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James Luxford

James Luxford

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James Luxford's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): The National (UAE)

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/5 57% Kill Command "This low-budget robot war has a lot more going for it than many bloated Hollywood studio equivalents. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted May 12, 2016
1/5 0% Cabin Fever (2016) "A spectacular misfire, even in the less-than-glorious history of horror remakes. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted May 12, 2016
3/5 43% The Angry Birds Movie (2016) "While it's maybe more fun for spring chickens, The Angry Birds Movie does a lot with a flimsy premise. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted May 12, 2016
4/5 87% The Peanuts Movie (2015) "Sure, it's less contemplative and less melancholy than the old strips, but there's more than enough nostalgia here to keep Peanuts nuts happy as well as younger viewers. " ‐ The National (UAE)
Posted May 9, 2016
4/5 95% The Jungle Book (2016) "This is one of those rare moments when a remake can be called a complete success. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Apr 7, 2016
2/5 28% The Boy (2016) "While perfectly serviceable as an hour-and-a-half of shocks and scares, there's substance missing to The Boy that prevents it from truly coming to life. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Mar 17, 2016
1/5 7% Fifty Shades of Black (2016) "The laziest visual gags are accompanied by a cavalcade of insensitive, vulgar jokes that never work no matter how many silly faces are pulled. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Mar 11, 2016
2/5 12% The Divergent Series: Allegiant (2016) "While the amped-up visuals and new cast members are fun (Jeff Daniels is a particular highlight), ultimately this is a confusing addition to a muddled saga. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Mar 11, 2016
3/5 85% Oddball and the Penguins (Oddball) "Tugging at the heartstrings from the first scene, this adorable family adventure mirrors its canine hero - overcoming any flaws by being utterly charming. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Feb 11, 2016
2/5 9% Point Break (2015) "Whereas the original was filled with humour and gung-ho machismo, this Fast and Furious-style update is a joyless experience. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Feb 4, 2016
3/5 10% Dirty Grandpa (2016) "Could have been a mess of crass gags if not for the chemistry of the cast, particularly the two leads who have a rapport that wins you back even when the jokes inevitably stray over the line. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Jan 29, 2016
2/5 15% Ride Along 2 (2016) "All but the most devoted Kevin Hart fans will feel slightly cheated by a lazy film from returning director Tim Story who seems happy to deliver another in a lengthy list of disappointing buddy cop sequels. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Jan 22, 2016
3/5 66% The Night Before (2015) "The Night Before stops short of being a holiday classic, but like its three charismatic stars you'll enjoy the ride while it lasts. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Dec 3, 2015
2/5 25% Victor Frankenstein (2015) "Much like the murmuring creature of Shelley's novels, Victor Frankenstein is a lot of ideas sewn together, that emerges without ever really knowing what it is. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Dec 3, 2015
4/5 76% The Good Dinosaur (2015) "While the storytelling is strong, the animation has to be seen to be believed. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Nov 27, 2015
2/5 23% Fathers And Daughters (2016) "Both leads give committed performances, but soon drown in overdramatic subplots and platitudes about love. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Nov 12, 2015
3/5 43% A Christmas Star "Good humour and a sincere message cut through the treacle to make an infectiously festive family movie, which wears its tinsel-covered heart on its sleeve. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Nov 12, 2015
3/5 86% SuperBob "A light but effective comedy that offers something new in a genre where almost everything has been explored. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Oct 15, 2015
3/5 55% Hotel Transylvania 2 (2015) "It may lack any real reason to be made, but this sequel has enough about it to raise a few laughs and make the return worthwhile, if not memorable. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Oct 15, 2015
3/5 43% American Ultra (2015) "A fast, amiable comedy that never outstays its welcome, and will be great fun for fans of films such as 2008's Pineapple Express. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Sep 3, 2015
2/5 8% Hitman: Agent 47 (2015) "A shallow cavalcade of action scenes that will probably leave you as cold as 47's expressionless gaze. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Aug 27, 2015
2/5 26% Vacation (2015) "A drab, juvenile misfire. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Aug 20, 2015
2/5 13% Absolutely Anything "Animated segments should offer some nostalgic interest to Python fans, but it's scant reward for a wish-fulfilment comedy that doesn't fulfil anyone's wishes. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Aug 13, 2015
2/5 19% Self/less (2015) "A film that, while watchable, makes little use of its stars or premise. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Jul 16, 2015
2/5 29% Everly (2015) "Lynch revels in showing woundings and torture, to the point where even the most hardened action fans may find themselves wincing. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Jun 25, 2015
3/5 55% Minions (2015) "There isn't much point to any of the madness, but that doesn't mean it isn't an enjoyable ride. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Jun 25, 2015
3/5 33% Entourage (2015) "It's about as lightweight a movie as you can imagine, but fans of the show will love this last bid for stardom from TV's favourite hangers-on. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Jun 18, 2015
2/5 7% Survivor (2015) "While there is little in the film that's repellent, there's even less about Survivor that's memorable. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Jun 4, 2015
2/5 13% Sword Of Vengeance (2015) "There is a brutal simplicity to the action that will appeal to some, but in terms of non-violent content Sword of Vengeance seems stretched even for a relatively short film. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted May 28, 2015
2/5 0% Search Party (2016) "Ultimately, charm is not enough to gloss over the clich├ęd story, which may entertain for the short running time, but is about seven years too late to take anyone by surprise. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted May 28, 2015
5/5 97% Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) "Neither a straightforward sequel nor a clean-slate reboot, the film simply drops Max into a perilous situation and floors the accelerator. " ‐ The National (UAE)
Posted May 13, 2015
3/5 61% Unfriended (2015) "For all its flaws, by injecting the sinister into something we are all familiar with, Unfriended manages to deliver a uniquely unnerving tone in a surprisingly traditional way. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Apr 30, 2015
3/5 No Score Yet Amar Akbar & Tony "Amid the tonal uncertainly and occasionally blunt stereotyping, this is a likeable coming-of-age tale with both brains and heart. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Apr 16, 2015
2/5 29% Insurgent (2015) "Fans of the source material may still be eager for the next chapter but for casual viewers this is a disappointingly bland sequel. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Mar 19, 2015
3/5 61% Run All Night (2015) "While it may not stray too far from familiar territory, Run All Night is a fast and entertaining example of just why its star's action rebirth has been so successful. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Mar 12, 2015
2/5 11% Unfinished Business (2015) "The odd juvenile chuckle that results from this may sustain you, but in terms of originality and heart this business trip fails to seal the deal. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Mar 5, 2015
2/5 10% The Boy Next Door (2015) "This over-the-top affair may be of some interest to those looking for late night schlock, but for most it will mark a low point in Lopez's career. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Feb 26, 2015
2/5 26% Jupiter Ascending (2015) "While the Wachowskis have not lost their visual flair, the disorganised plot loses your interest very early on. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Feb 5, 2015
2/5 11% Taken 3 (2015) "Different enough to avoid becoming ridiculous, but not original enough to truly excite, Taken 3 may satisfy action fans but it's unlikely anybody will be begging for part four. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Jan 9, 2015
4/5 96% Citizenfour (2014) "While the film loses some urgency in its final third, it's a thrilling, shocking snapshot of a moment in time that will live in history, a reminder of the very real threat that those in power can pose to the citizens they have sworn to protect. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Jan 5, 2015
2/5 17% Hello Carter "Quite forgettable. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Dec 4, 2014
3/5 59% I Am Ali (2014) "There have been far more detailed and objective examinations, most notably William Klein's Muhammad Ali, the Greatest, but I Am Ali at least gives a fascinating glimpse into the private side of one of history's most public personalities. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Nov 28, 2014
2/5 10% No Good Deed (2014) "The plot stumbles lazily from one thriller trope to the next and, while it does provide some jumps, is predictable to the point where you can call the action before it happens. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Nov 21, 2014
4/5 90% The Imitation Game (2014) "Fascinating and thrilling, The Imitation Game keeps you gripped by always offering a reminder of what's at stake, as well as exploring the mind of a brilliant but unfairly treated war hero who should never be forgotten. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Nov 13, 2014
3/5 34% The November Man (2014) "While hardly a revelation, it is a welcome return for the actor to the genre that made him famous. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Nov 7, 2014
3/5 41% This Is Where I Leave You (2014) "You can't help but be drawn in by these empathetic, funny performances and the overarching message that there is no such thing as"normal". " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Oct 24, 2014
4/5 No Score Yet Kuro shitsuji (Black Butler) "Energetic and stylish, the film is part action, part detective story, with acrobatic set pieces punctuating a plot that is intricate without being complicated. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Oct 17, 2014
1/5 8% The Best Of Me (2014) "Cynical and lazy, The Best of Me feels as if it's assembled from parts of other, better weepies. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Oct 17, 2014
3/5 67% Dolphin Tale 2 (2014) "In the end, it's the feel-good animal antics that will appeal and keep the audience on edge once peril rears its ugly head. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Oct 3, 2014
2/5 19% 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
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