Tim Robey

Tim Robey

Agrees with the Tomatometer 79% of the time.

Favorites:
The Shining The Thin Red Line Le Mepris Blue Velvet Sweet Smell of Success
Publications:
Daily Mail [UK] , Daily Telegraph , Empire Magazine , Independent , Sight and Sound
Critics' Group:
London Film Critics Circle
Total Reviews:
1079
Total QuickRatings:
8

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
2/5 49% Earth to Echo (2014) " This kind of magpie filmmaking can work with a sincere core, but the big problem is that Earth to Echo lacks one. It's all spare parts." — Daily Telegraph
Posted Jul 24, 2014
2/5 57% The Purge: Anarchy (2014) " A kind of al fresco sequel whose implausibilities are no longer confined to one gated home. They take wing and flap all over the place." — Daily Telegraph
Posted Jul 24, 2014
3/5 63% Hercules (2014) " The film's a quarter-pounder with cheese. If it came without any, you'd send it back." — Daily Telegraph
Posted Jul 24, 2014
5/5 91% Norte, the End of History (2014) " It's bristling with plot and ideas. The story sprawls, but it also rivets." — Daily Telegraph
Posted Jul 18, 2014
3/5 95% Grand Central " Without making a vamp of herself, Seydoux goes from strength to strength, and Rahim is as nervy, reliable, and relatable as ever." — Daily Telegraph
Posted Jul 17, 2014
95% Finding Vivian Maier (2014) " Nothing, and no one, makes a better case for the unveiling of Maier's work than her pictures themselves." — Daily Telegraph
Posted Jul 17, 2014
2/5 76% Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon (2014) " This exercise in boys'-club backslapping, with hearty testimonials from the likes of Sly Stallone and Michael Douglas, betrays no interest in what we actually want to know: where the bodies might be buried." — Daily Telegraph
Posted Jul 17, 2014
3/5 56% Love Me Till Monday " It's loose and diverting, and Plester's performance raises a lot of smiles." — Daily Telegraph
Posted Jul 10, 2014
82% Begin Again (2014) " Ruffalo comes on heavy with the shambolic self-pity, but seems just right for the character he's playing. Knightley, except for the dismayingly tense jaw-cortortion of her singing routines, positively shines." — Daily Telegraph
Posted Jul 10, 2014
4/5 75% Goltzius And The Pelican Company " Peter Greenaway is at it again, fabricating baroque art on a tiny budget, and making satirical points about the very establishment that has little time for his voice any more." — Daily Telegraph
Posted Jul 10, 2014
2/5 36% Goddess " Though you wouldn't say he's setting the world alight, there's nothing hideously bad about Ronan Keating's screen debut in Goddess." — Daily Telegraph
Posted Jul 3, 2014
3/5 24% Tammy (2014) " A watchable mishap, all round." — Daily Telegraph
Posted Jul 3, 2014
3/5 70% The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared " It's a silly romp, but the loopy novelty of it can be very entertaining." — Daily Telegraph
Posted Jul 3, 2014
4/5 91% Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes (2014) " However often it risks monkey-mad silliness, it's impressively un-stupid." — Daily Telegraph
Posted Jul 1, 2014
4/5 89% The Golden Dream (La Jaula De Oro) " The performances are tremendous." — Daily Telegraph
Posted Jun 26, 2014
2/5 78% Seve " Severiano Ballesteros was one of the least boring golfers in the history of his sport, but you wouldn't necessarily know it from watching Seve ..." — Daily Telegraph
Posted Jun 26, 2014
3/5 88% Chef (2014) " Chef coasts on charm and has plenty of it." — Daily Telegraph
Posted Jun 26, 2014
1/5 20% Arthur Newman (2013) " The stars play strangers on an odd road trip who are meant to be finding things out about each other: if you were put next to either of them on a plane, you would quickly regret your seating assignment." — Daily Telegraph
Posted Jun 26, 2014
3/5 22% Devil's Knot (2014) " It's absorbing, sometimes upsetting, but finally self-thwarting." — Daily Telegraph
Posted Jun 12, 2014
3/5 74% Oculus (2014) " The film's pushed on by a whip-smart performance from Gillan, who can rattle her way through reams of dead-serious exposition without making heavy weather of it." — Daily Telegraph
Posted Jun 12, 2014
23% Bad Boys II (2003) " By the last-reel showdown in Cuba, your senses have been carpet-bombed past repair, and the overlength of the thing leaves you moaning for mercy." — Daily Telegraph
Posted Jun 6, 2014
3/5 88% Cheap Thrills (2014) " For genre fans, Katz's film will go down as a punchy and absorbing diversion, but it's also an offer you can refuse to believe. A better film would have given you no choice." — Daily Telegraph
Posted Jun 5, 2014
4/5 85% 22 Jump Street (2014) " [Lord and Miller] are fast becoming the handiest duo to share a viewfinder since the Coen brothers." — Daily Telegraph
Posted Jun 5, 2014
4/5 93% Fruitvale Station (2013) " The emotionally wrenching Fruitvale Station doesn't feel like a call-to-arms so much as a call against them." — Daily Telegraph
Posted Jun 5, 2014
2/5 18% Jolene: The Indie Folk Star Movie (Benny & Jolene) " The whole thing's as flimsy as wet balsa wood." — Daily Telegraph
Posted Jun 5, 2014
1/5 33% A Million Ways to Die in the West (2014) " If you want to find out how much scope the Old West contains for jokes about violent bowel movements, this is very much your movie." — Daily Telegraph
Posted May 29, 2014
3/5 90% Edge of Tomorrow (2014) " Thank heavens ... for the time-loop gimmick, which sustains a full hour of screen time with enough variations on its gambit to hook you in." — Daily Telegraph
Posted May 29, 2014
4/5 —— Force Majeure (2014) " Östlund has become an almost brutal satirist of his countrymen's foibles, presumptions and hidden prejudices, like Bergman with a more wicked streak." — Daily Telegraph
Posted May 23, 2014
3/5 100% Mommy " It comes at you baying and rattling like an early Pedro Almodóvar comedy, threaded through with an infectious love of full-throttle melodrama, and flinging its energy right back to the cheap seats, thanks to Dolan's customarily zippy design choices." — Daily Telegraph
Posted May 22, 2014
2/5 27% The Search " Hazanavicius has confused sobriety with impact, and mulched down all the stories you might want to tell about Chechnya into a generic, undermotivated wallow." — Daily Telegraph
Posted May 21, 2014
3/5 100% Queen and Country " Admittedly modest, but the epitome of jolly, this is like the companionable second volume of an autobiography in film form - you'll whip through it in no time, and come out wanting more." — Daily Telegraph
Posted May 20, 2014
5/5 100% National Gallery " It's beautifully organised, and there's no way you could possibly watch it without learning all kinds of stuff." — Daily Telegraph
Posted May 19, 2014
4/5 83% La chambre bleue (The Blue Room) " The Blue Room is a great little film - a slicing, rapid-fire report on adultery and possible foul play." — Daily Telegraph
Posted May 18, 2014
5/5 100% It Follows " Tender, remarkably ingenious and scalp-pricklingly scary." — Daily Telegraph
Posted May 18, 2014
2/5 65% The Rover (2014) " [A] journeyman's doomsday ..." — Daily Telegraph
Posted May 18, 2014
2/5 41% In Secret (2014) " A tonally indecisive film, which keeps changing its mind about major issues of remorse and ongoing motivation." — Daily Telegraph
Posted May 15, 2014
2/5 58% Before the Winter Chill (2014) " A French drama of pedigree, class, polish and complete irrelevance." — Daily Telegraph
Posted May 8, 2014
2/5 20% Sabotage (2014) " If you relish outbursts of weird Arnold pronunciation, the moment where he exclaims, "Time to do the Looward's work" is another minor classic." — Daily Telegraph
Posted May 8, 2014
4/5 88% Frank (2014) " It's a punchy, eccentric, zestily confident fable about the dividing line between having talent and having it not." — Daily Telegraph
Posted May 8, 2014
3/5 73% Neighbors (2014) " Rogen and Efron are enjoyably yin-yang - one playing a reformed slob who's paranoid that he's sold out, the other a frequently shirtless party boy who gets mean when he runs out of better ideas." — Daily Telegraph
Posted May 1, 2014
4/5 96% Blue Ruin (2014) " Deftly shot and dynamic to the end." — Daily Telegraph
Posted May 1, 2014
2/5 19% Tarzan (2014) " Whether or not the world needs another Tarzan of any kind, it's fairly clear that it didn't need this one." — Daily Telegraph
Posted May 1, 2014
3/5 65% 1,000 Times Good Night (2014) " The film has limitations. But it has Binoche, and that's almost enough." — Daily Telegraph
Posted May 1, 2014
4/5 100% Looking for Light: Jane Bown " This is a compact, pleasing, and thoroughly welcome documentary about Bown, a small but indomitable woman who became a mainstay of celebrity portraiture almost by accident." — Daily Telegraph
Posted Apr 24, 2014
1/5 19% Transcendence (2014) " The worst, most portentous, and certainly the silliest big-budget science fiction film since the 2008 Keanu Reeves remake of The Day the Earth Stood Still." — Daily Telegraph
Posted Apr 24, 2014
2/5 23% The Other Woman (2014) " By the end, the film has become a nasty cad in itself, suckering its own characters into nothing but doling out and receiving ritual humiliation." — Daily Telegraph
Posted Apr 24, 2014
4/5 96% Wrinkles (2014) " It's a compact and obliquely moving film, deftly constructed to let the dying of the light arrive, not as sunset, but a kind of dawn." — Daily Telegraph
Posted Apr 17, 2014
3/5 50% The Sea " Shot with some verve on the coast of south east Ireland, it's a handsome and painstaking effort, though rarely one which breathes independently as a film." — Daily Telegraph
Posted Apr 17, 2014
2/5 20% The Last Days On Mars (2013) " You've never seen the red planet looking quite as humdrum as the one in The Last Days on Mars." — Daily Telegraph
Posted Apr 10, 2014
3/5 79% The Raid 2 (2014) " Gareth Evans is throwing an impressive gauntlet down to his audience here. Someone's face is pulled apart by the teeth, while he screams. Think you can handle this?" — Daily Telegraph
Posted Apr 10, 2014
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