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Christopher Stevens

Christopher Stevens
Christopher Stevens's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Daily Mail (UK)

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/5 No Score Yet Miss World 1970: Beauty Queens and Bedlam (2020) This neatly balanced programme divided its narrative between those women who competed for the sash and crown.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2020
3/5 100% Confronting Holocaust Denial with David Baddiel (2020) This documentary was a missed opportunity.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 18, 2020
4/5 No Score Yet Rio and Kate: Becoming a Stepfamily (2020) The show avoided preaching or being maudlin. ‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2020
5/5 100% The Windermere Children (2020) The horror was emphasised less than the humanity: we got to know seven teenagers and watched the well-meaning but futile attempts of psychologists and teachers to help them.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2020
4/5 No Score Yet Mimi and the Mountain Dragon (2019) The quality of children's animations has improved sharply in the past decade, and Mimi And The Mountain Dragon was as good as any - not because of the drawings, which were pleasant though lightly sketched, but because the story was so well crafted.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2019
2/5 52% A Christmas Carol (2019) Traditionalists will hate it, while modern audiences will regard this three-parter as too dated. It is also so dimly lit and slow that you sometimes wonder whether the TV has switched itself off.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 23, 2019
4/5 No Score Yet Responsible Child (2019) The star, though, was Billy Barratt as Ray, whose churning emotions were locked away behind a blank stare. His final scenes, tormented by nightmares in a hellish institution for young offenders, rocked us with their power.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2019
3/5 100% The Case of Sally Challen (2019) This case may represent a legal landmark, but there was nothing to celebrate.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2019
3/5 No Score Yet Elton John: Uncensored (2019) Blimey, rock royalty Elton John knows how to put mere commoners in their place.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2019
3/5 No Score Yet Takaya: Lone Wolf (2019) Takaya: Lone Wolf was a love letter of a documentary, heartfelt though sometimes too slow, that was filmed by conservationist Cheryl Alexander.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2019
2/5 No Score Yet The Family Secret (2019) Kath was brave to look into her brother's face and tell him how much she despised him. This one-off film had no business squeezing low-budget entertainment out of her pain.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2019
3/5 No Score Yet Guy Martin's Great Escape (2019) No one can accuse Guy Martin of squandering his time. The man is a blur of hyperactivity, even when he's not racing his motorbike at 150mph.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2019
3/5 No Score Yet Lucy Worsley's Christmas Carol Odyssey (2019) This combination of quirky facts, sentimental tales, courtly grandeur and light flirtation played to all her strengths. She was plainly having a lovely time and, when Professor Lucy [Worsley] is happy, entertaining telly follows naturally.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2019
4/5 85% Elizabeth is Missing (2019) [Glenda] Jackson delivered a tour de force, making Maud as entertaining as she was monstrous.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2019
5/5 No Score Yet Gary Lineker: My Grandad's War (2019) It was a gentle investigation with a deliberate lack of drama, and that was the most respectful way to do it. ‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2019
2/5 No Score Yet The Day California Burned (2019) The film-makers failed dismally... Many details were muddled.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2019
2/5 No Score Yet Million Dollar Wedding Planner (2019) This was one of the year's more pointless documentaries. If you aren't interested in salivating over tacky tat sported by the blandly anonymous super-rich, there was nothing else to see here.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2019
2/5 No Score Yet Van Meegeren: The Forger Who Fooled the Nazis (2019) [Andrew Graham-Dixon] fury kept this investigation bubbling, but at 90 minutes it was overlong. The chief characters were too sordid to hold our interest for more than an hour and we were kept waiting too long for the final chapter.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2019
3/5 No Score Yet Ian Hislop's Fake News: A True Story (2019) Best-known as a team captain on the long-running Have I Got News For You, [Ian] Hislop was making a one-off foray into a subject whose history he clearly knew well. ‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2019
2/5 No Score Yet Egypt's Lost Pyramid (2019) With a lot of repetition and some long tracking shots of historians in sweat-stained khaki, these bare bones were stretched out to fill an hour-long documentary.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2019
2/5 86% Untouchable (2019) This documentary (overlong at 90 minutes) appeared unaware of how shallow the movie world looks from the outside, how self-serving and narcissistic. ‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2019
4/5 No Score Yet Bauhaus Rules (2019) Much more digestible than a lecture from an art historian.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2019
4/5 No Score Yet Secrets of The Royal Train (2019) The anecdotes in this lightweight documentary were a bit hit-and-miss. ‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 20, 2019
4/5 100% The Day Mountbatten Died (2019) To explain the historical context, compile the fragmented accounts of the survivors, assess the long-term damage and pay tribute to the dead required a delicate balance. As a result, the documentary sometimes felt piecemeal, but never superficial.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 20, 2019
4/5 No Score Yet The Conjoined Twins: An Impossible Decision (2019) Medicine is wonderful, but a father's love can be miraculous.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2019
2/5 50% Inside the Social Network: Facebook's Difficult Year (2019) It was all a creepy exercise in corporate reassurance.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2019
2/5 No Score Yet Why Can't We Sleep? (2019) With such important and inadequately understood science to discuss, it's a pity this low-budget doc was so flimsy. ‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Jul 15, 2019
4/5 No Score Yet Mad Cow Disease: The Great British Beef Scandal (2019) The footage of young people stricken with the human version, variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, was too distressing to bear -- especially as nearly all of it was filmed on family home video cameras.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2019
1/5 No Score Yet The Left Behind (2019) A stilted one-off drama. ‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2019
5/5 100% 8 Days: To the Moon and Back (2015) This sublime documentary revealed much more than high drama.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2019
4/5 No Score Yet Sarah Payne: The Untold Story (2019) Susanna Reid's rapid turnover of true crime shows runs the risk of making them seem like indistinguishable identikits. Sarah Payne: The Untold Story stood out because of the raw emotion of the family. ‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2019
5/5 No Score Yet Anna: The Woman Who Went to Fight ISIS (2019) The British, we always say, button up our emotions. But there's no need for tears and howling to express the deepest sorrow, as Anna: The Woman Who Went To Fight Isis reminded us.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2019
3/5 No Score Yet Britain's Next Air Disaster? Drones (2019) There's lots to worry about in the world, but drones don't loom high on the list.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2019
2/5 No Score Yet John McEnroe: Still Rockin' at 60 (2019) The scandalous private life of John McEnroe was left unexplored in Sue Barker's adulatory profile. ‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Jul 1, 2019
4/5 No Score Yet Psychopath with Piers Morgan (2019) The only fault with the film was its brevity. An hour was not long enough for any interviewer, even one as efficient as Piers [Morgan], to take a can opener to Bennett's shabby shell.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2019
3/5 No Score Yet The Trans Women Athlete Dispute with Martina Navratilova (2019) Martina Navratilova was having difficulty believing everything she learned on The Trans Women Athlete Dispute, and more trouble still finding inoffensive ways to say so.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2019
4/5 100% Escape From Dubai: The Mystery of the Missing Princess (2018) Sometimes it was difficult to believe this was a true report and not the plot of a Rudolph Valentino silent movie. ‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2019
83% Inside the Manson Cult: The Lost Tapes (2018) This compelling documentary, the first of two, gave a unique insight into how a psychotic control freak could take possession of vulnerable people through hallucinogenic drugs and sexual abuse, and manipulate them for the rest of their lives.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2018
4/5 88% The Wipers Times (2013) It was a shame to cram so much great material into a one-off. And it's a worse shame that, if Ian Hislop can write like this, he so often prefers to waste his talent on repetitive panel games.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2018
3/5 89% Being Blacker (2018) The documentary was tawdry and sad...It all felt very bleak.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2018
4/5 No Score Yet Can You Rebuild My Brain? (2018) Most medical documentaries spread their discoveries too thin. Life-changing breakthroughs are rare and generally must be rationed to one per show. Can You Rebuild My Brain? (C4) suffered from the opposite problem.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2018
5/5 57% Crooked House (2017) Writer Julian Fellowes's tendency to shove pompous, verbose dialogue into his characters' mouths suited this adaptation perfectly.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2017
2/5 No Score Yet Legacy (2013) Compared with the adaptation earlier this year by Ian La Frenais and Dick Clement of the book by Alan Furst, Spies Of Warsaw, this was insipid.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2017
67% George Michael: Freedom (2017) It skirted around George's chronic drugs problems, and made no mention of the circumstances surrounding his death. But it also neglected to mention that he was an endlessly generous man, who gave away millions without asking for recognition.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2017