Peter Bradshaw
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For 344 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 0.4 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Peter Bradshaw's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 60
Highest review score: 100 Holy Motors
Lowest review score: 20 Red Dawn
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 26 out of 344
344 movie reviews
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Peter Bradshaw
    A black-comic psychological drama with poise and self-possession. Featuring Fabrice Luchini and Kristin Scott Thomas, how could it have anything else?
    • 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.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Peter Bradshaw
    The final notes of irony and repudiation may be laboured and obvious, but this is an intriguingly intuitive and atmospheric movie.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 60 Peter Bradshaw
    There are some dull stretches here, but also some grisly instant hits: nasty, deplorable, vulgar and sometimes brilliant.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 60 Peter Bradshaw
    It certainly doesn't bore.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Peter Bradshaw
    For all the competence and strength of Trapero's direction, the film is not as powerful as it might have been.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 60 Peter Bradshaw
    The movie's pace flags a good deal once Bangladesh has been born in 1971, and the adult characters are much less interesting than their child counterparts, but there's enough here to entertain – and to send audiences back to the book.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Peter Bradshaw
    Sightseers is funny and well made, but Wheatley could be suffering from difficult third album syndrome: this is not as mysterious and interesting as Kill List.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 60 Peter Bradshaw
    I suspect a previous, wackier idea for the film was ditched in favour of a slick promotional video about their jaw-dropping global tour, but I also have to admit that this is a rather watchable record of a phenomenon.
    • 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.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Peter Bradshaw
    Marsh's movie is calm, level, downbeat. The tension is subtle – perhaps subtler than it really should be.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Peter Bradshaw
    An irritating, baffling, fascinating film.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 60 Peter Bradshaw
    The story unfolds intriguingly within an intimate, almost claustrophobic environment. There is perhaps something ultimately undeveloped about it, but the film is a well acted, well presented piece of work.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Peter Bradshaw
    It's an intriguing and distinctive story, soberly told.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Peter Bradshaw
    Fury is a punchy, muscular action film, confidently put together and never anything other than watchable.
    • 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.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Peter Bradshaw
    This is a formal and pedagogic production, but worthwhile nonetheless.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Peter Bradshaw
    The mystery and beauty of bees emerge strongly enough. But should we be seriously concerned, or not?
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 60 Peter Bradshaw
    Her
    I wished I liked it more. It is engagingly self-aware and excruciatingly self-conscious, wearing its hipness on its sleeve; it's ingenious and yet remarkably contrived. The film seems very new, but the sentimental ending is as old as the hills. There are some great moments.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Peter Bradshaw
    This is a sweet-natured, but essentially undemanding film from Kore-eda.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 60 Peter Bradshaw
    Franco's As I Lay Dying is a worthwhile movie, approached in an intelligent and creative spirit. The ensemble work from the actors is generally very strong, with a star turn from Nelson as the prematurely aged patriarch, and the story is presented lucidly and confidently.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 60 Peter Bradshaw
    Perhaps as a parable, simplicity is what is required, although sometimes the film does not rise to tragedy. Visually, Age of Uprising is classy and plausible, but delivers less than it promises.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Peter Bradshaw
    It is a typically calm, lucid drama, presented in the director's unforced, cinematic vernacular and attractively and sympathetically acted.
    • 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.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Peter Bradshaw
    François Ozon's new film is a luxurious fantasy of a young girl's flowering: a very French and very male fantasy, like the pilot episode of the world's classiest soap opera... But this is well-crafted and well-acted.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Peter Bradshaw
    The movie has rather silly, Bourne-style thriller graphics, which are unnecessary: it has an important story to tell.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Peter Bradshaw
    It is fantastically silly, often funny, with some unshowy but very serviceable digital effects.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 60 Peter Bradshaw
    Nicolas Cage, Vanessa Hudgens and John Cusack give solid performances in this Prime Suspect-like thriller.

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