Peter Bradshaw

Peter Bradshaw

Agrees with the Tomatometer 77% of the time.

Publications:
Daily Mirror [UK] , Guardian , Observer [UK]
Total Reviews:
2801

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/5 86% The Tribe " I can't stop thinking about it. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Oct 17, 2014
3/5 47% The Judge (2014) " There are plenty of emotional fireworks in this big, soupy but entertaining picture, which is obvious Oscar bait. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Oct 16, 2014
4/5 No Score Yet The Battles Of Coronel And Falkland Islands (1928) " It has enormous confidence and artistry, and the comparison with Sergei Eisenstein is justified. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Oct 16, 2014
3/5 72% Palo Alto (2014) " All of this is potentially irritating to say the least, and yet, despite the junior star entitlement and teen-angst cliches, the film is unexpectedly engaging. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Oct 16, 2014
1/5 8% The Best Of Me (2014) " The sugar content of this film is so horrendously high, it could be available on the NHS for hypoglycaemia. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Oct 16, 2014
2/5 25% Je m'appelle Hmmm... (My Name Is Hmmm...) " Agnès B needs to dig deeper. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Oct 16, 2014
5/5 96% Citizenfour (2014) " Citizenfour is a gripping record of how our rulers are addicted to gaining more and more power and control over us - if we let them. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Oct 16, 2014
5/5 91% Eraserhead (1977) " It's beautiful and strange, with its profoundly disturbing ambient sound design of industrial groaning, as if filmed inside some collapsing factory or gigantic dying organism. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Oct 14, 2014
3/5 79% Fury (2014) " Ayer gives his movie a fervour and energy which takes it beyond a videogame. But only just. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Oct 10, 2014
5/5 67% The Falling " This is terrific film-making - enough to bring a rush of blood to the head. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Oct 10, 2014
3/5 53% The Calling (2014) " It's all quite ridiculous but it has some creepy scenes ... " ‐ Guardian
Posted Oct 9, 2014
3/5 74% Effie Gray " An unexpectedly entertaining movie about this marital disaster and Gray's subsequent romance with the painter John Everett Millais. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Oct 9, 2014
2/5 71% The Rewrite " Hugh Grant is still funny ... when he's allowed to be. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Oct 9, 2014
1/5 63% The Maze Runner (2014) " Yet more celibate chiselled hotties in some ritualised game-playing future world, who discover that they are in some super-special way different, or divergent, or exceptional. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Oct 9, 2014
4/5 86% Filmed In Supermarionation " What strikes you now is how eerily lifelike the models were, as if Anderson had conjured his own live-action version of the "uncanny valley". " ‐ Guardian
Posted Oct 9, 2014
4/5 97% '71 (2015) " This is a taut thriller, with great control of action and pace, and an outstanding re-creation of the west Belfast war zone. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Oct 9, 2014
2/5 46% Life After Beth (2014) " Getting people in creepy makeup to gurn and shuffle and get shot isn't automatically scary plus hilarious. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Oct 5, 2014
4/5 85% Tony Benn: Will and Testament " Only a curmudgeon would deny the charm and persuasiveness of this eulogy to Tony Benn. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Oct 2, 2014
3/5 100% You and the Night (Les rencontres d'après minuit) " [A] chamber piece of sex, surreality and the absurd, like something by Luis Buñuel or Luigi Pirandello, or a sexed-up version of TS Eliot's The Cocktail Party. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Oct 2, 2014
4/5 100% Still The Enemy Within " Gower's film is a heartfelt tribute to the communities who were hammered by political, not economic, forces. They look bloodied, but unbowed. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Oct 2, 2014
4/5 83% Violette (2014) " For all the chaos and pain, it is weirdly romantic: a glorious tale of wish-fulfilment, confirming that writers really can attain self-validation through the pen. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Oct 2, 2014
4/5 88% Le Jour se lève (Daybreak) (2009) " Bristling with energy and shaped with incomparable artistry and flair. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Oct 2, 2014
4/5 88% Gone Girl (2014) " The spirits of Highsmith and Hitchcock hover over this outrageous pulp suspense-thriller from David Fincher, episodically structured around twists and counter-twists, like an addictive boxset of a TV drama. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Oct 2, 2014
1/5 62% The Equalizer (2014) " Washington's usual irrepressible charm and intelligence are smothered. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Sep 25, 2014
4/5 95% Ghost in the Shell (1996) " I confess I find it too opaque to make the kind of investment that would qualify me as a real fan. But it should be seen. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Sep 25, 2014
5/5 100% Salvatore Giuliano (1962) " Giuliano is neither a hero nor a villain; he is an enigmatic absence at the film's centre. Rosi endows his gritty reality with a luminous mystery. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Sep 25, 2014
5/5 78% What We Did on Our Holiday " Veryimpressive and likable stuff. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Sep 25, 2014
3/5 83% Human Capital (2015) " It's a shrewd portrait of a rapacious, unhappy society. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Sep 25, 2014
4/5 97% 20,000 Days on Earth (2014) " For me, the talking is great, perhaps more than the music, and there is something a tiny bit narcissistic about the lengthy clips of those live shows. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Sep 19, 2014
1/5 46% Wish I Was Here (2014) " All the cute scenes and montages, leading inexorably to redemption and reconciliation, could have been generated by screenwriting software. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Sep 18, 2014
4/5 100% L'enlèvement de Michel Houellebecq " I hesitate to say it, but ... a star is born. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Sep 18, 2014
5/5 100% Night Will Fall " This is an extraordinary record. But be warned. Once seen, these images cannot be unseen. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Sep 18, 2014
2/5 77% Grand Piano (2014) " It's a crazy if occasionally engaging mess. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Sep 18, 2014
3/5 79% The Riot Club (Posh) " It's a sharp satirical cartoon of English class warfare and class conspiracy - though it fudges a final point of plot-jeopardy and I suspect a director like Thomas Vinterberg or Lars von Trier would have made it a hardcore nightmare. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Sep 18, 2014
2/5 51% Magic in the Moonlight (2014) " Firth's character is just so boorish and monotonous, charmless and unrelaxed. He's presumably supposed to be as airy and debonair as Cary Grant. Instead, he glowers like Gordon Brown. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Sep 18, 2014
3/5 85% Kraftidioten (In Order of Disappearance) " This is a derivative movie, whose comic entanglements are perhaps there to provide an alibi for the obvious plot implausibilities - but it's well made, great looking, and nicely acted " ‐ Guardian
Posted Sep 12, 2014
3/5 83% A Spell To Ward Off The Darkness " It is arresting in many ways and concerned to elucidate the experience of being on one's own. Is any other state possible? " ‐ Guardian
Posted Sep 11, 2014
3/5 No Score Yet Jack to a King - The Swansea Story " It's a watchable film of localised interest: the DVD will be a piece of club merchandise, but a competently made one. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Sep 11, 2014
4/5 No Score Yet The President " The President is a striking movie - and a bold and challenging change of directorial pace from Mohsen Makhmalbaf. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Sep 8, 2014
3/5 100% Goodnight Mommy " Every minute that goes by ratchets up the mystery and the unease. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Sep 8, 2014
3/5 No Score Yet The Cut " A forceful, watchable, strongly presented picture and a courageous, honest gesture from Fatih Akin. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Sep 8, 2014
2/5 63% Hungry Hearts " It simply collapses in a ridiculous muddle. But the performances of Driver and Rohrwacher lend some weight to the movie. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Sep 8, 2014
3/5 69% They Came Together (2014) " David Wain's funny and well observed spoof romcom maintains its observational rigour from first to last, looking eerily just like just the kind of film it's sending up ... " ‐ Guardian
Posted Sep 4, 2014
5/5 100% M (1931) " It is a cousin to the early Hitchcock of The Lodger, and I have always found something even something faintly Ealingesque about its cynicism and satire. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Sep 4, 2014
2/5 18% Sex Tape (2014) " Not especially funny or sexy. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Sep 4, 2014
2/5 60% The Grand Seduction (2014) " It's a bit of a soppy, sappy film that wastes Gleeson's talent and incidentally appears to imply that bribing oil-company executives is a victimless crime. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Aug 28, 2014
2/5 20% Let's Be Cops (2014) " The dopey duo have a few decent lines, though Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum already showed us how to do the pseudo-cop routine in the Jump Street pictures. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Aug 28, 2014
2/5 27% As Above/So Below (2014) " There are some interestingly contrived moments of claustrophobia and surreal lunacy, but this cliched and slightly hand-me-down script neither scares nor amuses very satisfyingly. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Aug 28, 2014
5/5 100% Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari. (The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari) (1920) " Warped in all senses, fascinating and bizarre ... " ‐ Guardian
Posted Aug 28, 2014
4/5 85% Night Moves (2014) " It is a very disturbing spectacle. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Aug 28, 2014
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