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Brian Viner

Brian Viner

Agrees with the Tomatometer 81% of the time.

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 79% The Girl With All the Gifts "McCarthy, an experienced TV director (Peaky Blinders), does a terrific, measured job of answering our questions. " ‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Posted Sep 22, 2016
4/5 98% Little Men (2016) "If you're fed up with death and destruction in the movies, of superheroes and mutants and plots to destroy the planet, Little Men is the perfect antidote. " ‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Posted Sep 22, 2016
3/5 62% The Magnificent Seven (2016) "The film is OK, it's the name that's all wrong. " ‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Posted Sep 22, 2016
3/5 69% The Infiltrator (2016) "A decent film, worth a visit to the cinema, and it comes with a lovely, wholesome footnote: the screenplay is by Ellen Brown Furman, the director's old mum. " ‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Posted Sep 15, 2016
2/5 26% Ben-Hur (2016) "The 1959 film was an overlong affair, too, but it endures as one of the greatest of all sword-and-sandals epics. This version will endure for only as long as it takes the accountants to work out the losses. " ‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Posted Sep 9, 2016
4/5 81% Captain Fantastic (2016) "Yes, it is overwritten and unsubtle in parts, but I enjoyed it enormously, and squirrel-fur hats off to writer-director Matt Ross, for giving us a story that is, dare I say, so interesting. " ‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Posted Sep 9, 2016
5/5 98% Hell or High Water (2016) "One of the best pictures I have seen all year. " ‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Posted Sep 9, 2016
4/5 66% Anthropoid (2016) "Shooting in grainy Super 16mm format, Ellis has given his film a mood and atmosphere that I found utterly absorbing. " ‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Posted Sep 9, 2016
3/5 77% Bridget Jones's Baby (2016) "This is, on the whole, a worthy completion of the trilogy -assuming it is to stay a trilogy, and that we are not likely to assemble again one day for Bridget Jones's Dentures. " ‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Posted Sep 8, 2016
93% Hacksaw Ridge (2016) "[A] powerful if somewhat calculating film ... " ‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Posted Sep 8, 2016
5/5 81% Nocturnal Animals (2016) "A supremely clever and pulsatingly gripping emotional thriller, which ingeniously tells three stories at once. " ‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Posted Sep 8, 2016
3/5 82% Sausage Party (2016) "I got a lot of pleasure from Sausage Party, though not as much pleasure as the foodstuffs derive from the frenzied concluding orgy ... " ‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Posted Sep 2, 2016
89% Jim: The James Foley Story (2016) "Poignant ... " ‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Posted Sep 2, 2016
4/5 100% Arrival (2016) "It's ingenious, and brilliantly directed, shot and scored, all of which bodes well for Villeneuve's next project, a keenly-awaited sequel to 1982's Blade Runner. " ‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Posted Sep 2, 2016
4/5 96% La La Land (2016) "La La Land isn't perfect, but it's still a joy. " ‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Posted Sep 2, 2016
3/5 89% The Childhood of a Leader (2016) "It's a good idea, and Robert Pattinson of Twilight is in fine form as the final Leader. Maybe it's the gloom he likes. " ‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Posted Aug 18, 2016
4/5 95% The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years (2016) "With the help of some obvious talking heads, and some less predictable ones, [Howard] tells a familiar tale with a surprising and at times thrilling amount of originality. " ‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Posted Aug 13, 2016
2/5 35% Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates (2016) "Efron needs a new agent, who doesn't seemingly insist on a clause that he has to take his shirt off in every film. " ‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Posted Aug 11, 2016
3/5 86% Pete's Dragon (2016) "I took my twin ten-year-old nieces and they sat on the edge of their seats throughout, utterly rapt, then pronounced the film 'really, really, really good'. " ‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Posted Aug 11, 2016
3/5 77% The Shallows (2016) "For the most part a decent, well-crafted thriller ... " ‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Posted Aug 11, 2016
2/5 67% David Brent: Life on the Road "A slowly-unfolding disappointment. " ‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Posted Aug 11, 2016
2/5 39% Up for Love (Un homme à la hauteur) "The forces of political correctness can be acutely tiresome but they're not always wrong, and this is rather like a white actor blacking up to play Othello. " ‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Posted Aug 5, 2016
3/5 71% The Carer "It's a slight but touching story, and the film also makes some sharp observations about the immigrant experience. I liked it. " ‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Posted Aug 5, 2016
4/5 26% Suicide Squad (2016) "It's explosive, preposterous, exhilarating and like all the best films based on comic-book characters, doesn't take itself too seriously. Indeed, there are more than a few laugh-out-loud moments. " ‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Posted Aug 5, 2016
2/5 79% The Commune (Kollektivet) "The film never quite grips as it should, partly because the characters too often seem to behave according to the dictates of a script, rather than as human beings in such a situation really would. " ‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Posted Jul 31, 2016
3/5 80% Author: The JT LeRoy Story (2016) "This does become a fascinating tale; after all, who doesn't love to hear about celebrities being taken for a ride? " ‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Posted Jul 31, 2016
2/5 94% Finding Dory (2016) "The short-term memory-loss business very quickly becomes more wearing than funny. I can't say that its poignancy really worked on me, either, though I know it has on some. " ‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Posted Jul 31, 2016
4/5 56% Jason Bourne (2016) "It's thrilling stuff, and really does compound Greengrass's reputation as a terrific action director; a couple of the chase scenes make Bond's latest antics look almost pedestrian. " ‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Posted Jul 31, 2016
3/5 83% Star Trek Beyond (2016) "A couple of hours of proper sci-fi fun. " ‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Posted Jul 24, 2016
2/5 82% Chevalier (2016) "The concept is strong, the acting fine, and in parts the film is funny and likeable. I like the notion of middle-aged men behaving like little boys in a playground. But the dialogue is all wrong. " ‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Posted Jul 24, 2016
3/5 88% Born To Be Blue (2016) "It's not always easy to follow, but Born To Be Blue does help us to appreciate Baker's unique talent - and to understand why he came to such a sticky end, falling to his death from a hotel balcony in Amsterdam in 1988. " ‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Posted Jul 24, 2016
1/5 0% Precious Cargo (2016) "What persuaded Bruce Willis to accept a role in this cheap-looking, poorly scripted, irredeemably derivative crime thriller is a question only he, and his agent, can answer. " ‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Posted Jul 21, 2016
2/5 13% Ice Age: Collision Course (2016) "All good epochs come to an end ... and this one should have done so before it started to whiff quite so strongly of commercial exploitation. " ‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Posted Jul 21, 2016
2/5 73% Ghostbusters (2016) "It's a crashing disappointment because it strains way too hard for laughs, and contains one of the most distractingly irritating performances I've seen for a long time ... " ‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Posted Jul 21, 2016
3/5 74% The Secret Life of Pets (2016) "Fun, with enough wit and invention to please the whole family. " ‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Posted Jun 23, 2016
4/5 77% Elvis & Nixon (2016) "Liza Johnson's intriguing film semi-fictionalises the events leading up to the real-life brief encounter between the pair, in December 1970. " ‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Posted Jun 23, 2016
2/5 32% Independence Day: Resurgence (2016) "Of course, silliness and the alien attack blockbuster have never been unacquainted, but about 20 minutes in, it occurred to me that the best way to enjoy this movie really is to view it as a comedy. " ‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Posted Jun 23, 2016
2/5 90% Barbershop: The Next Cut (2016) "The film does have a certain heart, but I can't be the only one hoping not to see a Barbershop 4, whatever the obvious temptation to complete a quartet. " ‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Posted Jun 16, 2016
3/5 80% The Conjuring 2 (2016) "Wan and his (American) screenwriters work hard to evoke place and period, and let's forgive them the anachronistic use of The Clash's London Calling (1979). " ‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Posted Jun 16, 2016
4/5 82% Tale of Tales (Il racconto dei racconti) (2016) "Matteo Garrone's deliciously saucy, magnificently loopy, exquisitely presented version of three of the stories of Giambattista Basile, the 16th- century Neapolitan writer celebrated for his fantastical fables. " ‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Posted Jun 16, 2016
1/5 16% Gods Of Egypt (2016) "A summer turkey like no other. " ‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Posted Jun 16, 2016
2/5 22% The Boss (2016) "A film that is less than the sum of its parts. " ‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Posted Jun 9, 2016
1/5 7% Mother's Day (2016) "Claims to explore different aspects of motherhood, but does so as profoundly as a toddler with a plastic spade explores for treasure. " ‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Posted Jun 9, 2016
3/5 78% Where to Invade Next (2016) "There's lots of fascinating material in this (overlong) documentary. But . . . French kids don't touch Coca-Cola? Pull the other one. " ‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Posted Jun 9, 2016
3/5 65% Learning To Drive (2015) "It's a gentle, uneventful film with a fair amount of charm ... " ‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Posted Jun 9, 2016
3/5 No Score Yet Breaking the Bank "Occasionally, Grammer's cut-glass vowels betray his American roots, but on the whole he is excellent value for money, and of course money is what this amiably silly comedy is all about. " ‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Posted Jun 9, 2016
92% The Nice Guys (2016) "I found it laboured, clumsy and for a film designed to provoke laughs, nastily and unacceptably violent. " ‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Posted Jun 3, 2016
2/5 38% Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows (2016) "These ninja warriors must be approaching the end of their teens now, which surely means the end of the road. " ‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Posted Jun 3, 2016
2/5 28% Warcraft (2016) "A thoroughly derivative clash-of-the-species affair with enough orcs, portals, messenger-owls and wizardry to make both Harry Potter and Gandalf the Grey feel entirely at home. " ‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Posted Jun 3, 2016
4/5 93% Loving (2016) "Edgerton and Negga are both superb, giving heartrendingly fine performances as two people bewildered by the events that have engulfed them. " ‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Posted May 19, 2016
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