Peter Bradshaw

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For 771 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 1.7 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Peter Bradshaw's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 64
Highest review score: 100 Apocalypse Now
Lowest review score: 20 The Dinner
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 51 out of 771
771 movie reviews
    • 28 Metascore
    • 40 Peter Bradshaw
    It’s a lumberingly dated kind of spy thriller, convoluted without ever being intriguing – and an insufficient number of bangs for your buck.
    • 21 Metascore
    • 40 Peter Bradshaw
    Some laughs – and some unintentional eeeuuuwwws.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Bradshaw
    [An] outrageously enjoyable petrolhead heist caper.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Peter Bradshaw
    It is a study of grief suppressed and a personality becalmed.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Bradshaw
    It’s an engrossing, forthright adventure.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Bradshaw
    The film occasionally hits a rather loud note of passive-aggressive piety, but it is very persuasive.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 20 Peter Bradshaw
    The final explosive showdown seems to be competing with Marvel movies for spectacle. But Marvel brings wit and fun. As far as those factors go, the Transformers franchise is in very short supply.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Bradshaw
    This documentary is an invigorating, disturbing portrait of the arrogance and sinister self-importance of rich people, bullying politicians and their battalions of lawyers.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 20 Peter Bradshaw
    In its pure misjudged ickiness, bad-acting ropiness, and its quirksy, smirksy passive-aggressive tweeness, this insidiously terrible film could hardly get any more skin-crawling.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 60 Peter Bradshaw
    Viceroy’s House is no very profound work, but it is a nimble and watchable period drama.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 40 Peter Bradshaw
    It’s a strained, dramatically inert and often frankly silly odd-couple bromance fantasy about the Northern Ireland peace process negotiations.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 40 Peter Bradshaw
    It’s a ragbag of action scenes which needed to be bandaged more tightly.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 40 Peter Bradshaw
    This is a movie which begins with confidence and style, wearing its influences pretty insouciantly; the film sashays about the screen with a kind of sexy-chic smirk, like the unvarying facial expression of its co-lead Eva Green. But it wobbles at the brink of plot-holes which undermine the vital realistic plausibility of a film like this.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 40 Peter Bradshaw
    This is an unfinished doodle of a film, a madly self-indulgent jeu d’esprit without substance: a sketch, or jumble of sketches, a ragbag of half-cooked ideas for other movie projects, I suspect, that the director has attempt to salvage and jam together.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Bradshaw
    It is a movie which teeters perpetually on the verge of hallucination, with hideous images and horrible moments looming suddenly through the fog; its movement is largely inward and downward, into a swamp of suppressed abuse memories which are never entirely pieced together or understood – even as the sickeningly violent action continues.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Peter Bradshaw
    Michel Hazanavicius’s Redoubtable is a reasonably funny, moderately interesting movie, wearing its sprightly colourful pastiche like dry-cleaned retro couture.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 60 Peter Bradshaw
    It is a very odd, singular piece of work: not the visionary masterpiece it assumes itself to be and muddled in its effects and ideas. But certainly bold. It loses altitude yet never becomes earthbound.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Bradshaw
    It is not a new direction for this film-maker, admittedly, but an existing direction pursued with the same dazzling inspiration as ever. It is also as gripping as a satanically inspired soap opera, a dynasty of lost souls.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Bradshaw
    Andrei Zvyagintsev’s Loveless is a stark, mysterious and terrifying story of spiritual catastrophe: a drama with the ostensible form of a procedural crime thriller. It has a hypnotic intensity and unbearable ambiguity which is maintained until the very end.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Bradshaw
    This is grownup film-making, more savoury than sweet, seductive, oblique and carried by a wonderfully smart and emotionally generous performance from Juliette Binoche – who delivers the material superbly, material which from almost anyone else would sound dyspeptic or absurd.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Bradshaw
    This is a movie using non-professionals playing versions of themselves, and under Zhao’s patient, unintrusive directorial eye they appear to be inhabiting a kind of heightened documentary.
    • 26 Metascore
    • 20 Peter Bradshaw
    It is bloated with all the artist cliches, but freighted with mind-blowing dullness and joylessness.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 40 Peter Bradshaw
    Fatih Akin’s mediocre revenge drama In the Fade is the TV movie of the week: feebly uncontentious and un-contemporary.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 40 Peter Bradshaw
    It’s a wildly dated-looking and derivative film, a quaint adventure in fantasised naughtiness.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Bradshaw
    It is gripping and absorbing in its way, although perhaps too conscious of its own metaphorical properties and opinion may divide as to whether its expressionist element works. Yet there is no doubt as to its power, and its severity.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Bradshaw
    This film has what its title implies: a heartbeat. It is full of cinematic life.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Bradshaw
    This movie really brings some gobsmackingly weird and outrageous spectacle, with moments of pure showstopping freakiness. Eventually it loses a bit of focus and misses some narrative targets which have been sacrificed to those admittedly extraordinary set pieces.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 60 Peter Bradshaw
    The film has its own kind of mad, migrainey energy and individuality, and Robert Pattinson gives a strong, charismatic performance.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 60 Peter Bradshaw
    A gentle, thoughtful and reflective movie.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Peter Bradshaw
    The Day After is an elegant exercise. It feels like a chapter from something bigger.

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