Peter Bradshaw

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For 1,333 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 46% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 51% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 1.9 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Peter Bradshaw's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 66
Highest review score: 100 Halloween
Lowest review score: 20 Shield of Straw
Score distribution:
1333 movie reviews
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Peter Bradshaw
    It’s an amusing and diverting film that, with a series of ellipses and jumps, finally takes us to an unexpected world of fear and grief – and then back again, to stylised unseriousness. An engaging debut, which Sendijarević will follow up with more substance to go with the style.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Peter Bradshaw
    Nanijani and Rae work well together, although “chemistry” is perhaps a stretch.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Bradshaw
    It comes from the age of Straw Dogs and A Clockwork Orange, but none of those movies can match the sheer hardcore shock of the Australian New Wave nightmare Wake in Fright from 1971.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 60 Peter Bradshaw
    It’s an interesting film, which Trank tops off with a contrived finale of bizarre, spectacular (and contrived) violence, yet the woozy slipping-into-dementia-fantasy sequences, although striking, mean sometimes that the visual impact of what we are seeing is sometimes lessened, as we wait to see if it is really happening or not.
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    • 80 Peter Bradshaw
    It is commonplace to say that some films are scary and mad. But this really is scary and mad.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 40 Peter Bradshaw
    The narrative focus is frustratingly split between Ben’s family and Abbie’s, and the result is a non-frightening muddle.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Bradshaw
    Music is where the film’s emotional meaning is unveiled.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Peter Bradshaw
    This is Obama’s own film, so we can’t expect any tough scrutiny.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Bradshaw
    I would have loved to hear Kennedy on the tricky subjects of fusion cuisine or cultural appropriation. But there’s more than enough here to get your teeth into.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Peter Bradshaw
    Ema
    It’s a study in anger and emotional hurt that feels like a work in progress, an unfinished script the director has put before the camera before its complete development. Yet it is absorbing and challenging, as everything from this film-maker always is.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 60 Peter Bradshaw
    The film’s plausibility-level isn’t perhaps as high as all that (it really works best as a period piece from the pre-2008 crash) but Kross brings to it a jaded, corrupted glamour.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 60 Peter Bradshaw
    Extraction is a little bit hokey and absurd, and the very end has an exasperating cop-out – but it has to be admitted that, in terms of pure action octane, Russo and Hargrave bring the noise.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Bradshaw
    Why Don’t You Just Die! is an accomplished film that makes the very most of its limited sets, without seeming constricted or stagey.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Bradshaw
    This film is a time capsule of the 1980s: an era that was crass and excessive in so many ways, but now seems weirdly exotic.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Peter Bradshaw
    For all its fantastical vein, this movie has an interesting grasp of what high school is really like – not a Hollywood narrative, neither funny nor tragic, and certainly nothing like that most unreal of genres, the coming-of-age drama. Rather it’s messy, downbeat and inconclusive, without teachable moments – like everything else in real life.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Bradshaw
    The writing is utterly involving; with lines like tiny, imagist poems. A rich and delicious movie treat.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Peter Bradshaw
    A sombre, well-acted film about sacrifice and regret.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 60 Peter Bradshaw
    It's been a while since I've seen a silly baddie get the seat of his trousers set on fire, run around squawking, and then sit down in a water trough with an ecstatic sigh.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 40 Peter Bradshaw
    There is something absolutely robotic about Trolls World Tour: the voices, the design, the dialogue, the plot progressions, the break-up-make-up crisis between Poppy and Branch, everything. It’s chillingly efficient, like a driverless car going round in circles.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Peter Bradshaw
    I find myself admiring his visual and compositional sense, while being a bit exasperated by the provisional and coyly non-committal nature of his storytelling.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Bradshaw
    The physicality of this picture is exciting.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Bradshaw
    This movie is an absorbing serio-comic flourish.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Bradshaw
    A grisly, gripping watch.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Bradshaw
    The Perfect Candidate is the sort of film I can imagine getting a remake in contemporary America or Britain, with not as many changes as we might assume.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Peter Bradshaw
    It’s a technically impressive work with some lovely images — and a bit of a sugary taste.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Bradshaw
    The film is at its most intriguing in its earlier half, when it simply takes you through the growing excitement within the scientific community as the reality of Crispr emerges.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Peter Bradshaw
    I was sometimes captivated but often frustrated by this epic essay-film, a meditation on Germany and his own family history that is stark, fierce, austerely cerebral and almost four hours long.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Peter Bradshaw
    Chris Pratt and Tom Holland play teenage elves in this standard-issue but entertaining supernatural quest story.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Bradshaw
    Oprah Winfrey, Angela Davis and Morrison herself explore her work and legacy in this fascinating documentary completed shortly before the Nobel-winning author’s death.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 40 Peter Bradshaw
    Kristin Scott Thomas and Sharon Horgan saddled with a by-the-numbers script in a well-meaning but hackneyed Brit flick.

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