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Antonia Quirke

Antonia Quirke
Antonia Quirke's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): London Evening Standard, Independent on Sunday, Financial Times

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
17% Laws of Attraction (2004) Surely the first law of attraction is that Pierce Brosnan isn't. This is the man who turned James Bond into the kind of guy who owns a juicer.‐ London Evening Standard
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33% The Football Factory (2004) Football Factory isn't self-consciously cool; it has a base, wild energy that will stay with you.‐ London Evening Standard
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91% Shattered Glass (2003) Being a film about fibs, it is desperate not to tell any. Big mistake.‐ London Evening Standard
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94% Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter...and Spring (2003) There are moments here that you will love and remember.‐ London Evening Standard
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12% Against the Ropes (2004) This is pulpy, unforgivable stuff, as ungainly as Ryan's walk in her black high heels.‐ London Evening Standard
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76% Bon Voyage (2004) This genre of all-star comedy-adventure-romance has traditionally gone down well in France and Bon Voyage has a really opulent professionalism, a merry sweep.‐ London Evening Standard
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4/5 72% Girl With a Pearl Earring (2004) Little happens -- save for several family arguments and the artist worrying about money and the integrity of his ambition -- yet it is unforgettable, and, shot to look like a moving Vermeer painting, effortlessly profound.‐ London Evening Standard
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2/5 94% The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) Viggo Mortensen's Aragorn is the good king of the title, and while the actor may look fetching in a crown and cloak, he doesn't have half of the gravitas of Sean Bean's Boromir in the first film.‐ London Evening Standard
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3/5 80% Open Range (2003) An ambitious project for Costner (who also directs and produces), the film works well, and he was wise to cast himself as a cowboy of few words: it's a character he is good at.‐ London Evening Standard
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43% Connie and Carla (2004) It's not really that complicated. Connie and Carla flounders because while men dressing up as women is funny, women dressing up as men is not.‐ London Evening Standard
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90% Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004) This Potter is terse, swift, sad -- and welcome.‐ London Evening Standard
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89% Uzak (Distant) (2004) There is plenty to admire here, but the movie is a gaunt affair, with something ruinously washed-out about it.‐ London Evening Standard
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92% Super Size Me (2004) For all the film's lecturing about the rise in diabetes and good and bad fats, you suspect that its director is secretly just having a laugh with the whole thing.‐ London Evening Standard
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94% American Movie (1999) See this film. You will laugh your head off.‐ Independent on Sunday
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82% Love and Basketball (2000) It's cool, feminist, and fudges nothing.‐ Independent on Sunday
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81% Jesus' Son (1999) Jack Black has become impossible to ignore.‐ Independent on Sunday
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57% Mission: Impossible 2 (2000) John Woo's Mission: Impossible 2 is the biggest film of the year so far, and it's nothing, nothing at all. No one will like it much. No one will love it.‐ Independent on Sunday
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No Score Yet The Miracle Maker (2007) It's a powerfully engaging film, one that correctly sees the gospels as spiritual autobiography, and Jesus's skill with parables as an art both fundamental and devastating.‐ Independent on Sunday
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51% Any Given Sunday (1999) The film has an entirely compelling emptiness and exhaustion.‐ Independent on Sunday
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49% Love's Labour's Lost (2000) The play emerges as silly, redundant, odd. It doesn't really emerge at all.‐ Independent on Sunday
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96% With a Friend like Harry... (2001) Our laughter is deep and lasting, as are our shivers.‐ Independent on Sunday
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64% The Yards (2000) It has a terrific subject, an unimprovable cast and a trio of trustworthy, even hip, producers. And no life.‐ Independent on Sunday
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57% Pitch Black (2000) One of the best films of the year.‐ Independent on Sunday
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75% Billy's Hollywood Screen Kiss (1998) It's convivial, imaginative, and always cinematic.‐ Independent on Sunday
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65% All the Little Animals (1999) Bale, with his embarrassed lisp and straight, slim back, is perfectly curious, perfectly amazed, perfectly different. His performance is quite beautiful, and whenever he is on screen, the film is melancholy and innocent.‐ Independent on Sunday
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62% 10 Things I Hate About You (1999) One of the delightful things about this film is its detail. Each non- speaking character has a purpose, whether explored through their dress or the roll of an eye.‐ Independent on Sunday
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52% The Theory of Flight (1998) The final reel of the film is over-sentimental, but the early scenes involving the couple at war are affecting.‐ Independent on Sunday
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16% The Haunting (1999) None of the frights or special effects is any great shakes. ‐ Independent on Sunday
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67% William Shakespeare's 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' (1999) Kevin Kline's no-life Bottom with his scrappy whiskers and ambitions is the best I've seen.‐ Independent on Sunday
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70% Analyze This (1999) The whole thing is very light and occasionally hilarious, but it's hardly a new idea.‐ Independent on Sunday
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100% Brother (1997) Set in St Petersburg and dizzy with an unhappy mood, the film is gripping.‐ Independent on Sunday
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58% Hurlyburly (1998) All the time, you hear the wooden clunk of a theatre which still thinks that Eugene O'Neill is a great writer of natural dialogue.‐ Independent on Sunday
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25% Love, Honour and Obey (2001) As a self-congratulatory exercise, Love Honour and Obey is perhaps without equal.‐ Independent on Sunday
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20% House! (2000) House has been sent out there to be like Peter Chelsom's Hear My Song, or an early Bill Forsyth -- to be charming, because charm is supposedly a defining quality of our cinema. No such luck here.‐ Independent on Sunday
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43% Janice Beard 45 wpm (2002) With its primary colour-scheme, and cast playing people with half their IQs, the film is a zestless.‐ Independent on Sunday
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67% Boiler Room (2000) It's Ribisi who makes the film.‐ Independent on Sunday
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61% The Patriot (2000) No fond chuckles, please -- it's abominable. And to take any pleasure in it would be to resemble those followers of pro-wrestling who know it's all fake but still cough-up top-dollar to get ring-side and holler.‐ Independent on Sunday
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47% The Last Broadcast (1998) TLB is amateur. In all the wrong ways.‐ Independent on Sunday
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21% Third World Cop (1999) This is thoroughly old-school Blax-ploitation. Except there's more.‐ Independent on Sunday
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No Score Yet Bleeder (1999) This is a stilted, dreary film -- and pretty derivative.‐ Independent on Sunday
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54% Girl, Interrupted (1999) The film is entirely disposable. Watching a group of teenagers "tongue their meds" (which does not mean doing something rude with a junior doctor) and sobbing out of windows is boring.‐ Independent on Sunday
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51% The World Is Not Enough (1999) Brosnan's Bond looks like a man who actually has a wife and kids back home. He looks like he owns a juicer. But worse, we're now getting into Bond's mind, which is a dreadful cul-de-sac.‐ Independent on Sunday
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2/5 95% Sing Street (2016) Piffle, really, with guitars.‐ Financial Times
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3/5 48% X-Men: Apocalypse (2016) The set-up is sometimes quite intriguing. Especially when it features Michael Fassbender as Magneto (massively magnetic).‐ Financial Times
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3/5 93% I, Daniel Blake (2017) Very few people can hit you in the thoracic cavity like Loach.‐ Financial Times
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4/5 98% The Babadook (2014) The style of the film is not teasing exactly -- it's too sad and lonely -- but there is certainly a hair-pulling mixture of glum laughter and vast apprehension. Is the demon real? Does it matter?‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2016
3/5 73% A Hologram for the King (2016) Hanks brings much interest to his laconic, bereft character, chasing the bird of happiness. He is quite the perfect actor to play an American suffering while the US is in economic decline - because he was such a star when it wasn't.‐ Financial Times
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3/5 87% A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence (2015) Pointedly droll.‐ Financial Times
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3/5 75% Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) Ultron is slyly funny. And it manages to balance this sort of comedy (I hooted when the Hulk listens to Maria Callas on headphones) with the tendency towards the sort of whacko-labyrinthine operatic complexity inherent in comic books.‐ Financial Times
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89% The Drop (2014) The film is just three degrees off being brilliant yet is always creepingly moving, and I loved its lived-in squalor.‐ Financial Times
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