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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 69% 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
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3/5 90% The Olive Tree (El olivo) (2016) The film has gentleness and charm.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2017
4/5 100% 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 74% 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 70% 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 78% 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 41% 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 40% 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
4/5 No Score Yet Bafta Shorts 2017 (2017) The 2017 anthology of live-action and animated shorts is a mixed bunch, inevitably, but there's a lot to enjoy - and admire - in this non-parochial, globally minded selection.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2017
4/5 92% Logan (2017) Logan is a forthright, muscular movie which preserves the X-Men's strange, exotic idealism.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2017
2/5 35% The Great Wall (2017) The Tao Teis' death agonies are as nothing to those of the film itself.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2017
5/5 97% Moonlight (2016) The combination of artistry and emotional directness in this film is overwhelming.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2017
2/5 29% In Dubious Battle (2017) This is ultimately just so heavy-footed and stodgy, with each performance punched out on a single, earnest, unvarying note.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2017
4/5 91% The Other Side of Hope (Toivon tuolla puolen) (2017) There aren't really any surprises in The Other Side of Hope; it's more like witnessing the ongoing cultivation of a humane philosophy. But the film is devilishly funny ...‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2017
3/5 No Score Yet The Queen of Spain (La reina de España) (2016) In the final analysis, Cruz carries the film.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2017
4/5 100% The Party (2017) Unassuming and old-fashioned funny entertainment isn't exactly what we associate with this film-maker, but that's what she has very satisfyingly served up here.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2017
3/5 89% The Lost City of Z (2017) It's a curious film in some ways, taking what could be an exciting epic adventure in the style of David Lean and turning it into something introspective, slightly morose and anti-climactic. Yet there is a persistent, beady-eyed intelligence at work.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2017
3/5 73% Viceroy's House (2017) Viceroy's House is no very profound work, but it is a nimble and watchable period drama.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2017
3/5 71% Spoor (Pokot) (2017) The film is watchable in its quirky and wayward way, with some funny moments - though shallower than it thinks.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2017
3/5 No Score Yet Butterfly Kisses (2017) Kaplinski tells a fluent story; his film looks and sounds good, and he gets very good performances from his cast.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2017
2/5 43% Barrage (2017) Both leads present themselves matter-of-factly, almost self-effacingly to Schroeder's camera. When Huppert is absent from the screen, however, the voltage markedly drops.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2017
1/5 45% The Dinner (2017) A shouty, hammy, tedious, damp-squib firework display of dullness.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2017
2/5 46% Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk (2016) The film has neither topical immediacy nor any real historical perspective and, burdened with pedantic and predictable flashbacks, it finally leads nowhere interesting at all.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2017
1/5 9% Fifty Shades Darker (2017) The only thing aroused by this headache of a movie is a desire to see Sam Taylor-Johnson back at the reins.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2017
4/5 91% The Lego Batman Movie (2017) Why can't non-Lego movies be as funny, exciting and weirdly moving as this?‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2017
2/5 88% 20th Century Women (2017) Exasperatingly supercilious and smug - unfocused, self-consciously cute, nostalgic and empathetic, but never properly funny. It feels like someone else's long therapy session.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2017
1/5 17% The Space Between Us (2017) It's a wan, anaemic film.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2017
2/5 63% Django (2017) There is something frustratingly subdued and constrained dramatically about this slow and unsyncopated film, which indulges in quite a few cliches about wartime Paris.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2017
3/5 93% Fences (2016) Denzel Washington is a class act, and he has given us a classy piece of work.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2017
2/5 42% Gold (2017) McConaughey has zero bromantic chemistry with his co-star, Edgar Ramírez, who phones in a dull, blank performance.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2017
2/5 33% Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (2017) Another deafening, boring episode.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2017
4/5 100% Tower (2016) The film stands as a powerful, emotional memorial.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2017
3/5 94% Strike a Pose (2017) An emotionally effusive film, this - sometimes excitable and indulgent but watchable, and an interesting addition to a growing documentary genre focusing on New York City as the crucible of gay liberation politics.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2017
2/5 No Score Yet Yu-Gi-Oh!: The Dark Side of Dimensions (2016) I have to admit to finding this intricate mythology pretty opaque and the Venn overlap with gaming - a part which devotees find so exciting - is for me baffling.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2017
4/5 88% Christine (2016) It is a dark, hypnotic, unsettling experience.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2017
4/5 82% Denial (2016) I find this film and its clear-headed premise rewarding. This reasserts the primacy of truth. What a tonic.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2017
5/5 99% Cameraperson (2016) Cameraperson is an absorbing, challenging creation.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2017