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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 No Score Yet Close Relations (Rodnye) (2016) It is an intriguing, painful study. ‐ Guardian
Posted Jan 19, 2017
4/5 87% Lion (2016) This big-hearted film does full justice to the horror, the pathos and the drama of his postmodern odyssey. ‐ Guardian
Posted Jan 19, 2017
4/5 79% 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
Posted Jan 19, 2017
5/5 96% GoodFellas (1990) Brash and brilliant ... ‐ Guardian
Posted Jan 19, 2017
3/5 89% 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
Posted Jan 19, 2017
3/5 42% 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
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
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
Posted Jan 12, 2017
3/5 94% Irreplaceable (Médecin de campagne) (2016) Not groundbreaking work, this, but watchable. ‐ Guardian
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
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
Posted Jan 10, 2017
2/5 34% Live By Night (2017) Increasingly preposterous and uninvolving. ‐ Guardian
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
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
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
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
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
Posted Dec 22, 2016
3/5 40% Why Him? (2016) A disposable bit of Yuletide fun. ‐ Guardian
Posted Dec 22, 2016
2/5 75% Reset (Relève: Histoire d'une création) (2017) There is a story to tell. But this PR film is not telling it. ‐ Guardian
Posted Dec 22, 2016
3/5 31% Passengers (2016) Derivative but perfectly watchable and rather luxurious ... ‐ Guardian
Posted Dec 22, 2016
1/5 17% Assassin's Creed (2016) It is at all times mysteriously, transcendentally boring. ‐ Guardian
Posted Dec 19, 2016
4/5 90% The Son of Joseph (Le fils de Joseph) (2017) Eugène Green is an international treasure: an American-born French film-maker who, like Manoel De Oliveira, absorbs the stylised, rarefied elegance of classical theatre and brings it to movies about the present day. ‐ Guardian
Posted Dec 15, 2016
3/5 93% The Eagle Huntress (2016) This is a very nicely filmed piece of work. ‐ Guardian
Posted Dec 15, 2016
3/5 69% The Wedding Plan (2016) The real-time agony of the wedding day itself has an edge-of-the-seat factor, and Kooler gives a sensitive, emotionally generous performance. ‐ Guardian
Posted Dec 15, 2016
2/5 67% Rats (2016) Spurlock never seriously addresses the subject of whether the rat population is escalating with the human population, or if the disease risk is climbing as well. ‐ Guardian
Posted Dec 15, 2016
3/5 90% Uncle Howard (2016) If he had lived, would Brookner have gone on to have a career like Jarmusch's? Perhaps. ‐ Guardian
Posted Dec 15, 2016
4/5 85% Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) Its variations on a theme are muscular and adroit. This is another really entertaining fantasy with fan-fiction energy and attack. ‐ Guardian
Posted Dec 13, 2016
1/5 12% Collateral Beauty (2016) At the end of it, I screamed the way polar bears are supposed to when they get their tongues frozen to the ice. ‐ Guardian
Posted Dec 13, 2016
4/5 83% Silence (2017) With ambition and reach, and often a real dramatic grandeur, Scorsese's film has addressed the imperial crisis of Christian evangelists with stamina, seriousness and a gusto comparable to David Lean's. ‐ Guardian
Posted Dec 11, 2016
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 93% 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 42% 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 50% 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 83% 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 95% 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 76% 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 96% 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 48% 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