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:
1093
Total QuickRatings:
8

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

Showing 1 - 50 of 1093
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
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 38% 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 28% 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 48% 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 96% 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 79% 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 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 61% 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
83% 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
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 84% 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
4/5 100% 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 (2014) " 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) (2014) " 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 66% The Rover (2014) " [A] journeyman's doomsday ..." — Daily Telegraph
Posted May 18, 2014
2/5 40% 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
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