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23.8% of all reviews are awarded 5 stars.

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5 star rated film reviews

Moana (2016) directed by Ron Clements and John Musker

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (2014) directed by Francis Lawrence

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013) directed by Francis Lawrence

Inception (2010) directed by Christopher Nolan

Repo Men (2010) directed by Miguel Sapochnik

Coraline (2009) directed by Henry Selick

The Dark Knight (2008) directed by Christopher Nolan

Pirates of the Caribbean : At World's End (2007) directed by Gore Verbinski

V For Vendetta (2006) directed by James McTeigue

Day Watch (2006) directed by Timur Bekmambetov

Mirrormask (2005) directed by Dave McKean

Batman Begins (2005) directed by Christopher Nolan

The Matrix Reloaded (2003) directed by Andy and Larry Wachowski

The Lord of the Rings : The Two Towers (extended edition) (2003) directed by Peter Jackson

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002) directed by Chris Columbus

A Knight's Tale (2001) directed by Brian Helgeland

Galaxy Quest (1999) directed by Dean Parisot

Terminator 2: Judgement Day (1991) directed by James Cameron

Labyrinth (1986) directed by Jim Henson

Time Bandits (1981) directed by Terry Gilliam

Star Wars: A New Hope (1977) directed by George Lucas

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5 star rated book reviews

How To by Randall Munroe (2019)

Survivors by G. X. Todd (2019)

All Systems Red by Martha Wells (2017)

Spectred Isle by K. J. Charles (2017)

Monstress Volume One: Awakening by Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda (2016)

Real Food Fake Food by Larry Olmsted (2016)

Weapons Of Math Destruction by Cathy O'Neil (2016)

Binti by Nnedi Okorafor (2015)

Radiance by Grace Draven (2015)

Rat Queens Volume One: Sass And Sorcery by Kurtis J. Wiebe and Roc Upchurch (2015)

Rat Queens: Volume Two: The Far Reaching Tentacles Of N'Rygoth by Kurtis J. Wiebe, Roc Upchurch and Stjepan Sejic (2015)

Sinful Cinderella by Anita Valle (2015)

The Iron Ghost by Jen Williams (2015)

Farmageddon: The True Cost of Cheap Meat by Philip Lymbery (2014)

Saga: Volume Three by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples (2014)

Sleeping Late On Judgement Day by Tad Williams (2014)

Solatium by Becca Mills (2014)

The Incredible Unlikeliness Of Being by Alice Roberts (2014)

The Organised Mind by Daniel Levitin (2014)

The Sixth Extinction by Elizabeth Kolbert (2014)

Across The Event Horizon by Mercurio D. Rivera (2013)

All Is Fair by Emma Newman (2013)

Any Other Name by Emma Newman (2013)

Apocalypse Now Now by Charlie Human (2013)

Between Two Thorns by Emma Newman (2013)

Cobweb Empire by Vera Nazarian (2013)

Copperhead by Tina Connolly (2013)

Happy Hour In Hell by Tad Williams (2013)

Night School by Richard Wiseman (2013)

Bad Pharma by Ben Goldacre (2012)

Crown Thief by David Tallerman (2012)

Empire State by Adam Christopher (2012)

Ironskin by Tina Connolly (2012)

iZombie: Repossession by Chris Roberson and Michael Allred (2012)

Maximum Willpower by Kelly McGonigal (2012)

Night's Engines by Trent Jamieson (2012)

Pure by Julianna Baggott (2012)

Railsea by China Mieville (2012)

Remember Why You Fear Me by Robert Shearman (2012)

Rip It Up by Richard Wiseman (2012)

Some Kind Of Fairy Tale by Graham Joyce (2012)

Soulless: The Manga: Volume One by Gail Carriger and Rem (2012)

Suited by Jo Anderton (2012)

The Alchemist of Souls by Anne Lyle (2012)

The Grass King's Concubine by Kari Sperring (2012)

The Return Man by V. M. Zito (2012)

A Serpent Uncoiled by Simon Spurrier (2011)

Allison Hewitt Is Trapped by Madeleine Roux (2011)

Angelfall by Susan Ee (2011)

Bloody War by Terry Grimwood (2011)

Cold Fire by Kate Elliott (2011)

Dead Bad Things by Gary McMahon (2011)

Debris by Jo Anderton (2011)

Further Conflicts by Ian Whates (2011)

God’s War by Kameron Hurley (2011)

Harbinger of the Storm by Aliette de Bodard (2011)

Johannes Cabal: The Fear Institute by Jonathan L. Howard (2011)

Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs (2011)

Restoration by Guy Adams (2011)

The Enterprise Of Death by Jesse Bullington (2011)

The Information by James Gleick (2011)

The Last Four Things by Paul Hoffman (2011)

The New North: The World In 2050 by Laurence C. Smith (2011)

The Viral Storm by Nathan D. Wolfe (2011)

Cold Magic by Kate Elliott (2010)

Johannes Cabal the Detective by Jonathan L. Howard (2010)

Mr Monster by Dan Wells (2010)

Pretty Little Dead Things by Gary McMahon (2010)

Scarlett Dedd by Cathy Brett (2010)

Servant of the Underworld by Aliette de Bodard (2010)

Shades of Grey by Jasper Fforde (2010)

Sleights of Mind by Stephen Macknik and Susana Martinez-Conde with Sandra Blakeslee (2010)

The Bride That Time Forgot by Paul Magrs (2010)

The End Of The Line by Jonathan Oliver (2010)

The Fall by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan (2010)

The King's Bastard by Rowena Cory Daniells (2010)

The Left Hand Of God by Paul Hoffman (2010)

The Poison Throne by Celine Kiernan (2010)

The Waiting Room by F. G. Cottam (2010)

The World House by Guy Adams (2010)

Unholy Ghosts by Stacia Kane (2010)

Wolfsangel by M. D. Lachlan (2010)

Zoo City by Lauren Beukes (2010)

59 Seconds: Think A Little, Change A Lot by Richard Wiseman (2009)

Best Served Cold by Joe Abercrombie (2009)

Fire by Kristin Cashore (2009)

I Am Not A Serial Killer by Dan Wells (2009)

Johannes Cabal The Necromancer by Jonathan L. Howard (2009)

The Dragon Keeper by Robin Hobb (2009)

Triumff: Her Majesty's Hero by Dan Abnett (2009)

Beyond The Shadows by Brent Weeks (2008)

Empire in Black and Gold by Adrian Tchaikovsky (2008)

Last Argument of Kings by Joe Abercrombie (2008)

Little Brother by Cory Doctorow (2008)

Principles of Angels by Jaine Fenn (2008)

Quantum by Manjit Kumar (2008)

The Gabble And Other Stories by Neal Asher (2008)

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (2008)

The Way Of Shadows by Brent Weeks (2008)

Ancient Appetites by Oisin McGann (2007)

Before They Are Hanged by Joe Abercrombie (2007)

Incarceron by Catherine Fisher (2007)

Making Money by Terry Pratchett (2007)

Overclocked by Cory Doctorow (2007)

The Emerald Planet by David Beerling (2007)

A Destiny of Fools by Ejner Fulsang (2006)

Last of the Wilds by Trudi Canavan (2006)

The Blade Itself by Joe Abercrombie (2006)

The Lies Of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch (2006)

The Oracle's Queen by Lynn Flewelling (2006)

Wintersmith by Terry Pratchett (2006)

Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman (2005)

Crash Deluxe by Marianne de Pierres (2005)

Learning The World by Ken Macleod (2005)

Priestess of the White by Trudi Canavan (2005)

Thud! by Terry Pratchett (2005)

Toxin: The Cunning Of Bacterial Poisons by Alistair Lax (2005)

Code Noir by Marianne de Pierres (2004)

Going Postal by Terry Pratchett (2004)

Grim Tuesday by Garth Nix (2004)

Heat Stroke by Rachel Caine (2004)

Nylon Angel by Marianne de Pierres (2004)

Bartimaeus: The Amulet Of Samarkand by Jonathan Stroud (2003)

Club Dead by Charlaine Harris (2003)

Fool's Fate by Robin Hobb (2003)

Hidden Warrior by Lynn Flewelling (2003)

Ill Wind by Rachel Caine (2003)

Mister Monday by Garth Nix (2003)

Coraline by Neil Gaiman (2002)

Evolution by Stephen Baxter (2002)

Living Dead In Dallas by Charlaine Harris (2002)

Lost In A Good Book by Jasper Fforde (2002)

Shadows and Light by Anne Bishop (2002)

The Golden Fool by Robin Hobb (2002)

The Novice by Trudi Canavan (2002)

The Bone Doll's Twin by Lynn Flewelling (2001)

Fool's Errand by Robin Hobb (2001)

The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents by Terry Pratchett (2001)

The Beguilers by Kate Thompson (2001)

The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde (2001)

Rhapsody by Elizabeth Haydon (1999)

Time Future by Maxine McArthur (1999)

Reave the Just and other tales by Stephen Donaldson (1998)

Assassin's Quest by Robin Hobb (1997)

Royal Assassin by Robin Hobb (1996)

Assassin's Apprentice by Robin Hobb (1995)

Northern Lights (His Dark Materials trilogy) by Philip Pullman (1995)

Sabriel by Garth Nix (1995)

Engineman by Eric Brown (1994)

Guilty Pleasures by Laurell K. Hamilton (1993)

The Complete Ballad Of Halo Jones by Alan Moore and Ian Gibson (1991)

Watchmen by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons (1987)

Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card (1985)

Interview With The Vampire by Anne Rice (1976)

Earth Is Room Enough by Isaac Asimov (1957)

Eye In The Sky by Philip K. Dick (1957)

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