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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
1/5 47% 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 79% 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 84% 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 87% 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 95% 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 63% 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
3/5 100% 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
2/5 18% Daddy's Home 2 (2017) Though one of the new cast members -- John Lithgow as Ferrell's soft-hearted father -- is a big asset, severe damage is done by another: Mel Gibson as Wahlberg's macho dad. His grimacing performance as a sexist pig deadens every joke it touches.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2017
2/5 43% The Star (2017) It's reasonably lively, and not impious (if you ask me), but set against the best cartoons, it's not the greatest story ever told.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2017
3/5 75% Manifesto (2017) The film's own artistic principles don't seem too fascinating, but it's an intriguing concoction.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2017
4/5 84% Beach Rats (2017) On balance, the attention to style does the trick: the movie is rewarding in its own way.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2017
2/5 28% Suburbicon (2017) Clooney may not be a weighty sociocultural dramatist, but he's not dim, so it's surprising to see how misjudged and tokenistic this secondary part of the film turns out to be.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2017
4/5 95% Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool (2017) It's essentially a weepie, and as such it's a winner: nicely acted, fairly restrained in its emotionalism and bringing us a curious true story.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2017
3/5 97% Mudbound (2017) Its desire to address big American themes is well realised in the main plot, which credibly sets up a friendship between two war veterans.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2017
4/5 98% Trophy (2017) In an account full of eye-opening scenes, the film gives us a knotty, balanced idea of the moral quandaries involved.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2017
3/5 40% Justice League (2017) What unfolds is an adequate answer to Marvel's first Avengers film.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2017
2/5 89% Marjorie Prime (2017) The film doesn't have enough layers to justify its length. It masks the fact that it comes from a play, but only by conforming to a bland type of arty indie cinema. ‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2017
4/5 100% Paddington 2 (2018) The new film is every bit as bright, funny and cosy as its predecessor.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2017
3/5 91% Thelma (2017) The film slips in and out of its heroine's freaky perceptions, allowing sudden surprises amid placid Nordic interiors, and Harboe's tender turn gives us a character we can feel for. At heart, though, it has nothing super-scary, nor mind-boggling.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2017
3/5 58% Murder On The Orient Express (2017) It's colourful and well appointed but essentially period fluff.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2017
3/5 91% Brawl in Cell Block 99 (2017) Vaughn's honourable, shaven-headed hulk is introduced in a strong, Michael Mann-style crime story that gives us an interest in his fate. Thus drawn in, I felt the skull-smashing gore of the final scenes only cheapened the film.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2017
4/5 97% The Death of Stalin (2017) Taken on its own terms, the movie is so enjoyable that niggles can easily be set aside. Above all, it's rich in good performances.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2017
2/5 52% Jungle (2017) Daniel Radcliffe is on good form in this dramatisation of Yossi Ghinsberg's memoir... but Greg McLean's film fails in an area where true-story movies should really be looking to pick up points: realism.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2017
2/5 47% My Little Pony: The Movie (2017) Parents, if your children aren't champing at the bit to see this one, don't bother.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2017
3/5 100% I Am Not a Witch (2017) Maggie Mulubwa is captivating as the girl, and the story is an intriguing mixture of satire and tragedy, but the film's carefully artistic style (though an achievement) is at times too distracting.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2017
4/5 98% Dina (2017) Opinions will differ about the tact level of certain scenes, but overall this love story is valuable and touching.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2017
4/5 100% Earth: One Amazing Day (2017) You may well prefer the David Attenborough approach, but the footage is still wonderful.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2017
2/5 67% Double Date (2017) For all its boisterousness, it takes far too long to get to the action.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2017
2/5 71% The Ritual (2017) The scares begin promisingly, but tail off when everything is out in the open.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2017
2/5 8% The Snowman (2017) Set in Norway, but speaking English, it never finds a rhythm as it proceeds through assorted nasty murders, while Hole remains boringly stymied.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2017
2/5 92% The Party (2018) I found it largely arid and a waste of its impressive cast (including Kristin Scott Thomas, Timothy Spall, Bruno Ganz and Patricia Clarkson). Its situations are laboured and much of its dialogue is unwieldy.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2017
3/5 54% The Lego Ninjago Movie (2017) Its high-energy exploits should go down well enough with the younger end of Lego's cinema audience, but its story is formulaic and its jokes (apart from a brilliant feline cameo) spring no surprises.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2017
4/5 93% School Life (2017) It's touching to see the affection this Mr and Mrs Chips have for their pupils.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2017
4/5 No Score Yet Boy (2009) It's a good-hearted film that at times plays like the work of a Kiwi Wes Anderson. Its storyline is tritely calculated, but the surface details are appealing.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2017
1/5 49% The Glass Castle (2017) Here the soapiness is much nearer the surface.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2017
2/5 78% The Reagan Show (2017) The fact that Ronald Reagan's administration was big on PR and presentation is hardly news, and, though this documentary made up of television footage from the period claims to focus on that aspect of the presidency, it doesn't dig deep. ‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2017
2/5 41% The Mountain Between Us (2017) It's a film of innocent hokum, played with heroic conviction by its stars. Towards the end, though, you can only giggle as all that mountainous snow gives way to slush.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2017
3/5 89% The Ornithologist (O ornitólogo) (2017) Certain moments, however, do achieve that spellbinding kind of strangeness, and there are also points where Rodrigues's seriousness of purpose is clear and powerful.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2017
3/5 53% On the Road (2016) This doesn't shake up the usual practices of Winterbottom films - in that context, the casual style is thoroughly familiar - but it does yield a movie that might appeal to lovers of the rock ethos in general.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2017
1/5 38% Brimstone (2017) Koolhoven would have dealt more honestly with us if he had made the film a short, brazenly pulpy thriller, instead of the ponderous, pretentious melodrama it is.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2017
2/5 76% The Exception (The Kaiser's Last Kiss) (2017) It's a clunky espionage thriller crossed with Downton period drama.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2017
2/5 31% Home Again (2017) It's honourable escapism, but hardly inspired.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2017
3/5 100% Daphne (2017) Peter Mackie Burns's drama is credible, delivered in a style that fully captures the feel of her world, but its story's brief time span -- a matter of days -- leaves us unsure of how much is at stake.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2017
3/5 100% The Road to Mandalay (2016) The film's cinematic flair is occasionally increased through high drama and surrealism; the ending is too much, but before it there's an excellent flourish.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2017
3/5 90% Zoology (Zoologiya) (2016) Tverdovsky doesn't take the story anywhere really startling. His compassionate, intriguing film is enjoyable but anticlimactic.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2017
4/5 100% Pecking Order (2017) There's not much drama, but I was amused, engaged and touched by the goings-on at the Christchurch Poultry, Bantam and Pigeon Club.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2017
1/5 80% In the Last Days of the City (Akher ayam el madina) (2016) There's presumably a degree of autobiography in all of this on El Said's part, so he might have done better to make a personal documentary.. the results may still have been pretentious, they might also have had a directness lacking in this hollow drama.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2017