As a regular contributor to 11 Word Review, this is a monthly post to archive all of the 11 word reviews of films that I have submitted throughout this month.
Hostage – A surprisingly good thriller with decent twists and an excellent Willis.
Sleeping With the Enemy – You can’t help but love Julia Roberts in this tense drama.
Hick – Moretz is brilliant, the story’s original, and pacing keeps you interested.
Paradise Lost – Fairly boring despite its greusome premise, but alot of recognisable faces.
The Double – Ayoade’s brilliant style of film-making suits this dark comedy perfectly.
Who Framed Roger Rabbit – Technically marvellous, combining live film noir action and hilarious animated comedy.
Edward Scissorhands – Tim Burton’s best film. Sweet and emotional but also creepily dark.
Marie Antoinette – Sofia Coppola tells somewhat mediocre story with such colour and personality.
The Wolfman – A poor werewolf film with very little to keep you interested.
Red State – Disappointing second half but not bad, the tension dies down somewhat.
Berberian Sound Studio – Not a lot goes on whilst the plot promises dark secrets.
Absentia – A disturbing atmosphere lingers in the air but it’s very amateur.
Devil – Has its moments but not enough happens. Misses out on potential.
The Divide – Too much torture and violence when plot doesn’t call for it.
Water For Elephants – Fantastic actors, strong performances, good story, and a surprisingly enjoyable drama.
Terminator 2 – Another classic early 90s sci-fi action, and a fantastic sequel.
New In Town – Not the cheesy rom-com you would expect from the poster.
Mission Impossible 2 – Better than the first. Good action, humour, romance and character development.
The Motel Life – Tries to be serious and bleak but it doesn’t come across.
28 Days Later – A zombie apocalypse at its best. Boyle handles the genre perfectly.
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street – Tim Burton and Johnny Depp at their gloomiest, goriest, and musical-est.
Titan A.E. – A fun animated sci-fi adventure that younger audiences will enjoy.
Inventing The Abbots – Generic plot but all star cast make for a decent drama.
The Wolf of Wall Street – Entertainingly outrageous, an energetic pace, buzzing from one extreme to another.
Memento – A brilliantly complex and clever mystery that Nolan slowly unravels backwards.
King Kong (1976) – Poor special effects and action but better than the recent remake.
Black Pond – Brilliant filming style, but difficult to care about characters and story.
The Thomas Crown Affair (1999) – Brilliant opening few scenes. A decent and, at times, sexy thriller.
High Crimes – One of the weakest Ashley Judd crime thrillers with obvious twist.
Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief – Fun Greek mythology for younger generations, but weakened for everyone else.
Zombieland – Fun, gorey, and fantastic characters. One of the best zombie films.
Sunshine – Confusing at times, but a powerful science fiction with hinted horror.
The American – A great fast-paced thriller, with George Clooney at his best.
Wedding Crashers – Great chemistry between Wilson and Vaughn, making this better than average.
Jack Reacher – Could have been an intense thriller if Reacher was cast better.
Chef – Food, family, and comedy mixed up. Yummy, heart-warming and funny.
Little Nicky – The days when Adam Sandler was funny… only in small doses.
The Holiday – A Christmas rom-com to enjoy all year. Lovely, likeable characters.
Guardians of The Galaxy – Marvel at its most fun. Great characters and a lot of laughs.
Pompeii – Better than expected. Like Gladiator with Jon Snow and a volcano.
The Book of Eli – A desperate and powerful dystopia with a twist you won’t SEE.
Kaboom – A weird, lacklustre sex drama that goes where you’d never expect.
Girl Most Likely – Kristen Wiig provides awkward comedy in decent drama about growing up.