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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 88% Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) While it's perhaps a little fanciful to look for profound messages in this film, Gunn does have valid things to say about the importance, or otherwise, of family ties.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2017
4/5 90% Lady Macbeth (2017) What a stunningly accomplished debut feature this is by William Oldroyd, with a remarkably compelling lead performance from Florence Pugh as a young Victorian woman trapped in a dreary and desperately unhappy arranged marriage.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2017
3/5 48% The Promise (2017) Doctor Zhivago it emphatically is not, but it still looks great. As history lessons go, at least this one is sumptuously presented.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2017
3/5 89% Handsome Devil (2016) It's very winningly written and acted.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2017
2/5 25% Unforgettable (2017) Most of this is well acted, much is well-scripted, but as Tessa's vindictiveness builds, the film gets overwrought and plain silly.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2017
3/5 55% Rules Don't Apply (2016) Rules Don't Apply does the job nicely.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2017
3/5 58% The Zookeeper's Wife (2017) The Zookeeper's Wife tells an amazing true story, there are some remarkable set-pieces ... and who can honestly begrudge Chastain, a fine actress, a rare chance to emulate the great Meryl, and Streepishly deliver her lines in a sing-song Polish accent?‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2017
4/5 87% Their Finest (2017) The excellence of the cast is but one of many reasons to see this film.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2017
3/5 27% The Hatton Garden Job (2017) It's shamelessly derivative, unapologetically old-fashioned, defiantly corny, but it still tells a remarkable true story with a certain swagger and naive charm.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2017
4/5 95% The Handmaiden (Ah-ga-ssi) (2016) A twisty, twisted, psycho-sexual thriller, in which, for all its explicit content, nothing is quite as it appears.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2017
2/5 73% The Sense Of An Ending (2017) A monotonous trudge through the unfulfilled life of a self-absorbed, mildly unpleasant, rather drippy elderly man.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2017
3/5 66% The Fate of the Furious (2017) It has a surprisingly intoxicating sense of fun.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2017
4/5 38% Aftermath (2017) Lester does a really fine job; at an economical 92 minutes, his film is taut, suspenseful and engaging from beginning to end.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2017
2/5 45% Going in Style (2017) As to which is creakier, the hips, the knees or Ted Melfi's script, I'm afraid it's a close-run thing.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2017
4/5 53% The Boss Baby (2017) It's huge fun, beautifully animated, and writer Michael McCullers, whose credits include a couple of the Austin Powers movies, takes the opportunity to mine not just the rich seam of baby jokes, but an even richer seam of business jokes.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2017
3/5 50% City of Tiny Lights (2016) It has good characters and strong performances, and I left the cinema hoping that I hadn't seen the last of Tommy Akhtar.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2017
4/5 92% A Quiet Passion (2017) As with Davies's last film, Sunset Song, practically every frame could be a painting. He is a cherish-ably singular film-maker.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2017
2/5 14% Man Down (2016) This is a woefully confused and confusing film.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2017
2/5 37% Smurfs: The Lost Village (2017) The Smurfs might keep the little cherubs diverted for an hour and a half, but only if they're not too discerning.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2017
3/5 67% Free Fire (2017) For all the tension and graphic violence, there are enough laugh-out-loud moments to designate this a black comedy.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2017
3/5 45% Ghost in the Shell (2017) On the whole, it works pretty well.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2017
4/5 99% Get Out (2017) Towards the end, it all gets a little overwrought. But, on the whole, what a clever, provocative and entertaining film this is in the way it pokes and prods at the emotive issue of race relations while mixing up so many genres.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2017
3/5 80% Personal Shopper (2017) [Personal Shopper], while never less than watchable, is disconcertingly muddled.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2017
1/5 16% CHIPS (2017) Irredeemably sexist, gratuitously violent, relentlessly unfunny, CHiPs is one of those movies that make you weep for all the fine projects that never get made.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2017
4/5 68% Life (2017) The notion of a menacing alien life-form at loose on a spaceship is almost heroically unoriginal, yet Daniel Espinosa's film, while not above panto-style exclamations such as 'It's behind you!', keeps the tension bubbling.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2017
2/5 17% The Time of Their Lives (2017) It doesn't seem quite sure whether it wants to be mainly funny or mainly poignant, and in the end, isn't much of either.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2017
3/5 71% Beauty and the Beast (2017) This Beauty And The Beast is no match at all for the animated classic. And Miss Watson is a Belle who fails to chime.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2017
3/5 90% Elle (2016) Elle is intriguing, unpredictable and gripping. It also has the wonderful Isabelle Huppert in towering form. That should be recommendation enough.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2017
57% Trespass Against Us (2017) There is much to admire here, but it's still a tale of deeply unpleasant people. You won't find anyone with whom to even vaguely empathise, let alone actually like.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2017
92% Logan (2017) A film that, maybe more than anything else, showcases what a fine actor Jackman is. He gives a performance of genuine depth and poignancy.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2017
4/5 88% 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 90% 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 46% 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 9% 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 42% 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 92% 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 83% 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
17% 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 85% 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 40% 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 92% 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