Hilary Mantel Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

Hilary Mantel

Hilary Mantel
Hilary Mantel's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): The Spectator

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
No Score Yet Ping Pong (1987) It is engaging, humorous and observant, its mundane texture heightened at times by sinister little pieces of magic.‐ The Spectator
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No Score Yet Black Rainbow (2000) Black Rainbow lacks the iron logic of the satisfying ghost story.‐ The Spectator
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2018
57% Track 29 (1988) This is a wild and unnecessarily noisy film, with confusion and violence that becomes hysterical and outgrows its context.‐ The Spectator
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100% High Hopes (1988) The technique is Leigh's own, and only he can get away with it and make us laugh and at the same time lament failure and the blighting of lives.‐ The Spectator
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43% Salome's Last Dance (1987) The line between eccentricity and buffoonery has been crossed.‐ The Spectator
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98% Hairspray (1988) The kitsch is a delight, and Divine, who has a low and fascinating deadpan voice, is very funny as Tracy's mother. ‐ The Spectator
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56% The Whales of August (1987) This is not acting, but simply ex- isting in front of a camera.‐ The Spectator
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61% Dreams (1990) Dreams should be seen for the exercise that it gives the imagination, not for its thumping didactic content.‐ The Spectator
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94% An Angel at My Table (1990) It is remarkable for its attention to detail, for its pure, striking and resonant images, and for its understanding of the full weight and value of human idiosyncracy.‐ The Spectator
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86% Eight Men Out (1988) Although Eight Men Out is a serious, sober effort... I found it neither clumsy nor doctrinaire.‐ The Spectator
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67% Monanieba (Repentance) (1984) As Varlam, Avtandil Makharadze gives a performance which is operatic in its scope... the effect is chilling.‐ The Spectator
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81% Tin Men (1987) It captures the circularity and inconsequentiality of everyday speech, without flagging, and without becoming for a moment less than entertaining.‐ The Spectator
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38% The Couch Trip (1988) This is a film which sets out to amuse us mildly and take no risks.‐ The Spectator
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No Score Yet Comrades (1989) Three hours of battering with dogma.‐ The Spectator
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74% The Witches of Eastwick (1987) Nothing is developed -- except the performers' egos.‐ The Spectator
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95% A Short Film About Love (1988) What marks Kieslowski out as a great director is that he allows the viewer's own perceptions space to develop. The situations he sets up seem alive with divergent possibilities.‐ The Spectator
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2018
92% The Last Emperor (1987) The visual magnificence of Bertolucci's film is so great that he has removed the project almost beyond criticism.‐ The Spectator
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89% RoboCop (1987) The film is energetic, visually brilliant and very funny, with a sharp script that is never allowed to hold up the carnage.‐ The Spectator
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91% Metropolitan (1990) It is difficult to describe it without making it sound precious -- but in fact it is fresh, funny and very appealing.‐ The Spectator
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42% Betrayed (1988) Winger and Berenger do what they can.‐ The Spectator
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90% Mississippi Burning (1988) Controlled but exciting, visually arresting, charged with powerful images.‐ The Spectator
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89% Rain Man (1988) Rain Man cheers up its audience but avoids sentimentality. Films like that are rare.‐ The Spectator
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78% The Moderns (1988) If you have ever had trouble taking the Twenties seriously, this flawed but engaging film will give you much pleasure.‐ The Spectator
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56% The River Wild (1994) [A] likable caper.‐ The Spectator
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24% Ready to Wear (Prêt-à-Porter) (1994) You can't satirize industries that are inherently self-satirizing.‐ The Spectator
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82% Dead Ringers (1988) [Irons'] performance no doubt exhausted the actor more than it impresses the audience.‐ The Spectator
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78% Wall Street (1987) Michael Douglas has a splendid part here, and tackles it with relish.‐ The Spectator
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100% Under the Sun of Satan (Sous le soleil de Satan) (Under Satan's Sun) (1987) The film is absorbing, and Depardieu is as good as ever.‐ The Spectator
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80% The Bedroom Window (1987) I don't recommend this film.‐ The Spectator
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No Score Yet Call Me (1988) The plot proceeds in little illogical jerks, and the minds of the character move with infuriating slowness.‐ The Spectator
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94% Withnail and I (1987) Every line is sharp, and the whole film finely judged and well paced.‐ The Spectator
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No Score Yet Sarraounia (1986) The film preserves an epic distance from its characters; it is devoid of emotion despite images of violence and horror.‐ The Spectator
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2018
No Score Yet Interrogation (Przesluchanie) (1991) There is no whiff of unsavory voyeurism about the film. Sombre and harrowing, enlivened by a few flashes of sour wit, it is a highly intelligent account.‐ The Spectator
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2018
No Score Yet El Dorado (1988) Escamilla's photography is distinguished and beautiful, but the film remains lifeless.‐ The Spectator
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2018
78% What Have I Done to Deserve This? (Qu he hecho yo para merecer esto!!) (1984) When Almodóvar attempts a plot the film becomes tedious.‐ The Spectator
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2018
No Score Yet Cronaca di una morte annunciata (1987) The film is beautiful to look at, and remarkable in the clarity of its tragic vision.‐ The Spectator
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2018
33% The Deceivers (1988) Passably entertaining, and completely undemanding: an old-fashioned ripping yarn.‐ The Spectator
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2018
80% The Last Temptation of Christ (1988) The whole film, which is very long and demands an effort of attention from its audience, is uneven, and too grand in concept to pay heed to the canons of good taste.‐ The Spectator
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2018
89% A World Apart (1988) It is an honest and intelligent piece of work, and its thrust is humane, not doctrinaire.‐ The Spectator
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43% Everybody's All-American (1988) Taylor Hackford's film is predictable, syrupy and far too long.‐ The Spectator
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78% Sea of Love (1989) Pacino's quirky, carefully considered performance makes Sea of Love more memorable than the average thriller.‐ The Spectator
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90% When Harry Met Sally (1989) This film is your Christmas treat, and unless you die of a seasonal surfeit it will take you into the New Year laughing out loud.‐ The Spectator
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88% Cobra Verde (1987) Preposterous is the word for this effort. But in a year when Hollywood cuteness is to the fore, it is a good deed in a twee little world.‐ The Spectator
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2015