Edward Porter

Edward Porter

Agrees with the Tomatometer 76% of the time.

Edward Porter's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Sunday Times (UK), Times [UK]

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/5 72% Winter in Wartime (2011) "There are no great surprises anywhere in Martin Koolhoven's film, but it's a pleasing piece of craftsmanship. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Jul 6, 2010
3/5 57% Perrier's Bounty (2010) "A routine yarn, easily forgotten. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Jul 6, 2010
1/5 33% It's a Wonderful Afterlife (2010) "These spirits are just gory enough to be out of place in a film that is otherwise designed for fans of bland, creakingly old-fashioned humour. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Jul 6, 2010
3/5 57% Burlesque Undressed "Alison Grist's documentary is a history of the theatrical art of burlesque. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Mar 19, 2010
1/5 51% Chloe (2010) "The general hamminess implies a low estimation of our intelligence. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Mar 15, 2010
1/5 62% Hachi: A Dog's Tale (2009) "It's not a story that could ever move me: all I see in it is a dumb animal who doesn't know any better. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Mar 15, 2010
2/5 56% The Kreutzer Sonata (2009) "The shark-grinned Huston can be a charismatic presence, but this particular performance has no kind of aura. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Mar 15, 2010
3/5 100% The Ape (Apan) "Jesper Ganslandt's film strikes me as an exercise in morbid intensity for its own sake, but it's certainly well done. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Mar 15, 2010
4/5 92% Ponyo (2009) "As usual, Miyazaki treads a thin line between intuitive, unshackled fantasy and simply seeming to makes things up as he goes along, but there is never a dull moment in the film's imagery. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Feb 16, 2010
1/5 18% Valentine's Day (2010) "Set on February 14 in a sunny, smog-free Los Angeles. Its makers doubtless see it as a love letter to that city, but it's an utterly feeble one, assembled from tired old phrases. " ‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Posted Feb 16, 2010
3/5 93% Blur: No Distance Left to Run (2010) "A comprehensive but unsurprising account of Blur's history. " ‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Posted Jan 22, 2010
3/5 87% Treeless Mountain (2009) "There is no profound drama here, however, so you might end up resenting the film while it drags from you the emotional responses that the sight of anxious little children inevitably triggers. " ‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Posted Jan 15, 2010
2/5 63% Exam (2010) "Despite their supposed cleverness, all the candidates here make mistakes that would be avoided by anybody with even the slightest knowledge of how these situations usually pan out in movies, and the whole thing gets very silly by the end. " ‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Posted Jan 15, 2010
1/5 8% Fireball (Muay Thai Dunk) (2009) "If fireball had an idealistic, Jimmy Hill-style commentator, he'd describe this film as a poor advertisement for the game. " ‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Posted Jan 15, 2010
4/5 97% Mugabe and the White African (2010) "The film serves as a testimony on behalf of all of Mugabe's victims. " ‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Posted Jan 15, 2010
1/5 0% Dogging: A Love Story (2009) "Sordid, squelchy, bare-bottomed comedy is still the order of the day. And pretty feeble it is, too. " ‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Posted Jan 5, 2010
2/5 10% St Trinian's II: The Legend of Fritton's Gold (2009) "It's another panto for 10-year-old girls, in which any given scene could - with only the addition of canned laughter - pass for something from children's television. " ‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Posted Jan 5, 2010
3/5 95% Hofshat Kaits (My Father My Lord) (2008) "This approach - together with Volach's tenderness in describing Menahem's sense of wonder - makes the film's middle scenes beguiling. " ‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Posted Jan 5, 2010
3/5 77% Voy a Explotar (I'm Gonna Explode) (2008) "Naranjo strikes a nice balance between recognising the couple's naivety and honouring their romanticism, but when, in the film's later stages, they leave the rooftop behind, the plot meanders. " ‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Posted Jan 5, 2010
5/5 100% Tokyo Story (Tôkyô monogatari) (1953) "Newcomers to Ozu must be prepared for a rigidly controlled work with no mobile-camera shots. This style elegantly frames the delicate performances, which in turn do justice to the wisdom and compassion of Ozu's view of life. " ‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Posted Jan 5, 2010
2/5 81% Okuribito (Departures) (2009) "This Japanese film's receipt of the award for best foreign-language picture at this year's Oscars was a case of the Academy favouring bland sentimentality. " ‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Posted Dec 11, 2009
2/5 66% The Girlfriend Experience (2009) "This may one day be an interesting time capsule, but it's a lacklustre drama. " ‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Posted Dec 11, 2009
2/5 63% The Merry Gentleman (2009) "The subdued relationship that develops between the two characters is out of balance with the fanciful contrivances that bring them together. " ‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Posted Dec 11, 2009
3/5 82% Disgrace (2008) "If you know the novel, you're likely to feel that something has been lost here; if you don't, you still have the film's monotonous pacing to contend with. Still, Jacobs has directed an intelligent, intriguing drama. " ‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Posted Dec 11, 2009
3/5 89% Séraphine (2009) "It's a plodding film in its storytelling, but with a sensitive attitude to its subject. In its best moments, it simply wonders at the rapturous state in which this devout Christian creates her art. " ‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Posted Dec 4, 2009
2/5 15% Mr. Right (2006) "A patchy film. " ‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Posted Dec 4, 2009
2/5 25% Law Abiding Citizen (2009) "What sours F Gary Gray's film is the drawn-out sadism of its violence - a depressing case of torture-porn methods infecting another genre. " ‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Posted Dec 4, 2009
3/5 48% Nativity! (2014) "A plucky, well-meant enterprise reliant on its audience's festive goodwill. " ‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Posted Dec 4, 2009
3/5 28% The Twilight Saga: New Moon (2009) "Chris Weitz's film caters as well as the previous movie did to pale, fantasy-loving teenage girls, while adding a bit more humour for the rest of us. " ‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Posted Nov 27, 2009
2/5 42% Jennifer's Body (2009) "Jennifer is dead-eyed and impassive, but a good actress might yet have played her in a lively, knowing way. Fox's dead-eyed impassiveness seems all too much her own. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Nov 13, 2009
2/5 58% Paper Heart (2009) "It's not the worst cutesy, lo-fi love story you'll ever see, but it's shown up by all those genuine true-life tales. Alongside them, its falseness is too glaring. " ‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Posted Nov 13, 2009
2/5 87% Welcome (2010) "Such a melodramatic set-up is no way to win round viewers who aren't predisposed to sympathise with immigrants - or with gloomy middle-aged men. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Nov 13, 2009
4/5 100% L'Enfer d'Henri-Georges Clouzot (Henri-George Clouzot's Inferno) (2010) "Intriguing stuff, full of arty shots of a pouting Schneider, it's well worth a look, even though it's presented here with only vague information about its context. " ‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Posted Nov 13, 2009
4/5 54% Disney's A Christmas Carol (2009) "It is done with skill and imagination, and overseen by a director, Robert Zemeckis, who knows the value of occasionally quietening things down for a bit of tension or a precisely timed joke. " ‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Posted Nov 13, 2009
2/5 90% Love Exposure (2011) "It's different, but it's exhausting. Without ever being funny, it keeps up a strident, cartoonish tone for all of its four hours. " ‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Posted Nov 6, 2009
2/5 61% The Horseman (2008) "For such a film, The Horseman is too short of flair - there's not enough of it to distract us from the nastiness. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Nov 6, 2009
1/5 10% Dead Man Running (2009) "If Guy Ritchie lost interest while making another cockney-geezer caper and tried to get himself sacked by deliberately turning in half-hearted work, the result of his non-efforts might look something like this film. " ‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Posted Nov 6, 2009
3/5 56% 9 (2009) "Too violent for small children, but might be enjoyed by fans of Tim Burton, one of the film's producers. " ‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Posted Nov 6, 2009
3/5 94% Tales from the Golden Age (2011) "Every tale is engaging, but not wildly amusing - still, I can imagine Romanian viewers enjoying it. In other words, perhaps you had to be there. " ‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Posted Nov 6, 2009
3/5 65% Made in Jamaica (2006) "I'd have preferred Laperrousaz to give more information about the music's history. And fans will probably find the film's performance clips annoyingly short. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Oct 30, 2009
1/5 27% The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard (2009) "The number of remotely chucklesome jokes in Neal Brennan's comedy is way too low, and the stuff in between them is grimy and depressing. " ‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Posted Oct 30, 2009
5/5 94% The Cove (2009) "Restrained and harrowing. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Oct 30, 2009
2/5 46% Colin (2009) "I've seen crisper, better-lit images on CCTV screens. " ‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Posted Oct 30, 2009
3/5 38% Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant (2009) "To some extent, then, Paul Weitz's film is parasitically preying on an established trend, but it also has some fresh blood of its own. " ‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Posted Oct 30, 2009
4/5 95% Les Plages d'Agnès (The Beaches of Agnes) (2008) "Although you will get more out of this self-portrait if you're a film-lover, it can be enjoyed simply for its touching, eloquent reflections on life in general. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Oct 4, 2009
3/5 74% Banlieue 13 - Ultimatum (District 13: Ultimatum) (2009) "The stunts and fights are all the film needs to justify its existence - never mind that the story is comic-book silliness. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Oct 4, 2009
3/5 90% Army of Crime (L'Armée du Crime) (2010) "A credible, detailed picture of day-to-day life in occupied France: an attraction in itself. " ‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Posted Oct 4, 2009
3/5 84% Ip Man (2010) "The film's hagiographical simplicity makes the Rocky movies look profound, but this is still a spirited tale with excellent martial-arts scenes. " ‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Posted Oct 4, 2009
2/5 28% Pandorum (2009) "There are some well-executed sequences, but the story makes nothing but a mess of its borrowed ideas. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Oct 4, 2009
1/5 9% My Life in Ruins (2009) "The film and all its characters are as tacky and charmless at the end as they are on first impressions. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Oct 4, 2009
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