Peter Bradshaw

Peter Bradshaw

Agrees with the Tomatometer 78% of the time.

Peter Bradshaw's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Daily Mirror [UK], Guardian, Observer [UK]

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/5 56% Love "There is something endearing in its very monomaniacal quality: here is a film with just one subject, what Casanova called the "subject of subjects." " ‐ Guardian
Posted May 28, 2015
4/5 81% Results (2015) "Although not as strikingly original as Bujalski's earlier work, there's something endearing about the characters, the film's laconic, stoner rhythms and quirky plotting. " ‐ Guardian
Posted May 28, 2015
3/5 49% San Andreas (2015) "Here is a fantastically silly spectacular about San Francisco collapsing into the juddering and shuddering San Andreas fault. " ‐ Guardian
Posted May 28, 2015
4/5 91% The Goob "A really intelligent essay in classic Brit social realism, well-acted and beautifully photographed by cinematographer Simon Tindall. " ‐ Guardian
Posted May 28, 2015
4/5 99% Timbuktu (2015) "Sissako creates an interrelated series of characters and tableaux giving us scenes from the life of a traumatised nation. " ‐ Guardian
Posted May 28, 2015
4/5 89% The Assassin "For its sheer beauty, its mesmeric compositional sense and pure balletic poise, Hou Hsiao-hsien's distinctive and slow-moving wuxia tale The Assassin demands attention. " ‐ Guardian
Posted May 28, 2015
1/5 No Score Yet Mon roi "An unendurable confection of complacent and self-admiring nonsense: shallow, narcissistic, histrionic and fake. " ‐ Guardian
Posted May 25, 2015
4/5 92% Macbeth "There is a lot of sound and fury in this Macbeth, but not without meaning. " ‐ Guardian
Posted May 23, 2015
4/5 80% We Are Many "A very valuable film. " ‐ Guardian
Posted May 21, 2015
4/5 96% A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (2014) "This film is just occasionally a bit too cool for school - but mostly just cool enough, which is very cool. " ‐ Guardian
Posted May 21, 2015
4/5 87% Sicario (2015) "As an action thriller, it delivers. " ‐ Guardian
Posted May 19, 2015
4/5 100% Inside Out (2015) "It is tremendously buoyant and watchable, with some great visual invention. " ‐ Guardian
Posted May 18, 2015
5/5 95% Carol (2015) "I went into a trance watching it - and haven't quite surfaced, even now. " ‐ Guardian
Posted May 17, 2015
5/5 100% Amy (2015) "Stunningly moving and powerful: intimate, passionate, often shocking, and almost mesmerically absorbing. " ‐ Guardian
Posted May 16, 2015
4/5 100% Mia Madre "A tremendously smart and enjoyable movie. " ‐ Guardian
Posted May 16, 2015
1/5 0% Sea of Trees "For all its apparent sombreness and thoughtfulness, The Sea Of Trees is an exasperatingly shallow film on an important and agonisingly painful subject - depression and suicide. This it slathers in palliative sentimentality. " ‐ Guardian
Posted May 15, 2015
2/5 55% Irrational Man (2015) "It's a tongue-in-cheek mystery which is neither quite scary and serious enough to be suspenseful, nor witty or ironic enough to count as a comedy. " ‐ Guardian
Posted May 15, 2015
5/5 100% Son of Saul "Nemes's film has found a way to create a fictional drama in all this, with a gaunt, fierce kind of courage - the kind of courage, perhaps, that it takes to watch. " ‐ Guardian
Posted May 15, 2015
4/5 100% Only Angels Have Wings (1939) "It's a garrulous, effervescent movie - not my favourite Hawks picture, but very likable all the same. " ‐ Guardian
Posted May 14, 2015
5/5 80% Il racconto dei racconti (Tale of Tales) "It is gloriously mad, rigorously imagined, visually wonderful: erotic, hilarious and internally consistent. " ‐ Guardian
Posted May 14, 2015
4/5 98% Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) "Extravagantly deranged, ear-splittingly cacophonous, and entirely over the top, George Miller has revived his Mad Max punk-western franchise as a bizarre convoy chase action-thriller in the post-apocalyptic desert. " ‐ Guardian
Posted May 11, 2015
1/5 54% The Age of Adaline (2015) "A lead performance of mind-bending dullness is given by Blake Lively, whose surname suddenly looks horribly ironic. " ‐ Guardian
Posted May 7, 2015
4/5 77% Rosewater (2014) "Stewart has created a humane black tragicomedy that reminded me of Tom Stoppard's anti-Soviet satire Every Good Boy Deserves Favour. " ‐ Guardian
Posted May 7, 2015
2/5 59% Spooks: The Greater Good "Here's a thriller involving a huge amount of talking, sprinting and fighting and more sprinting. " ‐ Guardian
Posted May 7, 2015
3/5 89% Stray Dogs (2014) "Certainly the work of a deeply serious and distinctive film-maker. " ‐ Guardian
Posted May 7, 2015
2/5 96% Phoenix (2015) "[A] gloomy, implausible noir, set in the ruins of divided postwar Berlin. " ‐ Guardian
Posted May 7, 2015
4/5 86% Honeytrap "Johnson paints a picture of abuse, machismo and paranoia, mixing true-crime, urban-realist melodrama with a photolove nightmare. " ‐ Guardian
Posted May 7, 2015
3/5 86% Top Five (2014) "Rock is no actor, but he rides a wave of funny, self-aware and outrageous situations, and this is always watchable. " ‐ Guardian
Posted May 7, 2015
4/5 95% Girlhood (2015) "Girlhood has a raw emotional urgency and energy. " ‐ Guardian
Posted May 7, 2015
5/5 95% Chimes at Midnight (1965) "Playing Falstaff might have been Welles's creative and physical destiny: in the character he found a dignity and sensuality in his, by then, overweight form. The confidence and panache of his staging is a treat. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Apr 30, 2015
1/5 19% Monsters: Dark Continent (2015) "One to miss. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Apr 30, 2015
2/5 63% Samba (2015) "Scenes end up going nowhere: gritty reality sometimes gives way to farcical silliness, and Gainsbourg is not well cast in this rather gooey role. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Apr 30, 2015
5/5 98% 8 1/2 (1963) "It exerts an irresistible pull. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Apr 30, 2015
4/5 61% Unfriended (2015) "Unfriended is from a new generation: film-makers who now have the web in their bloodstream, for whom online interaction is a natural part of life. They've used a new language to create a smart, ingenious, subversive and scary movie. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Apr 30, 2015
3/5 69% The Emperor's New Clothes "A funny, boisterous attack on the dishonesty and mediocrity of Britain's new plutocrat classes and the politicians who created them ... " ‐ Guardian
Posted Apr 25, 2015
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 87% 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 74% 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 60% 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) (2015) "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 24% 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
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