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Philip French

Philip French

Agrees with the Tomatometer 77% of the time.

Philip French's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Guardian, Observer (UK)

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
95% Journey to Italy (Viaggio in Italia) (Strangers) (The Lonely Woman) (1954) "Rossellini's bitterly acute account of the death throes of bourgeois marriage in general and his own marriage to Ingrid Bergman in particular. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted May 12, 2013
33% Deadfall (2012) "A strong cast makes up for thinnish characterisation, and it's so like Fargo it might as well be called "Fargone". " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted May 12, 2013
98% Mud (2013) "Mud is a movie of striking performances and memorable images and of people who seem to belong in rather than being imposed upon their environment. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted May 12, 2013
74% Chimpanzee (2012) "The presentation makes one wince, and the most striking footage is some behind-the-scenes shots that accompany the credits. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted May 5, 2013
92% Gimme The Loot (2013) "The film's strong suit is its use of locations. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted May 5, 2013
58% The Eye of the Storm (2012) "It's a chilly, cruel film about characters that are difficult to like or warm to, and it obviously means a great deal to a country that for so long rejected its greatest writer. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted May 5, 2013
57% All Stars (2014) "It's very sub Grange Hill and Waterloo Road. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted May 5, 2013
38% Dead Man Down (2013) "Dead Man Down is a self-consciously dark movie that's ultimately let down by JH Wyman's script. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted May 5, 2013
26% 21 And Over (2013) "A filming-by-numbers adolescent comedy ... " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted May 5, 2013
48% I'm So Excited! (2013) "I'm So Excited! is a slight, likable movie, beautifully designed and charmingly performed. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted May 5, 2013
86% In the Fog (2013) "Sergei Loznitsa's stark parable about Soviet collaboration with the Nazis has echoes of Tolstoy and Dostoevsky. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Apr 28, 2013
79% Iron Man 3 (2013) "The third outing for the Marvel Comics superhero has standout performances from Robert Downey Jr and Ben Kingsley. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Apr 28, 2013
44% The Lords of Salem (2013) "Rob Zombie's tale of DJs unwittingly waking the dead in modern-day Salem is frighteningly good. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Apr 28, 2013
54% The Look of Love (2013) "A disappointingly crude and shallow biography ... " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Apr 28, 2013
35% The ABCs of Death (2013) "Collectively they become rather tedious, not so much a satisfying meal as a platter (or splatter) of gores d'oeuvres. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Apr 28, 2013
82% Scarecrow (1973) "The best film in Schatzberg's small but interesting oeuvre. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Apr 28, 2013
100% White Elephant (2013) "The material is familiar, but the milieu is vividly realised ... " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Apr 28, 2013
89% Bernie (2012) "An extremely amusing, socially accurate docudrama. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Apr 28, 2013
47% Bait (2012) "Bait is fairly exciting, ingenious, well designed, and is perhaps a clever advertisement for online grocery shopping. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Apr 21, 2013
48% Olympus Has Fallen (2013) "The movie is preposterous, paranoid, solemn and - though not I think intentionally - something of a laughing matter. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Apr 21, 2013
50% Fuck For Forest (2014) "If they didn't exist Werner Herzog would have invented them, and made a rather better film than Michal Marczak's. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Apr 21, 2013
68% Me and You (2014) "It's a good deal less interesting and dramatic than Home Alone. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Apr 21, 2013
61% Evil Dead (2013) "There's more slickness than imagination on display. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Apr 21, 2013
51% Promised Land (2013) "There are some good scenes early on, and the conflict at the centre is real. But it's sentimental, Capraesque fare ... " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Apr 21, 2013
74% Love Is All You Need (2013) "The characters are familiar social types, none too well conceived, and there is an almost painful lack of subtlety in the writing and performances, possibly because most of the script is in English. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Apr 21, 2013
95% L'ordre et la morale (Rebellion) (2008) "An intelligent political drama, part thriller, part war movie, and informed by something of the anger against established authority that fuelled La Haine. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Apr 21, 2013
73% Simon Killer (2013) "Unpleasant, but not negligible. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Apr 14, 2013
93% First Position (2012) "A superior example of the genre, it concentrates on six young dancers from around the world ... " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Apr 14, 2013
42% Flying Blind "The eroticism and passion are convincing and, for a while, Frankie's naivety is plausible. But the plotting is B-feature stuff ... " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Apr 14, 2013
93% The Gatekeepers (2013) "It's a depressing movie, yet there is encouragement to be found in the manifest decency and reasonableness of these six honest, articulate men ... " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Apr 14, 2013
89% Teorema (Theorem) (1968) "Arguably Pasolini's most finely wrought work, an allegory bringing together his central preoccupations with politics, sexuality, society, art and the irredeemable inauthenticity of bourgeois life. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Apr 14, 2013
53% Oblivion (2013) "It makes one realise how little there is left to be said about the future. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Apr 14, 2013
80% The Place Beyond The Pines (2013) "The Place Beyond the Pines is an engrossing, extremely well designed and acted film. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Apr 14, 2013
96% Persepolis (2007) "Moving, perceptive and extremely funny. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Apr 12, 2013
34% The Odd Life of Timothy Green (2012) "[A] painfully sentimental, would-be magical tale ... " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Apr 8, 2013
41% Dark Skies (2013) "A moderately effective supernatural tale, an allegory for our anxious times in which a suburban American family appears to be targeted by some malign force that is, as we used to say, "not of this world". " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Apr 8, 2013
81% De jueves a domingo (Thursday Till Sunday) "The takes are long, static and not always rewarding, but Santi Ahumada's performance as Lucía has the qualities we used to associate with Italian neo-realism. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Apr 8, 2013
77% Papadopoulos & Sons (2015) "This flat, feelgood family story transposes the cliches of Zorba the Greek to the present day. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Apr 8, 2013
33% Home (Yurt) "It all goes to prove what Thomas Wolfe claimed in the title of his 1940 novel: You Can't Go Home Again. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Apr 8, 2013
67% Spring Breakers (2013) "Korine would feel he'd failed badly were I to have enjoyed it. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Apr 8, 2013
88% The Servant (1964) "From the first frame it's clear we're about to see a masterpiece. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Apr 8, 2013
78% A Late Quartet (2012) "A Late Quartet is visually and musically rich. But above all there are the performances, individually and as an ensemble, and they're pitch perfect. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Apr 8, 2013
29% G.I. Joe: Retaliation (2013) "It's like the childhood dream of the president of the National Rifle Association. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Apr 1, 2013
97% Point Blank (1967) "One of the four supreme masterworks in a major oeuvre ... " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Apr 1, 2013
30% King Of The Travellers (2012) "Bog standard is the word for this. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Apr 1, 2013
68% Trance (2013) "[An] enjoyable, labyrinthine neo-noir thriller. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Apr 1, 2013
94% Good Vibrations "Richard Dormer is immensely likable as Hooley, and Karl Johnson brings a dour conviction to his father, an elderly disillusioned communist who finds spiritual victory in electoral defeat. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Apr 1, 2013
73% One Mile Away "The picture covers familiar ground and tends to ramble somewhat repetitively. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Apr 1, 2013
89% In the House (2013) "The director and the audience are drawn together as voyeurs imposing our narratives on what we see on the screen as we do when organising the world around us. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Apr 1, 2013
19% Identity Thief (2013) "The film is painfully unfunny, almost literally so. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Mar 24, 2013
80% Reality (2013) "It's a sad story, told at too great a length, but its final image is devastating. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Mar 24, 2013
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