Anthony Quinn

Anthony Quinn
Anthony Quinn's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Empire Magazine London Evening Standard Independent (UK) Daily Telegraph (UK) thelondonpaper Metro (UK) Daily Express (UK)

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
49% Jurassic Park III (2001) Imagine my surprise, then, to find that Jurassic Park III not only beats the first JP and its sequel The Lost World into a cocked pith helmet, but also manages to be a perfectly enjoyable monster movie in its own right. - Independent (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2019
45% The Way of the Gun (2000) Anyone expecting the devious subtlety of Suspects will be hugely disappointed by this. - Independent (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 17, 2019
49% The Holiday (2006) You begin to suspect that Meyers isn't actually a movie director at all, but a features coordinator at World of Interiors. - Independent (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2019
56% Marie Antoinette (2006) Marie Antoinette is about confinement in a gilded cage, and, perversely or not, shows itself far more interested in the cage than in the prisoner. - Independent (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 1, 2019
75% A Man and a Woman (1966) Advertising, if not cinema, colonised these images long ago. Yet how to resist a pairing as photogenic as Anouk Aimee and Jean-Louis Trintignant? - Independent (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 1, 2019
43% Very Bad Things (1998) Aiming for the giddy gruesomeness of Shallow Grave, [director Peter] Berg piles one sadistic thrill on top of another without noticing how flat and charmless the whole enterprise feels. - Independent (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 1, 2019
51% Two Girls and a Guy (1998) While Toback tosses out the occasionally smart line, the film as a whole feels underwritten and meandering. - Independent (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 1, 2019
45% Stepmom (1998) Chris Columbus directs as if he's handling a moral diagram: Stepmom is so full of understanding it made me want to throw up. - Independent (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 1, 2019
56% The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004) How much of this will work for you depends on your appetite for the picturesquely dysfunctional. - Independent (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 1, 2019
38% American Dreamz (2006) The film takes on more than it knows how to handle, and what starts out as a standard poke-in-the-eye of TV switches its satiric focus to the incompetence of terrorists and politicians, the heartlessness of celebs, and even the mess of Iraq. - Independent (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 1, 2019
38% The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006) This third outing made me almost nostalgic for the original movie starring Vin Diesel and Paul Walker. Almost. - Independent (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 31, 2019
42% Reign of Fire (2002) For all its silliness, Reign of Fire never bores, and may actually appeal to your inner twelve-year-old. - Independent (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 31, 2019
21% Practical Magic (1998) Filming in a golden-syrupy light, Dunne seems to have little ambition beyond making his stars look adorable (not tricky) and hoping we'll have forgotten most of The Witches of Eastwick. - Independent (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2019
36% Burlesque (2010) Awful. - Independent (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2019
48% MacGruber (2010) Kristen Wiig lends it a bit of class as the hero's moll, Vicki St Elmo, but Forte is a pain, the scatological crudity unrelenting, and the air of pointlessness unignorable. - Independent (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2019
27% Clash of the Titans (2010) One or two setpieces briefly wake up the story -- the visit to Medusa's cave, a parley with the three witches (isn't that Macbeth?) -- but this is generally a hit-and-myth affair. - Independent (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2019
55% Never Been Kissed (1999) Never Been Kissed does very little to distinguish itself from the umpteen other high-school comedies we've seen this year. - Independent (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2019
46% Miami Vice (2006) Everyone in this story, apart from our dissembling heroes, turns out to be exactly what they seem. - Independent (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2018
3/5 88% Silent Light (Stellet licht) (2007) One sequence, soundtracked almost entirely by rainfall, is an exquisite metaphorical display of emotional tumult. - Independent (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2018
92% Shakespeare in Love (1998) It almost defies you not to have fun. - Independent (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2018
96% Osama (2004) Like Mohsen Makhmalbaf's garlanded Kandahar, Siddiq Barmak's Osama springs up colourful and frightening. - London Evening Standard EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2017
95% The Queen of Spades (1949) The story develops a morbidly exciting grip thanks to the maniacally superstitious Walbrook and Evans's otherworldly chill -- the funeral scene alone will make you jump. - Independent (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2016
57% Die Another Day (2002) Strange, is it not, how the regular bombardment of thrills can have quite the opposite effect of the one intended. - Independent (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2015
1/5 87% Inception (2010) The real cause of wonder, though, is why Nolan should have embraced technocratic complexity in the service of such a puny story. - Independent (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2015
4/5 90% Bridesmaids (2011) Through a combination of smart performances and scurrilous gags Bridesmaids yanks the buddy comedy from the hands of its traditional owners. - Independent (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2015
93% Spider-Man 2 (2004) A sequel that not only outstrips its predecessor but has a perversity and quick-wittedness that hardly seem to belong in a comic-book movie. - Independent (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2015
88% Shrek (2001) With improbable finesse it buffs up some of the oldest tropes of storytelling and then gives them a mischievous tilt, so that we appear to be watching a celebration of a genre and a sneaky subversion of it at the same time. - Independent (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2015
1/5 43% Spike Island (2015) The heady whirl of the Roses' first album played loud is a treat -- the only one. - Independent (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 4, 2015
2/5 35% Ultrasuede: In Search of Halston (2012) [It's directed by] an unknown amateur named Whitney Sudler-Smith who looks a bit like Julian Assange and seems almost surprised to be making a film at all. - Independent (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2015
3/5 92% Children of Men (2006) Alfonso Cuaron stages some terrific set-pieces, and the production designers deserve credit for making London in 2027 look like the grunge capital of the world, ie, like now, only more so. One small problem: I didn't believe any of it. - Independent (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 1, 2015
30% Rogue Trader (1999) Try as he might, Dearden can't stir the movie out of sluggishness, and given that we already know its infamous conclusion, there's no suspense. - Independent (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2015
85% Chicago (2002) As a reproduction of the stage show, Chicago isn't bad, but it makes no persuasive case for itself as a film. - Independent (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 25, 2015
74% Crash (2004) Instead of heartwarming messages about forgiveness, it honours ambiguity and brings us close, closer than is comfortable, in fact, to what Americans today are really thinking about one another. - Independent (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2015
3/5 93% No Country for Old Men (2007) So, yes, you should probably see No Country for Old Men, even if it does bow out with a baffling little coda featuring an old timer's meditation on the fact that he's estranged from his father. - Independent (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2015
3/5 92% Shot in Bombay (2008) A lively glimpse into the making of a Bollywood gangster film. - Independent (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2015
3/5 91% The Departed (2006) Nicholson is on good-to-great form as the paternal brute, and lends an inimitable relish to certain lines in William Monahan's screenplay. - Independent (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2015
5/5 96% Argo (2012) The old saw "truth is stranger than fiction" has had its teeth properly sharpened in the superb thriller Argo, a blend of political history and Hollywood hijinks that goes right for the jugular. - Independent (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2015
4/5 94% Blancanieves (2013) No film this year will look as swooningly beautiful, its deep-focus monochrome vividly rendered by the cinematographer Kiko de la Rica, and not many will sound as good, either, thanks to a score by Alfonso de Vilallong. - Independent (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2014
97% Spirited Away (2002) Knock me down with a feather, it turns out to be terrific; maybe not a masterpiece, but certainly aglitter with invention, excitement and a mysterious kind of wit. - Independent (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2014
5/5 98% Toy Story 3 (2010) It takes a kind of genius to combine a children's movie for grown-ups and a grown-up's movie for children in one glittering digimated package, yet the folks at Pixar have done it time and again. - Independent (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2014
3/5 92% Marvel's The Avengers (2012) Of course it's about one hundred times brighter than Transformers and Michael Bay's imbecilic spinoffs, and should keep multiplexes everywhere in its competent grip. But I didn't love it. - Independent (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2014
2/5 51% Trouble with the Curve (2012) John Goodman weighs in with a nice cameo as Clint's old boss, but the rest is strictly relegation form. - Independent (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 12, 2014
1/5 11% After Earth (2013) The effects are second-hand stuff from Alien and Star Trek, spliced with Shyamalan's regular homilies on Personal Growth. - Independent (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 2, 2014
5/5 98% Metropolis (1927) Here is the starting-point of so much modern cinema. - Independent (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 1, 2014
2/5 44% Cold Comes The Night (2014) The upstate New York location looks as cold as death, though it still doesn't justify that feeble title. - Independent (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 6, 2014
2/5 64% 2 Guns (2013) Like the Eighties never went away. - Independent (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2014
4/5 98% Blackfish (2013) Save the whale? After watching this documentary about the mistreatment of killer whales, you'll never mock that sentiment again. - Independent (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2014
5/5 94% Lore (2013) The Australian director Cate Shortland has made a quite stunning film about the collapse of Nazi Germany, seen not from a Berlin bunker but through the eyes of a 14-year-old girl. - Independent (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2014
3/5 98% Call Me Kuchu (2013) It's a lesson in courage, in being determined to enjoy one's life even as the authorities threaten to take it away. - Independent (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 31, 2013
4/5 94% Stories We Tell (2013) Deeply affectionate and sometimes very moving. - Independent (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 31, 2013