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
4/5 100% Parasite (Gisaengchung) (2019) It's a film that burrows under your skin and sinks in its teeth. - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 21, 2019
5/5 94% Once Upon a Time In Hollywood (2019) Tarantino luxuriates in bringing this prelapsarian heyday roaring back to life, and the effect is pure movie-world intoxication, laced with in-jokes and nibble-ably sweet period detail. - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 21, 2019
3/5 61% Young Ahmed (Le Jeune Ahmed) (2019) Because Ahmed soaks up warmth and concern and gives nothing back, he becomes the emotional version of a radio dead-spot, where the signal conks out and leaves you listening to static. - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 20, 2019
5/5 100% The Lighthouse (2019) A film that feels less made than hoisted up like treasure from the belly of some rust-bitten shipwreck. - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 19, 2019
5/5 83% Diego Maradona (2019) This is filmmaking with the hand of God upon it. - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 19, 2019
4/5 100% Zombi Child (2019) Zombi Child is the kind of lithe and lucid dream that gets its tendrils round your brain stem, so that when all hell finally breaks loose, you can't jolt yourself awake from its grip. - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 18, 2019
4/5 76% Sorry We Missed You (2019) Sorry We Missed You finds Loach at his most insightful and clear-eyed. - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 16, 2019
5/5 86% Rocketman (2019) Dexter Fletcher's fabulous Elton John musical is a heart-racing, toe-tapping, all-glitter-cannons-blazing triumph... - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 16, 2019
4/5 53% The Dead Don't Die (2019) Despite its familiar faces and marketable premise, The Dead Don't Die is purebred Jarmusch - and much lighter on its feet than his last horror-themed project, the 2013 vampire romance Only Lovers Left Alive. - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 14, 2019
1/5 16% The Hustle (2019) To say that I didn't laugh once during The Hustle would be factually accurate, yet it doesn't quite capture the strength and intensity of the not-laughing I was doing throughout. - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 9, 2019
3/5 52% Destination Wedding (2018) The Reeves-Ryder double act deserves nimbler, sparklier, less overwritten material. But in its absence, this passes the time amusingly enough. - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 9, 2019
4/5 65% Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019) It's by no means the Pokémon film anyone would have asked for, but it's one I'm delighted exists. - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 7, 2019
4/5 70% Yesterday (2019) Yesterday may be built on the hits of old, but it finds its own genially infectious groove. - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 5, 2019
5/5 30% The Curse of La Llorona (2019) The film is unquestionably in on the joke. So too are its two tremendous central performances, though you couldn't quite describe either one as comedic. - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 2, 2019
2/5 56% Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile (2019) It makes some interesting observations on the blurred line between complicity and victimhood. Unfortunately, they aren't quite interesting enough to justify sitting through it. - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 2, 2019
2/5 50% Tolkien (2019) Tolkien the film does not memorialise or re-contextualise Tolkien the man in any remotely interesting sense: instead, it just meekly prods him through the Theory of Everything-iser and hopes for the best. - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 1, 2019
4/5 94% Avengers: Endgame (2019) I can't recall a film in this cinematic universe or any other that works as relentlessly and ingeniously to keep delighting its audience than this. - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2019
2/5 29% Red Joan (2019) It's a simplistic take on a potentially fascinating subject: right cast, wrong film. - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2019
3/5 83% Loro (2019) Despite its uneven pacing and structure, there are individual moments that astound. - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2019
4/5 80% Mid90s (2018) Mid90s cares less about making you laugh than enveloping you in the moment, even when the moments consist of nothing more than killed time - daft small talk, the lazy throb of hip hop, the therapeutic purr and slap of skateboard wheels on concrete. - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2019
1/5 16% Hellboy (2019) Ugly, obnoxious and yowlingly witless, with nothing to say for itself that doesn't start with the letter F. - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2019
3/5 32% Wonder Park (2019) Wonder Park feels like a tribute act from every angle, but there are worse things children's films can do than openly mimic the greats. - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2019
3/5 57% The Highwaymen (2019) Costner and Harrelson get to talking, the light lands on their features just so, and the film casts its own curmudgeonly spell. - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2019
4/5 96% Being Frank: The Chris Sievey Story (2019) [A] lovingly assembled, rollickingly funny documentary... - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2019
2/5 36% Out of Blue (2019) Unfortunately, its odd mix of hard-boiled noir and cod-metaphysical waffle comes together in a way that defies you to take any of it seriously... - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2019
2/5 47% Dumbo (2019) A Dumbo remake which fails to jerk tears has to be counted as a failure, regardless of the secondary pleasures on offer, which aren't inconsiderable. - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2019
4/5 90% Shazam! (2019) The film doesn't remotely feel assembled to a franchise-building template: rather, it's jauntily at ease doing its own thing throughout, which is by turns infectiously silly and unexpectedly warm-hearted. - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2019
3/5 100% Minding the Gap (2018) It's as if all its director Bing Liu had to do was put the idea for his film at the top of a steep hill, give it a prod, then keep filming as natural forces took care of the rest. - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2019
5/5 94% Us (2019) The showpiece scares in Us are the opposite of ordinary horror jolts: its big shocks dawn slow, and they don't recede. - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2019
2/5 50% Fisherman's Friends (2019) It's a tale that lends itself more naturally to an item on breakfast TV than an entire feature film. - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2019
2/5 45% What Men Want (2019) What Men Want is pure shrug cinema: not bad so much as wispily superfluous, which may not come as a surprise if you can recall the similarly disposable 2000 original. - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2019
2/5 82% Ben is Back (2018) The whole is rather less than its constituent parts - which didn't really fit together in the first place. - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2019
4/5 78% Captain Marvel (2019) Marvel films are all about anticipation: they're designed to make you crave the next helping before you've even swallowed the current one. But this is the first in a while that I've found myself immediately hungry to revisit. - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2019
4/5 92% Fighting with My Family (2019) For a film that spends so much time with its thighs around other people's throats, it has a surprisingly delicate touch. - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2019
2/5 90% A Private War (2018) Its grindingly earnest tone is that of the hasty posthumous tribute, rather than the more textured, inquiring long view of a worthwhile biopic. - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2019
3/5 71% Piercing (2019) For those who prefer their cinema trussed up and slobbering on a ball gag, Piercing provides an hour and 20 minutes of nasty fun, though it occasionally feels like a great short stretched out beyond its optimal length. - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2019
3/5 82% Instant Family (2018) The film is boosted immeasurably by Byrne and Wahlberg, who make a snappily appealing comic pair and bounce off each other well in the film's many fraught parenting moments. - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2019
3/5 90% The Kid Who Would Be King (2019) This scrappily engaging new take from Joe Cornish, squarely aimed at older children and younger teens, finds a sparkle in the old tale that feels timely and fresh. - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2019
3/5 91% How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019) For viewers steeped in the sagas of the young Viking Hiccup and his lovable scaly steed Toothless, it's possible the third How To Train Your Dragon film will serve as a rousing trilogy-closer. - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2019
3/5 78% Green Book (2018) So much fun in the moment, you almost feel bad later on for realising it doesn't add up. - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2019
5/5 95% The Souvenir (2019) In tackling a story that is presumably, and perhaps painfully, close to home, [Hogg] has made her farthest-reaching film yet. - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2019
3/5 85% The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part (2019) The Lego Movie spoiled us rotten. Its sequel is the film we probably would have been grateful for if we didn't know better. - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2019
3/5 73% Destroyer (2018) Destroyer's grim and grubby vision of Los Angeles is a decent enough cover version of the fractured metropolis iconised by Michael Mann in modern noir classics such as Heat and Collateral. - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2019
4/5 67% Vice (2018) It is a head-spinning shock-and-awe satire that comes in hot then cranks up the thermostat to infernal - a Molotov cocktail of biopic, documentary and black comedy, with a thrillingly short fuse. - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2019
4/5 69% Beautiful Boy (2018) It is a film of rare emotional complexity and punch - not just wincingly sharp on the business of addiction in particular, but also a heart-piercing ode to fatherhood at large. - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2019
3/5 59% The Front Runner (2018) Effectively captures the knife-edge bustle of political stagecraft. - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2019
2/5 33% Welcome to Marwen (2018) The result is a self-defeating, yikes-a-minute hodge-podge, and a film it's impossible to get a grip on from one scene to the next. - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2018
5/5 79% Mary Poppins Returns (2018) If I don't say it, another critic will: Mary Poppins Returns really is practically perfect in every way. - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2018
2/5 65% Aquaman (2018) For all its sporadic wackiness and wonder, on balance Aquaman still comes out a bore. But they've given it a heroic shake. - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2018
4/5 92% Bumblebee (2018) Feels less like another Transformers film as we've come to know them than a live-action spin on the classic Ted Hughes-inspired animation The Iron Giant, slathered in John Hughes-esque coming-of-age trimmings. - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2018