Lee Marshall

Lee Marshall

Agrees with the Tomatometer 75% of the time.

Lee Marshall's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Screen International

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On the Milky Road (2016)

"Mostly this under-scripted romance, with its abrupt shifts of tone from slapstick to serious, comes across as a loud, frantic two-hour Balkan vanity project." ‐ Screen International
Posted Sep 11, 2016

The Journey (2016)

"Although it breaks no new ground, there's heart, humour, charm and even a little healthy mischief ..." ‐ Screen International
Posted Sep 7, 2016

Voyage of Time: Life's Journey (2016)

"An impressionistic, poetic cosmic journey that asks far more questions than it answers, many of them in Malick's by now familiar quasi-religious rhetorical style." ‐ Screen International
Posted Sep 6, 2016

The Bad Batch (2016)

"The story runs out of steam - with a full ninety minutes still to go." ‐ Screen International
Posted Sep 6, 2016
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Piuma (2016)

"A small but likeable film that, with only the occasional dramatic lull, spins out one good question for just over ninety minutes ..." ‐ Screen International
Posted Sep 5, 2016

The Distinguished Citizen (El ciudadano ilustre) (2016)

"Mostly it's the script, performances and sure sense of comic timing that make Cohn and Duprat's follow-up to The Man Next Door such a delight." ‐ Screen International
Posted Sep 5, 2016

Brimstone (2016)

"[A] tastefully packaged but borderline offensive slice of revenge porn, which starts promisingly but is slowly (alas, very slowly) drowned by backstory." ‐ Screen International
Posted Sep 4, 2016
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In Dubious Battle (2016)

"Too respectful by half of its source material, it gets bogged down, alongside the strike it depicts, in this overlong film's second hour." ‐ Screen International
Posted Sep 2, 2016

The Bleeder (2016)

"Stays in the ring, just like its hero, but without much sense of direction." ‐ Screen International
Posted Sep 2, 2016
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The Beautiful Days of Aranjuez (2016)

"[An] arid slab of sex-laced emotional metaphysics ..." ‐ Screen International
Posted Sep 1, 2016

Prevenge (2016)

"At times, Prevenge feels like a woman's waking nightmare about pregnancy experienced as a loss of control over her own body - a Rosemary's Baby filtered though Lowe's edgy Brit-com sensibility." ‐ Screen International
Posted Sep 1, 2016

Lights Out (Simon Werner A Disparu...) (2010)

"This genre-bending high-school thriller-drama about three students who go missing at a French lycee opens like a teen B-movie, but soon moves into more intriguing territory." ‐ Screen International
Posted Aug 18, 2016

Ixcanul (2016)

"Guatemala's active Pacaya volcano is a symbol both of ancient traditions and modern threats in this absorbing, beautifully shot film about the consequences of a peasant girl's pre-marital pregnancy." ‐ Screen International
Posted Jul 26, 2016

La corrispondenza (2016)

"A turgid modern ghost story flaunting a showy but ultimately empty blend of love, supernovas and quantum mechanics." ‐ Screen International
Posted Jul 26, 2016

The Childhood of a Leader (2016)

"The Childhood Of A Leader is as relentlessly sombre and compelling as the film's remarkable, full-volume orchestral soundtrack by musician's musician Scott Walker." ‐ Screen International
Posted Jul 18, 2016

Divines (2016)

"Crackles with attitude, anger and lust for life." ‐ Screen International
Posted May 22, 2016

Risk (2016)

"Sometimes all a documentary needs to do is to get us in the room with somebody we're curious about." ‐ Screen International
Posted May 19, 2016

The Unknown Girl (La fille inconnue) (2016)

"If the intimate frame and dour, matter-of-fact aesthetic suggest a return to the raw territory of La Promesse or The Son, what is new here is a flirtation with genre that lends an extra dose of resonance to a finely-scripted story." ‐ Screen International
Posted May 18, 2016
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Fiore (2016)

"It all makes for a flatline audience experience." ‐ Screen International
Posted May 17, 2016

Personal Shopper (2016)

"It's Stewart's committed account of an introverted young woman's attempt to find emotional closure ... that keeps this odd hybrid of ghost story, thriller, psychological drama and celebrity-culture satire from breaking up into its component parts." ‐ Screen International
Posted May 16, 2016
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Chouf (2016)

"[A] small but watchable drama set in the drug-ridden outer suburbs of Marseilles." ‐ Screen International
Posted May 15, 2016
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Wrong Elements (2016)

"For those with time to invest, Wrong Elements builds towards a rewarding, poignant and also topical study of a violent, extremist cult's after-effects on those who manage to escape its clutches." ‐ Screen International
Posted May 15, 2016

Toni Erdmann (2016)

"That rarest of things: a nearly three-hour-long German-Austrian arthouse comedy-drama that (almost) never drags." ‐ Screen International
Posted May 14, 2016

A Monster With A Thousand Heads (Un Monstruo de Mil Cabezas) (2016)

"It's a nice premise, one grounded and lent empathy not only by a series of strong performances but by the script's point-of-view shifts." ‐ Screen International
Posted May 11, 2016

Truman (2015)

"A genuine, likeable, loose-limbed buddy dramedy about impending death, Truman is Catalan director Cesc Gay's first title with true export potential." ‐ Screen International
Posted Apr 28, 2016

Sworn Virgin (Vergine giurata) (2016)

"[Alba Rohrwacher turns] in a magnetic performance, but despite this and the director's skill at creating emotional resonance out of small things, it's not quite enough to stop the story from feeling a little undercooked." ‐ Screen International
Posted Apr 19, 2016

My Big Night (Mi Gran Noche) (2016)

"Despite its frequent on-target satire, My Big Night's ropy plot feels like it was written on the back of a serviette one drunken evening." ‐ Screen International
Posted Apr 11, 2016

Francofonia (2016)

"Rich, complex, challenging." ‐ Screen International
Posted Mar 30, 2016

Fire at Sea (Fuocoammare) (2016)

"The European migrant crisis has found its cinematic Pietà in Fire At Sea, Italian director Gianfranco Rosi's powerful, at times shocking but also intensely human documentary." ‐ Screen International
Posted Feb 22, 2016

A Quiet Passion (2016)

"Davies takes what is known of the poet's life and turns it into a series of carefully poised dramatic tableaux." ‐ Screen International
Posted Feb 15, 2016

War on Everyone (2016)

"War On Everyone is essentially a clothes hanger for smart one-liners, verbal and visual, and its success will depend partly on how folks like the look of the clothes hanger." ‐ Screen International
Posted Feb 12, 2016

Mr. Six (Lao Pao Er) (2015)

"A knockout central performance by director and occasional actor Feng Xiaogang, as a former Beijing street fighter brought reluctantly back into the urban fray in order to save his son, is the dramatic anchor of this engaging mainland genre-bender." ‐ Screen International
Posted Dec 21, 2015

Janis: Little Girl Blue (2015)

"Janis: Little Girl Blue is a classic rock documentary, told using a conventional but well-sifted mix of present-day and archive interviews with performance and backstage footage." ‐ Screen International
Posted Nov 16, 2015

In the Basement (Im Keller) (2015)

"It's in more conventional observation and confessions to camera that the film really delivers its strange, melancholic universe." ‐ Screen International
Posted Nov 5, 2015

Sand Dollars (Dolares de Arena) (2015)

"It's a film with a restless motion, a film about people in transit (on motorbikes, on foot, in life), in which the question of whether to stay or whether to go, and if so where, takes on a special, existential resonance." ‐ Screen International
Posted Nov 3, 2015

The Wonders (2015)

"A rich, strange mix of coming-of-age film and troubled modern pastoral, The Wonders proves that Alice Rohrwacher's spikily original feature debut, Corpo Celeste, was no flash in the pan." ‐ Screen International
Posted Oct 26, 2015

Yakuza Apocalypse (2015)

"A martial arts enforcer in a giant green frog suit and a mafia knitting circle are just two of the more kooky pleasures of this increasingly unhinged romp, which mixes surreal humour with loud, bone-crushing fight sequences." ‐ Screen International
Posted Oct 7, 2015

Incompresa (Misunderstood) (2015)

"One of the pleasures of Misunderstood is the acid-tinted picture it paints of its two parental antagonists." ‐ Screen International
Posted Sep 22, 2015

Regression (2016)

"In trying to combine the perceptiveness of a drama about mass hysteria and poor police work with the jump-in-your-seat frisson of a thriller, Regression is killed in the crossfire." ‐ Screen International
Posted Sep 19, 2015

Goodnight Mommy (2015)

"Rarely has auteur horror been done so atmospherically and with such deft control of tension." ‐ Screen International
Posted Sep 16, 2015

One Floor Below (2015)

"For those prepared to invest the time, One Floor Below quietly builds into a devastating portrait of a weak man and the weak society he represents, both of which have lost their moral compasses." ‐ Screen International
Posted Sep 16, 2015

Journey To The Shore (Kishibe No Tabi) (2015)

"A supernatural romantic road movie takes an initially intriguing but ultimately dead-end route." ‐ Screen International
Posted Sep 15, 2015

Victoria (2015)

"It's just a shame that the story itself, once you clear away the one-take smokescreen, also feels like it was made up in a single session after a night spent clubbing." ‐ Screen International
Posted Sep 14, 2015

Youth (2015)

"The wry, flamboyant cinematic opera of Paolo Sorrentino reaches new heights of showy, utterly tasteful magnificence in Youth." ‐ Screen International
Posted Sep 14, 2015

A Bigger Splash (2016)

"In this overlong remake of cult 1969 drama La Piscine, Italian director Luca Guadagnino, treading water after the classy, well-received I Am Love, drains all the smouldering Gallic passion and sexual jealousy out of the pool." ‐ Screen International
Posted Sep 9, 2015

Anomalisa (2015)

"Charlie Kaufman is back -- with a wistful, resonant film, a bracing, wry, honest dose of cinematic melancholy." ‐ Screen International
Posted Sep 9, 2015

Black Mass (2015)

"Black Mass turns Aviator shades and a receding hairline into one hell of a scary combo." ‐ Screen International
Posted Sep 4, 2015

In Jackson Heights (2015)

"Wiseman goes on doing what he does, with dogged persistence, impervious to changing trends or commercial pressures." ‐ Screen International
Posted Sep 4, 2015

Eisenstein In Guanajuato (2016)

"Alas, despite a bravely revealing performance by Finnish actor Elmer Back as the cantankerous Russian auteur, the result is a wearying parade of exposition couched in interminable lines of dialogue, split-screen triptychs, [and] artsy CGI trickery." ‐ Screen International
Posted Aug 25, 2015

The Lobster (2016)

"Filippou's script takes on a defiant, prickly life of its own, refusing to play as an easy allegory: this is no linear emotional journey dressed in dystopian clothes in the style of Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind." ‐ Screen International
Posted Jul 20, 2015
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