Peter Bradshaw

Peter Bradshaw

Agrees with the Tomatometer 78% of the time.

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/5 No Score Yet The Priest's Children " It's tightly plotted and contains some smart narrative shifts, but the tonal high-wire act is ultimately too ambitious for Croatian director Vinko Brean to pull off. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Apr 24, 2015
1/5 20% Tea & Sangria " There is arguably a kind of heroism in getting this shoestring feature made, but the script is, frankly, terrible - and Domankiewicz doesn't come anywhere near cutting it as an actor. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Apr 23, 2015
3/5 63% Rigor Mortis (2014) " Director Juno Mak serves up some startling and creepy moments, and a few cliches: the digital palette of steely grey-blue and brown is overfamiliar. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Apr 23, 2015
4/5 100% Hotori no Sakuko " What a lovely film. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Apr 23, 2015
5/5 88% En duva satt på en gren och funderade på tillvaron (A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence) (2015) " What an incredible film-maker Andersson is - he has created an entirely unique epic movie-cycle that has to be seen to be believed. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Apr 23, 2015
4/5 81% Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) " It's a superhero cavalcade of energy and fun. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Apr 21, 2015
4/5 100% 45 Years " A moving and absorbing drama featuring two performers offering a lifetime's wisdom and technique in their performances. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Apr 20, 2015
4/5 70% The Salvation (2015) " Mikkelsen makes a great western hero. In an earlier age, this might have been his entire career. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Apr 16, 2015
4/5 59% The Last 5 Years (2015) " This is what Fifty Shades of Grey should have been. Only instead of whips and riding crops, the female lead must submit to infidelity and career humiliation. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Apr 16, 2015
4/5 100% Home from Home: Chronicle of a Vision (Die Andere Heimat) " It is nearly four hours, but never dull for a moment; indeed, there is a boxset addictiveness to the whole thing. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Apr 16, 2015
4/5 60% The Invisible Life " A clotted, crepuscular, uningratiating film, but with a gaunt poetry of its own. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Apr 16, 2015
2/5 25% Child 44 (2015) " Tom Hardy brings his robust, muscular presence to the role of Leo and he is watchable enough, but the forensic and psychological aspects are just dull; there is no fascination in the detection process. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Apr 16, 2015
4/5 100% Dark Horse " With its sheer warmth and likability, this good-natured documentary won my heart - a real-life The Full Monty or Billy Elliot or Pride. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Apr 16, 2015
4/5 90% Cry of the City (1948) " The sequences on the rainy, neon-lit streets of downtown Manhattan are brought off with exhilarating flair and the two men's closeup confrontations have power and punch. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Apr 16, 2015
1/5 59% A Little Chaos (2015) " The only chaos connected with this stultifyingly orderly and conventional period film must be the chaos now reigning in the offices of Matthias Schoenaerts's agent. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Apr 16, 2015
3/5 91% Jauja (2015) " Intriguing, if opaque. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Apr 9, 2015
2/5 85% John Wick (2014) " A pretty humourless and violent film, which grinds on and on with more and more gleaming black SUVs getting trashed. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Apr 9, 2015
2/5 53% Woman in Gold (2015) " There's a terrible and relentless TV-movie ropiness about this film, combined with a dairy whiff of cheesiness. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Apr 9, 2015
3/5 97% Kurt Cobain: Montage Of Heck (2015) " Kurt Cobain's death was now a generation ago, which gives some perspective to this hefty authorised docu-pic, with its huge and slightly indigestible trove of home movies and home video material. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Apr 9, 2015
3/5 50% Bypass " A welcome corrective to Benefits Street-type cynicism. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Apr 9, 2015
4/5 92% Force Majeure (2014) " Ruben Östlund's icily disturbing family drama, set in an upscale ski resort in the French Alps, is a disaster movie without a disaster. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Apr 9, 2015
4/5 73% Altman (2014) " Mann makes a valuable plea for Altman as a great respecter of actors ... " ‐ Guardian
Posted Apr 2, 2015
2/5 59% The Water Diviner (2015) " This is a sugary drama, in which Crowe's big emotional moment looks as if some assistant director applied a trickling tear to his cheek with an eyedropper. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Apr 2, 2015
3/5 71% The DUFF (2015) " The Duff is a standard-issue high-school film, but it has some funny material. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Apr 2, 2015
5/5 100% Blade Runner (The Final Cut) (2007) " Another chance to savour its pure unhurried strangeness, beginning with that bizarre vista of 2019 LA, with four tall buildings mysteriously belching fire-plumes into the night like apocalyptic oil rigs. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Apr 2, 2015
5/5 85% While We're Young (2015) " Baumbach has produced another excruciatingly pleasurable and wince-inducing study in insecurity. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Apr 2, 2015
3/5 83% Far From the Madding Crowd (2015) " This is an interesting, heartfelt but flawed Hardy adaptation. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Apr 2, 2015
3/5 100% Blind (2004) " Vogt duly dramatises the novel's scenes, with details surreally withdrawn or changed midstream as Ingrid changes her mind: a self-conscious and artificial trope, although one which creates great opportunities for black comedy. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Mar 26, 2015
3/5 81% Dior and I (2015) " It is absurd, but mesmeric. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Mar 26, 2015
1/5 52% The Face Of An Angel (2015) " It is shallow and glib, and Brühl's fantasies and nightmares lead to some terrible tonal misjudgments and wrong notes. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Mar 26, 2015
3/5 29% Get Hard (2015) " The high concept is delivered more or less efficiently: basically an incorrect and funnier version of Spike Lee's 25th Hour, with a dash of Trading Places. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Mar 26, 2015
3/5 85% Cinderella (2015) " It's good-natured and silly, with nice support from Rob Brydon, Nonso Anozie, Derek Jacobi and Katie West. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Mar 26, 2015
4/5 78% The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water (2015) " Almost every line is a zinger, which can be appreciated in a state of total sobriety: it's a non-stoner stoner film - and very funny. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Mar 26, 2015
4/5 95% Wild Tales (2015) " A delicious chocolate box of nastiness. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Mar 26, 2015
2/5 16% The Gunman (2015) " Penn's gym-bunny loveliness is the most attractively toned part of the film. Everything else is out of condition. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Mar 19, 2015
2/5 31% Insurgent (2015) " When the drama boils down to a duel between Jeanine and Tris, there's a spark. Otherwise, it's a plodding letdown. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Mar 19, 2015
3/5 47% Home (2015) " An entertaining odd-couple comedy on very traditional lines ... " ‐ Guardian
Posted Mar 19, 2015
3/5 45% En chance til " There are some unwatchably, all-but-unforgivably grim scenes, but Bier carries them off, just about. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Mar 19, 2015
3/5 32% Dark Summer (2015) " It is an efficiently crafted, small-scale film with an interesting premise, although it sometimes feels like an atmospheric short that has been stretched out. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Mar 19, 2015
1/5 72% The Voices (2015) " It is an overwhelmingly dislikable film, an intensely unfunny and unscary horror-comedy about a serial killer played by Ryan Reynolds on his most irritating form. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Mar 19, 2015
2/5 72% Suite Française " Like a very solemn Stella Artois commercial, this is a golden-tinted saga of everyday French collaborating folk in the second world war. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Mar 12, 2015
4/5 100% Elle L'adore " An elegant, disturbing movie. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Mar 12, 2015
2/5 0% Lou! Journal Infime " It's a commercial French picture of the kind that generally doesn't cross the Channel well: a bit DayGlo, a bit cutesy, a bit fey. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Mar 12, 2015
3/5 100% X+Y " An attractively unparochial drama with a bracing interest in excellence. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Mar 12, 2015
5/5 70% Far From the Madding Crowd (1967) " Christie carries the film with her own insouciant vulnerability. A classic. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Mar 12, 2015
30% Rogue Trader (1999) " Rogue Trader is a terrible waste of the talents of Ewan McGregor. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Mar 11, 2015
3/5 79% Life of Riley (2014) " I personally prefer the more vital, cinematic ideas of Resnais in his youth to the stagey confections of his later years. But Life of Riley has its own sadness and charm. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Mar 5, 2015
3/5 76% Hyena (2015) " The ending is frustrating: it runs out of ideas before the final credits. But Johnson packs an almighty punch. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Mar 5, 2015
3/5 55% White Bird in a Blizzard (2014) " The film falls to pieces at the end, but this is a watchable, well-acted drama, and Woodley gets better and better. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Mar 5, 2015
4/5 98% Appropriate Behavior (2015) " Appropriate Behaviour has an indulgent, slightly precious autobiographical feel - but it is funny, risky and in exhilaratingly bad taste. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Mar 5, 2015
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