Sukhdev Sandhu

Sukhdev Sandhu

Agrees with the Tomatometer 78% of the time.

Publications:
Daily Telegraph , Independent , Times [UK]
Total Reviews:
343

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
1/5 6% The Last Airbender (2010) " A quite breathtakingly inept hodge-podge of vapid spirituality, playground chopsocky and visual effects that take 3D to an entirely new level: Zero-D." — Daily Telegraph
Posted Jul 18, 2014
68% The Darjeeling Limited (2007) " What of the characters? Well, there aren't any, really." — Daily Telegraph
Posted Mar 12, 2014
5/5 96% The Big Sleep (1946) " The plot is a bundle of confusions, but who cares? Few films have made cigarettes seem so glamorous. Or had such seductive repartee." — Daily Telegraph
Posted Mar 7, 2014
1/5 63% Love Actually (2003) " Love? Actually, no. More like disappointment, and, at times, hatred." — Daily Telegraph
Posted Dec 26, 2013
5/5 98% The Artist (2011) " A valentine to the glories of silent cinema, a triumph of artistic teleportation, pure effervescence that gives crowdpleasing a good name." — Daily Telegraph
Posted Nov 18, 2011
4/5 78% Page One: Inside the New York Times (2011) " Timely and oddly inspiring." — Daily Telegraph
Posted Sep 22, 2011
3/5 93% Drive (2011) " Drive is a masterpiece of surface over depth. Catnip for anyone who thinks cinema is for the eye rather than the brain or heart." — Daily Telegraph
Posted Sep 22, 2011
3/5 78% Crazy, Stupid, Love. (2011) " For long stretches, Glenn Ficarra and John Requa's Crazy, Stupid, Love is a sharp, decidedly superior romantic comedy whose top-rate performers and fizzy dialogue go a long way to overcoming its tired set-up." — Daily Telegraph
Posted Sep 22, 2011
45% 30 Minutes or Less (2011) " Crude, charmless and knuckleheaded." — Daily Telegraph
Posted Sep 15, 2011
5/5 83% Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011) " Completely absorbing and a more than worthy companion piece to the 1979 BBC serialisation." — Daily Telegraph
Posted Sep 15, 2011
3/5 100% Kes (1969) " Seen today, it still cries its authentic song of rage. It still cuts like a knife." — Daily Telegraph
Posted Sep 9, 2011
3/5 70% Friends With Benefits (2011) " Friends With Benefits has some genuine pleasures to offer." — Daily Telegraph
Posted Sep 8, 2011
3/5 82% Self Made " Wearing's cast of non-professionals is engaging and charismatic." — Daily Telegraph
Posted Sep 2, 2011
4/5 72% Fright Night (2011) " It wittily updates Tom Holland's original vampire story so that it becomes a pointed commentary on America's current housing crisis." — Daily Telegraph
Posted Sep 1, 2011
4/5 80% Attenberg (2012) " Attenberg, both jarring and sweet, stuttering and eloquent, doesn't deliver manifestos or offer answers. But, in its needling, idiosyncratic fashion, it's more fascinating than most films that do." — Daily Telegraph
Posted Sep 1, 2011
3/5 36% One Day (2011) " A pleasant, occasionally amusing, tragically tasteful romantic drama." — Daily Telegraph
Posted Aug 25, 2011
1/5 0% Powder " Great movies about bands certainly do exist. Powder isn't one of them, though." — Daily Telegraph
Posted Aug 25, 2011
2/5 44% Cowboys & Aliens (2011) " Favreau ... allows the material's imaginative possibilities to flare up and fade away." — Daily Telegraph
Posted Aug 18, 2011
4/5 82% Super 8 (2011) " Super 8 is the sweetest film of 2011, an affectionate shout-out to amateurs everywhere." — Daily Telegraph
Posted Aug 4, 2011
3/5 86% Kill The Referee (les Arbitres) " Set during the 2008 European Football Championship, it takes advantage of privileged, UEFA-backed access to portray referees' intense, pressurised lives both on and off the field." — Daily Telegraph
Posted Aug 4, 2011
5/5 100% Poetry (2011) " What makes Poetry so involving is that it's never clear how the story will be resolved." — Daily Telegraph
Posted Jul 28, 2011
3/5 79% Captain America: The First Avenger (2011) " Solid, efficient, often anachronistic: Captain America is earthbound when it needs to soar." — Daily Telegraph
Posted Jul 28, 2011
3/5 39% Cars 2 (2011) " So-so." — Daily Telegraph
Posted Jul 21, 2011
5/5 100% The Lavender Hill Mob (1951) " Both a joyous comedy and a tense thriller. Indeed, its climactic car-chase sequence is easily as dramatic as any of those found in today's summer blockbusters." — Daily Telegraph
Posted Jul 21, 2011
4/5 88% The Big Picture (2012) " A vagrant, fitful mixture of domestic drama, existential thriller in the vein of Patricia Highsmith's Ripley series, and evocation of the underbelly of new Europe." — Daily Telegraph
Posted Jul 21, 2011
3/5 87% Bobby Fischer Against The World (2011) " Paints a portrait of a sad genius who grew up alienated and grew old alienating many of the people who admired and might have helped him." — Daily Telegraph
Posted Jul 14, 2011
4/5 96% Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2 (2011) " Watched as a stand-alone film it's likely to strike newcomers as completely mystifying, but committed and even semi-committed fans will surely welcome it as a worthy climax to the most successful film franchise in history." — Daily Telegraph
Posted Jul 14, 2011
5/5 99% A Separation (2011) " A Separation twists and turns, layering on crucial details and moral quandaries in each scene, never for a moment allowing us the luxury of identifying too easily with any single character." — Daily Telegraph
Posted Jun 30, 2011
2/5 35% Larry Crowne (2011) " Hanks's direction is unremarkable, and the bluesy soundtrack altogether more gritty than any of the action." — Daily Telegraph
Posted Jun 30, 2011
5/5 90% Bridesmaids (2011) " Sharply written and winningly performed, it delivers more laughs than any movie released this year, but also, the longer it goes on, develops into a surprisingly poignant evocation of self-scuppering loneliness." — Daily Telegraph
Posted Jun 23, 2011
3/5 59% The First Grader (2011) " The First Grader is based on a true story and what a true story it is." — Daily Telegraph
Posted Jun 23, 2011
3/5 60% The Beaver (2011) " Fitfully compelling, a welcome antidote to more formulaic Hollywood fare, and deserving of more than embarrassed sniggers." — Daily Telegraph
Posted Jun 16, 2011
2/5 26% Green Lantern (2011) " [An] earnest and militantly generic film that sets up the likelihood of a sequel during its final credits without delivering any convincing reasons why anyone should be excited by the prospect." — Daily Telegraph
Posted Jun 16, 2011
1/5 73% POM Wonderful Presents: The Greatest Movie Ever Sold (2011) " It makes one wish Spurlock would show a bit more intellectual and political muscle rather than being content with lightweight showmanship that is in thrall to the commodification it claims to abhor." — Daily Telegraph
Posted Jun 10, 2011
3/5 67% The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye (2012) " Losier's portrait, like her extraordinary subject, feels like a work-in progress rather than the final word." — Daily Telegraph
Posted Jun 10, 2011
4/5 81% Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011) " The whole film deserves close attention and repeat viewings." — Daily Telegraph
Posted Jun 9, 2011
2/5 59% Kaboom (2011) " Watching films whose characters spend much of their time staring at computer screens or waking up from dreams is a bit of a drag." — Daily Telegraph
Posted Jun 9, 2011
3/5 50% Last Night (2011) " A good-looking, tightly-scripted and ever-so-slightly superficial drama about a married couple on the brink of infidelity." — Daily Telegraph
Posted Jun 2, 2011
3/5 87% X-Men: First Class (2011) " A stylish, often violent, mostly entertaining prequel that never outstays its two hours-plus duration and suggests that there may be some life in the franchise yet." — Daily Telegraph
Posted Jun 2, 2011
3/5 74% The Conquest (2011) " Duringer does not flinch from showing Sarkozy's flaws - the sudden bursts of temper, the taste for gold neck-chains, the wince-inducing table manners, and his overall air of coarseness." — Daily Telegraph
Posted May 19, 2011
5/5 78% Melancholia (2011) " Dunst is exceptional, so utterly convincing in the lead role - trouble, serene, a fierce savant - that it feels like a career breakthrough." — Daily Telegraph
Posted May 18, 2011
4/5 97% The Kid with a Bike (2012) " What's never in doubt is the sharpness and concision of the storytelling. Not a shot seems unnecessary." — Daily Telegraph
Posted May 15, 2011
1/5 36% Restless (2011) " It's a dire potpourri of adolescent clichés and style-magazine aesthetics, a massive fall-to-earth after the director's Gerry and his 2003 Palme d'Or-winner Elephant." — Daily Telegraph
Posted May 13, 2011
3/5 62% We Have a Pope (2012) " What makes Habemus Papam is Piccoli's performance. 85 now, he imbues his Pope with a level of grief, disappointment and sad-eyed questing that is wholly beguiling." — Daily Telegraph
Posted May 13, 2011
4/5 76% We Need to Talk About Kevin (2012) " With no resolution or redemption on offer, it's remarkable how easily Ramsay sustains our interest right to the very end." — Daily Telegraph
Posted May 12, 2011
4/5 49% Sleeping Beauty (2011) " It's a startlingly poised, modern-day fairy tale, a strange marriage of Jane Campion and Lars Von Trier that titillates, terrifies and haunts in equal measure." — Daily Telegraph
Posted May 12, 2011
2/5 93% Midnight in Paris (2011) " It's far too ponderous. Still, it's not wholly terrible, and that's not something you can say about Allen's films very often these days." — Daily Telegraph
Posted May 11, 2011
4/5 72% Hanna (2011) " Can this really be a Joe Wright film? Where are the corsets and crinoline?" — Daily Telegraph
Posted May 5, 2011
3/5 100% From The Ashes " What's most interesting is the attempt to portray Botham as a provincial upstart fighting against the "class apartheid" of the English cricketing elite." — Daily Telegraph
Posted May 5, 2011
3/5 76% Outside the Law (Hors-la-loi) (2010) " A self-consciously epic historical drama about the road to Algerian independence from France in 1962." — Daily Telegraph
Posted May 5, 2011
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