Peter Bradshaw

Peter Bradshaw

Agrees with the Tomatometer 78% of the time.

Peter Bradshaw's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Daily Mirror [UK], Guardian, Observer [UK]

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/5 74% Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles (2014) "This film makes a valuable and stimulating case for brilliant Welles movies such as Chimes at Midnight and The Trial. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Jul 2, 2015
4/5 56% La Grande Bouffe (Blow-Out) (Blow Out) (1973) "Jaded, authentically perverted, drenched in ennui, this absurdist nightmare is a locus classicus of 1970s chateau erotica. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Jul 2, 2015
1/5 27% Terminator Genisys (2015) "It's as if it has gone back in time to murder our memories of the ancestral first film and crush the series' reputation. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Jul 2, 2015
3/5 83% The First Film "Williamson makes a clear case that Le Prince was a prototypical film artist, and a genuine pioneer. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Jul 2, 2015
2/5 63% Magic Mike XXL (2015) "We're always waiting for something important or interesting to happen, but it never really does. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Jun 29, 2015
5/5 100% The Terminator (1984) "Getting the extraordinary physical specimen of Arnold Schwarzenegger for the lead was a stroke of genius and a stroke of fortune. Each of his pecs is the size of a bull's flank. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Jun 25, 2015
2/5 36% She's Funny That Way (2015) "There are one or two laughs. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Jun 25, 2015
No Score Yet Hustlers Convention "A valuable slice of cultural history. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Jun 25, 2015
3/5 82% The Overnight (2015) "Here's an amiably goofy, if dramatically thin comedy of swinging sexual manners. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Jun 25, 2015
4/5 91% Slow West (2015) "It's only slow in the way a rattlesnake or a predatory killer is slow. This terrific film is actually tense, twisty and brilliant. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Jun 25, 2015
2/5 7% Accidental Love (2015) "If there are David O Russell completists out there, this is something for them. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Jun 18, 2015
1/5 31% Entourage (2015) "Entourage is feeble, and the big screen magnifies its unselfconscious obnoxiousness. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Jun 18, 2015
1/5 30% The Longest Ride (2015) "One of those rare films whose porn version will have the same title. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Jun 18, 2015
3/5 86% Natural Resistance (2015) "An interesting companion piece to the first film. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Jun 18, 2015
3/5 76% Love at First Fight (2015) "The eerie emptiness of the northern countryside, evacuated after a forest fire, is a little like that evoked by Bruno Dumont. Cailley is a talent to watch. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Jun 18, 2015
4/5 96% The Long Good Friday (1982) "Hoskins' bullish, black-comic Napoleonism makes this movie: pugnacious, sentimental, a cockney Cagney. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Jun 18, 2015
1/5 No Score Yet Age Of Kill "This is truly terrible: a cost-cutting British action thriller with clunky script, wooden acting, uncertain directing, cheapo-looking interiors and the most outrageously obvious and rubbish "twist" reveal at the end. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Jun 11, 2015
4/5 100% The Misfits (1961) "The faces of Gable, Clift and Monroe together in closeup have a Mount Rushmore look to them. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Jun 11, 2015
5/5 97% The Look of Silence (2015) "These two films, The Act of Killing and The Look of Silence, are a really unmissable pairing. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Jun 11, 2015
3/5 82% West (2014) "The dramatic interest fades a little, but the tattiness and cigarette smoke of the age are shrewdly evoked, and it's well acted. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Jun 11, 2015
5/5 87% London Road "It is an addictive forensic thriller set to music, and Olivia Colman's presence makes it look like Broadchurch crossed with Les Mis. But there's more subtlety and intricacy than you could expect from either. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Jun 11, 2015
4/5 71% Jurassic World (2015) "All these dinosaurs are female, which incidentally puts Jurassic World in the clear as far as the Bechdel test is concerned. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Jun 10, 2015
3/5 93% Bai ri yan huo (Black Coal, Thin Ice) "It never quite catches fire, but it has a curious atmosphere of its own: menacing, pregnant with unease. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Jun 4, 2015
4/5 81% Second Coming "A mysterious and intimate fable in the guise of gritty social realism, simply and powerfully acted. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Jun 4, 2015
2/5 8% Survivor (2015) "It's a lumberingly dated kind of spy thriller, convoluted without ever being intriguing - and an insufficient number of bangs for your buck. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Jun 4, 2015
3/5 94% Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films "Well, there's a bizarre fascination to it all. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Jun 4, 2015
3/5 95% Spy (2015) "It's an entertaining piece of silliness, though it looks like a decision has been made to balance out the female star with some weirdly explicit violence and salty cuss-words, perhaps to reassure the male demographic ... " ‐ Guardian
Posted Jun 4, 2015
4/5 84% Listen Up Philip (2014) "When it comes to intimidating emotional blankness, no one is more skilled than Jason Schwartzman. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Jun 4, 2015
3/5 56% Love "There is something endearing in its very monomaniacal quality: here is a film with just one subject, what Casanova called the "subject of subjects." " ‐ Guardian
Posted May 28, 2015
4/5 81% Results (2015) "Although not as strikingly original as Bujalski's earlier work, there's something endearing about the characters, the film's laconic, stoner rhythms and quirky plotting. " ‐ Guardian
Posted May 28, 2015
3/5 50% San Andreas (2015) "Here is a fantastically silly spectacular about San Francisco collapsing into the juddering and shuddering San Andreas fault. " ‐ Guardian
Posted May 28, 2015
4/5 92% The Goob "A really intelligent essay in classic Brit social realism, well-acted and beautifully photographed by cinematographer Simon Tindall. " ‐ Guardian
Posted May 28, 2015
4/5 99% Timbuktu (2015) "Sissako creates an interrelated series of characters and tableaux giving us scenes from the life of a traumatised nation. " ‐ Guardian
Posted May 28, 2015
4/5 89% The Assassin "For its sheer beauty, its mesmeric compositional sense and pure balletic poise, Hou Hsiao-hsien's distinctive and slow-moving wuxia tale The Assassin demands attention. " ‐ Guardian
Posted May 28, 2015
1/5 No Score Yet Mon roi "An unendurable confection of complacent and self-admiring nonsense: shallow, narcissistic, histrionic and fake. " ‐ Guardian
Posted May 25, 2015
4/5 92% Macbeth "There is a lot of sound and fury in this Macbeth, but not without meaning. " ‐ Guardian
Posted May 23, 2015
4/5 80% We Are Many "A very valuable film. " ‐ Guardian
Posted May 21, 2015
4/5 96% A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (2014) "This film is just occasionally a bit too cool for school - but mostly just cool enough, which is very cool. " ‐ Guardian
Posted May 21, 2015
4/5 87% Sicario (2015) "As an action thriller, it delivers. " ‐ Guardian
Posted May 19, 2015
4/5 98% Inside Out (2015) "It is tremendously buoyant and watchable, with some great visual invention. " ‐ Guardian
Posted May 18, 2015
5/5 95% Carol (2015) "I went into a trance watching it - and haven't quite surfaced, even now. " ‐ Guardian
Posted May 17, 2015
5/5 98% Amy (2015) "Stunningly moving and powerful: intimate, passionate, often shocking, and almost mesmerically absorbing. " ‐ Guardian
Posted May 16, 2015
4/5 100% Mia Madre "A tremendously smart and enjoyable movie. " ‐ Guardian
Posted May 16, 2015
1/5 0% Sea of Trees "For all its apparent sombreness and thoughtfulness, The Sea Of Trees is an exasperatingly shallow film on an important and agonisingly painful subject - depression and suicide. This it slathers in palliative sentimentality. " ‐ Guardian
Posted May 15, 2015
2/5 50% Irrational Man (2015) "It's a tongue-in-cheek mystery which is neither quite scary and serious enough to be suspenseful, nor witty or ironic enough to count as a comedy. " ‐ Guardian
Posted May 15, 2015
5/5 100% Son of Saul "Nemes's film has found a way to create a fictional drama in all this, with a gaunt, fierce kind of courage - the kind of courage, perhaps, that it takes to watch. " ‐ Guardian
Posted May 15, 2015
4/5 100% Only Angels Have Wings (1939) "It's a garrulous, effervescent movie - not my favourite Hawks picture, but very likable all the same. " ‐ Guardian
Posted May 14, 2015
5/5 78% Il racconto dei racconti (Tale of Tales) "It is gloriously mad, rigorously imagined, visually wonderful: erotic, hilarious and internally consistent. " ‐ Guardian
Posted May 14, 2015
4/5 98% Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) "Extravagantly deranged, ear-splittingly cacophonous, and entirely over the top, George Miller has revived his Mad Max punk-western franchise as a bizarre convoy chase action-thriller in the post-apocalyptic desert. " ‐ Guardian
Posted May 11, 2015
1/5 54% The Age of Adaline (2015) "A lead performance of mind-bending dullness is given by Blake Lively, whose surname suddenly looks horribly ironic. " ‐ Guardian
Posted May 7, 2015
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