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Brian Viner

Brian Viner
Brian Viner's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Daily Mail (UK)

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/5 89% 20th Century Women (2017) More a series of intense character studies than a coherent, linear story, 20th Century Women is nonetheless suffused with charm.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2017
4/5 91% The Lego Batman Movie (2017) You could quite easily leave the kids at home.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2017
2/5 45% Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk (2016) Offers food for thought, but it is made unpalatable by Lee's decision to shoot his film with what's known as a high-frame rate, imbuing it with the artificial sheen of a promotional video.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2017
1/5 8% Fifty Shades Darker (2017) If it weren't for the S&M scenes, it would be an exceedingly dull film. With them, it is both dull and silly, which is worse.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2017
2/5 41% Gold (2017) It's easy enough to see how this story could have hit cinematic pay dirt. But there is a glibness in its telling that makes it strangely uninvolving.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2017
2/5 33% Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (2017) I sat on the edge of my seat only to accelerate my exit, idly wondering why the baddies were called Umbrella High Command and why they had made their base somewhere called Raccoon City, both of which sound very unthreatening indeed.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2017
3/5 93% Toni Erdmann (2016) Even at a mightily excessive running time of 162 minutes, Maren Ade's picture generally holds the attention with its sheer singularity.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2017
3/5 78% T2 Trainspotting (2017) This one's clunky title - an in-joke referring to the Terminator movies - isn't an especially auspicious start. But, otherwise, Boyle pretty much nails it.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2017
3/5 82% Denial (2016) On the whole, Denial does proper justice to an important story.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2017
5/5 86% Lion (2016) You don't need to have adopted a child, or to have been adopted yourself (although I was, as it happens), to find Lion immensely moving. All you need is a heart.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2017
4/5 100% The Young Offenders (2016) It's energetic and silly, but also rather sweet, smartly written and directed by Peter Foott and, at times, very funny indeed.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2017
34% Live By Night (2017) Live By Night is not much of a film and Affleck is not especially good in it. He is never wooden as an actor, but he can be stolid. He is at his most stolid here.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2017
18% Assassin's Creed (2016) Imbuing this with credibility is not quite within the long reach of whispering Michael Fassbender, energetically though he tries and urgently though he whispers.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 30, 2016
3/5 87% A Monster Calls (2017) It's a curious film, beautifully rendered and at times deeply moving, yet somehow, I reckon, managing to be too scary and confusing for most children, yet too childlike and simplistic for many adults.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 30, 2016
3/5 84% Silence (2017) Neeson gives a tremendously powerful, affecting performance - yet another reminder that there is a hell of an actor underneath all that beefcake.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 30, 2016
2/5 39% Why Him? (2016) The leads are all fine, especially Franco, but the screenplay is really not worthy of any of them.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 23, 2016
2/5 31% Passengers (2016) All Passengers really does is service the fantasy of what it might be like to be stuck in space with Jennifer Lawrence or Chris Pratt. The answer is that you really wouldn't want 90 years of it, not when an hour and 56 minutes seems too long.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 23, 2016
12% Collateral Beauty (2016) A grotesquely mawkish film ...‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 23, 2016
4/5 93% The Eagle Huntress (2016) It deserves to soar.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2016
3/5 100% The Pass (2016) Tovey is so scorchingly brilliant that watching the film made me wish I'd seen it in the theatre instead.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2016
5/5 85% Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) The Force is not only well and truly with us again, it seems as if it's never been gone.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2016
3/5 71% The Birth of a Nation (2016) It is a powerful and at times moving chronicle of real-life events in the antebellum South, slightly undermined by its own righteousness.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2016
3/5 41% Office Christmas Party (2016) Office Christmas Party is actually quite enjoyable.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2016
2/5 61% Snowden (2016) It is, by any measure, a fascinating 21st-century tale. But Stone turns it into Leftist propaganda ...‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2016
3/5 95% The Edge of Seventeen (2016) Beautifully acted, sensitively written, and actually rather moving.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2016
95% Moana (2016) There is much to relish in this animated Disney film, but I appreciated it as much for what it lacks as for what it contains.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2016
3/5 71% Bleed For This (2016) It never excited me, largely, though not entirely, because it somehow felt wrong to cheer on Pazienza's decision to defy medical advice and risk paralysis.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2016
5/5 85% Sully (2016) The real drama lasted less than ten minutes. Yet still the film unfolds like a thriller, and a grippingly good one, for which Eastwood must share credit with his screenwriter, Todd Komarnicki, and with his star, Tom Hanks.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2016
4/5 96% Paterson (2016) Once you realise that not a lot is going to happen, it's rather lovely to sit back and bask in its enormous, slightly melancholy charm.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2016
2/5 50% Mum's List (2016) Even before the opening credits it is tugging on the heartstrings as if Quasimodo were at the other end, and the fierce pressure on the tear ducts never lets up, which is why I found myself resisting.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2016
1/5 23% Bad Santa 2 (2016) Desperately feeble, a barrage of rampant political incorrectness that could be forgiven, celebrated even, if it were in the service of a few belly laughs. But belly laughs come there none, or at least, dismally few.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Nov 24, 2016
3/5 84% A United Kingdom (2017) It's not a wonderful picture, but it is irreproachably worthy, and a little more besides.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Nov 24, 2016
3/5 100% The New Man (2016) This is an uplifting film about that unique yet universal, extraordinary yet everyday rite of passage in which non-parents become parents.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2016
4/5 82% Indignation (2016) Indignation, I'm pleased to report, pretty much nails it on all counts.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2016
2/5 85% Far From the Madding Crowd (2015) On the whole, Schlesinger's Wessex trumps Vinterberg's, which suffers from one of the loopiest examples of miscasting I've seen for some time.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2016
2/5 23% American Pastoral (2016) A turgid lump of narrative and not much else.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2016
41% 100 Streets (2017) It is watchable enough, but it's ended up on the wrong size of screen.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2016
2/5 51% The Accountant (2016) Is two hours of this hokum a worthwhile investment of your time, not to mention the cash-flow implications? On balance, probably not.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2016
3/5 59% The Light Between Oceans (2016) It all ends in tears, and much louder music, and a series of events that strain credibility to snapping point, although it could well be that by then you're sobbing too loudly to care.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2016
2/5 76% A Street Cat Named Bob (2016) You'd have to be very soppy indeed about cats, or possibly drug addiction, to lap it up.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2016
4/5 81% Starfish (2016) It is gruelling to watch. But all the more important for it.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2016
3/5 90% Doctor Strange (2016) Doctor Strange is mostly a blast.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2016
3/5 93% I, Daniel Blake (2016) Loach is a remarkably accomplished film-maker, with an amazing body of work, but this is not him at the top of his game. Which is not to say I don't recommend seeing it.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2016
4/5 74% Trolls (2016) Enormous fun.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2016
2/5 19% Keeping Up With The Joneses (2016) A silly comedy-thriller that is amiable enough, but with a rather higher body count than laugh quotient.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2016
3/5 37% Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016) Cruise still passes muster as an action-film leading man. He has the looks, the energy, the charisma and can fire a deadpan witticism as ably as he fires a semi-automatic.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2016
4/5 93% Queen of Katwe (2016) It's a Disney film but not overly Disneyfied. It feels thoroughly authentic.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2016
4/5 50% The Beat Beneath My Feet (2016) This film is for anyone who has ever played air guitar in the privacy of their bedroom. Or maybe, like me, you used a tennis racket. Either way, it's about the nurture and realisation of an improbable dream, and it's very nicely done.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2016
3/5 63% Storks (2016) An animated film that might fill a rainy afternoon, although its rather complex story and gag-a-minute zaniness seem to be aimed more at adults than kids.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2016
3/5 81% Kate Plays Christine (2016) A troubling, thought-provoking film.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2016