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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 87% Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie (Captain Underpants) (2017) The ensuing slapstick and general craziness are silly, funny and delivered at sugar-rush speed.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2017
4/5 100% City of Ghosts (2017) Nothing else is as compelling as the first-hand footage of life in Raqqa... Undoubtedly, though, its account of hounded, careworn exiles does, in its own way, tell us something about the suffering of Syria's people.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2017
3/5 86% Water and Sugar: Carlo Di Palma, the Colours of Life (2016) It's a film of civilised chats with various cinematic notables, including Allen, all sedately conducted by Di Palma's widow, Adriana Chiesa.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2017
3/5 94% SHOT!: The Psycho-Spiritual Mantra of Rock (2017) Its main talker is the man himself, who takes an amused yet earnest view of his life and times.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2017
2/5 43% Scribe (La mécanique de l'ombre) (2017) The unfolding series of menacing conversations and violent twists doesn't add up to much.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2017
1/5 0% Monster Island (2017) [Monster Island] is too cheaply animated to be worth your time: when it applies its visual style to ghoulish imagery, the results are doubly unappealing.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2017
4/5 93% Dunkirk (2017) Heroism is celebrated, Spitfires fly, Churchill is reverently quoted and we're offered scenes of plucky British pathos that could have been written in the 1940s.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2017
3/5 88% David Lynch: The Art Life (2017) It didn't endear its subject's abstract paintings to me, but I was happy to listen to him reminiscing.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2017
2/5 67% Cars 3 (2017) There's not enough wit in Brian Fee's film, however, to make it one that has to be seen, or one that really had to be made.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2017
3/5 84% The Death of Louis XIV (La mort de Louis XIV) (2017) [Léaud,] remembered by film lovers as the young prince of the Nouvelle Vague, certainly gets you thinking about mortality. Story-wise, though, there's little here for viewers not big on French history.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2017
4/5 78% The Beguiled (2017) There is quiet comedy in the early scenes as the women refuse to admit to one another their itchy interest in the new resident. And when hostilities break out and mad events ensue, the humour becomes nicely black.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2017
3/5 94% War for the Planet of the Apes (2017) Reeves makes the most of the setting, bringing dynamism and visual variety to the plot's different episodes, which include several excellent action sequences... Yet there's a deeper lack of momentum in the film.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2017
2/5 61% Despicable Me 3 (2017) The thinking here has no art to it at all.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2017
4/5 94% Baby Driver (2017) It's been a while since we saw a crime thriller with such a healthy chance of making viewers smile.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2017
2/5 50% A Change in the Weather (2017) This one... is particularly waffly, though when the cast stop talking, Sanders uses music and imagery to create resonant moods.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2017
3/5 59% Alone in Berlin (2017) Brendan Gleeson and Emma Thompson are fine, and the story has inherent strength, but you never feel you've been transported to wartime Germany, and that loss robs the film of the tense, sickening atmosphere it needs.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2017
2/5 63% Tommy's Honour (2017) Golf buffs might appreciate its recreation of the sport in the late 19th century, but to love the film unreservedly, you'll need an appetite for the cinematic equivalent of treacle-topped porridge.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2017
3/5 98% Kedi (2017) Not only for cat people, then, but you need to be that way inclined if you are to be entranced by all of the many shots that just show cats being cats.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2017
3/5 92% Abacus: Small Enough to Jail (2017) When Steve James's documentary suggests that Abacus was the victim of a concerted Establishment plot... it doesn't have quite enough evidence for a conviction, but it is an absorbing study of the court case, the bank and Chinatown itself.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2017
2/5 89% A Man Called Ove (En man som heter Ove) (2016) Lassgard huffs and puffs well, but the script (by the film's director, Hannes Holm) lays out its simple story with increasing heavy-handedness, and the humour is perhaps too Swedish to work here.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2017
3/5 86% The Midwife (Sage femme) (2017) The bittersweet contrivances in Martin Provost's storytelling are blatant, but the covering veneer of realism is attractive.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2017
3/5 88% It Comes At Night (2017) The characters' behaviour rings true, the tension is strong and the oily darkness of it all looks good.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2017
1/5 16% All Eyez on Me (2017) It is a credit to this biopic that its leading man, Demetrius Shipp Jr, is an adequate double for the rapper and actor Tupac Shakur. Beyond that, there's little to be said for Benny Boom's film.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2017
3/5 92% Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) These tweaks are enough to make Jon Watts's film sufficiently different from past Spider-movies; and its tight story, funny jokes and cute characters are enough to make it pretty enjoyable.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2017
1/5 43% Song to Song (2017) Austin is Malick's adopted home town, but if he really wanted to boost its profile, he would have been better off making a nice, simple documentary about it.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2017
3/5 88% It Comes At Night (2017) The characters' behaviour rings true, the tension is strong and the oily darkness of it all looks good. Within his vaguely realistic constraints, however, Shults doesn't find a way to nudge the story to a satisfying ending.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2017
3/5 100% A Good Day to Die, Hoka Hey (2016) Like all previous films about this line of work, it describes the mix of heroism and selfish thrill-seeking that leads people into the job.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2017
4/5 100% Destination Unknown (2016) Claire Ferguson's movie is not only powerful, but usefully varied in its range of tales.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2017
3/5 87% Whitney: Can I Be Me (2017) When it comes to telling us who Whitney really was, however, the film only goes so far. [Although] for sure, it's absorbing.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2017
2/5 45% Rock Dog (2017) It's consistent with the duller examples of Hollywood's animated output.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2017
2/5 62% Slack Bay (Ma loute) (2017) Bruno Dumont's latest is set in 1910 and gives us a belle époque mixture of nonsense comedy and deeper weirdness. On the former score, it's fairly excruciating... In the artier moments, however, there are startling flourishes.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2017
1/5 16% CHIPS (2017) The 2012 film that revived 21 Jump Street was a funny action comedy that showed a reasonable amount of respect for the original television series. By this reckoning, Dax Shepard's CHIPS is a double failure.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2017
3/5 89% Norman (Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer) (2017) Richard Gere's performance in Joseph Cedar's drama brings to life a proud but desperate man scrambling to save face.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2017
2/5 76% Berlin Syndrome (2017) There is basic tension, but the ending is a flop.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2017
2/5 46% Wilson (2017) Wilson, who delivers overdone sarcasm in a slightly Fozzie Bear voice, is a well-imagined creation. His place in the film's plot, however, is generic: he's a grouch warmed up by the discovery that he has a teenage daughter.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2017
1/5 21% The Shack (2017) A few of the discussions are quite knotty, but the whole thing is still too steeped in American mawkishness to have a chance with anyone unpersuaded by that form of worship.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2017
4/5 89% Destiny (Der müde Tod) (1924) Unmistakably ancient, but full of invention.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2017
2/5 23% Table 19 (2017) Its well-meant sympathy for unhappy outsiders isn't enough to hold together the scrappy farcical scenes.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2017
2/5 52% The Boss Baby (2017) This DreamWorks cartoon about a baby visualised as a suit-wearing executive big shot has bright ideas and slick bits of action, but the more I think about what its concept offers children, the more doubtful I am.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2017
3/5 91% Raw (2017) The film's skilfully engineered intensity isn't for the squeamish.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2017
3/5 80% Colossal (2017) Nacho Vigalondo's film begins as a seemingly realistic drama, then suddenly gains a big streak of fantasy.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted May 22, 2017
4/5 100% Machines (2016) Rahul Jain finds colourful sights, and he composes his images like a latter-day Degas. Even though this approach has a kind of beauty, viewers can't fail to see how hellish conditions are.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted May 22, 2017
4/5 90% Frantz (2017) François Ozon's film is inspired by the 1932 picture Broken Lullaby, and, though the ever-inventive director has taken the plot in a new direction the movie's appeal is essentially that of an old-fashioned melodrama.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted May 14, 2017
3/5 97% Burden (2017) [An] informative biographical piece.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted May 8, 2017
3/5 93% Citizen Jane: Battle for the City (2017) It's a good film for lovers of New York, but even they might find monotony in its reliance on library footage of street scenes.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted May 8, 2017
4/5 88% Heal the Living (Réparer les vivants) (2017) A tender and extremely graceful piece of work.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted May 1, 2017
4/5 100% The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki (Hymyilevä mies) (2017) A poignant movie with a much calmer idea of happiness than the average sports movie.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2017
5/5 83% Mulholland Drive (2001) Luxuriously strange.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2017
4/5 95% One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975) Whatever you make of the counterculture sentimentalism in the film's story of a rebellious mental patient, [Nicholson's] performance is superb, a showcase both for his wolfish glints and for his more subtle abilities.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2017
1/5 53% Mad to Be Normal (2017) David Tennant [plays the role] with conviction and a nice Glaswegian drawl, but the film is a dodgy business that makes things up -- including a pregnant girlfriend (Elisabeth Moss) -- for no good reason.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2017