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James Mottram

James Mottram

Agrees with the Tomatometer 74% of the time.

James Mottram's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Film4, Filmstar Magazine, The List, Time Out, Total Film

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/5 36% Zoolander 2 (2016) "More Blue Steel than Magnum, this is a perfectly serviceable sequel, but dogged by repetition, it lacks the original's speed and sizzle. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Feb 10, 2016
2/5 43% Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (2016) "Unfortunately, for the most part, it feels like the Sleepwalking Dead. " ‐ The List
Posted Feb 8, 2016
4/5 82% Deadpool (2016) "Loud, lewd, inventive and outrageous, Deadpool is a delight. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Feb 7, 2016
3/5 38% Strangerland (2015) "The result won't astound but it will intrigue - at least for a time. " ‐ The List
Posted Feb 1, 2016
3/5 37% Dad's Army (2016) "The problem is, the film seems entirely pointless. " ‐ The List
Posted Feb 1, 2016
5/5 96% Spotlight (2015) "Without wishing to over-hype it, it's up there with that classic study of Nixon-era investigative journalism, All the President's Men. " ‐ The List
Posted Jan 25, 2016
2/5 9% Dirty Grandpa (2016) "Cruel, lazily scripted and ultimately spineless ... " ‐ The List
Posted Jan 25, 2016
3/5 17% The 5th Wave (2016) "The efficient script hides its secrets well, with Moretz an ever-watchable presence. " ‐ The List
Posted Jan 21, 2016
4/5 94% Creed (2015) "Harking back to the franchise's glory days, it's a movie hardcore Rocky fans will love. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Jan 11, 2016
3/5 52% At Any Price (2013) "It won't be for everyone - the pacing is glacial at times - but At Any Price certainly deserves attention. " ‐ The List
Posted Jan 4, 2016
4/5 75% The Hateful Eight (2015) "Maybe it doesn't amount to a whole hill of beans, but you'll have immense fun while it lasts. " ‐ The List
Posted Jan 4, 2016
4/5 95% A War (Krigen) (2016) "This is a real 'What would you do?' movie, the sort you'll be turning over in your mind for days after, and the result is first-rate. " ‐ The List
Posted Jan 4, 2016
5/5 92% Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015) "What's really surprising too is just how emotional it all is. More than just nostalgia, The Force Awakens earns its tears. Star Wars is back in a big way: as C-3PO might say, thank the maker. " ‐ The List
Posted Dec 16, 2015
5/5 82% The Revenant (2015) "That bare outline doesn't even begin to capture the sheer wild ambition, beauty and savagery on show in The Revenant. Far more challenging than even Iñárritu's bravura Oscar-winner Birdman, this is his Fitzcarraldo or his Apocalypse Now. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Dec 4, 2015
2/5 26% Victor Frankenstein (2015) "McAvoy's high-energy turn will keep you watching, at least, but only just. " ‐ The List
Posted Dec 1, 2015
4/5 91% Bridge of Spies (2015) "Boasting a script that's been polished by the Coens, the end product is taut and engaging. Hanks is as dependable as ever but it's Rylance who shines. " ‐ The List
Posted Nov 23, 2015
3/5 11% Fathers And Daughters "An A-list guilty pleasure. " ‐ The List
Posted Nov 9, 2015
4/5 86% Tell Spring Not To Come This Year "Don't miss. " ‐ The List
Posted Nov 9, 2015
3/5 70% The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (2015) "The narrative plods in the final third, the twists are obvious and even Lawrence feels like she's outgrown this role. All in all it feels functional rather than fantastic. " ‐ The List
Posted Nov 5, 2015
3/5 29% Under Milk Wood "If he were alive today, Thomas would almost certainly approve. " ‐ The List
Posted Oct 26, 2015
4/5 81% Paper Planes (2015) "There's a day-dreamy quality to Paper Planes that makes it a pleasure to watch. " ‐ The List
Posted Oct 19, 2015
2/5 26% Pan (2015) "Amid all the camp craziness of Wright's vision, with Jackman twirling his moustache as if his life depends on it, Miller is the one truly watchable element of the film. The rest could have done with drastic pruning. " ‐ The List
Posted Oct 12, 2015
4/5 91% 99 Homes (2015) "Bubbling over with anger at the ever-increasing wealth divide, it's searing, sensational stuff. " ‐ The List
Posted Sep 21, 2015
3/5 72% Everest (2015) "Shot in stomach-knotting 3D, it has the same white-knuckle intensity as Alfonso Cuarón's Gravity. Placing you firmly on the mountain, the film makes you feel the vertigo, the rush of blood to the head. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Sep 14, 2015
3/5 42% Irrational Man (2015) "Too much of the film feels one-note - like a cursory sketch rather than a developed idea. " ‐ The List
Posted Sep 7, 2015
4/5 88% Straight Outta Compton (2015) "Punchy, provocative and packed with attitude. " ‐ The List
Posted Aug 24, 2015
1/5 8% Absolutely Anything "Bar the occasional faint-smile-raising line, just about every gag, set-piece or quip meets with dead-eyed, stony silence. " ‐ The List
Posted Aug 12, 2015
1/5 9% Fantastic Four (2015) "Trank's origin story brings nothing new to the party, apart from a rather muted, real-world aesthetic that counters the colourful worlds dreamed up by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby in the original Marvel comics. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Aug 6, 2015
2/5 9% Fantastic Four (2015) "What goes wrong? Lack of humour, for starters. Dry and drab, Trank's film sacrifices the primary-colour aesthetics of the comics for a gritty 'real-world' environment. " ‐ The List
Posted Aug 6, 2015
4/5 73% A Royal Night Out (2015) "For a story that could so easily have got it wrong, A Royal Night Out seems to hit the right notes time and again. Bright, breezy and charming to the last, there's not an ounce of cynicism here. " ‐ The National
Posted Jul 23, 2015
3/5 55% Minions (2015) "Too many Minions can lead to overkill. " ‐ The National
Posted Jul 16, 2015
4/5 75% Kingsman: The Secret Service (2015) "A rollickingly old-fashioned caper from Matthew Vaughn. " ‐ The National
Posted Jul 13, 2015
4/5 95% The Salt of the Earth (2015) "Despite lacking any nods towards Salgado's artistic influences, The Salt of the Earth leaves you both traumatised and tantalised; his work can be difficult to take in at times, but there is no doubt you're left wanting more. " ‐ The List
Posted Jul 13, 2015
3/5 46% Ted 2 (2015) "True, the novelty factor of the original has disappeared. But if you're looking for a shamelessly puerile comedy, you won't find anything lewder or louder this summer. " ‐ The List
Posted Jul 6, 2015
3/5 25% Terminator Genisys (2015) "The ending has one WTF moment that lacks credibility, even in this logic-defying loopy universe. But by then, you'll have most likely given in - and just accepted this as the barmiest Terminator yet. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Jun 30, 2015
3/5 62% Magic Mike XXL (2015) "Making good on its XXL, the Magic Mike sequel delivers what you'd want in a follow-up about male strippers: more flesh, more abs, more dances, the phworr factor cranked up to eleven. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Jun 29, 2015
3/5 55% Minions (2015) "The film has rather lost the sweetness of its predecessors. " ‐ The List
Posted Jun 23, 2015
4/5 92% Slow West (2015) "Slow West is too irreverent to be instantly iconic or truly heartbreaking, undermining its most potentially poignant moment in amusingly emphatic style. That's not to say that it isn't striking or stirring. " ‐ The List
Posted Jun 22, 2015
4/5 39% She's Funny That Way (2015) "The dialogue rattles along at a tremendous pace, with the gags feeling organic and largely sophisticated. " ‐ The List
Posted Jun 22, 2015
5/5 96% Amy (2015) "Punchy, provocative and just plain sad, whether you're a fan of Winehouse's music or not, Amy is a film you'll be thinking about for days after. " ‐ The List
Posted Jun 17, 2015
2/5 7% Accidental Love (2015) "It's not hard to see why Russell washed his hands of the unfinished cut; it would've been better left as the mysterious movie we never saw than the half-baked one we're lumbered with now. " ‐ The List
Posted Jun 15, 2015
3/5 32% Entourage (2015) "For once, more of the same is no criticism: it's exactly what fans of the show would want, even if newcomers will be left unmoved. " ‐ The List
Posted Jun 15, 2015
4/5 71% Jurassic World (2015) "Jurassic World is a fiendishly crafted blockbuster: old-fashioned thrills, heroism and romance, locked inside a smart, self-aware shell. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Jun 10, 2015
3/5 75% Gascoigne "It feels like a missed opportunity. " ‐ The List
Posted Jun 8, 2015
4/5 77% Danny Collins (2015) "A story about soul-searching, it should appeal to folks old enough to remember the 60s, and to those who wish they could have been there. " ‐ The List
Posted May 25, 2015
4/5 70% Moomins On The Riviera (Muumit Rivieralla) "Sneakily satirising our fascination with celebrity culture, it's a crafty story that doesn't outstay its welcome. " ‐ The List
Posted May 18, 2015
3/5 89% Clouds of Sils Maria (2015) "Not the promised insider's peek but Assayas and Binoche are still a potent combo ... " ‐ Total Film
Posted May 11, 2015
4/5 73% A Royal Night Out (2015) "A charming blend of whimsy and romance, Julian Jarrold's new film is a beauty. " ‐ The List
Posted May 11, 2015
4/5 86% Top Five (2014) "Top Five is packed full of zingers even if, at first glance, the familiar tale of a comic-turned- actor desperately seeking credibility promises to be an indulgent 102 minutes. " ‐ Total Film
Posted May 7, 2015
2/5 85% I Am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story (2015) "The problem with I Am Big Bird is simply that Spinney's story may be heartwarming but it entirely lacks drama. " ‐ The List
Posted Apr 27, 2015
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