Best-Reviewed Movies 2014 – UK

 

#1

Starred Up (2014)
99%

#1
Adjusted Score: 102.795%
Critics Consensus: Smart, hard-hitting, and queasily realistic, Starred Up is an instant classic of U.K. prison cinema.
Synopsis: 19-year-old Eric (Jack O'Connell, star of the upcoming UNBROKEN), arrogant and ultra-violent, is prematurely transferred to the same adult prison... [More]
Directed By: David Mackenzie

#2

Mr. Turner (2014)
97%

#2
Adjusted Score: 104.177%
Critics Consensus: Led by a masterful performance from Timothy Spall and brilliantly directed by Mike Leigh, Mr. Turner is a superior Hollywood biopic.
Synopsis: This film explores the last quarter century of the great if eccentric British painter J.M.W. Turner (1775-1851). Profoundly affected by... [More]
Directed By: Mike Leigh

#3

Locke (2014)
90%

#3
Adjusted Score: 97.905%
Critics Consensus: A one-man show set in a single confined location, Locke demands a powerful performance -- and gets it from a never-more-compelling Tom Hardy.
Synopsis: Ivan Locke (Hardy) has worked diligently to craft the life he has envisioned, dedicating himself to the job that he... [More]
Directed By: Steven Knight

#4

Frank (2014)
92%

#4
Adjusted Score: 97.935%
Critics Consensus: Funny, clever, and endearingly unusual, Frank transcends its quirky trappings with a heartfelt -- and surprisingly thought-provoking -- story.
Synopsis: Acclaimed Irish director Lenny Abrahamson follows up his award-winning films Adam & Paul, Garage, and What Richard Did with an... [More]
Directed By: Lenny Abrahamson

#5
#5
Adjusted Score: 99.773%
Critics Consensus: With an outstanding starring performance from Benedict Cumberbatch illuminating its fact-based story, The Imitation Game serves as an eminently well-made entry in the "prestige biopic" genre.
Synopsis: During the winter of 1952, British authorities entered the home of mathematician, cryptanalyst and war hero Alan Turing (Benedict Cumberbatch)... [More]
Directed By: Morten Tyldum

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