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Geoff Brown

Geoff Brown
Geoff Brown's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Sight and Sound, Times (UK), Time Out, Monthly Film Bulletin

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
98% Paris Is Burning (1991) Half sad, half exuberant.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted May 19, 2020
67% La Diagonale du Fou (Dangerous Moves) (1984) A competent though tepid character drama.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2020
71% The Quiet Earth (1985) The story's nuts and bolts, for instance, need drastic tightening.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2020
100% Marlene (1984) Marlene, then, is infuriating, but rarely boring: Dietrich herself makes sure of that.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2020
91% The Journey of Natty Gann (1985) Despite the script's simplicities and some over-lacquered photography from Dick Bush, enough warmth and sincerity remain to make this one of Disney's best family offerings for some time.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2020
83% My Little Loves (Mes Petites Amoureuses) (1974) Mes Petites Amoureuses offers a distinctly cool, delicately nuanced study of a human being undergoing that strange process called 'growing up'.‐ Sight and Sound
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2020
80% The Hours and Times (2019) Its extreme low-budget charms elude this spectator.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2020
78% A League of Their Own (1992) Then comes the ending. Or rather endings, for in common with many Hollywood scripts. A League of Their Own mercilessly drags its heels.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2020
89% Titanic (1997) For all the sluggish script and the enormous weight of the special effects, this movie behemoth still has the power to shake us rigid and and touch the soul.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2020
98% Annie Hall (1977) [Woody Allen] has miraculously made his most personal film his funniest.‐ Sight and Sound
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2020
96% Unforgiven (1992) Apart from giving the Western genre a powerful boost Unforgiven does wonders for Eastwood's own profile.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2020
97% Schindler's List (1993) The film's epic sweep and grasp of detail are exemplary, while some scenes could make even a lump of granite weep. This is Spielberg's most grown-up film.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2020
85% The English Patient (1996) You can take your brain to The English Patient and you will not be insulted. Your eyes will not be offended either. This scarcely makes Minghella's film the best in the world; it just makes it loom large.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2020
97% The Man Who Would Be King (1975) The result, as one might expect, is lively, totally assured, and certainly one of Huston's more bracing movies, though inevitably the story emerges much expanded, with different emphases.‐ Sight and Sound
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2020
88% All of Me (1984) At first the film is content to play the situation for raucous laughs, trading on the embarrassment of two sexes sharing the same body. But, once the parties start experiencing finer feelings, the film finally becomes too awkward for comfort.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2020
0% Water (1985) A comedy with the zing of its title.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2020
29% Edith and Marcel (1983) !t is hard not to fee! a sneaking affection for this preposterous film; in a hard, cynical age, Lelouch seems one of the few remaining directors who believe passionately in the kindling spirit of romance.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2020
93% Amadeus (1984) Tom HuIce's brattish Mozart builds in strength and sensitivity as the film proceeds; F. Murray Abraham's Salieri impresses immediately.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2020
No Score Yet Roald Dahl's Danny, the Champion of the World (1989) Danny the Champion of the World resurrects a lost world of English life and entertainment with winning charm and aplomb.‐ Sight and Sound
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2020
37% A Star is Born (1976) This version vaunts its modernity by vulgarising everything in sight.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2018
47% Jabberwocky (1977) Nothing builds into full-blooded absurdity, and the enormous cast of British comic specialists is given little opportunity to help out (though they were presumably recruited just for that purpose).‐ Monthly Film Bulletin
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2018
60% Miracle on 34th Street (1994) The sanitised setting may generate a Yuletide glow, but it gives a hollow, even cynical ring to the film's championship of faith, hope and charity, sweetness and light.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 31, 2017
100% Pinocchio (1940) Probably shows Disney's virtues and vices more clearly than any other cartoon.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2008
87% The Jungle Book (1967) It's also got great knockabout visual gags, mercifully little cutey-poo sentiment, and reasonable songs.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2006
34% Under the Cherry Moon (1986) Shot in black-and-white in an attempt to evoke the sophisticated burr of '40s films, its intent is hamstrung by over-familiar gags, though the script comes more to life when Prince and Benton lapse into black street talk.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2006
80% Gigi (1958) It's like a meal consisting of cheesecake, and one quickly longs for something solid and vulgar to weigh things down.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2006
53% It Lives Again (1978) On the whole this is a good film in theory rather than practice. The script is written in the Albert Memorial style - ungainly in structure, weighed down with extraneous detail.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2006
80% Lethal Weapon (1987) In this classy all-action thriller, Mel Gibson oozes charm the way his victims ooze blood.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2006
100% The Kid (1921) As always, Chaplin's opulent Victorian sentimentality is made palatable both by the amazing grace of his pantomimic skills and the balancing presence of harsh reality.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2006
55% Jamaica Inn (1939) The result is weird, but not wonderful.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2006
80% Tea and Sympathy (1957) The film's details -- indeed, its very timidity -- still ensure fascinating viewing.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2006
96% The Thief of Bagdad (1924) Korda's version of 1940 has the quirks and the luscious colour, but this one has the electric energy.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2006
96% The 39 Steps (1935) Great fun.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2006
94% Charade (1963) Donen's typically slick comedy thriller, ingeniously scripted by Peter Stone, is a mammoth audience teaser.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2006
90% Queen Christina (1933) [Garbo] turns her character into a living entity, extracts real emotion from the script's purple clumps, and glides through Mamoulian's winding camera movements with grace, wit and beauty.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2006
97% Ninotchka (1939) It's still consistently amusing, and Garbo throws herself into the fray with engaging vigour.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2006
100% The Baker's Wife (La Femme du boulanger) (1938) Flagrantly unfashionable, but bursting with bucolic vigour and sly satirical wit.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2006