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Ben Lawrence

Ben Lawrence
Ben Lawrence's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Daily Telegraph (UK)

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/5 96% Doctor Who: Season 11 (TV, 2018) Whittaker is a breath of fresh air: a talented, emotionally engaged actress who brings warmth and humanity to a show that was largely in danger of disappearing up its own black hole.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2018
80% Gordon Ramsay's 24 Hours to Hell and Back: Season 1 (TV, 2018) It's amazing what a piquant vinaigrette dressing can do - or indeed skilful editing.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2018
2/5 No Score Yet Bear's Mission With...: Series 1 (TV, 2017) Bear's Mission with Warwick Davis was a piece of filler TV which did no one involved any real favours. ‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2018
3/5 No Score Yet Horizon: 2018 - Teenagers v Cancer: A User Guide (TV Episode) A documentary that strove hard to be cheerful.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2018
4/5 No Score Yet Conviction: Miniseries (TV, 2018) Viewers were probably as disappointed as Shorter and her team. And yet despite the lack of progress, this was a fascinating programme - thorough in its research and nonjudgmental in its execution.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2018
5/5 100% Flowers: Season 2 (TV, 2018) Too dark to be treated as a comedy, yet too madcap in its execution to stay within the confines of conventional drama.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2018
4/5 81% Requiem: Season 1 (TV, 2018) I have no idea what is going to happen next, but I reckon you would be mad to miss the next episode. ‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2018
4/5 91% The Crown: Season 2 (TV, 2017) In all, series two has slightly less to say than the first, even if it is covering rather more tumultuous times.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2017
4/5 99% Alias Grace: Miniseries (TV, 2017) Polley has captured the novel's essential strangeness and also applied rigour to the world of a 19th-century drudge. When you watch Sarah Gadon's Grace knead dough, you see the perspiration on her brow, the rawness of her over-worked hands.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2017
5/5 97% Mindhunter: Season 1 (TV, 2017) Under the direction of Fincher, there is an unshowy, meticulous cinematic quality that draws you in, irresistibly, to its pale-brown world of desk jobs and smoky cinemas. ‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2017
4/5 No Score Yet Call the Midwife: Holiday Special 2016 (TV, 2016) This feature-length special had it all -- humor, pathos, jeopardy and good old-fashioned human resilience. You would have to be clinically dead not to shed a tear.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2016
3/5 82% Victoria: Season 1 (TV, 2016) Coleman totally convinced as the pint-sized powerhouse, conveying Victoria's girlish volubility, vulnerability and iron will all at once.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2016
3/5 77% Taboo: Season 1 (TV, 2017) Taboo's strength is that, despite borrowing from westerns, gangster flicks and even Dickens, it still manages to feel utterly original.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2017
4/5 87% Sherlock: Season 4 - The Lying Detective (TV Episode) Sherlock continues to be a class act - a testament to the almost hallucinatory talents of creators Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat, and proof of the malleable potential of Arthur Conan Doyle's pipe-smoking detective.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2017
4/5 50% Sherlock: Season 4 - The Six Thatchers (TV Episode) The return of Sherlock has been a return to form and proof that Gatiss and Steven Moffat are two of the most inventive minds working in British television.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2017
4/5 93% Doctor Who: Season 10 - The Pilot (TV Episode) This episode may not have pushed all the buttons, but it was a reminder of how good Doctor Who can be when it tugs at the heartstrings, and moves from pyrotechnics into a more thoughtful, psychologically ambitious orbit.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Apr 16, 2017
5/5 89% The Crown: Season 1 (TV, 2016) It is a portrait of an extraordinary family, an intelligent comment on the effects of the constitution on their personal lives and a fascinating account of postwar Britain all rolled into one.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2016
5/5 86% War & Peace: Season 1 (TV, 2016) I can't remember the last time I was so seduced by the storytelling or sublime visual power of a TV drama.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2016
4/5 97% Show Me a Hero: Season 1 (TV, 2015) David Simon, creator of Baltimore-set masterpiece The Wire, has produced something compelling, complex and emotionally involving.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2015
4/5 87% Broadchurch: Season 2 (TV, 2015) This bolt from the blue made me realise just how powerful and compelling the case of Danny Latimer was and how satisfying it was to rake over what had gone before. ‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2015