Movie reviews of Bob Mann

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

Number of movie reviews: 416 / 416

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Indeed there are the occasional flashes of brilliance with certain scenes. But neither did I find it so engrossing that it’s going to trouble my top 20 for the year. Review

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5 october

5 oct

I thought this was a fabulous Bond film. Full of drama, action, humour and deep-seated emotion. Couldn’t be better for me, and certainly on a par with Casino Royale and Skyfall for me as my favourite Craig outings. Review

10

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2 october

2 oct

It’s a cracking little British film. It deserves a major cinema release, but I suspect this is one that you might need to hunt out at your less mainstream cinemas. But please do so – it’s well worth it. Very much recommended. Review

8.0

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20 september

20 sep

There’s almost a good little action film buried in here struggling to get out. Review

5.0

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15 september

15 sep

Director Prano Bailey-Bond co-wrote this and directs it with such verve that she is very much added to my “one to watch” list for writer-directors. Review

8.0

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3 september

3 sep

But then came the film itself. The result was that about two-thirds in I was really willing it to end. Review

4.0

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24 august

24 aug

If you like your scary films, then this one is highly recommended. Review

8.0

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23 august

23 aug

The most unusual film I think I’ve ever reviewed on One Mann’s Movies, but very interesting. As horror goes, it’s short, sharp and horrific! Review

8.0

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20 august

20 aug

It’s a lovely little short film, that’s very sweet and beautifully filmed. One for hopeless romantics everywhere. Review

7.0

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20 august

20 aug

It’s a tribute to the team and their TV-series director Jack Clough, in his feature debut, that they pretty much pull it off. Review

7.0

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20 august

20 aug

We’ve been here so many times before that it’s almost a (bloody) paint by numbers. But I have to admit that I thought this one was well done, and a cut above the norm. Review

7.0

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18 august

18 aug

As a true-life spy story, the movie is interesting and Cumberbatch’s performance is brilliant. But I can’t say that I was 100% grabbed by it. Review

7.0

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16 august

16 aug

It’s a blast that I enjoyed immensely. There is little original under the movie sun, and this is no exception. It strays significantly into Spielberg’s Ready Player One, especially towards the end of the movie. But I personally found the closest resonance was with Peter Weir’s peerless The Truman Show. Review

9.0

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2021-08-12

2021

Zac Snyder’s glossy zombie flick is a valiant attempt, and it has its moments. The story neatly blends a zombie apocalypse with an Oceans heist movie. You even get some stirring Die Hard-style vault opening music! But a weak script and a flabby running time make this rather hard work to get through in one sitting. Review

6.0

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2021-08-11

2021

I’d mentally set myself up to really hate this one. But the opposite turned out to be true. As a comedy it made me laugh like a drain at times, and although some of the violence went somewhat over the top for me, I thought it to be a fine summer popcorn blockbuster (but very much for adults). Review

8.0

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2021-08-10

2021

A solid piece of movie storytelling, whether controversial or otherwise. And Recommended. Review

8.0

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2021-08-10

2021

This is an ‘old-fashioned’ film that will appeal to an older age group, looking for style, romance and escapism. It reminded me in turns of movies like The Two Faces of January and The Age of Adeline in its mood and presentation. Review

8.0

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2021-08-09

2021

This was a pleasant surprise for me. A fun and light-hearted movie that ticks all the boxes as a summer blockbuster. Review

9.0

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2021-08-02

2021

Old

. It’s a diverting enough movie, with fabulous views of the Dominican Republic. A “less is more” approach might have made this a classic. But unfortunately, that’s not what Shyamalan delivered here. Since what we get is a ‘Lost-lite’ with farcical elements. Review

6.0

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2021-07-28

2021

This sequel was, I thought, much better, being entertaining for both kids and adults. Review

7.0

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2021-07-25

2021

It’s tragically bad. A lame attempt to cash in on the bizarre $155M success of the first B-movie. Avoid. Review

3.0

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2021-07-21

2021

It has a style about it that is unmistakable. I had no idea where it was going, and the denouement was surprising and satisfying. Review

7.0

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2021-07-15

2021

It covers her early life, pre-titles, but then skips all the intermediate biopic stuff to drill into this specific adventure in her life. And the quality of the acting and the relationships that are built up delivered something that I greatly enjoyed. Review

8.0

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2021-07-07

2021

For me, this fell between the stools of comedy and horror and is instantly forgettable. Review

5.0

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2021-07-03

2021

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