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Richard Mowe

Richard Mowe
Richard Mowe's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Boxoffice Magazine

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/5 96% The Lunchbox (2014) Quote not available. ‐ Eye for Film
Posted May 23, 2013
2/5 41% Only God Forgives (2013) Quote not available. ‐ Eye for Film
Posted May 23, 2013
3/5 87% Polisse (2012) Without significant star power it may require word of mouth and further festival exposure to help it grab attention stateside. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Apr 15, 2012
3/5 63% Cherry Tree Lane (2010) Quote not available. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Jan 24, 2012
3/5 76% The Debt (2011) A top-notch thriller about Mossad agents trying to capture a war criminal in order to bring him to justice boasts an excellent cast. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Sep 1, 2011
3/5 73% The Tree (2011) Bertucelli, who previously made Since Otar Left, extracts heart-felt performances from her cast, especially Gainsbourg. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Jul 19, 2011
2/5 84% Mysteries of Lisbon (2011) You have to admire Ruiz's audacity in attempting such an expansive production in these strained times, and his sheer love of storytelling comes shining through -- even if the film's duration has the ability to push your patience to its limit. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Jul 8, 2011
2/5 49% Sleeping Beauty (2011) Leigh certainly has a sense of cinematic style and Emily Browning possesses a fragile beauty that hides a remarkably resilient interior. It's a pity, however, that Jane Campion did not exert a more powerful sway on the result. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Jul 6, 2011
2/5 59% Film socialisme (2011) Some brave publicist came up with the tagline "Ideas separate us, dreams bring us together" to sum up the spirit of Jean-Luc Godard's new film, his first in six years. Twelve months on and I'm still trying to figure out what it all might mean. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Jun 7, 2011
4/5 80% The Skin I Live In (2011) Spanish icon Pedro Almodóvar lives up to his reputation for originality with this stunning take on the horror genre that references everyone from Alfred Hitchcock through Luis Buñuel and Dario Argento. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted May 24, 2011
2/5 79% Melancholia (2011) Simply descends into chaotic banality... ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted May 20, 2011
2/5 73% Tuesday, After Christmas (2011) The film's intense intimacy and acute observation work in its favor but quite enough to sustain us through the longeurs. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted May 20, 2011
3/5 96% The Kid with a Bike (2012) [Features] an amazingly naturalistic performance from the young lead Thomas Doret. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted May 17, 2011
3/5 63% We Have a Pope (2012) Piccoli in a role that relies on looks, gestures and very few words, does not hit an off note, making him into a silent, everyman figure. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted May 17, 2011
3/5 90% Winnie the Pooh (2011) After 85 years consigned to the Hundred Acre Wood, Pooh thankfully displays no signs of aging or getting any wiser. Disney has the right attitude in revisiting the franchise every so often to introduce the gang to a whole new generation. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Apr 23, 2011
3/5 48% Meet Monica Velour (2011) Cattrall embraces her 49-year-old character with open arms and gives a fine performance full of strength, vulnerability and also sexual chemistry. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Apr 12, 2011
3/5 72% Winter in Wartime (2011) The wartime subject matter may seem familiar at first, but Holland's Oscar contender exerts a powerful grip. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Mar 22, 2011
3/5 50% Desert Flower (2011) A gripping, if uneven, cinematic journey. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Mar 22, 2011
4/5 84% La princesse de Montpensier (The Princess of Montpensier) (2011) The power of the acting and the quality of the visual imagery carry us along. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Mar 5, 2011
3/5 59% Kaboom (2011) You have to admire [Araki's] sense of style and ambition even if the convoluted narrative begins to grate. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Dec 31, 2010
3/5 88% Certified Copy (Copie Conforme) (2011) The romantic fable of love, marriage, art and second chances may not add up to all that much but the journey is exquisite. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Dec 28, 2010
4/5 90% The Illusionist (L'illusionniste) (2010) As much as the film is a love poem to Tati's style of comedy, it is also a love poem to the city of Edinburgh. Chomet has turned Scotland into a dreamland, bathed in a radiant, beautiful light. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Dec 22, 2010
4/5 67% The Company Men (2011) Films have punctured The American Dream before, but rarely so devastatingly as The Company Men does.f ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Dec 9, 2010
4/5 49% The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (2010) Michael Apted opts for a certain dated and mannered appeal with a whiff of nostalgia for more innocent times, which lends added enchantment. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Dec 2, 2010
3/5 88% White Material (2010) The role of Maria fits Huppert like a glove, and she's amazing in it - her physical slightness only serves to heighten the strength of Maria's will. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Nov 19, 2010
3/5 89% Inspector Bellamy (2010) Quote not available. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Nov 2, 2010
3/5 54% Welcome to the Rileys (2010) The film wears its heart on its sleeve, but the drama falters when the tone grows over-earnest. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Oct 29, 2010
3/5 98% Inside Job (2010) Charles Ferguson cast his acerbic eye and camera over the whole business, demonstrating clearly the conflicts of interest between the worlds of high finance and government. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Oct 9, 2010
3/5 50% Change of Plans (Le Code a Changé) (2010) Confirmed Francophiles, lovers of upscale humor and those with European leanings will be completely seduced. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Aug 28, 2010
3/5 75% Let it Rain (Parlez-moi de la pluie) (2010) Quote not available. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Aug 27, 2010
4/5 80% I Am Love (2010) This intense and almost operatic Italian family melodrama recalls the best of Douglas Sirk. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Jul 6, 2010
4/5 88% Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives (2011) A whimsical essay about the final days of a villager suffering from kidney failure it is undoubtedly one of the filmmaker's most accessible works. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted May 25, 2010
4/5 92% Another Year (2010) This touching and beautifully nuanced drama from England's master of cinematic improvisation ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted May 25, 2010
4/5 65% Tamara Drewe (2010) The deadly sins of envy, lust and salacious gossip in deepest rural England provide the motor for Stephen Frears's black romp, featuring vivacious former Bond girl Gemma Arterton in the title role of the youthful scribe. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted May 25, 2010
3/5 52% Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky (2010) A sumptuous recreation of 1920s France and the unbridled affair between two of the century's most iconic figures. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Apr 23, 2010
3/5 86% Please Give (2010) The tone is low-key but very funny. Yet, at the same time, the film also manages to have a sardonic edge. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Mar 24, 2010
4/5 78% Bluebeard (2010) Breillat directs with her characteristic flair for getting under the skin of her protagonists while taking a particular pleasure examining sisterly bonds and feminist concerns within the context of a fairy tale. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Mar 3, 2010
4/5 97% A Prophet (Un prophete) (2010) Whether audiences have the stomach for 150 minutes behind bars remains debatable, but there is no denying the persuasive power of a film that takes no prisoners and pulls no punches. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Feb 23, 2010
3/5 75% Greenberg (2010) Although Ben Stiller's brand of nervy comic ticks can prove irritating on occasions, here he is kept in check so that the humor and the pathos shine through. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Feb 23, 2010
4/5 85% Looking for Eric (2010) Warm-hearted and humorous. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Feb 19, 2010
2/5 28% Happy Tears (2010) Sometimes dysfunctional families are better kept for personal consumption rather than being unleashed on the world at large. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Feb 19, 2010
4/5 86% The White Ribbon (Das weisse Band) (2009) It pulls viewers in with the power of its imagery and the brooding sense of impending menace. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Dec 7, 2009
4/5 81% Broken Embraces (2009) It(TM)s a sheer indulgence for Almodvar and just as indulgent for his fans. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Nov 25, 2009
3/5 61% Pirate Radio (The Boat That Rocked) (2009) This blast of Sixties nostalgia, derived from the days when pirate radio ships broadcast off the coast of Britain with a motley crew of dee-jays, should appeal to ageing music freaks and fans of Brit-pop. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Nov 13, 2009
2/5 46% Mammoth (Mammut) (2009) It is all too simplistic and obvious and increasingly the preachy tone becomes irritating. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Nov 5, 2009
2/5 82% Storm (Sturm) (2009) Hans-Christian Schmid marshals his material on an epic canvas whereas the subject might have been better suited to a more intense and contained treatment. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Nov 5, 2009
4/5 76% The Young Victoria (2009) The production is full of such electrifying moments, ensuring that there will be no cobwebs in this history exercise. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Oct 29, 2009
2/5 50% Antichrist (2009) Admiration can go to his sheer audacity but not to his execution of his ideas, which resonate with pretensions and a certain pomposity. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Oct 23, 2009
4/5 89% The Messenger (2009) Although Hollywood has dealt with the war from various perspectives, Moverman's film offers a new angle that brings the horrors home about the decision to go to war. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Oct 8, 2009
4/5 83% Bright Star (2009) What in lesser hands could have become an immaculately observed period piece instead soars to creative heights with its literate and knowing script. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Sep 18, 2009