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
Tag 2018 Action, Comedy A fun (and surprisingly true) story with a great premise that allows for some audacious physical comedy, but really succeeds because it doesn’t go down the vulgar route that most films of this type do and is in fact quite touching at the end. 3.5
A Christmas Movie Christmas 2019 Comedy, Romance The usual trappings of bad made-for-TV Christmas movies are smartly explained away by the 'movie within a movie' premise, but that doesn’t really make this any less cringeworthy despite a few amusing self-referential moments. 2
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation 1989 Comedy Incredibly dated by modern standards, this is very much a vehicle for Chevy Chase's antics and there isn’t much of a story to go with them, and they aren’t actually that funny either. A pale shadow of the original Vacation, which remains a classic. 2.5
Back to the Future 1985 Adventure, Comedy, SciFi An 80s classic that has stood the test of time thanks to the ingenious story, subtle comedy, convincing acting performances and impressive visual effects. Quite simply one of the best films ever made. 5
Back to the Future Part II 1989 Adventure, Comedy, SciFi The plot is once again a screenwriting masterclass and the twists on scenes from the first film are very clever, as are the composite effects when we revisit the 1955 scenes. Only the darker, more violent tone makes this less effective as a family movie. 4
Back to the Future Part III 1990 Adventure, Comedy, SciFi The move to a Wild West setting and greater focus on Doc Brown gives the opportunity for new twists on the familiar scenes from the preceding chapters whilst giving the protagonists new problems to solve. A wonderful end to the greatest trilogy ever made. 4.5
Family 2018 Comedy, Drama The middle act sags somewhat and the ending is predictable, but there are some very funny moments throughout the film and it has a laudable if unevenly-delivered moral provided by two largely immoral characters. 3
Little Monsters 2019 Comedy, Horror The first half hour of this zom-com is poor and the film is almost ruined by the awful Josh Gad, but Lupita Nyong'o brings some class in a fantastic role along with an engaging group of kids and between them they save the film from being utter dross. 3
Wonder Park 2019 Adventure, Animation A run-of-the-mill family animated movie with nice visuals and a couple of slightly creepy-looking characters that makes a half-hearted effort to address the serious theme of childhood anxiety, a subject that has already been handled far better by Pixar. 2.5
Let It Snow 2019 Comedy, Romance It's basically Love Actually crossed with a typical teen party comedy, but reasonable acting and the lack of schmaltz that mars most Christmas movies help make this mildly enjoyable. 2.5
Keeping Up With the Joneses 2016 Action, Comedy Predictably plotted and at times gratuitous, but this spy comedy still has some funny moments and benefits from a cast that probably deserves better movies for the most part. 3
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker 2019 Adventure, Fantasy, SciFi Click to see our detailed review. 4
Trading Places 1982 Comedy The language in this 80s comedy classic is a bit un-PC nowadays but the story is still clever and both Aykroyd and Murphy are at their best, supported brilliantly by Denholm Elliot and Paul Gleason in particular. 4
El Camino Christmas 2017 Crime, Drama The seasonal setting has little bearing on this black comedy set amidst a gas station hold-up, and while the plot is somewhat preposterous, it does have a decent ensemble cast with Tim Allen's performance being the best of the bunch. 3
Goosebumps 2 2018 Adventure, Horror Story-wise this is instantly forgettable but the visual effects that bring a town's Halloween decorations to life are really imaginative, there are some good comedic moments and even a few genuine family-friendly jump scares. 3
Bend It Like Beckham 2002 Comedy, Drama, Sport A gentle feel-good tale of mild sexual and racial tensions when an Indian girl falls out with her family over football and romance. 3.5
The Lady Vanishes 2013 Mystery, Period, Thriller A rather lacklustre retelling of a story made famous in the 30s by Alfred Hitchcock. Everyone on a train has a secret, but I found it hard to care about any of them. 2.5
When Saturday Comes 1996 Drama, Sport Whilst not quite a football fan's Rocky, WSC has more drama than the average football film. Sean Bean is likeable as the unlikely pub teamer looking to get his chance in the big leagues, but Emily Lloyd's accent isn't! 3.5
Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw 2019 Action, Adventure Even for a Fast & Furious film the plot is ridiculous, the action sequences overblown. and the comedy forced. It can still be fun, but gets tired far too quickly for a 2 hour+ film. 2.5
Knives Out 2019 Crime, Drama, Mystery A contemporary take on a classic murder mystery with a stellar cast. Daniel Craig could well have found a new franchise post Bond in Benoit Blanc, but this case is just a little too pedestrian. 3.5
The Lighthouse 2019 Drama, Horror, Mystery Despite a typically great turn from Dafoe, The Lighthouse is a gratuitously gimmicky and over-stylised journey into the fragile human mind as Dafoe and Pattinson turn on each other in brutal style. 3
The Art of Self Defence 2019 Comedy, Crime, Drama This black comedy about underdogs fighting back never hits the heights that it teases, but its bleak and sometimes funny story is an interesting look at toxic masculinity. 3
Good Boys 2019 Comedy Billed as Superbad for the pre-teen generation it is not as gross or offensive as the trailer would have you believe. A fun, throwaway, coming of age comedy. 3
Sleeping Beauty 1959 Animation, Family, Fantasy Over 60 years old and still beautiful to watch. Some catchy songs and fabulous villain will keep this a favourite for years to come. 3.5
Tangled 2010 Animation, Family, Fantasy Tangled started the resurgence of the Disney princess and this reworked Rapunzel is a real gem. Mostly due to its great cast including a wonderful turn by Donna Murphy as the witch Gothel. 4