Peter Bradshaw
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For 393 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 38% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 59% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 0.5 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Peter Bradshaw's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 60
Highest review score: 100 Berberian Sound Studio
Lowest review score: 20 Marguerite & Julien
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 31 out of 393
393 movie reviews
    • 44 Metascore
    • 60 Peter Bradshaw
    As ever with comedies like this, all the really funny stuff is in the opening 20 minutes. But it's entertaining stuff, with a scene-stealer from Alan Arkin.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 40 Peter Bradshaw
    It feels as if you've seen it many times before. Bill Nighy isn't in it, for example, and yet afterwards I had an intense memory of Bill Nighy being in it, the way amputees can feel their toes itching.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 40 Peter Bradshaw
    It is soulless, like something that has been generated by a computer programme.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 40 Peter Bradshaw
    It is colossally indulgent, shapeless, often fantastically and unthinkingly offensive and at all times insufferably conceited. Yet it is frustrating precisely because it sometimes isn't so bad. There is something in there somewhere - striking images and moments, and the crazy energy of a folie de grandeur.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 40 Peter Bradshaw
    Oblivion goes on for a long time, moving slowly and self-consciously, and it looks like a very expensive movie project that has been written and rewritten many times over. It is a shame: Cruise, Riseborough and Kurylenko as the last love triangle left on Planet Earth should have been quite interesting.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 40 Peter Bradshaw
    This is a great-looking movie with a sure sense of time and place; it is obviously a personal, and in fact, autobiographical work about Assayas's own youth. But for all its flair, I came away dissatisfied at its colossal self-indulgence and creamy complacency, and the way historical perspective and meaning are permitted to dissolve in its sunlit nostalgia.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 40 Peter Bradshaw
    With the fourth film, the Ice Age family animation franchise is looking almost extinct.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 40 Peter Bradshaw
    It is basically deadly serious, and after some moderate knockaboutfun, settles into something pretty dull. Where's the edge?
    • 18 Metascore
    • 40 Peter Bradshaw
    Movie 43 is sketchy, in every sense. It's a collection of short comedy films in the manner of the 70s cult classic "Kentucky Fried Movie," each with a separate director, in which many very famous actors have been persuaded to take part.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 40 Peter Bradshaw
    Perhaps any screenwriting teacher could explain why romantic comedies such as this frontload it with all the jokes in the first act, and then get progressively sentimental and humourless. This one becomes gooier and squishier until the comedy has entirely gone.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 40 Peter Bradshaw
    There are some good ideas, strong moments and a blue-chip cast in Broken, the feature-film debut from award-winning theatre and opera director Rufus Norris. But they somehow don't come together successfully.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 40 Peter Bradshaw
    There's a too-cute-to-be-true ending to this US indie movie by the much-acclaimed young director Destin Cretton; I couldn't buy it, and found myself wondering if I had kept the receipt for the rest of the film too.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 40 Peter Bradshaw
    In the main, it's the usual story – much more rom than com.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 40 Peter Bradshaw
    Bogdanovich is a formidable figure, but with this movie he’s just coasting. He surely needs to find a screenplay more attuned to his brilliance, rather than a derivative, low-octane comedy.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 40 Peter Bradshaw
    Trance is a disappointment: a strident, chaotic, frantically overcooked film with an almost deafeningly intrusive ambient soundtrack. There is some embarrassing, eyeball-swivelling acting from the male leads, and the elegance of the film's premise is quite obliterated by its crude and misjudged violence.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 40 Peter Bradshaw
    The results are by turns boring and bizarre, although Diesel still has some presence.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Peter Bradshaw
    There are some gruesomely ingenious moments in this gleefully yucky horror-comedy from director Conor McMahon, starring the standup comic Ross Noble. But I have to say it somehow wasn't funny or scary enough – though I do have to admit it is always more than revolting enough.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 40 Peter Bradshaw
    Looks dated and clunky, like a drawn-out episode of Roald Dahl's Tales of the Unexpected on TV, and the direction doesn't have Softley's usual drive.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 40 Peter Bradshaw
    This comedy never quite relaxes or convinces or comes together, despite a blue-chip pedigree and a great cast.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 40 Peter Bradshaw
    It really is pretty dull, though, with the same moments of campy silliness: the same frowning gym bunnies with the same digitally enhanced abs.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 40 Peter Bradshaw
    Stephen Frears is a supremely accomplished director, but perhaps there was little he could do with this garbled and unsatisfying story about gambling.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 40 Peter Bradshaw
    A rather silly, pointless and directionless film.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 40 Peter Bradshaw
    the film is often stately and sluggish with some very daytime-soapy moments of emotional revelation.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 40 Peter Bradshaw
    It's a road movie that runs out of road – and out of ideas.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 40 Peter Bradshaw
    The premise is looking pretty tired.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 40 Peter Bradshaw
    The snuff-porn aesthetic might suggest a realist drama, but a supernatural dimension is brought into play, making the plot directionless. There isn't an ounce of ingenuity in the way the movie is concluded, but some generic expertise in the way it is put together.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 40 Peter Bradshaw
    Denis's drama intrigues more than it actually delivers...Sleight of hand is all well and good. But sooner or later a film must pay up.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 40 Peter Bradshaw
    Irrational Man is a good idea, a sketch for a movie, but the movie itself is unrealised.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 40 Peter Bradshaw
    Comedy gothic isn't exactly novel, and frankly there is a sense here of a movie coasting along on Halloween hype-marketing, without providing as many laughs and ideas as it really could have done.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 40 Peter Bradshaw
    You'll need to have a very sweet tooth for this, and it makes light of those difficult sexual politics that Mad Men attacked with such fierce satire.

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