Penelope Gilliatt

Penelope Gilliatt
Penelope Gilliatt's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer® when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Sight & Sound New Yorker Observer (UK)
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Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
88% My Life to Live (It's My Life) (Vivre sa vie: Film en douze tableaux) (1962) Where Breathless and Une Femme est une Femme were full of tumbling life, this one is studiously frozen. - Observer (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2021
60% Hatari! (1962) It is filmed with every possible cliché, and the romantic-comedy situations barge towards their targets with the delicacy of a rhino hurling itself at its dinner. - Observer (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2021
93% Lawrence of Arabia (1962) Spiegel and Bolt and David Lean have run into an old problem with biographical art: they have invented too much to please biographers, and yet they have not taken the bolder liberties that make art. - Observer (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2021
95% The Connection (1961) For Shirley Clarke's direction there can be nothing but praise... This is a film with more creative flair than any that has come out of America for years. - Sight & Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2020
77% Escape from the Planet of the Apes (1971) Rather splendid, rather encouraging. - New Yorker EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2019
39% Beneath The Planet Of The Apes (1970) The whole movie is often frightening in the wrong way -- not by force of satire but by weight of attitudinizing. - New Yorker EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2019
86% The Caretaker (The Guest) (1963) Every line in it involved the most delicate decisions of film-making, and all three actors are even better than they were on stage. - Observer (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2018
100% Le samouraï (1967) Cold, masterly, without pathos, and not even particularly sympathetic; it has the noble structure of accuracy. - New Yorker EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2013
No Score Yet The Princess Yang Kwei Fei (Yôkihi) (1955) Princess Yang Kwei Fei miraculously reproduces the comings and goings of the hero's thought, and it is in this sense that Mizoguchi's realism is most classical. - New Yorker EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2013
96% Adam's Rib (1949) Katharine Hepburn conveys an extraordinary abundance of spirit. - New Yorker EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2013
85% Pat and Mike (1952) Ruth Gordon and Garson Kanin here wrote an engaging screenplay about emotion-without-display for their rare uncut diamonds. - New Yorker EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2013
89% Woman of the Year (1942) The film earlier has one of the very best Tracy-Hepburn love scenes, full of the sense of private shelter that they uniquely purvey. - New Yorker EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2013
92% Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) George Lucas, who made American Graffiti, has put together a sci-fi film that draws on any number of associations. Star Wars is both amazing and familiar. - New Yorker EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2013
88% Professione: reporter (The Passenger) (1975) Earlier Antonioni films have often seemed studied, but not this one. Its details are easy and apropos. - New Yorker EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2013
88% Bonnie and Clyde (1967) Bonnie and Clyde don't really know that killing kills. The film does -- unlike the run of movies about violence now, which mostly know that killing sells. - New Yorker EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2013