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Geoffrey Macnab

Geoffrey Macnab

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

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/5 72% Trumbo (2015) "The film itself is very uneven. Any texture, depth and pathos here resides in the central performance. " ‐ Independent
Posted Feb 4, 2016
3/5 76% Goosebumps (2015) "This teen horror fantasy (based on RL Stine's bestselling children's books) is made with an anarchic glee that, in its better moments, rekindles memories of Joe Dante's zany, tongue-in-cheek movies of the 1980s. " ‐ Independent
Posted Feb 4, 2016
4/5 93% Janis: Little Girl Blue (2015) "Amy J Berg's portrait of Janis Joplin is moving and well researched - a cautionary tale of a rock star cut down in her prime. " ‐ Independent
Posted Feb 4, 2016
4/5 98% Rams (Hrútar) (2016) "Hákonarson has an eye both for the forbidding beauty of the landscapes and for comic detail. " ‐ Independent
Posted Feb 4, 2016
4/5 79% Hail, Caesar! (2016) "This is one of the Coen brothers' jolliest and most carefree films - quite a surprise considering its subject matter. " ‐ Independent
Posted Feb 4, 2016
3/5 86% Southside With You "It deserves success. Moreover it should make stars of Sawyers and Sumpter. " ‐ Independent
Posted Jan 28, 2016
5/5 38% Dad's Army (2016) "This celebration of Dad's Army surpasses the original. " ‐ Independent
Posted Jan 28, 2016
2/5 9% Dirty Grandpa (2016) "There are a few moments of hilarity, but most of the film seems merely grotesque. It's baffling as to what draws De Niro to such material when he should be playing Willy Loman or King Lear. " ‐ Independent
Posted Jan 28, 2016
3/5 73% Youth (2015) "The film is far too flighty to allow its actors to bring much depth or pathos to their characters. " ‐ Independent
Posted Jan 28, 2016
4/5 88% Innocence Of Memories "All its devices and ironic references could easily have made the film seem forbidding, but it has an unlikely emotional impact. " ‐ Independent
Posted Jan 28, 2016
2/5 27% Capture the Flag (2016) "It's a feeble storyline and the film is only partially lifted by some lively action sequences and one or two Gravity-like scenes of the astronauts drifting in space. " ‐ Independent
Posted Jan 28, 2016
3/5 43% The 33 (2015) "Riggen's account... is more thoughtful than the average disaster movie. " ‐ Independent
Posted Jan 28, 2016
2/5 55% 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers Of Benghazi (2016) "It's undeniably spectacular in its own juddering, pyrotechnical, Armageddon-ish fashion, but it's also a film that leads a very rancid taste. " ‐ Independent
Posted Jan 28, 2016
4/5 96% Spotlight (2015) "McCarthy is dealing with grim subject matter but the film has the momentum of a well-told detective thriller. " ‐ Independent
Posted Jan 28, 2016
4/5 100% Attacking The Devil: Harold Evans And The Last Nazi War Crime "It's an inspiring story, very well told by the directors of McCullin. " ‐ Independent
Posted Jan 22, 2016
4/5 77% The Assassin (2015) "The director pays exhaustive attention to sound editing and mise-en-scène. " ‐ Independent
Posted Jan 22, 2016
2/5 25% Dark Places (2015) "The film, overall, is fatally uncertain of its identity - never quite certain whether it's a gruesome murder-mystery out to shock us or a heavy, character-based drama about a family torn apart. " ‐ Independent
Posted Jan 22, 2016
2/5 13% Ride Along 2 (2016) "The film is likeable but nowhere near as sharp or as funny as you hope it is going to be. " ‐ Independent
Posted Jan 22, 2016
3/5 33% Our Brand is Crisis (2015) "In the end, though, in spite of its hard-hearted cynical veneer, David Gordon Green's comedy-drama turns into a strangely soft-centred and manipulative affair. " ‐ Independent
Posted Jan 22, 2016
4/5 88% The Big Short (2015) "Adam McKay's raucous comedy... manages the unlikely feat of being wildly entertaining while telling a complex and ultimately depressing story. " ‐ Independent
Posted Jan 22, 2016
2/5 17% The 5th Wave (2016) "It becomes increasingly dreary and derivative - and ends in a way that suggests several more mind-numbing sequels will soon be washing over us. " ‐ Independent
Posted Jan 22, 2016
1/5 13% Breakdown "[A] creaky, low-budget exploitation thriller. " ‐ Independent
Posted Jan 14, 2016
2/5 82% Ip Man 3 (2016) "Ip Man 3 is a more prosaic and workmanlike affair, albeit with some very elegant fight scenes and an enjoyable cameo from the former world heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson. " ‐ Independent
Posted Jan 14, 2016
4/5 96% Room (2015) "Room offers highly imaginative and, at times, visionary film-making that transcends its claustrophobic settings and defies genre stereotyping. " ‐ Independent
Posted Jan 14, 2016
3/5 94% Creed (2015) "If you can stomach the schmaltz and suspend your disbelief in the face of the film's pounding predictability, you'll find plenty to enjoy. " ‐ Independent
Posted Jan 14, 2016
2/5 56% Partisan (2015) "Kleiman has an eye for poetic imagery but the storytelling style is so oblique and dour that this is a jarring and difficult film to watch. " ‐ Independent
Posted Jan 8, 2016
4/5 81% Bolshoi Babylon (2015) "The film may not fill you with admiration for Filin himself, who is a charismatic but very divisive figure, but it certainly induces a sense of awe about the work of the company itself. " ‐ Independent
Posted Jan 8, 2016
3/5 94% A War (Krigen) (2016) "It works both as a war movie and, in its latter scenes, as a finely calibrated courtroom drama. " ‐ Independent
Posted Jan 8, 2016
5/5 94% Contempt (1964) "The miracle here is that for all its use of irony and self-reflexive devices, Le Mepris still ends up with a considerable emotional punch. " ‐ Independent
Posted Jan 1, 2016
3/5 63% Sleeping with Other People (2015) "Writer-director Headland's screenplay is sharply observed in places and yields a few memorable set pieces (including a brawl in a restaurant that shocks a pregnant woman into going into labour.) It is also utterly predictable in its plotting. " ‐ Independent
Posted Jan 1, 2016
4/5 60% Joy (2015) "The latest feature from writer-director David O. Russell is a quirky but very perceptive comedy-drama made in Russell's usual freewheeling style. " ‐ Independent
Posted Jan 1, 2016
3/5 31% Daddy's Home (2015) "Ferrell, though, has a genuinely subversive quality as a comedian. He looks and seems bland in the extreme but his behaviour is frequently outrageous. " ‐ Independent
Posted Dec 29, 2015
3/5 43% In the Heart of the Sea (2015) "Howard seems caught in some no-man's land between the poetic force of Melville's novel and the discursive academic approach of Philbrick. " ‐ Independent
Posted Dec 23, 2015
4/5 100% Ice and the Sky (La glace et le ciel) "In lithe, lyrical fashion, Jacquet combines archive footage of the scientist's early trips to Antarctica with newly shot material. " ‐ Independent
Posted Dec 17, 2015
4/5 100% Sherpa (2015) "There is bad faith on all sides but, amid all the bickering about money and safety, Peedom always also pays attention to the courage and selflessness of her subjects. " ‐ Independent
Posted Dec 17, 2015
4/5 92% Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015) "A film that fans of the old movies will relish but one that looks bound to capture the imagination of a new audience, too. " ‐ Independent
Posted Dec 17, 2015
3/5 87% The Peanuts Movie (2015) "The self-effacing Charlie is the antithesis of the typical American movie hero. The film is charming and whimsical but makes some very trenchant points about the grimmer side of an all-American childhood. " ‐ Independent
Posted Dec 17, 2015
4/5 75% The Hateful Eight (2015) "At 188 minutes, The Hateful Eight may seem absurdly long given its relative lack of incident but with dialogue and performances as fine as they are here, the film doesn't outstay its welcome in the slightest. " ‐ Independent
Posted Dec 16, 2015
2/5 31% By The Sea (2015) "By the Sea, Angelina Jolie Pitt's latest feature as director, is a strangely torpid and paradoxical affair. " ‐ Independent
Posted Dec 11, 2015
91% Grandma (2015) "Grandma is a gem of a film with a very abrasive edge. " ‐ Independent
Posted Dec 11, 2015
4/5 91% Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict (2015) "Immordino Vreeland tells [Peggy Guggenheim's] story in a lively way, combining gossip, name-dropping and frothier elements with a serious appraisal of her contribution to art history. " ‐ Independent
Posted Dec 11, 2015
4/5 60% Sisters (2015) "What makes Sisters seem so fresh and funny, in spite of its recycling of old gross-out gags, is the sly wit of Paula Pell's screenplay. " ‐ Independent
Posted Dec 11, 2015
2/5 29% Swung "This Scottish-made "swingers" film, based on a novel by Ewan Morrison, has some intriguing elements but is undermined by its shifts in tone and approach. " ‐ Independent
Posted Dec 11, 2015
3/5 94% The Forbidden Room (2015) "It's an exercise in high kitsch which enraptures at first, but becomes increasingly enervating the longer it lasts. " ‐ Independent
Posted Dec 11, 2015
2/5 No Score Yet To Be Frank: Sinatra at 100 "This documentary about Ol' Blue Eyes has a rough-and-ready quality, as if it has been rushed toward completion in time for Frank Sinatra's centenary. " ‐ Independent
Posted Dec 11, 2015
5/5 83% The Revenant (2015) "It is a mad, visionary and quite often preposterous survival tale, very bloody, very violent and full of murky religious symbolism. It is also often astounding in its flights of macabre lyricism. " ‐ Independent
Posted Dec 4, 2015
2/4 26% Victor Frankenstein (2015) "Taken as a lurid, B-movie-style pantomime fantasy, the film is quite fun but it is vexing to see actors of the calibre of McAvoy and Radcliffe reduced to such abject mugging. " ‐ Independent
Posted Dec 3, 2015
4/5 81% Sunset Song (2016) "At its best, the new film is the equal of its predecessor. [Distant Voice, Still Lives] The first half in particular has extraordinary visual grace. " ‐ Independent
Posted Dec 3, 2015
2/5 20% Love the Coopers (2015) "The biggest disappointment is the waste of such an excellent cast. This is terminally treacly fare in which the writing is often very trite indeed. " ‐ Independent
Posted Dec 3, 2015
2/5 67% The Night Before (2015) "The Night Before pretends to be an anti-Christmas Christmas film but, for all the bad behaviour of its three male leads, ends up just as gloopy and manipulative as any of the other seasonal movies released this year. " ‐ Independent
Posted Dec 3, 2015
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