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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
32% Super Troopers 2 (2018) You may find yourself laughing once or twice against your better instincts.‐ Independent (UK)
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2018
96% Studio 54 (2018) Strangely, the second half of the documentary, the "paradise lost" section, is far more compelling than the part devoted to evoking Studio 54 in its prime.‐ Independent (UK)
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2018
76% The Happy Prince (2018) This is a moving and surprising biopic that squeezes out every last drop of pathos from its subject matter.‐ Independent (UK)
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2018
66% Ocean's 8 (2018) Director Gary Ross has made a movie just as slick and as superficial as the earlier installments of the Ocean's franchise in which the men oversaw the grand thefts. Whether this qualifies Ocean's 8 as groundbreaking or original is a moot point.‐ Independent (UK)
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2018
90% Hereditary (2018) Hereditary may not be as terrifying as the advance hype has suggested but it's a provocative and subtle horror film with layers you don't find in more conventional haunted house tales.‐ Independent (UK)
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2018
62% The Boy Downstairs (2018) Sophie Brooks' debut feature is a small-scale, well-observed romantic comedy, just about barbed and witty enough to avoid becoming too treacly.‐ Independent (UK)
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2018
75% Lek and the Dogs (Ivan and the Dogs) (2018) Lek And The Dogs may be uneven and self-indulgent but it is also full of moments of startling lyricism and originality.‐ Independent (UK)
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2018
100% McQueen (2018) The filmmakers celebrate his prodigious achievements but the sadness is that he never managed to escape the hothouse world of the fashion industry.‐ Independent (UK)
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2018
100% All the Wild Horses (2017) You can't help but warm to the competitors' gumption, ambition and a bravery that often comes close to foolhardiness.‐ Independent (UK)
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2018
59% Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) This is a summer popcorn movie with all the trimmings - action, cheesy in-jokes, startling visual effects and a storyline with a moralising, eco-friendly subtext.‐ Independent (UK)
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2018
2/5 53% Book Club (2018) When critics look back at the high points in the glittering careers of Fonda, Keaton et al, Book Club is a movie they will leap over as quickly as possible.‐ Independent (UK)
Read More | Posted May 30, 2018
3/5 87% My Friend Dahmer (2017) Films like My Friend Dahmer heighten the mystery rather than explaining it.‐ Independent (UK)
Read More | Posted May 30, 2018
4/5 71% Double Lover (L'amant double) (2018) Ozon is an effective enough filmmaker to send up conventions of such films even as he seems to endorse them.‐ Independent (UK)
Read More | Posted May 30, 2018
4/5 89% That Summer (2018) Like Grey Gardens, the new film works its magic through its startling mixture of decay and splendour.‐ Independent (UK)
Read More | Posted May 30, 2018
3/5 100% Bobby Robson: More Than a Manager (2018) In this affectionate and moving documentary... the late Sir Bobby Robson emerges both as likeable and as far more driven and astute than was sometimes recognised during his lengthy coaching career.‐ Independent (UK)
Read More | Posted May 30, 2018
3/5 63% Edie (2017) The filmmakers show us both the cost and the rewards for the venerable mountaineer.‐ Independent (UK)
Read More | Posted May 23, 2018
2/5 17% Show Dogs (2018) The final reel showdown in a plane hangar is especially feeble.‐ Independent (UK)
Read More | Posted May 23, 2018
4/5 94% The Breadwinner (2017) Against the odds, the tone here is optimistic about human nature. The film even manages to be uplifting, a small miracle given the darkness of its themes.‐ Independent (UK)
Read More | Posted May 23, 2018
4/5 95% Zama (2018) In adapting Antonio di Benedetto's 1956 novel for the screen, writer-director [Lucrecia] Martel offers a very different perspective on the colonial experience.‐ Independent (UK)
Read More | Posted May 23, 2018
4/5 94% The Rape Of Recy Taylor (2017) [Director Nancy] Buirski's documentary acknowledges [Recy Taylor's] role in a bigger story.‐ Independent (UK)
Read More | Posted May 23, 2018
2/5 15% The Little Vampire 3D (2017) It's perfectly passable half-term entertainment but has no bite or distinctiveness whatsoever.‐ Independent (UK)
Read More | Posted May 23, 2018
4/5 69% On Chesil Beach (2018) The fascination of the film lies in its painstaking observation of the hapless lovers and of the world around them.‐ Independent (UK)
Read More | Posted May 16, 2018
4/5 95% Filmworker (2018) Thanks to the documentary, [Leon Vitali's] contribution is bound now to be acknowledged.‐ Independent (UK)
Read More | Posted May 16, 2018
3/5 100% Montparnasse Bienvenue (Jeune femme) (2017) Jeune Femme continually surprises us. At times, it is very dark but then the film will take on the guise of a screwball comedy.‐ Independent (UK)
Read More | Posted May 16, 2018
4/5 100% A Cambodian Spring (2018) The subject matter may seem of marginal interest for a western audience but the documentary works not just as investigative journalism but also as a universal story about a community trying to save itself from destruction.‐ Independent (UK)
Read More | Posted May 16, 2018
4/5 71% Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) No light sabres are on display and nor is there any sign of Darth Vader but Solo: A Star Wars delivers exactly what you want and expect from a movie about the young Han Solo.‐ Independent (UK)
Read More | Posted May 15, 2018
4/5 76% The Image Book (Le livre d'image) (2018) It has moments of unlikely beauty.‐ Independent (UK)
Read More | Posted May 14, 2018
4/5 100% Cold War (Zimna wojna) (2018) Reflecting the two leads, the film retains a quiet humour throughout.‐ Independent (UK)
Read More | Posted May 11, 2018
2/5 92% Revenge (2018) Revenge is slick and stylish but also very shallow. It's more a cartoon than a real piece of drama.‐ Independent (UK)
Read More | Posted May 9, 2018
2/5 40% Anon (2018) In its weaker moments, Anon feels less like a traditional detective story than an exercise in computer search engine sleuthing. Too many digital bells and whistles get in the way of an otherwise conventional detective story.‐ Independent (UK)
Read More | Posted May 9, 2018
2/5 60% That Good Night (2017) Given the maudlin quality of the storyline, the filmmakers surely didn't need to include such a syrupy soundtrack.‐ Independent (UK)
Read More | Posted May 9, 2018
3/5 48% Everybody Knows (Todos lo saben) (2018) In its most powerful moments, Everybody Knows is full of acute and often very pessimistic observations about human behaviour.‐ Independent (UK)
Read More | Posted May 9, 2018
4/5 46% How to Talk to Girls at Parties (2018) How To Talk To Girls At Parties is a wondrously bizarre affair, an exercise in kitsch and high camp that combines inspired moments with scenes that make you want to curl up in acute embarrassment.‐ Independent (UK)
Read More | Posted May 8, 2018
3/5 25% 7 Days in Entebbe (2018) The film is absorbing enough in its own terms but ends up caught in a no man's land between character-based political drama and explosive action-adventure.‐ Independent (UK)
Read More | Posted May 8, 2018
4/5 92% Lean on Pete (2018) In the second half of the film, the improbabilities mount and sentimentality creeps in. This, though, is still powerful and poignant filmmaking.‐ Independent (UK)
Read More | Posted May 2, 2018
3/5 33% I Feel Pretty (2018) At its best, I Feel Pretty plays like a feminist version of The Nutty Professor.‐ Independent (UK)
Read More | Posted May 2, 2018
4/5 86% Mary and The Witch's Flower (2018) As in all the best Studio Ghibli films that inspired it, the film also offers a sensitive and nuanced portrayal of its troubled young protagonist as she learns how to transcend her own insecurities.‐ Independent (UK)
Read More | Posted May 2, 2018
2/5 39% The Strangers: Prey At Night (2018) The characters and the plot could have been borrowed wholesale from any number of straight to video horror pictures from the 1980s.‐ Independent (UK)
Read More | Posted May 2, 2018
4/5 87% Tully (2018) From these desperate beginnings, writer Diablo Cody and her regular director partner Jason Reitman have fashioned a film with a spiky charm and unexpected tenderness.‐ Independent (UK)
Read More | Posted May 2, 2018
3/5 88% The Wound (Inxeba) (2017) Its fraught sexual politics apart, The Wound is fascinating in its insights into Xhosa culture.‐ Independent (UK)
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2018
5/5 100% The Old Dark House (1932) The film is funny and blood-curdling by turns.‐ Independent (UK)
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2018
4/5 94% Beast (2018) Beast a very arresting debut with a primal intensity about it that atones for the occasional clumsiness and contrivances in the plotting.‐ Independent (UK)
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2018
4/5 100% The Deminer (2017) We are aware from the outset that his family talk about him in the past tense. Nonetheless, we have to wait almost until the end of the film to discover exactly what happened to him.‐ Independent (UK)
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2018
4/5 83% Avengers: Infinity War (2018) Infinity War is a wildly ambitious and entertaining ride in which good old fashioned team work just about carries the day.‐ Independent (UK)
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2018
2/5 62% Every Day (2018) The premise suggests it should be a horror movie but instead we are presented with a warped story about high school romance.‐ Independent (UK)
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2018
4/5 35% The Leisure Seeker (2018) Sentimentality and morbidity sit side by side. Thankfully, Mirren and Sutherland bring enough mischief, humour and passion to their roles to ensure that the film's more toe-curling moments are quickly forgotten.‐ Independent (UK)
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2018
4/5 85% Let the Sunshine In (Un beau soleil intérieur) (2018) To describe Claire Denis's Let The Sunshine In as a romantic comedy doesn't do it justice.‐ Independent (UK)
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2018
3/5 79% The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (2018) The result is a film that, while perfectly enjoyable on its own terms, becomes every bit as cosy, nostalgic and superficial as the title suggests it is going to be.‐ Independent (UK)
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2018
4/5 77% Funny Cow (2017) Funny Cow is one of the best British features of the year so far: an abrasive, tender and continually surprising affair whose comic moments sit next to scenes of irredeemable bleakness.‐ Independent (UK)
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2018
2/5 52% Rampage (2018) Surely it's time to give the Rock a role that takes him to a harder place than he finds in mushy, by-the-numbers fare like this.‐ Independent (UK)
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2018