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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
2/5 75% Never Steady, Never Still (2017) It is plaintive and subdued, with a dual narrative focus that is not as satisfyingly developed or resolved as it might be.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2018
2/5 63% Beyond the Clouds (2018) I'm not certain the very dark and grimly realistic elements are entirely absorbed into the unrealistic sentimental style of the film.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2018
2/5 76% The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (2018) Just reading the cutesy title made me lose the will to live halfway through.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2018
4/5 60% Every Day (2018) You have to just go with it, and not break the butterfly of its idea on the wheel of derision.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2018
2/5 No Score Yet The Outsider (2018) The film is happy to be charmed by Su's undoubtedly engaging and ebullient personality, but doesn't really dig deeper.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2018
2/5 33% The Leisure Seeker (2018) I found it sucrose and glib.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2018
5/5 75% Grease (1978) A sugar-rush of a film.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2018
3/5 100% Even When I Fall (2017) A quietly valuable film.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2018
3/5 94% Marlina the Murderer in Four Acts (2017) This movie, with its four coolly conceived chapters, is well crafted and composed, a little like a Tarantino film - although it is the opposite of macho.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2018
5/5 98% A Fistful of Dollars (Per un Pugno di Dollari) (1964) A Fistful of Dollars has a cult, comic-book intensity. It is the punk rock of westerns.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2018
5/5 95% Western (2018) One of the films of the year has arrived - maybe the best of the year - a work of unmatched subtlety, complexity and artistry.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2018
2/5 18% The Titan (2018) It should lead somewhere dramatically, and this is anticlimactic.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2018
4/5 94% Custody (Jusqu'à la garde) (2017) There is not much storytelling light and shade in Custody: but it has the shock and swipe of real life.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2018
3/5 50% Rampage (2018) It is entertainingly over the top, although perhaps the CGI work isn't quite out of the top drawer. ‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2018
1/5 79% I Kill Giants (2018) There should be a separate genre heading for this film: time-wasting droopy fantasy.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2018
3/5 45% The Hurricane Heist (2018) All entirely but watchably absurd, and Kebbell himself carries it off with some style and shows he's got exactly the right leading-man chops.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2018
5/5 95% A Quiet Place (2018) If ever a film had me mentally tiptoeing over a booby-trapped carpet of eggshells while quietly gibbering with anxiety, it's this brutal sci-fi suspense thriller...‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2018
3/5 86% Thoroughbreds (2018) It is Bret Easton Ellis out of Patricia Highsmith, and there's also an interesting touch of Lady Macbeth's murderous MO.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2018
2/5 17% Death Wish (2018) Short of bringing back a CGI image of a handsome young Charlton Heston over the closing credits, hollering about his cold, dead hands, it couldn't be more of an NRA promotional event.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2018
4/5 92% Love, Simon (2018) With its sheer warmth, openness, likability and idealism, Love, Simon won me over.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2018
4/5 92% Look Back in Anger (1958) There's no doubt that Richard Burton gives some firepower to those famous rant speeches, arias of self-hate and rage that might otherwise be overpoweringly shrill and petulant.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2018
4/5 91% Isle of Dogs (2018) Another utterly distinctive, formally brilliant exercise in savant innocence from Anderson, somewhere between arch naivety and inspired sophistication.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2018
4/5 82% Blockers (2018) It's an entirely daft comedy, but its goofy rollercoaster energy and genial good humour keep it barrelling along...‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2018
3/5 100% The Islands and the Whales (2017) [A] sombre, poignant, almost funereal film...‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2018
1/5 16% Midnight Sun (2018) It is a genetically modified sobfest, in which terminal illness looks like just another Instagram filter.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2018
3/5 73% Ready Player One (2018) What extraordinary visuals this films conjures up, with images that appear and disappear like quicksilver memes.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2018
2/5 No Score Yet Here to be Heard: The Story of The Slits (2017) A well-intentioned but baggy, unfocused and unsatisfying documentary about punk legends the Slits, which feels like an assemblage of footage that could have been shaped in a clearer and more interesting way.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2018
3/5 81% Have a Nice Day (Hao Ji Le) (2018) It's an elegantly and wittily drawn piece of work, the design being clear, simple, sometimes almost two-dimensional, foregrounding droll and telling detail: it could almost function as a storyboard cartoon for a live-action version.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2018
2/5 35% Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House (2017) The complexity of Felt's motives are left untouched in the interests of having a fiercely principled hero at the film's centre.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2018
3/5 39% A Wrinkle in Time (2018) Good-natured, unworldly, a bit ungainly, not a masterpiece, but amiable and generous in spirit.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2018
2/5 91% I got life! (Aurore) (2017) Fundamentally unreal and contrived.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2018
4/5 75% Crowhurst (2017) Rumley has made a tremendously good and moving film.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2018
3/5 75% My Generation (2017) The enduring mystery of what Michael Caine is thinking and feeling remains intact during his watchable, if somewhat exasperating docu-reminiscence of 1960s swinging London.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2018
4/5 94% Gook (2017) A punchy, freewheeling movie set around the LA riots, shot in black-and-white, with something of Spike Lee's style.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2018
3/5 88% My Golden Days (Trois Souvenirs De Ma Jeunesse) (2016) Desplechin's film-making language is always fluent and rich.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2018
1/5 62% Peter Rabbit (2018) When, oh when will someone take the twee merchandisable ickiness of Beatrix Potter's great creation Peter Rabbit and turn it into a sassy live-action animation like Babe or Alvin and the Chipmunks?‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2018
2/5 49% Tomb Raider (2018) Throughout Vikander maintains a kind of serene evenness of manner. Blandness is Lara's theme.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2018
1/5 No Score Yet Scott and Sid (2018) The script, acting and directing are deeply uncertain and misjudged, with huge tonal lurches that make for something that's neither funny nor convincing on any level, and just wouldn't come up to the standard of the humblest TV drama or comedy.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2018
5/5 96% Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story (2017) Lamarr was an enigma: a great brain trapped in a silly, spurious image of glamour, while her real talent was allowed to wither. A sad but fascinating story.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2018
2/5 41% Gringo (2018) The film periodically livens up, and Oyelowo shows that he can play comedy, but his performance isn't given much guidance or room to grow and the direction is very flat and uninspired.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2018
3/5 100% Plot 35 (Carré 35) (2017) It is a sad, thoughtful, if slight piece of work, a 67-minute cine-memoir about ... family, personal myths and memories.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2018
2/5 31% Wonder Wheel (2017) There is lots of expository dialogue and characters saying lines like: "I've become consumed with jealousy!"‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2018
2/5 0% Walk Like a Panther (2018) A comedy in everything except actually being funny.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2018
2/5 No Score Yet The Valley (2018) A hammy and facile family drama in the TV-movie-of-the-week mode.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2018
3/5 86% The Nile Hilton Incident (2017) Morose, hangdog Noredin, so unconvincing in his colonel's uniform, is a satisfying antihero.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2018
3/5 70% Erase and Forget (2017) A bit shapeless and unsignposted, sometimes more like a rough cut than a finished movie, a patchwork of original interview material and archive footage. But it's a good story.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2018
5/5 94% A Fantastic Woman (Una mujer fantástica) (2018) When the screen went dark prior to running the final credits, I assumed for an instant that some small initial section had come to a close. In fact, an hour and three quarters had gone by.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2018
2/5 42% Mary Magdalene (2018) Sets itself a bold task: to rescue Mary Magdalene from an age-old tradition of patriarchal condescension and misinterpretation. And yet it winds up embracing a solemn, softly-spoken and slow-moving Christian piety of its own.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2018
4/5 100% In the Aisles (In den Gängen) (2018) In the Aisles is a poignant and richly sympathetic film.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2018
3/5 40% Songwriter (2018) There is no romantic tragedy, nor even a visible grit in the oyster: just a dogged, talented, unassuming professional showing us that it's about the perspiration, not just the inspiration.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2018