For 123 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 40% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 56% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 0.3 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Tim Robey's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 59
Highest review score: 100 Frances Ha
Lowest review score: 20 The Big Wedding
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 43 out of 123
  2. Negative: 12 out of 123
123 movie reviews
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Tim Robey
    Where we might have expected a gentle or rueful coda, we get a battle of the sexes as blistering as the best of Tracy/Hepburn, and infinitely more frank.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Tim Robey
    If films were gestures, this one would be a perfectly timed shrug, with the smile to match.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Tim Robey
    Elicits from McQueen a directing job that's compellingly humble but also majestic, because his radical showmanship is turned to such precise, human purposes.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 100 Tim Robey
    The movie is hauntingly romantic at heart, in the best spirit of a Gothic fairytale, but without the harsh shadows or hard edges.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Tim Robey
    It’s really a radical experiment in non-fiction cinema – not seeking to enlighten or inform, but to disorientate us, practically to drown us, in a nightmare vision of the ocean’s power.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Tim Robey
    It’s wonderful.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Tim Robey
    It’s a stunningly confident piece of filmmaking, which holds on to vital clues about how much time has elapsed, and what’s happened, then springs them on us. The performances slay you.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Tim Robey
    Despite borrowing cleverly from the best, It Follows still manages to feel like no other example in recent years - tender, remarkably ingenious and scalp-pricklingly scary.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Tim Robey
    It’s beautifully organised, and there’s no way you could possibly watch it without learning all kinds of stuff.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Tim Robey
    It’s extremely moving in the gentlest, most linear way, and the other performances are sterling, too.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Tim Robey
    An acutely compassionate account of unshakeable guilt.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Tim Robey
    On his broadest canvas yet, Trapero mounts a saga about the role of conscience, which might seem old-fashioned if it weren’t so urgently imagined. An added fillip is Michael Nyman’s stirring score, his best in years.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Tim Robey
    A dizzying collage of all the changes in London’s social and architectural fabric since light was first trained through celluloid.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Tim Robey
    You’ve never seen a documentary like The Act of Killing. If you saw too many like it, your hold on sanity might fray, which is not so much the film’s fault as that of its bloodcurdling subject. This movie is essential.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Tim Robey
    Call it a landlocked variant on Robinson Crusoe, but it’s a hypnotic one, with a sense of mystery and interior life that are all its own.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Tim Robey
    There are no shattering revelations here – if Gibney’s canny gathering of various narratives, shimmering score and cool graphics give his film the goose-pimply intrigue of a spy thriller, it just happens to be one you’ve already seen. It’s also one in which the subplot, if anything, takes over from the main plot.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 80 Tim Robey
    A good cop/bad cop action comedy with the funniest two-women-above-the-title pairing in memory.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 80 Tim Robey
    A vastly enjoyable theatrical banquet, if perhaps not a profound one, is served up in a bit of a rush here, as if they can't wait to get the next sitting in. But you certainly don't come away feeling hungry.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Tim Robey
    At just under two hours, it's a little long, but the blend of biting character study and campaigning pharmaceutical docudrama is zesty and memorable.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Tim Robey
    Abi Morgan's script – better, for my money, than her work on either Shameor The Iron Lady – elegantly straddles two timelines to illuminate a deliberately obscured life
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Tim Robey
    Allen’s ambitions with this taut, tart character study might not be stratospheric, but they’re at least moderate-to-high, and his degree of success is exciting.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Tim Robey
    A tough, vital, electrifying film.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Tim Robey
    Writer-director Jeremy Lovering, in his feature debut, keeps a skilful handle on technique — his film is a calling card that could give you paper cuts.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Tim Robey
    Tornatore may have hit a sticky wicket with his subsequent work, but he knew what he was doing here: warning us about the irrational lure of the filmed past, which is to say cinema itself, then ushering us grandly to our seats.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Tim Robey
    It seethes with frustration on its subjects’ behalf – that for all the impact their stand has had, they still face a many-headed hydra on the road to real democracy.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Tim Robey
    It’s an elegantly pleasurable period thriller, a film of tidy precision and class.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Tim Robey
    Nymphomaniac, which mainly plays out in the banal home-and-office settings you might expect from a 1970s porn shoot, is less drop-dead gorgeous than Antichrist but significantly more human.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 80 Tim Robey
    The point is that you could watch these films for four hours, then spend 14 arguing about them – about whether sex, for vor Trier, is an eternal human mystery, or a cosmic joke at our expense.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Tim Robey
    There’s nothing Saulnier does better here than unveil his premise and bring the siblings together for their handful of scenes, but his film remains deftly shot and dynamic to the end.

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