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

Movie Reviews Only

Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review

Jackie & Ryan (2015)

"Despite the film's repeated recourse to Americana cliché, Jackie & Ryan turns out to be a tender, affecting music-driven love story." ‐ Screen International
Posted Jun 29, 2015

A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence (2015)

"A magnificently droll, compassionate, melancholic reflection on the absurd human comedy." ‐ Screen International
Posted Jun 1, 2015

My Name Is Khan (2010)

"If this all sounds simplistic, so it is." ‐ Screen International
Posted May 26, 2015

A Perfect Day (2016)

"A story that for all its motley-band-of-brothers clichés feels as authentic as many more pious takes on the Bosnian conflict." ‐ Screen International
Posted May 25, 2015

Tale of Tales (Il racconto dei racconti) (2016)

"Brave to the point of madness, Italian auteur Matteo Garrone's most visually and aurally ravishing film to date gives flesh and blood - and plenty of both - to three Neapolitan fables from a collection by 17th-century author Giambattista Basile." ‐ Screen International
Posted May 13, 2015

The Wolfpack (2015)

"The reason The Wolfpack is so fascinating, and at times so disturbing, is because it keeps us teetering uneasily between empathy for a remarkable human drama and the suspicion that we're not getting the whole truth, let alone nothing but the truth." ‐ Screen International
Posted Apr 17, 2015

Court (2015)

"It's a rich, nuanced film, more social fresco than courtroom drama." ‐ Screen International
Posted Apr 16, 2015

Mia Madre (2016)

"A film that is greater than the sum of its parts." ‐ Screen International
Posted Apr 15, 2015

Tangerines (2015)

"Tangerines is a tense, moving, nuanced anti-war drama." ‐ Screen International
Posted Apr 13, 2015

Children of Men (2006)

"If its backdrop and story never quite coalesce into a satisfying whole, then the film is saved by its sheer imaginative verve and by the terrific chase and battle sequences." ‐ Screen International
Posted Apr 1, 2015

The Diary Of A Teenage Girl (2015)

"As you watch, it dawns on you that, absurdly, this has probably never been attempted before in a commercial feature - certainly not in this frank, unapologetic way." ‐ Screen International
Posted Feb 15, 2015

Cinderella (2015)

"Provides a little geopolitical context for the story's fantasy kingdom, without forfeiting the magic - both supernatural and romantic - that has made Cinderella such an enduringly necessary tale for generation after generation." ‐ Screen International
Posted Feb 13, 2015

Life (2015)

"By the end a certain frustration has set in, with not quite enough payback to justify the script's slow-burn dramatic arc." ‐ Screen International
Posted Feb 9, 2015

Kurt Cobain: Montage Of Heck (2015)

"Reveals Cobain as a restless creative soul whose often disturbing drawings and raw confessional writings were as much a part of his artistic self as the songs he wrote and performed with Nirvana." ‐ Screen International
Posted Feb 6, 2015

Girlhood (2015)

"Celine Sciamma's third film has all the quiet determination and punchy life force of its magnetic 16-year-old heroine." ‐ Screen International
Posted Jan 26, 2015

Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang (2005)

"A hugely entertaining mix of film noir, comic buddy movie and meta-cinematic romp." ‐ Screen International
Posted Dec 12, 2014

Maidan (2014)

"Even in the midst of the moltovs, Loznitsa's sincere and memorable document retains its fascination with those small details that make us human, and make democracy worth fighting for." ‐ Screen International
Posted Dec 9, 2014

Closed Curtain (2014)

"While we respect the message, it feels in the end like a waste of a perfectly good story." ‐ Screen International
Posted Jul 18, 2014

Dormant Beauty (2014)

"Despite some moments of quirky brilliance and strong performances from Toni Servillo and Alba Rohrwacher, the heart of a TV melodrama beats beneath Dormant Beauty's pale arthouse skin" ‐ Screen International
Posted Jun 2, 2014

Two Days, One Night (2014)

"A powerful, finely scripted issue movie, made all the more incisive by Marion Cotillard's raw performance as a woman fighting to save her job while suffering from depression." ‐ Screen International
Posted May 20, 2014

Maps to the Stars (2015)

"The film doesn't quite get away with its attempt to reconcile satire with pathos, but it comes perilously close." ‐ Screen International
Posted May 18, 2014

The Immigrant (2014)

"Scratch the good-looking, emotionally charged surface of James Gray's period take on the love triangle theme he has already explored in Two Lovers and you find a rather stagey melodrama." ‐ Screen International
Posted May 14, 2014

The Best Offer (2014)

"A storyline that never quite delivers and some clunky dialogue derail the initial promise of Cinema Paradiso director Giuseppe Tornatore's first English-language feature." ‐ Screen International
Posted Jan 2, 2014

Howl's Moving Castle (2005)

"By turns funny, exhilarating and touching, it lacks only one thing: the spiritual and metaphysical depth that made Spirited Away such a haunting experience." ‐ Screen International
Posted Nov 19, 2013

Out of the Furnace (2013)

"Although Out Of The Furnace is done utterly by the book, it also works by the book, delivering a tough, cathartic story straight, no chaser." ‐ Screen International
Posted Nov 12, 2013

The Great Beauty (2013)

"It's a virtuoso piece of filmmaking featuring a magnificently jaded Toni Servillo." ‐ Screen International
Posted Nov 11, 2013

Mr. Nobody (2013)

"Jaco van Dormael's most ambitious film to date is a mess and a miracle at the same time." ‐ Screen International
Posted Oct 28, 2013

A Single Shot (2013)

"David Rosenthal's follow-up to Janie Jones is in the end too shot through with genre cliché to prevail as the gritty thriller that it is striving to be." ‐ Screen International
Posted Sep 16, 2013

Blind Detective (Man Tam) (2013)

"Although it serves up a few laughs and a couple of set-piece scenes that To completists will want to cut out and keep, Blind Detective is a decidedly minor offering." ‐ Screen International
Posted Sep 14, 2013

The Wind Rises (2014)

"Japanese animation genius Hayao Miyazaki's first film for grown-ups - or perhaps that should read 'first film likely to bore the under-tens' - offers plenty of those moments of 2D cine-painting joy and ravishment that we have come to expect." ‐ Screen International
Posted Sep 14, 2013

Miss Violence (2013)

"It's impossible not to acknowledge second-time Greek director Avranas' directorial bravura in making his own firm, cold grasp of his material and story mirror the iron grip of his pater familias antagonist." ‐ Screen International
Posted Sep 13, 2013

The Armstrong Lie (2013)

"Engaging, punchy documentary." ‐ Screen International
Posted Sep 13, 2013

Tom at the Farm (2015)

"In the end, for all the plot tension and genre tastiness -underlined by some acidic colour photography and lighting that plays up sickly yellows and purples - there's just something a little too mannered about the exercise." ‐ Screen International
Posted Sep 13, 2013

Child Of God (2014)

"While remaining pretty faithful to the story, Franco somehow manages to inject a note of humour into the story of a man who comes across more as maladroit misfit than evil sociopath." ‐ Screen International
Posted Sep 13, 2013

Wadjda (2013)

"Wadjda is a well-crafted, liberal and humane message film that will fascinate westerners with its glimpses into the lives of Saudi Arabian women behind closed domestic doors, and stir debate on womens' issues inside and outside the Middle East." ‐ Screen International
Posted Sep 9, 2013

Locke (2014)

"Locke is a gripping and deeply cinematic human and ethical drama." ‐ Screen International
Posted Sep 8, 2013

Stray Dogs (2014)

"Still a resonant film, a sort of recession-themed cinematic tone poem reminiscent of some of the more out-there cinematic forays of Thai filmmaker Apichatpong Weerasethakul, that keeps on evolving once the pain of the viewing experience has subsided." ‐ Screen International
Posted Sep 7, 2013

Sacro GRA (2013)

"Sacro Gra's charms have much to do with the director's spot-on selection of a brace of engaging or kooky characters from what must have been dozens of potential candidates." ‐ Screen International
Posted Sep 7, 2013

The Unknown Known (2014)

"If documentaries slotted into feature film genres, this one would be close to horror." ‐ Screen International
Posted Sep 4, 2013

Under the Skin (2014)

"This is a mysterious, eerie, experience, whose resistance to easy interpretation (and freewheeling approach to source material) has something of Tarkovsky about it." ‐ Screen International
Posted Sep 3, 2013

Populaire (2013)

"Somehow managing to combine the peppiness of a Doris Day with the sulky intensity of a Noomi Rapace, Deborah Francois is a revelation." ‐ Screen International
Posted Sep 3, 2013
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Ugly (2014)

"[A] lazy kidnap caper." ‐ Screen International
Posted May 20, 2013

La Maison De La Radio (2013)

"Ninety percent of the success of any good documentary is in the editing, and Philibert is a master of the art, sifting through what one assumes must have been months of footage to give La Maison de la Radio an engaging rhythm and structure." ‐ Screen International
Posted May 1, 2013

Kiss Of The Damned (2013)

"There's enough fang-sinking, tomato sauce and squelchy sound effects to keep us from feeling peckish." ‐ Screen International
Posted Apr 29, 2013

Spring Breakers (2013)

"Harmony Korine's remarkable fifth feature is like nothing the US maverick has ever done -- or anyone else, come to that." ‐ Screen International
Posted Mar 22, 2013

A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III (2013)

"In a film where the production design has as much dramatic heft as the plot, relentless quirkiness swamps the audience's need to care for and identify with any of the characters." ‐ Screen International
Posted Feb 4, 2013

Caesar Must Die (2013)

"Now into their eighties, the Taviani brothers show with this remarkable, fresh and moving drama-documentary they have lost none of that mix of observational rigour and sympathy for the underdog that marked early films like Padre Padrone." ‐ Screen International
Posted Feb 4, 2013

Bullet to the Head (2013)

"If buddy-movie Bullet To The Head rolls out just about every cliché in the book, at least it does so with a certain sass and panache." ‐ Screen International
Posted Jan 21, 2013

Passion (2013)

"The film picks up a little when the murder mystery kicks in, but it's only a brief respite." ‐ Screen International
Posted Jan 21, 2013

The Central Park Five (2012)

"It's a gripping story that comes in a well-crafted package." ‐ Screen International
Posted Dec 17, 2012