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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
3/5 100% 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 88% 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 90% 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 90% 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
4/5 98% I Am Not Your Negro (2017) Assembling interview footage of James Baldwin and readings from his works, the documentary I Am Not Your Negro is a potent study of the writer, the 1960s civil-rights movement and the continuing struggles of African-Americans.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2017
3/5 92% A Quiet Passion (2017) Terence Davies is British cinema's great chronicler of subdued, pent-up existences.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2017
4/5 94% Neruda (2016) Pablo Larrain's ingenious, debonair biopic uses a blend of fact and fiction to celebrate the poet Pablo Neruda and the power of literature.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2017
4/5 97% Graduation (Bacalaureat) (2017) There's a second-hand feel to his state-of-the-nation look at civic corruption, and to the plot's moments of ominous mystery, which recall Michael Haneke. That the film remains strong and involving is largely due to its core subject.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2017
3/5 88% The Lost City of Z (2017) The Lost City of Z is a finely drawn period piece that suffers from its less than heroic central character.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2017
4/5 97% Aquarius (2016) Kleber Mendonca Filho's film takes a storyline that could have been nothing but soap suds and bolsters it with realism, compassion and a well-conveyed sense of time's passing.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2017
4/5 99% Get Out (2017) A film of two halves, then, and though I'm not convinced it all fits together perfectly, the latter part's move into all-out horror is entertaining in itself.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2017
3/5 87% Dancer (2016) Steven Cantor's documentary, using interviews with Polunin and footage covering most of his life, is a vibrant portrait, but it doesn't get inside its subject.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2017
3/5 96% The Love Witch (2016) Lovers of old kitsch movies will appreciate this pastiche, an arch tale of a suburban witch.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2017
1/5 27% Fist Fight (2017) This Hollywood clunker, in which Charlie Day and Ice Cube play teachers who come to blows, simply isn't funny.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2017
3/5 74% Headshot (2017) The film has a bruising sort of panache, so it meets the basic requirements of its genre.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2017
89% Big Hero 6 (2014) The latest cartoon from Disney is a hectic adventure movie for action-lovers. See review, in this section.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2017
97% Brooklyn (2015) Based on Colm Toibin's novel, and starring Saoirse Ronan as an Irish immigrant in 1950s New York, this genial drama about leaving home welcomes you in.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2017
3/5 44% Sweet Dreams (Fai bei sogni) (2016) Bellocchio's wearying analysis of mother love is the least compelling mark of the film's nationality. More rewarding is his use of a recognisably Italian cinematic style, one involving visual richness and melancholy explorations of urban society.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2017
3/5 98% The Fits (2016) Dreamy and enigmatic in the American-indie way.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2017
2/5 80% Patriots Day (2017) In this case, however, the honest, straight-up public servant [Wahlberg] plays is kind of a fake.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2017
4/5 84% The Founder (2017) This biopic, starring Michael Keaton as Kroc, can't reverse that outcome, of course, but it does let Mac and Dick seize something from their conqueror. ‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2017
4/5 90% The Lego Batman Movie (2017) A return to the frantic style of 2014's The Lego Movie, it may lack wild inspiration, but its rat-a-tat-tat jokes are consistently worth a smile.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2017
2/5 43% Gold (2017) At its best, the story is an adequate yarn; at its dullest, it's a lifeless rehash of The Wolf of Wall Street, without even the sex and drugs.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2017
4/5 99% Cameraperson (2016) Fruitful themes and patterns emerge -- in, for instance, the way it intertwines Johnson's family life and the arduous scenes she witnesses during her work‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2017
4/5 97% GoodFellas (1990) It's a film full of thrilling entertainment: a juicy, wry and relentless account of a garish way of life.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2017
3/5 100% The Young Offenders (2016) It's not funny enough to rise above its clumsy story, but it has something rare in movies of its type: a good heart, which it demonstrates in surprisingly sweet scenes between Conor and his mum (Hilary Rose).‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2017
2/5 34% Live By Night (2017) In his fourth feature as a director, Ben Affleck is stuck with an inert screenplay and a bland leading man.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2017
4/5 87% A Monster Calls (2017) The damp northern English atmosphere wraps itself around you, and when the denouement finally comes, it is spectacular and eloquent.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2017
90% A War (Krigen) (2016) [In its early stages,] it is absorbing and occasionally tense. Its second half, however, is disappointing.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2016
3/5 91% The Measure of a Man (La loi du marché) (2016) Stéphane Brizé's absorbing but unspectacular film stars Vincent Lindon as a working-class Joe who experiences the indignities of unemployment and, later, those of a soul-corroding job.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2016