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Geoffrey Macnab

Geoffrey Macnab

Agrees with the Tomatometer 80% of the time.

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
4/5 92% When Marnie Was There (2015) "The film has a mournful delicacy and sense of mystery about it which counterbalances its sentimentality. " ‐ Independent (UK)
Posted Jun 9, 2016
3/5 65% Learning To Drive (2015) "This is a low key but witty and often affecting film with excellent performances from Clarkson and Kingsley. " ‐ Independent (UK)
Posted Jun 9, 2016
1/5 7% Mother's Day (2016) "The plotting is contrived and the characters speak in melodramatic psycho-babble. " ‐ Independent (UK)
Posted Jun 9, 2016
4/5 98% Embrace Of The Serpent (El Abrazo De La Serpiente) (2016) "Young Colombian director Guerra's visionary and wildly ambitious film seems like a movie from another era. " ‐ Independent (UK)
Posted Jun 9, 2016
3/5 78% Where to Invade Next (2016) "It's a surprisingly charming and playful affair but one that asks plenty of provocative questions. " ‐ Independent (UK)
Posted Jun 9, 2016
2/5 22% The Boss (2016) "It is probably too much to expect a mainstream comedy to sustain the level of malice, greed, misanthropy, and cynicism that propels The Boss early on. Without these elements, though, the film drifts off into dreary conventionality. " ‐ Independent (UK)
Posted Jun 9, 2016
3/5 30% Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016) "Screenwriter Linda Woolverton shows considerable ingenuity in the way she creates backstories for Lewis Carroll's characters. " ‐ Independent (UK)
Posted Jun 3, 2016
4/5 91% The Nice Guys (2016) "As buddy movies go, it has enough irreverence and originality never just to seem like a cynical rehash of a kind of film that has been made countless times before. " ‐ Independent (UK)
Posted Jun 3, 2016
4/5 61% Race (2016) "As a primer on Owens's life and achievements, the film works well enough. As a drama about race, politics, changing social attitudes and the winds of war, it is a non-starter. " ‐ Independent (UK)
Posted Jun 3, 2016
3/5 92% The Measure of a Man (La loi du marché) (2016) "Lindon brings gravitas and pathos to his role as the French everyman trying to stay afloat in a society that has spurned him. " ‐ Independent (UK)
Posted Jun 1, 2016
4/5 100% Versus: The Life and Films of Ken Loach "This is a timely moment for the release of Osmond's excellent new documentary about British filmmaker Ken Loach. " ‐ Independent (UK)
Posted Jun 1, 2016
1/5 58% Me Before You (2016) "Me Before You is toe-curling in the extreme, a glossy romantic drama that skims over complex issues to do with disability and assisted suicide in a frivolous and manipulative way. " ‐ Independent (UK)
Posted Jun 1, 2016
2/5 38% Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows (2016) "There's lots of noise and mayhem but this is glorified kids' matinee fare at heart. It's a pity to see an actress as accomplished as Laura Linney reduced to playing the Commissioner Gordon-like role. " ‐ Independent (UK)
Posted Jun 1, 2016
2/5 59% The Trust (2016) "Wood, a very long way removed from his Lord of the Rings glory days, is a womanising, drug-taking small timer, essentially decent but easily led astray by his friend. They're on the road to nowhere and that's where the film is headed too. " ‐ Independent (UK)
Posted May 26, 2016
3/5 85% The Daughter "As drama, this is downbeat and depressive but Stone elicits committed and intense performances from an excellent cast and his low-key naturalistic approach is at least occasionally leavened by moments of lyricism. " ‐ Independent (UK)
Posted May 26, 2016
3/5 100% Bobby "The account of Moore's untimely death, aged only 51, can't help but bring a lump to the throat. " ‐ Independent (UK)
Posted May 26, 2016
3/5 57% Money Monster (2016) "Money Monster is entertaining enough as a thriller. It is also strangely undercharged and lacking in ambition given the talent behind it. " ‐ Independent (UK)
Posted May 26, 2016
5/5 99% Love & Friendship (2016) "Love & Friendship is an unexpected delight, a very dry and tremendously witty adaptation of a little known Jane Austen novella. " ‐ Independent (UK)
Posted May 26, 2016
83% Hockney (2016) "What the film makes apparent isn't just Hockney's dandyism and brilliance, but also his formidable work ethic. " ‐ Independent (UK)
Posted May 26, 2016
3/5 97% Heart of a Dog (2015) "Nothing if not original, this is almost certainly the only movie about a terrier that cites the writing of Wittgenstein and Kierkegaard, the painting of Goya and the wisdom of Jewish grandmothers. " ‐ Independent (UK)
Posted May 19, 2016
5/5 100% Ivan's Childhood (Ivanovo detstvo) (1962) "Tarkovsky pays full attention to the squalor and pity of war but never loses his sense of poetry. " ‐ Independent (UK)
Posted May 19, 2016
2/5 19% The Silent Storm "This is a dour three-hander, set on a remote Scottish island in the 1940s. " ‐ Independent (UK)
Posted May 19, 2016
3/5 70% A Hologram for the King (2016) "Hanks is often cast as the dependable American everyman type. Here, he shows a darker, more anxious side to that character. It is one of his richest recent performances. " ‐ Independent (UK)
Posted May 19, 2016
4/5 97% Sing Street (2016) "For at least half its running length Sing Street is tremendous: a coming of age story set in early 80s Dublin that has the comic poignance and truthfulness of a Gregory's Girl or a Son Rambow. " ‐ Independent (UK)
Posted May 19, 2016
3/5 75% The BFG (2016) "For all its technical excellence and surrealistic flights of fancy, this isn't Spielberg at full throttle. " ‐ Independent (UK)
Posted May 19, 2016
4/5 64% American Honey (2016) "For all its longueurs, it is a rich and rewarding reworking of the road movie genre -- a film that is as original as it is exasperating. " ‐ Independent (UK)
Posted May 19, 2016
3/5 86% I, Daniel Blake "At 80, though, the director hasn't lost his knack for telling stories about marginalised characters with wit, anger and humanity. " ‐ Independent (UK)
Posted May 13, 2016
4/5 70% Café Society (2016) "A gentle and whimsical romantic comedy-drama. " ‐ Independent (UK)
Posted May 12, 2016
3/5 70% Our Kind of Traitor (2016) "Our Kind Of Traitor is an entertaining but very lightweight espionage thriller with none of the seedy pathos of the older films. " ‐ Independent (UK)
Posted May 12, 2016
4/5 87% Everybody Wants Some!! (2016) "After his intimate, generation-spanning epic Boyhood, Richard Linklater is back with an equally special and magical film, albeit one with a much tighter focus. " ‐ Independent (UK)
Posted May 12, 2016
4/5 48% X-Men: Apocalypse (2016) "X-Men Apocalypse is a mind-bending trip of a movie, one likely both to exhilarate spectators and to leave many either with severe feelings of sensory overload or scratching their heads. " ‐ Independent (UK)
Posted May 10, 2016
80% Evolution "Intriguing and provocative. " ‐ Independent (UK)
Posted May 5, 2016
4/5 86% Florence Foster Jenkins (2016) "Frears' biopic is both sly and affecting. " ‐ Independent (UK)
Posted May 5, 2016
2/5 21% I Saw the Light (2016) "I Saw The Light gives us an exceptional central performance -- but one that is entombed in a very dull and listless film. " ‐ Independent (UK)
Posted May 5, 2016
2/5 62% Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising (2016) "The Bridesmaids-style bawdiness is still there but the characters haven't developed or grown up in the slightest. " ‐ Independent (UK)
Posted May 5, 2016
33% Friend Request "A movie that yields line like 'unfriend this dead bitch' has a certain camp appeal but this is an unpleasant and manipulative affair that makes increasingly grim viewing. " ‐ Independent (UK)
Posted Apr 22, 2016
4/5 96% Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures (2016) "'He wanted to be a legend,' we are told again and again - and the filmmakers show just how single-mindedly he set about becoming one. " ‐ Independent (UK)
Posted Apr 22, 2016
3/5 41% Jane Got a Gun (2016) "This was a troubled production. Scottish director Lynne Ramsay quit days before shooting began and there were late changes made to the cast. In certain respects, the replacement director Gavin O'Connor has done an impressive job. " ‐ Independent (UK)
Posted Apr 22, 2016
3/5 51% Bastille Day "Bastille Day is a cheesy but enjoyable Paris set thriller which underlines Idrs Elba's fast rising credentials as an action hero. " ‐ Independent (UK)
Posted Apr 22, 2016
4/5 73% Miles Ahead (2016) "Davis's behaviour is monstrous but Cheadle plays him with such charisma that he seems perversely sympathetic anyway. We root for him. " ‐ Independent (UK)
Posted Apr 22, 2016
95% Eye In The Sky (2016) "What's refreshing, though, is how nuanced the film's approach remains. There is no simple minded resolution here and it is inevitable that there will be blood on somebody's hands by the final reel. " ‐ Independent (UK)
Posted Apr 14, 2016
4/5 59% Eisenstein In Guanajuato (2016) "As the bushy haired Russian filmmaker, Elmer Bäck looks and behaves like Harpo Marx. It's an intriguing performance which captures its subject's humour, prurience and his visionary qualities. " ‐ Independent (UK)
Posted Apr 14, 2016
2/5 7% Despite The Falling Snow "For all its invocations of Russian history, this is a glorified telenovela at heart. " ‐ Independent (UK)
Posted Apr 14, 2016
2/5 31% Criminal (2016) "The result is an American movie dressed up in British clothes that simply don't fit. " ‐ Independent (UK)
Posted Apr 14, 2016
5/5 95% The Jungle Book (2016) "The latest attempt to bring Rudyard Kipling's Mowgli to the screen is a triumph - a painstakingly crafted digital 3D movie whose astonishing visual effects are complemented by very sure-footed storytelling and tremendous voice-work. " ‐ Independent (UK)
Posted Apr 14, 2016
4/5 89% Dheepan (2016) "A searing and brilliant film is only partly undermined by its wildly improbable, action movie style ending in which the lead character rediscovers his inner Rambo. " ‐ Independent (UK)
Posted Apr 8, 2016
2/5 17% The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016) "It is dismaying to see actors off the quality of Chastain, Theron and Blunt mugging it up in such caricatured and poorly written roles. " ‐ Independent (UK)
Posted Apr 8, 2016
4/5 62% The Man Who Knew Infinity (2016) "This may appear the typical buttoned up British costume drama but, in its own understated way, it is both acutely observed and very moving. " ‐ Independent (UK)
Posted Apr 8, 2016
4/5 84% Midnight Special (2016) "This is a film that draws you in even as it perplexes you and that ultimately has a very strong emotional kick. " ‐ Independent (UK)
Posted Apr 8, 2016
4/5 100% I Am Belfast "Cousins doesn't ignore the bloodshed and sectarian violence (the pub bombings, the killings, the evictions) in the city's recent past but he also has a genius for finding the poetry and humour in everyday street scenes. " ‐ Independent (UK)
Posted Apr 8, 2016
4/5 98% Zootopia (2016) "The genius of the film lies in its combination of traditional Disney characters and situations with a very subversive storytelling style. " ‐ Independent (UK)
Posted Apr 1, 2016
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