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)
Publications: Daily Mail (UK)

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
4/5 86% Diego Maradona (2019) This poignant, thought-provoking film makes it clear that Maradona, more than anything, was a victim; of his impoverished upbringing, of his enormous fame, of his fabulous wealth, and in a way, most sadly of all, of his own extravagant talent. - Daily Mail (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2019
5/5 92% Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story By Martin Scorsese (2019) Simply unmissable. - Daily Mail (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2019
3/5 56% The Hummingbird Project (2019) An unusual film, brought arrestingly to life... - Daily Mail (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2019
4/5 84% Sometimes Always Never (Triple Word Score) (2018) It's a quiet, funny, sad, quirky delight... - Daily Mail (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2019
2/5 24% Men in Black International (2019) In my view this film is nowhere near strong enough to pump dynamic new life back into the Men In Black brand. - Daily Mail (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2019
4/5 100% Toy Story 4 (2019) Even if you don't emerge from Toy Story 4 feeling morally enriched, you'll surely have a spring in your step. - Daily Mail (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2019
3/5 23% Dark Phoenix (2019) At least they go out with a big bang. Or rather, several big bangs. - Daily Mail (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2019
5/5 100% Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949) Even the title, from a poem by Tennyson, is perfect. A bona fide treat. - Daily Mail (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2019
4/5 92% Gloria Bell (2019) Moore, in the kind of role that half a generation ago might have been taken by Diane Keaton, is never less than superb. - Daily Mail (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2019
3/5 80% Late Night (2019) Thompson's carefully modulated Home Counties vowels work perfectly in a headmistressy despot, but believing in her as a female David Letterman, or even James Corden, is regrettably too much of a stretch. - Daily Mail (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2019
4/5 56% Ma (2019) Taylor can also credit his cast for keeping it real. Spencer is terrific in a role for which she's not the most obvious fit, and even the small parts are filled by class acts... - Daily Mail (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 31, 2019
3/5 78% Rory's Way (The Etruscan Smile) (2019) It has a trump card in Cox, who holds it together with the excellence of his acting. - Daily Mail (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 31, 2019
4/5 97% Thunder Road (2018) It sounds sad, and it is, but it is also extremely funny. - Daily Mail (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 31, 2019
3/5 40% Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) It feels like being strapped to an amplifier at an AC/DC gig more or less from beginning to merciful end. - Daily Mail (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 31, 2019
5/5 92% Once Upon a Time In Hollywood (2019) With this wildly enjoyable black comedy, Tarantino really delivers. - Daily Mail (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 23, 2019
90% John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum (2019) Reeves gives a charismatic lead performance, tearing another page from the Clint Eastwood manual of laconic hard men. - Daily Mail (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 16, 2019
5/5 89% Rocketman (2019) Whatever you think of Sir Elton John, Rocketman unashamedly invites us to celebrate the fact that... he's still standing. - Daily Mail (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 16, 2019
2/5 49% A Dog's Journey (2019) Like the first film, it is based on a book by W. Bruce Cameron, and follows the same saccharine premise, that a much-loved family dog keeps being reborn as other dogs. - Daily Mail (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 3, 2019
3/5 30% The Curse of La Llorona (2019) What lifts it above the humdrum is Cardellini, so often cast as a more important character's spouse... but here showing that she can command the spotlight, too. - Daily Mail (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 3, 2019
3/5 56% Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile (2019) It's a moderate feature, but a very good performance. - Daily Mail (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 3, 2019
4/5 81% Long Shot (2019) Rogen is as reliably funny as ever, but Theron is the revelation here. - Daily Mail (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 3, 2019
51% Tolkien (2019) Tolkien, for all its relatively minor deficiencies, is above all a spirited romance. - Daily Mail (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 2, 2019
4/5 99% Eighth Grade (2018) Burnham has made a minor classic. - Daily Mail (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2019
2/5 48% Bel Canto (2018) A film which promises a great deal and disappoints on just about every level. - Daily Mail (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2019
4/5 94% Avengers: Endgame (2019) All in all, it is a wonderfully exhilarating conclusion to the saga. - Daily Mail (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2019
3/5 73% Dragged Across Concrete (2019) All too often it feels like a writer-director indulging himself rather than his audience. - Daily Mail (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2019
2/5 60% Greta (2019) It's all going to get wildly overwrought, and very silly indeed, before you get to go home. - Daily Mail (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2019
2/5 31% Red Joan (2019) Red Joan is a dishonest film with a dishonest title. - Daily Mail (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2019
3/5 34% Wonder Park (2019) For parents looking to fill a rainy afternoon in the Easter holidays, Wonder Park just about fits the bill. - Daily Mail (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2019
3/5 17% Hellboy (2019) There are some laugh-out-loud moments and solid special effects, but it's all just a bit laboured and overwrought. - Daily Mail (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2019
2/5 46% Little (2019) In fairness, there were quite a few ripples of laughter at the screening I attended, but they didn't ripple as far as me. - Daily Mail (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2019
4/5 80% Mid90s (2018) Hill, best known as a comic actor in the likes of Superbad and the 21 Jump Street series... [shows] real prowess as a sensitive, observant filmmaker. - Daily Mail (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2019
4/5 89% Wild Rose (2019) Unlike all those country songs about divorce and dead dogs, whenever we think we know just where it's heading, it takes us somewhere else. - Daily Mail (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2019
3/5 90% Shazam! (2019) Sadly, all this takes far too long to get going - the film could lose 15 minutes at both ends - but it's fun when it does, and Levi milks every drop of goofy comedy out of the superhero guise. - Daily Mail (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2019
4/5 86% The Sisters Brothers (2018) Engrossing as the narrative is, the greatest pleasures of this terrific film lie in the contrasting personalities of the various protagonists, and in the way a quartet of wonderful actors bring them to life. - Daily Mail (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2019
4/5 89% Missing Link (2019) It really is a pleasure from beginning to end. - Daily Mail (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2019
94% The Keeper (Trautmann) (2018) It deserves to be seen for lots of reasons. Chiefly, because it truly is a heck of a story. - Daily Mail (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2019
2/5 47% Dumbo (2019) A few good songs might have helped. - Daily Mail (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2019
3/5 88% The Vanishing (2019) It's never easy to rip your eyes off Mullan, such a powerful actor, but it's good to be reminded that there's more to Butler, too, than just a big torso and a bad script. - Daily Mail (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2019
4/5 92% Benjamin (2018) A tender, funny and, at times, painful film. - Daily Mail (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2019
3/5 82% Ben is Back (2018) Hedges and Roberts do their substantial best to keep it real, but there's a final-act lurch into melodrama that seems at odds with the earlier sensitivity. - Daily Mail (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2019
2/5 45% What Men Want (2019) What Men Want will make you ask questions of yourself... Chiefly, why didn't you stay at home? - Daily Mail (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2019
3/5 50% Fisherman's Friends (2019) I can't deny that I sauntered out of the screening of this clunky, sometimes clumsy, but redeemingly engaging and warm-hearted film with a smile on my face. - Daily Mail (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2019
3/5 100% Rosie (2018) While films like this can feel issue-led where they should be character-led, that pitfall is sidestepped by Doyle's sensitive script. - Daily Mail (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2019
4/5 91% The Kindergarten Teacher (2018) Best of all, it gives Gyllenhaal, of whom we don't see nearly enough on the silver screen, a chance to shine. - Daily Mail (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2019
3/5 78% Captain Marvel (2019) Captain Marvel isn't exactly marvellous. But it doesn't disappoint, either. - Daily Mail (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2019
2/5 19% Serenity (2019) Knight has made better films than this, and films that treat women more generously. - Daily Mail (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2019
4/5 88% What They Had (2018) Anyone who has lost a relative to dementia will find plenty of common ground with the family depicted in this piercingly well-observed domestic drama, an impressive debut feature by writer-director Elizabeth Chomko. - Daily Mail (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2019
2/5 27% The Aftermath (2019) It's that kind of film, I'm afraid. One in which the snow is deeper than the characters, and the parquet floors less wooden than the plot. - Daily Mail (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2019
4/5 93% Fighting with My Family (2019) A drama which starts off as a playful comedy only to knock you sideways with its emotional depths. - Daily Mail (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2019