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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
3/5 39% Why Him? (2016) A disposable bit of Yuletide fun.‐ Guardian
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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
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2016
3/5 31% Passengers (2016) Derivative but perfectly watchable and rather luxurious ...‐ Guardian
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1/5 18% Assassin's Creed (2016) It is at all times mysteriously, transcendentally boring.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2016
4/5 91% 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
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2016
3/5 93% The Eagle Huntress (2016) This is a very nicely filmed piece of work.‐ Guardian
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3/5 69% The Wedding Plan (2017) 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2016
4/5 84% 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
Read More | 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
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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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2016
3/5 41% 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2016
2/5 52% The Ardennes (D'Ardennen) (2017) A disappointment.‐ Guardian
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3/5 71% The Birth of a Nation (2016) This is a film that moves with a careful, self-conscious tread.‐ Guardian
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2016
4/5 88% 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2016
5/5 94% Blue Velvet (1986) The film releases a toxic narcosis of fear.‐ Guardian
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Nov 24, 2016
1/5 48% Almost Christmas (2016) Almost unbearable would be a better title.‐ Guardian
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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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2016
2/5 61% 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
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2016
4/5 No Score Yet Miss Kiet's Children (2016) Miss Kiet's Children is a lovely film.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2016
4/5 100% Gringo: The Dangerous Life of John McAfee (2016) His story is a very enlightening and important one; Burstein tells it well.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2016
4/5 88% 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
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2016
3/5 84% 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
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2/5 82% Indignation (2016) The pace plods, and this heavily furnished, inadequately ventilated movie never entirely comes to life.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2016
4/5 95% Gimme Danger (2016) Unwholesome rock'n'roll excitement.‐ Guardian
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2016
5/5 73% Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016) Rowling and Yates have given us a terrifically good-natured, unpretentious and irresistibly buoyant film.‐ Guardian
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Nov 11, 2016
2/5 41% 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
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2016
2/5 23% American Pastoral (2016) McGregor's performance has sincerity of a frowningly oppressive kind, but the whole thing is tinged with self-pity.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2016
3/5 93% The Innocents (Les innocentes) (2016) It pales in comparison with, say, Paweł Pawlikowski's Ida. Yet it is fervently and strongly performed.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2016
5/5 93% 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2016
4/5 100% The New Man (2016) This is a very engaging and thoroughly likable piece of work.‐ Guardian
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2016