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Ryan Gilbey

Ryan Gilbey

Agrees with the Tomatometer 68% of the time.

Ryan Gilbey's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Heat Magazine, Independent, New Statesman, Observer [UK], Sight and Sound

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
23% Zoolander 2 (2016) "Celebrity guest stars pop up in lieu of gags. " ‐ New Statesman
Posted Feb 11, 2016
96% Rams (Hrútar) (2016) "Rams fits in to a melancholy Nordic tradition -- think of Kitchen Stories, Of Horses and Men or the hangdog comedies of Aki Kaurismäki -- where whimsy is forever being elbowed aside by despair. " ‐ New Statesman
Posted Feb 4, 2016
37% Dad's Army (2016) "Who wants a Dad's Army featuring bad bedroom farce and glum soul-searching? " ‐ New Statesman
Posted Feb 4, 2016
5/5 79% The Club (El Club) (2016) "The Club sees the film-maker at his most masterful, steering the picture through complex tonal shifts without letting it capsize into hysteria, even when the characters do. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Feb 3, 2016
100% Love & Friendship (2016) "In the case of Love & Friendship, the match between adaptor and adaptee is exquisite and advantageous to both. " ‐ New Statesman
Posted Jan 28, 2016
73% Youth (2015) "Sorrentino has enough standing to attract stars of the calibre of Caine, Keitel and even Jane Fonda... It's just that its messages... are rather beneath them. All that effort is wasted on Youth. " ‐ New Statesman
Posted Jan 28, 2016
96% Spotlight (2015) "The title suggests a beam of illumination but Spotlight has the dimmer switch turned low. " ‐ New Statesman
Posted Jan 22, 2016
88% The Big Short (2015) "The knowing, boisterous humour comes off as irredeemably smug and the A-list cast can't disguise the fact that they are portraying points of view, rather than characters. " ‐ New Statesman
Posted Jan 22, 2016
96% Room (2015) "The film's problem... lies in its efforts to convert the story into a metaphor for something larger. " ‐ New Statesman
Posted Jan 14, 2016
82% The Revenant (2015) "The film, never less than visually magnificent, is almost entirely pointless: a shaggy-bear story at best. " ‐ New Statesman
Posted Jan 8, 2016
75% The Hateful Eight (2015) ""Hateful" isn't the word I would use. Wasteful sounds right - of our time and Tarantino's talents. " ‐ New Statesman
Posted Jan 8, 2016
60% Sisters (2015) "Neither performer has quite generated the same sparks in cinema. After its weak opening 20 minutes, however, Sisters reverses that pattern. " ‐ New Statesman
Posted Dec 23, 2015
60% Joy (2015) "Jennifer Lawrence is indefatigable in the lead role. " ‐ New Statesman
Posted Dec 23, 2015
70% The Danish Girl (2015) "About its protagonist, it hasn't the foggiest. Lili is an unknowable curiosity, with Redmayne's performance all mannerism and no inner life. " ‐ New Statesman
Posted Dec 23, 2015
92% Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015) "Abrams is also too susceptible to the solemn self-mythologising that always threatened to spoil the fun of any Star Wars film. He hasn't made a terrible picture -- just a safe one, where the farthest reaches of fantasy feel merely routine. " ‐ New Statesman
Posted Dec 16, 2015
94% The Forbidden Room (2015) "The tinted, corroded images ripple, pulsate and disintegrate. They burn up, then reconfigure as something else entirely. The surface of the movie is liquid; the actors seem to be drifting in an ocean of photographic developer fluid. " ‐ New Statesman
Posted Dec 10, 2015
81% Sunset Song (2016) "Muted is all very well until it becomes inaudible. " ‐ New Statesman
Posted Dec 3, 2015
91% Bridge of Spies (2015) "The genius of the casting is in the contrast: Hanks, the richly sympathetic screen actor, and Rylance, no less colossal a talent but one comparatively untried in cinema. " ‐ New Statesman
Posted Dec 1, 2015
93% Carol (2015) "Blanchett and Mara seem visibly to be enhancing and encouraging the other's work, never more so than in the final scene, which depends for its intensity, like so much of the film, on the exchange of eye contact. " ‐ New Statesman
Posted Dec 1, 2015
42% Love (2015) "[Gaspar Noé's] fourth feature, Love, is one in the eye -- often literally -- for those who doubted he could make a work of pure or peaceful intent. " ‐ New Statesman
Posted Nov 19, 2015
13% Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension (2015) "At no point does anyone say, "put down the camera, bro. You're freaking me out." When do they think they're going to watch this stuff back? "Hey, let's crack open a few beers and watch those old tapes of us watching those old tapes." I can't see it. " ‐ New Statesman
Posted Nov 12, 2015
85% Steve Jobs (2015) "Sorkin smothers any intrigue or ambiguity and signposts every irony. What he has written is a set of instructions, not a script. " ‐ New Statesman
Posted Nov 12, 2015
96% Tangerine (2015) "There is so much vitality and pizzazz, it seems almost by the by to point out that the whole film was shot on an iPhone. " ‐ New Statesman
Posted Nov 12, 2015
36% Misery Loves Comedy (2014) "It's a decent enough film for comedy buffs though there aren't a whole lot of surprises. " ‐ New Statesman
Posted Nov 11, 2015
98% Brooklyn (2015) "It's the sort of film where apparently minor decisions have changed everything before you know it. A bit like life. " ‐ New Statesman
Posted Nov 9, 2015
71% He Named Me Malala (2015) "It's a hagiography. Malala undoubtedly deserves one. Audiences may crave something meatier. " ‐ New Statesman
Posted Nov 9, 2015
95% Casino Royale (2006) "A film that strips most of the glamour and escapism from Bond, but remains the truest and toughest instalment yet. " ‐ New Statesman
Posted Nov 2, 2015
65% Quantum of Solace (2008) "Shouldn't a Bond film worth the name be simply enjoyable? Even a chase that ends with Bond and his quarry crashing through a glass dome onto a pair of scaffolding towers... induces exhaustion rather than excitement. " ‐ New Statesman
Posted Nov 2, 2015
90% Hunger (2009) "The stylistic palette of McQueen's picture, and its grasp of cinematic vocabulary, elevate the film to a purely visceral realm, so that it seems to bypass your eyes and ears and go straight for your nerve endings. " ‐ New Statesman
Posted Nov 2, 2015
64% Spectre (2015) "Even fantasy needs verisimilitude, and if you're going to have your hero producing planes out of thin air, miles from any apparent airstrip, as Bond does, why stop there? Surely no need for a plane. Just have him zoom through the air, arms outstretched. " ‐ New Statesman
Posted Oct 29, 2015
88% Fresh Dressed (2015) "Unlike the baggy fabrics, the material is stretched a little thin. " ‐ New Statesman
Posted Oct 22, 2015
92% The Black Panthers: Vanguard Of The Revolution (2015) "The film doesn't shake our suspicion that the stories being told have calcified into legend. " ‐ New Statesman
Posted Oct 22, 2015
73% Suffragette (2015) "What the filmmakers fail to have noticed is that they have made most of the female characters unspeakably tedious, and given all the best moments to the men. " ‐ New Statesman
Posted Oct 16, 2015
92% The Lobster (2016) "A film set in an alternate reality must take time to establish the rules of its particular fiction, and most of the joys of The Lobster arise from these early scenes. " ‐ New Statesman
Posted Oct 15, 2015
89% Catch Me Daddy (2015) "It's advisable to approach the movie without much prior knowledge: the tantalising reveal of connections between the characters is masterfully done. " ‐ New Statesman
Posted Oct 8, 2015
83% Results (2015) "Bujalski might never crack Hollywood, but what does it matter? He's defiantly his own man. Results gets results. " ‐ New Statesman
Posted Oct 8, 2015
91% Beasts of No Nation (2015) "The picture reminds us... that there are fates worse than death. " ‐ New Statesman
Posted Oct 8, 2015
92% The Martian (2015) "All the while, he is keeping a video diary in which he is sassy ("In your face, Neil Armstrong!") as he outlines every step of his plan to make contact with Planet Earth. It's almost as if he knows he's a character in a movie. " ‐ New Statesman
Posted Oct 1, 2015
85% The Walk (2015) "The film has more than enough spectacle. Zemeckis, who made Back to the Future and Who Framed Roger Rabbit, is a peerless visual magician, adept at placing the camera in off-kilter places. " ‐ New Statesman
Posted Oct 1, 2015
80% Macbeth (2015) "No matter how heightened this Macbeth gets, it always feels lived-in. " ‐ New Statesman
Posted Sep 24, 2015
72% Everest (2015) "Lingering between excitement and eulogy, Everest is like an inexperienced climber: eager enough to set out for the peak but caught halfway between success and failure. " ‐ New Statesman
Posted Sep 17, 2015
3/5 24% Every Thing Will Be Fine (2015) "While it's tasteful, even unadventurous, Every Thing Will Be Fine isn't too timid to address the restorative effect of trauma on creativity. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Sep 16, 2015
89% Closed Curtain (2014) "Closed Curtain is the most opaque and sombre of the pictures to have emerged so far from Panahi's confinement. " ‐ New Statesman
Posted Sep 4, 2015
96% 45 Years (2015) "It is the performances that are the source of the infinite warmth and pain here. " ‐ New Statesman
Posted Aug 27, 2015
88% Straight Outta Compton (2015) "Early scenes show clearly how NWA's music emerged from the war zone of south central LA in the 1980s. Thereafter, Straight Outta Compton comes straight out of the school of biopic cliché. " ‐ New Statesman
Posted Aug 27, 2015
93% Skyfall (2012) "Craig has relaxed into Bond without losing any steeliness. " ‐ New Statesman
Posted Aug 21, 2015
85% The Wolfpack (2015) "The brothers have an effortless charisma and any time spent in their company cannot help but be fascinating. " ‐ New Statesman
Posted Aug 20, 2015
82% Mistress America (2015) "There's still half a great movie here. Gerwig, a slalom skier among comic actors, is capable of conveying multiple contradictory meanings at once. " ‐ New Statesman
Posted Aug 13, 2015
85% Trainwreck (2015) "Where Trainwreck comes unstuck is in its struggle to raise laughs from tactless material. " ‐ New Statesman
Posted Aug 13, 2015
87% The Dark Knight Rises (2012) "Nolan has become hooked on the grandiose, at times even the biblical. For anyone who admired the witty playfulness of his early films, it's a dark night indeed. " ‐ New Statesman
Posted Aug 1, 2015
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