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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
3/5 85% Monsters and Men (2018) Green hammers the audience with his message, instead of letting us find it ourselves. Nevertheless, this is a watchable and relevant film.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2019
4/5 68% Beautiful Boy (2018) It's a very well-made, sad, sensitive and touching film.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2019
2/5 36% Glass (2019) Aptly enough, the deficiencies of Glass are entirely transparent: a terrific cast, let down by a director whose primary motivation seems to be to entertain himself, not his audience.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2019
3/5 62% Mary Queen of Scots (2018) If the Scottish Tourist Board doesn't endorse this film, for doing for rugged mountains and heathery glens what the TV series Poldark does for Cornish clifftops, then it's missing a trick.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2019
3/5 87% Colette (2018) An interesting film telling a worthwhile, true story...‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2019
3/5 59% The Front Runner (2018) What we are left with is an efficient period drama that never quite justifies its own running time of a shade under two hours, or our viewing time.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2019
3/5 40% The Upside (2019) There's a fair amount to admire in Neil Burger's film, but if you want a proper treat, seek out Les Intouchables.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2019
5/5 94% Stan & Ollie (2018) It's about the love between husbands and wives, and about the love Laurel and Hardy engendered in their audiences, but mostly it's about the love they had for each other, all the more poignant for being stretched almost to snapping point.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2019
13% Life Itself (2018) If you're not worn down by its many saccharine contrivances, you might well be undone by the relentless, smart-alecky way characters talk to one another.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Jan 4, 2019
31% Welcome to Marwen (2018) Maybe Zemeckis is to blame, for trying to sanitise and sentimentalise mental illness. Then again, what can we expect from the man who brought us Forrest Gump?‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Jan 4, 2019
9% Holmes and Watson (2018) I counted six laughs and three walk-outs.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2018
3/5 92% Bumblebee (2018) Knight deserves particular credit for weaving together so skilfully what are, in effect, two quite different staples of movie story-telling - the chippy teen who is out of step with the world, and the fighting alien robots.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2018
3/5 63% Bird Box (2018) This horror-thriller is rarely scary and only fitfully suspenseful...‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2018
3/5 65% Lizzie (2018) It is a slow-moving, intense, rather claustrophobic drama, but with two enthralling performances at its heart.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2018
2/5 97% Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) A monumentally long Marvel animation which is at least 30 per cent less witty than everyone involved seems to think it is.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2018
2/5 26% Mortal Engines (2018) To believe in it, you have also to believe in the notion of 'traction cities' and 'static cities' being pitched against one another in mortal combat. And I didn't, frankly.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2018
3/5 64% Aquaman (2018) There is plenty here to admire and enjoy. Too much, really.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2018
3/5 79% Mary Poppins Returns (2018) Mary Poppins Returns contains rousing delights and wincing misjudgments in about equal measure.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2018
4/5 92% The Old Man & the Gun (2018) If this really is curtains, it's a great way to take a bow.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2018
3/5 93% Sorry to Bother You (2018) It starts promisingly and becomes wackily incoherent, but the very least you can say about it is that it's not short of ideas.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2018
3/5 60% White Boy Rick (2018) Never less than watchable, thanks largely to a handful of genuinely fine supporting turns...‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2018
4/5 84% Disobedience (2018) Weisz and McAdams are both wonderful, but Nivola quietly steals the show as a decent, pious man in an impossible predicament.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2018
4/5 88% Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018) It will more than reward your investment of time, money and popcorn.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2018
4/5 83% Creed II (2018) When a film is as unashamedly formulaic as Creed II, the formula had better be a good one. Fortunately, it is.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2018
3/5 73% Assassination Nation (2018) As a warning about the dangers of living your life through your iPhone, and of internet porn and all the other associated technological temptations of our time, it deserves to be seen.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Nov 23, 2018
4/5 99% Shoplifters (Manbiki kazoku) (2018) This film is about the good and bad that co-exist in people, perhaps in all of us.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Nov 23, 2018
2/5 16% Robin Hood (2018) Clumsy anachronisms abound, perhaps deliberately, though the film isn't nearly witty enough to carry them off.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Nov 23, 2018
3/5 40% The Girl in the Spider's Web (2018) The action skips nimbly from set-piece to set-piece, Foy is terrific even with the dodgy accent and the dialogue is not as leaden as it might be.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Nov 23, 2018
3/5 64% Suspiria (2018) The original lasted a little over 90 minutes. This drags on even more weirdly for almost an hour longer, becoming as much an endurance test as a piece of entertainment.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2018
3/5 No Score Yet Make Us Dream (2018) Not much more than a highlights reel of an admittedly illustrious playing career.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2018
2/5 35% Dead in a Week (Or Your Money Back) (2018) Not even Wilkinson's undoubted class is enough to give it the kiss of life.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2018
3/5 92% The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018) I couldn't recommend it with more of a yee-haw!‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2018
3/5 38% Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018) It is largely and regrettably devoid of the wit that made the first film such a joy, and the fantastic beasts themselves too often seem like adjuncts to the plot, not accessories to it.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2018
3/5 39% Slaughterhouse Rulez (2018) Unless you're fed up with comedy-horror films which blend Tom Brown's Schooldays with Jurassic Park, then you might like the thoroughly bonkers Slaughterhouse Rulez...‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2018
2/5 83% Juliet, Naked (2018) Alas, it strains too hard for poignancy, and makes ill-advised efforts to explore the nature of fandom and fame.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2018
3/5 91% Widows (2018) The central story doesn't have enough room to breathe, and therefore never seems real. Still, you might enjoy suspending your disbelief.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2018
2/5 65% Peterloo (2019) Leigh is so desperate to educate us that he overlooks too many of the rudiments of good storytelling.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2018
3/5 37% Hunter Killer (2018) It's done with such a defiant swagger that, despite all my better instincts, I liked it.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2018
5/5 77% Dogman (2019) It's a moving, funny, compelling film, among the best I've seen all year.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2018
3/5 47% Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween (2018) It's effectively a horror film for robust youngsters, and quite nicely done.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2018
3/5 79% Halloween (2018) This is certainly no masterpiece, but it might be the best of all the repeated stabs at trying to reproduce the scares of the original.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2018
3/5 76% Smallfoot (2018) On the whole this isn't a bad bet for what seems likely, for many of us, to be a wet and windy weekend.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2018
3/5 74% Bad Times at the El Royale (2018) Ultimately, I felt as though I'd had rather a good time at el picturehouse.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2018
3/5 93% Blindspotting (2018) There's an appealing originality and energy to Blindspotting, thanks mostly to the strong performances of its leads, Daveed Diggs and Rafael Casal, who also wrote the screenplay.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2018
3/5 28% Venom (2018) It's basically a B-movie in the guise of a blockbuster, bereft of wit, swagger and pizzazz, and with strangely lacklustre special effects.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2018
79% 22 July (2018) It's as grim and powerful as you'd expect, and astutely tells the story of that day and its aftermath by focusing on one survivor.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2018
3/5 35% Johnny English Strikes Again (2018) A damp squib of a comedy that not even Atkinson's well-honed clowning, frowning and gurning act can rescue.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2018
3/5 90% A Star Is Born (2018) This is a dazzlingly original silver-screen debut.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2018
3/5 99% Selma (2015) With more nuance, this could have been a great film. As it is, it's merely a good one, but glittering with great performances.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2018
2/5 28% Night School (2018) On the whole it's desperately poor fare, which in the audience I was in, yielded precisely three half-laughs (I counted).‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2018