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Robbie Collin

Robbie Collin
Robbie Collin's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Daily Telegraph (UK), News of the World, Daily Record (UK)

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/5 94% We Are Little Zombies (2020) We Are Little Zombies' exploration of the mechanics of mourning, particularly the uneasy disjunct between inner and outer emotions, is layered and sincere.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2020
4/5 67% Extraction (2020) Simultaneously no-nonsense and all-nonsense.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Apr 22, 2020
4/5 70% Trolls World Tour (2020) To watch it is to be waterboarded by joy.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2020
4/5 90% Dark Waters (2019) True to its title, this is a murky pool of a movie, and Mark Ruffalo is the man on the bank, poking its surface with a stick.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2020
2/5 38% Downhill (2020) Something that might have been drawn up by a cringe-comedy algorithm, or a team of aliens whose understanding of the human condition was derived from a skim-view of Curb Your Enthusiasm.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2020
4/5 91% The Invisible Man (2020) The Invisible Man addresses its underlying themes... with utmost seriousness and old-fashioned jump-scares; it's a haunted house ride with more on its mind than up its sleeve.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 25, 2020
5/5 79% True History of the Kelly Gang (2020) The result less resembles a conventional period piece than Kubrick's Barry Lyndon with its fingers jammed in the plug socket.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2020
2/5 38% Waiting for Anya (2020) It's the kind of film that's good news for anyone with a book report due on the source, but can't be recommended under any other circumstances.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2020
4/5 97% First Love (Hatsukoi) (2019) Imagine if the David Ayer of Street Kings and End of Watch had shot the first half of a gangster movie, then thrown his megaphone to Spaced-age Edgar Wright.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2020
2/5 62% Sonic the Hedgehog (2020) Children encountering the faux-ET format for the first time may enjoy it well enough, but signs of life, extra or otherwise, are low to nil.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2020
2/5 14% Dolittle (2020) The chaotic cutting and framing of almost every scene suggests an enormous amount of Downey Jr's dialogue was re-recorded after the shoot: tellingly, the actor is rarely facing the camera while speaking, and often isn't even on screen.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2020
3/5 82% Queen & Slim (2019) Their characters are only loosely sketched, which suits both Kaluuya's watchful, reticent performance - reminiscent of his star-making work in Get Out - and Turner-Smith's lack of experience.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2020
2/5 11% The Turning (2020) The plot doesn't allow for an ebb and flow of tension, but instead serves up a steady parade of clunks and whoos and creepy dolls that quickly becomes tedious.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2020
4/5 84% Waves (2019) Waves isn't merely a film about teenagers, it's virtually a teenager in film form. It's also the kind of cinema that keeps you young.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2020
3/5 77% Bad Boys for Life (2020) A quarter-century on from its inception, Bad Boys has become something which would have once seemed inconceivable: quite sweet.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2020
95% Little Women (2019) This is a really thoughtful adaptation, incredibly smart and incredibly moving.‐ Kermode & Mayo's Film Review
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2020
20% Cats (2019) There's a digital veneer of horror and farce and glazed looks, and it just doesn't work, it's not sensibly thought about.‐ Kermode & Mayo's Film Review
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2020
4/5 75% Spies in Disguise (2019) Call it The Spy Who Doved Me: a body swap comedy pushed to unusually daft extremes, even by the standards of the form.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2019
3/5 75% The Gentlemen (2020) The Gentlemen is a mid-life-crisis movie, and I don't mean that as a criticism: it's keen to give its beloved old guard the last laugh in a fast-changing world.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2019
4/5 51% Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) The Rise of Skywalker completes a saga no one sane screenwriter would have dreamt up from scratch, but does so with such pluck and showmanship that the result feels strangely precious.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2019
4/5 97% The Kingmaker (2019) While the film starts in wry fly-on-the-wall mode, it morphs into something weightier and surreally unsettling - Louis Theroux to Luis Buñuel in 60 minutes flat.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2019
2/5 72% Jumanji: The Next Level (2019) It doesn't click, particularly for Johnson, whose proven flair for physical comedy doesn't extend to an amusing and/or accurate Danny DeVito impression.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2019
5/5 63% Motherless Brooklyn (2019) It took Norton two decades to get Motherless Brooklyn made, and the result is a film that's wondrously out of time: one in which the hero isn't out to save the world, just understand it.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2019
3/5 89% 1917 (2020) Let there be no doubt that everyone involved with 1917 gave their all to the exercise. But its ultimate status as an exercise is, likewise, without doubt.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2019
2/5 78% Judy & Punch (2020) Judy & Punch is one of the more valiant recent entries in cinema's "worth a shot" file: a promising idea that can't sustain itself for anything approaching feature length.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2019
3/5 73% Harriet (2019) The whole package is so sleekly watchable, if risk-averse to a fault, that I can't recall a recent time at the cinema where I learned more by thinking less.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2019
4/5 77% Frozen II (2019) For all its feints and innovations, Frozen II knows its audience inside out, and wants to ensure every last subdivision leaves feeling both seen and satisfied.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2019
2/5 62% Driven (2019) Nick Hamm's period biopic attempts to turn this tall-sounding tale into American Hustle on wheels: alas, the results have all the dramatic horsepower of a mobility scooter.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2019
3/5 47% Last Christmas (2019) Golding and Clarke's chemistry is snuggly rather than sexy, but they make an appealing screen couple - and Feig, the director of Bridesmaids and Spy, keeps their comedic rapport tripping along pleasingly at all times.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2019
4/5 96% Promare (2019) The film is nearly two hours long and passes in what feels like 45 seconds. It is wildly entertaining and blaringly ridiculous, and I want to watch it every night for a week.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2019
4/5 91% Weathering with You (2020) Perhaps more than any other filmmaker working in the field today, Shinkai understands that beauty can be addictive, and he makes sure to keep his audience dosed up.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2019
5/5 69% Children of the Sea (Kaijû no Kodomo) (2020) It leaves you with the sense that the art form's boundaries have been nudged a little wider as you watched.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2019
3/5 70% Terminator: Dark Fate (2019) If you can overlook just how glibly the game board has been reset... what follows has much to recommend it.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2019
4/5 95% Rocks (2019) Rocks is a film about youthful potential and the miracle of watching it flower in unpropitious soil. It's a pleasure to behold.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2019
4/5 95% A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019) As with her superb recent adaptation of the literary-forgery memoir Can You Ever Forgive Me?, Heller has a flair for making this kind of material feel nothing like a routine biopic.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2019
5/5 96% The Irishman (2019) It would be unchivalrous to put a date on when De Niro was last this good. But he's sensational - giving a grippingly subtle, internalised performance that melts through the de-ageing process as if it were no more than make-up.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2019
5/5 92% Uncut Gems (2019) An almost surreally abrasive thrill right now, it feels like a time capsule for film-loving generations to come - providing they can last until the end of it.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2019
1/5 79% Jojo Rabbit (2019) Despite the subject's supreme candidacy for mockery, it somehow fails to land a single meaningful hit.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2019
4/5 73% Blackbird (2019) For all the narrowness of its brief, it may be the most beautifully complete film you will see all year.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2019
3/5 95% Good Posture (2019) The film's core - Lilian's reluctant trudge towards adulthood, and her relationship with the half-there, half-not Emily - does feel excitingly fresh and unique.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2019
4/5 94% The Personal History of David Copperfield (2020) The script feels like it was tested in a wind tunnel - while the use of farce as the plot's default register makes a virtue of the rush to get through everything that remains.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2019
2/5 76% Hotel Mumbai (2019) Hotel Mumbai seems so determined to act like a bog-standard fictional siege thriller that you find yourself wondering why it isn't one. It might not have been all that memorable, but it would have felt considerably less grubby.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2019
2/5 71% The King (2019) Historical epics are rarely light on their feet, but The King sets new standards in the field of galumphing: the film moves like a rhinoceros through porridge.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2019
4/5 68% Joker (2019) Superhero blockbuster this is not: a playful fireman's-pole-based homage to the old Batman television series is one of a very few lighthearted moments in an otherwise oppressively downbeat and reality-grounded urban thriller...‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2019
3/5 77% An Officer and a Spy (J'accuse) (2019) The film pours out its catharsis like concrete: you have to wait for it to set.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2019
5/5 84% Ad Astra (2019) Emotionally, the film operates in a classic Gray area, with barely perceptible eddies that build to a mighty existential wrench.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2019
5/5 94% Marriage Story (2019) Marriage Story may often resemble a tug of war between its stars, but it's on both of their sides.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2019
3/5 88% The Truth (La vérité) (2020) A keenly observed, wit-stippled drama of extended family life...‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2019
4/5 85% Dora and the Lost City of Gold (2019) There might not be a pleasanter surprise in cinema this year - really! - than this live-action adaptation of Dora the Explorer, the long-running Nickelodeon cartoon.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2019
2/5 55% J.T. LeRoy (2019) On paper, the role couldn't feel better suited to Stewart: alas, the film isn't sturdy enough to support it.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2019