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:
1108
Total QuickRatings:
8

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
3/5 67% A Little Chaos " The film is powdered up to the nines, with a wig count in Madness of King George vicinity and a lot of sporting cleavage." — Daily Telegraph
Posted Sep 11, 2014
4/5 93% While We're Young " Intellectually supercharged entertainment, with a laugh-line-per-minute count it would be grouchy to undersell." — Daily Telegraph
Posted Sep 11, 2014
5/5 83% Still Alice " [This] film will mean a lot to a lot of people - not just anyone whose life Alzheimer's has affected, but anyone whom it could affect, ever." — Daily Telegraph
Posted Sep 10, 2014
4/5 82% Wild (2014) " It's an entrancingly lush visual experience, but one which also captures something of the loneliness, the fatigue, and the bleary, squinting alienation that travel can inflict." — Daily Telegraph
Posted Sep 9, 2014
3/5 85% The Imitation Game (2014) " The Imitation Game is a film about a human calculator which feels... a little too calculated." — Daily Telegraph
Posted Sep 9, 2014
3/5 78% The Theory of Everything (2014) " In its potted appraisal of Hawking's cosmology, The Theory of Everything bends over backwards to speak to the layman, and relies on plenty of second-hand inspiration. But it borrows from the right sources, this Theory. And that's something." — Daily Telegraph
Posted Sep 8, 2014
2/5 88% Pawn Sacrifice " Zwick's film sets the stage for a brilliant intellectual showdown, then hides away its content, as if worried he's going to scare us off with too much chess. He castles and fritters away his pieces, angling for a dull draw." — Daily Telegraph
Posted Sep 8, 2014
3/5 82% Nightcrawler (2014) " Try to imagine the acrid TV satire of Network, lit up by the sodium glare of an LA crime flick from the 1980s, and you're some of the way into Nightcrawler." — Daily Telegraph
Posted Sep 8, 2014
3/5 79% The Riot Club (Posh) " Some of the supporting performances are so hammily spiteful and giggly they let the side down, but the film is perfectly cast in its main roles." — Daily Telegraph
Posted Sep 7, 2014
3/5 —— Boychoir " Hoffman's performance has a sadness, an unexplained loneliness, which gives this slightly diffident piece a centre of sorts, and there's a pleasing air of melancholy all round." — Daily Telegraph
Posted Sep 7, 2014
88% The Drop (2014) " It's Hardy's performance, above everything else, that sneaks up on you." — Daily Telegraph
Posted Sep 7, 2014
2/5 43% This Is Where I Leave You (2014) " "It's OK to cry, honey. Or laugh. There is no correct response," Fonda says twice in the movie. We're begging to feel one or the other." — Daily Telegraph
Posted Sep 7, 2014
2/5 58% Before I Go to Sleep (2014) " Chilly and uninvolving." — Daily Telegraph
Posted Sep 5, 2014
3/5 93% The Guest (2014) " I've gone from being practically unable to stand [Stevens] to startled admiration in a single move." — Daily Telegraph
Posted Sep 4, 2014
2/5 68% They Came Together (2014) " The trouble is, the film's relentless meta-quirkiness never builds: it just clatters on, repeating itself." — Daily Telegraph
Posted Sep 4, 2014
5/5 91% A Most Wanted Man (2014) " Directed beautifully, Hoffman seems to have the whole film under lock and key, but pads around cagily, watchfully, as if prowling the perimeter to stop an imminent burglary." — Daily Telegraph
Posted Aug 28, 2014
3/5 62% Million Dollar Arm (2014) " There's nothing wildly unpredictable on offer here, but it still winningly manages to sneak its way past your defences." — Daily Telegraph
Posted Aug 28, 2014
2/5 37% If I Stay (2014) " Mia just feels like another Moretz role - a career move, not a characterisation. There should be rage and agony in her performance. Instead, there's a lot of mewling and diligent cello playing." — Daily Telegraph
Posted Aug 28, 2014
2/5 20% Into The Storm (2014) " "Hold on!", says everyone to everyone, which goes more or less without saying. "I've never seen anything like this!", they also repeat ad nauseam. You may be tempted to disagree." — Daily Telegraph
Posted Aug 21, 2014
2/5 27% Deliver Us from Evil (2014) " With its Stygian production design and Bovril-on-the-lens aesthetic, the film works so hard to make an ordinary Bronx day feel like hell, you'll wonder what's left for the afterlife." — Daily Telegraph
Posted Aug 21, 2014
3/5 69% What If (2014) " The film's fine." — Daily Telegraph
Posted Aug 21, 2014
2/5 51% Magic in the Moonlight (2014) " Few other directors remain this madly prolific or entirely immune to their critical reception at 78. The trouble is his equal indifference to what distinguishes a decent idea from a dim one." — Daily Telegraph
Posted Aug 20, 2014
3/5 53% Blood Ties (2014) " It starts out feeling like too many stars in search of a story, but Owen excels as a charismatic brute, and the tautly handled set pieces drag you back in for a solid payoff." — Daily Telegraph
Posted Aug 15, 2014
3/5 76% The Congress (2014) " An alluring curio, a protest against the digital frontier which gets stuck with a knotty internal paradox ..." — Daily Telegraph
Posted Aug 14, 2014
5/5 96% The Big Sleep (1946) " The Big Sleep is the best scripted, best directed, best acted, and least comprehensible film noir ever made." — Daily Telegraph
Posted Aug 13, 2014
3/5 92% Lilting (2014) " Lilting is an apt title for Lilting - a lovely word, slightly preciously chosen." — Daily Telegraph
Posted Aug 7, 2014
3/5 100% All This Mayhem " It wants to be Goodfellas or Boogie Nights for the skatepark scene. It gets some of the way there." — Daily Telegraph
Posted Aug 7, 2014
2/5 76% Welcome To New York " Where are we going with this? There's almost nothing left to learn about Devereaux in the last hour that we haven't in the first." — Daily Telegraph
Posted Aug 7, 2014
6% The Perfect Man (2005) " I kept steepling my hands and hiding behind them." — Daily Telegraph
Posted Aug 4, 2014
2/5 48% 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 58% 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 60% 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 92% 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 67% 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 90% 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 23% 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
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