Peter Bradshaw

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For 1,054 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 1.4 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Peter Bradshaw's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 65
Highest review score: 100 A Fantastic Woman
Lowest review score: 20 Baggage Claim
Score distribution:
1054 movie reviews
    • 42 Metascore
    • 20 Peter Bradshaw
    The Fleabag star’s detailed performance in this missing-child thriller makes its myriad implausibilities all the more dismaying.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 60 Peter Bradshaw
    In all her signature deadpan intimidation, Huppert somehow gives the impression of being an exceptionally intelligent and self-possessed person who has never before acted in a film.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Bradshaw
    This is a long film, but there is something so horribly compelling about its unhurried slouch towards the precipice.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 40 Peter Bradshaw
    Quite simply, there is not enough Dench, not enough Old Joan, not enough about how she feels about the decades of deceit, and tension, and becalmed ordinariness, far from the drama of espionage.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Peter Bradshaw
    I enjoyed it more when Hill showed a lighter touch.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 60 Peter Bradshaw
    Buckley provides a vitamin boost in every scene.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 40 Peter Bradshaw
    It couldn’t be more boring than this. It seems counterintuitive to say it, but there is something pretty soulless about this new Hellboy franchise.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 40 Peter Bradshaw
    The comedy is fundamentally hobbled by the split in narrative focus between Jordan and April. We are never sure who is the heroine here, who has the comedy underdog status, who we are supposed to be rooting for.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Peter Bradshaw
    An opaque, but beautifully composed film.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Bradshaw
    Happy As Lazzaro itself is a weightless enigma, an unfathomable promise of happiness, gently tugging you upward, like a balloon on the end of a string.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Bradshaw
    It’s a supernatural chiller about our fear of death - and our longing for death as an end to this fear. This brutally effective and convulsively disturbing story is something to compare with WW Jacobs’s classic Edwardian ghost story The Monkey’s Paw or maybe even Franz Kafka’s stage-play The Guardian of the Tomb.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 60 Peter Bradshaw
    The violence was for me almost unwatchable, but it’s a well-made and worryingly plausible film.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Peter Bradshaw
    It’s a very powerfully performed, intimate piece, perhaps inspired at some level by the classic adventure The Treasure of the Sierra Madre. Mullan is very good at suggesting the careworn wisdom of someone who has to be a father figure, or even grandfather figure to men who don’t have his skill in self-control and self-denial.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Bradshaw
    It’s appropriate that this absorbing, tender documentary has been driven by a surge of fan loyalty and love.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 20 Peter Bradshaw
    This has been painfully de-tusked.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Peter Bradshaw
    It’s a sentimental film about New York and the way it sees itself: tough, big-hearted, assimilated and patriotic.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 60 Peter Bradshaw
    This is a fluent, watchable piece of work, though not quite as lucid as it might have been. A poignant tribute, at any rate, to the lost innocence of skateboarding.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 60 Peter Bradshaw
    Hare cleverly suggests Nureyev’s mixture of courage, hauteur, emotional damage and cool self-appraisal; the Soviet authorities cannot threaten him through his family because he long ago left them behind. An athletic, confident, undemanding film.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Bradshaw
    The sheer sustained intensity of the drama and performances carry it through.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Bradshaw
    Us
    The fiercely charismatic, mesmeric gaze of Lupita Nyong’o holds the movie together, and I have to say that without her presence, the movie’s final spasm of anarchic weirdness might have lost its grip. She radiates a force-field of pure defiance.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Bradshaw
    Gyllenhaal is terrific as a teacher and wannabe poet who exploits a child prodigy in this gripping psychological drama.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Peter Bradshaw
    At all events, it pays due homage to Edwards as a courageous pioneer.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Peter Bradshaw
    It’s an enjoyable enough way to spend two hours but without any commentary or real depth, it’s in need of a bit more suspense or conflict to really oil the wheels, the film too often ambling along when it should be racing.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Peter Bradshaw
    I wanted a clearer, more central story for Captain Marvel’s emergence on to the stage, and in subsequent films – if she isn’t simply to get lost in the ensemble mix – there should more of Larson’s own wit and style and, indeed, plausible mastery of martial arts. In any case, Captain Marvel is an entertaining new part of the saga.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Peter Bradshaw
    What is interesting about Sauvage is that it shows how savagely boring Leo’s life is, quite a lot of the time.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Bradshaw
    It is a haunting portrait of emotional undeadness.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 60 Peter Bradshaw
    Foxtrot is a movie from Israeli writer-director Samuel Maoz that is structurally fascinating yet also structurally flawed: its accumulations of ambiguity and mystery are jettisoned by a whimsical final reveal.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 40 Peter Bradshaw
    Comedy and irony are not allowed to encroach on the film’s upbeat message, and the drama doesn’t reach out beyond a wrestling fanbase.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Bradshaw
    Chiwetel Ejiofor has made his debut as writer-director, and the result is exhilarating and rather inspiring – a story of success against the odds, of ingenuity and resourcefulness, of a father and son painfully coming to terms with each other.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 40 Peter Bradshaw
    Even without Liam Neeson’s bizarre promotional “rape revenge” anecdote, this violent movie would leave a weird taste in the mouth, lumbered as it is with odd sub-Coen, sub-Tarantino stylings.

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