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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 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 89% 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 93% 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
5/5 94% Baby Driver (2017) The Italian director Bernardo Bertolucci was once credited with making "intravenous cinema", but there's no better imaginable description of Baby Driver, which seems to shoot directly from the screen into your arteries.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2017
3/5 61% Despicable Me 3 (2017) Consistently funny, with the kind of well-orchestrated slapstick moments where you can actually feel the stick slap.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2017
4/5 94% War for the Planet of the Apes (2017) Reeves marshals more than his fair share of battle scenes and sweeping set-pieces, but never forgets the flicker of a face can provide all the spectacle that cinema requires.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2017
4/5 94% God's Own Country (2017) The film has a cumulative power that sneaks up on you even as you think you're keeping track of it, and a twilit afterglow that hasn't faded yet.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2017
4/5 15% Transformers: The Last Knight (2017) In the obliter-tainment game, Bay's simply better than that -- and on this form, he may be better than anyone.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2017
4/5 78% The Beguiled (2017) It's the kind of mood that brings out the best in Kidman, whose performance is deliciously subtle, but with a lemony edge of camp that allows her to twist an entire scene with the arch of an eyebrow or parting of her lips.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2017
1/5 43% Hampstead (2017) We're just supposed to accept that Diane Keaton - Diane Keaton! - would happily settle for a man she literally finds in a bush.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2017
4/5 49% Churchill (2017) When Cox finally announces "This is the Prime Minister speaking" as he delivers his D-Day address to a waiting nation, you understand the significance of those six words exactly - both what they mean, and what they need to mean in order to mean anything.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2017
2/5 34% From the Land of the Moon (Mal de pierres) (2017) You don't get [this] kind of thing on the NHS - but you do, with reasonable frequency, on Sunday evening television, which is where this very harmlessly tempestuous tale might feel most at home.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2017
3/5 89% Norman (Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer) (2017) Cedar might have built up a broader satirical thesis from all this wheeling and dealing, but he's happy to let the film rest gently on Gere's shoulders - these days, a pretty safe foundation.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2017
4/5 100% My Life as a Zucchini (Ma vie de courgette) (2017) This isn't just good writing, it's humane and honourable. Every child here feels like a real human being, and as such is accorded a dignity the world invariably hasn't extended to them in their lives to date.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2017
2/5 53% Dough (2016) Neither the social realism nor the stoner antics feel sufficiently thought-through, making Dough the definition of half-baked.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2017
4/5 65% Amant Double (L'amant double) (2017) It's like the wildest Frasier episode they never made, and hits all the parts - sometimes literally - the Fifty Shades of Grey films couldn't hope to reach.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2017
4/5 92% Wonder Woman (2017) In a genre where fanboy entitlement regularly calls the tune, Wonder Woman's feminism feels like a rarity. Time will tell whether Hollywood [will be] in the thrall of a heroine addiction. But as the credits rolled, I was already craving another hit.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted May 29, 2017
5/5 No Score Yet Hanare Banareni (Kuro) (2012) Seldom this year have I felt quite so delighted, refreshed and nourished by a film as Kuro, an impish reverie bathed in milky colours and even light.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted May 29, 2017
1/5 42% Based on a True Story (D'après une histoire vraie) (2017) Nothing in this feeble psychological thriller rings true for a moment, though its unhinged machinations feel as pedestrian as soap opera in execution.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted May 29, 2017
5/5 67% A Gentle Creature (2017) Loznitsa's construction of this world apart - which is, of course, a grotesque allegory for Russia itself - is as immersive as it is unnerving.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted May 26, 2017
1/5 54% War Machine (2017) A fantastically dreary and flatulent anti-war satire, adapted from a nonfiction book by Michael Hastings.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted May 25, 2017
3/5 29% Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017) A mostly fun partial reset, but this series needs to slip its moorings and make for new horizons.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted May 22, 2017
4/5 88% The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) (2017) The film doesn't stint on emotional complexity, but it might be Baumbach's most accessible to date ...‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted May 22, 2017
4/5 87% Wind River (2017) Wind River is a film about this landscape's hard indifference towards all who trudge across it - and Sheridan's beady, inquisitive script scrutinises all its characters' credentials in turn.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted May 22, 2017
3/5 85% Okja (2017) Okja is plenty of fun, and smart around the edges, but the girl-and-her-pig stuff can drag, and it feels like it's pressing for resonance more than properly achieving it.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted May 22, 2017
5/5 74% The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017) When absurdism feels this wrong, you know it's being done right.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted May 22, 2017
2/5 29% The Secret Scripture (2016) Variously lukewarm and lugubrious ...‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted May 18, 2017
5/5 89% Loveless (Nelyubov) (2017) The small story at hand offers an opaque but pitiless critique on the director's native Russia at large.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted May 18, 2017
3/5 59% Ismael's Ghosts (2017) The cost of the film's shapeshifting is that it's hard to invest in it as anything other than a movie-making game - but for Desplechin's impish purposes, it's a price worth paying.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted May 18, 2017
5/5 71% Alien: Covenant (2017) Grandiose, exhilarating, vertiginously cynical and symphonically perverse, and around a million miles from the crowd-pleasing Alien retread Twentieth Century Fox have presumably been begging [Ridley Scott] to make.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted May 14, 2017
4/5 90% Frantz (2017) Frantz is the work of a rascal, but a rascal in an unusually reflective frame of mind. Even with its mysteries solved, you can't help but keep turning it over.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted May 12, 2017
2/5 28% King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017) So misshapen and inert, your imagination and memory never come close to being sparked by it.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted May 9, 2017
2/5 30% A Dog's Purpose (2017) Visually, narratively, every creative choice forks off down the most obvious route.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted May 4, 2017
2/5 24% Unlocked (2017) The film's attempt to combine mainstream action and timely social realism results in the kind of sticky mess that should have been easily avoided.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted May 4, 2017
5/5 88% Heal the Living (Réparer les vivants) (2017) Throughout, Quillévéré keeps asking her cast for the impossible, and gets it.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2017
4/5 81% Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) That sense of gooey euphoria runs through everything that's good in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2, which inches even further to the end of the limb the original Guardians film went out on in 2014.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2017
3/5 60% The Zookeeper's Wife (2017) The film's inability to capture the plights of its human victims in comparably arresting terms leave its priorities feeling, at best, naively jumbled.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2017
4/5 55% Rules Don't Apply (2016) Beatty's casting of Collins and Ehrenreich is inspired: it's easy to imagine both of these beautiful young things thriving in the Hollywood of the 1950s and 60s, in much the same way Beatty himself did.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2017
4/5 88% Their Finest (2017) It's the kind of handsome, rousing, rigorous entertainment you can't help but play along with.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2017
3/5 66% The Fate of the Furious (2017) It's an odd sensation to watch a Fast & Furious film and find yourself wishing the special effects lived up to the writing, but - well, here we are.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2017
2/5 46% Going in Style (2017) With Caine, Freeman and Arkin, you know what you're going to get. In Going in Style, it's all you get.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2017
2/5 52% The Boss Baby (2017) Whether Boss Baby is riffing on corporate retreats or double espressos, the punchline - a baby in a suit is behaving like an adult - never changes.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2017
1/5 16% CHIPS (2017) I found myself curling over in such a paralysing cringe, my body had to be rolled out of the cinema afterwards like a dented bicycle wheel.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2017
1/5 45% Saban's Power Rangers (2017) Appears to have been shot by the Hunchback of Notre Dame and edited by a monkey wearing oven gloves.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2017
4/5 94% A Silent Voice (Koe no katachi) (2016) The premise of A Silent Voice may seem modest. But its approach leads an old story down a little-trod, languidly beautiful path.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2017
2/5 43% Song to Song (2017) Song to Song unfolds in and around the rock scene in Malick's adopted home town of Austin, but you sense it wouldn't be noticeably different if it had been set at a bacon factory or an ice rink.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2017
2/5 23% The Time of Their Lives (2017) The whole enterprise feels like a ten bob knock-off, or a would-be remake that couldn't nab the rights.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2017
4/5 76% Kong: Skull Island (2017) Imagine Steven Spielberg's The Lost World if it had been written and directed by Gremlins-era Joe Dante.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2017