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: 1726, showing 25 per page
PosterMovieYearGenreCommentsRating
The Sugarland Express 1974 Comedy, Crime, Drama Speilberg follows up Duel with another road movie, but this one is a lot lighter in tone. Drags a bit in the middle but has a funny start with some hilarious incidental characters and a tense ending. Goldie Hawn is great. 3.5
Scenes of a Sexual Nature 2006 Comedy, Drama, Romance Despite its big name cast, this exploration of seven very different couples as they spend a sunny day on Hampstead Heath is as pedestrian as the park's patrons due to the cliched stories they have to tell.. 2.5
Madagasgar 2005 Adventure, Animation, Comedy Zoo animals dream of visiting the wild and then get stuck there. If it wasn't for Chris Rock lighting up his scenes as an overly optimistic zebra the film would probably not have received its many sequels. 3
Turbo 2013 Adventure, Animation, Comedy With a great and unexpected voice cast (Samuel L Jackson and Snoop Dogg!!), this fantastical but somehow acceptable story of a snail at the Indy 500 feels shorter than its runtime, which is always a good thing. 4
Star Trek II - The Wrath of Khan 1982 Action, Adventure, SciFi Star Trek 2 addresses many of the issues with the first film by adding a little more action and a proper viallain, but it is still bogged down in too much politics and dialog at the expense of humour and plot. 3
Star Trek: The Motion Picture 1979 Adventure, SciFi A Star Trek B-movie that doesn't deserve its name. 35 minutes of exposition before they even start the mission, awful effects, acting and dialogue. All in a hideous grey colour scheme. Even the cast’s significant charisma can’t save it. 2
The Night Before 2015 Comedy A typical Seth Rogen "boys night out" comedy for the most part, but there are enough funny scenes to make it enjoyable and the many nods to well-known Christmas movies are cleverly done. 3
Jingle All The Way 1996 Action, Comedy A fairly joyless plot, cringeworthy humour, detestable characters and woeful acting make this a Christmas dud for the most part, though the action-packed last 20 minutes do redeem it slightly. Still one of Arnie's worst though! 2
Miracle on 34th Street 1994 Comedy, Drama, Fantasy Richard Attenborough is fantastic in this delightful, frequently hilarious story that also has great courtroom drama scenes and retains the old-fashioned charm of the era that the original version was made. 4
Happiest Season 2020 Comedy, Drama This Christmas-set LGBT twist on Meet the Parents is not particularly festive but the story is good, it features some great acting talent and there are just enough comedic moments to counteract the heavier relationship drama. 3
Love Actually 2003 Comedy, Romance Over the top, sentimental, awkward, comical and packed with cheese - Love Actually is all of these things but so is Christmas, so as a heart-warming festive feelgood movie it's hard to beat. 3.5
Mercy Christmas 2017 Comedy, Horror A bizarre movie that takes the normal stress of cooking Christmas dinner and makes it all the more difficult by the main course being human beings! Low budget with limited acting, but still offers some original and humorous moments. 2.5
Mortal Engines 2018 Action, SciFi Visually impressive and conceptually interesting, but the characters and story are dull, the pacing is off and the action sequences are boringly predictable. 2.5
The Secret Life of Pets 2 2019 Animation, Comedy An undemanding but entertaining kids film that captures some of the more amusing pet bahaviours well, but the highlight is the inspired casting of Harrison Ford voicing a grumpy, disinterested sheepdog. 3
Official Secrets 2019 Drama, Thriller A fascinating, tense and emotional true story about moral versus legal obligations with an excellent, unglamorous performance by Keira Knightly in the lead role and a great supporting cast. 4
Herbie Rides Again 1974 Comedy, Fantasy The sentient VW Beetle returns in a story that lacks the coherence of the first film and comes across more like a series of cartoon sketches, but still has some amusing scenes and impressive stunts for the era. 3
Anna and the Apocalypse 2017 Comedy, Horror, Music Blending a zombie apocalypse movie with a musical comedy is certainly an original idea, the acting is decent and there are some funny scenes, but most of the musical numbers are unremarkable and unnecessary, breaking the flow of an otherwise fun film. 3
Underwater 2020 SciFi, Thriller This claustrophobic deep sea thriller wastes no time getting into the action and there are plenty of tense scenes, but the murky visuals and muffled dialogue make it very hard to follow at times. 3
The Way 2010 Comedy, Drama Emilio Estevez directs his father Martin Sheen on an emotional, gently comedic trek across Northern Spain that proves the old adage that it's the journey, not the destination that matters, and in this case the companions you may meet on it. 3.5
Togo 2019 Adventure, Drama Amazing dogs, stunning scenery and thrilling action scenes tell the story of the true heroes of the 1925 dog sled run that saved the Alaskan town of Nome after a diptheria outbreak. Wonderfully made and sure to bring a tear to the eye of any dog lover. 4
X-Men: Days of Future Past 2014 Action, SciFi, Thriller A clever story brings together the old and new actors from the franchise, with Hugh Jackman the linchpin holding it together and the 70s a great setting for the core story. High on action and emotion, this is the pinnacle of the X-Men saga. 4
Deception (AKA The Best Offer) 2013 Crime, Drama, Mystery An Italian film that is wholly in English and with a mainly English cast, it is an intriguing premise right up to the point where you know what and who the deception is. But for a disappointing conclusion this could have been great. 3.5
Tinker Bell and the Legend of the Neverbeast 2014 Adventure, Animation Focussing on the fairy Fern rather than Tink, this story ramps up the peril beyond any of the other Disney Fairies tales and creates an exciting adventure that is far more engaging than its more passive peers. 3.5
Onward 2020 Adventure, Animation, Comedy Magic is real (as are unicorns, pixies and most Dungeons and Dragons mythology), but the art has died out. Although the story of brothers trying to bring back their dead father is heavy handed in places, Onward is heartwarming and a lot of fun. 3.5
Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue 2010 Adventure, Animation, Family When Tink is trapped in a child's 'fairy house' she must be rescued by friends, but also teaches her captor about the life of a fairy. The 2018 film Christopher Robin re-treads many of the films themes but with a Winnie the Pooh theme. 3.5