Patrick Peters

Patrick Peters

Agrees with the Tomatometer 79% of the time.

Publications:
Empire Magazine , Time Out
Total Reviews:
146

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
4/5 92% A Touch of Zen (1969) " All the lunacy and high-flown imagination you could hope for." — Empire Magazine
Posted Aug 12, 2014
4/5 88% The Notorious Mr. Bout " Just as brazen and just as aware of his own theatricality as Nicolas Cage in The Lord Of War (a character based on Bout himself), the arms dealer is one of the year's most strangely compelling antiheroes." — Empire Magazine
Posted Aug 11, 2014
4/5 96% Lilting (2014) " A mature and moving debut feature from Cambodian director Hong Khaou with strong turns from Whishaw and Pei-Pei." — Empire Magazine
Posted Aug 7, 2014
4/5 82% Hide Your Smiling Faces (2014) " Paced with steady assurance, this gentle bildungsroman is a impressive debut from director Daniel Patrick Carbone." — Empire Magazine
Posted Jul 31, 2014
4/5 96% I Am Divine (2013) " Touching and funny. Waters fans should sign up now." — Empire Magazine
Posted Jul 17, 2014
5/5 99% A Hard Day's Night (1964) " Make a date to catch this on the big screen and be rewarded with pure magic." — Empire Magazine
Posted Jun 30, 2014
3/5 64% Au bout du conte (Under the Rainbow) " Amuses in spite of its narrative convolutions and surfeit of secondary characters." — Empire Magazine
Posted Jun 23, 2014
3/5 75% Chinese Puzzle (2014) " The abundance of plot leaves little room for character development, but Cédric Klapisch captures the urban mood with ebullient aplomb, while amusing himself with stylistic flourishes and riffing on François Truffaut's Doinel cycle." — Empire Magazine
Posted Jun 16, 2014
3/5 91% Omar (2014) " Hard-hitting moments abound amid the slightly tangled plotting." — Empire Magazine
Posted May 26, 2014
3/5 54% Fading Gigolo (2014) " The premise is slightly bizarre but there's enough wink-and-a-nod charm in the performances to earn it a pass." — Empire Magazine
Posted May 18, 2014
4/5 95% Grzeli nateli dgeebi (In Bloom) (2014) " Bold and brassy, Georgia's Best Foreign Film entry may not be the cheeriest viewing but it's still a compelling coming-of-age drama." — Empire Magazine
Posted May 2, 2014
3/5 91% Cupcakes " Warmhearted viewing with a few chuckles along the way." — Empire Magazine
Posted Apr 21, 2014
3/5 100% Looking for Light: Jane Bown " For anyone interested in the art of "getting the picture", this is a must." — Empire Magazine
Posted Apr 21, 2014
3/5 82% G.B.F. (2014) " Fun, sugary sweet and just the right side of kitsch." — Empire Magazine
Posted Mar 16, 2014
3/5 77% The Robber (2011) " A detached and precise piece of heist filmmaking - more coldness than Heat - but watchable for that." — Empire Magazine
Posted Mar 16, 2014
3/5 78% The Patrol (2014) " This is an unsparing and occasionally bleak look at the frustrations of fighting an unwinnable war with inadequate gear." — Empire Magazine
Posted Feb 3, 2014
2/5 78% An Oversimplification Of Her Beauty (2013) " A frustratingly ungraspable movie collage compiled with real visual flair." — Empire Magazine
Posted Feb 3, 2014
2/5 77% How To Make Money Selling Drugs (2013) " The subject matter is not always well served by the hammy, overcooked satirical treatment." — Empire Magazine
Posted Dec 30, 2013
2/5 18% The Christmas Candle (2013) " Indigestible Christmas stodge." — Empire Magazine
Posted Dec 9, 2013
5/5 90% Cinema Paradiso (Nuovo Cinema Paradiso) (1988) " Utterly irresistible, this may be a cornball celebration of the art and social history of cinema, but it's also a thoughtful memoir of more innocent days, when pleasures rarely came cheaply or instantly." — Empire Magazine
Posted Dec 9, 2013
3/5 100% The Epic Of Everest " The BFI's restoration does justice to a high-altitude tour de force." — Empire Magazine
Posted Oct 14, 2013
2/5 69% Greedy Lying Bastards (2013) " A fiery doc that undermines itself with pub-bore polemics." — Empire Magazine
Posted Sep 23, 2013
3/5 75% Kelly + Victor " An unabashedly full-frontal exploration of sex and sexuality that's weighed down by distracting subplots." — Empire Magazine
Posted Sep 20, 2013
3/5 50% When the Dragon Swallowed the Sun (2012) " The staggering landscapes of this mountainous land are captured beautifully as director Dirk Simon picks apart contradictions within Tibetan society. Philip Glass, Thom Yorke and Damien Rice provide terrific musical accompaniment." — Empire Magazine
Posted Aug 12, 2013
3/5 90% Silence (2014) " Pacific Rim it ain't, but this docu-like curio offers tranquility in spades. An aural bath of a film that will soothe troubled minds." — Empire Magazine
Posted Aug 5, 2013
4/5 81% The Moo Man " A touching snapshot of the world in microcosm. " — Empire Magazine
Posted Jul 8, 2013
3/5 75% Play (2011) " An unsettling film that uses long takes and a still camera to capture real-life incidents that have caused huge controversy in Sweden." — Empire Magazine
Posted Jul 8, 2013
3/5 94% Shun LI And The Poet (2013) " A lyrical romance of two lonely souls connecting." — Empire Magazine
Posted Jun 17, 2013
4/5 98% Beware Of Mr. Baker (2012) " A juicy slice of rock history." — Empire Magazine
Posted May 12, 2013
3/5 93% First Position (2012) " A touching look at ballet's battle-hardened youngsters." — Empire Magazine
Posted Apr 8, 2013
2/5 30% Reincarnated (2013) " It features more weed than a pot-warming party at Bill & Ben's but offers little more than spliff-glazed promotion for Snoop's reggae reincarnation." — Empire Magazine
Posted Mar 17, 2013
3/5 91% Caesar Must Die (2013) " [It] has plenty of wit and punch, although compared to the best of the medium - Man On Wire, for instance - it sometimes comes off as guileless and clunky." — Empire Magazine
Posted Feb 25, 2013
3/5 44% Breath Of The Gods (2014) " An insightful look at a global phenomenon." — Empire Magazine
Posted Feb 17, 2013
3/5 100% Les géants (The Giants) (2011) " It suffers from an implausible and contrived plot, but the charming performances from the teenage leads greatly improve this film." — Empire Magazine
Posted Jul 8, 2012
3/5 87% Polisse (2012) " Unsparing in its portrayal of the seedier side of French society, only Polisse's loose focus keeps it from matching The Class for emotional punch." — Empire Magazine
Posted Jun 10, 2012
4/5 97% Monsieur Lazhar (2012) " An Oscar nominee at this year's Academy Awards and for good reason, Falardeau's film is moving, smart and sensitive. Terrific stuff, in short." — Empire Magazine
Posted Apr 29, 2012
3/5 86% Khodorkovsky (2011) " A documentary that takes fewer prisoners than Putin's KGB, Tuschi's study of Russian power politics is smart, scary and sobering." — Empire Magazine
Posted Mar 2, 2012
3/5 33% Red Light Revolution (2012) " Voutas offers a sex comedy salted with satirical comment on Chinese society." — Empire Magazine
Posted Jan 15, 2012
4/5 70% Dreams of a Life (2012) " This barely conceivable story of neglect and loneliness is given heartbreaking new life by Morley, with Zawe Ashton standing in effectively for the tragic young singer." — Empire Magazine
Posted Dec 12, 2011
3/5 91% Tabloid (2011) " A compelling story told with Morris's usual flair." — Empire Magazine
Posted Nov 6, 2011
2/5 43% Broken Lines " By no means totally broken, but it doesn't quite deliver the way it could." — Empire Magazine
Posted Sep 26, 2011
3/5 38% Beautiful Lies (Full Treatment)(De vrais mensonges) (2011) " Undemanding if occasionally uneven stuff." — Empire Magazine
Posted Aug 8, 2011
3/5 73% The Tree (2011) " An eerie and unsettling adaptation of Judy Pascoe's novel that impresses more for its atmospherics than its narrative." — Empire Magazine
Posted Aug 1, 2011
3/5 58% Film socialisme (2011) " An interesting and often beautiful work that suffers the pangs of artistic condescension." — Empire Magazine
Posted Jul 4, 2011
2/5 14% Huge " Not hugely funny." — Empire Magazine
Posted Jul 4, 2011
4/5 79% How I Ended This Summer (2010) " With strong turns from its leads, this Russian drama will bury its way into your subconcious. Intense." — Empire Magazine
Posted Apr 18, 2011
3/5 88% A Small Act (2010) " An understated doc that will inspire and move you." — Empire Magazine
Posted Apr 11, 2011
3/5 —— Life Goes On " The acting isn't always up to scratch but Datta's highbrow approach to grief makes for cerebral viewing and there's plenty of pathos too. A touching, thoughtful film." — Empire Magazine
Posted Mar 7, 2011
3/5 100% Son of Babylon (Ibn Babil) " A touching and tender road movie, although perhaps a little misty-eyed in the depiction of some of its characters." — Empire Magazine
Posted Feb 7, 2011
3/5 97% GasLand (2010) " Josh Fox puts a fresh spin on a well-drilled - if continually relevant - story." — Empire Magazine
Posted Jan 18, 2011
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