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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 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 94% 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 91% 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 67% 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
1/5 8% The Emoji Movie (2017) This is just a boilerplate animation, zestless, pointless.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2017
2/5 51% Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017) DeHaan and Delevingne can do better - and so can the rest of us.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2017
5/5 93% Prick Up Your Ears (1987) Gary Oldman's superb livewire performance is now virtually an authentic testament of the man himself.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2017
3/5 100% Cardboard Gangsters (2017) O'Connor puts the pedal to the metal with this picture and drives it like he stole it, as they say - with some exhilarating results.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2017
2/5 79% The Ghoul (2017) Initially interesting but heartsinkingly pointless, this brooding Brit indie takes us on a journey to nowhere.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2017
3/5 60% England Is Mine (2017) It's decently and honestly acted by Jack Lowden, who keeps the film alive, but it somehow winds up being a story about always following your dream and never giving up and even has an inspirational speech from Morrissey's mum.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2017
2/5 86% The Incredible Jessica James (2017) As the lead, Jessica has undoubtedly stylishness and charisma, but she is often a bit cold and ungenerous, and is marooned in a movie that often just isn't all that funny.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2017
4/5 93% Howards End (1992) In its own severe and occasionally stolid way, Howards End offers real passion.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2017
4/5 98% The Big Sick (2017) A hugely enjoyable, lovable comedy.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2017
3/5 69% The Wall (2017) An eerie, menacing film.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2017
4/5 90% Hounds of Love (2017) Not for the faint hearted.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2017
2/5 54% 47 Meters Down (2017) An unpretentious film whose destiny it is to toil in the shadow of Steven Spielberg's Jaws.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2017
4/5 83% Detroit (2017) It has relevance and passion, and by finding the story's heart in the music of the Dramatics, Bigelow creates a humanity amid the anguish.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2017
4/5 78% Water and Sugar: Carlo Di Palma, the Colours of Life (2016) Di Palma emerges as a master of light and colour, someone who started out in the Italian neorealist cinema after the war, brilliant at working with whatever light was available on location.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jul 21, 2017
2/5 50% Scribe (La mécanique de l'ombre) (2017) A bit of style, but no substance.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jul 21, 2017
4/5 99% City of Ghosts (2017) This is a powerful testament to a new kind of citizens' digital journalism.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2017
1/5 14% Monster Island (2017) The whole forgettable movie looks as if it has been generated by ageing software.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2017
4/5 86% Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie (Captain Underpants) (2017) It's a thoroughly entertaining and likable film: two qualities that look easy but are anything but. Captain Underpants deserves a franchise.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2017
5/5 93% Dunkirk (2017) Britain's great pyrrhic defeat or inverse victory of 1940 has been brought to the screen as a terrifying, shattering spectacle by Christopher Nolan.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2017
2/5 No Score Yet Genocidal Organ (Gyakusatsu kikan) (2017) For all its style, there is something unconvincing about this.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2017
4/5 89% David Lynch: The Art Life (2017) What is so extraordinary about this film is that it doesn't show Lynch as the cinephile or the movie brat or even someone with any great interest in art history.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2017
1/5 71% To the Bone (2017) At the end of the film, precisely nothing useful or insightful is said about anorexia or anything else.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2017
2/5 68% Cars 3 (2017) Cars 3 could make a rental download for a rainy family holiday, but the imaginative spark has gone.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2017
5/5 84% The Death of Louis XIV (La mort de Louis XIV) (2017) Dying of old age should be the most commonplace thing. This film reveals it to be an extraordinary, eerie spectacle, waiting for all of us. It is Jean-Pierre Léaud's finest hour.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2017
3/5 83% The Midwife (Sage femme) (2017) However preposterous, it is carried off with a certain style.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2017
5/5 100% The Tree of Wooden Clogs (L'albero degli Zoccoli) (1979) The film has a tempo as slow as the seasons' turn, but there is something magnificent in its utter commitment and authenticity.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2017
2/5 47% The Human Surge (El auge del humano) (2017) There is something exasperating in the way it withholds the pleasures of film from its audience, allowing long stretches to unfold with no lighting and semi-audible dialogue.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2017
3/5 43% Song to Song (2017) There are some inspired visual flourishes and it is a film with its own weird stamina and momentum: sometimes exasperating, sometimes mesmeric.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2017
1/5 35% The Last Word (2017) Here is a horrendous Niagara of syrupy nonsense: sentimental, cliched and humourless.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2017
4/5 92% Abacus: Small Enough to Jail (2017) Yet again, it is a story of the fat cats and the thin cats - and a reminder of how Milton Friedman's maxim applies to the bank bailouts: socialism for the rich, free enterprise for the poor.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2017
4/5 88% It Comes At Night (2017) It is a fiercely watchable film.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2017
3/5 82% Risk (2017) A serviceable portrait of vanity.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2017
4/5 67% Chubby Funny (2016) Harry Michell's low-budget debut feature is a terrifically funny and smart quarterlife-crisis comedy with great dialogue riffs and a nice line in insouciant gloom.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2017
3/5 98% Kedi (2017) It is by turns intriguing, amusing and a little bit twee.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2017
2/5 90% A Man Called Ove (En man som heter Ove) (2016) Not very funny, not very sad, not very believable, and not very interesting.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2017
3/5 59% Alone in Berlin (2017) Gleeson, Thompson and Brühl give strong performances and this is a well-carpentered film.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2017
2/5 16% All Eyez on Me (2017) It has similar material - with similar scenes and similar tropes - to F Gary Gray's Straight Outta Compton, about NWA, but with less passion and less energy.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2017
5/5 94% Baby Driver (2017) What a rush.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2017
4/5 93% War for the Planet of the Apes (2017) It's an engrossing, forthright adventure.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2017
2/5 44% Hampstead (2017) More proof that Richard Curtis's style of comedy-drama is very difficult to imitate.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2017
3/5 No Score Yet Summer in the Forest (2017) This is a calm and often affecting study of L'Arche, a community of people with learning disabilities in Trosly-Breuil, northern France.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2017