James Luxford

Agrees with the Tomatometer 76% of the time.

Publications:
The National
Total Reviews:
133
Location:
UK

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
2/5 21% Let's Be Cops (2014) " Let's Be Cops raises the occasional smile but is so generic it feels like a thousand other comedies that came before it." — Radio Times
Posted Aug 22, 2014
3/5 58% Underdogs (2015) " The witty script and banter between the three makes for some very funny moments ..." — Radio Times
Posted Aug 15, 2014
3/5 71% The Inbetweeners Movie 2 " The Inbetweeners 2 is unlikely to win over non-fans, but series devotees will find this a more than suitable last (?) hurrah for the kings of uncool." — Radio Times
Posted Aug 8, 2014
2/5 30% Last Love (2013) " Caine's heart-rending flourish aside, this often mawkish drama struggles to make a point." — Radio Times
Posted Jul 11, 2014
1/5 8% A Haunted House 2 (2014) " A Haunted House 2 will satisfy only the basest of humours, while simply repulsing (or offending) the rest of us." — Radio Times
Posted Jun 27, 2014
4/5 —— How We Used To Live " Creating something unique out of a much-explored subject, How We Used To Live is both a captivating piece of time travel and a reminder of the capital's ongoing evolution." — Radio Times
Posted Jun 6, 2014
5/5 97% Gravity (2013) " A spectacular film that, for once, lives up to the hype " — The National
Posted Oct 22, 2013
3/5 70% Man of Tai Chi (2013) " By the movie's attractive but slightly hollow end, you are thoroughly entertained by this Hollywood A-lister's first feature, but frustratingly never floored by it" — The National
Posted Oct 18, 2013
1/5 2% Getaway (2013) " A movie on the road to nowhere" — The National
Posted Oct 18, 2013
2/5 13% R.I.P.D. (2013) " a film so preoccupied with style, (the stars) wander around the film without anything of note to do" — The National
Posted Oct 18, 2013
3/5 31% The Lone Ranger (2013) " a bloated but entertaining studio juggernaut." — The National
Posted Oct 18, 2013
2/5 35% Peeples (2013) " nothing is delved into deeper than is necessary to get to the next gag " — The National
Posted Oct 18, 2013
1/5 20% Arthur Newman (2013) " a far-fetched story, told in a rather unappealing way." — The National
Posted Oct 18, 2013
1/5 22% Darling Companion (2012) " a paean to "First World Problems" " — The National
Posted Oct 18, 2013
3/5 —— Educazione siberiana " Dark and in moments engrossing, the film hints at shades of crime-drama classics but just falls short of joining their ranks" — The National
Posted Oct 18, 2013
2/5 —— Officer Down (2013) " these former A-listers deserve a better film to ply their trade in than this sloppy thriller-by-numbers" — The National
Posted Oct 18, 2013
3/5 65% The Heat (2013) " the relationship between McCarthy and Bullock is spot on and makes the film worth watching " — The National
Posted Oct 18, 2013
2/5 49% Redemption (2013) " What could have been a film that advances Statham's career proves to be simply more of the same" — The National
Posted Oct 18, 2013
3/5 68% Fast & Furious 6 (2013) " a movie that delivers exactly what it promises" — The National
Posted Oct 18, 2013
1/5 8% Java Heat (2013) " a wretched mess of an action film" — The National
Posted Oct 18, 2013
2/5 —— Rise of the Zombies (Dead Walking) (2012) " a B-Movie through and through " — The National
Posted Oct 18, 2013
3/5 50% Pain & Gain (2013) " While not a faithful re-enactment of a horrific true story, Pain & Gain will certainly please those looking for cheap thrills " — The National
Posted Oct 18, 2013
1/5 10% A Haunted House (2013) " Too banal to be offensive, it's certainly one to miss" — The National
Posted Oct 18, 2013
2/5 0% The Snow Queen (2013) " unlikely to stay long in your memory, but Snow Queen might sustain younger viewers " — The National
Posted Oct 18, 2013
3/5 48% Olympus Has Fallen (2013) " While never scaling John McClane-level excitement, Fuqua's film is good popcorn fun" — The National
Posted Oct 18, 2013
3/5 52% Jack the Giant Slayer (2013) " Despite its many flaws, Jack the Giant Slayer is not a bad film, but rather a disappointing one" — The National
Posted Oct 18, 2013
2/5 23% Vehicle 19 (2013) " neither Walker nor the script can keep your interest for the duration, with action set pieces and intrusive music overpowering what should have been a claustrophobic and tense experience" — The National
Posted Oct 18, 2013
1/5 19% Identity Thief (2013) " Bateman and McCarthy thrash around in the dark for laughs that never come." — The National
Posted Oct 18, 2013
3/5 56% Snitch (2013) " Although hardly original, this tightly paced story will keep you invested through to the end" — The National
Posted Oct 18, 2013
2/5 12% Safe Haven (2013) " few will leave the cinema feeling they've seen something original or affecting" — The National
Posted Oct 18, 2013
4/5 80% Warm Bodies (2013) " mixes a unique style with a talented young cast to create a grizzly but likeable treat " — The National
Posted Oct 18, 2013
1/5 6% Standing Ovation (2010) " A slight, poorly thought-out take on Disney's plethora of music franchises " — The National
Posted Oct 18, 2013
2/5 15% Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters (2013) " a disposable fairy tale ride" — The National
Posted Oct 18, 2013
1/5 19% Texas Chainsaw (2013) " embarrasses a horror icon" — The National
Posted Oct 18, 2013
2/5 4% Playing for Keeps (2012) " a celluloid own goal." — The National
Posted Oct 18, 2013
3/5 37% The Collection (2012) " The Collection offers a few surprises, nothing short of miraculous for a genre so bereft of originality" — The National
Posted Oct 18, 2013
3/5 86% Wreck-it Ralph (2012) " an affectionate love note to computer games past " — The National
Posted Oct 18, 2013
2/5 26% Erased (2013) " you lose interest in (Erased) very early on. " — The National
Posted Oct 18, 2013
2/5 18% For Greater Glory (2012) " For Greater Glory takes what should have been an involving, even shocking hidden part of history and turns it into a needless epic " — The National
Posted Oct 18, 2013
3/5 85% The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012) " Satisfying enough to delight younger audience members, and maybe win over a few older ones, too. " — The National
Posted Oct 18, 2013
4/5 87% ParaNorman (2012) " ParaNorman treats its viewers with respect, and is all the more wonderful for it." — The National
Posted Oct 18, 2013
2/5 16% Stolen (2012) " a diverting but predictable action movie." — The National
Posted Oct 18, 2013
3/5 78% Katy Perry: Part of Me (2012) " Delightful for fans, Perry's screen debut is a calculated but entertaining proposition." — The National
Posted Oct 18, 2013
3/5 20% Sammy's Adventures 2 (Sammy's avonturen 2) " a fun and worthwhile experience." — The National
Posted Oct 18, 2013
2/5 23% The Decoy Bride (2012) " A wretched script and sloppy premise is saved from cinema hell by a charming pair of leads, but still, The Decoy Bride fails to raise anything more than a chuckle. " — The National
Posted Aug 30, 2012
3/5 —— The Dragon Pearl (2013) " China's landscapes and a strong cast elevate the cheap-looking CGI." — The National
Posted Aug 30, 2012
2/5 53% Think Like a Man (2012) " Despite the best efforts of some solid character actors, a muddled plot means this self-help themed film neither engages nor entertains." — The National
Posted Aug 30, 2012
1/5 —— The Keeper (2009) " Bad even by his recent standards" — The National
Posted Aug 30, 2012
3/5 35% Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (2012) " completely ludicrous but fun. " — The National
Posted Aug 30, 2012
2/5 —— Lockout (2012) " struggles to overcome the many disparate clich├ęs thrown together by the filmmakers." — The National
Posted Aug 30, 2012
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