Jane Crowther

Jane Crowther

Agrees with the Tomatometer 57% of the time.

Publications:
BBC.com , Heat Magazine , Popcorn , SFX Magazine , Total Film , ViewLondon
Total Reviews:
75

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
3/5 80% The Fault In Our Stars (2014) " A faithful adap that walks the mawk line thanks to the Woodley's naturalistic charm consolidating her standing as a compelling actress who can lead a film." — Total Film
Posted Jun 16, 2014
4/5 49% Maleficent (2014) " Screenwriter Linda Woolverton gives both cast and audience something satisfying to chew on in re-vamping a traditionally misogynist fairytale that perpetuates fear of female puberty, sexual awakening and jealousy." — Total Film
Posted May 28, 2014
4/5 87% Field of Dreams (1989) " Rightfully a ballgame classic, this is sentimental nonsense, sure, but charmingly so." — Total Film
Posted May 6, 2014
2/5 26% The Love Punch (2014) " Tonally wonky, comedically creaky and confuses light-as-a-soufflĂ© with just plain silly." — Total Film
Posted Apr 14, 2014
3/5 68% Elysium (2013) " Slick and stylish, Elysium shines like the space station at its core - and feels as sterile and generic, too." — Total Film
Posted Aug 6, 2013
3/5 49% The Great Gatsby (2013) " Like Gatsby himself, the movie's a handsome attraction whose dizzying/vulgar wealth is unashamedly flaunted to court favour with bright young things." — Total Film
Posted May 15, 2013
4/5 91% What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1960) " Remains a masterclass in 'uglying up' and a relevant comment on the destructive nature of celebrity." — Total Film
Posted Dec 4, 2012
3/5 67% Lawless (2012) " Stylish and savage, but nothing you haven't seen before." — Total Film
Posted Sep 3, 2012
3/5 41% Rock of Ages (2012) " Disposable, overly long fun best enjoyed with BFFs and a bevvie." — Total Film
Posted Jun 13, 2012
3/5 28% Bel Ami (2012) " A good-looking yet curiously tame adaptation of a saucy classic that showcases Pattinson's ambition if not his full abilities." — Total Film
Posted Feb 27, 2012
2/5 63% Blood Car (2007) " A mumblecore mix of social commentary, black humour and fanboy salute that's either the Emperor's New Clothes or bonkers-brilliant." — Total Film
Posted Feb 13, 2012
3/5 41% Silent House (2012) " The cleverly and handsomely achieved gimmick compensates for troublesome motivation and suspension of disbelief issues to make this a genuinely fresh treat for horror fans." — SFX Magazine
Posted Jan 3, 2012
76% The Help (2011) " A faithful, heart-warming adaptation that will satisfy fans of the book, divert the uninitiated and tickle the Academy's fancy." — Total Film
Posted Oct 31, 2011
4/5 34% The Hangover Part II (2011) " Darker and meaner than the original but just as funny and horrifying." — Total Film
Posted May 23, 2011
2/4 26% Arthur (2011) " Back in 1981 Dudley Moore won an Oscar nod for Arthur. It's safe to say, Russell Brand will not." — Total Film
Posted Apr 20, 2011
3/5 34% Hall Pass (2011) " If you're looking for an amiable giggle that both sexes will find horribly recognisable - plus poo and penis gags - Hall Pass is worth the babysitting money." — Total Film
Posted Mar 9, 2011
2/5 32% How Do You Know (2010) " How do you know you've got a dud? When a cast this talented and determined can't lift a soporific screenplay to entertaining heights." — Total Film
Posted Jan 28, 2011
3/5 49% Love and Other Drugs (2010) " Sharp, softcore smutty, sweet and silly, Love & Other Drugs, like Viagra, provides an easy 'up' on a slow weekend." — Total Film
Posted Dec 22, 2010
3/5 37% Burlesque (2010) " Oh God, it's terrible ... but God, it's wonderful." — Total Film
Posted Dec 13, 2010
4/5 72% Somewhere (2010) " Self indulgent, repetitive, ambivalent. Loaded with long pauses and unblinking shots. Perhaps even pretentious. But it's also evocative, hypnotic, wry, moving and, like Lost In Translation, open to interpretation." — Total Film
Posted Dec 8, 2010
3/5 69% The Runaways (2010) " For the most part it works, thanks to painstaking recreations of hazy disco-era dive bars, faded roller rinks and seedy motels, plus a ballsy performance by Kristen Stewart." — Total Film
Posted Sep 10, 2010
3/5 49% The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (2010) " Not as good as Twilight, not as bad as New Moon, Eclipse is decent teen cinema that will thrill fans and mollify their accompaniers. Can't wait for the caesarean-by- teeth in the next one..." — Total Film
Posted Jul 7, 2010
3/5 15% Sex and the City 2 (2010) " Disposable, glitzy fun lacking depth or staying power, Sex And The City 2 is the cinematic version of karaoke: a giddy, silly hoot best enjoyed in tipsy groups." — Total Film
Posted May 27, 2010
2/5 32% My Last Five Girlfriends (2009) " Some flatly drawn characters, contrived sojourns from the story and a niggling sense of smugness make this a disappointing triumph of gimmickry over heart." — Total Film
Posted Mar 16, 2010
2/5 18% Valentine's Day (2010) " Ultra-sweet, safe and sporadically heartwarming, this never makes the most of its cast but will no doubt be bulletproof at the box office. Coal-black hearts, you've been warned..." — Total Film
Posted Feb 16, 2010
3/5 66% Youth in Revolt (2010) " Whimsical, saucy, funny and achingly embarrassing, this is a beguiling if derivative goodboy- spins-out farce. But Cera really should make this his dweeb swansong lest he outstay his welcome." — Total Film
Posted Feb 5, 2010
2/5 0% Dogging: A Love Story (2009) " Dogging limps along like a three-legged mutt, neither dirty enough to titillate smut-seekers nor sweet enough to coax rom-com lovers into overlooking the night-vision humping." — Total Film
Posted Jan 5, 2010
3/5 55% The Descent 2 (2009) " Clunky start apart, an efficient, grisly splatter sequel that's fine as far as it goes, but doesn't go far enough. For best results, engineer your own memory loss before going in." — Total Film
Posted Dec 4, 2009
2/5 28% The Twilight Saga: New Moon (2009) " Depending on your gender, age and Twihard-ness, this good-looking angst party is either a solid Meyer adaptation with quiver-worthy moments of hotness; or a wet, ludicrous, unintentionally-funny pile of steaming bathos." — Total Film
Posted Nov 20, 2009
3/5 42% Jennifer's Body (2009) " Not likely to wow die-hard gore fans or anyone looking for the originality and wit of Juno, but it won't break your heart like, well, Jar Jar Binks. It's just hot, bloody, dirty, disposable fun for a Saturday night." — Total Film
Posted Nov 6, 2009
2/5 59% The Vanishing of the Bees (2011) " Well-intentioned but lacking filmic zip, it'd fly better on the box." — Total Film
Posted Oct 9, 2009
3/5 58% The Invention of Lying (2009) " Wittier than your average romcom, with a conceit that'll have you dreaming up your own comedic reality checks. A treat for fans - but torture for those who have tired of Gervais' naked ambition." — Total Film
Posted Oct 4, 2009
2/5 75% Julie & Julia (2009) " The pace is so slow-braised that the year of cooking seems to pass in real time, and Adams' usual charm is hindered by a bad wig and constant blubbing." — Total Film
Posted Sep 11, 2009
3/5 13% The Ugly Truth (2009) " Surprisingly sharp and sassy, this romcom for grown-ups is like many a romantic dalliance - the thrill of the chase is more fun than the catch." — Total Film
Posted Aug 7, 2009
3/5 68% The Private Lives of Pippa Lee (2009) " A quirky look at women, family and Keanu's bod (still hot). Satisfyingly meatier than your standard chick flick." — Heat Magazine
Posted Jul 10, 2009
3/5 48% Doghouse (2009) " A sexist, unoriginal but entertaining bit of fun. And isnt that exactly what you want some Saturday nights?" — Heat Magazine
Posted Jun 12, 2009
3/5 48% Doghouse (2009) " A brisk, lurid and funny bit of popcorn tat." — Total Film
Posted Jun 12, 2009
3/5 24% Little Ashes (2009) " Leaving questions dangling, this isn't the definitive take on DalĂ­ art-lovers may crave. Still, shot on a shoestring, it's nevertheless a lush, involving period drama that proves there are other strings to Pattinson's bow." — Total Film
Posted May 8, 2009
3/5 44% Hannah Montana: The Movie (2009) " Fans will love this bright if bland romp, but it lacks that crossover appeal to make it a guilty adult pleasure." — Heat Magazine
Posted May 1, 2009
2/5 65% Is Anybody There? (2009) " The sum of its gently amusing parts doesn't add up to a film likely to stay long in the heart - or multiplex." — Total Film
Posted May 1, 2009
1/5 40% Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel (2009) " An undercooked, rapidly unravelling script, low-grade production values (is that the best future costume you have?), plodding direction and an apologetically crap ending are not worth the price of a cinema ticket in these belt-tightening times." — Total Film
Posted Apr 25, 2009
4/5 76% The Young Victoria (2009) " It swirls with passion and intrigue, with Blunt's sovereign feisty in state matters and charmingly flirtatious with Prince Albert." — Heat Magazine
Posted Mar 7, 2009
5/5 98% A Streetcar Named Desire (1951) " Simply a masterful adap of Tennessee Williams' sultry, searing play and an affirmation of Marlon Brando's acting genius." — Total Film
Posted Nov 14, 2008
1/5 44% Live! (2007) " This crass, inauthentic mock-doc exposing the evils of reality shows and the venality of TV honchos manages both to bore and insult simultaneously." — Total Film
Posted Sep 19, 2008
2/5 61% The Duchess (2008) " The main event here is frock porn." — Total Film
Posted Sep 5, 2008
3/5 41% 27 Dresses (2008) " Something old, something borrowed... but still an assured, perfectly decent popcorn pleaser that sees the limber, likeable Heigl consolidate her Knocked Up lustre. Add sparky his/her chemistry and you've got a well-turned-out chick flick." — Total Film
Posted Mar 28, 2008
1/5 6% The Accidental Husband (2009) " Limp, transparently plotted flight fodder." — Total Film
Posted Feb 28, 2008
2/5 31% Closing the Ring (2007) " Despite boasting cinematic pedigree on-screen and off, Closing The Ring is amateur and predictable - from Peter 'son of Edward' Woodward's clunky soap opera screenplay to unimaginative lensing and ropey SFX." — Total Film
Posted Dec 28, 2007
3/5 61% Death at a Funeral (2007) " A patchy but silly caper that will be dead funny (sorry) for anyone who's recently wrestled with family hysteria. Perfect pre-Christmas fare then." — Total Film
Posted Nov 2, 2007
2/5 41% No Reservations (2007) " With Shine's Scott Hicks at the helm, this is a well-presented dish, but too cloying for discerning palates." — Total Film
Posted Aug 31, 2007
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