Rupert Hawksley

Rupert Hawksley
Rupert Hawksley's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Daily Telegraph (UK)
Publications: Daily Telegraph (UK)

movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year Review
88% Fyre (2019) The siren call of social media and the idea of perfection it peddles is far too irresistible. - The National (UAE) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2019
5/5 100% Hannah Gadsby: Nanette (2018) A devastating, furious farewell. - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2018
4/5 66% Anthropoid (2016) A film that does every justice to the bravery of two men who undoubtedly altered the course of the Second World War. - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2016
2/5 83% Sausage Party (2016) What should have been a shamelessly filthy stoner movie has been watered down with ill-judged, undergraduate musings on religion, philosophy and race. - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2016
4/5 95% Sing Street (2016) A delightful coming-of-age tale that both celebrates young love and laments how quickly the fire of youth can be snuffed out. - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 19, 2016
2/5 17% The Last Witch Hunter (2015) Most will find this a rather too brassy affair, handicapped by incontinent plotting. But there are probably just enough references to shape shifters, dream walkers and secret brotherhoods to keep the geeks happy. - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2015
4/5 95% How To Change The World (2015) This is not a political documentary, attempting to sway one's opinion on the success or otherwise of Greenpeace. Rothwell's camera remains neutral, allowing the subjects to tell their story. - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2015
3/5 94% The Salt of the Earth (2015) Sebastião Salgado has spent his career documenting human suffering. And yet this quiet, dignified film about the 71-year-old will leave you twitching with envy. His, truly, has been a life well-lived. - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2015
2/5 9% Survivor (2015) Oh, how you'll laugh at the dialogue, at the plot and - most of all - at Pierce Brosnan's moustache, which is so hilarious it deserves a film of its own. - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2015
3/5 81% Man Up (2015) Time and again, Man Up is saved by Bell. - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 28, 2015
4/5 77% Rosewater (2014) This remarkable film is a tribute to the bravery of foreign correspondents and a love letter to democracy. - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 7, 2015
2/5 84% I Am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story (2015) This is a story that belongs on the small screen. It simply isn't interesting enough to hold the attention for 90 minutes. - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2015
3/5 58% The Emperor's New Clothes (2015) Winterbottom has managed to mould Brand's scatterbrain thinking and tedious, polysyllabic rhetoric into a film which, on more than a few occasions, is surprisingly thought-provoking. - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2015
4/5 96% Dark Horse (2016) Osmond's documentary is inspiring and emotive but it is never manipulative. The characters are working-class pragmatists and Osmond should be applauded for making no attempt to disguise this. - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 16, 2015
2/5 20% Kidnapping Mr. Heineken (2015) How could such a gripping true story make such a dull film? And what was Anthony Hopkins thinking when he agreed to star? - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2015
2/5 67% A Walk Among the Tombstones (2014) What is the point of all this nastiness? Well, of course, there is none. - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2014