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)

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
3/5 86% On The Rocks (2020) If this isn't quite as enveloping or precise as Coppola's best work, it's still studded with moments that feel master-crafted to linger... - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2020
4/5 100% Supernova (2020) Each telling moment, whether big or small, connects unerringly. Its stardust finds us, and every particle feels like one of our own. - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2020
5/5 100% Lovers Rock (2020) It pulls off what I can only describe as a kind of cinematic jiu-jitsu - heaving you back to that precise moment in history, then lifting your soul out of your skin in one seamless move. - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2020
5/5 80% Ammonite (2020) Winslet and Ronan don't have chemistry so much as a kind of mesmerising tectonic accord, and slowly but surely, the two converge. - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2020
5/5 99% Nomadland (2020) The sheer compassion of Zhao's direction is one of the film's most elemental pleasures, while McDormand is one of those rare actors who can somehow make the act of listening as thrilling as a barnstorming speech. - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2020
1/5 14% Run Hide Fight (2020) It often feels like an insanely poor-taste experiment. - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2020
3/5 99% One Night in Miami (2020) King's fluid direction of her four actors means the snug setting never feels dramatically constricting, while their jostling performance styles make each combination of voices feels like its own distinct treat. - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2020
5/5 100% The World to Come (2020) It's as simultaneously chilling and warming as a slug of ice-cold vodka, and just as liable to make your mind swim and eyes prick. - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2020
4/5 100% Mandibles (Mandibules) (2020) If the "Basil the Rat" episode of Fawlty Towers had been written and directed by Luis Buñuel, the result might have been something like this. - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2020
2/5 38% Miss Marx (2020) Susanna Nichiarelli's film is as lumberingly sombre as these things tend to get, and even an alert, inquisitive lead performance from Romola Garai can't quite put a spring in its step. - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2020
3/5 40% Mainstream (2020) Mainstream is a cautionary tale to approach with caution, deserving of a like but perhaps not quite a subscribe. - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2020
3/5 75% Mulan (2020) It's performed with such consummate precision and showmanship that at times you would swear you were watching something with a heart. - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2020
5/5 72% Tenet (2020) This is a film that will cause many to throw up their hands in bamboozlement - and many more, I hope, to clasp theirs in awe and delight. - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2020
94% Yes, God, Yes (2020) I was really impressed with this. A small, slight film that gets absolutely to the heart of strangeness... - Kermode & Mayo's Film Review EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2020
58% Random Acts of Violence (2020) It's as if the film can't find the ending it is looking for...I was really with this, and then suddenly I was not. - Kermode & Mayo's Film Review EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2020
62% Chemical Hearts (2020) The writers are overly-cautious...good intentions that don't pay off...not good storytelling and not engaging cinema, though an ethically-sound film... - Kermode & Mayo's Film Review EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2020
3/5 70% The One and Only Ivan (2020) A hearty cob of honest corn, served buttery and sweet. - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 20, 2020
84% The Way Back (2020) Fairly conventionally mapped out, but the treatment is handled with deep respect and it's shot beautifully...not completely revelatory but it does follow the classic lines of the genre, and done nicely... - Kermode & Mayo's Film Review EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2020
79% Greyhound (2020) You'd think a more experienced director would have found the undiscovered visual opportunities in this...all this stuff was missing beyond the top level of the film...a procedural thriller that left me hungry... - Kermode & Mayo's Film Review EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2020
44% Love Sarah (2020) A skin-itchingly uncomfortable dynamic at the heart of it... - Kermode & Mayo's Film Review EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2020
81% The Old Guard (2020) The action scenes are well-choreographed, but there's no sense of spectacle and none of the takeaway you'd expect from a film like this... - Kermode & Mayo's Film Review EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2020
49% Scoob! (2020) There's a mannequin-like energy to the humans... - Kermode & Mayo's Film Review EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2020
4/5 94% We Are Little Zombies (2020) We Are Little Zombies' exploration of the mechanics of mourning, particularly the uneasy disjunct between inner and outer emotions, is layered and sincere. - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2020
4/5 67% Extraction (2020) Simultaneously no-nonsense and all-nonsense. - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 22, 2020
4/5 71% Trolls World Tour (2020) To watch it is to be waterboarded by joy. - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2020
4/5 90% Dark Waters (2019) True to its title, this is a murky pool of a movie, and Mark Ruffalo is the man on the bank, poking its surface with a stick. - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2020
2/5 37% Downhill (2020) Something that might have been drawn up by a cringe-comedy algorithm, or a team of aliens whose understanding of the human condition was derived from a skim-view of Curb Your Enthusiasm. - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2020
4/5 91% The Invisible Man (2020) The Invisible Man addresses its underlying themes... with utmost seriousness and old-fashioned jump-scares; it's a haunted house ride with more on its mind than up its sleeve. - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 25, 2020
5/5 79% True History of the Kelly Gang (2020) The result less resembles a conventional period piece than Kubrick's Barry Lyndon with its fingers jammed in the plug socket. - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2020
2/5 36% Waiting for Anya (2020) It's the kind of film that's good news for anyone with a book report due on the source, but can't be recommended under any other circumstances. - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2020
4/5 97% First Love (Hatsukoi) (2019) Imagine if the David Ayer of Street Kings and End of Watch had shot the first half of a gangster movie, then thrown his megaphone to Spaced-age Edgar Wright. - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2020
2/5 63% Sonic the Hedgehog (2020) Children encountering the faux-ET format for the first time may enjoy it well enough, but signs of life, extra or otherwise, are low to nil. - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2020
2/5 14% Dolittle (2020) The chaotic cutting and framing of almost every scene suggests an enormous amount of Downey Jr's dialogue was re-recorded after the shoot: tellingly, the actor is rarely facing the camera while speaking, and often isn't even on screen. - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2020
3/5 82% Queen & Slim (2019) Their characters are only loosely sketched, which suits both Kaluuya's watchful, reticent performance - reminiscent of his star-making work in Get Out - and Turner-Smith's lack of experience. - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2020
2/5 11% The Turning (2020) The plot doesn't allow for an ebb and flow of tension, but instead serves up a steady parade of clunks and whoos and creepy dolls that quickly becomes tedious. - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2020
4/5 85% Waves (2019) Waves isn't merely a film about teenagers, it's virtually a teenager in film form. It's also the kind of cinema that keeps you young. - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2020
3/5 77% Bad Boys for Life (2020) A quarter-century on from its inception, Bad Boys has become something which would have once seemed inconceivable: quite sweet. - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2020
95% Little Women (2019) This is a really thoughtful adaptation, incredibly smart and incredibly moving. - Kermode & Mayo's Film Review EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2020
20% Cats (2019) There's a digital veneer of horror and farce and glazed looks, and it just doesn't work, it's not sensibly thought about. - Kermode & Mayo's Film Review EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2020
4/5 75% Spies in Disguise (2019) Call it The Spy Who Doved Me: a body swap comedy pushed to unusually daft extremes, even by the standards of the form. - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2019
3/5 75% The Gentlemen (2020) The Gentlemen is a mid-life-crisis movie, and I don't mean that as a criticism: it's keen to give its beloved old guard the last laugh in a fast-changing world. - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2019
4/5 51% Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) The Rise of Skywalker completes a saga no one sane screenwriter would have dreamt up from scratch, but does so with such pluck and showmanship that the result feels strangely precious. - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2019
4/5 97% The Kingmaker (2019) While the film starts in wry fly-on-the-wall mode, it morphs into something weightier and surreally unsettling - Louis Theroux to Luis Buñuel in 60 minutes flat. - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2019
2/5 72% Jumanji: The Next Level (2019) It doesn't click, particularly for Johnson, whose proven flair for physical comedy doesn't extend to an amusing and/or accurate Danny DeVito impression. - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2019
5/5 63% Motherless Brooklyn (2019) It took Norton two decades to get Motherless Brooklyn made, and the result is a film that's wondrously out of time: one in which the hero isn't out to save the world, just understand it. - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2019
3/5 89% 1917 (2020) Let there be no doubt that everyone involved with 1917 gave their all to the exercise. But its ultimate status as an exercise is, likewise, without doubt. - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2019
2/5 77% Judy & Punch (2020) Judy & Punch is one of the more valiant recent entries in cinema's "worth a shot" file: a promising idea that can't sustain itself for anything approaching feature length. - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2019
3/5 73% Harriet (2019) The whole package is so sleekly watchable, if risk-averse to a fault, that I can't recall a recent time at the cinema where I learned more by thinking less. - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2019
4/5 77% Frozen II (2019) For all its feints and innovations, Frozen II knows its audience inside out, and wants to ensure every last subdivision leaves feeling both seen and satisfied. - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2019
2/5 63% Driven (2019) Nick Hamm's period biopic attempts to turn this tall-sounding tale into American Hustle on wheels: alas, the results have all the dramatic horsepower of a mobility scooter. - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2019