Robbie Collin

Robbie Collin
Robbie Collin's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Daily Telegraph (UK) News of the World Daily Record (UK)

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
2/5 61% Driven (2019) Nick Hamm's period biopic attempts to turn this tall-sounding tale into American Hustle on wheels: alas, the results have all the dramatic horsepower of a mobility scooter. - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2019
3/5 52% Last Christmas (2019) Golding and Clarke's chemistry is snuggly rather than sexy, but they make an appealing screen couple - and Feig, the director of Bridesmaids and Spy, keeps their comedic rapport tripping along pleasingly at all times. - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2019
4/5 94% Promare (2019) The film is nearly two hours long and passes in what feels like 45 seconds. It is wildly entertaining and blaringly ridiculous, and I want to watch it every night for a week. - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2019
4/5 100% Weathering with You (2020) Perhaps more than any other filmmaker working in the field today, Shinkai understands that beauty can be addictive, and he makes sure to keep his audience dosed up. - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2019
5/5 No Score Yet Children of the Sea (Kaijû no kodomo) (2019) It leaves you with the sense that the art form's boundaries have been nudged a little wider as you watched. - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2019
3/5 71% Terminator: Dark Fate (2019) If you can overlook just how glibly the game board has been reset... what follows has much to recommend it. - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2019
4/5 100% Rocks (2019) Rocks is a film about youthful potential and the miracle of watching it flower in unpropitious soil. It's a pleasure to behold. - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2019
4/5 97% A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019) As with her superb recent adaptation of the literary-forgery memoir Can You Ever Forgive Me?, Heller has a flair for making this kind of material feel nothing like a routine biopic. - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2019
5/5 96% The Irishman (2019) It would be unchivalrous to put a date on when De Niro was last this good. But he's sensational - giving a grippingly subtle, internalised performance that melts through the de-ageing process as if it were no more than make-up. - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2019
5/5 94% Uncut Gems (2019) An almost surreally abrasive thrill right now, it feels like a time capsule for film-loving generations to come - providing they can last until the end of it. - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2019
1/5 79% Jojo Rabbit (2019) Despite the subject's supreme candidacy for mockery, it somehow fails to land a single meaningful hit. - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2019
4/5 73% Blackbird (2019) For all the narrowness of its brief, it may be the most beautifully complete film you will see all year. - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2019
3/5 95% Good Posture (2019) The film's core - Lilian's reluctant trudge towards adulthood, and her relationship with the half-there, half-not Emily - does feel excitingly fresh and unique. - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2019
4/5 96% The Personal History of David Copperfield (2020) The script feels like it was tested in a wind tunnel - while the use of farce as the plot's default register makes a virtue of the rush to get through everything that remains. - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2019
2/5 75% Hotel Mumbai (2019) Hotel Mumbai seems so determined to act like a bog-standard fictional siege thriller that you find yourself wondering why it isn't one. It might not have been all that memorable, but it would have felt considerably less grubby. - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2019
2/5 71% The King (2019) Historical epics are rarely light on their feet, but The King sets new standards in the field of galumphing: the film moves like a rhinoceros through porridge. - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2019
4/5 69% Joker (2019) Superhero blockbuster this is not: a playful fireman's-pole-based homage to the old Batman television series is one of a very few lighthearted moments in an otherwise oppressively downbeat and reality-grounded urban thriller... - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2019
3/5 59% An Officer and a Spy (J'accuse) (2019) The film pours out its catharsis like concrete: you have to wait for it to set. - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2019
5/5 84% Ad Astra (2019) Emotionally, the film operates in a classic Gray area, with barely perceptible eddies that build to a mighty existential wrench. - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2019
5/5 97% Marriage Story (2019) Marriage Story may often resemble a tug of war between its stars, but it's on both of their sides. - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2019
3/5 78% The Truth (La vérité) (2019) A keenly observed, wit-stippled drama of extended family life... - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2019
4/5 84% Dora and the Lost City of Gold (2019) There might not be a pleasanter surprise in cinema this year - really! - than this live-action adaptation of Dora the Explorer, the long-running Nickelodeon cartoon. - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2019
2/5 54% J.T. LeRoy (2019) On paper, the role couldn't feel better suited to Stewart: alas, the film isn't sturdy enough to support it. - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2019
1/5 24% Playmobil: The Movie (2019) It feels like exactly what it is: an ugly, interminable, devoid-of-substance advert. - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2019
2/5 44% The Art of Racing in the Rain (2019) The Art of Racing in the Rain feels like such a jumble of half-formed ideas and grudging creative concessions that I was astonished to learn at the end that it had been adapted from a book, and not a month-long argument in a writers' room. - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2019
2/5 48% Tell It to the Bees (2019) It's a sad quirk of timing that a film about romantic outsiders should feel like part of the herd, but a brighter spotlight would not have done it any favours. - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2019
4/5 98% Varda by Agnès (2019) An accessible, comparatively straightforward documentary memoir in which the great director rummages through her extraordinary oeuvre as if pulling down boxes from the attic. - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2019
3/5 71% Gwen (2019) Imagine Thomas Hardy with more jump scares and you've basically got it. - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2019
4/5 53% The Lion King (2019) In an odd way, the power of this new Lion King comes from the outside: you soak up its astonishing photoreal visuals and marvel at the extraordinary progress that can occur within a single generation, yet still ache for everything that's made way for it. - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2019
4/5 78% Never Look Away (2019) This is a film that throws a frame around history, and makes it as intimate and tender as a portrait. - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 4, 2019
3/5 90% Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) Spider-Man: Far From Home offers a breezy, Europe-set intermezzo between Avengers: Endgame and whatever is coming next - a kind of sorbet in blockbuster form to punctuate the binge. - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2019
5/5 95% In Fabric (2019) As funny and beautiful and troubling as anything I have seen this year. - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2019
3/5 63% Child's Play (2019) But for those of us old enough to have been terrorised the first time round, it delivers a nasty-but-nice-enough childhood flashback. - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2019
5/5 97% Toy Story 4 (2019) Toy Story 4 reaffirms that Pixar, at their best, are like no other animation studio around. - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2019
4/5 91% Gloria Bell (2019) The thumping heart of all of it is Moore, whose magnetically watchable, fully inhabited, offhandedly sexy performance makes Gloria Bell's reflective longueurs shimmer... - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2019
1/5 23% Dark Phoenix (2019) Under any circumstances this would have been X-Hausting. But with this cast, it's been X-Cruciating to behold. - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2019
67% The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (2015) It succeeds admirably on its own terms - more so, I think, than his two Sherlock Holmes films - and while it never really transcends pastiche, its ambitions don't lie in that direction. - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 27, 2019
1/5 10% Mektoub, My Love: Intermezzo (2019) Kechiche has always been an admirer of the female posterior, but here he shifts styles into what could be called gluteus maximalism, filling the screen with frantically gyrating hindquarters for literal hours on end. - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 23, 2019
3/5 58% Matthias and Maxime (2019) Dolan's most conventional and accessible work to date. - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 22, 2019
4/5 99% Parasite (Gisaengchung) (2019) It's a film that burrows under your skin and sinks in its teeth. - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 21, 2019
5/5 85% Once Upon a Time In Hollywood (2019) Tarantino luxuriates in bringing this prelapsarian heyday roaring back to life, and the effect is pure movie-world intoxication, laced with in-jokes and nibble-ably sweet period detail. - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 21, 2019
3/5 46% Young Ahmed (Le jeune Ahmed) (2019) Because Ahmed soaks up warmth and concern and gives nothing back, he becomes the emotional version of a radio dead-spot, where the signal conks out and leaves you listening to static. - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 20, 2019
5/5 92% The Lighthouse (2019) A film that feels less made than hoisted up like treasure from the belly of some rust-bitten shipwreck. - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 19, 2019
5/5 88% Diego Maradona (2019) This is filmmaking with the hand of God upon it. - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 19, 2019
4/5 85% Zombi Child (2020) Zombi Child is the kind of lithe and lucid dream that gets its tendrils round your brain stem, so that when all hell finally breaks loose, you can't jolt yourself awake from its grip. - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 18, 2019
4/5 84% Sorry We Missed You (2019) Sorry We Missed You finds Loach at his most insightful and clear-eyed. - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 16, 2019
5/5 89% Rocketman (2019) Dexter Fletcher's fabulous Elton John musical is a heart-racing, toe-tapping, all-glitter-cannons-blazing triumph... - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 16, 2019
4/5 56% The Dead Don't Die (2019) Despite its familiar faces and marketable premise, The Dead Don't Die is purebred Jarmusch - and much lighter on its feet than his last horror-themed project, the 2013 vampire romance Only Lovers Left Alive. - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 14, 2019
1/5 14% The Hustle (2019) To say that I didn't laugh once during The Hustle would be factually accurate, yet it doesn't quite capture the strength and intensity of the not-laughing I was doing throughout. - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 9, 2019
3/5 53% Destination Wedding (2018) The Reeves-Ryder double act deserves nimbler, sparklier, less overwritten material. But in its absence, this passes the time amusingly enough. - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 9, 2019