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Peter Bradshaw

Peter Bradshaw
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 96% Logan (2017) Logan is a forthright, muscular movie which preserves the X-Men's strange, exotic idealism.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2017
2/5 36% The Great Wall (2017) The Tao Teis' death agonies are as nothing to those of the film itself.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2017
5/5 98% Moonlight (2016) The combination of artistry and emotional directness in this film is overwhelming.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2017
2/5 24% In Dubious Battle (2017) This is ultimately just so heavy-footed and stodgy, with each performance punched out on a single, earnest, unvarying note.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2017
4/5 90% The Other Side of Hope (Toivon tuolla puolen) (2017) There aren't really any surprises in The Other Side of Hope; it's more like witnessing the ongoing cultivation of a humane philosophy. But the film is devilishly funny ...‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2017
3/5 No Score Yet The Queen of Spain (La reina de España) (2016) In the final analysis, Cruz carries the film.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2017
4/5 100% The Party (2017) Unassuming and old-fashioned funny entertainment isn't exactly what we associate with this film-maker, but that's what she has very satisfyingly served up here.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2017
3/5 90% The Lost City of Z (2017) It's a curious film in some ways, taking what could be an exciting epic adventure in the style of David Lean and turning it into something introspective, slightly morose and anti-climactic. Yet there is a persistent, beady-eyed intelligence at work.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2017
3/5 57% Viceroy's House (2017) Viceroy's House is no very profound work, but it is a nimble and watchable period drama.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2017
3/5 67% Spoor (Pokot) (2017) The film is watchable in its quirky and wayward way, with some funny moments - though shallower than it thinks.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2017
3/5 No Score Yet Butterfly Kisses (2017) Kaplinski tells a fluent story; his film looks and sounds good, and he gets very good performances from his cast.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2017
2/5 43% Barrage (2017) Both leads present themselves matter-of-factly, almost self-effacingly to Schroeder's camera. When Huppert is absent from the screen, however, the voltage markedly drops.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2017
1/5 45% The Dinner (2017) A shouty, hammy, tedious, damp-squib firework display of dullness.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2017
2/5 45% Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk (2016) The film has neither topical immediacy nor any real historical perspective and, burdened with pedantic and predictable flashbacks, it finally leads nowhere interesting at all.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2017
1/5 9% Fifty Shades Darker (2017) The only thing aroused by this headache of a movie is a desire to see Sam Taylor-Johnson back at the reins.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2017
4/5 91% The Lego Batman Movie (2017) Why can't non-Lego movies be as funny, exciting and weirdly moving as this?‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2017
2/5 89% 20th Century Women (2017) Exasperatingly supercilious and smug - unfocused, self-consciously cute, nostalgic and empathetic, but never properly funny. It feels like someone else's long therapy session.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2017
1/5 17% The Space Between Us (2017) It's a wan, anaemic film.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2017
2/5 71% Django (2017) There is something frustratingly subdued and constrained dramatically about this slow and unsyncopated film, which indulges in quite a few cliches about wartime Paris.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2017
3/5 93% Fences (2016) Denzel Washington is a class act, and he has given us a classy piece of work.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2017
2/5 42% Gold (2017) McConaughey has zero bromantic chemistry with his co-star, Edgar Ramírez, who phones in a dull, blank performance.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2017
2/5 33% Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (2017) Another deafening, boring episode.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2017
4/5 100% Tower (2016) The film stands as a powerful, emotional memorial.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2017
3/5 94% Strike a Pose (2017) An emotionally effusive film, this - sometimes excitable and indulgent but watchable, and an interesting addition to a growing documentary genre focusing on New York City as the crucible of gay liberation politics.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2017
2/5 No Score Yet Yu-Gi-Oh!: The Dark Side of Dimensions (2016) I have to admit to finding this intricate mythology pretty opaque and the Venn overlap with gaming - a part which devotees find so exciting - is for me baffling.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2017
4/5 88% Christine (2016) It is a dark, hypnotic, unsettling experience.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2017
4/5 82% Denial (2016) I find this film and its clear-headed premise rewarding. This reasserts the primacy of truth. What a tonic.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2017
5/5 99% Cameraperson (2016) Cameraperson is an absorbing, challenging creation.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2017
3/5 71% The White King (2016) An intriguing, sombre work.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2017
3/5 73% Sing (2016) Perfectly likable stuff of the sort that's harder to create than critics realise. But nothing all that memorable.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2017
3/5 86% Hacksaw Ridge (2016) Hacksaw Ridge is an old-fashioned war film, melded with a kind of new-fashioned explicitly violent drama.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2017
2/5 60% iBoy (2017) There is a persistent and disconcerting joylessness about this.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2017
4/5 91% God's Own Country (2017) It is, in its way, a very British love story, bursting at the seams with unspoken emotions, unvoiced fears about the future, and a readiness to displace every emotion into hard physical work.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2017
4/5 No Score Yet Close Relations (Rodnye) (2016) It is an intriguing, painful study.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2017
4/5 85% Lion (2016) This big-hearted film does full justice to the horror, the pathos and the drama of his postmodern odyssey.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2017
4/5 77% T2 Trainspotting (2017) It has the same punchy energy, the same defiant pessimism, and there's nothing around like this. This sequel was a high-wire act, but Boyle has made it to the other side.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2017
5/5 97% GoodFellas (1990) Brash and brilliant ...‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2017
3/5 90% Jackie (2016) It is well made, handsomely furnished, punctiliously designed and the use of Richard Burton's sonorous tones on the Kennedys' LP of the musical Camelot is a nice moment.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2017
3/5 43% xXx: Return of Xander Cage (2017) Only the release of a new Police Academy film could cause less excitement. But Vin, great ridiculous beefcake lunk that he is, does provide us with some fun.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2017
4/5 82% The Founder (2017) The film shows us something about postwar entrepreneurial capitalism, innovation, corporate expansion and intellectual property rights. It even casts an oblique light on the new age of Trump.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2017
5/5 90% Trainspotting (1996) Trainspotting is supercharged with sulphurous humour and brutal recklessness: it charges at you like Ewan McGregor's Renton sprinting from store detectives in the opening sequence.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2017
3/5 94% Irreplaceable (Médecin de campagne) (2016) Not groundbreaking work, this, but watchable.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2017
5/5 96% Manchester by the Sea (2016) This is about life as it is lived in the real world, with unassuageable pain, loose ends untied, life lessons unlearned. Life with no narrative closure.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2017
2/5 17% Underworld: Blood Wars (2017) This has been a regular payday for Beckinsale and she certainly gives it her all, but you have to wonder why she bothers, certainly now that we know what she can do with more interesting material.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2017
2/5 35% Live By Night (2017) Increasingly preposterous and uninvolving.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jan 6, 2017
4/5 95% Endless Poetry (Poesía Sin Fin) (2016) There is gusto and energy, a need to excite, shock, bewilder. You can sense here something you rarely experience, even in the very best films: how much the director is simply enjoying himself.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jan 5, 2017
100% Crash and Burn (2016) There's a fascination and poignancy to this gripping sports documentary, about someone who deserves a kind of legendary status for the way he didn't become a legend.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Dec 29, 2016
3/5 87% A Monster Calls (2017) This is an affecting movie with a lump-in-the-throat ending, but I have to confess to finding its fantasy quotient a bit twee ...‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Dec 29, 2016
2/5 33% Operation Chromite (2016) Creaky and clunky, weirdly reminiscent of big-budget prestige movies of years gone by such as The Longest Day, which used to always crop up on bank holiday TV.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2016
5/5 No Score Yet Donnie Darko: 15th Anniversary (2016) A movie with something of Back to the Future, Twin Peaks, American Beauty and of course Harvey.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2016