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: 1462, showing 25 per page
PosterMovieYearGenreCommentsRating
Stick Man 2015 Animation, Family, Short A magically heart warming tale of a humble stick's journey home. Stunningly animated and heart breaking in places, but ultimately uplifting and joyful. Beautiful. 4.5
Disturbia 2007 Thriller An enjoyably tense suspense thriller with a premise that borrows liberally from Rear Window and Fright Night and yet still seems fresh thanks to the mostly young cast. 3.5
X-Men: First Class 2011 Action, SciFi, Thriller The backdrop of a real-world crisis works well to introduce the mutants, who are generally portrayed well. The final act is perhaps a bit undewhelming but overall it's a decent reboot of the franchise. 3.5
Lost Boys: The Thirst 2010 Comedy, Horror It is far from great but it takes itself far less seriously than the previous Lost Boys sequel and Corey Feldman seems to be enjoying himself, so that's a positive thing. 2.5
Stone Cold 1991 Action, Thriller Embarrassingly bad when you consider the other action films that came out in this era, with some of the worst hairstyles you'll ever see on film and dialogue to match, but once they all shut up for the final showdown it's actually quite fun. 2
Transformers: The Movie 1986 Action, Animation, SciFi In essence it's an absolutely shameless toy advertisment, introducing new characters every few minutes, and yet it is still entertaining with a great soundtrack and the calibre of the voice cast can't be disputed. 3
Mission: Impossible 1996 Action, Adventure, Thriller It is easy to see why this was such a hit in '96, but 20+ years on the acting, action sequences and CGI leave a huge amount to be desired! 3
Fractured 2019 Mystery, Thriller A slightly overhyped Mystery that fits into the growing genre of 'Not Quite Shyamalam'. I called the ending very early in the film (like as soon as the incident happened) and found it all a bit too obvious. 3.5
Escape Plan 3: The Extractors 2019 Action, Crime, Thriller With each sequel Stallone is on screen less and the boredom gets more in another franchise of diminishing returns. Average in every way. Not a waste of my time, but not a good use either. 2.5
Hellboy 2019 Action, Adventure, Fantasy Another completely pointless reboot. Apart from the terrible script, awful acting, very poor CGI, swearing overlaid for effect, unfunny jokes and unlikeable characters - it was average. 2.5
El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie 2019 Action, Drama Focussing on what became of Jesse it picks up straight after the final episode and is an excellent way to complete the Breaking Bad story. It did get a little confusing in places due to the multiple timelines/flashbacks, but all ties up nicely by the end. 4
Wyrmwood: Road of the Dead 2014 Action, Comedy, Horror Some unique twists on the usual zombie lore and an abundance of Aussie humour make for a better than average film, despite the low budget effects, limited acting and washed-out cinematography. 3
Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2009 Action, Comedy The first half hour features some of the worst 'humour' ever committed to film, which would've still been embarassing in an 80s screwball comedy. Once the action kicks in it does get a little better, but it's still pretty dismal stuff overall. 1.5
Before I Wake 2016 Fantasy, Horror A fairly unique premise and reasonable acting set up an intriguing horror story, but it's undone by resorting to cheap jump scares, while the negligent behaviour of the adult characters in the second half makes it hard to take seriously. 2.5
Taxi Driver 1976 Crime, Drama Whilst it was obviously shocking at the time, watching for the first time 43 years later this is fairly tame stuff by modern standards and only lightly touches on the themes of mental illness and disassociation. An influential film, but also a dated one. 3
Spider-Man: Far From Home 2019 Action, Comedy After the stress of the recent Avengers films it's nice to see a more light-hearted MCU film and Gyllenhall is excellent as Mysterio, but the second half of the film reverts to the usual destructive CGI-fest and is about as generic Marvel as it gets. 3
Casa De Mi Padre 2012 Action, Comedy Will Ferrell gets kudos for exercising his foreign language skills in this Mexican movie parody, and there are some humourous and downright ridiculous moments, but a movie like this was only ever going to be average at best. 2.5
In The Tall Grass 2019 Horror, Mystery Starts off as an interesting, creepy thriller with some great visuals, but ends up as confusing and frankly rather boring mess. Would've worked better as a 45 minute TV special rather than a full length movie. 2
The Lunchbox 2013 Drama, Foreign Language, Romance Irrfan Kahn is wonderful as a grumpy widower who gets an unlikely pen-pal (and maybe more?) when he is mistakenly delivered the wrong lunch. A delightfully gentle tale of regaining hope from despair. 4
Joker 2019 Crime, Drama, Thriller An origin story with a first half was so dark it won't be for everyone, Phoenix puts in arguably the all time best performance of Joker and from the moment he comes out of his shell the film is mesmeric. 4.5
90 Minutes 2019 Drama, Sport Tells the story of a (Sun)day in the life of Hackney marshes and the amateur football teams that play there. The swear-o-meter is turned up to 11 and the script dialled down to a 2. 2.5
Gone Girl 2014 Mystery, Thriller Dark and intense, this is the perfect subject matter for Fincher's direction, but what really makes it stand out is the performance of Rosamund Pike as one of the most manipulative, vindictive characters in recent movie history. 4
Deep Blue Sea 1999 SciFi, Thriller There are a few enjoyable moments, most notably THAT Samuel L. Jackson scene, but overall this is a dumb, badly-acted load of nonsense with some fairly awful CGI effects. 2
Enter the Dragon 1973 Action, Thriller Story-wise it's no different from most other Kung-Fu movies, but the addition of American production values, Bruce Lee's screen presence and that iconic final showdown make it one of the greatest Martial Arts films, though it does seem dated nowadays. 3.5
Misery 1990 Thriller I'm not sure it was truly Oscar-worthy, but Kathy Bates' performance as the antagonist in this tense chiller certainly helps make this one of the better Stephen King adaptations. 3.5