Penelope Gilliatt

Penelope Gilliatt
Penelope Gilliatt's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): New Yorker Observer (UK)
Publications: New Yorker, Observer (UK)

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
78% Escape from the Planet of the Apes (1971) Rather splendid, rather encouraging. - New Yorker EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2019
37% 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
No Score Yet 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
100% Adam's Rib (1949) Katharine Hepburn conveys an extraordinary abundance of spirit. - New Yorker EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2013
90% 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
92% 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
93% 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
91% 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