Patrick Gamble

Patrick Gamble
Patrick Gamble's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Sight and Sound Little White Lies The Skinny CineVue

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T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/5 62% Evil Dead (2013) A perfectly functional horror reboot that far surpasses usual dire sequels, prequels and reimaginings that litter the cinema landscape. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2019
2/5 30% Home (Yurt) (2013) Home is certainly full of heart. Ultimately, however, it's also severely lacking the clear and concise voice needed to make this handsome depiction of one man's search for spiritual redemption anything other than a long-winded chore. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2019
2/5 76% A Late Quartet (2012) Little more than a muddled cacophony of clichéd dramatic twists and transparent developments, somehow belying its eloquent and graceful leitmotif. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2019
3/5 55% Post Tenebras Lux (2013) As the film advances and the narrative clues dry up like an arid desert of unfinished letters, it's tough not to see Reygadas' new work as little more than a series of vignettes, each one bellowing, "Respect me." - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2019
3/5 91% Michael H. Profession: Director (2013) Offers an alluring snapshot of a pioneering filmmaker at work. Whilst we learn very little about his techniques or discover anything personal that might explain his pessimistic outlook on life, sometimes it's best to keep a little of the magic hidden. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2019
4/5 69% Stoker (2013) Park's latest is a sinisterly seductive slice of suspense, with an unexpectedly supernatural bravura. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2019
4/5 92% Caesar Must Die (2013) A fascinatingly perceptive film that blurs the lines between art and reality, Caesar Must Die brings a whole new intensity to this Elizabethan examination of betrayal and duplicity. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2019
3/5 46% To The Wonder (2013) A sinuous tapestry of breathtaking imagery, To the Wonder is undeniably a beautiful example of a visionary filmmaker creating yet another visual rhapsody. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2019
2/5 53% I Give It a Year (2013) Ultimately, these predictable events turn this ambitious attempt to breathe new life into an ailing genre into a familiar and rather disappointing comedy of errors. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2019
2/5 37% Hyde Park on Hudson (2012) Presenting two parallel narratives about the importance of love and fraternity, Hyde Park on Hudson does a remarkable job of taking neither narrative strands particularly seriously. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2019
3/5 86% Rundskop (Bullhead) (2012) Schoenaerts' belligerent, yet benign demeanour creates a fascinating character full of hidden complexities and a labyrinth of emotional dead ends. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2019
3/5 67% Life Of Crime (2014) Hawkes and Mos Def are their charismatic selves and are well placed to deliver Leonard's zippy dialogue, yet the wistful fetishism of the aesthetics smoothers their character's rough corners and dilutes some of their attitude. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2019
4/5 99% Jiro Dreams of Sushi (2012) This sumptuous study of art, creation and inner happiness is a taste we should all try to acquire. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2019
4/5 79% Hors Satan (Outside Satan) (2013) This leisurely piece of acutely philosophical, existential cinema is reminiscent of the works of Tarkovsky, Bergman and Bresson, with Dumont yet again proving himself to be one of the great contemporary auteurs. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2019
2/5 47% Zaytoun (2013) Zaytoun is surprisingly short on tension, with each and every potential danger evaded though a collection of jarring edits or implausible events. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2019
3/5 92% The Hunt (Jagten) (2013) Absorbing yet ultimately forgettable, this gruelling and voyeuristic depiction of an innocent man suffering at the hands of a frenzied mob adds nothing new - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2019
3/5 74% Rise of the Guardians (2012) This erratic flurry of light and colour is made more than bearable thanks to a script full of real warmth and a collection of incredibly well drawn characters who truly capture the magic of childhood wonder. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2019
5/5 93% Amour (2012) With Amour, Haneke has captured the grief of our own mortality in a delicate and profoundly humane way. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2019
4/5 76% Alps (Alpeis) (2012) This remarkably enjoyable film undoubtedly demands a second viewing -- and most importantly, proves that Lanthimos isn't just a one-hit wonder. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2019
2/5 50% Grassroots (2012) Grassroots is an incredibly unimaginative and painfully dull film -- perhaps one of most erroneous entries of the year. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2019
3/5 83% Excision (2012) A fine example of genre filmmaking that's positively brooding with tongue-in-cheek satire and vulgar, macabre imagery. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2019
3/5 90% Keep the Lights On (2012) A mournful examination of the extremes of life condensed from a ten-year period into a hauntingly swift 101 minutes of heartbreak. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2019
3/5 94% Room 237 (2013) Combining an intelligent and imaginative use of achieve footage, rambling voice-overs and animation, Room 237 is an intriguing labyrinth of abstract hypothesis interwoven with intermittent success. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2019
3/5 79% Ginger & Rosa (2013) Potter's film lacks enough heart, passion and sincerity to effectively resonate. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2019
3/5 85% The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012) The film, much like its reclusive protagonist, manages to carve out its own identity amongst a sea of vapid imitators. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2019
4/5 94% Barbara (2012) A gripping and extremely compelling example of new German cinema at its very best. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2019
4/5 99% About Elly (2015) Farhadi once again reveals himself to be a master of the morality tale, beautiful presenting a series of encounters in which each character is morally and ethically questioned. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2019
4/5 81% The Myth Of The American Sleepover (2011) Mitchell has successfully created an admirable indie effort which truly presents the paradox of youth -- sexual awakening coupled with crippling insecurity. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2019
4/5 77% Samsara (2012) Each painstakingly shot sequence and beautifully rendered frame speaks volumes -- presenting a fascinating riddle of humanist metaphors and allegories. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2019
2/5 17% The Watch (2012) The atrocious comedy that comprises the majority of this sci-fi spoof isn't so much gratuitous, but just simply not very funny. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2019
3/5 78% Take This Waltz (2012) A frustrating, yet undeniably beguiling observation of love and infatuation told through a staunchly female perspective - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2019
3/5 79% Brave (2012) This latest outing just goes to show that even an off-day at Pixar HQ can result in a well-told tale more than worthy of your time and attention. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2019
3/5 67% In The Dark Half (2012) Boasting a stand out performance from relative newcomer Jessica Barden, Siddons' first narrative feature blends two quintessential British sub-genres (rural mythological horror and kitchen sink, social realism) with varying success. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2019
2/5 61% Jackpot (2014) Marten's film lacks any discernible charisma or charm. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2019
4/5 96% Undefeated (2012) The epitome of what a good sports documentary should be. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2019
3/5 74% Sound of My Voice (2012) Asking far more questions than its prepared to answer, it doesn't take long for the air of intrigue which materialises around Marling's furtive Maggie to quickly fade away. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2019
5/5 93% A Simple Life (2012) Hui's film is a breathtaking, yet uniquely uncomplicated tale of domestic affection, which boasts an invigoratingly optimistic attitude towards life, love and the inevitability of death. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2019
3/5 68% Ted (2012) A perfectly enjoyable slice of contemporary comedy that manages to raise its head above the faecal pond of modern crude comedy. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2019
4/5 94% Searching for Sugar Man (2012) A heart-warming documentary about holding onto your dreams -- and perhaps one of this year's most enjoyable and accomplished films. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2019
3/5 87% Electrick Children (2013) A fascinating, if flawed debut which deserves to be viewed if only for Garner's enchanting performance. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2019
3/5 80% Magic Mike (2012) Much like the film's titular stripping protagonist, there's far more hidden behind the oiled chest of Soderbergh's genuinely enjoyable U.S. comedy. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2019
3/5 42% Lovely Molly (2012) A disastrously flawed, if admittedly scary film which fails to hold up on closer inspection. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2019
4/5 94% King of Devil's Island (2011) An uncomfortably haunting journey to the breaking point of the human spirit, which, despite its few missteps along the will stay with you long after you leave the cinema. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2019
3/5 41% Casa de mi padre (2012) Whilst this comic experiment certainly stands head and shoulders above some of Ferrell's more mediocre projects, it still feels a million miles away from the pinnacle which was Anchorman. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 7, 2019
2/5 40% Red Tails (2012) A strangely tedious and astoundingly underwhelming piece which lacks any real substance or punch. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 7, 2019
4/5 95% Himizu (2013) Sono has successfully fashioned through his endearingly distinguishable style a harrowing allegory of a damaged society which both screams out for a drastic political change whilst also presenting a vigorously absorbing revenge tragedy. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 7, 2019
2/5 73% Prometheus (2012) Fans of Scott's previous sci-fi efforts will be desperately disappointed to discover a film which promises an innumerable degree of far more enticing themes and ideas than it can ultimately deliver. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 7, 2019
2/5 14% Top Cat:The Movie (UK) (2011) Aside from some wry jokes and the odd piece of gutter humour, there's very little about Top Cat: The Movie to entertain younger viewers. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 7, 2019
3/5 86% The Raid: Redemption (2012) Enhanced by the impressive physical performance of Pencak Silat specialist Uwais, Evans has yet again shown a remarkable flare for recreating the distinctive style of Eastern martial arts cinema. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 7, 2019
3/5 43% Hara ga kore nande (Mitsuko Delivers) (2012) Ishii has managed to create yet another female driven drama which successfully weaves gentle comedy with an underlying social message. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 7, 2019