Peter Bradshaw

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For 456 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 1.1 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Peter Bradshaw's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 61
Highest review score: 100 Once Upon a Time in Anatolia
Lowest review score: 20 The Captive
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 36 out of 456
456 movie reviews
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Peter Bradshaw
    This film has to be indulged a little, and you'll have to negotiate the stumbling block that is Hawke's stodgy, dodgy French accent.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 60 Peter Bradshaw
    A Simple Life is a tear-jerker, but thoughtful and intelligent, with an anti-sentimental dimension.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Peter Bradshaw
    It's a likable film played with gusto and heart — though fundamentally a little sentimental and predictable.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Peter Bradshaw
    The movie has rather silly, Bourne-style thriller graphics, which are unnecessary: it has an important story to tell.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Peter Bradshaw
    It's a confident, well-made film that ends up in a blind alley of cynicism.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Peter Bradshaw
    Mud
    Mud is an engaging and good-looking picture with two bright leading performances from Sheridan and Lofland.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 60 Peter Bradshaw
    The result is funny and plausible, with a fair bit of newly modish Bridesmaidsy bad taste, though I kept getting the sense that the romcom template meant Mazer couldn't really let rip with pure comedy pessimism and cynicism in the way he might have liked.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Peter Bradshaw
    It is an elegant if slight piece of work, touching and intriguing by turns, but hampered structurally in that it relies on two separate flashback sections.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Peter Bradshaw
    It doesn't reflect too deeply on age and aging, doesn't dwell on the sadder and complicated side of things, and perhaps gravitates towards self-conscious eccentricity, but it's affectionate and watchable enough.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 60 Peter Bradshaw
    Chappie is a broad, brash picture, which does not allow itself to get bogged down in arguing about whether or not “artificial intelligence” is possible. It has subversive energy and fun.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 60 Peter Bradshaw
    Marc Evans's Hunky Dory is sentimental, sweet-natured and daft as a brush.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Peter Bradshaw
    Venus In Fur is a playful if occasionally heavy-handed jeu d'ésprit on the subject of sexual role-play, the games we all play, illusion and reality, and directing as a sexual act.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 60 Peter Bradshaw
    There are some nice images of the teeming penguin population, and great fun to be had witnessing the love life, and indeed sex life, of penguins. It does have to be said, though, there is a fair bit of Disneyfication going on.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 60 Peter Bradshaw
    Likable, watchable and has a nice supporting turn from Robert De Niro; I'm not sure I wouldn't rather watch this again than the macho acting in Russell's boxing drama "The Fighter."
    • 42 Metascore
    • 60 Peter Bradshaw
    It's always a pleasure to see Collette, a performer who always cranks up the energy, and yet here, as so often, she gives the impression of a ferocious screen intelligence somehow not being used to the full.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Peter Bradshaw
    Does the film tell us anything we didn't know already? And could anyone expect anything but the most straightforward irony in the title? The answer to both questions is no – but there is undoubted technique, and an authorial address to the audience.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Peter Bradshaw
    An accomplished debut.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Peter Bradshaw
    This is an attractively unparochial drama with a bracing interest in excellence.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 60 Peter Bradshaw
    The Killer Inside Me is a particular distillation of male hate, as practised by repulsive and inadequate individuals who have been encouraged to see themselves as essentially decent by virtue of the trappings of authority in which they have wrapped themselves. And Winterbottom is tearing off the mask.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 60 Peter Bradshaw
    It’s an engaging portrait - film-making which works from the ground up.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 60 Peter Bradshaw
    Private Peaceful is a small-scale story in essence, which works efficiently on the non-epic scale in which it's presented.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Peter Bradshaw
    Director Hugh Hartford does not patronise his stars, although perhaps there is something too gently celebratory and obviously feelgood about the film. These dynamic table-tennis stars put the rest of us to shame.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 60 Peter Bradshaw
    This film certainly chops up a few sacred cows. Could it be that the anti-wind brigade will have to make common cause with climate change scientists?
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Peter Bradshaw
    Ridley Scott has counter-evolved his 1979 classic Alien into something more grandiose, more elaborate – but less interesting. In place of scariness there is wonderment; in place of tension there is hugely ambitious design; in place of unforgettable shocks there are reminders of the original's unforgettable shocks.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Peter Bradshaw
    After 170 minutes I felt that I had had enough of a pretty good thing. The trilogy will test the stamina of the non-believers, and many might feel, in their secret heart of hearts, that the traditional filmic look of Lord of the Rings was better.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Peter Bradshaw
    The direction from Eric Lartigau keeps things moving along fast and furious: preposterous it may be, the movie is carried off with some style.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Peter Bradshaw
    A pleasing, high-minded film; also something of a palate-cleanser.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Peter Bradshaw
    It's all a bit absurd, but Legrand handles the absurdity with some style, and there is something clever in making an apparently minor character responsible for a major narrative flourish. An enjoyable spectacle.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Peter Bradshaw
    It is nowhere near as creepy as the recent indie horror "V/H/S," but it is a full-bloodedly grisly and macabre film that zaps over a few scares.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Peter Bradshaw
    In Another Country looks very much like something written on a napkin and shot in the one afternoon that Huppert could come to South Korea. Slight, diverting, forgettable.

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