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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 (UK), New Statesman, Observer (UK), Sight and Sound

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
55% Jason Bourne (2016) "Just once it would be nice to have some character detail or a line of dialogue that went beyond "Suspect turning left", or the series catchphrase: "You don't have any idea who you're dealing with!" " ‐ New Statesman
Posted Jul 28, 2016
94% Finding Dory (2016) "When there are lulls in the action, these are filled too often by homilies and life lessons that demand no spelling out. " ‐ New Statesman
Posted Jul 28, 2016
100% The Hard Stop "From Duggan's death all the way down to these casual domestic betrayals, the film has an acute sense of pain and injustice. " ‐ New Statesman
Posted Jul 21, 2016
73% The BFG (2016) "The BFG succumbs to a fetishisation of luxury, the camera gawping in awe at the abundance of food and finery. It's almost as if it has forsaken the rich, repulsive gloop of the early scenes. " ‐ New Statesman
Posted Jul 21, 2016
73% Ghostbusters (2016) "This Ghostbusters also improves in every way on the original, which has been insulated for years by nostalgia. " ‐ New Statesman
Posted Jul 14, 2016
62% Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie (2016) "Though Absolutely Fabulous: the Movie bears many of the hallmarks of bad British sitcom cinema (floodlit lighting, echo-chamber sets), it is also barbed and appallingly funny in places. " ‐ New Statesman
Posted Jul 7, 2016
100% Notes on Blindness "With the exception of John and Marilyn, faces are obscured, which feels right: why should we be allowed to see their son (or the actor playing him) when John has never seen him? " ‐ New Statesman
Posted Jun 30, 2016
22% Ma ma (2016) "The only mystery about Medem's new film, Ma Ma, is how a once-fascinating director could have made something so devoid of fibre or personality. " ‐ New Statesman
Posted Jun 23, 2016
94% Remainder "The first 20 minutes of Remainder are ponderous, but once Tom begins to snap out of his daze the film wakes up, too. " ‐ New Statesman
Posted Jun 23, 2016
32% Independence Day: Resurgence (2016) "This is a film that thinks characterisation means having someone gaze sorrowfully at an old family photograph. " ‐ New Statesman
Posted Jun 23, 2016
No Score Yet Planeta Singli "I'm swiping right on this one. " ‐ New Statesman
Posted Jun 17, 2016
100% Fire at Sea (Fuocoammare) "[A] restrained, humane documentary. " ‐ New Statesman
Posted Jun 16, 2016
79% Where to Invade Next (2016) "Even documentaries need dramatic tension; this one is comprised solely of contented people being informed that their lives are tickety-boo. After a while, you can't take any Moore. " ‐ New Statesman
Posted Jun 16, 2016
97% Cemetery of Splendor (2016) "What Weerasethakul creates on-screen could be described as a meditative space: he is using film not to dictate his ideas but to stimulate ours. " ‐ New Statesman
Posted Jun 16, 2016
97% Sing Street (2016) "If anything, it's even better than The Commitments because it doesn't go in for the slick manipulation associated with that film's director, Alan Parker. " ‐ New Statesman
Posted Jun 9, 2016
91% The Nice Guys (2016) "Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling represent polar opposites of movie masculinity. It's one of the reasons why their first film together, Shane Black's knowing comic thriller The Nice Guys, is such a pungent delight. " ‐ New Statesman
Posted Jun 9, 2016
29% Warcraft (2016) "I spent most of the movie wondering what the opposite was of eye-catching. Whatever it is, that's Warcraft. " ‐ New Statesman
Posted Jun 2, 2016
97% Heart of a Dog (2015) "[A] playful, haunting film. " ‐ New Statesman
Posted May 19, 2016
30% Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016) "Baron Cohen is a refreshingly dark addition to the previous picture's candy-coloured world -- it's a nutty thrill to see him and Depp trying to out-weird one another in a scene in which Time is taunted with temporally-based wordplay. " ‐ New Statesman
Posted May 18, 2016
87% Everybody Wants Some!! (2016) "Linklater is too besotted with his male creations to see that they can be divided almost without exception between the bland and the obnoxious. Even his usual eye for detail is a little off. " ‐ New Statesman
Posted May 12, 2016
92% Florence Foster Jenkins (2016) "This is an unusually honest portrayal of love as a system whereby two people can maintain one another's delusions to the point where they almost cease to be delusions at all. " ‐ New Statesman
Posted May 5, 2016
No Score Yet Brown Willy "Brown Willy shares its plot and themes with Kelly Reichardt's 2006 film Old Joy... But the picture has enough character and charm of its own. " ‐ New Statesman
Posted May 2, 2016
94% The Jungle Book (2016) "No part of the production ever left the studio lot but you wouldn't know it. The density and detail of the jungle are rendered sensuously by digital effects experts. " ‐ New Statesman
Posted Apr 28, 2016
90% Captain America: Civil War (2016) " The characters are multi-layered, crammed full of old allegiances and grudges and irritations. They have personalities. Remember those? " ‐ New Statesman
Posted Apr 21, 2016
81% The Brand New Testament "The Brand New Testament is a fundamentally nice film but niceness is incompatible with the sort of black comedy it shows every sign of wanting to be. " ‐ New Statesman
Posted Apr 14, 2016
83% Midnight Special (2016) "The shortcomings of Nicholls's movie help throw into sharp relief exactly what it was that Spielberg got so right. " ‐ New Statesman
Posted Apr 7, 2016
89% Dheepan (2016) "All the groundwork in the world, though, can't alter the fact that a film which began in the style of Ken Loach has turned into Death Wish 3. " ‐ New Statesman
Posted Apr 7, 2016
84% Victoria (2015) "The film scarcely draws a breath and nor do we. " ‐ New Statesman
Posted Mar 31, 2016
27% Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) "It is the job of the modern superhero movie to explore at extravagant length and in morose detail the burden rather than the bliss of being one of the saviours of mankind, self-appointed or otherwise. " ‐ New Statesman
Posted Mar 31, 2016
82% Pee-wee's Big Holiday (2016) "The adventure which ensues has as much nuttiness as you would expect, even if it lacks the innovative governing vision that Burton brought to the original. " ‐ New Statesman
Posted Mar 25, 2016
92% The Pearl Button (El botón de nácar) (2015) "We get a hint that Guzmán is trying to find resonances where none naturally exist. " ‐ New Statesman
Posted Mar 17, 2016
92% Anomalisa (2015) "No one would start a punch-up if they said that the screenwriter Charlie Kaufman is the most original voice to emerge in US cinema since David Lynch. " ‐ New Statesman
Posted Mar 10, 2016
86% Goodnight Mommy (2015) "Veronika Franz and Severin Fiala, the directors of Goodnight Mommy, leave no doubt that something is wrong. It is horribly enjoyable trying to work out what that might be. " ‐ New Statesman
Posted Mar 3, 2016
85% Hail, Caesar! (2016) "Hail, Caesar! represents a breakthrough for the brothers as storytellers " ‐ New Statesman
Posted Mar 3, 2016
37% The Brothers Grimsby (2016) "Baron Cohen is mistaken if he thinks this eleventh-hour sweetener will make up for the previous hour or so of class libel. " ‐ New Statesman
Posted Feb 25, 2016
91% James White (2015) "It's not easy viewing by any means. But it is strangely refreshing for a movie to show us that terminal illness involves agony and vomit and terror, despite what Beaches might have told us. " ‐ New Statesman
Posted Feb 24, 2016
3/5 63% The Finest Hours (2016) "This unpretentious drama knows its way. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Feb 18, 2016
23% Zoolander 2 (2016) "Celebrity guest stars pop up in lieu of gags. " ‐ New Statesman
Posted Feb 11, 2016
95% 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
31% 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 87% 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
99% 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
94% 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
61% Joy (2015) "Jennifer Lawrence is indefatigable in the lead role. " ‐ New Statesman
Posted Dec 23, 2015
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