Geoff Brown

Geoff Brown
Geoff Brown's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Times (UK) Time Out Monthly Film Bulletin

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
35% A Star is Born (1976) This version vaunts its modernity by vulgarising everything in sight. - Time Out EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2018
47% Jabberwocky (1977) Nothing builds into full-blooded absurdity, and the enormous cast of British comic specialists is given little opportunity to help out (though they were presumably recruited just for that purpose). - Monthly Film Bulletin EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2018
59% Miracle on 34th Street (1994) The sanitised setting may generate a Yuletide glow, but it gives a hollow, even cynical ring to the film's championship of faith, hope and charity, sweetness and light. - Times (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 31, 2017
100% Pinocchio (1940) Probably shows Disney's virtues and vices more clearly than any other cartoon. - Time Out EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2008
87% The Jungle Book (1967) It's also got great knockabout visual gags, mercifully little cutey-poo sentiment, and reasonable songs. - Time Out EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2006
34% Under the Cherry Moon (1986) Shot in black-and-white in an attempt to evoke the sophisticated burr of '40s films, its intent is hamstrung by over-familiar gags, though the script comes more to life when Prince and Benton lapse into black street talk. - Time Out EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2006
79% Gigi (1958) It's like a meal consisting of cheesecake, and one quickly longs for something solid and vulgar to weigh things down. - Time Out EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2006
53% It Lives Again (1978) On the whole this is a good film in theory rather than practice. The script is written in the Albert Memorial style - ungainly in structure, weighed down with extraneous detail. - Time Out EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2006
81% Lethal Weapon (1987) In this classy all-action thriller, Mel Gibson oozes charm the way his victims ooze blood. - Time Out EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2006
100% The Kid (1921) As always, Chaplin's opulent Victorian sentimentality is made palatable both by the amazing grace of his pantomimic skills and the balancing presence of harsh reality. - Time Out EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2006
55% Jamaica Inn (1939) The result is weird, but not wonderful. - Time Out EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2006
80% Tea and Sympathy (1957) The film's details -- indeed, its very timidity -- still ensure fascinating viewing. - Time Out EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2006
96% The Thief of Bagdad (1924) Korda's version of 1940 has the quirks and the luscious colour, but this one has the electric energy. - Time Out EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2006
96% The 39 Steps (1935) Great fun. - Time Out EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2006
90% Queen Christina (1933) [Garbo] turns her character into a living entity, extracts real emotion from the script's purple clumps, and glides through Mamoulian's winding camera movements with grace, wit and beauty. - Time Out EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2006
97% Ninotchka (1939) It's still consistently amusing, and Garbo throws herself into the fray with engaging vigour. - Time Out EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2006
100% The Baker's Wife (La Femme du boulanger) (1938) Flagrantly unfashionable, but bursting with bucolic vigour and sly satirical wit. - Time Out EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2006