Chris White

 
Top Reviewer Ranking: 2,182
Helpful votes received on reviews: 88% (1,023 of 1,164)
Location: United Kingdom

 

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 2,182 - Total Helpful Votes: 1023 of 1164
Assassins Creed IV: Black Flag (PS4) by Ubisoft
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Here be treasure!, 20 Jun 2014
The sixth game in the solid-but-slightly-stale Assassin's Creed franchise represents a definite return to form. All the familiar elements are present but the ocean-going dynamic and a lighter tone allow it to chart fresh new territory. For this one, Ubisoft has thrown so much at it that you're never at a loss for something to do. My completion is now at 100% - after over 100 hours of gameplay that took longer than three months. I call that superb value for money.

Admittedly it takes several story missions for Edward Kenway (father of AC III's Haytham) to find his sea legs but once he acquires his trusty ship, the Jackdaw, he has a vast open world to explore. In these sandbox-type… Read more
Frozen [Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray] [Region Free]
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Disney by numbers, 20 April 2014
Art and commerce can be uneasy bedfellows and never more so than at Disney, whose desire to merchandise sometimes comes at the expense of quality. Although certainly not in Frozen's target demographic, I've always had an interest in animation and have kept an eye on the studio's product over the years.

I have to admit that I find it disappointing that such a bland entry into the canon has attracted so much acclaim. Is this now the benchmark for an exceptional Disney movie? It becomes quite obvious when watching Frozen that the whole experience has been designed by a committee of corporate box-tickers, whose aim is to maximise as many of the company's revenue streams as possible… Read more
Philomena [Blu-ray] <b>Blu-ray</b> ~ Judi Dench
Philomena [Blu-ray] Blu-ray ~ Judi Dench
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
I knew nothing of Philomena's remarkable story before watching this film and it enhanced my enjoyment of it enormously. Even if you had read Martin Sixmith's book (upon which it is based but with a little artistic licence) I don't think you'd have expected such a chemistry between its two stars.

Philomena Lee's baby son (born out of wedlock in 1952) is taken from her by Irish nuns and sold to American adoptive parents. Fifty years later, having kept it a secret from her family, she decides to try and trace him. Meanwhile, Martin Sixmith is dealing with losing his job as a government advisor under unfortunate circumstances. She wants to find her son; he needs a compelling… Read more