Peter Bradshaw

Peter Bradshaw

Agrees with the Tomatometer 77% of the time.

Publications:
Daily Mirror [UK] , Guardian , Observer [UK]
Total Reviews:
2756

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
2/5 60% The Grand Seduction (2014) " It's a bit of a soppy, sappy film that wastes Gleeson's talent and incidentally appears to imply that bribing oil-company executives is a victimless crime." — Guardian
Posted Aug 28, 2014
2/5 21% Let's Be Cops (2014) " The dopey duo have a few decent lines, though Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum already showed us how to do the pseudo-cop routine in the Jump Street pictures." — Guardian
Posted Aug 28, 2014
2/5 33% As Above/So Below (2014) " There are some interestingly contrived moments of claustrophobia and surreal lunacy, but this cliched and slightly hand-me-down script neither scares nor amuses very satisfyingly." — Guardian
Posted Aug 28, 2014
5/5 100% Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari. (The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari) (1920) " Warped in all senses, fascinating and bizarre ..." — Guardian
Posted Aug 28, 2014
4/5 85% Night Moves (2014) " It is a very disturbing spectacle." — Guardian
Posted Aug 28, 2014
74% Code Unknown (Code inconnu: Récit incomplet de divers voyages) (2000) " This film, from Austrian director Michael Haneke, is one of the most uncompromisingly difficult and challenging of the year." — Guardian
Posted Aug 27, 2014
97% Chicken Run (2000) " Chicken Run is a charmingly conceived entertainment. But it's a little bit twee." — Guardian
Posted Aug 24, 2014
2/5 69% What If (2014) " There are some reasonable moments, and Kazan brings all her cherubic prettiness and vulnerability, but I can't help thinking it appeared to better effect in her own romantic fantasy, Ruby Sparks." — Guardian
Posted Aug 21, 2014
5/5 96% Charulata (1964) " Extraordinarily vivid and fresh." — Guardian
Posted Aug 21, 2014
5/5 94% Deux jours, une nuit (Two Days, One Night) " The Dardenne brothers may have outdone themselves with this heartwrenching film ..." — Guardian
Posted Aug 21, 2014
2/5 23% Hector And The Search For Happiness (2014) " A draggy travelogue that, astonishingly, feels scarcely more substantial than Eat Pray Love." — Guardian
Posted Aug 14, 2014
3/5 75% We Gotta Get Out of This Place (2013) " There is talent and ambition here: the film has style, mood, references - and, inevitably, a great opening and credit sequence - though it's short on substance." — Guardian
Posted Aug 14, 2014
2/5 76% The Congress (2014) " The animation work here doesn't look much more interesting than the average laptop screensaver." — Guardian
Posted Aug 14, 2014
2/5 34% The Expendables 3 (2014) " These are guys for whom failure is not an option, but sadly nor is going more than an hour without needing the toilet." — Guardian
Posted Aug 13, 2014
5/5 95% To Catch a Thief (2009) " Francie finds something inauthentic in Robie: "like an American in an English movie". Well, yes, perhaps. But Grant's debonair and oddly unlocatable mid-Atlantic identity is absolutely right for the part." — Guardian
Posted Aug 7, 2014
3/5 100% All This Mayhem " A sad, involving story." — Guardian
Posted Aug 7, 2014
3/5 96% Lilting (2014) " The relationship between Junn and Alan is perhaps a little contrived, but Lilting is an affecting story." — Guardian
Posted Aug 7, 2014
4/5 72% The German Doctor (2014) " The film combines the muscular force of a Forsythian thriller with something purely eerie, static and atmospheric. Brendemühl brings a refrigerated menace to his role." — Guardian
Posted Aug 7, 2014
4/5 34% God's Pocket (2014) " It makes a very plausible whole, and Hoffman is great." — Guardian
Posted Aug 7, 2014
4/5 79% Welcome To New York " This is a brutal, occasionally inelegant film, but it pulls no punches and shines a stark, pitiless light on its subject." — Guardian
Posted Aug 7, 2014
1/5 0% The Sex Lives of the Potato Men " It's a film which isn't in the slightest bit funny or sexy, and is deeply depressing." — Guardian
Posted Aug 4, 2014
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 39% Step Up: All In (2014) " The dance sequences themselves are looking less fresh this time around." — Guardian
Posted Jul 31, 2014
2/5 33% 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 13% 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 63% 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 48% 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% Thunder and the House of Magic (2014) " 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 61% 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 90% 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 92% 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 83% 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
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