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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 Remember Baghdad (2016) It is an intricate, gripping family history.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2017
3/5 91% 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 67% 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 97% 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 39% 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 84% Wonder (2017) It is a film with all the depth of a fridge magnet.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2017
3/5 55% 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 95% 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
3/5 96% Félicité (2017) It's a film with seriousness and compassion, though a little lengthy and diffuse. Dramatic storm clouds gather and pass overhead without ever quite bursting into rain.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2017
3/5 78% Kaleidoscope (2017) At its best, Kaleidoscope is like an unsettling dream featuring an Escher staircase that plunges infinitely and vertiginously downwards.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2017
3/5 No Score Yet 89 (2017) A pleasantly nostalgic documentary, maybe chiefly for fans.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2017
3/5 28% A Bad Moms Christmas (2017) It's very silly and more than a little sentimental, but often really funny.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2017
4/5 83% Sorcerer (1977) A fierce, austere and intriguing film: a cinematic concerto of pessimism.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2017
2/5 58% Murder On The Orient Express (2017) This film never gets up a head of steam.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2017
4/5 79% Predator (1987) "If idd bleeds, we can kill it..."‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2017
4/5 88% Thelma (2017) There is a scariness and sexiness to go with its cool understatements and opaque mysteries‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2017
5/5 95% The Silence of the Lambs (1991) Anthony Hopkins' performance as Lecter is an uproarious technical masterpiece.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2017
No Score Yet Kyun...! Ho Gaya Na (2004) Bollywood comes with a twist of Shakespearian comedy in this rambling, laboriously sub-plotted but amiable family romcom.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2017
3/5 67% Paheli (2005) Bollywood buffs and the Shah Rukh Khan fanbase should be well satisfied with this latest extravaganza.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2017
4/5 83% Deliver Us (2017) The forces of unreason are on the march in Federica Di Giacomo's disturbing documentary.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2017
4/5 100% Paddington 2 (2018) The film is pitched with insouciant ease and a lightness of touch at both children and adults without any self-conscious shifts in irony or tone: it's humour with the citrus tang of top-quality thick-cut marmalade.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2017
5/5 98% Call Me by Your Name (2017) Saturated with poetic languor and a deeply sophisticated sensuality.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2017
3/5 60% Base (2017) The images are fascinating.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2017
2/5 No Score Yet Battle of Soho (2017) A baggy, shapeless feature-length effort, distended with endless, pointless interviews, loads of video footage but no archival film material.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2017
4/5 84% Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami (2017) [Grace Jones'] star quality only gets more intense.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2017
3/5 72% Perfect Blue (1999) The action is wrapped up with a slightly ridiculous reveal, which doesn't quite make sense on its own terms, but Perfect Blue has its own kind of cult pungency.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2017
5/5 97% The Princess Bride (1987) It's an adventure which reaches back to golden-age Hollywood and the devil-may-care world of Douglas Fairbanks or Tyrone Power playing Zorro, or Errol Flynn playing Robin Hood.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2017
3/5 98% Dina (2017) It is a beautifully shot, coolly composed movie, in which the principals emerge as intensely likable and intelligent.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2017
3/5 89% 78/52: Hitchcock's Shower Scene (2017) There are some interesting insights here - and a fair bit of redundant and derivative waffle ...‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2017
3/5 No Score Yet Journeyman (2016) Journeyman is flawed, but intelligent and heartfelt.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2017
3/5 73% The Ritual (2017) The Ritual is an efficient, well-made if programmatic Brit horror, with good effects and a big monstrous reveal intelligently withheld.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2017
3/5 8% The Snowman (2017) A serviceable, watchable thriller ...‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2017
4/5 No Score Yet Funny Cow (2017) There is no moral, and in the words of Jerry Seinfeld, there is no hugging, no learning. There is just a hypnotically belligerent performance from [Maxine] Peake, whose anti-heroine explodes like a firework, burning herself to an ashy crisp.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2017
4/5 68% Hellraiser (1987) Utterly bizarre and entirely ridiculous - and yet effective, an imaginative guignol festival, like the goriest of soap operas, in which one wrong move opens a portal to hell.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2017
2/5 67% Double Date (2017) It feels weirdly nasty, unfunny and lame - like a homegrown, humourless Baise-Moi for a 90s ladmag audience.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2017
3/5 80% Loving Vincent (2017) Here is an oddity: intriguing and yet weirdly exasperating, like a sentimental tribute, or a one-joke epic, or a monomaniacal act of stylistic pedantry.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2017
4/5 100% The Venerable W (Le Vénérable W.) (2017) This is a sombre, pessimistic but necessary film.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2017
3/5 73% No Stone Unturned (2017) Gibney is dogged and patient, exemplary in his thoroughness and his respect for survivors and relatives, and indeed for the journalists from the Republic and Northern Ireland who had come before him to this story.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2017
2/5 50% The Glass Castle (2017) Woody Harrelson gives a performance of borderline unwatchable hamminess in this really tiresome film, which sentimentally neutralises parental abuse into a supposedly fascinating angel/devil split.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2017
4/5 100% Ghost Stories (2017) Nyman and Dyson have created a weird world of menace, despair and decay.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2017
5/5 94% Blood Simple (1984) A gripping, drum-tight noir masterpiece to compare with Touch of Evil.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2017
3/5 86% The Night Is Short, Walk On Girl (2017) It is romantic and hallucinogenic, with an edge of softcore erotic sleaze.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2017
4/5 89% The Ornithologist (O ornitólogo) (2017) The Ornithologist is highly diverting and seductive, a pastoral of sorts, and a secular meditation on faith and acceptance, very loosely derived from the life of St Anthony of Padua.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2017
3/5 78% The Reagan Show (2017) Entertaining if slightly pointless ...‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2017
2/5 42% The Mountain Between Us (2017) Elba and Winslet give it their frowning and emoting best, getting actorishly in each other's eyelines. ... But I never fully believed in their danger or their emotional connection.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2017
5/5 87% Blade Runner 2049 (2017) It just has to be experienced on the biggest screen possible. Blade Runner 2049 is a narcotic spectacle of eerie and pitiless vastness, by turns satirical, tragic and romantic.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2017
2/5 76% The Exception (The Kaiser's Last Kiss) (2017) The ridiculousness levels are very high.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2017
3/5 90% Zoology (Zoologiya) (2016) There are strains of Gogol and Kafka in this intriguing if flawed movie from Russian director Ivan I Tverdovskiy, shot in a restless handheld style, the camera roaming and panning across a dreary workaday world.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2017