David Jenkins

David Jenkins

Agrees with the Tomatometer 77% of the time.

Biography:
Time Out film critic.
Publications:
Film4 , Little White Lies , thelondonpaper , Time Out , Time Out New York , Time Out Sydney , Total Film
Total Reviews:
710

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2/5 71% Bjork: Biophilia Live (2014) " The Icelandic princess of alt-pop drops an absolute clanger with this "arty" high-concept stage show. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Oct 16, 2014
4/5 79% Fury (2014) " A film that with grim relish provides a stark reminder (if ever one was needed) of the indelible horrors of war. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Oct 16, 2014
4/5 96% Citizenfour (2014) " The film's very existence stands as testament to the fact that while we maybe cowering under the corporate jackboot, we still have the power of expression, and that's all we need to get the resistance moving. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Oct 16, 2014
1/5 22% Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014) " It ain't easy being green, especially as the charmless CG stars of this lowest-common-denominator action-comedy. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Oct 16, 2014
3/5 86% Filmed In Supermarionation " It manages to coast gently on a wealth of quality archive material and lots of amusing, incisive remembrances ... " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Oct 10, 2014
1/5 63% Gold " This bungled attempt at a Sundance-styled Irish indie comedy falls well short of even that modest mark. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Oct 10, 2014
3/5 53% The Calling (2014) " A parable for assisted suicide which keeps its political hand well covered. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Oct 10, 2014
88% Le Jour se lève (Daybreak) (2009) " The meandering verbal games in Le Jour Se Lève come across too much as ornate screenwriting, as if a piece of high-classical theatre has been shoe-horned into the grot-flecked alleys and boarding houses of provincial France. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Oct 3, 2014
2/5 43% Luna " It's a film with no interiors, in actual fact, as everything it's attempting to say bubbles forcefully on the surface. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Oct 3, 2014
2/5 85% Tony Benn: Will and Testament " Tony Benn gets a personal and political whitewash from this fawning documentary. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Oct 3, 2014
3/5 60% Draft Day (2014) " Air-punch inducing drama with Kevin Costner about the surprisingly fascinating sport of American Football player trading. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Oct 3, 2014
5/5 88% Gone Girl (2014) " David Fincher's box-cutter autopsy of a marriage which is forcibly dismantled and then forcibly reforged in the cobalt blue flames of ignominy, arrogance and deception. So, so much deception. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Oct 2, 2014
2/5 92% The Last Impresario " White now is in pretty bad shape and doesn't really possess the mental or physical capacity to engage in long conversations about his life and times. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Sep 25, 2014
1/5 78% What We Did on Our Holiday " This garbled and nonsensical Brit farce has apparently been inspired by Kids Say The Funniest Things. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Sep 25, 2014
4/5 100% L'enlèvement de Michel Houellebecq " Extremely funny, curiously moving. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Sep 18, 2014
4/5 96% Manuscripts Don't Burn (2014) " Only from a distance can you appreciate what a remarkable feat this film is. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Sep 11, 2014
1/5 79% The Riot Club (Posh) " Lone Scherfig's limp state-of-the-nation address is powered solely by grotesque stereotypes. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Sep 11, 2014
2/5 77% Attila Marcel " Feels similar (and inferior) to quite a few other films. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Sep 4, 2014
2/5 59% Finding Fela! (2014) " Long and undisciplined. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Sep 4, 2014
5/5 100% M (1931) " You'll never look at a novelty balloon in the same way again. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Sep 4, 2014
2/5 18% Sex Tape (2014) " Limp. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Sep 4, 2014
2/5 93% The Guest (2014) " A set-up rich with metaphorical potential is squandered. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Sep 4, 2014
4/5 69% They Came Together (2014) " Writer-director David Wain proves that he's one of the finest comedy filmmakers working right now. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Sep 4, 2014
2/5 65% Kvinden i buret (The Keeper of Lost Causes) " This convoluted and unremarkable Scandi thriller at least boasts an endearingly taciturn lead in Nikolaj Lie Kaas. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Aug 28, 2014
5/5 96% Two Days, One Night (2014) " If you only do one thing this year, make sure you catch this shattering masterpiece by the Dardenne brothers. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Aug 21, 2014
2/5 91% Alleluia " The final title-card should come with a slide whistle accompaniment. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Aug 21, 2014
3/5 95% To Catch a Thief (2009) " A fun seaside frolic, but doesn't sit long in the mind. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Aug 7, 2014
2/5 76% Moebius (2014) " Feels dashed-off, but at least there's a boldness at play. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Aug 7, 2014
1/5 71% The Inbetweeners Movie 2 " Like having your brain replaced with a defective version of Urban Dictionary and then being constantly booted in the swingers. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Aug 7, 2014
3/5 33% The Expendables 3 (2014) " So aggressively old school in every way that it's actually rather charming. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Aug 7, 2014
3/5 93% The Deer Hunter (1978) " Heart-on-sleeve stuff that works despite some of its more egregious impulses. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Jul 31, 2014
2/5 32% Anna (2014) " Farmiga stands out in an otherwise rote and thrill-neutral tale of a psychic gumshoe. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Jul 24, 2014
3/5 100% Branded to Kill (1967) " More of an instant hit than a slow-release of pleasure. But well worth it. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Jul 24, 2014
2/5 96% Some Like It Hot (1959) " Everyone has a canonical classic which they just don't get. This one is mine. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Jul 17, 2014
2/5 75% Goltzius And The Pelican Company " Peter Greenaway offers subversive interpretations of Bible stories, with painfully arch and alienating results. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Jul 10, 2014
4/5 24% Tammy (2014) " Melissa McCarthy shines in this grease-sodden hymn to the state of modern America. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Jul 3, 2014
4/5 99% A Hard Day's Night (1964) " The simple joys of mucking about are captured in this madcap concert tour farce with the Beatles. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Jul 3, 2014
2/5 64% Au bout du conte (Under the Rainbow) " There are some nice individual moments here, but they all appear amid a sea of wacky randomness. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Jun 26, 2014
2/5 85% Cold in July (2014) " A film which speaks loudly and directly, but doesn't have much to say. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Jun 26, 2014
2/5 58% Keeping Rosy " This chilly urban psychodrama starring Maxine Peake sadly does more wrong that it does right. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Jun 26, 2014
5/5 100% Spring in a Small Town (Xiao cheng zhi chun) (2007) " Mu ... creates extra hits of pure emotion through silky camera movements and the melancholy manner in which he frames his conflicted characters against the unforgiving landscape. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Jun 19, 2014
1/5 29% 3 Days To Kill (2014) " Kevin Costner tries his hand at a Neeson-style B-movie and accidentally heralds the death of cinema as we know it. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Jun 19, 2014
3/5 68% The Young And Prodigious T.S. Spivet " A film that only someone like Jeunet could get away with, a Disney-like adventure which harks back to 'Huckleberry Finn' but which also seethes with dark sentiment towards the modern world. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Jun 12, 2014
2/5 35% Knocked for Six (Save Your Legs) " Not without its charms, but instantly forgettable. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Jun 12, 2014
4/5 100% When I Saw You (2014) " Gently comic life lessons emanate from horrific warfare in this measured and poetic mother-and-son drama. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Jun 5, 2014
2/5 94% Fruitvale Station (2013) " Just... no. This is heartstring-tugging hooey. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Jun 5, 2014
3/5 84% 22 Jump Street (2014) " Lord and Miller have their cake and eat it. Again. Will they now go for the threepeat? " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Jun 5, 2014
1/5 10% Grace Of Monaco " This bubble-headed biopic exudes awfulness through its every perfumed and pampered pore. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Jun 5, 2014
3/5 62% The Sacrament (2014) " One of America's most exciting young directors delivers half of a great movie with this investigation into religious cults. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Jun 5, 2014
2/5 57% Pluto " The kids aren't alright in this cynical South Korean satire on the brutal education regimes of elite high schools. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Jun 5, 2014
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