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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 71% The Mercy (2017) The film may not be an essential retelling of its well-known saga, but it adds a few striking illustrations.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2018
2/5 25% Tad the Lost Explorer and the Secret of King Midas (Tadeo Jones 2: El secreto del Rey Midas) (2017) It's the general mediocrity -- plastic-looking characters, clichéd jokes -- that should deter you.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2018
1/5 0% Lies We Tell (2018) A drama-cum-thriller about a woman trying to save her sister from a nightmare marriage, it overstuffs its plot and overdoes its melodrama.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2018
2/5 39% Den of Thieves (2018) Lord alone knows why the plot's weaker bits had to be quite so sluggish, or why the leading cop, played by Gerard Butler, had to be a charmless meathead.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2018
2/5 11% Winchester (2018) How disappointing that the film descends into hamminess and overused jump scares.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2018
4/5 97% Journey's End (2018) Still, the play is a solid thing, significant for being one of the original texts in the literature devoted to the war; and it couldn't be filmed much better than it is in Saul Dibb's adaptation, a well-judged movie with an excellent cast.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2018
5/5 89% Makala (2017) As well as being sure to remind you how fortunate you are, Emmanuel Gras's film is beautiful and poetic, something it achieves without condescension.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2018
2/5 54% 12 Strong (2018) The film is one for fans of simple, optimistic war movies, but that doesn't mean they will think much of its colourless characters and monotonous action scenes.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2018
3/5 87% The Nothing Factory (A Fábrica de Nada) (2017) The debating sessions are hard slogs, but elsewhere the film's style is engaging.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2018
3/5 43% Maze Runner: The Death Cure (2018) If you've waited keenly through the two-and-a-bit years since the second film, you're likely to find the final chapter rewarding enough.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2018
3/5 75% Last Flag Flying (2017) Bryan Cranston, Laurence Fishburne and Steve Carell are easy to watch, but the drama is never deeply convincing.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2018
2/5 57% The Commuter (2018) Action movies aren't always meant to be credible, but here the nonsense level is too destabilising.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2018
3/5 82% Lover For A Day (L'amant d'un jour) (2018) No great dramatic surprises occur, but the film is a subtle, civilised offering for those who like this sort of thing.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2018
3/5 40% Attraction (Prityazhenie) (2017) Though the special-effects spectacles are fine, and a few scenes even have a sense of wonder and magic, there's nothing distinctive about the movie.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2018
3/5 84% The Final Year (2018) For viewers interested in West Wing life, it's a tasty behind-the-scenes tour, and for those averse to liberals, it has the comedy of this lot being hit by Trump's election win.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2018
3/5 70% Eric Clapton: A Life in 12 Bars (2017) It's well resourced. It doesn't, however, have anything to take it to a higher plane.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2018
3/5 100% My Life Story (2018) It's a slightly stiff routine -- he (Suggs) doesn't have the knack of making scripted lines sound unscripted -- but it's likeable, and some of the anecdotes are reminders of just how many ardent fans Madness have.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2018
4/5 80% A Woman's Life (Une vie) (2017) The movie's all-round realism -- bolstered as it is by Judith Chemla's excellent lead performance and Stéphane Brizé's intimate direction -- is deeply absorbing.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2018
1/5 0% Renegades (2017) Its heroes' macho joshing is dumb enough to make The A-Team sound like the Algonquin Round Table.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2018
2/5 82% Walk With Me (2017) The insipid results give little insight into Buddhist thinking, but we see a few things we may want to remember in our own moments of vague contemplation.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2018
3/5 93% Glory (2017) Kristina Grozeva and Petar Valchanov's Glory, from Bulgaria, is a watchable but pretty obvious satire about a railway worker who briefly becomes a celebrity in a stunt contrived by a cynical government PR woman.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2018
2/5 47% Jupiter's Moon (Jupiter holdja) (2017) Given wide latitude by the hero's gift, the story floats waywardly all over the place and, though the fancy camera moves are impressive, the journey is unsatisfying.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2018
3/5 No Score Yet Rey (2017) It's rather laborious, but vivid enough to be worth a look if it's your kind of thing -- as it might be if you like Werner Herzog, Alejandro Jodorowsky or Guy Maddin.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2018
3/5 73% Hostiles (2018) Fans of westerns will be happy enough here -- with an eventful story and lots of handsome landscapes -- but they'll know they aren't watching a classic.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2018
4/5 100% Sanctuary (2016) (The) casting, and the skilled performances it brings us, are sufficient reasons to find the movie heartening, but the script is also of value. Although fairly rough-hewn, it has subtle touches and it campaigns on a noteworthy topic.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2018
5/5 89% Persona (1966) Whether the film's ambiguous meanings strike you as profound or overblown, there's greatness enough in its aesthetic marvels: the power of its performances, the beauty of its images and the deftness of its sudden shifts.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2018
1/5 32% Pitch Perfect 3 (2017) A comic franchise that has stayed loosely in tune with reality now goes screeching off into nonsense, with no good jokes to show for it.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2017
3/5 27% Bright (2017) This pair's adventure, which is equal parts gunplay and magic, is a bit dull at heart, but the well-imagined setting livens things up.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2017
3/5 76% Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017) Special effects improve, but the sentiments in middling action movies for children remain the same. Still, this one is fairly lively.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2017
3/5 55% The Greatest Showman (2017) The film does have one thing to give it pizzazz, and that's visual zest.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2017
1/5 38% Morgan (2016) The result is a mediocre showdown with a guessable twist.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2017
2/5 39% The 9th Life of Louis Drax (2016) Alexandre Aja's film has several flaws, but at least it's pleasantly odd.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2017
3/5 83% Julieta (2016) For Almodovar fans, this will be a sumptuous return to the reds and pinks of his cinema.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2017
2/5 57% The Unseen (2017) Gary Sinyor's film has a basic but effective way of jangling its viewers' nerves at selected moments. One thing the visual trickery can't blot out, though, is the plot's unhelpful daftness.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2017
3/5 96% Mountain (2017) The visual content is impressive, with lots of spectacular shots of mountains, and of people doing risky things while going up and down.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2017
3/5 92% Mountains May Depart (Shan he gu ren) (2016) This social drama is realistic and absorbing, but then Jia again leaps through time.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2017
3/5 82% Bingo: The King of the Mornings (Bingo - O rei das manhãs) (2017) Daniel Rezende's film is a little trite in its storyline, but its lusty, Scorsese-style picture of bad behaviour in the world of children's television is a circus show worth seeing.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2017
4/5 100% The Prince of Nothingwood (2017) Sonia Kronlund's film about him not only captures a portrait of a marvellous striver, but gives us glimpses of Afghan society.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2017
2/5 63% Shot Caller (2017) I don't mind that it's all improbable, but it's also quite dull.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2017
4/5 71% Ferdinand (2017) It employs the usual kids' animation formulas, but does so in style.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2017
1/5 46% The Dinner (2017) Richard Gere, Rebecca Hall, Steve Coogan and Laura Linney collectively fail to rescue this trying-too-hard drama.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2017
2/5 81% Brigsby Bear (2017) Eventually, its attitude becomes more indulgent, and we're faced with one of those irritating indies that go easy on manchild whimsicality.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2017
3/5 85% Blade of the Immortal (Mugen no jûnin) (2017) In its own way, it's a movie with plenty of imagination, but the gory progress from fight to fight to fight is monotonous, and the running time is quite demanding for those of us stuck with finite lifespans.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2017
3/5 88% Better Watch Out (2017) Once everything's been unwrapped, Chris Peckover's film isn't the greatest movie anyone could wish for, but it's bright and vicious enough to please the audience to which it's proffered.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2017
4/5 97% Menashe (2017) Weinstein's quiet study of Hasidic society is part of the film's appeal, but the story's crux would have potential in any context.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2017
4/5 93% Human Flow (2017) Ai's long series of desolate vistas is more exhausting than seems necessary. Still, there's much to be said for a film that gives such a strong sense of how vast the refugee problem is.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2017
3/5 67% Love, Cecil (2017) It's a good-looking film, and Rupert Everett reads nicely from Beaton's diaries, but we get no fresh insights.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2017
3/5 94% Most Beautiful Island (2017) The early stuff is nothing we haven't seen before in similar films, but Asensio's performance makes it absorbing.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2017
3/5 43% Love Is Thicker Than Water (2016) At the heart of this film by Emily Harris and Ate de Jong is a credible, intimate portrait of two people deeply in love but unsure where they're going.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2017
3/5 80% The Man Who Invented Christmas (2017) It's an unwieldy concept -- an English literature lesson in pageant form -- but the results are at least colourful and perky.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2017