Christopher Stevens

Christopher Stevens
Christopher Stevens's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Daily Mail (UK)
Publications: Daily Mail (UK)

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
2/5 84% Untouchable (2019) This documentary (overlong at 90 minutes) appeared unaware of how shallow the movie world looks from the outside, how self-serving and narcissistic. - Daily Mail (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2019
4/5 No Score Yet Bauhaus Rules (2019) Much more digestible than a lecture from an art historian. - Daily Mail (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2019
4/5 No Score Yet Secrets of The Royal Train (2019) The anecdotes in this lightweight documentary were a bit hit-and-miss. - Daily Mail (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 20, 2019
4/5 100% The Day Mountbatten Died (2019) To explain the historical context, compile the fragmented accounts of the survivors, assess the long-term damage and pay tribute to the dead required a delicate balance. As a result, the documentary sometimes felt piecemeal, but never superficial. - Daily Mail (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 20, 2019
4/5 No Score Yet The Conjoined Twins: An Impossible Decision (2019) Medicine is wonderful, but a father's love can be miraculous. - Daily Mail (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2019
2/5 50% Inside the Social Network: Facebook's Difficult Year (2019) It was all a creepy exercise in corporate reassurance. - Daily Mail (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2019
2/5 No Score Yet Why Can't We Sleep? (2019) With such important and inadequately understood science to discuss, it's a pity this low-budget doc was so flimsy. - Daily Mail (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 15, 2019
4/5 No Score Yet Mad Cow Disease: The Great British Beef Scandal (2019) The footage of young people stricken with the human version, variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, was too distressing to bear -- especially as nearly all of it was filmed on family home video cameras. - Daily Mail (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2019
1/5 No Score Yet The Left Behind (2019) A stilted one-off drama. - Daily Mail (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2019
5/5 100% 8 Days: To the Moon and Back (2015) This sublime documentary revealed much more than high drama. - Daily Mail (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2019
4/5 No Score Yet Sarah Payne: The Untold Story (2019) Susanna Reid's rapid turnover of true crime shows runs the risk of making them seem like indistinguishable identikits. Sarah Payne: The Untold Story stood out because of the raw emotion of the family. - Daily Mail (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2019
5/5 No Score Yet Anna: The Woman Who Went to Fight ISIS (2019) The British, we always say, button up our emotions. But there's no need for tears and howling to express the deepest sorrow, as Anna: The Woman Who Went To Fight Isis reminded us. - Daily Mail (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2019
3/5 No Score Yet Britain's Next Air Disaster? Drones (2019) There's lots to worry about in the world, but drones don't loom high on the list. - Daily Mail (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2019
2/5 No Score Yet John McEnroe: Still Rockin' at 60 (2019) The scandalous private life of John McEnroe was left unexplored in Sue Barker's adulatory profile. - Daily Mail (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 1, 2019
4/5 No Score Yet Psychopath with Piers Morgan (2019) The only fault with the film was its brevity. An hour was not long enough for any interviewer, even one as efficient as Piers [Morgan], to take a can opener to Bennett's shabby shell. - Daily Mail (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2019
3/5 No Score Yet The Trans Women Athlete Dispute with Martina Navratilova (2019) Martina Navratilova was having difficulty believing everything she learned on The Trans Women Athlete Dispute, and more trouble still finding inoffensive ways to say so. - Daily Mail (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2019
4/5 100% Escape From Dubai: The Mystery of the Missing Princess (2018) Sometimes it was difficult to believe this was a true report and not the plot of a Rudolph Valentino silent movie. - Daily Mail (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2019
83% Inside the Manson Cult: The Lost Tapes (2018) This compelling documentary, the first of two, gave a unique insight into how a psychotic control freak could take possession of vulnerable people through hallucinogenic drugs and sexual abuse, and manipulate them for the rest of their lives. - Daily Mail (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2018
4/5 88% The Wipers Times (2013) It was a shame to cram so much great material into a one-off. And it's a worse shame that, if Ian Hislop can write like this, he so often prefers to waste his talent on repetitive panel games. - Daily Mail (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2018
3/5 89% Being Blacker (2018) The documentary was tawdry and sad...It all felt very bleak. - Daily Mail (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2018
4/5 No Score Yet Can You Rebuild My Brain? (2018) Most medical documentaries spread their discoveries too thin. Life-changing breakthroughs are rare and generally must be rationed to one per show. Can You Rebuild My Brain? (C4) suffered from the opposite problem. - Daily Mail (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2018
5/5 57% Crooked House (2017) Writer Julian Fellowes's tendency to shove pompous, verbose dialogue into his characters' mouths suited this adaptation perfectly. - Daily Mail (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2017
2/5 No Score Yet Legacy (2013) Compared with the adaptation earlier this year by Ian La Frenais and Dick Clement of the book by Alan Furst, Spies Of Warsaw, this was insipid. - Daily Mail (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2017
64% George Michael: Freedom (2017) It skirted around George's chronic drugs problems, and made no mention of the circumstances surrounding his death. But it also neglected to mention that he was an endlessly generous man, who gave away millions without asking for recognition. - Daily Mail (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2017