David Jenkins

David Jenkins

Agrees with the Tomatometer 77% of the time.

David Jenkins's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Film4, Little White Lies, thelondonpaper, Time Out, Time Out Sydney, Total Film

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
1/5 58% The Legend of Barney Thomson "Robert Carlyle's directorial debut is a miserable, tone-deaf hash of black comic clichés. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Jul 24, 2015
5/5 86% Eden (2015) "A remarkable film which drums to its own beat. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Jul 23, 2015
3/5 58% Elser (13 Minutes) "No great shakes, but a decent reputation-saver from Hirschbiegel. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Jul 16, 2015
5/5 96% Touch of Evil (1958) "Like the bomb that's lobbed in the boot of the soft-top car in its opening scene, Touch Of Evil is a film where we can hear the faint sound of ticking in our heads, but don't realise what the problem is before it's far too late. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Jul 10, 2015
1/5 18% The Human Centipede III (Final Sequence) (2015) "Six wants us to be horrified by the content of his movie, but it's the form that's more likely to provoke haemorrhage-inducing face palms. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Jul 10, 2015
4/5 99% Song Of The Sea (2014) "It's heart-on-sleeve stuff, teetering on the melodramatic, though it never pulls punches in terms of accepting that life involves us accepting and processing a heavy torrent of horror and depression. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Jul 10, 2015
2/5 79% Ant-Man (2015) "There's no sensitivity, no eye for movement, no feeling for the way a camera can create emotion out of nothing, no heart beating beneath its celluloid skin. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Jul 8, 2015
1/5 56% La Grande Bouffe (Blow-Out) (Blow Out) (1973) "Yuck. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Jul 2, 2015
2/5 57% Futatsume no mado (Still the Water) "This Japanese teen love story from Naomi Kawase is mired in emo histrionics and limp drama. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Jul 2, 2015
2/5 73% Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles (2014) "A passible Welles hagiography which offers very little that you couldn't easily find in an Encyclopedia. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Jul 2, 2015
3/5 93% Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief (2015) "Confirms all negative inklings you may have about this purportedly shady organisation. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Jun 26, 2015
5/5 100% The Third Man (1949) "This is a film which does away with such cretinous inanity as offering up goodies and baddies, instead presenting its cast of characters as doing things which they believe to be good, but are not seen as such through the eyes of observers. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Jun 26, 2015
2/5 64% That Sugar Film (2015) "Spirited but unconvincing stunt documentary about the perils of a high sugar diet. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Jun 25, 2015
4/5 96% The Long Good Friday (1982) "The simple, almost Shakespearean moral is that nefarious deeds breed a climate of contempt, and that any success will always be tainted. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Jun 23, 2015
3/5 86% Natural Resistance (2015) "The film works because, even though the focus is on wine, you know that the issue being explored is universal and could likely be affixed to the production world of any foodstuff you care to name. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Jun 18, 2015
2/5 32% Entourage (2015) "Epically vapid, but possibly in a self-knowing way which, alas, does little to make it feel like a better movie. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Jun 18, 2015
4/5 87% Mr. Holmes (2015) "A tender deconstruction of Holmes and of the process of crime solving. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Jun 17, 2015
3/5 82% West (2014) "Well made and well performed, if lacking the killer edge of a Christian Petzold movie. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Jun 12, 2015
3/5 100% Sons of the Desert (1933) "Very much an in-the-moment hit of comic bliss. And that's no bad thing. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Jun 5, 2015
4/5 84% Listen Up Philip (2014) "Listen Up Philip dares to suggest that allowing asshats to wallow in their own crapulence can actually be consoling for everyone who found themselves on the receiving end. And, in the end, aren't we all asshats? " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Jun 4, 2015
2/5 66% The Dead Lands (2015) "By the final stretch, the combat is pure tedium, with each skuffle filmed and edited in the same way each time and the makers refusing to scale things up in the name of idle spectacle. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted May 29, 2015
3/5 89% Spring (2015) "It's a film whose individual parts are perhaps more impressive than the whole, with innovative drone-cam shots, some special effects work which recalls John Carpenter's The Thing and two very committed and empathetic lead performances. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted May 27, 2015
4/5 50% Tomorrowland (2015) "A rare blockbuster which runs off of ideas rather than pure adrenaline. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted May 17, 2015
95% Carol (2015) "With Carol , Haynes is playing a longer game, and saves his sucker punches for an exemplary, heart-wrenching final reel. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted May 16, 2015
2/5 50% The Man Who Saved the World "Why does everything in this film feel artificial and played for the camera? " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted May 15, 2015
2/5 87% Lambert & Stamp (2015) "Turns out the two men who discovered The Who aren't as interesting as The Who. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted May 15, 2015
78% Il racconto dei racconti (Tale of Tales) "The prime joy of this movie is its episodic dedication to surprise, where it develops its own inimitable internal logic within the first few scenes, yet keeps on raising the wacky bar as the runtime canters on. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted May 15, 2015
5/5 98% Phoenix (2015) "Petzold's best film, and an early contender for one of the year's finest. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted May 7, 2015
3/5 100% Bloody Daughter "Nothing that really gets under the skin, but some touching moments. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted May 1, 2015
4/5 100% Exit "Modest in scope, but barely puts a foot wrong. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Apr 25, 2015
5/5 90% Cry of the City (1948) "The beauty of Siodmak's film is how it objectively observes how a man acts with the spectre of death on his shoulder. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Apr 23, 2015
2/5 80% The Falling (2015) "Carol Morley follows up the mesmerising Dreams of a Life with a tedious period drama set in an all-girls school. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Apr 23, 2015
3/5 100% Hotori no Sakuko "Hardly a knock-out, but effective where it counts. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Apr 23, 2015
3/5 88% The Good Lie (2014) "This timely, light comic study of what it means to be a refugee makes for a refreshingly un-hectoring watch. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Apr 23, 2015
3/5 89% Glassland "A proper film, robustly made and beautifully acted. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Apr 16, 2015
4/5 60% The Invisible Life "Hits you only after hours of contemplation. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Apr 16, 2015
2/5 69% The Town That Dreaded Sundown (2014) "Clever enough, but forgets to be exciting. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Apr 16, 2015
1/5 6% Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 (2015) "Here's our list of 20 things that aren't quite as bad as Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Apr 15, 2015
5/5 92% Jauja (2015) "Miraculous. Blithely does its own thing, but with staggering assurance and artistry. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Apr 9, 2015
3/5 76% Good Kill (2015) "Doesn't shake you in your seat, but some very effective moments, and it poses some complex moral questions. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Apr 9, 2015
3/5 72% The DUFF (2015) "Mae Whitman - please star in all movies. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Apr 9, 2015
3/5 100% Blade Runner (The Final Cut) (2007) "It's a quest movie - where one thing leads mechanically to another to another to another. There are no twists. It's noir only in atmosphere and expressionist lighting schemes. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Apr 2, 2015
3/5 67% The Decent One (2014) "Works despite director Lapa's little impositions. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Apr 2, 2015
3/5 81% Furious 7 (2015) "Start your engines. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Apr 2, 2015
1/5 20% Kidnapping Mr. Heineken (2015) "Dishwater. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Apr 2, 2015
4/5 100% Blind (2015) "Definitely one that repays repeat viewings. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Mar 26, 2015
2/5 37% The Face Of An Angel (2015) "Dramatically underwhelming. Doesn't really feel like there's a film here. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Mar 26, 2015
2/5 29% Get Hard (2015) "A movie you're waiting to finish rather than anticipating the finale. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Mar 26, 2015
2/5 12% Seventh Son (2015) "Would it even have been improved if we could actually hear the dialogue? Probably not. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Mar 26, 2015
3/5 85% Cinderella (2015) "Slightly eerie in its dead-eyed coldness, but you get used to it. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Mar 26, 2015
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