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Andrew Pulver

Andrew Pulver
Andrew Pulver's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Guardian, Observer (UK)

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/5 No Score Yet Shankly: Nature's Fire (2017) Todd's documentary is good at stressing Shankly's identification and credibility with the man in the street - AKA, the fans - as well as approaching the ticklish subject of his reluctant ruthlessness ...‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2017
4/5 No Score Yet Kingdom of Us (2017) Cohen has assembled a layered, jigsaw-like portrait of a knotted and undeniably traumatised family unit, whose apparent isolation is alluded to in the film's title.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2017
3/5 No Score Yet Exhibition On Screen: Canaletto And The Art Of Venice (2017) Perhaps intentionally, Canaletto himself emerges from this film as a bit of an enigma, but the surrounding landscape is handsomely coloured in.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2017
3/5 93% Williams (2017) A cut above your standard motor sport documentary: it possesses a sensitivity and empathy not normally associated with the field, and the talking heads provide a jolt of human connection.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2017
3/5 60% Despicable Me 3 (2017) Despicable Me 3 will certainly keep the younger elements of its audience happy, with its dose of aspartame-rush hyperactivity. But for everyone else it may prove decent rather than captivating.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2017
2/5 72% Primer (2004) Primer is off-putting: in trying to be elusive it's simply obstructive.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2017
3/5 82% We Are X (2016) Watchable and interesting - if a tad worshipful ...‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2017
3/5 No Score Yet I, Claude Monet (2017) A graceful film that suggests there's passion beneath the beautiful surface.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2017
2/5 30% Passengers (2016) While Lawrence and Pratt undeniably possess the magic spark of on-screen chemistry, the basic creepiness of this anti-meet-cute extinguishes what the film-makers presumably are hoping is a warm fuzzy glow of spiky, sparky interaction.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2016
3/5 No Score Yet Dennis Viollet: A United Man (2016) The film is directed by Viollet's daughter Rachel, which makes it very much a family affair.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2016
3/5 74% Trolls (2016) The precision-tooled brilliance of this sort of animation is beginning to wear a little thin. Still, Trolls is a fun enough ride.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2016
4/5 67% Voyage of Time: Life's Journey (2016) Voyage of Time is perhaps best appreciated as an abstract, with its sheer profusion of natural beauty and consequent synchronicities of image.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2016
3/5 41% The Bad Batch (2017) The Bad Batch is expertly constructed and looks great: Amirpour has presumably been inspired by Alma Har'el's documentary Bombay Beach, and has picked up the same atmosphere of bone-dry decay as well as using the actual place as a location.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2016
4/5 100% One More Time With Feeling (2016) It's an impressive spectacle, if not a happy one.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2016
3/5 85% The Untamed (La región salvaje) (2017) In all honesty The Untamed doesn't seem to go anywhere special. But connoisseurs of oddness may cherish it.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2016
3/5 38% Brimstone (2017) Brimstone is hampered somewhat by its ponderous, doom-laden pace, and resultant bloated running time, but remains an intriguing slant on the spaghetti western ...‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2016
4/5 86% Hacksaw Ridge (2016) As repellent a figure as many may still find Gibson, I have to report he's absolutely hit Hacksaw Ridge out of the park.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2016
3/5 67% The Seasons in Quincy: Four Portraits of John Berger (2016) As a collection, The Seasons in Quincy certainly hangs together; it's also an absolutely inspired way of approaching its subject.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2016
2/5 43% Whisky Galore (2017) It comes across as twee, comfy-cardigan film-making. And, Eddie Izzard's best efforts notwithstanding, it simply isn't very funny.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2016
3/5 67% Tommy's Honour (2017) Pleasant and watchable, perhaps, rather than brilliant.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2016
4/5 No Score Yet Becoming Zlatan (Den unge Zlatan) (2015) Ibrahimović never gives much away, but this film makes a virtue of it, building an insightful character portrait slowly and incrementally, like a mosaic.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2016
3/5 85% A Patch Of Fog (2017) Lennox's film is carefully constructed, ballasted by sterling performances from his two leads - neither of whom you would call attractive or empathetic.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2016
4/5 No Score Yet History's Future (2016) Tan shows that she has an exceptional eye for location and composition; History's Future is an intriguing, original piece that suggests she's a natural film director. I'm looking forward to what she does next.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2016
3/5 82% Brakes (2016) The film's main strength is its ability to create contained, plausible realities for each of its relationships, even if one or two of them suffer from idiot-hipster gestures‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jun 17, 2016
3/5 77% The Fundamentals of Caring (2016) It pulls its punches, and soft-pedals on any authentic misery that its scenarios might evoke. But its essential amiability and decency comes through.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2016
4/5 100% A Flickering Truth (2015) This is moving, powerful stuff.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2016
3/5 91% Razzle Dazzle: A Journey Into Dance (2007) Like many mock-docs, it struggles to establish the patina of reality, but it makes up for it with some very funny jokes.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2016
3/5 No Score Yet AAIC: Monet To Matisse (2016) This is a thoroughly pleasant feast for the eyes.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2016
3/5 91% Speed Sisters (2017) It's not exactly hard-hitting stuff, and isn't meant to be, but it spins an entertaining yarn.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2016
3/5 100% Seymour: An Introduction (2015) There's no pressing story to tell, or even especially vital achievement to record, so the film probably counts as bit of self-indulgence from Hawke, but it's got a very good heart.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2016
3/5 27% Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) All in all, job done, just about.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2016
4/5 93% The Pearl Button (El botón de nácar) (2015) Guzmán's reputation as one of the great documentarians will only be enhanced by The Pearl Button. It really is intelligent, magnificent film-making.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2016
4/5 94% Fire at Sea (Fuocoammare) (2016) This is quiet, unflashy film-making, that nonetheless packs a powerful punch.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2016
3/5 No Score Yet Renoir: Reviled and Revered (2016) An interesting film.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Feb 18, 2016
3/5 60% Alone in Berlin (2017) Though its fundamentally old-fashioned approach acts as a drag, its good intentions see it through.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2016
3/5 91% Uncle Howard (2016) It's impossible to remain unmoved.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2016
4/5 85% Hail, Caesar! (2016) Hail, Caesar! is a lot of fun, and beautifully crafted, too. One to savour.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2016
3/5 100% Being AP (2015) As a portrait of what motivates a sportsman at the top of his game, and how difficult it is to let go, this is insightful stuff.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2015
3/5 100% Mr Calzaghe (2015) A solid, occasionally stirring, treatment of its subject.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2015
3/5 100% Warriors (2015) Warriors is probably most valuable for its insights into the practical issues facing the anti-FGM campaign daughters will go unmarried unless they force them to go through circumcision - but it's leavened with some fun stuff, too.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2015
3/5 47% The 33 (2015) The basic story survives intact: a barely credible chronicle of catastrophe, incompetence, heroism, and a full geyser's-worth of that commodity so prized by film producers: the human spirit.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2015
2/5 59% Yakuza Apocalypse (2015) For all its berserk energy, you will need a very particular sense of humour not to lose patience with the prolific Takashi Miike's latest.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2015
4/5 89% A Bigger Splash (2016) A film that is both deeply strange and undeniably funny.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2015
2/5 35% Equals (2016) Equals resembles George Lucas's classic fable of white-suit futurism THX 1138 as if reshot as a perfume commercial: Oppression, by Calvin Klein.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2015
4/5 33% Under Milk Wood (2015) Allen's film comes across as a kind of fast-moving fever-dream - appropriately enough, given the swelling tide of fantasy that Thomas instils in the drama: everyone, and everything, is operating through a sweaty film of lust or delusion.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2015
3/5 94% 600 Miles (2015) Ripstein allows events to unfold in a meandering low-key style, employing an observational point-of-view with a handheld camera.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2015
2/5 25% Narcopolis (2015) Despite the surface sheen, and some enterprising plot twists, it doesn't entirely convince.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2015
3/5 66% A Tale of Love and Darkness (2016) It has an unusual, and possibly unique, perspective on Israeli psychology, and Portman demonstrates she possesses a confident grasp of film-making fundamentals.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2015
3/5 80% Thomas & Friends: Sodor's Legend of the Lost Treasure (2015) Not an all-time classic, but an efficient diversion for the start of the summer holidays.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2015
3/5 56% Minions (2015) It's well up to the standard of the hyperkinetic fun we've come to expect from this sort of thing, both knowing and silly ...‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2015