Peter Bradshaw

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For 979 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 1.5 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Peter Bradshaw's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 65
Highest review score: 100 Okja
Lowest review score: 20 The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 59 out of 979
979 movie reviews
    • 63 Metascore
    • 40 Peter Bradshaw
    Upper-middle-class white privilege does not exempt you from drug problems, but it looks as if it rates you a premium kind of respectful and sorrowing film treatment, something to do, I suspect, with the tremulous father-son ownership of this narrative.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Peter Bradshaw
    Ronan is just so good in this movie – so intelligent, so passionate, but she upstages Robbie, and Robbie’s parts of the film, often lumbered with leaden historical exposition dialogue, especially from Pearce, don’t have the same snap.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 40 Peter Bradshaw
    This extraordinary story has unfortunately been turned into a handsomely produced but laborious, drawn-out and dramatically inert movie.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Peter Bradshaw
    RBG
    For good or ill, the film does not directly engage with Ginsburg’s views on contemporary feminism and sexual harassment and what is sometimes derisively called identity politics.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 40 Peter Bradshaw
    The camera roams this way and that in the media scrum, and as in subsequent scenes, the dialogue is overlapping and borderline unintelligible. It is bravura work in its way, but unconnected to any real dramatic energy or political point.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Bradshaw
    This is a highly enjoyable and bracing piece of work from Wash Westmoreland.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 20 Peter Bradshaw
    The whole affair is misjudged and sickly sweet.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Bradshaw
    The Venerable W does not explicitly debate the existence of evil as such, but it certainly argues that nationalism, ignorance, arrogance, dogmatic religion and fear are its constituent elements. This is a sombre, pessimistic but necessary film.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Bradshaw
    All Is True is sentimental, theatrical, likable – and unfashionable.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 40 Peter Bradshaw
    Just as in the book, the memorable part of this story is its ripe black-comic business.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 40 Peter Bradshaw
    Despite the panache with which the dance sequences are presented, it is frustratingly inert dramatically.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 40 Peter Bradshaw
    The remarkable career of artist and photographer Mark Hogancamp has been turned into an elaborate and misjudged movie of baffling pass-agg ickiness and pointlessness.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Bradshaw
    Peter Jackson has created a visually staggering thought experiment; an immersive deep-dive into what it was like for ordinary British soldiers on the western front.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Bradshaw
    Bale brilliantly captures the former vice-president’s bland magnificence.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Peter Bradshaw
    I admire it for its craftsmanship and technique, like a machine for creating nostalgia.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 40 Peter Bradshaw
    Wilson is just, frankly, dull. He is not allowed to develop an interesting character and he suffers from the obvious comparison with Loki, Thor’s adopted brother played with relish by Tom Hiddleston as a velvety-voiced villain. But then Momoa’s good-ol’-boy characterisation of Aquaman itself only goes so far. This is a film that never quite comes up for air.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Peter Bradshaw
    It’s a gentle, charming study of loneliness.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 60 Peter Bradshaw
    This film floats, but, like a synchro-swimmer doing the “egg beater” leg movement, it needs a fair bit of strenuous activity to keep it upright.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 40 Peter Bradshaw
    There are some lively things about Mortal Engines, and the performances are game enough. Yet in all its effortful steampunkiness, Mortal Engines isn’t a film which is particularly exciting or funny, and the idea of the “traction city” is a stylistic and visual design tic that you just have to take or leave.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Peter Bradshaw
    A more unforgiving approach might have been more interesting.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 40 Peter Bradshaw
    Dead in a Week is striving for a weirdly sentimental kind of black-comic farce, and it doesn’t work.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 60 Peter Bradshaw
    It really is very strange, with every idea, every scene, every moment lavishly garnished with floridly serious, mannered language. A little of it goes a long way.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Peter Bradshaw
    The Judge is a thoughtful, sympathetic study.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Bradshaw
    Wardle tells a compelling story of the three happy boys who became three unhappy men, their faces shining with a kind of ecstasy in their youth, then muted with sadness and bewilderment in middle age.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 40 Peter Bradshaw
    No songs at all now, and not much fun.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 40 Peter Bradshaw
    The incessant and eerily unsatirical product placement is enough to give you a migraine: especially the complacent Disney cross-promotion.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 40 Peter Bradshaw
    This bloated, featureless, CGI-heavy movie is not so much stealing from the rich and giving to the poor, as stealing from Guy Ritchie, Batman, Two-Face and a few others – and not giving back all that much to the audience.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Bradshaw
    This is a heart-stoppingly suspenseful story. Conroy is a superb commentator on war and all its cruelties and absurdities.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Peter Bradshaw
    David Mackenzie’s retelling of the Robert the Bruce story for Netflix is bold and watchable, with a spectacular final battle scene shot with flair by the cinematographer Barry Ackroyd
    • 56 Metascore
    • 60 Peter Bradshaw
    Assassination Nation has got some gross-out chutzpah, and the surreal marching band scene over the final credits is inspired.

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