Brian Viner

Brian Viner

Agrees with the Tomatometer 82% of the time.

Publications:
Daily Mail [UK]
Total Reviews:
99

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
1/5 41% Step Up: All In (2014) " The fifth outing in this dance film franchise is probably the most witless yet, with a narrative bereft of even an iota of plausibility and acting that's utterly out of step." — Daily Mail [UK]
Posted Aug 7, 2014
4/5 88% Cheap Thrills (2014) " The blackest and most twisted of twisted black comedies, surely destined to become that indistinct phenomenon, a cult hit." — Daily Mail [UK]
Posted Jun 6, 2014
3/5 84% 22 Jump Street (2014) " After the triumphant surprise that was 21 Jump Street, it feels a little too calculating." — Daily Mail [UK]
Posted Jun 6, 2014
2/5 10% Grace Of Monaco " There isn't much chemistry between the leads, but maybe that's the point." — Daily Mail [UK]
Posted Jun 6, 2014
3/5 52% Postman Pat: The Movie (2014) " The charming opening sequence evokes Walt Disney's pioneering animation at the start of Pinocchio. And there are some lovely jokes for mums and dads. But surely they could have crafted a story truer to the TV original ..." — Daily Mail [UK]
Posted May 23, 2014
1/5 14% Blended (2014) " The worst thing about this film, a prize for which there is hefty competition, is its portrayal of Africa." — Daily Mail [UK]
Posted May 23, 2014
4/5 54% Fading Gigolo (2014) " The film pokes gentle and sometimes not so gentle fun at religious ultra-orthodoxy, which won't please everyone, but does so with unfailing charm and wit." — Daily Mail [UK]
Posted May 23, 2014
3/5 91% X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014) " The latest in the series in no way lets down the six that came before, and sets a pretty high bar for the many doubtless yet to come." — Daily Mail [UK]
Posted May 23, 2014
3/5 73% Godzilla (2014) " I found the film strangely unthrilling - although rarely less than very, very loud." — Daily Mail [UK]
Posted May 16, 2014
3/5 40% In Secret (2014) " Perhaps the story lends itself rather more to a TV serial, giving Therese time to suffer in her oppressive marriage before embarking on a reckless and ultimately doomed affair." — Daily Mail [UK]
Posted May 16, 2014
4/5 84% The Two Faces of January (2014) " Amini ... has done a splendid job of evoking Greece in the early Sixties." — Daily Mail [UK]
Posted May 16, 2014
2/5 20% Sabotage (2014) " The so-called Governator has returned to what he does best, or maybe not best, but certainly most lucratively, making films high on action and low on credibility. Sabotage scores impressively on both counts." — Daily Mail [UK]
Posted May 9, 2014
1/5 18% Tarzan (2014) " Why the German production team felt the need to spice up the story of a boy who grows up to become 'king of the jungle' with an even more improbable tale involving a meteorite and a lost world is frankly anybody's guess." — Daily Mail [UK]
Posted May 2, 2014
2/5 29% Pompeii (2014) " Browning, while indubitably beautiful, can't act very well. She sounds like a varsity netball player after a heavy defeat." — Daily Mail [UK]
Posted May 2, 2014
2/5 26% Brick Mansions (2014) " This film lives down to my expectations, with a ludicrous plot involving civic pride and a neutron bomb, and a final twist so risible that it almost turns the whole thing into a comedy." — Daily Mail [UK]
Posted May 2, 2014
3/5 65% 1,000 Times Good Night (2014) " Binoche is marvellous throughout, and gets strong support - even if kitten-loving Lisa, in straining to be cute, is merely irritating." — Daily Mail [UK]
Posted May 2, 2014
4/5 83% Tracks (2014) " I'm always loath to use the expression 'voyage of self-discovery', but there is a spiritual dimension to Tracks that makes it more than just a long walk to the sea." — Daily Mail [UK]
Posted Apr 24, 2014
4/5 —— Little Accidents " A well-acted, thoroughly involving drama set in a small West Virginia town in the wake of a mining disaster that has killed ten men." — Daily Mail [UK]
Posted Apr 24, 2014
4/5 93% Fruitvale Station (2013) " A captivating film ..." — Daily Mail [UK]
Posted Apr 24, 2014
3/5 19% Transcendence (2014) " As a thriller set in the genuinely fascinating world of Artificial Intelligence, it is a disappointment." — Daily Mail [UK]
Posted Apr 24, 2014
2/5 24% The Other Woman (2014) " One day, Hollywood will amaze us all and cast as a cheated on wife someone who isn't head-turningly gorgeous." — Daily Mail [UK]
Posted Apr 24, 2014
4/5 88% Locke (2014) " This is a terrific film, a clever thriller woven out of a largely ordinary set of circumstances, and beautifully shot despite the self-imposed visual constraints." — Daily Mail [UK]
Posted Apr 17, 2014
3/5 53% The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014) " The narrative drifts, and those extravagant effects, paradoxically, make the film eminently forgettable, or at least indistinguishable from every other CGI-heavy assault on our senses." — Daily Mail [UK]
Posted Apr 17, 2014
2/5 26% The Love Punch (2014) " If ... it sounds like the sort of film you would find almost any excuse to avoid, then trust your instincts." — Daily Mail [UK]
Posted Apr 17, 2014
3/5 77% Noah (2014) " The effect is rather as if the Book of Genesis had been rewritten by J.R.R. Tolkien, or J.K. Rowling." — Daily Mail [UK]
Posted Apr 3, 2014
2/5 43% Honour (2014) " An intermittently worthy attempt by writer-director Shan Khan to address a highly emotive subject." — Daily Mail [UK]
Posted Apr 3, 2014
3/5 41% Divergent (2014) " Divergent is aimed squarely at the kind of audience who will already have watched The Hunger Games films, and the comparison does it no favours." — Daily Mail [UK]
Posted Apr 3, 2014
2/5 83% The Double (2014) " Ayoade showed with his first film, the 2011 coming-of-age comedy Submarine, that he is a director full of ideas. But here they trip over themselves, in an uneasy triumph of presentation over content." — Daily Mail [UK]
Posted Apr 3, 2014
4/5 47% Rio 2 (2014) " Rio 2 is no less engaging than the first film." — Daily Mail [UK]
Posted Apr 3, 2014
4/5 94% The Past (2013) " If you can possibly imagine an extremely superior episode of EastEnders, lasting more than two hours and in French, then you will have some idea of what The Past is like." — Daily Mail [UK]
Posted Mar 28, 2014
3/5 79% Muppets Most Wanted (2014) " It's as energetically daft as you would expect ..." — Daily Mail [UK]
Posted Mar 28, 2014
4/5 89% Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) " It is an exhilarating ride, expertly overseen by co-directors Anthony and Joe Russo." — Daily Mail [UK]
Posted Mar 28, 2014
2/5 22% A Long Way Down (2014) " Chaumeil doesn't seem quite sure whether to play the story for laughs or to squeeze every pip of poignancy from it." — Daily Mail [UK]
Posted Mar 21, 2014
3/5 33% Labor Day (2014) " There is as much to scoff at as there is to be scoffed in Labor Day, and yet I quite liked it." — Daily Mail [UK]
Posted Mar 21, 2014
4/5 98% Starred Up (2014) " It is impossible to take your eyes off O'Connell as Eric, so convincingly psychotic that there are times when you have to remind yourself this isn't a fly-on-the-prison-wall documentary." — Daily Mail [UK]
Posted Mar 21, 2014
3/5 46% Yves Saint Laurent (2014) " Jalil Lespert's film fails to convey the enduring significance of Saint Laurent's contribution to haute couture." — Daily Mail [UK]
Posted Mar 21, 2014
5/5 86% Under the Skin (2014) " What is captivating about this film is the convincing way it presents our own familiar, prosaic world." — Daily Mail [UK]
Posted Mar 14, 2014
2/5 53% The Zero Theorem (2014) " I walked out feeling as though I'd just been told a 106-minute joke, with no punchline, by someone with a sense of humour far removed from my own." — Daily Mail [UK]
Posted Mar 14, 2014
3/5 81% The Bachelor Weekend (The Stag) (2014) " The Stag is an engaging comedy." — Daily Mail [UK]
Posted Mar 14, 2014
2/5 22% Need For Speed (2014) " Director Scott Waugh made himself a hostage to fortune by saying he was paying tribute to classic car chase movies such as Bullitt." — Daily Mail [UK]
Posted Mar 14, 2014
2/5 42% 300: Rise of an Empire (2014) " So copious is the spilling of blood, and so lovingly does the camera watch it, that director Noam Murro veers uncomfortably close to fetishism." — Daily Mail [UK]
Posted Mar 6, 2014
5/5 92% The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) " It is a gorgeous film to look at." — Daily Mail [UK]
Posted Mar 6, 2014
3/5 60% Non-Stop (2014) " The plot keeps us guessing, even through its more preposterous twists and turns." — Daily Mail [UK]
Posted Feb 27, 2014
3/5 46% The Book Thief (2013) " It looks marvellous: browns, beiges and greys setting off the startling red of the ubiquitous swastikas. But there is no real feeling for the catastrophe that is gathering pace in the background." — Daily Mail [UK]
Posted Feb 27, 2014
4/5 60% Nymphomaniac: Volume II (2014) " Thank heavens there isn't a volume three." — Daily Mail [UK]
Posted Feb 20, 2014
4/5 75% Nymphomaniac: Volume I (2014) " Thank heavens there isn't a volume three." — Daily Mail [UK]
Posted Feb 20, 2014
1/5 13% Winter's Tale (2014) " New York in winter can often mean wading through some dreadful slush, and that's certainly the case here." — Daily Mail [UK]
Posted Feb 20, 2014
2/5 32% The Monuments Men (2014) " The Monuments Men is mostly a mess." — Daily Mail [UK]
Posted Feb 14, 2014
4/5 94% Her (2013) " Sweet, smart, insightful, funny and thought-provoking ..." — Daily Mail [UK]
Posted Feb 14, 2014
4/5 96% The LEGO Movie (2014) " Funny, inventive and bound to boost sales of the interlocking plastic bricklets even further." — Daily Mail [UK]
Posted Feb 14, 2014
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