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Geoffrey Macnab

Geoffrey Macnab
Geoffrey Macnab's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Guardian, Independent (UK), Sight and Sound, Uncut Magazine [UK]

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/5 70%

Bleed For This (2016)

"Bleed For This is an enjoyable but very generic and old-fashioned boxing movie." ‐Independent (UK)
Posted Nov 30, 2016
3/5 94%

The Edge of Seventeen (2016)

"Edge Of Seventeen does a very fair job of portraying the anguished inner life of its needy adolescent protagonist." ‐Independent (UK)
Posted Nov 30, 2016
2/5 81%

Chi-Raq (2015)

"In its lesser moments, though, the film plays like a bad student revue." ‐Independent (UK)
Posted Nov 30, 2016
4/5 97%

Moana (2016)

"What impresses most here is the way the filmmakers combine the traditional Disney elements -- the sentimentality, the slapstick and the iridescent animation -- with a storyline rooted in South Sea island myth and culture." ‐Independent (UK)
Posted Nov 30, 2016
4/5 85%

Sully (2016)

"Sully is the kind of film that Howard Hawks might have made in times gone by. It's a tale of quiet, unfussy heroism; of highly trained professionals doing their jobs in the most challenging circumstances imaginable." ‐Independent (UK)
Posted Nov 30, 2016
4/5 94%

Creepy (Kuripi: Itsuwari no rinjin) (2016)

"Most of the elements here have been used in countless crime and horror movies before. Kurosawa's originality lies in the sly way he portrays the battle of wits between Nishino and the criminal psychologist on his tail." ‐Independent (UK)
Posted Nov 23, 2016
3/5 79%

Magnus (2016)

"Ree convinces us that Magnus is indeed a prodigy but, even so, his rise to the top surely can't have been quite as straightforward as the film suggests." ‐Independent (UK)
Posted Nov 23, 2016
2/5 50%

Mum's List (2016)

"The encounters with doctors and the hospital scenes are often chilling. Nonetheless, there is a plodding sentimentality and predictability here which stop the film from having the emotional kick that might have been expected." ‐Independent (UK)
Posted Nov 23, 2016
2/5 78%

I Am Bolt (2016)

"At times, I Am Bolt makes for very rousing viewing. However, there is a dispiriting sense here that the filmmakers don't have full control of their own movie." ‐Independent (UK)
Posted Nov 23, 2016
4/5 95%

Paterson (2016)

"Jarmusch proves that it is possible to make a film in which the everyday can be turned into something mysterious and even transcendent. This a quiet film but ultimately a very rewarding one." ‐Independent (UK)
Posted Nov 23, 2016
2/5 73%

We Are the Flesh (Tenemos la carne) (2016)

"Visually striking but often very pretentious and increasingly distasteful." ‐Independent (UK)
Posted Nov 17, 2016
4/5 97%

Your Name (Kimi No Na Wa.) (2016)

"This mind-bending Japanese animated film is very ingeniously scripted and works in multiple dimensions." ‐Independent (UK)
Posted Nov 17, 2016
4/5 95%

Gimme Danger (2016)

"Jim Jarmusch's film about Iggy Pop and the Stooges has all the familiar ingredients but Jarmusch is an accomplished enough director to move the material onto another plane." ‐Independent (UK)
Posted Nov 17, 2016
3/5 86%

United States of Love (Estados Unidos de Amor) (2016)

"Like Kieslwoski, Wasilewski is looking for the drama in the everyday and is homing in on his characters, observing their eccentricities and their yearnings." ‐Independent (UK)
Posted Nov 17, 2016
3/5 43%

Dog Eat Dog (2016)

"Schrader won't win any awards for Dog Eat Dog but it certainly qualifies as a guilty pleasure. Dafoe and Cage enjoy themselves hugely as the low-grade, "nickel-and-dime" career criminals dreaming of the payday that will never come." ‐Independent (UK)
Posted Nov 17, 2016
4/5 82%

Indignation (2016)

"Schamus shows just how easily a life can unravel. That's what makes Indignation such grim but poignant viewing." ‐Independent (UK)
Posted Nov 17, 2016
4/5 75%

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016)

"This is rousing filmmaking that combines astonishing special effects with plenty of humour and pathos." ‐Independent (UK)
Posted Nov 16, 2016
3/5 19%

American Pastoral (2016)

"It is, however, a heartfelt and painstaking attempt at dealing in filmic terms with the complex and ambiguous subject matter of the book." ‐Independent (UK)
Posted Nov 10, 2016
4/5 85%

Francofonia (2016)

"This is graceful and provocative filmmaking. It works both as art history and as an account of wartime Paris under German occupation." ‐Independent (UK)
Posted Nov 10, 2016
3/5 95%

The Innocents (Les innocentes) (2016)

"This is a slow moving but insightful film without a hint of prurience about it." ‐Independent (UK)
Posted Nov 10, 2016
2/5 44%

100 Streets (2017)

"Given the talent involved, 100 Streets can't help but seem disappointing." ‐Independent (UK)
Posted Nov 10, 2016
5/5 92%

Napoléon (1929)

"Seen on the big screen in its new digitally cleaned up version with its Carl Davis score, Abel Gance's 1927 masterpiece Napoleon is a truly startling experience." ‐Independent (UK)
Posted Nov 10, 2016
2/5 51%

The Accountant (2016)

"The result is a film that, in spite of its title, simply doesn't add up properly." ‐Independent (UK)
Posted Nov 2, 2016
3/5 93%

Richard Linklater: Dream Is Destiny (2016)

"This documentary is in keeping with its subject. It is low key, amiable and informative." ‐Independent (UK)
Posted Nov 2, 2016
3/5 76%

A Street Cat Named Bob (2016)

"If you're partial to cats and don't mind a bit of saccharine with your social realism, it's the kind of movie to leave you purring in approval." ‐Independent (UK)
Posted Nov 2, 2016
3/5 89%

Burn Burn Burn (2015)

"Often very maudlin, the film has a nice line in eccentric, screwball humour and at least some of the energy its title promises." ‐Independent (UK)
Posted Oct 27, 2016
4/5 100%

After Love (2016)

"Belgian director Lafosse's After Love is like a European art-house counterpart to Kramer vs Kramer. " ‐Independent (UK)
Posted Oct 27, 2016
3/5 91%

Doctor Strange (2016)

"The actors are skilled enough to make us intensely curious about their back stories and for us to accept some of their more preposterous lines of dialogue." ‐Independent (UK)
Posted Oct 27, 2016
3/5 92%

Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World (2016)

"This is an intriguing and provocative film which explores its subject from many different angles. What it lacks is a point of view." ‐Independent (UK)
Posted Oct 27, 2016
4/5 93%

Ethel & Ernest (2016)

"This is a wonderfully evocative and well observed animated feature that plays like a cartoon equivalent of Noel Coward's This Happy Breed." ‐Independent (UK)
Posted Oct 27, 2016
2/5 19%

Keeping Up With The Joneses (2016)

"Keeping Up With The Joneses is a misconceived comedy-thriller that can't work out whether it's spoofing spy movies or making fun of suburbia." ‐Independent (UK)
Posted Oct 20, 2016
3/5 75%

Trolls (2016)

"Made in iridescent colour, Trolls is a wondrously zany and inane animated feature. Watching it in 3D is like being submerged in candy floss." ‐Independent (UK)
Posted Oct 20, 2016
2/5 82%

Ouija: Origin of Evil (2016)

"With so much going on, it is little wonder that the film seems so sprawling and unfocused." ‐Independent (UK)
Posted Oct 20, 2016
4/5 92%

Queen of Katwe (2016)

"It is a thoroughly heartwarming story in which you're rooting so hard for the heroine that you scarcely notice how contrived some of Nair's dramatic gambits really are." ‐Independent (UK)
Posted Oct 20, 2016
2/5 38%

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016)

"What has started as a pared-down and brutal thriller turns into a family melodrama." ‐Independent (UK)
Posted Oct 20, 2016
3/5 63%

Storks (2016)

"The visual ingenuity is breathtaking. " ‐Independent (UK)
Posted Oct 13, 2016
3/5 84%

Kate Plays Christine (2016)

"You admire the diligence and thoughtfulness of the director and the actress but you still doubt their motives. " ‐Independent (UK)
Posted Oct 13, 2016
2/5 20%

Inferno (2016)

"Hanks is a very fine actor but Langdon is one of his most thankless roles." ‐Independent (UK)
Posted Oct 13, 2016
3/5 63%

War on Everyone (2016)

"War On Everyone is more a series of comic sketches than it is a coherent movie." ‐Independent (UK)
Posted Oct 6, 2016
3/5 89%

Blood Father (2016)

"Gibson is only 60 years old, a few years younger than Liam Neeson, and so could conceivably continue appearing in action movies like this for years to come. He clearly has the knack for it." ‐Independent (UK)
Posted Oct 6, 2016
2/5 50%

The Guv'nor (2016)

"The Guv'nor is very uneven and looks as if it was made quickly and cheaply, but it offers a perspective on Lenny that goes beyond the caricature of the lovable East End "hard man"." ‐Independent (UK)
Posted Oct 6, 2016
4/5 92%

My Scientology Movie (2017)

"This crafty, enjoyable and illuminating documentary comes at the Church Of Scientology from an unexpected angle." ‐Independent (UK)
Posted Oct 6, 2016
3/5 89%

A United Kingdom (2017)

"A United Kingdom is a very likeable film about two very admirable people." ‐Independent (UK)
Posted Oct 6, 2016
3/5 44%

The Girl on the Train (2016)

"Blunt throws herself into her role as the tormented heroine. It's the kind of masochistic part that Joan Crawford would have relished in an earlier era." ‐Independent (UK)
Posted Oct 6, 2016
2/5 68%

Swiss Army Man (2016)

"Two fine actors giving full-blooded performances can't prevent Swiss Army Man from seeming pretentious and self-indulgent." ‐Independent (UK)
Posted Oct 3, 2016
2/5 47%

Free State of Jones (2016)

"Free State Of Jones is an American Civil War-era saga that would surely have worked better as a box set TV drama than as a feature film. There is just too much information to pack in." ‐Independent (UK)
Posted Sep 30, 2016
4/5 98%

Under The Shadow (2016)

"What's refreshing about the film is that it comes at the genre from a new angle. This is as much a study of a desperate and traumatised woman as it is a conventional horror pic." ‐Independent (UK)
Posted Sep 30, 2016
3/5 84%

Deepwater Horizon (2016)

"This is another of Malkovich's enjoyably Mephistophelian performances." ‐Independent (UK)
Posted Sep 30, 2016
4/5 63%

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016)

"Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children isn't his masterpiece but it will give audiences exactly what they expect from a Burton movie." ‐Independent (UK)
Posted Sep 30, 2016
3/5 94%

Baden Baden (2016)

"The film deals with sometimes harsh subject matter but there's a lightness to Lang's storytelling that is perfectly complemented by‎ Richard's thoroughly winning performance as the vulnerable but resilient heroine." ‐Independent (UK)
Posted Sep 22, 2016
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