Rough Cut Film Review



Like a professional film review, but not.


  • Guardians of the Galaxy

    Guardians of the Galaxy


    While it’s a bit late and I can’t seem to resist having a bit of a rant at Michael Bay here’s my review of the excellent Guardians of the Galaxy.. it’s really good fun & you should see it on the big screen as this is what cinemas were made for! Tagline - From the studio that brought you “The Avengers” Download Podcast

  • Transformers: Age of Extinction

    Transformers: Age of Extinction


    Oh look! a new film by Michael Bay! Taglines -This is not war, it’s extinction IMDB Plot Summary - After the battle between the Autobots and Decepticons that leveled Chicago, humanity thinks that all alien robots are a threat. So Harold Attinger, a CIA agent, establishes a unit whose sole purpose is to hunt down all of them. But it turns out that they are aided by another alien robot who is searching for Optimus Prime. Cade Yeager, a “robotics expert”, buys an old truck and upon examining it, he thinks it’s a Transformer. When he powers it up, he discovers it’s Optimus. Later, men from the unit show up looking for Optimus. He helps Yeager and his daughter escape but are pursued by the hunter. They escape and Yeager learns from technology he took from the men that a technology magnate and defense contractor named Joshua Joyce is part of what’s going on, so they go to find out what’s going on. Download Podcast

  • The Thing

    The Thing


    Tagline - man is the warmest place to hide. IMDB Plot Summary - An American scientific expedition to the frozen wastes of the Antarctic is interrupted by a group of seemingly mad Norwegians pursuing and shooting a dog. The helicopter pursuing the dog explodes, eventually leaving no explanation for the chase. During the night, the dog mutates and attacks other dogs in the cage and members of the team that investigate. The team soon realizes that an alien life-form with the ability to take over other bodies is on the loose and they don’t know who may already have been taken over. Download Podcast

  • The Raid 2

    The Raid 2


    Taglines - It’s Not Over Yet (it is now) What’s that Chris? a NEW review from Rough Cut Film Review? Surely you aren’t bored with banging on about Aliens or Terminator or the Thing? Well no I’m not.. the Raid harked back to those days of classic 1980s exploitation films.. like the Expendables but it had skill and intelligence. Download Podcast

  • The Purge: Anarchy

    The Purge: Anarchy


    Rough Cut Film Review casts an eye over a 2014 B movie that’s not as bad as all that. IMDB Plot Summary - A couple are driving home when their car breaks down just as the Purge commences. Meanwhile, a police sergeant goes out into the streets to get revenge on the man who killed his son, and a mother and daughter run from their home after assailants destroy it. The five people meet up as they attempt to survive the night in Los Angeles Download Podcast

  • Noah



    Apologies for the delay! This is a Rough Cut Film Review of Noah.. Darren Aronofsky is a very interesting choice for this biblical epic.Tagline - Rediscover the epic story of one man and the most remarkable event in our history. Download Podcast

  • Monty Python Mostly Live

    Monty Python Mostly Live


    IMDB Plot Summary - The Pythons redo their old sketches in their last show ever. Download Podcast

  • John Carter

    John Carter


    Rough Cut Film Review takes a look at the much laughed at John Carter (of Mars) which suffers from being a 100 year old pulp novella, having a duff leading man, having it’s most interesting ideas pillared by other films and also the fact that everything is called something really silly like “baasoo” - not entirely rubbish but entirely inexplicable to think anyone involved with this would bet their own money on this being a success.Tagline - Lost in Our World. Found in Another. Download Podcast

  • 12 Years a Slave

    12 Years a Slave


    Tagline - The extraordinary true story of Solomon NorthupRough Cut Film Review takes a look at the latest Oscar baited slave biopic “12 Years a Slave”. The fact that the IMDB Plot Summary comes directly from FOX tells it’s own story and it name drops BIG TIME (here it is).IMDB Plot Summary -Based on an incredible true story of one man’s fight for survival and freedom. In the pre-Civil War United States, Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor), a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. Facing cruelty (personified by a malevolent slave owner, portrayed by Michael Fassbender), as well as unexpected kindnesses, Solomon struggles not only to stay alive, but to retain his dignity. In the twelfth year of his unforgettable odyssey, Solomon’s chance meeting with a Canadian abolitionist (Brad Pitt) will forever alter his life. Written by Fox Searchlight Download Podcast

  • 22 Jump Street

    22 Jump Street


    IMDB Plot Summary -After making their way through high school (twice), big changes are in store for officers Schmidt and Jenko when they go deep undercover at a local college.After making their way through high school (twice), big changes are in store for officers Schmidt (Jonah Hill) and Jenko (Channing Tatum) when they go deep undercover at a local college. But when Jenko meets a kindred spirit on the football team, and Schmidt infiltrates the bohemian art major scene, they begin to question their partnership. Now they don’t have to just crack the case - they have to figure out if they can have a mature relationship. If these two overgrown adolescents can grow from freshmen into real men, college might be the best thing that ever happened to them. Download Podcast