Jonathan Perry

Jonathan Perry

Agrees with the Tomatometer 85% of the time.

Publications:
Boston Globe
Total Reviews:
26

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

Showing 1 - 26 of 26
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
2/4 50% Kenny Chesney: Summer In 3d (2010) " The numbers -- 35 million records sold; 19 number-one hits; more than one million tickets sold in each of the last eight summers -- are as staggeringly impressive, as remarkable, as the man behind them is not." — Boston Globe
Posted Apr 22, 2010
1/4 22% Sorority Row (2009) " The "scary'' moments are of the sneak-up-on-you-from-behind variety, but there's little suspense." — Boston Globe
Posted Sep 14, 2009
1/4 49% Hatchet (2006) " It's just not that scary (even the gory sequences are predictable and boring). And it certainly isn't clever or funny." — Boston Globe
Posted Sep 15, 2007
1/4 0% Redline (2007) " Everything you'd expect it to be, and yet so much less: less character development, less believability, and most unforgivably, less escapist entertainment." — Boston Globe
Posted Apr 16, 2007
1/4 9% Ultraviolet (2006) " Wimmer ain't no Cassavetes." — Boston Globe
Posted Mar 6, 2006
3/4 77% Dog Soldiers (2002) " Marshall puts a suspenseful spin on standard horror flick formula." — Boston Globe
Posted Jan 31, 2003
3/4 83% Satin Rouge (2002) " As improbable as this premise may seem, Abbass's understated, shining performance offers us the sense that on some elemental level, Lilia deeply wants to break free of her old life." — Boston Globe
Posted Oct 11, 2002
3.5/4 71% Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars (Bowie '73 with the Spiders from Mars) (1973) " Pennebaker doesn't break any ground here, in what is essentially a linear concert film. But he doesn't need to. Bowie's brilliant -- and, by today's stadium-size standards, intimate -- performance does that for him." — Boston Globe
Posted Aug 23, 2002
2.5/4 63% Cuba Feliz (2002) " A grittily beautiful film that looks, sounds, and feels more like an extended, open-ended poem than a traditionally structured story." — Boston Globe
Posted Aug 22, 2002
3/4 82% Ram Dass: Fierce Grace (2001) " Parts of the film feel a bit too much like an infomercial for Ram Dass's latest book aimed at the boomer demographic. But mostly it's a work that, with humor, warmth, and intelligence, captures a life interestingly lived." — Boston Globe
Posted Jun 7, 2002
2.5/4 54% The Cherry Orchard (2000) " Cacoyannis is perhaps too effective in creating an atmosphere of dust-caked stagnation and labored gentility." — Boston Globe
Posted May 31, 2002
3/4 94% Hell House (2002) " A candid and often fascinating documentary about a Pentecostal church in Dallas that assembles an elaborate haunted house each year to scare teenagers into attending services." — Boston Globe
Posted May 24, 2002
2/4 52% The Mystic Masseur (2001) " It starts slowly, has few dramatic peaks and sketchy character development, and meanders without momentum." — Boston Globe
Posted May 17, 2002
3.5/4 92% Dogtown and Z-Boys (2001) " Does a terrific job of evoking the electric magic of an extraordinary era." — Boston Globe
Posted May 3, 2002
1/4 3% Deuces Wild (2002) " It's tough to tell which is in more abundant supply in this woefully hackneyed movie, directed by Scott Kalvert, about street gangs and turf wars in 1958 Brooklyn -- stale cliches, gratuitous violence, or empty machismo." — Boston Globe
Posted May 3, 2002
3.5/4 92% Nine Queens (Nueve reinas) (2002) " A crackling, clever tour de force." — Boston Globe
Posted Apr 26, 2002
3.5/4 86% El Hijo de la novia (Son of the Bride) (2002) " Jose Campanella delivers a loosely autobiographical story brushed with sentimentality but brimming with gentle humor, bittersweet pathos, and lyric moments that linger like snapshots of memory." — Boston Globe
Posted Apr 12, 2002
3.5/4 91% Y Tu Mamá También (2001) " Explores the exciting, terrifying complications and limitations of sex, love, power, and loyalty." — Boston Globe
Posted Apr 5, 2002
3/4 30% All About the Benjamins (2002) " An entertaining, if somewhat standardized, action movie." — Boston Globe
Posted Mar 8, 2002
3.5/4 87% Metropolis (Metoroporisu) (2002) " A fast-moving and remarkable film that appears destined to become a landmark in Japanese animation." — Boston Globe
Posted Feb 1, 2002
1/4 10% Slackers (2002) " There's scant character development, pedestrian dialogue, and an almost complete lack of humor." — Boston Globe
Posted Feb 1, 2002
1.5/4 27% A Walk to Remember (2002) " In their zeal to create a character who embodies a wholesome, positive adolescent ideal, the filmmakers have invented an 18-year-old girl with no self-doubt, no emotional weakness, no character flaws, and a crystal-clear complexion." — Boston Globe
Posted Jan 25, 2002
3.5/4 28% Not Another Teen Movie (2001) " A clever satire that's layered like a breakfast club sandwich with sly in-jokes, sight gags, gross-out scenes, and, of course, requisite bathroom humor." — Boston Globe
Posted Dec 14, 2001
3/4 8% The Wash (2001) " Like gin and juice, [Dre and Snoop are] good together." — Boston Globe
Posted Nov 16, 2001
14% Thirteen Ghosts (13 Ghosts) (2001) " Little did Elizabeth know that after starring in the spoof Scary Movie, she'd soon find herself in another parody of bad horror films -- one that doesn't know it is one." — Boston Globe
Posted Oct 26, 2001
43% Two Can Play That Game (2001) " Offers for most of its length a wickedly funny romp that takes witty aim at traditional gender roles and stereotypes." — Boston Globe
Posted Sep 7, 2001
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