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: 1501, showing 25 per page
PosterMovieYearGenreCommentsRating
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
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