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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
2/5 62% 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 75% 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 53% 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 71% 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 15% 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 63% 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 92% This Is Congo (2017) 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 94% 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 25% 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 64% 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 29% 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 60% 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 92% 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 57% 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 86% 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
3/5 100% The Deminer (2017) All in all, though, their vivid movie deserves to be seen.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2018
3/5 94% Beast (2018) Setting the film on Jersey, Pearce certainly creates a potent summery atmosphere, and Buckley's steely performance is faultless and sure to help her upward-bound career.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2018
4/5 88% The Wound (Inxeba) (2017) Overall, [The Wound] is absorbing and visually strong, making it a fruitful way to expand your knowledge of the world.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2018
4/5 100% Nothing Like a Dame (Tea With the Dames) (2018) The casualness of it all means that the few downbeat moments - chiefly thoughts on ageing - are all the more poignant.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2018
3/5 83% Avengers: Infinity War (2018) It may still move at hectic speed from one gargantuan punch-up to the next, but - under the direction of Joe and Anthony Russo - it's well paced for the sort of extravaganza it is. The all-star parade never becomes a pile-up.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2018
2/5 77% Funny Cow (2017) Playing a northern working-class woman in the 1970s who tries to become a stand-up comedian, Maxine Peake gives a charismatic performance, but can't make up for the thinness of Adrian Shergold's drama.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2018
2/5 79% The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (2018) It could surely have told a better-focused story.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2018
3/5 76% Never Steady, Never Still (2018) There's not enough artistic merit in Kathleen Hepburn's film to make all its dourness worthwhile, but Henderson is excellent, and the scenes describing simple moments of compassion are poignant.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2018
3/4 62% Every Day (2018) The sheer goofiness of the concept makes Michael Sucsy's film more enjoyable than most young-adult movies, but I can imagine members of its target audience responding to its dreamy, kind-hearted emotionalism too.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2018
1/5 14% Blumhouse's Truth or Dare (2018) The film's not so much a horror show as a soap opera with a high mortality rate.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2018
2/5 52% Rampage (2018) Cinema ticket prices these days are quite giant-sized, too, and this particular show isn't worth full-cost admission.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2018
3/5 96% Western (2018) A meandering but quietly absorbing tale of comradeship amid social tensions.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2018
3/5 96% Marlina the Murderer in Four Acts (2018) It's worth seeing for its unpredictable yarn-spinning and Timothy's noble performance.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2018
3/5 77% A Gentle Creature (2017) The film gives us a rich, clammy idea of Russia's horrors as we follow a woman (Vasilina Makovtseva) into a bureaucratic hell.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2018
3/5 95% Custody (Jusqu'à la garde) (2018) It's well acted (not least by Thomas Gioria as the child), but unenlightening.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2018
2/5 45% The Hurricane Heist (2018) Cheerful trash.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2018
1/5 18% Death Wish (2018) A heavy-footed Bruce Willis in a drab action movie that stirs itself only for moments of blood-spurting violence. ‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2018
3/5 67% Wonderstruck (2017) An enticing mystery in the early scenes, but the story's ending is weak.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2018
4/5 92% Love, Simon (2018) The plot has a few glitches, but generally the film is funny, sweet and thoughtful.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2018
4/5 82% Ghost Stories (2018) Its intricacy and its sense of drama make it entertaining and it does a great job of finding eeriness in provincial British settings.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2018
4/5 98% BPM (Beats Per Minute) (120 battements par minute) (2017) The movie is energised by credible writing, fluid editing and the performances of a young cast.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2018
1/5 83% The Bachelors (2017) A perfect example of those light American indie dramas that fancy themselves as sophisticated, but in fact have far less value than a good blockbuster.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2018
2/5 17% Midnight Sun (2018) This time, the threat is a relatively novel one - xeroderma pigmentosum, which makes its sufferers unable to withstand sunlight - but it's presented in the same beautified way cancer traditionally is in these films.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2018
2/5 83% Blockers (2018) Kay Cannon's film is one of those Hollywood numbers that combine smut and schmaltz. For once, the latter part of that deal is kind of endearing, so I wish I'd found the gross-out jokes funnier.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2018
2/5 84% Journeyman (2017) [Paddy] Considine, who plays the part, isn't too convincing as a top-level fighter. But then it's not as if the film is much more persuasive in any other regard, beyond its well-meant performances.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2018
4/5 100% The Islands and the Whales (2017) For all the majesty of the landscapes, a fuller view of the population wouldn't have gone amiss: there's a shortage of background information. Yet the individuals we meet - and their resistance to change - are keenly observed.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2018