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Geoffrey Macnab

Geoffrey Macnab

Agrees with the Tomatometer 79% of the time.

Geoffrey Macnab's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Guardian, Independent (UK), Sight and Sound, Uncut Magazine [UK]

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2/5 53% The Trust (2016) "Wood, a very long way removed from his Lord of the Rings glory days, is a womanising, drug-taking small timer, essentially decent but easily led astray by his friend. They're on the road to nowhere and that's where the film is headed too. " ‐ Independent (UK)
Posted May 26, 2016
3/5 85% The Daughter "As drama, this is downbeat and depressive but Stone elicits committed and intense performances from an excellent cast and his low-key naturalistic approach is at least occasionally leavened by moments of lyricism. " ‐ Independent (UK)
Posted May 26, 2016
3/5 100% Bobby "The account of Moore's untimely death, aged only 51, can't help but bring a lump to the throat. " ‐ Independent (UK)
Posted May 26, 2016
3/5 56% Money Monster (2016) "Money Monster is entertaining enough as a thriller. It is also strangely undercharged and lacking in ambition given the talent behind it. " ‐ Independent (UK)
Posted May 26, 2016
5/5 99% Love & Friendship (2016) "Love & Friendship is an unexpected delight, a very dry and tremendously witty adaptation of a little known Jane Austen novella. " ‐ Independent (UK)
Posted May 26, 2016
83% Hockney (2016) "What the film makes apparent isn't just Hockney's dandyism and brilliance, but also his formidable work ethic. " ‐ Independent (UK)
Posted May 26, 2016
3/5 97% Heart of a Dog (2015) "Nothing if not original, this is almost certainly the only movie about a terrier that cites the writing of Wittgenstein and Kierkegaard, the painting of Goya and the wisdom of Jewish grandmothers. " ‐ Independent (UK)
Posted May 19, 2016
5/5 100% Ivan's Childhood (Ivanovo detstvo) (1962) "Tarkovsky pays full attention to the squalor and pity of war but never loses his sense of poetry. " ‐ Independent (UK)
Posted May 19, 2016
2/5 21% The Silent Storm "This is a dour three-hander, set on a remote Scottish island in the 1940s. " ‐ Independent (UK)
Posted May 19, 2016
3/5 67% A Hologram for the King (2016) "Hanks is often cast as the dependable American everyman type. Here, he shows a darker, more anxious side to that character. It is one of his richest recent performances. " ‐ Independent (UK)
Posted May 19, 2016
4/5 97% Sing Street (2016) "For at least half its running length Sing Street is tremendous: a coming of age story set in early 80s Dublin that has the comic poignance and truthfulness of a Gregory's Girl or a Son Rambow. " ‐ Independent (UK)
Posted May 19, 2016
3/5 73% The BFG (2016) "For all its technical excellence and surrealistic flights of fancy, this isn't Spielberg at full throttle. " ‐ Independent (UK)
Posted May 19, 2016
4/5 64% American Honey "For all its longueurs, it is a rich and rewarding reworking of the road movie genre -- a film that is as original as it is exasperating. " ‐ Independent (UK)
Posted May 19, 2016
3/5 85% I, Daniel Blake "At 80, though, the director hasn't lost his knack for telling stories about marginalised characters with wit, anger and humanity. " ‐ Independent (UK)
Posted May 13, 2016
4/5 73% Café Society (2016) "A gentle and whimsical romantic comedy-drama. " ‐ Independent (UK)
Posted May 12, 2016
3/5 80% Our Kind of Traitor (2016) "Our Kind Of Traitor is an entertaining but very lightweight espionage thriller with none of the seedy pathos of the older films. " ‐ Independent (UK)
Posted May 12, 2016
4/5 88% Everybody Wants Some!! (2016) "After his intimate, generation-spanning epic Boyhood, Richard Linklater is back with an equally special and magical film, albeit one with a much tighter focus. " ‐ Independent (UK)
Posted May 12, 2016
4/5 48% X-Men: Apocalypse (2016) "X-Men Apocalypse is a mind-bending trip of a movie, one likely both to exhilarate spectators and to leave many either with severe feelings of sensory overload or scratching their heads. " ‐ Independent (UK)
Posted May 10, 2016
80% Evolution "Intriguing and provocative. " ‐ Independent (UK)
Posted May 5, 2016
4/5 91% Florence Foster Jenkins (2016) "Frears' biopic is both sly and affecting. " ‐ Independent (UK)
Posted May 5, 2016
2/5 21% I Saw the Light (2016) "I Saw The Light gives us an exceptional central performance -- but one that is entombed in a very dull and listless film. " ‐ Independent (UK)
Posted May 5, 2016
2/5 63% Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising (2016) "The Bridesmaids-style bawdiness is still there but the characters haven't developed or grown up in the slightest. " ‐ Independent (UK)
Posted May 5, 2016
29% Friend Request "A movie that yields line like 'unfriend this dead bitch' has a certain camp appeal but this is an unpleasant and manipulative affair that makes increasingly grim viewing. " ‐ Independent (UK)
Posted Apr 22, 2016
4/5 96% Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures (2016) "'He wanted to be a legend,' we are told again and again - and the filmmakers show just how single-mindedly he set about becoming one. " ‐ Independent (UK)
Posted Apr 22, 2016
3/5 42% Jane Got a Gun (2016) "This was a troubled production. Scottish director Lynne Ramsay quit days before shooting began and there were late changes made to the cast. In certain respects, the replacement director Gavin O'Connor has done an impressive job. " ‐ Independent (UK)
Posted Apr 22, 2016
3/5 51% Bastille Day "Bastille Day is a cheesy but enjoyable Paris set thriller which underlines Idrs Elba's fast rising credentials as an action hero. " ‐ Independent (UK)
Posted Apr 22, 2016
4/5 72% Miles Ahead (2016) "Davis's behaviour is monstrous but Cheadle plays him with such charisma that he seems perversely sympathetic anyway. We root for him. " ‐ Independent (UK)
Posted Apr 22, 2016
95% Eye In The Sky (2016) "What's refreshing, though, is how nuanced the film's approach remains. There is no simple minded resolution here and it is inevitable that there will be blood on somebody's hands by the final reel. " ‐ Independent (UK)
Posted Apr 14, 2016
4/5 59% Eisenstein In Guanajuato (2016) "As the bushy haired Russian filmmaker, Elmer Bäck looks and behaves like Harpo Marx. It's an intriguing performance which captures its subject's humour, prurience and his visionary qualities. " ‐ Independent (UK)
Posted Apr 14, 2016
2/5 7% Despite The Falling Snow "For all its invocations of Russian history, this is a glorified telenovela at heart. " ‐ Independent (UK)
Posted Apr 14, 2016
2/5 33% Criminal (2016) "The result is an American movie dressed up in British clothes that simply don't fit. " ‐ Independent (UK)
Posted Apr 14, 2016
5/5 95% The Jungle Book (2016) "The latest attempt to bring Rudyard Kipling's Mowgli to the screen is a triumph - a painstakingly crafted digital 3D movie whose astonishing visual effects are complemented by very sure-footed storytelling and tremendous voice-work. " ‐ Independent (UK)
Posted Apr 14, 2016
4/5 88% Dheepan (2016) "A searing and brilliant film is only partly undermined by its wildly improbable, action movie style ending in which the lead character rediscovers his inner Rambo. " ‐ Independent (UK)
Posted Apr 8, 2016
2/5 16% The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016) "It is dismaying to see actors off the quality of Chastain, Theron and Blunt mugging it up in such caricatured and poorly written roles. " ‐ Independent (UK)
Posted Apr 8, 2016
4/5 63% The Man Who Knew Infinity (2016) "This may appear the typical buttoned up British costume drama but, in its own understated way, it is both acutely observed and very moving. " ‐ Independent (UK)
Posted Apr 8, 2016
4/5 83% Midnight Special (2016) "This is a film that draws you in even as it perplexes you and that ultimately has a very strong emotional kick. " ‐ Independent (UK)
Posted Apr 8, 2016
4/5 100% I Am Belfast "Cousins doesn't ignore the bloodshed and sectarian violence (the pub bombings, the killings, the evictions) in the city's recent past but he also has a genius for finding the poetry and humour in everyday street scenes. " ‐ Independent (UK)
Posted Apr 8, 2016
4/5 98% Zootopia (2016) "The genius of the film lies in its combination of traditional Disney characters and situations with a very subversive storytelling style. " ‐ Independent (UK)
Posted Apr 1, 2016
4/5 86% Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016) "It may serve up exactly the same mix of mayhem, noodles and dumplings as the first two films in the series, but Kung Fu Panda 3 is still energetic and wildly entertaining fare. " ‐ Independent (UK)
Posted Apr 1, 2016
4/5 87% The Club (El Club) (2016) "The film is shot in very dark hues, as if the story doesn't warrant any brightness or colour. It is brilliantly acted and has a real, if very seedy, pathos about it. " ‐ Independent (UK)
Posted Mar 24, 2016
2/5 82% Disorder (Maryland) "The action sequences, like everything else in the film, are extremely stylishly shot but there is so much posturing going on that the film is utterly shorn of drama or tension. " ‐ Independent (UK)
Posted Mar 24, 2016
2/5 29% My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 (2016) "This belated sequel turns out to be very heavy going. " ‐ Independent (UK)
Posted Mar 24, 2016
3/5 56% Iona "Iona is a lyrical, reflective drama that owes an obvious debt to the film-making of Andrei Tarkovsky and Carl Dreyer. " ‐ Independent (UK)
Posted Mar 24, 2016
3/5 27% Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) "For all the eye-popping spectacle here, the brilliance of some of the action sequences, and the full-blooded performances from Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill as the superheroes, this turns out to be a convoluted affair. " ‐ Independent (UK)
Posted Mar 22, 2016
2/5 8% Rock the Kasbah (2015) "Barry Levinson's film, loosely inspired by the true story of reality TV show Afghan Star, comes at its subject matter from entirely the wrong direction. " ‐ Independent (UK)
Posted Mar 18, 2016
4/5 95% Marguerite (2016) "Marguerite is a handsomely shot period affair with all the trimmings. At its core, though, it is a very delicate study of a woman who refuses to accept any of the constraints that her class, gender or lack of talent should place on her. " ‐ Independent (UK)
Posted Mar 18, 2016
4/5 90% 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016) "In an era of bloated blockbusters, 10 Cloverfield Lane is refreshingly pared down -- a chamber piece rather than an epic. " ‐ Independent (UK)
Posted Mar 18, 2016
4/5 63% High-Rise (2016) "[High-Rise] is visionary film-making, wildly ambitious, very caustic and hitting the bull's eye of almost every target in its sights. " ‐ Independent (UK)
Posted Mar 18, 2016
2/5 52% Risen (2016) "The problem here is that there is no zest at all to the storytelling. " ‐ Independent (UK)
Posted Mar 18, 2016
4/5 91% The Pearl Button (El botón de nácar) (2015) "Patricio Guzmán's essay-style documentary is a deceptive but very moving affair. " ‐ Independent (UK)
Posted Mar 18, 2016
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