Amy West

Amy West
Tomatometer-approved critic

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
4/5 84% Frozen II (2019) Frozen II may not be perfect when compared to the previous outing but it's so charming and fun, it's easy to forgive it that. All-in-all, the flaws never bothered us anyway. - SciFiNow EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2019
4/5 97% Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon (2019) Simply put, it's baa-rilliant. - SciFiNow EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2019
3/5 40% Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019) How it alters certain aspects of the cartoon won't go down well with diehard Disney fans, but there's something to be said for its boldness and if regarded as a standalone piece, it's much like its protagonist... more good than bad. - SciFiNow EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2019
3/5 64% Annabelle Comes Home (2019) There's clearly still potential within this franchise but this outing just proves that these films are strongest when the human characters determine the narrative rather than supernatural beings. - SciFiNow EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2019
2/5 23% Men in Black International (2019) The latest outing in the franchise doesn't so much brim with fun as it does fall flat. - SciFiNow EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2019
3/5 73% The Perfection (2019) The Perfection may hit a few bum notes along the way but with their performances at its centre, it would hardly be surprising if it went on to become a cult classic. - SciFiNow EDIT
Read More | Posted May 29, 2019
3/5 47% Dumbo (2019) Those after a fairly uncomplicated retelling of the Disney classic will likely be satisfied with what Dumbo has to offer. DeVito breathes humour and life into every scene he's in... - SciFiNow EDIT
Read More | Posted May 28, 2019
2/5 29% The Curse of La Llorona (2019) It won't be the tears of the Weeping Woman that'll haunt you, it'll be your own as you remember how good the Conjuring universe can be when it doesn't. - SciFiNow EDIT
Read More | Posted May 28, 2019
4/5 90% The Kid Who Would Be King (2019) It's not perfect - Ferguson's Morgana is disappointingly all talk and no action until the final act - but The Kid Who Would Be King boasts plenty of heart, thrills and fun. - SciFiNow EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2019
3/5 91% How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019) The charm that drew us in all those years ago still lingers in the air and while it would have been nice for the final chapter to reach new heights and stick the landing, it's still worth one last ride. - SciFiNow EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2019
2/5 27% Mortal Engines (2018) It's just a shame its messy pacing and clunky, predictable story are so hard to stomach. - SciFiNow EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2018
3/5 88% Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018) In a sense, Ralph Breaks The Internet is like most things online these days; it's amusing while you're engaged with it but as soon as your mind is elsewhere, there's not all that much about it to hold on to. - SciFiNow EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 28, 2018
3/5 59% The Grinch (2018) Despite its story-telling ambition being two sizes too small (much like its hairy protagonist's heart), The Grinch is impossibly cute, visually rich and boasts enough festive fun to satisfy young viewers. - Empire Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2018
4/5 76% Smallfoot (2018) Smallfoot effectively weaves powerful messages into a fun, heart-warming animation that is sure to appeal to audiences both young and old. - Empire Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
3/5 75% Anchor and Hope (2018) With its predictable story unlikely to leave a lasting impression, it's left to Chaplin and Tena's natural chemistry and performances to make Carlos Marques-Marcet's second feature-length film worth your while. - Empire Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2018
2/5 26% The Nun (2018) The Nun, which has proudly been calling itself 'the darkest chapter' in the series in the run-up to its release, winds up being the dullest instead. - SciFiNow EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2018
2/5 16% The Darkest Minds (2018) The Darkest Minds boasts a decent cast and a fairly interesting premise centred on likeable characters. But its banality squashes any potential it had, resulting in a safe, forgettable sci-fi. - Empire Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2018
2/5 14% Damascus Cover (2018) Setting and performances aside, Damascus Cover is a forgettable spy thriller that bulldozes over its real-life relevance in favour of shoehorned romance and hackneyed characters. - Empire Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2018
3/5 62% Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation (2018) Hotel Transylvania 3: A Monster Vacation has enough going for it that little ones -- and perhaps even some big ones -- are still likely to be entertained. - SciFiNow EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2018
3/5 94% Incredibles 2 (2018) It may not be as polished as its predecessor, but Incredibles 2 is action-packed and joyful enough to please fans already connected to these characters. - SciFiNow EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2018
2/5 39% The Strangers: Prey At Night (2018) With its infuriatingly dim-witted characters and generic slasher movie feel, The Strangers: Prey At Night is a surprisingly tame and forgettable rehash. - Empire Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted May 5, 2018
3/5 No Score Yet The Director and the Jedi (2018) Just like Star Wars: The Last Jedi, this documentary wears its heart on its sleeve and while it could have delved deeper, it's likely to put a smile on your face. - SciFiNow EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2018
4/5 85% Game Night (2018) With its clever, whip-smart script and enthusiastic ensemble cast firing on all cylinders, crime comedy filmmakers Jonathan Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein score big with Game Night. - Empire Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 25, 2018
2/5 23% The Open House (2018) Movies don't always have to spell everything out, but here it's far too vague and therefore fails to encourage any sort of emotional connection towards its characters or add intrigue. - SciFiNow EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2018
4/5 69% mother! (2017) In truth, mother! can be about whatever you want it to, making it one of those rare films that you can appreciate without actually having to enjoy any second... - SciFiNow EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2017
2/5 18% Baywatch (2017) Try as it might to have heart, the film still ends up being little more than an unrelenting invitation for cinemagoers to ogle. - International Business Times EDIT
Read More | Posted May 23, 2017
2.5/5 66% Alien: Covenant (2017) There's a serious lack of dread throughout. Xenomorph pops out, someone dies instantly, repeat; it all happens so fast, you barely sense the fear. - International Business Times EDIT
Read More | Posted May 10, 2017
4/5 91% Mindhorn (2016) If you've not chuckled by the film's final act, just know that you are humourless. - International Business Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2017
3/5 84% Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) It brings the fun and is packed full of belly-laugh moments and dazzling visuals. - International Business Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2017
3/5 90% Their Finest (2017) Their Finest may not be a particularly thrilling roller coaster, but its continual shifts between being brilliantly funny, progressive and poignant and downright tragic mean that you are constantly kept on your toes. - International Business Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2017
3.5/5 43% Ghost in the Shell (2017) Ghost in the Shell is visually gorgeous, as it conjures up a futuristic world resembling outings such as The Matrix and Blade Runner. - International Business Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2017
3/5 81% Personal Shopper (2017) The problem is that it's hard to really build spine-tingling suspense when you figure out pretty early on that this is a story that isn't really going to go anywhere. - International Business Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2017
4/5 98% Get Out (2017) This isn't some inside joke, it's a universal lesson learnt... even if that lesson is expertly disguised by a brilliantly bizarre and truly bonkers story set in the 'burbs. - International Business Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2017
3/5 71% Beauty and the Beast (2017) Musical lovers are sure to be thinking about it for hours afterwards and any Disney fan that has seen the trailers and is eagerly awaiting its release will certainly not be disappointed as it maintains that Gothic fairy-tale feel. - International Business Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2017
3/5 75% Kong: Skull Island (2017) Regardless of its flaws, there's still a fair few things to like about Kong: Skull Island. - International Business Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2017
3/5 73% Viceroy's House (2017) With its poignant themes and unquestionably powerful story, it's a wonder why in its final moments, Viceroy's House never quite reaches the memorable or moving heights that it should have. - International Business Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2017
3.5/5 42% A Cure For Wellness (2017) Sometimes overwrought yet unrelentingly absorbing. - International Business Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2017
4/5 93% Logan (2017) A truly affecting and gritty human story. - International Business Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2017
3.5/5 80% Patriots Day (2017) Throughout, Patriots Day does walk the line between moving historical account of a real-life tragedy and hokey soap opera. Fortunately, it manages to be much more of the former than the latter. - International Business Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2017
4/5 89% John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017) While it may not be quite as slick and polished as the first instalment and its occasionally over-the-top gags will not sit well with some, John Wick: Chapter 2 knows what fans want and it undoubtedly delivers. - International Business Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2017
3.5/5 93% Hidden Figures (2017) It's helpful that the acting trio sell the somewhat saccharine story well. - International Business Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2017
4/5 92% Fences (2016) Every viewer will be able to relate to one aspect or another. - International Business Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2017
98% Moonlight (2016) What it does manage to say -- be it about community, tolerance, gay masculinity or most obviously, the concept of inevitability -- it puts across beautifully and poignantly. - International Business Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2017
4/5 85% Hacksaw Ridge (2016) While a biopic doesn't usually include such direct nods to the people that it centres on, here, it makes all that you've just watched appear so much more powerful and moving and will have you thinking about it for days after you've seen it. - International Business Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2017
4/5 72% Sing (2016) [Further in] scope than the film's various promotional material suggests. - International Business Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2017
4/5 87% Jackie (2016) A brilliant depiction of shock. - International Business Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2017
3/5 77% Split (2017) When put against the already-existing acclaimed movies, how does The Sixth Sense director M Night Shyamalan's latest fare? Relatively well it turns out and commendably so. - International Business Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2017
5/5 96% Manchester by the Sea (2016) Manchester By The Sea is the film that packs enough wallop to force movie fans, and cinema-goers in general, to sit up and take serious notice. - International Business Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2017
4/5 84% Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) Rogue One might not necessarily be a film that was needed but once the credits roll, you realise how much you desperately wanted it regardless. - International Business Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2016
4/5 83% Silence (2017) Garfield, in particular, offers up career-best work, guiding the audience through his character's spiritual journey. - International Business Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2016