Alan Jones

Alan Jones

Agrees with the Tomatometer 81% of the time.

Publications:
Radio Times
Total Reviews:
252

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

Showing 1 - 50 of 252
Previous | Next
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
4/5 67% The House Of Magic " Attaining a near perfect Disney-style mix of colourful inventiveness, engaging characters, eye-popping spectacle (especially in its 3D version) and fun-scary set pieces, it's a polished delight with ageless appeal." — Radio Times
Posted Jul 25, 2014
1/5 3% fear dot com (FeardotCom) (2002) " The real torture in this vengeful cyber-spirit saga comes from having to sit through such ugly trash." — Radio Times
Posted Jul 23, 2014
2/5 6% The Last Airbender (2010) " Writer/director M Night Shyamalan's once glorious reputation is tarnished further by this tediously juvenile fantasy adventure." — Radio Times
Posted Jul 18, 2014
3/5 7% I Know Who Killed Me (2007) " Lindsay Lohan takes on a dual role in director Chris Sivertson's twisty, perversely fascinating psycho thriller." — Radio Times
Posted Jul 18, 2014
1/5 5% The Avengers (1998) " The cult 1960s TV series gets royally shafted by Hollywood in this stunningly designed blockbuster that's stunningly awful in every other department." — Radio Times
Posted Jul 8, 2014
3/5 100% The Endless Summer (1966) " Groovy music by the Sandals, a five-piece surfing outfit, accompany the beautiful images and Brown's hip surfer-speak is a history lesson in itself." — Radio Times
Posted Jul 7, 2014
5/5 95% American Graffiti (1973) " Wonderfully evoking the feel and spirit of the era, this is one of those rare movies you live through rather than watch." — Radio Times
Posted Jul 7, 2014
4/5 86% Cold in July (2014) " The cult crime novel by Joe R Lansdale is skilfully adapted by director Jim Mickle (Stake Land) and his regular screenwriting partner Nick Damici into noir-ish cutting-edge pulp fiction." — Radio Times
Posted Jun 27, 2014
2/5 3% Speed 2 - Cruise Control (1997) " Familiarity quickly breeds contempt, with Bullock rather obviously just along for the ride." — Radio Times
Posted Jun 20, 2014
2/5 44% The Art of the Steal (2014) " Occasionally charming, yet completely unoriginal, this is dumb fun, no more, no less." — Radio Times
Posted Jun 20, 2014
2/5 17% Wild Wild West (1999) " The script is remorselessly smutty, the one-liners are below average and the giant mechanical spider climax endlessly drawn out, but the wildly inventive gizmos give entertainment value and draw a shield over the numerous flaws." — Radio Times
Posted Jun 17, 2014
4/5 74% Oculus (2014) " The haunted-mirror scenario gets an impressive workout in writer/director Mike Flanagan's expansion of his award-winning 2005 short." — Radio Times
Posted Jun 13, 2014
5/5 71% Léon: The Professional (1994) " Funny, tragic, brilliant and unmissable." — Radio Times
Posted Jun 4, 2014
4/5 81% My Own Private Idaho (1991) " Audacious, controversial, directional, important and totally unique, you'll either love it or hate it. But see it!" — Radio Times
Posted Jun 2, 2014
4/5 80% Singles (1992) " Crowe's greatest strength is the way he focuses on those smaller moments in life that are rarely reflected in movies." — Radio Times
Posted May 19, 2014
4/5 88% Bang The Drum Slowly (1973) " Until Field of Dreams came along, director John Hancock's moving buddy drama held the title of the best baseball movie ever made." — Radio Times
Posted May 7, 2014
1/5 6% Bolero (1984) (1984) " One of the funniest bad movies ever made." — Radio Times
Posted May 5, 2014
3/5 29% Pompeii (2014) " Absolute nonsense, highly entertaining (on certain camp levels) - and never boring." — Radio Times
Posted May 2, 2014
3/5 89% Willow Creek (2014) " A winning found-footage horror that also works as a sly commentary on the urban legend business." — Radio Times
Posted May 2, 2014
3/5 19% Tarzan (2014) " While not of Disney/Pixar animation quality - especially in the appearance of the humans - this lively fantasy packs in enough tropical incident and vivid action to pass muster." — Radio Times
Posted May 2, 2014
4/5 50% Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991) " Buckles are truly swashed and derring-do effectively done in this 12th-century adventure, which simply sets out to entertain handsomely and does so with a great deal of dash, flash and panache." — Radio Times
Posted Apr 25, 2014
5/5 94% Fargo (1996) " The result is a modern masterpiece." — Radio Times
Posted Apr 21, 2014
4/5 87% Romancing the Stone (1984) " In this cracking jungle-set treasure hunt, director Robert Zemeckis spices up a deliberately old-fashioned matinée adventure with tongue-in-cheek gags, unpredictably clever touches and top-of-the-range action." — Radio Times
Posted Apr 4, 2014
3/5 41% Divergent (2014) " Even if the visuals are rather drab and the action more brisk than imaginative, there's enough menace and suspense to create an entertaining diversion." — Radio Times
Posted Apr 4, 2014
3/5 47% Rio 2 (2014) " It's the same mix of colourfully frantic action, sharp sight gags and catchy musical numbers." — Radio Times
Posted Apr 4, 2014
3/5 53% D.A.R.Y.L. (1985) " Although highly derivative of ET, WarGames and others, this science-fiction drama is still a charming, lightweight diversion." — Radio Times
Posted Apr 2, 2014
3/5 70% TRON (1982) " It may seem somewhat dated these days, but it would probably be fair to credit this Disney movie with being the forerunner of the Toy Story movies." — Radio Times
Posted Apr 2, 2014
3/5 57% Short Circuit (1986) " Youngsters will love this hip spoof on hardware movies." — Radio Times
Posted Apr 2, 2014
5/5 100% The Terminator (1984) " Wittily written with a nice eye for sharp detail, it's hard sci-fi action all the way." — Radio Times
Posted Apr 1, 2014
5/5 87% Far From Heaven (2003) " This exquisite evocation of the 1950s tear-jerkers of director Douglas Sirk is gorgeously designed, stunningly photographed, ravishingly scored and beautifully acted." — Radio Times
Posted Apr 1, 2014
5/5 79% Seven (Se7en) (1995) " Seven is a work of extraordinary style, upsetting power and narrative daring." — Radio Times
Posted Mar 25, 2014
5/5 96% GoodFellas (1990) " Be prepared to be completely bowled over by a director at the peak of his talents and in full control of top-notch material." — Radio Times
Posted Mar 25, 2014
3/5 58% Blast from the Past (1999) " It's pleasant enough, with Fraser's goofy charm particularly winning." — Radio Times
Posted Mar 21, 2014
1/5 40% Can't Hardly Wait (1998) " Flat characters are stuck in underdeveloped situations in this attempt by first-time directors Deborah Kaplan and Harry Elfont to recapture the mood of a John Hughes 1980s teen comedy." — Radio Times
Posted Mar 19, 2014
4/5 85% We Are What We Are (2013) " Jim Mickle's savvy re-imagining of the 2010 Mexican art-house horror marks a quantum leap forward in maturity and style for the Stake Land director." — Radio Times
Posted Feb 28, 2014
5/5 88% RoboCop (1987) " It's Verhoeven's scabrous dissection of American social issues, trashy sitcom culture and corporate greed that makes this comic-book opus a subversive and thought-provoking edge-of-the-seat treat." — Radio Times
Posted Feb 11, 2014
3/5 64% August: Osage County (2013) " It all comes across as risk-averse, over-baked and hollow." — Radio Times
Posted Jan 31, 2014
3/5 75% Ransom (1996) " Lower your expectations and this overplayed urban combat drama will reward with a few tense moments." — Radio Times
Posted Jan 22, 2014
3/5 75% The Lost Boys (1987) " While it's not quite as original or witty as it could have been, this unashamedly glossy take on vampire mythology has a clever script that's packed with twists, and builds to a surprisingly tense climax." — Radio Times
Posted Jan 21, 2014
5/5 89% Midnight Cowboy (1969) " [A] tawdry, strident yet deeply affecting tale." — Radio Times
Posted Jan 13, 2014
5/5 97% Schindler's List (1993) " Spielberg uses stark, brutal realism to put over his powerful points about racism and ethnic cleansing, and the use of stunning black-and-white photography and gritty hand-held camera footage give the film a potent documentary style." — Radio Times
Posted Jan 6, 2014
4/5 89% Frozen (2013) " A dazzling fairy-tale adventure that evokes the studio's early 1990s refreshment of its animated output through an injection of Broadway talent." — Radio Times
Posted Dec 6, 2013
4/5 86% A Midnight Clear (1992) " A powerful tragedy full of surprises and visual style." — Radio Times
Posted Dec 4, 2013
4/5 80% While You Were Sleeping (1995) " This smartly scripted Cinderella love story is crammed with charm and the expert direction of Jon Turteltaub hits all the right emotional buttons." — Radio Times
Posted Dec 4, 2013
5/5 94% The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993) " Only the deliciously demented imagination of Edward Scissorhands director Tim Burton could have come up with such a dark vision of the holiday season." — Radio Times
Posted Dec 3, 2013
4/5 93% Princess Mononoke (Mononoke-hime) (1999) " The highest-grossing Japanese film of all time is a luxuriously animated legend of ancient gods going head to head with mankind and industry over the balance of nature." — Radio Times
Posted Nov 27, 2013
5/5 96% Pan's Labyrinth (2006) " This grim spin on Alice in Wonderland is del Toro's finest work to date." — Radio Times
Posted Nov 26, 2013
4/5 89% Shrek 2 (2004) " There's plenty of subtle satire and double entendres for young and old alike to savour." — Radio Times
Posted Nov 25, 2013
4/5 87% Hellboy II: The Golden Army (Hellboy 2) (2008) " Guillermo del Toro's mastery of fantasy film-making and his understanding of the multi-faceted richness of the genre guides this sequel to visually imaginative and intricately detailed heights." — Radio Times
Posted Nov 22, 2013
4/5 84% Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009) " Seamlessly and vigorously conveyed, this satisfying segment raises the storytelling and visual-effects bar for the entire series." — Radio Times
Posted Nov 22, 2013
Showing 1 - 50 of 252
Previous | Next
  • Sort by Rating:

    Sort results by this critic's rating. This option is only available for critics with a rating system (4 star, letter grade, 1-10, etc.)

  • Sort by T-meter:

    Sort results by the Tomatometer (percentage of critics recommending a certain movie)

Best to Worst Sampling

Find us on:                     
Help | About | Jobs | Critics Submission | Press | API | Licensing | Mobile