Holly Grigg-Spall

Holly Grigg-Spall
Holly Grigg-Spall's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Film4
Publications: Film4

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
9% I Know Who Killed Me (2007) It can only be assumed that this is Lindsay's bid to assume serious actress status. - Film4 EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2014
2/5 27% The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard (2009) These jokes are fired out like one of those ball-throwing machines used for baseball practice - sometimes they hit and they hurt, sometimes they miss, and sometimes they meet the bat. - Film4 EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2009
4/5 83% Hide (2008) Every time you think you've got The Hide pegged, and marked it down as one of those small British films, it twists out of reach. A play adaptation that exceeds boundaries and defies expectations. - Film4 EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2009
1.5/5 No Score Yet Remember where you were when you first saw the 'Hit Me Baby, One More Time' video? For just 102 minutes of your time now you'll be rewarded with a lifetime's-worth of satisfying star-watching. - Film4 EDIT
Read More | Posted May 1, 2009
2.5/5 27% Ghosts of Girlfriends Past (2009) How very dull it is to watch movies in which the men are lost little boys and women their sanctified saviours. It's demeaning to everyone. - Film4 EDIT
Read More | Posted May 1, 2009
3/5 No Score Yet Making the previously implicit, very explicit - and funny. - Film4 EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2009
1/5 16% I Can't Think Straight (2008) A should-have-been straight-to-DVD film that ticks enough boxes to make its cinema release an example of affirmative action. - Film4 EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2009
1/5 82% Two Lovers (2008) Like watching one of those theatre productions in which the child characters are played by adults. Unbearable. - Film4 EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2009
3.5/5 62% Marley & Me (2008) There's much more to this than just the cute dog. - Film4 EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2009
2.5/5 70% American Teen (2008) An addictive documentary that'll have you cheering and crying, then waiting for the director to jump out from behind your sofa and say it was all a big joke. - Film4 EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2009
2/5 68% The Universe of Keith Haring (2008) Disappointingly pedestrian take on Keith Haring's radical art. - Film4 EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2009
2/5 25% Confessions of a Shopaholic (2009) It's a shame eBay didn't get their hand in here, but then that would have spoiled almost two hours of light-hearted anti-capitalist sentiment from the producer of Top Gun. - Film4 EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2009
2/5 33% 20-seiki shônen: Honkaku kagaku bôken eiga (20th Century Boys 1: Beginning of the End) (2008) A dry run through of the principle players and scene setting for the real action and adventure to come in installments two and three of this manga based trilogy. - Film4 EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2009
3/5 46% Hotel for Dogs (2009) All the innocence of the Beethoven film series but with more dogs. - Film4 EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2009
2.5/5 84% Rachel Getting Married (2008) Anne Hathaway turns up at some nice lady's wedding and rudely upstages her and the proceedings. - Film4 EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2009
4/5 65% Zack and Miri Make a Porno (2008) A film as much about friendship as it is about sex, it's like he's teaching his fans how to grow up gracefully. - Film4 EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2008
4/5 88% I.O.U.S.A. (2008) A film with an urgent message that uses the medium to its advantage. - Film4 EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2008
1/5 79% A Walk Into the Sea: Danny Williams and the Warhol Factory (2007) Not what it wishes to be - it's actually a cautionary tale on the abuse of amphetamines. - Film4 EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2008
2/5 33% Space Chimps (2008) At a time when we are bombarded with dazzling CGI creations, the release of a film with such dull animation is intriguing. A film with clear adult aspirations held back by its supposed audience. - Film4 EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2008
3/5 64% The Aerial (La Antena) (2007) A stylishly inventive play on silent-era movies that presses political buttons. - Film4 EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2008
2/5 No Score Yet Numb doesn't work...It's glib, flip, and cheesy as hell. - Film4 EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2008
3.5/5 64% I Could Never Be Your Woman (2007) As an older woman who has built her career on a keen understanding of youth culture, she [Director Amy Heckerling] has a lot to say about Rosie's small world. - Film4 EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2008
4/5 62% Kamikaze Girls (2004) An inventive bittersweet celebration of Japanese youth culture. - Film4 EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2008
1/5 17% Superhero Movie (2008) A slap in the face with a smirk. This isn't the fun it ought to be. - Film4 EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2008
4/5 84% In Bruges (2008) A double-act with depth, the cast of In Bruges seize upon an invigorating script and defy expectations. - Film4 EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2008
5/5 92% Happy-Go-Lucky (2008) A film that should be required viewing nationwide. A good blast of fresh air that sweeps you off your feet. - Film4 EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2008
1.5/5 6% The Hottie and the Nottie (2008) As Barbara Ellen commented in her 'Observer' column, discussing the treatment of Paul McCartney's ex-wife Heather Mills, feminism should be approached like football: pick your side and stick with it. Even if that means defending The Hottie And The Nottie. - Film4 EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2008
3/5 73% Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert Tour (2008) This movie either marks the end of civilization or it's just jolly good fun. - Film4 EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2008
3/5 74% Princesas (Princesses) (2005) Princesas is heartwarming and sporadically surprising, bolstered by beautifully measured performances. - Film4 EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2007
4/5 77% I'm Not There (2007) A multifaceted diamond of a film. Todd Haynes joyously freewheels through the times of Bob Dylan. - Film4 EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2007
4/5 83% Some Came Running (1959) A writerly melodrama that whips up some mesmerising performances. - Film4 EDIT
Read More | Posted May 24, 2003