Reviews
I used to listen to the spoiler specials but they’ve disappeared now it’s just not the same
im about to throw this via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/27/20
Love this podcast so much, Helen, Chris and James you are all making this isolation thing that bit more bearable. Even if there’s no movie news please keep going with the pod, your random chats are the best thing about it anyway!
E163278 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/22/20
Have listened to the podcast since the start. Has come on leaps and bounds in the subsequent 400 episodes. So why fix something that isn’t broke by putting Spoilers behind a paywall? Such a shame and 2 stars knocked off because of it.
Morgie007 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/16/20
I really enjoyed watching the movies in cinema then listening, for more in sight from the fun crew but, sounds like that is OVER 😭 please bring back the spoiler podcast episodes. I really miss laughing and being surprised by the crew. What a shame you are more greedy then making people enjoy...Read full review »
SliverAir via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/11/20
Enjoyable podcast. Such a shame that the Spoiler Specials have gone behind the paywall. For 2 podcasts a month you are expected to pay more than Disney+ will cost. I suppose they are “taking back control” (satire).
Nashy Bach via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/07/20
Hugely funny and enjoyable podcast - love these wonderful people. People complaining about the spoiler special paywall simply don’t understand the economics of journalism and print right now - they need to find financial alternatives to selling pure print, and a lot of work goes into these...Read full review »
muller454 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/06/20
Spoiler specials have to pay for now. Complete joke. Have unsubscribed to podcast and cancelled my magazine subscription also
Richie cunningham 69 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/05/20
Bring back the spoiler casts why have they been removed I smell corruption ...HOLLYWOOD CORRUPTION!!!
KamS87 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 02/26/20
This review is hidden behind a paywall now
G-apple-nius via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 02/18/20
Aside from the excessive unnecessary swearing (not funny or clever), and football references, this podcast is enjoyable enough - Not a show I would be prepared to pay for, however for free it’s ok.
cinemagoer71 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 02/17/20
I love this podcast. I have been listening since Episode 1, but why have the spoiler cast episodes suddenly disappeared?
JamieD1919 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 02/16/20
I've hidden my 5 star review behind a paywall.Read full review »
Mark......., via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 02/12/20
I have been listening to this podcast religiously and enjoy the hosts, their dynamic, and their well presented points of view. Interviews never fail to reveal something deeper about the films and their creators. Yet one of the highlights of this podcast has always been the goldmine that is the...Read full review »
tSionainn via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/11/20
I adore this podcast And every one of its hosts! Cheers to many more years! Bangily Bang
wootwoot!!!! via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/10/20
I was and avid listner from episode 1 but the latest 2 hr shambles was the last straw! 200 mins of self indulgent crap with the occasional movie review / newz stop trying to be funny, leave the carry-on humour at home and just concentrate on what you do best?
The real big bird via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 02/04/20
It’s an ok podcast, it’s a shame about some of the guest hosts who either think they know something but just like the sound of their own voices and who love to brag. It’s not bad but has gone a bit down hill over the years.
Spryfilm via Apple Podcasts · New Zealand · 02/04/20
It just brings me so much joy. I love these guys.
London_Loz via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 02/03/20
I'm a long-time French listener of this podcast, and I have to say this is by far the most entertaining, interesting one around. The sound quality, the personalities, the palpable passion for movies and the humour, all of these make for great episodes. I especially love the spoiler specials...Read full review »
CaroleDraws via Apple Podcasts · France · 02/03/20
Not sure about sticking the spoiler specials behind a paywall... I’d rather you stuck 20 minutes on books and musical theatre behind a paywall instead....
WaltonWalton9 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 02/01/20
This podcast has become a few people sitting around and swearing. Although they are meant to be film critics, they are are no better than the people who swear a lot and post inane reviews on YouTube. They did not seem to know much about Film. They often refer to children’s cartoons and comics....Read full review »
Bobby in Japan via Apple Podcasts · Japan · 01/28/20
Hey guys, Love the podcast and the magazine! Would love if you could put the times at which each conversation begins in the description. Considering how long the pods can be it would make life plenty easier! Thanks
Podcaster Tom via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 01/26/20
An excellent podcast, with funny and well informed (though they try to pretend to not be) hosts and with regular high profile guests. Well worth a listen.
Azazel_fallenangel via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 01/24/20
I love this podcast. Chris Hewitt does a great job of producing content you don't get from other podcasts. My only complaint is that there aren't enough political comments. The anti-politics reviews are hilarious and I want more. What next? Criticising the Empire team for siding with the...Read full review »
TAFKA Twitter Guy via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 01/22/20
Great fun and the spoiler specials are fantastic - highly recommended!
L.M.* via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 01/20/20
Who on earth decided James Dyer should be a permanent 3rd presenter?
James Barratt via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 01/20/20
None better
HaulinOats via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/11/20
I want to believe.
Jules69. via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 01/11/20
Unsubscribed. Too much Hewitt, too much politicking/Brexit & Trump jabbing and too long. It’s only the 11th of January and they’re already moaning about how terrible the world is and how’s it going to end soon (which then feeds back to Brexit and Trump). Another loss to social media ‘wokeness’.
Jimbo6699 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 01/11/20
Informative podcast presented by engaging people. Soured only by the hosts inability to keep their political opinions to themselves. It has little place in a podcast about film. Whilst hearing guests swear promotes an unfiltered conversation, I’m happy not to hear presenters swearing through a...Read full review »
00coolcock via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 01/08/20
Few things make me happier than listening to the banter of the dream team of Chris, Helen and James. Live long and prosper.
Spinoza1963 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 12/28/19
Never fails to geek me out. Pure pleasure for cinema diehards *awkward pun #TeamHelenForCap
笨笨的瓶子 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 12/20/19
Don't let the (very funny) silly bits fool you: These people know their stuff when it comes to movies (which is why they write for the best movie magazine in the world, duh). And they interview everyone from indie directors to some of the biggest film stars in the world - can't ask for...Read full review »
inafisch via Apple Podcasts · Germany · 12/20/19
Really love the fact that two NI presenters are on this. Love to see you guys doing well. The humour is right up my street and so relatable. Only thing would be the politics. Please guys just lay off the politics. Don’t need it on a movie podcast.
Ginjaninja!! via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 12/17/19
Love the podcast but please lay off the politics. It’s bad enough that we have to have it shoved down our throats from every other angle, we certainly don’t also need it from a movie podcast. It’s not why we tune in. Furthermore, your sophisticated dissection of the election result: “this is...Read full review »
Chez Chappell via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 12/15/19
I’ve listened to Empire for a number of years, I love you guys but please cut the political chat. I know this may be hard, especially for Helen, but just get it all out before the podcast begins and stick to what Empire does best.
KCS1994 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 12/14/19
Starting to feel the podcasters are just entertaining themselves and no need for us listeners anymore. Egos need reigning back in a bit 😕
Englishmark via Apple Podcasts · Japan · 12/09/19
This is my favorite podcast (well, top 3). I evangelize it to everyone I know, yet I don’t think anyone has ever heeded my recommendation. May God have mercy on Chris Hewitt’s soul for his Attack of The Clones review.
Tomiohgeez via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/29/19
La buena droga! Además se les entiende de maravilla , unos frikazos que hablan bien y tienen buen criterio, sobre todo Helen. Maravillosa toda ella.
Pablo me via Apple Podcasts · Spain · 11/27/19
Love the Spoiler reviews because you get good insights that you may not have thought about. The Best Christmas Movie episode is one of the, if not the, funniest Podcasts I have ever listened to. Well done all, keep it up.
rollingskyfan via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 11/19/19
This show is fantastic. Smart, funny, worldly. With great insight into the craft and business aspects of filmmaking . Great access to all the players, thoughtful, engaging interviews and reviews. Fair criticism without being mean spirited. All tied together by wonderful hosts who bring a sense of...Read full review »
Aaron Micah via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/12/19
Whilst primarily about movie news and reviews, this makes me laugh every time. Chris and Helen (the Ross and Rachel of the Empire podcast) never fail to crack me up, and their chatting has cheered me up on countless occasions. The team’s knowledge is second-to-none, and their efforts and...Read full review »
Just look at how many stars I gave it via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 11/10/19
This is a very entertaining & funny movie podcast. It’s has great segments that includes; starting with a listener question, movie news, an interview with the current actors, actresses, director etc... of a film just released, & there movie reviews for the week. Chris takes the lead as...Read full review »
coletrice84 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 11/03/19
Been listening for 6-7 years, used to be a 5 star but dropped off quite a bit. Politics is brought into everything, extremely London-centric and preachy (and I’m a lefty). People love films for the escapism, so we don’t have to think about the rubbish in the world. Live podcasts are painful to...Read full review »
punkfezz via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 11/03/19
I love this podcast, had got me watching films I would not have bothered with and the chat is hilarious, love Helen O’Hara too
samsgardening via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 10/22/19
Have listened to this for years and have read the magazine for decades - they’re like family to me. Love listening in weekly, very knowledgeable and they don’t take themselves too seriously.
LE TELEGRAMME NEWSPAPER FR. via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 10/21/19
Used to be a must listen for me but it has become near impossible to get through these days. The host has become a caricature of himself. He’s like a Northern Irish Tim Lovejoy with worse jokes. The format is so tired and every interview with any actor is so sycophantic it’s cringeworthy to...Read full review »
MK123447 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 10/18/19
I can't believe this bunch of wacky kids are on the payroll of an actual magazine - still Empire probably won't be around for ever and they will soon be playing with their Star Wars toys full-time. I just listened to their horror special - It's nice that they are old enough to go to...Read full review »
boston50001 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 10/13/19
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