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Paul M. Bradshaw

Paul M. Bradshaw
Paul M. Bradshaw's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Total Film, Little White Lies

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/5 15% Ice Age: Collision Course (2016) It may be grasping at plot straws, but it's still funny, still sweet and still starring your favourite squirrel-rat thing. ‐ Total Film
Posted Jan 2, 2017
3/5 70% A Hologram for the King (2016) Strand Hanks on a desert island, a pirate ship or in a well-intentioned film without much focus and he'll still find a way of turning it around. ‐ Total Film
Posted Jan 2, 2017
4/5 93% Next to Her (2014) It might leave you utterly traumatised, but this is one of the most daring, sensitive love stories in recent memory. ‐ Total Film
Posted Jan 2, 2017
3/5 86% The Mule (2014) Its a cheek-clenchingly tense waiting game that Sampson plays perfectly ... ‐ Total Film
Posted Jan 2, 2017
2/5 24% The Benefactor (2016) All three stars are left adrift in a dull drama filled with good intentions and not a whole lot else. ‐ Total Film
Posted Jan 2, 2017
3/5 94% King Jack (2016) Its slight stuff, sure, but King Jack is a film thats executed with smarts and sensitivity. ‐ Total Film
Posted Jan 2, 2017
4/5 86% Oddball and the Penguins (Oddball) (2015) Lovely stuff. ‐ Total Film
Posted Jan 2, 2017
4/5 98% Welcome To Leith (2015) This is true-storytelling par excellence. ‐ Total Film
Posted Jan 2, 2017
4/5 72% The Carer (2015) It's only a small step from Scent of a Woman, but Cox elevates it with one of his strongest performances. ‐ Total Film
Posted Jan 1, 2017
2/5 20% I Saw the Light (2016) A handful of domestic scenes prove that the actors, not to mention Hank, would've been much better served by a ballsier script and braver direction. ‐ Total Film
Posted Jan 1, 2017
3/5 86% The Idol (Ya Tayr El Tayer) (2016) This may be another talent-show rags-to-riches tale -- but the feelgood pay-off feels more well-earned. ‐ Total Film
Posted Jan 1, 2017
3/5 No Score Yet Set the Thames on Fire (2016) The whimsy almost suffocates, but it refreshes to see a new name armed with so many ideas. ‐ Total Film
Posted Dec 28, 2016
1/5 No Score Yet The Brother (2016) Bad bordering on offensive. ‐ Total Film
Posted Dec 28, 2016
4/5 73% Welcome to Me (2015) Veering suddenly and wildly between sharp comedy and sharper tragedy, Shira Piven's bold indie rests almost entirely on Wiig, who offers up a fearless performance. ‐ Total Film
Posted Dec 28, 2016
4/5 89% Speed Sisters (2017) Director Amber Fares finds a frankly astounding subject for her first feature-length doc, using the story of a few brave sportswomen to shine a bright headlamp on lives lived under occupation. ‐ Total Film
Posted Dec 28, 2016
2/5 11% Breakdown (2016) A sadistic, shallow little revenger whose only saving grace is a handful of half-decent performances. ‐ Total Film
Posted Dec 12, 2016
3/5 56% Attack of the Lederhosen Zombies (2017) For all its dumb fun, this genre has reached the bottom of the mountain. ‐ Total Film
Posted Oct 24, 2016
4/5 75% Trolls (2016) Coughing, dancing and farting glitter in the faces of anyone without an upside-down frown, this DreamWorks toy-based 'toon is 90 minutes of pure happy. ‐ Total Film
Posted Oct 19, 2016
4/5 76% Goosebumps (2015) Jack Black is the ringmaster in a three-ring circus of family horror that stays faithful to everything that made R.L. Stine's junior pulp fiction such a '90s playground sensation. ‐ Total Film
Posted Oct 12, 2016
4/5 69% Swiss Army Man (2016) It's all so genuinely heartfelt, beautifully inventive and utterly, wildly, original, you'll find its flaws easy to forgive. ‐ Total Film
Posted Sep 27, 2016
3/5 60% Light Years (2015) There are obviously a lot of bright futures among cast and crew, but the script lacks a nail of genuine emotion on which to hang all the pretty pictures. ‐ Total Film
Posted Sep 27, 2016
3/5 67% Brotherhood (2016) The original's energy feels awol. ‐ Total Film
Posted Aug 31, 2016
3/5 66% David Brent: Life on the Road (2017) Brent's big comeback won't disappoint fans, but would've worked fine as another Christmas special. In 2004. ‐ Total Film
Posted Aug 14, 2016
3/5 61% Southpaw (2015) Floats like a bee, stings like a butterfly. The script keeps its gloves on but Gyllenhaal gives his all, notching up one of his very best performances. ‐ Total Film
Posted Jul 21, 2015
3/5 58% Maggie (2015) Odd casting and lighting choices aside, there's a genuinely affecting drama at the unhappy heart of Hobson's film. ‐ Total Film
Posted Jul 20, 2015
4/5 88% Mr. Holmes (2015) This is easily the best Sherlock story that Conan Doyle never wrote. A film more about retirement and regret than questions and answers, it sees McKellen gently, brilliantly expose the frailties of an immortal character. ‐ Total Film
Posted Jun 15, 2015
4/5 50% Tomorrowland (2015) Taking the warm '60s nostalgia of The Iron Giant, the quick-fire pace and 'toon energy of The Incredibles and the elaborate yet taut action of Ghost Protocol, Bird blends everything into a thoroughly modern slice of vintage Disney. ‐ Total Film
Posted May 18, 2015
2/5 23% The Adventurer: The Curse of the Midas Box (2014) Michael Sheen, Lena Heady and Sam Neill are among the big names expecting a franchise, but they'll be lucky to get a mid-morning TV slot, let alone a sequel. ‐ Total Film
Posted Nov 21, 2014
2/5 29% Love, Rosie (2015) A soapy heartstring fiddler ... ‐ Total Film
Posted Oct 21, 2014
3/5 44% Planes: Fire And Rescue (2014) Somehow, this sequel to a rubbish spin-off to a rubbish sequel to a so-so cartoon is actually pretty good. ‐ Total Film
Posted Aug 10, 2014
2/5 75% Goltzius And The Pelican Company (2014) All a good excuse for Greenaway to indulge his strengths (painterly tableaux and theological art-history) and weaknesses (boobs and willies), and all a long way from his '80s heyday. ‐ Total Film
Posted Jul 10, 2014
3/5 80% The Young And Prodigious T.S. Spivet (2015) With more whimsy than a Wes Anderson wedding - and a clunky third act that potholes the plot - Jeunet's American comeback is beautiful, heart-warming and a bit of a mess. ‐ Total Film
Posted Jun 9, 2014
1/5 16% Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return (2014) A cheap and charmless reminder to leave the classics alone. ‐ Total Film
Posted May 19, 2014
4/5 81% Pantani: The Accidental Death Of A Cyclist (2014) Essential watching, even for anyone who can't stand the sport. ‐ Total Film
Posted May 13, 2014
3/5 36% The Quiet Ones (2014) Jump-heavy scares numb the nerves long before the finale. ‐ Total Film
Posted Apr 7, 2014
3/5 57% Short Circuit (1986) John Badham's Pinocchio story is sweet, silly and now charmingly old-fashioned. ‐ Total Film
Posted Apr 2, 2014
81% Flight of the Navigator (1986) The early CG FX have aged remarkably well, while the slow build-up makes the Spielbergian space adventure all the more fantastic. ‐ Total Film
Posted Apr 1, 2014
1/5 13% Bullet (2014) A dull, dumb, accidentally funny lump of cop-schlock that desperately needs a Machete. ‐ Total Film
Posted Mar 3, 2014
2/5 30% The Monuments Men (2014) A mildly interesting, yet slightly dull take on a chapter of the war that definitely deserves better. ‐ Total Film
Posted Feb 13, 2014
4/5 88% Terms of Endearment (1983) Its soppy story is freed from cheap tear-jerking by Brooks' confident direction, Larry McMurtry's poignant script and a flawless ensemble. ‐ Total Film
Posted Jan 10, 2014
4/5 51% The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty (2013) Pretty much all the credit belongs to Stiller behind the camera, turning a sappy Hollywood button-pusher into a slick, smart-looking fantasy that doesn't mind showing its indie roots. ‐ Total Film
Posted Dec 23, 2013
3/5 78% Saving Mr. Banks (2013) Hanks takes to Walt like a pair of cosy slippers, but it's Thompson who adds layers to a classy but predictable slice of Disney schmaltz. ‐ Total Film
Posted Nov 25, 2013
4/5 89% The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013) Catching Fire expands Suzanne Collins' novel beyond the confines of the arena to tackle some seriously brutal truths - plugging gaps and sowing seeds for a two-part finale that will have to work hard to match its grit. ‐ Total Film
Posted Nov 12, 2013
5/5 97% The Selfish Giant (2013) Carried aloft by the remarkable performances of her two young leads, Clio Barnard's poignant, unflinching slice of hard-knock-life grips tight and lingers long. ‐ Total Film
Posted Oct 25, 2013
2/5 17% Harrigan (2013) The Bill meets Byker Grove. ‐ Total Film
Posted Sep 15, 2013
3/5 44% The Call (2013) Claustrophobic and low-key, the bulk of the film works brilliantly - helped in no small part by Berry's fantastically fractured performance. ‐ Total Film
Posted Sep 13, 2013
3/5 47% We're The Millers (2013) It's predictable, politically incorrect and too long - but a handful of really big chuckles excuse most of the cop-outs. ‐ Total Film
Posted Aug 28, 2013
4/5 92% Parenthood (1989) Ambitiously probing every anxiety-ridden corner of the suburban mum-and-dad experience, some of its interconnecting story strands work better than others. ‐ Total Film
Posted Jul 31, 2013
3/5 67% World War Z (2013) Choosing quantity over quality, intensity over tension and big-screen thrills over low-fi shocks - this is probably what the zombie apocalypse will actually look like. ‐ Total Film
Posted Jun 3, 2013
4/5 100% It's Such a Beautiful Day (2012) An existential flipbook and a heartbreaking black joke: stickmen have never looked so alive. ‐ Total Film
Posted May 2, 2013