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Chris Peachment

Chris Peachment
Chris Peachment's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Time Out

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
94% Contempt (1964) The film is about nothing but cinema itself, which gets a bit wearing, unless you are one of those people who like watching a movie in order to check off the references to other movies. Still, it's a masterwork of some sort.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2017
65% A Time to Kill (1996) (Grisham) films are... grossly over-inflated examples of that old genre which hardly ever need change, the courtroom drama. A Time To Kill is no different, except that its verdict would be laughed out of any court anywhere in the civilised world.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2017
43% The Great White Hype (1996) There is some fly dialogue, but it's not a knockout.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Nov 28, 2017
80% Guantanamera (1997) It's fun, and a mild critique of the island's dire economy, but it won't topple Fidel.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Nov 28, 2017
67% Antonia (Antonia's Line) (1995) It's a broad historical saga of great warmth, but it would have been more convincing if it didn't have "feminist agenda" stamped all over it.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Nov 28, 2017
70% The Incredibly True Adventure of Two Girls in Love (1995) The clunking title of The Incredibly True Adventure of Two Girls in Love tells you all you need to know about the plot, though there is a genuine sweetness to this perky tale of high school romance.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Nov 28, 2017
12% Striptease (1996) I don't know if the lawyers are currently scanning the contracts for Striptease in order to find out what went wrong in the small print, but someone got badly conned; and that someone is mostly the audience.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Nov 28, 2017
52% John Carpenter's Escape from L.A. (1996) Had this film come out 14 years ago, it would probably still be a late-night video treat, rather than looking a mite tired.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Nov 28, 2017
84% Emma (1996) A good and creditable final curtain on Jane Austen.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Nov 27, 2017
No Score Yet Ek Baar Phir (1980) Something like reading 2,000 pages of Mills & Boon romance.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2017
100% The Mirror (1975) Tarkovsky goes for the great white whale of politicised art -- no less than a history of his country in this century seen in terms of the personal -- and succeeds.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2015
86% The Exorcist (1973) Aall The Exorcist does is take its audience for a ride, spewing it out the other end, shaken up but none the wiser.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2014
88% The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974) This abattoir of a movie boasts sledgehammers, meathooks and chainsaws, and the result, though not especially visceral, is noisy, relentless, and about as subtle as having your leg sawed off without anaesthetic.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2014
80% Copkiller (Corrupt) (1984) Keitel is his usual ineffable self, his features glassy with repressed anxiety and violence; the only miscalculation is the casting of Lydon.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2013
60% American Boy: A Profile of: Steven Prince (1978) It looks suspiciously like another demonstration of his awe of violence that makes some of Taxi Driver look immature.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2007
74% Caddyshack (1980) If you're still at the age when farting and nose-picking seem funny, then Caddyshack should knock you dead.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2006
91% All of Me (1984) Martin is his usual combination of flat cynicism and crazed childishness, indulging in some inspired Jerry Lewis-like clowning with his arms and legs hopelessly out of synch.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2006
96% Places in the Heart (1984) Much is unemphatic, but all of it carries the moving weight of conviction. And it ends on a healing grace-note which passeth all understanding.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2006
0% Crackers (1984) Cardiac arrest finally seizes the film, after a long case of terminal whimsy.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2006
83% Heartbreak Ridge (1986) The film belongs to Eastwood. Now looking increasingly like an Easter Island statue, he has a voice pickled in bourbon, a tongue like razor wire, and a body so full of shrapnel that he can't walk through airport metal detectors.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2006
38% Rocky IV (1985) Film reduced to the barest of three acts.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2006
94% Ruthless People (1986) A pity that the directors prove less ruthless than their own creations, but there is more than enough here for people who enjoy murder attempts on cute pet poodles.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2006
86% Trading Places (1983) As a satire on the internecine savagery of fiscal doings under late Reaganite capitalism, the movie is not as biting as it thinks it is; but it's still the best hoot since Arthur.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2006
96% Risky Business (1983) What distinguishes it, however, is that it's hovering permanently on the brink of stark, staring disaster in a way that strangely recalls The Graduate.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2006
57% Plenty (1985) Whether or not you buy the message, it's a work that qualifies as epic, and reveals Hare as a great Romantic.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2006
100% Vampyr - Der Traum des Allan Grey (1932) With the help of Rudolph Maté's luminous photography, Dreyer creates a film of great beauty.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2006
64% Never Say Never Again (1983) The action's good, the photography excellent, the sets decent; but the real clincher is the fact that Bond is once more played by a man with the right stuff.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2006
80% The Falcon and the Snowman (1985) Hutton succumbs firstly to a thin role, and secondly to the film's lack of any strong viewpoint about its leading men. As usual Schlesinger is more than half in love with what he might be satirising.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2006
59% Out of Africa (1985) For all that it may come out of Africa, the film's final destination is not many miles from Disneyland.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2006
36% A View to a Kill (1985) Once 007 was licensed to kill; now he not only eats quiche, he cooks it himself.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2006
78% Videodrome (1983) There are distinct signs of strain in the plot convolutions, not least in the spectator's loss of faith over indiscriminate and cheating use of hallucination; what certainly survives is Cronenberg's wholesale disgust with the world in general.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2006
96% Back to the Future (1985) The movie has all the benign good nature of a Frank Capra.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2006