Peter Bradshaw

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For 536 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 41% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 56% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 0.9 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Peter Bradshaw's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 61
Highest review score: 100 Holy Motors
Lowest review score: 20 Mother's Day
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 39 out of 536
536 movie reviews
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Bradshaw
    London Road was a mighty success on stage. Now it is a unique triumph on the movie screen.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Bradshaw
    With his two early features, "Distant" (2002) and "Climates" (2006), Ceylan has showed himself a superb film-maker. This is his greatest so far.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Bradshaw
    Graduation is an intricate, deeply intelligent film, and a bleak picture of a state of national depression in Romania, where the 90s generation hoped they would have a chance to start again. There are superb performances from Titien and Dragus.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Bradshaw
    This is a jewel of American cinema.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Bradshaw
    This new Star Trek is fast-moving, funny, exciting warp-speed entertainment and, heaven help me, even quite moving - the kind of film that shows that, like it or not, commercial cinema can still deliver a sledgehammer punch.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Bradshaw
    This is terrific film-making – enough to bring a rush of blood to the head.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Bradshaw
    After all those false dawns, non-comebacks and semi-successful Euro jeux d'esprit, Allen has produced an outstanding movie, immensely satisfying and absorbing, and set squarely on American turf: that is, partly in San Francisco and partly in New York.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Bradshaw
    An enormous pleasure. The performances are so fresh and natural – yet so subtle and delicately judged. The direction is superb in its control and the cinematography creates a gripping docu-realist vision.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Bradshaw
    This is an extraordinary record. But be warned. Once seen, these images cannot be unseen.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Bradshaw
    It is actually Assayas’s best film for a long time, and Stewart’s best performance to date.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Bradshaw
    Only God Forgives will, understandably, have people running for the exits, and running for the hills. It is very violent, but Winding Refn's bizarre infernal creation, an entire created world of fear, really is gripping. Every scene, every frame, is executed with pure formal brilliance.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Bradshaw
    It is a brilliant, subversive account of class relations and the changing times.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Bradshaw
    It is extremely pleasurable to watch, and shows every sign of having been extremely pleasurable to make.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Bradshaw
    This is a suspense classic that leaves teeth-marks.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Bradshaw
    By any standards, this would be an outstanding film, but for a debut it is remarkable.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Bradshaw
    Hard to Be a God creates its own uncanny world: it is beautiful, brilliant and bizarre.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Bradshaw
    Before Midnight is intimate and intelligent, and also undemanding in the best possible way,
    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Bradshaw
    It is a creamily sensuous, richly observed piece of work, handsomely detailed and furnished: the clothes, the hair, the automobiles, the train carriages, the record players, the lipstick and the cigarettes are all superbly presented. The combination of all this is intoxicating in itself.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Bradshaw
    Mitchell brings off some sensational setpieces of fear and suspense. I can’t remember when I was last so royally freaked out in the cinema.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Bradshaw
    It is not free of plot-holes...but what a supremely stylish and watchable picture it is.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Bradshaw
    The film, with its transcendentally beautiful visuals...is a rich and rewarding experience. [1 Sept. 2011]
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Bradshaw
    It is a beautifully acted, exquisitely considered chamber drama of subtlety and nuance: spellbindingly tender and utterly involving
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Bradshaw
    This movie looks and feels superb, it is pure couture cinema. But there is also a excess of richness and bombast and for all its sleekness I felt that the spark of emotion was being hidden, and there is a kind of frustration in the operatic sadness.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Bradshaw
    It is a masterpiece of black-comic bad taste and a positive carnival of transgression. The secret is the deadpan seriousness with which everything is treated.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Bradshaw
    The Look of Silence — like The Act of Killing — is arresting and important film-making.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Bradshaw
    Brilliantly written, terrifically acted, superbly designed and shot; it's a sweet, sad, funny picture about the lost world of folk music which effortlessly immerses us in the period.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Bradshaw
    This Is Not a Film is a compelling personal document, a quietly passionate statement of artistic intent, and an uncompromising testament to his belief in cinema.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Bradshaw
    It’s deeply silly but uproariously entertaining. At the end, I almost felt guilty for enjoying it all quite so much - almost.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Bradshaw
    Amy
    It is an overwhelming story, and despite everyone knowing the ending, it is as gripping as a thriller: Kapadia has fashioned and shaped it with masterly flair.

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