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Andrew Pulver

Andrew Pulver

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Andrew Pulver's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Guardian, Observer [UK]

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/5 100% Being AP "As a portrait of what motivates a sportsman at the top of his game, and how difficult it is to let go, this is insightful stuff. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Nov 19, 2015
3/5 100% Mr Calzaghe "A solid, occasionally stirring, treatment of its subject. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Nov 19, 2015
3/5 100% Warriors "Warriors is probably most valuable for its insights into the practical issues facing the anti-FGM campaign daughters will go unmarried unless they force them to go through circumcision - but it's leavened with some fun stuff, too. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Nov 12, 2015
3/5 42% The 33 (2015) "The basic story survives intact: a barely credible chronicle of catastrophe, incompetence, heroism, and a full geyser's-worth of that commodity so prized by film producers: the human spirit. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Nov 9, 2015
2/5 58% Yakuza Apocalypse (2015) "For all its berserk energy, you will need a very particular sense of humour not to lose patience with the prolific Takashi Miike's latest. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Oct 7, 2015
1/5 0% Man Down "Man Down turns out to be - by turns - uninteresting, treacly and chock full of war-movie cliches. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Sep 16, 2015
4/5 83% A Bigger Splash (2016) "A film that is both deeply strange and undeniably funny. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Sep 7, 2015
2/5 40% Equals "Equals resembles George Lucas's classic fable of white-suit futurism THX 1138 as if reshot as a perfume commercial: Oppression, by Calvin Klein. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Sep 5, 2015
4/5 31% Under Milk Wood "Allen's film comes across as a kind of fast-moving fever-dream - appropriately enough, given the swelling tide of fantasy that Thomas instils in the drama: everyone, and everything, is operating through a sweaty film of lust or delusion. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Jul 20, 2015
3/5 No Score Yet 600 Miles "Ripstein allows events to unfold in a meandering low-key style, employing an observational point-of-view with a handheld camera. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Jul 20, 2015
2/5 29% Narcopolis (2015) "Despite the surface sheen, and some enterprising plot twists, it doesn't entirely convince. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Jul 20, 2015
3/5 50% A Tale of Love and Darkness "It has an unusual, and possibly unique, perspective on Israeli psychology, and Portman demonstrates she possesses a confident grasp of film-making fundamentals. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Jul 20, 2015
3/5 80% Thomas & Friends: Sodor's Legend of the Lost Treasure "Not an all-time classic, but an efficient diversion for the start of the summer holidays. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Jul 16, 2015
3/5 54% Minions (2015) "It's well up to the standard of the hyperkinetic fun we've come to expect from this sort of thing, both knowing and silly ... " ‐ Guardian
Posted Jun 25, 2015
3/5 64% We Are Monster "Socked over with heartfelt dedication by its young cast and director, it's an unsettling description of a brutal episode that, despite some awkwardness in approach, does its job with admirable sincerity. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Jun 4, 2015
4/5 100% Dheepan "This may not be the director's most immediately electrifying film, but in its understated way, it's an immensely powerful work. " ‐ Guardian
Posted May 28, 2015
3/5 95% The Little Prince (2016) "This is a very good-looking film that represents a brave attempt to do justice to a very popular book; it manages it, just. " ‐ Guardian
Posted May 22, 2015
3/5 No Score Yet Made You Look "Made You Look is of niche concern, perhaps, but not uninteresting. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Apr 30, 2015
100% Salesman (1968) "Salesman stands as the movie where [the Maysles] really found their voice as leading American proponents of the "direct cinema" aesthetic. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Mar 9, 2015
3/5 62% The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2015) "This is undemanding, misty-eyed stuff; carried through by its seasoned, thoroughbred performers. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Feb 18, 2015
4/5 99% Shaun the Sheep (2015) "Benign, animal-based hi-jinks, frantic chases along country lanes, a constant soundtrack of squeaks, grunts and snorts, beautifully rendered stop-motion, all drenched in a haze of geniality and glee. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Jan 26, 2015
3/5 No Score Yet The Snow Queen: Magic of the Ice Mirror (Snezhnaya koroleva 2. Snezhnyy korol) (2015) "There's a frenetic, eye-popping quality to the visuals that forestalls the kind of emotional engagement Disney can offer, but there is some entertainment to be had here. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Dec 11, 2014
3/5 100% Maidan (2014) "In some ways it's perfect, in its Eisenstein-esque refusal to compromise on the idea of the crowd as the key participant. In other ways, though, its sternness hampers it. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Dec 9, 2014
3/5 83% Mea Culpa (2014) "Cavayé pumps up the car chases and shootouts, and pumps down the plausibility; but it all moves along at such a lick it doesn't matter much. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Dec 4, 2014
3/5 60% The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014) "This film is a fitting cap to an extended series that, if nothing else, has transformed Tolkien's place in the wider culture. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Dec 1, 2014
3/5 51% Unbroken (2014) "Though high-minded and well-intentioned - as well as being conceived on an epic scale - there's something faintly stodgy and safety-first about the endeavour. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Dec 1, 2014
4/5 100% Kilo Two Bravo (2015) "This film possesses a lacerating power that reinforces its self-contained claustrophobia. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Nov 28, 2014
No Score Yet Journey to Le Mans "It's accessible enough, and shines a light on a racing environment a notch less glamorous than Formula One. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Nov 19, 2014
93% Diplomacy (2014) "A highly civilised piece of work. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Nov 13, 2014
No Score Yet The Vatican Museums (2014) "Event cinema ought to be better than this. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Nov 13, 2014
3/5 100% Margarita, With A Straw "Bose has to handle a difficult balancing act, to empathise with the difficulties Laila faces but also appreciate the effect they have on those that surround her; she pulls it off with dignity and some style. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Oct 16, 2014
2/5 33% The Expendables 3 (2014) "This film knows what it wants, and gets it by the shortest possible route. It may be boneheaded; ridiculous it isn't. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Aug 4, 2014
3/5 67% Castles In The Sky "Director Gillies MacKinnon, probably best known for his mid-90s work Small Faces and Regeneration, does a sturdy job in putting together a well-constructed drama. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Jun 23, 2014
3/5 No Score Yet Life May Be "An enterprising double film, couched in the form of a series of video letters - the letter being another favourite Cousins device - between him and Iranian actor-director-artist Mania Akbari. " ‐ Observer [UK]
Posted Jun 22, 2014
4/5 95% Snowpiercer (2014) "Snowpiercer works brilliantly, the sum of extremely disparate parts that adds up to cinematic excellence. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Jun 20, 2014
3/5 No Score Yet Ponts de Sarajevo (Bridges of Sarajevo) "It'd be hard to see this sort of thing moving outside the festival circuit, though I'm glad it exists. " ‐ Guardian
Posted May 22, 2014
4/5 95% The Salt of the Earth (2015) "A moving tribute to a peerless talent. " ‐ Guardian
Posted May 20, 2014
2/5 48% Postman Pat: The Movie (2014) "Perhaps the army of killer robots wasn't the way to go. " ‐ Guardian
Posted May 11, 2014
3/5 77% Noah (2014) "A sombre, powerful biblical epic, shot through with a certain beserk grandeur and gloomy portenteousness. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Mar 28, 2014
4/5 89% Rushmore (1998) "Rushmore offers more than simply a series of high-grade yuks; it's a finely-judged parable on the line between self-delusion and reality. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Mar 17, 2014
3/5 22% A Long Way Down (2014) "What emerges, as orchestrated by French director Pascal Chaumeil, is a genial, lightweight farce, which largely approximates Hornby's distinctively bittersweet tone. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Feb 10, 2014
2/5 31% The Monuments Men (2014) "This displays none of the nimble-witted sleight of hand, nor indeed old-fashioned suspense, of Argo, the last historical caper movie with which Clooney was involved. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Feb 9, 2014
3/5 92% Is the Man Who Is Tall Happy?: An Animated Conversation with Noam Chomsky (2013) "In the nicest possible way, this is teacher-and-pupil stuff. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Feb 9, 2014
4/5 92% The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) "This is the moment in the Anderson oeuvre when he turns to consider all things Mitteleuropäische - refracted, as a closing credit tells us, through the work of the prolific Austrian writer Stefan Zweig. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Feb 6, 2014
4/5 58% Jobriath A.D. (2014) "Jobriath's story emerges as one of rock 'n' roll's great tragedies, a tale of hubris, misery and death. One not to be missed. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Jan 31, 2014
3/5 89% Tim's Vermeer (2014) "Here is an entertaining and entirely watchable documentary that sets out to prove that any old brush-swinging amateur can paint as brilliantly as the 17th-century Dutch master. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Jan 16, 2014
3/5 75% Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013) "This Anchorman sequel knows who its fans are, and does its best to keep them happy. No one will be complaining. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Dec 16, 2013
4/5 100% Which Way Is the Front Line from Here? The Life and Times of Tim Hetherington (2013) "With its conventional archive-plus-talking-heads format, this film is less radical than , but Junger articulates a number of subtle and unexpected ideas about Hetherington's work, and about combat reporting in general. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Oct 10, 2013
3/5 82% Mister John "Lawlor and Molloy's measured, precise style means their film is always watchable, but in some ways this goes over well-worn territory, and the visual poetry is not always matched by convincing drama. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Sep 26, 2013
4/5 93% Top of the Lake: Season 1 (TV, 2013) "Jane Campion's latest project is part of a now-honourable tradition of film-making that is a bridge between features and high-end TV. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Sep 13, 2013
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