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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
2/5 47% The Dinner (2017) Even once you've got used to the idea of Richard Gere and Steve Coogan playing brothers, The Dinner is a confused and confusing film.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2017
3/5 79% Brigsby Bear (2017) It's not on a par with The Truman Show, which in some ways it resembles, though actually for me it sparked stronger memories of a long-ago U.S. sitcom, Mork And Mindy. That's no disgrace, either.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2017
4/5 94% Stronger (2017) It's a profoundly moving and, indeed, movingly profound picture.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2017
4/5 96% Ethel & Ernest (2016) With great work from Broadbent and Blethyn, and an excellent supporting voice cast, including the likes of Virginia McKenna and June Brown, with Luke Treadaway as the adult Raymond, it is a bona fide, four-star delight.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2017
4/5 43% Love Is Thicker Than Water (2016) A charming film.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2017
4/5 94% The Disaster Artist (2017) Without the endorsement of real life, The Disaster Artist would tell a story far too weird to believe.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2017
3/5 86% Wonder (2017) Tremblay, who made such an impact in 2015's Room as the offspring of a woman and her rapist abductor, gives a very appealing performance as sensitive, precociously bright Auggie.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2017
2/5 80% The Man Who Invented Christmas (2017) The Man Who Invented Christmas is a bit of a turkey, albeit with all the trimmings.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2017
3/5 18% Daddy's Home 2 (2017) Mostly, it generates its laughs (and in fairness, there are quite a number) with knockabout visual comedy, which is well executed by a strong cast.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Nov 24, 2017
4/5 86% Battle of the Sexes (2017) The movie unfolds a bit like a really good baseline rally: a blow for the men, a counter-blow for the women.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Nov 24, 2017
No Score Yet 89 (2017) Even if you don't follow the Gunners, it's a thoroughly enjoyable film celebrating an era before the Premier League shifted the goalposts.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2017
No Score Yet Kenny (2017) [An] meticulous, affectionate, moving film - not just a study of one man, but also an absorbing social history ...‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2017
4/5 95% Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool (2017) This film has taken decades from conception to screen, but to Bening, it must feel as if it was meant to be.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2017
1/5 40% Justice League (2017) Unfortunately, the universe might not be extended enough to avoid it.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2017
4/5 100% Paddington 2 (2018) Most of the credit belongs to Paul King, who again directs and co-writes, and is better-served this time by the clever folk in the special- effects department.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2017
5/5 95% The Florida Project (2017) One of the most memorable pictures I've seen all year.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2017
3/5 79% The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017) At first it seems tiresomely opaque, but gradually it exerts a chilling grip.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2017
3/5 88% Ferrari: Race to Immortality (2017) Motor-racing's most glamorous age was also its deadliest. Daryl Goodrich's film tells the story simply, but well.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2017
3/5 89% 78/52: Hitchcock's Shower Scene (2017) There's some fascinating material here ... about a film which broke so many taboos and changed the whole landscape of movie-making. It even altered the way films were shown.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2017
3/5 58% Murder On The Orient Express (2017) Does this movie pump exciting new life into Christie's story? Not really. Its main fresh twist is to Poirot's moustache, which practically becomes a character in its own right.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2017
4/5 92% Thor: Ragnarok (2017) It's very silly, huge fun, and actually, in its vibrant use of colour, truer to its comic- book roots than most superhero movies.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2017
3/5 98% Call Me by Your Name (2017) It's a nicely observed film, rich in period and mood, and lifted by one really superb performance, by young Chalamet.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2017
5/5 65% Breathe (2017) One packet of tissues might not be sufficient. A bucket could be more in order.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2017
2/5 47% My Little Pony: The Movie (2017) It ought to be within the wit of film-makers to create a feature-length animation - from My Little Pony, for heaven's sake - that five-year-olds can watch without the risk of crying.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2017
4/5 97% The Death of Stalin (2017) It makes Stalin and his gang look as absurd as they were abominable, which can't be a bad thing.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2017
54% The Lego Ninjago Movie (2017) I can't knock it as a half-term family treat.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2017
8% The Snowman (2017) It looks great, but only as a triumph of style over substance. I'm sorry to say it left me cold.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2017
2/5 41% The Mountain Between Us (2017) Really, what a waste of talent this film represents, and that goes too for its director Hany Abu-Assad.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2017
3/5 49% The Glass Castle (2017) Despite the efforts of a strong cast, including Brie Larson as the adult Jeannette, and Woody Harrelson and Naomi Watts as her feckless parents, it too often feels manipulative and, even less helpfully, phoney.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2017
5/5 87% Blade Runner 2049 (2017) What a remarkable film this is... ‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2017
2/5 31% Home Again (2017) It is populated by characters who make only tangential contact with real life as most of us understand it, and it feels like a confection from start to finish.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2017
3/5 64% Goodbye Christopher Robin (2017) Anyone expecting a celebration of Winnie-the-Pooh and friends will be disappointed, perhaps even mildly traumatised. But it is a tale worth telling, all the same.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2017
3/5 38% Brimstone (2017) A powerful and at times upsettingly gruesome film, a western with horror elements and a performance by Guy Pearce as a spooky preacher that will accompany you all the way home.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2017
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 68% 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 85% 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 88% 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 64% 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 28% 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 95% 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 (2018) 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 99% 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
82% 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 64% 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 40% 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
46% 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 76% Atomic Blonde (2017) It might be the least feminist film of all time.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2017