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Edward Porter

Edward Porter
Edward Porter's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Sunday Times (UK), Times (UK)

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/5 68% Extraction (2020) Sam Hargrave's film is basic, but perks up in its action sequences, which are long and relentless in the modern way.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2020
4/5 100% Moffie (2019) [A]n intense picture of a soul under pressure.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2020
3/5 85% Sea Fever (2020) The gory shocks are modest but adequate and the crew's tensions are well dramatised.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2020
2/5 20% Journey to China: The Mystery of Iron Mask (2019) It's a mess, but it's certainly eventful - Arnold Schwarzenegger plays the Tower of London's governor, and it's probably as close as we'll ever come to seeing him do panto.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2020
2/5 80% Who You Think I Am (Celle que vous croyez) (2020) Juliette Binoche lets us feel the fragility of her character, Claire, an academic terrified of losing her looks in middle age, but the storyline, in which she catfishes a young man, is simply too improbable.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2020
3/5 70% Trolls World Tour (2020) Compared with its 2016 predecessor, the sequel is duller and more conventional. Still, songs and silliness abound.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2020
3/5 93% The Perfect Candidate (2020) The candidate's gumption is sure to win her the audience's support; her relationships with her two sisters and her liberal dad are nicely sketched; and her achievements in the election are realistic yet designed for maximum poignancy.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Mar 31, 2020
4/5 94% System Crasher (Systemsprenger) (2019) It has many touching scenes, and Benni is brought to life so well by Helena Zengel that you understand why she means so much to the people doing their best for her.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Mar 31, 2020
3/5 88% Cunningham (2019) The results are attractive and memorable, but - given that the film's account of Cunningham's career keeps stressing how innovative he was - you might hanker for a better idea of how his dances looked to their first theatre audiences.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2020
4/5 95% Calm With Horses (2019) It struggles with its ending, but it earns a lot of credit before then.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2020
3/5 88% Misbehaviour (2020) Mocking 1970s naffness may not be at the top of many feminist agendas, but it can be fun.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2020
3/5 56% Sulphur & White (2020) Julian Jarrold's movie is well meant and well acted - with Mark Stanley as Tait, Emily Beecham as his wife, Vanessa, and Dougray Scott and Anna Friel as his parents - but there's not a great deal to be learnt from its broad-strokes account.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2020
3/5 69% Escape from Pretoria (2020) Although telling a true story - with a shaggy Daniel Radcliffe playing Tom Jenkin, jailed in Pretoria in 1978 for anti-apartheid activism - Francis Annan's film lacks the rounded characters of the best prison dramas.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2020
4/5 97% Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am (2019) Timothy Greenfield-Sanders's documentary portrait of the Nobel-winning author is a fluent introduction to her work, but its main attraction is the sense it gives you of being in her company.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2020
3/5 75% Military Wives (2020) It's formulaic in its storytelling, but it shows the power of music.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2020
3/5 88% Onward (2020) Once its tale is up and running, though, Onward is fast, inventive and likeable.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2020
2/5 37% Downhill (2020) Louis-Dreyfus is on form, but her co-star's miscasting and the script's general thinness mean Nat Faxon and Jim Rash's film can't live up to Force Majeure, the 2014 Swedish movie on which it's based.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2020
2/5 90% Dark Waters (2019) As director, Todd Haynes has few chances to show his inventiveness, and Anne Hathaway is stuck with that clichéd role, the wife frantic over her husband's obsession with his cause.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2020
1/5 21% Like a Boss (2020) As it is, Miguel Arteta's attempted comedy has all the phoniness of a formula chick flick, without any successful jokes.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2020
3/5 62% The Call of the Wild (2020) This take on Jack London's tale isn't entirely faithful to nature... But this adds to the fun of the hokey, action-packed children's entertainment, and there is nothing too fake about Harrison Ford's turn as a grey-bearded loner.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2020
4/5 99% Midnight Family (2019) Still, it's a gripping film. The Ochoas are quietly engaging, their night shifts like scenes from a Scorsese urban hellscape.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2020
4/5 94% When Lambs Become Lions (2019) The story is so cleanly shaped that you suspect a bit of tweaking, but it's certainly fascinating.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2020
2/5 64% Sonic the Hedgehog (2020) This live-action film has a chance of keeping children briefly entertained with its skilfully engineered set pieces, but it's trite and sugary, and Jim Carrey can't redeem it.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2020
66% Pandora and the Flying Dutchman (1951) Mason and Gardner gaze at each other so tenderly that their scenes are quite touching. And the whole thing is glamorised by inventive visual compositions -- including touches of surrealism - and by Jack Cardiff's typically wonderful lighting.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2020
2/5 48% Underwater (2020) At times I felt I was watching from inside an active washing machine.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2020
2/5 82% Daniel Isn't Real (2019) Daniel Isn't Real, directed by Adam Egypt Mortimer, has a few inventive bits of grisliness in its story of a student plagued by a Tyler Durdenish imaginary friend, but its way of putting a twist on its title is banal.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2020
2/5 14% Dolittle (2020) It's as if the makers had a weird plan to convince us the animals were utterly real - by implying that the only way to put them on screen was to film at random and cut the footage into any form possible.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2020
3/5 78% Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) (2020) The momentum steadily fades, though, and that's bad news for a film as shallow as this one.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2020
3/5 56% No Fathers in Kashmir (2019) Although the film's message isn't subtle, the ardour behind it is forceful, and the striking landscapes are a bonus.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2020
4/5 No Score Yet #AnneFrank. Parallel Stories (Vite parallele) (2019) [T]he essentials are strong: Helen Mirren reads powerfully from the diary and tells Frank's story alongside those of five women who survived the Holocaust as children.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2020
3/5 91% Weathering with You (2020) [I]t's convoluted and rather tiring, but it thinks audaciously, and even those of us who have never warmed to animé's visual style should concede that Shinkai knows what he's doing: he has a knack for sunbeams and raindrops.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2020
3/5 83% Just Mercy (2020) The true story of a lawyer trying to free a wrongly convicted black man from death row in 1990s Alabama, Destin Daniel Cretton's film struggles to turn worthiness into snappy drama.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2020
3/5 83% Waves (2019) Its showiness exceeds its substance, but that substance is still a fairly absorbing drama.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2020
2/5 34% Seberg (2020) The film is just another of those American movies that lament the 1960s' dark side while enjoying the period details: Seberg's dresses; Mad Men-style smoking and drinking; agents in browline specs and white shirts.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2020
3/5 22% The Runaways (2020) But who's it for? The story seems too bleak for children, but too much of a kids' yarn for fans of gloomy social realism.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2020
3/5 100% Amanda (2018) There's a welcome hint of Eric Rohmer as the characters stroll and talk. In its engagement with grief, however, Mikhaël Hers's film lacks a strong identity.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jan 7, 2020
4/5 96% La Dolce Vita (1960) It has become a time capsule: an exotic picture of a bygone Rome.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jan 7, 2020
3/5 68% Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019) Rob Letterman's film is a standard kids' movie blend of knockabout comedy and CGI fantasy action, but Detective Pikachu himself is a proper star.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2019
2/5 53% Destination Wedding (2018) Even in a genre that allows wordiness, however, the dialogue is overwritten. Reeves and Ryder too often sound like waspish columnists quoting their stuff at each other.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2019
1/5 14% The Hustle (2019) A female-led remake of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Chris Addison's directing debut was unlikely to be more than a mildly funny time-passer. In the event, it fails to make even that grade.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2019
3/5 57% Aladdin (2019) An unsubtle, fast-moving film with plenty of jokes and a visual style that would suit a themed Las Vegas hotel, it's certainly not an all-time Disney great, but I can see it being a half-term hit.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2019
3/5 90% John McEnroe: In the Realm of Perfection (L'empire de la perfection) (2018) The French director Julien Faraut's take on McEnroe uses on-court footage to build a diverting, slightly pretentious movie about tennis and its kinship with cinema.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2019
3/5 64% XY Chelsea (2019) This is a vivid picture of someone coping with infamy, but it's slow to explore the consequences of her deeds.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2019
4/5 96% Birds of Passage (Pájaros de verano) (2019) The characters don't have much depth, but their heritage provides visual and thematic richness for the film makers, Cristina Gallego and Ciro Guerra.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2019
3/5 94% Tucked (2018) There are clunky moments, but a bit of hokiness seems fitting in a story of low-rent performers with a love of melodrama and coarse jokes, and the whole is warm and sincere.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2019
3/5 71% Jumanji: The Next Level (2019) The Next Level may not be way above its predecessor, but it's a few steps up, for sure.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2019
4/5 99% Amazing Grace (2019) Here's a release that should prompt cries of "Hallelujah!"‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2019
4/5 97% Booksmart (2019) As for the film's own balance between conscientious goals and living for kicks, it's neatly done. The depiction of the pair's friendship is believable and good-spirited in a way that recalls Lady Bird...‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2019
3/5 93% Fighting with My Family (2019) Florence Pugh's knockout performance is the winner in this zesty wrestling drama.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2019
4/5 93% Ordinary Love (2020) With the stars conjuring up an ideal rapport, however, its portrait of a long-married couple is beguiling.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2019