Robbie Collin

Robbie Collin

Agrees with the Tomatometer 74% of the time.

Publications:
Daily Record [UK] , Daily Telegraph , News of the World
Critics' Group:
London Film Critics Circle
Total Reviews:
1003
Total QuickRatings:
2

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
3/5 88% Kraftidioten (In Order of Disappearance) " You've seen almost everything here before, but never within the same film." — Daily Telegraph
Posted Sep 11, 2014
4/5 97% Pride (2014) " Warchus is a theatre director by trade, and Pride vibrates with the same energy and uplift as a great stage show. It chases applause, and earns it." — Daily Telegraph
Posted Sep 11, 2014
3/5 —— Jackie & Ryan " A low-key romance may be the beginning of a comeback for Katherine Heigl" — Daily Telegraph
Posted Sep 8, 2014
2/5 20% The Sound And The Fury " Looking at [Franco's] workload, you wonder when the man switches off. Then you go to the films themselves, and find the answer." — Daily Telegraph
Posted Sep 7, 2014
3/5 18% Sex Tape (2014) " The best news here is the elasticity of the star pairing." — Daily Telegraph
Posted Sep 4, 2014
2/5 20% Cymbeline " Perhaps this is what they mean by "problem play". In Michael Almereyda's new adaptation of Cymbeline, one of William Shakespeare's more troublesome works, almost nothing seems to click." — Daily Telegraph
Posted Sep 4, 2014
5/5 91% En duva satt på en gren och funderade på tillvaron (A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence) " You just have to watch it, then grab a net and try to coax your soul back down from the ceiling." — Daily Telegraph
Posted Sep 2, 2014
2/5 45% The Humbling (2014) " Such inept, shuffling nonsense that an apter title might have been The Bumbling." — Daily Telegraph
Posted Aug 31, 2014
2/5 44% Manglehorn " Slight to the point of translucence." — Daily Telegraph
Posted Aug 31, 2014
5/5 94% Birdman (2014) " There are streaks of 42nd Street, The Producers and Sunset Boulevard here, but otherwise, Birdman isn't much like anything else at all. Think Black Swan directed by Mel Brooks and you're in the vicinity, but only just." — Daily Telegraph
Posted Aug 27, 2014
3/5 46% Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (2014) " It's neither high art nor noir, but it's what a Sin City film should be." — Daily Telegraph
Posted Aug 20, 2014
1/5 25% Hector And The Search For Happiness (2014) " Once again, cinema-goers are confronted with the unhappy sight of a Simon Pegg being squeezed into a round hole." — Daily Telegraph
Posted Aug 14, 2014
1/5 58% Underdogs (2015) " Foul." — Daily Telegraph
Posted Aug 14, 2014
4/5 66% Lucy (2014) " Here, at last, is a film based on the Kantian model of transcendental idealism." — Daily Telegraph
Posted Aug 12, 2014
3/5 34% God's Pocket (2014) " This is sustained and never less than watchable: a suddenly-major film, clinging on doggedly to its minor-ness." — Daily Telegraph
Posted Aug 7, 2014
1/5 44% Planes: Fire And Rescue (2014) " The target audience of under-10s has every right to feel patronised." — Daily Telegraph
Posted Aug 7, 2014
4/5 71% The Inbetweeners Movie 2 " fans of the series will be aware that these characters won't be - can't be - with us for much longer, and hoping that their final appearance will do them justice. If this is it, as it surely must be, then it does." — Daily Telegraph
Posted Aug 5, 2014
2/5 33% The Expendables 3 (2014) " The film has been fixed - and, in the process, broken." — Daily Telegraph
Posted Aug 4, 2014
2/5 62% Mood Indigo (2014) " It's a dense thatch of superficial brilliance with nothing to hold it up, like Gondry has tried to build a house that's all roof." — Daily Telegraph
Posted Jul 31, 2014
1/5 13% A Promise (2014) " Perhaps the added strains of working in a foreign language was its downfall - this is Leconte's first film to be made in English - although you wonder if the result could have been any worse if he'd been directing in Tongan." — Daily Telegraph
Posted Jul 31, 2014
4/5 92% Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) " A brand new summer family blockbuster this may be, but it plays by old, half-forgotten rules; trimming out the clutter and cross-referencing for snappy, streamlined, Saturday-cartoon fun." — Daily Telegraph
Posted Jul 24, 2014
2/5 69% Thunder and the House of Magic (2014) " An audience used to Disney and Pixar will rightly expect better than this, whether they're under 10 or not." — Daily Telegraph
Posted Jul 24, 2014
4/5 100% Branded to Kill (1967) " Branded to Kill is a drunken dream of a film; the kind, once slept on, you can't believe you ever really saw." — Daily Telegraph
Posted Jul 24, 2014
2/5 30% Last Love (2013) " It soon becomes clear that the chances of Caine and Poésy's characters' lop-sided relationship germinating into something interesting are vanishingly slim." — Daily Telegraph
Posted Jul 10, 2014
5/5 99% Boyhood (2014) " It's an astonishing achievement." — Daily Telegraph
Posted Jul 10, 2014
5/5 99% A Hard Day's Night (1964) " Comes bouncing at you from every angle, rubbery and untameable with the joys of teenagehood." — Daily Telegraph
Posted Jul 3, 2014
2/5 75% Bicycling with Moliere (2014) " It trundles past amiably, ting-a-linging its bell, with the duck pond dead ahead." — Daily Telegraph
Posted Jul 3, 2014
3/5 18% Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014) " Unabashed junk, but when historians dig it up it in hundreds of years, they'll find much of value. " — Daily Telegraph
Posted Jun 28, 2014
1/5 8% Mrs. Brown's Boys D'Movie " This isn't funny. It isn't even unfunny. It's something close to anti-funny." — Daily Telegraph
Posted Jun 27, 2014
2/5 91% Mistaken for Strangers (2014) " We learn almost nothing about the band, other than they're fairly diligent and boring ..." — Daily Telegraph
Posted Jun 26, 2014
3/5 26% Walking on Sunshine " Six scenes end with someone falling hilariously into a swimming pool. I minded enough to keep a tally, but not enough to bear a grudge. It's that kind of film." — Daily Telegraph
Posted Jun 26, 2014
4/5 86% Cold in July (2014) " The elements of what follows are all recognisable, with organised crime, police corruption and a pornography ring all stirred into the mix, but that's part of the film's seedy charm." — Daily Telegraph
Posted Jun 26, 2014
1/5 29% 3 Days To Kill (2014) " The film is just stupefyingly bad, failing to be funny whenever it isn't failing to be Taken, and wittering on forever like a lunatic on a bench." — Daily Telegraph
Posted Jun 19, 2014
2/5 44% The Art of the Steal (2014) " Sobol ... borrows widely and unfashionably from the Guy Ritchie stylebook: he's either missed the trend by ten years or pre-empted the revival by 20." — Daily Telegraph
Posted Jun 19, 2014
3/5 82% Miss Violence " Considerably easier to talk about than it is to watch, and talking about it is no picnic." — Daily Telegraph
Posted Jun 19, 2014
2/5 53% Jersey Boys (2014) " A film so grey and musty, it should probably be inspected on public health grounds for mildew." — Daily Telegraph
Posted Jun 19, 2014
3/5 86% Bright Days Ahead (2014) " Ardant gives a performance you just want to bask in, glowing with desire and desirability while avoiding cougarish mother-figure clichés." — Daily Telegraph
Posted Jun 19, 2014
3/5 80% The Fault In Our Stars (2014) " Woodley and Dern breathe a ghost into the machine. Willem Dafoe has fun, albeit not too much, in a brief, vital role as a creepy writer. Most crucially, the words that survived from Green's novel did so for a reason." — Daily Telegraph
Posted Jun 17, 2014
2/5 67% The Young And Prodigious T.S. Spivet " Who or what is a T. S. Spivet?" — Daily Telegraph
Posted Jun 12, 2014
4/5 100% Of Horses and Men " The viewpoint may be unfamiliar, but the sights are unforgettable." — Daily Telegraph
Posted Jun 12, 2014
4/5 83% Belle (2014) " Mbatha-Raw does genuine, star-making work here, saying more with her bright and searching gaze, in a film full of politely glazed barbarism, than Dido's position at first allows her to put into words." — Daily Telegraph
Posted Jun 12, 2014
3/5 92% Venus in Fur (2014) " While Polanski the filmmaker might flirt with submissiveness, you can always sense him lurking behind the camera, safe-word at the ready. Cut!" — Daily Telegraph
Posted May 29, 2014
3/5 48% Maleficent (2014) " The director, Robert Stromberg, was production designer on Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland and Sam Raimi's Oz the Great and Powerful, and if you thought those films were visually sickly, here he really has his cake and sits in it. " — Daily Telegraph
Posted May 27, 2014
4/5 67% Kis uykusu (Winter Sleep) " A beautiful, bold, intently serious film about a failing marriage in a mountaintop hotel on the Anatolian steppe: think The Shining as retold by Chekhov, without the axe and spooks." — Daily Telegraph
Posted May 24, 2014
5/5 —— Le meraviglie (The Wonders) " Small and sweet in every good way, but alive with a power that seems to surge up from deep beneath its sun-roughened landscape." — Daily Telegraph
Posted May 23, 2014
5/5 100% Mr. Turner (2014) " Spall's repertoire of grunts, each one with its own distinct meaning, comfortably extends past a hundred, and you wonder if he went Method for the role, living for years in a sty until he got the voice, posture and smell just right." — Daily Telegraph
Posted May 23, 2014
4/5 19% The Captive " Its eeriness creeps up on you and taps you on the shoulder, and when you spin around, it's still behind you." — Daily Telegraph
Posted May 23, 2014
4/5 100% Catch Me Daddy " In time, you suspect Daniel Wolfe will make an exceptional film. For now, this is a terrifically bright start." — Daily Telegraph
Posted May 23, 2014
2/5 63% Saint Laurent " For all its visual fizz, Bonello's film tells us nothing about the designer, save the usual pompous/concessive hero-worship." — Daily Telegraph
Posted May 23, 2014
4/5 100% The Tale of Princess Kaguya (2014) " An eerie and plaintive folk tale, alive with sadness and drawn with an ecstatic freeness..." — Daily Telegraph
Posted May 23, 2014
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