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Edward Porter

Edward Porter
Edward Porter's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Sunday Times (UK), Times (UK)

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/5 95% Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool (2017) It's essentially a weepie, and as such it's a winner: nicely acted, fairly restrained in its emotionalism and bringing us a curious true story.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2017
3/5 98% Mudbound (2017) Its desire to address big American themes is well realised in the main plot, which credibly sets up a friendship between two war veterans.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2017
4/5 98% Trophy (2017) In an account full of eye-opening scenes, the film gives us a knotty, balanced idea of the moral quandaries involved.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2017
3/5 41% Justice League (2017) What unfolds is an adequate answer to Marvel's first Avengers film.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2017
2/5 89% Marjorie Prime (2017) The film doesn't have enough layers to justify its length. It masks the fact that it comes from a play, but only by conforming to a bland type of arty indie cinema. ‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2017
4/5 100% Paddington 2 (2018) The new film is every bit as bright, funny and cosy as its predecessor.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2017
3/5 88% Thelma (2017) The film slips in and out of its heroine's freaky perceptions, allowing sudden surprises amid placid Nordic interiors, and Harboe's tender turn gives us a character we can feel for. At heart, though, it has nothing super-scary, nor mind-boggling.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2017
3/5 59% Murder On The Orient Express (2017) It's colourful and well appointed but essentially period fluff.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2017
3/5 92% Brawl in Cell Block 99 (2017) Vaughn's honourable, shaven-headed hulk is introduced in a strong, Michael Mann-style crime story that gives us an interest in his fate. Thus drawn in, I felt the skull-smashing gore of the final scenes only cheapened the film.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2017
4/5 97% The Death of Stalin (2017) Taken on its own terms, the movie is so enjoyable that niggles can easily be set aside. Above all, it's rich in good performances.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2017
2/5 51% Jungle (2017) Daniel Radcliffe is on good form in this dramatisation of Yossi Ghinsberg's memoir... but Greg McLean's film fails in an area where true-story movies should really be looking to pick up points: realism.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2017
2/5 45% My Little Pony: The Movie (2017) Parents, if your children aren't champing at the bit to see this one, don't bother.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2017
3/5 100% I Am Not a Witch (2017) Maggie Mulubwa is captivating as the girl, and the story is an intriguing mixture of satire and tragedy, but the film's carefully artistic style (though an achievement) is at times too distracting.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2017
4/5 98% Dina (2017) Opinions will differ about the tact level of certain scenes, but overall this love story is valuable and touching.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2017
4/5 100% Earth: One Amazing Day (2017) You may well prefer the David Attenborough approach, but the footage is still wonderful.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2017
2/5 67% Double Date (2017) For all its boisterousness, it takes far too long to get to the action.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2017
2/5 73% The Ritual (2017) The scares begin promisingly, but tail off when everything is out in the open.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2017
2/5 8% The Snowman (2017) Set in Norway, but speaking English, it never finds a rhythm as it proceeds through assorted nasty murders, while Hole remains boringly stymied.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2017
2/5 92% The Party (2018) I found it largely arid and a waste of its impressive cast (including Kristin Scott Thomas, Timothy Spall, Bruno Ganz and Patricia Clarkson). Its situations are laboured and much of its dialogue is unwieldy.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2017
3/5 54% The Lego Ninjago Movie (2017) Its high-energy exploits should go down well enough with the younger end of Lego's cinema audience, but its story is formulaic and its jokes (apart from a brilliant feline cameo) spring no surprises.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2017
4/5 93% School Life (2017) It's touching to see the affection this Mr and Mrs Chips have for their pupils.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2017
4/5 No Score Yet Boy (2009) It's a good-hearted film that at times plays like the work of a Kiwi Wes Anderson. Its storyline is tritely calculated, but the surface details are appealing.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2017
1/5 50% The Glass Castle (2017) Here the soapiness is much nearer the surface.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2017
2/5 78% The Reagan Show (2017) The fact that Ronald Reagan's administration was big on PR and presentation is hardly news, and, though this documentary made up of television footage from the period claims to focus on that aspect of the presidency, it doesn't dig deep. ‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2017
2/5 42% The Mountain Between Us (2017) It's a film of innocent hokum, played with heroic conviction by its stars. Towards the end, though, you can only giggle as all that mountainous snow gives way to slush.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2017
3/5 89% The Ornithologist (O ornitólogo) (2017) Certain moments, however, do achieve that spellbinding kind of strangeness, and there are also points where Rodrigues's seriousness of purpose is clear and powerful.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2017
3/5 53% On the Road (2016) This doesn't shake up the usual practices of Winterbottom films - in that context, the casual style is thoroughly familiar - but it does yield a movie that might appeal to lovers of the rock ethos in general.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2017
1/5 38% Brimstone (2017) Koolhoven would have dealt more honestly with us if he had made the film a short, brazenly pulpy thriller, instead of the ponderous, pretentious melodrama it is.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2017
2/5 76% The Exception (The Kaiser's Last Kiss) (2017) It's a clunky espionage thriller crossed with Downton period drama.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2017
2/5 31% Home Again (2017) It's honourable escapism, but hardly inspired.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2017
3/5 100% Daphne (2017) Peter Mackie Burns's drama is credible, delivered in a style that fully captures the feel of her world, but its story's brief time span -- a matter of days -- leaves us unsure of how much is at stake.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2017
3/5 100% The Road to Mandalay (2016) The film's cinematic flair is occasionally increased through high drama and surrealism; the ending is too much, but before it there's an excellent flourish.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2017
3/5 90% Zoology (Zoologiya) (2016) Tverdovsky doesn't take the story anywhere really startling. His compassionate, intriguing film is enjoyable but anticlimactic.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2017
4/5 100% Pecking Order (2017) There's not much drama, but I was amused, engaged and touched by the goings-on at the Christchurch Poultry, Bantam and Pigeon Club.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2017
1/5 80% In the Last Days of the City (Akher ayam el madina) (2016) There's presumably a degree of autobiography in all of this on El Said's part, so he might have done better to make a personal documentary.. the results may still have been pretentious, they might also have had a directness lacking in this hollow drama.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2017
3/5 92% On Body and Soul (A Teströl és Lélekröl) (2017) Ildiko Enyedi's film becomes an eccentric reverie on the forces of attraction and the countervailing hassles that can keep people apart.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2017
3/5 89% Our Last Tango (Un Tango Más) (2016) The movie can't go too wrong with its sultry ambiance and the recollections of its two troupers.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2017
3/5 100% In Between (2018) The film's cultural distinctiveness helps a bit... set off by winning performances and all-round vitality.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2017
3/5 83% Tramontane (2016) If you're no expert on Lebanon, the film's contemplations are all the more educational.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2017
4/5 No Score Yet Almost Heaven (2017) You can no doubt learn something about the Chinese way of death from this documentary set in a rather tacky-looking funeral home in the People's Republic, but what Carol Salter's film is most emphatically about is youthful life.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2017
4/5 100% My Journey Through French Cinema (Voyage À Travers Le Cinéma Français) (2017) Simply as a wallow in black-and-white Gallic romanticism, it's a treat, but Tavernier also provides good stuff in his commentary.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2017
3/5 82% The Villainess (Ak-Nyeo) (2017) South Korean action movies often marry amazing fight scenes to barking-mad plots. This example, directed by Jung Byung-gil, reaches spectacular heights in its violent combats, yet it keeps deflating itself with its story's conceits.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2017
3/5 88% Kills on Wheels (Tiszta szívvel) (2017) It may be heavily contrived, but it's a suitably punchy ending for a vigorous, unruly film that seems honest in its depiction of living with disabilities.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2017
2/5 31% The Jungle Bunch (Les as de la jungle) (2017) There's a lot of quickfire banter without anyone actually saying anything funny.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2017
2/5 No Score Yet Let Me Go (2017) The intensity of the subjects they address offsets the histrionic tendencies in the film's execution. There's no such defence, though, for the soapy subplots.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2017
1/5 34% American Assassin (2017) The climax is almost as crass as the beginning.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2017
4/5 100% The Work (2017) Presented without any commentary, the film leaves you with a few questions, but as a high-emotion reality show, it's compelling.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2017
3/5 89% Dennis Skinner: Nature of the Beast (2017) As panegyrics go, however, it's a creditable piece of work -- calm, attentive and varied. ‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2017
3/5 80% The Lure (2016) It's piquant, but has an air of being done by the book.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2017
2/5 43% Goon: Last of the Enforcers (2017) It has its hero confront the challenges of being over the hill -- an awkward theme for a movie that itself comes across as a weary, backward-looking project for Seann William Scott and the actor-director Jay Baruchel.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2017