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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 93% Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017) Watching it is like having your funny bone struck repeatedly, expertly and very much too hard by a karate super-black-belt capable of bringing a rhino to its knees with a single punch behind the ear.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2018
3/5 100% My Life Story (2018) It takes a while to get into its stride, but this filmed record of Suggs's autobiographical stage show in London's Hoxton Hall is amiable, fluent and often intriguing.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2018
4/5 70% Eric Clapton: A Life in 12 Bars (2017) It is almost unbelievable that Clapton found peace and sobriety after this, but he did. It's an absorbing tribute.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2018
2/5 0% Renegades (2017) There is a spectacular scene in which someone drives a tank off a bridge, and JK Simmons gives the film some ballast as the guys' scowling commanding officer, but the rest of the time this resembles a TV movie of egregious averageness.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jan 4, 2018
3/5 82% Walk With Me (2017) It is a relief, and a palate cleanser, to watch a documentary concerned with quietness, stillness and contemplation.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jan 4, 2018
4/5 81% Brad's Status (2017) It is an introspective and downbeat film, but forceful and personal, with excruciating and all-too-real moments of mortification. And it can be weirdly moving, almost out of nowhere.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jan 4, 2018
4/5 81% Molly's Game (2018) Screenwriter Aaron Sorkin lets rip with another marathon-sprint of exhausting and exhilarating and exasperating dialogue, in the process switching up his game to hyphenate status, and making a very stylish debut as director. ‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2017
4/5 100% Sanctuary (2016) There's a wonderful warmth and directness to this movie.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2017
3/5 55% The Greatest Showman (2017) It's not a film to break moulds or test boundaries. Yet Jackman's real charm will carry you along.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2017
4/5 77% All the Money in the World (2017) But with the help of Plummer's tremendous villain-autocrat performance, Ridley Scott gives us a very entertaining parable about money and what it can't buy.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2017
4/5 100% The Prince of Nothingwood (2017) [A] funny and affectionate documentary portrait of veteran Afghan movie mogul Salim Shaheen: actor, producer, director and creator of more than 100 features.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2017
2/5 54% The Unseen (2017) Due to issues with pacing and control of the narrative, it doesn't quite come together, and the necessary chill isn't properly refrigerated.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2017
2/5 82% Bingo: The King of the Mornings (Bingo - O rei das manhãs) (2017) It is a laborious drama, which takes the true-life myth for granted ...‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2017
4/5 63% Shot Caller (2017) My expectations here were tepid. But Shot Caller turns out to be a really taut, tense, prison-set thriller, a little like Jacques Audiard's A Prophet and longform television such as Breaking Bad or The Wire.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2017
3/5 70% Ferdinand (2017) Nothing mould-breaking, but unassumingly enjoyable.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2017
4/5 96% Mountain (2017) The pictures are remarkable. It's something to seek out on the big screen.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2017
4/5 91% Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) The Last Jedi gives you an explosive sugar rush of spectacle. It's a film that buzzes with belief in itself and its own mythic universe - a euphoric certainty that I think no other movie franchise has.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2017
3/5 76% Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017) It's a likeable film which borrows liberally from everything and everyone, and if it's put together by numbers, well, then it is done capably enough.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2017
4/5 88% Better Watch Out (2017) An ingenious and efficient black-comic shocker unfolding in real time over one seasonal evening in a prosperous American home.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2017
5/5 96% Stairway to Heaven (A Matter of Life and Death) (1947) A Matter of Life and Death is the utterly unique, enduringly rich and strange romantic fantasia from Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2017
5/5 92% Phantom Thread (2018) There is such pure delicious pleasure in this film, in its strangeness, its vehemence, its flourishes of absurdity, carried off with superb elegance.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2017
4/5 94% Human Flow (2017) An ambitious, humane and often shocking cine-essay on the subject of migrants and the 21st century migrant condition.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2017
4/5 97% Menashe (2017) Menashe is a deeply felt and absorbing Yiddish-language drama about New York Hasidic Jews.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2017
3/5 85% Blade of the Immortal (Mugen no jûnin) (2017) [An] expansive and surreally violent supernatural action movie; you could almost call it an undead samurai picaresque.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2017
2/5 80% Brigsby Bear (2017) As the film unwinds to a sentimental anticlimax, its potential is unfulfilled.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2017
4/5 88% The Post (2018) It's a stirring drama of principle. In its way, a call to arms.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2017
1/5 80% The Man Who Invented Christmas (2017) This entirely terrible film feels about as Christmassy as watching England go out of the World Cup at the group stage.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2017
3/5 63% Love, Cecil (2017) The film is intelligent, thorough and sympathetic, with Rupert Everett narrating Beaton's diaries. But it never quite persuades you that Beaton really deserves to be considered a substantial artist.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2017
3/5 92% The Disaster Artist (2017) [An] entertaining, if weirdly incurious and incomplete true-life story.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2017
2/5 86% Lu Over the Wall (Yoake tsugeru Rû no uta) (2017) It is perhaps inspired by Miyazaki's Ponyo, but this doesn't have the same charm or lightness. It seemed overextended and self-conscious.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2017
2/5 43% Love Is Thicker Than Water (2016) This is a very personal, autobiographical story, pretty indulgent and sometimes a bit insufferable, with some jarringly hammy, misjudged notes. But there's a good cast doing an honest job.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2017
5/5 73% The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992) There may be some people who can watch Kermit the Frog's nephew Robin give his heart-wrenching performance as Tiny Tim in The Muppet Christmas Carol without choking up. I am not among them.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2017
2/5 19% Daddy's Home 2 (2017) This can be a moderately successful film until Mel Gibson shows up and opens his mouth. Or even just smiles.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Nov 24, 2017
5/5 100% The Big Heat (1953) The film is drum-tight, directed with muscular clarity and force.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Nov 24, 2017
4/5 83% Lost in Paris (Paris pieds nus) (2017) It's a little gem.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Nov 24, 2017
2/5 78% Antiporno (Anchiporuno) (2017) Antiporno has a kind of energy, but is also shallow and frantic.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Nov 24, 2017
4/5 86% Battle of the Sexes (2017) A seductively enjoyable, smart and well-acted film ...‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Nov 23, 2017
3/5 28% Suburbicon (2017) Watchable, lively, intricately designed, but with exotic plot contrivances and parallel storylines that don't fully gel.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Nov 23, 2017
5/5 97% In a Lonely Place (1950) Humphrey Bogart's world-weariness and romanticism take on something brutal and misogynist in this 1950 noir masterpiece directed by Nicholas Ray - and it's a marvellous performance by Gloria Grahame.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2017
4/5 78% Manifesto (2017) There is a hypnotic fascination to this work by artist and film-maker Julian Rosefeldt, one of the few commercial films that explores the boundaries between cinema and installation, or cinema and video art.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2017
4/5 No Score Yet Remember Baghdad (2016) It is an intricate, gripping family history.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2017
3/5 85% Heartstone (Hjartasteinn) (2017) Some tighter editing was needed, not merely in terms of length but in giving more emphasis to the older generation and to Thor's sisters. But it is a fervent, intensely acted drama.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2017
3/5 71% Strangled (A martfüi rém) (2017) It can be crass, but there is merit in this movie's sense of time and place.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2017
4/5 96% Mudbound (2017) Mudbound is absorbing: the language, performance and direction all have real sinew.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2017
4/5 98% Trophy (2017) It's a film to raise your blood pressure.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2017
4/5 85% Ingrid Goes West (2017) Writer-director Matt Spicer makes his feature debut with a horribly enjoyable satire, painted in hard-edged, acrid colours: the colours of an Instragram post, in fact.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2017
2/5 40% Justice League (2017) Ben Affleck is unrelaxed and ill-at-ease in the role of Batman/Bruce, unconvincing in both the bat armour and the three-piece suit of the wealthy plutocrat.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2017
2/5 85% Wonder (2017) It is a film with all the depth of a fridge magnet.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2017
3/5 58% Fireworks, Should We See It from the Side or the Bottom? (2017) It's confusing and disorientating but brings back dreamy teen angst like the strongest of madeleines.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2017
5/5 96% The Florida Project (2017) The Florida Project is a song of innocence and of experience: mainly the former.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2017