Peter Bradshaw

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For 736 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 45% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 52% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 1.5 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Peter Bradshaw's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 64
Highest review score: 100 Days of Heaven
Lowest review score: 20 The Dinner
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 50 out of 736
736 movie reviews
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Bradshaw
    Raw
    What is very impressive about Raw is that absolutely everything about it is disquieting, not just the obvious moments of revulsion: there is no let up in the ambient background buzz of fear.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Bradshaw
    It’s always supremely watchable, but rarely, if ever, commits itself to genuine jeopardy or suspense. Instead of edge-of-the-seat moments, there are gags and clever touches and excellent performances.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Bradshaw
    This is a fluent, confident and deeply felt movie: unmistakably, if not exactly nakedly, autobiographical.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Bradshaw
    At its best, Malick's cinematic rhapsody is glorious; during his uncertain moments, he appears to be repeating himself. But what delight there is in this film.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Bradshaw
    As for Violet, Emily Blunt brings to the role genuine sympathy, and she continues to thaw out the ice-queen hauteur of her earlier movies.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Bradshaw
    This is a tough, muscular, idealistic drama that packs a mighty punch, and Shannon and Garfield are excellent.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Bradshaw
    What could have been simply bizarre, sentimental or contrived here becomes an utterly absorbing love story.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Bradshaw
    Utterly bizarre and entirely ridiculous – and yet effective, an imaginative Guignol festival, like the goriest of soap operas, in which one wrong move opens a portal to hell.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Bradshaw
    This film is a very sly, subversive and disturbing black tragicomedy about a universal secret addiction.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Bradshaw
    It’s creative and experimental in just the right spirit, though with an asymmetric flaw. The film is a kind of diptych in which one of the panels is more fully achieved than the other.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Bradshaw
    Could Nasheed be the political Prospero to save the island – and the planet? Well, now he is out of power, and the Copenhagen summit was a disappointment. Perhaps his advocacy will help to bring the climate change issue back into political fashion.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Bradshaw
    The weird oppression and seediness of the times is elegantly captured, and Hoss coolly conveys Barbara's highly strung desperation.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Bradshaw
    Brings a new urgency to an old subject: the ivory trade, which is threatening the world’s elephants. This threat has not been cancelled or brought under control, as I had assumed. The film persuasively argues that it is all but out of control: so much so that elephants are in danger of being wiped out in the wild in just a matter of years.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Bradshaw
    It is effortlessly and unassumingly funny – and terrifically smart.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Bradshaw
    It’s a tremendously engaging and likeable superhero ride, in which the classiest of casts show they know exactly where to take it seriously – and where to inject the fun.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Bradshaw
    Temple's film is refreshingly free of cliché. A very heady experience.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Bradshaw
    It is a well made, well controlled film, and its sullenly monomaniac quality – perhaps partly a function of the star doing the writing and directing – is entirely appropriate for the subject matter.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Bradshaw
    The film is very funny – but asks its audience to wonder if being funny, if wanting to make people laugh, and particularly if using comedy for family-bonding, really is the sign of being relaxed and life-affirming in the way people who are talented at comedy often assume.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Bradshaw
    Dolan's energy and attack is thrilling; his movie is often brilliant and very funny in ways which smash through the barriers marked Incorrect and Inappropriate.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Bradshaw
    It's a tough, absorbing and suspenseful drama, excellently acted by its three non-professional leads.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Bradshaw
    With its sheer warmth and likability, this good-natured documentary won my heart.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Bradshaw
    This is a teenage movie that could in other hands have been precious; instead it has delicacy and intelligence.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Bradshaw
    It’s a film you have to feel your way into, like a ruined church or a haunted house.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Bradshaw
    It’s a huge aspartame rush of a film: a giant irresistible snack, not nutritious, but very tasty.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Bradshaw
    With ambition and reach, and often a real dramatic grandeur, Scorsese’s film has addressed the imperial crisis of Christian evangelists with stamina, seriousness and a gusto comparable to David Lean’s.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Bradshaw
    The President is a striking movie - and a bold and challenging change of directorial pace from Mohsen Makhmalbaf.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Bradshaw
    It is superlatively well performed and well directed with a real narrative grip.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Bradshaw
    There are some plausibility issues in Room, but this is a disturbing and absorbing film, shrewdly acted, particularly by Larson. It lets the audience in; it does not just let the nightmare stun them into submission. You make a real emotional engagement.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Bradshaw
    The Desolation of Smaug is a cheerfully entertaining and exhilarating adventure tale, a supercharged Saturday morning picture: it's mysterious and strange and yet Jackson also effortlessly conjures up that genial quality that distinguishes The Hobbit from the more solemn Rings stories.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Bradshaw
    It’s all operatically mad, and the city-destroying final confrontation is becoming a bit familiar, but Whedon carries it off with such joy and even a kind of evangelism.

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