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
Aladdin 2019 Adventure, Family, Fantasy A worthwhile live-action reimagining of Disney's animated classic, that proves that Will Smith has still got it. Only dodgy effects and a couple of unconvincing songs detract from a great family adventure. 3.5
On the Rocks 2020 Comedy, Drama Sofia Coppola tries to rekindle her Lost In Translation success in a father/daughter relationship caper that fails to bring the magic. Jones and Murray are excellent, but the script is WAY too light and Marlon Wayans mis-cast. 3
Beethoven 1992 Comedy, Family A fun shaggy dog story that apes Home Alone, but has maybe one too many adult themes hidden within than you would expect (animal testing, lethal injections, fraud, kidnap etc). 3
Inanimate (Harbinger Down) 2015 Horror, SciFi This crowdfunded monster movie suffers from some of the usual problems that affect low budget films, but some of the cast isn’t too bad and the gloopy practical effects are an effective tribute to The Thing, which this unashamedly inspired by. 2.5
The Uninvited 2009 Horror, Mystery Elizabeth Banks is good in an out-of-character role as the wicked stepmother in this slightly above average, mildly supernatural mystery. The huge plot twist near the end was unexpected and yet didn’t really seem that surprising when it happened! 3
Come to Daddy 2019 Comedy, Thriller A picturesque shoreline serves as the backdrop for this bizarre, frequently violent, occasionally funny but inconsistent film that sees Elijah Wood's entitled man-child try to reconnect with his estranged father but get way more than he bargained for. 2.5
50 First Dates 2004 Comedy, Romance A variety of cringeworthy "Sandler film" supporting characters spoil it a little, but take them away and this is arguably one of the sweetest, most romantic films ever made, sold by Sandler and Barrymore's brilliant chemistry. 3.5
Tell Me Who I Am 2019 Documentary An incredible story about an act that is both selfless and selfish and its effect on twin brothers. It may be brave and laudable of them to share their story in this medium but it felt unnecessarily intrusive to watch the latter stages. 3
Enola Holmes 2020 Adventure, Mystery Millie Bobbie Brown is delightful as Sherlock's little sister, but sadly the film lurches between action adventure and period drama without being especially compelling at either. 3
Pacific Rim 2013 Action, SciFi, Thriller Almost completely devoid of plot with characters as one-dimensional as you can get, but you can't really fail to enjoy a film with giant robots fighting giant alien sea monsters! 3
The Next Karate Kid 1994 Action, Comedy, Drama Hilary Swank's first lead role begins with lots of scowling whilst weirdly being preyed upon by older men, but ultimately she gives a decent performance opposite the reliable Pat Morita. There are several awkward scenes but overall it is fairly enjoyable. 3
Don't Let Go 2019 Mystery, Thriller This mind-bending time travel murder mystery has an original premise and good performances from the leads, but is ultimately predictable and falls flat after the initial intrigue. 3
Unstoppable 2010 Action, Thriller Putting aside the fact that the whole thing could have been avoided in the first 5 minutes, this is a gripping chase thriller with an excellent hero partnership in Washington and Pine and enough explosive action to keep most people entertained. 3.5
Hatchet 2006 Comedy, Horror Predictable slasher movie fare with some pretty naff special effects, but the cast is mostly better than the script deserves and nobody is taking it too seriously, which results in some reasonable comedy. 2.5
Open 24 Hours 2018 Horror, Thriller Well shot with a pretty good turn from the lead actress, but the situation she is put in is ludicrous and there are so many twists, turns and unnecessary fake-outs that it becomes much harder to follow than is necessary in a film like this. 2.5
Crawl 2019 Horror, Thriller Completely silly from beginning to end and you'll wonder just how many times the protagonists can be bitten without being killed, but the acting is OK, the CGI gators are well done and there are enough jump scares to make this reasonably entertaining. 2.5
A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors 1987 Fantasy, Horror Some of the acting is ropey and the music is weak but this is actually a pretty smart sequel, bringing back characters from the first movie, expanding Freddy's back story and showcasing some great special effects for the time. 3.5
Them (Ils) 2006 Horror, Thriller A well made French home invasion thriller which is tense and claustrophobic, with most of the scares coming from the impending sense of dread rather than outright violence. The use of unnerving sound effects is particularly effective. 3.5
The Burning 1981 Horror Notable for Tom Savini's gore effects and Rick Wakeman's score, this is otherwise a poor Friday the 13th rip-off with absolutely no sense of mystery and quite boring death scenes. 2
The Awakening 2011 Horror, Mystery The acting is good, the period setting is well done and there are a few effective scares, but ultimately this ghost story is all just a bit dull. 3
It's a Wonderful Life 1946 Comedy, Drama, Family Frank Capra's classic tale of a man losing hope and finding redemption in the people around him is often hailed as the best Christmas film ever. I'd wager that you don't need to include the word Christmas in that title. Still an absolute masterpiece. 5
The Public 2018 Comedy, Drama Emilio Estevez puts in a solid shift as writer, director and lead actor in this funny, thought-provoking drama. A lack of story resolution and some superflous plot threads won’t please everyone, but the engaging characters make it enjoyable to watch. 3.5
There's Something About Mary 1998 Comedy, Romance The Farrelly Brothers set the bar for gross-out comedy, with some scenes just awful and others hilarious, but there is also a sweet story at its heart. It may have spawned a sub-genre that is now tiresome but this is one of the best films of its kind. 3.5
Dogma 1999 Comedy, Drama Kevin Smith combines a well-researched religious storyline with his usual pop culture driven script to deliver a witty, thought-provoking comedy that asks a lot of questions about religion but never truly insults it. 3.5
Watchers 1988 Horror, Thriller The story is significantly different from the novel, the creature effects are poor and Haim's transition from carefree teen to resourceful hero is hard to believe, but there are some creepy moments, the dog is adorable and the soundtrack is very good. 2.5