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Charles Gant

Charles Gant
Charles Gant's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Independent (UK), Screen International, Heat Magazine

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
83% The Brand New Testament (Le tout nouveau testament) (2016) Consistently playful, often delightful and frequently funny. ‐ Screen International
Posted Dec 27, 2016
50% Mum's List (2016) A touching - if rather soft-edged - cancer weepie ... ‐ Screen International
Posted Nov 22, 2016
80% Mindhorn (2016) The transitions from suave conceit to quiet desperation raise a fair few smiles, even if the pompous man-child veers a little close to Coogan's own Alan Partridge on occasion. ‐ Screen International
Posted Oct 10, 2016
66% David Brent: Life on the Road (2017) Nostalgic fans should squirm to their heart's content through the consistently entertaining, fitfully inspired Life On The Road ... ‐ Screen International
Posted Aug 10, 2016
84% The Girl With All the Gifts (2016) A smartly compelling, emotionally engaging and stylishly executed film ... ‐ Screen International
Posted Aug 3, 2016
83% The White King (2016) Essentially refracting Orwell's 1984 through the eyes of a 12-year-old boy, the film succeeds best at evoking its sinister, hermetic world. ‐ Screen International
Posted Jun 27, 2016
33% Kids in Love (2016) What emerges is a rather unremarkable celebration of London's hip, handsome and privileged - a sunkissed drama that may alienate more than it endears. ‐ Screen International
Posted Jun 22, 2016
No Score Yet Moon Dogs (2016) A deft blend of mismatched-buddy road movie, coming-of-age comedy and youthful love triangle. ‐ Screen International
Posted Jun 19, 2016
81% Starfish (2016) Starfish is the story of a family, and most of all a marriage - offering a relatable hook to events that are very far from the experiences of most audience members. ‐ Screen International
Posted Jun 19, 2016
No Score Yet Brakes (2016) A labour of love that naturally encourages indulgence of its variable production values. ‐ Screen International
Posted Jun 17, 2016
58% Me Before You (2016) Resistance to this delirious romantic tragedy is futile, save for that nagging voice in our head wondering if it really has to be this way. ‐ Screen International
Posted May 24, 2016
42% It's Only the End of the World (Juste la fin du monde) (2016) Despite consummate filmmaking skill, it's hard to escape the feeling that this is minor Dolan: an inter-course palate cleanser between the giddy, audacious Mommy and his upcoming starry English language debut The Death and Life of John F Donovan. ‐ Screen International
Posted May 19, 2016
98% Hell or High Water (2016) Nine films into his all-over-the-map 14-year movie career, David Mackenzie delivers what is certainly his most commercially appealing entry so far, and one of his most fully achieved. ‐ Screen International
Posted May 16, 2016
No Score Yet Tour de France (2016) An amiable mismatched-buddy road movie that throws together veteran acting legend Gérard Depardieu with rapper Sadek in his first movie role. ‐ Screen International
Posted May 15, 2016
86% The Transfiguration (2016) A vampire movie that looks, feels, walks and talks like a gritty US indie flick. ‐ Screen International
Posted May 14, 2016
78% Elstree 1976 (2016) While the quirky outcome falls short of that ambition, it offers a slice of enjoyable nostalgia, capturing a sense of life as silly, surprising, regretful and all too fleeting. ‐ Screen International
Posted May 2, 2016
51% Boulevard (2015) Montiel serves his material with quiet proficiency, without ever exhibiting the affinity that powered his acclaimed 2006 debut A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints. ‐ Screen International
Posted Mar 29, 2016
100% Of Men And War (2015) The devastating toll of post-traumatic stress disorder inflicted by the Iraq and Afghanistan wars on U.S. soldiers is vividly presented in Of Men and War, a slow-burn documentary from France's Laurent Becue-Renard. ‐ Variety
Posted Nov 5, 2015
45% Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse (2015) Genre fans close in age to the characters depicted onscreen should be appreciative of the enjoyably familiar mix of inspired comedy moments, smart zingers, grossout gags and nudity ... ‐ Screen International
Posted Oct 29, 2015
84% The Walk (2015) Zemeckis aims bold and broad, with a genre melder that begins as an antic caper, mutates into a heist thriller, and then finally delivers the visceral and poetic spectacle that is the film's real USP. ‐ Screen International
Posted Sep 27, 2015
70% Miss You Already (2015) This tender, gently funny depiction of female friendship benefits from nicely committed work from [its] lead actresses... but suffers from unconvincing moments and struggles to convert diverse story elements into an especially compelling whole. ‐ Screen International
Posted Sep 15, 2015
64% The Visit (2015) When the narrative dust finally settles, what's left is a twisted-comedy exploitation of old-timer craziness that leaves a rather nasty taste in the mouth. ‐ Screen International
Posted Sep 9, 2015
71% The Hallow (The Woods) (2015) Acclaimed pop promo director Corin Hardy makes a slick, confident debut with supernatural horror The Hallow. ‐ Screen International
Posted Jun 20, 2015
75% Hippocrates: Diary of a French Doctor (2015) Filmmakers with significant life experience outside the creative arts are becoming ever rarer creatures, but France's Thomas Lilti exploits his original career to the fullest in his fitfully engaging comedy-drama Hippocrates. ‐ Variety
Posted Jun 17, 2015
98% Inside Out (2015) Pixar Animation delivers yet another richly realised, candy-coloured universe in the reliably witty, emotionally deft Inside Out ... ‐ Screen International
Posted May 18, 2015
12% The Sea of Trees (2016) This will likely struggle to engage the middlebrow cinemagoers who might most appreciate it, especially given its rather gloomy-sounding premise. ‐ Screen International
Posted May 16, 2015
48% Spike Island (2015) [The Stone Roses'] debut long player is one of the few rock albums that might justly be assessed all killer, no filler; Whitecross and Coghill's sincerely intended love letter to the era, not so much. ‐ Variety
Posted May 4, 2015
97% 45 Years (2015) Haigh's casting choices for the two lead roles pay rich dividends. ‐ Variety
Posted Apr 20, 2015
77% Get Santa (2014) Overall, there's as much for adults to enjoy as kids, although the latter will probably be the only ones to appreciate the farting reindeer and the poop pellets fired at cop cars in pursuit. ‐ Variety
Posted Dec 17, 2014
84% Pulp: a Film About Life, Death & Supermarkets (2014) The appealing essence of the titular Britpop band is explored in Pulp, an artfully witty documentary that captures the "Common People" stars as they reunite for one final concert in their hometown of Sheffield. ‐ Variety
Posted Nov 17, 2014
90% For Those In Peril (2014) Wright's strongest achievement here is an evocative depiction of place, where young teens flee from adult supervision and danger lies in wait. ‐ Variety
Posted Sep 29, 2014
69% The Inbetweeners Movie 2 (2014) "The Inbetweeners 2" happily dissolves ... lofty concerns in giddy gales of hilarity. ‐ Variety
Posted Aug 6, 2014
92% Pride (2014) Overall the film is so warmhearted, its themes of friendship and mutual respect so resonant, that few will begrudge it such heightened moments. ‐ Variety
Posted Jul 10, 2014
91% Catch Me Daddy (2015) Music video helmer Daniel Wolfe and his brother Matthew confirm that style and content need not be mutually exclusive with their impressive feature debut ... ‐ Variety
Posted May 16, 2014
70% Party Girl (2014) So far, Samuel Theis' instincts that his own family can provide characters just as rich as conventionally scripted dramas is proving astute ... ‐ Variety
Posted May 15, 2014
76% Chinese Puzzle (Casse-tête chinois) (2014) Bringing an appreciative outsider's perspective to the sights, sounds and polyglot energy of New York, Klapisch and his collaborators ensure that the two hours whiz by decoratively and entertainingly. ‐ Variety
Posted May 14, 2014
100% Next Goal Wins (2014) A genial documentary crowdpleaser about the world's worst international soccer team. ‐ Variety
Posted May 6, 2014
27% The Love Punch (2014) Emma Thompson and Pierce Brosnan deserve better than this creaky heist-caper comedy from 'Last Chance Harvey' director Joel Hopkins. ‐ Variety
Posted Apr 15, 2014
51% Cuban Fury (2014) Overall, it's just enough to send the date-movie crowd home with a smile on their face and a tingle of joy in their heart. ‐ Variety
Posted Apr 7, 2014
36% The Quiet Ones (2014) There's little that's exactly new or fresh in Hammer Films' latest exercise in retro horror. ‐ Variety
Posted Apr 2, 2014
8% Diana (2013) This Princess Di biopic swerves past the pitfall of tastelessness only to risk a more perilous roadblock: dullness. ‐ Variety
Posted Sep 9, 2013
21% The Wee Man (2012) The violent past of onetime Glasgow gangster Paul Ferris yields a banal biopic in "The Wee Man," returning multihyphenate Ray Burdis ("Love, Honor and Obey") to the director's chair after an absence of 13 years. ‐ Variety
Posted Feb 7, 2013
42% Storage 24 (2013) A London self-storage facility provides an appropriately eerie location for Storage 24, an amiably routine genre pic that combines sci-fi and horror elements. ‐ Variety
Posted Jan 10, 2013
63% Broken (2013) Norris' film does find a beating heart, if not exactly a focus, in the tender father-daughter relationship between Archie and Skunk, nicely underplayed by Roth and Laurence. ‐ Variety
Posted Dec 18, 2012
21% Taken 2 (2012) Neeson, despite having turned 60 in June, looks spritely enough in the role, and more than capable of another go-round should Taken 2 match its predecessor's success. ‐ Variety
Posted Oct 5, 2012
72% Dreams of a Life (2012) A riveting tale of a onetime vivacious personality, described by those who knew her as "stunning," "lovely," and "very well liked," but who nevertheless died alone, friendless and seemingly missed by nobody. ‐ Variety
Posted Aug 1, 2012
100% Les Invisibles (2012) Modestly rewarding ... ‐ Variety
Posted May 23, 2012
85% Last Days Here (2012) A surprise back-from-the-brink redemption proves reliably engaging in rock-doc Last Days Here. ‐ Variety
Posted Feb 23, 2012
54% The Inbetweeners (2012) Brit sitcom The Inbetweeners, which tracked the travails of four male misfits in their last years at high school, makes a satisfying leap to the bigscreen. ‐ Variety
Posted Aug 22, 2011
42% Mother's Day (2012) Undistinguished apart from Rebecca De Mornay's performance as an unhinged mama. ‐ Variety
Posted Jun 11, 2011