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Peter Calder

Peter Calder

Agrees with the Tomatometer 79% of the time.

Peter Calder's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): New Zealand Herald

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3.5/5 61% A Month Of Sundays "The film as a whole takes a well-worn trope and invests it with an unexpected emotional power. " ‐ New Zealand Herald
Posted Jul 21, 2016
2.5/5 71% Remember (2016) "The film's real thrills are to be found in the fragility and confusion of Plummer's performance. At 85, few actors find leading roles and he's the oldest actor to have won an Oscar (for Beginners); he deserved better than this. " ‐ New Zealand Herald
Posted Jul 20, 2016
3/5 81% Labyrinth Of Lies (2015) "Fehling, whose face is familiar from Inglourious Basterds and Homeland, has the matinee idol looks to carry a heroic role. But there are several scenes and plot developments that have a schematic, template-like feel to them. " ‐ New Zealand Herald
Posted Jun 24, 2016
4/5 92% Our Little Sister (Umimachi Diary) (2016) "An accessible piece of work by one of the medium's great masters. " ‐ New Zealand Herald
Posted Jun 1, 2016
5/5 90% City Of Gold (2016) "Be warned: if you go on an empty stomach, you will certainly not last the distance. " ‐ New Zealand Herald
Posted May 26, 2016
4/5 94% Tickled (2016) "A fascinating detective story that comes highly recommended. " ‐ New Zealand Herald
Posted May 26, 2016
4/5 No Score Yet Neerja (2016) "If you've never sampled the mainstream output of the world's biggest movie industry, this is an excellent place to start. " ‐ New Zealand Herald
Posted May 19, 2016
4.5/5 97% Two Days, One Night (2014) "[Cotillard is] the beating heart of a film that manages to whisper and scream at the same time. " ‐ New Zealand Herald
Posted May 16, 2016
3.5/5 65% Life Of Crime (2014) "No matter what your favourite is of films based on Elmore Leonard books (and I'm for Out of Sight ahead of Jackie Brown), this crime comedy will deliver a surprise. " ‐ New Zealand Herald
Posted May 16, 2016
3.5/5 88% Advanced Style (2014) "The film struggles to sustain its length, too, but there is much to enjoy. " ‐ New Zealand Herald
Posted May 16, 2016
2.5/5 32% Elsa & Fred (2014) "This story of love in the autumn of life is not without its charms, though it takes a crisp and well-judged performance from Plummer to balance MacLaine's shrill extravagance. " ‐ New Zealand Herald
Posted May 16, 2016
2/5 50% NOW: In the Wings on a World Stage (2014) "Shakespeare for short attention spans. " ‐ New Zealand Herald
Posted May 16, 2016
3.5/5 78% Jimmy's Hall (2015) "A handsomely mounted, yet modest and precise piece of work that unearths a little-known true story of injustice and reminds us all of how the present is always in the shadow of the past. " ‐ New Zealand Herald
Posted May 16, 2016
95% Finding Vivian Maier (2014) "Deftly constructed and edited. " ‐ New Zealand Herald
Posted May 16, 2016
1.5/5 56% Decoding Annie Parker (2014) "This is lamentably short of humour. It's also lamentably short of coherence and seems to have been edited by someone with delirium tremens. " ‐ New Zealand Herald
Posted May 16, 2016
3.5/5 92% Pride (2014) "A top-flight cast gives it a rollicking, irresistibly entertaining reading that makes up for its occasional implausibilities and sanitised superficialities. " ‐ New Zealand Herald
Posted May 16, 2016
4.5/5 90% Siddharth (2014) "It's a striking and polished addition to the catalogue of recent cinema set in India and is a bracing antidote to the spit-shined glibness of Slumdog Millionaire. " ‐ New Zealand Herald
Posted May 16, 2016
3.5/5 96% The Lunchbox (2014) "This is not a comedy that delivers its humour broadly or a romance that seeks to induce a swoon; it has a restrained, even melancholic tone that dilutes its essential sentimentalism. There's a lot to be said for that. " ‐ New Zealand Herald
Posted May 16, 2016
4/5 91% Locke (2014) "It's a mesmerisingly watchable movie that will leave you both exhilarated and wrung out. " ‐ New Zealand Herald
Posted May 16, 2016
3.5/5 87% 52 Tuesdays (2015) "It's an imperfect but remarkable little film, and it gives us the chance to see, in Cobham-Hervey, the birth of a star. " ‐ New Zealand Herald
Posted May 16, 2016
5/5 98% Boyhood (2014) "It is sure to be one of the best films of my year. " ‐ New Zealand Herald
Posted May 16, 2016
2/5 89% Venus in Fur (2014) "It's tempting to conclude that the entire thing is a rather distasteful joke at the audience's (and the actors') expense. " ‐ New Zealand Herald
Posted May 16, 2016
1.5/5 19% And So It Goes (2014) "Dreadful. " ‐ New Zealand Herald
Posted May 16, 2016
4/5 52% Magic in the Moonlight (2014) "Cinematographer Darius Khondji lends a magic light to landscape and interior alike -- it's as pretty a movie as Allen's done in a while. " ‐ New Zealand Herald
Posted May 16, 2016
3.5/5 47% Just a Sigh (2014) "It adds up to a classy French melodrama that takes the strangers-on-a-train trope and produces an engaging love story. " ‐ New Zealand Herald
Posted May 16, 2016
3.5/5 36% Before I Go to Sleep (2014) "Ssuperbly acted and, for much of its intricately plotted length, grips like a vice. " ‐ New Zealand Herald
Posted May 16, 2016
3.5/5 No Score Yet Everything We Loved (2014) "Stewart and Trokenheim are excellent as a couple sinking deeper into darkness. " ‐ New Zealand Herald
Posted May 16, 2016
4.5/5 88% The Big Short (2015) "It's an early call, but this film... bids to be one of the best of the year. " ‐ New Zealand Herald
Posted May 16, 2016
4/5 92% Grandma (2015) "A charming gem of a film. " ‐ New Zealand Herald
Posted May 16, 2016
3/5 74% Trumbo (2015) "Handsomely designed, if schematic. " ‐ New Zealand Herald
Posted May 16, 2016
4/5 85% The Bélier Family (La famille Bélier) (2016) "An impressively handled if conventional comedy-drama. " ‐ New Zealand Herald
Posted May 16, 2016
3/5 83% I Am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story (2015) "It plays like an extended promo, washed with a score of elevator-music strings, and composed of so many talking-head snatches that it often feels like a trailer for itself. " ‐ New Zealand Herald
Posted May 16, 2016
4.5/5 84% Victoria (2015) "One of the year's best. " ‐ New Zealand Herald
Posted May 16, 2016
2.5/5 73% Youth (2015) "Two great veteran actors from either side of the Atlantic do their best with frustratingly uneven material. " ‐ New Zealand Herald
Posted May 16, 2016
2.5/5 87% Noble (2015) "It's like watching two films instead of one and the script resorts too often to a narrative shorthand, delivering 10-second scenes that seem to belong in a trailer. " ‐ New Zealand Herald
Posted May 6, 2016
3.5/5 87% Tangerines (2015) "Ulfsak, by all accounts Estonia's Olivier, is the pivot of the all-male cast, his mournful face bringing an intense gravitas to proceedings in an small, but engrossing and handsome film. " ‐ New Zealand Herald
Posted May 6, 2016
4/5 No Score Yet National Theatre Live: Behind The Beautiful Forevers Encore (2015) "As a piece of theatre, it falls short of masterpiece status, but it's a remarkable and kinetic adaptation of a fine book. " ‐ New Zealand Herald
Posted May 6, 2016
3/5 86% Far From the Madding Crowd (2015) "The film's production values are beyond reproach... But the casting disasters and the schematic deliberation of the story make for a flat and empty ending. " ‐ New Zealand Herald
Posted May 6, 2016
2/5 72% The Falling (2015) " A preposterous ending, saturated in baptismal overtones, is the last straw. " ‐ New Zealand Herald
Posted May 6, 2016
3.5/5 92% Florence Foster Jenkins (2016) "Jenkins' story has inspired several plays, notably the West End hit Glorious!, and now this affectionate film portrait that is kept afloat by Streep's captivatingly addled performance. " ‐ New Zealand Herald
Posted May 6, 2016
5/5 No Score Yet A View from the Bridge (1962) "It may be on screen, rather than stage, but this is as good a piece of dramatic theatre as you'll see anywhere. " ‐ New Zealand Herald
Posted May 5, 2016
2.5/5 43% Madame Bovary (2015) "It is certainly beautiful... But the story, which follows a remorseless arc, is reduced to episodes that amount to a narrative shorthand and many characters - notably Giamatti's Homais - are hopelessly underwritten. " ‐ New Zealand Herald
Posted May 5, 2016
3/5 65% Learning To Drive (2015) "The two veterans work well together, raising the tone of otherwise pedestrian material. " ‐ New Zealand Herald
Posted May 5, 2016
3.5/5 87% The Blue Room (2014) "For most of the snappy length, the question isn't so much what he's done, but what's been done, to whom and why; only in the final couple of minutes does the last of the puzzle pieces fall into place. " ‐ New Zealand Herald
Posted May 5, 2016
4/5 95% Wild Tales (2015) "There's plenty going on here, but the films can be enjoyed simply as anarchic fun. Don't expect happy endings, though. " ‐ New Zealand Herald
Posted May 5, 2016
4/5 88% Mr. Holmes (2015) "The story is an intricate puzzle though never even slightly difficult to follow. But in the end, it's a testament to the process of writing as a way of coming to terms with one's past, and a celebration of the redemptive power of fiction. " ‐ New Zealand Herald
Posted May 5, 2016
3.5/5 81% Love at First Fight (2015) "The debut feature for its young writer-director, this unassuming but engaging French dramedy deserves the prizes it picked up at Cannes and at the country's Oscar-equivalent Cesars. " ‐ New Zealand Herald
Posted May 4, 2016
2/5 44% Irrational Man (2015) "It's the Woodman's worst since Melinda and Melinda. " ‐ New Zealand Herald
Posted May 4, 2016
4/5 No Score Yet National Theatre Live: Man And Superman (2015) "Fiennes, who stands with legs apart like a helmsman on the bridge preparing for the storm that will engulf him, is superb as the fevered, frantic antihero. Well worth devoting an afternoon to. " ‐ New Zealand Herald
Posted May 4, 2016
3/5 89% Walking The Camino: Six Ways To Santiago (2014) "As a film, it may lack both the documentarian's detachment and a overarching narrative concept... but there is no denying the heartfelt sincerity of the entire undertaking. " ‐ New Zealand Herald
Posted May 4, 2016
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