Geoffrey Macnab Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

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
4/5 97% Coco (2017) ... Coco is another triumph for Pixar...‐ Independent (UK)
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4/5 88% The Post (2018) The Post manages the feat of being nostalgic and topical.‐ Independent (UK)
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3/5 81% 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 82% 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 85% 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)
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3/5 46% 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 81% 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)
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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)
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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)
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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 81% 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 31% 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 70% 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 80% 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 94% 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
4/5 43% Love Is Thicker Than Water (2016) We can guess exactly how the story will unfold but that doesn't lessen the humour or the gentle pathos.‐ Independent (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2017
4/5 67% Happy End (2017) We've seen similar characters in countless other dramas and soap operas but their stories have never been told in as mysterious a way as they are here.‐ Independent (UK)
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3/5 85% Wonder (2017) Stephen Chbosky's Wonder is sharply enough written and performed to overcome its own very schmaltzy premise.‐ Independent (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2017
4/5 92% The Disaster Artist (2017) It's a nice irony that one of the worst movies in recent history has enabled James Franco to make one of the best films in his own chequered career.‐ Independent (UK)
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2017
3/5 80% The Man Who Invented Christmas (2017) It's very soft-centred but succeeds in casting new light on an episode in its subject's much scrutinised life that hasn't been quite as exhaustively examined as one might have expected.‐ Independent (UK)
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2017
4/5 86% Battle of the Sexes (2017) In a performance tinged with comedy and pathos, Carrell captures Riggs's sleaziness, his chutzpah and his childlike quality.‐ Independent (UK)
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2017
3/5 83% Lost in Paris (Paris pieds nus) (2017) The film throws in anarchic physical comedy with picture postcard-style imagery of Paris at its most alluring. It's a generally winning combination.‐ Independent (UK)
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2017
3/5 85% Beach Rats (2017) Writer-director Eliza Hittman's Beach Rats is a Brooklyn-set coming of age story made with a gritty lyricism bound to provoke comparisons with the work of French director Claire Denis.‐ Independent (UK)
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2017
2/5 19% Daddy's Home 2 (2017) Ferrell fans will enjoy Daddy's Home 2 but others will find its gloopy sentimentality very hard indeed to digest.‐ Independent (UK)
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2017
4/5 99% Jane (2017) ... a fascinating affair, both as a natural history film and as a closely focused study of a woman who lived her own real-life version of The Jungle Book.‐ Independent (UK)
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2017
3/5 No Score Yet Kenny (2017) Dalglish is still guarded but emerges as a reflective, perceptive and dryly humorous figure with an intensely competitive streak.‐ Independent (UK)
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2017
3/5 No Score Yet 89 (2017) 89 strikes a nice line between sporting bombast and self-deprecating humour.‐ Independent (UK)
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2017
3/5 91% Good Time (2017) The Safdie brothers' crime thriller Good Time is a chaotic, wildly inventive but increasingly self-indulgent affair.‐ Independent (UK)
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2017
4/5 85% Ingrid Goes West (2017) The satire here works so well precisely because it is so accurately observed.‐ Independent (UK)
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4/5 96% Mudbound (2017) In its own earnest way, it is very moving.‐ Independent (UK)
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2017
3/5 79% Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool (2017) Bening's performance is subtle and courageous.‐ Independent (UK)
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2/5 40% Justice League (2017) Facetious, tongue-in-cheek humour doesn't help.‐ Independent (UK)
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2017
4/5 90% Marjorie Prime (2017) ... a clever and affecting meditation on memory, bereavement, love and remorse masquerading as a sci-fi movie.‐ Independent (UK)
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2017
3/5 63% Kaleidoscope (2017) The plot doesn't always stack up but the two Joneses combine to create a psychological thriller with an extremely oppressive atmosphere.‐ Independent (UK)
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2017