Search results for "Michael Smiley"

Shaun of the Dead (2004) RT 92% / Audience 93%

DVD release: Dec 2004

Shaun lives a supremely uneventful life, which revolves around his girlfriend, his mother, and, above all, his local pub. This gentle routine is threatened when the dead ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Horror
DIRECTION:  Edgar Wright
CAST:  Simon Pegg  •  Nick Frost  •  Kate Ashfield  •  Lucy Davis

Land of the Blind (2006) RT 17% / Audience 63%

DVD release: Aug 2006

A soldier recounts his relationship with a famous political prisoner attempting to overthrow their country's authoritarian government.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Robert Edwards
CAST:  Ralph Fiennes  •  Donald Sutherland  •  Tom Hollander  •  Lara Flynn Boyle

Burke & Hare (2010)

Two 19th-century opportunists (Simon Pegg, Andy Serkis) become serial killers so that they can maintain their profitable business supplying cadavers to an anatomist (Tom ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Thriller
DIRECTION:  John Landis
CAST:  Simon Pegg  •  Andy Serkis  •  Isla Fisher  •  Tom Wilkinson

The Lobster (2015) RT 90% / Audience 66%

DVD release: Aug 2016

In a dystopian near future, single people, according to the laws of The City, are taken to The Hotel, where they are obliged to find a romantic partner in forty-five days or ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Romance • Science Fiction • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Giorgos Lanthimos
CAST:  Léa Seydoux  •  Colin Farrell  •  John C. Reilly  •  Rachel Weisz

Pieces (2013) RT 30% / Audience 52%

DVD release: Jun 2000

An unspoken incident unravels the lives of two families into nightmare, fracturing time and memory.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jack Weatherley
CAST:  Michael Smiley  •  Paul Kaye  •  Alice Lowe  •  George MacKay

For Those in Peril (2013) RT 90% / Audience 67%

DVD release: Jun 2014

Aaron, a young misfit living in a remote Scottish fishing community, is the lone survivor of a strange fishing accident that claimed the lives of five men including his older ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Wright
CAST:  George MacKay  •  Michael Smiley  •  Nichola Burley  •  Kate Dickie

Black Sea (2014) RT 80% / Audience 59%

DVD release: May 2015

A rogue submarine captain pulls together a misfit crew to go after a sunken treasure rumored to be lost in the depths of the Black Sea. As greed and desperation take control ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Kevin Macdonald
CAST:  Jude Law  •  Jodie Whittaker  •  Scoot McNairy  •  Ben Mendelsohn

A Field in England (2013) RT 87% / Audience 58%

DVD release: Apr 2014

During the Civil War in 17th-Century England, a small group of deserters flee from a raging battle through an overgrown field. They are captured by an alchemist, who forces ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • History • Horror • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Ben Wheatley
CAST:  Julian Barratt  •  Michael Smiley  •  Reece Shearsmith  •  Peter Ferdinando

Svengali (2013)

DVD release: Apr 2005

Svengali tells the story of Dixie, a postman from South Wales, and a music fanatic. All his life he’s dreamed of discovering a great band and then one day, trawling through ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  John Hardwick
CAST:  Jonny Owen  •  Vicky McClure  •  Martin Freeman  •  Maxine Peake

Shell (2012) RT 89% / Audience 62%

Abandoned by her mother when she was a child, Shell has stayed to take care of her dying father but now feels trapped within the beautiful but desolate landscape that ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Scott Graham
CAST:  Chloe Pirrie  •  Joseph Mawle  •  Michael Smiley  •  Iain De Caestecker

Stolen (2011) RT 16% / Audience 34%

DVD release: Jan 2013

A fast-paced thriller about a vital and terrifying subject - the trafficking of children - with the heart-stopping vibrancy, compassion and energy that only the fate of ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Justin Chadwick
CAST:  Damian Lewis  •  Wunmi Mosaku  •  Michael Smiley  •  Cosima Shaw

Down Terrace (2009) RT 85% / Audience 61%

DVD release: Jan 2011

After serving jail time for a mysterious crime, Bill and Karl get out of jail and become preoccupied with figuring out who turned them in to the police. On top of that, the ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Ben Wheatley
CAST:  Robert Hill  •  Robin Hill  •  Julia Deakin  •  David Schaal

Kill List (2011) RT 76% / Audience 58%

DVD release: Aug 2012

Nearly a year after a botched job, a hitman takes a new assignment with the promise of a big payoff for three killings. What starts off as an easy task soon unravels, sending ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Horror • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Ben Wheatley
CAST:  Neil Maskell  •  MyAnna Buring  •  Harry Simpson  •  Michael Smiley

The World's End (2013) RT 89% / Audience 71%

DVD release: Nov 2013

Five friends who reunite in an attempt to top their epic pub crawl from 20 years earlier unwittingly become humankind's only hope for survival.  (more)

GENRES: Action • Comedy • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Edgar Wright
CAST:  Simon Pegg  •  Nick Frost  •  Martin Freeman  •  Eddie Marsan

In the Spider's Web (2007) RT Audience 16%

DVD release: Nov 2007

When a team of backpackers sets out to explore the Indian jungles, one of them is bitten by a poisonous spider and killed.  (more)

GENRES: Horror • TV movie
DIRECTION:  Terry Winsor
CAST:  Lance Henriksen  •  Emma Catherwood  •  Cian Barry  •  Sohrab Ardeshir

Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (2006) RT 58% / Audience 74%

DVD release: Jul 2007

Jean-Baptiste Grenouille, born in the stench of 18th century Paris, develops a superior olfactory sense, which he uses to create the world's finest perfumes. However, his work ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Tom Tykwer
CAST:  Ben Whishaw  •  Simon Chandler  •  David Calder  •  Richard Felix

The Other Boleyn Girl (2008) RT 42% / Audience 62%

DVD release: Jun 2008

A sumptuous and sensual tale of intrigue, romance and betrayal set against the backdrop of a defining moment in European history: two beautiful sisters, Anne and Mary Boleyn, ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Justin Chadwick
CAST:  Natalie Portman  •  Scarlett Johansson  •  Eric Bana  •  Jim Sturgess

Outpost (2008) RT Audience 33%

DVD release: Mar 2008

In a seedy bar in a town ravaged by war, scientist and businessman Hunt hires mercenary and former Royal Marine D.C. to assemble a crack team of ex-soldiers to protect him on ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Horror
DIRECTION:  Steve Barker
CAST:  Ray Stevenson  •  Julian Wadham  •  Richard Brake  •  Paul Blair