Ian Sandwell

Ian Sandwell
Ian Sandwell 's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Digital Spy SciFiNow
Publications: Digital Spy, SciFiNow

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
88% Ready or Not (2019) It helps that Samara Weaving is fantastic in the lead, fully committed to the darker aspects and with impeccable comic timing. - Digital Spy EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2019
5/5 81% Ad Astra (2019) Propelled by one of Brad Pitt's finest performances, it's a thrilling and thought-provoking journey through space - and one of the best movies of the year. - Digital Spy EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2019
4/5 63% It Chapter Two (2019) Creepy, affecting and brilliantly crafted, It Chapter Two is a sequel that lives up to expectations. - Digital Spy EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2019
3/5 85% Once Upon a Time In Hollywood (2019) Overlong and meandering but also lovingly crafted and brilliantly acted, it's the kind of movie that only Tarantino could make. - Digital Spy EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2019
No Score Yet Katherine Ryan: In Trouble (2017) Ryan's dark humour might not be for everyone, but we're fully on board. - Digital Spy EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2019
80% Marc Maron: Too Real (2017) The real-life Maron is just as self-deprecating and sharply witty as Sam Sylvia, with Too Real seeing him reflect on getting older and contemplating death. Sounds depressing, but couldn't be further from it. - Digital Spy EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 15, 2019
100% Ali Wong: Baby Cobra (2016) Her debut Baby Cobra - filmed when she was seven and a half months pregnant - is the perfect insight into her brand of filthy and provocative humour. - Digital Spy EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2019
100% Mike Birbiglia: My Girlfriend's Boyfriend (2013) The special is an often painfully honest look at Birbiglia's love life in all its awkward glory which marries well with his gentle humour, resulting in an absolute winner. - Digital Spy EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2019
4/5 90% Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) It would be easy for the sequel to feel like a letdown after the epic Avengers: Endgame, but Spider-Man: Far From Home is constantly funny, surprising and thrilling. - Digital Spy EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2019
5/5 97% Toy Story 4 (2019) Quite simply, if you're a Toy Story fan and are planning to avoid Toy Story 4 because the trilogy ended so perfectly, you'll be missing out. - Digital Spy EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2019
2/5 22% Men in Black International (2019) The world feels right, at least, but Men in Black: International is never as fun or as thrilling as it should be for an action-comedy. - Digital Spy EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2019
3/5 23% Dark Phoenix (2019) The problem is that as well-made as it is, you'll probably be giving it a similarly back-handed compliment, leaving the cinema thinking, "Well, that was fine". - Digital Spy EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2019
3/5 57% Aladdin (2019) While the remake doesn't quite do enough to feel like A Whole New World, it's still a lavish and enjoyable retelling of a classic tale. - Digital Spy EDIT
Read More | Posted May 22, 2019
72% The Perfection (2019) Whatever you think of it, The Perfection is hard to shift from your brain after witnessing it - or enduring it, as may be the case for some viewers. - Digital Spy EDIT
Read More | Posted May 21, 2019
4/5 63% Yesterday (2019) You'll leave the cinema with a full heart, tears in your eyes and singing Beatles songs all the way home. - Digital Spy EDIT
Read More | Posted May 5, 2019
28% The Silence (2019) Yes, it's A Quiet Place meets Bird Box, but the real problem isn't that The Silence invites an easy comparison. It's that the movie is really, really bad. - Digital Spy EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2019
4/5 93% Us (2019) Expectations for Us were naturally high after the success of Get Out, but Us is every bit as creepy, funny and hard to shake off. - Digital Spy EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2019
4/5 92% Fighting with My Family (2019) Fighting with My Family is just so good-hearted in nature that you can't help but get won over by its charm, however familiar it feels at times. - Digital Spy EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2019
4/5 86% The Hole in the Ground (2019) If your nerves can take it, here's your first great horror movie of 2019. - Digital Spy EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2019
4/5 37% Glass (2019) Glass offers answers and brings the trilogy neatly to a largely successful close, without completely wrapping things up in a neat bow. - Digital Spy EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2019
3/5 92% Bumblebee (2018) Perhaps the most impressive thing you could say about Bumblebee is that it actually leaves you wanting another Transformers movie. - Digital Spy EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2018
4/5 78% Anna and the Apocalypse (2018) Anna and the Apocalypse manages to bring together all of its elements into a winning blend of heart, humour and huge musical numbers, making it a must-see Christmas movie. - Digital Spy EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 28, 2018
4/5 89% Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018) Wreck-It Ralph 2 takes aim at all sections of the web and largely succeeds in being a fun, touching and relevant animation for fans of the original and newcomers alike. - Digital Spy EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2018
93% CAM (2018) Far from being salacious or gratuitous, Cam is an absolutely chilling, thought-provoking and sex-positive delve into the world of webcam porn. - Digital Spy EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2018
3/5 40% The Girl in the Spider's Web (2018) Anchored by Foy's captivating performance, the movie overcomes some notable flaws to suggest there's plenty of promise in this take on Salander. - Digital Spy EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2018
61% Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) Fortunately, the film comes to life any time that Queen take to the stage, thanks to dynamic staging and dedicated performances from all four stars. - Digital Spy EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2018
4/5 79% Halloween (2018) Green and his co-writers have come up with a terrific slasher that could have just as much impact on a new generation as the original did back in 1978. It's that good. - Digital Spy EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2018
4/5 85% A Simple Favor (2018) Where Gone Girl was cynical and often nasty, A Simple Favour is its playful cousin. - Digital Spy EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2018
4/5 97% Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018) With impeccable stuntwork and crisp direction, Fallout delivers intense and thrilling set pieces that pack a punch with a weight and realism that few other blockbusters can match. - Digital Spy EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2018
3/5 33% Jigsaw (2017) Grisly, deviously twisted and wince-inducing, Jigsaw plays like a greatest hits of the Saw series, blended up to if not a series high, then certainly a return to form. - Digital Spy EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2017
4/5 92% Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) Spider-Man: Homecoming's biggest achievement is that it makes you forget it's the third different Spider-Man - and second reboot - in less than 20 years. - Digital Spy EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2017
3/5 93% Baby Driver (2017) Baby Driver is certainly an entertaining ride but when you pop the hood there's not much under its shiny surface. - Digital Spy EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2017
2/5 18% Baywatch (2017) What starts so promisingly quickly becomes so generic. - Digital Spy EDIT
Read More | Posted May 23, 2017
4/5 29% Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017) Salazar's Revenge quickly reminds you why we all fell in love with Depp's Captain Jack Sparrow and his drunken exploits in the first place. - Digital Spy EDIT
Read More | Posted May 23, 2017
4/5 76% Lights Out (2016) What makes Lights Out so terrifyingly effective is that it takes full advantage of that primal fear of the dark that almost everybody has felt at some point in their lives. And this time, there really is something under your bed. - SciFiNow EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2016