Asa Butterfield

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Slaughterhouse Rulez

30 Oct 20181 star

An elite boarding school comes under attack in this messy horror comedy

At elite public school Slaughterhouse, in remotest Gloucestershire, a fracking facility accidentally opens up a massive sinkhole, unleashing monsters hardly worse than those the school itself is producing — something that working-class new boy Don (Finn…

Asa Butterfield admits Slaughterhouse Rulez is 'bizarre'

30 Apr 2018

Film gossip

Asa Butterfield admits his latest movie role alongside Simon Pegg and Nick Frost is "bizarre". The 21-year-old actor teamed up with the acclaimed duo to star in the new comedy movie 'Slaughterhouse Rulez', and Asa has revealed he relished the…

Journey's End

29 Jan 20184 stars

The hell of trench warfare is recreated in a superbly performed adaptation of RC Sherriff's play, starring Sam Claflin

Regarded as one of the definitive plays about the hell of trench warfare, RC Sherriff's World War I-set Journey's End has inspired numerous theatrical productions. Cinematically it's proved less of a draw, with the major English-language version filmed…

The Space Between Us

8 Feb 20172 stars

Gary Oldman deserves better than this lazy teen sci-fi flick, starring Asa Butterfield

Houston, we have a problem. Teenage romantic drama meets sci-fi and the YA side wins out in an effort that will have scant appeal beyond the hormonally unbalanced younger set. Directed by Peter Chelsom, it sees a child born on NASA's first Martian…

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

28 Sep 20162 stars

Disappointing fantasy from director Tim Burton that's sporadically enlivened by a fun turn from Eva Green

On paper the union of director Tim Burton and screenwriter Jane Goldman (The Woman in Black) sounds like a match made in Goth heaven, especially considering the adapted source material is a bestselling fantasy book by Ransom Riggs about a group of…

Asa Butterfield 'in talks to star in Spider-Man reboot'

15 May 2015

Film gossip

Asa Butterfield has reportedly entered into talks to star in the 'Spider-Man' reboot. The 18-year-old actor, who starred in 'Ender's Game' in 2013, is among a select group of actors being strongly considered for the coveted role. There are five…

X+Y

24 Feb 20154 stars

Glasgow Film Festival: Moving drama with Asa Butterfield and Rafe Spall

The story of a young maths prodigy with autism, Morgan Matthews’ film could be viewed as a juvenile Rain Man. At least that would be the case if a Hollywood studio had made it. But actually, this British tale of the difficulties of adolescence and…

Asa Butterfield 'to be offered role in Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children'

26 Sep 2014

Film gossip

Asa Butterfield is being lined up to appear in Tim Burton's 'Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children'. While the 'Ender's Game' actor has still to be offered the role, it's been reported that it's only a matter of time before it…

Ender's Game

24 Oct 20133 stars

Considered adaptation of Orson Scott Card's young adult science fiction book

Hot on the heels of Kevin MacDonald’s How I Live Now, Ender’s Game is the latest film tailored to capture that lucrative teen market. But whether it becomes the next Hunger Games or simply another I Am Number Four, the difference here is that, unlike…