Movie reviews of Bob Mann

These are all the movies and series that Bob has reviewed. Read more at: One Mann's Movies.

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Poster for Us

Us

4

This film had me gripped until a particular point.

5 may

5 may

Poster for Avengers: Endgame

Avengers: Endgame

9

But as a cinematic spectacle, for me, it delivered on its billing as a blockbuster finale, but one filled with a degree of nuance I was not expecting.

3 may

3 may

Long Shot

8

Although possibly causing offence to some, this is a fine example of a US comedy that delivers consistent laughs.

30 april

30 apr

Poster for Shazam!

Shazam!

7

It’s clearly been a long overdue hit for DC, and on the whole I enjoyed it. If the film had been a bit tighter, this would have had the potential to be a classic.

17 april

17 apr

Poster for Wild Rose

Wild Rose

7

As long as you don’t ABSOLUTELY LOATHE it, I predict you’ll tolerate the tunes and enjoy the movie.

3 april

3 apr

Poster for Crazy Rich Asians

Crazy Rich Asians

8

It didn’t make a big dent in the awards nominations. But for fans of quirky romantic comedies it’s a recommended watch. It’s really difficult to dislike!

16 march

16 mar

Poster for The Wife

The Wife

7

It’s a perfectly pleasant way to spend a couple of hours. The story is intriguing enough to keep your interest, although it plays its hand so early that the simmering suspense element ebbs out of the film.

27 february

27 feb

Poster for Three Identical Strangers

Three Identical Strangers

8

It’s well worth catching: a tale that almost defies belief.

26 february

26 feb

Poster for Escape Room

Escape Room

5

It’s a movie that has its moments, but I would personally wait for a (VERY) rainy afternoon and catch it on streaming.

22 february

22 feb

Poster for Alita: Battle Angel

Alita: Battle Angel

7

It’s a big, brash, loud CGI-stuffed adventure, but well done and visually appealing.

20 february

20 feb

Poster for Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Can You Ever Forgive Me?

8

The reason to see this film is the tremendous double-act between McCarthy and Grant which is just magic. Both have been lauded with nominations during awards season, and both are richly deserved.

18 february

18 feb

Poster for Glass

Glass

5

There are the makings of a good film in here, and the blending of the three characters into a narrative is a cute idea. But it’s a film that left me feeling generally unsatisfied with its story arc...

7 february

7 feb

Poster for The Mule

The Mule

7

If you can park your moral compass for a few hours then its an enjoyable film of drug-running and redemption.

3 february

3 feb

Poster for If Beale Street Could Talk

If Beale Street Could Talk

7

The film is well-made and the cast is very engaging. It also has a love story at its heart that is moody but well-done. Overall though the movie felt over-engineered and a little pretentious, and that knocked it down a few pegs for me.

31 january

31 jan

Poster for Life Itself

Life Itself

8

I found it a non-standard journey requiring a level of intelligence to appreciate the nuances of the script.

27 january

27 jan

Poster for Mary Queen of Scots

Mary Queen of Scots

7

My view would be that it’s worth seeing for its epic spectacle, but it’s not a film I will be rushing to see again.

26 january

26 jan

Poster for Instant Family

Instant Family

7

The film is amusing and harmless without taxing many brain cells. Most notably unlike many so-called American ‘comedies’ it did actually make me laugh at multiple points.

26 january

26 jan

Poster for The Upside

The Upside

8

As a standalone film it has some laugh-out-loud moments, some feelgood highs and some moments of real pathos.

18 january

18 jan

Poster for Vice

Vice

10

One of the most thought-provoking films that I am likely to see this year, and I was fascinated from beginning to (final) end.

18 january

18 jan

Poster for The Front Runner

The Front Runner

6

The film’s perfectly watchable, has great acting, but is a little bit of a non-event.

11 january

11 jan

Poster for The Favourite

The Favourite

10

I don’t bandy the word “masterpiece” around often, but in this case I think it’s justified.

6 january

6 jan

Poster for Colette

Colette

6

Aside from Knightley, the other star turn in the film comes from cinematographer Giles Nuttgens.

4 january

4 jan

Poster for Welcome to Marwen

Welcome to Marwen

8

I’ve praised the screenplay for its reserve and intelligence, but on the flip-side there are a number of elements that don’t sit well...

3 january

3 jan

Poster for Mary Poppins Returns

Mary Poppins Returns

6

Frank Marshall directs, and with a pretty impossible task he delivers an end-product that, while it didn’t completely thrill me, did well not to trash my delicate hopes and dreams either.

2 january

2 jan

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