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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
2/5 47% The Dinner (2017) You can see where this is heading, but it just doesn't work, and most of that, sadly, is down to Coogan.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2017
4/5 86% The Post (2017) This, remarkably, is the first time that America's best-loved living actor, actress and director have worked together. It's a film worthy of their talents, a vivid Valentine to America's First Amendment and the golden age of newspapers.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2017
4/5 84% Beach Rats (2017) It's slow, sensual and gorgeously observed.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2017
2/5 59% Marie Curie: The Courage of Knowledge (2017) ... biopic of a French icon that's beautifully photographed, sensitively acted and punishingly dull.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2017
2/5 18% Daddy's Home 2 (2017) The best that can be said for Daddy's Home 2 is that it's slightly less awful than its recent female-led counterpart, A Bad Moms Christmas.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2017
3/5 99% Jane (2017) Brett Morgen's elegant if rather one-note documentary follows Jane Goodall, one of the top authorities on chimpanzees, from fearless twentysomething to respected eco-ambassador.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2017
1/5 45% The Star (2017) Why has nobody thought of this before - the Nativity retold for kids via knockabout animal animation and gloopy pop ballads? Oh yes, because it's an absolutely dreadful idea.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2017
2/5 67% Strangled (A martfüi rém) (2017) ... achieves the unusual feat of being nasty - and boring.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2017
4/5 98% Trophy (2017) Shaul Schwarz and Christina Clusiau's disturbing documentary digs into the murk of the African big-game trade with candour and even-handedness.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2017
3/5 No Score Yet Kenny (2017) ... a soulful portrait of a private man who was forced to become a standard-bearer for grief and did it admirably.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2017
4/5 95% Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool (2017) We knew Bening could do sexy, but this is newer terrain for Bell, who has played a few too many boys and bit parts in recent years.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2017
1/5 No Score Yet A Caribbean Dream (2017) The performances are generally woeful.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2017
4/5 73% Kaleidoscope (2017) A tremendous piece of cinematic rug-pulling.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2017
4/5 89% Marjorie Prime (2017) Hamm is note-perfect in the role, programmed to be charming and empathetic but prone to gaucheness when someone wrong-foots his software.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2017
3/5 88% Ferrari: Race to Immortality (2017) Moving but rather reverent.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2017
4/5 91% Thelma (2017) Scandi-noir takes a supernatural turn in Joachim Trier's creepy, erotic thriller.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2017
1/5 29% A Bad Moms Christmas (2017) There's sometimes a perverse pleasure to be had in seeing fine actors slumming it in crass movies. Not here.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2017
2/5 No Score Yet Gauguin - Voyage de Tahiti (2017) Vincent Cassel lays on the tortured-artist schtick extra-thick in this ultimately tedious French-language portrait of the artist Paul Gauguin.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2017
1/5 60% Base (2017) A bizarre mix of exhilarating and reprehensible. Not good, bro.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2017
2/5 34% Jigsaw (2017) Torture-porn fans rejoice! The franchise that lumbered on for seven films and grossed almost a billion dollars has been revived, meaning that another group of luckless so-and-so's are facing a series of gruesome tests that they probably won't survive.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2017
5/5 98% Call Me by Your Name (2017) A mediocre film would use Elio's parents as a one-note backdrop to his affair: oblivious, disbelieving, disapproving or draconian. Here they are none of those things. ‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2017
1/5 83% Deliver Us (2017) [Deliver Us] is uncomfortably exploitative.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2017
4/5 91% Brawl in Cell Block 99 (2017) I can't remember violence in a film eliciting such verbal reactions.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2017
4/5 67% Buena Vista Social Club: Adios (2017) ... Cuba's geriatric music troupe get a touching send-off in Lucy Walker's hagiographic but moving documentary.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2017
2/5 52% Jungle (2017) ... feels more like a sequence of box-ticking perils than a genuine survival story, and the female characters (sexy traveller, sexy indigenous woman) are painfully two-dimensional.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2017
3/5 47% My Little Pony: The Movie (2017) ... there's just about enough darkness and irreverence amid the candy-coloured moralising to sustain parents to the end.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2017
3/5 67% Double Date (2017) It's all done with vim and it doesn't take itself too seriously; just as well given the lurid violence and black-magic subplot.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2017
4/5 54% The Lego Ninjago Movie (2017) Just as Toy Story did by featuring an owner of the toys, it reminds us that these films are about play and imagination. Yes, they're also effectively feature-length adverts for Lego, but this is rampant capitalism at its most arch and entertaining.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2017
2/5 66% Bitch (2017) An intriguing premise becomes a bit of a dog's dinner in Marianna Palka's dark indie parable.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2017
4/5 No Score Yet Boy (2009) It's best described as a Kiwi Napoleon Dynamite, gawky, deadpan and poignant.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2017
4/5 89% Journey's End (2018) Dibb's film at times feels of a piece with Christopher Nolan's Dunkirk, from the oppressive immediacy of the camerawork to the heavy, droning soundtrack.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2017
4/5 78% The Reagan Show (2017) This wry documentary focuses on the original entertainer-turned-president and his box of showbiz tricks.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2017
1/5 53% On the Road (2016) If you're looking for a film to dissuade people from joining a band, this is it.Michael Winterbottom's docudrama explores the dark side of touring -- not the sex and drugs (oh, for more of that) but the utter tedium.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2017
4/5 41% The Mountain Between Us (2017) This is an unpretentious, robustly entertaining yarn that pushes more than one emotional button. And it's definitely a great date movie.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2017
3/5 76% The Exception (The Kaiser's Last Kiss) (2017) The film moves at a good lick and it's directed with a light touch by David Leveaux.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2017
2/5 31% Home Again (2017) Yes, Witherspoon is as loveable as ever, but she can do this kind of thing in her sleep. Indeed, she must have felt close to it at times during this forgettable sigh of a movie.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2017
2/5 No Score Yet Tawai: A voice from the forest (2017) However important the message of this film, however couched in research, it's essentially the same fortune-cookie philosophy that he has been regurgitating for years: we need to live in the moment and love each other. Man. ‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2017
4/5 75% Gaga: Five Foot Two (2017) Gaga is on volatile form... yet can be excused a few nerves given that she will be performing in front of a global audience of 117 million, and there's enough self-awareness to temper the divadom.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2017
4/5 100% Pecking Order (2017) A documentary about New Zealand's leading chicken breeders may not immediately seize the imagination, but, like Best in Show, the mockumentary it often resembles, Slavko Martinov's film is often hilarious.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2017
1/5 34% American Assassin (2017) It's just about conceivable that somebody who has never seen a spy thriller might find some enjoyment in American Assassin.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2017
4/5 92% My Pure Land (2017) It's lyrical, heart-poundingly tense and strikingly feminist.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2017
4/5 88% Kills on Wheels (Tiszta szívvel) (2017) The world isn't overburdened with Hungarian wheelchair comedy-thrillers but on the strength of this darkly delightful effort from Attila Till... it could do with a few more.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2017
3/5 36% The Jungle Bunch (Les as de la jungle) (2017) Busy but agreeably bonkers.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2017
3/5 100% Center of My World (Die Mitte der Welt) (2016) It's almost aggressively twee at times, and a subplot with Phil's distant twin sister is underdeveloped, but there's enough emotional nuance to elevate it above the status of escapist whimsy.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2017
4/5 85% In Syria (Insyriated) (2017) Ignore the awful punning title; this is a serious and searing piece of work from the Belgian director Philippe Van Leeuw.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2017
2/5 89% Dennis Skinner: Nature of the Beast (2017) Dennis Skinner is one of our most colourful and principled MPs... A shame, then, that the Beast of Bolsover comes across as either smug or boring for much of this hagiographic documentary.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2017
2/5 29% The Vault (2017) The heist bit is quite smartly handled, with James Franco rocking a natty moustache-and-mullet combo as a bank employee and Taryn Manning... impressively obstreperous as one of the robbers. The horror part, however, is dreadfully underpowered. ‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2017
4/5 88% Wind River (2017) A curious but ultimately humane story of brutality and grief on a vast Native American reserve in Wyoming.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2017
4/5 47% Moon Dogs (2016) Philip John's feature debut ends up being rather lovely, thanks to a light directorial touch and endearing performances from its three leads.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2017
3/5 100% The Farthest (2017) The two Voyager space probes are the subjects of this appropriately epic documentary, full of lavish visuals, brain-frying statistics and infectiously enthusiastic Nasa boffins.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2017