Peter Bradshaw

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For 718 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 1.4 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Peter Bradshaw's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 64
Highest review score: 100 Scarecrow
Lowest review score: 20 RoboCop
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 50 out of 718
718 movie reviews
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Bradshaw
    This debut feature from Yorkshire-born actor and first-time director Francis Lee is tough, sensual, unsentimental, with excellent lead performances from Josh O’Connor and Alec Secareanu.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Bradshaw
    It’s terrifically watchable, a high-octane automobile of a film with dodgy steering, but exciting in a world of dull and prissy hybrids.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Bradshaw
    It's an athletic, loose-limbed piece of movie-making, not perfect, but bursting with energy and adrenaline.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Bradshaw
    Abderrahmane Sissako's passionate and visually beautiful film Timbuktu is a cry from the heart.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Bradshaw
    It seems pointless to say that the big friendly giant is the star of The BFG. But casting has never been more crucial. A typically distinctive, eccentric and seductive star performance from Mark Rylance absolutely makes this movie what it is.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Bradshaw
    The Founder is an absorbing and unexpectedly subtle movie about the genesis of the McDonald’s burger empire.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Bradshaw
    He lived until recently in bohemian chaos in one of the "artist apartments" in Carnegie Hall, and cares nothing for money or vanity. That's real class.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Bradshaw
    Blunt’s performance has an edge of steel. She brings off a mix of confidence, bewilderment and vulnerability, which functions very well against the alpha male characters higher up the chain of command.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Bradshaw
    There is release at the end of this fine film, but no euphoria; just a sense of having come through a period of evil, the memory of whose darkness will never entirely lift.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Bradshaw
    Dreams of a Life is a painful film, a Christmas film with no feelgood message, but one which I think would in fact have interested Charles Dickens. Watching it is an almost claustrophobic experience, but a very powerful and moving one.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Bradshaw
    There are such great gags, and it is acted with such fanatical gusto by Barratt that it’s impossible not to root for this unlikeliest of heroes.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Bradshaw
    The Dictator isn't going to win awards and it isn't as hip as Borat. Big goofy outrageous laughs is what it has to offer.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Bradshaw
    It’s an engrossing, forthright adventure.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Bradshaw
    In the Fog is an intense, slow-burning and haunting drama.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Bradshaw
    Taxi grew on me. It is not as angry and painful as his previous work, the samizdat This Is Not a Film, but it is subtle, humorous and humane. It tells you more about modern Iran, I think, than you’ll discover on the news.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Bradshaw
    It's a gem: gentle, eccentric, possessed of a distinctive sort of innocence – and also charming and funny.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Bradshaw
    [Black] creates some outrageously contrived and protracted shootouts and one or two good old fashioned action explosions. But he also keeps the dialogue cracking along.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Bradshaw
    About Elly confirms Farhadi's shrewd judgment of pace, dramatic technique and formal control of an ensemble cast.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Bradshaw
    The endlessly prolific Takashi Miike returns with this superbly acted revenger's tragedy.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Bradshaw
    The film is quiet, understated and gentle, allowing the audience to take pleasure in teasing out its narrative subtleties, and presented with wonderful freshness and clarity.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Bradshaw
    It is such a strange film in its way, stranger still if you are not accustomed to Weerasethakul’s work, and it needs a real investment of attention. But there is something sublime in it.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Bradshaw
    Zero Days is an intriguing, disturbing watch.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Bradshaw
    A terrifically enjoyable and exciting summer spectacular: savvy, funny, ridiculous in just the right way, with some smart imaginative twists.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Bradshaw
    Calin Peter Netzer's Child's Pose is a gripping new drama from Romania and another demonstration of how that country's new wave is developing a distinctive kind of real-time slice-of-life cinema with characterisation in extreme, pitiless closeup.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Bradshaw
    Sheridan is emerging as a master of the Mexican standoff, the shootout, the stomach-turning crime scene, the procedural office politics, but he’s also adept at tuning into the vulnerability and strength of the women and men called in to uphold the law. Wind River is a smart and very satisfying movie.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Bradshaw
    The physical suspense is all but unbearable: a sexualised hunger, fear and need. Fingleton writes and directs with gusto and flair.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Bradshaw
    White God works as an ambiguous satire of power relations generally: eventually the lower orders will rise up. The film has a flair and a bite which I have found lacking in Mundruczó's earlier films.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Bradshaw
    The film is a bit stagey sometimes, but ambitious and insightful. Tovey is excellent as he shows someone progressing from innocence to fear and then to loneliness.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Bradshaw
    Gloria is a sad, painful romantic story.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Bradshaw
    Into the Inferno is an intriguing, unnerving documentary.

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