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Richard Vine

Richard Vine
Richard Vine's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Guardian

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
55% The A-Team: Season 1 (TV, 1983) You've just got to love a show whose heroes spend their time helping a farmer getting his produce to market before it starts to rot.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2018
No Score Yet Samurai Jack: Season 4 (TV, 2004) The action sequences are frenetic, stylish, gripping and artfully told. ‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2018
100% Misfits: Series 1 (TV, 2009) The results are brilliantly funny, wildly inventive, and occasionally very moving - not unlike Skins itself.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2018
86% Misfits: Series 2 (TV, 2010) Season two gets off to a cracking, confident start, not worrying about moving the story forwards too much or lingering over the series one finale cliffhanger.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2018
90% Battlestar Galactica: Season 4 (TV, 2008-2009) Somehow, out of all the doom and gloom, death, destruction and nihilism we've had, Battlestar Galactica finished with something approaching a happy ending.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2017
93% Battlestar Galactica: Season 1 (TV, 2005) BSG is filled with scenes where brilliant actors such as Mary McDonnell or Edward James Olmos are called on to deliver lines about 'firing up the FTL drives for a jump' with a straight face.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2017
95% Scandal: Season 5 (TV, 2015-2016) Scandal is a hyperreal night-time soap that plays out with almost cosmic efficiency.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2015
93% Homeland: Season 5 - Separation Anxiety (TV Episode) Now that Carrie is out of the CIA, and the show's other great characters - Quinn and Saul - are still there, it will be interesting to see how the writers use them in season five.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2015
98% Mr. Robot: Season 1 (TV, 2015) It's perfect binge-watch material: turn it on and on again.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2015
95% Orange Is the New Black: Season 3 (TV, 2015) You might have your favourites, but there really aren't many boring storylines here.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2015
87% Empire: Season 2 (TV, 2015-2016) Empire was dubbed the "hip-hop Dynasty", which isn't far off; but it owes just as much to more recent mono-titled nighttime soaps such as Revenge or Scandal. In other words, perfect American TV.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2015
63% True Detective : Season 2 (TV, 2015) If there's anyone with any chance of enjoying a McConaughaissance here it's probably McAdams.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2015
88% Better Call Saul: Season 1 - Marco (TV Episode) The first season reaches its end - and Jimmy is going into an exquisite meltdown in a bingo hall.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2015
100% Better Call Saul: Season 1 - Pimento (TV Episode) It's always good to see Mike in action, and the puppy stuff with Kaylee and her mother was nicely played, but here's hoping we have some more Mike and Jimmy interaction next week.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Mar 31, 2015
95% Better Call Saul: Season 1 - RICO (TV Episode) We've seen Jimmy team up with Mike, and this week we get to see the McGill brothers in action.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2015
91% Better Call Saul: Season 1 - Bingo (TV Episode) There's nothing like a five-apple stakeout to get things going. Until this point Bingo was a pretty flat episode, lightened by Jimmy's turn as a bingo caller and Betsy Kettleman's delusional attitude towards her life of crime.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2015
100% Better Call Saul: Season 1 - Five-O (TV Episode) A change of pace this week as we spend the whole episode in Ehrmantraut country.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2015
95% Better Call Saul: Season 1 - Alpine Shepherd Boy (TV Episode) After the first four installments, it's a welcome gear shift; we've got a sense of the rhythm of the show, the lie of the land, now it's satisfying to take a tour around - and to set up the next chapter.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2015
95% Better Call Saul: Season 1 - Hero (TV Episode) We find out the stoner gag behind Saul's name, and get an early glimpse of his moral bankruptcy as we see an early street hustle - but its Jimmy's chutzpah that shines through strongest.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2015
100% Better Call Saul: Season 1 - Nacho (TV Episode) After an acceleration in the parking gate war with Mike, Ehrmantraut fans gets what they've been waiting for this week.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2015
100% Better Call Saul: Season 1 - Mijo (TV Episode) The best thing to come out of the desert is our introduction to Nacho Varga.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2015
100% Better Call Saul: Season 1 - Uno (TV Episode) This first episode felt like creator Vince Gilligan proving that he can shift gears. We're in the same world, but driving around at a different pace - in a very different car.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2015
100% Fargo: Season 2 - Palindrome (TV Episode) There's no doubt Fargo's second season has been a sophisticated piece of television, warm, funny, dark and thrilling -- it's a joy to watch, from the acting to the split screen cinematography, the excellent soundtrack and lines.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2015
100% Fargo: Season 2 - The Castle (TV Episode) We get a brutal shootout, some snappy one-liners, double-crosses, comedy and heartbreak - and that's all before we get to a flying saucer.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2015
100% Fargo: Season 2 - Rhinoceros (TV Episode) For all his bluster, Karl Weathers comes into his own this week, as we first learn that he's the best (sorry, only) lawyer in town, and then get to see him back up his bravado with a sterling performance.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Nov 24, 2015
100% Fargo: Season 2 - The Gift Of The Magi (TV Episode) After being teased with posters and film shoots, we get our first real world sighting of Ronald Reagan this week. Cult actor Bruce Campbell steps up to the plate with a great impression.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2015
100% Fargo: Season 2 - Fear And Trembling (TV Episode) Some heartbreaking, understated moments between Betsy and Lou Solverson this week.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2015
100% Fargo: Season 2 - The Myth Of Sisyphus (TV Episode) Peggy seems to be getting a grip on being the "best me" she can be.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2015
100% Fargo: Season 2 - Before The Law (TV Episode) Mike Milligan (Bokeem Woodbine) is a strong candidate for Softly Spoken Psycho (AKA the Billy Bob Thornton Fargo Award).‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2015
100% Fargo: Season 1 - The Crocodile's Dilemma (TV Episode) As a reworked version of the Coen Brothers' classic film, the TV Fargo is a funny beast, kind of like watching another, very similar, case unfold in a nearby neighborhood.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2015
81% Lost: Season 6 (TV, 2009-2010) The joy of watching the Lost gang get back together certainly adds weight to the idea the producers have been pushing recently: that it's always been about the journey of the characters.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2014