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: 1606, showing 25 per page
PosterMovieYearGenreCommentsRating
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
Family Life 1971 Drama Overbearing parents and a forced abortion push a fragile girl to the edge. in a portrait of mental health in the 1970s. Ken Loach has crafted a drama that is far more terrifying than any horror film the period had to offer. 5
Land and Freedom 1995 Drama, War A superb look at the Spanish socialist uprising of 1936, as an Englishman joins an international militia in its fight against Franco's fascists. Perfectly captures the pain of war and why the good guys don't always win. 4.5
Carla's Song 1996 Drama, Romance When a Scottish bus driver falls for a Nicaraguan woman, he travels to her homeland to help her find her family. Out of his depth, he finds the true horror of war but also the warmth and generosity of the Nicaraguan people. 3.5
Fatherland 1986 Drama, Foreign Language Despite Loach saying this was 'a mess of a film', the tale of a protest singer exiled from East Germany and his experience of the West is both intriguing and interesting whilst engaging debates on capitalism, socialism and history. 4
Tickets 2005 Comedy, Drama Interconnected stories from three acclaimed directors showcase passengers on a train. An ageing professor in love with a colleague, a bullied ex-soldier and three Celtic fans on their way to a game. The third segment from Ken Loach is by far the best. 3.5
Route Irish 2010 Drama, Thriller After his best friend is killed in Iraq, a man searches for answers to what really happened. A fantastic look at private security contractors and the life they sign up for, both abroad and at home. 4
Bread and Roses 2000 Drama Loach and Laverty take their social commentary to LA with moderate success. The plight of low paid and mainly immigrant cleaners fight for the right to unionise is compelling, but the screenplay is lacking until its conclusion. 3
Ae Fond Kiss 2004 Drama, Romance A heartfelt tale of a Glaswegian Muslim man and an Irish Catholic woman who must upset their families and their faiths when they fall in love. Ahmad Riaz is great as the gentle but traditional patriarch. 4