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 37% Beyond The Reach (2015) "Michael Douglas serves up an enjoyably villainous performance for this survival thriller in the classic 70s style of Deliverance and Duel, based on the 1972 novel Deathwatch by Robb White. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Jul 30, 2015
5/5 96% Chelovek s kino-apparatom (Man with a Movie Camera) (1929) "Dziga Vertov's experimental documentary essay remains fascinating after all these years, as potent as an exposed fragment of sodium. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Jul 30, 2015
1/5 8% Hot Pursuit (2015) "The title would work better if the two hot women were the ones doing the pursuing, as opposed to being pursued - and indeed, if the film were funny in the first place. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Jul 30, 2015
3/5 97% Iris (2015) "It's an affectionate, slight, minor work. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Jul 30, 2015
3/5 31% Welp (Cub) (2015) "It gets lost a bit. A creepy excursion, though. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Jul 30, 2015
3/5 93% Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation (2015) "This M:I is entertaining in its schematic way; it's impossible not to respond to the theme music on a Pavlovian level. There's a sentimental attachment. But like Tom in that almighty opening plane stunt, I'm finding it harder and harder to hang on. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Jul 30, 2015
4/5 95% 99 Homes (2015) "99 Homes is an exciting and emotionally grandstanding drama about temptation, shame, humiliation and greed. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Jul 27, 2015
2/5 7% Queen of the Desert "It is grown-up, respectable and historical, perfectly competently made, lots of accents and period dressing-up... and just the tiniest bit dull. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Jul 23, 2015
4/5 96% Best Of Enemies (2015) "These debates are a fascinating, lost minuet of personal and political disdain. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Jul 23, 2015
2/5 58% Southpaw (2015) "Watchable in its first act but then increasingly dull and overwrought, fudging the idea of whether the audience should get behind its "redemption-revenge" motivation. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Jul 23, 2015
3/5 58% The Legend of Barney Thomson "Robert Carlyle makes a capable directorial debut, serving up this chaotically brutal comedy noir with some very broad gags. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Jul 23, 2015
1/5 54% Maggie (2015) "One interminably boring and mawkish film, overlaid with YA-dystopian self-pity. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Jul 23, 2015
5/5 86% Eden (2015) "Absorbing and very moving. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Jul 23, 2015
3/5 86% Inception (2010) "Invention runs lower once we're on those snowy slopes, and the hard narrative punch keeps disintegrating into a floating cloud of pixels. But what a display they make. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Jul 20, 2015
3/5 No Score Yet The Lobster "There ... dozens of astonishing and strange and funny moments of the sort that only Lanthimos can conjure. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Jul 20, 2015
2/5 No Score Yet An "I must confess to feeling exasperated by the sentimentality and stereotype being served up. The film has an impeccable technical finish, but it is insipid, contrived, solemn, and ever so slightly preposterous. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Jul 20, 2015
3/5 100% Standing Tall "It's a movie with quiet strength and purpose, unembarrassed about its own optimism, perhaps inspired by Dardenne brothers movies such as Le Fils. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Jul 20, 2015
4/5 No Score Yet Our Little Sister "There is such compositional flair here. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Jul 20, 2015
3/5 95% The Wonders (2015) "A likable, if sentimental movie. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Jul 16, 2015
2/5 44% True Story (2015) "Uninspired and self-conscious performances from Jonah Hill and James Franco are part of what's wrong with this exasperating and unenlightening film ... " ‐ Guardian
Posted Jul 16, 2015
4/5 96% The Salt of the Earth (2015) "Finally, it seems as if Salgado has gone beyond humanity in depicting the natural world: landscapes without people. His best work seems to transcend history itself. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Jul 16, 2015
3/5 59% Elser (13 Minutes) "It's an interesting idea, and a decently acted, heartfelt film. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Jul 16, 2015
2/5 21% Self/less (2015) "There's a Twilight Zone premise - though sadly no Twilight Zone brevity or script discipline - to this sci-fi thriller. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Jul 16, 2015
1/5 14% The Gallows (2015) "Every exhausted cliche of the found-footage horror genre is paraded in this depressingly bad film ... " ‐ Guardian
Posted Jul 16, 2015
3/5 79% Ant-Man (2015) "There are some clever and nicely conceived sequences, and some bursts of wit - though given the writing firepower involved, there should really have been more wit. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Jul 16, 2015
4/5 46% Ted 2 (2015) "I can only say that whatever career notes MacFarlane has hit wrong recently, the Teds aren't among them. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Jul 9, 2015
4/5 100% Li'l Quinquin (2015) "Dumont's supernaturally insoluble crimes are also influenced by Antonioni and Haneke, and his outrageous comic turns have also taken something from the French deadpan comedy specialists Benoît Delépine and Gustave Kervern. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Jul 9, 2015
3/5 18% The Human Centipede III (Final Sequence) (2015) "Queasy though it is to admit it, there is something compelling about its extreme horror. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Jul 9, 2015
4/5 91% Dear White People (2014) "Here's a film that refreshingly acknowledges various elephants in cinema's crowded living room: racism, the interracial sex taboo and class war. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Jul 9, 2015
1/5 52% Boychoir (2015) "Giving every impression of not knowing what day it is, or what year, Dustin Hoffman sleepwalks his way through this passionless, pompous film ... " ‐ Guardian
Posted Jul 9, 2015
5/5 96% Touch of Evil (1958) "Adapted by Welles from Whit Masterson's pulp thriller Badge of Evil, it had streaks of teen degradation and reefer madness, and the most intense interracial relationship since The Searchers. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Jul 9, 2015
4/5 90% Love & Mercy (2015) "It's an eloquent tribute to a great American innovator. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Jul 9, 2015
4/5 73% Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles (2014) "This film makes a valuable and stimulating case for brilliant Welles movies such as Chimes at Midnight and The Trial. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Jul 2, 2015
4/5 56% La Grande Bouffe (Blow-Out) (Blow Out) (1973) "Jaded, authentically perverted, drenched in ennui, this absurdist nightmare is a locus classicus of 1970s chateau erotica. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Jul 2, 2015
1/5 26% Terminator Genisys (2015) "It's as if it has gone back in time to murder our memories of the ancestral first film and crush the series' reputation. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Jul 2, 2015
3/5 83% The First Film "Williamson makes a clear case that Le Prince was a prototypical film artist, and a genuine pioneer. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Jul 2, 2015
2/5 64% Magic Mike XXL (2015) "We're always waiting for something important or interesting to happen, but it never really does. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Jun 29, 2015
5/5 100% The Terminator (1984) "Getting the extraordinary physical specimen of Arnold Schwarzenegger for the lead was a stroke of genius and a stroke of fortune. Each of his pecs is the size of a bull's flank. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Jun 25, 2015
2/5 36% She's Funny That Way (2015) "There are one or two laughs. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Jun 25, 2015
No Score Yet Hustlers Convention "A valuable slice of cultural history. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Jun 25, 2015
3/5 81% The Overnight (2015) "Here's an amiably goofy, if dramatically thin comedy of swinging sexual manners. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Jun 25, 2015
4/5 91% Slow West (2015) "It's only slow in the way a rattlesnake or a predatory killer is slow. This terrific film is actually tense, twisty and brilliant. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Jun 25, 2015
2/5 7% Accidental Love (2015) "If there are David O Russell completists out there, this is something for them. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Jun 18, 2015
1/5 32% Entourage (2015) "Entourage is feeble, and the big screen magnifies its unselfconscious obnoxiousness. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Jun 18, 2015
1/5 31% The Longest Ride (2015) "One of those rare films whose porn version will have the same title. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Jun 18, 2015
3/5 86% Natural Resistance (2015) "An interesting companion piece to the first film. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Jun 18, 2015
3/5 76% Love at First Fight (2015) "The eerie emptiness of the northern countryside, evacuated after a forest fire, is a little like that evoked by Bruno Dumont. Cailley is a talent to watch. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Jun 18, 2015
4/5 96% The Long Good Friday (1982) "Hoskins' bullish, black-comic Napoleonism makes this movie: pugnacious, sentimental, a cockney Cagney. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Jun 18, 2015
1/5 No Score Yet Age Of Kill "This is truly terrible: a cost-cutting British action thriller with clunky script, wooden acting, uncertain directing, cheapo-looking interiors and the most outrageously obvious and rubbish "twist" reveal at the end. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Jun 11, 2015
4/5 100% The Misfits (1961) "The faces of Gable, Clift and Monroe together in closeup have a Mount Rushmore look to them. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Jun 11, 2015
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