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Ed Potton

Ed Potton
Ed Potton's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Times (UK)

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/5 94% The Red Turtle (La tortue rouge) (2017) The Red Turtle is a dialogue-free love story, strange and sparingly supernatural.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted May 26, 2017
3/5 11% Spark: A Space Tail (2017) It's all amiably silly and definitely an option for half-term.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted May 26, 2017
2/5 0% It Was Fifty Years Ago Today... Sgt Pepper and Beyond (2017) Alan G Parker's film is an overlong, tedious parade of familiar talking heads (Hunter Davies, Pete Best) trotting out familiar anecdotes and, significantly for a film about an album, there's not a note of Beatles music.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted May 25, 2017
1/5 26% Unforgettable (2017) If this were a spoof, it would be a work of genius. Sadly, it's played straight, a glossy melodrama-cum-thriller of staggering cheesiness and unintentional hilarity.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2017
4/5 97% Clash (Eshtebak) (2016) Mohamed Diab's superb Egyptian drama is set in the aftermath of the overthrow of President Morsi in 2013, with the army engaged in running battles on the streets with the pro-Morsi Muslim Brotherhood.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2017
3/5 100% Bunch of Kunst (2017) Christine Franz's film is overlong and, like many music documentaries, slightly overstates the importance of its subject. However, it captures the mundanity of their working-class background [and] the intensity of their live shows.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2017
2/5 55% Rules Don't Apply (2016) This is Warren Beatty's first film as director in almost 20 years and it really wasn't worth the wait.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2017
4/5 53% Mad to Be Normal (2017) It's elevated above bog-standard biopic fare by the performances.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2017
2/5 55% City of Tiny Lights (2016) This west London-set neo-noir has moody lighting, edgy camerawork and femmes fatales aplenty, but it could have paid less attention to style and more to storytelling.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2017
4/5 98% I Am Not Your Negro (2017) Raoul Peck's lyrical documentary was nominated for an Oscar this year, and it really should have won.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2017
3/5 40% Aftermath (2017) Grief and guilt, then, and Arnie's portrait of desolation is quite powerful, if rather one-note (he favours the school of stoic mourning). ‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2017
4/5 87% The Autopsy of Jane Doe (2016) This chilling chamber piece from the Norwegian director André Ovredal is an exercise in restrained horror. ‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Mar 31, 2017
3/5 67% Free Fire (2017) Free Fire is all about bullets and quips. Neither hit their targets 100 per cent of the time but enough do to make this one of the more diverting shoot'em-ups.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Mar 31, 2017
1/5 73% The Void (2017) A splurge of gruesome effects and cosmic mumbo-jumbo that neither makes sense nor provides anything approaching a real scare.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Mar 31, 2017
4/5 97% Graduation (Bacalaureat) (2017) A humane morality play, set against the murky bureaucracy of post-communist Romania.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2017
2/5 14% Man Down (2016) An uncomfortable blend of war movie, family drama and dystopian sci-fi.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2017
1/5 16% CHIPS (2017) Starsky & Hutch and 21 Jump Street, for instance, were a hoot. Hollywood should have quit while it was ahead, though, because CHiPs is the antithesis of a hoot.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2017
2/5 42% Another Mother's Son (2017) Although the script tackles the dilemmas of resistance and collaboration, it never rises above the level of a television movie.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2017
3/5 75% The Eyes of My Mother (2016) Nicolas Pesce's film opens with an air of originality and deep disquiet and beautifully framed black-and-white photography... Unfortunately, in the second half it descends into... gratuitous torture porn.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2017
3/5 46% Saban's Power Rangers (2017) You brace yourself for the worst with this adaptation of the kids' TV favourite but it's actually rather fun.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2017
3/5 97% Gleason (2016) The power of Clay Tweel's tear-jerking documentary, based on Gleason's video diaries, comes from the honesty and humour with which Gleason presents the gradual loss of control over his bodily functions.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2017
4/5 97% The Salesman (Forushande) (2017) [A] quietly provocative drama.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2017
2/5 79% Personal Shopper (2017) Personal Shopper is unusual and unsettling, but not quite as clever as it thinks it is.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2017
1/5 10% I.T. (2016) How Pierce Brosnan must miss the days of playing James Bond.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2017
1/5 73% Catfight (2017) Veronica is the trophy wife of a reptilian businessman. Ashley is a struggling artist who paints pictures of decapitated sperm. Both are vile.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2017
3/5 96% The Love Witch (2016) A note-perfect parody of the British Technicolor horror films of the Sixties.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2017
4/5 93% Hidden Figures (2017) Yes, the story may have been panel-beaten into a gleaming, Oscar-friendly shape. That Hidden Figures is still so entertaining and moving is due in large part to a hugely likeable central trio of performances.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2017
2/5 35% The Great Wall (2017) With a budget of $150 million The Great Wall is the most expensive co-production yet between America and China, but any hopes that it might foster a new spirit of cinematic co-operation are marred by its being, well, a bit rubbish.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2017
3/5 84% The Founder (2017) The man, played with dark relish by Michael Keaton, has the fabulous name of Ray Kroc (there is a suitably reptilian air to his grin as he says things such as: "Contracts are like hearts. They're made to be broken").‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2017
1/5 14% The Comedian's Guide to Survival (2016) It's apt, I suppose: an unfunny comedy about an unfunny comedian.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2016
3/5 96% After Love (L'économie du couple) (2017) After Love shows that the French still have plenty to say about the bloody endgame of romance.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2016
4/5 93% Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World (2016) He specialises in stories about impossible dreams and defying nature and for his latest film Werner Herzog turns to the most ambitious, abominable creation of them all: the internet.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2016
4/5 94% Ethel & Ernest (2016) Ethel & Ernest is the kind of contemplative grown-up animation that the Japanese have been making for decades but the British have never fully embraced. That's our loss because the format can make for deceptively powerful filmmaking.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2016
4/5 83% Oasis: Supersonic (2016) If ever a band cried out to star in a documentary, it was Oasis.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2016
4/5 83% Julieta (2016) This feels like austerity Almodóvar: pared down but no less powerful for it.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2016
3/5 55% The Purge: Election Year (2016) More interesting than most popcorn thrillers.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2016
4/5 77% Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping (2016) It's not as funny as Spinal Tap (which film is?), but there are still a fistful of laugh-out-loud moments.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2016
3/5 76% Lights Out (2016) There are scares from the off in the short, punchy horror Lights Out, adapted by the director David F Sandberg from his short film.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2016
3/5 73% Valley Of Love (2016) It plays out like a Gallic version of The Trip, the sitcom starring Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon, but with fewer gags.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2016
2/5 87% Pete's Dragon (2016) A remake of the equally unmemorable children's film of 1977,‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2016
3/5 82% Men & Chicken (Mænd & høns) (2016) Anders Thomas Jensen is one of Denmark's most fêted film-makers, the winner of two Oscars and a man with a knack for twisted comedies.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2016
4/5 76% Baskin (2016) Stylishly mounted, well paced, with clever use of flashbacks, and written with panache.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2016
4/5 15% Ice Age: Collision Course (2016) Adults may find that a bit much. Kids, I suspect, will lap it up.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2016
4/5 66% Nerve (2016) Taking its name from a fictional smartphone game in which contestants roam New York completing challenges and are whittled down until only one remains, Nerve is basically Pokémon Go meets Highlander.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2016
2/5 20% A Warrior's Tail (Savva. Serdtse voina) (2015) Unfortunately, the psychedelic imagination that director Maksim Fadeev brings to the minor characters in this kids' cartoon from Russia is not matched by the animation, which is clunky to put it kindly.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Apr 1, 2016
2/5 55% Anguish (2015) A film called Anguish hardly sounds enticing but I think I'd prefer anguish to what this arthouse horror actually serves up, which is plain tedium.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Mar 31, 2016
3/5 60% Papusza (2014) It's a profoundly depressing tale, but beautifully photographed in black and white.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Mar 31, 2016
4/5 84% Victoria (2015) Victoria is the film that out-Birdmans Birdman.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Mar 31, 2016
4/5 75% Chronic (2016) Curious but quietly powerful.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 18, 2016
3/5 97% Mavis! (2016) This affectionate documentary is one for the fans, but there are more of them than ever after Staples revived her career with the help of the Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 18, 2016