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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
4/5 100% My Journey Through French Cinema (Voyage À Travers Le Cinéma Français) (2017) Simply as a wallow in black-and-white Gallic romanticism, it's a treat, but Tavernier also provides good stuff in his commentary.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2017
3/5 84% The Villainess (Ak-Nyeo) (2017) South Korean action movies often marry amazing fight scenes to barking-mad plots. This example, directed by Jung Byung-gil, reaches spectacular heights in its violent combats, yet it keeps deflating itself with its story's conceits.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2017
3/5 92% Kills on Wheels (Tiszta szívvel) (2016) It may be heavily contrived, but it's a suitably punchy ending for a vigorous, unruly film that seems honest in its depiction of living with disabilities.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2017
2/5 33% The Jungle Bunch (Les as de la jungle) (2017) There's a lot of quickfire banter without anyone actually saying anything funny.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2017
2/5 No Score Yet Let Me Go (2017) The intensity of the subjects they address offsets the histrionic tendencies in the film's execution. There's no such defence, though, for the soapy subplots.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2017
1/5 35% American Assassin (2017) The climax is almost as crass as the beginning.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2017
4/5 100% The Work (2017) Presented without any commentary, the film leaves you with a few questions, but as a high-emotion reality show, it's compelling.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2017
3/5 88% Dennis Skinner: Nature of the Beast (2017) As panegyrics go, however, it's a creditable piece of work -- calm, attentive and varied. ‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2017
3/5 80% The Lure (2016) It's piquant, but has an air of being done by the book.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2017
2/5 42% Goon: Last of the Enforcers (2017) It has its hero confront the challenges of being over the hill -- an awkward theme for a movie that itself comes across as a weary, backward-looking project for Seann William Scott and the actor-director Jay Baruchel.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2017
1/5 84% In Syria (Insyriated) (2017) A few credible background details might have made Philippe Van Leeuw's melodrama more convincing, but this single-location movie tells us nothing specific about the Syrian conflict.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2017
1/5 22% The Vault (2017) It's not a hopeless idea, but the film makes a hash of it. In aiming for stylish gore and a clever plot twist, it writes cheques its clumsy storytelling skills can't cash.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2017
4/5 100% The Farthest (2017) Made under the BBC's Storyville banner, it's bound to appear on TV before long, but those who enjoy marvelling at the solar system's planets may prefer a cinema screening.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2017
3/5 76% The Limehouse Golem (2017) Licensed by this grounding in Victorian show business, the film is itself a lurid crowd-pleaser, complete with nasty violence, an extravagant plot and a valiant Scotland Yard inspector (Bill Nighy).‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2017
3/5 98% God's Own Country (2017) The film's environment, with its mix of toughness and beauty, is a good match for the simple but robust love story.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2017
2/5 47% Moon Dogs (2016) The director, Philip John, knows how to stage a passionate scene and add fuzzy indie folk music, but the storytelling that sets up these moments is horribly mimsy.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2017
2/5 20% Eat Locals (2016) It's an energetic but unsurprising film, with Flemyng's most obvious contribution being his gathering of an above-par cast that includes old colleagues such as Charlie Cox and Dexter Fletcher.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2017
1/5 0% Stratton (2017) Twenty years after he directed the monumental Con Air, Simon West does duty on one of those embarrassing underpowered British attempts at an American-style thriller.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2017
2/5 38% The Hitman's Bodyguard (2017) Patrick Hughes's movie is still throwaway tosh, but if I come across it on television one day, I might watch for a while.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2017
1/5 16% The Dark Tower (2017) One flaw in Nicolaj Arcel's film is that it's too short and compressed to make anything lucid of its cockamamie mythology. At the same time, it's such a leaden piece of work that you wouldn't want it to be it any longer.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2017
4/5 100% Quest (2017) I'm not sure how many Americans will ever see this movie, but the more the better.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2017
3/5 78% Final Portrait (2017) With Geoffrey Rush as his star, Stanley Tucci (writing and directing) is able to capture a good likeness of Alberto Giacometti in this biopic... The artist's messy studio is a fine sight, too, and fans of cultured chit-chat will not mind lingering there.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2017
3/5 86% The Untamed (La región salvaje) (2017) This weirdness, played straight, is hard to interpret, particularly at the moments when pleasure turns to pain, but there's enough in the story to give the film a bit of dramatic potency, complementing its sheer oddity value.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2017
2/5 78% An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power (2017) Thanks to his membership of the international political jet set, this fly-on-the-wall stuff has moments of interest, but the portrait is far too reverent to be substantial journalism.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2017
2/5 56% The Odyssey (L'odyssée) (2016) Its staid narrative is so monotonous, however, that even the shots of undersea life become a little dull: it's all just one fin after another.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2017
4/5 92% A Ghost Story (2017) In short, I enjoyed a beguiling bittersweet wallow.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2017
2/5 75% Atomic Blonde (2017) Despite her best sardonic smouldering and an extensive designer wardrobe, Theron can't make anything compelling of her character, an empty vessel in a spy story that delivers low-IQ le Carré.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2017
3/5 84% Godzilla Resurgence (Shin Godzilla) (2016) Directed by Hideaki Anno and Shinji Higuchi, it has an excellent Godzilla, whose rampages are a good mixture of modern and traditional-looking special effects. Often, though, the monster is out of the action.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2017
3/5 95% Step (2017) There are telling and touching moments, but we've come to see, over the years, that it's quite easy to find an involving story in any formal set of challenges imposed on young people.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2017
3/5 95% Tom of Finland (2017) This is dramatised vividly with the help of a sound performance by Pekka Strang, but there's a touch of typical biopic plodding, and not much context.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2017
2/5 68% Annabelle: Creation (2017) As in Annabelle, the scares derived from the creepy-faced doll are more fun than the stuff about nebulous demonic possession.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2017
1/5 60% Dark Night (2017) Ghoulish and tedious.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2017
3/5 89% Land of Mine (Under Sandet) (2017) It's a conscientious, handsome drama in the middlebrow humanitarian tradition, but it makes obvious use of the easy option: whenever a new tragic jolt is needed, a mine can go "boom!"‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2017
3/5 93% Williams (2017) The domestic saga is of general interest, but the film is still chiefly for a car-loving audience.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2017
3/5 100% Cardboard Gangsters (2017) Mark O'Connor's film isn't subtle, but it's made with swagger and its antihero fits the bill as a certain kind of crime-drama archetype: overambitious, stupid and doomed, he nonetheless has a crude poignancy.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2017
3/5 89% Maudie (2017) Alongside a gruffer-than-gruff Ethan Hawke as Everett, Sally Hawkins hunches and hobbles as the arthritic Maud, but this never seems too much of a stunt: what stands out is her way with Lewis's gentle stubbornness.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2017
2/5 50% Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017) The city of the title, a vast space station where beings from a thousand planets coexist, may be a nice concept, but Besson's two central characters are probably the least witty people in the whole place.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2017
3/5 52% England Is Mine (2017) The film's rendering of its hero has the right tone, just as its Manchester has the right atmosphere. To that extent, England Is Mine might please Morrissey fans -- and who else was ever going to bother with it?‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2017
2/5 10% The Emoji Movie (2017) Yes, I'm aware I may be thinking a little too pedantically about a trivial children's cartoon. This is how your mind wanders, though, when you're a sentient adult stuck in front of a film as vapid as this one.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2017
2/5 89% Hounds of Love (2017) I prefer horror movies to be at least a little bit unreal: I'm not interested in a grim kitchen-sink drama with blood splattered around the plughole.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2017
2/5 53% 47 Meters Down (2017) Johannes Roberts's popcorn movie is compulsive viewing for those of us who will happily watch any film with sharks in it: the predators are soon circling. Under closer analysis, though, it doesn't stand up too well.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2017
2/5 67% The Wall (2017) The hero's physical efforts to improve his situation aren't particularly thrilling, but they exert a basic grip, and that's more than can be said for the conversation that unfolds when the sniper makes radio contact and begins taunting him.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2017
2/5 89% Girls Trip (2017) [Girls Trip] isn't especially funny, and its sentimental sisterhood stuff is done by rote, but at least it's not one of those movies that fancy themselves as being terribly rude yet don't really have the nerve.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2017
1/5 18% Wish Upon (2017) I suppose we're meant to interpret her selfishness as tragic proof that even the most sensible of teens can't resist shallow aspirations. Really, though, it's just a feeble way of dragging out the plot.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2017
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 99% 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 78% 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 47% 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 14% 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