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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
4/5 77% The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (2018) Every location in this irresistible romantic mystery is like a little mini-break for the soul, every costume and piece of set-dressing nibble-ably gorgeous, and every character a pleasure to keep company with, even the rotters.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2018
1/5 18% The Titan (2018) Steals ideas from films as diverse as The Fly, Avatar, Soylent Green and Prometheus before fumbling every last one of them, and looks as if it was shot in a show home for 99.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2018
2/5 15% Blumhouse's Truth or Dare (2018) Truth or Dare is the kind of film that must have seemed like a good idea at the time, but its initially appealing premise - what if a demon possessed a drinking game? - quickly falls to pieces under its own self-generated confusions.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2018
4/5 50% Rampage (2018) And it is exactly how these big, thick destruction films should be done: the script is boisterously funny, the action sequences have real flair and sweep, and the central human-primate friendship is even quite moving at points.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2018
4/5 84% Journeyman (2017) Considine resists the usual narrative urges to bring down any kind of judgement or redemption, or to "make sense" of Matty's story beyond the sense he himself can make of it.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2018
2/5 43% Pacific Rim Uprising (2018) Watching del Toro's film felt like playing with toys as big as skyscrapers, but everything about this successor feels trinket-sized.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2018
3/5 73% Ready Player One (2018) Its vision of a world fixated on cultural nursery food has a spiky topicality and an occasionally piercing satirical bite.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2018
3/5 42% Mary Magdalene (2018) It goes straight for the forehead: it is a brow-furrower and a temple-rubber, best mulled over at a remove.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2018
4/5 84% The Square (2017) Östlund at his best can have his cake and push it in your face.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2018
2/5 62% Peter Rabbit (2018) The new Peter Rabbit film could only really be improved with the addition of one thing: unfortunately, it's myxomatosis.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2018
2/5 0% Walk Like a Panther (2018) It is all so relentlessly toe-curling that at the end I found myself walking out of the cinema like Mr Tumnus, gingerly picking his way through the Narnian snowpack.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2018
5/5 94% Sweet Country (2018) It has a power that makes the cinema shake.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2018
2/5 47% Red Sparrow (2018) It has the soul of a washing machine instruction manual. I can't recall when I last saw a film that works so hard to stop you enjoying it.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2018
1/5 13% Fifty Shades Freed (2018) This is a film in which one of the more emotionally detailed performances is given by a product-placement Audi.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2018
4/5 96% Black Panther (2018) You can see [Michael B.] Jordan offhandedly weighing the line in his mind like a rock he's about to lob: it's one of many nicely judged moments of performance here from a wildly appealing ensemble cast without a weak link.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2018
3/5 76% Last Flag Flying (2017) For all its seeming modesty, this is a mature, contemplative and mostly rewarding experiment: no awards-season bruiser, but a worthwhile B-side for Ashby's venerable American classic.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2018
4/5 82% Early Man (2018) The miracle of great stop-motion has always been that the films look loved. As you watch Early Man, you can feel it.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2018
4/5 85% Darkest Hour (2017) Who wouldn't want to see the Nazis taken to task by George Smiley, Count Dracula and Jean-Baptiste Emanuel Zorg?‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2018
3/5 47% Jupiter's Moon (Jupiter holdja) (2017) Reconcile yourself to the fact that the thematic loose ends are never going to be sensibly tied up ... and it's possible to coast through the entire film on its unflagging visual bravado alone.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Jan 4, 2018
3/5 82% Brad's Status (2017) The film passes the time with breezy good cheer and the odd well-wrangled cringe, but fades from memory in much the same way.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Jan 4, 2018
3/5 76% Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017) Laughs flow fast thanks to all four actors committing gamely to the bit, and the four-strong writing team doing their damnedest to winkle out every last gag from the mismatches.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2017
2/5 56% The Greatest Showman (2017) The main problem with this idea - apart from it being completely and utterly bibbly bibbly quack-quack insane - is that once you airbrush exploitation out of the PT Barnum story, there's not much story left.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2017
4/5 78% All the Money in the World (2017) As ever with Scott, the film unfolds in a richly realised world and moves with an addictive, free-wheeling swagger. And his four main actors -- Williams, Wahlberg and the Plummers old and young -- have all been astutely cast.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2017
5/5 91% Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) The Last Jedi mounts some genuinely startling narrative twists and feints, while charting an onward course for the franchise that has you itching to discover what comes next.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2017
5/5 91% Phantom Thread (2018) Prickly, sly, entirely exquisite.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2017
5/5 87% The Post (2018) Tremendous ...‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2017
2/5 45% The Star (2017) Delivers ... a preachy, bland and fastidiously inoffensive kind of ersatz fun - a little like those knock-off Christian video games from the early 1990s that mimicked existing hits, but which made you pray for people instead of shoot them.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Nov 23, 2017
3/5 97% 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 40% 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 87% 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 57% 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 (2018) 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 42% 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 95% Call Me by Your Name (2018) 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 12% 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 55% 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 52% 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 88% 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 83% 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 69% 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 92% 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 66% 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 34% 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