Ben Rawson-Jones

Ben Rawson-Jones

Agrees with the Tomatometer 75% of the time.

Ben Rawson-Jones's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Digital Spy, Sky Movies

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
1/5 14% The Gallows (2015) "The Gallows is a terrible film. That is all you need to know. " ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Jul 17, 2015
4/5 74% Kingsman: The Secret Service (2015) "Let's just hope it generates a strong buzz, makes people realize that Heaven is a place on Firth and leads to audiences leaving the cinema beaming. It's that kind of movie. " ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Jul 13, 2015
1/5 26% Terminator Genisys (2015) "Even McBain would turn this down. " ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Jul 1, 2015
2/5 93% Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief (2015) "Bring me Louis Theroux! There are many moments during this disappointing depiction of Scientology where you may be crying out that very same plea. " ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Jun 26, 2015
3/5 No Score Yet The Messenger "Only a partially successful venture due to a script lacking invention and narrative hooks, The Messenger is nonetheless a showcase for homegrown talent and particularly Robert Sheehan. " ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Jun 25, 2015
4/5 98% Inside Out (2015) "Full of smiles and tears, much like childhood itself, Inside Out ticks so many boxes without ever feeling contrived. " ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Jun 25, 2015
2/5 46% Manglehorn (2015) "Beyond showcasing Pacino's enduring skills and exploiting our weakness for injured animals, Manglehorn doesn't seem to have a purpose. " ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Jun 24, 2015
5/5 97% Amy (2015) "An utterly heartbreaking and compelling experience... " ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Jun 22, 2015
3/5 54% Maggie (2015) "A worthwhile stab at approaching the zombie subgenre in a character-driven, personal manner, Maggie lacks the substance to soar and occasionally plods along like a lethargic zombie. " ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Jun 21, 2015
2/5 7% Accidental Love (2015) "It's so irredeemably bad that even Alan Smithee wouldn't touch it. " ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Jun 19, 2015
2/5 8% Survivor (2015) "There's little to enjoy about this daft spy thriller beyond the sight of Pierce Brosnan looking vaguely like a Spanish pimp when he wears a pencil-thin moustache as a disguise. " ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Jun 4, 2015
3/5 60% Insidious: Chapter 3 (2015) "A fresh premise and shrewd direction breathed new life into the Insidious franchise, delivering the most terrifying chapter yet. " ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Jun 4, 2015
4/5 98% Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) "Unrestrained and uncompromising, this hugely enjoyable blockbuster provides a mad and memorable ride. More please! " ‐ Digital Spy
Posted May 15, 2015
4/5 61% Unfriended (2015) "It does for Skype what The Blair Witch Project did for forests. " ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Apr 30, 2015
3/5 63% Son of a Gun (2015) "A reasonably engaging thriller, Son of a Gun is most notable for reminding us of that Ewan McGregor still possesses that irresistibly dangerous and edgy quality that propelled him to stardom in Shallow Grave and Trainspotting. " ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Apr 13, 2015
4/5 85% John Wick (2014) "John Wick is exactly what you'd hope for from a modern action movie - laced with tension, loaded with thrills and not afraid to unleash a few well-timed laughs. " ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Apr 7, 2015
2/5 27% Wild Card (2015) "Wild Card clearly has aspirations beyond the beat-em-up genre. But it sorely lacks any connection between the characters and the viewer, failing to establish and relatable moments to rouse our interest. " ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Mar 20, 2015
2/5 60% Run All Night (2015) "This pedestrian thriller plonks poor Liam Neeson back in a leather jacket and armed with a gun for another one of those 'Taken Lite' outings. " ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Mar 11, 2015
5/5 96% It Follows (2015) "It won't let you go and you can't shake it off. Whether you like it or not. " ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Feb 26, 2015
4/5 84% Predestination (2015) "... packs a powerful emotional punch thanks to its sensitive treatment of emotive themes and an incredible, multi-layered performance from Sarah Snook. " ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Feb 23, 2015
2/5 27% The Wedding Ringer (2015) "The Wedding Ringer simply doesn't seem to know what it is - a trashy flick designed to shock or a high-concept comedy about the value of real friendship. " ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Feb 20, 2015
4/5 94% Love Is Strange (2014) ""... a film laden with dignity and restraint that never needs to resort to melodrama or contrivance." " ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Feb 17, 2015
2/5 73% Inherent Vice (2015) "It's a noble failure, felt all the more because Anderson's films are usually so aesthetically and thematically rich and rewarding... " ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Jan 28, 2015
4/5 98% The Babadook (2014) "Boasting brilliant performances from the two leads, it will be the cause of many a nightmare. " ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Jan 3, 2015
2/5 21% The Woman in Black 2 Angel of Death (2015) "The Woman in Black: Angel of Death reeks of a film that was hastily cobbled together in order to capitalise on the original film's success. " ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Jan 3, 2015
2/5 9% Dying of the Light (2014) "What is ultimately being released reeks of the studio's contempt towards modern audiences... " ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Dec 31, 2014
4/5 85% Kon Tiki (2013) "Kon-Tiki is a film that inspires awe and wonder with almost every wave... " ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Dec 18, 2014
3/5 10% No Good Deed (2014) "Sometimes you fancy the finest caviar known to humanity. Other times you fancy some greasy fish and chips. No Good Deed belongs in the latter category. " ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Nov 20, 2014
2/5 23% Third Person (2014) "Third Person suffers from a script that fails to hook you in during its opening section and drags on without sufficient emotional connection for 137 minutes. " ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Nov 16, 2014
4/5 88% Foxcatcher (2014) "Carell delivers a commanding, unnerving portrayal of a man with cold, dead eyes and a matching heart who watches over his underlings with the predatory gaze of an eagle. " ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Oct 20, 2014
5/5 94% Whiplash (2014) "Uplifting, heartbreaking, electrifying and terrifying, it's a highly personal film but one with universal themes that we can all connect to. " ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Oct 17, 2014
2/5 89% The Drop (2014) "The Drop sees our hopes plummet to the ground with a resounding thud, squandering the brilliant Tom Hardy and much-missed James Gandolfini with a poorly contrived tale that's often alienating to watch. " ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Oct 15, 2014
2/5 21% Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014) "It should have been renamed TMNT: The Secret of the Snooze. " ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Oct 13, 2014
5/5 97% '71 (2015) "It's an extraordinary cinematic debut for director Yann Demange, whose unflinching lens quickly establishes an environment that seethes with danger and menace... " ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Oct 10, 2014
3/5 73% Camp X-Ray (2014) "Lead actors Kristen Stewart and Peyman Moaadi deliver highly convincing portrayals as camp guard Amy and 'detainee' Ali... " ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Oct 9, 2014
1/5 29% Annabelle (2014) "Want to know what's really scary about Annabelle? Its staggering lack of imagination. " ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Oct 7, 2014
4/5 23% Dracula Untold (2014) "The market has been saturated with vampires in recent years, but fortunately Dracula Untold - an origins story that will hopefully lead to future outings - doesn't feel stale. " ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Oct 3, 2014
4/5 61% Maps to the Stars (2015) "Full of intrigue and well-orchestrated twists, it's a brutal yet funny viewing experience. " ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Sep 26, 2014
3/5 69% They Came Together (2014) "The end result finds you abruptly flitting between laughter and disinterest, but is ultimately a rewarding enough experience. " ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Sep 8, 2014
4/5 90% The Guest (2014) "The Guest is assured of cult classic status in years to come, but will hopefully entertain the masses with its winning blend of crowd-pleasing humour and suspense. " ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Sep 8, 2014
3/5 43% Frank Miller's Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (2014) "The class of the impressive cast and the immersive film noir atmosphere just about sustains our interest in a film that's most striking visual effect is the hair on Bruce Willis's head. " ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Aug 19, 2014
4/5 69% The Inbetweeners Movie 2 "Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water, it's time to strap on your wellies and plunge into the hilarity. " ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Aug 6, 2014
2/5 33% The Expendables 3 (2014) "If it wasn't for a nostalgic affection for the cast and their previous endeavours, The Expendables 3 would be borderline unreleasable. " ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Aug 5, 2014
3/5 56% The Purge: Anarchy (2014) "The Purge: Anarchy is that rare beast - a sequel infinitely better than its predecessor. " ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Jul 25, 2014
5/5 90% Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes (2014) "The beauty of Dawn of the Planet of the Apes lies in how we don't root for either species to win. We treat each individual, whether human or ape, on his or her own merits. This is the way it should be. " ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Jul 11, 2014
2/5 18% Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014) "The urine you discharge during the inevitable p*ss-break is guaranteed to flow better than any dialogue in this near three-hour movie. " ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Jul 1, 2014
4/5 88% A Most Wanted Man (2014) "The tragic loss of Philip Seymour Hoffman resonates through Anton Corbijn's challenging but ultimately rewarding thriller. " ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Jun 26, 2014
4/5 67% Castles In The Sky "Izzard deftly brings out layers to the character, ensuring that no airbrushed idealisation takes place. There's an underlying sadness in his soul that emerges. " ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Jun 24, 2014
2/5 56% Set Fire To The Stars (2015) "Andy Goddard's stylishly shot movie doesn't succeed in forming a sustained emotional connection with the viewer. " ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Jun 23, 2014
5/5 95% Snowpiercer (2014) "Echoing the dystopian brilliance of Blade Runner and Brazil and beset by remarkably similar studio wrangling over the final cut, Snowpiercer is an audacious, immersive and nightmarish masterpiece. " ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Jun 21, 2014
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