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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
4/4 95% Isle of Dogs (2018) Anderson is clearly a dog lover himself and his film is bound to appeal to anyone who shares his passion. All in all, the film is quite a treat.‐ Independent (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2018
3/5 75% You Have No Idea How Much I Love You (Nawet nie wiesz, jak bardzo cie kocham) (2016) Polish director Pawel Lozinski's film is an intriguing but deceptive affair, straddling the lines between documentary and drama.‐ Independent (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2018
3/5 No Score Yet The Ice King (2017) Where the film does succeed is in underlining its subject's credentials as an artist.‐ Independent (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2018
2/5 44% Detective Chinatown 2 (2018) It isn't remotely subtle.‐ Independent (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2018
4/5 99% Lady Bird (2017) Writer-director Gerwig manages brilliantly the delicate feat of portraying the vulnerabilities and eccentricities of the townsfolk without patronising them.‐ Independent (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2018
1/5 11% Fifty Shades Freed (2018) Director James Foley has made some decent thrillers in his time but simply can't find a way to whip up any dramatic interest here whatsoever.‐ Independent (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2018
2/5 25% Tad the Lost Explorer and the Secret of King Midas (Tadeo Jones 2: El secreto del Rey Midas) (2017) Some of the visual gags are witty enough but for audiences spoilt in recent times by the gleaming brilliance of Pixar and Aardman animated features, this is very thin gruel.‐ Independent (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2018
4/5 93% Loveless (Nelyubov) (2018) Loveless isn't cheerful viewing at all but it is virtuoso filmmaking from one of the few contemporary directors whose work bears comparison with that of the great auteurs from an older era in arthouse cinema.‐ Independent (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2018
4/5 71% The Mercy (2017) The film is as much about Britishness, class and codes of honour as it is about sailing.‐ Independent (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2018
4/5 97% Black Panther (2018) The Black Panther is not only one of the most entertaining recent superhero films but has an intelligence and a political dimension that such inchoate offerings as Suicide Squad and Justice League completely lacked.‐ Independent (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2018
2/5 39% Den of Thieves (2018) It's hard to think of any recent thriller as derivative as Den Of Thieves.‐ Independent (UK)
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2018
4/5 97% Journey's End (2018) This version of Journey's End may not offer any new perspectives into its subject matter but it is made with a commitment and intensity that stop it from ever seeming old fashioned.‐ Independent (UK)
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2018
3/5 51% Roman J. Israel, Esq. (2017) It ends in a very unsatisfactory way but that doesn't take away from the mercurial originality of Washington's performance.‐ Independent (UK)
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2018
4/5 91% Phantom Thread (2018) The pleasure here lies in the unpredictability of Paul Thomas Anderson's approach, his ability and that of his actors to surprise us with every new stitch of the movie.‐ Independent (UK)
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2018
4/5 100% The Cinema Travellers (2016) Whatever the cynicism of the adults, the kids who swarm around the travelling shows still believe in the wonder of cinema. So do the directors of this poignant, funny and insightful film.‐ Independent (UK)
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2018
3/5 75% Last Flag Flying (2017) Linklater allows Cranston, Carrell and Fishburne to give performances of a richness and depth that you won't find in their more obviously crowd-pleasing movies.‐ Independent (UK)
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2018
2/5 43% Maze Runner: The Death Cure (2018) The Maze Runner trilogy comes to an end in messy but spectacular fashion in this very convoluted final instalment.‐ Independent (UK)
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2018
3/5 54% 12 Strong (2018) 12 Strong combines formidable technique with a very simple-minded and jingoistic perspective on the American war on terror.‐ Independent (UK)
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2018
4/5 81% Early Man (2018) Early Man isn't the flashiest animated feature that you'll see this year but it is certainly the most likeable.‐ Independent (UK)
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2018
4/5 97% Coco (2017) ... Coco is another triumph for Pixar...‐ Independent (UK)
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2018
4/5 88% The Post (2018) The Post manages the feat of being nostalgic and topical.‐ Independent (UK)
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2018
3/5 82% Lover For A Day (L'amant d'un jour) (2018) [Garrel] keeps matters light and tells the story of his three protagonists' ever more complicated and contradictory love lives with gentle and beguiling humour.‐ Independent (UK)
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2018
3/5 83% The Brawler (Mukkabaaz) (2017) This is a love story, a thriller and a social realist drama all at once.‐ Independent (UK)
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2018
3/5 70% Eric Clapton: A Life in 12 Bars (2017) There is much here to relish but the film also often feels digressive and rambling, uncertain as to whether its main focus should be on the music or the life.‐ Independent (UK)
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2018
3/5 80% A Woman's Life (Une vie) (2017) It doesn't make for cheerful viewing but, in its own downbeat way, A Woman's Life makes absorbing filmmaking.‐ Independent (UK)
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2018
4/5 100% My Life Story (2018) It's an eccentric, wildly entertaining and very inventive affair which combines live performance and music hall references with documentary elements.‐ Independent (UK)
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2018
4/5 86% Darkest Hour (2017) This isn't an uncritical celebration of British bulldog spirit but a nuanced portrait of Churchill at a key point early in the war.‐ Independent (UK)
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2018
2/5 82% Walk With Me (2017) When it comes to Zen and the art of movie making, Marvel's Doctor Strange is much more fun than this.‐ Independent (UK)
Read More | Posted Jan 4, 2018
3/5 47% Jupiter's Moon (Jupiter holdja) (2017) The brilliant Hungarian director Kornel Mundruczo's latest feature sits uncomfortably between political allegory and thriller.‐ Independent (UK)
Read More | Posted Jan 4, 2018
3/5 82% Brad's Status (2017) [Ben Stiller] gives an appealing performance in a very familiar type of role in writer-director Mike White's comedy-drama, Brad's Status.‐ Independent (UK)
Read More | Posted Jan 4, 2018
4/5 73% Hostiles (2018) If you want to deal with the most primal emotions in the most rugged settings, to combine action and soul-searching, this is still the genre to turn to first.‐ Independent (UK)
Read More | Posted Jan 4, 2018
77% All the Money in the World (2017) Some of its best scenes are its most absurd ones, in which Plummer's Getty behaves with a grotesque meanness.‐ Independent (UK)
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2018
1/5 27% Bright (2017) Unfortunately, the results are laughable.‐ Independent (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2017
5/5 89% Persona (1966) It remains as mysterious and troubling now as it ever was.‐ Independent (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2017
4/5 82% Molly's Game (2018) Its main recommendation, aside from the brilliance of Chastain, is Sorkin's ingeniously crafted screenplay.‐ Independent (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2017
4/5 100% Sanctuary (2016) Christian O'Reilly's screenplay combines elements from the typical feelgood drama with harsher insights into the lives of the protagonists.‐ Independent (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2017
2/5 32% Pitch Perfect 3 (2017) ... it's a pity that the storytelling in Pitch Perfect 3 is so absolutely off key.‐ Independent (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2017
3/5 76% Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017) ... a good natured but one-dimensional sequel to the 1995 film starring Robin Williams.‐ Independent (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2017
3/5 55% The Greatest Showman (2017) The film doesn't skimp on the spectacle either and offers an intriguing account of the early days of the American travelling circus. This, though, is a patchy affair.‐ Independent (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2017
4/5 92% Mountains May Depart (Shan he gu ren) (2016) Jia Zhangke's Mountains May Depart might best be described as an intimate epic.‐ Independent (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2017
2/5 63% Shot Caller (2017) On many levels, Shot Caller makes no sense whatsoever.‐ Independent (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2017
3/5 82% Bingo: The King of the Mornings (Bingo - O rei das manhãs) (2017) In his debut feature, director Daniel Rezende (a renowned editor) foregrounds the sheer chutzpah and energy of his protagonist but the latter part of the film is far less invigorating than the beginning.‐ Independent (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2017
3/5 91% Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) For all the complexity of the sub-plots, the storyline is reassuringly familiar.‐ Independent (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2017
3/5 71% Ferdinand (2017) We are encouraged not to think too hard about what the matador really does with his sword and to enjoy the good natured high jinks the film provides instead.‐ Independent (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2017
1/5 88% Better Watch Out (2017) ... an exploitative, silly and thoroughly unpleasant affair, with a premise that defies credibility.‐ Independent (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2017
4/5 97% Menashe (2017) Whatever pickle he gets himself in, we can't help but root for Menashe.‐ Independent (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2017
3/5 81% Brigsby Bear (2017) Against the odds, Brigsby never descends into cynicism.‐ Independent (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2017
2/5 46% The Dinner (2017) You can see the points [director Oren] Moverman is trying to make, but it's just a pity that the dialogue isn't sharper and that the protagonists are so thoroughly unsympathetic.‐ Independent (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2017
4/5 93% Human Flow (2017) Ai Weiwei's magnificent documentary stands as a companion piece to the BBC's series, Exodus: Our Journey To Europe.‐ Independent (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2017
3/5 92% Stronger (2017) Stronger is at its best in its harshest moments, when it acknowledges the contradictions in its hero's story and portrays his bitterness and self-loathing as well as his courage.‐ Independent (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2017