Peter Bradshaw

Peter Bradshaw

Agrees with the Tomatometer 77% of the time.

Publications:
Daily Mirror [UK] , Guardian , Observer [UK]
Total Reviews:
2734

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
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 62% Step Up: All In (2014) " The dance sequences themselves are looking less fresh this time around." — Guardian
Posted Jul 31, 2014
2/5 20% 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 14% 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 60% 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 81% 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 49% 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 67% The House Of Magic " 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 63% Hercules (2014) " [A] cheerfully ridiculous and entertaining film ..." — Guardian
Posted Jul 23, 2014
5/5 96% Some Like It Hot (1959) " "Nobody's perfect" is the last line. Wilder, Lemmon, Curtis and Monroe come pretty close." — Guardian
Posted Jul 17, 2014
4/5 91% Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes (2014) " It's very enjoyable stuff." — Guardian
Posted Jul 17, 2014
4/5 95% Grand Central " I found it gripping, with an edge of delirium; the locations within the power station are positively Kubrickian; there's a disquieting electronic score and Tahar Rahim gives a very open, generous performance." — Guardian
Posted Jul 17, 2014
0% Pudsey the Dog: The Movie " This is a British film so depressingly bad that cinemas should play the adagietto from Mahler's Fifth over a loudspeaker as audiences file out grimly into the foyer afterwards, silently asking themselves if life has any value." — Guardian
Posted Jul 17, 2014
76% Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon (2014) " It makes for a lively, entertaining guide to the LA music scene in the 70s and 80s and the film business - Gordon dabbled in movie production." — Guardian
Posted Jul 17, 2014
4/5 95% Finding Vivian Maier (2014) " This is a fascinating study." — Guardian
Posted Jul 17, 2014
5/5 91% Norte, the End of History (2014) " This is a classical tragedy of the modern Philippines and of global capitalism, a story of violence, hate, fear and love spread out on a colossal panorama which extends its reach into the realms of the spiritual and the supernatural." — Guardian
Posted Jul 17, 2014
2/5 56% Love Me Till Monday " The film is desperately unsure if it is a naturalist drama or a sitcommy romp, with wildly uneven performing styles." — Guardian
Posted Jul 10, 2014
3/5 75% Goltzius And The Pelican Company " No one else could have made this film - a fascinating and somewhat heart-sinking realisation." — Guardian
Posted Jul 10, 2014
3/5 100% Bastards " The title, with a touch of broad satire, refers not to the children but to the heartless men in charge." — Guardian
Posted Jul 10, 2014
2/5 82% Begin Again (2014) " It's all a bit easy - though quite nicely performed - and Knightley is never entirely convincing ..." — Guardian
Posted Jul 10, 2014
2/5 18% Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014) " Well, this is another overlong and over-the-top action extravaganza from Bay about the cars that turn into robots." — Guardian
Posted Jul 10, 2014
5/5 99% Boyhood (2014) " A film that I love more than I can say. And there is hardly a better, or nobler thing a film can do than inspire love." — Guardian
Posted Jul 10, 2014
4/5 99% A Hard Day's Night (1964) " A Hard Day's Night looks chaotic and slapdash enough (and just occasionally, for me, depressing enough) to count as an experimentalist or underground movie." — Guardian
Posted Jul 3, 2014
2/5 36% Goddess " A film with the weirdly bland over-eagerness of a copy of Take a Break, based on a one-woman show called Sink Songs by cabaret performer Joanna Weinberg." — Guardian
Posted Jul 3, 2014
1/5 30% Last Love (2013) " The cloying sweetness of this film is pretty murderous." — Guardian
Posted Jul 3, 2014
3/5 57% Here & Now (Here and Now) " Writer-director Lisle Turner makes a creditable feature debut with this heartfelt and good-looking film shot by cinematographer Will Humphris." — Guardian
Posted Jul 3, 2014
2/5 70% The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared " This picaresque European fantasy has an element of knockabout black comedy that can't conceal its Sweet'N Low taste of sentimentality and whimsy, and a certain condescension towards old people." — Guardian
Posted Jul 3, 2014
3/5 75% Bicycling with Moliere (2014) " It is urbane and watchable, if occasionally flimsy and lightweight, often seeming to bowl aimlessly about, like the two leads on their rickety bicycles." — Guardian
Posted Jul 3, 2014
3/5 25% Tammy (2014) " Tammy is funny, and it has stamina." — Guardian
Posted Jul 3, 2014
3/5 92% How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014) " An efficient and entertaining franchise sequel, but it restates how conventionally Americanised this property has become in comparison with the literary original ..." — Guardian
Posted Jun 26, 2014
2/5 20% Arthur Newman (2013) " A bland and baffling oddity ..." — Guardian
Posted Jun 26, 2014
2/5 64% Au bout du conte (Under the Rainbow) " I would love to see Jaoui make another grownup Parisian film with Bacri as the star - perhaps playing the president of the republic. He is underused." — Guardian
Posted Jun 26, 2014
3/5 78% Seve " This is primarily for fans, but it's engaging enough." — Guardian
Posted Jun 26, 2014
2/5 86% Cold in July (2014) " It makes a strong start but is desperately uneven tonally, and unravels into a bizarre spaghetti-mess of dangling loose ends." — Guardian
Posted Jun 26, 2014
2/5 26% Walking on Sunshine " It comes to life rarely." — Guardian
Posted Jun 26, 2014
3/5 82% Miss Violence " It (self-evidently) does not have the humour of those movies by Lanthimos and Tsangari and by that token, less of their richness and inventiveness. But its force can't be doubted." — Guardian
Posted Jun 19, 2014
3/5 75% Chinese Puzzle (2014) " For all its goofiness and silliness, the story bops amiably and fluently along. It's a sort of boxset drama where the best stuff is in the last episode." — Guardian
Posted Jun 19, 2014
5/5 100% Spring in a Small Town (Xiao cheng zhi chun) (2007) " It is a powerful, yet exquisitely subtle emotional drama, something to be compared with Ophüls, or Mizoguchi, or with a Hollywood studio picture by Douglas Sirk or an early David Lean." — Guardian
Posted Jun 19, 2014
3/5 44% The Art of the Steal (2014) " An entertaining lark." — Guardian
Posted Jun 19, 2014
4/5 82% Camille Claudel, 1915 (2013) " It is a deeply sombre, deeply affecting film, based on real events, about the ordeal of Camille Claudel." — Guardian
Posted Jun 19, 2014
3/5 54% Jersey Boys (2014) " For all its faults, I found it relaxingly enjoyable and heartfelt." — Guardian
Posted Jun 19, 2014
2/5 80% The Fault In Our Stars (2014) " You have to concede the laser-guided accuracy and psychotic vehemence with which it goes for the tear duct. It's like being mugged by a professional whose skills in mixed martial arts you can't help but notice and appreciate ..." — Guardian
Posted Jun 19, 2014
17% Wild Wild West (1999) " It's exasperating. Best to give a miss to a movie whose title should be Mild, Mild Zest, or just Failed, Failed Jest." — Guardian
Posted Jun 17, 2014
5/5 86% Five Easy Pieces (1970) " This superbly composed film comes as close to perfection as it gets." — Guardian
Posted Jun 16, 2014
3/5 77% 112 Weddings " Disappointingly, the obvious question of Block's own marital/domestic situation is avoided. It's an entertaining study, though." — Guardian
Posted Jun 12, 2014
2/5 33% A Perfect Plan (Un plan parfait) " None of the obvious plotholes would matter if it was in any way romantic or funny. Oh well." — Guardian
Posted Jun 12, 2014
2/5 35% Knocked for Six (Save Your Legs) " You probably have to be very into cricket, and be of a very indulgent disposition to really like it." — Guardian
Posted Jun 12, 2014
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