Peter Bradshaw

Peter Bradshaw

Agrees with the Tomatometer 77% of the time.

Publications:
Daily Mirror [UK] , Guardian [UK] , Observer [UK]
Total Reviews:
2626

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
4/5 97% Locke (2014) " At first I thought this might be a glorified radio play. Not a bit of it. You need to keep watching Hardy's face." — Guardian [UK]
Posted Apr 17, 2014
3/5 71% The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014) " High-energy entertainment; Andrew Garfield's Peter Parker has rangy charm and there is a genuine romantic spark between him and Emma Stone, as sharp as ever playing Gwen Stacy." — Guardian [UK]
Posted Apr 17, 2014
4/5 —— Crows (Wrony) (1999) " The overwhelming impression is one of loneliness, sadness and suppressed fear: running at only 67 minutes, this is a strange, small, flawed gem." — Guardian [UK]
Posted Apr 10, 2014
4/5 100% Le Roi et l'oiseau (The King and the Mockingbird) (2003) " It's a richly conceived treat." — Guardian [UK]
Posted Apr 10, 2014
5/5 —— Willow And Wind (Beed-o Baad) (1999) " It is a difficult prose-poem of a film, utterly unique." — Guardian [UK]
Posted Apr 10, 2014
2/5 58% Half of a Yellow Sun (2014) " Unfortunately, the film is often stately and sluggish with some very daytime-soapy moments of emotional revelation." — Guardian [UK]
Posted Apr 10, 2014
3/5 20% The Last Days On Mars (2013) " An elegantly crafted adventure in classical science-fiction." — Guardian [UK]
Posted Apr 10, 2014
2/5 44% Pioneer " A souped-up and often absurd Norwegian conspiracy thriller: a sort of gloomy, jumper-wearing Silkwood." — Guardian [UK]
Posted Apr 10, 2014
4/5 92% Calvary (2014) " It presents us with a satirical image of a country which is cracked and fractured into pieces, a crazy-paving that isn't fitting together. Without the powerfully charismatic Gleeson, I suspect, the film itself wouldn't fit together." — Guardian [UK]
Posted Apr 10, 2014
4/5 80% The Raid 2 (2014) " Evans gives us another slice of spleen-splittingly, pelvis-dislodgingly, inner-ear-damagingly hardcore action. He lets rip with everything but subtlety." — Guardian [UK]
Posted Apr 10, 2014
3/5 68% Visitors (2014) " A graceful, dreamlike experience." — Guardian [UK]
Posted Apr 3, 2014
2/5 40% Divergent (2014) " What a conformist message." — Guardian [UK]
Posted Apr 3, 2014
2/5 73% The Motel Life (2013) " The film is heavy-going, unformed and self-indulgent, with characters who are neither sympathetic nor (crucially) interesting." — Guardian [UK]
Posted Apr 3, 2014
4/5 88% The Double (2014) " It's very smart work." — Guardian [UK]
Posted Apr 3, 2014
4/5 80% Tom à la ferme (Tom at the Farm) " It's intriguing stuff, coiled with ardour and fear." — Guardian [UK]
Posted Apr 3, 2014
3/5 77% Noah (2014) " Something has been lost in the storm." — Guardian [UK]
Posted Apr 3, 2014
3/5 89% Dangerous Acts Starring The Unstable Elements Of Belarus " It is startling to see how political opposition and outrage were being mobilised, not primarily by journalism, or social media or established forms of protest, but by theatre." — Guardian [UK]
Posted Mar 27, 2014
4/5 99% 20 Feet From Stardom (2013) " Such a great idea for a documentary, and such a surprise to realise that it has never been done before." — Guardian [UK]
Posted Mar 27, 2014
3/5 79% Muppets Most Wanted (2014) " James Bobin's direction and writing are assured, and there are some funny moments ..." — Guardian [UK]
Posted Mar 27, 2014
3/5 89% Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) " Thanks to Johansson, Jackson and Redford, this is all good fun. It's a shame the weak link is the Captain himself." — Guardian [UK]
Posted Mar 27, 2014
4/5 77% The Borderlands (2014) " Writer-director Elliot Goldner has put together a slow-burn thriller that grips, twists, jostles and pokes." — Guardian [UK]
Posted Mar 27, 2014
3/5 82% Salvo " Salvo is a strange, involving, if flawed movie about the Sicilian mafia; a stylised drama with elements of the supernatural and the sentimental amid the tension." — Guardian [UK]
Posted Mar 25, 2014
2/5 47% Yves Saint Laurent (2014) " A film that has the glossy sheen of an impossibly expensive promotional video." — Guardian [UK]
Posted Mar 20, 2014
2/5 83% The Unknown Known (2014) " David Frost's soft approach to Nixon got results. This doesn't." — Guardian [UK]
Posted Mar 20, 2014
2/5 70% About Last Night (2014) " A date movie that could have been written by entertainment software, and quite divorced from real human beings and their experiences of sex." — Guardian [UK]
Posted Mar 20, 2014
1/5 27% A Long Way Down (2014) " There are few films where the only reaction can be: "What? What? I'm sorry ... WHAT?"" — Guardian [UK]
Posted Mar 20, 2014
1/5 33% Labor Day (2014) " Labor Day lacks this film-maker's usual sophisticated wit: it is bizarrely unconvincing, sugary and humourless, like a Walt Disney version of The Night of the Hunter." — Guardian [UK]
Posted Mar 20, 2014
3/5 98% Starred Up (2014) " For such a violent movie, it pulls its punches a little at the last. But not before it has given us a bleak picture of the defeated misery of a certain kind of violent man, locked in a prison of his own making." — Guardian [UK]
Posted Mar 20, 2014
1/5 25% Wicker Park (2004) " A quite extraordinarily boring psychological drama of obsession, impersonation and mistaken identity." — Guardian [UK]
Posted Mar 18, 2014
3/5 33% Back to the Garden " This is a minor-key film: delicate, sober and thoughtful." — Guardian [UK]
Posted Mar 13, 2014
3/5 23% Need For Speed (2014) " Need for Speed is enjoyable in its highly implausible way: a petrolhead festival with some outrageously silly stunts." — Guardian [UK]
Posted Mar 13, 2014
2/5 54% The Zero Theorem " There are a few funny ideas and striking images pinballing around in Terry Gilliam's new movie, which is a Phil-Spector-type wall of zane. But The Zero Theorem basically defeated me." — Guardian [UK]
Posted Mar 13, 2014
4/5 90% Suzanne " There is beauty, simplicity and mystery in Katell Quillévéré's film Suzanne, about a truck-driver's daughter in France who gets into trouble." — Guardian [UK]
Posted Mar 13, 2014
3/5 100% The Rocket (2014) " It is a likable piece of work whose gentleness is an interesting contrast to the grim and even tragic subject matter." — Guardian [UK]
Posted Mar 13, 2014
4/5 71% Plot for Peace " Here is an intriguing documentary, with some impressive talking heads, all about the secret history of South Africa and the end of apartheid." — Guardian [UK]
Posted Mar 13, 2014
5/5 85% Under the Skin (2014) " It sure as hell got under mine." — Guardian [UK]
Posted Mar 13, 2014
5/5 100% Roma, città aperta (Open City) (1946) " The torture and execution scenes are harrowing and moving." — Guardian [UK]
Posted Mar 6, 2014
5/5 100% Wake in Fright (2012) " There is queasy undercurrent of sentimental kindness and indulgence beneath the violence." — Guardian [UK]
Posted Mar 6, 2014
4/5 98% The Invisible War (2012) " What calibre of male personnel is the military attracting? And how will this dysfunction affect its relations with foreign civilian populations? It is a grim picture." — Guardian [UK]
Posted Mar 6, 2014
1/5 13% Bullet " It's just a terrible, lazy, cheapo-looking film with no laughs and no interest." — Guardian [UK]
Posted Mar 6, 2014
2/5 42% 300: Rise of an Empire (2014) " Murro has a very tiresome habit, whenever anyone gets stabbed or slashed, of switching suddenly to slo-mo so that the gout of blood can spray languidly across the screen." — Guardian [UK]
Posted Mar 6, 2014
4/5 92% The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) " A deeply pleasurable immersion." — Guardian [UK]
Posted Mar 6, 2014
1/5 46% The Book Thief (2013) " It's a worryingly lenient and obtuse approach to history and historical evil, which are smothered in feelgood tragi-sentimental slush." — Guardian [UK]
Posted Feb 28, 2014
3/5 87% Funny Face (1957) " Astaire could still dance up a storm, no doubt about it, and this has its moments." — Guardian [UK]
Posted Feb 27, 2014
2/5 85% We Are What We Are (2013) " Another pointless remake." — Guardian [UK]
Posted Feb 27, 2014
4/5 —— Bafta Shorts 2014 " Bafta has begun an enjoyable new tradition in recent years: releasing its nominated short films as a feature-length package. The curate's egg is mostly very engaging." — Guardian [UK]
Posted Feb 27, 2014
2/5 18% Ride Along (2014) " Romantic chemistry is rare in the movies, comic chemistry rarer still, and sadly there isn't much on offer in this action buddy comedy." — Guardian [UK]
Posted Feb 27, 2014
3/5 60% Non-Stop (2014) " Non-Stop was never going to get any awards silverware. It collects plenty of air miles for enjoyability, though." — Guardian [UK]
Posted Feb 27, 2014
4/5 100% Arrugas (Wrinkles) " This movie has the same desolate quality as Philip Larkin's poem The Building, and yet it is tender and lovable, too." — Guardian [UK]
Posted Feb 20, 2014
5/5 99% The Godfather, Part II (1974) " It is even better than the first film, and has the greatest single final scene in Hollywood history, a real coup de cinéma." — Guardian [UK]
Posted Feb 20, 2014
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