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Brian Pendreigh

Brian Pendreigh
Brian Pendreigh'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
3/5 87% A Most Wanted Man (2014) Hoffman heads an impressive cast and the plot is well crafted, even if the characters and moral uncertainties seem very familiar and the message remains the same. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Jan 5, 2015
4/5 93% Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind (2004) This outing from Kaufman's oddball imagination is wonderfully intriguing, often touching and typically convoluted. ‐ Radio Times
Posted May 30, 2014
3/5 65% Fever Pitch (2005) The Farrellys rein in their usual excesses, but still manage to produce the laughs, albeit accompanied by a dose of terminal cuteness. ‐ Radio Times
Posted May 7, 2014
3/5 25% Wicker Park (2004) Convoluted though this plot may seem, at least the inventive visuals from Gangster No 1 director Paul McGuigan keep you engrossed. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Mar 18, 2014
4/5 86% Chicago (2002) It took more than a quarter of a century to bring the 1975 musical Chicago to the screen, but it was worth the wait to get it right. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Feb 12, 2014
4/5 78% Brave (2012) Pixar's 13th full-length film is the studio's first to feature a female as its central character, and a memorable creation she is, too. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Nov 18, 2013
4/5 100% Fire In The Night (2013) There's a powerful insight into the different ways people face death, and how those who do not die come to terms with their good fortune. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Jun 22, 2013
2/5 46% A Liar's Autobiography - The Untrue Story of Monty Python's Graham Chapman (2012) Even at 85 minutes, the movie often drags as if there was insufficient quality material to draw upon. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Feb 8, 2013
3/5 37% Hyde Park on Hudson (2012) Inoffensive and insubstantial. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Feb 1, 2013
3/5 48% Zaytoun (2013) El Akal delivers a winning wide-eyed performance as Fahed that more than compensates for [its] shortcomings. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Dec 27, 2012
3/5 41% Midnight's Children (2013) The film is stunningly beautiful. And the story retains at least some of the elements that made the novel so special in its imagination, ambition and scope. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Dec 27, 2012
2/5 72% Like Crazy (2011) Wearing its heart prominently on its sleeve, this romance tries a little too hard to persuade its audience that they too should fall in love with its star-crossed protagonists. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Jan 26, 2012
3/5 43% J. Edgar (2011) Eastwood rather deftly suggests a man who is both naive and repressed, while making it clear that what really drove him was his work - and his ego. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Jan 20, 2012
2/5 54% Perfect Sense (2012) Sadly, the central romance fails to convince as the two leads lack chemistry... ‐ Radio Times
Posted Oct 13, 2011
2/5 9% Weekender (2013) The perennial problem with party films is that the viewer is made to feel a wallflower, looking on from the sidelines, and director Karl Golden does nothing to dispel that sense of distance here. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Sep 8, 2011
3/5 50% Talihina Sky: The Story of Kings of Leon (2011) An insight into an America that many may associate more readily with Steinbeck than the 21st century. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Jun 23, 2011
4/5 100% Whisky Galore! (1949) Quote not available. ‐ Eye for Film
Posted Apr 4, 2011
3/5 71% Never Let Me Go (2010) While the film has powerful individual scenes and the performances of Mulligan and Garfield convey the anguish of their plight, the work as a whole remains curiously uninvolving. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Feb 10, 2011
4/5 86% Rabbit Hole (2010) The performances from Kidman and Eckhart are beautifully judged, while the film is as delicate and as finely nuanced as the characters and relationships it portrays. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Feb 3, 2011
2/5 47% Jackboots on Whitehall (2010) It tries to both celebrate and lampoon British culture and spirit at the same time, only the end result is surprisingly flat. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Oct 7, 2010
3/5 75% Soulboy (2010) It's more than a little clichéd, with a disco-floor bully who's straight out of panto, but the music and period detail will help take your mind off such deficiencies. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Sep 2, 2010
4/5 90% The Illusionist (L'illusionniste) (2010) Dialogue is minimal, and the animation is old-fashioned yet distinctive, in keeping with the story. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Aug 19, 2010
3/5 71% Valhalla Rising (2010) Everything seems to emphasise the primitive essence of it all, from the graphic violence ... to landscapes that seem as if they are still to discover colour. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Apr 29, 2010
3/5 51% Chloe (2010) It has a starry cast, a twisty plot that clearly takes its inspiration from Alfred Hitchcock and is always fun to watch, even if it does ultimately stretch credibility beyond breaking point. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Mar 5, 2010
2/5 71% The Last Station (2010) While Michael Hoffman's direction is acceptable, it ultimately fails to pull the package together and lacks the inspiration his stars and his subject clearly have in spades. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Feb 19, 2010
3/5 85% A Single Man (2009) Colin Firth's strength is his ordinariness and he uses it here to great effect in fashion designer Tom Ford's assured directorial debut. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Feb 16, 2010
2/5 66% The Girlfriend Experience (2009) Despite the subject matter and casting, the movie seems an oddly tepid affair. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Dec 4, 2009
4/5 No Score Yet Quote not available. ‐ Eye for Film
Posted Dec 7, 2007