Peter Bradshaw

Peter Bradshaw

Agrees with the Tomatometer 77% of the time.

Publications:
Daily Mirror [UK] , Guardian , Observer [UK]
Total Reviews:
2773

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
4/5 98% 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 44% 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 78% 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 88% 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 —— 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 —— 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 —— Goodnight Mommy " Every minute that goes by ratchets up the mystery and the unease." — Guardian
Posted Sep 8, 2014
3/5 —— The Cut " A forceful, watchable, strongly presented picture and a courageous, honest gesture from Fatih Akin." — Guardian
Posted Sep 8, 2014
2/5 40% 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 68% 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 86% Night Moves (2014) " It is a very disturbing spectacle." — Guardian
Posted Aug 28, 2014
74% Code Unknown (Code inconnu: Récit incomplet de divers voyages) (2000) " This film, from Austrian director Michael Haneke, is one of the most uncompromisingly difficult and challenging of the year." — Guardian
Posted Aug 27, 2014
97% Chicken Run (2000) " Chicken Run is a charmingly conceived entertainment. But it's a little bit twee." — Guardian
Posted Aug 24, 2014
2/5 69% What If (2014) " There are some reasonable moments, and Kazan brings all her cherubic prettiness and vulnerability, but I can't help thinking it appeared to better effect in her own romantic fantasy, Ruby Sparks." — Guardian
Posted Aug 21, 2014
5/5 96% Charulata (1964) " Extraordinarily vivid and fresh." — Guardian
Posted Aug 21, 2014
5/5 95% Two Days, One Night " The Dardenne brothers may have outdone themselves with this heartwrenching film ..." — Guardian
Posted Aug 21, 2014
2/5 29% Hector And The Search For Happiness (2014) " A draggy travelogue that, astonishingly, feels scarcely more substantial than Eat Pray Love." — Guardian
Posted Aug 14, 2014
3/5 75% Bad Turn Worse (2013) " There is talent and ambition here: the film has style, mood, references - and, inevitably, a great opening and credit sequence - though it's short on substance." — Guardian
Posted Aug 14, 2014
2/5 76% The Congress (2014) " The animation work here doesn't look much more interesting than the average laptop screensaver." — Guardian
Posted Aug 14, 2014
2/5 33% The Expendables 3 (2014) " These are guys for whom failure is not an option, but sadly nor is going more than an hour without needing the toilet." — Guardian
Posted Aug 13, 2014
5/5 95% To Catch a Thief (2009) " Francie finds something inauthentic in Robie: "like an American in an English movie". Well, yes, perhaps. But Grant's debonair and oddly unlocatable mid-Atlantic identity is absolutely right for the part." — Guardian
Posted Aug 7, 2014
3/5 100% All This Mayhem " A sad, involving story." — Guardian
Posted Aug 7, 2014
3/5 92% Lilting (2014) " The relationship between Junn and Alan is perhaps a little contrived, but Lilting is an affecting story." — Guardian
Posted Aug 7, 2014
4/5 73% The German Doctor (2014) " The film combines the muscular force of a Forsythian thriller with something purely eerie, static and atmospheric. Brendemühl brings a refrigerated menace to his role." — Guardian
Posted Aug 7, 2014
4/5 34% God's Pocket (2014) " It makes a very plausible whole, and Hoffman is great." — Guardian
Posted Aug 7, 2014
4/5 76% Welcome To New York " This is a brutal, occasionally inelegant film, but it pulls no punches and shines a stark, pitiless light on its subject." — Guardian
Posted Aug 7, 2014
1/5 0% The Sex Lives of the Potato Men " It's a film which isn't in the slightest bit funny or sexy, and is deeply depressing." — Guardian
Posted Aug 4, 2014
5/5 93% The Deer Hunter (1978) " The idea of sacrifice permeates everything, along with the cruelty and horror. This is Cimino's masterpiece." — Guardian
Posted Jul 31, 2014
2/5 44% Step Up: All In (2014) " The dance sequences themselves are looking less fresh this time around." — Guardian
Posted Jul 31, 2014
2/5 33% Blackwood " The film has some nice touches and interesting locations, although I felt it was contrived and ties itself in knots delivering the final twist." — Guardian
Posted Jul 31, 2014
1/5 13% A Promise (2014) " After a while, I didn't know where to look. Anywhere but at the screen." — Guardian
Posted Jul 31, 2014
4/5 62% Mood Indigo (2014) " All the loopiness and spaciness might lead you to think you are not making any emotional investment at all in this baffling and barmy romance. Yet its sadness and poignancy somehow appear, popping up like cartoon flowers." — Guardian
Posted Jul 31, 2014
3/5 82% The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came To Eden (2014) " Quite a few pounds of fat could have been cut from this film, but it's a remarkable tale." — Guardian
Posted Jul 24, 2014
3/5 48% Earth to Echo (2014) " It is a smart, visually dynamic film, but audiences may miss Spielberg's wonderment." — Guardian
Posted Jul 24, 2014
2/5 69% Thunder and the House of Magic (2014) " As a feature film, it is soulless, like something that has been generated by a computer programme." — Guardian
Posted Jul 24, 2014
5/5 86% The Lady from Shanghai (1948) " It has an irresistible energy." — Guardian
Posted Jul 24, 2014
4/5 100% Branded to Kill (1967) " Genuinely fascinating and bizarre." — Guardian
Posted Jul 24, 2014
4/5 86% Joe (2014) " Here is a seething piece of social-realist Southern gothic, featuring a powerful performance from a big and broodingly bearded Nicolas Cage." — Guardian
Posted Jul 24, 2014
3/5 60% Hercules (2014) " [A] cheerfully ridiculous and entertaining film ..." — Guardian
Posted Jul 23, 2014
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