Paul Bradshaw
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For 22 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 77% higher than the average critic
  • 0% same as the average critic
  • 23% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 5.6 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Paul Bradshaw's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 65
Highest review score: 100 The Selfish Giant
Lowest review score: 40 The Monuments Men
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 22
  2. Negative: 0 out of 22
22 movie reviews
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Paul Bradshaw
    Carried aloft by the remarkable performances of her two young leads, Clio Barnard’s poignant, unflinching slice of hard-knock-life grips tight and lingers long. Britain’s definitely got talent.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Paul Bradshaw
    Catching Fire delivers on all the promise of Part 1 with a gutsier, tougher, better round of Games.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Paul Bradshaw
    The film never hides its uncomfortable truths in the shadows.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 80 Paul Bradshaw
    Like most daydreams, The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty is funny, sad, weird and corny all at once – and you’ll probably only remember the good bits as soon as it’s finished. But it’s still a lot better than real life.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 80 Paul Bradshaw
    Packing two terrific turns and an offbeat spirit, this coming-of-middle-age comedy is an unexpected treat.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Paul Bradshaw
    Vile's moving documentary can't go wrong with such an inspiring, funny and genuinely nice guy taking the spotlight he deserves.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Paul Bradshaw
    An unabashed crowd-pleaser, Hugh Hartford’s table-top portrait avoids patronising its aged subjects, bouncing between sweetly satirical and sincerely moving. Given the theme, it’s only a shame it doesn’t last a bit longer.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 60 Paul Bradshaw
    Not one for cynics or bedwetters, if you’re after a ripping, roaring, thigh-slapping giant of a fairytale, Bryan Singer’s blockbuster panto will be right up your beanstalk.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 60 Paul Bradshaw
    Weighed down with daft new characters and an overstretched story, the prehistoric saga is looking a bit old. On the other hand, it still has Scrat –which is all any movie really needs…
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Paul Bradshaw
    Choosing quantity over quality, intensity over tension and big-screen thrills over low-fi shocks – this is probably what the zombie apocalypse will actually look like.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 60 Paul Bradshaw
    Less about the thousands who died in the Nanking massacre than about how stunning it all looked, Zhang Yimou's epic puts Bale in the midst of a lavish nightmare.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 60 Paul Bradshaw
    It works hard, and the first half hour is textbook creepy, but the oldschool grab-bag of shocks struggles to jolt a dour script to life.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Paul Bradshaw
    The 3D is completely redundant and the action sporadic but unexpected gearshifts provide plenty of narrative meat.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 60 Paul Bradshaw
    It’s predictable, politically incorrect and too long – but a handful of really big chuckles excuse most of the cop-outs. There’s a much edgier film in here somewhere, but this one will definitely do.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Paul Bradshaw
    Hanks takes to Walt like a pair of cosy slippers, but it’s Thompson who adds layers to a classy but predictable slice of Disney schmaltz.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Paul Bradshaw
    Careful, kids – rock’n’roll can get you pregnant. Or that’s what one Mormon teen believes in this cute lo-fi indie from first-timer Rebecca Thomas.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 60 Paul Bradshaw
    It’s not as epic as "March Of The Penguins," or as stunning as the BBC’s usual slo-mo nature porn – but with nary an animated tap dance in sight, it’s still king of the 3D penguins.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 60 Paul Bradshaw
    It might sound like a lazy idea for an iPhone game but a few fresh jokes and lashings of creative gore help it stand out from the shuffling crowd.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 60 Paul Bradshaw
    It’s hard not to be moved by the story, but it’s only a handful of great performances that save it from underwhelming. Steal the book instead.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 60 Paul Bradshaw
    There’s creepy dolls, cameras tipped on their side, blasts of white noise and a horny teenage Scooby gang helping Jared Harris’ Oxford prof stir up a poltergeist in the mind of a moody emo girl (Olivia Cooke).
    • 52 Metascore
    • 40 Paul Bradshaw
    An amazing story and an amazing cast don’t always make an amazing film. Too light for drama, not funny enough for comedy; it’s unlikely anyone will ever risk their lives for this.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 40 Paul Bradshaw
    Eckhart makes a decent Damon stand-in, but there’s nothing here than hasn’t been done (better) before.