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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 95% War for the Planet of the Apes (2017) It's an engrossing, forthright adventure.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2017
2/5 46% 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
5/5 90% The Graduate (1967) A hugely pleasurable film.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2017
4/5 90% Nobody Speak: Trials of the Free Press (2017) This documentary is an invigorating, disturbing portrait of the arrogance and sinister self-importance of rich people, bullying politicians and their battalions of lawyers.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2017
3/5 100% Edith Walks (2017) Another eccentric, strange yet weirdly engaging journey along the leyline of Englishness from experimental film-maker Andrew Kötting, flying under the radar of conventional history and conventional production values.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2017
3/5 67% The Seasons in Quincy: Four Portraits of John Berger (2016) This film is refreshingly serious and pays due tribute to an important public intellectual ...‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2017
1/5 15% Transformers: The Last Knight (2017) Transformers: The Last Knight comes in at 149 minutes, and each of those minutes lasts as long as the reign of Charlemagne.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2017
72% Primer (2004) An exhilarating, disturbing and funny experience.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2017
4/5 86% By the Time It Gets Dark (Dao khanong) (2017) It is an engrossingly strange, confident leap down the conceptual rabbit hole, and a very accomplished piece of film-making.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2017
3/5 77% Stockholm, My Love (2016) It is a study of grief suppressed and a personality becalmed.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2017
2/5 70% Gifted (2017) It disappointingly gets tangled up in plot contrivances, and the real issue of gifted children is just a gooey fantasy.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2017
4/5 88% Whitney: Can I Be Me (2017) It is an engrossing and compassionate study of a great talent brought low, and the film's "unofficial" status is liberating.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2017
5/5 100% Destination Unknown (2016) Claire Ferguson's documentary is a powerful, valuable addition to the Holocaust testimony genre, established 30 years ago by Claude Lanzmann.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2017
1/5 23% The Book of Henry (2017) In its pure misjudged ickiness, bad-acting ropiness, and its quirksy, smirksy passive-aggressive tweeness, this insidiously terrible film could hardly get any more skin-crawling.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2017
3/5 48% Churchill (2017) Well, it's watchable.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2017
2/5 76% Berlin Syndrome (2017) Slick, but disappointing.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2017
4/5 75% My Cousin Rachel (2017) Weisz is a great villainess, a character who uses the promise of sex and the actual activity of sex for her own ends and yet keeps alive the possibility that she isn't what we suspect.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2017
1/5 21% The Shack (2017) The film could have been just crazy enough to be brilliant, but it winds up looking like a wet weekend at Christian Disneyland.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2017
5/5 89% Destiny (Der müde Tod) (1924) It is bizarre and captivating, an eerie dream of longing and fear.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2017
2/5 16% The Mummy (2017) It's a ragbag of action scenes which needed to be bandaged more tightly.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2017
4/5 100% My Life as a Zucchini (Ma vie de courgette) (2017) It is a lovely little film, coming in at a novella-size 66 minutes.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jun 2, 2017
4/5 96% After the Storm (Umi yori mo mada fukaku) (2017) There is such intelligence and delicacy in Kore-eda's film-making, such wit and understated humanity.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2017
5/5 97% Daughters of the Dust (1991) It is a mysterious, fabular and sometimes dreamlike film with its own theatrical poise.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted May 31, 2017
2/5 42% Based on a True Story (D'après une histoire vraie) (2017) It wobbles at the brink of plot-holes which undermine the vital realistic plausibility of a film like this; the entire third act moreover loses its way and winds up, like its heroine, in a ditch.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted May 29, 2017
4/5 79% You Were Never Really Here (2017) The ghost of Travis Bickle haunts this nightmarish and humidly absorbing psychological drama from Lynne Ramsay.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted May 26, 2017
2/5 65% Amant Double (L'amant double) (2017) Basically, it looks a 105-minute ad for perfume: Pervitude, by Chanel.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted May 26, 2017
2/5 39% In the Fade (Aus dem Nichts) (2017) This is not Kruger's finest hour. Nor Akin's either.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted May 26, 2017
4/5 67% A Gentle Creature (2017) It certainly provides a convulsive, if not cathartic kind of horror.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted May 25, 2017
3/5 94% Good Time (2017) It is a sombre, downbeat movie whose initial thrills give way to sadness.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted May 25, 2017
4/5 73% The Beguiled (2017) It is a tremendously watchable movie, a drama-thriller with subtle touches of noir and black comedy.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted May 24, 2017
1/5 13% Rodin (2017) Jacques Doillon has directed a quite excruciatingly bad film about the sculptor Auguste Rodin and he needs to sit down and think about what he has done.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted May 23, 2017
3/5 53% Radiance (Hikari) (2017) A gentle, thoughtful and reflective movie.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted May 23, 2017
3/5 67% The Day After (Geu-hu) (2017) The Day After is an elegant exercise. It feels like a chapter from something bigger.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted May 22, 2017
5/5 96% 120 Beats Per Minute (120 battements par minute) (2017) The movie compellingly combines elegy, tragedy, urgency and a defiant euphoria.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted May 22, 2017
5/5 69% Happy End (2017) Happy End is a satirical nightmare of haute-bourgeois European prosperity: as stark, brilliant and unforgiving as a halogen light.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted May 22, 2017
4/5 60% Napalm (2017) [A] flawed, self-indulgent but still fascinating effort ...‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted May 22, 2017
4/5 70% The Square (2017) It doesn't have the pure weapon-like clarity of Östlund's previous film Force Majeure. But it sets out to make your jaw drop. And it succeeds.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted May 22, 2017
3/5 57% Redoubtable (Le redoutable) (2017) Garrel and Martin certainly do make a delectable couple and there are some nice scenes.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted May 22, 2017
4/5 92% The Rider (2017) It's a very impressive, very accomplished film.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted May 22, 2017
2/5 54% War Machine (2017) Not funny enough to be satire, not realistic enough to count as political commentary, not exciting enough to work as a war movie, David Michôd's supposedly Helleresque romp ... is an imperfect non-storm of unsuccess.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted May 22, 2017
4/5 73% The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017) As in all his best work, Lanthimos is brilliant at summoning up a whole created world and immersing us in it. But its weirdness has a double meaning: it has a stylised element of absurdism and it is also a plausible expression of denial.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted May 22, 2017
4/5 88% The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) (2017) It's a comedy which doesn't really have or aspire to any very tragic dimension, but it's touching. The quirks are underpinned by a heartfelt solidity.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted May 21, 2017
4/5 93% Let the Sunshine In (Un beau soleil intérieur) (2017) Binoche ... delivers the material superbly, material which from almost anyone else would sound dyspeptic or absurd.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted May 19, 2017
3/5 29% Jupiter's Moon (Jupiter holdja) (2017) Jupiter's Moon isn't a total success - but it's aiming at the stars.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted May 19, 2017
5/5 84% Okja (2017) The pure energy and likability of this film make it such a pleasure.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted May 19, 2017
4/5 100% Machines (2016) A sombre, relevant piece of work.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted May 19, 2017
2/5 71% Wonderstruck (2017) Disappointmentstruck and even rather boredomstruck are reasonable descriptions of my emotional state, having sat through this contrived, self-conscious and twee YA fantasy from director Todd Haynes.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted May 18, 2017
1/5 46% Spaceship (2016) Director Alex Taylor has established himself as a talent with his short films and I wanted to like this, but it feels humourless and smug.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted May 18, 2017
3/5 100% Inversion (Varoonegi) (2017) It is an involving story, but I found it sometimes a little dessicated, and the ending rather shies away from the intractable dilemmas that had been so painful.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted May 18, 2017