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Tim Robey
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/5 70%

Bleed For This (2016)

"Middleweight, non-intelligence-insulting fare right to the core, Bleed For This keeps you squarely in your seat, but barely once excites you enough to leap up out of it." ‐Daily Telegraph (UK)
Posted Dec 1, 2016
4/5 94%

The Edge of Seventeen (2016)

"A teen comedy of warmth, wisdom, perspicacity and real emotional clout? Weren't these cancelled?" ‐Daily Telegraph (UK)
Posted Dec 1, 2016
3/5 63%

The Unknown Girl (La fille inconnue) (2016)

"Stress is the film's whole motor - the stress Jenny's both carrying around and transmitting, to an assortment of possible witnesses she suspects are hiding something." ‐Daily Telegraph (UK)
Posted Dec 1, 2016
1/5 23%

Bad Santa 2 (2016)

"The level of not very funny things this entails, even by the standards of barely-awaited sequels to lowbrow Yuletide comedies, is kind of impressive." ‐Daily Telegraph (UK)
Posted Nov 24, 2016
2/5 43%

Dog Eat Dog (2016)

"There's half an argument that this schlocky lowlife caper energises its director's visual imagination more than we've seen lately - hey, at least he's trying something - but it's not a juggling feat he can keep up all day." ‐Daily Telegraph (UK)
Posted Nov 17, 2016
3/5 82%

Indignation (2016)

"It's considerably too polite to do Philip Roth justice." ‐Daily Telegraph (UK)
Posted Nov 17, 2016
2/5 19%

American Pastoral (2016)

"Roth's book, which attends with horror and dismay to the forces ripping America apart in the second half of the 20th century, has suffered a treatment that mechanically extracts its guts." ‐Daily Telegraph (UK)
Posted Nov 10, 2016
4/5 92%

Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World (2016)

"It's Herzog's uncertainty as a tourist in the field that gives the film its enticing charge, as surely as his wanderings in the Antarctic, or gropings in the dark to find the world's oldest cave paintings." ‐Daily Telegraph (UK)
Posted Oct 27, 2016
4/5 93%

Ethel & Ernest (2016)

"Something about the familiarity of these voices, and their inescapable Mike Leigh-ishness in this setting, turns out to be exactly what the roles need." ‐Daily Telegraph (UK)
Posted Oct 27, 2016
4/5 91%

Doctor Strange (2016)

"Thankfully, amid all the film's wacky-trippy bending of space and time, [Cumberbatch] manages to steer an ideal path -- taking the role seriously but allowing himself to be flummoxed by it, wittily traumatised and taken off-guard." ‐Daily Telegraph (UK)
Posted Oct 24, 2016
3/5 75%

Trolls (2016)

"For a comedy about a tribe of manic homunculi with nylon faux-hawks, it's really got to be counted a pleasant surprise." ‐Daily Telegraph (UK)
Posted Oct 20, 2016
2/5 38%

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016)

"Taken as a piece of consumer advice, it prompts the retroactive complaint that its predecessor lacked one. Don't Even Start?" ‐Daily Telegraph (UK)
Posted Oct 20, 2016
3/5 54%

Mascots (2016)

"If you've seen one Christopher Guest film, you haven't exactly seen them all, but you certainly know the lay of the land. He's the king of the ensemble mockumentary ..." ‐Daily Telegraph (UK)
Posted Oct 13, 2016
4/5 80%

Lion (2016)

"Involves no one you've ever heard of, doesn't star a soul you'll recognise for its first 40 minutes, and will rip you into a thousand pieces." ‐Daily Telegraph (UK)
Posted Oct 13, 2016
5/5 81%

American Honey (2016)

"You could also argue that this almost intentionally exhausting film is too much of a good thing. But there's amazingly little of it you'd want to live without." ‐Daily Telegraph (UK)
Posted Oct 13, 2016
3/5 84%

Oasis: Supersonic (2016)

"The cluster of interviewees here have it right that the band were curiously more than the sum of their parts." ‐Daily Telegraph (UK)
Posted Oct 6, 2016
3/5 89%

Blood Father (2016)

"In the grizzled spectacle Gibson willingly makes of himself, it has a B-movie equivalent of that A-plus Mickey Rourke comeback, delivered with just enough clout to count as a step in the right direction." ‐Daily Telegraph (UK)
Posted Oct 6, 2016
1/5 63%

War on Everyone (2016)

"It's all like first-draft Mamet, or Tarantino in a pissy, self-sabotaging mood: neither clever nor funny, but convinced it's both." ‐Daily Telegraph (UK)
Posted Oct 6, 2016
3/5 44%

The Girl on the Train (2016)

"Paula Hawkins' madly popular 2015 novel The Girl on the Train had a terrific main character. That she's still terrific in the film is reason alone to see it." ‐Daily Telegraph (UK)
Posted Oct 3, 2016
2/5 47%

Free State of Jones (2016)

"The film too rarely confronts Knight with the vital difference between his predicament and theirs. It's guilty of sanctifying his struggle, and sidelining the people whose future it was for." ‐Daily Telegraph (UK)
Posted Sep 30, 2016
4/5 68%

Swiss Army Man (2016)

"Dano seems genially crazed with just the right amount of suicidal-existential angst; Radcliffe manages the not-inconsiderable feat of seeming like a dead dude who's clung on by fluke to the power of speech." ‐Daily Telegraph (UK)
Posted Sep 29, 2016
4/5 84%

Deepwater Horizon (2016)

"In his best film since 2004's Texas sports drama Friday Night Lights, Peter Berg aces the crucial task of ensuring there's actual weight to these lives." ‐Daily Telegraph (UK)
Posted Sep 29, 2016
4/5 83%

The Girl With All the Gifts (2016)

"Just when you thought zombie apocalypses had run out of fresh DNA, The Girl with all the Gifts comes up with a brand new evolution." ‐Daily Telegraph (UK)
Posted Sep 23, 2016
2.5/4 83%

Imperium (2016)

"With all the political dangers America is genuinely facing at the moment, this plot ought to be a real powder-keg. But while the fuse gets lit, there's barely a pinch of explosive inside." ‐Daily Telegraph (UK)
Posted Sep 22, 2016
4/5 98%

Little Men (2016)

"Beguiling and sad but also a tough pill to swallow, it's about good people reluctantly competing for what they want, and how circumstances can be a friendship's best friend, but also its worst." ‐Daily Telegraph (UK)
Posted Sep 22, 2016
3/5 63%

The Magnificent Seven (2016)

"This director does have a flair for rhythmically intense set-pieces, and his whole film justifies its existence when the bullets start flying." ‐Daily Telegraph (UK)
Posted Sep 22, 2016
2/5 98%

Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016)

"Without actively disliking any part of it, you wish you could be on your way a whole hour before it limps to a close." ‐Daily Telegraph (UK)
Posted Sep 15, 2016
4/5 97%

Kubo and the Two Strings (2016)

"Bless Laika, really, for continuing to make films this singular, which reject any known formulae of children's animation and dive creatively each time into an uncharted cosmos." ‐Daily Telegraph (UK)
Posted Sep 8, 2016
4/5 82%

Captain Fantastic (2016)

"Ross could have made a cheap crowd-pleaser about cool refuseniks, but so many of his touches complicate that dynamic that his film sets your mind working - and lets you do the thinking." ‐Daily Telegraph (UK)
Posted Sep 8, 2016
3/5 77%

Bridget Jones's Baby (2016)

"Zellweger feels back in charge of the character again, and even her excesses are easily indulged, after the tonally hideous detour of 2004's The Edge of Reason." ‐Daily Telegraph (UK)
Posted Sep 5, 2016
4/5 100%

Things to Come (L'avenir) (2016)

"As a portrait of existential crisis, it might all register as po-faced, if it weren't for the moments of human comedy Hansen-Løve strews across Nathalie's newly uncertain path." ‐Daily Telegraph (UK)
Posted Sep 1, 2016
2/5 77%

Lights Out (2016)

"Lights Out is a decent conceit stretched till it snaps, tied back together with feeble wisps of story, and re-stretched so dimly and often you'll mainly be craving the illumination on your watch dial." ‐Daily Telegraph (UK)
Posted Aug 18, 2016
4/5 95%

Tickled (2016)

"Tickled starts out being a documentary about how funny-weird the internet is, gradually crosses the loose, porous line into how scary-weird it is, and proceeds down one particular rabbit-hole which has nothing reassuringly cuddly at the end of it." ‐Daily Telegraph (UK)
Posted Aug 18, 2016
12%

The Sea of Trees (2016)

"The whole film needs cordoning off with safety rope and "Keep Out" signs. There's nothing to see inside." ‐Daily Telegraph (UK)
Posted Aug 16, 2016
3/5 36%

Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates (2016)

"Give the film this much: it's egalitarian in its imbecility." ‐Daily Telegraph (UK)
Posted Aug 11, 2016
3/5 65%

Nerve (2016)

"Nerve zips along, looks really smashing and has the mental wiring of a hyperactive squirrel." ‐Daily Telegraph (UK)
Posted Aug 11, 2016
3/5 76%

Wiener-Dog (2016)

"Solondz' notorious misanthropy ... remains fully in force ..." ‐Daily Telegraph (UK)
Posted Aug 11, 2016
3/5 81%

The Commune (Kollektivet) (2015)

"Dyrholm won Best Actress in Berlin for her performance, and it's certainly The Commune's ace in the hole, swerving into full, boozy Gena Rowlands breakdown and not holding back on the self-absorbed anguish." ‐Daily Telegraph (UK)
Posted Jul 28, 2016
3/5 56%

Jason Bourne (2016)

"Crisply businesslike, straight-down-the-line, it's the Bourne we know, and the Bourne the box office wants." ‐Daily Telegraph (UK)
Posted Jul 26, 2016
3/5 84%

Star Trek Beyond (2016)

"It makes very few promises it can't keep, but also goes halfway out on every limb it can find, risking next to nothing, sights permalocked on par." ‐Daily Telegraph (UK)
Posted Jul 15, 2016
3/5 76%

Keanu (2016)

"Keanu is cool and breezy enough to live up to its title amply." ‐Daily Telegraph (UK)
Posted Jul 14, 2016
2/5 34%

Now You See Me 2 (2016)

"The best attitude to Now You See Me 2 is simply to go nowhere near it." ‐Daily Telegraph (UK)
Posted Jul 7, 2016
2/5 36%

The Legend of Tarzan (2016)

"The Legend of Tarzan is myth wrestling with history in the mud, and eventually shaking hands for an awkward truce." ‐Daily Telegraph (UK)
Posted Jul 7, 2016
3/5 69%

Central Intelligence (2016)

"If the race were on to find 2016's best stupid buddy-caper comedy, Central Intelligence just took an early lead." ‐Daily Telegraph (UK)
Posted Jun 30, 2016
4/5 92%

Notes on Blindness (2016)

"A fascinating documentary from the first-timer team of James Spinney and Peter Middleton." ‐Daily Telegraph (UK)
Posted Jun 30, 2016
2/5 22%

The Boss (2016)

"McCarthy is stranded, salvaging only what she can through the stray excellence of her timing, which is more or less infallible." ‐Daily Telegraph (UK)
Posted Jun 9, 2016
1/5 8%

Misconduct (2016)

"It's with strange awe that you realise, halfway through the legal thriller Misconduct, that it may actually be the worst film either Anthony Hopkins or Al Pacino have ever starred in." ‐Daily Telegraph (UK)
Posted Jun 2, 2016
3/5 61%

Race (2016)

"Every sports film needs some solid opposition to raise the stakes. How about the entire Third Reich?" ‐Daily Telegraph (UK)
Posted Jun 2, 2016
2/5 58%

Me Before You (2016)

"There's gentle manipulation, and then there's having your arms manacled to a freight train of weepy catharsis, which is roughly the experience awaiting viewers of Me Before You." ‐Daily Telegraph (UK)
Posted Jun 2, 2016
3/5 30%

Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016)

"Remember, this isn't Lewis Carroll in any way, shape or form. It's a sugary cake with EAT ME on it, and "I'm better than the last one" in necessary small print." ‐Daily Telegraph (UK)
Posted May 26, 2016
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