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Tom Dawson's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): BBC.com, Film4, The List, Total Film

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/5 55% Beloved (2012) "Alex Beaupain's songs effectively convey emotion, but Beloved doesn't scale the heights of the Truffaut and Demy films it pastiches. " ‐ Total Film
Posted May 10, 2012
80% Un amour de jeunesse (Goodbye First Love) (2012) "Conjures poignancy, grace and a feel for symbolic seasonal change that's positively Renoir-esque. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Apr 30, 2012
84% Angel & Tony (Angèle et Tony) "Despite a very modest budget, A&T manages to be both intimate and cinematic, fully earning its upbeat seaside finale. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Apr 30, 2012
3/5 95% Marley (2012) "Chronicles the life and times of the first musical superstar from the third world to gain a global audience, with the reggae singer's posthumous Legend album selling some 25 million copies. " ‐ The List
Posted Apr 25, 2012
5/5 97% La Grande illusion (Grand Illusion) (2012) "It ranks proudly alongside The Rules Of The Game as Renoir at his stunning best. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Mar 26, 2012
4/5 99% Le Havre (2011) "A warm-hearted salute to both classical French cinema and working-class solidarity. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Mar 26, 2012
4/5 82% Corpo Celeste (2012) "Corpo Celeste's acute sense of place, feel for adolescent confusion and miraculous resolution suggest that Rohrwacher is a talent to watch. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Mar 19, 2012
4/5 98% This Is Not a Film (2012) "Reveals not only the realities of artistic censorship, but its firework-laden finale shows how cinema thrives on spontaneity. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Mar 19, 2012
4/5 92% Once Upon a Time in Anatolia (2012) "Closer in metaphysical spirit to Kiarostami than to Leone, it lingers thanks to beautifully lit widescreen images of lived-in faces and barren, beautiful landscapes. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Mar 5, 2012
4/5 81% Michael (2012) "Haneke fans will be impressed by this rigorous, finely acted study of a suburban paedophile. Skillfully avoiding sensationalism, it nonetheless compels the viewer to contemplate the banality of evil. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Feb 20, 2012
2/5 81% Red Dog (2012) "The human characters are rather sketchily drawn and the storytelling follows a blandly 'uplifting' path. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Feb 13, 2012
2/5 56% The Adopted (Les adoptés) "It's glossy but saccharine, hammering home its coming-to-terms-with-life message as Laurent steers the story into contrived tragic waters. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Feb 13, 2012
4/5 69% Hadewijch (2010) "The opaque Sokolowski is a real discovery, and this mysterious film builds to its climactic act of salvation... " ‐ Total Film
Posted Feb 6, 2012
3/5 63% The Woman in the Fifth (2012) "Seeks to channel the paranoid spirit of early Polanski, but contrived attempts to 'explain' the film's many mysteries ultimately disappoint. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Feb 6, 2012
4/5 81% House of Pleasures (2011) "We're immersed in the routines and rituals of the female prostitutes, in a world smelling of "sperm and champagne". " ‐ Total Film
Posted Jan 16, 2012
2/5 33% Red Light Revolution (2012) "It's light-hearted rather than provocative, though the gag about the elderly customers' love-making stamina is a bit of a flop. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Jan 10, 2012
3/5 71% The Nine Muses (2011) "It's a demanding, high-brow watch, yet ably conveys the rootlessness and dislocation of the immigrant experience. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Jan 9, 2012
5/5 97% Les Enfants du Paradis (Children of Paradise) (1945) "The multi-layered screenplay, stunning sets and a terrific ensemble are just some of the enduring pleasures of a truly collaborative masterpiece. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Nov 8, 2011
4/5 95% Weekend (2011) "There's a deceptive simplicity to British writer-director Andrew Haigh's poignant, fluent character study, which has already earned comparisons to Before Sunrise. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Nov 4, 2011
4/5 100% Hell and Back Again (2011) "Flashbacks, overlapping sound and dynamic editing viscerally convey Harris' state of mind, leaving a bleak picture of the struggle to win the Afghani people's trust. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Oct 10, 2011
4/5 93% You Don't Like the Truth: 4 Days Inside Guantanamo (2011) "Secretly recorded footage from a Guantanamo Bay interrogation of 16-year-old Canadian citizen Omar Khadr forms the core of this compelling doc. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Sep 30, 2011
91% The Green Wave (2012) "Heartfelt and inventive, this documentary from exiled director Ali Samadi Ahadi chronicles Iran's abortive Green Revolution during the summer of 2009. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Sep 23, 2011
4/5 100% The Swimming Pool (La Piscine) (1969) "An intriguing forerunner to François Ozon's Swimming Pool, it's languidly paced and elegantly lensed, though its prize asset is Delon/ Schneider's sexual sizzle. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Sep 21, 2011
3/5 79% Page One: Inside the New York Times (2011) "Its undeniable star is raspy columnist and ex-crack addict David Carr, whose rigorous reporting upholds the paper's finest traditions. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Sep 13, 2011
4/5 84% Post Mortem (2012) "Building to a horrifying Vanishing-style conclusion, Larrain lays bare a society poisoned by violence. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Aug 31, 2011
2/5 80% Attenberg (2012) "This clinically shot oddity ultimately mystifies. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Aug 26, 2011
3/5 88% The Hedgehog (2011) "This tale of unexpected emotional connections is charmingly acted and surprisingly moving. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Aug 26, 2011
82% Self Made "Skilfully smudges the boundaries between documentary and fiction. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Aug 25, 2011
2/5 38% Beautiful Lies (Full Treatment)(De vrais mensonges) (2011) "Salvadori generates few laughs from this convoluted tale, whose romcom trappings sit uneasily with its lonely, troubled characters. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Aug 4, 2011
4/5 86% Kill The Referee (les Arbitres) "Eschewing voice-over, director Yves Hinant spotlights the reality of an occupation where an unpopular call can result in death threats. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Aug 3, 2011
3/5 72% Sarah's Key (2011) "The fluent past/ present time-shifts are seasoned with moral ambiguity - as well as the possibility of fresh beginnings. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Aug 1, 2011
3/5 92% Svet-Ake (The Light Thief) "Despite bold imagery and topical social commentary, a slender running time leaves characters and scenes under-nourished. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Jul 27, 2011
3/5 85% A Better Life (2011) "If the father/son relationship follows a tried-and-true trajectory, its obvious debt to Bicycle Thieves is repaid with sincere sentiment and strong acting. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Jul 27, 2011
3/5 88% Honey (2011) "Shot in long, fixed takes and relying on natural light and sounds, this is a beautifully photographed if emotionally muted study of lost innocence. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Jul 13, 2011
3/5 88% The Big Picture (2012) "Built around a multilayered performance from Duris, it's a film unafraid to pose more questions than it answers. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Jul 12, 2011
3/5 75% Putty Hill (2011) "There are moments of lyrical beauty and Porterfield never patronises his subjects, but a sense of tranquilised resignation dominates. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Jul 6, 2011
4/5 87% Bobby Fischer Against The World (2011) "Liz Garbus' intimate film combines impressive archive footage with candid interviews with Fischer's friends and colleagues. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Jul 5, 2011
4/5 91% Beetle Queen Conquers Tokyo (2009) "There's a hypnotic quality to its flow of images, allowing the viewer to see the insect world anew. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Jun 27, 2011
3/5 92% As If I Am Not There (2010) "Wilson deftly uses cinematic means - widescreen framing, sound, focus, PO V - to convey her protagonist's ordeal, eliciting exceptional acting from Macedonian newcomer Petrovic. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Jun 27, 2011
4/5 84% La princesse de Montpensier (The Princess of Montpensier) (2011) "Robustly acted and dynamically photographed; Tavernier is equally adept at directing intimate encounters as choreographing savage battles, conveying the sense of a society tearing itself apart. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Jun 20, 2011
4/5 99% A Separation (2011) "Impressively shot and acted, A Separation refuses to judge its characters: everyone here has their reasons. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Jun 15, 2011
4/5 92% Incendies (2011) "Expertly shifting between present and past , writer-director Denis Villeneuve displays an impressive command of his material, patiently building up to an emotionally explosive climax. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Jun 13, 2011
4/5 100% Cría Cuervos (Cria!) (Raise Ravens) (1976) "A richly shot, impressively acted film containing a powerful, bleak vision of both childhood and a repressive adult world. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Jun 8, 2011
4/5 82% Life, Above All (2011) "Rich HD cinematography, the vivid sense of community and the dramatic focus on its young heroine all stop proceedings becoming weighted down by social issues. " ‐ Total Film
Posted May 31, 2011
3/5 63% Mammuth (2011) "Belgian filmmakers Benoît Delépine and Gustave Kervern return with an often surreal road movie, which blends social commentary with deadpan humour. " ‐ Total Film
Posted May 25, 2011
3/5 48% Angel of Evil (2011) "Chronicles the rise and fall of Renato Vallanzasca, a notorious Milanese gangster in the '70s and '80s who's serving several life sentences. " ‐ Total Film
Posted May 18, 2011
4/5 91% Fire in Babylon (2011) "It powerfully demonstrates how the successes of these sportsmen, in a game associated with white colonial superiority, proved inspirational in the global struggle for black equality. " ‐ Total Film
Posted May 16, 2011
3/5 100% From The Ashes "Wider themes of leadership and social class are explored, but it's fundamentally aimed at cricket fans, who'll doubtless relish rewatching Beefy's heroic feats with bat and ball. " ‐ Total Film
Posted May 9, 2011
4/5 87% Taxi zum Klo (Taxi to the Toilet) (1981) "A refreshingly non-judgemental and amusing portrait of homosexuality in the pre-AIDS era, Taxi Zum Klo matter-of-factly addresses the mundane and the perverse. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Apr 20, 2011
4/5 79% How I Ended This Summer (2010) "The polar landscapes and fluctuating weather are superbly shot, while there are compelling turns from the two actors, who bravely perform their own stunts. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Apr 20, 2011
3/5 83% Les aventures extraordinaires d'Adèle Blanc-Sec (The Extraordinary Adventures of Adèle Blanc-Sec) (2010) "Luc Besson returns with this entertaining adventure-cum-fantasy, set in 1912, and adapted from Jacques Tardi's comic series. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Apr 20, 2011
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