Peter Bradshaw

Peter Bradshaw
Tomatometer-approved critic

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
1/5 28% Rambo: Last Blood (2019) [A] massively enlarged prostate of a film... - Guardian EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2019
4/5 No Score Yet Best Before Death (2019) [An] intriguing and sometimes hilarious documentary... - Guardian EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2019
4/5 83% Ad Astra (2019) This is a film with thrilling ambition and reach. - Guardian EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2019
4/5 80% How to Build a Girl (2019) What a thoroughly likeable and funny film. - Guardian EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2019
5/5 100% Rocks (2019) This film is such a rush of vitality. It rocks. - Guardian EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2019
4/5 100% Ordinary Love (2019) And although there are some slightly stereotypical weepie moments, the film has a strong sense of emotional purpose and Manville and Neeson - perhaps especially Manville - bring conviction and force. - Guardian EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2019
4/5 81% True History of the Kelly Gang (2019) The problem of parsing Ned Kelly's story is at the centre of this film. To watch it, you have to brace for impact. - Guardian EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2019
3/5 96% The Two Popes (2019) An enjoyable double-act - but not an infallible one. - Guardian EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2019
3/5 22% Lucy in the Sky (2019) How to end this story and reclaim its leading player without simply writing off Lucy as a pathetic clinical case? The film doesn't quite solve this problem, but it's an amusing, disquieting footnote to the triumphant story of space travel. - Guardian EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2019
3/5 63% Motherless Brooklyn (2019) Whatever its flaws, it is a substantial and distinctive drama, unlike anything around in the cinema right now, although obviously like a lot of the gumshoe movies of yesteryear. - Guardian EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2019
5/5 91% Midnight Cowboy (1969) Schlesinger's camera discovers everywhere something rarely glimpsed in Hollywood movies - poverty. - Guardian EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2019
1/5 50% American Son (2019) A deafening misfire, like the most unbearable, unwatchable daytime TV soap filled with the most awful self-conscious hamminess, parodic emoting and pointless shouting-at-each-other acting. - Guardian EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2019
3/5 78% Greed (2019) Winterbottom chucks everything up to and including the kitchen sink into this movie: sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't. - Guardian EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2019
4/5 59% Harriet (2019) History, heroism and leadership are the stuff of Kasi Lemmons' rousing and heartfelt film about the life and times of Harriet Tubman, the Spartacus of the American south. - Guardian EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2019
4/5 No Score Yet Midsommar: The Director's Cut (2019) None of the flaws of this longer version come close to diminishing the effect of Pugh's sustained, mature and modulated work. Nor do they weaken the case for hers as the finest performance of the year so far... - Guardian EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2019
3/5 90% The Aeronauts (2019) There's something amiably Quixotic about this recklessly dangerous flight, something innocent, and the vistas of the 19th-century London landscape are really quite something. - Guardian EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2019
2/5 89% Ford v Ferrari (2019) Great-looking, handsomely produced but tiringly acted and inert... - Guardian EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2019
3/5 85% Downton Abbey (2019) It is at all times ridiculous - but, I have to admit, quite enjoyable. - Guardian EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2019
No Score Yet The Big Meeting (2019) [A] rich, heartfelt and intimate tribute to the Durham Miners' gala, the trade union festival of brass band music, speeches and outdoor conviviality which has been held almost annually since 1871. - Guardian EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2019
2/5 72% The Shiny Shrimps (Les Crevettes pailletées) (2019) This moderate film treads water without getting anywhere. - Guardian EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2019
4/5 98% Rojo (2019) A disquieting parable of iniquity. - Guardian EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2019
2/5 63% It Chapter Two (2019) It is just so pointlessly long: approaching three hours, with our heroes finally beginning to assume a glassy-eyed solemnity like Hogwarts graduates or the Fellowship of the Ring. - Guardian EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2019
3/5 88% Judy (2019) Renée Zellweger gives us a heartfelt, studied portrayal of Garland. - Guardian EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2019
3/5 45% The Informer (2020) It might have made better sense as an episodic drama on television but it is brash and watchable, its world reeking with cynicism and fear. - Guardian EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2019
3/5 50% Mrs Lowry & Son (2019) An entertaining showcase for two first-class performers. - Guardian EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2019
4/5 97% American Factory (2019) Absorbing, discomfiting and desperately sad. - Guardian EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2019
3/5 No Score Yet Djon África (2018) An assemblage of set pieces and mood tableaux, and beautifully shot. - Guardian EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2019
3/5 67% Killer Kate! (2018) Here's a wacky and insouciant horror-comedy sketch that delivers as much in its economical 80 minutes as a whole lot of boilerplate scary movies manage as they drag on for a whole lot longer. - Guardian EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2019
4/5 94% Transit (2019) The strangeness of this story will live in your bloodstream like a virus. - Guardian EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2019
2/5 54% J.T. LeRoy (2019) It's a very forthright performance from Dern, but Stewart is simply too opaque and subdued in the role of Knoop. - Guardian EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2019
4/5 79% Good Boys (2019) It's a bad-taste kids' adventure that welds the spirit of The Goonies and Stranger Things with Superbad and Booksmart... - Guardian EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2019
2/5 18% Playmobil: The Movie (2019) Disappointingly, it is a borderline dopey, sentimental children's adventure mostly without the wit and spark that converted grownups and kids to the Lego films. - Guardian EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2019
3/5 88% Blinded by the Light (2019) It's an entertaining and watchable film, with horribly convincing reconstructions of what shopping centres and jobcentres looked like in 1987. - Guardian EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2019
4/5 95% Gaza (2019) A sombre, angry film about a people under political siege. - Guardian EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2019
3/5 43% The Art of Racing in the Rain (2019) A film aimed with lethal efficiency at your tear-ducts like Chuck Norris putting his boot into your kidneys. - Guardian EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2019
83% The Original Kings of Comedy (2000) There are some good gags and routines here, but loads of them have been done with far more invention and wit by Richard Pryor and Eddie Murphy. - Guardian EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2019
5/5 100% Apocalypse Now: Final Cut (2019) Apocalypse Now finds its triumph in restating the inhumanity of empire. - Guardian EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2019
5/5 93% Do the Right Thing (1989) White people are at war with black people, who are in turn at war with Latinos, but Lee extends to each faction a vibrant pop-culture identity. - Guardian EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2019
5/5 100% Une Femme Douce (A Gentle Woman) (1969) It is an unforgiving film: sombre, difficult, like a medieval poem. - Guardian EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2019
2/5 No Score Yet Balance, Not Symmetry (2019) The whole thing has the tentative, incomplete feel of an improv actors' project. - Guardian EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2019
3/5 85% Animals (2019) Flawed but interesting, kept upright by the steely core of Holliday Grainger's performance. - Guardian EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2019
3/5 67% Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019) The movie is a bit overextended, and the action runs out of steam in the final battle, but it delivers some bangs and laughs for your buck. - Guardian EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2019
3/5 80% Holiday (2018) An icily accomplished drama about sexual violence, toxic masculinity and toxic femininity, in a pretty familiar Euro-hardcore style not dissimilar to the manner of shock veterans such as Ulrich Seidl or Gaspar Noé. - Guardian EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2019
2/5 91% Hard Paint (Tinta Bruta) (2018) It enfolds you in its own world effectively enough but it listlessly problematises sex and leaves untied an important plot strand. - Guardian EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2019
3/5 69% Horrible Histories: The Movie - Rotten Romans (2019) There's a fair bit of fun to be had in this... - Guardian EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2019
4/5 80% Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love (2019) Nick Broomfield's riveting documentary gives us a vivid snapshot of the early 1960s and a complicated, mysterious love story. - Guardian EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2019
4/5 100% Are You Proud? (2017) A vivid and engaged docu-celebration of the LGBT rights movement in the UK... - Guardian EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2019
4/5 100% The Chambermaid (La camarista) (2019) An eerily atmospheric, poignant, disquieting movie about 21st-century luxury and the invisible servant class required to maintain it. - Guardian EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2019
3/5 88% Die Tomorrow (2017) Die Tomorrow is a film about the most important subject there is: the subject that, as the years go by, we spend more and more of our time trying not to think about. But it is always there. - Guardian EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2019
3/5 No Score Yet Butterfly Kisses (2017) Kaplinski tells a fluent story; his film looks and sounds good, and he gets very good performances from his cast. - Guardian EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2019