006 Adventure, Animation, Comedy An interesting and engaging tale of finding your inner voice (or dance). But the comedy is hit and miss and the riffs off classic tunes are patchy at best. 3
Deadfall 2012 Crime, Drama, Thriller If you can get past Eric Bana's deep south accent then this is a passable but not exactly ground breaking man hunt with a slightly disturbing incest element. 3
Lone Survivor 2013 Action, Biopic, War Whilst there is plenty of well shot action in Mark Wahlberg's America vs The Taliban true story, I found the acting and the storytelling too blunt, meaning my interest waned before the overly sentimental end. 3
21 Bridges 2019 Action, Crime, Thriller There is nothing new in this Manhattan dirty cop thriller. But what it does, it does in an exciting and an entertaining way. 3.5
Force of Nature 2020 Action, Crime, Thriller Second rate in every conceivable way. Mel Gibson pantomimes his small part in a heist in a hurricane movie that is more like a storm in a tea-cup. 1.5
Tomorrowland 2015 Adventure, SciFi The influence of classic 50s Sci-Fi is welcome and the premise is quite dark for a Disney offering, but while the acting and effects are good, the film spends so long setting up the tale that it runs out of steam before it gets going properly. 3.5
What Happened to Monday 2017 Action, SciFi, Thriller Like many Netflix offerings the premise is better than the delivery, but this is a reasonable dystopian thriller with some good action scenes. Noomi Rapace overacts at times but is good value playing seven different roles, while Glenn Close is just awful! 3
Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (Extended) 2003 Action, Adventure, Fantasy The epic conclusion to the story is fleshed out even more in this edition, and while it definitely has a few too many endings, the additional scenes add more depth, relevance and emotional value to an already fantastic movie. 4.5
Zodiac 2007 Crime, Thriller An intriguing, sometimes gripping, often frustrating true crime tale with some great acting performances and brilliant 70s-style production design. It would be all the better were it not so excruciatingly long! 3.5
The Bourne Ultimatum 2007 Action, Thriller Story-wise there's not a lot happening in the final part of the original Bourne trilogy, but the action is non-stop from beginning to end in a film that is both gripping and exhausting to watch. 3.5
The Wind That Shakes The Barley 2006 Drama, Period, War Cillian Murphy is great as a member of the Irish Republican Army fighting for freedom from British rule. With echoes of Land and Freedom, the dialogue is even more gripping than the action. 4
Green Lantern 2011 Action, Adventure, SciFi Basing a film on the worst superhero in fandom is a bad start. The poor script, bad acting and terrible CG effects just exacerbate the film's problems. 2.5
Black Jack 1979 Adventure, Drama Despite being ostensibly a children's tale about a young boy in the 1700s who meets an unusually big and strong French man and a runaway girl from an institution, it bears all the social and political hallmarks of a Ken Loach film. Low budget, big heart. 3
Another Sunday and Sweet F.A. 1972 Comedy, Drama, Sport Jack Rosenthal's play about a jobsworth referee, a bitter groundsman, disaffected players and a handful of bored fans at a Sunday league football match. Funny throughout, but it is the wonderful end that makes it endure. 4
Looks and Smiles 1981 Drama Loach takes another swipe at Thatcher's Britain and the hopelessness of youth. Based on the novel by Kes author Barry Hines, it is a great window into early 80s life though doesn't quite grip you . 3.5