Godfrey Cheshire

Godfrey Cheshire

Agrees with the Tomatometer 81% of the time.

Godfrey Cheshire's reviews (from any publication) always count toward the Tomatometer because this critic is a Tomatometer-approved critic.

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3.5/4 95% Best Of Enemies (2015) ""The Best of Enemies" provides a rich, extraordinarily fascinating account that's sure to have many viewers' minds constantly shuttling between then and now ... " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Jul 31, 2015
3/4 94% Cartel Land (2015) "Not for the faint of heart, it sometimes puts its cameras right it the middle of gun battles, for a result that is extremely dramatic even if it also leaves a number of important questions regrettably unanswered. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Jul 3, 2015
3.5/4 75% A Murder In The Park (2015) "Besides being a riveting true-crime story ... "A Murder in the Park" is a film that makes a powerful case that some cherished liberal beliefs aren't always congruent with the truth; in fact, sometimes they are the exact opposite. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Jun 26, 2015
3/4 90% A Borrowed Identity (2015) ""A Borrowed Life" emerges as one of the most engaging and polished of recent Israeli films, and as such is well worth the attention of anyone interested in the cultures and issues it limns. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Jun 26, 2015
3.5/4 81% Testament Of Youth (2015) "An intimate epic, "Testament of Youth" has great historical sweep yet remains focused on the human vicissitudes experienced by Vera and her circle. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Jun 5, 2015
2.5/4 17% Wild Horses (2015) "A complex, ambitious genre piece that combines family drama and murder mystery, set in the south Texas ranch country. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Jun 5, 2015
2/4 86% Heaven Knows What (2015) "The latest in a long line of movies that seem to assume the milieu of addiction is justification enough for its existence. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted May 29, 2015
4/4 96% Güeros (2015) "More than perhaps any other country, Mexico has lobbed some real cinematic intelligence onto the world stage in recent years. "Güeros" continues that salutary tradition. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted May 20, 2015
1.5/4 91% Slow West (2015) ""Slow West" must be counted one of the most unintentionally ridiculous Westerns to come down the pike in a long, long while. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted May 15, 2015
3.5/4 78% The Seven Five (2015) "This kind of story has been told endlessly in dramatic movies and TV shows, but rarely has a film offered characters like these telling their own stories. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted May 8, 2015
3/4 97% Iris (2015) "Maysles was undoubtedly the ideal cameraman to enter Iris' life and simply observe her non-stop activity, and his visual eloquence is an understated but constant asset to "Iris." " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Apr 29, 2015
2.5/4 56% The Human Experiment (2015) "Gradually marshals its arguments and evidence in such a way that it ends being compelling and illuminating for viewers who are more interested in useful information than artful presentation. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Apr 17, 2015
4/4 97% About Elly (2015) "Its belated appearance should be welcomed by cinephiles, as it offers solid proof of this writer-director's distinctive gifts. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Apr 8, 2015
3/4 87% Lambert & Stamp (2015) "A sharply crafted, highly entertaining portrait of two young Londoners who made their names and fortunes by managing a fledgling band called the High Numbers, who became The Who. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Apr 3, 2015
4/4 85% La Sapienza (2015) ""La Sapienza" strikes this reviewer as easily the most astonishing and important movie to emerge from France in quite some time. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Mar 20, 2015
3.5/4 97% An Honest Liar (2015) "Unexpectedly revelatory and deeply moving. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Mar 20, 2015
3.5/4 69% Futuro Beach (2015) "Its considerable satisfactions ... come mainly from the way the story is told, which spells nothing out, and in fact is so reticent that the viewer is constantly drawn into the creation of meaning. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Feb 27, 2015
3/4 78% Farewell to Hollywood (2015) "A powerfully emotional and moving experience, questions about its methods aside. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Feb 25, 2015
4/4 96% Wild Tales (2015) "Feels as amazingly cohesive as it is relentlessly clever and entertaining. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Feb 20, 2015
3.5/4 81% Queen and Country (2015) "For cinephiles who've followed this 82-year-old British filmmaker's long and sometimes eccentric career with interest and admiration, "Queen and Country" will be a sure winner. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Feb 18, 2015
3/4 30% Mad As Hell (2015) "Being innocent of much television and online content, this reviewer had never heard of Uygur or TYT but found the film's account of them engaging enough to leave him intrigued and impressed with both. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Feb 6, 2015
4/4 96% Red Army (2015) "Emotionally charged, viscerally exciting and consistently enlightening, Gabe Polsky's "Red Army" is a sports documentary like no other. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Jan 23, 2015
2/4 63% Still Life (2015) "The film's title says lots about its mood and style, which is heavy on becalmed views of rooms, objects like an apple peel and office utensils, and May's glazed gazes at nothing in particular. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Jan 16, 2015
3.5/4 99% Leviathan (2014) "Though it takes place in a small town and involves only a handful of characters, the Russian drama "Leviathan" has a feeling of expansiveness, even grandeur. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Dec 25, 2014
3/4 100% Tales Of The Grim Sleeper (2014) "The film's gradual, observant accumulation of details has a singular and lasting power: you won't forget the troubled, troubling world that Broomfield shows you. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Dec 19, 2014
3/4 71% We Are The Giant (2014) "The film commendably gives us vivid and memorable people whose personal stories strikingly illuminate their peoples' struggles ... " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Dec 12, 2014
1.5/4 89% Concerning Violence (2014) "On both levels of the film, the archival and the textual, there's much that's fascinating and worthwhile. What's regrettable is the refusal to contextualize and explore the ongoing ramifications of what we see and hear. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Dec 5, 2014
3.5/4 84% Zero Motivation (2014) "Like classic military comedies from "Catch-22" to "M*A*S*H," Talya Lavie's "Zero Motivation" offers its own appealing blend of irreverence and absurdism. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Dec 3, 2014
2.5/4 70% The Immortalists (2014) "A very well-mounted film, with outstanding contributions in Alvarado's cinematography and Eric Andrew Kuhn's subtly expressive score. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Nov 28, 2014
3/4 82% Monk With a Camera (2014) "An engrossing documentary about a privileged young American who leaves fashion photography to become a Buddhist monk in India, then returns to photography to provide some crucial help to his monastery. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Nov 21, 2014
3/4 77% Rosewater (2014) "The gripping, intelligent directorial debut of TV personality Jon Stewart, who also wrote the screenplay, based on Bahari's post-prison memoir, "Then They Came For Me." " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Nov 14, 2014
3/4 87% Revenge of the Mekons (2014) "It's likely to makes fans of any viewers who weren't before. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Nov 2, 2014
3.5/4 92% Force Majeure (2014) "Östlund fashions an examination of marital upset that's beautifully written, sometimes quite funny, and plotted with a kind of forensic exactitude. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Oct 24, 2014
4/4 98% Citizenfour (2014) "No film has ever been historic in quite the way this one is, since it tells a story in which the filmmaker and her work play a crucial part. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Oct 23, 2014
3/4 63% Rudderless (2014) "Contrived or not, the story is put across with pleasing, unpretentious conviction and skill by Macy. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Oct 17, 2014
3/4 93% Diplomacy (2014) "Benefits greatly from the razor-sharp, theater-honed skills of two formidable French actors, Niels Arestrup and André Dussollier, who created the roles on stage. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Oct 15, 2014
3.5/4 98% The Overnighters (2014) "While "The Overnighters" has the feel of an epic, given what an expansive slice of America's current economic experience it ponders, it's also a very intimate one. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Oct 10, 2014
4/4 95% Last Days in Vietnam (2014) "As great documentaries do, "Last Days in Vietnam" humanizes events that can seem merely factual in news reports and textbooks. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Sep 5, 2014
1.5/4 65% The Notebook (2014) "If one went into it knowing nothing of its origins, the film's lack of dramatic structure might suggest a singularly inept screenwriting exercise that somehow made it into production. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Aug 29, 2014
3/4 61% Through a Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People (2014) "The old saw about a picture being worth a thousand words indicates the extraordinary power of the images "Through a Lens Darkly" organizes so thoughtfully and compellingly. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Aug 27, 2014
2/4 68% Jealousy (2014) ""Jealousy" is the kind of slight, academic, self-satisfied exercise that preaches only to the converted. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Aug 15, 2014
3/4 100% Fifi Howls From Happiness (2014) "Though he does it with a grin, Mohassess rages against the dying of the light as well as many of the things the world presented him with during his life. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Aug 8, 2014
4/4 84% Rich Hill (2014) "It emerges as an artistic statement as multi-faceted, nuanced and hauntingly original as any of its fictional counterparts. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Aug 1, 2014
3.5/4 90% The Kill Team (2014) "It offers a deep, troubling probe into a military culture that both incubates horrifically criminal acts against innocents and throws innumerable obstacles in the paths of soldiers who would thwart or report those outrages. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Jul 25, 2014
3/4 90% Closed Curtain (2014) "Essentially a psychological self-portrait ... " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Jul 9, 2014
3.5/4 80% Whitey: United States of America v. James J. Bulger (2014) "[A] fascinating, expertly crafted film ... " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Jun 27, 2014
3.5/4 96% Manuscripts Don't Burn (2014) "Its chilly, muted colors, claustrophobic framings and understated performances by an excellent cast recall '70s American suspensers such as "The Conversation" and "Klute." " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Jun 13, 2014
2/4 65% Ha-shoter (Policeman) (2014) "Obviously, this tale engages many hot-button issues in present-day Israel. But does it say anything particularly incisive or meaningful about their complexity? " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Jun 13, 2014
2/4 97% We Are the Best! (2014) "The film's winsome, self-satisfied comedy will no doubt appeal more to viewers who prize juvenile hi-jinks over the cultural moment it depicts. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted May 30, 2014
4/4 96% Ida (2014) "Riveting, original and breathtakingly accomplished on every level, "Ida" would be a masterpiece in any era, in any country. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted May 2, 2014
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