Cinema Review Archive: P

Pacific Rim

The best way to cancel the apocalypse...

Pacifier, The

Gary Couzens has reviewed The Pacifier, a very middling family comedy starring Vin Diesel, in British cinemas now.

Pact, The

Should you make a pact to see Nicholas McCarthy's low-key chiller?...


Paddington is a rarity: a CGI talking animal that's also charming....

Pain & Gain

Michael Bay's crime-comedy is a guilty pleasure, but not for the obvious reason...

Pan's Labyrinth (El Laberinto Del Fauno)

Guillermo del Toro’s return to intimate artistic tales in his native language has resulted in the adult fairytale Pan’s Labyrinth which saw its UK premiere at the 2006 Frightfest on Friday. Hugh K. David was in attendance for DVDTimes and brings us this early preview…

Panic Room

Alexander Larman has reviewed the theatrical release of Panic Room. A potentially run-of-the-mill thriller is lifted several grades by superbly confident and thrillingly accomplished direction, but it's still a popcorn thriller

Papusza (12th Kinoteka Polish Film Festival)

The festival began with this biopic of the celebrated Polish-Roma poet, through much of the 20th Cen...

Paradise Lost (Turistas)

Like Australia (Wolf Creek) and Slovakia (Hostel), Brazil also proves to be a deathtrap for Hollywood backpackers, as Josh Duhamel, Melissa George and company find out in this gory thriller. Review by Kevin O'Reilly.

Paranormal Activity

Paranormal Activity is on wide release in UK cinemas now. Gary Couzens says be afraid, be very afraid...

Paranormal Activity 2

This house is most definitely NOT clean. Is the sequel to last year's breakout horror hit any good?...

Paranormal Activity 3

Is that a barrel we hear being scraped or is PA3 actually quite good?...

Parole Officer, The

Gary Couzens has reviewed the theatrical release of The Parole Officer, a first starring vehicle for Steve Coogan. The results are neither very good nor very bad, and will depend a lot on your opinion of Coogan himself.The Parole Officer went on general release in the UK and Ireland on 10 August.

Passion of the Christ, The

Surrounded by a mass of controversy even before its release, Mel Gibson's dramatisation of the last 12 hours of Jesus Christ's life has now been released in the UK, a month after its Stateside launch that was so successful that it broke box office records. Rik Booth offers his viewpoint on the film inside.


Pegg and Frost reunite for this new sci-fi comedy about an alien called Paul. Obviously....

Paul Blart: Mall Cop

This good-natured comedy starring Kevin James as an over-enthusiastic mall cop may just surprise you if given the chance...


Ben Affleck stars as a computer engineer who ends up on the run after he helps steal a secret government project in this high-tech action thriller directed by John Woo (Face/Off) and based on a story by Philip K Dick (Minority Report). Review by Kevin O'Reilly.


Noel Megahey pops over to France to catch the opening of Marjane Satrapi’s Cannes award-winning animated adaptation of her best-selling graphic novel, depicting her unconventional childhood in Iran.


Gary Couzens has reviewed the theatrical release of Persona. Ingmar Bergman's masterpiece from 1966 is reissued in a new 35mm print.

Peter Pan (2003)

Peter Pan is the first live-action film version of J.M. Barrie's famous story to be made since the silent era. Does it live up to its promise? Gary Couzens finds out.

Phantom of the Opera, The

In his first review for DVDTimes, David Stoller takes a look at Joel Schumacher's cinematic adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber's stage musical.

Philomena (London Film Festival 2013)

A crowdpleaser about looking for a missing son, while also looking for an award...

Phone Booth

Iain Boulton has reviewed the theatrical release of Phone Booth.

Pianist, The

Raphael Pour-Hashemi has reviewed the theatrical release of The Pianist. Roman Polanski's Palme D'Or winning Holocaust drama is a strong and startling effort from the outsider director.

Piercing Brightness

Where sci-fi meets artists' film.

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