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:
1072
Total QuickRatings:
8

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

Showing 51 - 100 of 1072
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
78% Veronica Mars (2014) " It's the definition of watchable, without exactly being the definition of memorable." — Daily Telegraph
Posted Mar 13, 2014
2/5 23% Need For Speed (2014) " On the whole, this is like test-driving something advertised as a top-of-the-range sportscar, only to find it corners like a milk float." — Daily Telegraph
Posted Mar 13, 2014
3/5 81% The Bachelor Weekend (The Stag) (2014) " Redeemingly warm, for all its flaws." — Daily Telegraph
Posted Mar 13, 2014
5/5 90% Suzanne " It's a stunningly confident piece of filmmaking, which holds on to vital clues about how much time has elapsed, and what's happened, then springs them on us." — Daily Telegraph
Posted Mar 13, 2014
4/5 100% Wake in Fright (2012) " It presents a world in which refusing a pint has violent consequences, high spirits quickly curdle, and an unspoken homoerotic undertow gets ever more disturbing." — Daily Telegraph
Posted Mar 7, 2014
3/5 100% Yurusarezaru mono (Unforgiven) " Even at his most dogged and dutiful, Korean director Lee Sang-il crafts a retelling that never dips below a certain baseline of handsome competence, making a great case for the Hokkaido landscapes as a rugged frame for the action." — Daily Telegraph
Posted Feb 27, 2014
2/5 18% Ride Along (2014) " A butch and uncompromising assault of mediocrity and déjà vu." — Daily Telegraph
Posted Feb 27, 2014
4/5 85% We Are What We Are (2013) " Mickle prizes credible characterisation above everything else, and casts extremely good actors, who succeed in making the Parker clan feel both frail and somehow stuck out of time, like freak survivors from the 19th century." — Daily Telegraph
Posted Feb 27, 2014
2/5 47% Stalingrad (2014) " The macho showmanship of director Fyodor Bondarchuk, wedded to such a facile script, turns this undeniably impressive megaproduction into a behemoth you mainly want to cower from." — Daily Telegraph
Posted Feb 21, 2014
4/5 84% The Two Faces of January (2014) " It's an elegantly pleasurable period thriller, a film of tidy precision and class." — Daily Telegraph
Posted Feb 11, 2014
1/5 21% A Long Way Down (2014) " The film is one long rictus of denial. It's wholly doomed, but it puts on a brave face." — Daily Telegraph
Posted Feb 10, 2014
5/5 92% The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) " You might get light-headed on the pure fun of it, which unleashes fresh waves of fun-within-fun at every point where you worry it could dry up." — Daily Telegraph
Posted Feb 6, 2014
3/5 49% RoboCop (2014) " The film is not only unchallenging, it seems actively scared of challenging us. You emerge feeling pacified and only semi-entertained." — Daily Telegraph
Posted Feb 6, 2014
5/5 92% Ascenseur pour l'échafaud (Elevator to the Gallows) (Lift to the Scaffold) (Frantic) (1958) " Few debuts come punchier, cooler, and more influential than Louis Malle's 1958 thriller about a Parisian murder plan unravelling, scene by fateful scene." — Daily Telegraph
Posted Feb 6, 2014
2/5 52% Out of the Furnace (2013) " It beats its chest in half-articulate rage. It may prompt you to go home and surf a home-shopping channel, or scour your DVD shelf for something long-forgotten starring Meg Ryan." — Daily Telegraph
Posted Jan 30, 2014
3/5 88% Journal de France " Best treated as a sampler of his career highlights, this might well serve as a good introduction." — Daily Telegraph
Posted Jan 30, 2014
5/5 93% The General (1927) " The film boasts the most sustained passages of virtuoso slapstick genius Keaton ever shot, and an unflagging momentum that lets it get away with being a reel longer than most of his best-known pictures." — Daily Telegraph
Posted Jan 23, 2014
3/5 79% Teenage (2014) " Though looking at British, American and German society between the wars feels like exactly the right starting point, the film's narrow remit becomes frustrating, and its techniques aren't always too savvy." — Daily Telegraph
Posted Jan 23, 2014
5/5 94% Dark Days (2000) " It's distinguished by remarkable intimacy, with none of the arty distance or aesthetic pretension a veteran filmmaker might have imposed. Singer's subjects feel more like collaborators, an ensemble cast." — Daily Telegraph
Posted Jan 23, 2014
4/5 89% Tim's Vermeer (2014) " This witty and stimulating exercise, the brainchild of stage-magician maestros Penn and Teller, plays a game of speculation with tools and techniques that may have been available to the Dutch Master." — Daily Telegraph
Posted Jan 17, 2014
3/5 80% Crystal Fairy (2013) " While never hugely memorable, it's funny and engaging in the moment." — Daily Telegraph
Posted Jan 16, 2014
2/5 18% Devil's Due (2014) " Oscillates between the jolting and the absurd, bottoming out with a nonsensical coda ..." — Daily Telegraph
Posted Jan 16, 2014
3/5 66% The Railway Man (2014) " As cinema, it's in the mould of The Reader - it bottles up emotions, and history, and dutifully uncorks them as a form of therapy." — Daily Telegraph
Posted Jan 9, 2014
4/5 100% The Square (2013) " Noujaim brings us right in close, often unnervingly close, to the tanks and gunfire and the chants and the tumult, but manages to forge a path through the rhetorical chaos." — Daily Telegraph
Posted Jan 9, 2014
4/5 99% The Missing Picture (2014) " It digs into the very soil of the killing fields to give hand-sculpted form to its vanished past." — Daily Telegraph
Posted Jan 2, 2014
2/5 47% Last Vegas (2013) " Given the colourful screen histories this cast invoke, their joint outing feels laden with pure, Viagra-defying anticlimax." — Daily Telegraph
Posted Jan 2, 2014
4/5 93% All Is Lost (2013) " [Redford] speaks barely a handful of lines in All Is Lost, but the film still manages to feel like an internal monologue, a conversation between one man and himself." — Daily Telegraph
Posted Dec 26, 2013
3/5 24% Walking With Dinosaurs (2013) " The balance between cuteness, 3D spectacle and education value feels blanded out to the point where it's not especially memorable." — Daily Telegraph
Posted Dec 19, 2013
3/5 67% Moshi Monsters: The Movie " The film was lulling and sweetly harmless; the franchise's 80 million global subscribers can't all be wrong." — Daily Telegraph
Posted Dec 19, 2013
4/5 75% Nymphomaniac: Volume I (2014) " You could watch these films for four hours, then spend 14 arguing about them - about whether sex, for vor Trier, is an eternal human mystery, or a cosmic joke at our expense." — Daily Telegraph
Posted Dec 18, 2013
5/5 97% The Innocents (1961) " A crackling, eerie, coldly beautiful account of the novel, which reveals new subtleties and meanings every time you go back." — Daily Telegraph
Posted Dec 13, 2013
4/5 86% Un Conte de Noël (A Christmas Tale) (2008) " It's maddening and it's exhilarating." — Daily Telegraph
Posted Dec 6, 2013
3/5 42% Homefront (2013) " Homefront does nothing to stretch its leading man, but there's something to be said for Statham's stardom and the films being slotted around it - like a stubborn bollard, you always know exactly where to find him." — Daily Telegraph
Posted Dec 5, 2013
1/5 42% Oldboy (2013) " A garish reproduction that never pretends to know who it's for." — Daily Telegraph
Posted Dec 5, 2013
1/5 48% Black Nativity (2013) " It's a misguided enterprise all round, and while it's perfectly possible to applaud everything the film wants to say, you find yourself cringing at the ways it's saying it." — Daily Telegraph
Posted Dec 5, 2013
3/5 68% The Best Man Holiday (2013) " Like many awkward, clanger-filled real-life Christmas gatherings, it goes through some alarmingly rocky patches, but comes together in the end." — Daily Telegraph
Posted Nov 28, 2013
3/5 49% Carrie (2013) " What the movie loses in kicky sensationalism, it sometimes gains in psychological nuance." — Daily Telegraph
Posted Nov 28, 2013
5/5 84% Leviathan (2013) " A radical experiment in non-fiction cinema - not seeking to enlighten or inform, but to disorientate us, practically to drown us, in a nightmare vision of the ocean's power." — Daily Telegraph
Posted Nov 28, 2013
3/5 74% Young & Beautiful (Jeune Et Jolie) (2014) " The crisp elegance of Ozon's style commands your interest, even as the film's blank psychology pays dwindling dividends." — Daily Telegraph
Posted Nov 28, 2013
1/5 18% Vendetta (2014) " No 12 months at the cinema would be complete without something jaw-droppingly awful starring Danny Dyer." — Daily Telegraph
Posted Nov 21, 2013
4/5 91% Blue Is The Warmest Color (2013) " Blue is the Warmest Colour is mostly tremendous, and anchored by two of the year's most fiercely committed performances." — Daily Telegraph
Posted Nov 21, 2013
4/5 86% In Fear (2014) " Both young actors seem even more promising after the movie than they did before it. Neither was given the full script or knew the story's outcome." — Daily Telegraph
Posted Nov 14, 2013
2/5 59% Dom Hemingway (2014) " It's filthy, it's shouty, it's embarrassing, and you mainly want it to go away." — Daily Telegraph
Posted Nov 14, 2013
4/5 86% Computer Chess (2013) " Computer Chess will make you scratch your head and wonder what it's up to - but there's no doubt you'll never have seen a film quite like it." — Daily Telegraph
Posted Nov 14, 2013
4/5 99% Gloria (2014) " The movie's a toast to its subject, a boogie in her honour, and takes her side through thick and thin. It's hard to resist. And why would you want to?" — Daily Telegraph
Posted Oct 31, 2013
5/5 96% Nosferatu: Phantom der Nacht (Nosferatu the Vampyre) (1979) " Slowed down to a nightmare crawl, it's one of its director's most bizarre, resonant and fascinating films." — Daily Telegraph
Posted Oct 31, 2013
2/5 94% Milius " There's not much we learn about bearded monomaniac John Milius that you couldn't glean from a quick internet trawl." — Daily Telegraph
Posted Oct 31, 2013
4/5 93% Child's Pose (2014) " An awkward title for an excellent film." — Daily Telegraph
Posted Oct 31, 2013
2/5 42% Closed Circuit (2013) " Closed Circuit is too full of play-acting to resonate with our jittery moment as more than a skit, perhaps because half its cameras feel as though they're pointed in the wrong direction." — Daily Telegraph
Posted Oct 25, 2013
3/5 60% Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa (2013) " Bad Grandpa has no goals whatsoever beyond making you snort with base, moronic glee, but when it scores, it scores." — Daily Telegraph
Posted Oct 25, 2013
3/5 60% Ender's Game (2013) " The movie has a ready-made answer to what looks like its major limitation - what's at stake, if all we're doing is watch geeky prodigies show off at video games?" — Daily Telegraph
Posted Oct 24, 2013
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