Trevor Willsmer

Hall of Fame Reviewer - 2011 2012 2013
Top Reviewer Ranking: 59
Helpful votes received on reviews: 94% (12,731 of 13,497)
Location: London, England


Top Reviewer Ranking: 59 - Total Helpful Votes: 12731 of 13497
The Sweeney [Blu-ray] <b>Blu-ray</b> ~ Ray Winstone
The Sweeney [Blu-ray] Blu-ray ~ Ray Winstone
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1.0 out of 5 stars The Oi You Muppet Show, 28 Jun 2014
The third film spinoff of the hugely popular 70s cop show The Sweeney is so in thrall to mockney geezer clichés that it could almost be called The Oi You Muppet Show. At first misleadingly seeming a slight improvement on the first 1977 film but a considerable step down from 1978's Sweeney 2, as you might expect from cinema's high priest of big-on-DVD lad culture Nick Love it's full of macho swagger and attitude but never rings true for a moment, the script reading like a succession of 70s clichés as read by nice middle class children pretending to be cockney cops and robbers in the playground. When he's dealing with the blaggings and shootouts its capable enough, but all the… Read more
A Force of One [Blu-ray] [1979] <b>Blu-ray</b> ~ Chuck Norris
A Force of One [Blu-ray] [1979] Blu-ray ~ Chuck Norris
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Still best known as a former world champion and for fighting (and losing to) Bruce Lee in Rome's Coliseum in Way of the Dragon at the time, 1979's A Force of One doesn't exactly tax fledgling action star Chuck Norris' limited acting abilities, casting him as a former champion who teaches martial arts who finds himself drawn into a murder case when he agrees to teach various cops self-defence after they start getting killed in the line of duty. Unfortunately his ass-kicking expertise is largely taken on trust for much of the film, which puts more emphasis on his input in the murder investigation - such as the dubious conclusion that the only people capable of breaking a victim's neck must be… Read more
The Octagon [Blu-ray] [1980] <b>Blu-ray</b> ~ Chuck Norris
The Octagon [Blu-ray] [1980] Blu-ray ~ Chuck Norris
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Chuck Norris vs. an army of ninjas – no wonder many regard The Octagon as the Gone with the Wind of Chuck Norris movies. It’s not, of course: it’s really the Hamlet of Chuck Norris movies with our hero and his often indecipherable echoplex interior monologue prevaricating when asked by Lee Van Cleef’s anti-terrorist agent to help him stop Chuck’s Japanese brother who is now training international terrorists and mercenaries in the nin-ja (as people keep on pronouncing it) way in his octagonal arena, prevaricating when Karen Carlson’s heiress asks for his protection from nin-ja trained mercenaries, prevaricating when repentant would-be terrorist Carol Bagdasarian asks his help to get away… Read more