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David Sexton

David Sexton
David Sexton's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): London Evening Standard

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
No Score Yet Japan's Secret Shame (2018) It is so difficult for individual women in Japan to come forward and say #MeToo... One who has had the courage to do just that is the journalist Shiori Ito - and this moving, flowing documentary, directed by Erica Jenkin, tells her story.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2018
No Score Yet The Double Life Of George Michael (2018) The dramatisation is incessant, shameless and preposterous... And we are nonetheless invited to think that what we are getting here is somehow a glimpse into the real George. ‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2018
4/5 88% Whitney (2018) Mixing interviews with Whitney Houston's family and friends with contemporary footage... Whitney tells a familiar enough story of how "a sweet, quiet girl", found phenomenal success.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted May 18, 2018
2/5 61% Under the Silver Lake (2018) A tiresomely self-regarding story that not even Garfield's allure can enliven.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted May 17, 2018
1/5 52% The House That Jack Built (2018) A great film this is not.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted May 16, 2018
4/5 71% Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) So much that weighs down the franchise isn't here yet: no Death Star, no use of the Force. This one's a straight up space cowboy heist movie.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted May 16, 2018
4/5 96% BlacKkKlansman (2018) Spike Lee's best film for years.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted May 15, 2018
5/5 100% Three Faces (2018) Delightful, although its modesty and quietism make it unlikely to win any prizes.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted May 14, 2018
3/5 76% The Image Book (Le livre d'image) (2018) Sadly, you can still see here tiny flashes of the sensibility that made Godard great, once.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted May 14, 2018
3/5 29% Girls of the Sun (Les filles du soleil) (2018) This story of the Kurdish women fighters, filmed in Georgia, is not well told here, the dialogue heavily pointful and much of the acting wooden...‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted May 14, 2018
5/5 100% Cold War (Zimna wojna) (2018) At its heart there's a relationship that doesn't wholly move you as it needs to do. The rigour of this film-making is nonetheless ravishing.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted May 11, 2018
4/5 58% War on Everyone (2017) This is a really bad cop movie, maybe the funniest ever. ‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2017
5/5 69% mother! (2017) Arty! And scary. But Jennifer Law's incredible face, her unique emotional honesty, absolutely repay this ceaseless gaze.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2017
5/5 92% Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017) Sour and funny, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri is the film that the Coen brothers must somehow just have forgotten to make, when they were at their height.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2017
3/5 36% The Leisure Seeker (2018) Their picaresque journey, punctuated by campside evenings spent looking through slides of their past life, is going only one way - but these are outstanding performances, embracing age, by Sutherland and Mirren (despite a dodgy accent).‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2017
4/5 29% Suburbicon (2017) This is what a thriller about human nastiness and stupidity looks like when it has been completed by a keen humanitarian.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2017
2/5 69% The Journey (2017) One of the great political transitions has been re-imagined as a concise road trip in a pastiche of the sort of political play Peter Morgan might have written as a two-hander for the smaller stage. As a film, it doesn't open out.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2017
4/5 50% Downsizing (2017) A wizard idea, Downsizing is often very funny and deadpan - but it develops its concept lazily, abandoning its initial satire for heartfelt sentiment.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2017
5/5 92% The Shape of Water (2017) The Shape of Water may just be his most touching fantasy yet.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2017
5/5 No Score Yet Flesh and Sand (Carne y Arena) (2017) This pioneering, revolutionary installation ... is what this Cannes will be best remembered for - this glimpse of the future.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted May 30, 2017
4/5 77% In the Fade (Aus dem Nichts) (2017) In The Fade is not subtle, a revenge procedural in its way, playing easy political cards - but it is urgent, gripping and, today, so very affecting.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted May 26, 2017
4/5 57% Radiance (Hikari) (2017) Gentle and delicate, touching and open-hearted.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted May 25, 2017
3/5 77% A Gentle Creature (2017) Krotkaya is a vision of hell, conducted with the horrible brio of an angry parody by Shostakovich.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted May 25, 2017
5/5 80% The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017) Welcome back to the world of Yorgos Lanthimos - a bit like Garth Marenghi's Darkplace, except genuinely nasty.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted May 22, 2017
5/5 69% Happy End (2017) Haneke brings to this horrific melée his own icy humour and formal clarity: he is the Vermeer of alienation.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted May 22, 2017
2/5 47% How to Talk to Girls at Parties (2018) A mess.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted May 22, 2017
1/5 67% Sea Sorrow (2017) Vanessa Redgrave proudly displays a poster made by her youngest grand-daughter, reading "For Every Child Protection". Perhaps the whole film should have been kept in the family too.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted May 19, 2017
5/5 93% Loveless (Nelyubov) (2018) This Russia has the accoutrements of material prosperity ... within the ugly superstructure left by the Soviet state, but no heart, no soul. Zvyagintsev shows us this with great formal clarity, a kind of mortified calm.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted May 18, 2017
4/5 93% Logan (2017) Jackman is, once more, superb, holding down the whole film: no matter how battered, gnarled and shrubby he looks, you always root for him. A bit of a beast - but our beast.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2017
3/5 80% Patriots Day (2017) It's not suspenseful so much as commemorative and even, in paying tribute to the resilient spirit of Boston and all of those caught up in this attack, celebratory. It's a kind of civic tribute.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2017
4/5 80% The Party (2018) The Party eviscerates a political class that has lost its way. It's like nothing so much as a really great Simon Gray play from beyond the grave.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2017
3/5 31% Passengers (2016) Lawrence is, once more, simply great in this, just so vivid and fascinating to watch, her idiosyncratic face our total focus, her athleticism outdoing Pratt's: she is completely the life of the film.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Dec 23, 2016
3/5 85% Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) Not just a dull but an oppressive experience, being force-fed a corporate product: a film that never comes alive, with none of the characters properly developed, none of the relationships gelling, the very adventure formulaic.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2016
1/5 72% The Birth of a Nation (2016) Barely a film at all but a pageant.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2016
3/5 86% Sully (2016) How do you make a full-length feature film about the "miracle on the Hudson", dramatic and inspiring as it may be? Easy. You get Clint Eastwood, 86, to direct.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2016
2/5 59% Allied (2016) It is not the tearjerker it aspires to be. No chemistry? Or too much? Litmus test required. Lovely Lysanders, though.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2016
3/5 22% American Pastoral (2016) It's honourable, it's well-intentioned, but it's lame.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2016
4/5 89% Doctor Strange (2016) This is by far the trippiest, most psychedelic Marvel film yet.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2016
3/5 86% A Monster Calls (2017) Darkly inspired, A Monster Calls is highly affecting - but surely too much so as a survival aid for the children who might need it? Yet it's not quite for adult adults either.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2016
3/5 45% The Girl on the Train (2016) It may be enjoyed most by the few who do not know the book, or perhaps read it drunk and forgot it completely, while its fans may be going for something more like ritual re-enactment purposes.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2016
2/5 83% Imperium (2016) Radcliffe, a good actor in other parts, seems absolutely miscast.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2016
4/5 56% LBJ (2017) What makes this a film worth paying for is the spectacularly good performance by fellow Texan Woody Harrelson as LBJ, a role he was born for.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2016
4/5 90% Their Finest (2017) The play within a play never fails.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2016
3/5 83% Deepwater Horizon (2016) Few disaster movies point the finger at a corporation as directly as this. Reel in horror. Then blame BP.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2016
5/5 98% Moonlight (2016) Moonlight is mesmerically, sometimes swooningly, shot and scored, and well-acted all round too.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2016
1/5 0% London Fields (2018) It's like a music video, cretinously portenteous, in the worst possible taste.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2016
4/5 61% Snowden (2016) It's clearly told, energetically made, fast-edited and propulsive: topical popular history.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2016
5/5 88% Jackie (2016) Natalie Portman is wondrously good in this part: surely her best and an Oscar contender.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2016
4/5 74% The Limehouse Golem (2017) The Limehouse Golem is a fast-moving horror-cum-panto, nicely staged, all fog and darkness, with the melodrama and off-colour humour of the music-hall itself.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2016
2/5 84% A United Kingdom (2017) A shallow and sentimental romance, not doing justice to a true story.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2016