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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 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 70% 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 15% 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
4/5 100% 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 19% 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 70% 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 84% 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 71% 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 71% 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 21% 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
2/5 24% Unlocked (2017) Unlocked rattles along pacily enough, but at the advanced age of 76 the director ought to know by now that when you can't trust anyone in a film, you stop trusting the film itself.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted May 5, 2017
2/5 30% A Dog's Purpose (2017) I suppose there are children, and maybe even some adults, who will love all this.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted May 5, 2017
90% Mindhorn (2016) Barratt, who explored similar territory himself in the surreal TV comedy The Mighty Boosh, is a skilled and appealing performer who adds just the right amount of vulnerability to stop Thorncroft turning into a grotesque.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted May 5, 2017
4/5 81% 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 92% 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 50% 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 81% Handsome Devil (2017) It's very winningly written and acted.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2017
2/5 26% 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 60% 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 40% 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 46% 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 51% 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 55% 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 93% 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 79% 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 67% 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