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David Sexton

David Sexton
David Sexton's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): London Evening Standard

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/5 50% Four Kids and It (2020) Caine gives the creature, which much like him has survived from the time of the dinosaurs, immense character and appeal, so you become just as eager to see it again as the kids.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2020
4/5 72% Vivarium (2020) Vivarium is an ingenious, relentless sci-fi horror from Irish director Lorcan Finnegan and writer Garret Shanley.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Mar 31, 2020
4/5 83% Misbehaviour (2020) Far from upsetting, this is a feelgood film, in the end, that British speciality.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2020
3/5 76% Military Wives (2020) Not great film-making maybe, but mum will love it. And it honours families who deserve all honour.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2020
5/5 98% Portrait of a Lady on Fire (Portrait de la jeune fille en feu) (2020) It could have been claustrophobic but the central story is so passionately involving you don't want to look elsewhere at all.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2020
3/5 47% Greed (2020) [T]his crass attempt to link these two worlds is so melodramatic in the end (follow the lion), that it ends up a throwaway.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2020
4/5 87% Emma. (2020) Although it remains a classic literary adaptation faithful to its source, it is absolutely of its own time too.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2020
4/5 90% The Lighthouse (2019) The Lighthouse is a pressure-cooker.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2020
4/5 69% Bombshell (2019) It's this element of recoil from total sympathy with these harassed women that makes the film intriguing though.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2020
5/5 89% 1917 (2020) The film is thrilling, moving on effectively from one shocking set piece to another, studding the narrative too with starry cameos.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2020
2/5 80% Jojo Rabbit (2019) The tonal shifts in Jojo Rabbit don't work because they're not seriously intended, the intention here being instead to remain consistently cute.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2020
2/5 20% Cats (2019) It all just feels so wrong.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2019
4/5 72% Jumanji: The Next Level (2019) It's funny and diverting and it's even found accommodation for the elderly. Thoughtful, that, in a family film.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2019
3/5 63% Motherless Brooklyn (2019) As it is, his passionate commitment to the story has resulted in the very definition of a vanity project.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2019
5/5 96% The Irishman (2019) A brand new classic.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2019
4/5 77% Doctor Sleep (2019) For the most part, the adaptation and abbreviation from the book is smart and deft.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2019
3/5 70% Terminator: Dark Fate (2019) It's a ride. Sometimes a ride is what you need.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2019
5/5 93% Monos (2019) Monos is gorgeous, but it is also lucid as hell. And it all happens at lightning speed.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2019
3/5 82% Official Secrets (2019) [H]obbled by fidelity, spatchcocked by earnestness, this film never takes off.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2019
2/5 64% The Day Shall Come (2019) The Day Shall Come has a disappointingly similar approach, while tackling a much less edgy and altogether easier-to-trounce subject.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2019
4/5 92% The Personal History of David Copperfield (2020) Also, Dickens's female characters are much improved, so all hail this showcase for the talent of Iannucci, a sly reminder that it's possible to be both a national treasure and a thorn in the establishment's side.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2019
2/5 24% The Goldfinch (2019) The Goldfinch is dull, shapeless and unconvincing.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2019
3/5 84% Downton Abbey (2019) It is in the end a reassurance machine, showing us that a clear-cut class system can only be even more treasured by those at the bottom than those at the top.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2019
3/5 35% Seberg (2020) Unfortunately, the film built around [Stewart's] performance is a dud, heavy-handed in its script and awkwardly sententious about the cause of Black Power.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2019
4/5 71% The King (2019) [A] thoroughly enjoyable film.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2019
3/5 41% The Laundromat (2019) This scrappy, episodic movie ends with Streep stripping off her disguise to harangue us on what it means that democracy's checks and balances have failed so badly. But then this whole film is an indignant lecture.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2019
4/5 96% About Endlessness (Om det Oändliga) (2020) Ridiculous! Yet it's strangely revealing how little enhancement cinema needs, how powerful such minimalism can be in revealing human perplexity. It's probably not one for Netflix, though.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2019
5/5 68% Joker (2019) Nobody who sees this new film will ever need any other version.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2019
5/5 89% The Souvenir (2019) The absolute specificity of this story makes it universal too. It's the best British film for a long time.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2019
4/5 77% An Officer and a Spy (J'accuse) (2019) It's an absolute masterclass in how to make an historical film.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2019
4/5 94% Marriage Story (2019) Marriage Story is a fearsome cautionary tale, long and painfully detailed, a divorce horror story to put alongside Kramer vs. Kramer.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2019
3/5 83% Ad Astra (2019) Gravity, Interstellar or even First Man this is not, despite the contributions of cinematographer Hoyte Van Hoytema and composer Max Richter.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2019
4/5 No Score Yet Inside The Bruderhof (2019) A fascinating watch.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2019
2/5 31% The Current War (2017) So now the film deserves to be considered in its own right, all taint removed. And? It's still a turkey. ‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2019
4/5 52% The Lion King (2019) This Lion King just has more of everything visually, compared to the 1994 animation.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2019
No Score Yet Psychopath with Piers Morgan (2019) So Morgan succeeds in displaying a textbook psychopath. To what end, though? ‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2019
No Score Yet Battle of the Super Eaters: 3000 Calories a Minute (2019) I find watching competitive eating as hard to take as watching open-heart surgery. It is a shocking sight, even when, as here, gamesomely converted to slo-mo and set to operatic music.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2019
No Score Yet My Gay Dog and Other Animals (2019) It's obvious why many people might be delighted to find homosexuality is common in animals too -- and this programme aims to please. ‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2019
4/5 No Score Yet The Final Mission: Foxy's War (2019) In this levelly-presented documentary, "Foxy" returns to Afghanistan for the first time since he was medically discharged in 2012... The composure he displays in this return is a personal victory at least.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted May 31, 2019
3/5 66% Matthias & Maxime (2019) Matthias & Maxime is filmed all in tightly pressed close-up, faces looming, constantly erupting into furious rows, shouting and shrieking. It's like being at the worst party ever.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted May 24, 2019
85% Once Upon a Time In Hollywood (2019) If not a career best, it's an extraordinary career summation.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted May 21, 2019
3/5 68% Little Joe (2019) Slow acting, mannered sets and stylized filming make this film itself sadly affectless.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted May 21, 2019
5/5 97% Pain and Glory (Dolor y gloria) (2019) Pain and Glory is Almodóvar's best work for years, marvellously framed and composed, comparatively restrained for him, hugely enjoyable moment by moment.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted May 21, 2019
5/5 81% A Hidden Life (2019) A Hidden Life is a work of genius, at last a justification of Malick's late style.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted May 21, 2019
4/5 90% Diego Maradona (2019) It is about his rise and fall, the way celebrity broke him.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted May 21, 2019
4/5 88% Les Misérables (2020) For a debut, it has been really remarkably well put together, expertly paced, deftly edited.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted May 18, 2019
3/5 91% Bacurau (Nighthawk) (2020) Bacurau is so determined to make its political point that it doesn't fully cohere as drama, and the Americans are grossly caricatured. But it's quite the hallucination.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted May 18, 2019
5/5 89% Rocketman (2019) Taron Egerton, in a fantastic performance, doesn't impersonate Elton John, he becomes him; he doesn't lip-sync, he sings, making the songs matter in that moment in the story.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted May 17, 2019
No Score Yet David Harewood: Psychosis and Me (2019) Psychosis and Me is a clear and valuable account of what it is like to lose your mind; to have known that and to live with it still. We've not heard enough about this before.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted May 16, 2019
3/5 54% The Dead Don't Die (2019) Though enjoyable, The Dead Don't Die is arch: Hollywood through the Cannes filter.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted May 15, 2019