James Croot

James Croot

Agrees with the Tomatometer 74% of the time.

Publications:
Flicks.co.nz
Total Reviews:
51

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
2/5 27% Jobs (2013) " Forget by the numbers, this biopic is practically binary in its formulaic creation." — Flicks.co.nz
Posted Aug 29, 2013
3/5 47% We're The Millers (2013) " Aniston provides the showstopping highlight as she homages Flashdance in an Aerosmith-scored sexy strip "clearly essential to the plot" of this edgier, adult version of RV." — Flicks.co.nz
Posted Aug 15, 2013
4/5 69% The Wolverine (2013) " Even those who think Adamantium is a fan of 1980s New Romanticism will be swept along by the thrills, spills and meaty drama on offer." — Flicks.co.nz
Posted Jul 23, 2013
3/5 65% The Heat (2013) " A reminder of Bullock's comedic talents and one of the best female comedic pairings since Tina Fey met Amy Poehler." — Flicks.co.nz
Posted Jul 11, 2013
3/5 64% Epic (2013) " Boasts plenty of thrills, good humour and an empowering, tall and angular female protagonist - even if things sometimes feel a little rushed and aren't always in balance." — Flicks.co.nz
Posted Jul 11, 2013
2/5 11% After Earth (2013) " It makes Oblivion look like 2001 in comparison." — Flicks.co.nz
Posted Jun 13, 2013
4/5 84% Kon Tiki (2013) " This is not simply a faithful recreation or hagiographic biopic, but rather widens the focus to include the toll Heyerdahl's obsession." — Flicks.co.nz
Posted May 16, 2013
3/5 18% Gambit (2014) " The right level of farce, tasteful nudity and general shenanigans for the film to not outstay its welcome, while admittedly not lingering long in the memory." — Flicks.co.nz
Posted May 9, 2013
4/5 95% War Witch (2013) " This year's City of God." — Flicks.co.nz
Posted May 9, 2013
3/5 68% Haute Cuisine (2013) " Feels slightly over-egged is with the script's repeated mantra of the importance of farm fresh ingredients." — Flicks.co.nz
Posted May 2, 2013
1/5 8% The Host (2013) " Come back Bella and Edward - all is forgiven." — Flicks.co.nz
Posted Apr 4, 2013
3/5 70% Liberal Arts (2012) " Liberal laughs are guaranteed but memorable it ain't." — Flicks.co.nz
Posted Mar 14, 2013
3/5 65% Great Expectations (2013) " Hits all the themes, twists and turns without ever really providing anything memorable." — Flicks.co.nz
Posted Mar 6, 2013
3/5 59% Oz the Great and Powerful (2013) " Great and powerful? More like merely good and enjoyable." — Flicks.co.nz
Posted Mar 6, 2013
4/5 62% Hitchcock (2012) " Another excellent, less-than-flattering biopic of a Hollywood icon." — Flicks.co.nz
Posted Feb 6, 2013
4/5 71% Barrymore (2012) " As an acting masterclass, it's educational and entertaining." — Flicks.co.nz
Posted Nov 15, 2012
4/5 52% Where Do We Go Now? (2012) " Drugs, exotic dancers, dodgy deities. This certainly isn't your usual po-faced, worthy Middle Eastern tale." — Flicks.co.nz
Posted Sep 27, 2012
3/5 68% Ted (2012) " Surprisingly sentimental, superior stoner comedy." — Flicks.co.nz
Posted Jul 12, 2012
1/5 20% The Lucky One (2012) " The lucky ones will be those who give this a wide berth." — Flicks.co.nz
Posted Apr 19, 2012
4/5 86% The Pirates! Band of Misfits (2012) " Pirates' attention to detail and determination to give the audience a rollicking good time is worthy of acclaim." — Flicks.co.nz
Posted Apr 10, 2012
2/5 54% Dr Seuss' The Lorax (2012) " There's just something missing in translation from that most powerful book." — Flicks.co.nz
Posted Apr 10, 2012
4/5 90% Attack the Block (2011) " Fish Tank meets Skyline in this hilarious and arresting British sci-fi comedy." — Flicks.co.nz
Posted Apr 4, 2012
2/5 70% The Hunter (2012) " Dafoe is at his inscrutable best, giving his gun-for-hire a sense of character via obsessions with opera and baths." — Flicks.co.nz
Posted Apr 4, 2012
3/5 46% Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close (2012) " Veering from Amelie-esque whimsy to The Hours-like maudlin." — Flicks.co.nz
Posted Feb 23, 2012
2/5 60% Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011) " Those expecting something more cerebral will be deeply disappointed." — Flicks.co.nz
Posted Jan 5, 2012
1/5 7% New Year's Eve (2011) " A joyless, overstuffed confection that seems designed more to maximise product placement." — Flicks.co.nz
Posted Dec 15, 2011
4/5 83% The Salt of Life (2012) " Swingers for sexagenarians, Salt is perfect for older audiences who like a little spice in their cinematic offerings." — Flicks.co.nz
Posted Dec 15, 2011
3/5 98% Project Nim (2011) " Writer-director James Marsh mines yet another long-forgotten slice of '70s madness." — Flicks.co.nz
Posted Dec 7, 2011
4/5 91% Arthur Christmas (2011) " A thoroughly entertaining movie that deserves to sleigh audiences both young and old this Yuletide." — Flicks.co.nz
Posted Dec 7, 2011
2/5 36% One Day (2011) " ...you can't help feeling this dreary tale could have done with a bit of fancy editing or narrative reconstruction." — Flicks.co.nz
Posted Dec 7, 2011
1/5 23% What's Your Number? (2011) " A prime example of romantic-comedy by the numbers." — Flicks.co.nz
Posted Oct 6, 2011
4/5 100% Upside Down: The Creation Records Story " Debutant director O'Connor's lively documentary goes some way to capturing the eclectic and eccentric nature of the label's management and recording artists." — Flicks.co.nz
Posted Sep 14, 2011
2/5 25% The Change-Up (2011) " Even the most ardent 'adult' comedy fans will emerge feeling slightly dirty and more than just vaguely disappointed." — Flicks.co.nz
Posted Sep 14, 2011
4/5 83% Potiche (2011) " ...rose-tinted, sun-dappled flashbacks and clever use of split-screens and slow-zoom dramatic reveals add to the fromage and homage factor to '70s TV." — Flicks.co.nz
Posted Jul 4, 2011
2/5 53% Agora (2010) " Filled with literal and metaphysical stone throwing between the religions, Agora is saddled with a muddy narrative and too many blokes who look alike." — Flicks.co.nz
Posted Jun 21, 2011
4/5 71% Lovely, Still (2010) " Don't be put off by the golden-hued, overly saccharine opening to this seemingly twee December (in both senses of the word) romance, because it hides a final quarter that packs an emotional wallop." — Flicks.co.nz
Posted Jun 2, 2011
3/5 64% Secretariat (2010) " This horse-sports-opera boasts all the ingredients for a successful run." — Flicks.co.nz
Posted Jan 27, 2011
2/5 21% Gulliver's Travels (2010) " A star-studded re-imagining of a classic piece of literature that shoots for the moon, aims for laughs and misses both targets by a country mile." — Flicks.co.nz
Posted Jan 11, 2011
1/5 10% Little Fockers (2010) " ...as dire a comedy as you're likely to see all decade." — Flicks.co.nz
Posted Jan 11, 2011
4/5 89% Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale (2010) " The darkest and gleefully funniest Christmas movie since Gremlins." — Flicks.co.nz
Posted Nov 30, 2010
3/5 80% Made in Dagenham (2010) " This is light-entertainment with a message, with clearly defined goodies (the girls) and baddies (almost everybody else)." — Flicks.co.nz
Posted Oct 28, 2010
3/5 42% Dinner for Schmucks (2010) " Provides a great showcase for Carell's brand of deadpan nuttiness." — Flicks.co.nz
Posted Oct 6, 2010
3/5 41% The Sorcerer's Apprentice (2010) " This slice of science and sorcery feels like a throwback to the 1980s heyday of family films." — Flicks.co.nz
Posted Sep 16, 2010
3/5 64% Tomorrow, When the War Began (2012) " Keeps the focus firmly on the kids and their point-of-view - no cutaway scenes of evil generals plotting in their native tongue here." — Flicks.co.nz
Posted Sep 2, 2010
3/5 73% Get Him to the Greek (2010) " 'Greek' works best during the cleverly scored mayhem montage scenes (a highlight involves absinthe and a French version of Happy Together)." — Flicks.co.nz
Posted Jun 27, 2010
3/5 58% Shrek Forever After (2010) " A welcome relief. However, it is still far, far away from the heights of the first two installments." — Flicks.co.nz
Posted Jun 27, 2010
2/5 —— The Full Monteverdi (2008) " An interesting concept but it's a shame about the execution." — Flicks.co.nz
Posted Jun 27, 2010
4/5 71% The Last Station (2010) " A charming and compelling account of Tolstoy's last year. " — Flicks.co.nz
Posted Jun 9, 2010
3/5 48% The Book of Eli (2010) " Coming hot on the heels of The Road, Eli is a far more conventional and formulaic vision of future hell. " — Flicks.co.nz
Posted May 13, 2010
2/5 66% The Blind Side (2009) " Although based in reality, John Lee Hancock's tale never seems more than just a more serious version of TV's Different Strokes or Webster." — Flicks.co.nz
Posted May 13, 2010
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