Peter Bradshaw
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For 386 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 0.2 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Peter Bradshaw's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 60
Highest review score: 100 Foxcatcher
Lowest review score: 20 Safe Haven
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 31 out of 386
386 movie reviews
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Bradshaw
    Not an easy watch, and something in which you must make an investment of attention – but a fascinating piece of work.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Bradshaw
    As if from nowhere, a first-time British film-maker has appeared with a tremendously accomplished, subtle and supremely confident feature, authorially distinctive and positively dripping with technique.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Bradshaw
    If it is an exercise in style … well, what style. With its retro-chic connoisseurship and analogue era rock, this is a brilliant haute-hippy homage.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Bradshaw
    The tired old trope "erotic thriller" does no justice to how confrontationally and explicitly sexual this movie is — nor how thrilling, nor how menacing and complex.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Bradshaw
    It's a richly conceived treat.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Bradshaw
    Iron Man 3 is smart, funny and spectacular.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Bradshaw
    It is an intricate and often brilliant drama, with restrained and intelligent performances; there is an elegantly patterned mosaic of detail, unexpected plot turns, suspenseful twists and revelations.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Bradshaw
    The status-anxiety, fame-vertigo, sexual satiety and that all-encompassing fear of failure which poisons every triumph are displayed here with an icy new connoisseurship, a kind of extremism which faces down the traditional objection that films like this are secretly infatuated with their subject.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Bradshaw
    This is a fine film, which cements Barnard's growing reputation as one of Britain's best film-makers.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Bradshaw
    With a very simple premise, rapper Ice-T – this film's presenter and co-director with Andy Baybutt – has created a very enjoyable and often fascinating movie.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Bradshaw
    Nebraska may not be startlingly new, and sometimes we can see the epiphanies looming up over the distant horizon; the tone is, moreover, lighter and more lenient than in earlier pictures like Sideways. But it is always funny and smart.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Bradshaw
    It is an intriguing confection of a movie, announcing its influences candidly, but exerting its originality too.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Bradshaw
    It's a fascinating story.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Bradshaw
    It's a guilty-pleasure romp of a documentary, filmed at last year's Cannes film festival, all about the gorgeous, deadly and heartbreaking business of cinema itself.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Bradshaw
    An intelligent and resonant work from Norwegian director Joachim Trier, a movie that yields up its meanings and implications slowly.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Bradshaw
    Meadows is clearly not interested in lifting the biographical lid on anyone, just getting alongside the band, and picking up on their energy, vulnerability and excitement. He has no agenda; he just loves the Stone Roses, and it's a great, heartfelt tribute.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Bradshaw
    What a strange and intriguing film.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Bradshaw
    This is a bitter, jagged, disaffected drama, pessimistic about China, pessimistic about the whole world. One characters asks another if he ever feels like travelling abroad. "Why would I?" he replies. "Everywhere is broke. Foreigners come here now." Jia Zhang-ke's movie gives us a brutal unwelcome.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Bradshaw
    Among Jarecki's interviewees is David Simon (author of The Wire) who is incandescent with contempt for the system.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Bradshaw
    The love story – and it can be called that – between the doctor and Melanie is presented with candour and tenderness. There is a new humanity to Seidl's work; it could be his best film so far.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Bradshaw
    Ida
    Every moment of Ida feels intensely personal. It is a small gem, tender and bleak, funny and sad, superbly photographed in luminous monochrome: a sort of neo-new wave movie with something of the classic Polish film school and something of Truffaut, but also deadpan flecks of Béla Tarr and Aki Kaurismäki.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Bradshaw
    [Room 237] raises very interesting ideas about how we view a film, about what happens if we take the act of viewing down to a deeper, molecular level, and about how a movie's significance and effect need not be those intentionally willed by the director.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Bradshaw
    It hasn’t anything as genuinely emotionally devastating as Up, or the subtlety and inspired subversion of Monsters Inc. and the Toy Stories which it certainly resembles at various stages. But it is certainly a terrifically likeable, ebullient and seductive piece of entertainment, taken at full-throttle.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Bradshaw
    As activist Larry Kramer remarked, the movement had "its good cops and its bad cops", and there is a remarkable, angry, passionate funeral speech from campaigner Bob Rafsky that helped mobilise Act Up and awaken America's conscience.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Bradshaw
    This movie has the same desolate quality as Philip Larkin's poem The Building, and yet it is tender and lovable, too.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Bradshaw
    It's a long movie, and by the end you may well feel every bit as wrung out as the characters. But it is genuinely passionate film-making.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Bradshaw
    Enthralling, mysterious and intimately upsetting – a terrible demonstration of how poverty creates a space which irrational fear must fill.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Bradshaw
    If Assayas's film finally falls just shy of being great art itself, it is at least handsomely staged and played with conviction.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Bradshaw
    It is forthright, powerful, composed and directed with clarity and overwhelming force, yet capable of great subtlety and nuance.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Bradshaw
    In its outrageous way, 21 Jump Street has real laughs.

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