Christopher Tookey

Christopher Tookey

Agrees with the Tomatometer 70% of the time.

Christopher Tookey's reviews (from any publication) always count toward the Tomatometer because this critic is a Tomatometer-approved critic.

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
99% Finding Nemo (2003) "Artistically, it's up there with the all-time animated greats. " ‐ Daily Mail [UK]
Posted Jul 29, 2015
44% Daredevil (2003) "Writer-director Mark Steven Johnson's movie is too heavily reliant on tried and tested ingredients, such as Batman-type design and Matrix-style fighting. " ‐ Daily Mail [UK]
Posted Jul 14, 2015
89% Spider-Man (2002) "Here is the best of the superhero films to have emerged from Hollywood. " ‐ Daily Mail [UK]
Posted Jul 7, 2015
1/5 30% Kick-Ass 2 (2013) "Your enjoyment will depend a lot on whether you regard murder, mutilation and dismemberment as good, harmless fun. If you do, you will certainly find this movie a great deal more entertaining and wholesome than I did. " ‐ Daily Mail [UK]
Posted Jul 7, 2015
6% Gigli (2003) "Now we can see why the Jennifer Lopez-Ben Affleck marriage was called off. It was on grounds of unreasonable cruelty to audiences. " ‐ Daily Mail [UK]
Posted Jun 22, 2015
2/5 94% Iron Man (2008) "Director Jon Favreau tries to enliven the story with comic elements, but the plot trudges along a well-trodden path to a weary conclusion. " ‐ Daily Mail [UK]
Posted Jun 9, 2015
88% Shrek (2001) "Adults will find plenty to laugh at. Children will love it. " ‐ Daily Mail [UK]
Posted Jun 9, 2015
3% Battlefield Earth (2000) "The plot is like a talentless adolescent's attempt to rewrite Spartacus as science fiction. " ‐ Daily Mail [UK]
Posted Jun 3, 2015
2/5 85% Wendy and Lucy (2008) "Even at 80 minutes, this feels like a Chihuahua padded out to Great Dane proportions. It's far too hangdog to find much of an audience. " ‐ Daily Mail [UK]
Posted Mar 27, 2015
91% The Departed (2006) "Scorsese's film is a grossly over-extended 150, and -- despite its flashes of directorial genius -- it's no deeper (or more comprehensible) than the original. " ‐ Daily Mail [UK]
Posted Jan 23, 2015
91% The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) "I have no serious criticisms. The film does full justice to Tolkien, who has often -- and erroneously -- been accused of escapism. " ‐ Daily Mail [UK]
Posted Dec 7, 2014
82% Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002) "Chamber Of Secrets is funnier and more exciting than the first Harry Potter movie, and adorned with some of the most stunning special effects ever. " ‐ Daily Mail [UK]
Posted Dec 6, 2014
96% The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) "This is, I can say without fear of exaggerating, one of the great films of all time. " ‐ Daily Mail [UK]
Posted Nov 12, 2014
95% Pan's Labyrinth (2006) "Pan's Labyrinth isn't a total success, but it confirms that del Toro is one of the few genuinely visionary directors working today. And his best may still be to come. " ‐ Daily Mail [UK]
Posted Nov 12, 2014
80% The Royal Tenenbaums (2002) "These characters are written with the broad strokes of caricature, yet they are neither funny nor, in the end, sympathetic. " ‐ Daily Mail [UK]
Posted Oct 1, 2014
7% Grown Ups 2 (2013) "The only good news is that the five friends in the original film have been whittled down to four. " ‐ Daily Mail [UK]
Posted Jul 28, 2014
3/5 79% 42 (2013) "The film does tell a moving story and delivers a worthwhile message about the importance of turning the other cheek. " ‐ Daily Mail [UK]
Posted May 7, 2014
69% Fast & Furious 6 (2013) "No one's going to pretend this is art, but it makes sense commercially. The fights and chases are superbly choreographed and genuinely spectacular. " ‐ Daily Mail [UK]
Posted Dec 31, 2013
4/5 86% The Conjuring (2013) "It is scary, and it conveys something even rarer in horror films -- the ring of truth. " ‐ Daily Mail [UK]
Posted Dec 16, 2013
4/5 92% Sunshine on Leith "It's a jukebox musical that strings together a winning romantic comedy with catchy tunes and heartfelt lyrics. " ‐ Daily Mail [UK]
Posted Oct 3, 2013
2/5 67% How I Live Now (2013) "Meg Rosoff's young adult novel about a teenager struggling to survive in the aftermath of nuclear war was a big hit with readers, but here director Kevin Macdonald mishandles it. " ‐ Daily Mail [UK]
Posted Oct 3, 2013
1/5 62% Filth (2014) "McAvoy tackles the role with gusto, but it doesn't play to his strengths. He lacks stature. " ‐ Daily Mail [UK]
Posted Oct 3, 2013
5/5 91% Blue Jasmine (2013) "A riveting film, a humane but brutally frank character study, perfectly achieved despite its narrow objectives. " ‐ Daily Mail [UK]
Posted Sep 26, 2013
1/5 8% Diana (2013) "It has the slightness of a Mills & Boon novella, but treats the tale with ponderous solemnity, as though it were chronicling a meeting of minds between Mother Teresa and Abraham Lincoln. It's slow and terribly, terribly dull. " ‐ Daily Mail [UK]
Posted Sep 19, 2013
2/5 43% The Call (2013) "The Call begins as a moderately effective thriller, showing us a side of the LA police we haven't seen before. Then it gets dumb. Then it gets much dumber. " ‐ Daily Mail [UK]
Posted Sep 19, 2013
0/5 13% R.I.P.D. (2013) "R.I.P.D. is so wrong-headed that the people who made it couldn't even manage a decent rip-off of Men In Black; they decided to copy the abominable Men In Black 2 instead. " ‐ Daily Mail [UK]
Posted Sep 19, 2013
4/5 91% The Great Beauty (2013) "Writer-director Paolo Sorrentino (Il Divo) is a master of cinematic imagery, even if his plots leave a great deal to be desired. " ‐ Daily Mail [UK]
Posted Sep 5, 2013
4/5 70% About Time (2013) "Curtis's purpose in the second hour of About Time is simple but serious: to show how we should live our lives. It is a not-so-small miracle that he does so persuasively, and without preaching. " ‐ Daily Mail [UK]
Posted Sep 5, 2013
2/5 75% You're Next (2013) "The film's big problem is only too familiar. The victims are so cliched that we never care about them, still less identify with them. " ‐ Daily Mail [UK]
Posted Aug 29, 2013
49% Pain & Gain (2013) "[Bay] tries to be funny, and it turns out to be even more brutal, loathsome and crude than his previous efforts. " ‐ Daily Mail [UK]
Posted Aug 29, 2013
4/5 85% The Way Way Back (2013) "Collette and Carell endow their characters with poignancy and authenticity, while Rockwell and Janney are superb at wringing every possible bit of humour out of the sparky dialogue. " ‐ Daily Mail [UK]
Posted Aug 29, 2013
3/5 63% One Direction: This Is Us (2013) "This pretty much defines the kind of movie that is critic-proof. " ‐ Daily Mail [UK]
Posted Aug 29, 2013
3/5 47% We're The Millers (2013) "The script development is funnier and more ingenious than you might expect, and the actors have the comic timing to pull off most of it. " ‐ Daily Mail [UK]
Posted Aug 23, 2013
4/5 93% Jurassic Park (1993) "A very welcome memo to Hollywood that blockbusters don't have to be stupid. " ‐ Daily Mail [UK]
Posted Aug 23, 2013
4/5 87% What Maisie Knew (2013) "[A] beautifully acted, thought-provoking drama that skilfully updates Henry James's little-read 1897 novella to the modern era. " ‐ Daily Mail [UK]
Posted Aug 23, 2013
1/5 12% The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones (2013) "The characterisation and plot developments are painfully unimaginative. " ‐ Daily Mail [UK]
Posted Aug 23, 2013
2/5 64% 2 Guns (2013) "You'd think this might be a shocking, even paranoid scenario, but instead it comes across as too ridiculous to be even slightly believable. " ‐ Daily Mail [UK]
Posted Aug 15, 2013
4/5 80% Call Girl "It's like Britain's Profumo affair but much sleazier and with more to say about the corruption of ideals. " ‐ Daily Mail [UK]
Posted Aug 15, 2013
0/5 15% Top Cat:The Movie (UK) "Abysmally scripted, crudely drawn and cheaply made, with astonishing inattention to detail, Top Cat: The Movie is one of the worst-ever spin-offs of a TV  series. " ‐ Daily Mail [UK]
Posted Aug 2, 2013
3/5 81% The Moo Man "The Moo Man is a very old-fashioned documentary, a gentle, bucolic account of a man at peace with himself and his environment. " ‐ Daily Mail [UK]
Posted Jul 11, 2013
0/5 31% The Lone Ranger (2013) "If I'd had anything to do with it, I'd be wearing a balaclava and writing under an assumed name. " ‐ Daily Mail [UK]
Posted Jul 11, 2013
4/5 72% Pacific Rim (2013) "At last, a blockbuster that delivers the goods! " ‐ Daily Mail [UK]
Posted Jul 11, 2013
5/5 95% The Act Of Killing (2013) "An astonishing documentary that's essential viewing for anyone wishing to understand the darker aspects of the human condition. " ‐ Daily Mail [UK]
Posted Jun 27, 2013
1/5 83% This Is the End (2013) "In which a bunch of drugged or drunk superstars, played by themselves, use the end of the world as a pretext for projectile vomiting, bodily fluids and every kind of grossness. " ‐ Daily Mail [UK]
Posted Jun 27, 2013
2/5 56% Snitch (2013) "If Snitch ultimately perishes from over-ambition, at least it's an honourable death. " ‐ Daily Mail [UK]
Posted Jun 20, 2013
4/5 98% Before Midnight (2013) "This is one of the few sequels for which the cliche 'eagerly awaited' is truly applicable. " ‐ Daily Mail [UK]
Posted Jun 20, 2013
2/5 67% World War Z (2013) "Brad Pitt's hero lacks personality. All we know is that he loves his family, but no one has given him or his relations any exceptional qualities. " ‐ Daily Mail [UK]
Posted Jun 18, 2013
5/5 84% Much Ado About Nothing (2013) "I can't recommend it highly enough. " ‐ Daily Mail [UK]
Posted Jun 13, 2013
1/5 35% Summer in February (2014) "A plodding, sub-Merchant Ivory costume drama, not terribly convincing even though it's based on a true story, about a romantic triangle in Edwardian Cornwall. " ‐ Daily Mail [UK]
Posted Jun 13, 2013
2/5 38% Admission (2013) "It is ... perilously short on laughs, and the few that do come are generated by Lily Tomlin as the heroine's ferociously feminist mother. " ‐ Daily Mail [UK]
Posted Jun 13, 2013
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