Mr. M. Herbert

Helpful votes received on reviews: 64% (21 of 33)
Location: Scotland uk


Top Reviewer Ranking: 111,135 - Total Helpful Votes: 21 of 33
Olympus Has Fallen [Blu-ray] [2013] <b>Blu-ray</b> ~ Gerard Butler
Olympus Has Fallen [Blu-ray] [2013] Blu-ray ~ Gerard Butler
Watched this wearing my sceptics hat. Huge mistake. This really is not a bad film at all.. Stacks of action, but actually quite well choreograhed stuff, good casting - and well shot and directed. Yes, the storyline is simple enough - baddies storm the White House etc., and a hero emerges from the shadows...usual stuff. But this film does get into gear very quickly. The plot actually does have just a tiny element of credibility about it, a "just possible" scenario. The hero, Butler, carries off his role with style. There is a good casting line up for the baddies too. This film is about pure entertainment and for me, it works. Far superior to its "rival", "White House… Read more
The Heat [Blu-ray] <b>Blu-ray</b> ~ Sandra Bullock
The Heat [Blu-ray] Blu-ray ~ Sandra Bullock
Read the previous reviews which were either "Wow" or "rubbish" with little in-between. Well, this review IS in-between! Some very funny moments and several one liners are good. Other scenes are loud, unecessarily and simply, vulgar. The acting from Bullock is as expected, very good. She handles comedy very well. Her partners performance is way too over the top to be continually funny, or credible - if only slightly - and frankly, it wears the viewer down a little. Nonetheless, overall this is a film throughout which you will smirk continually. Rather similar to Dark Shadows with Johnny Depp, not hilarious, but quietly funny and amusing. The storyline is very familiar to UK… Read more
Carrie [DVD] [2013] <b>DVD</b> ~ ChloŽ Moretz
Carrie [DVD] [2013] DVD ~ ChloŽ Moretz
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Like many viewers I saw several reviews before ordering this film. Many considered it inferior to the "original" of almost half a century ago. Naturally, having seen the original many years ago I too, half expected this to be just another average remake. Absolutely not so. This is a very well directed, well shot film. The cast is also very well chosen, with young Moretz leading from the front. Some said she was too "hollywood" and "cute" for this film. This is both an insult to her as a very competent, promising young actress and worse still, reflects total ignorance by these reviewers of modern day cyber bullying, which is the underlining theme throughout the film… Read more

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