Alan Jones

Alan Jones

Agrees with the Tomatometer 80% of the time.

Alan Jones's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Radio Times

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/5 93% Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation (2015) "Expertly building on the renewed energy injected into the Mission: Impossible franchise with 2011's Ghost Protocol, this fifth episode roars along like a sleek, well-oiled machine. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Jul 24, 2015
5/5 98% Inside Out (2015) "Once more the level of conceptual cleverness and ingenious visual design creates real magic. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Jul 23, 2015
1/5 14% The Gallows (2015) "Just horrible. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Jul 16, 2015
3/5 57% Blade II (2002) "It's a fabulous-looking package, elegantly orchestrated by del Toro, who has an unerring eye for undead iconography, which he takes to visually imaginative extremes. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Jul 14, 2015
3/5 18% The Human Centipede III (Final Sequence) (2015) "No target is safe and no shock too extreme in the mind-boggling climax to director Tom Six's contentious trilogy. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Jul 9, 2015
2/5 26% Terminator Genisys (2015) "A tiresome shambles ... " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Jul 2, 2015
2/5 50% Knock Knock "Roth comes unstuck with this silly, unconvincing and repetitive home-invasion shocker. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Jun 25, 2015
4/5 35% Earthquake (1974) "Registers an eight on the entertainment Richter scale. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted May 25, 2015
1/5 13% The Swarm (1978) "Quick, call on entomologist Michael Caine and a hive of Hollywood has-beens to out-ham each other while reciting terrible dialogue and getting stung by coloured Styrofoam pellets! " ‐ Radio Times
Posted May 25, 2015
2/5 38% Rocky IV (1985) "Though it's impossible not to get caught up in our hero's Russian training programme, or to root for his climactic victory, the mawkish montages accompanied by blaring music are no substitute for plot shading. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted May 13, 2015
3/5 81% The Canal (2014) "Making the most of its modest attributes and a wrenching central performance by TV regular and Hellboy veteran Rupert Evans, this Irish chiller lurches from unspoken eeriness to outright horror as it plots a familiar paranormal trajectory. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted May 8, 2015
3/5 74% Big Game (2015) "Jalmari Helander's follow-up to the dark, cult Christmas thriller Rare Exports is a pleasing enough escapist diversion. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted May 8, 2015
2/5 20% Anti-Social "Traviss is clearly searching for cockney cool and "lots of layers, like life" but can't find either in the one-note flimsiness of the plastic plot that's worsened by weak ensemble acting. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Apr 30, 2015
4/5 19% Monsters: Dark Continent (2015) "It all makes for a powerful metaphor for the human condition during wartime, executed with remarkable skill, confidence and an astute fantasy feel. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Apr 30, 2015
3/5 29% Lost River (2015) "Gosling is clearly angling for a parable on American consumerism, but he's more concerned with arresting fantasy-noir visuals, surreal dreamscapes and weird atmospheres than a coherent story. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Apr 9, 2015
5/5 100% Blade Runner (The Final Cut) (2007) "Scott's visionary thriller makes the acid rain/neon-drenched Los Angeles of 2019 a far colder, more violent and depressing place. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Apr 2, 2015
4/5 81% Furious 7 (2015) "The monster muscle-car franchise continues to relentlessly assault the senses in this globe-trotting sequel, with horror maestro James Wan's direction adding extra high-style brilliance to proceedings. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Apr 2, 2015
2/5 60% Robot Overlords (2015) "Feels like an artefact from the Children's Film Foundation era, only with misplaced adult humour and bad language. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Mar 26, 2015
4/5 78% The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water (2015) "Under the expert guidance of TV series writer/director Paul Tibbitt, sophisticated adult gags jostle with inspired childish silliness, each element dovetailing for increased inventiveness. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Mar 26, 2015
3/5 45% Home (2015) "ET meets Lilo & Stitch in this sweet, screwball culture clash comedy adapted from Adam Rex's children's novel The True Meaning of Smekday. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Mar 19, 2015
4/5 90% After Hours (1985) "It's weird, wonderful and wildly funny. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Mar 18, 2015
4/5 88% Naked (1993) "Leigh's bravura mix of comedy, tragedy, violence and warmth marks this uncompromising exposé as British film-making at its finest. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Mar 4, 2015
4/5 62% The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2015) "Another irresistible swirl of heart-warming life lessons, funny valentines and intoxicating local Indian colour, this captivating sequel is not second best at all, more a worthy companion piece to the 2011 crowd-pleaser. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Feb 26, 2015
4/5 85% Cinderella (2015) "Uplifting and full of that hard-to-capture sparkling sense of wonder, this is an enthralling addition to the trustworthy Disney brand of memorable, magical fairy tales. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Feb 25, 2015
3/5 34% Project Almanac (2015) "A hectic but better than expected entertainment. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Feb 20, 2015
3/5 84% Predestination (2015) "A thoughtful, if wonky, small-scale epic of retro-futurism. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Feb 20, 2015
3/5 72% Trash "The three non-professionals playing the rubbish-sifting comrades exude a believable solidarity and charismatic energy, though Brazilian star Selton Mello overdoes his role as a sadistic cop. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Jan 29, 2015
3/5 71% Cry-Baby (1990) "The nostalgic delights in Waters's reform school drool are often more subtle than his other period offering, Hairspray, but it's still a polished debunking of pop culture from the "Pope of Trash". " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Jan 21, 2015
4/5 73% American Sniper (2015) "A confident yet thoughtful performance from a bulked-up Bradley Cooper is the solid centre of director Clint Eastwood's absorbingly matter-of-fact biopic of the most lethal sniper in US military history. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Jan 16, 2015
3/5 71% Into the Woods (2014) "Works on most of its profound levels. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Jan 9, 2015
3/5 21% The Woman in Black 2 Angel of Death (2015) "The denouement is unexpected and satisfying, while the peril provided by the Second World War backdrop cleverly matches the supernatural suspense. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Dec 26, 2014
2/5 27% Annie (2014) "The 1977 Broadway hit has suffered an overblown 1982 adaptation, a sickly 1999 TV movie and a terrible stage sequel. But the worst hadn't happened to it until this awkwardly updated, misconceived and sloppy remake. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Dec 26, 2014
3/5 27% Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014) "The excitement is dampened by a draggy middle where Moses gets married and a tedious epilogue, but Scott's keen ability to explain scripture miracles in credible terms is this biblical blockbuster's major asset. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Dec 26, 2014
3/5 56% The Remaining (2014) "Nimbly directed by Casey La Scala, and performed with engaging conviction, this Book of Revelations faith-based shocker is surprisingly effective. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Nov 7, 2014
2/5 7% Ouija (2014) "The age-old seance question "Is anybody there?" can be equally aimed at those behind the camera. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Oct 31, 2014
4/5 81% Let Him Have It (1991) "With drab-chic production, Christopher Eccleston's marvellous central performance and a pop nostalgia soundtrack, the odious miscarriage of justice comes vividly to life to scandalise anew those unfamiliar with the true facts. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Oct 28, 2014
2/5 32% Extraterrestrial (2014) "Revelling in its B-movie conventions to little dramatic effect, this intergalactic slasher is often unintentionally hilarious. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Oct 24, 2014
4/5 98% The Babadook (2014) "Jennifer Kent's striking debut feature is a bold and intensely emotional psychological horror. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Oct 24, 2014
3/5 21% Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014) "An entertaining smooth ride. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Oct 17, 2014
4/5 84% Northern Soul "Like a British Saturday Night Fever, it captures the look, energy and exuberance of a youth culture, while not shying away from the more violent and amphetamine-fuelled darker sides. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Oct 17, 2014
2/5 29% Annabelle (2014) "That creepy grinning doll from The Conjuring gets its own origin story in this disappointingly banal supernatural spin-off. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Oct 10, 2014
3/5 70% Honeymoon (2014) "It will be a hard heart indeed that won't be affected by the way the story is resolved. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Sep 26, 2014
2/5 27% Lost in Space (1998) "A charmless if flashy affair. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Sep 17, 2014
4/5 79% Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989) "A nonstop giggle from start to finish, this beguiling grab-bag of time-travel clichés, hard-rock music and Valley-speaking cool dudes is a flawless, purpose-built junk movie. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Sep 16, 2014
3/5 89% Light Sleeper (1992) "[A] leisurely paced but ultimately rewarding study of terminal addiction in all its many forms. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Sep 9, 2014
1/5 43% The Last Movie (1971) "One of the all-time classics of pretentiously incomprehensible cinema. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Aug 26, 2014
3/5 43% Frank Miller's Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (2014) "Perhaps it is slightly one-note. Yet this bolder vision conveys the essence of co-director Frank Miller's art better than ever. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Aug 22, 2014
4/5 83% Alleluia (2015) "The two leads captivate as the besotted psychotic duo in a nightmarish odyssey that's offbeat right up to its enigmatic conclusion. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Aug 22, 2014
3/5 86% Altered States (1980) "Russell's razzle-dazzle hallucinogenic style certainly hits bullseye. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Aug 16, 2014
3/5 33% The Expendables 3 (2014) "There's the usual winning mix of wisecracking banter, overblown war craft and mad combat skills with a take-no-prisoners attitude and jokey references to the action heroes' pasts ... " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Aug 15, 2014
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