Time Out Film Guide 2011 Paperback – 2 Sep 2010
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"You certainly couldn't do much better than the Time Out Film Guide 2008...Noted for its strong international coverage, the reviews are both informed and informative, while the additional material makes for an all encompassing reference work." (Film Review)
"The best one-stop shop on the market for film fans who credit themselves with tastes beyond the mainstream... The only one worth buying annually." (Empire)
"It's a movie-info mine so addictive that every dip-in risks total submergence" (Total Film)
"Pound for pound, the Time Out Film Guide is the film buff's annual of choice." (James Christopher The Times)
"A fantastic read and an invaluable reference tool." (Total DVD)
Over 18,500 films reviewed over the last 40 years by Time Out criticsSee all Product Description
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Top Customer Reviews
Like Richard Roud's wonderful, contentious Cinema: A Critical Dictionary, reading the Time Out guide is a seductive, discursive experience; it discourages linear, goal-oriented reading in favor of the pleasures of literary loafing. There are two indexes, one by director, another by alternate titles; both are invaluable, because films aren't always where I expect to find them in these pages.
The list of 100 web links for criticism, shopping, streaming and downloading, news, discussion, and more is exemplary, but I've saved the best for last: the film listings are brainier and better written than those in the Maltin guide.
OK - Time Out lacks the technical details that Halliwell excels in - but these days you can obtain all that extra info. from the Internet in seconds.
I enjoy the often spot-on synopses of films which the Time Out writers provide, and I only find myself in disagreement with their verdicts very rarely.
I usually update my film guide every 5 years or so - not being one who would follow the advertising push that says ' the Time Out guide is the Only indispensible film review guide you need annually '...most of the films and reviews are the Same on an annual basis !
I WOULD NOT HAVE ANY OTHER FILM GUIDE IN MY LOUNGE.
After my order for the 2012 edition was cancelled by Amazon, I contacted the publishers by e-mail, and received the following reply:
"We have cancelled this year's Film Guide and don't have plans for a future edition at the moment."
So, if you want to update to the final edition of the guide, I suggest you place your order soon, while there are still copies available, at least at an affordable price.
This book is endlessly useful - however, I needed to keep my old one as there in not a list of the top 100, or a list of actors.
Amazon have been very supportive and allowed us to return it and we are now buying the Radio Times once again.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is the film guide you take with you to a desert island! Unputdownable!Published on 19 July 2014 by Miss J M Gill
Present for my avid crossword fan mum. Says its invaluable but the print is rather too small for comfortable reading.Published on 17 Dec. 2013 by ms.j.cornish
have time to write such long reviews especially when I have bought lots of stuff at christmas time! Why can't a simple 5 star rating be enough. Read morePublished on 17 Dec. 2013 by VW
Yesterday night I watched the Anthony Asquith's version of the Winslow Boy with Robert Donat and wanted to see in the 2009 edition of TimeOut what they thought about this film. Read morePublished on 21 April 2013 by Mr. J-bernard Brisset
A gift. for someone. he hasnt commented whether he enjoyed it or not. so I cant comment about it. I actually found the writing very small. but then it wasnt for me.Published on 28 Nov. 2012 by jen
Many other reviewers have mentioned this, but it should be stressed. Some of the reviews in this guide are very bad quality indeed... Many are derogatory and rude. Read morePublished on 20 Jan. 2012 by treasureofgreatwhoop
Time out writes bad reviews for The Shining and Once Upon A Time In The West. So how can these critics really be trusted?Published on 29 Sept. 2011 by movie maniac