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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 40% 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 78% Dogman (2018) 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 44% 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 80% 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 75% 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 72% 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 30% 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 38% 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
3/5 76% Black '47 (2018) A powerful and poignant film.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2018
3/5 85% The Wife (2018) The camera enables Close, who can express so much with her eyes alone, to give one of the performances of her already-glittering career.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2018
3/5 85% A Simple Favor (2018) All in all, there's a great deal to enjoy.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2018
4/5 65% The Little Stranger (2018) Abrahamson and screenwriter Lucinda Coxon have done a fine and powerful job with their source material and are rewarded with one truly mesmerising performance.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2018
4/5 66% The House with a Clock in Its Walls (2018) Be warned that there are some images which might alarm the under-tens. But everyone else should be richly entertained.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2018
3/5 92% Crazy Rich Asians (2018) Though undeniably sweet and funny in parts, I thought it mostly vacuous, lazily- plotted nonsense.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2018
3/5 29% The King of Thieves (2018) Aptly, I left feeling short-changed.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2018
4/5 87% The Miseducation of Cameron Post (2018) It's sensitive, touching and beautifully acted.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2018
3/5 89% American Animals (2018) Layton allows events to unfold with a distinctly comedic edge, referencing Reservoir Dogs and even Jaws, which makes his movie both extremely watchable and thoroughly disingenuous.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2018
5/5 82% Puzzle (2018) Macdonald's exquisite performance as an unassuming, unassertive, devoutly Catholic homemaker is the principal pleasure; all the picture's other virtues radiate from it.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2018
4/5 90% Cold War (Zimna wojna) (2018) The exquisitely-told tale of a decades-long love affair that defies boundaries of class and age, as well as post-war tensions between East and West.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2018
2/5 22% The Happytime Murders (2018) The Happytime Murders is not fun.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2018
4/5 95% The Favourite (2018) Lanthimos has an eye for the grotesque that suits overt comedy even better than it does quirky horror.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2018
5/5 89% First Man (2018) A captivating and suspenseful thriller, which is given a powerful whoosh of added poignancy by the story of Armstrong's family life.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2018
2/5 60% Dog Days (2018) Unfortunately, any originality in making dogs the catalyst is undermined by the lumpen writing and direction, in what is effectively a strained attempt at Woof Actually.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2018
4/5 83% Beirut (2018) The horrors of Beirut in the grip of civil war are very well evoked by director Brad Anderson, and Bourne writer Tony Gilroy has produced an intelligent, plausible screenplay.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2018
2/5 17% The Darkest Minds (2018) I think its young target audience will feel a little short-changed.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2018
3/5 57% Unfriended: Dark Web (2018) A s a scary modern fable, a kind of warped fairy tale, it is quite effective. A fairy tale, when you think about it, that's all about someone unwisely taking a byte of a poisoned Apple.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2018
2/5 45% The Meg (2018) The open references to Steven Spielberg's 1975 masterpiece act as an unwitting reminder that the evolution of the shark movie has gone backwards in 43 years, in every way but one.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2018
3/5 78% The Escape (2018) Mostly it is a well-observed drama, in which Arterton excels.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2018
4/5 91% Hearts Beat Loud (2018) Without very much happening, writer-director Brett Haley keeps it all ticking along very engagingly.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2018
3/5 91% Teen Titans Go! To the Movies (2018) The animation is deliberately unsophisticated, as are many of the jokes. But there are countless references that only clued-up adults will savour...‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2018
3/5 88% Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018) With a less appealing actor in the title role, the Ant-Man films wouldn't be half as enjoyable.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2018
3/5 No Score Yet Tracking Edith (2016) [A] stodgy, but enlightening, documentary...‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2018
4/5 100% Apostasy (2017) It is a piercingly well-observed and heartbreakingly sad drama, but above all, impressively restrained, even when the small, stressed family unit is struck by tragedy.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2018
2/5 59% Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation (2018) Like Count Dracula himself, it seems as though these animated monster capers might be destined to torment us for the rest of eternity.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2018
4/5 97% Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018) Even the bladder-bursting 147-minute running time of Mission: Impossible - Fallout can be forgiven, given the number of thrilling action sequences it facilitates.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2018
2/5 57% Hotel Artemis (2018) Ultimately, it's another nightmarish-vision-of-LA movie, over-reliant on gruesome violence for its own sake.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2018
4/5 93% Spitfire (2018) Stirring archive footage backs up the testimonies of those who were there and there are some fantastic aerial shots of Spitfires now.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2018
3/5 51% Freak Show (2018) As Billy, Lawther gives a fabulous, bravura performance - well, half bravura, half mascara.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2018
4/5 77% In the Fade (Aus dem Nichts) (2017) As a whole, this is a really terrific film, and timely, too, with the violent Far Right on the march across Europe.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2018
2/5 25% Overboard (2018) Aptly, for a film about an amnesiac, you'll forget it the moment you leave the cinema.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2018
32% Super Troopers 2 (2018) A pretty idiotic, boorish affair, with loads - and I really do mean loads - of feeble phallus gags.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2018
74% The Happy Prince (2018) Plainly, this is a passion project - and happily Everett (making his directorial debut) does his celebrated subject full justice...‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2018
89% Hereditary (2018) Aster, who somewhat alarmingly is said to have been inspired by his own family experiences to make this film, announces himself as a serious talent.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2018
68% Ocean's 8 (2018) This is the best of the Ocean-going films since 2001.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2018
4/5 100% McQueen (2018) A sad, fascinating tale.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2018