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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
3/5 100% Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond - Featuring a Very Special, Contractually Obligated Mention of Tony Clifton (2017) It's here to burnish one performer's legend while laying the foundations of another's. But there's still lots of fun to be had in its twisting, telescoping hall of mirrors.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2017
1/5 41% Justice League (2017) It's consistently embarrassing to watch, and features plot holes so yawningly vast they have a kind of Grand Canyon-like splendour: part of you wants to hang around to see what they look like at sunset.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2017
4/5 86% Professor Marston & The Wonder Women (2017) All three ... leads are sensational, although their performances are so supply intertwined, it's hard to put a finger on exactly what each one is individually up to that's so good.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2017
3/5 58% Murder On The Orient Express (2017) Branagh has mapped out his film as scrupulously as his screen alter ego does the investigation, and fights the tendency for starchy period stories to wilt into camp. But a shade more playfulness would have gone a long way.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2017
5/5 No Score Yet Ryuichi Sakamoto: Coda (2017) This is a documentary that rejects every behind-the-scenes cliché around, and stands as an immensely moving and inspiring piece of cinema in its own right.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2017
4/5 No Score Yet Traces of Sin (2016) A coldly mesmerising investigative thriller from Kei Ishikawa in which the cosy, middle-class family unit is revealed to be less nuclear than toxic.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2017
3/5 No Score Yet Hanagatami (2017) Even with its myriad confusions and frustrations, there's nothing else quite like Hanagatami around.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2017
2/5 No Score Yet Fullmetal Alchemist (Hagane no renkinjutsushi) (2017) Conservative fans might appreciate its craven faithfulness, but adaptation isn't much fun when it's just approximation, and Fullmetal Alchemist behaves less like cinema than cosplay on a cinema budget.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2017
5/5 98% Call Me by Your Name (2017) It's an incomparably lovely period romance, as warm and therapeutic as the sunlight that suffuses every frame.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2017
1/5 14% Geostorm (2017) Watching Gerard Butler solve a whodunit is like watching ... chimpanzees move a piano downstairs: a kind of teeth-baring, flea-picking burlesque of recognisable human behaviour that's funny for a while until you start to worry about the ethics of it.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2017
4/5 92% Thor: Ragnarok (2017) It's funny, charming, dazzling, gorgeously designed, and full of actors you already like.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2017
4/5 92% Brawl in Cell Block 99 (2017) Vaughn's performance is hard, dark, and mercilessly committed, and the film gives you nowhere to hide from it - no twangs of irony or conspiratorial winks to take the edge off what ensues.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2017
2/5 54% The Lego Ninjago Movie (2017) A sad turn-up for a franchise which has already proven dazzlingly adept at staging Michael Bay-style madcap spectacle on a toy-box scale.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2017
2/5 66% Breathe (2017) A punishingly twee instructional biopic, in which a testing human life is boiled down into the screen equivalent of a non-prescription pick-me-up.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2017
5/5 87% Blade Runner 2049 (2017) One of the most spectacular, provocative, profound and spiritually staggering blockbusters of our time.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2017
1/5 51% Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017) This crazily overlong and tiresome follow-up doesn't seem to have the first idea what to do with itself - not least when it comes to its much-vaunted all-star cast, the majority of whom are barely even in it. ‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2017
3/5 89% First They Killed My Father (2017) A film on its toes - nimble, vivid and lyrical, with its guard down and its blood up.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2017
4/5 82% The Villainess (Ak-Nyeo) (2017) Midnight slickness is The Villainess's signature look, and one it rocks with mesmeric panache.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2017
1/5 34% American Assassin (2017) Let's put it this way: American Assassin seems to have a certain target audience in mind, and it's probably not one you'd want to be considered a part of.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2017
5/5 68% mother! (2017) A sick joke, an urgent warning and a roar into the abyss, Mother! earns its exclamation mark three times over and more.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2017
5/5 94% Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017) [Three Billboards] makes for soaringly satisfying viewing, yet the satisfaction comes from blistering performances and virtuosic screenwriting.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2017
3/5 65% Victoria & Abdul (2017) Frears' film is all nostalgia and inertia - a tale ablaze with historical import and contemporary resonance, reduced to commemorative biscuit tin proportions.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2017
4/5 50% The Leisure Seeker (2018) It's bluntly honest ... and finds a rough-edged humour in that frankness.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2017
1/5 40% The Private Life of a Modern Woman (2017) Just 71 minutes long, but so toenail-tweakingly pleased with itself, and so replete with pseud-ish posturing, that by the end it feels as if the whole thing must have been playing at quarter-speed.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2017
2/5 25% Suburbicon (2017) It's a hectic, sour and muddled film - a flailing counterfeit of satire that keeps slipping on its own banana skin supply, and never remotely gets to grips with what it thinks it's sending up.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2017
3/5 91% Our Souls at Night (2017) The film equivalent of a loveable old hound that fetches your favourite slippers, rolls over for a tickle, curls up on your feet, contentedly passes wind, then nods off.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2017
4/5 90% Lean on Pete (2017) If this story of a lonely young life lived on the hoof leaves us craving stillness and closeness, then surely that's mission accomplished.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2017
4/5 95% First Reformed (2017) Schrader and his cast commit to the project with sharpened and unblinking seriousness, even when the going gets mesmerically weird, with violence, visions, levitations and Neil Young protest songs chanted sombrely by toxic swamps.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2017
4/5 93% Human Flow (2017) As DeMillean in scope as it is radical in its call to compassion, it's basically The Ten Commandments of dissident art.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2017
5/5 98% The Shape of Water (2017) It offers what must be cinema's uneasiest probing of the postwar American psyche since Paul Thomas Anderson's The Master - and is unquestionably del Toro's best, richest film since his 2006 Spanish-language masterpiece Pan's Labyrinth.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2017
3/5 No Score Yet The Devil and Father Amorth (2018) Unquestionably a curio for converts rather than the meatier exploration it will leave many sceptics (including this one) hankering after, but it leaves you with plenty to chew on ...‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2017
4/5 65% Downsizing (2017) Contrary to the teachings of another famous childhood ditty, Payne's film thrills to the idea that it may not be such a small world after all.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2017
4/5 83% Detroit (2017) Each actor inhabits their role with a precision and mettle that means even in the depths of confusion, the complex group dynamics are easy to read.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2017
3/5 78% An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power (2017) Gore. (Hoo! Yeah!) What is he good for? Making an impassioned, morally urgent case for action on climate change, say it again, y'all.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2017
4/5 77% Final Portrait (2017) It's a delightful, nimble miniature, as thought-provoking in the long term as it is wryly entertaining in the moment.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2017
1/5 39% The Hitman's Bodyguard (2017) A cut-rate, no-fun, corrosively unlikeable Midnight Run re-do, with Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L Jackson both locked on their respective autopilots.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2017
3/5 83% Tom of Finland (2017) An interesting film rather than an engrossing one ... it's hard not to wish it was a little more energised by its subject's enduringly transgressive spirit.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2017
1/5 9% The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature (2017) The computer graphics are ugly and dated, the plot a clump of clichés, and with one notable exception, you can almost hear the voice cast scrolling through their phones in the recording booth.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2017
5/5 90% A Ghost Story (2017) Completely unlike anything else you'll see this year.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2017
2/5 88% Maudie (2017) Maud Lewis left the world a brighter place than she found it. This drably earnest rendering of her life story doesn't follow suit.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2017
4/5 49% Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017) Valerian is a film to wallow in, not follow, and if you're tuned to its extra-terrestrial wavelength, you wouldn't cut a second.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2017
1/5 9% The Emoji Movie (2017) Around nine tenths product placement, at least 15 tenths abysmal, and pulsates with molten cynicism on every imaginable level.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2017
1/5 17% Wish Upon (2017) Feels like the result of some kind of diabolical, chimpanzee-fingered pact.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2017
3/5 98% The Big Sick (2017) Despite the aches and creaks in its extremities, The Big Sick is in rude health where it counts.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2017
3/5 89% Girls Trip (2017) Throughout the film, there's a sharp specificity to the women's various emotional travails that cuts across its occasionally baggy construction.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2017
5/5 92% Dunkirk (2017) Christopher Nolan's astonishing new film, a retelling of the Allied evacuation of occupied France in 1940, is a work of heart-hammering intensity and grandeur that demands to be seen on the best and biggest screen within reach.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2017
3/5 87% The Untamed (La región salvaje) (2017) This is a fascinating and outrageous next step for Escalante, with a strong central concept and some oozily plausible special effects. It's just a pity that its human side doesn't measure up to its inhuman one.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2017
4/5 67% Cars 3 (2017) Its plot ... blossoms into something more profound than the Rocky sequel-esque comeback yarn you initially expect.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2017
4/5 88% It Comes At Night (2017) Think of Shults's film ... as the end of the world by lantern light: intimate and flickering up close, with unfathomable blackness beyond.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2017
2/5 92% Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) A little of the new Spider-Man went an exhilaratingly long way in Captain America: Civil War last year. But a lot of him goes almost nowhere in this slack and spiritless solo escapade.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2017