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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
5/5 100% Sweet Country (2017) Old Testament cinema, with an almost biblical starkness in its cruelty and mysterious beauty, set in a burning plain where it looks as if the sun-bleached jawbone of an ass could at any moment be picked up and used as a murder weapon.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2017
4/5 60% Manhunt (2017) This film offers something that is never in sufficiently plentiful supply: fun.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2017
3/5 69% Breathe (2017) An affecting account of the quiet courage needed to battle the deadly spores of discrimination and condescension that came with polio.‐ Guardian
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3/5 80% Dark River (2017) Wilson and Stanley are both excellent performers and they are the mainstays of a valuable piece of work, but I felt the ending was contrived and a bit grandiloquent.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2017
4/5 83% The Third Murder (Sandome no satsujin) (2017) The Third Murder is a captivating puzzle.‐ Guardian
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2/5 0% Kings (2017) A baffling and frustrating disappointment.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2017
4/5 82% Darkest Hour (2017) Gary Oldman carries off a tremendous performance here, and it's impossible not to enjoy it.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2017
4/5 86% First They Killed My Father (2017) [Jolie] has created an accomplished piece of work which is possessed of a genuine artistry.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2017
5/5 100% The Wife (2016) This is an unmissable movie for Glenn Close fans. Actually, you can't watch it without being a fan.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2017
3/5 78% Hostiles (2017) A flawed, but interesting drama.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2017
4/5 59% I Love You, Daddy (2017) Maybe only Louis CK could have got away with such a controversial subject - that's if he has got away with it - and done so with such elegant wit.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2017
2/5 60% C'est la vie (Le sens de la fête) (2017) The script isn't quite good enough to function as an alibi for its scene-by-scene implausibility, and the action isn't sufficiently credible to excuse the lack of really sharp gags.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2017
4/5 No Score Yet A Season in France (Une Saison en France) (2017) A deeply felt, compassionate film about refugees who find that one of their bitterest abasements is the loss of dignity and status.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2017
3/5 No Score Yet Woman Walks Ahead (2017) Woman Walks Ahead is a solidly crafted and well shot, if basically unchallenging film.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2017
4/5 100% Disobedience (2017) This is richly satisfying and powerfully acted work.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2017
4/5 83% Beast (2017) Puts an eerily windswept island location to fine use and features an excellent lead performance from Jessie Buckley, whose open, intelligent face transmits thought and feeling with piercing clarity.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2017
3/5 31% The Current War (2017) This a watchably stylised period film, with interesting visual setpieces and faces looming up at us out of intricately contrived backgrounds.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2017
2/5 88% Professor Marston & The Wonder Women (2017) This movie spreads an odd pall of sentimentality and period-glow nostalgia over a fascinating real-life story.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2017
5/5 95% The Death of Stalin (2017) The Death Of Stalin is superbly cast, and acted with icy and ruthless force by an A-list lineup. There are no weak links. Each has a plum role; each squeezes every gorgeous horrible drop.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2017
2/5 22% The Vault (2017) There's a reasonable premise to this horror-thriller, but also something straight-to-rental about the look and feel of the whole thing.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2017
3/5 67% On Chesil Beach (2018) The movie is a muted elegy to emotional waste.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2017
2/5 70% Borg/McEnroe (2017) This tennis film feels like a two-hour baseline rally, and it's not just the rackets that are made of wood.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2017
4/5 86% Wind River (2017) Wind River is a smart and very satisfying movie.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2017
4/5 88% Dennis Skinner: Nature of the Beast (2017) Draper's film is at its most tender when it shows Skinner's love of nature: a figure of almost Buddha-like serenity as he contemplates a tree.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2017
3/5 84% In Syria (Insyriated) (2017) There is something almost unbearable in this film's tension and claustrophobia, a brutally tough drama from writer-director Philippe Van Leeuw.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2017
5/5 96% Belle de Jour (1968) With co-writer Jean-Claude Carrière, Buñuel creates a secret theatre of erotic shame.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2017
3/5 85% It (2017) This is an ensemble smorgasbord of scariness, or maybe a portmanteau of petrification, throwing everything but the haunted kitchen-sink at the audience in the cause of freaking us out.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2017
5/5 68% mother! (2017) Mother! escalates the anxiety and ups the ante of dismay with every scene, every act, every trimester, taking us in short order from WTF to WTAF to SWTAF and beyond.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2017
4/5 89% Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool (2017) It's a beguiling story and Bell and Bening are tremendous as the star-crossed lovers.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2017
2/5 47% Moon Dogs (2016) It has some promising moments, but there is something forced, contrived and a bit cliched about this fey British indie in the road-movie style.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2017
2/5 0% Stratton (2017) [A] medium-budget, moderately silly action-thriller ...‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2017
2/5 63% Back to Burgundy (Ce qui nous lie) (2017) A rather sentimental, soft-edged film.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2017
4/5 76% The Limehouse Golem (2017) A very literate, bibliophile shocker.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2017
3/5 83% Patti Cake$ (2017) It's a little bit formulaic; Macdonald sells it.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2017
3/5 83% Una (2017) It's a movie with a hum of disquiet.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2017
3/5 89% Mimosas (2017) Certain scenes look as if they have been improvised on location and there is something exasperatingly non-committal and provisional about it. But it certainly looks wonderful.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2017
4/5 93% Logan Lucky (2017) It's always supremely watchable, but rarely, if ever, commits itself to genuine jeopardy or suspense.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2017
3/5 50% Retour à Ithaque (Return to Ithaca) (2014) It is a bit stagey, but heartfelt and well acted.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2017
4/5 100% Terminator 2: Judgment Day 3D (2017) It's a really exciting, well-made sci-fi picture, but I can't help feeling that this is one of the least needed sequels and franchises in movie history.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2017
2/5 43% Bushwick (2017) Some dodgy acting and iffy line-readings put a downer on this action thriller with a very topical slant.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2017
3/5 89% American Made (2017) The beamingly ingenuous Tom, whose character is not burdened with any doubts or an inner life, somehow sells it to you.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2017
4/5 86% The Untamed (La región salvaje) (2017) This film is a very sly, subversive and disturbing black tragicomedy about a universal secret addiction.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2017
4/5 96% Le Doulos (1962) It's a moody, ruminative lowlife crime drama winding up with as many corpses on the floor as Hamlet, and pungent with the sweaty maleness of Melville's tough-guy pictures.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2017
3/5 95% Step (2017) The film is perhaps not entirely candid about all the bad stuff backstage, and there are complex personal issues that are not entirely absorbed. But a very likable film.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2017
3/5 84% Godzilla Resurgence (Shin Godzilla) (2016) There are lots of very shrewd and amusing scenes showing Japan's bickering and sclerotic bureaucracy.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2017
4/5 92% A Ghost Story (2017) Lowery's film has the same deadpan, unreadable quality as that white-masked face. But the shroud is worn as elegantly as the film's own ambition and audacious simplicity.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2017
3/5 95% Tom of Finland (2017) Finnish artist Touko Laaksonen, known by his nom de plume Tom of Finland, is brought above the radar of cultural history in this well-acted biopic.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2017
1/5 68% Annabelle: Creation (2017) It's the same old jump scares, the same old deafening audio stabs - the same old cliches and dull, lazy secondhand ideas.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2017
3/5 75% Atomic Blonde (2017) Theron carries it off with style of course ...‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2017
3/5 89% Land of Mine (Under Sandet) (2017) A tough, well-made war movie - sometimes shockingly violent - about a little known and very grim moment at the end of the second world war.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2017