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Tim Robey

Tim Robey

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/5 88% Midnight Special (2016) "If the search was on, or necessary, to find the next Steven Spielberg, it may be too soon to call it decided... [but] might it be Jeff Nichols? " ‐ Daily Telegraph
Posted Feb 12, 2016
2/5 36% The Green Inferno (2015) "The film's failure is thumpingly basic: Roth just lacks the chops to turn everyone into chops, in any way which scores as either potent horror or lip-smacking satire. " ‐ Daily Telegraph
Posted Feb 11, 2016
10% Point Break (2015) "As maths, the film sounds like a simple enough equation, but manages to deduct everything it's doing off everything it's already done, and winds up with an accidental minus score. " ‐ Daily Telegraph
Posted Feb 4, 2016
3/5 81% Hail, Caesar! (2016) "Hail, Caesar! keeps stumbling over its own best ideas as we stop to appreciate them - ditching momentum, preferring gaps for applause. " ‐ Daily Telegraph
Posted Feb 4, 2016
3/5 43% The 33 (2015) "How a film with this many faults can still deliver the emotive release it's angling for is not, perhaps, as mysterious as it seems - you can hack away at it with a pickaxe, but this story's indestructible. " ‐ Daily Telegraph
Posted Jan 28, 2016
3/5 54% 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers Of Benghazi (2016) "Everything you'd expect from Bay is here with bells on - the macho provocation, the sound and fury, and the diabolical pleasure in reducing everything to rubble and bloody mush. " ‐ Daily Telegraph
Posted Jan 28, 2016
5/5 100% Love & Friendship (2016) "Perhaps only by reading the book after you've seen this is the skill of Stillman's treatment to be fully grasped - it's one of the deftest feats of literary interpolation in ages. " ‐ Daily Telegraph
Posted Jan 28, 2016
2/5 17% The 5th Wave (2016) "The apocalypse, in its effect on Cassie, mainly takes the form of a been-there, done-that checklist of Young Adult story tropes, and none of these are very scary or original, or bode very well. " ‐ Daily Telegraph
Posted Jan 21, 2016
2/5 13% Ride Along 2 (2016) "It's barely there. You could go along, but you won't do a great deal of laughing along. " ‐ Daily Telegraph
Posted Jan 21, 2016
3/5 33% Our Brand is Crisis (2015) "A smartly written, cheekily engaged, glibly enjoyable political satire ... " ‐ Daily Telegraph
Posted Jan 21, 2016
4/5 88% A War (Krigen) (2016) "A film of two halves - one a frazzling visit to Afghanistan's Helmand crossfire in 2003, the second a kind of Hutton Inquiry into the first. " ‐ Daily Telegraph
Posted Jan 7, 2016
3/5 31% Daddy's Home (2015) "Lame Ferrell, through some weird freak of his talent, tends to be the best Ferrell, and despite the film's general mediocrity in most departments... his floundering star turn delivers the goods. " ‐ Daily Telegraph
Posted Dec 18, 2015
5/5 94% The Forbidden Room (2015) "Maddin remains a unique treasure, and The Forbidden Room is one hell of a trove. " ‐ Daily Telegraph
Posted Dec 10, 2015
3/5 31% By The Sea (2015) "Many predicted this would be The Pitts. The interesting thing? It's not. Or not quite. " ‐ Daily Telegraph
Posted Dec 10, 2015
4/5 100% Chemsex "Directors William Fairman and Max Gogarty take a serious-minded approach to the psychological scars this behaviour both masks and worsens. " ‐ Daily Telegraph
Posted Dec 3, 2015
2/5 20% Love the Coopers (2015) "There are a few hints of honest feeling trying to burst through. The trouble is how insistent writer-director Jessie Nelson is at gift-wrapping everyone's story arcs with tidy, coupley closure. " ‐ Daily Telegraph
Posted Dec 3, 2015
3/5 94% Creed (2015) "This seventh film in the Rocky series sticks to the creed they all do: it knows how well the formula works, what's needed to reinvigorate it, and gets the whole apparatus pumping as well here as it has in a generation. " ‐ Daily Telegraph
Posted Nov 19, 2015
66% Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002) "Attack of the Clones is indeed a pleasant surprise. It's fine. " ‐ Daily Telegraph
Posted Nov 16, 2015
5/5 93% Carol (2015) "Carol is gorgeous, gently groundbreaking, and might be the saddest thing you'll ever see. " ‐ Daily Telegraph
Posted Nov 16, 2015
1/5 11% Fathers And Daughters "Russell Crowe "fell apart" when reading it, the story goes. He's not holding it together on screen too well, either. " ‐ Daily Telegraph
Posted Nov 12, 2015
2/5 72% The Hallow (The Woods) (2015) "It's fanboy horror to satiate the hungriest genre fiends out there - slick, but simple-minded. " ‐ Daily Telegraph
Posted Nov 12, 2015
3/5 71% He Named Me Malala (2015) "The validity of her vital crusade - and by extension, the film's practically short-circuit appeal to your heart and gut - is tough to argue with. " ‐ Daily Telegraph
Posted Nov 5, 2015
2/5 29% Under Milk Wood "Too many of the film's bawdy inventions and gamey imaginings do little to enhance the spell Thomas cast with words. Far more often, they simply break it. " ‐ Daily Telegraph
Posted Oct 29, 2015
4/5 96% Jafar Panahi's Taxi (2015) "Panahi's guerrilla exercise teases out the social value film can have while studding itself with in-jokes about the gentler forms of realism that export more easily and keep his global audience happy. " ‐ Daily Telegraph
Posted Oct 29, 2015
4/5 90% Mississippi Grind (2015) "From its unshowy script on down, Mississippi Grind is content to rumble along as a character piece, keeping its storytelling loose and unpredictable, like a repeat flick of the dice. " ‐ Daily Telegraph
Posted Oct 25, 2015
3/5 96% Listen To Me Marlon (2015) "Approaches Brando's life and work as you might a kind of seance - a journey into the spirit world. " ‐ Daily Telegraph
Posted Oct 25, 2015
3/5 54% Hotel Transylvania 2 (2015) "Like the first entry in this animated Sony Pictures franchise, the film is spirited, engaging, and has an idea: it's about mutual tensions between the undead and the living, who have forged a truce up in the Carpathians. " ‐ Daily Telegraph
Posted Oct 25, 2015
4/5 No Score Yet My Scientology Movie "Fully half the film consists of cameras pointing at other cameras, like an absurdist gunfight at dawn, with neither side willing to holster " ‐ Daily Telegraph
Posted Oct 16, 2015
2/5 72% Trumbo (2015) "It's too cartoonish and cosy by half, a sort of Punch-and-Judy-show rendition of a fascinating man's professional crisis. " ‐ Daily Telegraph
Posted Oct 8, 2015
3/5 93% Sicario (2015) "It's admirable that the film's taking its subject seriously; it's just not enough. " ‐ Daily Telegraph
Posted Oct 8, 2015
2/5 60% The Intern (2015) "Sharply misjudging how much hand-on-shoulder dad advice is too much, the whole film's so genial it could smile, and smile, and smother you while it smiles. " ‐ Daily Telegraph
Posted Oct 1, 2015
2/5 32% Solace (2016) "A lot of the blame for this misfire must fall on novice Brazilian director Afonso Poyart, whose crackpot editing and fondness for irrelevant zooming don't so much turn this film's screws as loosen them unrecoverably. " ‐ Daily Telegraph
Posted Sep 24, 2015
1/5 26% Captive (2015) "The film's whole agenda is the problem. " ‐ Daily Telegraph
Posted Sep 24, 2015
3/5 80% McFarland USA (2015) "Kiwi director Niki Caro, best known for the Maori fable Whale Rider, makes underdog stories you keep wanting to get behind, and Costner's born-again-good-guy routine doesn't disappoint. " ‐ Daily Telegraph
Posted Sep 24, 2015
4/5 60% Life (2015) "An interestingly personal picture about that moment when the shutter snaps, and how it changes the nature of any human interaction. " ‐ Daily Telegraph
Posted Sep 24, 2015
3/5 68% Miss You Already (2015) "Like a surprising amount of what we're given, it's a win-win. " ‐ Daily Telegraph
Posted Sep 21, 2015
3/5 82% Sunset Song (2016) "It ... feels broken and cumbersome, weighed down by a number of decisions that simply don't work. It strains to sing to us and frequently sounds hoarse. " ‐ Daily Telegraph
Posted Sep 17, 2015
2/5 65% The Dressmaker "The film's an orchard of absurdities, every one of them overripe and plopping from the tree. You could bake them in a pie and make Labor Day 2, in time for next year. " ‐ Daily Telegraph
Posted Sep 17, 2015
3/5 96% Room (2015) "It's good, but also a somewhat glassy experience, lacking the cathartic lift-off we might have anticipated. " ‐ Daily Telegraph
Posted Sep 17, 2015
4/5 95% Son of Saul (2015) "Son of Saul is one hell of a debut, with the emphasis on hell: it's set entirely, and with pitiless, unyielding intensity, inside Auschwitz-Birkenau. " ‐ Daily Telegraph
Posted Sep 15, 2015
3/5 100% Eye In The Sky (2016) "Eye in the Sky is a tick-tock suspense exercise as well as a neat little ethical echo chamber, a plea for reason in a world exploding too vigorously to give it the time of day. " ‐ Daily Telegraph
Posted Sep 14, 2015
4/5 61% Truth (2015) "It's admirably serious-minded about the means and ends of news provision, and about the clashing, deafening bias that afflicts it daily. " ‐ Daily Telegraph
Posted Sep 14, 2015
94% The Lady In The Van (2015) "This is a lavish gift of a role for Smith, a layered gateau handed to her on a plate. She makes this hardy troglodyte a tottering, staggering force of nature, determined to owe nothing to anybody. " ‐ Daily Telegraph
Posted Sep 14, 2015
4/5 98% Brooklyn (2015) "In the tingling chemistry between two of her young leads, Saoirse Ronan and Emory Cohen, Weir and the film's director, John Crowley, achieve something close to a miracle ... " ‐ Daily Telegraph
Posted Sep 14, 2015
3/5 64% The Program (2016) "You sense structural uncertainty about what the Armstrong saga connotes and how exactly it was begging to be told. But you can't take your eyes off Foster. " ‐ Daily Telegraph
Posted Sep 14, 2015
3/5 75% Where to Invade Next (2016) "It's jocular, never feels like a screed, and it's refreshingly outward-looking. " ‐ Daily Telegraph
Posted Sep 14, 2015
3/5 92% The Martian (2015) "It's a film about micromanaging, fixing things on the fly, and a lot of Ridley's gruff, technocrat personality shines through. " ‐ Daily Telegraph
Posted Sep 14, 2015
2/5 50% Demolition (2016) "Demolition flinches at the starter pistol, and all but sits down failing to budge. " ‐ Daily Telegraph
Posted Sep 14, 2015
1/5 46% No Escape (2015) "It's essentially World War Z with Asians. " ‐ Daily Telegraph
Posted Sep 3, 2015
1/5 17% The Transporter Refueled (2015) "The samurai code of Transporting has been ditched, the budget slashed, the product placement upped through the roof. And it's the first of a threatened trilogy. " ‐ Daily Telegraph
Posted Sep 3, 2015
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