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Robbie Collin

Robbie Collin
Robbie Collin's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Daily Telegraph (UK), News of the World, Daily Record (UK)

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
5/5 88% Jackie (2016) This is a cinema of no escape, and few if any actors will have to shoulder the same burden of expressive responsibility this year - yet the never-better Portman simply shines beneath it, giving a performance of mesmeric complexity and commitment. ‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Posted Jan 11, 2017
4/5 95% Endless Poetry (Poesía Sin Fin) (2016) Endless Poetry isn't exactly a painless introduction to the world of Alejandro Jodorowsky. But let's be honest: what is? ‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Posted Jan 5, 2017
2/5 17% Assassin's Creed (2016) For everyone who thought Dan Brown's conspiracy novels were just lacking a spot of parkour, Assassin's Creed might be your favourite film of the year. But for the clinically sane 99.9 percent of the rest of us, it's rather less exciting. ‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Posted Dec 19, 2016
1/5 12% Collateral Beauty (2016) Just when you think the film can't get any more mawkish or fatuous, it always surprises you. ‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Posted Dec 15, 2016
4/5 85% Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) Despite its darker tone, Rogue One feels cosily at home in the Star Wars universe, and is crowded with the kind of imagination-tickling details the franchise thrives on. ‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Posted Dec 13, 2016
5/5 84% Silence (2017) It's a film full of tight close-ups of hands accepting gifts that comfort, inspire and bring succour to their recipients' souls. That's how we should receive it. ‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Posted Dec 11, 2016
2/5 61% Snowden (2016) Stone's fixation on the sheer dang manliness of sticking one to the government, even digitally, feels misguided here from the off. ‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Posted Dec 8, 2016
4/5 95% Moana (2016) Brimming over with spectacle and visual inventiveness. ‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Posted Nov 28, 2016
4/5 61% Allied (2016) This is a film where couples look like a million bucks in direct sunlight and five times that in shadow, and talk in that heightened movie-speak where every line feels like an airborne shuttlecock: playful, arcing, nimbly swatted. ‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Posted Nov 21, 2016
4/5 No Score Yet Too Young to Die (2016) The film's riotous oddness occasionally teeters into a free-for-all, though it retains enough shape for a joke about a parakeet sending a text message to pay off more than an hour after it's set up. ‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Posted Nov 16, 2016
4/5 No Score Yet Daguerrotype (Le secret de la chambre noire) (2016) You'll need patience for it to work on you, but all effort's repaid tenfold, thanks to Kurosawa's murmur-soft, immaculate craft and a trio of gorgeous central performances ... ‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Posted Nov 16, 2016
4/5 73% Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016) As a feat of world-building and character-shaping, it sets an appealing stage. ‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Posted Nov 12, 2016
2/5 41% 100 Streets (2017) It's never entirely clear why its three unrelated stories are being told in the first place. ‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Posted Nov 10, 2016
4/5 86% Hacksaw Ridge (2016) A fantastically moving and bruising war film that hits you like a raw topside of beef in the face - a kind of primary-coloured Guernica that flourishes on a big screen with a crowd. ‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Posted Nov 7, 2016
2/5 51% The Accountant (2016) The one equation it never manages to balance is the one that says making a film about Asperger's Syndrome being more or less a superpower equals a rip-roaring and completely non-problematic jape. ‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Posted Nov 3, 2016
5/5 97% Your Name (Kimi No Na Wa.) (2016) Like a landscape shining after heavy rain, it feels like real life with the sharpness, brightness and sensation turned right up. ‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Posted Nov 2, 2016
4/5 No Score Yet In This Corner of the World (Kono sekai no katasumi ni) (2016) Confronting the horrors of history head-on can make for cinema that's impossible to shake, but Katabuchi's painterly, introspective film proves a sideways approach can be just as indelible. ‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Posted Oct 28, 2016
4/5 92% Queen of Katwe (2016) We already know from his turn as Martin Luther King Jr in Selma that Oyelowo can be stirring in a statesmanlike role, but here he brings a similar kind of moral conviction to a far humbler underdog character. ‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Posted Oct 20, 2016
3/5 92% I, Daniel Blake (2016) While it too often sands the complications off what you sense should feel like an uncomfortably splintery issue, in its best moments, it's a quietly fearsome piece of drama. ‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Posted Oct 20, 2016
4/5 81% Free Fire (2017) Free Fire is a mad contraption, bristling with bravado and black, sardonic wit. ‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Posted Oct 18, 2016
4/5 63% Storks (2016) After softening you up with whatever the comedic equivalent of a triple somersault with a half pike and double twist is, it lands on its emotional target - we're talking freely trickling tears - with a persuasive and satisfying thud. ‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Posted Oct 13, 2016
1/5 19% Inferno (2016) The one thing that can't be said about Howard's film is that it doesn't do justice to Brown's book: it absolutely does, which is the entire problem, and arguably one that any halfway-faithful adaptation could never avoid. ‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Posted Oct 13, 2016
4/5 91% Southside With You (2016) As a multi-faceted character study - of a couple, a nation, a racial identity - there are surprises around every corner. ‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Posted Sep 29, 2016
2/5 64% Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016) It's another flick through a familiar and by-now bulging scrapbook, but it leaves you craving less - and more. ‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Posted Sep 29, 2016
3/5 95% The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years (2016) The phenomenon of their live appearances - not just the concerts themselves, but the cheeky press-conference preludes, and the hysterical, garment-rending fallout - itself defines the era with a spiky precision. ‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Posted Sep 13, 2016
2/5 36% Blair Witch (2016) Blair Witch styles itself as a love-letter, but it's pure transcription. ‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Posted Sep 13, 2016
3/5 89% A United Kingdom (2017) Stirring, heartstring-strumming stuff ... a chapter of history that rewards a close reading. ‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Posted Sep 11, 2016
2/5 57% The Journey (2016) The Journey is an apocryphal drama about the Northern Irish peace process, and makes its subject look like a methodical tootle around the block by comparison. ‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Posted Sep 7, 2016
5/5 46% The Bad Batch (2016) It's the type of film that, whatever time of day you watch it, makes it feel like half past two in the morning. ‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Posted Sep 7, 2016
3/5 25% Ben-Hur (2016) Call it wholemeal bread and circuses - an odd diet of sincerity and spectacle that nonetheless hits some kind of spot. ‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Posted Sep 7, 2016
4/5 72% Nocturnal Animals (2016) Everything that works in Nocturnal Animals is intoxicating, provocative, delicious - and happily, so is everything that doesn't. ‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Posted Sep 4, 2016
5/5 94% Arrival (2016) Beautiful, provocative allegory that can bump your whole worldview off balance. ‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Posted Sep 1, 2016
4/5 59% The Light Between Oceans (2016) Fassbender and Vikander explore their characters' various thorny moral quandaries and shifting states of mind in breath-catching depth, drilling down through the plot's melodramatic crust to the swirling ethical magma underneath. ‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Posted Sep 1, 2016
5/5 93% La La Land (2016) It has its head in the stars, and for a little over two wonderstruck hours, it lifts you up there too. ‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Posted Sep 1, 2016
2/5 60% War Dogs (2016) The satire hits with powder-puff force thanks largely to the film's ruinous lack of moral shading around David and Efraim's exploits. ‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Posted Aug 25, 2016
3/5 54% The Purge: Election Year (2016) The result is a roiling casserole of bad-taste jolts - lynching trees, parricidal Lolitas, "murder tourism", gallows gags about racist mobs - but each one pulls its weight and makes its point. ‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Posted Aug 25, 2016
1/5 11% Nine Lives (2016) Nothing here looks like a genuine interaction between real human beings: Spacey may be the first actor to give a comedic performance in which his own smile looks like it had to be green-screened in at a later date. ‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Posted Aug 18, 2016
4/5 78% The Shallows (2016) Collet-Serra's rigorous craftsmanship and Lively's muscular-in-every-sense movie-star performance ... ensure every attack and counterattack convulses and grips. ‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Posted Aug 11, 2016
4/5 66% David Brent: Life on the Road (2017) Even after all these years, the character still fits Gervais as comfortably as a Sergio Georgini sports jacket. ‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Posted Aug 11, 2016
2/5 72% The Carer (2015) János Edelényi's The Carer brings nothing to the party apart from the kind of clenched, eyelid-twitching grin of enforced affability that quickly loses any charm it ever had. ‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Posted Aug 7, 2016
4/5 96% Bobby Sands: 66 Days (2016) Byrne's film is concerned with the process and practice of myth-making: the way the right person, or action, or face, can capture a moment, or galvanise a movement - and, for both good and ill, transform politics into something like art. ‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Posted Aug 7, 2016
4/5 86% Pete's Dragon (2016) The film is confident enough in its own weatherbeaten skin to take on no more plot than is strictly necessary, and its most affecting scenes are all character-driven moments with no real bearing on the story. ‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Posted Aug 2, 2016
2/5 26% Suicide Squad (2016) Occasionally, the film feels like Ayer is trying to fight his way out from underneath an enormous, suffocating parachute. ‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Posted Aug 2, 2016
4/5 82% Author: The JT LeRoy Story (2016) Feuerzeig's film teasingly, dextrously reminds us that all art - especially the true stuff - is fake. ‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Posted Jul 28, 2016
4/5 93% Swallows and Amazons (2016) Despite the plot adjustments, Swallows and Amazons reproduces the potted world Ransome wrote about with diligence and sincerity: it's very English, very interwar, and very, very white. ‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Posted Jul 24, 2016
3/5 88% Born To Be Blue (2016) The occasional lows only serve to illustrate what a minefield the genius biopic can be - and how Born to be Blue skips through the genre more nimbly than most. ‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Posted Jul 24, 2016
4/5 73% Ghostbusters (2016) The 2016 vintage of Ghostbusters speaks to its time with the same withering comic accuracy and hot-air-balloon-sized sense of fun as the 1984 original. ‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Posted Jul 10, 2016
4/5 85% Maggie's Plan (2016) This comedy from Rebecca Miller says more about the human condition through its cardigans than most films this summer have managed in their scripts. ‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Posted Jul 7, 2016
3/5 60% Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie (2016) While you can't imagine the film ever making it to Cannes under anything other than its own steam, the jaunt proves to be a surprisingly worthwhile one. ‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Posted Jun 30, 2016
2/5 77% Elvis & Nixon (2016) Perhaps this meeting of suspicious minds really was an unsung crux of modern American history, but Elvis & Nixon feels like a trifle about a trifle. ‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Posted Jun 23, 2016