Lucy Mangan

Lucy Mangan
Lucy Mangan's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Guardian
Publications: Guardian

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
4/5 100% Care (2018) It is a spare, tight, moving piece of drama that should force us all to care - about who will look after us in our old age, who will look after them and who will fund it all. We're none of us getting any younger, you know. - Guardian EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2019
2/5 81% Brexit (2019) I'd especially like to know how Matthew Elliott feels about being portrayed as a borderline simpleton whenever Cummings heaves into view. - Guardian EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2019
3/5 100% A Year of British Murder (2019) I don't think it's enough, but perhaps - especially if taken in the round with other shows on the subject that opt for other approaches and do drill down - I'm wrong. - Guardian EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2019
4/5 No Score Yet Teachers Training to Kill (2019) Perhaps the greatest achievement of the film was to find two women at a weapons training camp run by a National Rifle Association (NRA)-funded charity, Faster, and let them be the sympathetic faces of those who do want teachers armed. - Guardian EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2019
5/5 100% 100 Vaginas (2019) I rarely use the word, because it makes my teeth itch, but it was genuinely empowering. - Guardian EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2019
50% Sleeping With the Far Right (2019) In not giving in to the fear that giving airtime to such attitudes is to condone them, Levine and the makers produced a good and valuable programme, in terrible, terrible times. - Guardian EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2019
5/5 No Score Yet Safe at Last: Inside a Women's Refuge (2019) As it layered tales of abuse in all its forms, from minutely subtle to murderous, we were offered valuable insight into the power evil men wield, the fear they instil and the dearth of psychological and physical options for their victims. - Guardian EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2019
4/5 100% Gun No. 6 (2017) [A] quietly daring, profound and moving film. - Guardian EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2018
4/5 83% My Dinner with Hervé (2018) Villechaize as written is a glorious part - poignant as he wrestles with the limitations placed on him by others and infuriating as he spurns the help of those trying to save him from himself - even if it was far less fun in real life. - Guardian EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2018
4/5 No Score Yet Child of Mine (2018) Worth talking about. Worth funding. - Guardian EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2018
3/5 No Score Yet The Bank That Almost Broke Britain (2018) It was an unflinching look at a bleak subject. - Guardian EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2018
3/5 43% Ricky Gervais: Humanity (2018) It is a much better, less fragmented, more controlled show than Science, and it is such a pleasure to watch Gervais work. - Guardian EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2018
No Score Yet Shamed (2017) What could have been a shatteringly timely piece resonating with the zeitgeist was instead a bit of a damp squib. - Guardian EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2017
67% The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (2017) If the film pushes Henrietta to the edges, it is at least to make room for a performance from Winfrey that tells us all there is to know about the damage that loss, lies and injustice can do to a child, to an adult, to a family and to a society. - Guardian EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2017
100% The Witness for the Prosecution (2016) Perfectly crafted, expertly cast and beautifully scripted by Sarah Phelps, who gave us her brilliant adaptation of And Then There Were None last year, it was simply all you could want from your Boxing Day treat. - Guardian EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2017