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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 92% My Pure Land (2017) The film lurches back and forward in time, but both as a narrative and as an insight into another culture it is never less than engrossing.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2017
1/5 67% mother! (2017) It is not so much a movie, more an endurance test.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2017
3/5 34% American Assassin (2017) American Assassin sounds like a thriller-by-numbers, and so it is, but they are superior numbers.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2017
4/5 84% It (2017) I actually looked in a shop window to check my hair hadn't turned white.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2017
4/5 86% Wind River (2017) The various implausibilities in this film do not diminish its tremendous watchability, and in particular the lead performance of Renner.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2017
3/5 65% Victoria & Abdul (2017) We have passed the stage where it was fair to say that Dame Judi Dench was born to play Queen Victoria. I think we might now venture that Queen Victoria was born to be played by Judi Dench.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2017
4/5 42% Suburbicon (2017) It's immensely stylish, darkly funny, and has dialogue partly written by the Coen brothers, which never hurts.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2017
5/5 96% The Shape of Water (2017) It is hard to over-state how good Hawkins is in this role. Speech is an actor's most potent weapon, but she gives a masterclass in how you to move and charm an audience without it.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2017
2/5 0% Stratton (2017) Films don't reach the silver screen without plenty of effort on somebody's part, but it's difficult to see who's put much work into Stratton, a lazily derivative action-thriller based on Duncan Falconer's novels.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2017
3/5 98% God's Own Country (2017) We are in the safe and doubtless calloused hands of a fine storyteller.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2017
84% Patti Cake$ (2017) I enjoyed it hugely, and didn't mind at all that it abides by so many of the conventions, or clichés if you prefer, of the classic rags-to-musical stardom movie. Besides, Jasper neatly subverts one or two of them.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2017
76% The Limehouse Golem (2017) With plots tripping over sub-plots, it's not a film to be taken too seriously, but if you like camped-up Victorian excess, then I recommend it heartily.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2017
4/5 68% Downsizing (2017) A razor-sharp sci-fi satire mostly on American materialism, but also on humanity's infinite capacity to warp even the best inventions by using them to service greed and cruelty.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2017
2/5 16% The Dark Tower (2017) The Dark Tower has by all accounts taken years to reach the screen. It really wasn't worth the wait.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2017
1/5 37% The Hitman's Bodyguard (2017) An instantly forgettable film, notable only for its contribution to a disturbing slide in cinematic morality.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2017
44% Everything, Everything (2017) It's not just Maddy who exists in a bubble, but also the film.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2017
2/5 75% Atomic Blonde (2017) It might be the least feminist film of all time.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2017
2/5 10% The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature (2017) As a summer- holiday outing to the cinema, this is strictly one for a rainy day.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2017
4/5 93% Williams (2017) Williams ... is charismatic and charming. Morgan Matthews's absorbing and moving documentary also reveals him as maddeningly self-centred, obsessed with motor-racing to the exclusion of all else - but brilliant nonetheless.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2017
3/5 52% England Is Mine (2017) Gill's trump card is a nicely judged lead performance by Jack Lowden - a million miles from his dashing turn as a Spitfire pilot in Dunkirk.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2017
3/5 89% Maudie (2017) With its plaintive score and bleak landscapes, it seems to unfold as slowly as a Nova Scotia winter, but it has one thunderously exciting asset in the performance of Sally Hawkins.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2017
2/5 50% Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017) Were there an award for the most encouraging start to a movie which then turns out to be a crashing disappointment, Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets would be a strong nominee.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2017
4/5 98% Kedi (2017) Torun has made a memorable film.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2017
3/5 61% Despicable Me 3 (2017) It's all extremely silly, nicely animated, and with just enough funny one-liners ... to entertain grown-ups as well as children.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2017
3/5 59% Alone in Berlin (2017) I found it a deeply moving film and a worthy monument to a pair of decidedly unlikely war heroes.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2017
5/5 93% Baby Driver (2017) A roaringly high-octane crime movie reminiscent of the best of Quentin Tarantino.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2017
4/5 92% Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) I can't think of a movie from the prolific Marvel Cinematic Universe that I have enjoyed more.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Jul 1, 2017
3/5 43% Hampstead (2017) Hampstead could, should, have been a sweet romcom for the hip-replacement generation. Alas, the romance is unconvincing and on the whole the comedy has all the bright effervescence of pond water.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2017
3/5 15% Transformers: The Last Knight (2017) There are reasons enough to look and listen as the Bayhem unfolds.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2017
4/5 87% Whitney: Can I Be Me (2017) What a tragic story.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2017
1/5 48% Churchill (2017) Teplitsky is basically giving us Churchill as Shakespeare's deranged King Lear, and it is very hard to see what the point of his film might be.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2017
3/5 72% Gifted (2017) Grace's hugely impressive performance deserves to be seen.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2017
3/5 75% My Cousin Rachel (2017) It's all marvellously acted and gorgeous to look at.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2017
2/5 16% The Mummy (2017) We all like a few hieroglyphics with our hokum, but this is too much, an absolute barrage of digitally enhanced silliness that not even Tom Cruise and Russell Crowe can save.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2017
4/5 99% My Life as a Zucchini (Ma vie de courgette) (2017) Visually arresting, with a lovely strings soundtrack, it's a very accomplished piece of work.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Jun 2, 2017
1/5 18% Baywatch (2017) Gets everything dismally wrong, up to and including the 'bloopers' shown over the credits - always a sign of desperation.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Jun 2, 2017
3/5 71% The Square (2017) The Square contains many pleasures, as well as the single most extraordinary scene I have seen all year ...‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Jun 2, 2017
2/5 0% It Was Fifty Years Ago Today... Sgt Pepper and Beyond (2017) With a two-hour bombardment of talking heads of varying relevance, Parker tries gamely, but fails resoundingly, to overcome his documentary's glaring paradox - that it's a film about music containing no music.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted May 26, 2017
3/5 29% Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017) A watchable picture, even reminiscent here and there of when the franchise still felt fresh and original.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted May 26, 2017
4/5 88% The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) (2017) In straighter dramatic roles than usual, Stiller and especially the oft-maligned Sandler are superb. And watching Hoffman, 50 years after his film debut in The Graduate, still feels like a masterclass.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted May 25, 2017
4/5 85% Okja (2017) A gleeful satire about the rapacious US food industry... wrapped neatly around a moving, almost Disney-esque story of a girl and her pet.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted May 25, 2017
80% Colossal (2017) It's all too bizarre for words, and more significantly, for comprehension.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted May 18, 2017
3/5 36% Snatched (2017) There's great chemistry between the leads, some entertaining secondary characters (including Wanda Sykes and Joan Cusack as self-styled commandos) and a handful of genuinely funny scenes.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted May 18, 2017
1/5 28% King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017) Ritchie is trying, with mighty self-regard, to give us Lock, Stock And Two Smoking Broadswords. But that just makes it more excruciating, not less.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted May 18, 2017
3/5 73% Wonderstruck (2017) In attempting to manipulate the audience as he manipulates his characters, Haynes overdoes it. By the end, I believed in everything except the story.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted May 18, 2017
5/5 100% Jawbone (2017) It isn't just a boxing film. It's not even mainly a boxing film. It is also, with piercing, heartbreaking honesty, a chronicle of addiction.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted May 12, 2017
3/5 90% Frantz (2017) The film has valid things to say about war, national enmities and the nature of forgiveness.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted May 12, 2017
3/5 75% Miss Sloane (2016) Chastain keeps the story rooted in some kind of reality with a bravura performance that diverts the eye from mounting improbabilities and shows us tantalising glimpses of Sloane's well-hidden vulnerabilities.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted May 12, 2017
4/5 70% Alien: Covenant (2017) Scott leads us back to the future in more ways than one. This film, with its dripping gore and its nasty frights, is much truer to the spirit of the original Alien.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted May 12, 2017
2/5 22% Sleepless (2017) It all unfolds semi-watchably, albeit with an absurdly overwrought percussive score and a checklist of thriller cliches that Swiss director Baran bo Odar ticks off one by one.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted May 5, 2017