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Adrian Turner
Adrian Turner's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Radio Times

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/5 62% Home Alone (1990) Tuned in to two key elements: the joyfulness of Steven Spielberg's ET, and the perennial chase of Tom and Jerry cartoons. ‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2017
3/5 96% Le Doulos (1962) [A] flawed but fascinating crime thriller ...‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2017
4/5 90% Where Eagles Dare (1969) Hilarious and exciting, often at the same time.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2017
4/5 48% The 'Burbs (1989) [Director Joe Dante] excels at this sort of thing and delivers an intriguing picture, even though it threatens to stray into David Lynch territory but ultimately cops out. Bruce Dern and Carrie Fisher offer fine support to the affable Hanks.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2017
3/5 81% Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte (1964) [A] heady brew for fans of Hollywood's golden age gone bananas.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2016
3/5 45% Everybody's All-American (1988) It's over-plotted, yet somehow seems a sparse tale, though Lange's performance, as always, lifts the essentially lightweight material.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2016
4/5 97% Barry Lyndon (1975) This is a period film like no other, a slow but utterly hypnotic tale of an Irish youth whose adventures and misfortunes take in the Seven Years' War, the gambling clubs of Europe and marriage into the English aristocracy.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2016
3/5 43% Johnny Come Lately (Johnny Vagabond) (1943) A strong performance from James Cagney and a fine supporting cast lift this otherwise unexceptional newspaper picture.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2016
4/5 57% Tomorrow Never Dies (1997) Flaws aside, this was at the time the best Bond movie since the heyday of Mr Connery.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2015
3/5 45% The Man with the Golden Gun (1974) This is an improvement on Ian Fleming's novel, with Christopher Lee making a fine villain.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2015
3/5 78% The Captive City (1952) An exposé of organised crime, as seen through the eyes of a small-town newspaper editor, played by John Forsyth.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2015
3/5 100% A Kiss Before Dying (1956) This is a fine adaptation of Rosemary's Baby author Ira Levin's dark tale about a social climber who kills his wealthy girlfriend when her pregnancy threatens her inheritance.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2015
4/5 78% GoldenEye (1995) Pierce Brosnan, on his first mission as 007, quickly established himself as the best Bond since Sean Connery and makes a fetish out of the old-fashioned values of loyalty and patriotism.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2015
2/5 58% The Laughing Policeman (1973) Much of the film is crude, full of "Visit San Francisco" photography and Matthau isn't on the same great form as he was as the transit cop in The Taking of Pelham One Two Three.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2015
3/5 100% Mr. Lucky (1943) It sounds tacky, and it is a bit, but the movie from Hellzapoppin' director HC Potter was a big hit in 1943 and Grant always rated it as one of his favourites "because the character I played was more like the real Cary Grant than any before".‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2015
2/5 60% Moonraker (1979) Too much of the budget is wasted on overblown spectacle, without enough attention being given to the basics.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2015
5/5 93% The Killing Fields (1984) Few feature films have captured a nation's agony more dramatically than Roland Joffé's The Killing Fields.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2015
2/5 36% A View to a Kill (1985) The plot doesn't really convince, perhaps because we've seen it or something similar so many times before.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2015
4/5 64% The Pumpkin Eater (1964) There's beautifully modulated direction from Jack Clayton and scriptwriter Harold Pinter's acidulent signature is all over it -- not to mention the influence of Michelangelo Antonioni.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2015
2/5 17% Le Couteau dans la plaie (Five Miles to Midnight) (1962) Fans of melodrama will enjoy this juicy item that sometimes seems Hitchcockian in tone but most of the time exists in a world of its own.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2015
5/5 93% All the President's Men (1976) One of the best movies ever made about American politics. ‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2015
4/5 86% Betrayal (1983) Razor sharp in its depiction of a rather precious, pretentious literary London, Pinter's own world; in fact it includes an unforgettable scene in a restaurant when Kingsley goes ballistic.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2015
3/5 58% The Big Feast (La Grande Bouffe) (1973) This is not a picture for bulimics or the obese; nor is it as subversively funny as it might have been. Nevertheless, there are some great scenes ...‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2015
4/5 96% The Long Good Friday (1982) Both an explosively violent thriller and a sharp evocation of the enterprise culture of the time.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2015
4/5 100% The Misfits (1961) Somehow the flat, arid Nevada landscape mirrors the characters' bleak existence and sets the overall mood of despair and depression.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2015
5/5 94% Sherlock Jr. (1924) One of Buster Keaton's finest comedies, certainly his most inventive and technically audacious.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted May 29, 2015
1/5 0% When Time Ran Out (1980) The eruption, when it finally comes, is a wonderfully cheesy amalgam of wobbly back projection, bathtub tidal wave and scared expressions from the cast. It's not as hilariously awful as Swarm or Meteor, though, which is a pity.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted May 25, 2015
2/5 38% Silent Tongue (1994) Most viewers will wonder what the heck it all means.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2015
3/5 43% The Day of the Dolphin (1973) This movie might be accused of lacking any real sense of porpoise but Georges Delerue's score is a high point.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2015
2/5 40% Cold Turkey (1971) The film marked the directing debut of Norman Lear and very much reflects the time in which it was made.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2015
1/5 44% Brother Sun, Sister Moon (Fratello sole, sorella luna) (1972) Avoid this insipid rendering of the early life of St Francis of Assisi.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2015
4/5 85% A Canterbury Tale (1949) This far-sighted film, which was dismissed at the time, is lyrical in its celebration of a disappearing England.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2015
3/5 10% Revolution (1985) On the plus side: the battle scenes, brilliantly filmed with a hand-held camera; a remarkable portrayal of a sadistic English officer by... Donald Sutherland; and clever art direction... On the debit side is Al Pacino's ludicrous performance.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2014
3/5 91% Ministry of Fear (1944) Fritz Lang turns this into a creepily effective work, full of bravura set pieces and subtle suggestions.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2014
4/5 100% The Docks of New York (1928) The film's romantic fatalism is compelling, and von Sternberg creates some stunning imagery out of his lowlife settings.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2014
3/5 85% Senso (1954) As usual with Visconti, there is a welter of baroque effects and an acute sense of history.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2014
5/5 100% The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari) (1920) A twisted tale of murder, kidnap, madness and an ancient book, all told in flashback by a young man from a park bench.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2014
75% Daisies (2012) As an allegory it lacks any resonance, as a movie it stinks.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2014
4/5 75% Oh! What A Lovely War (1969) Stylised, satirical and ultimately moving.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2014
3/5 100% Victim (1961) Though a tad dated and tame by today's standards, this 1961 drama was not only ground-breaking in its depiction of homosexuality, but it also marked the occasion when Dirk Bogarde broke free from his popular matinée idol image.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2014
5/5 100% Scarface (1932) The greatest gangster movie of the 1930s -- and that means the greatest ever.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2014
4/5 76% 3 Hommes et un Couffin (Three Men and a Cradle) (1985) Smartly paced and engagingly acted by the relatively unknown cast, it's a sweet little satire about the demolition of the male ego in the era of feminism. ‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2014
5/5 91% The Lion in Winter (1968) While the script and the performances are simply dazzling, it is notable, too, for the screen debuts of Timothy Dalton and a combustible Anthony Hopkins.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2014
5/5 87% Five Easy Pieces (1970) The film, superbly directed by Rafelson, shifts the late 1960s hippy drop-out genre into the Ingmar Bergman class: it's cerebral, yes, but also moving and witty.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2014
2/5 50% Cruising (1980) While the savagery of the murders and the explicitness of the sexual practices on display are initially unsettling, they soon become numbing and, ultimately, yawn-inducing.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2014
5/5 100% Au Hasard Balthazar (1966) One of the great masterpieces of world cinema: austere, warm, grim, surreal, shocking and heartbreaking.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Jun 3, 2014
5/5 100% Un condamné à mort s'est échappé ou Le vent souffle où il veut (A Man Escaped) (1957) Robert Bresson's story of an imprisoned and condemned French Resistance fighter who plans an escape with his teenage cellmate is one of the great classics of European art cinema.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Jun 3, 2014
2/5 80% Across 110th Street (1972) Barry Shear's picture tries to be hard-edged and aim for realism, but doesn't always succeed.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted May 23, 2014
3/5 86% Eight Men Out (1988) It's a sad and compelling piece that is totally convincing and doesn't require a knowledge of baseball.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted May 6, 2014
2/5 10% Beverly Hills Cop III (1994) If Murphy looks bored by the whole thing, that fine character actor Hector Elizondo adds some genuine quirkiness.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted May 2, 2014