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Peter Bradshaw's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Guardian, Daily Mirror (UK), Observer (UK)

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/5 61%

Snowden (2016)

"It's a forthright attempt to engage with this fascinating, opaque figure and show what it cost him personally." ‐Guardian
Posted Dec 8, 2016
4/5 94%

Life, Animated (2016)

"The film's effects are maybe a little directly sentimental, but this is a tremendous true story of family love." ‐Guardian
Posted Dec 8, 2016
4/5 100%

The Pass (2016)

"The film is a bit stagey sometimes, but ambitious and insightful. Tovey is excellent as he shows someone progressing from innocence to fear and then to loneliness." ‐Guardian
Posted Dec 8, 2016
3/5 43%

Office Christmas Party (2016)

"It's a film destined for iTunes rental status, but kept from flatlining with a pretty dependable string of stupid yet funny one-liners ..." ‐Guardian
Posted Dec 8, 2016
3/5 100%

The Black Hen (Kalo Pothi) (2015)

"This is an engaging movie and a valuable debut, notable for disturbing and unexpected dream sequences, tapping into the boys' deepest fears - sequences that reminded me of Buñuel's Los Olvidados." ‐Guardian
Posted Dec 8, 2016
2/5 60%

The Ardennes (D'Ardennen) (2017)

"A disappointment." ‐Guardian
Posted Dec 8, 2016
3/5 72%

The Birth of a Nation (2016)

"This is a film that moves with a careful, self-conscious tread." ‐Guardian
Posted Dec 8, 2016
2/5 85%

Sully (2016)

"Even a likable and authoritative performance from Tom Hanks can't keep this movie in the air." ‐Guardian
Posted Dec 1, 2016
3/5 71%

Bleed For This (2016)

"It never questions or qualifies its upbeat message, but it's watchable, well-crafted stuff, strongly acted, with a very funny opening "weigh-in" sequence, as Vinny desperately tries to sweat off excess pounds with minutes to go." ‐Guardian
Posted Dec 1, 2016
4/5 No Score Yet

The Coming War On China (2016)

"A strong corrective to our bland and complacent indifference to the new war-game scenario in the Pacific." ‐Guardian
Posted Dec 1, 2016
3/5 100%

The Dreamed Ones (2016)

"It is an intriguing exchange, like a controlled but dreamily unhappy dialogue which can't represent the length and rhythm of the silences that existed between each letter ..." ‐Guardian
Posted Dec 1, 2016
3/5 96%

Moana (2016)

"An amiable new animated musical that speaks to the tween-princess-sleepover demographic while tapping into Polynesian myths and making a modest, decently intentioned gesture at diversity." ‐Guardian
Posted Dec 1, 2016
5/5 94%

Blue Velvet (1986)

"The film releases a toxic narcosis of fear." ‐Guardian
Posted Dec 1, 2016
4/5 75%

The Eyes of My Mother (2016)

"Lee really hits just a single note in this movie, but he hits it harder and longer and to more effect than many other directors could have done: the movie's rough edges and angularities make it snag in your mind." ‐Guardian
Posted Dec 1, 2016
5/5 95%

Paterson (2016)

"Slowly but surely, the gentleness of Jim Jarmusch's lovely new film steals up on you." ‐Guardian
Posted Nov 24, 2016
1/5 50%

Almost Christmas (2016)

"Almost unbearable would be a better title." ‐Guardian
Posted Nov 24, 2016
4/5 50%

Mum's List (2016)

"It is managed with honesty, dignity and conviction, and there are very real moments of personal pain." ‐Guardian
Posted Nov 24, 2016
4/5 No Score Yet

Liberation Day (2016)

"Most documentaries or studies of North Korea conclude that it is forever sealed in its own tyranny. For all the absurdity, for all the questionable semi-satire, Laibach actually made contact with North Korea and caused a crack in the wall." ‐Guardian
Posted Nov 22, 2016
4/5 92%

Eat That Question: Frank Zappa in His Own Words (2016)

"In a perfect world, "Zappa in his own words" would really mean nothing but his music and lyrics, which is where he would be truly himself - but this is nonetheless a thoroughly entertaining watch." ‐Guardian
Posted Nov 21, 2016
4/5 No Score Yet

Austerlitz (2016)

"Everyone is looking, looking, looking. Looking at what? Buildings, walls, yards, enclosures. The victims are not there. The war criminals are not there. The past is not there." ‐Guardian
Posted Nov 21, 2016
5/5 100%

Homo Sapiens (2016)

"For its sheer visual exaltation, this is the most extraordinary documentary I have seen in years." ‐Guardian
Posted Nov 21, 2016
2/5 60%

Allied (2016)

"There is no chemistry, no romantic fusion, no Bradion, no Mariobrad. Their screen passion bursts forth like a cold wet teabag falling out of a mug that you have upended over the kitchen sink and don't much feel like washing up." ‐Guardian
Posted Nov 21, 2016
4/5 No Score Yet

Miss Kiet's Children (2016)

"Miss Kiet's Children is a lovely film." ‐Guardian
Posted Nov 18, 2016
4/5 No Score Yet

Gringo: The Dangerous Life of John McAfee (2016)

"His story is a very enlightening and important one; Burstein tells it well." ‐Guardian
Posted Nov 18, 2016
4/5 86%

United States of Love (Estados Unidos de Amor) (2016)

"This film is not here to make you feel good. But it has a soap-operatic watchability." ‐Guardian
Posted Nov 17, 2016
3/5 87%

The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble (2016)

"It's admirably high-minded, and internationalism and openness have never been needed more. But I must admit to finding this ... not complacent exactly, but perhaps too serenely self-regarding." ‐Guardian
Posted Nov 17, 2016
2/5 82%

Indignation (2016)

"The pace plods, and this heavily furnished, inadequately ventilated movie never entirely comes to life." ‐Guardian
Posted Nov 17, 2016
4/5 95%

Gimme Danger (2016)

"Unwholesome rock'n'roll excitement." ‐Guardian
Posted Nov 17, 2016
4/5 95%

In the Heat of the Night (1967)

"It's a stylish performance from Poitier and an honest, intelligent contribution from Steiger." ‐Guardian
Posted Nov 17, 2016
5/5 75%

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016)

"Rowling and Yates have given us a terrifically good-natured, unpretentious and irresistibly buoyant film." ‐Guardian
Posted Nov 12, 2016
4/5 85%

Divines (2016)

"The overwhelming impression is that Dounia has ambition and vision, a conviction that she might still be able shape her own future. It's an exhilarating film." ‐Guardian
Posted Nov 11, 2016
2/5 44%

100 Streets (2017)

"The film has some intriguing characters, subplots, situations. Frustratingly, though, the complete jigsaw doesn't fit together, hampered by plot implausibilities and unrealities." ‐Guardian
Posted Nov 10, 2016
2/5 19%

American Pastoral (2016)

"McGregor's performance has sincerity of a frowningly oppressive kind, but the whole thing is tinged with self-pity." ‐Guardian
Posted Nov 10, 2016
3/5 95%

The Innocents (Les innocentes) (2016)

"It pales in comparison with, say, Paweł Pawlikowski's Ida. Yet it is fervently and strongly performed." ‐Guardian
Posted Nov 10, 2016
5/5 92%

Napoléon (1929)

"Gance's Napoleon looks startlingly futuristic and experimental, as if we are being shown something from the 21st century's bleeding edge. It's as if it has evolved beyond spoken dialogue into some colossal mute hallucination" ‐Guardian
Posted Nov 10, 2016
3/5 No Score Yet

Generation Revolution (2016)

"Sometimes this looks like a preliminary sketch for a longer and more in-depth film, but it is engaging." ‐Guardian
Posted Nov 10, 2016
4/5 100%

The New Man (2016)

"This is a very engaging and thoroughly likable piece of work." ‐Guardian
Posted Nov 9, 2016
4/5 93%

Richard Linklater: Dream Is Destiny (2016)

"This documentary responds intelligently to this most intelligent of film-makers." ‐Guardian
Posted Nov 3, 2016
3/5 51%

The Accountant (2016)

"A fantastically convoluted, over-extended but watchable action thriller whose many dangling loose ends, subplots and side characters are finally tied up with a showy flourish." ‐Guardian
Posted Nov 3, 2016
4/5 63%

The Darkest Universe (2016)

"Absorbing, intelligent work." ‐Guardian
Posted Nov 3, 2016
2/5 45%

Rupture (2016)

"The silliness and nastiness outweigh the possible interest." ‐Guardian
Posted Nov 3, 2016
4/5 73%

You've Been Trumped Too (2016)

"There could hardly be a more urgent or relevant film than this." ‐Guardian
Posted Nov 3, 2016
3/5 85%

Girls Lost (Pojkarna) (2015)

"It's perhaps a little unfocused and unsure where it's going. But the lack of direction arguably makes sense. Interesting, messed-up, complicated stuff." ‐Guardian
Posted Nov 3, 2016
4/5 89%

The Ivory Game (2016)

"A committed, valuable film." ‐Guardian
Posted Oct 31, 2016
3/5 81%

Starfish (2016)

"Froggatt's performance finds some strong notes. And a more sophisticated and complex film might well have failed to approach the painful realness of this story." ‐Guardian
Posted Oct 27, 2016
3/5 89%

Burn Burn Burn (2015)

"This confident, relaxed British feature debut by director Chanya Button and screenwriter Charlie Covell is a sort of millennials' mashup of Laughter in Paradise and Last Orders." ‐Guardian
Posted Oct 27, 2016
3/5 93%

Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World (2016)

"A thorough, thoughtful piece of work from Herzog, but slightly ho-hum in its fence-sitting tendencies ..." ‐Guardian
Posted Oct 27, 2016
3/5 93%

Ethel & Ernest (2016)

"It's an engaging film, but it leaves you with a feeling that there might be a deeper, darker, more specific story yet to be told." ‐Guardian
Posted Oct 27, 2016
5/5 96%

Boyz n the Hood (1991)

"Boyz N the Hood is a passionate drama shot with fluency and style, a study of what amounts to life during wartime, with people grimly used to gunfire and helicopters thudding overhead." ‐Guardian
Posted Oct 27, 2016
4/5 100%

After Love (2016)

"After Love is intelligent, compassionate, challenging film-making." ‐Guardian
Posted Oct 27, 2016
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