Brian Pendreigh

Brian Pendreigh

Agrees with the Tomatometer 65% of the time.

Publications:
Radio Times
Total Reviews:
27

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

Showing 1 - 27 of 27
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/5 93% Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind (2004) " This outing from Kaufman's oddball imagination is wonderfully intriguing, often touching and typically convoluted. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted May 30, 2014
3/5 65% Fever Pitch (The Perfect Catch) (2005) " The Farrellys rein in their usual excesses, but still manage to produce the laughs, albeit accompanied by a dose of terminal cuteness. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted May 7, 2014
3/5 25% Wicker Park (2004) " Convoluted though this plot may seem, at least the inventive visuals from Gangster No 1 director Paul McGuigan keep you engrossed. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Mar 18, 2014
4/5 87% Chicago (2002) " It took more than a quarter of a century to bring the 1975 musical Chicago to the screen, but it was worth the wait to get it right. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Feb 12, 2014
4/5 78% Brave (2012) " Pixar's 13th full-length film is the studio's first to feature a female as its central character, and a memorable creation she is, too. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Nov 18, 2013
4/5 100% Fire In The Night " There's a powerful insight into the different ways people face death, and how those who do not die come to terms with their good fortune. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Jun 22, 2013
2/5 46% A Liar's Autobiography - The Untrue Story of Monty Python's Graham Chapman (2012) " Even at 85 minutes, the movie often drags as if there was insufficient quality material to draw upon. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Feb 8, 2013
3/5 36% Hyde Park on Hudson (2012) " Inoffensive and insubstantial. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Feb 1, 2013
3/5 48% Zaytoun (2013) " El Akal delivers a winning wide-eyed performance as Fahed that more than compensates for [its] shortcomings. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Dec 27, 2012
3/5 42% Midnight's Children (2013) " The film is stunningly beautiful. And the story retains at least some of the elements that made the novel so special in its imagination, ambition and scope. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Dec 27, 2012
2/5 73% Like Crazy (2011) " Wearing its heart prominently on its sleeve, this romance tries a little too hard to persuade its audience that they too should fall in love with its star-crossed protagonists. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Jan 26, 2012
3/5 43% J. Edgar (2011) " Eastwood rather deftly suggests a man who is both naive and repressed, while making it clear that what really drove him was his work - and his ego. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Jan 20, 2012
2/5 52% Perfect Sense (2012) " Sadly, the central romance fails to convince as the two leads lack chemistry... " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Oct 13, 2011
2/5 9% Weekender (2013) " The perennial problem with party films is that the viewer is made to feel a wallflower, looking on from the sidelines, and director Karl Golden does nothing to dispel that sense of distance here. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Sep 8, 2011
3/5 50% Talihina Sky: The Story of Kings of Leon (2011) " An insight into an America that many may associate more readily with Steinbeck than the 21st century. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Jun 23, 2011
4/5 100% Whisky Galore! (Tight Little Island) (1949) Eye for Film
Posted Apr 4, 2011
3/5 71% Never Let Me Go (2010) " While the film has powerful individual scenes and the performances of Mulligan and Garfield convey the anguish of their plight, the work as a whole remains curiously uninvolving. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Feb 10, 2011
4/5 86% Rabbit Hole (2010) " The performances from Kidman and Eckhart are beautifully judged, while the film is as delicate and as finely nuanced as the characters and relationships it portrays. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Feb 3, 2011
2/5 47% Jackboots on Whitehall (2010) " It tries to both celebrate and lampoon British culture and spirit at the same time, only the end result is surprisingly flat. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Oct 7, 2010
3/5 75% Soulboy " It's more than a little clich├ęd, with a disco-floor bully who's straight out of panto, but the music and period detail will help take your mind off such deficiencies. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Sep 2, 2010
4/5 90% The Illusionist (L'illusionniste) (2010) " Dialogue is minimal, and the animation is old-fashioned yet distinctive, in keeping with the story. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Aug 19, 2010
3/5 71% Valhalla Rising (2010) " Everything seems to emphasise the primitive essence of it all, from the graphic violence ... to landscapes that seem as if they are still to discover colour. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Apr 29, 2010
3/5 51% Chloe (2010) " It has a starry cast, a twisty plot that clearly takes its inspiration from Alfred Hitchcock and is always fun to watch, even if it does ultimately stretch credibility beyond breaking point. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Mar 5, 2010
2/5 71% The Last Station (2010) " While Michael Hoffman's direction is acceptable, it ultimately fails to pull the package together and lacks the inspiration his stars and his subject clearly have in spades. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Feb 19, 2010
3/5 85% A Single Man (2009) " Colin Firth's strength is his ordinariness and he uses it here to great effect in fashion designer Tom Ford's assured directorial debut. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Feb 16, 2010
2/5 65% The Girlfriend Experience (2009) " Despite the subject matter and casting, the movie seems an oddly tepid affair. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Dec 4, 2009
4/5 No Score Yet Whiskey Galore Eye for Film
Posted Dec 7, 2007
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