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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
3/5 94% Sicilian Ghost Story (2017) The film's shadowy, ambiguous trips into fantasy are spellbinding but also sentimental, and the fact (given in a caption) that the story was inspired by a real kidnapping makes that sentimentality hard to accept.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2018
3/5 65% The Apparition (L'apparition) (2018) Setting this investigator to work, the film takes an awfully long time to deliver a standard report on how people yearn for something to believe in.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2018
3/5 90% Teen Titans Go! To the Movies (2018) Viewers young and old might feel the unvaried flippancy and the flat visuals become a bit tiring, but there are definitely giggles to be had here.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2018
3/5 78% The Escape (2018) Yet the dreariness of Tara's marriage to a dull bloke (Dominic Cooper) is also rather a bore for viewers, and when she tries to break free, the movie loses its way.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2018
4/5 100% The Big Bad Fox and Other Tales (Le grand méchant renard et autres contes) (2018) Perhaps the episodic structure and the simple visuals make it better suited to home viewing than to a cinema session, but it's a very likeable movie in its way. ‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2018
4/5 100% Apostasy (2017) It's a potent story of individuals and it understands the fear any of us might feel if our place in a family or a community was threatened.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2018
2/5 89% The Receptionist (Jie Xian Yuan) (2018) It's a pity, then, that so many of the plot's turning points are engineered through heavy-handed writing that would shame a soap opera.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2018
2/5 58% Hotel Artemis (2018) The film has a bit of life, not least because Jodie Foster plays the hospital's twitchy doctor. It's the story's lack of drive that makes the movie flatline.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2018
2/5 11% Thomas & Friends: Big World! Big Adventures! The Movie (2018) It's passable entertainment for young children, though the introduction of a race car as a key character looks like a sorry capitulation to Pixar's least appealing franchise.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2018
3/5 94% A Prayer Before Dawn (2018) Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire's film is a bit ludicrous in its grim extremes, yet it's made with skill, and Cole is always good at conveying sensitivity behind toughness.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2018
2/5 46% Generation Wealth (2018) It has only a few punchy moments and lots of dull generalisations about the effects of capitalism and the Kardashians.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2018
4/5 93% Spitfire (2018) It's quite a sedate film, rarely bringing the terrors of aerial combat to life and never tiring of present-day shots of Spitfires above green fields, but it's full of interviews worth hearing. ‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2018
1/5 46% Marrowbone (2018) Sergio G Sanchez's film, fancying itself to be a lyrical horror yarn, keeps things enigmatic for so long that the tease becomes irritating.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2018
2/5 89% Pin Cushion (2018) The performances and Haywood's detailed images give intensity to the story's pessimistic vision of life, but it's still pretty facile.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2018
2/5 32% Racer and the Jailbird (Le Fidèle) (2018) The characters are too generic to power a good love story and the plot's big unhappy turn is so arbitrary that you wonder if the writers had a list of options and made a random pick.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2018
3/5 83% Path of Blood (2018) All in all, though, it's a film that shows too much - shots of dead bodies - and says too little.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2018
4/5 100% Summer 1993 (Estiu 1993) (2018) The story is quietly realistic and, though my main response was simply to wonder how Simon obtained such natural performances from the children, the overall effect is beguiling.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2018
4/5 46% Skyscraper (2018) Now that summer movies favour superheroes and dinosaurs, there's all the more to be said for a pure action film with roots in Die Hard and The Towering Inferno.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2018
2/5 66% Ideal Home (2018) It's badly out of kilter with the plot of Andrew Fleming's comedy, a low-key piece that could have been played more realistically.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2018
2/5 80% The More You Ignore Me (2018) Keith English's film of Jo Brand's novel has a typical Brit-flick kind of hokiness, and this limits the poignancy of the heroine's relationship with her mother.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2018
3/5 62% Uncle Drew (2018) Those player-performers are good value, though, and the film is vibrant and occasionally funny. ‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2018
3/5 44% Swimming with Men (2018) The film moves quite easily from bittersweet tones to feel-good larkiness, in jaunty but formulaic style.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2018
2/5 55% Tag (2018) The game goes flat not only for the players, but also for the audience.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2018
2/5 55% The Bookshop (2018) I'm not sure the story deserves to be told - the animosity towards the bookseller seems too petty to be worthy of drama.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2018
2/5 73% Adrift (2018) Frequent flashbacks to the pair's happier times on dry land weaken the narrative's grip, and the slushy final twist shows that Woodley hasn't quite steered a course away from her young-adult fan base.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2018
3/5 95% The Endless (2018) Still, it's a movie with lots of bewitching ideas, including the use of bizarre, inescapable cycles of events as a way to say something about family relationships.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2018
2/5 63% The Boy Downstairs (2018) The former lovers have no distinctive qualities, nor does the course of their renewed relationship.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2018
3/5 70% Lek and the Dogs (Ivan and the Dogs) (2018) This thematic hodgepodge...is a mixed bag in terms of quality, too. For every riveting, eerie scene, there's another that looks like low-budget padding.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2018
3/5 94% King of Hearts (1967) Its Fellini-esque images and satirical plot are never dull, but their 1960s wackiness now seems gratingly forced, as does the film's faith in the idea that insanity is merely free-spiritedness.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2018
2/5 51% Ismael's Ghosts (Les fantômes d'Ismaël) (2018) ...did its protagonist's increasing bewilderment really have to be paralleled by such extremes of disjointedness and pseudiness in the film itself? ‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2018
3/5 60% The Bromley Boys (2018) Steve Kelly's film is burdened with weak comic shenanigans and an overly sentimental twist, but when it switches to quiet pathos in its hero's moments of dejection, it's quite sweet.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2018
3/5 72% Double Lover (L'amant double) (2018) However warmly you embrace the film's silliness, though, there's a good chance that the ending will disappoint.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2018
4/5 No Score Yet Lost in Vagueness (2017) It's a film with a slightly esoteric story to tell, but it tells it well, helped by a good supply of footage. The overall arc is that of an idealistic hippie dream coming undone.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2018
1/5 17% Show Dogs (2018) The assorted dogs, who talk among themselves, might amuse undemanding children, but it's a paltry movie by any reckoning.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted May 29, 2018
1/5 14% The Little Vampire 3D (2017) The Little Vampire, a low-budget cartoon with supernatural characters who aren't so much undead as lifeless.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted May 29, 2018
2/5 70% Edie (2017) She may have an entire film devoted to her, but Sheila Hancock's elderly Edie remains an indistinct character.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted May 29, 2018
3/5 93% This Is Congo (2018) Perhaps, though, only a longer, more detailed account could properly live up to the film's assertive title: in this version, the wider geopolitical picture is treated skimpily. Still, the first-hand footage is riveting.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted May 29, 2018
4/5 95% Zama (2018) The film might be a touch pretentious, but it is exhilarating in its rich textures and heady strangeness.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted May 29, 2018
4/5 95% The Breadwinner (2017) There's no reason, though, why it shouldn't win sincere young fans. It quickly inspires affection for its heroine, and the simple but painstaking animation is attractive.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted May 29, 2018
1/5 27% Breaking In (2018) McTeigue has made one of those films in which the final twists and turns make you groan wearily, as you realise you're not as near the end as you hoped you were.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted May 14, 2018
1/5 25% 7 Days in Entebbe (2018) Jose Padilha's film (with Daniel Brühl and Rosamund Pike) is desperately short of tension.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted May 14, 2018
2/5 65% The Cured (2018) The gory details of this imagined world are just too specific to have any resonance. We're left with a solemn yet pulpy horror flick.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted May 14, 2018
2/5 27% Sherlock Gnomes (2018) The wait is long and confusing, and this spoils the appeal of the film's bright visual attractions.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted May 14, 2018
3/5 81% Mansfield 66/67 (2017) In focusing on this saga, P David Ebersole and Todd Hughes's documentary takes a sociological view of tacky stardom, sometimes using academic language, but more entertainingly just revelling in Hollywood absurdities.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted May 14, 2018
3/5 56% That Good Night (2017) The context provided by Eric Styles's film (from a play by NJ Crisp) is pretty thin - the ailing codger reconnecting with his estranged son - but Hurt is engaging and a couple of scenes have punch.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted May 14, 2018
4/5 93% Revenge (2018) The sheer flamboyance of the whole thing guarantees the viewer's surrender. ‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted May 14, 2018
2/5 39% The Strangers: Prey At Night (2018) The film may thus satisfy purists looking for simple pleasures, but that's the only success this utterly generic work can be expected to achieve.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted May 9, 2018
2/5 60% The Young Karl Marx (Le jeune Karl Marx) (2018) An excessively bourgeois film. ‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted May 9, 2018
2/5 33% I Feel Pretty (2018) The film's body-positive preaching is clearly well meant, it's also muddled.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted May 9, 2018
3/5 87% Mary and The Witch's Flower (2018) It's likeable and finely wrought, but not as adventurous as Ghibli's best.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted May 9, 2018