Tyrannosaur Reviews

July 29, 2019
Tyrranosaur is one of those movies that makes you wonder how, and why, it ever got made, and who on earth will see it.
January 27, 2019
A hackneyed, clichéd account of two fragile souls (one a violent, beligerent drunkard; the other a seemingly benign, considerate Christian) from opposite sides of the track.
December 1, 2011
Paddy Considine's first feature as writer-director comes off like a playwriting exercise, with familiar characters taking every opportunity to wage messy, cathartic arguments or exhume traumatic memories.
December 1, 2011
The acting - particularly the moving performance of Olivia Colman as a battered spouse living in a grim corner of Leeds, England - is fierce and committed. So why doesn't its impact linger?
November 19, 2011
Does anyone really need to sit through this almost unbearably bleak downer of a movie?
November 19, 2011
If only Considine was not so intent on trying to shock us. He succeeds at that, all right - but in doing so he fails his film.
November 18, 2011
True, the stars are very good at what they do, but so what?
November 18, 2011
Considine lays out his story in little blocks that seem to begin as the characters enter; no one ever seems to be living between the scenes, and nothing springs to life.
November 17, 2011
The characters are trapped, suffocated, pushed through a story that gives them very little room or time to figure themselves out, and that finally turns their feelings into the wan stuff of fable.
November 15, 2011
Tyrannosaur is British miserabilism at its most numbingly brutal and blunt.
November 13, 2011
[VIDEO] Actor Paddy Considine turns writer/director with an overwrought drama burdened with the earmarks of dramatist trying too hard to make a mark, if not a lasting impression.
October 14, 2011
As much as Tyrannosaur is well made, bleakly photographed and knowingly directed with an appreciable lack of Hollywood gloss, it still feels like it's of little use to anybody with a brain.
October 6, 2011
The film's big weakness is its screenplay.
March 25, 2011
The brutality of Tyrannosaur, actor Paddy Considine's kitchen-sink directorial debut, isn't so over-the-top as to make Considine's sympathy for his flawed characters look like a sham.
March 23, 2011
Tyrannosaur offers up a kitchen-sink vision of suburban England in which women and children cower at the feet of masculine fury.