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David Robinson

David Robinson
David Robinson's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Sight and Sound, Times (UK), Financial Times

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
81% Total Recall (1990) The film's visual invention is offset by its visceral nastiness. Schwarzenegger's self-deprecatory good humour prevails none the less.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2020
93% Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989) Woody Alton's films alternate between the comic, in which he himself stars, and the serious and even solemn, which he does not Crimes and Misdemeanors successfully combines both styles.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2020
No Score Yet Babar - The Movie (1989) Babar the Movie is very loyal to the spirit and elegant minimalist graphic style of the original.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2020
80% Black Rainbow (2000) In Black Rainbow, Mike Hodges, as writer-director, turns a slight supernatural anecdote into an atmospheric ghost story.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2020
71% Gremlins 2: The New Batch (1990) Gremlins 2: The New Batch is a rarity: a sequel (again directed by Joe Dante) better than the original.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2020
88% The Abominable Dr. Phibes (1971) Mr. Fuest makes very tolerable use of bis means: added to which he has the overwhelming advantage of Vincent Price as the Abominable Doctor.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted May 14, 2020
94% Murmur of the Heart (1971) The theme is treated with faultless discretion and taste, without the smallest nod to current sensationalism.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted May 14, 2020
0% Bolero (1984) No doubt [the climax] distracted the writer-director from the dialogue, which is in every sense unspeakable.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Mar 31, 2020
No Score Yet The James Dean Story (1957) A contribution and a stimulus to the legend.‐ Sight and Sound
Read More | Posted Mar 31, 2020
86% Othello (The Tragedy of Othello: The Moor of Venice) (1955) Its narrative goes by such fits and starts that it is often hard to follow the story.‐ Sight and Sound
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2020
67% The Devils (1971) Even more than The Music Lovers, The Devils reveals an infantile compulsion to shock and repel, cost what it will.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2020
30% The Horsemen (1971) For all its overlength, however, it is reasonably beguiling on its [road to] nowhere.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2020
67% King Lear (1971) It seems always characteristic of Brook's] films, in contrast to his stage work, that at the last moment he loses nerve, loses confidence in his material, and feels the compulsion aggressively to assent on "cinematographic" personality and style.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2020
17% Friends (1971) It is an odd, uneven, but unfailingly generous and winning film.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2020
20% Scandalous John (1971) Directed with modest competence by David Butler, it is a slightly bizarre piece of philosophy to emerge from the Disney organization.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2020
73% Daughters of Darkness (Les lèvres rouges) (1971) The making of the film however is Delphine Seyrig... who has a supremely elegant style in comedy and the special gift of never letting on whether she knows she's being funny or not.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2020
40% Quest for Love (1971) It is a promising idea and there is style and imagination in the evocation of the London that might have been, but for the war; but Terrence Feely's script and Ralph Thomas's handling of the players do not otherwise rise to the occasion.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2020
No Score Yet Artur Rubinstein The Love of Life (1969) [The Love of Life offers] cinéma vérité reportage on the daily life and opinions of Artur Rubenstein, a beautiful, wise, childlike octogenarian of inflnitely more vitality than most of the people you meet in a lifetime.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2020
0% Revenge (1971) Disquietingly ugly and unpleasant.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2020
20% The Lady in the Car with Glasses and a Gun (1970) So much money and effort and talent have been expended on so thin and foolish a story.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2020
No Score Yet The Suitor (le Soupirant) (1963) All this is, in its way, Keatonesque and Etaix, you may be sure, knows it.‐ Sight and Sound
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2020
88% The Pink Panther (1963) Peter Sellers' gifts for slapstick have not often been so well used (too often he is exploited as a mimic instead of as a comedian).‐ Sight and Sound
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2020
No Score Yet Deserter (1971) Burt Kennedy is a very successful director of action pictures; but in The Deserter he is shackled with a rather unappetising script (by Clair Huffaker) of peculiarly unremitting and meaningless violence.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2020
93% Klute (1971) What lifts it above its B-picture origins (and the pastiche is certainly conscious) is the style -- crisp, elliptical, only moderately arty -- of Alan J. Pakula's direction.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2020
68% The Touch (1971) It could be -- and almost is -- pure novelette; yet Bergman's gift is to create real people with problems and sufferings real enough to be more than trivial, engage your concern.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2020
84% Walkabout (1971) Roeg's training as a cinematographer brings both advantages and hazards.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2020
88% Kramer vs. Kramer (1979) It is lifted above the level of common tear-jerker by the same affectionate concern for character that distinguished Benton's earlier pictures, Bad Company and The Late Show.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2020
94% One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975) Forman has lost nothing of his skills since the Fireman's Ball, his last film in Czechoslovakia, and Taking Off, his first in the United States.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2020
88% Ordinary People (1980) The director's contribution is reticent and unobtrusive; his aim, not surprising perhaps in an actor, had been to give she stage wholly to the text and the performances; and both are, certainly, exemplary.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2020
98% Annie Hall (1977) Annie Hall is as good as it is because its comedy is always on the brink of the minor tragedies of real life and love.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2020
77% Terms of Endearment (1983) It is impossible to resist the feeling of watching a long-running soap opera of which you have missed rather a lot of crucial episodes.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2020
58% Out of Africa (1985) Redford is romantic, mysterious, uncageable; and he potently complements Meryl Streep's Blixen.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2020
97% Ran (1985) Ran takes film spectacle to new heights. Kurosawa continues not only to extend his own powers but to exploit new technical advances.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2020
98% Hairspray (1988) It is absurd and jolly, parodying not only the worst conventions of the teen film but also the Sixties social-conscience movie, with an anti-racist sub-plot.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 31, 2017
89% Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (1988) The writers, Stanley Shapiro and Paul Henning, have brightened up their 1964 script in collaboration with Dale Launer with some caustic new gags and a more effective ending; and Frank Oz's direction keeps the comedy zapping along at a fine pace.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 31, 2017
91% Hannah and Her Sisters (1986) Allen is one of the rare clowns with the gift of discovering the universal upon his own doorstep.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 31, 2017