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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
3/5 89% Heal the Living (Réparer les vivants) (2017) It's a film with emotional force, though less nuance and complexity than Quillévéré's other work.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2017
3/5 86% Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) It's fun, though GOTG2 doesn't have the same sense of weird urgency and point that the first film had.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2017
3/5 25% Unforgettable (2017) No awards silverware for this. But a bit of fun.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2017
1/5 55% Rules Don't Apply (2016) It's a plodding, plonking, clonking, clanking vanity project, watching which is like drowning in suet or being alone for two hours in the kind of airless hotel room that Hughes reputedly holed up in.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2017
4/5 100% The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki (Hymyilevä mies) (2017) A gentle, shrewd, somehow mysterious love story, based on real life, beautifully photographed in luminous black-and-white and drawing inspiration from Scorsese and Truffaut.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2017
1/5 14% Finding Fatimah (2017) The cast are lumbered with a bafflingly lame and leaden script and plodding direction that wouldn't pass muster for TV in a thousand years.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2017
4/5 87% Their Finest (2017) You'd need a heart of stone and a funny bone of porridge not to enjoy this sweet-natured and eminently lovable British film - a 1940s adventure, with moments of brashness and poignancy.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2017
4/5 100% Clash (Eshtebak) (2016) Combines claustrophobic intimacy with some logistically epic scene-setting.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2017
4/5 100% Bunch of Kunst (2017) I'm afraid that national treasure status is Jason's whether he wants it or not.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2017
3/5 56% Cezanne and I (Cézanne et Moi) (2017) It does look rather like a bit of stately cinéma du papa. Yet there is an edge and a mordancy to it.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Apr 14, 2017
5/5 83% Mulholland Drive (2001) It is an explosively sexy love story, rocket-fuelled with vanity and cruelty.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Apr 14, 2017
5/5 95% One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975) Watching this again, I am less inclined to regard Nurse Ratched as a simple villain, despite her vindictive humiliation of poor, shy Billy, and more like a professional who refuses to be bullied by a bunch of men.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2017
5/5 95% The Handmaiden (Ah-ga-ssi) (2016) It is certainly a brilliant adaptation of Sarah Waters' original novel and a film about something that most other movies can only guess at: pleasure and rapture.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2017
1/5 27% The Hatton Garden Job (2017) There's no reason to let these naughty thieves make off with your time and money.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2017
3/5 94% Neruda (2016) [An] indulgent and rather fey reverie.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2017
4/5 57% Mad to Be Normal (2017) David Tennant is on pugnacious, mercurial and beady-eyed form in this very interesting and absorbing film.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2017
4/5 99% I Am Not Your Negro (2017) Baldwin re-emerges as a devastatingly eloquent speaker and public intellectual; a figure who deserves his place alongside Edward Said, Frantz Fanon or Gore Vidal.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2017
3/5 53% The Boss Baby (2017) It's disposable fun.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2017
2/5 38% Aftermath (2017) I can imagine it coming to life in the hands of a director like Alejandro González Iñárritu or Jacques Audiard, but this is a two-dimensional piece of work.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2017
4/5 91% A Quiet Passion (2017) This is a moving and engrossing film, and a wonderful performance from Nixon, who combines delicacy with angularity; vulnerability and defiance.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2017
3/5 100% Tickling Giants (2017) The film ends on a supportive note, but it's a melancholy footnote to the lost revolution, with its long and brutal endgame in Syria.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Mar 31, 2017
2/5 37% Smurfs: The Lost Village (2017) Fans of smurfiness may well like it, and Gargamel gets some nice lines, but I have to say that both script and animation seemed are entirely predictable, as if generated by some computer software.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Mar 31, 2017
5/5 100% Angst Essen Seele auf (Ali: Fear Eats the Soul) (1974) The performances of Brigitte Mira and El Hedi Ben Salem as Emmi and Ali are superb; they act with instant sympathy and charm and in their own way, they are the most purely lovable characters I have ever seen on a movie screen.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2017
1/5 14% Man Down (2016) An oppressive cloud of macho self-pity hangs over this muddled and overwrought movie, which involves a cliched narrative device that is glib and unsatisfying.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2017
4/5 67% Free Fire (2017) There is a kind of pure hilarious effrontery in the way Free Fire simply protracts the gruesome catastrophe. This is what the story is.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2017
3/5 45% Ghost in the Shell (2017) Johansson is always convincing as the robot Major ... Her acting style is just elusive or unreadable enough to make her plausible here.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2017
3/5 45% Another Mother's Son (2017) At first, there is a bit of a familiar taste to this true-life wartime tale. But it becomes something tougher.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2017
3/5 100% The Age of Shadows (2016) This film certainly believes in giving the audience bang for their buck: although it's a little over-extended.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2017
3/5 93% All This Panic (2017) It may not tell you that much - or perhaps anything - new. But the girls' personalities come across with great clarity.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2017
3/5 68% Life (2017) At the last moment, Reese and Wernick and director Daniel Espinosa hit their retro-rockets for a neat little 180-degree twist, thankfully reversing the prevailing mood of sucrose fatalism.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2017
3/5 97% The Salesman (Forushande) (2017) The Salesman shows Farhadi's ideas are in danger of becoming mannerisms, though it is a potent, disquieting piece of work.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2017
4/5 97% Gleason (2016) A moving testament to the courage shown by Gleason and his formidable wife, Michel ...‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2017
3/5 91% The Olive Tree (El olivo) (2016) The film has gentleness and charm.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2017
4/5 93% A Silent Voice (Koe no katachi) (2016) It's a beguiling film: subtle, sensuous and delicate.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2017
5/5 97% The Love Witch (2016) The Love Witch goes beyond camp, beyond pastiche; it ignites the pulpy surfaces of its tale and produces a smoke of bad-dream sexiness and scariness. It's a B-movie with A-grade potency.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2017
2/5 10% I.T. (2016) There are some nice touches, but it unwinds into dullness and silliness and the hi-tech conceit is basically abandoned in favour of low-tech analogue violence and punch-ups.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2017
3/5 73% Catfight (2017) It's an original movie that tries to hit you in the face with irony. The energy levels finally plummet, but it lands a few punches.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2017
3/5 86% Dancer (2016) Sympathetic, serviceable but respectfully unintrusive ...‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2017
3/5 95% The Creeping Garden (2015) Strange, eccentric, diverting.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2017
1/5 17% The Time of Their Lives (2017) There is a creeping and depressing awfulness to this sentimental silver-years comedy, whose silly and twee style of humour and cardboard characterisation jar with its strained moments of attempted poignancy.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2017
5/5 90% Elle (2016) Huppert's magnificent performance glazes everything with mystery and is an essential flavour for its dark and sulphurous absurdity.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2017
3/5 71% Beauty and the Beast (2017) It's an efficient BATB, machine-tooled for sweetness, with flashes of fun, destined to be the centrepiece of a million teen sleepovers.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2017
1/5 77% Kong: Skull Island (2017) This fantastically muddled and exasperatingly dull quasi-update of the King Kong story looks like a zestless mashup of Jurassic Park, Apocalypse Now and a few exotic visual borrowings from Miss Saigon.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2017
4/5 92% Certain Women (2016) It is a movie that declines to detonate the traditional climactic revelation or catharsis that pulls everything together, and some might find it frustrating. I found it entirely absorbing. You must take time to immerse yourself in its quiet mystery.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2017
2/5 44% Sweet Dreams (Fai bei sogni) (2016) A long and uninterestingly edited muddle of memories and flashbacks that contains a few intriguing moments and frustratingly tiny cameos ...‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2017
3/5 6% Shut In (2016) It's low-key and modestly budgeted, but perfectly well made, and Watts maintains a cool and steady presence.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2017
3/5 41% A Cure For Wellness (2017) The movie's operatic claustrophobia makes its mark. Cult status beckons.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2017
2/5 82% George Best: All by Himself (2017) Trundles out the same old ideas, without anything fresh in the way of context or perspective.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2017
1/5 4% Arsenal (2017) One to avoid.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2017
3/5 80% Patriots Day (2017) The strong narrative pulse overrides the irritation of Wahlberg's blue-collar alpha-saint.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2017