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Tim Robey

Tim Robey
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/5 88% The Raft (2018) It's all splendid fruit for a documentary, especially given two things: the remarkable filmed record of the expedition at the time, and the fact that seven of its members are still alive.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2019
2/5 40% The Upside (2019) Contracted to end on a high, The Upside winches its sagging weight skyward with barely-concealed strain.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2019
2/5 36% Glass (2019) Tying various loose threads together, Shyamalan can't restrain himself from adding more. The result's a lumpy tangle, and the trilogy's weakest instalment.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2019
4/5 87% Colette (2018) For all its meticulous embroidery around a very singular life, Colette speaks to our moment quite tartly too...‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2019
1/5 13% Life Itself (2018) The film's indulgences are so heart-on-sleeve that it's hard to differentiate watching it from hearing someone pitch their very bad screenplay ideas with no attempt to read the room...‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Jan 6, 2019
3/5 92% The Old Man & the Gun (2018) It's so squarely the Redford show that the fact he's playing a real-life career criminal, Forrest Tucker, is curiously by-the-by.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2018
3/5 52% Papillon (2018) Both actors rise intelligently to the occasion.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2018
4/5 98% Free Solo (2018) A mountain's mass and a man's resolve become symbiotically overpowering.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2018
4/5 97% Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) How fitting that just a month after Stan Lee died, the most detailed homage conceivable to his art and legacy lands in cinemas.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2018
3/5 60% White Boy Rick (2018) There's an honesty to the hardscrabble family portrait that makes it worthwhile.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2018
3/5 93% Sorry to Bother You (2018) While it's inevitably disappointing to watch this hot mess fly off the handle the way it does, the movie's ideas have an odd way of sticking even when the delivery method stalls.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2018
2/5 26% Mortal Engines (2018) All the pieces of the movie slide mechanically into place and wait - and wait - for some spark of soul to turn up and animate them.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2018
4/5 84% Disobedience (2018) Disobedience begins with a Rabbi's sermon about free choice, and will go on to test, with the star wattage of two Rachels on top form, how far ultra-Orthodox Judaism truly allows it.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2018
3/5 96% Three Identical Strangers (2018) Entertaining and stimulating as it generally is, Wardle's film keeps bumping its head on a ceiling, conceptually speaking.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2018
3/5 83% Creed II (2018) It's a sturdy second round after a cracking first one.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2018
3/5 40% The Girl in the Spider's Web (2018) Foy can look fierce in leather, grab your attention amply and glower her way through it only so far, before the plot's pretend depths catch up with her, demanding crocodile tears and unearned pathos.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2018
1/5 16% Robin Hood (2018) Mendelsohn is far down the Christoph Waltz Alley of must-we-again villainy by this stage... For his own good and ours, he needs to be firmly refused access to any despot's podium for the rest of time.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2018
3/5 86% The Workshop (L'atelier) (2018) As storytelling, it's just not quite a filling meal, for all the feints being made towards a heart-of-darkness journey into French far-right thinking. Even so, there's a great deal to chew on...‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2018
3/5 81% Overlord (2018) For a Friday night horror audience, it'll play. But it's a rather-you-than-me-style recommendation.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2018
2/5 39% Slaughterhouse Rulez (2018) Early on, there are stray flashes of the class-savvy romp this script wanted to be, but they're drowned out by gag after jolt after obvious gag and jolt.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2018
3/5 83% Juliet, Naked (2018) Byrne charmingly shoulders all this, as a wearer of sensible cardigans who needs to push herself back into finding life interesting. But it's Hawke, lounging around in grungy knitwear and yellow shades, who gives the extra value.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2018
2/5 34% The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (2018) It has the feel of a clockwork musical toy that's been tinkered with and shaken to life over and over - it cranks out a tune, all right, but the feeling of labour behind it dampens the magic.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2018
3/5 75% Utøya: July 22 (Utøya 22. Juli) (2018) Utøya: July 22 has pockets of great power along the way, but it's an uneasy watch in ways it both does and doesn't intend.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2018
3/5 99% The Guilty (Den skyldige) (2018) The Guilty stays afloat, but it never builds to the armrest-clutching peaks of suspense that the premise promises.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2018
39% Days of Thunder (1990) The most daring thing about his cat-and-mouse game with Kidman is how erotic Noyce makes it. ‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2018
3/5 62% Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) The final hurrah for Mercury's genius, this huge, hubristic spectacle lets you grant his troubled film a pass: at least it keeps on fighting to the end.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2018
5/5 95% If Beale Street Could Talk (2019) Once again, though, Jenkins's handling of his cast is virtually faultless right down the running order.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2018
2/5 82% Fahrenheit 11/9 (2018) Much in Moore's analysis is very hard to disagree with, but this doesn't make it automatically valuable. Sharp points go astray, lost in the sloppy tirade.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2018
3/5 79% Halloween (2018) Good fun for all its dodgy points, this isn't in any danger of rivalling Carpenter's legacy, but stalks behind it, at a safe distance, mostly hitting the spot.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2018
5/5 91% Widows (2018) It proves that there's another McQueen who's always been bursting to get out - the same one whose industry secret is that he's always itched to make a James Bond movie, and now very possibly will.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
2/5 28% Night School (2018) The bar is low in the arena of time-killing Kevin Hart vehicles, but if anyone was capable of walking under it, let alone limboing, it's Hart.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2018
4/5 84% The Wife (2018) The glittering, frozen quality of [Close's] performance is as mesmeric as it is mysterious.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2018
3/5 85% A Simple Favor (2018) A Simple Favour doesn't add up to a filling meal, but with the drinks this zingy and a wicked canapé game, it still tickles the tastebuds plenty.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2018
2/5 23% Mile 22 (2018) It's hard to describe the movie as anything other than Tom Clancy gone ballistic, and not in a good way.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2018
3/5 31% King of Thieves (2019) There's more than enough acrid chatter among the thieves to keep us entertained.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2018
2/5 83% Puzzle (2018) What's to dislike here? Hardly anything - it's finding things actively to like that poses more of a problem.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2018
2/5 69% The Seagull (2018) As comedy, as tragedy, or as anything much in between, Chekhov's drama obstinately refuses to come to life.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2018
4/5 88% American Animals (2018) It's really the style and performances, more than the pseudo-experimental structure Layton has chosen, that keep the film grabby.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2018
2/5 26% The Nun (2018) The Nun isn't scary enough, doesn't move fast enough, and has not-quite-characters who weirdly feel as though they're occupying different films.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2018
1/5 92% Searching (2018) Wasting a decent performance from John Cho as the desperate father of a missing teen, this film never commits to a cogent reason why it had to be told in such a way.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2018
3/5 87% Upgrade (2018) Descartes might have coined the whole notion of a mind-body split, but could never have foreseen it pitched, for midnight movie crowds, as such crazy spectacle.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2018
2/5 23% The Happytime Murders (2018) An uproarious time was had by all, seemingly, on set. But there's not much of a party here for the rest of us.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2018
2/5 79% Alpha (2018) This isn't the Ice Age that your unkempt ancestors would have etched about in cave paintings, but some kind of iPad edition.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2018
3/5 49% The Spy Who Dumped Me (2018) The end is fun, but the means is awkward.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2018
3/5 51% Equalizer 2 (2018) This is far more rhythmically assured than the first one, and gains a feel for urban melancholy in the editing and score that nudges close to elegance at times.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2018
3/5 58% Unfriended: Dark Web (2018) It's impressive how many layered twists Dark Web inflicts after its simple start...‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2018
93% Sicilian Ghost Story (2018) A melodrama tinged with elements of fantasy, much like the horrors of the Spanish Civil War that del Toro has twice embedded in tales of the supernatural.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2018
3/5 77% The Escape (2018) For all The Escape's weaknesses, it's held together with real sinew by Arterton, who lives and breathes the stifling air of Tara's habitat without needing to act up a storm at any point.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2018
90% Capote (2005) As Capote, Philip Seymour Hoffman is in complete control of his effects... No other actor has the ability to laugh at his own jokes and be so appallingly funny. ‐ Sight and Sound
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2018
4/5 100% Apostasy (2017) Emotionally, the film is a baton skilfully passed from Wright to Parkinson, both superb, while Finneran, severe and stricken, remains a constant.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2018