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Sukhdev Sandhu

Sukhdev Sandhu
Sukhdev Sandhu's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Film Comment Magazine, Independent (UK), Sight and Sound, Times (UK), Daily Telegraph (UK), 4Columns

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
81% The Report (2019) For a political thriller, The Report is more sad than revelatory, more melancholy than cathartic. Jones's work was not entirely in vain. His revelations of a cover-up, though heavily doctored, eventually were made public. ‐ Film Comment Magazine
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2020
76% Happy Feet (2006) Miller ensures that a conceit - dancing penguins! - that might have seemed best left to the jokey attachments that clog up email inboxes is supple enough to carry a sardonic parable about the hypocrisy of Western consumers.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2019
49% The Holiday (2006) The Holiday is as corny as it gets, but in a cinemascape full of macho grunting and aggressive irony, Meyers is perhaps right to believe that corniness is what women - and their boyfriends - will be wanting...‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2019
33% In the Cut (2003) The thriller elements are half-baked and predictable. The violence is never scary nor repellent.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Apr 1, 2019
40% The Great Ecstasy of Robert Carmichael (2005) A total sham.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Apr 1, 2019
56% Marie Antoinette (2006) Whatever the film's structural failings and historical gaps, it's great to see such a distinctive directorial vision coming out of Hollywood.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Apr 1, 2019
56% I, Robot (2004) Leaving aside the sub-Matrix hokum about Spooner's sweet-potato-loving grandmom, the movie humiliates itself - and embarrasses us - by the amount of time it spends plugging a glamorous car...‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Apr 1, 2019
84% The Yes Men (2004) Its willingness to mock not just the men in power suits but the journos and news organisations who swallow their FTSE gibberish is salutary indeed.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Apr 1, 2019
91% Head-On (2005) A punky, noisy romance full of life and emotion and ideas that captures the moment in the style of contemporary classics such as My Beautiful Laundrette and Trainspotting.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Apr 1, 2019
56% The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004) The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou is so knowing and so arch: the first part striving for a faux-grandiosity that the second part tries to undercut by its pseudo-geekiness... but ends up being plain annoying.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Apr 1, 2019
99% Faces Places (Visages, villages) (2017) Faces Places is a wonderful exercise in memory and merriment, in instinct and improvisation.‐ Sight and Sound
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2018
No Score Yet Mnemosyne (2010) A focused, intense and visually gorgeous single-screen work... In its own way it is not just a welcome return to the arthouse fray, but a very necessary haunting of the present by a singularly important British film-maker.‐ Sight and Sound
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2018
95% 12 Days (12 Jours) (2018) Textured and troubled, rich in pointillist details, anything but a manifesto.‐ 4Columns
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2018
99% Finding Nemo (2003) A splendid eco-friendly comedy set in the Great Barrier Reef.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2015
65% Bright Young Things (2004) Satire should seek to sterilise or maim its targets; Fry wants us to feel for them.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2015
98% Before Midnight (2013) Hawke and Delpy, who co-wrote the screenplay with Linklater, make this oscillation between badinage and feistiness, cosiness and irritability, look effortless.‐ Sight and Sound
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2015
92% Shot in Bombay (2008) A superior, very entertaining documentary.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2015
91% The Departed (2006) The Departed is an example of a cinematic master seeking to live up to the veneration with which he is regarded by his pupils.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2015
4/5 88% Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005) Where Newell really scores is in taking a leaf out of Peter Jackson's book and cranking up the fear factor.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2014
83% Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002) Director Chris Columbus has pushed the envelope farther, made a sequel that is pacier and more swashbuckling. Yet it still feels cautious and reined-in.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2014
2/5 88% Let Me In (2010) Let Me In doesn't need to exist unless, that is, the very notion of Swedish cinema is strange and unpalatable to you.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2014
1/5 5% The Last Airbender (2010) A quite breathtakingly inept hodge-podge of vapid spirituality, playground chopsocky and visual effects that take 3D to an entirely new level: Zero-D.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2014
68% The Darjeeling Limited (2007) What of the characters? Well, there aren't any, really.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2014
5/5 97% The Big Sleep (1946) The plot is a bundle of confusions, but who cares? Few films have made cigarettes seem so glamorous. Or had such seductive repartee.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2014
1/5 64% Love Actually (2003) Love? Actually, no. More like disappointment, and, at times, hatred.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2013
5/5 95% The Artist (2011) A valentine to the glories of silent cinema, a triumph of artistic teleportation, pure effervescence that gives crowdpleasing a good name.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2011
4/5 78% Page One: Inside the New York Times (2011) Timely and oddly inspiring.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2011
3/5 92% Drive (2011) Drive is a masterpiece of surface over depth. Catnip for anyone who thinks cinema is for the eye rather than the brain or heart.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2011
3/5 79% Crazy, Stupid, Love. (2011) For long stretches, Glenn Ficarra and John Requa's Crazy, Stupid, Love is a sharp, decidedly superior romantic comedy whose top-rate performers and fizzy dialogue go a long way to overcoming its tired set-up.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2011
44% 30 Minutes or Less (2011) Crude, charmless and knuckleheaded.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2011
5/5 83% Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011) Completely absorbing and a more than worthy companion piece to the 1979 BBC serialisation.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2011
3/5 100% Kes (1969) Seen today, it still cries its authentic song of rage. It still cuts like a knife.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2011
3/5 68% Friends With Benefits (2011) Friends With Benefits has some genuine pleasures to offer.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2011
3/5 75% Self Made (2010) Wearing's cast of non-professionals is engaging and charismatic.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2011
4/5 72% Fright Night (2011) It wittily updates Tom Holland's original vampire story so that it becomes a pointed commentary on America's current housing crisis.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2011
4/5 78% Attenberg (2012) Attenberg, both jarring and sweet, stuttering and eloquent, doesn't deliver manifestos or offer answers. But, in its needling, idiosyncratic fashion, it's more fascinating than most films that do.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2011
3/5 36% One Day (2011) A pleasant, occasionally amusing, tragically tasteful romantic drama.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2011
1/5 0% Powder (2011) Great movies about bands certainly do exist. Powder isn't one of them, though.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2011
2/5 45% Cowboys & Aliens (2011) Favreau ... allows the material's imaginative possibilities to flare up and fade away.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2011
4/5 81% Super 8 (2011) Super 8 is the sweetest film of 2011, an affectionate shout-out to amateurs everywhere.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2011
3/5 86% Kill The Referee (les Arbitres) (2010) Set during the 2008 European Football Championship, it takes advantage of privileged, UEFA-backed access to portray referees' intense, pressurised lives both on and off the field.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2011
5/5 100% Poetry (2011) What makes Poetry so involving is that it's never clear how the story will be resolved.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2011
3/5 80% Captain America: The First Avenger (2011) Solid, efficient, often anachronistic: Captain America is earthbound when it needs to soar.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2011
3/5 39% Cars 2 (2011) So-so.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Jul 21, 2011
5/5 100% The Lavender Hill Mob (1951) Both a joyous comedy and a tense thriller. Indeed, its climactic car-chase sequence is easily as dramatic as any of those found in today's summer blockbusters.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Jul 21, 2011
4/5 86% The Big Picture (2012) A vagrant, fitful mixture of domestic drama, existential thriller in the vein of Patricia Highsmith's Ripley series, and evocation of the underbelly of new Europe.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Jul 21, 2011
3/5 88% Bobby Fischer Against The World (2011) Paints a portrait of a sad genius who grew up alienated and grew old alienating many of the people who admired and might have helped him.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2011
4/5 96% Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2 (2011) Watched as a stand-alone film it's likely to strike newcomers as completely mystifying, but committed and even semi-committed fans will surely welcome it as a worthy climax to the most successful film franchise in history.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2011
5/5 99% A Separation (2011) A Separation twists and turns, layering on crucial details and moral quandaries in each scene, never for a moment allowing us the luxury of identifying too easily with any single character.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2011
2/5 36% Larry Crowne (2011) Hanks's direction is unremarkable, and the bluesy soundtrack altogether more gritty than any of the action.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2011